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Microsoft acquires developer to make spoken AI more human-like
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) While Google has been working on life-like version of its spoken Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, Microsoft has jumped on the bandwagon by acquiring US-based AI developer "Semantic Machines" to develop the technology closer to how humans speak.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mango smoothie, kokum pancake: Summer dessert recipes
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Want to whip up a summer dessert for your friends and family? Try out delicious recipes of a mango and coconut smoothie or a kokum pancake and more.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Good heart health may prevent frailty in old age
London, May 21 (IANS) Want to prevent frailty when you grow old? If so, then start maintaining good heart health. A new study indicates that low heart disease risks among older people may help them to prevent frailty.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US temporarily suspends tariffs on Chinese products
Washington, May 21 (IANS) The US has put on hold its plan to impose sweeping tariffs on Chinese products as it presses forward with negotiations to reduce its trade deficit with Beijing, a top priority of President Donald Trump.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Early access to OnePlus 6 via pop-up sale
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) In an attempt to let OnePlus enthusiasts and prospective buyers have the opportunity to be among the first ones to experience and purchase its newly-launched OnePlus 6, the smartphone maker has launched a pop-up sale in eight cities across the country.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Full Magenta Line to open for public from May 29
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The portion of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line which will connect Kalkaji Mandir to Janakpuri West will be open for public from May 29, it was announced on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
TV doesn't give an actor enough space to perform: Anshuman Jha
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Anshuman Jha, whose latest movie release is "Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain", has tried his hand at a web show with "Babbar Ka Tabbar" for the first time. The actor, who has done his fair share of theatre too, says television is one medium that he thinks doesn't give enough space to perform.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China's 'FAST' telescope to get new receiver: Report
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China's five hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) -- the world's largest single-dish radio telescope -- will have a new receiver installed to boost its efficiency in surveying the sky, the media reported.
2018-05-21
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
FTC urged to 'make Facebook safe for democracy'
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) A team of progressive advocacy groups has asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to "make Facebook safe for democracy" by breaking the social media giant's monopoly in the market.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Amitabh Bachchan urges people to stop piracy
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has urged people to stop piracy and illegal streaming of films.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Naxalism is losing ground: Rajnath Singh
Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), May 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that Naxalism is shrinking and losing ground although it still poses a challenge.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Cut excise duty, bring automobile fuels under GST, chambers urge government
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With transport fuel prices in Delhi touching an all-time high, industry chambers, Ficci and Assocham, on Monday called for the government to urgently reduce fuel excise duties. It also urged the government to bring automobile fuels under the purview of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
All arrangements in place to tackle Nipah virus: Kerala Minister
Kozhikode (Kerala) May 21 (IANS) After three confirmed deaths due to the Nipah virus (NiV), and reports on eight other patients awaited, Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Monday said things are under control and there is no need to panic.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
'Deadpool 2' mints over Rs 30 cr in opening weekend in India
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Ryan Reynolds-starrer "Deadpool 2" has registered a business of Rs 33.4 crore net in its opening weekend in India.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fluminense rise to 5th in Brazilian Serie A
Rio de Janeiro, May 21 (IANS) Four-time Brazilian Serie A champions Fluminense rose to fifth in the standings after a 2-0 victory over Atletico Paranaense.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Equity indices in red; consumer durables, auto stocks slump
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded in the red zone on Monday afternoon due to weak global factors, including rising crude oil prices.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bank officer shot dead in Bihar
Patna, May 21 (IANS) A bank officer was shot dead on Monday by unidentified criminals in Bihar's Jahanabad district, police said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
South Korea team presented to thousands of fans in Seoul
Seoul, May 21 (IANS) South Korea's national football team will do their country proud at this summer's World Cup in Russia, the head coach told thousands of supporters in Seoul on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
Modi arrives in Russia
Sochi (Russia), May 21 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Monday on a nine-hour visit during which he will hold an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
India test fires BrahMos cruise missile
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) India on Monday successfully conducted the first test of the BrahMos cruise missile aimed at increasing its life from 10 to 15 years.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security
A.P. Express coaches catch fire, none injured
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) At least two coaches of the A.P. Express caught fire near Birlanagar in Madhya Pradesh on Monday, officials said. No one was injured.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Valencia ends La Liga season with win over Deportivo
Valencia (Spain), May 21 (IANS) Valencia earned a 2-1 home victory over relegated Deportivo La Coruna in the final round of the La Liga football season.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Mueller to finish Trump obstruction probe by September'
Washington, May 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trumps lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said that special counsel Robert Mueller hopes to finish by September 1 the investigation into whether Trump obstructed the Russia inquiry. He added that waiting any longer would risk improperly influencing voters in Novembers midterm elections.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Exercise 4-5 times daily to delay ageing
New York, May 21 (IANS) Want to stay young for long? If so, start exercising four to five times a day as it may help keep your heart stay healthy and slow down ageing, according to researchers.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Actor in me would've died if TV hadn't come along: Neena Gupta
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Neena Gupta, who was a part of the avant-garde movement -- also known as the parallel movement -- in Indian cinema, says she has never been in a better place as an actor. She feels television gave her a new lease of life.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Raonic pulls out of French Open
Madrid, May 21 (IANS) Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the French Open, the second Grand Slam event of the season, in a statement on Twitter.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Rajniesh, Krushna bond over filmmaking, food
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actors Rajniesh Duggall and Krushna Abhishek, who are working in two films together, are bonding over filmmaking and food.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kejriwal to attend Kumaraswamy's oath taking ceremony
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will attend the oath taking ceremony of Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Espanyol beat Bilbao 1-0 in their final La Liga game
Bilbao (Spain), May 21 (IANS) Espanyol rode on a lone goal from David Lopez to beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in their final La Liga game of the football season.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Torres bids farewell to Atletico with 2-2 draw vs Eibar
Madrid, May 21 (IANS) Spanish forward Fernando Torres scored a brace in his last game with Atletico Madrid in the team's 2-2 draw against Eibar in their final La Liga game of the football season.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Iniesta ends Barca career with 1-0 win over Real Sociedad
Barcelona, May 21 (IANS) Andres Iniesta ended his career in Spanish First Division football -- and with FC Barcelona -- with a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad at Camp Nou here.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Beat the heat with right thirst quenchers
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With summer comes the struggle to find the right thirst quencher as opting for aerated drinks can add unnecessary body weight. Try lassi, coconut water and sugarcane juice, suggest experts.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vindu Dara Singh produces play on education system
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Vindu Dara Singh has produced a Hindi comedy play titled "Golmaal - The Play". It will be staged here on Saturday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Ficci for urgent excise duty cuts on fuel
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With transport fuel prices in Delhi crossing previous highs, industry chamber Ficci on Monday called for the government to urgently reduce fuel excise duties.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra is visiting the Rohingya refugee camps on a field visit.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Ed Sheeran's song 'not for anti-abortion campaign'
London, May 21 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran says he has not given permission for his song "Small bump" to be used by anti-abortion campaigners in Ireland.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Billboard Music Awards: Janet Jackson first black woman to get Icon Award
Las Vegas, May 21 (IANS) Six-time Grammy Award winner Janet Jackson graced the Billboard Music Awards stage to receive the prestigious Icon Award -- becoming the first black woman to get it -- on Sunday. Not only was the moment her first television performance in nine years, but it was also the first time she performed as a mother.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Play with colours, greenery on walls for cool environs
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) You may not be able to escape the sweltering heat when you are outside, but you can make your home a cool haven by playing around with colours and adding greenery to your walls, suggest experts.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Orbital ATK to launch cargo ship to ISS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) An Orbital ATK Antares rocket is set to launch Cygnus supply ship on Monday to deliver tons of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said in a statement.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Galaxy Note 9 to have Bixby 2.0: Samsung
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) South Korean electronics giant Samsung has confirmed that its flagship Galaxy Note 9 would have a new version of company's Airtificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistant "Bixby 2.0".
2018-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Clarkson reunites with Cowell at Billboard Music Awards
Las Vegas, May 21 (IANS) Singer Kelly Clarkson and music mogul Simon Cowell enjoyed an impromptu "American Idol" reunion at the Billboard Music Awards here.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
9 Haqqani militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) At least nine militants of the Haqqani militant group were killed following air strikes in Afghanistan's Paktika, officials said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL finale
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale. Others joining the celebrations will include Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Nora excited about 'Dilbar' remake with John for 'Satyameva Jayate' (Lead, superseding earlier story)
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi will be seen sharing the screen space with actor John Abraham in the film "Satyameva Jayate" for a song.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Japanese plane evacuated after smoke fills cabin
Tokyo, May 21 (IANS) Passengers on board the All Nippon Airways' (ANA) Boeing 767 aircraft were evacuated at a Japanese airport prior to its departure on Monday after the plane's cabin was filled with smoke.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung to invite partners to discuss 5G commercialization
Seoul, May 21 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. said on Monday it is hosting a gathering of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) throughout this week to enable business representatives to exchange views on the commercialization of the fifth-generation (5G) network.
2018-05-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Indian firms grappling to comply with upcoming EU data privacy law (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) As the European Union (EU) gets ready to implement the much-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to harmonise data privacy laws for its citizens from May 25, most of the Indian organisations are still grappling to comply with the stringent regulation.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Samsung opens foundry R&D division under device solution arm
Seoul, May 21 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co recently opened a research and development (R&D) centre for its foundry business, industry sources said on Monday, reflecting its drive to advance deeper into the segment.
2018-05-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Father taught me to love and respect all: Rahul
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday remembered his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary saying it was he who taught him to love and respect all beings.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Billboard Music Awards: Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift win top honours
Las Vegas, May 21 (IANS) The 2018 Billboard Music Awards celebrated some of music's biggest names on Sunday night, with Ed Sheeran winning not only the Top Artist but Top Male Artist Award, and Taylor Swift lifting the Top Female Artist trophy.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Actress Patricia Morison dead
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actress Patricia Morison, who starred in the original 1948 Broadway production of "Kiss Me, Kate" and "The King and I" is dead. She was 103.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Satyameva Jayate' shoot wraps up
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The shooting for John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee starrer "Satyameva Jayate" has concluded.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nothing official yet: Sania Mirza on biopic
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Tennis ace Sania Mirza says nothing has been finalised yet about a biopic on her life.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
Nora Fatehi excited about 'Dilbar' remake with John
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi will be seen sharing the screen space with actor John Abraham in the film "Batla House" for a song.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Toll in UP hooch tragedy rises to 13
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) The death toll in last weeks hooch tragedy in Kanpur rural rose to 13 on Monday, as eight more persons died after consuming spurious liquor, police said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Priyanka thanks Dior for making her 'sparkle'
London, May 21 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra thanked luxury designer label Dior for her sparkling gown, which she wore at actress Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry's royal wedding reception.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sunny morning in Delhi
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 25 degrees Celsius. The Met forecasts strong winds later in the day.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money: British MPs
London, May 21 (IANS) The UK has been accused of turning a "blind eye" to Russia's "dirty money", putting national security at risk. A British parliamentarian body said London is being used to hide Russian President Vladimir Putin's illegal assets, media reports said.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Maduro re-elected as Venezuelan President
Caracas, May 21 (IANS) Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has won the election, claiming a second six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and alleged foul play, media reported on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Key Indian equity indices open flat
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday opened on flat note.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US to probe Trump campaign 'infiltration'
Washington, May 21 (IANS) The US Department of Justice will investigate whether FBI agents spied on President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign for "inappropriate purposes", media reports said.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Eidgah march
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Monday to prevent a separatist called march. Police in riot gear has been deployed and all exams for the day has been postponed.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
'Laze' warning issued as Hawaiian lava reaches sea
Honolulu, May 21 (IANS) The Kilauea volcano that erupted over two weeks ago leaving a trail of destruction has now reached the ocean, prompting authorities in Hawaii to issue a 'laze' warning that can cause lung, eye and skin irritation.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Cuba plane crash: Airline 'had safety complaints'
Havana, May 21 (IANS) The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Cuba last Friday, killing 110 people on board, had received prior safety complaints, two-ex pilots say.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu, Samba
Jammu, May 21 (IANS) Pakistani rangers have violated ceasefire on the international border (IB) in Jammu and Samba districts.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Venezuelan presidential election marked by empty precincts, irregularities
Caracas, May 21 (IANS) The Venezuelan presidential election was marked by a lack of voters at many polling places and reports of irregularities by the main adversaries of President Nicolas Maduro, who is running for re-election.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Chinese yuan weakens to against US dollar
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 89 basis points to 6.3852 against the US dollar on Monday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.
2018-05-21
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Britain to outlaw 'wild west' practices on internet
London, May 21 (IANS) British Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has said Britain is to introduce new laws to make social media safer by outlawing "wild west" elements of the internet.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology
Must-follow night skincare regime for youthful skin
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Apart from making healthy organic life choices, incorporating a night time skincare regime into our daily lives, will go a long way in keeping the skin looking healthy and glowing.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump seeks probe into FBI election campaign 'infiltration'; inquiry ordered
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Under pressure from President Donald Trump, the US Justice Department has asked its inspector general to assess whether political motivation tainted the FBI investigation into ties between Russia and Trump's campaign.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Cuba identifies 20 victims of plane crash
Havana, May 21 (IANS) Twenty of 110 victims of last Friday's fatal plane crash in Cuba have been identified and the bodies were sent to their families for burial, an official said.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lionel Messi wins 5th Golden Shoe
Madrid, May 21 (IANS) Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has won his fifth European Golden Shoe after his team beat Real Sociedad 1-0 in its final La Liga Santander match of the season.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Berlin celebrates cultural diversity with carnival
Berlin, May 21 (IANS) Over 4,000 carnival actors in 68 groups have showcased the rich cultural diversity in Berlin with a street parade, drawing tens of thousands of spectators.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Germany,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
First baby in 12 years born on remote Brazil island
Brasilia, May 21 (IANS) A remote Brazilian island with a ban on childbirth has celebrated the first baby born there in 12 years.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Brazil,Human Interest/Society
Crane collapses in Grand Mosque in Mecca
Riyadh, May 21 (IANS) A mobile crane lever has fallen inside Mecca's Grand Mosque, injuring one worker.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China launches satellite to explore Moon's far side
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China launched a relay satellite on Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang'e-4 lunar probe that will explore the mysterious far side of Moon, which can not be seen from the Earth.
2018-05-21
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
US temporarily suspends tariffs on Chinese products
Washington, May 21 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said the US was temporarily suspending tariffs on Chinese goods after an agreement was reached to reduce the bilateral trade deficit.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
It's time to update fashion statement for summer
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Picking the right fabric is very important when dressing smartly during summer. Men should opt for lighter fabrics like cotton, linen and seersucker as they are a great options to keep you cool, suggest experts.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rajnath for inclusion of martyrs' biographies in syllabus
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said biographies of martyrs should be included in the syllabus so that the upcoming generation can draw inspiration from the stories of patriotism and sacrifice.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Isla Fisher doesn't get offered roles she wants
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actress Isla Fisher says she doesn't get offered the roles she's "dying" to take, and she has become more selective because of her family with husband Sacha Baron Cohen.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nadal defeats Zverev to win 8th Italian Open title
Rome, May 21 (IANS) Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has won his eighth Italian Open title, dethroning Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in an epic final that was halted twice due to rain.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Thandie Newton's mixed feelings on 'Star Wars' role
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actress Thandie Newton thinks it is "awful" that she is the first woman of colour to have a leading role in a "Star Wars" movie as it should have happened earlier.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'US, China reach important framework deal on trade'
Washington, May 21 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said the US and China have reached a deal on a "very important" framework concerning their economic and trade ties, and the two sides have agreed to put a possible trade war on hold.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Ed Sheeran makes sure to go home, rest on tour
London, May 21 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran always make sure he goes home to rest in between tour dates.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Today's generation of filmmakers say things boldly, openly: Gulzar
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) His own brand of cinema was about human relationships entangled in social issues, but veteran writer-filmmaker Gulzar believes the present generation of movie makers have more courage to express things in an open and bolder way.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Emraan Hashmi, Kunal Deshmukh to work on new project
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) As "Jannat" clocked 10 years since its release, actor Emraan Hashmi and director Kunal Deshmukh have announced they will be collaborating again on a new project.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
IPL 2018: Chennai outplay Punjab by five wickets
Pune, May 21 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings knocked out Kings XI Punjab from the play-offs race of the Indian Premier League (IPL), outplaying them in the last league match by five wickets here on Sunday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Iran urges more 'practical steps' by Europe to protect n-deal
Tehran, May 21 (IANS) Political sympathy from Europe with Iran's nuclear deal is "not enough" and they should take more "practical steps" to guarantee Iran's economic interests from the deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Sunday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Salman Khan turns distributor with 'Race 3'
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan will foraying into film distribution with his upcoming Eid release "Race 3".
2018-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russian man masturbating on board aircraft arrested
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A Russian man who allegedly masturbated in front of his Indian woman co-passenger on an international flight has been arrested, Delhi Police said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CSCs in 2.5 lakh digitised villages by end-2018: Prasad
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The network of Common Service Centres (CSCs) is to be expanded to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by the end of 2018, IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
IPL: Ponting praises Iyer's captaincy
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils coach Ricky Ponting on Sunday praised Shreyas Iyer for the way he led the team during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) after Gautam Gambhir stepped down from the captaincy earlier in the season.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
No CM face in Madhya Pradesh, hints Kamal Nath
Bhopal, May 20 (IANS) Congress' Madhya Pradesh chief Kamal Nath on Sunday indicated that the party would not have a chief ministerial face in the upcoming assembly elections.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Two linemen electrocuted in Agra
Agra, May 20 (IANS) Two Electricity Department linemen died in a tragic accident on Sunday in here in Uttar Pradesh, police said.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maoist landmine kills seven security personnel in Chhattisgarh (Fourth Lead)
Raipur, May 20 (IANS) Seven security personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday when a landmine planted by Maoists ripped through the vehicle they were travelling in.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UK, Windsor back to normal after Royal Wedding
London, May 20 (IANS) The town of Windsor and Britain as a whole slowly began to return to normal on Sunday as the Royal Family thanked the tens of thousands of well-wishers who had thronged its streets and parks to cheer the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
RLSP launches campaign for inclusive judiciary
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Bihar-based Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) on Sunday launched its "Halla Bol, Darwaza Khol" campaign aimed at advocating the cause of inclusiveness in the Indian judiciary system and creating awareness about the issue.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IPL: Nair's quickfire half-century lifts Punjab to 153 vs Chennai
Pune, May 20 (IANS) A quickfire lower order cameo by Karun Nair helped Kings XI Punjab post a modest 153 against Chennai Super Kings in the last league encounter of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Nipah virus identified in Kozhikode fever deaths, Central team on way
Kozhikode/Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) The cause of death of two people, ostensibly suffering from fever, in Kozhikode has now been confirmed to be due to the Nipah virus (NiV), spread by fruit bats and causing severe disease in both animals and humans, a top official said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Man, teenager stabbed by unknown attackers
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A man and a teenager were stabbed, in two separate but similar incidents, by a group of unknown assailants as they were returning home on early Sunday, police said.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Truck load of stale chicken, eggs seized in Bengal
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) In wake of the uncovering of the sensational carcass meat racket in West Bengal, a truck load of stale chicken and eggs was seized from the state's West Midnapore district, police said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Pakistan to hold expo on agricultural products in Lahore
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) The agriculture department of Pakistan's Punjab province will hold a two-day Agri Expo 2018 at the Expo Centre in the eastern city of Lahore on June 23.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Figo expects Portugal to win World Cup
Tegucigalpa, May 20 (IANS) Portuguese former football great Luis Figo said he expected Real Madrid to win the Champions League and was picking Portugal to take the World Cup title in Russia.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Honduras,Sports,Football
IPL: Delhi knock out Mumbai from play-offs
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils (DD) rode a strong bowling display to notch up an 11-run victory and eliminate Mumbai Indians from the race for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Marquez clinches French MotoGP, earns 3rd consecutive win
Le Mans (France), May 20 (IANS) Spanish rider Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) on Sunday won the French MotoGP, his third consecutive victory of the season, followed by Italians Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha).
2018-05-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Motorsports
Maoist landmine kills six policemen in Chhattisgarh (Third Lead)
Raipur, May 20 (IANS) Six police personnel were killed and another was critically wounded in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday when a landmine planted by Maoists ripped through the vehicle they were travelling in.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'No final decision on altering rules for civil service allocation'
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The government has not taken a final decision on changing the existing rules to allocate the service and state to those qualifying the All India Civil Services Examination, informed sources said here on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Talks with Putin to further strengthen ties: Modi
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Ahead of his visit to the Russian city of Sochi for an informal summit with President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the talks will help further strengthen bilateral ties.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Man held for killing girl over salary
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi police arrested a man for killing a teenaged girl after she demanded her salary from him that he collected from her employer in west Delhi, police said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
One killed on cow slaughter allegation, four held
Satna (Madhya Pradesh), May 20 (IANS) Two Muslim youth were badly beaten up by villagers in this Madhya Pradesh village on accusation of slaughtering a cow, leading to the death of one of them, police said on Sunday. Four accused have been arrested.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi knock out Mumbai from IPL play-offs
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils ended Mumbai Indians chances of qualifying for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs with a 11-run victory at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Congress accuses Modi of using petrol price as political tool, demands cut
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday alleged that prices of petroleum products were being used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi "as a tool" to benefit BJP during elections and demanded that the prices should stay at least at the level that prevailed during the Karnataka assembly elections.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Brazil is ready to win World Cup, says Cafu
Sao Paulo, May 20 (IANS) The Brazilian national team is over its humiliating loss in the 2014 World Cup and pumped to win another title in Russia, retired star Cafu said.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
IPL: Chennai opts to field vs Punjab
Pune, May 20 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the last league game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Ethiopian athletes win Yinchuan International marathon
Yinchuan (China), May 20 (IANS) Ethiopian runners Muluneh Biru Weyesa and Melesu Birhano Assefa clinched the men's and women's titles respectively of the 2018 Yinchuan International Marathon here on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Gujjars call off May 23 protest after talks with Rajasthan government
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) The Gujjar Aarakshan Andolan Samiti has called off its proposed agitation scheduled on May 23 after prolonged discussions with the Rajasthan government, it was announced on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Svitolina beats Halep, defends Italian Open title
Rome, May 20 (IANS) Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina on Sunday overpowered Romania's Simona Halep in the Italian Open final, successfully defending the title and beating the top seed 6-0, 6-4.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Devotee assaulted inside Odisha's Jagannath temple
Bhubaneswar, May 20 (IANS) The staff at the Jagannath temple in Odisha's Puri assaulted a devotee and snatched his gold pendant on Sunday after he refused to pay a huge amount for offering prayers, police said.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AYUSH Minister says allies needed for Lok Sabha elections
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik said on Sunday that the BJP in Goa is looking forward to support from allies for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress-mukt Northeast after Mizoram polls: Amit Shah
Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Sunday said the northeast will be 'Congress-mukt' (Congress free) after the Mizoram election, scheduled for the year-end.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Shifting from one character to another was difficult: Mayur Verma
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actor Mayur Verma, who has featured in "Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur" and "Janbaaz Sindbad", is excited about making his Bollywood debut with "Zindagi Tumse", but says shifting from one character to another was difficult.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kalki stresses importance of eco-friendly fashion
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin says adapting environmentally conscious fashion can make the world a better place.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,Science/Tech
Why Indian board opposes every new idea straightaway? (Column: Just Sport)
Why is India reluctant to embrace a new cricketing idea straightaway when all others are gladly willing to go along with it.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Svitolina beats Halep, defends Italian Open title
Rome, May 20 (IANS) Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina on Sunday overpowered Romania's Simona Halep in the Italian Open final, successfully defending the title and beating the top seed 6-0, 6-4.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Modi is servant of politics, not people: Congress
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, following a tragedy earlier this week in which 18 persons were killed and termed him a "servant of politics", not of people.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Strategic partnership between India, Russia will strengthen: Modi
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin will strengthen the special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal minister blames BJP for deaths in Panchayat poll violence
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee on Sunday accused the BJP of fomenting unrest during the recently concluded state rural body elections and indirectly held it responsible for the loss of lives in the poll violence.
2018-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
You can't be experimental on TV: Jay Bhanushali
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Jay Bhanushali's tryst with showbiz started with the small screen, and he is in no mood to ditch the industry for Bollywood. But Jay, who is willing to do an interesting fiction TV show, says it is easy to typecast and stereotype an actor on television.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
More women supporting live-in relationships: Survey
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships has been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Scientific research has three-fold objective, President tells IISER graduates
Mohali, May 20 (IANS) Scientific research has three major objectives which should serve as a guiding light, President Ram Nath Kovind told graduating students of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at their seventh convocation here on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Science/Tech,Education
Rinse, exfoliate, moisturise: Face care for men
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A lot of men don't pay attention to their skin and let it suffer. Just take out a few minutes from your busy schedule and rinse, tone, exfoliate, moisturise daily without fail for a lasting youthful skin, suggest experts.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cause of deaths in Kozhikode family yet to be ascertained: Minister
Kozhikode (Kerala), May 20 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Sunday said the cause of death of three members of a family here remains to be ascertained and urged people not to spread false news about a rare virus being responsible.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Hindi cinema hasn't exploited horror genre: Taapsee
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has worked in a few horror films in the southern film industry, says Hindi cinema hasn't really exploited the horror genre.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Madhuri, Renuka recreate 'Lo chali mai'
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actresses Madhuri Dixit and Renuka Shahane, who will be seen together in Marathi film "Bucket List" after a gap of over two decades, recreated the memories of the song "Lo chali main" of 1994's "Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!".
2018-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
You need stupidity, foolishness to make cinema: Rakeysh Mehra
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Stupidity, madness and foolishness are needed to make cinema, says Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who admits half his films have been "super flops" but believes there's nothing like success or failure in the business of art and filmmaking.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bangladesh plans floating rate bonds
Dhaka, May 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has planned to issue floating rate bonds, the first of its kind in the country.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Blood type influences severity of diarrhoea
New York, May 20 (IANS) A bacteria associated with travellers' diarrhoea and children in underdeveloped areas of the world causes more severe disease in people with blood type A but not blood type O or B, finds a study.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
400 mn-year-old marine animal fossil found in China
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently found a fossilised body piece of an extinct class of marine animal known as Cystoidea or cystoids in southwest China's Guizhou Province.
2018-05-20
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Iran beat Uzbekistan 1-0 in World Cup warm-up
Tehran, May 20 (IANS) Iran defeated Uzbekistan 1-0 in a friendly as part of its preparations for the FIFA World Cup.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
3 killed, over 8,000 hit by severe weather in Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Three people were killed and over 8,000 affected as heavy rains and strong winds lashed across Sri Lanka, prompting disaster management officials to be on alert for possible evacuations, the Disaster Management Centre said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
NIA files charge sheets in Shiv Sena's Punjab leaders killings
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed two separate charge sheets against 15 accused in connection with killings of Shiv Sena's Punjab leaders Durga Gupta and Satpal Sharma, an offcial said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two killed in Jammu road accident
Jammu, May 20 (IANS) Two people were killed on Sunday when their car plunged into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian kids recall experience at US space centre
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Not everyone gets a chance to live the life of an astronaut, operate space shuttles and rockets, and experience moonwalk but 23 students from different schools across India got this once-in-a-lifetime learning experience at a space camp in the US Space and Rocket Centre (USSRC).
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Education
Being a producer allowed me to be more accountable: Vin Diesel
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Actor Vin Diesel says being a producer allowed him to be more accountable for the overall film.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
My friends, family keep me grounded: Sanya Malhotra
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) "Dangal" fame actress Sanya Malhotra, who currently has three films in her kitty, says her sense of achievement does not go to her head as her family and friends keep her grounded.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BSF, Pakistan Rangers agree to keep peace on border
Jammu, May 20 (IANS) The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers on Sunday agreed to maintain peace on the international border in Jammu region, BSF sources said.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Apple sued over alleged keyboard problem in MacBooks
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) A law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple alleging that MacBook and MacBook Pro's "butterfly" keyboard design is "prone to fail".
2018-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
42 rare turtles recovered in Bengal, one arrested
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) A total of 42 rare turtles were seized from a railway station in West Bengal's Hooghly and one person arrested, police said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bacteria in placenta responsible for preterm births: Study
London, May 20 (IANS) Scientists have found a higher number of pathogenic bacteria in placentas from women who delivered prematurely, supporting the presumption that maternal infection may cause preterm birth -- less than 37 weeks gestation.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Expert warns of irrevocable biodiversity damage with rising temperature
Cape Town, May 20 (IANS) A 3.2 degree Celsius increase in the Earth's temperature could see 47 per cent of insect species, 26 per cent of vertebrate and 16 per cent of plant species lose at least half of their geographic ranges, an expert on global change has said.
2018-05-20
Category: International, South Africa,Environment/Wildlife
Milind Soman enjoys Hawaiian vacation with wife
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Actor-fitness enthusiast Milind Soman says he will cherish all the moments spent with wife Ankita Konwar in Hawaii.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Valverde satisfied with first season as Barcelona coach
Barcelona, May 20 (IANS) Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said he was satisfied with his team's season, although he considered their early exit from the UEFA Champions League a complicated moment.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
IPL: Delhi opt to bat against Mumbai
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to bat against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Being sincere towards people gives me satisfaction: Jackie Shroff
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) With several films in the pipeline and one releasing in June, veteran actor Jackie Shroff is living one of the busiest phases of his life since the last few months. He says the equation with his directors, co-actors and level of sincerity, gives him the satisfaction to keep going.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ASI to upgrade Purana Qila, set up museum gallery
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has taken up several important conservation, restoration and upgradation works at the Purana Qila here and are setting up a modern gallery which will display artefacts and pottery from ancient India, an official statement said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
'Mere Pyare Prime Minister' to release on Gandhi Jayanti
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Mere Pyare Prime Minister", inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, has been locked for release on Gandhi Jayanti this year.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kathua rape: 'Signatures forged to create false alibi'
Jammu, May 20 (IANS) Forensic evidence received by the Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch on Sunday in the Kathua rape and murder revealed that Vishal Jangotra had forged signatures on an exam attendance sheet that "he had signed" in Meerut.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM on Wednesday
Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular's (JD-S) legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday said he will take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister on May 23 here in the presence of several national leaders.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Maoist landmine kills six policemen in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, May 20 (IANS) Six police personnel were killed and another was critically wounded in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday when a landmine planted by Maoists ripped through the vehicle they were travelling in.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Alyssa Milano opens up about anxiety attacks
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Actress Alyssa Milano says she suffered from postpartum depression that led to her checking into a psychiatric ward.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Health/Medicine
Yemen's Houthis fire missile at Saudi radar camp
Sanaa, May 20 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile towards a military radar camp in Saudi Arabia's southern border city of Khamis Mushait, the media reported.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Yemen,Terrorism,Defence/Security
South Korea beat India in Women's Asian Champions final
Donghae City (South Korea), May 20 (IANS) South Korea pipped India 1-0 to lift the 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy at the Sunrise Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Dortmund sign Swiss goalkeeper Hitz
Berlin, May 20 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund have signed goalkeeper Marwin Hitz from league rivals Augsburg, both sides announced.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Vasco hold Flamengo despite Vinicius Jr strike
Rio de Janeiro, May 20 (IANS) Real Madrid bound-forward Vinicius Junior struck his 10th goal of the 2018 season, but Flamengo could only manage a 1-1 draw with Vasco da Gama in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Halep beats Sharapova, in Italian Open final
Rome, May 20 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep rallied from a set down to defeat Russia's Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 and reach the final of the Italian Open for the second consecutive year.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Villarreal renews coach Calleja's contract
Vila-real (Spain), May 20 (IANS) Villarreal announced on Sunday the renewal of coach Javi Calleja's contract for one year.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Spain,Sports,Football
Chelsea salvage season with 1-0 victory over Man United in FA Cup final
London, May 20 (IANS) Chelsea got a first-half goal from Eden Hazard and managed to hang on for a 1-0 victory here over Manchester United in the FA Cup final.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Defending champion Zverev edges Cilic to reach Italian Open final
Rome, May 20 (IANS) German defending champion Alexander Zverev edged Croatia's Marin Cilic 7-6 (15-13), 7-5 to reach the Italian Open final for the second straight year.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Iftaar party at home? Try korma, keema recipes to impress
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) During this Ramadan, impress your family and friends with self-made gosht badam korma or keema with recipes lent by experts.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Now find Vitamin B12 in plants too
London, May 20 (IANS) If you are a hardcore vegetarian but deficient in Vitamin B12, then there is a good news for you as scientists have discovered ways to increase the levels of Vitamin B12 in an ayurveda herb used in making soups and sandwiches.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Fatal accidents increasing on Agra-Lucknow Expressway
Agra, May 20 (IANS) Speed craze without discipline is proving a major killer on Uttar Pradesh's two expressways. While the Yamuna Expressway has taken nearly a thousand lives since 2012, the Agra-Lucknow Expressway has recorded over 100 deaths.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
European countries a hot destination for Indians
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) With travel bug catching up in India, European countries are a preferred destination for Indians this summer, according to a survey.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian Navy ships to visit Vietnam
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Three Indian naval ships will make a port call in Vietnam under the ongoing operational deployment of the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet to SouthEast Asia and NorthWest Pacific region, officials said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Boyd denies sexual misconduct allegations
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Violinist Boyd Tinsley, former member of Dave Matthews Band, has hit back after being accused of sexual misconduct, insisting he will fight his accuser in and out of the court.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President reaches Shimla on four-day holiday
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday was accorded a ceremonial reception on his arrival in the Himachal Pradesh capital on a four-day holiday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Six security personnel killed in Maoist blast
Raipur, May 20 (IANS) Six security personnel were killed and another was critically wounded on Sunday when Maoists detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Benefits will outweigh costs of extended trading in equity derivatives'
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Even as the equity brokers are trying to figure out a way to cope with the longer trading hours on equity derivatives, many feel the benefit of "real-time" alignment with global markets would outweigh infrastructure challenges.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Scientists convert plant matter into chemicals
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) A team led by an Indian-origin scientist from Sandia National Laboratories in California has demonstrated a new technology based on bio-engineered bacteria that can make it economically feasible to produce chemicals from renewable plant sources.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Cena, Bella go on casual coffee date
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Wrestling star and actor John Cena and actress Nikki Bella were spotted together for the first time since their split in April.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rita Ora forced to cancel Bristol concert
London, May 20 (IANS) Singer Rita Ora was forced to cancel her Bristol concert after doctors advised her not to take to the stage.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
SC sets conditions to cut trees for Ganga Jal project
Agra, May 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam to plant 2,500 saplings, maintain and look after them for 10 years in a secure fenced area in Firozabad district to compensate the felling of 234 trees that come in the way of the Ganga Jal pipeline that will bring water to the Taj City.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Five security personnel killed in Maoist blast
Raipur, May 20 (IANS) Five security personnel were killed on Sunday when Maoists detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hunger has no religion: Azhar Maqsusi's mission is manna for Hyderabad homeless (IANS special series)
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Homeless beggars, ragpickers and labourers sitting with plates on a mat are waiting under a flyover. As the clock strikes 12.30 pm, a slim man appears on the scene and starts serving hot rice and dal.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,IANS Special Series,Features,Human Interest/Society
'Spoken English' course for students in Delhi
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Delhi government is inviting applications from government school students for enrolment in the 'Spoken English' course to enhance their language speaking skills.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
This royal wedding stood for change, hope: Priyanka
London, May 20 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who made heads turn with her chic lilac dress suit at actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding on Saturday, says the day will be remembered as it stood for change and hope.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cannes was Weinstein's hunting ground: Asia Argento
Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Italian film actress Asia Argento, one of Harvey Weinstein's first accusers, delivered a fiery speech about the disgraced Hollywood producer and issued a warning to sexual predators during the closing ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival.
2018-05-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Petrol, diesel in Delhi hit record highs
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) State-run Indian Oil Corp on Sunday raised transport fuel to record highs in Delhi on the seventh day of resuming the daily price change system, following a temporary suspension that lasted 20 days.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BJP leader walks barefoot for CBI probe
Jammu, May 20 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Minister and BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh on Sunday led a march in Kathua district, walking barefoot for nearly five hours, demanding a CBI probe into the rape and murder of a young girl in Kathua.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes
Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme dOr at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for his film "Shoplifters".
2018-05-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India's ICT ranking could see big jump if smartphones are taken into account
The new draft telecom policy released by the Department of Telecom is a lucid, comprehensive attempt that balances the present hard realities with the aspirations of the future. There is a wide base of population that needs to connect while the already connected want to climb up the technology ladder to stand at par with global advances.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Oil prices, rupee value to influence equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Persistently high global crude oil prices, along with the rupee's movement against the US dollar and the ongoing quarterly results season are expected to drive the trajectory of the key Indian equity indices in the coming week.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kathua rape and murder: Lal Singh leads march for CBI probe
Jammu, May 20 (IANS) Former state minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Choudhary Lal Singh on Sunday led a march in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, seeking CBI probe into Kathua rape and murder case.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Explore British Columbia first if you're a techie from India: Minister
Vancouver, May 20 (IANS) British Columbia, a major global hub for tech companies, is looking to woo more and more global capital and is keen on inviting Indian tech giants and talent into the Canadian province, says a senior minister of the province.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
4 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghan air strikes
Kabul, May 20 (IANS) At least four Taliban insurgents were killed following an Afghan Special Operations Forces-related air strikes in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism,Defence/Security
A Scottish adventurer and his colourful World War II career (Column: Bookends)
Across the Second World War's hundreds of thousands of armed clashes, big and small, across multiple theatres, there are few soldiers, below general rank, who may have influenced its strategic course, and in a way, shaped the future, despite their personal bravery. This distinction goes to a Scottish diplomat-turned-politician-turned-soldier, who was one of the many real-life inspirations for James Bond.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
China's Meitu, British Museum launch smartphone for women
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Chinese technology company Meitu and the British Museum have launched a limited edition smartphone specifically for women that comes with Artificial Intelligence (AI) beautification technology.
2018-05-20
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Few hundred Tripura tribals went to Bangladesh for livelihood, claims CPI-M MP
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) In search of livelihood, around 600 tribals of northern Tripura went to Bangladesh as they were unable to survive in the northeastern state in view of the huge crisis on the foods and rural jobs fronts, CPI-M Chief Whip in Lok Sabha Jitendra Chowdhury has said.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
This protein can treat triple-negative breast cancer
New York, May 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a remedy to thwart the metastatic spread of breast cancer, a leading cause of death among women.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Leganes beat Real Betis 3-2 in La Liga clash
Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Leganes pulled off a 3-2 win against Real Betis in a La Liga match here.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
We need two quarters to fully take off in India: Chinese smartphone Honor
London, May 20 (IANS) China's top-selling smartphone Honor, which aims to expand aggressively in India this year, will be ready to take off in the next two quarters, the company's president believes.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Apple pays $1.77bn of total $15bn tax fine to Ireland
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) Apple has paid $1.77 billion of total $15 billion to the Irish government as it begins to collect tax and interest into an escrow account set up to hold the sum.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
RTI activist arrested in Assam ahead of Shah's visit
Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) Ahead of the BJP national President Amit Shah's visit to Assam, RTI activist and farmers' body leader Akhil Gogoi was arrested on Sunday morning for protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi to see warm day ahead
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The National Capital woke up to a sunny Sunday morning with minimum temperature recorded at 27 degree Celsius, a notch above the season's average, while the day ahead is expected to be very warm.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Smoking pot before 15 may up drug problem risk later
Toronto, May 20 (IANS) If boys start smoking pot in early teenage life, they may be at a higher risk of developing drug problem as a young adult, a new study has said.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Minor injured in clashes in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured during clashes between a group of youth and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Border tourism booms since meeting of two Korean leaders
Seoul, May 20 (IANS) Tourism to security-related sights near the border between North and South Korea has boomed since the leaders of the two countries met last month, media reports said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Youth injured in clashes in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) A youth was seriously injured during clashes between a group of youth and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said on Sunday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Frankfurt upset Bayern 3-1 to clinch German Cup
Berlin, May 20 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt clinched their fifth German Cup after beating Bayern Munich 3-1 by courtesy of Ante Rebic's brace in the final at outsold Berlin Olympia stadium.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Cuba plane crash: Black box recovered in 'good condition'
Havana, May 20 (IANS) Cuban officials said they have found one of the two black boxes from a plane that crashed near Havana airport, killing more than 100 people, in "good condition".
2018-05-20
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lily Allen drank a bottle of vodka a day
London, May 20 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen, 33, has detailed a secret battle with alcohol which - at its worst - saw her consume a bottle of vodka each day.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Intelligence warns of assassination attempt against Erdogan
Ankara, May 20 (IANS) The Turkish diaspora and Western intelligence have warned of an assassination attempt by Turkish citizens against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his upcoming visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the media reported.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security
Melania Trump returns to White House after kidney surgery
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has returned to the White House after undergoing kidney surgery, said her office.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Zimbabwean president to announce election date by May-end
Harare, May 20 (IANS) Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he will proclaim the 2018 election date at the end of May.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Real Madrid draw 2-2 in prelude to Champions League final
Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Real Madrid showed both sides of their game as they warmed up for next Saturday's Champions League final with a 2-2 draw away to Villarreal.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Toll in Cuba plane crash rises to 110
Havana, May 20 (IANS) The toll from Friday's Boeing 737 crash in Cuba, close to Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, has risen to 110, officials said.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kim Kardashian's diet worries
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was "worried" that she would not fit into her Met Gala dress.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Germany wants to strengthen multilateralism with China: Merkel
Berlin, May 20 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her country wants to strengthen multilateralism with China and she is looking forward to her visit to China next week.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy
Khloe begs Kim to make up with Tristan
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian wants her sister Kim Kardashian to make up with her boyfriend Tristan Thompson for the sake of her new born daughter True.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China, US issue joint statement on economic, trade consultations
Washington, May 20 (IANS) China and the US have issued a joint statement on economic and trade consultations, vowing not to launch a trade war against each other.
2018-05-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
My husband is my favourite co-star: Isla Fisher
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Actress Isla Fisher says she has more respect for her husband and actor Sacha Baron Cohen since working with him on "Grimsby".
2018-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
We are peaking at the right time, says Dinesh Karthik
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik feels the team is peaking at the right time after making the playoffs by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win IPL game here.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Iran urges Europe to remain committed to n-deal after US exit
Tehran, May 20 (IANS) The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Saturday urged the European countries to remain committed to their promises pertaining to the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal.
2018-05-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Bengal Congress criticises BJP's 'power grab' in Karnataka
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Welcoming the development in Karnataka in favour of the Congress-JDS combine, West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday took a dig at the BJP for its attempt to "grab power" in the southern state "undemocratically".
2018-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IPL-2018: KKR seal playoffs berth with five-wicket win over Sunrisers
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) booked their place in the playoffs of the Indian Premier League with a five-wicket victory over table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a crunch game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-05-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Wanted doctor leading 'Fantastic 4' gang arrested
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A doctor, heading the "Fantastic Four" gang involved in numerous cases lodged in various states, has been arrested, police said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka politics, oil prices to exert pressure on rupee: Experts
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) The prospects of a non-BJP government in Karnataka, along with persistently high global crude oil prices are expected to further weaken the Indian rupee, say experts.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Democracy finally won in Karnataka, says Pilot
Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) The resignation of newly-elected Karnataka Chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday ahead of the floor test is a big victory of democracy in India, said Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rahul's new theory is to see victory in defeats: Shah
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for celebrating B.S. Yeddyurappa's resignation in Karnataka as a "victory", saying the mandate was to get rid of Siddaramaiah and claimed that such coalition will not last long.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal Safari welcomes newborn tiger cubs
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) A Royal Bengal Tigress gave birth to three healthy cubs at Bengal Safari Park in the state's Siliguri, an official said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mother claims toddler raped
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A woman has alleged that her one and half year old daughter was raped in Jafrabad area in the state capital, police said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man held for raping daughter
Gurugram, May 19 (IANS) A man in Manesar near here has been arrested for repeatedly raping his minor daughter, police said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP loses Karnataka as CM Yeddyurappa quits before trust vote (Intro Roundup)
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) In an anti-climax to the hectic political developments since the split verdict in May 12 Karanataka Assembly polls, the BJP lost power in Karnataka as Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before the trust vote, as he did not have the numbers to prove his majority.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Ceasefire in J&K not for militants: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said that the ceasefire announced by the Centre in Jammu and Kashmir during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan does not apply to militants.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Chess: Rozum shots into lead in round five
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Ivan Rozum of Russia shot into the lead with five points from as many rounds by defeating fellow Grandmaster Deep Sengupta in the 3rd International Grandmaster Chess Tournament here at Newtown School on Friday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
IPL: KKR bowlers keep runs in check as Sunrisers post 172/9
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Shikhar Dhawan cracked a fifty but Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers pulled things back in the middle overs to restrict table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to 172/9 in 20 overs in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Kumaraswamy invited to form government in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala on Saturday invited Janata-Dal-Secular's legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy to form the next government in the state, following the resignation of BJP's B.S. Yeddyurappa ahead of his trust vote.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Congress government protecting sugar mill owners: Akali Dal
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday said that the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab was protecting the owners of a sugar mill, who were close to the ruling dispensation, even after discharge from the mill had left thousands of fish dead and contaminated water in Beas river.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Buffon bids farewell to Juventus in 2-1 win over Hellas Verona
Turin, May 19 (IANS) Juventus' iconic Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played his last game with the Serie A champions on Saturday, defeating the already relegated Hellas Verona 2-1.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Svitolina beats Kontaveit, to defend Italian Open title in final
Rome, May 19 (IANS) Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina, the Italian Open's defending champion, on Saturday defeated Estonia's Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the final.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Murder accused Bihar sharpshooter arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A 36-year-old murder case accused and sharpshooter from Bihar has been arrested in the national capital, police said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hall of short fame: Yeddyurappa not alone
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After serving for two days, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned from the post of Karnataka Chief Minister ahead of a floor test in the Assembly. In 2007 also, Yeddyurappa had served as the state's CM for eight days -- September 12-19.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Woman civic volunteer found murdered in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The blood-smeared body of a woman civic volunteer was recovered at her house near the airport here while her husband found tied to a chair with plastic ropes, police said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Controversy over sexist Argentine manual put to rest: World Cup organisers
Madrid, May 19 (IANS) The CEO of the Local Organising Committee for the 2018 World Cup in Russia said that the Argentine football federation (AFA) had apologised for a sexist chapter included in a manual given out to players, staff and journalists and that the controversy had been put to rest.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nadal beats Djokovic, to seek 8th Italian Open title in final
Rome, May 19 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, the World No. 2, beat Serbia's Novak Djokovic 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Saturday, and is to seek his eighth Italian Open title in the final.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Need for transparency in appointment of judges: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that there was "need for transparency" in the appointment of judges and the "autonomy of the judiciary should be respected".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian pugilists to train in Italy, Ireland for Asiad
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Eyeing a strong show at the upcoming Asian Games, the Indian men and women boxers will be training in Ireland and Italy respectively, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) announced on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Odisha seeks flexibility in Central government schemes
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday requested the NITI Ayog for flexibility in implememtimg the various central government schemes.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Drugs Controller to come out with vaccine specific regulatory policy
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) The Drugs Controller General of India plans to come out with vaccine specific regulatory policy and a manual for regulatory requirements for commercialization of new drug and on how to conduct clinical trials in India, it was announced on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Modi is corruption, hope BJP learnt lessons from Karnataka: Rahul
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) In a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa ahead of the trust vote, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday termed him "corruption" and that Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and the RSS considered no institution "worthy of respect".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC time limit on Dhingra Commission report ends in 10 days: Khattar
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday that the Supreme Court's time limit of two months to the Punjab and Haryana High Court to make public the report of Justice Dhingra Commission will be over in the next ten days.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NYSE listed nVent Electric launches in India
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) New York stock exchange listed electrical solutions provider nVent Electric on Saturday announced the launch of its India operations as an independent, publicly traded company.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Golfer Catlin on track at Asia-Pacific Classic
Henan (China), May 19 (IANS) John Catlin of the United States is on course to win his maiden Asian Tour title after carding a three-under-par 69 to stay in the lead at the $300,000 Asia-Pacific Classic golf tournament here.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Golf
Needed to strengthen middle order in coming IPL seasons: Kohli
Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) A dejected Virat Kohli vowed to come back with a stronger middle order in the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season after his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was shown the door from the ongoing edition with a 30-run loss to Rajasthan Royals here on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
17 killed in Afghanistan flooding
Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan), May 19 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 23 others wounded after heavy torrential rains caused fresh flooding in two Afghan provinces, the authorities said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
DU appeals to teachers to abandon protest, evaluate answer-sheets
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Delhi University on Saturday made an appeal to the teachers' association members to take up evaluation of exam sheets -- abandoned by them in protest -- for the sake of the "future of students" and also so that results can be announced in time.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Barcelona, to debut vs Real Sociedad
Barcelona, May 19 (IANS) Barcelona on Saturday presented its new kit for the 2018-19 season, featuring a jersey with 10 vertical stripes representing Barcelona's 10 districts.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ronaldo voted Man United's best-ever EPL player
Manchester, May 19 (IANS) Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted Manchester United's greatest English Premier League (EPL) player by the supporters of the former European champions, a report said.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Jharkhand school children taken ill, lizard found in meal
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Over two dozen children were hospitalised in a Jharkhand school after consuming "khichdi" in which a dead lizard was found.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yeddy does 'Atal', deals blow to BJP's south strategy (News Analysis)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP's efforts to expand in southern states suffered a blow on Saturday with its two-day old government collapsing as Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned before a trust vote in an assembly where no party has majority.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress celebrates fall of 3-day BJP government in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Celebrations broke out at the Congress party office here as hundreds of its cadres greeted the fall of the 3-day BJP government on Saturday by bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets among themselves and even passersby.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Prince Harry, Meghan marry at Windsor Castle
London, May 19 (IANS) Prince Harry, sixth in line to the British throne, and US actress Meghan Markle sealed their wedding vows with a kiss outside Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel on Saturday, cheered on by thousands of delighted crowds.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Amarinder seeks Karnataka Governor's resignation
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday demanded the immediate resignation of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala in view of the latest political developments in the southern state.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
"Thug Ranjha" is most viewed Indian video worldwide
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Singer Akasa's debut pop single "Thug Ranjha" has become the most viewed Indian video worldwide on YouTube.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
IPL: Royals alive after ending RCB's campaign
Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals rode on a fine half century from Rahul Tripathi, combined with leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal's four-for to outclass Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 30 runs and more importantly keep themselves in the hunt for a place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Play-offs.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr's bloc wins Iraq elections
Tehran, May 19 (IANS) An alliance headed by former Shia militia chief Moqtada Sadr who led two uprisings against the US-led invasion of Iraq has won the parliamentary elections by obtaining 54 seats, the Electoral Commission said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Shun violence, join mainstream India: Modi to 'misguided' Kashmiri youth (Roundup)
Srinagar/Jammu/Leh, May 19 (IANS) On a day-long Jammu and Kashmir visit to inaugurate developmental projects, two days after the government announced an unconditional Ramadan ceasefire in the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked "misguided" Kashmiri youth to join "mainstream" India for a life with dignity.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Congress-JD-S alliance a 'surrender deal': BJP
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday termed the post-poll alliance between the Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) as the "surrender deal", alleging that the alliance has been stitched on a formula to "not enquire" into the former Siddaramaiah government's "corruption".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kumaraswamy invited to form government in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala on Saturday invited Janata-Dal-Secular's legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy to form the next government in the state, following the resignation of BJP's B.S. Yeddyurappa ahead of his trust vote.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Invited to form government, oath-taking on Monday: Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) JD-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday said that Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has invited him to form a government in the state, following the resignation of B.S.Yeddyurappa-led BJP regime ahead of its trust vote.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP loses Karnataka as CM Yeddy quits before trust vote (Roundup)
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) In an anti-climax to the hectic political developments since the split verdict in May 12 Karanataka Assembly polls, the BJP lost power in Karnataka as Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before the trust vote, as he did not have the numbers to prove his majority.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
IPL-2018: Sunrisers win toss, elect to bat first
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
EESL distributes 30 cr LED bulbs, to save Rs 15,000 cr per year
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) said on Saturday that it has distributed over 30 crore light emitting diode (LED) bulbs across the country under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) programme.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
SC judges should have resolved issues internally: Former CJI Thakur
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The four senior judges of the Supreme Court should not have held the press conference, said former Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur, asserting that the matter ought to have been addressed and solved within the confines of the top court.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rajastan beat Bangalore in IPL tie
Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 30 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Stood up for certain values; nothing personal: Justice Chelameswar (Lead, correcting para one)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who retired on Friday, has said that he stood up for certain "issues and values" wherever he perceived things were going wrong and had nothing personal against anyone in the system.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
STF arrests wanted criminal in Haryana
Gurugram, May 19 (IANS) The Haryana Special Task Force (STF) has arrested a wanted criminal who carried a bounty of Rs 50,000 on his head, police said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
KMP expressway to be completed in June: Khattar
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday that the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway will be inaugurated soon after the construction work is completed in June.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tripura's BJP government announces new recruitment policy
Agartala, May 19 (IANS) As per pre-poll promise, the BJP government in Tripura on Saturday announced new recruitment policy and annulled the earlier employment rules framed by the previous Left Front government, a senior minister said.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
PCB issues showcause notice to Hafeez
Lahore, May 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show cause notice to veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who raised objections over the International Cricket Council's (ICC) procedure of dealing with suspect bowling actions.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
BOI expects 8-10% business growth this fiscal
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) State-run lender Bank of India (BOI) is expecting its business to grow 8-10 per cent in the current fiscal, an official said here on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
President on four-day Himachal trip
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will be visiting the Himachal capital for four days from Sunday and during his stay, will meet state government functionaries and attend a university convocation.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Stood up for certain values; nothing personal: Justice Chelameswar
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who retired a day before, said on Saturday that he stood up for certain "issues and values" wherever he perceived things were going wrong and had nothing personal against anyone in the system.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yeddyurappa's resignation victory of democracy: Mamata
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday congratulated former Prime Minister and JD-S chief H.D. Deve Gowda, his son H.D. Kumaraswamy and the Congress after B.S. Yeddyurappa quit as Karnataka Chief Minister before facing a crucial trust vote in the state Assembly, and called the development a "victory of democracy".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi is corruption, hope BJP learnt lessons from Karnataka: Rahul
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched a stinging attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday following the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa ahead of the trust vote in assembly, stating that "PM is corruption" and there is no institution "worthy of respect of the Prime Minister, Amit Shah and the RSS".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hope you fly strong: Kajol to Riddhi Sen
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actress Kajol has wished her "Eela" co-star Riddhi Sen on his 20th birthday on Saturday and said he should fly strong, straight and true always in his career.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sterlite Power plans $4 bn investment in Brazil by 2022
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Sterlite Power is planning an investment of $4 billion by 2022 in power projects in Brazil where it has won orders last year to build transmission lines, the company said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Prince Harry, Meghan marry at Windsor Castle
London, May 19 (IANS) Prince Harry, sixth in line to the British throne, married US actress Meghan Markle in a ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Can't commit to PSG for five years: Mbappe
Paris, May 19 (IANS) Frenchman Kylian Mbappe as on Saturday revealed that he wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain next football season but might not see out his five-year contract at Parc des Princes.
2018-05-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Meghan opted for Givenchy gown, diamond tiara lent by the Queen
London, May 19 (IANS) Actress and now Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle looked beautiful in pure white silk Givenchy gown and 15 feet veil embroidered with flowers and held in place by a diamond tiara lent by the Queen for her wedding with Prince Harry.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lack of majority forced Yeddyurappa to quit: BJP
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday admitted that its Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned as his government did not have the numbers for simple majority to win the trust vote in a hung Assembly.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Modi's burden has become heavier after Karnataka setback (Column: Political Circus)
The hopes of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) adding Karnataka to the list of 19 states where it is in power has been dashed although it came close to fulfilling it. However, the eight seats which the BJP needed to cross the finishing line in the legislature eluded the party.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Ghaziabad SSP busts iron bar sale racket
Ghaziabad, May 19 (IANS) A large-scale scam involving stealing of iron bars from factory trucks and their subsequent sale, while evading taxes, has been busted here, Ghaziabad police chief Vaibhav Krisha, who personally led the crackdown, said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yeddyurappa resignation: It's victory of democracy, says Azad
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Soon after Karnataka Chief Minister B.S Yeddyurappa announced to resign before the floor test on Saturday in the assembly, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad described it as the "victory of democracy".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Karnataka fiasco biggest-ever setback for Modi and BJP: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) The Congress' Kerala unit termed the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, ahead of his trust vote in the assembly, as the biggest setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Take lessons for 2019 from Karnataka defeat, Mayawati tells BJP
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati on Saturday condemned BJP for the use of "inappropriate methods" to form their governments in various states and said that the party should take lessons from their defeat in Karnataka for next year's general elections.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra opposition leaders hail 'victory of democracy' in Karnataka
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Maharashtra's main opposition Congress and NCP hailed the outcome of Saturday's quick-paced political developments in adjoining Karnataka as "a victory of democracy".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
China lands bombers on South China Sea island
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) China has landed bombers, for the first time, on disputed territory in the South China Sea prompting fresh US warnings that it is destabilising the region, said China's air force.
2018-05-19
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
West Bengal Government to honour Asha Bhosle
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Veteran singer Asha Bhosle will be honoured by the West Bengal government on May 21.
2018-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UAE-based Aries Group to produce film using CSR funds
Kollam (Kerala) May 19 (IANS) UAE-based Aries Group on Saturday announced it will use its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to produce 1,000 regional films in the next five years under its "Project Indywood".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Hope BJP-RSS learnt lesson from Karnataka: Rahul
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the BJP and the RSS following resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, saying hopefully they got a lesson that institutions and will of the country cannot be disrespected.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP attempts to subvert democracy failed in Karnataka: Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here on Saturday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s attempts to "subvert democracy" has "miserably failed" in Karnataka.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajput hoping for a result-oriented stint with Zimbabwe
Harare, May 19 (IANS) A day after taking over the mantle of the beleaguered Zimbabwe side, newly-appointed interim head coach Lalchand Rajput has set himself a goal to guide the team to the final of the upcoming T20 International tri-series in July.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle marry at Windsor Castle
London, May 19 (IANS) Prince Harry married US actress Meghan Markle in a ceremony at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle here on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
When an Indian sari graced royal wedding
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Activist Suhani Jalota, who runs Myna Mahila Foundation, attended the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday in an elegant sari designed by Indian brand Raw Mango run by designer Sanjay Garg.
2018-05-19
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ex-diplomat jailed for 3 years for passing information to ISI
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A court here on Saturday sentenced former Indian diplomat Madhuri Gupta to three years in jail for passing on sensitive information to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka Chopra sports chic dress suit at royal wedding
London, May 19 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian actress Priyanka Chopra sported a chic dress suit at actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding at the St. George's Chapel on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Time for misguided youth to shun violence, return home: Modi (Third Lead)
Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to those Kashmiri youth who have joined violence to return to their homes and live a life of dignity and peace.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Yeddyurappa's resignation victory of democracy: Mamata
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday congratulated former Prime Minister and JD-S Chief H.D. Deve Gowda, party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy and the Congress after B.S. Yeddyurappa announced his resignation as the Karnataka Chief Minister before facing a crucial trust vote in the state Assembly, and called it a "victory of democracy".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
When an Indian sari graced royal wedding
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Activist Suhani Jalota, who runs Myna Mahila Foundation, attended the royal wedding of Prince Hary and Meghan Markle on Saturday in an elegant sari designed by Indian brand Raw Mango run by designer Sanjay Garg.
2018-05-19
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
This natural antioxidant can cut heart disease risk
New York, May 19 (IANS) Higher levels of bilirubin -- a natural antioxidant -- within the normal range in our blood may lower the rates of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) like heart failure, heart attack and stroke, finds a study.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Yeddyurappa steps down as Karnataka CM before trust vote
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before facing a crucial trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the BJP in the newly elected House, bringing an end to a political thriller that began after May 12 elections threw up a hung verdict.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Snap CEO approved unpopular redesign despite warnings: Report
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel approved its major redisgn that plunged the compnay's growth even after reciving warnings from engineers and a mediocre performance result during pre-launch tests, claims a new report in The Information.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
India hold South Korea in women's hockey tourney
Donghae City (South Korea), May 19 (IANS) India held hosts South Korea to a 1-1 draw in a round robin match of the 5th Womens Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at the Sunrise Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Hockey India names Rajinder Singh as president
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Hockey India on Saturday named Rajinder Singh as its president after Mariamma Koshy submitted her resignation from the post.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Tripura reserves 10% police posts for women
Agartala, May 19 (IANS) Tripura's BJP government, in a significant decision on Saturday, reserved 10 per cent posts in its police force for women to deal more efficiently with crimes related to them, a minister said.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barcelona honours Andres Iniesta
Barcelona, May 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona bid their official farewell to long-time captain Andres Iniesta with an event at Camp Nou that highlighted the legendary midfielder's role in the team's tremendous success over the past decade.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Yeddyurappa steps down as Karnataka CM before trust vote
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before facing a crucial trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the BJP in the newly elected House, bringing an end to a political thriller that began after May 12 elections threw up a hung verdict.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Karnataka politics, oil prices plunge equity indices (Market Review)
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) The political stand-off in Karnataka, along with the persistent rise in global crude oil prices and a large outflow of foreign funds, pulled the key Indian equity indices deep into the red in the week just-ended.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka CM before trust vote
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before facing a crucial trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the BJP in the newly elected House.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Saudi detains 7 activists ahead of lifting of driving ban
Riyadh, May 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia authorities have arrested seven women's rights advocates, weeks before the kingdom is to lift its ban on women driving, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
'Women use Tinder to confirm attractiveness, men for casual sex'
London, May 19 (IANS) Women on dating apps like Tinder are more often looking for confirmation of being attractive, whereas men desire for casual sex and short-term relationships, a study has found.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Poonam Dhillon joins 'Dil Hi Toh Hai'
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actress Poonam Dhillon has replaced actress Geetanjali Tikekar in Ekta Kapoor's "Dil Hi Toh Hai" show.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Taylor Swift making property moves in California
Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Grammy-winning pop star Taylor Swift is ready to part with her Beverly Hills bungalow after listing it for $2.95 million.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Time for misguided youth to shun violence, return home: Modi
Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to those Kashmiri youth who have joined violence to return to their homes and live a life of dignity and peace.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
IPL: Rajasthan opt to bat vs Bangalore
Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a crucial Indian Premier Legue (IPL) tie at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Modi to visit Odisha on May 26
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha on May 26 on the occasion of the BJP government at the Centre completing four years in office.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Unfortunate Pakistan didn't respond to Modi's ceasefire gesture: Mehbooba
Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the dais at a function here, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday took a dig at Pakistan for not responding positively to India's "goodwill gesture" of Ramadan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Priyanka Chopra sports lilac ensemble for Royal Wedding
London, May 19 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian actress Priyanka Chopra looked ravishing in a lilac hued outfit as she attended her friend and actress Meghan Markle's wedding at the St. George's Chapel on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka trust vote: Bopaiah to stay pro tem speaker
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Congress-JD(S) plea for ouster of K.G. Bopaiah as pro tem speaker of Karnataka Assembly was floored on Saturday as Karnataka government informed the Supreme Court about the live telecast of the floor test proceedings to ascertain the majority support to Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IPL: Punjab in do-or-die situation against Chennai (Preview)
Pune, May 19 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) face the herculean task of stopping a star-studded Chennai Super Kings to seal a play-off berth when the two sides face-off in their last Indian Premier League (IPL) league game at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Karnataka MPs Yeddyurappa, Sreeramulu quit Lok Sabha
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP legislature party leader B.S. Yeddyurappa along with co-legislator B. Sreeramulu resigned as Lok Sabha members on Saturday after taking oath as the MLAs of the newly-constituted state Legislative Assembly, a party official said.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Odisha CM requests Modi for Defence Industry Corridor
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to establish a dedicated Defence Industry Corridor and Aeronautical University in the state.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
NASA exoplanet hunter swings by Moon, clicks first image
Washington, May 19 (IANS) On a mission to find thousands of new planets, NASA's next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has successfully completed a lunar flyby, bringing the satellite a step closer to searching for new worlds, NASA has said.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
All our MLAs will be present to vote: Karnataka Congress leader
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar on Saturday said MLAs of his party would be present in the Karnataka Assembly where the BJP government led by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa faces a crucial trust vote.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
4 killed in UP hooch tragedy
Kanpur, May 19 (IANS) Four persons died and more than a dozen fell critically ill on Saturday after consuming illicit liquor here in Uttar Pradesh, police said. Doctors fear the toll may rise.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Simple scan may have identical outcomes as advanced imaging
New York, May 19 (IANS) Stroke patients who are treated based on simple imaging may have identical clinical outcomes to those treated based on advanced imaging, a new study suggests.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Live telecast will bring fairness to floor test: Singhvi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Senior counsel and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing in the Supreme Court for the Congress and the JD-S, said on Saturday that the live telecast during floor test in the Karnataka Assembly will bring fairness to the trust vote.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepali photojournalist scales Mount Everest
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) Nepali photojournalist and mountaineer Purnima Shrestha scaled Mount Everest on Saturday, becoming the first photojournalist from the Himalayan country to stand atop, authorities said.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
Eight dead in UP road accident
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Eight persons were killed and six others injured when a tractor trolley turned turtle in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, police said.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia can help India in nuclear medicine, says Indian expert
Sochi (Russia), May 19 (IANS) Given the current high costs of making radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine, there is considerable scope of collaboration between India and Russia for their manufacture at affordable cost, according to an Indian expert.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Xiaomi's new flagship to come with in-display fingerprint sensor
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) Xiaomi's next flagship, anticipated to be named "Mi 8", will reportedly be launched with an in-display fingerprint sensor according to a four-second YouTube video.
2018-05-19
Category: International, China,Technology
Thank god for Supreme Court, says Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday condemned the BJP for trying to derail the trust vote in Karnataka Assembly and expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court for ordering a floor test.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IPL: Mumbai face Delhi in must-win game (Preview)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Eyeing a play-off berth, defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Delhi Daredevils (DD) in a must-win game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Sunday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
8 killed in explosions at Afghanistan stadium
Kabul, May 19 (IANS) At least eight people have been killed and 45 others wounded in three back-to-back explosions during a cricket match at a sports stadium in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, officials said.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Sports,Terrorism
Activists from 8 countries call on Facebook to fix moderation
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) A coalition of activists from eight countries, including India and Myanmar, has called on Facebook to put in place a transparent and consistent approach to moderation.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
IMG Reliance, British Council sign agreement to support female textile artisans
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) IMG Reliance and the British Council have signed an agreement to bring global 'Crafting Futures' programme to India to support the country's female textile artisans.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New mom Sunidhi sings song on relationships
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Singer Sunidhi Chauhan, who entered motherhood earlier this year, has lent her voice to a song which highlights relationships between a mother and child, wife and husband, and more.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No visas for S. Korean journalists to cover nuclear site closure
Seoul, May 19 (IANS) South Korean journalists may not be allowed to cover the closure of Pyongyang's nuclear test site, as the North Korean government has not accepted their visa applications, media reported on Saturday. This comes less than a week after they were reportedly invited.
2018-05-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Backstreet Boys might unveil two albums this year
Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Popular pop group Backstreet Boys unveiled their new single titled "Dont go breaking my heart" earlier this week. Considering that 2018 marks their 25th year together, they will be unveiling a new album or maybe two.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Stoner comedies are situationally funny: Sumeet Vyas
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor Sumeet Vyas, who essays a character of a DJ in "High Jack", says stoner comedies are situationally funny and can appeal to all age groups.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cooling treatment may help treat brain injuries and stroke
London, May 19 (IANS) Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that medically induced cooling in brain to lower the temperature can help in treating injury and stroke.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Nirav Modi in London on Singaporean passport: ED sources
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Despite Enforcement Directorate issuing summons to diamantaire Nirav Modi and his family members to join the investigations in the the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, they have chosen to ignore the directive by remaining abroad and out of immediate reach of the investigators.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bollywood marketing caught in a 70-year time warp (Comment)
It is well known that in spite of producing the largest number of films in the world the health of the industry is not very sound. With a success rate of a mere 10 per cent, there is no way the business can hope to thrive or even rise to its full potential.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary
Playing an intelligence officer commands certain degree of discipline: Yami
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam, who is currently preparing for her upcoming film "Uri", says playing an intelligence officer commands certain degree of discipline.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cilic reaches Italian Open semis
Rome, May 19 (IANS) Fifth-ranked Croatian Marin Cilic rolled past Spain's Pablo Carreņo Busta 6-3, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Italian Open tennis tournament and book his first-ever berth in the final four of a clay-court ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Iranian striker says his team will not be pushovers at 2018 World Cup
Tehran, May 19 (IANS) Iran's international striker Karim Ansarifard said that his national team will not be easy opponents at the upcoming FIFA World Cup, the Tehran Times has reported.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Djokovic to meet Nadal in Italian Open semis
Rome, May 19 (IANS) Serbian great Novak Djokovic got off to a rocky start against Kei Nishikori before battling back to win 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 and set up an Italian Open semi-final showdown against seven-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Lambert leaves relegated Stoke City
London, May 19 (IANS) Paul Lambert has left Stoke City after the club were relegated from the Premier League, the club said in a statement.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Yeddy gets ready for cliffhanger trust vote
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) The BJP government led by B.S. Yeddyurappa faces a crucial trust vote on Saturday in the Karnantaka Assembly that began its new session with MLAs taking oath with numbers stacked against the ruling party on its own.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Monchengladbach sign England U-21 midfielder Bennetts
Berlin, May 19 (IANS) Borussia Monchengladbach have signed midfielder Keanan Bennetts from English Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur, both sides have confirmed.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Good vs evil fight in storytelling has caused harm: Sudhir Mishra
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra is unhappy with the portrayal of villains in films and says the good vs evil fight has caused great harm.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Afghanistan explosions kill 8, injures 43
Kabul, May 19 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 43 wounded in three consecutive explosions during a cricket match in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, media reported on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Israel,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi wants Jammu, Kashmir people to learn from Ladakh
Leh, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the people of Ladakh have set an example in human endeavour and urge for progress that must be followed by those living in Jammu and Kashmir regions.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Harry and Markle become Duke and Duchess of Sussex
London, May 19 (IANS) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Not interested in politics: Abhishek Sharma (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Sharma, who plays Babbu Singh in the "Nimki Mukhiya" TV show, says he has no interest in politics in real life unlike his on-screen character.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Atletico chief hopes to celebrate Champions League title in 2019
Madrid, May 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid look forward to vying for the Champions League title in 2019, club president Enrique Cerezo said during a visit to city hall with his players to celebrate winning the Europa League earlier this week.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Dogs born in summers more likely to suffer heart disease
New York, May 19 (IANS) Owing to higher level of outdoor air pollution during summers, dogs born during this time are more likely to be at higher risk of heart disease, according to a study.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
'Khajoor Pe Atke' laughs at death (Movie Review ***)
Starring: Manoj Pahwa, Seema Bhargava, Vinay Pathak, Dolly Ahluwalia; Written and Directed by Harsh Chhaya; Rating: *** (3 Stars).
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
A benign wind blowing from Mumbai towards Pakistan? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
Clearly the rabble-rousing jingoism of recent times has been replaced by a more tolerant and empathetic attitude towards Pakistan, an attitude that perhaps augurs well for Indo-Pak relations in the future.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Flamengo suspends Guerrero's contract after CAS ruling
Rio de Janeiro, May 19 (IANS) Flamengo has suspended Paolo Guerrero's contract after the Court of Arbitration for Sport this week extended the Peruvian striker's doping ban to 14 months, sources with the Brazilian football club said.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
UK among biggest markets for Punjabi films: Sargun
Birmingham, May 19 (IANS) Actress Sargun Mehta, who has starred in Punjabi films like "Love Punjab" and "Angrej", says the UK is one of the biggest markets for the genre.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora
Karnataka secretariat turns into fortress for floor test
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Heightened security and extra vigil have turned Karnataka's secretariat, which houses the state legislature, into a fortress on Saturday for the crucial floor test of BJP Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in the hung assembly.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
1 dead in another US school shooting
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Hours after 10 people were killed in a Texas school shooting in the US, a 40-year-old woman was killed and at least two others were wounded in another shooting incident in Clayton County in Georgia late on Friday, police said.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Mark Tully conferred RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Former BBC correspondent and veteran journalist Sir William Mark Tully was conferred the Mumbai Press Club's RedInk Award 2018 for Lifetime Achievement, a statement said here on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media
Barcelona honour Andres Iniesta
Barcelona, May 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona bid their official farewell to long-time captain Andres Iniesta with an event at Camp Nou that highlighted the legendary midfielder's role in the team's tremendous success over the past decade.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Lalu admitted to Patna hospital
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Saturday admitted to a government-run hospital here after he complained of breathing problem and chest pain, a party leader said.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Race 3' singer excited about Salman grooving to her song
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Singer Rimi Nique says its a dream come true to have superstar Salman Khan grooving to her "Saasein hui dhuan dhuan" song from the upcoming film "Race 3".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Live telecast will bring fairness to floor test: Singhvi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Senior counsel and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing in the Supreme Court for the Congress and the JD-S, said on Saturday that the live telecast during floor test in the Karnataka Assembly will bring fairness to the trust vote.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Karnataka trust vote: SC says Bopaiah to stay pro tem speaker
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Disposing off an application by the Congress and the JD-S questioning Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to appoint K.G. Bopaiah as the pro tem speaker in the Assembly, the Supreme Court on Saturday said he will remain the interim speaker and there will be a daylong live telecast of the Assembly proceedings involving administering of oath to the newly elected members, followed by floor test of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa at 4 p.m.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Not great to be brown or black in some parts of US: Indian-origin actor Karan Soni (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Karan Soni finds the Apu controversy "cool". The "Deadpool" actor of Indian origin says it is a great time for people of colour in Hollywood, but he cannot say the same for the entire US, especially under Donald Trump's presidency.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,Diaspora,IANS Life
Don't know how I survived: Shama Sikander on bipolar disorder struggle
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander, who in 2016 had openly spoken about her struggle with bipolar disorder and how she had once even attempted suicide, says talking about it was the toughest thing she has ever done. When she looks back, she wonders how she overcame it.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Cuba plane crash kills over 100, 3 survive
Havana, May 19 (IANS) More than 100 people were killed after a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed soon after takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, a media report said on Saturday. Three female passengers are in critical condition after surviving the crash.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ramadan ceasefire In Kashmir meaningless if media war continues (Comment: Special to IANS)
I have never seen the electronic media so totally defiant of the BJP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh's avowed intention to calm Kashmir by announcing a Ramadan ceasefire appears to have been dismissed as "appeasement of Pakistan and terrorists".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
I don't have victim mentality: Ash King on indie music
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Instead of complaining about how Bollywood music is overshadowing the independent music scenario in India, singer Ash King, whose latest single "Mann ki dor" is receiving a positive response, believes in making quality work that would inspire music producers to promote it.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
20 Gujarat tourists injured in Himachal accident
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) At least 20 holidaymakers from Gujarat were injured when a private bus in which they were travelling overturned in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, police said.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New Karnataka assembly session begins, MLAs take oath
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Governor Vajubhai Vala on Saturday convened the 15th Karnataka Assembly in the Vidhana Soudha here. It began with the newly-elected legislators taking oath.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amitabh awarded for being bridge builder between India, Europe
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been feted by Tomasz Kozlowski, the European Union Ambassador to India, for bring a bridge builder between India and Europe.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google working on standalone AR headset 'Google A65': Report
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) Google is reportedly working on a standalone Augmented Reality (AR) headset, code named "Google A65," according to documents obtained by German news site WinFuture.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Karnataka trust vote: SC says Bopaiah to stay pro tem speaker
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Disposing off an application by the Congress and the JD-S questioning Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to appoint K.G. Bopaiah as the pro tem speaker in the assembly, the Supreme Court on Saturday said he will remain the interim speaker and there will be a live telecast of the assembly proceedings at 4 p.m. when Chief Miniser B.S. Yeddyurappa takes a floor test.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Good battery, near-stock Android delight (Tech Review)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS debuted in India in 2014 with its Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 devices which were essentially low-cost phones that catapulted the otherwise not-so-popular brand to recognition.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
All Catholic bishops in Chile resign over sex scandal
Santiago, May 19 (IANS) In an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic church every bishop in Chile has offered his resignation to Pope Francis, in a case involving sex abuse scandal, media reported.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Iraq,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Try. Fail. Try again. Fail again. (Book Extract - Exclusive to IANS) (May 19 is Ruskin Bond's 84th Birthday)
Try once more! That just about sums up my life. A series of failures leading up to a modicum of success.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
App developers want better revenue cut from Apple
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) A group of iOS developers has called on Apple to commit to allowing free trials for all apps in the App Stores by July, while adding that it would eventually demand "reasonable revenue cut".
2018-05-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi in J&K: Internet suspended, schools closed
Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Leh town of the Ladakh region on Saturday beginning his day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir amid hightended security as authorities suspended internet services and shut down schools and colleges for the day.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Meghan to begin bridal procession alone, in bold feminist statement
Windsor, May 19 (IANS) Royal bride Meghan Markle will make a striking feminist statement in her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, choosing not to be chaperoned for much of the procession down the aisle of St. George's Chapel here in London, CNN has learned.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Rain, thunderstorms likely in Delhi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning here on Saturday and the weather office forecasts rains later, with warning of thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds at isolated places in the city.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Three criminals killed in UP
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Three wanted criminals involved in dacoity, murder and rapes were killed in a gun battle with the police in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday in Aligarh, an official said.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why Facebook is suddenly bullish on Indian smartphone consumers (Tech Trend)
Gurugram (Haryana), May 19 (IANS) When we talk about advertising potential on Facebook, the fact is that 2.2 billion global users -- almost a quarter of the world's population -- constitute the largest marketplace on Earth that can be explored better with intelligent communication and targeted, age-specific outreach.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology,Features
Blockchain platform is next Apple: Steve Wozniak
London, May 19 (IANS) Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is bullish on the Blockchain platform Ethereum, saying the technology could be the next Apple.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Priyanka Chopra all excited for friend's Royal Wedding
London, May 19 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian actress Priyanka Chopra is busy getting ready for the much awaited royal wedding of her close friend Meghan Markle, who is marrying Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Modi arrives on daylong visit to J&K
Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Leh town of Ladakh region on Saturday beginning his daylong visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Dark ads' cast shadow over Ireland's referendum on abortion
Dublin, May 19 (IANS) Attempts by Facebook and Google to tackle "dark ads" and foreign interference in the run-up to Ireland's referendum on abortion have not been entirely successful, data from a transparency group seen by CNN has shown.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Ireland,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Health/Medicine
Guterres working to make UN great again: Trump
United Nations, May 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, who has had an adversarial relationship with the world body, surprisingly showered praise on Secretary-General Antonio Guterres saying he was "working hard to 'Make the UN Great Again'".
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
3 militants killed, army foils infiltration bid on LoC
Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) Three infiltrating militants have been killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, Defence Ministry spokesman said.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Nigerian students tied to crucifixes, beaten for coming late to school
Abuja, May 19 (IANS) Three persons, including a school principal have been arrested in Nigeria for allegedly tying two students to makeshift crucifixes and flogging them for coming late to school, police said.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr bloc wins Iraq elections
Tehran, May 19 (IANS) An alliance headed by former Shia militia chief Moqtada Sadr has won the parliamentary elections in Iraq, the poll panel said.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
1 dead in shooting near US school
Washington, May 19 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman was killed and at least two others were wounded in a shooting incident in US' Clayton County in Georgia, police said.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
US complicates Middle East situation: Merkel
Berlin, May 19 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Middle East situation had been complicated by the US' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Have no right to compete with Salman's magnitude: Karan Johar
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Filmmaker and producer Karan Johar said the makers of "Lust Stories" have no right to compete with the magnitude of Salman Khan as his forthcoming movie "Race 3" which is also releasing on June 15.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
'Deadpool 2' is the best super-hero film since 'Logan' (Review)
Film: "Deadpool 2"; Director: "David M. Leich"; Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin; Rating: **1/2
2018-05-19
Category: International, India,National,Cinema/Showbiz
My Malibu home a living hell, says Megan Fox
Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Actress Megan Fox says she got duped into buying a Malibu home that turned out to be an unpleasant place.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US imposes new sanctions on Venezuela
Washington, May 19 (IANS) The US Treasury has announced it has imposed sanctions on an influential Venezuelan political figure, three persons related to him and his alleged "corruption network".
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Spain wants more cooperation with China: Rajoy
Madrid, May 19 (IANS) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said Spain and China should have more high-level visits, plan for the future and strengthen cooperation in trade, tourism, culture and sports.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Diplomacy
Deconstructed myself for my character in 'Parmanu': John Abraham
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor and producer John Abraham has said he had to deconstruct himself to play the character of junior bureaucrat in his forthcoming film "Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran".
2018-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Zverev eliminates Goffin to reach semifinal against Cilic
Rome, May 19 (IANS) German tennis player Alexander Zverev had to work hard to eliminate Belgian David Goffin 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open in Rome and reach the semifinal in which the Croatian Marin Cilic awaits him.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
John Legend stands up for undocumented immigrants
Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Singer John Legend has spoken out to defend undocumented immigrants.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
US dollar mixed amid economic data
New York, May 19 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors continued to sifting a batch of economic data.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
OIC mulling measures against countries following US move on Jerusalem
Istanbul, May 19 (IANS) The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has vowed to take "all necessary steps" to prevent other countries from following the US example of moving their Israel embassies to Jerusalem.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Lili Reinhart 'loves working' with Cole Sprouse
New York, May 19 (IANS) "Riverdale" star Lili Reinhart says she loves working closely with her co-star Cole Sprouse, who is also rumoured to be her beau.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump nominates Harris as US ambassador to S.Korea
Washington, May 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump picked Admiral Harry Harris as the next US ambassador to the South Korea, the White House said on Friday.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Glenda Jackson rejected Judi Dench's Bond role
London, May 19 (IANS) Veteran actress Glenda Jackson says she turned down the role actress Judi Dench essayed in the 'Bond' franchise.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US State Department official to visit India in effort to boost military sales
New York, May 19 (IANS) A senior US diplomat dealing with political and military affairs is to visit India later this month to seek ways of boosting military sales to India, while also discussing Indo-Pacific strategy.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US stocks close mixed on earnings, trade talks
New York, May 19 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed as investors were digesting the latest corporate earnings as well as the ongoing trade talks between China and the US.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Iran n-deal not perfect but better than no agreement: Merkel
Moscow, May 19 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has no intention to abandon the Iran nuclear deal after the US withdrawal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Richard Gere performed flamenco dance at wedding
New York, May 19 (IANS) Actor Richard Gere thrilled his new Spanish bride Alejandra Silva by performing a flamenco dance and singing to her at their wedding reception.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SC to hear plea against Bopaiah's appointment
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Saturday an application by the Congress and the JD-S challenging Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to appoint K.G. Bopaiah, a relatively junior MLA, as the pro-tem Speaker.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cardi B grateful Offset survived crash
Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B says she feels "so grateful and happy" after hip-hop star and her fiance Offset survived a car crash.
2018-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Italy verifying case of Pakistani girl 'made to abort pregnancy'
Rome, May 19 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government has asked its ambassador to Pakistan to "urgently verify with local authorities" a report that a Pakistani high school student living in Verona was forced to have an abortion in her homeland, the foreign ministry has said.
2018-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
EU declines to comment on prospects for 'Italexit'
Brussels, May 19 (IANS/AKI) The European Union Commission has refused to speculate on a possible British-style 'Italexit' if a populist, eurosceptic government takes office in one of the bloc's "founders and key members".
2018-05-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
CSK must improve, says Dhoni
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Despondent after the loss to Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Friday, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni asserted that his team need to pick up their socks in the knockout stages.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Nostalgic exhibition marks International Museum Day
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) It was sheer nostalgia as inventions like typewriters, gramophones and musical box were showcased at an exhibition here on Friday to celebrate the International Museum Day.
2018-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
IPL: Chennai's march to top halted by Delhi's 34-run win
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) march to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table was halted by bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils, who romped home by 34 runs at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Friday.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Two killed as gunmen open fire near Assam-Arunachal border
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) Two persons were killed after suspected gunmen fired indiscriminately at a grocery shop in a remote are along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Friday late evening, police said.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
One killed, five injured as truck hits passenger van in Delhi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) One person was killed and four others received injuries when their vehicle was hit by a truck, police said on Friday. All the five persons were on way to their homes after a late-night work shift.
2018-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi to visit J&K for a day, lay stone for Zojila tunnel
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday during which he will lay the foundation for Zojila tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway besides launching several other development projects.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Plane with 104 passengers crashes in Havana
Havana, May 18 (IANS) A Boeing 737 plane, believed to be carrying 104 passengers, crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport, media reports said.
2018-05-18
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress, JD-S MLAs leave for Bengaluru
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) After camping here for the entire day, Karnataka MLAs belonging to the Congress and the Janata Dal-United (JD-S) left for Bengaluru late on Friday.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Farmers forced to sell wheat below MSP in Bihar
Patna, May 18 (IANS) Farmers in Bihar are forced to sell wheat at Rs 1,400-1,500 per quintal even though the state government promised them of fair and remunerative prices for their crops.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy
Chief Secretary assault case: Police question Kejriwal for 3 hours
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday questioned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs and sought to know from him about the sequence of events that took place on February 19, said a senior police officer.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata hails SC's Karnataka floor test order
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday hailed the Supreme Court order directing a floor test for Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to ascertain majority support to him.
2018-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Actor Rajeev Khandelwal's mother loses battle with cancer
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Well-known television actor Rajeev Khandelwal's mother Vijay Laxmi Khandelwal, who was suffering from cancer, has died, said the actor on Friday.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centre approves Anil Kumar Jha as Coal India CMD
Kolkata/New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Friday approved the appointment of Mahanadi Coalfields chief Anil Kumar Jha as Chairman and Managing Director of Coal India.
2018-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Srinagar to see restrictions during Modi's visit
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said restrictions will be imposed in Srinagar city during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's daylong visit to the state on Saturday.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Centre appoints key officials to various ministries
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Central government on Friday announced appointment of senior bureaucrats to key positions in various ministries like Commerce, Steel, Information and Broadcasting, Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Divestment, among others.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
11 soldiers killed in Syria's Hama air base explosions
Damascus, May 18 (IANS) At least 11 soldiers and pro-government fighters were killed on Friday in five explosions that rattled the arms depot in the air base of the central province of Hama, a monitor group reported.
2018-05-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
10 dead in Venezuela prison riot, says military
Caracas, May 18 (IANS) A prison riot in the northwestern Venezuelan state of Lara left 10 dead and 25 injured, a military spokesperson told the media on Friday.
2018-05-18
Category: International, Venezuela,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China, Pakistan vow to enhance pragmatic cooperation
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Visiting Chinese Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Zhang Youxia has said the Chinese and Pakistani militaries should implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two counties and enhance strategic communication and pragmatic cooperation.
2018-05-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
SC to hear plea against Bopaiah's appointment on Saturday
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Saturday morning an application by the Congress and the JD-S challenging Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to appoint K.G. Bopaiah, a relatively junior MLA, as the pro-tem Speaker.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tata Steel acquires 72% stake in Bhushan Steel
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Tata Steel's wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Ltd on Friday acquired 72.65 per cent stake in Bhushan Steel Ltd (BSL) in accordance with the approved resolution plan under the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP).
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Siddaramaiah elected Karnataka Congress legislature party leader
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) Ahead of the crucial floor test on Saturday in the Karnataka Assembly, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was on Friday elected as the Congress legislature party leader in Hyderabad, the party said.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
10 killed in Texas school shooting
Texas, May 18 (IANS) Between eight and 10 people died in a school shooting on Friday in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, a sheriff told the media.
2018-05-18
Category: International, India,Terrorism,Education
Lucknow double murder accused rearrested
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A 22-year-old man who had escaped from police lock-up after his arrest for the murder of two persons in Uttar Pradesh has been rearrested in southwest Delhi, police said on Friday.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Late order fireworks propel Delhi to 162/5 vs Chennai
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils rode on late order blitzkriegs from Vijay Shankar and Harshal Patel to post a healthy 162/5 against a disciplined Chennai Super Kings (CSK) attack in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Friday.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Chess: Rozum shoots into lead in round five
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Ivan Rozum of Russia shot into the lead with five points from as many rounds by defeating fellow Grandmaster Deep Sengupta in the 3rd International Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Newtown School here on Friday.
2018-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Sharad Yadav supporters launch Loktantrik Janata Dal
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United rebels led by former Union Minister Sharad Yadav on Friday formally launched the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) here, party leaders said.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No injustice to any state in revenue allocation: Finance panel
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission on Friday ruled out injustice to any state in the allocation from the divisible pool of central revenue and asserted that the north-south debate sought to be raised in the matter is unfounded.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UAE implements food programme in Sudan
Abu Dhabi, May 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE, through the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), is implementing a food programme in Sudan in an attempt to enhance its humanitarian presence in the country through development programmes and initiatives in all sectors.
2018-05-18
Category: International, Togo,Politics,Diplomacy
Many reported killed in Texas school shooting
Texas, May 18 (IANS) Many people were killed and some injured in a shooting on Friday at the Santa Fe High School in Texas, according to law enforcement officials. A suspect has been taken into custody.
2018-05-18
Category: International, India,Terrorism,Education
Political activity peaks in Karnataka as SC orders floor test on Saturday (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi/Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court directive on Friday to hold floor test in the Karnataka Assembly on Saturday led to heightened political activity in the state, with the Congress-JD-S post-poll alliance sure of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa losing the battle and the BJP sounding confident to sail through.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal BJP hits back at Mamata for her comments on Modi
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh on Friday hit back at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments on Bengal poll violence as "unexpected" and accused her of foul-mouthing him several times in her earlier speeches.
2018-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Winds, thunderstorm likely on Saturday but mercury to rise
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The national capital on Friday sizzled at 40.6 degrees Celsius, the season's average, even as the Met department warned of strong winds, with dust and thunderstorm towards Saturday.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Why two laws in country with one Constitution: Pilot
Jaipur, May 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot on Friday questioned Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to ask B.S. Yeddyurappa of the BJP -- the single-largest party in the new Assembly -- to form the government in the southern state.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Court rejects journalist Upendra Rai's bail plea
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday rejected the bail plea of senior journalist Upendra Rai who was arrested on the charges of dubious transactions in his accounts and using false information to obtain a pass to access sensitive areas in airports across the country.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indigenously manufactured spares vital for grounded military planes: Official
Panaji, May 18 (IANS) Indigenisation will help downtime of Indian military aircraft, which are often grounded until the required foreign-made components are shipped to India, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said on Friday.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Ex-diplomat convicted of passing information to ISI
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday convicted former Indian diplomat Madhuri Gupta in a case related to passing on sensitive information to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sanitation strike: Haryana gears up to keep it clean
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) As the strike of "safai karamcharis" (sanitation workers) in Haryana continued for the 10th day on Friday, the Haryana government has asked district authorities to gear up to deal with the garbage pile-up across the state.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Compensation for 14 killed in Bengal Panchayat polls
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government will give compensation of Rs 2 lakh to families of each of the 14 people killed in political violence during the Panchayat polls, Secretariat sources said quoting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2018-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delay in MGNREGA wages, compensation unacceptable: SC
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre, in consultation with states, to prepare an "urgent time bound mandatory programme" to make the payment of wages and compensation to the workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
NITI Aayog invites French investments in India
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Friday urged French investors to invest in India not only to target one billion people but to build solutions here for the seven billion-strong global market.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Trinamool records thumping win in Bengal rural polls, BJP comes second
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday registered a thumping victory in elections to the three-tier rural bodies in West Bengal, with the BJP emerging a distant second in almost all the districts as the final round of counting of votes was underway.
2018-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mosquito saliva can affect immune system for a week
New York, May 18 (IANS) Components in the mosquito saliva can trigger an unexpected and long-lasting immune responses -- up to seven days post-bite, say scientists.
2018-05-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
NSE receives US CFTC "Part 30" exemption
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on Monday said that it has received the "Part 30" exemption from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
2018-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Currency situation back to normal: Finance Ministry
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Finance Ministry on Friday said the currency situation had completely returned to normal across the country and there was no shortage of cash anywhere.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Karnataka braces for Assembly floor test on Saturday
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) As directed by the Supreme Court on Friday, a floor test will be conducted in the Karnataka Assembly here at 4 p.m. on Saturday to ascertain if BJP Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa enjoyed majority support in the House, an official said here.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Samaleshwari Express engine derails in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) Passengers travelling in the Samaleshwari Express had a narrow escape after the train's engine derailed in Odisha's Rayagada district on Friday.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man opens fire at Trump's Miami golf resort
Washington, May 18 (IANS) A man yelling "anti-President Donald Trump rhetoric" was arrested on Friday after he exchanged fire with police in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Miami resort.
2018-05-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman battered to death, brother-in-law held
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A 52-year-old woman was battered to death by her brother-in-law and his four sons in east Delhi, police said on Friday. The main accused has been arrested.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oil price to raise import bill by upto $50 bn, no excise cut likely
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Finance Ministry on Friday said the rising oil prices may inflate India's import bill by around $25 billion to $50 billion even as it virtually ruled out reducing excise duty on petrol and diesel in the near future.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Modi to visit J&K for a day: PMO
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday during which he will visit all three regions to inaugurate development projects.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Malls, hospitals collecting parking fees illegally: AAP
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday alleged that corrupt officials in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) along with the owners of private hospitals and malls are illegally collecting parking fees from the public, despite orders from the High Court.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tata Steel subsidiary completes BSL acquisition
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Tata Steel on Friday said its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Ltd has completed the acquisition of 72.65 per cent stake in Bhushan Steel Ltd (BSL) in accordance with the approved resolution plan under the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP).
2018-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Subway outlet shut in Hyderabad after cockroaches found in soft drink
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) An outlet of fast food joint Subway was shut here after a consumer lodged a complaint with authorities on spotting cockroaches in soft drink.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
'High Jack': Fails to give you a high (IANS Review, Rating: *)
Film: "High Jack"; Director: Akarsh Khurana; Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Sonnalli Seygall, Kumud Mishra, Mantra, Nipun Dharmadhikari, Sarthak Kakar, Adhaar Khurana; Rating: *
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Warring parties go into tailspin as SC orders Karnataka floor test on Saturday (Roundup)
New Delhi/Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court directive on Friday to hold floor test in the Karnataka Assembly on Saturday led to heightened political activity in the state, with the Congress-JD-S post-poll alliance sure of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa losing the battle and the BJP sounding confident to sail through.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC collegium says needs further deliberations on Judges' elevation
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium has said that an unanimous view existed on further deliberation and broad-based consideration of names of High Court Chief Justices before it sent to the Centre its reiteration on the elevation of Uttarakhand Chief Justice K.M. Joseph as an apex court Judge.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ecuador removes Julian Assange's extra security
Quito, May 18 (IANS) Ecuador has announced an immediate withdrawal of additional security forces at its embassy in London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is living, following claims that $5 million was spent to protect him.
2018-05-18
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics,Diplomacy
India's Forex reserve plunge by $1.23 bn
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves plunged by $1.23 billion as on May 11, official data showed on Friday.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Congress observes 'Save Democracy Day' in Mumbai
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra and Mumbai Congress on Friday organised a 'Save Democracy Day' at the Azad Maidan here to protest against the political developments in neighbouring Karnataka.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Harish Manwani appointed Tata Sons' Independent Director
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Tata Sons on Friday said that former Global Chief Operating Officer for Unilever and the Non-Executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Harish Manwani has been appointed as an Independent Director on its Board.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gunfights starts in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) A gunfight started on Friday between a group of militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Congress moves SC against Bopaiah's appointment
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Congress moved the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the appointment of BJP legislator K.G. Bopaiah as Pro-Term Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Google, Facebook get court notice for disclosing rape victim's identity
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the parent company of Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Bing to file a response after they disclosed the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab to crackdown on unregistered travel agents
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Tightening its noose around illegal travel agents, the Punjab government has directed all deputy commissioners and district police chiefs to identify unregistered travel agents in their districts and take stern action against them.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Deadline for filing "GSTR-3B" form extended till May 22
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The central government on Friday extended the deadline for filing of the return "FORM GSTR-3B" for the month of April, 2018 till May 22, 2018.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IPL: Chennai put Delhi in to bat in dead rubber
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Aiming for the top spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to field against Delhi Daredevils at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Friday.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Dream come true to play for Mumbai Indians, says Pandya
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Asserting that Mumbai Indians will reach the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs, star all-rounder Hardik Pandya said on Friday that it is a dream come true for him to represent the reigning IPL champions.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Pakistan concerned over J&K project
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday voiced concern about the inauguration of the Kishenganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
2018-05-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Punjab orders sealing of sugar mill over deaths of fish
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Punjab Environment Minister O.P. Soni on Friday ordered the seizure of the security deposit of Rs 25 lakh of a sugar mill in Amritsar after leakage of molasses from the mill led to the death of hundreds of fish in the Beas river. He also ordered the sealing of the mill.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bajaj Auto's Q4 standalone net profit up 35%
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Two and three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto on Friday reported a rise of 34.68 per cent in its standalone net profit for the quarter ended March.
2018-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy

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