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One selfie translates into 20 votes, says Parrikar after by-poll
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday propounded a new genre of electoral mathematics, claiming that one selfie taken on polling day translates into as many as 20 votes in the kitty.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Karti Chidambaram's questioning pure political vendetta: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday termed the CBI's questioning of Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, as "nothing but pure political vendetta" by Narendra Modi government "to victimise party leaders".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man commits suicide at Rome underground station
Rome, Aug 23 (IANS/AKI) A man committed suicide at Rome's Barberini metro station on Wednesday jumping on to the track as a train was entering, reports said.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No pressure to fit in anymore: Actor Sohum Shah
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) After "Ship Of Theseus" and "Talvar", Sohum Shah will next be seen in "Simran" with Kangana Ranaut. He says the fact that there's no "pressure to fit in anymore" makes it a great time to be in Bollywood.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nepal invites Indian investment for economic growth
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the verge of a growth take-off after years of instability, Nepal on Wednesday invited Indian industry to invest in the country to help create jobs and boost economic growth in the Himalayan nation.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Egyptian police bust organ, human trafficking gang
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's national security agency arrested an alleged organ trafficking ring in Giza that illegally harvested, transplanted and transplanted human organs and trafficked human beings, a local report said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Shiksha Mitras delegation meets Adityanath to seek help
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) A delegation of 'Shiksha Mitras' called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday and sought his intervention in the impasse over their assimilation into jobs after an adverse Supreme Court ruling, an official said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
UP Yoddha hold Tamil Thalaivas in nail-biting PKL-5 clash
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Hosts UP Yoddha finally managed to break their four-match losing streak, holding Tamil Thailavas 33-33 in a nail-biting Zone B clash of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
SpiceJet and Prega News enter into branding agreement
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said that it has entered into a branding agreement with Prega News, the pregnancy detection kit from Mankind Pharmaceuticals.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MakeMyTrip to use Travelport's platform
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Leading online travel agency (OTA) MakeMyTrip on Wednesday said that it has entered into an agreement with InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), for the use of "Travelports Travel Commerce Platform".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Four new envoys present credentials to President
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) New envoys from Malawi, Uzbekistan, Austria and Indonesia on Wednesday presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at Rastrapati Bhavan, an official statement said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Will decide on attending Aug 29 meeting after official invite: GJM
Darjeeling, Aug 23 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukhi Morcha (GJM) would take a call on attending the August 29 talks convened by the West Bengal government to restore peace in the hill areas after receiving an official invite, a senior party leader said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bukhari slams AIMPLB over its 'dual stand' on triple talaq in SC
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A day after Supreme Court banned instant divorce for Muslims, Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam Maulana Ahmed Bukhari on Wednesday slammed the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for its "'dual stand" in the court.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Rajiv Bansal to pilot Air India as Lohani becomes Railway Board Chairman (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed IAS officer Rajiv Bansal as the Chairman and Managing Director of national passenger carrier Air India.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Admission begins at Delhi School of Journalism at DU
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi University on Wednesday began registration for its first ever five-year integrated journalism course, both in Hindi and English, at newly-established Delhi School of Journalism.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Education
Varied voter turnout in assembly bypolls in three states (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The assembly polls in four constituencies falling in Delhi, Goa and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday witnessed a varied turnout with various contestants including Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar expressing confidence about their victory.
2017-08-23
Category: International, India,Politics
BJP tries to take credit for triple talaq in Bawana bypoll
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The BJP tried to take credit for the apex court verdict on triple talaq in the Bawana assembly bypoll on Wednesday, putting up posters boasting of Narendra Modi government's success on the issue that "restored respect of women".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Organic farming in India has huge potential, opportunities: Niti Ayog CEO
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India has a huge potential for consumption of organic products and attempts should be made by progressive farmers to promote it, said NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Nepal invites Indian investment for economic growth
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the verge of a growth take-off after years of instability, Nepal on Wednesday invited Indian industry to invest in the country to help create jobs and boost economic growth in the Himalayan nation.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Delhi Police officer commits suicide near Yamuna
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A Delhi Police Assistant Sub-Inspector allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver on a secluded area on the banks of the Yamuna river, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Another Kanhaiya Kumar's rally attacked in Bengal, 23 arrested
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) 23 people were arrested for attacking and stone pelting at former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar's rally in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Wednesday, police said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Saina, Srikanth, Praneeth advance; Ashwini-Sikki lose at Badminton Worlds
Glasgow, Aug 23 (IANS) Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the third round, while the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the second round of the World Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
In a first, Nepal launches climate-smart snow leopard plan
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Aug 23 (IANS) In a first, Nepal on Wednesday launched its climate-smart snow leopard landscape management plan, leading the way in safeguarding this endangered species, also found in India, and its habitat.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Environment/Wildlife,Diplomacy
Palaniswami makes veiled attack on Sasikala faction over corruption charges
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the AIADMK faction led by jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Wednesday wondered how people who were with him till recently are now saying the government is corrupt.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
BJP meets CEC, seeks de-recognition of AAP
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday urged the Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti to de-recognise Aam Aadmi Party for violating model code of conduct during the by-poll to Delhi's Bawana constituency by pasting posters spreading disharmony in the constituency.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana pip Delhi in close PKL contest
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Haryana Steelers pipped Dabang Delhi 27-25 in a Zone A contest of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Demonetisation's benefits depends on its objectives: Former RBI governor
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India's former Governor D. Subbarao on Wednesday said the benefits of demonetisation would depend on the objectives of it.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Technology can't stop conventional TV if content is strong: Amitabh
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan who was present at the launch of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC) season 9 on Wednesday said if your content is strong then no technological advancement can hinder conventional TV.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Medal drought continues on Day 3 for India at Wrestling Worlds
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) For the third consecutive day, none of the Indian wrestlers impressed as all four players -- Lalita, Pooja Dhanda, Shilpi, Pooja -- lost their respective matches to bow out of the World Championships here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Galaxy Note 8 with dual cameras, 'Infinity Display' launched
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Samsung on Wednesday officially launched the Galaxy "Note 8", in a return for the South Korean smartphone major that recalled its Note 7 worldwide last year.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC ease past N. Korea club 3-0
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Bengaluru FC showed absolutely no signs of rust or lack of time to prepare as Albert Rocas side beat North Korean side 4.25 SC 3-0 and took a big step towards the AFC Cup Inter-zone final on a rain-soaked evening here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
AAP hails HC decision, says Baijal's order was BJP, Congress 'conspiracy'
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday welcomed the Delhi High Court's decision to quash Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's order cancelling the allotment of a bungalow at Rouse Avenue as the party's headquarter, saying the move was a joint conspiracy hatched by the BJP and the Congress to disrupt the party's functioning.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Dera chief verdict: Punjab withdraws police from VVIP security
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday directed authorities to withdraw 1,000 police personnel from VVIP security and deploy them to strengthen security in the state, an official said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul slams government for train accidents
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at the Modi government for recurring train accidents, asking "how many more casualties it will take for the BJP to do something about it".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Medha Patkar granted bail by Indore court in abduction case
Bhopal, Aug 23 (IANS) Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar was on Wednesday granted bail in an abduction case by the Indore High Court in Madhya Pradesh, though she will be released only on Thursday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Low turnout in Delhi bypoll, AAP questions voting on working day
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A low turnout of voters was registered in the Bawana Assembly bypoll on Wednesday, with the AAP questioning the scheduling of the election on a working day.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assam urges Centre to get hydrological data from China
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) Hit by massive flooding of the Brahmaputra river, the Assam government on Wednesday said it has urged the Centre to take up with China at the diplomatic level the issue of sharing hydrological data with India.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Murthy defers investors' call to August 29
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) The much-awaited conference call between Infosys Founder N.R. Narayana Murthy and the company's investors was deferred on Wednesday to August 29, as he was not well well.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
SC asks CoA to prepare draft of new BCCI constitution
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) managing the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to prepare the draft of a new constitution on the basis of its directions based on the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee recommendations that it has endorsed.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
FIRs against AAP, Delhi minister for using religion to seek votes
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Two FIRs have been filed against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi Minister Imran Hussain for allegedly asking for votes in the name of religion here, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Boris Becker appointed head of German men's tennis
Berlin, Aug 23 (IANS) Boris Becker was on Wednesday officially presented as the head of men's tennis in Germany, the country's Tennis Federation (DTB) said.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
India won't take St Kitts and Nevis lightly, says coach Constantine
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) India football team coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday said St Kitts and Nevis cannot be taken lightly and his men would be guarded against the visitors when the two sides meet in the Tri Nation football series here.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Age fails to hold people back in low-turnout Delhi bypoll
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On Wednesday, 88-year-old Randhir Singh from Pooth Khurd of Bawana left his house around 9 a.m to cast his vote with a companion -- his four feet long brown walking stick with a metal base.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Griezmann, Banega banned for 2 matches, Ramos for 1
Madrid, Aug 23 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann and Sevilla's Ever Banega were suspended for two matches on Wednesday, while Real Madrid's captain Sergio Ramos was suspended for one.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
IS beheads 11 in Libya
Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded nine soldiers and two civilians in a checkpoint attack in southern Libya, an army spokesman said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Terrorism
SC junks Sasikala's plea against restoring conviction in corruption case
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's plea seeking review of its February 14 order restoring her conviction in a disproportionate assets case - dealing a blow to her comeback hopes.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
91,000 tainted eggs seized in Italy
Rome, Aug 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian Police on Wednesday said they seized 91,000 eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil after tests were carried out on two poultry farms in the Lazio and Marche regions amid a widening scandal.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Dera Sacha Sauda chief verdict: Haryana gets additional force, may call army
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) Haryana on Wednesday said it got eight additional companies of paramilitary forces and an additional force of 2,500 security personnel to handle any exigency arising in the wake of a verdict this week in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Egypt regrets US decision to cut aid
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS/AKI) Egypt on Wednesday slammed a decision by Washington to withhold over $290 million in military and economic aid to the country - reportedly due to its failure to make progress on human rights and democracy - warning this could have "negative implications".
2017-08-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jamiat says SC triple talaq ruling violates Shariah
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), one of India's largest groups of Muslim clerics, on Wednesday described the Supreme Court decision striking down instant divorce as violative of the "Shariah" and a matter of "grave concern" for the Muslim community.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Telgi scam accused BJP MLA unhappy with inquiry into Mopalwar
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) BJP legislator from Maharashtra Anil Gote, who is an accused in the Telgi scam, on Wednesday expressed unhappiness over Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' decision to appoint a former bureaucrat to investigate alleged corruption by suspended bureaucrat Radheshyam Mopalwar.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC dismisses Karnan's plea against Contempt of Courts Act
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed Calcutta High Court former judge C.S. Karnan's petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Contempt of Courts Act.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi pays surprise call on Nepal PM
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid a surprise call on visiting Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, signifying the importance India attaches to ties with its close neighbour amid China's active wooing of Kathmandu.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Over 80% polling in Nandyal constituency of Andhra
Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 23 (IANS) Over 80 per cent voters cast ballots in the by-election to Nandyal assembly constituency in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, which passed off peacefully barring minor incidents.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rajiv Bansal appointed Air India CMD
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed IAS officer Rajiv Bansal as the Chairman and Managing Director of national passenger carrier Air India.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC to hear plea by flat owners/buyers of Jaypee Infratech
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday a plea in public interest by a group of flat owners/buyers in housing projects of Jaypee Infratech seeking that initiation of proceedings against the group under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code would not come in the way of exercising their rights under the Consumer Protection Act.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Bihar floods death toll reaches 367
Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) The flood situation remained grim in Bihar as the death toll rose to 367 on Wednesday, an official said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'MP Missing' posters in Sushma Swaraj's constituency
Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 23 (IANS) Irked over External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's long absence from her parliamentary constituency, a section of people in Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh have put up posters declaring the MP "missing".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Cabinet approves land-swap for Mumbai Metro project
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the transfer of 40 acres of Airports Authority of India (AAI) land to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for constructing its metro shed.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
In flood-hit UP, water starts receding in some rivers
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) The water level in some rivers in Uttar Pradesh which were in spate has started receding, an official of the Irrigation Department said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Srijan scam: Congress seeks HC-monitored probe, Bihar CM's resignation
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday demanded a high court-monitored investigation into the Srijan scam in Bihar and also said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi should resign for a fair probe.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
OBC creamy layer bar raised, panel to work out sub-categorisation (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The creamy layer ceiling for Other Backward Classes candidates for securing government jobs was on Wednesday raised to Rs 8 lakh as the union cabinet cleared a proposal for a commission to work out sub-categorisation within OBCs for a "more equitable distribution of reservation benefits".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M gives Rs 10 lakh to Junaid's family
Faridabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday held a solidarity meet at Junaid Khan's home in Khandawali village in Faridabad district in Haryana and handed over cheques of Rs 10 lakh to the bereaved family.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Clinton calls Trump 'creep' in new book
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) US former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in her new book has called President Donald Trump a "creep" and said he made her "skin crawl" by stalking her around the stage during a presidential debate.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Jagan booked for controversial remark against Chandrababu Naidu
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Police in Andhra Pradesh's Nandyal assembly constituency on Wednesday registered a case against YSR Congress Party president Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy for his alleged remark that there is nothing wrong if Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is shot dead.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pregnant woman dies after being given saline not blood
Ranchi, Aug 23 (IANS) A pregnant woman died at a premier hospital here on Wednesday after she was administered saline instead of blood, her husband claimed. The hospital has refuted the charge.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
PM will take a call on Prabhu: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a decision on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's offer to resign in the wake of railway accidents.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIFA President will be our state guest: Bengal CM
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said FIFA President Gianni Infantino will be extended the status of "state guest" during the U-17 World Cup final to be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on October 28.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,Politics
75% voting recorded in Goa by-polls; Congress, BJP claim victory
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Nearly 75 per cent voting was recorded in Wednesday's by-poll in Goa's two assembly constituencies, Panaji and Valpoi, with both the BJP and the Congress claiming victory in both seats.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Dera chief case: Centre provides assistance to Haryana, Punjab
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Ahead of the CBI court verdict which is likely this week in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the central government has provided "requisite" assistance to Haryana and Punjab to maintain law and order.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India-Russia fifth generation fighter project appears to be stuck
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A long-delayed programme for a fifth generation fighter aircraft that India and Russia were to develop together seems to have hit rough weather, as Defence Ministry feels it may turn out to be too expensive.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Domestic investors want Nilekani back in Infosys Board
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Smarting from the fallout of boardroom battles in the software major Infosys on their investments in its stock, a dozen leading domestic institutional investors (DIIs) on Wednesday urged the company to invite its co-founder Nandan Nilekani to join the Board.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Bengal government forced farmers to sell paddy at lower rate: BJP
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The BJP Kisan Morcha, the farmers wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Wednesday accused the West Bengal government of compelling farmers in the state to sell paddy at a lower rate than the MSP set by the central government.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 6
Kabul, Aug 23 (IANS) Six people were killed, including the attacker, and 40 were wounded when the Taliban detonated a vehicle loaded with explosives near a police barrack in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Rains cool Delhi on Wednesday, Thursday to see showers too
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The national capital on Wednesday had some respite from the heat as a spell of rainfall led to a slight drop in the mercury with the maximum temperature recorded at 34.7 degree Celsius, a notch above the season's average. Showers are likely on Thursday too, the IMD said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Permanent counters for LED bulbs, fans at petrol pumps'
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) As many as 55,000 petrol pumps across India will distribute LED bulbs, tubelights and energy efficient fans in a bid to ease access to these items, an official of the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the Ministry of Power, said here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana officials bust sex determination racket in Roorkee
Gurugram, Aug 23 (IANS) A team of officials from Haryana on Wednesday busted a sex determination racket in Roorkee, of Uttarakhand, in the first incident caught in the state, a doctor said. Four persons, including a doctor, were arrested for their alleged involvement.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
74 injured, four critically, as another train derails in UP
Lucknow/New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 74 persons were injured when 12 coaches of the Kaifiyat Express derailed on Wednesday morning in Auraiya district in the second such accident in Uttar Pradesh in five days, authorities said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI questions Karti Chidambaram in graft case
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday questioned Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, for over eight hours here in a case related to the alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance to INX Media in 2007.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India sees 1,094 swine flu deaths in 2017
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India has recorded 1,094 swine flu-related deaths in 2017, with the maximum 342 casualties being reported in August only, said an official report on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Niti Aayog invites applications for 'Mentor India'
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Niti Aayog on Wednesday invited applications for its "Mentor India" campaign aimed at engaging industry leaders to mentor students in various schools across the nation.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education
Muslim group says SC triple talaq ruling violates Shariah
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, one of India's largest Muslim groups, on Wednesday described the Supreme Court decision on instant divorce as violative of the "Shariah" and a matter of "grave concern" for the Muslim community.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Sri Lanka Justice Minister resigns
Colombo, Aug 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe resigned on Wednesday amid constant pressure from his party and President Maithripala Sirisena following accusations of pressurising the Attorney General's office to hold off investigations against the country's previous regime.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves renaming SAMPADA scheme
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The cabinet on Wednesday approved the renaming of the new central sector scheme SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Court to frame defamation charges against Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday said it will frame on September 14 charges against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a criminal defamation complaint.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rajiv Bansal appointed Air India CMD
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed IAS officer Rajiv Bansal as the Chairman and Managing Director of national passenger carrier Air India.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
World record for biggest samosa set in UK
London, Aug 23 (IANS) The world record for the largest samosa has been created in London.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
ATK rope in English midfielder Conor Thomas
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Wednesday roped in English midfielder Conor Thomas ahead of the fourth season, a statement from the city-based football franchise said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Saina, Praneeth, Srikanth in 3rd round of Badminton Worlds
Glasgow, Aug 23 (IANS) Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the third round of the World Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
OBC sub-catagorisation to benefit most backward sections: Paswan
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The sub-categorisation within Other Backward Class (OBC) will help the most backward sections in getting benefits of the reservation especially government jobs, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
BJP-BJD should join hands: Ramdev
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 (IANS) Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday suggested that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should join hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the development of the state.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Congress locks horns with Fadnavis on land for metro car depot in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis dismissed allegations of a Rs 18,000 crore landscam in allotting 30 hectares of land in Aarey Milk Colony for a Metro rail car depot, the Mumbai Congress on Wednesday called him "a liar" and produced documentary evidence to support its claims.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
SC judgment on Thursday on right to privacy
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Thursday whether right to privacy is a fundamental right - that would have a bearing on the challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme on the grounds of its being violative of the right to privacy.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hurriyat announces protest to protect article 35A
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) Hurriyat leaders on Wednesday announced an elaborate protest programme to protect article 35A that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rajiv Bansal appointed Air India CMD
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed IAS officer Rajiv Bansal as the Chairman and Managing Director of national passenger carrier Air India.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves new bridge at Indo-Nepal border
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for a new bridge on the India-Nepal border over Mechi river.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
I believe in honest, innovative ideas: Amol Parashar
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Budding actor Amol Parashar, who has featured with popular film stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Manoj Bajpayee and has also acted in short films and web series, says he believes in honest, original and innovative ideas.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'5%, 18% GST applicable on selling advertisement space in print'
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday clarified that selling of space for advertisements in print media would attract 5 and 18 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST), depending on the terms of the contract between the newspaper, advertisement agency and the client.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IBBI pitches for market driven mechanism for mergers, acquisitions
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India Chairperson M.S. Sahoo on Wednesday pitched for a market driven institutional mechanism to facilitate and enable mergers and acquisitions with minimum regulations that can conveniently safeguard the legitimate interests of concerned stakeholders.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jain's defamation case against Mishra deferred for September 11
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday adjourned, to September 11, hearing in the defamation complaint filed by Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain against sacked colleague Kapil Mishra.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIFF technical committee proposes development plan for Indian football
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The All India Football Federations (AIFF) technical committee under the chairmanship of former star striker Shyam Thapa met to discuss the development plan for Indian football beyond the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
About 8,000 kg of banned polythene seized in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday said it has seized nearly 8,000 kg of polythene bags thinner than 50 microns, two weeks after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned them.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Robin Singh, Sridharan to coach in S. Africa T20 Global League
Johannesburg, Aug 23 (IANS) Former India cricketers Robin Singh and Sriram Sridharan will coach their respective franchises in the Twenty20 Global League, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
'Technial glitch' strands passengers at Dubai airport
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS) Hundreds of passengers flying to the Philippines' capital Manila were stranded at Dubai International Airport as their flight was cancelled due to a "technical issue", a media report said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy
US keen to partner in International Solar Alliance projects
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The United States has evinced "keen interest" to partner in International Solar Alliance's (ISA) projects and programmes, its Director General said here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan using India as excuse to pursue Afghan policy: US official
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan is using India's role in Afghanistan as an excuse to pursue its policies in the war-torn country, a top US official said, dismissing Islamabad's concerns over New Delhi's developmental activities in Afghanistan.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Deepan wins National Challengers Chess meet
Ahmedabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Deepan Chakkravarthy of Railways, with 10.5 points, defeated teammate Swapnil Dhopade in the final round to win the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship at the Karnavati Club here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Robert De Niro named TV's highest paid actor in US
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Robert De Niro has been named the highest paid actor on television in the US as he takes $7,75,000 an episode for his yet unnamed Amazon drama.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Casino busted, 30 arrested from farmhouse
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a casino and arrested 30 people in a raid at a farmhouse in south Delhi.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM will take decision on Prabhu: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a decision on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's offer to resign in the wake of railway accidents.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tripura tribal parties hold rallies to press for separate state
Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) Two regional tribal-based parties on Wednesday organised rallies in Tripura to press for their demand for creation of a separate state for the tribals.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Salt Lake stadium likely to be handed over to FIFA by September 10
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) FIFA Under-17 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) tournament director Javier Ceppi on Wednesday said the Salt Lake Stadium here is likely to be handed over to world football governing body FIFA by September 10, less than a month before the tournament starts.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
7 absconding criminals from Bihar arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Seven criminals involving in various cases of murder, robbery and rioting in Bihar, have been arrested here, Delhi police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesia to host bi-country golf tournament
Jakarta, Aug 23 (IANS) Indonesia will host a rotating golf championship vied for by competitors from Indonesia and Malaysia, slated from September 5 to 7 in a world class golf course in Bogor, West Java, the tournament organiser said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Golf
MP government gets land in Delhi for state guest house
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday alloted around 1.5 acres of land in the capital's diplomatic enclave to the Madhya Pradesh government for constructing its state guest house in the national capital, an official statement said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Global cues, banking reforms lift equity markets (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Positive global cues, along with the announcement on consolidation of public sector banks, lifted the key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty 50 and the BSE Sensex -- on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NUU launches four VoLTE enabled smartphones in India
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Hong Kong-based smartphone maker NUU Mobile on Wednesday entered the Indian market with four VoLTE enabled smartphones ranging from Rs 9,999 to Rs 15,999.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Over 75% polling in Nandyal constituency of Andhra
Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 23 (IANS) Over 75 per cent voters cast ballots in the by-election to Nandyal assembly constituency in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, which passed off peacefully barring minor incidents.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Defender Walker-Peters extends contract with Tottenham
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Capital football club Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday announced the extension of defender Kyle Walker-Peters' contract till June 2020.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Modi, Priyanka feature in LinkedIn Power Profiles List of 2017
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actress Priyanka Chopra have found a spot in the LinkedIn Power Profiles List of 2017.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
OBC creamy layer bar raised, panel to work out sub-categorisation
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday raised the creamy layer ceiling by Rs 2 lakh and announced setting up of a commission to work out sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a "more equitable distribution of reservation benefits".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Wayne Rooney retires from international football
London, Aug 23 (IANS) England's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney on Wednesday announced his retirement from international football, effective immediately.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SC junks Sasikala's plea against restoring conviction in corruption case
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected AIADMK General Secretary V.K.Sasikala's plea seeking review of its February 14 order restoring her conviction in disproportionate assets case along with her two relatives - V.N. Sudhakaran and J. Elavarasi.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I've a genuine interest in learning Urdu: Jacqueline Fernandez
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) She has Sri Lankan roots, grew up in Bahrain and is now loving her life in Bollywood. Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says she has embraced everything that Mumbai has to offer and now she has a keen interest to learn the "beautiful" Urdu language.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Portable AI-based solutions to help heart patients
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Healthcare startup Cardiotrack on Wednesday joined hands with Columbia Asia Hospital here to provide effective and timely Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based diagnostic solutions to help people facing imminent heart problems, the company said in a statement.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Malegaon blast accused Purohit walks out of jail after 9 years
Raigad (Maharashtra)/Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) After remaining in jail for nine years, Lt. Col. Prasad S. Purohit -- one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast -- walked out of Taloja prison in Maharashtra's Raigad on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Trust us, Pakistan Army chief tells US envoy
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday told US Ambassador David Hale that Islamabad will continue to do what it is doing in Afghanistan out of its national interests, not to appease Washington.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Court of Inquiry ordered into death of IMA cadets
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been ordered into the death of two Indian Military Academy (IMA) cadets in Dehradun, informed sources here said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Uber integrates UPI, BHIM payment interface
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Riding on the 'go cashless' bandwagon, cab-hailing app Uber on Wednesday launched a comprehensive Unified Payments Interface (UPI) integration in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Axis Bank and HDFC Bank.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Melania thanks Chelsea for defending son
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has thanked former first daughter Chelsea Clinton for defending her son Barron Trump against online bullying.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Railway Minister offers to quit, Board Chairman replaced (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With heads rolling in the Railways after two train accidents in five days, the government on Wednesday replaced its Board Chairman A.K. Mittal with Air India chief Ashwani Lohani even as Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offered to quit on moral grounds. Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Prabhu to "wait".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Two PWD engineers in Delhi suspended for worker's death
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Two Public Works Department (PWD) engineers of Delhi government were suspended on Wednesday in connection with the death of a worker while cleaning the sewer of a government hospital, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railway projects inaugurated in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Wednesday launched several railway projects and flagged off a train in the newly commissioned electrified section between Sambalpur and Jharsuguda in Odisha.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kerala HC exonerates CM in 20-year-old SNC Lavalin case (Roundup)
Kochi, Aug 23 (IANS) In major relief to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the state High Court on Wednesday exonerated him in the SNC Lavalin case, relating to an agreement inked 20 years ago with Canadian company SNC-Lavalin when he was the state Power Minister.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Real estate may turn around in India in 2017: Report
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Real estate in India may see a strong turnaround in 2017, as 55 per cent of 750 localities across 14 major cities witnessed price increment of 2.8 per cent, a report released on Wednesday said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gursimar takes lead on Day 1 of women's golf meet
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Gursimar Badwal carded the opening days only sub-par round of one-under 71 to take sole lead in the ninth leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
'The Rally' to release on September 8
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The release of Deepak Anand's "The Rally" has been delayed by a fortnight.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saina, Praneeth in 3rd round of Badminton Worlds
Glasgow, Aug 23 (IANS) Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and B. Sai Praneeth advanced to the third round of the World Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Cleared by J&K cricket body, woman pacer Iqra wants to play for Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Kashmir-born woman pace-bowler Iqra Rasool wants to play for Bengal and then represent India after getting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Purohit reports to army unit, to remain under suspension
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Hours after walking out of jail on getting bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit on Wednesday reported to a Southern Command Liaison Unit in Mumbai, army sources said, adding that he will be under suspension and a disciplinary and vigilance ban.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Egypt slams US decision to withhold military, economic aid
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS) Egypt on Wednesday criticised the US decision to withhold $290.7 million in military and economic aid to Cairo due to concerns over human rights conditions in the Arab country.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Air India chief Ashwani Lohani to head Railway Board
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Air India chief Ashwani Lohani was on Wednesday named Chairman of the Railway Board to succeed A.K. Mittal, who stepped down in the wake of repeated train accidents.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Modi should sack Prabhu: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should either sack Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu or accept his resignation over the train accidents, adding that he should also lay down a roadmap for safety.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Srijan scam: Congress seeks HC-monitored probe, Bihar CM's resignation
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday demanded a high court-monitored investigation into the Srijan scam in Bihar and also said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi should resign for a fair probe.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Video-A-Friend, digital currency: KBC back with innovations
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) "Kaun Banega Crorepati", the game-changing knowledge-based game show hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, in its ninth season will have new features like Video-A-Friend instead of the old Phone-A-Friend, and the winners will get the prize money directly in their account instead of getting a huge cheque.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
A dialogue between works of three artists
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Three artists who shared space during their grooming at Triveni Kala Sangam have brought across their styles in an exhibition here.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Elephant Parade' comes to India
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Statues of 101 life-sized baby elephant that have been transformed
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Art/Culture/Books
Social media culture promotes risky posts: Study
London, Aug 23 (IANS) If you thought young people posting content on social media that contains sexual or offensive material were just being impulsive, think again! A new study says that such risky posts might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine
HP Inc unveils 'OMEN X' gaming laptop
London, Aug 23 (IANS) HP Inc on Wednesday unveiled gaming laptop 'OMEN X' which supports factory-overclocked graphics cards upto 'NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080'.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Oral steroids ineffective for chest infections in adults: Study
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection or chest infections in adults who don't have asthma or other chronic lung disease as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms, according to a new study.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US Navy sacks fleet commander after collision
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The US Navy on Wednesday dismissed Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin, the commander of the fleet that has sustained four collisions in Asia and deaths of over a dozen sailors in 2017, an official said.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
RBI mulling over Ombudsman for NBFCs: RBI Dy Guv
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering an 'Ombudsman' scheme for redressal of customer grievances with the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) even as the central bank is not in favour of the NBFCs taking deposits from public, Deputy Governor N.S. Vishwanathan said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Microsoft Accelerator announces 11th start-up cohort
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) Tech giant Microsoft on Wednesday announced its 11th cohort of 14 late-stage start-ups for its 'Accelerator' programme to help boost their enterprise readiness and go-to-market (GTM) activities.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Rashmi Jha to launch fashion, beauty app
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress Rashmi Jha, who made her acting debut in Bollywood with Madhur Bhandarkars "Indu Sarkar", is set to launch her own app about fashion and beauty.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
No plan to demonetise Rs 2,000 note: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government is not considering banning Rs 2,000 notes while the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will decide when to issue the new Rs 200 note that has been notified, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
SC asks CoA to prepare draft of new BCCI constitution
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) managing the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to prepare a draft of a new constitution on the basis of its directions based on the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee recommendations that it has endorsed.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
OBC creamy layer bar raised, panel to work out sub-categorisation
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday raised the creamy layer ceiling by Rs 2 lakh as it announced setting up of a commission to work out sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a "more equitable distribution of reservation benefits".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
BJP has failed to curb crime in UP: Mulayam
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party mentor Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh has failed to curb crime and maintain law and order.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
China reacts cautiously to Nepal PM's visit to India
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) China on Wednesday reacted cautiously to Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's four-day visit to India, saying international diplomacy is not a zero sum game.
2017-08-23
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
China opposes US's unilateral sanctions, urges withdrawal
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) China on Wednesday rejected the unilateral sanctions imposed by the US on Chinese individuals and entities for their collaboration with North Korea and urged Washington to withdraw them.
2017-08-23
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Cricket Australia to put scalped tickets back on sale
Brisbane, Aug 23 (IANS) Around 3,000 scalped tickets for December's Ashes Test against England in Perth have been recovered by Cricket Australia (CA) and they are to be put on sale through official channels from next Monday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aadar, Anya visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah
Ajmer, Aug 23 (IANS) Aadar Jain and Anya Singh, the young actors to be launched by Yash Raj Films, visited Ajmer Sharif Dargah while promoting their debut film "Qaidi Band".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lalu questions Modi's visit to flood-affected Bihar
Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed aerial survey of flood-affected Bihar, saying why is he visiting the victims when the flood is over and the floodwaters are receding.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Air India chief Ashwani Lohani to head Railway Board
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Air India chief Ashwani Lohani was on Wednesday named the Chairman of the Railway Board to succeed A.K. Mittal, who stepped down in the wake of repeated train accidents.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
I always had love for dancing: Harmanpreet Kaur (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian woman cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, who will be seen alongside Mithali Raj in dance reality show "Dance + Season 3", says besides batting, she has always had a love for dancing.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ashwani Lohani to head Railway Board
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Air India chief Ashwani Lohani was on Wednesday named the Chairman of the Railway Board to succeed A.K. Mittal who stepped down in the wake of repeated train accidents.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves India-Nepal pact on drug matters
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for a pact between India and Nepal on resolving the issue of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.
2017-08-23
Category: International, India,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
We want to democratise artificial intelligence: Google
Gurugram, Aug 23 (IANS) As Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) get set to take a giant leap in improving day-to-day life, the key is to democratise these new-age tools for all and benefit the communities of developers, users and enterprise customers, a top Google executive said here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Novel eye test may detect signs of Alzheimer's disease
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) US scientists have developed a new eye test that noninvasively scans the retina and detects beta-amyloid protein -- a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Trump defends Charlottesville response, threatens shutdown for Mexico wall
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended his white supremacist response to the Charlottesville violence -- omitting that he blamed "many sides" for the clashes -- and also threatened to shut down the government, if necessary, to built a wall along the Mexico border.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fujifilm India attempts to cash in on 'photo renaissance'
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Seeing a photo renaissance here with increasing sales of smart phones with better storage memory that allow users to click photos merrily, Japanese imaging major Fujifilm's Indian subsidiary on Wednesday said it has decided to open eight outlets where people can take prints and buy other accessories.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Richa supports eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha is saddened to see the condition of the beaches and roads here during Ganesh Chaturthi, which will begin on Friday. So, she has lent support to an initiative that promotes the use of eco-friendly Ganesh idols.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
One year on, Raghuram Rajan to publish book about 'those turbulent but exciting times'
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Exactly one year after his term as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India came to an end, Raghuram Rajan is all set to publish a new book with his "commentary and speeches" to convey what it was like to be at the helm of the central bank in "those turbulent but exciting times".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
I have no insecurity: Vidyut Jammwal
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Vidyut Jammwal, who will be seen in director Milan Luthria's forthcoming movie "Baadshaho", says he never felt overshadowed in the multi-starrer film as he has no insecurity.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CCEA approves closure of BWEL
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the Railway Ministry's proposal to close the Bharat Wagon and Engineering Co Ltd (BWEL).
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Modi, Priyanka feature in LinkedIn Power Profiles List of 2017
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actress Priyanka Chopra have found a spot in the LinkedIn Power Profiles List of 2017.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Heavy rains lash Lucknow, bring relief from humidity
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed the Uttar Pradesh capital on Wednesday, bringing respite from humidity.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ranveer Singh will not host 'Om Shanti Om'
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh will not be seen anchoring "Om Shanti Om" and will only be seen performing on the premiere episode of the forthcoming TV show.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Banmali Agrawala appointed President, Tata Sons
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Tata Sons, the holding company of industrial conglomerate Tata Group, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Banmali Agrawala as President of its infrastructure, defence and aerospace businesses.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Your sweat can power wearable devices
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Women's hockey squad named for Europe Tour
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Hockey India on Wednesday announced an 18-member womens squad for the 15-day Europe Tour starting on September 5 in the Netherlands.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
BJP sends relief material to flood-affected villages in UP
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday flagged off vehicles carrying flood relief material for the aid of those marooned in the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Huawei unveils 5G-oriented solution 'X-Haul'
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Taiwanese tech company Huawei on Wednesday released its 5G-oriented mobile bearer solution "X-Haul" to help operators build end-to-end 5G networks.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress demands Prabhu's resignation
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over the train accidents.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
35 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen hotel
Sanaa, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 35 persons were killed when Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit a hotel in Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, an official said.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Yemen,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Army porters slips to death
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) An Army porter on Wednesday fell to death from a mountainous road in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Seoul stresses upon improved ties with Pyongyang
Seoul, Aug 23 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday stressed upon the need for improved relations with North Korea for a denuclearised Korean peninsula.
2017-08-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rajnath Singh in Kyrgyzstan to attend SCO meet
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is heading a delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic to attend a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting, on the sidelines of which he is likely to hold bilateral meetings with ministers of some member countries, which include China and Pakistan.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Sevilla, Napoli qualify for Champions League
Madrid, Aug 23 (IANS) Sevilla, Napoli, Celtic, Maribor and Olympiakos emerged triumphant from the second-leg UEFA Champions League qualifiers. Though all of the favourites advanced, football fans of Sevilla and Celtic endured some nervous moments.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
When Sidharth found Jacqueline 'too hot' to handle
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra says his "A Gentleman - Sundar, Susheel, Risky" co-star Jacqueline Fernandez is just too hot to handle in the film's song "Lagi na choote".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Commission to implement sub-categorisation of OBCs
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government is going to set up a commission to implement sub-categorisation within the central government reservation bracket for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Risk a vital ingredient to success: NY DJ Aaron James (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Risk is a vital ingredient of success, says one of New York's busiest and most celebrated DJs Aaron James, adding risk and courage being universal, he would be nowhere without them.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Copenhagen police say DNA profile of torso matches missing journalist
Copenhagen, Aug 23 (IANS) Police in Denmark's capital Copenhagen on Wednesday said the DNA profile of a body found earlier matches that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Denmark,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitterati celebrate as hashtag turns 10
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Touted as one of the most widely used symbols in the digital age, the famous hashtag of Twitter turned 10 on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Media,Technology
Rooney deserves England call-up, feels Everton teammate Keane
London, Aug 23 (IANS) After Wayne Rooney found the back of the net in the second game consecutively since joining Everton from Manchester United, his teammate Michael Keane feels the striker deserves a recall to the England football squad.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
HC quashes LG order on cancellation of AAP's office bungalow
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday quashed Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's order cancelling the allotment of a bungalow at 206 Rouse Avenue that houses the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) headquarters.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amit Trivedi, Sunidhi Chauhan to judge 'The Remix'
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Music composer Amit Trivedi, singer Sunidhi Chauhan and DJ Nucleya have come together to judge music reality show "The Remix" by video-on-demand service Amazon Prime Video India.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tecno Mobile eyeing to be among top 5 smartphone brands
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Chinese mobile maker Transsion Holdings, which has recently entered the offline premium smartphone market in India with Tecno Mobile brand, is looking to be among the top five smartphone brands in India in offline space by the end of December 2018, a top company official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Technology
Cabinet gives in principle nod for bank mergers
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) In the context of massive accumulation of bad loans by state-run banks, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave an "in principle" approval for their consolidation by merging some of the public sector lenders, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vir Das to be seen in travelling comedy show soon
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) After hitting the right spot with his Netflix show "Abroad Understanding", actor-comedian Vir Das has come on board on video-on-demand service Amazon Prime Video India for an upcoming travelling comedy show titled "Jestination Unknown".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Pakistan upset over US stand based on 'false narrative'
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday said US President Donald Trump's warning to it was disappointing, adding Washington must work with Islamabad "instead of relying on the false narrative of safe havens".
2017-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Money laundering case: Shabir Shah's judicial custody extended
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, arrested on charges of money laundering.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Train hits tractor-trailer in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) A local train from Salem to Virudhachalam in Tamil Nadu hit the trailer of a tractor on Wednesday at an unmanned level crossing, said an official. No one was injured.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Accountability is good in government: Jaitley on Prabhu's offer to quit
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that accountability is a good system in the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a decision on the request made by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal brings back four rhinos swept away to India
Chitwan (Nepal), Aug 23 (IANS) Nepal has brought back four one-horned rhinoceros that were swept away across the Indian border and nearby settlements in the recent monsoon floods, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Art market needs to go up to propel artists to top: Ghose
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Contending that art cannot be divorced from the people who are buying it, Art Institute Chicago's curator Madhuvanti Ghose says Indian artists are going to find it "difficult to be completely at the top" until the art market in the country goes up.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Global cues, banking reforms lift equity markets
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Positive global cues, along with the announcement on consolidation of public sector banks lifted the key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty 50 and the BSE Sensex -- on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistan doesn't deserve second chance: Afghan daily
Kabul, Aug 23 (IANS) Echoing US President Donald Trump's charges that Pakistan was backing terrorists in Afghanistan, a leading Afghan newspaper on Wednesday said Islamabad cannot be trusted any more.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Mel B throws water at Simon Cowell
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Singer Mel B threw a cup of water at music mogul Simon Cowell while shooting for an episode of "America's Got Talent" and walked off the stage after he took a sly jab at her sex life.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Spanish winger Lanzarote joins FC Goa
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa on Wednesday confirmed the signing of Spanish winger Manuel Lanzarote for the 2017-18 season.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Spain's sports tribunal upholds 5-match ban on Ronaldo
Madrid, Aug 23 (IANS) Spain's Administrative Court of Sport has upheld the five-match ban imposed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation on Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kerala HC exonerates CM Pinarayi Vijayan in SNC Lavalin case
Kochi, Aug 23 (IANS) In major relief to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the state High Court on Wednesday exonerated him in the SNC Lavalin case, relating to an agreement inked 20 years ago with Canadian company SNC-Lavalin when he was the state Power Minister.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Trump threatens to shut down government for Mexico wall
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the government, if necessary, to make sure his proposed wall along the Mexican border is approved and funded by lawmakers.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Katrina Kaif wants to be in 'Game of Thrones'
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif, who is a huge fan of character Jon Snow from the popular American fantasy drama "Game of Thrones", says she would like to be part of the show.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
260 fake Rs 2,000 notes seized by BSF in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 5,20,000 in Rs 2,000 denomination have been seized from near Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district, a BSF official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Working out 'extremely' important for Sunny, Bobby Deol
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Bobby Deol says working out is so essential for him and his elder brother and actor Sunny Deol that even if there is no gym facility sometimes, they would manage to find a solution.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Prabhu offers to quit after train derails, PM asks him to wait
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offered to resign "taking full responsibility" for train accidents and said Modi had asked him to "wait".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OBC creamy layer ceiling raised to Rs 8 lakh
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday hiked the creamy layer ceiling for the Other Backward Classes to Rs 8 lakh per annum from the existing Rs 6 lakh for central government jobs, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Reliance Capital and subsidiaries grant ESOP
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Reliance Capital Ltd, part of the Anil D. Ambani-led Reliance Group, on Wednesday announced the launch of the Employees' Stock Option (ESOP) Scheme 2017.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SRK ahead of Salman, Akshay in world's highest paid actors list
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is ahead of Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar in Forbes magazines World's Highest Paid Actors 2017 list, which is led by Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Business/Economy
Indian origin CEO racially abused after Trump criticism
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) An Indian origin CEO says he was racially abused and was told to "go back" to India and also take along top Indian-American diplomat Nikki Haley after he refused to defend US President Donald Trump's economic agenda following the racial violence in Virginia.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Smart Software Testing Solutions invests in Bengaluru startup
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) US-based testing services provider Smart Software Testing Solutions Inc. (SSTS) on Wednesday announced a strategic investment in Bengaluru-based start-up Crowd4Test.com.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Leopard mauls school teacher in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) A school teacher was on Wednesday mauled by a leopard in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RIL becomes biggest importer of US ethane in 2017
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Wednesday announced that it has become the biggest importer of ethane from the US in 2017, a development that follows the commissioning of the firm's ethane gas project at its Dahej manufacturing facility earlier this year.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
This is the best phase of Indian TT in recent years: Soumyajit
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Ace Indian paddler Soumyajit Ghosh, who along with G. Sathiyan came close to toppling the top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura only to end with a silver in the men's doubles at the Bulgaria Open in Panagyurishte last week, feels this is the best phase for table tennis in the country in recent times.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Prabhu meets PM, takes 'moral responsibility' for accidents
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday that he took "full moral responsibility" for the railway accidents.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shiv Sena accuses BJP of using 'money & Muni' to win civic polls
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Two days after the BJP swept the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) elections, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday accused its ally of winning the polls with the help of "money and Muni" (monk).
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Prabhu meets PM, takes 'moral responsibility' for accidents
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday that he took "full moral responsibility" for the railway accidents.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'A Gentleman' an action film made on a rom-com budget: Directors
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Bollywood director duo Raj and DK, excited about their forthcoming movie "A Gentleman: Sundar, Susheel, Risky", say a majority of the audience enjoys watching action and comedy, and that's why they have merged the two genres in their film -- and in a tight budget.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sriti excited to play double role in 'Kumkum Bhagya'
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress Sriti Jha will play a double role in the upcoming episodes of TV show "Kumkum Bhagya".
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Two other kinds of talaq still a challenge to gender justice: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram has said that two other kinds of talaq in the Muslim community were also a challenge to gender justice and equality.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Google removes over 500 'spying' apps from Play Store
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) Google has removed over 500 apps that included mobile games for teenagers from its Play Store on account of a spyware threat.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Ravi Bhatia wants to do romantic roles (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian actor Ravi Bhatia, who featured in Indonesian television shows, is now back in Mumbai and keen to do intense and romantic roles on screen.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Promising kidney disease cure to undergo first human trial in Australia
Canberra, Aug 23 (IANS) A drug that successfully prevented kidney disease in diabetic mice is set to undergo its first human trial in Australia.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Kerala HC raps Health Minister
Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who faces nepotism charges, was on Wednesday rapped by a division bench of the Kerala High Court, which refused to remove the observations made by a single judge against her last week.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Upbeat India look to dominate Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI (Preview)
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), Aug 23 (IANS) Fresh from a nine-wicket victory in the series opener, India will look to dominate a lacklusture Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Thursday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Explosives found on rail track in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 23 (IANS) Explosives were recovered from a rail track in Jharkhand's Bokaro district on Wednesday, police said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC seeks Kejriwal's reply on filing false affidavit
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's response on a plea filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for alleged filing of a false affidavit by him in a defamation case.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spanish defender Gomez joins FC Pune City
Pune, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City on Wednesday confirmed the signing of Spanish defender Rafael Lopez Gomez for the 2017-18 season.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
ED notice to wife of MP close to RJD chief Lalu
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has again summoned the wife of RJD MP P.C. Gupta to be questioned on Friday in connection with alleged irregularities in awarding maintenance contracts of two railway hotels to a private company by then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad in 2006.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Low voter turnout in Delhi by-election
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Mid-week polling showed low voter turnout for the Bawana assembly bypoll in the national capital on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former CEO of Brazil's oil giant denies graft charges
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 23 (IANS) Aldemikr Bendine, a former CEO of Brazil's state-controlled oil and gas giant Petrobras, has denied charges of taking bribes from construction company Odebrecht.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Brazil,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pinarayi Vijayan exonerated in SNC Lavalin case
Kochi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday exonerated Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the SNC Lavalin case.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vegan diet may help lower your cholesterol
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Are you suffering from high cholesterol? Try plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, which can significantly help lower the levels of cholesterol -- known to increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Students in Kashmir college protest hoisting of tricolour
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) The students of a government college in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district staged protests on Wednesday over the hoisting of the national flag inside the college campus, officials said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Education
Brisk voting in Goa bypolls
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Brisk polling was witnessed for the Panaji and Valpoi assembly bypolls in Goa on Wednesday with around 40 per cent polling being registered, an election official here said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Here's why your adolescent kid is at high obesity risk
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Don't blame your adolescent kid for eating high calorie food -- he or she may not be able to control the urge for burgers, pizzas and french fries due to an impairment in a brain region linked to self-regulation, says a study.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India-China row: Peace will prevail, says Coolpad Global CEO
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS) As a dragging Sino-Indian military standoff continues, Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad's Global CEO James Du believes peace will finally prevail and businesses including the smartphone industry will not be affected.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Australia takes in Cuban refugees contingent after US deal
Sydney, Aug 23 (IANS) The Australian government on Wednesday confirmed that a group of Cuban refugees entered the country under the immigration agreement signed with the US during the Barack Obama administration.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Commander of US fleet to be relieved after collisions
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The US Navy plans to relieve the commander of the fleet that has sustained four collisions in Asia and deaths of over a dozen sailors in 2017, an official said.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
EVC returns for fifth edition
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Enchanted Valley Carnival (EVC), a multi-genre music and camping festival, is returning for its fifth edition. It is set to take place on December 16-17 at Aamby Valley City, Lonavala.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Boca Juniors ask Shanghai Shenhua to clear debt
Buenos Aires, Aug 23 (IANS) The President of Argentine football giants Boca Juniors has revealed that that he will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to demand that Shanghai Shenhua pays over $3 million pending from the transfer of veteran star Carlos Tevez.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
'Jerry Before Seinfeld' to premiere in September
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) "Jerry Before Seinfeld", acclaimed comedian-actor Jerry Seinfeld's first stand-up special for Netflix, will be launched worldwide on September 19.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China wants successful BRICS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) China on Wednesday said it hoped the upcoming BRICS summit will be a success with the concerted efforts of all parties.
2017-08-23
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
1,000 years ago, property transfer similar in Bengal, Scotland
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) More than a thousand years ago, people in Bengal and in Scotland were transferring the ownership of property in "almost exactly similar" ways, says a Scottish historian.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,Education,Human Interest/Society
33 students hospitalised due to gas leak in MP
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 23 (IANS) At least 33 students were hospitalised after ammonia gas leaked from a cold storage facility located next to a school in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district on Wednesday, officials said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
20 phones seized in Kashmir jail
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 20 mobile phones were seized during a search of a jail in Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigeria scouts for football coaches
Lagos, Aug 23 (IANS) Nigeria's football governing body has started interviews of 59 short-listed coaches contending for various coaching positions in the national teams.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Sushma to inaugurate first Videsh Bhavan in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will inaugurate the country's first Videsh Bhavan, assimilating all Regional Passport Offices under one roof, at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) here on Sunday, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Australia may send more troops to Afghanistan
Canberra, Aug 23 (IANS) Australia is open to sending more troops to Afghanistan if the Trump administration asks the country to boost its commitment to the conflict, Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rishang Keishing to be buried on Friday
Imphal, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Rishang Keishing, who died on Tuesday, will be buried on Friday, family sources said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Nepal PM Deuba arrives on India visit
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba arrived here on Wednesday on a five-day state visit, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj receiving him at the airport in a mark of the importance India places on its relations with the close neighbour.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Wasn't aware Ayushmann suggested me for 'Bareilly...', says Rajkummar
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao says he was not aware that his "Bareilly Ki Barfi" co-actor Ayushmann Khurrana suggested his name for the film.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Colombia striker in doubt for World Cup qualifiers
Bogota, Aug 23 (IANS) Striker Teofilo Gutierrez is in a race against time to be fit for Colombia's World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Brazil due to an ankle problem.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Ssumier Pasricha collaborates with international DJ
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Ssumier Pasricha who has gained popularity as online sensation Pammi aunty has collaborated with international DJ Denny for an upcoming Punjabi project.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Government notifies new Rs 200 notes
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Finance Ministry of Wednesday formally announced the launch of the new Rs 200 note.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Safety equipment still a luxury for sanitation workers
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The death of 10 sanitation workers in the national capital alone has finally got people talking about a not so guarded secret: despite a ban on manual scavenging, sanitation workers are still made to go inside toxic sewers without any safety gear and with primitive tools to clean them.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Changing' smartphone users our key priority in India: Coolpad
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS) Even as Coolpad rolled out a power-packed mid-budget 'Cool Play 6' smartphone targeting gamers over the last weekend, the Chinese smartphone maker would not stop catering to the needs of those transitioning from feature phones to smartphones in India, Coolpad Global CEO James Du has said.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Uganda a rising star on international athletics stage
Kampala, Aug 23 (IANS) Twenty-year-old Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei ran his heart out at the recently concluded International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships in London.
2017-08-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Athletics
Australia omit Jedinak for World Cup qualifiers
Canberra, Aug 23 (IANS) Australia's national football team, the Socceroos, have left out stalwart skipper Mile Jedinak from the 23-man squad for its crucial remaining World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Thailand.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Brazilian teenager Wendel on PSG radar
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 23 (IANS) Fluminense teenager Wendel could be the latest Brazilian to join French football giants Paris Saint-Germain.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Anna Faris returns to work 'with a smile'
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress Anna Faris is doing fine following her separation from actor Chris Pratt, according to Allison Janney, her co-star in TV show "Mom".
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India one of the top targets of web application attacks: Report
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) India ranks eighth among countries most frequently targeted for web application attacks and stands fifth on the list of source countries, with close to 12 million attacks sourced from the country, a new report said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Global cues, buying support lift equity markets
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Positive global cues pushed the key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty 50 and the BSE Sensex -- higher during mid-afternoon trade session on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Beyonce collaborating with Laverne Cox on new project
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox is working on a mysterious project with singer Beyonce Knowles
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No escape for firms as tax information from countries pouring in: CBDT
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman Sushil Chandra on Wednesday said that the tax exchange agreements with other countries was resulting in information pouring in at a fast pace, thus there was no escaping for the multi-national companies (MNCs) from fair taxation.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Kim Jong-un orders production of more rocket engines
Seoul, Aug 23 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered production of more solid fuel rocket engines and missile warheads during a visit to a military science institute.
2017-08-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
Big B praises short films with vital messages
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised actor Jackky Bhagnani's short film "Carbon" on the need for saving the environment, and another movie "Karta Tu Dharta Tu" which pays tribute to Mumbai Police.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US solar eclipse: IISER-Kolkata team's prediction captures 'almost all major features correctly'
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The prediction by a team of physicists led by IISER-Kolkata on how the corona of the sun would look during the August 21 'Great American Solar Eclipse' has captured "almost all the major features" of the corona correctly, a statement said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Manav Gangwani thrilled about showcase in Stockholm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Fashion designer Manav Gangwani presented his "India @ 70" latest couture collection at the Stockholm Culture Festival, hosted by the Ambassador of India Monika Kapil Mohta.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Have become calmer after adopting girls, says Debina
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) TV actress Debina Bonnerjee says after adopting two girls, her actor-husband Gurmeet Choudhary and she have achieved a calmer state of mind.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Will win Panaji by-poll with better margin: Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday expressed confidence of winning the Panaji assembly by-poll with a bigger margin as there was "virtually no opposition" in the contest.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Om Shanti Om' will redefine devotional music: Baba Ramdev
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who will next be seen as Maha Guru in television show "Om Shanti Om", says the upcoming singing reality entertainer will redefine the magic of devotional music in India.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
The Joker origin movie in development
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Entertainment banner Warner Bros has roped in "The Hangover" filmmaker Todd Phillips to co-write and reportedly direct a movie on the origin of Batman villain -- The Joker.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Long-term Vitamin B use may up men's lung cancer risk
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Long-term, high-dose supplementation of vitamins B6 and B12 -- touted by the vitamin industry for increasing energy and improving metabolism -- may be associated with a two to four fold increased risk of lung cancer in men, new research has warned.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
AI system to help detect skin cancer
Toronto, Aug 23 (IANS) Researchers are developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that could help detect melanoma skin cancer earlier.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Health/Medicine
HTC slashes Rs 16,000 on VR Vive platform in India
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Smartphone manufacturer HTC on Wednesday slashed Rs 16,000 off its Vive virtual reality (VR) platform, making it more accessible in the Indian market.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Casino busted, 30 arrested from farmhouse in South Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a casino and arrested 30 people in a raid at a farmhouse here.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump defends his Charlottesville response
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended his white supremacist response to the Charlottesville violence, omitting that he blamed "many sides" for the clashes.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Indian microfinance loans grew 26% in Q1
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The business of Indian non-banking finance companies-microfinance institutions (NBFCs-MFIs) has grown 26 per cent during the first quarter of the current fiscal over the same quarter of last year, according to a latest industry report.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jazz in times of conflict
Koktebel (Crimea), Aug 23 (IANS) Music -- one of the finest expressions of art -- has played diverse roles at different points of time in history. Sometimes, it is used to make a political statement -- as happened in this small town of 7,000 in the Crimea when Russian President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly turned up on the concluding night of the Koktebel Jazz Party.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Colombia,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Assamese filmmaker's short on menstruation to feature at Zimbabwe fest (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) "Alert -- Condition: Red", an Assamese short film on menstruation, is set to soon compete at the International Images Film Festival for Women in Zimbabwe. Its director Assamese director, Xahid Khan, says the festival is special because the films that are going to compete or get screened there are all based on women's issues.
2017-08-23
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Romania beckons 'Spyder' team
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) The makers of Mahesh Babu starrer upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Spyder" will head to Romania this week to shoot a duet, a source said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Tamil cinema will be proud of 'Vivegam': Art director Milan
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Ajith Kumar's forthcoming spy thriller "Vivegam", with its international standards, will make Tamil filmdom proud, says its art director Milan.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Microsoft launches 'Project Brainwave' for real-time AI
San Franciso, Aug 23 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft has announced its Project Brainwave deep learning acceleration platform for real-time artificial intelligence (AI).
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
After 9 years, Malegaon blast accused Purohit walks out of jail
Raigad (Maharashtra), Aug 23 (IANS) After remaining in jail for nine years, Lt. Col. Prasad S. Purohit -- one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast -- walked out of the Taloja prison here on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism,Defence/Security
We will not breach trust of our users: UCWeb
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Reacting to media reports of leaking mobile data of its Indian users to China, the Alibaba-owned browser UCWeb on Wednesday said it would never breach the trust of its users.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
First look poster of 'Imsai Arasan 24am Pulikesi' released
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) The first look poster of Vadivelu-starrer historic comedy drama "Imsai Arasan 24am Pulikesi", to be directed by Chimbu Devan, released on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Heavy rains in Uttarakhand, water-logging in many towns
Dehradun, Aug 23 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to batter Uttarakhand on Wednesday, causing inconvenience to commuters.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Artificial Intelligence enters newsrooms, are jobs at stake? (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The first wave of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has started creating ripples in the newsroom -- in chatbots, automated reporting systems and machine learning techniques which are sifting through massive data sets to write initial news reports.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Technology,Business/Economy,Features
Karti Chidambaram appears before CBI in graft case
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, on Wednesday appeared for questioning before the CBI in a matter related to alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance to INX Media in 2007.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heroines no more a mere tool of glamour, says Bhumi Pednekar (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On her Bollywood debut, she played an overweight but educated woman who speaks up for her rights. In her second film, she plays a woman who stands up against open defecation. Actress Bhumi Pednekar says it's a conscious decision to take up films where she shares equal space with male actors, as she feels heroines are no more "a mere tool of glamour" in movies.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Ancient snakes both like eels, burrowed like worms
Canberra, Aug 23 (IANS) Ancient snakes may have been more adept at moving through water and living underground than their contemporary counterparts, research published by Australian scientists said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook allows publishers put logos next to headlines
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) In a move to give publishers a brand recognition on its platfrom, Facebook has released new tools that lets media houses display their logos alongside headlines.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology
VMware to enable customers manage Google's Chrome devices
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Cloud infrastructure and business mobility leader VMware on Wednesday announced it had become the first unified endpoint management (UEM) provider with Google's Chrome device management capabilities.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Will win Panaji by-poll with better margin: Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday expressed confidence of winning the Panaji parliamentary by-poll with a bigger margin as there was "virtually no opposition" in the contest.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Twitter can help track opioid misuse
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that Twitter can be a useful tool to find out how widespread the misuse of prescribed opioid drug is in a particular state or town, or to track the dynamics of opioid misuse in a given locality over time.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Gorakhpur tragedy: Top UP bureaucrat removed
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Initiating action against officials responsible for the Gorakhpur tragedy in which over 60 children died in five days, the Yogi Adityanath government has removed Additional Chief Secretary (Medical Health) Anita Bhatnagar Jain.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
With Gujarat reluctant to share its wild lions, MP eyes zoos
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With no sign of Gujarat parting with its free-ranging Asiatic lions for reintroduction and conservation purposes, the Madhya Pradesh forest department is now eyeing lions and cubs from zoos for its Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
How US fumbled a chance to bring peace to Afghanistan in the 1980s (Book Review)
Title: The Great Game in Afghanistan - Rajiv Gandhi, General Zia and the Unending War; Author: Kallol Bhattacherjee; Publisher: Harper Collins; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy,IANS Life
'OurMine' hacks FC Barcelona's Twitter account
Madrid, Aug 23 (IANS) A day after hacker group "OurMine" hacked social media accounts of Sony's Playstation, Football Club (FC) Barcelona's Twitter account has fallen prey to the group, announcing a false signing.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Markets open on a positive note on Wednesday
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Cloudy Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) It was a cloudy Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The MeT has predicted light rains.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Polling underway in Nandyal constituency of Andhra
Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 23 (IANS) Polling began on a brisk note in the by-election to Nandyal constituency in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
French fashion brand Celine comes to India
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Celine, a luxury French fashion House founded by Celine Vipiana in 1945, made its entry in India on Wednesday with an exclusive tie up with Le Mill, a multi designer boutique.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
74 injured, four critical, as train derails in UP
Lucknow/New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 74 persons, four in critical condition, were injured when 10 coaches of the Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning, police said.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Voting for Bawana constituency in Delhi bypoll underway
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Voting for Bawana assembly bypoll here is underway after polling began at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, India,Politics
Voting underway for two constituencies in Goa bypoll
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Polling for the by-election in two assembly constituencies in Goa is underway after voting began at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Chelsea Handler shares image of herself urinating in countryside
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress-comedienne Chelsea Handler has uploaded an image of herself urinating in the countryside on social media.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Thousands of protesters gather ahead of Trump's Phoenix rally
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Thousands of protesters descended on downtown Phoenix on Tuesday ahead of US President Donald Trump's campaign-style rally to oppose his assessment in which he blamed "both sides" for Charlottesville's racial violence that occurred earlier this month.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,International
Engine, five coaches of Kaifiyat Express derail in UP
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) The engine and five coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiyya district of Uttar Pradesh, injuring more than 50 passengers, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kaifiyat Express derails in UP, several injured
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) In another incident of rail crash in Uttar Pradesh, several passengers were injured after coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiya district during the wee hours of Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johnny Depp sells fourth penthouse for $1.82 mn
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp has sold his fourth out of his five penthouses for $1.82 million.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Barcelona attack: Two of four surviving terror suspects jailed
Madrid, Aug 23 (IANS) Spanish judge Fernando Andreu on Tuesday decided to send to prison two of the four surviving terror suspects in connection to last week's twin attacks.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Jennifer Lopez 'lucky' to have twins
Las Vegas, Aug 23 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez feels "lucky" to be a mother to nine-year-old twins Max and Emme.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Daniel Craig wanted to 'make history' with James Bond
London, Aug 23 (IANS) British star Daniel Craig was lured back to play James Bond one more time by the promise that he would "make history" with the film as he would have held the milestone for 13 years in the role.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UN agencies offer emergency assistance to Iraqis fleeing Tal Afar
Geneva, Aug 23 (IANS) As thousands of people are fleeing Tal Afar, a city west of Mosul, since a military campaign began on Sunday to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS), UN agencies of health and migration are providing emergency aids to meet their needs.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ray J spends $5,000 to save pet dog
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Singer Ray J and his wife Princess Love had to splash out $5,000 to save their dog Coco after they found her locked in a cupboard.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Very few' hotel cancellations in wake of attacks
Madrid, Aug 23 (IANS) Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau said on Tuesday that the city had experienced "very few" cancellations of hotel bookings in the wake of the terrorist attacks which claimed 15 lives on August 17.
2017-08-23
Category: International, Spain,International
Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Hato approaches China
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Thousands of people were evacuated on Tuesday in parts of south China in preparation for the arrival of Typhoon Hato, set to make landfall on Wednesday.
2017-08-23
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heidi Klum loves sporting leopard print
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Supermodel Heidi Klum, who feels her style has evolved, says she loves to wear leopard print garments.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sonia condoles death of former Manipur CM Keishing
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday condoled the death of freedom fighter, veteran Congressman and four-time Manipur Chief Minister Rishang Keishing at the age of 97.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Justin Bieber 'distances himself' from Floyd Mayweather
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber has reportedly made a conscious decision to distance himself from professional boxer Floyd Mayweather.
2017-08-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Infosys Murthy to interact with investors on Wednesday
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) A defiant Infosys Founder N.R. Narayana Murthy will interact with investors on Wednesday through a conference call to tell his version of the software major's boardroom battles that led to the exit of its technocrat Vishal Sikka as CEO on last Friday.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Leaders condole former Manipur CM Keishing's demise
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Political leaders across the political spectrum on Tuesday condoled the death of freedom fighter, veteran Congressman and four-time Manipur Chief Minister Rishang Keishing at the age of 97.
2017-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
God never abandons us, says Pope
Vatican City, Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) The bad times in life should never shake our belief in God's love and his unwavering support, Pope Francis said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion
Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing dead, leaders condole death
Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Rishang Keishing died on Tuesday at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here, his family members said. He was 97
2017-08-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Case of murder if sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewers: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A case of murder will be registered against a private property owner if a sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewers or septic tank, Delhi Water Minister Rajender Pal Gautam said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Salim blames centre, Mamata and media for plight of Bengal flood victims
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Blaming the "irresponsive" and "irresponsible" central and West Bengal governments for the plight of the flood victims in northern Bengal, CPI-M politburo member Mohammed Salim on Tuesday alos criticised the media for not reaching the news of the "massive devastation" in the region to the people of the country.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Opinion/Commentary,Crime/Disaster/Accident
260 injured in stone-pelting at 'Gotmar Fair' in MP
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 22 (IANS) Around 260 people were injured in the stone-pelting at centuries-old traditional "Gotmar Fair" in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. The condition of four persons is stated to be serious.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Repairing earthquake damage costs Italy over 3bn euros a year, says minister
Rome, Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) Italy spends more than 3 billion euros annually on rebuilding after earthquakes, Infrastructure Minister Graziano del Rio said on Tuesday, urging Italians make their homes and other buildings quake-proof.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
UP Chief Secretary files probe report on Gorakhpur tragedy
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday submitted to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath his report on the death of over 63 children at the BRD medical college in Gorakhpur between August 7-12, reportedly due to lack of oxygen supply, an official said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
PKL-5: Bengal Warriors pip UP Yoddha in close contest
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Hosts UP Yoddha succumbed to their fourth straight loss in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 after narrowly going down 31-32 to Bengal Warriors at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
After Trump's speech, Guterres hopes world will help in Afghan political settlement
United Nations, Aug 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes the international community will help Afghanistan find a political solution to its crisis, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US slaps sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms doing business with N. Korea
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The US Treasury Department on Tuesday said it was imposing economic sanctions on more than a dozen Chinese and Russian individuals and firms for doing business with North Korea's government.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Netanyahu warns of Iran's attempts to establish foothold in Syria
Jerusalem, Aug 22 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said that Iran's attempts to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria pose a problem for Israel and the entire Middle East.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Qatar Airways enters into interline partnership with Vistara
Doha (Qatar), Aug 22 (IANS) Qatar Airways on Tuesday entered into a new interline partnership with full-service domestic airline Vistara.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Qatar,Business/Economy
US-led airstrikes kill 78 civilians in Raqqa
Damascus, Aug 22 (IANS) The US-led coalition has killed 78 civilians in Syria's de facto capital of the Islamic State in Raqqa city over the last two days, state news agency SANA reported on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Need to challenge BJP's idea of nationalism, Hinduism: Kanhaiya Kumar
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Contending that nationalism cannot be forcefully injected to people, former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday said there is a need to challenge BJP's idea of nationalism and Hinduism in the country.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Delhi HC order inspection of Hauz Khas Village to curb violation
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to conduct an inspection of Hauz Khas village area to chart out a site plan indicating the width of the street, location of restaurants as well as positioning of their exits.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
India issues RFI for naval helicopters
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In one of the biggest global tenders for helicopters issued recently, a Request For Information was issued by India's Defence Ministry for over 200 helicopters for the Indian Navy under the new Strategic Partnership model, informed sources said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
India, Uzbekistan should take trade to $1 bn: Venkaiah Naidu
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India and Uzbekistan should work for taking bilateral trade to one billion dollars by March 2018.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing dead (Lead, correcting name, para 3)
Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Rishang Keishing died on Tuesday at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here, his family members said. He was 97
2017-08-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Differing arguments of SC judges in triple talaq verdict
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court which by a 3:2 majority decision struck down triple talaq as "unconstitutional", "arbitrary" and "not part of Islam", had differing arguments by the judges.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Hope other issues of Muslims will also get attention: Swaraj Abhiyan
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj Abhiyan on Tuesday said with the triple talaq issue settled, now attention should be paid to the "real" issues concerning Muslims such as education, discrimination in jobs and habitation etc.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
20 teams to investigate sighting of drone-like object at IGI Airport
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Police have formed as many as 20 teams to look into the sighting of a drone-like object flying twice at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here on Sunday, leading to disruption in operations twice.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
KVIC revives defunct centre in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Tuesday revived its defunct training centre in the Kashmir Valley where Mahatma Gandhi gave Charkha training to locals in 1947, officials said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Fiorentina striker Kalinic joins AC Milan on loan
Milan, Aug 22 (IANS) Seven-time European football champions AC Milan announced on Tuesday the signing of Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina on a loan deal with an obligation to buy.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Former Manipur CM Rishan Kaising dead
Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Rishan Kaising died on Tuesday at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here, his family members said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Agra tutor arrested for sexually abusing student
Agra, Aug 22 (IANS) A private tutor was on Tuesday arrested on charges of sexually exploiting a high school student who was forced into having sex with the tutor's sisters and then blackmailed.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Uttarakhand NIT students on warpath over poor living conditions
New Delhi/Dehradun, Aug 22 (IANS) About 1,000 students are on an indefinite strike at the NIT, Uttarakhand to protest against the cramped hostel rooms and toilets overflowing with sewage, and demanding that they be immediately shifted to some other place.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Terror suspect says cell planned bigger attack in Barcelona
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) The 12-man terrorist cell behind the Barcelona and Cambrils terrorist attacks, which claimed 15 lives and left over 120 people injured, had been preparing a bigger attack in Barcelona, according to judicial sources.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism
FC Barcelona sues Neymar for $10m
Barcelona, Aug 22 (IANS) Catalan football giants FC Barcelona on Tuesday took legal action against their former star Neymar, demanding 8.5 million euros ($10 million) over what they called breach of contract.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
We can, we will, interim Infosys CEO Rao tells employees
Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) Days after taking over the mantle from flamboyant technocrat Vishal Sikka, software major Infosys' unassuming interim CEO U.B. Pravin Rao on Tuesday reached out his nearly 2 lakh employees, asserting: "We can do it again and we will".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Have requested FM to reduce GST rates on automobile sector: Geete
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Union Minister Anant Geete on Tuesday said that he has requested Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce GST (Goods and Services Tax) rates on the automobile sector.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sindhu, Praneeth advance; Sumeeth-Ashwini lose at Badminton Worlds
Glasgow, Aug 22 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu, B. Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram and the mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy advanced but the mixed doubles pairing of B. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the second round of the World Badminton Championships here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Congress demands Chhattisgarh CM's resignation over cow deaths
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh should resign, taking responsibility for the deaths of 350 cows in three cow sheds in the state.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PKL 5: Gujarat beat Pune to maintain unbeaten run
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Gujarat Fortunegiants stretched their unbeaten run to seven matches after beating Puneri Paltan 35-21 in a Zone A contest of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Congress alleges Rs 18,000 cr scam in Metrorail car depot plan
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Mumbai Congress on Tuesday alleged a Rs 18,000 crore scam brewing in the Maharashtra government's plans to allot a whopping 30 hectares of prime green land for a car-depot of the upcoming Mumbai Metro III line. The government dismissed the "misleading" claims.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bengaluru Buddies, Chennai Strikers win in Cue Masters League
Ahmedabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Bengaluru Buddies and Chennai Strikers inched closer to the semi-finals in the Indian Cue Masters League here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Cairn Energy seeks additional $249 mn compensation from India
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) British oil major Cairn Energy has added another $249 million to the compensation it is claiming from India after the authorities here set off a tax refund due to it to settle part of a retrospective tax demand, the company said on Tuesday
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan, Egypt among 19 countries that have abolished triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court, in its judgment declaring instant triple talaq as unconstitutional, has cited laws from 19 countries including Pakistan and Egypt which have abolished the practice.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Mauritius hold St. Kitts & Nevis in Tri-Nation football clash
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Mauritius missed chances and conceded a goal in the dying minutes to draw 1-1 against St. Kitts & Nevis in the second match of the Tri-Nation International football series at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
7 dead, over 1,500 affected by dengue in Peshawar
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Seven persons have been killed and over 1,500 affected by the dengue virus in Pakistan's Peshawar, according to statistics released by the authorities on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Former cricketer arrested for duping young cricketers
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A 29-year-old former cricketer has been arrested for allegedly duping young cricketers whom he promised to send to Australia to play the game, police said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K Governor meets Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Tuesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and discussed various issues including repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani armed forces, an officials said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
RFI issued for helicopters for Indian Navy
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A Request for Information was issued for Naval Utility Helicopters and Naval Multi-Role Helicopters on Tuesday by the Defence Ministry under the Strategic Partnership model.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Vaiko calls on Karunanidhi
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) MDMK leader Vaiko called on ailing DMK leader M Karunanidhi at his residence here on Tuesday and enquired about his health.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
All hail Supreme Court's triple talaq verdict (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Activists, politicians, clerics, celebrities, political outfits and NGOs, including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) that was contending for the triple talaq, on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict on the controversial instant divorce among the Muslim community.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Transgender beauty pageant to be held in Gurugram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The first edition of Miss Transqueen India, a beauty pageant for transgenders, will take place in Gurugram on Sunday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Supreme Court strikes down instant triple talaq, political parties hail decision (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday by a 3-2 decision struck down the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq among Indian Muslims as unconstitutional, manifestly arbitrary and void in law.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hannover sign Brazilian striker Jonathas from Rubin Kazan
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) German football club Hannover 96 on Tuesday announced the signing of Brazilian striker Jonathas de Jesus from Russian side Rubin Kazan for the next three seasons.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
India-US joint army exercise next month
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India-US joint defence exercise Yudh Abhyas, set to be held in the US from September 14-27, will focus on anti-terror operations and will also see discussion on strategic issues between experts on both sides, defence sources said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Satyarthi's Kanyakumari-Delhi march against child abuse next month
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday said he will commence a "Bharat Yatra" from Kanyakumari to Delhi on September 11 to spread awareness about child sexual abuse and child trafficking.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Will look into book ban if author contacts us: Sahitya Akademi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Sahitya Akademi, an autonomous body working with the Ministry of Culture, said the ban on the book "The Adivasi Will Not Dance" is a state government decision and it will only interfere in it if the author approaches the body.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Another poor day for India at Wrestling Worlds
Paris, Aug 22 (IANS) It was another day of dismal performances by the Indian wrestlers as all four players -- Gyanendra, Ravindar, Harpreet and Naveen -- lost their respective matches to bow out of the World Championships here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Sindhu, Praneeth advance; Sumeeth-Ashwini lose at Badminton Worlds
Glasgow, Aug 22 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu, B. Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram and the mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy advanced but the mixed doubles pairing of B. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the second round of the World Badminton Championships here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
TN plan for one-year exemption on NEET exam fails
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's plans for one-year exemption from the NEET system of selection of candidates for medical courses for the current year fell through on Tuesday with the Centre telling the Supreme Court that no ordinance was coming on the issue.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Content with verdict, doubtful about lawmaking: Shabnam Hashmi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Social activist Shabnam Hashmi on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict striking down triple talaq but expressed doubts about it becoming a law, saying the issue can be "politicised" and used by different parties for their own benefit.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Hindu temple in Singapore probed for 'criminal offences'
Singapore, Aug 22 (IANS) A police investigation has been launched into the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore, over suspected criminal offences, a media report said.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Singapore,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Diaspora
ICSE in Bengal to sensitise children on online gaming
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Amid concerns over the 'Blue Whale game' phenomenon that has taken several lives globally, including in India, the Association of ICSE Schools in West Bengal will hold a sensitisation workshop on online gaming and internet addiction, covering around 200 schools.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Education
Manoj Tiwari accuses Kejriwal of unfair poll campaign
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A day before the Bawana bypoll, the BJP on Tuesday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the AAP of running an unfair election campaign.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
18 injured in Kashmir bus accident
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) Eighteen persons were injured, three of them critically, in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE excise tax to be effective from October 1
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Ministry of Finance has said that the excise tax law will be effective from October 1 in the country.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy
Nigerian President Buhari meets top officials
Abuja, Aug 22 (IANS/MAP) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting on Tuesday with the members of the National Security Council.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
Congress alleges Rs 18,000 cr scam in Metrorail car depot plan
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Mumbai Congress on Tuesday alleged a Rs 18,000 crore scam brewing in the Maharashtra government's plans to allot a whopping 30 hectares of prime green land for a car-depot of the upcoming Mumbai Metro III line.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
VD Man kills friend over suspected affair
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A man has been arrested for killing a friend who suspected him of having an affair with his wife, police said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drizzles in Delhi, Wednesday to see rain too
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The national capital on Tuesday saw light rain leading to a slight drop in the mercury, with the maximum temperature recorded at 35.1 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC decision will end communal appeasement politics: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the BJP on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement on triple talaq saying the decision will go a long way in ending "communal appeasement politics" and help in empowerment of Muslim women.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Dera Sacha Sauda chief verdict: Haryana imposes prohibitory orders
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Ahead of a court verdict this week in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, the Haryana government has imposed prohibitory orders in the state, Additional Chief Secretary Ram Niwas said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Triple Talaq verdict: Centre to issue advisory to states, UTs
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry is likely to issue an advisory to all states and Union Territories in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark judgment that struck down the practice of instant Triple Talaq, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Feuji, Eknovate announce merger
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Feuji Inc. and Eknovate Inc., both having offices in Hyderabad, on Tuesday announced their merger to leverage complementary strengths and focus on scalable global services offerings under the Feuji brand.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Meiraba, Lakshya to lead India challenge at junior badminton meets
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Junior top ranked player Maisnam Meiraba and the Junior World No. 1 Lakshya Sen will lead the countrys challenge in the Badminton Asia Under-17 and Under-15 Championships in Myanmar from October 4 and the BWF World Junior Championships in Jakarta from October 9 respectively, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Dinakaran faction MLAs ferried to resort in Puducherry
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The 19 AIADMK legislators belonging to the faction led by jailed party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran were on Tuesday ferried to a resort in Puducherry to safeguard them from switching their loyalty, after they withdrew support to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Australia upbeat despite poor show at Swimming Worlds
Canberra, Aug 22 (IANS) Australia last month produced its worst performance at a World Swimming Championships in 35 years but the sport's officials on Tuesday remained positive about the future, saying the swimming team's focus is purely on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Our psyche stopping India from becoming tourism hub: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the tourism industry has a huge potential to generate employment in India and the only thing standing in the way is "our psyche".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
We have won the fight, say Muslim women
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Muslim women who challenged the practice of triple talaq which was struck down on Tuesday by the Supreme Court expressed joy, with one saying that this was a "great day" for them.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Bihar flood toll reaches 341
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar remained grim with the death toll reaching 341 on Tuesday, an official said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Barcelona defender Lucas Digne unlikely Ramblas hero
Barcelona, Aug 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona defender Lucas Digne has emerged as one of the unlikely heroes of the terrorist attacks which claimed 15 lives in Barcelona and Cambrils on Thursday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football,Terrorism
Punjab seeks centre's support in settling Rs 31,000 cr debt
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday called on Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan here to seek central support in settling the unsustainable debt burden of whopping Rs 31,000 crore. He also requested a review committee to examine the matter afresh.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hindustan Copper focuses on Rs 5,000 cr expansion projects
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) is focusing on Rs 5, 000 crore of expansion projects which will be executed over the next three to four years, a top company official said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Ink thrown at Kanhaiya Kumar in Kolkata rallies
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Ink was thrown at former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar and other participants of rallies here on Tuesday allegedly by members of a right-wing organisation.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
ED arrests Jain brothers in bank fraud case
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday arrested brothers Sanjay Jain and Rajeev Jain of Surya Vinayak Group of Industries in a bank fraud case worth over Rs 2,300 crore.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amnesty hails verdict on triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Amnesty International India on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict striking down the practice of triple talaq among Muslims as a step forward for womens rights in India.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Can Nehru Memorial house other PMs' memorials?
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The 42nd Annual General Body Meeting of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) on Tuesday discussed if memorials of other former Prime Ministers of India can be built in the sprawling campus of the Teen Murti House. However, the issue remained inconclusive.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Second seed Lee Chong Wei crashes out of world badminton
Glasgow, Aug 22 (IANS) Second seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia suffered a shocking defeat to Brice Leverdez of France in the first round of the Badminton World Championships here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Spain terror suspects appear in court
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) The four men detained over last week's terror attacks in Spain appeared at the High Court here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Need to turn development into mass movement: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he wanted to create an environment where development becomes a mass movement just as what Mahatma Gandhi transformed the freedom struggle into.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Submit action plan, status report on pollution in Bellandur lake: NGT
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday summoned top officials from Karnataka and asked them to come up with a plan and status report over pollution in Bengaluru's Bellandur lake.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
GST regime will reduce costs for lower income section: ADB
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in India will tend to lessen the burden on the lower income section of the society but at the same time, increase the costs for higher income households, according to a blog posted on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) website.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rahul welcomes SC ruling on triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling on triple talaq.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maldives Army occupies Parliament to block no-trust vote
Male, Aug 22 (IANS) The Maldives military locked down the nations Parliament on Tuesday in what opposition lawmakers said was an attempt to block a motion to impeach the Speaker of the House.
2017-08-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Militant hideout busted, drone recovered in Meghalaya
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) A hideout of the Garo National Liberation Army was busted on Tuesday and a drone besides explosives were recovered, police said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Triple talaq has stature equal to fundamental right: Minority judgment
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Contending that the practice of instant triple talaq was a constituent of the personal law and had a stature equal to other fundamental rights, the minority judgment of the Supreme Court on Tuesday held it as not violative of the Constitution and cannot invoke judicial intervention.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
TN plan for one-year exemption on NEET exam fails
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's plans for one-year exemption from the NEET system of selection of candidates for medical courses for the current year fell through on Tuesday with the Centre telling the Supreme Court that no ordinance was coming on the issue.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Talks on Gorkhaland crisis on Aug 29: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the state government will hold talks with "all major political parties" on August 29 in a bid to restore peace and normalcy in the agitation-hit north West Bengal hills.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nawaz's wife diagnosed with cancer
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with throat cancer on Tuesday, the media reported.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Health/Medicine
Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize releases shortlist
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Shakti Bhatt foundation has announced the shortlist for the 10th Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize which includes six authors.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Modi commends Panagariya's work at Niti Aayog
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday commended Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya for his leadership and wished him the best for his future.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Global cues, value buying buoy equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) After two consecutive sessions of losses, the two key indices of the Indian equity markets -- NSE Nifty50 and BSE Sensex -- made marginal gains on Tuesday, as positive global cues along with "some value buying" buoyed investors' sentiments.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bank services hit across country as staff go on strike (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking operations across the country were hit on Tuesday as over 10 lakh bank employees in more than 1,30,000 branches pan-India struck work -- protesting against reforms in the banking sector among other issues -- thereby affecting cheque-clearing activity. However, private lenders like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank functioned normally.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
JD-U suspends Srijan scam-tainted leader in Bihar
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) The ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Tuesday suspended a party leader for his alleged involvement in the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bhagalpur district of Bihar.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We want peace in Afghanistan, Pakistan tells US
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan told the US on Tuesday that it desires "peace and stability in Afghanistan".
2017-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Sports Literacy Mission launched
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In a bid to promote sports in the country, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) named 'Sports: A Way Of Life' on Tuesday launched a Sports Literacy Mission in the presence of 25 Arjuna award winners, Olympians and Dronacharya award winners from various disciplines at the Indian Habitat Centre here.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
HC seeks government response on plea to make road rage non-bailable offence
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction that road rage offence should be made non-bailable with rigorous imprisonment.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Judgement contradictory, fractured: AIMPLB's women's wing
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The women's wing of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has termed as "contradictory" and "fractured" the judgement of the Supreme Court on triple talaq.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Need for 'Make in India' health module in northeast: DONER Minister
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) DONER Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday called for a 'Make in India' health module in the northeast region under the Public-Private Partnership mode to meet the changing health needs of the 21st century.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Essar to pay Rs 75.48 more per share to ex-EOL shareholders
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Ruia brothers-led Essar Group on Tuesday said it will pay an additional Rs 75.48 per share to ex-shareholders of Essar Oil (EOL) who tendered their shares at the open offer prior to the delisting of the company, which was sold to Russia's Rosneft-led conglomerate on Monday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Supreme Court strikes down instant triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday by a 3-2 decision struck down the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq among Indian Muslims as unconstitutional, manifestly arbitrary and void in law.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Globally 8 in 1,000 kids born with foetal alcohol syndrome
Toronto, Aug 22 (IANS) Nearly eight out of every 1,000 children worldwide are born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), which increases their risk of developing physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities, according to researchers.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Punjab on high alert ahead of Dera Sacha Sauda chief verdict: CM
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Punjab is on high alert ahead of a Haryana court verdict this week in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief and has received 75 companies of central forces to maintain law and order, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Dhopade, Deepan, Laxman in race for National Chess Championship
Ahmedabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Deepan Chakravarthy and R.R. Laxman produced emphatic victories in the penultimate round to stay close with leader Swapnil Dhopade of Railways in the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship at Karnavati Club here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Two killed in Italy quake, three children rescued from rubble
Ischia (Italy), Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) Firemen on Tuesday rescued an 11-year-old boy more than 16 hours after his home on the Italian resort island of Ischia was destroyed by magnitude 4 earthquake that left two women dead. The boy's two younger brothers were pulled out alive from the rubble earlier in the day.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Pakistan, Egypt among 19 countries that have abolished triple talaq
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court, in its judgment declaring instant triple talaq as unconstitutional, has cited laws from 19 countries including Pakistan and Egypt which have abolished the practice.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Noted poet Patar is Punjab Kala Parishad chief
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Noted Punjabi poet Surjit Patar was nominated as the Punjab Kala Parishad Chairman on Tuesday, state Tourism and Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Forcepoint appoints George Chang as Vice President-Sales
Singapore, Aug 22 (IANS) Global cyber security firm Forcepoint on Tuesday appointed George Chang as Vice-President of Sales in a bid to strengthen its Asia-Pacific (APAC) operations including in India.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Singapore,Technology
Micromax to 'massify' premium technology in India
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) At a time when Chinese smartphone makers have taken a lead in the Indian market, domestic handset major Micromax is betting big on value proposition and making premium technology available to the masses.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Harinder my main challenger competitor in national squash: Ghoshal
Greater Noida, Aug 22 (IANS) Veteran India star Saurav Ghoshal asserted on Tuesday that second seed Harinder Pal Singh Sindhu will be his biggest competitor in the ongoing 74th National Squash Championship at the Shiv Nadar University here.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
China defends Pakistan after Trump's terrorism barb
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China on Tuesday defended Pakistan after US President Donald Trump slammed Islamabad for harbouring terrorists.
2017-08-22
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Jaitley hails SC judgement, says 'aberrations' in personal laws should be rectified
New, Aug 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday hailed the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq as "progressive" and said efforts should be made to rectify "aberrations" in personal laws that infringe on constitutional guarantees.
2017-08-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Army chief reviews security in Ladakh
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat on Tuesday reviewed the security in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, days after a skirmish took place between Indian and Chinese troops in the area, defence sources said.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Samsung set to unveil Galaxy 'Note 8'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After sailing through the debacle over Galaxy Note 7 last year, Samsung is set to launch its flagship Note 8 on Wednesday, thus ending rumours of halting the further release of the Note series.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HackerEarth to render recruitment services to Monstar-Lab
Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) Bengaluru-based talent management start-up HackerEarth on Tuesday partnered with Chinese mobile app development company Monstar-Lab Technology to render technology recruitment services.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Banking operations hit in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking operations were on Tuesday hit across the state as members affiliated to nine unions in the public sector banks struck work protesting against reforms in the banking sector.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Talks on Gorkhaland crisis on Aug 29: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the state government will hold talks with "all major political parties" on August 29 to restore peace and normalcy in the agitation-hit north West Bengal hills.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dinakaran makes it tough for merged AIADMK, opposition wants floor test
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The opposition on Tuesday demanded a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly after the AIADMK group led by jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran withdrew support to Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, reducing the government to a minority.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
New electronic skin tracks heart rate, respiration
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS) Taking the technology of wearables to the next level, researchers have developed a new electronic skin that tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone.
2017-08-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
Jhajharia, Sardar to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Paralympics double gold medallist and world record holder Devendra Jhajharia has been named as the recipient of this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award along with former India hockey team captain Sardar Singh.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Athletics,Other Sports
Man stabbed to death inside Delhi police station
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A man was stabbed to death here with a file poker by a friend inside a police station where the two were brought after a scuffle between them, police said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IGIA to get new integrated terminal by 2021
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The national capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) will get a new integrated terminal like T3 by 2021, under the facility's next phase of planned expansion.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi Government approves construction of 5,012 EWS houses
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday approved construction of 5,012 houses for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) at three locations at an estimated cost of Rs 654 crore.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Triple talaq issue related to social reform: Naqvi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The triple talaq issue is not related to religion but social reform, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Tuesday, adding that the Modi government would discuss with all political parties on framing a law on the matter.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Sushant Singh Rajput praises Jackky Bhagnani's 'Carbon'
Mumbai, Aug 22 ( IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput says short film "Carbon", backed by Jackky Bhagnani, is a very well-intentioned project.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala opposition legislators protest enters Day 2
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) The indefinite protest by five legislators of the Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly to press for sacking of Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who faces nepotism charges, entered its second day on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Detained terrorists appear at Spanish court
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) The four surviving members of the 12-men terrorist cell responsible for attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils appeared at the Spanish National High Court here on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Here's why you tend to be less alert during afternoon
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Do you find yourself grumpy and less alert in the afternoon hours as opposed to the morning hours? It is because your brain expects a reward, while activation is greater in the morning and evening because rewards are not expected at these times, according to a study.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Coach Ramesh feels Dabang Delhi gearing up at right time
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Dabang Delhi chief coach Ramesh Bhendigiri feels that the team is gelling well and he is now more aware of his players' strengths and weaknesses as they get ready to face Haryana Steelers in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match here on Wednesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Asghar Farhadi starts work on Bardem, Cruz's film
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has started the principal photography of "Everybody Knows" ("Todos Lo Saben"), a psychological thriller film starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bodies found in search for 10 missing US sailors
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Divers searching for 10 missing American sailors have located some bodies inside the stricken US destroyer, a day after it collided with a merchant vessel near Singapore, a US Admiral said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'OurMine' hacked Sony PlayStation's social media accounts
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Days after taking over the social media accounts of US television network Home Box Office (HBO), notorious hacker group "OurMine" has hit again, this time claiming to have hacked Sony PlayStation's official Twitter and Facebook accounts.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC verdict banning triple talaq vindicates our stand: AIMPLB
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), a representative body of the Muslims, on Tuesday said it welcomes the Supreme Court judgment on triple talaq as it vindicates the organisation's stand and "accords protection to Muslim personal law".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Climate change likely to shrink fish size by 30%: Study
Toronto, Aug 22 (IANS) Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent as a result of rising ocean temperatures due to climate change across the globe, claims a study.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha calls for private investment in tourism sector
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Odisha Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda on Tuesday appealed to the private investors to invest in the tourism sector and tap its full potential.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Self-drive road trips abroad on your Indian driving licence
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Travelling by road is a great way to explore a country and experience it the "local" way. If you love driving and are wondering if you will ever be able to cruise down the autobahn, there are a few countries you can drive in with your Indian driving licence.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
SC verdict affirms gender justice: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement on 'triple talaq', saying the majority judgement is a resounding affirmation of gender justice and of equality of spouses.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
F1 racer Raikkonen extends contract with Scuderia Ferrari
Maranello (Italy), Aug 22 (IANS) Formula one racer Kimi Raikkonen on Tuesday extended his contract with Scuderia Ferrari until 2018.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Motorsports
Child pulled alive from rubble after quake
Ischia (Italy), Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) Rescuers on Tuesday pulled alive from rubble a seven-year-old boy and were working to reach his 11-year-old brother after their home was flattened by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake on the resort island of Ischia off Naples.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Judgment welcome, protects Muslim Personal Law: Sibal
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, who represented the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) in the Supreme Court, on Tuesday said the apex court judgment banning triple talaq is welcome as it also lays down by majority that Muslim personal laws cannot be interfered with.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
42 injured in US train crash
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 42 persons were injured on Tuesday when a high-speed train crashed into a stationary unoccupied train at a station near the US city of Philadelphia, officials said.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NITI Aayog to launch 'Mentor India' campaign
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Aimed at engaging industry leaders to mentor students in various schools across the nation, the NITI Aayog will on Wednesday launch the "Mentor India" campaign.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education
Virtusa appoints Samir Dhir as President
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) US-based IT services firm Virtusa Corporation on Tuesday appointed Samir Dhir as President of the company.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Ganesh aarti sung by Sanjay Dutt will be a hit, says Omung Kumar
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt is recording a Ganesh aarti for his Bollywood comeback film "Bhoomi". The film's director Omung Kumar says he is confident it will be a hit.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kolkata gets 'Food ATM'
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) 'Food ATM', a 320-litre refrigerator laden with leftovers, is ensuring that the poor and needy in the city do not go hungry, thanks to an initiative by a restaurateur here.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Britain to unveil proposals to solve post-Brexit cross-border disputes
London, Aug 22 (IANS) The British government will on Tuesday unveil proposals for solving cross-border legal disputes after Britain leaves the European Union.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Triple Talaaq verdict evokes mixed reaction in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Muslim intellectuals and religious scholars on Tuesday gave a mixed reaction to the Supreme Court verdict on Triple Talaaq. Most urged that before enacting a law, the government must solicit the views and opinion of all sections of the community.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Money laundering case: Shabir Shahs' bail plea dismissed
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, arrested on charges of money laundering.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Triple talaq judgement a victory for brave Muslim women: Shabana
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling on triple talaq and says the judgement is a victory for brave Muslim women in the country.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Explore handloom with peplum Banarasi tops, modal silk scarves
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Give a twist to handlooom with chic styles -- wear a peplum Banarasi top or a scarf made with modal, suggest experts.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Militant killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) A militant was killed in an ongoing operation by security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Care for your eyes during Ganeshotsav: Tendulkar
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday appealed to people to care for their eyes and protect them from diabetes during the upcoming 10-day Ganeshotsav festival.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Health/Medicine
SC strikes down instant triple talaq as unconstitutional
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday by a majority verdict held the triple talaq practice of instant divorce among the Muslim community as "unconstitutional", "arbitrary" and "not part of Islamic faith".
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Two women killed in Italy quake, child pulled alive from rubble
Ischia (Italy), Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) Rescuers on Tuesday pulled alive from rubble a 7-year-old boy and were working to reach his 11-year-old brother after their home on the resort island of Ischia off Naples was flattened by a magnitude 4 earthquake that left two women dead and 39 injured.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump puts Pakistan on notice on Afghanistan, seeks Indian help (Roundup)
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) President Donald Trump has unveiled his long-awaited Afghanistan policy, warning the US will take action within Pakistan if it did not stop backing terrorists battling American forces. And in a first for an American President, Trump brought India directly into the equation by assigning a strategic role for New Delhi.
2017-08-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Jhajharia, Sardar to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Paralympics double gold medallist and world record holder Devendra Jhajharia has been named as the recipient of this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award along with former India hockey team captain Sardar Singh.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey,Athletics,Other Sports
Qatar hits out at Saudi's restrictions on Haj flights
Doha, Aug 22 (IANS) Qatar strongly criticised Saudi Arabia for imposing restrictions on flights transporting Qatari Haj pilgrims to the kingdom, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Qatar,Religion,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
SC verdict indication of new India: Law Minister
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court's judgement striking down triple talaq, saying that it was an indication of an emerging new India.
2017-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Apple rolls out iOS 11 OS 'beta 7' version
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Tech giant Apple has rolled out beta version 7 of iOS 11 for the developers.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Shoppers Stop looks at 12% sales growth in 2017-18
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) India's leading modern retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd. is looking at 12 per cent sales growth in 2017-18 year and focusing on improving the profitability, a company official said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Iraqi forces storm neighbourhood in IS-held Tal Afar
Baghdad, Aug 22 (IANS) Iraqi security forces battling the Islamic State (IS) militant group on Tuesday broke into the first neighbourhood west of the IS-held city of Tal Afar, the military said.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Contact sports may alter brains of young, healthy athletes
Toronto, Aug 22 (IANS) Playing contact sports such as soccer, basketball and field hockey may lead to greater effects on the brain of athletes, researchers say.
2017-08-22
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports,Health/Medicine