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Ethiopian Belihu, Kenyan Tirop win TCS 10K marathon
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Ethiopian Andamlak Belihu and Kenya's Agnes Tirop won the men's and women's titles in the TCS World 10K marathon run in this tech hub on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Business/Economy
NDA leaders likely to meet on May 21
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) With most of the exit polls on Sunday predicting return of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, the leaders of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) are likely to meet on May 21, ahead of the counting of votes on May 23.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In Kerala, BJP is predicted to open its account
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) The exit polls by various agencies predict that for the first time the BJP will open its account in Kerala, seeing a setback for the ruling CPI-M-led Left and gains for the Congress-led UDF.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Kerala,National
Bollywood's pro-BJP celebs hail exit poll predictions
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Vocal BJP supporters Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher were among some Bollywood celebrities who hailed the exit polls which on Sunday predicted victory for the NDA.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
EC to re-examine PMO, NITI Aayog for violation of MCC
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Election Commission has decided to re-examine the clearance it had given to Prime Minister's Office and NITI Aayog for alleged violations of the Model Code of Conduct during the Lok Sabha elections, said sources.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA to get 290-310 seats: India TV-CNX exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance may get a clear majority in the Lok Sabha, winning from 290 to 310 seats, an exit poll by India TV-CNX predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls confirmed our prediction, says YSRCP
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party on Sunday said the exit polls which predicted its victory in Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections had only confirmed what it had been claiming for last several months.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
NDA seems on way to form next government: Exit polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to keep its bastion in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat and Delhi and make major inroads in West Bengal, according to the exit poll by Republic TV.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP can touch double figures in WB: Exit polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could touch the double figure mark in West Bengal in this Lok Sabha election, up from its 2014 tally of two seats, major exit polls, including the IANS-CVOTER poll, predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Violence continues in final phase of LS polls in Bengal
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Violence was again reported in several constituencies as voting was held in nine parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal in the seventh and last phase of the 2019 General Elections, along with bypolls in five state Assembly seats.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Exit polls failed to catch people's pulse: TDP chief Naidu
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said time and again exit polls have failed to catch the pulse of the people.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Modi returning with a bang: News18-IPSOS exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to return to power at the Centre for a second consecutive term with a clear majority, according to the News18-IPSOS exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 criminals shot dead in gang war in Dwarka
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Two criminals were gunned down in West Delhi's Dwarka area on Sunday afternoon in a case of inter-gang rivalry.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exit polls predict advantage to BJP in Karnataka
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The efforts of Congress and JD-S alliance in Karnataka seem to be failing as multiple exit polls showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party will secure a maximum of 18 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
There is an upsurge for BJP: Bengal party chief
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The BJP seemed gung-ho while the Trinamool Congress, the Congress and the CPI-M were dismissive about the exit polls predictions for West Bengal on Sunday, one of which suggested that the saffron outfit could win 16 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Most exit polls predict BJP-led NDA government will return to power
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA is set to return to power, according to most exit polls released on Sunday, with Congress-led UPA expected to fall far short of numbers to reach the half-way mark in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress, NCP, SP in Maharashtra reject exit polls
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) The Congress and the Samajwadi Party in Maharashtra on Sunday disagreed with the exit polls which predict a clean sweep for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Exit polls divided on Uttar Pradesh, most predict BJP's loss
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Most exit polls on Sunday predicted that the BJP's numbers may come down in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls but it would not face a major setback in Uttar Pradesh, where it had registered a spectacular victory by winning 71 out of the total 80 seats in 2014.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Domestic help arrested in a robbery case in Delhi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A domestic help was arrested by the Delhi Police after a complaint was filed in northeast Dehi's Subhash Place area over theft of jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh and Rs 70,000 in cash.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN BJP flays VCK leader for terming Gandhi a Hindu extremist
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan on Sunday condemned Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan for terming Mahatma Gandhi a Hindu extremist.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
NDA likely to win 277 seats, says ABP-Nielsen exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Projecting a return to power for the NDA, the ABP-Nielsen exit poll on Sunday predicted that the BJP-led alliance would get 277 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra 'Satta Bazaar' bookies thrilled with exit polls
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) After the seventh and final phase of the 17th Lok Sabha polls ended on Sunday, the unofficial 'Satta Bazaar' here had bookies and punters in a tizzy with the predictions made in exit polls which were declared tonight largely favouring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP's win.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Poll Trivia
Tributes in Assam's Silchar, Tripura to commemorate language martyrs
Silchar/Agartala, May 19 (IANS) Tributes were paid on Sunday to commemorate the death of 11 people who died in police firing on May 19, 1961 in Silchar during the Bengali language agitation.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society
Gujarat BJP says exit polls as expected, Congress dismisses them
Ahmedabad, May 19 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday expressed confidence that the exit poll predictions on the Lok Sabha elections would be reflected in the actual results when they are announced on May 23, even as the opposition Congress insisted it would prefer to wait for the real thing.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National
BJP may lose seats in UP, gain in Bengal, Odisha: Times Now exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may not suffer a major jolt in Uttar Pradesh and is likely to overcome from the setbacks it received in the Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat while it is all set to lose the Lok Sabha battle in the southern states, according to the exit poll conducted by Times Now news channel.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, Congress say results will be better than exit polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday said the results of the Lok Sabha polls on May 23 will be better than the prediction of exit polls which have favoured the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) returning to power.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
647 paid news cases during Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Election Commission said a total of 647 cases of paid news have been found while 909 posts have been taken down from various social media platforms during the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections which ended on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Mamata to maintain hold, may win 29 seats in West Bengal
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banarjee is expected to hold her grip over West Bengal, winning 29 seats out of total 42 in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections. The fiery leader is, however, seen unable to stop rival BJP from making massive inroads in the eastern state and snap 11 seats, according to IANS-CVoter Exit Poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP set to make inroads into Odisha: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party is set to breach the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) bastion Odisha, according to IANS-CVOTER exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Only 'sporadic' incidents in final phase of polls: Bengal CEO
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal's Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab on Sunday said with an average of 72.91 per cent voter turnout, the final phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal got over amidst "sporadic" incidents of violence.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Exit polls not perfect for Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) If exit polls are to be believed, the Narendra Modi government is coming back to power with full majority, but the predictions by poll survey agencies in the past have been found not to be close to the actual results.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls a game plan to manipulate EVMs: Mamata
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Dismissing the exit poll predictions of the Lok Sabha elections as "gossip", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it was a "game plan to manipulate and replace thousands of EVMs" and urged opposition leaders to stand strong and united.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National
We don't believe in exit polls: TDP
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Sunday said that it does not believe in exit polls as they are often not close to reality.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Polls show BJP gaining, BJD sure of Odisha House majority
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday exuded confidence to form the next government in Odisha, while the Congress hoped to better its 2014 performance.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
China outclass Malaysia 5-0 in Sudirman Cup
Nanning (China), May 19 (IANS) China thrashed Malaysia 5-0 in the opening Group D tie of the Sudirman Cup badminton tournament here on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Equities likely to rally; as exit polls give NDA a comfortable majority
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Come Monday, the Indian equity market is set to rally on the back of Lok Sabha elections 2019 exit polls, most of which have predicted a comfortable majority for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Orix Corp intends to buy out IL&FS Wind Energy's assets
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Orix Corporation of Japan, owner of 49 per cent stake in the seven operating wind power plants (SPVs) of the IL&FS Group, has expressed its intent to buy out the remaining 51 per cent stake held by IL&FS Wind Energy Ltd.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BSP-SP-RLD might not stop Modi juggernaut in UP: India Today-Axis exit polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The SP-BSP-RLD combine in Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum of 80 MPs to Lok Sabha, might not stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi's juggernaut in the state, the India Today-Axis My India exit poll predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Raje glad at prospects of Modi's return
Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) Reacting to the exit polls which largely predicted the return of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to power at the Centre, BJP leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said on Sunday that she was glad that Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister again, realising the dreams of crores of Indians.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Bengal BJP upbeat, TMC mum on exit poll predictions
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party seemed gung-ho, while the Trinamool Congress remained mum and the Congress and the CPI-M were dismissive of the exit poll predictions on Sunday, which suggested that the BJP could win 16 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Punjab sees 59% voting amid skirmishes (Third Lead)
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Amid reports of skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), nearly 59 per cent voting was recorded in Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats in the final phase of the general election on Sunday, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019
BJP may touch double digits in West Bengal: Neta-NewsX
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP could win 11 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, up from its 2014 tally of 2 seats, according to the exit poll conducted by Neta-NewsX.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN leaders do not agree with exit poll numbers
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Contrasting views were voiced by political parties in Tamil Nadu on the results of various exit polls for 2019 Lok Sabha elections that predicted the return of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the centre.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Conjoined Patna twins vote separately, EC hails
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Conjoined twin sisters Farah and Saba were among the voters in the last phase of polling in Patna, capital of Bihar, on sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Poll Trivia
BJP all set for dream run in Delhi, Haryana
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set for a dream run in Delhi and Haryana, according to an exit poll on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
It's advantage BJP in small states: INS-CVoter Exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) It is advantage BJP in smaller and northeastern states in the Lok Sabha Elections, 2019 and the party along with its allies are likely to have considerable lead over rival UPA.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Neck to neck fight between BJP, TMC in WB: India Today-Axis exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP, which had won just two out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal in 2014, may bag 19 to 23 seats this time, according to an exit poll conducted by India Today-Axis.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls sign of voters' confidence in Modi: Goa BJP
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) The exit polls, which on Sunday largely predicted a majority for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Lok Sabha elections, were a sign of the voters' confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, Goa BJP President Vinay Tendulkar said on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
All exit polls can't be wrong, says Omar
Jammu/Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) Reactions in J&K were on the expected lines on Sunday to the exit polls predicting a strong pro-incumbency wave in favour of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Pliskova beats Konta to win 2019 Italian Open title
Rome, May 19 (IANS) Karolina Pliskova clinched the 2019 Italian Open title on Sunday after beating Johanna Konta in straight sets.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
TRS rejects exit polls, says May 23 results will be different
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) With most exit polls on Sunday predicting a comfortable victory for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) said they were not accurate and did not reflect the true picture.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NDA 292, UPA 127, predicts NDTV's poll of polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The poll of polls of exit polls done by NDTV predicted 292 seats for the BJP-led NDA, 127 for the Congress-led UPA and 123 for "non-aligned" parties.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Don't think exit polls are accurate: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday rejected the various exit polls, saying their accuracy was suspect and that he expected the Congress to do much better, both at the national level and in the state.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National
Boxers confident of good show at India Open 2019
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) With six gold medals last year, the Indian contingent is confident of putting up a better show as the second edition of the India Open kicks off at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium, here on Monday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
287 to NDA, 128 to UPA in IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is all set to return to power winning 287 seats in Lok Sabha elections, but the Bharatiya Janata Party may fall short of half-way mark on its own as it is expected to win 236 seats, according to CVOTER-IANS exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls a gameplan to manipulate EVMs: Mamata
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Dismissing the exit poll predictions of the Lok Sabha elections as "gossip", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it was a "gameplan to manipulate and replace thousands of EVMs" and urged opposition leaders to stand strong and united.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal celebrities turn out to vote, inspire others
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Urging everyone to make their vote count, a host of celebrities on Sunday exercised their democratic right in the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Kolkata.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
All surveys can't be wrong, time to switch off TV: Omar
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Minutes after the exit polls projected the return of a BJP-led NDA government, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah it was not possible for all the surveys to go wrong.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bihar to stay with NDA: IANS-CVOTER Exit Poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to maintain its hold in Bihar as the coalition may win 33 out of the 40 seats in the state, according to IANS-CVOTER exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls indicate trend, not actual rasults: Experts
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Before the actual results are out, the demand for the exit poll data usually outweighs the accuracy of its prediction, as these polls normatively indicate what the nation could expect on the counting-day.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naidu meets Sonia, Pawar in Delhi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party President N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday met UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, besides holding consultations for the second time with Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar and CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury as part of his pursuit to form an alternative to the NDA government.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
West, central India likely to back BJP-led NDA: India Today-Axis exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A thumping victory is again on the cards for the BJP-led NDA in western and central India, as per the India Today-Axis exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
High poll percentage means BJP's victory: Himachal CM
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the high poll percentage this time compared with 2014's parliamentary polls clearly indicated the BJP wave in the state.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
NDA projected to win 34 seats in Maharashtra: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to win 34 Lok Sabha seats in the electorally important state of Maharashtra, the IANS-CVOTER exit poll showed on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA to win all 5 seats in Uttarakhand: IANS-CVOTER Exit Poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP seems to have kept its hold in the hill state of Uttarakhand with the IANS-CVOTER exit poll projecting a full victory for it in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP may win 18 seats in Karnataka: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to win 18 seats in Karnataka while the Congress can get 7 with 2 seats going to its ally Janata Dal (Secular), according to IANS-CVOTER exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IANS-CVoter predicts BJP sweeping Delhi, may win all 7 seats
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP is likely to hold its ground in Delhi and may win all seven seats in the three-cornered fight, according to the IANS-CVoter exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
Over 62% voting recorded in LS polls' last phase
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Over 62 per cent voter turnout was recorded on Sunday in polling for 59 seats in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, with West Bengal recording the highest turnout of 73.51 per cent.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
BJP numbers hit by SP-BSP caste math roadblock in UP
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The caste arithmetic of votes in Uttar Pradesh seems to be making a dent on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s final tally in the much awaited Lok Sabha elections. The IANS-CVoter Exit Poll reveals that despite the BJP's 407 rallies in India's biggest state, the alliance led by the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) seems to be taking away a major chunk of seats from the saffron party. The alliance(gathbandhan), as per the exit poll, could fetch 40 seats, giving a loss of 31 seats to the BJP which secured 71 out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
BJP may not open account in Kerala: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Despite mega efforts, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is unlikely to open its account in Kerala in the 2019 general elections, according to the IANS-CVOTER exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Langer compares Smith's batting at nets to Tendulkar
London, May 19 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer on Sunday said watching Steve Smith during the team's first practice session here was like "watching Sachin bat."
2019-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Exit polls not perfect for Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) If exit polls are to be believed, the Narendra Modi government is coming back to power with full majority, but the predictions by poll survey agencies in the past have found not to be close to the actual results.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TRS to get 14 out of Telangana's 17 seats: IANS-CVOTER Exit Poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) K. Chandrashekhar Rao's Telengana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) is likely to improve its performance in the just-ended Lok Sabha elections as the IANS-CVOTER exit poll projected 14 seats for it out of Telangana's total 17 Lok Sabha constituencies.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
75.25% voting in Panaji Assembly bypoll
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the voters cast their ballots in the Panaji Assembly bypoll on Sunday, which was necessitated following the death of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in March.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Indisposed ex-West Bengal CM Buddhadeb fails to vote
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) An indisposed former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee did not cast his vote on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
UPA to get 27 seats, NDA 11 in Tamil Nadu: IANS-CVOTER Exit Poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The DMK is expected to make gains in Tamil Nadu but its prospects of sweeping the southern state seems remote as the ruling AIADMK appears to have prevented a whitewash, according to the IANS-CVOTER exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls designed to promote Modi: Congress
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Reacting to exit polls given out by various channels and others, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said on Sunday that these polls seem to have been designed to promote the Modi government, while the BJP said the these polls only reflected what opinion polls had already said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Nearly 69% polling in Himachal (Fourth Lead)
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 69 per cent of the over 53 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh turned out on Sunday to elect Members of Parliament for the state's four Lok Sabha seats in the last phase of the general elections, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP expected to pick up 21-25 seats in Karnataka: India Today-Axis exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Despite its loss in 2018 assembly polls, the BJP is likely to win about 21 to 25 out of Karnataka's 28 seats, the India Today-Axis My India Exit poll predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
69% average voting in Karnataka's 2 Assembly by-polls (5:00 p.m)
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) An average of 69 per cent voting was registered in by-elections for Karnataka's two Assembly segments - Chincholi and Kundgol - till 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, a poll official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019
Neta-NewsX predicts 242 seats for NDA, 164 for UPA
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) could win 242 Lok Sabha seats, 30 short of the majority mark, according to an exit poll conducted by Neta-NewsX.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA expected to win 9 seats in Haryana: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to win nine out of Haryana's 10 Lok Sabha seats, an IANS-CVOTER exit poll showed on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DMK-led alliance to sweep Tamil Nadu: India Today-Axis exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The DMK, which suffered a major debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, will make a grand comeback in the 2019 general elections as the party-led alliance will get about 34 to 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, the India Today-Axis My India exit poll predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Icons fail to inspire many voters to exercise franchise
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Use of seven national and state icons by the Election Commission failed to inspire a substantive chunk of voters in the national capital where the voter turnout saw a five per cent drop during polling on May 12 as compared to the last Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
NDA to get 22 out of 25 seats in Rajasthan: IANS-CVOTER Exit Poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP seems to have held its ground in Rajasthan in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 with the CVOTER-IANS exit poll showing an NDA victory in 22 out of the 25 seats in the state.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA to win 306 seats, UPA may get 132: Times Now exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA may get a clear majority with 306 Lok Sabha seats while their rival UPA could lag behind with only 132 seats, according to an exit poll conducted by TV channel Times Now.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
287 to NDA, 128 to UPA in IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is all set to return to power winning 287 seats in Lok Sabha elections, but the Bharatiya Janata Party may fall short of half-way mark on its own as it is expected to win 236 seats, according to CVOTER-IANS exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA projected to win 22 seats in Gujarat: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to retain 22 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a slight dip from its 2014 tally when it had swept the state, the IANS-CVOTER exit poll showed on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
'Desi girl power' rocks Cannes party
Cannes, May 19 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Huma Qureshi, Diana Penty and Hina Khan made a pretty picture of "desi girl power" as they posed alongside Nick Jonas at a party on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival.
2019-05-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Over 72% turnout in Bengal amid scattered violence (4th Lead)
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) A BJP candidate was attacked while the vehicles of another nominee and a senior party leader vandalised allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers as West Bengal recorded a 72.91 per cent turnout till 5 p.m. in the final phase of polling on Sunday amid allegations of sporadic violence, rigging and EVM breakdowns.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
How Akhilesh managed Mayawati, kept hopes alive for SP-BSP
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Though labelled 'Babua' by his political rivals, Akhilesh Yadav, the key architect of the gathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh, seems to have mastered the art of managing the unmanageable in UP. The way Samajwadi Party President, Akhilesh managed BSP's Mayawati, perceived as an unforeseeable alliance partner, has silenced many of his harsh critics.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
Ahamed scores big in opening round of national bike rally
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Mangalore bike racer Adnaan Ahamed proved to be the consummate racer in the opening round of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Sprint Championship here on Sunday, winning two categories in style on an action packed day.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
INS-CVoter exit poll predicts 14 seats for TDP, gives 11 to YSR
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) It's a close fight between Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress's Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh in the general election.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: IANS-CVOTER Exit Polls vote share (as of 6 p.m.): NDA 42.3%, UPA 29.6%
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi likely to form government again: Republic TV exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks set to form the government again, according to the exit polls conducted by Republic TV.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal's Bhatpara by-polls marred by violence, bombings
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Amid violent clashes between workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress, with hurling of bombs and ransacking of police vehicles, the Bhatpara Assembly constituency turned into a battleground during the by-polls on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Jemimah spotted playing hockey, bags HI's admiration
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Indian women cricket team's young batting sensation Jemimah Rodrigues has been spotted trying her hands in the hockey field with her pet dog 'Theo', also earning appreciation from Hockey India (HI).
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Mental health comes first, stresses Sophie Turner
Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Actress Sophie Turner, who battled with weight at a young age, has learnt that she has to put her mental health first, beyond anything "otherwise Im screwed and then I might actually end up in rehab".
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Kashmiri footballer eager to shed her stone-pelter tag
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Catapulted into the limelight for the wrong reasons, Kashmiri goalkeeper Afshan Ashiq is keen to grow out of the 'stone-pelter-turned footballer' tag after taking part in the ongoing Indian Women's League (IWL).
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Trinamool accuses CAPF of influencing voters, vandalism
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress candidate from West Bengal's Barasat parliamentary constituency, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, on Sunday accused the central forces of vandalising her party's camp offices and influencing the people to cast their votes for the BJP in the Rajarhat-Newtown area near Kolkata.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rahul attacks EC, says its 'capitulation' before PM is 'obvious'
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) As the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections got over, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Election Commission (EC), saying its "capitulation before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his gang is obvious" and that the poll panel was not being respected anymore.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Voting ends in bypolls to 4 Assembly seats in TN (3rd Lead)
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Polling in bypolls to four assembly seats in Tamil Nadu - Aravakuruchi, Sulur, Thiruparankundram and Ottapidaram - came to end at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
70.43% voting recorded in Jharkhand (4th Lead)
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Jharkhand on Sunday recorded 70.43 per cent polling for the three parliamentary constituencies where voting took place in the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, an election official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Now, Hindu Mahasabha celebrates Godse's birthday
Aligarh, May 19 (IANS) The controversy over Nathuram Godse refuses to die down. The All India Hindu Mahasabha on Sunday celebrated the birthday of the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi with a "havan" here.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US abortion row: Trump says he's pro-life
Washington, May 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than what was recently passed by Alabamas Republican state government and said he is "pro-life".
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Polling in Punjab largely peaceful: CM
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Sunday by and large polling for all 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state was peaceful.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Mamata accuses BJP workers, CRPF of torturing people
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused BJP workers and central forces of "torturing people" during the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, saying she has never seen "such a thing before."
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Vijayvargiya doubts Kamal Nath's survival as CM
Indore, May 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya here on Sunday said he wasn't sure whether Kamal Nath would survive as the Chief Minister for 22 days after the Lok Sabha election results.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Over 46% percent turnout in Bihar at 4 p.m.
Patna, May 19 (IANS) A turnout of 46.28 per cent was recorded till 4 p.m. in polling to eight seats in Bihar in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state amid stray incidents of violence, EVM glitches and poll boycotts.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
EC seeks report after Tej Pratap's bouncers thrash mediapersons
Patna, May 19 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has sought a report from the Patna District Magistrate on the alleged thrashing of mediapersons by RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son and former Bihar Minister Tej Pratap Yadav at a polling booth here on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Woman injured after her speeding BMW turns turtle
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A woman who was on the wheels of a speeding BMW car, suffered injuries after it lost balance, flipped over several times and then overturned, hitting a divider on Akbar Road in central Delhi, a police officer said on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aditi's audition story: Had to make out with stranger
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says during her audition for "Yeh Saali Zindagi", she had to get intimate with a stranger.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab sees 57% voting amidst skirmishes (4 p.m.)
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Amid reports of skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), nearly 57 per cent voting was recorded till 4 p.m. for Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats in the final phase of the general elections on Sunday, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
64% turnout in Bengal amid sporadic violence, rigging (3RD LEAD)(3 PM)
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) A BJP candidate was attacked while the vehicles of another saffron party nominee and a party leader were vandalised allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers as West Bengal recorded 63.66 per cent polling till 3 p.m. on Sunday amid allegations of sporadic violence, rigging and EVM breakdowns.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
TDP seeks action against PM Modi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday took strong objection to the telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's activities in Kedarnath and Badrinath, saying it was a "clear violation" of the election Model Code of Conduct as voters could be influenced during the last phase of Lok Sabha polls and attacked the Election Commission for being a "mute spectator".
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TECNO CAMON i4: Some competition for budget smartphones
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Keeping up with the trend of offering triple rear camera set-up on a fancy body, Hong Kong-based TRANSSION Holdings' subsidiary TECNO Mobile has launched a new smartphone CAMON i4 in the budget segment.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
ALERT: Tej Pratap's bouncers thrash cameraman, EC seeks report
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2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP-Trinamool clash in Kankinara, hurl bombs
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The by-polls in West Bengal's Bhatpara Assembly constituency was marred by severe violence and bombings on Sunday, amidst clashes between workers of Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress at Kankinara in North 24 Parganas district.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Saudi Arabia rules out war with Iran after Gulf attacks
Riyadh, May 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Sunday said that his country is not seeking to start a war with Iran but is ready to defend itself from any threat, following attacks in the Gulf region.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
ALERT: CPI-M alleges widespread rigging in Bengal
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2019-05-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Alert
Stay away from choppy market (Column: Market Watch)
Markets were super volatile all through the week. Monday saw the markets begin on a neutral note and it appeared that the anticipated reversal after eight straight days of losses would happen, but then someone hit the futures with a large sell order and markets cracked. Probably, the seller had inclination that China would retaliate on the US imposing higher duties on $ 200 billion of US imports. China did retaliate that night by imposing duties of 20 per cent and 25 per cent on $ 60 billion of US exports to China. Markets rose on Tuesday instead and the reversal did happen.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Opinion/Commentary
Sushant Pujari on being real street dancer to reel one
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Sushant Pujari, a former street dancer, is thrilled to be a part of choreographer and filmmaker Remo D'souza's upcoming movie "Street Dancer 3D".
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
On polling day, Modi prays at Badrinath, Kedarnath (Round-up)
Dehradun, May 19 (IANS) After spending Saturday night meditating in a cave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines in Uttarakhand.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Wearable patch can cool you down on hot summer day
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) A team of US engineers has developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work or on the go.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Farhan 'bit too late' in appealing to voters of Bhopal
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-singer Farhan Akhtar got trolled for appealing to the voters of Bhopal on Sunday, a week after the city had recorded 61.71 per cent voting. Following this, he pointed out how people have got their "priorities" wrong.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Kompany parts ways with Manchester City after 11 yrs
Manchester, May 19 (IANS) Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany announced on Sunday that he was leaving the Premier League outfit after 11 years at the club in which the Belgium international won 10 trophies.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Iran dismisses possibility of war amid US tensions
Tehran, May 19 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed the possibility of war breaking out in the region amid rising tensions with the US, saying that Tehran doesn't want a conflict and no country had the "idea or illusion that it can confront Iran".
2019-05-19
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Just visualising a kiss can alter your attitude
New York, May 19 (IANS) You would never forget that inconspicuous street corner where you kissed her for the first time. However, according to researchers, our attitudes can be influenced not only by what we actually experience but also by what we imagine.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP fears 'massacre' after polls in West Bengal
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP has expressed apprehensions that there could be a "massacre" in West Bengal after polling for the last phase ends on Sunday evening and demanded deployment of Central Forces till the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes to an end.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mirwaiz Umar ready to support India-Pakistan talks
Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Sunday that the separatists were ready to support talks between India and Pakistan provided India accepted Kashmir as a dispute.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Machine Learning may help capture fusion energy on Earth
New York, May 19 (IANS) A team of researchers in the US have used Machine Learning (ML) to rapidly control plasma that fuels fusion reactions, paving the way to help Earth get the clean fusion energy that lights the Sun and stars.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sidhu damaging Congress with ill-timed comments: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday criticized his Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for damaging the Congress with his ill-timed comments against him and the party leadership in the state.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Why muscle wannabes ignore steroid abuse risks
Moscow, May 19 (IANS) In pursuit of the body beautiful, most muscle wannabes continue to abuse steroids despite knowing that they have serious, life-limiting and potentially lethal side effects, say researchers.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
When Nehru asked for police to locate Natwar (IANS Interview-II)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Kunwar Natwar Singh in many ways is monotypical in that he served so many Congress dispensations in different capacities. Equally, he came into maximum proximity with celebrated Indian and world leaders, acclaimed writers and people in position of pre eminence. Influenced by novelist E.M. Forster during his years in Cambridge, he learnt the value of friendship from him. In the second and concluding part of this IANS interview, I let the raconteur in him take over:
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brisk polling in progress in TN by-elections (2nd Lead)(1 p.m.)
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) The four Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu - Aravakuruchi, Sulur, Thiruparankundram and Ottapidaram - where by-elections are underway on Sunday have seen brisk and peaceful polling since morning.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chess virtuoso wants creativity back in game (Where Are They Now?)
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Chess International Master (IM) Tiruchi Natesan Parameswaran created a sensation in 1979 winning the National title at the age of 23 when the game was dominated by players above 40.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
'Go back' slogan against BJP leader Babul Supriyo
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Some locals raised "go back" slogans against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Sunday when the singer-turned-politician was taking to the media after casting his vote at a booth in Jorasanko in the North Kolkata Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Finding the kismet connection (Column: Tete-e-tete)
It's no secret. Astrology has always had an undeniable appeal. Who doesn't like knowing about one's future? It's no laughing matter. Never was. Even after completing over two decades of rigorous reading of thousands of birth charts, its still astonishing for me to see how the human mind works. So I can't help but throw my own experiences in the fray for upvotes. Though I have encountered an army of types in this journey, there is a looming demographic which underlines why our Universe borders on the absurd. So allow me to pay homage to those who are unusually notable.
2019-05-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
BJP mastered WhatsApp elections in India: Shashi Tharoor
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mastered the art of influencing voters via social media platforms in Lok Sabha elections and WhatsApp has been their favourite medium simply because of its massive reach, Congress Party leader Shashi Tharoor has said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology,Politics
Chandra Bose accuses Trinamool of attacking BJP polling agents
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Kolkata South Chandra Kumar Bose on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress of attacking his party's polling agents in various parts of the constituency and urged the Election Commission to play a more proactive role.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
McDonald's reopens 13 restaurants in Delhi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Connaught Plaza Restaurants Private Ltd (CRPL), now wholly-owned by food service retailer McDonald's, has re-opened 13 of its restaurants in Delhi starting 11 a.m on Sunday, a statement by McDonald's said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Farhan 'bit too late' in appealing to voters of Bhopal
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-singer Farhan Akhtar on Sunday got trolled for appealing to the voters of Bhopal, which had recorded 61.71 per cent voting a week ago.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
SP-BSP poised for big win in Purvanchal: Rajbhar
Balia (Uttar Pradesh), May 19 (IANS) Estranged BJP ally, the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) President Om Prakash Rajbhar on Sunday said that the SP-BSP alliance was poised for a big win in the final phase of voting taking place in Purvanchal (eastern Uttar Pradesh).
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian charged with raping woman in Singapore
Singapore, May 19 (IANS) An Indian man has been charged with aggravated rape of a female university student near the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Bengal: Diamond Harbour BJP candidate's car vandalised
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Diamond Harbour candidate Nilanjan Roy's car was vandalized on Sunday as the constituency witnessed the final phase of Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Curfew continues for fourth day in J&K's Bhaderwah
Jammu, May 19 (IANS) Curfew continued for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah town.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
My friend circle is limited: Sunny Leone
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone, who is in the "best phase" of her life personally and professionally, says she enjoys having a small circle of friends.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will Smith wanted 'Bollywood level' scene in 'Aladdin'
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Will Smith has loved "Sab sahi hai bro", a song that Indian rapper Badshah has created as a promotional number for the Hollywood star's forthcoming release "Aladdin".
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Double role not impulsive but a creative call: Mohit
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor Mohit Malik, who has taken a break from playing the sensitive and compassionate character Sikander in the TV show "Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala", says the decision to make him play a double role was not an impulsive call but a creative one.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Chinese shout 'Boycott Apple' as US goes after Huawei
Beijing/San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) As the Washington-Beijing trade war intensifies along with fresh restrictions on Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the US, there has been a significant rise in "Boycott Apple" movement in China.
2019-05-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP asks Delhi Police to withdraw security for Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegation that his own security detail could assassinate him as in the case of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the Delhi unit of the BJP has written to the Delhi Police demanding withdrawal of the Kejriwal's security cover.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
26% voting till 12 p.m. in 7th phase LS polls (Afternoon Lead)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 26 per cent voter turnout was recorded in polling for 59 seats in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections till 12 noon on Sunday, with the maximum 32.53 per cent voting in West Bengal.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP candidate, party leader attacked in WB
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Anupam Hazra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from West Bengal's Jadavpur seat, and a party leader accompanying him were attacked and the latter's car damaged after the two visited a booth on receiving reports of rigging.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
52.89% voting recorded in Jharkhand (3rd Lead) (1 p.m.)
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Jharkhand on Sunday recorded 52.89 per cent polling till 1 p.m. for the three parliamentary constituencies where voting is underway in the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, an election official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Pragya Thakur should be expelled from BJP: Nitish Kumar
Patna, May 19 (IANS) BJP ally and JD-U chief Nitish Kumar on Sunday lashed out at Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for her statement in favour of Mahatma Gandhi assassin Nathuram Godse and demanded the party to expel her.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Over 45% voting recorded in Panaji bypoll (2nd Lead)(1 p.m.)
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) Over 45 per cent voting was recorded in the Panaji Assembly bypoll on Sunday till 1 p.m., according to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).
2019-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
32% voting in WB amid sporadic violence (2nd Lead) (11 a.m.)
Kolkata May 19 (IANS) Over 32 per cent electorates cast their votes across nine parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal till 11 a.m. on Sunday where the seventh and final phase of polling is underway amid reports of sporadic violence and EVM malfunctioning.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
We need Ray, Ghatak kind of cinema for Cannes: Bhandarkar
Cannes, May 19 (IANS) Madhur Bhandarkar, who is here for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, says Indian filmmakers need to create cinema focussing on real and "earthy" subjects to have visible representation at such platforms.
2019-05-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Poll code violation: TMC complains to EC against PM
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) on polling day.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SC gave me belief that we aren't wrong: Dutee on same-sex relation
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) 100m record holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals Dutee Chand on Sunday revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship with a girl from her home town. The 23-year-old is thus the first Indian sportsperson to admit to being in a same-sex relationship.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Athletics
Naidu meets Sharad Pawar again in Delhi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party Chief N. Chandra Babu Naidu on Sunday met Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar at his residence here.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Despite Everything' is 'Mamma Mia!' sans ABBA songs
Film: "Despite Everything (A Pesar De Todo)" on Netflix; Language: Spanish; Director: Gabriela Tagliavini; Cast: Belen Cuesta, Bianca Suarez, Amaia Salamanca and Macarena Garcia; Rating: *(1 star)
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Britney Spears says 'of course' she will perform again
Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears says "of course" she will perform again as she and beau Sam Asghari go shopping.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
ALERT: BJP's Bengal candidate Niranjan Roy's car attacked in Budge Budge
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung Galaxy A70: Equipped for all-round performance
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Samsung India, which sold five million units of Galaxy A phones in just 70 days, is banking big time on the A-series -- in an attempt to outshine the Chinese rivals that have carved out a niche in the Indian smartphone market with competitively-priced devices.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mel B rushed to hospital after losing vision in right eye
London, May 19 (IANS) Singer Mel B, who cannot see on her left side after botched laser surgery, was rushed to a hospital after losing vision in the right eye, raising fears for the Spice Girls tour.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
25.25% voting in Bihar LS polls (12 p.m.)
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Bihar witnessed a 25.25 per cent voter turnout till 12 p.m. on Sunday in the elections to the state's eight parliamentary constituencies, amid reports of people ransacking a polling booth and holding an administration official hostage for an hour, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Huge win for SP-BSP alliance in Purvanchal: Rajbhar
Balia (Uttar Pradesh), May 19 (IANS) Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar cast his vote, along with his family, at the Mirganj Primary School of Balia on Sunday. He said the SP-BSP alliance will get a massive victory in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
ALERT: Trinamool alleges poll code violation by PM, registers complaint
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump opposed to parts of Alabama's abortion ban
Washington, May 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than what was passed by Alabama's Republican state government.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mukesh, Nita Ambani shower love on Rishi Kapoor
New York, May 19 (IANS) Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani visited veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is undergoing a medical treatment here since 2018, to give "assurance and mental peace" to him and his family.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anil Kapoor's special anniversary message for wife
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor and his wife Sunita Kapoor on Sunday clocked 35 years of married life, and only had words full of love for each other.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Remo's fitness level motivates Varun Dhawan
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan, who joined Remo D'Souza in showing off abs and muscles, says the director's level of fitness makes everyone work hard.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Raghava Lawrence opts out of Akshay's 'Laaxmi Bomb'
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrence, who was recently signed to direct Akshay Kumar starrer Hindi horror-comedy "Laaxmi Bomb", has opted out of the project as he felt disrespected.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Chokers' label for South Africa exaggeration: Upton
Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) South Africa need to embrace the 'chokers' tag rather than run away from it at the upcoming World Cup that will be held in England and Wales, according to the Proteas' former Performance Director Paddy Upton.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Djokovic beats Schwartzman to reach Italian Open final
Rome, May 19 (IANS) Serbian world No.1 Novak Djokovic got a stern test from Argentina's Diego Schwartzman but he pulled out a 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 victory to advance to the Italian Open final.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Over 20% voting in Karnataka's 2 Assembly seats(11 a.m.)
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Over 20 per cent voting was registered in Karnataka's two Assembly segments -- Chincholi and Kundgol -- in the first four hours till 11 a.m. on Sunday, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
102-year-old voter casts ballot in Himachal
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Shyam Saran Negi, a 102-year-old voter who also participated in the 1951-52 general elections which were the country's first, cast his ballot on Sunday at a picturesque hamlet in Kinnaur district as elections were held to elect four members of Parliament from Himachal
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
IBS to acquire Canadian aviation software major
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) In an attempt to step up its efforts to become a major technology provider in the global aviation industry, Technopark-headquartered IBS Software has entered into a multi-million-dollar agreement with Massachusetts-based Kronos Incorporated to acquire AD OPT.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Nearly 32% voting recorded in Andhra re-polls
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 32 per cent voters exercised their ballots in seven polling stations as re-polling was underway in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor Lok Sabha constituency on Sunday amid tight security.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
MCA sees Rs 2.8 lakh cr recovery from IBC-led resolution process
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Terming the current insolvency process and its outcomes as 'super success, Ministry of Corporate Affairs sees total recovery amount touching Rs 2.8 lakh crore through resolutions with the settlement of two key accounts, including some others -- Essar Steel, where financial creditors have approved the resolution and Bhushan Steel and Power.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Stones pelted at BJP candidate in Kolkata, mediaperson hurt
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Stones were pelted at BJP's Kolkata North candidate Rahul Sinha near a polling station at Park Circus area here on Sunday. The leader escaped unharmed.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
2 trains collide in Philippines, 34 injured
Manila, May 19 (IANS) At least 34 people were injured when a "runaway" train rammed into another train in Metro Manila of the Philippines, officials said on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
29.48% voting in MP LS polls (11 a.m.)
Bhopal, May 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh on Sunday witnessed 29.48 per cent voting in the first four hours of polling to the state's eight Lok Sabha seats in the seventh and last phase of voting in the ongoing general elections, an official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
30.33% voting recorded in Jharkhand (2nd Lead) (11 a.m.)
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Jharkhand on Sunday recorded 30.33 per cent polling till 11 a.m. for three Lok Sabha seats, an election official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Vote to strengthen democracy: Himachal CM
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday urged people to vote to strengthen the democracy as the state's four Lok Sabha seats -- Shimla, Mandi, Hamirpur and Kangra -- cast their vote in the seventh and final phase of polling of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Nearly 13% polling in Himachal (2nd Lead) (11 a.m.)
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 13 per cent of over 53 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh turned out in the first four hours of polling on Sunday to elect members of Parliament for four seats in the last phase of the general elections, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Voters in Chandauli claim they were inked before polling
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), May 19 (IANS) Residents of the Tara Jivanpur village here have alleged that some people forcibly applied ink on their fingers and gave them Rs 500 each on Saturday evening. They were told not to go for polling on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
The era of star secretaries (Column: B Town)
A star secretary was a phrase used to describe a man/woman who handled the work affairs of an actor. But, a lot of them fitted the bill of 'Star Secretary because many secretaries who handled stars eventually became bigger stars.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary
ALERT: 30.33% voting in Jharkhand till 11 a.m.
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Polling official dies in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur, May 19 (IANS) An official on election duty died inside a polling booth on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Poll Trivia,Politics
12.18% voting in Uttar Pradesh till 11 a.m. (2nd Lead)
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Only 12.18 per cent voting was recorded in the first four hours polling for Uttar Pradesh's 13 parliamentary constituencies in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, according to a voter turn-out app.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
India needs few mega banks to to compete globally: CEA
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Batting for PSU banks' consolidation, chief economic advisor Krishnamurthy V Subramanian has said having a few good banks is a good idea as they can compete and their quality can get enhanced to compete globally with the best in the world.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: Stone pelted at Bengal BJP candidate Rahul Sinha near Park Circus
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BSF officer injured in LoC firing in Poonch
Jammu, May 19 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) officer has been injured during heavy firing exchanges between Indian and Pakistani troops in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, informed sources said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Brisk polling in TN Assembly by-elections
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Brisk and peaceful voting was seen in the four Tamil Nadu Assembly constituencies -- Aravakuruchi, Sulur, Thiruparankundram and Ottapidaram -- on Sunday morning since polling began at 7 a.m.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
US e-tailer sells bath mats depicting Hindu Gods
Washington, May 19 (IANS) American e-tailer Wayfair has come under fire for selling bath mats depicting Hindu Gods, after Amazon was slammed for selling similar items, the media reported.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump may pardon servicemen accused, convicted of war crimes
Washington, May 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has hinted that he is considering pardons for several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes, the media reported.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Nearly 13% polling in Himachal (11 a.m.)
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 13 per cent of over 53 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh turned out in the first four hours of polling on Sunday to elect members of Parliament for four seats in the penultimate phase of the general elections, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
2019 general election: The Turning Point (Comment)
The ongoing 2019 general election is one of the most closely contested general elections in Indias parliamentary history of India. It also has one of the most widely spread election schedules of seven phases in a span of 39 days. Everyone is anxiously waiting for May 23 - the day the poll results will be announced. Even the most experienced political experts are not in a position to do a precise qualified prediction of the results. But the majority of the surveys and analyses indicate a post poll scenario where the BJP and the NDA will be the largest single party and alliance respectively, but the NDA may fall short of the majority mark.
2019-05-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Most distant space object looks like man in meditation
Washington, May 19 (IANS) NASAs New Horizons mission team has published the first image of the farthest world ever explored -- a planetary building block and Kuiper Belt object clicked during New Years 2019 flyby of Ultima Thule which looks like a human being in deep meditation.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
Election results to determine market moves (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Exit polls along with the final verdict of the 2019 general elections will keep the equity investors on tenterhooks in the coming week, experts said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India may witness longer slowdown as oil imports, consumption decline
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) In a sign that slowdown in the Indian economy may be long drawn, a government report has projected a modest 3.5 per cent growth in oil imports this year. Considering that India imports more than 80 per cent of its oil requirements, slow growth in imports signals tepid demand and consumption.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Modi offers prayers at Badrinath
Dehradun, May 19 (IANS) After Kedarnath, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Badrinath temple in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Over 10% voting in Punjab LS polls (10 a.m.)
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) More than 10 per cent voting was recorded in the first three hours of polling to Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of the general elections, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
DoT to soon settle merger/transfer of licences in M&As
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Department of Telecom will settle all issues related to merger and transfer of licences in the telecom sector on a priority basis, an internal note of the ministry said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: Modi offers prayers at Badrinath
--Indo-Asian News Service
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Sunny Deol visits polling stations in Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur, May 19 (IANS) Donning a turban, BJP's Gurdaspur candidate and actor Sunny Deol on Sunday visited polling stations to oversee the polling process.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Don't go too far, Chinese Foreign Minister tells Pompeo
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) China's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged Washington "not to go too far" in its measures that threatened Chinese interests in a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
2019-05-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Voices of women must be heard, says Rahul
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hailed the role played by women in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections not just as candidates but also as voters and said that their voices must be heard.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Nearly 13% polling in Himachal till 11 a.m.
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2019-05-19
Category: International, France,National,Politics
Marquez back on pole in France, Lorenzo improves to 8th
Le Mans (France), May 19 (IANS) Even a crash during Q2 couldnt stop Marc Marquez from claiming his third pole position from five races while teammate Jorge Lorenzo took a season-best eighth.
2019-05-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
ALERT: TMC leader Aziz ur Rehman helps voter cast vote in booth no. 251 of Baruipur under Jadavpur LS constituency
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: BSF officer injured in LoC firing
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
14.17% voting in WB amid EVM failures, sporadic violence (9 a.m.)
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal recorded 14.17 per cent polling to the state's nine Lok Sabha seats amid a few incidents of sporadic violence and reports of EVM failures in several booths leading to either delay or stalling of the poll process, an official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Modi spends night in Kedarnath cave, thanks EC
Dehradun, May 19 (IANS) After spending night Saturday night meditating inside a cave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning again offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: 10% polling in Punjab in 3 hours
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Nitish condemns Pragya's 'Godse' remark
Patna, May 19 (IANS) BJP ally and JD-U chief Nitish Kumar on Sunday lashed out at Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for her statement in favour of Mahatma Gandhi assassin Nathuram Godse, and said that he "would not tolerate such remarks".
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics,Terrorism
City thrash Watford 6-0 to complete historic treble
London, May 19 (IANS) Manchester City handed Watford a 6-0 hiding in the FA Cup final to complete an unprecedented domestic treble. David Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling all found the target on Saturday to help City to their third domestic tile of the season after winning the EFL Cup and the Premier League.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Re-polling underway in 2 Kerala Lok Sabha seats
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) Re-polling in Kerala's Kannur and Kasargode Lok Sabha seats was underway on Sunday after it was ordered by the state's Chief Electoral Officer following complaints of bogus voting which was later verified.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
ALERT: Nitish Kumar condemns Sadhvi Pragya's Godse comment
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Despite EVM failures, Bengal registers above 14% polling in 2 hours
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Bengal,National,Politics
South Korean government to ditch Windows 7 for Linux
Seoul, May 19 (IANS) With Microsoft informing users that it would end free technical support for Windows 7 operating system next year, South Korean government has decided to switch from Windows 7 to open source operating system Linux.
2019-05-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Nitish questions long duration of elections
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday after casting his ballot raised questions on the long duration of the general elections which is being held in seven phases.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Vote for peace: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday appealed to voters to vote for peace as 59 constituencies went to poll in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
8.04% voting recorded in UP LS polls (9 a.m.)
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Only 8.04 per cent voting was recorded in the first two hours of polling to Uttar Pradesh's 13 parliamentary constituencies in the seventh and last phase of the general elections, according to a voter turn-out app.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dhoni looks to finish off in style, break the English voodoo
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) "Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!" exclaimed Ravi Shastri on commentary as M.S. Dhoni led India to a win in the final of the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with a humongous six off Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Kulasekara.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
ALERT: No voting in 3 hours at booth 53 in Konarpur of Jadavpur constituency in Bengal
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2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Over 14% voting recorded in Panaji bypoll (9 a.m.)
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) Over 14 per cent voting was recorded in the Panaji Assembly bypoll on Sunday in the first two hours, according to the Chief Electoral Officer (ceo).
2019-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Chinese players wholly MILK Indian smartphone brands
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Like the famous tech acronym FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google), the Indian smartphone market once had its own buzzword: MILK.
2019-05-19
Category: International, India,National,Technology
13.84% voting recorded in Jharkhand (9 a.m.)
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Jharkhand recorded 13.84 per cent polling till 9 a.m. for the three Lok Sabha seats on Sunday, an election official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Only tech can't make films successful: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who built up curiosity on his upcoming project with acclaimed director Shekhar Kapur, says that though technical advancement has made it easier for the new generation to make films like "Mr. India" it cannot guarantee a movie's success.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Google to shut down Jump VR platform in June
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) A dwindling user base has forced Google to shut down its Jump virtual reality (VR) platform that would go offline by the end of June.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Katich feels fitting Warner, Smith in XI is happy headache
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Pencilling in David Warner and Steve Smith into the top-order could be a headache, but there is no doubt the pair would only make the playing XI richer as they strive to defend their World Cup crown in England and Wales next month, feels former batsman Simon Katich.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Congress' Manish Tewari casts vote in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, May 19 (IANS) Former Union Minister and Congress candidate Manish Tewari on Sunday cast his vote in his hometown here in Punjab.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Republican Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment
Washington, May 19 (IANS) US Congressman Justin Amash became the first Republican to call for Donald Trump's impeachment, saying that the President committed "impeachable conduct" and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Campaign spirited, yet dignified: BJP candidate Puri
Amritsar, May 19 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development and BJP's candidate from Punjab's Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said that the election campaign was spirited and yet dignified.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rahul held 150 rallies during Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) In an effort to oust the Narendra Modi government, Congress President Rahul Gandhi ran a concerted campaign over the past three and a half months, holding nearly 150 rallies and road shows besides press conferences to spell out his partys vision and counter BJP attacks.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath
Kedarnath (Uttarakhand), May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Kedranath temple.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Bhalswa Lake: Victim of urbanisation (Delhi Water Bodies)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Once known for its clean and clear water, the Bhalswa Lake of Delhi is narrating its own story of how modernisation and urbanisation is taking a toll on such water bodies.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Walls of dynastic politics have shown cracks: Yogi
Gorakhpur, May 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath cast his ballot here on Sunday and said the walls of casteism, regionalism and dynastic politics were now showing cracks.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Nitish, Manjhi cast votes
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi cast their votes in Patna on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
State of economy-V: Job crisis continues to worsen
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The ruling NDA government won a landslide in 2014 on a promise that it will produce jobs. Five years down the line, India is staring at one of the worst job crisis ever.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: Widespread EVM snags reported from Basirhat, Diamond Harbour, North and South Kolkata LS constituencies
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Politics
One vote will shape India's development trajectory: Modi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to voters to exercise their right in record numbers and said that one vote will shape India's development trajectory.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Poll Trivia,Politics
Voting underway for 8 Lok Sabha seats in MP
Bhopal, May 19 (IANS) Voting was underway on Sunday for the eight Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh in the seventh and last phase of voting in the ongoing general elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Voting underway for Agra North Assembly bypoll
Agra, May 19 (IANS) Voting began on a brisk note for the Agra North Assembly bye-election on Sunday, an official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: Voting delayed at 3 booths in Nagerbazar area (DumDum) of West Bengal
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Voting underway on 13 LS seats in UP
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Voting was underway on Sunday for the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh amid tight security.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Your vote is precious, says Anupam Kher
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Sunday appealed to voters here to exercise their franchise as Chandigarh went to polls in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Harbhajan Singh casts vote in Jalandhar
Jalandhar, May 19 (IANS) Cricketer Harbhajan Singh was among the first to cast his vote on Sunday at a polling booth in this Punjab's town.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Voting for Panaji bypoll gets underway
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) Voting for the Panaji assembly bypoll got underway at 7 a.m. on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Voting begins in Bihar's 8 Lok Sabha seats
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Voting began on Sunday amid tight security for eight Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in the seventh and last phase of elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Polling begins in Karnataka's two Assembly seats
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Polling began on Sunday in Karnataka's two assembly segments -- Chincholi and Kundgol, amid tight security, an official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Voting begins in 59 seats in final phase of LS polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Voting began on Sunday across 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spanning seven states and a Union Territory across north, central and east India in the final of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Polling begins for three LS seats in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Polling began on Sunday at 7 a.m. for three Lok Sabha seats of Jharkhand, an official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Voting starts in bypolls for 4 TN Assembly seats
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Voting in the by-elections for four Tamil Nadu Assembly constituencies -- Aravakuruchi, Sulur, Thiruparankundram and Ottapidaram -- began on Sunday morning.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats go to polls
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) All the 13 Lok Sabha seats of Punjab and the lone seat of its capital Chandigarh went to the polls amid tight security on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of general elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Polling begins for four seats in Himachal
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) All the four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh went to the polls amid tight security on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of general elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Voting begins in Bengal phase seven polls
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Voting began at 7 a.m. in nine parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Voting begins in 59 seats in final phase of LS polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Voting began on Sunday in 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spanning seven states and a Union Territory across north, central and east India in the final stage of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Italian Open: Nadal beats Tsitsipas to enter final
Rome, May 19 (IANS) Rafael Nadal has cruised into the 2019 Italian Open final at the expense of Stefanos Tsitsipas.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
There will be no war, says Iran Foreign Minister
Tehran, May 19 (IANS) Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said he does not believe a war will break out in the region amid concerns over rising tensions with the US.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked in South Africa
Johannesburg, May 19 (IANS) A video footage has shown Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger being attacked at an event here in South Africa.
2019-05-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports
Austrian Chancellor Kurz calls for snap election
Vienna, May 19 (IANS) Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has asked for a snap election after his Vice-Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned over a corruption scandal.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Abhimanyu cherishes memory of 'Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota'
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor Abhimanyu Dassani says "Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota" will always be a very special film for him.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Case filed against MP Congress leaders for violating model code of conduct
Bhopal, May 19 (IANS) A case of violation of the model code of conduct has been filed against Congress candidate from Ratlam-Jhabua constituency Kantilal Bhuria and Madhya Pradesh minister Surendra Baghel along with nine others for campaigning past the time limit in the final phase of polling in the general election.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
Telangana seeks 2,000 MW power from NTPC
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday sought 2,000 MW electricity for his state to meet the growing power demand.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Crucial bypolls in 2 Karnataka Assembly seats on Sunday
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) An estimated 3.83-lakh electorate are enrolled to vote in Karnataka's two Assembly segments in a crucial by-election on Sunday, a poll official said on Saturday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019
Australia PM Morrison wins come-from-behind poll victory
Melbourne, May 18 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison secured a stunning victory against the odds in Saturday's general election taking his Liberal National coalition to a third term in office.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Voting on 59 seats on Sunday in last phase of LS polls
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Voting will be held in 59 constituencies across seven states and a union territory on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ghaziabad goldsmith robbed of cash, jewellery worth over Rs 16 lakh
Ghaziabad, May 18 (IANS) Armed robbers looted cash and jewellery worth over Rs 16 lakh from a goldsmith in Ghaziabad on Saturday, police said.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not a big believer of Bollywood music: Baba Sehgal
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Popular Hindi-rapper and actor Baba Sehgal, who recently appeared in the horror-comedy web series titled 'Bhoot Purva', says the Indian pop music has changed over a period of time so much so that it is a constant task to stay relevant as an artist; especially in a space where Bollywood music that does not celebrate original music as much is overshadowing the 'indie' space.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
'Jauhar' textbook row reaches Rajasthan CM's office
Jaipur, May 18 (IANS) The controversy over the removal of a picture of 'jauhar' or self-immolation by women from class VIII textbooks on Saturday reached the Rajasthan Chief Minister's Office with two Congress ministers locking horns on the issue.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Politics
BJP leader Mukul Roy to stay away in the last phase
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress pointing out that Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukul Roy being an 'outsider' should stay away from the areas where elections were taking place on Sunday, an Election Commission official on Saturday said that he will abide by the rules.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Teenager allegedly raped in Jammu district (Lead, Correcting place)
Jammu, May 18 (IANS) A teenaged girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district, police said.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Temperatures and poll-related violence up in Bengal
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Apart from the heat generated by the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, the southern region of Bengal that is going to the polls in the final phase on Sunday is reeling under the impact of a scorching sun.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP: Kejriwal should clear dues of civic bodies' employees
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Delhi BJP on Saturday lashed out at the Delhi government for withholding Rs 5,282 crore meant for the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rs 100 cr package for Fani-hit Odisha vendors, farmers
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced Rs 100 crore special package for street vendors, coconut growers and poultry farmers affected by Cyclone 'Fani'.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
Trinamool, BJP have common hidden agenda to crush Congress: Mannan
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Describing Trinamool Congress as the B team of the Bharatiya Janata Party, senior Congress functionary and leader of opposition in the West Bengal Assembly Abdul Mannan says both Trinamool and BJP have the "common hidden agenda" of crushing his party.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Reports of rift between promoters baseless speculation: IndiGo CEO
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Days after reports of a rift between IndiGo promoters surfaced, the airline's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rono Dutta on Saturday termed the reports as "baseless speculations".
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Teenager allegedly raped in Kathua district
Jammu, May 18 (IANS) A teenaged girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, police said.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Official result in Kerala LS polls to be out after 8 p.m on Thursday
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) The official results of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala will be out only after 8 p.m. on May 23, said an election official.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Indian shuttlers aim podium finish in Sudirman Cup
Nanning (China), May 18 (IANS) Top shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will spearhead the Indian challenge at the prestigious Sudirman Cup which gets underway here on Sunday.
2019-05-18
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Odisha to spend Rs 200 crore for revival of coastal green cover
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday directed to prepare a five-year action plan on revival of coastal shelter belt and afforestation programme.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
After Rahul meet, Naidu talks to Mayawati, Akhilesh in UP (2nd Lead, Changing Dateline)
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) Continuing his campaign to meet various leaders and sew up a non-BJP front before the announcement of Lok Sabha results on May 23, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu met Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati here on Saturday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shah's road show in Kolkata was a criminal conspiracy, Mamata tells EC
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Alleging that the BJP President Amit Shah's recent road show in Kolkata was a "criminal conspiracy" to defame the state government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wrote a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, requesting him to complete the final phase polls peacefully.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Will Jadavpur choose political novice or seasoned player?
Kolkata (West Bengal), May 18 (IANS) The talk of the town is whether the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal -- which had earlier sent stalwarts like Somnath Chatterjee and a greenhorn Mamata Banerjee to the Lower House -- would choose a political novice and film-star as its parliamentary representative, or will go with a seasoned lawyer with years of administrative experience.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Top Maoist leader in Odisha sentenced to life term
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Odisha's Berhampur on Saturday for waging war against the Indian government.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Congress to hold commemorative programmes on Rajiv's death anniversary
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Congress party will hold commemorative programmes on May 21 to mark the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to highlight his contribution to the country.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Canyon buys Tata International DLT, DLTM for Rs 305 cr
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Tata International Limited and Dutch Lanka Trailer Manufacturers(DLTM) have executed definitive documents to sell their 50-50 joint venture Tata International DLT Pvt Ltd (DLT) to Canyon Point Investment Holdings.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Bengal LS polls: Mamata's nephew, Netaji's kin, actresses contest in final phase
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) A number of high-voltage battles are on the cards in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal as two popular Bengali actresses set their feet on the political turf for the first time, while a number of hopefuls, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand-nephew, will be vying to enter Parliament.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Congress regimes destroyed Netaji files: Chandra K Bose
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Chandra Kumar Bose, grand nephew of revolutionary leader Subhas Chandra Bose and BJP candidate from the Kolkata South Lok Sabha constituency, blames successive Congress regimes for suppressing and destroying files on his grand uncle Netaji's disappearance and wants the formation of a special investigative team for unravelling the mystery.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Polls make bitter turn sweet: Mills forced to crush cane till polling
Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh), May 18 (IANS) The sugarcane crushing season may be long over but the mills in eastern Uttar Pradesh are being pressurized to keep crushing, lest the farming community gets upset and impacts the arithmetic in the polling that takes place on Sunday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Girl, 3, dies as Telangana MLA's car rams bike
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) A three-year-old girl died and her parents were seriously injured when a Telangana legislator's car rammed their motorcycle on Saturday, police said.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Curfew continues for third day in J&K's Bhaderwah
Jammu, May 18 (IANS) Curfew continued without any relaxation for the third day in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah town in Doda district on Saturday. The curfew was imposed on Thursday after the body of a local, identified as Nayeem Shah, was recovered by the police.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Amazon launches flight booking service in India
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) People in India can now use Amazon to book their domestic flights in addition to shopping, money transfers, utility bill payments, mobile recharges -- all through one single app, the e-commerce giant announced on Saturday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Stakes high for key rivals in by-polls for four assembly seats in TN
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) The stage is for the May 19 crucial by-elections to four assembly constituencies and the repolling in 13 booths in Erode, Dharmapuri, Tiruvallur and Cuddalore Lok Sabha consituencies in Tamil Nadu.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019
Shaun Marsh feels his Test career may be over
Melbourne, May 18 (IANS) Senior Australia batsman Shaun Marsh believes that his Test career might be over with the new crop of players cementing their places.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Only 38% Indians concerned about data misuse: Survey
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Just 38 per cent Internet Indians are concerned about data misuse compared with 63 per cent in Spain, shows a survey by Germany-based data research firm Statista.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Woman official to verify Kerala nikab wearing voters
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena on Saturday said a woman poll official would verify women voters, coming to polling booths with faces covered.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'Kingmaker' Mayawati faces probe in sugar mill case
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Even as UPA's special envoy N. Chandrababu Naidu met Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav to cement an anti-BJP front, the CBI is zeroing in on the role of top BSP politicians involved in the multi-crore sugar mill scam. Just a fortnight ago, CBI's Lucknow branch of Anti-Corruption Unit launched a probe into the controversial sale of state-owned sugar mills which were sold to private entrepreneurs for peanuts during Mayawati's tenure as UP Chief Minister.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
T20 style bikers rally begins in Bengaluru on Sunday
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) The introductory edition of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Sprint Championship (2W) 2019 gets underway here on Sunday with over 120 top bikers from different parts of the country set to compete in the new format.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Stalin in role to rope in KCR, Jagan
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is said to be in close touch with DMK leader M.K. Stalin on building the numbers for the UPA, if push comes to shove following the counting of votes on May 23.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP wants to kill me, end positive politics: Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Saturday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wanted to finish him and the positive politics he had started.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I am obsessed with makeup: Tara Sutaria
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Actress Tara Sutaria, who has wooed the audience with her stylish and glamorous looks in her debut film "Student of the Year 2", says she loves to do makeup.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Working to form 'Federal Front' for a say in policy-making at Centre: TRS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) With just one round of polling remaining, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Saturday expressed confidence that the regional political parties would garner a major chunk of Lok Sabha seats and would bind in the form of a 'Federal Front' for governance at the Centre.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US company evacuates foreign workers from Iraqi oil field
Baghdad, May 18 (IANS) The US Exxon Mobil oil company has evacuated all its foreign workers from West Qurna 1 oil field in Iraq's Basra province, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten concedes defeat
Canberra, May 18 (IANS) Australia's opposition Labour Party leader Bill Shorten on Saturday conceded defeat to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in country's general election.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Guwahati blast: Police nab five, intensify vigil to expose larger design
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) The Assam police have arrested five persons for their involvement in the grenade blast on Thursday that left six people injured in state capital Guwahati.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Religion, riots, dynasty dominate Punjab poll battle
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) In agrarian Punjab, where Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes make 55 per cent of the population, religion and riots more than concerns of farmers and poor are likely to play a decisive role in the Lok Sabha elections going to the polls on Sunday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
SL President frees 762 prisoners on Buddha Purnima
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday granted amnesty to 762 prisoners to mark Buddha Purnima, also known as Vesak festival.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
ALERT: Guwahati blast: Police nab 5, intensify vigil to expose larger design
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2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Terrorism
Mamata's nephew sends defamation notice to Modi
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's nephew and the party's Diamond Harbour constituency candidate Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday sent a defamation notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
ICICI-Videocon case: 20 questions that may trouble Chanda Kochhar, her husband (Reissuing with corrected date)
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Former ICICI Bank CEO and Managing Director Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kochhar have failed to provide satisfactory answers to about 20 out of over 100 key questions posed to them by Enforcement Directorate sleuths during over 60 hours of questioning in five days starting May 13, according to sources in the investigating agency.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha govt suspends four doctors in cyclone-hit Puri
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday suspended four doctors for dereliction of duty in Puri district which has been badly hit by the recent Cyclone Fani.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
ICICI-Videocon case: 20 questions that may trouble Chanda Kochhar, her husband
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Former ICICI Bank CEO and Managing Director Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kochhar have failed to provide satisfactory answers to about 20 out of over 100 key questions posed to them by Enforcement Directorate sleuths during over 60 hours of questioning in five days starting May 13, according to sources in the investigating agency.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
ALERT: Mamata's nephew sends defamation notice to Modi
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2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Left's legacy blocking Tripura's growth: Deputy CM (IANS Interview)
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) The erstwhile Left Front government's "terrible 25-year legacy" in Tripura is hindering the BJP-IPFT alliance government's attempts to push development projects and welfare schemes, according to Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Guilty of Gujarat, anti-Sikh riots should be punished: Badal (IANS Interview)
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) The guilty of both the Gujarat riots in 2002 and the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 should be punished, Akali Dal patron and five-time Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Saturday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Early humans began eating starch 120,000 years ago
Johannesburg, May 18 (IANS) Our ancestors were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago, new research has found.
2019-05-18
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Trinamool making politics non-serious affair: CPI-M candidate
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress is making politics a "non-serious affair", said Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, the Left Front backed CPI-M candidate from the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal, which goes to the poll on Sunday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Viewers will binge-watch 'Hostages': Ronit Roy
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy, who is playing the role of a police officer in the upcoming crime thriller "Hostages", says the audience will be binge-watching the episodes of the show as it has interesting twists and mystery.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple Park decorated in rainbow colours for Steve Jobs
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) Apple Park was decorated with the colours of its classic rainbow logo in celebration of the formal opening of its new headquarters and also to pay tribute to its late co-founder Steve Jobs.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Police file 400-page chargesheet in Alwar gangrape case
Jaipur, May 18 (IANS) Police in Rajasthan on Saturday filed an over 400-page chargesheet in the Alwar gangrape case in a Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) court with six people named as accused.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Buddhist figurines, Chinese ceramics to be auctioned
Hong Kong, May 18 (IANS) A Qing dynasty robe, and finely cast gilt-bronze sculptures of two Buddhist figures - Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, and Milarepa, an ancient Tibetan yogi - would go under the hammer at an auction here.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Art/Culture/Books
Why do kids find certain gadgets 'creepy'?
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that children often use the word "creepy" as a way to reject specific devices -- especially those that could bring about physical harm or come in the way of their relationship with parents.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
After a year's search, tiger spotted in South Goa national park
Panaji, May 18 (IANS) In a development which has brought cheer to Goa wildlife authorities, a tiger has been spotted in the state's only national park in South Goa, an official statement said on Saturday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ruling coalition in Australia likely to retain power: ABC
Canberra, May 18 (IANS) Australia's Liberal-National Party (LNP) Coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears set to defy predictions by winning the federal election on Saturday, the country's national broadcaster said.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
EC notice to MP Congress candidate for passing out 'Nyay' forms
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday issued notice to Congress candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa, which goes to polls on May 19, for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by distributing and filling-up enrolment forms of the party's proposed "Nyay" scheme.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kapil Sharma feted by World Book of Records
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma has been acknowledged as the most viewed stand-up comedian in India and abroad by the World book of Records London.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Heart attacks more severe in morning than night
London, May 18 (IANS) Heart attacks that mostly happen in the morning tend to be more severe than cardiac arrests at night, warn researchers.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Section of Jet staff seeks financial details to raise $700 mn
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A section of grounded Jet Airways' employees comprising members of airline unions have written to SBI Caps seeking asset and other financial details of the crisis-hit company for raising $700 million (Rs 4,917 crore) from a mix of domestic and foreign investors.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Politicians caution against manual vote tabulation
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Opposition parties have been apprehensive about glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), but a new spectre looms large ahead of May 23 when the counting of votes begins.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019
BCCI Secretary asks chief's contribution other than taking passes, clicking photos
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The tiff between acting BCCI President C.K. Khanna and Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji over the presentation of the IPL trophy to the winning captain has taken a new turn.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Youth shot at in Rohini gang war
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A youth was critically injured in a gang war in Rohini after four to five assailants fired at him multiple times, the police said on Saturday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress raps government, EC over Lavasa's plaint
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora regarding his dissent in EC decisions related to the model code of conduct (MCC) going unrecorded and asked whether it was "Election Commission or Election Omission".
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM addressed 142 rallies in all; 40% in UP, WB, Odisha
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed 142 rallies during his marathon election campaign, devoting 40 per cent of these in the politically-crucial Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha which have a combined seat strength of 143 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Austrian Vice Chancellor resigns over video scandal
Vienna, May 18 (IANS) Austria's Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned on Saturday after a video appeared to show him offering government contracts to a potential Russian investor in exchange for political support.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Disabled dog rescues baby buried alive in Thailand
Bangkok, May 18 (IANS) A disabled dog has become the pride of his village in northeast Thailand by rescuing a baby boy who was buried alive by his teenaged mother.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Thailand,Human Interest/Society
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West name fourth child Psalm
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and her rapper-husband Kanye West have named their fourth child Psalm.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nxivm leader ordered women to be naked in meetings: Report
New York, May 18 (IANS) Keith Raniere, the leader of the so-called sex cult Nxivm ordered female members of the group to gather around him without clothes as he lectured them on philosophy and other topics, one of the women said during the trial of Raniere on Friday, the media reported.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Youth shot at in Rohini gang war
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A 24-year-old youth was critically injured after sustaining multiple bullet injuries when a gang of four to five armed assailants allegedly fired over a dozen times targeting him in Rohini in what is being termed as a gang war by the authorities, the police said on Saturday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I'm petrified to shoot for 'Sadak 2', says Alia Bhatt
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who is gearing up for her next film "Sadak 2", says she is petrified to shoot for the movie, which will be directed by her father and veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Viewers will binge-watch 'Hostages': Ronit Roy
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy, who is playing the role of a police officer in the upcoming crime thriller "Hostages", says the audience will be binge-watching the episodes of the show as it has interesting twists and mystery.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No change in our stand on support to Congress: Karnataka CM
Tirupati, May 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday said Janata Dal (S) had already committed its support to the Congress for formation of government at the Centre and there was no change in its stand.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Trump lifts metal tariffs, delays auto levies
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has agreed to lift tariffs on metal imports from Canada and Mexico, that in exchange agreed to stop punishing American farmers with their own taxes on pork, cheese and milk.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Shadow of Vidyasagar bust vandalism on Kolkata North poll
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevails in and around Vidyasagar College, that has been at the centre of a political tornado over violence and vandalism of Bengali polymath Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar's bust during BJP President Amit Shah's high-voltage road show in the area earlier this week.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC deploys three EVMs at each Chandigarh booth
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Each polling booth in Chandigarh, going to the polls on Sunday, will have three electronic voting machines (EVMs) to accommodate 36 Lok Sabha candidates.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019
Wives of Jharkhand politicians report fair income hike
Ranchi, May 18 (IANS) Wives of politicians in Jharkhand seem to have fair income, and in some cases better than their husbands, according to the available Election Commission data.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
EVMs can be manipulated, VVPAT slips should be used as ballot paper: Naidu
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) was possible and thus demanded that VVPAT slips be used as ballot papers for "transparency" in the electoral process.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Poet's relative arrested for blackmailing Union Minister
Lucknow/Noida, May 18 (IANS) Social activist Usha Thakur, granddaughter of the brother of legendary Hindi poet Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar', was arrested from Noida for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to extort Rs 2 crore from Union Minister Mahesh Sharma.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Neha shares cute family image with Angad, Mehr
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) As her daughter Mehr turned six-months-old on Saturday, actress Neha Dhupia posted a heart-melting photograph of her family, whom she tagged as the shape of her heart.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nepotism exists in every field: Debutante Sharmin Segal
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Debutante actress Sharmin Segal, who is gearing up for the release of her film "Malaal", says that nepotism exists everywhere including Bollywood and that star children are usually under more pressure to prove their worth than outsiders.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Elaborate security arrangements in Bengal
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Following the spate of violence in Kolkata ahead of the final phase of Lok Sabha polls where campaigning was stopped 20 hours before scheduled time, 710 companies of central forces, 461 Quick Response Teams (QRT) and state police were deployed for Sunday's polling in West Bengal.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Defence/Security
Accused in soldier's murder among four militants killed in J&K (4th Lead)
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including one involved in the abduction and murder of soldier Aurangzeb last year, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday and another militant in a shootout in Baramulla, police said.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Clarity on Jet Airways expected in a week: SBI chief
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) It may not be over till it is over. Even as some industry veterans believe that grounded Jet Airways may have hit the end of the road, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar remains optimistic that clarity over the future course of the airline will emerge in a week's time.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: Clarity on Jet Airways expected in a week: SBI chief
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2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Does Tesla need to accept its Autopilot is faulty?
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) The infamous Tesla Model 3 sedan crash with a semi-truck that happened in March was triggered when the Autopilot system failed to detect the driver's hand on the steering wheel, the media said citing reports from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
2019-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mumbai Cricket Association fails to clear security dues: RTI
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has failed to clear the dues for seven Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons to the Mumbai Police which organises elaborate security for the IPL and other matches held here, as per an RTI revelation.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Sports
WeChat executives concerned about potential exit of head
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) As daily users of China-based messaging platform WeChat exceed one billion, its key executives have raised concerns amid rising competition and rumours of potential exit of its head Allen Zhang, the media has reported.
2019-05-18
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
Google's smart city plan upsets Toronto residents
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Google-affiliate Sidewalk Labs's plan to build an Internet-based smart city in Toronto has sparked fear and anxiety among residents, the media reported.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Technology
N Korea seeks UN mediation in seizure of vessel by US
Seoul, May 18 (IANS) North Korea in a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has complained about the "illegal and outrageous" seizure of one of its cargo ships by the US, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-05-18
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
ALERT: Mumbai Cricket Association fails to clear Mumbai Police security dues, says RTI reply
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2019-05-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Sports
Cole Sprouse, Alexandra Shipp join 'Silk Road' cast
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) "X-Men: Apocalypse" star Alexandra Shipp and "Riverdale" actor Cole Sprouse have joined the ensemble cast of crime feature film "Silk Road".
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lavasa's letter: EC to meet on Tuesday (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Saturday termed as "unsavoury and avoidable" the controversy surrounding the recording of minority decisions on the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's letter to him in this regard.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Actor Chris Rock set to reboot 'Saw' series
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Comedian-actor Chris Rock and entertainment company Lionsgate are collaborating on a "Saw" spinoff.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Polls make bitter turn sweet: Mills forced to crush cane till polling
Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh), May 18 (IANS) The sugarcane crushing season is long over and the remaining crop has gone dry.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
World Cup: 5 all-rounders to watch out for
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) All-rounders are the flavour of the season and this World Cup will feature some of the best in the business. West Indies legend Clive Lloyd told Times of India that the ICC's flagship event in England and Wales will be "World Cup of all-rounders". IANS takes a look at the five best all rounders who could define matches as it kicks off on May 30.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Badal, Amarinder families hand in glove, says Mann
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Bhagwant Mann, the Aam Aadmi Party Punjab unit chief, said, here on Saturday, Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has put his stamp on the allegations of Sukhbir Badal-Amarinder Singh bonhomie that the AAP has been levelling since the Congress government came to power in the state.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
DMK moves EC against AIADMK on cash distribution
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) The DMK on Saturday complained to the Election Commission that Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK was allegedly distributing money to voters in one of the four Assembly constituency where bypolls will be held on Sunday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019
Nina Dobrev trolled over post against abortion bill
Washington, May 18 (IANS) "The Vampire Diaries" fame star Nina Dobrev is being slammed by a slew of social media users for expressing her views against the Alabama abortion bill.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Maoist killed in Bihar encounter
Gaya, May 18 (IANS) A Maoist was killed during a gunfight in Gaya district of Bihar, police said.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
ALERT: DMK moves EC against AIADMK on cash distribution
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2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bono's son Elijah to tour with Noel Gallagher
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Singer Noel Gallagher is taking the son of his rocker friend Bono, Elijah Hewson on tour with him as a support act.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hungarian Parliament comes to Delhi in images
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) On the banks of the Danube river stands a tall Unesco world heritage structure and the seat of Hungarian power - the Hungarian Parliament. Inaugurating an exhibition of its photographs here, the Hungarian envoy to India, Gyula Petho, called Indo-Hungary relations "strain-free", and the exhibition a step in the right direction.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
ALERT: Maoist killed in Gaya encounter
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2019-05-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
Dry for 20 years, experts seek reforestation to revive Badkhal lake (Delhi's Water Bodies-1)
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Badkhal lake in Faridabad, which was once a popular tourist gateway for the people of the national capital, has turned into a barren piece of land for the past 20 years thanks to illegal quarrying and mining in the area.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,IANS Special Series
Venezuela's collapse worst outside of war in decades: Economists
Caracas, May 18 (IANS) Venezuelas fall due to poor governance, corruption and the misguided policies of President Nicolas Maduro and his predecessor Hugo Chavez is the single largest economic collapse outside of war in 45 years, outpacing Zimbabwes crumbling under Robert Mugabe, Cubas disastrous unravelling in the 1990s and the fall of the Soviet Union, economists say.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Venezuela,Business/Economy,Politics
ALERT: CRPF trooper commits suicide outside Rabri Devi's home
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2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
3 Hizbul men among 4 militants killed in J&K (3rd Lead)
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) Four militants, including three Hizbul men were killed on Saturday in two separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama and Baramulla districts.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
EC notice to Sunny Deol for poll code violation
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday sent a notice to actor and BJP candidate from Punjab's Gurdaspur Sunny Deol for allegedly violating the model code of conduct.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
As writer, don't want to interfere in shoots: Zeishan
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Screenplay writer Zeishan Quadri, who has penned the story of filmmaker Hansal Mehtas upcoming movie "Turram Khan", says once he submits the script to a director, he keeps himself away from the shooting because he doesn't want to interfere.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy launches anti-competition probe against Google
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) Joining the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the European Union (EU), Italy's antitrust authority has become the latest international regulatory body to launch an anti-competition investigation against Google.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ALERT: EC notice to Sunny Deol for poll code violation
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2019-05-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National
A tattoo that drew Chelsea to Kolkata fan's home
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) A tattoo on his chest, done to feel the same pain as the players felt during the 2015-16 season, made so much noise that it brought members of Chelsea Football Club to Sparsho Ghosh's home.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday (3rd Lead)
Dehradun, May 18 (IANS) Five days ahead of the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Congress demands Goa Chief Minister's resignation
Panaji, May 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday demanded the resignation of Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, claiming that the BJP-led coalition government was unable to even track down those responsible for the alleged attack on its own party's candidate for the Panaji Assembly bypoll.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Internal matter of EC: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Patna, May 18 (IANS) Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday refused to comment on the controversy surrounding the Election Commission (EC) and said that reports of rifts in the EC were its internal matter.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
New coach should be demanding: Sunil Chhetri
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A new season ahead and a new coach in charge, Sunil Chhetri is an excited man these days. The undisputed leader of Indian football, who will be joining the national camp in Delhi under newly-appointed coach Igor Stimac on Monday, is looking forward to win more games for India outside the country than on home turf.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Mnuchin rejects subpoena for Trump's tax returns
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has rejected a subpoena from House Democrats demanding President Donald Trump's tax returns in six years, setting the stage for a court battle over the documents.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Many youngster had potential, Kohli translated it: Upton
Jaipur, May 18 (IANS) Paddy Upton, former mental health and conditioning coach of the Indian cricket team during Gary Kirstens tenure as coach, saw India skipper Virat Kohli rise through the ranks and the Rajasthan Royals coach believes that while there have been many talented batsmen who have played for India, what set Kohli apart is his ability to translate the talent to performance.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Naidu meets Rahul, Pawar; to meet Mayawati, Akhilesh (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday continued his outreach to the Opposition parties in order to firm up a non-BJP front ahead of the announcement of Lok Sabha poll results on May 23.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Electric field-based dressing fights bacterial infections
New York, May 18 (IANS) Amid growing antibiotic resistance, Indian-origin researchers have developed a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sumona slams people for putting down TV actors
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Television actress Sumona Chakravarti has expressed her disappointment over people not taking small screen actors seriously and comparing them to film stars.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajbhar asks his men to beat BJP leaders with shoes
Mau (Uttar Pradesh), May 18 (IANS) Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) President Om Prakash Rajbhar, a BJP ally in Uttar Pradesh till recently, has now asked his party workers to beat BJP leaders with shoes.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
4 killed in Afghanistan bombing
Herat (Afghanistan), May 18 (IANS) At least four civilians were killed and 14 people, including a district chief, were wounded in a bomb attack in Afghanistan's Herat province on Saturday, officials said.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
MoD rejects admiral's supersession grudge
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's plea against the government's decision to ignore him for the Navy chief's post despite him being the senior most officer has been turned down by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Lalu Yadav managed RJD poll plan from custody in Ranchi
Ranchi, May 18 (IANS) Serving a 14-year jail term in the fodder scam cases, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav seems to have managed his party's poll planning -- by cementing its alliances and selecting its candidates -- while staying imprisoned in a Ranchi hospital.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Diana Penty glitters like gold at Cannes
Cannes, May 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Diana Penty made a sparkling debut with a glittery gold ensemble at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.
2019-05-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Elton John comes out in support of Taron
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Legendary singer Elton John has slammed critics for objecting to the casting of a heterosexual actor Taron Egerton to play the role of a gay person in "Rocketman".
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
DAV Chandigarh win 2019 Red Bull Campus Cricket India
Jaipur, May 18 (IANS) After four days of exciting matches, Red Bull Campus Cricket 2019 National Finals came to an end. DAV College Chandigarh beat Hindustan College Chennai in a low scoring final to emerge the India Champions of the T20 tournament.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Ex-CIA officer jailed for spying for China
Washington, May 18 (IANS) A former CIA officer has been jailed for 20 years for disclosing military secrets to a Chinese agent in return for $25,000, bringing to a close one of several cases involving Chinese bids to recruit former American intelligence officers, the media reported.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Men who are critical of Nehru are pygmies: Natwar Singh (IANS Interview-1)
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2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Nishads emerge as major vote bank in UP elections
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 18 (IANS) For the first time in Uttar Pradesh, the Nishads have emerged as an important vote bank in the Purvanchal region.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Spotify testing first hardware, car smart assistant
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) To help people enjoy audio while driving, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is testing its first hardware - a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars called "Car Thing" - in the US.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pakistani held on Indian side of LoC
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) A Pakistani national was apprehended by the Army on Saturday on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, defence sources said.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Election Commission or omission, asks Congress
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora over his dissent in the EC decisions in going unrecorded and asked whether it was "Election Commission or Election Omission".
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Laxmmi Bomb' set to release in June 2020
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar and actress Kiara Advani starrer "Laxmmi Bomb" is all set to release on June 5, 2020.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Blockchain may make e-commerce cheaper, fairer
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) A Blockchain-based system that allows buyers and sellers to interact directly can make e-commerce platform for digital goods "cheat proof" and the products cheaper, says a study by India-origin researchers.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Lavasa letter: CEC denies rifts over MCC
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Saturday denied any controversy in the internal functioning of the Election Commission over the handling of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) saying that "the three members of the Commission are not expected to be templates or clones of each other".
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kashmiri Hizbul man among 3 militants killed in Pulwama (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) A Kashmiri militant was among three militants who were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India's first voters set to exercise franchise again
Shimla, May 18 (IANS) India's first and oldest voters in Himachal Pradesh are all set to vote again for its four parliamentary seats on Sunday, poll officials said on Saturday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Disappointed by Pakistan bowling again: Akhtar
London, May 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan tearaway quick Shoaib Akhtar expressed his disappointment with the team's botched effort to defend 340 against England in the fourth ODI, saying he was not impressed with the bowling.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now available in US
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) Stepping up the rollout of the 5G smartphone in the global market, Samsung said its Galaxy S10 5G is now selling in the US markets to run on Verizon's network in Chicago and Minneapolis.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Nana playing psychological games: Tanushree's lawyer
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Tanushree Dutta's lawyer Nitin Satpute has clarified that police has not given clean chit to actor Nana Patekar who was accused of sexual harassment by the actress.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will Smith on how he added Bollywood touch to 'Aladdin'
Tokyo, May 18 (IANS) Actor Will Smith is in love with the world of Bollywood and says he asked director Guy Ritchie to add a touch of it in forthcoming film "Aladdin".
2019-05-18
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Rajkumar Santoshi to direct romcom 'BadBoy'
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi is set to direct an upcoming quirky young romantic comedy titled "BadBoy".
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
From hospital to hundred, Jason Roy hits special ton
London, May 18 (IANS) England opener Jason Roy's ninth ODI hundred was an "emotional" one as he notched it up under tough circumstances, staying up all night to attend to his sick daughter.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'De De...' collects over Rs 10 crore on opening day
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Actors Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh starrer "De De Pyaar De" has raked in over Rs 10 crore at the box office on the first day of its release.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ranveer goes 'nuts' over Deepika's Cannes look
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Bollywood's livewire Ranveer Singh could not stop gushing about his actress-wife Deepika Padukone's "lime green" look at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Karnataka allies spar over CM post ahead of LS poll results
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) Ahead of the Lok Sabha election results on May 23, Karnataka's ruling allies Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and the Congress are locked in a war of words over the post of the chief minister.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Amazon invests in UK-based food delivery platform
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) Expanding its efforts into the online food-delivery market, Amazon led a $575 million investment in London-based food delivery company Deliveroo, which was once of interest to Uber and Uber Eats.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
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2019-05-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National/Politics
Amit Shah offers prayers at Somnath Temple
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A day after campaigning ended for the last phase of Lok Sabha polls, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday offered prayers at the Somnath Temple in Gujarat.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Kovind, Naidu, Modi greet nation on Buddha Purnima
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Yuvraj Singh trolls Virat Kohli on Instagram
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Virat Kohli may be the captain of the Indian team but it was not too long ago that he was one of the youngsters in the team, learning from established stars like Yuvraj Singh.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka marks 10 years since end of civil war
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) As Sri Lanka on Saturday marked the 10-year anniversary since its brutal civil war came to an end, the country finds itself again at a crossroads following the Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through the nations fragile peace and fuelled some of the islands worst fears of returning to violence.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Key constituencies in final phase of Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) As campaigning for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in 59 parliamentary constituencies ended on Friday, over 10.17 crore voters across seven states and one Union Territory are ready to decide the fate of 918 candidates on Sunday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday (2nd Lead)
Dehradun, May 18 (IANS) Five days before the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
China reports nearly 1 mn cases of occupational diseases
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) China reported over 970,000 cases of occupational diseases by the end of 2018 of which 90 per cent cases were pneumoconiosis.
2019-05-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
A flyover that took two decades to be completed
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) For the residents of north Delhi, Rani Jhansi flyover, which was inaugurated last year, is a classic example of how a government project should not be executed -- with cost overruns and painfully long delays in completion. The flyover is one of the slowest ever constructed, with the project spanning two decades and witnessing a cost escalation of around Rs 600 crore.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Cartels and collusion - will the cycle ever stop? (Column: Active Voice)
The Indian pharmaceutical industry has become almost synonymous with the US regulatory authorities.
2019-05-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Indian melody, rhyme is fascinating: Clean Bandit
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The members of Grammy Award-winning British electronic music band Clean Bandit, on a short trip to India for a collaboration with Indian singer Benny Dayal, have said the elaborate and intricate rhythm structure of Indian music really fascinates them.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Naidu meets Rahul, to meet Mayawati, Akhilesh in UP
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence probably to discuss possible alliances in the post-election scenario.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
More Air India flights to Dubai from early June
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Seeking to fill the void created by Jet Airways' suspension of operations and peak summer travel demand, state-run Air India has added capacity on the busy Delhi-Dubai, Mumbai-Dubai and Delhi-Mumbai sectors.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
The conglomerate is dead, long live the conglomerate! (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
News headlines from across the world seem to suggest that conglomerates that dominated many industries for the past decades are seeing a seismic shift of business strategy.
2019-05-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday
Dehradun, May 18 (IANS) Five days before the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Mnuchin rejects subpoena for Trump's tax returns
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that he will not comply with a congressional subpoena to turn over President Donald Trump's federal tax returns in six years, likely to trigger a court battle with the Congress.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
State of Economy-IV: Farm distress among major challanges for new government
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Once the high-voltage Lok Sabha polls come to an end, the new government will have a major challenge of getting rural economy back on the track, especially, in the wake of forecast of delayed, below normal monsoon this year with chances of drought parts of the country.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Jimmy Carter chastises Trump: 'US most warlike nation in history' (Comment)
You may not have noticed it, but Americas war with Iran started some days ago, and may not be going too well for the worlds mightiest power. This is not a war that President Trump, as Commander-in-Chief, is enthusiastic about. The eager beavers, the trigger happy foursome lurching towards war are what Irans Foreign Minister Javad Zarif describes as Trumps "B" team - Bibi Netanyahu, John Bolton, bin Salman and bin Zayed.
2019-05-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy,Politics
Clean chit to PM: Lavasa opts out of EC meetings
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has decided to stay away from the meetings related to the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) due to his dissent on the clean chit given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, sources said.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No benefit in breaking up Facebook: COO Sandberg
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) As the chorus grows to break up Facebook, the social networking platform's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has said that it won't serve any purpose.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Microsoft to train 15,000 people on AI by 2022
San Francsico, May 18 (IANS) Software major Microsoft has decided to train and certify 15,000 workers on Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills by 2022, in partnership with education provider General Assembly (GA).
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
Can cheaper Pixel resurrect Google's smartphone dream?
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Google's smartphone business has been struggling to gain ground even as rivals Apple, Samsung and Huawei continue to upend competition with better "specced" devices every quarter.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
As 'C-day' nears, suspense grips Maharashtra political parties (IANS Special)
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) With the countdown for the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls having begun, suspense punctuated by an unusual phobia over the gaminess of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has gripped various opposition parties and their leaders in Maharashtra.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Allegri to leave Juventus season end
Rome, May 18 (IANS) Italian Serie A champions Juventus announced that coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave the club at the end of the season.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Naidu to meet Mayawati, Akhilesh in UP
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu is expected to meet Uttar Pradesh's former Chief Ministers Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Saturday evening.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google tracking your online purchase history
San Francisco, May 18 (IANS) Google is quietly keeping track of every single purchase you have made in years, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmail account.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ALERT: Modi reaches Kedarnath, offers prayers
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2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Religion
Enrique will remain Spain coach: Federation
Madrid, May 18 (IANS) Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) sporting director Jose Molina insisted Luis Enrique's job is safe, despite the fact that the national team coach will not be with his Spain side for the forthcoming European Championship qualifying ties against the Faroe Islands and Sweden.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Perfect mix of skills and pace USP of our attack: Shami
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Who would have thought that after the 2015 World Cup when Virat Kohli and boys fly down to England to compete in the 2019 Cup, it would be the Indian bowlers and not the batters who would be the talking point. But the change in perception dis not happen overnight. It has taken a couple of years for the Indian team management to create a pool of fast bowlers who have the perfect mix of skills and pace to push opposition batsmen on the backfoot.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
The roots of violence in Bengal (Column: Political Circus)
Forpeople who are generally known to be gentle, genteel, soft-spoken 'bhadraloks' with a liking for sweets like 'sandesh' and 'rosogolla' and Rabindrasangeet (Tagore's songs), Bengalis are also suspected of having a mutinous streak in them.
2019-05-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Ruskin Bond's recollection of 1947, Partition in a deeply personal memoir (Ruskin Bond turns 85 on May 19)
Book: Coming Round the Mountain; Author: Ruskin Bond; Illustrator: Mihir Joglekar; Publisher: Penguin; Pages: 117; Price: Rs 250
2019-05-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ibrahimovic suspended for violent conduct
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Former Paris Saint-German and Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been handed a two-game suspension by the Major Leauge Soccer (MLS) for violent conduct, confirmed LA Galaxy on Friday.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Google celebrates Persian maths genius Khayyam
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Google on Saturday dedicated a creative and special doodle to Persian mathematician Omar Khayyam on his 971st birthday. He was best known for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education
Despite EVMs, EC officials can 'make or mar' poll results
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) As the Opposition parties' apprehensions on glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) continue to simmer, a new spectre looms large on the vote-count day of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, May 23.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Modi sets off for Kedar-Badri darshan
Dehradun, May 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived here in Uttarakhand on a two day visit. He will be praying at Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines over the weekend.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Glamorous end to IPL 2019 - Cricket soon a specialists' game (Column: Close-In)
The last ball finish to the final between the two consistent top sides in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was just what the doctor ordered. The match had the ingredients of an epic boxing match, in which both teams had the opportunity to lay the knock-out punch and Mumbai Indians finally put the nail in the coffin.
2019-05-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Opinion/Commentary,IPL 2019,Cricket
Trump postpones decision on auto tariffs for 6 months
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US President has postponed for six months a decision on whether to slap tariffs on imports of automobiles and auto parts from trading partners such as the European Union and Japan, the White House said in a statement.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Parliamentary polls establish national identity, right to equality (Column: Spy's Eye)
The Lok Sabha election of 2019 generated a lot of sparks and fury by way of personal attacks, recourse to undignified language and abandoning of the political narrative for tactical use of stray events for some perceived advantage in the immediate term.
2019-05-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Smartphone bosses fight it out on social media in India
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) These are interesting times in the price-sensitive Indian smartphone market where one Chinese brand after another is entering the fray like winged insects swarming frantically at light sources during the rains -- only to disappear soon.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Italy reaffirms commitment to LGBTI rights
Rome, May 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy has reaffirmed its commitment at international level to fight all forms of discrimination, including that based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the Foreign Ministry has said.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Italy,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Voting begins in Australia general election
Canberra, May 18 (IANS) Australians have begun voting on Saturday in the first general election since political infighting ousted the nation's fourth leader in a decade.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
US lifts steel, aluminium tariffs on Canada
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US has reached a deal with Canada to lift tariffs on steel and aluminium imports in a move that could lead to approval for a new North American trade deal.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
US dollar rises amid falling British pound
New York, May 18 (IANS) The US dollar continued to tick up amid a weaker British pound, as investors remain growingly anxious about the ongoing chaos surrounding Brexit.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
One militant killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) One militant was killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Syria's air defences intercept Israeli attack
Damascus, May 18 (IANS) The Syrian air defences have intercepted "luminous objects" coming from Israel, the media reported.
2019-05-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security
Chunky Panday excited for his short film 'Tap Tap'
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Actor Chunky Panday, who is gearing up for the release of his short film "Tap Tap", says it is one of the most interesting projects he has ever been a part of.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka, Nick giving couple goals in Cannes
Cannes, May 18 (IANS) Singer-actor Nick Jonas was not able to join his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas for her debut appearance at the red carpet of the 72nd edition of Cannes Film Festival, but he arrived in time to accompany her on the second day of the gala.
2019-05-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights
US stocks close lower amid global trade prospects
New York, May 18 (IANS) US stocks closed lower as investors weigh major economic data against global trade prospects.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
EC orders repolling in one booth in West Bengal
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) The Election Commission has ordered repolling in one polling booth in West Bengal's Bankura parliamentary constituency on May 19, an official said.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Chunky Panday excited for his short film
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Actor Chunky Panday, who is gearing up for the release of his short film "Tap Tap", says it is one of the interesting projects he has ever been.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC took decision on Kolkata cop, not BJP: Minister
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) The verdict on former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, was delivered by Supreme Court and it did not come from BJP headquarters, Union Minister Babul Supriyo said here on Friday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IIT professor reveals secret behind Bumrah's success
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Rated as one of best bowlers of his generation, Jasprit Bumrah's success is down to 'reverse Magnus force', according to IIT-Kanpur professor Sanjay Mittal.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Hina Khan launches her film's poster at Cannes
Cannes, May 18 (IANS) After attracting eyeballs for her Cannes debut, TV star Hina Khan launched the poster of her first film "Lines", which is set in the backdrop of the Kargil War, at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.
2019-05-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi government dismantled India's economy: Congress
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that the Modi government will be shown the "exit door" by the people of India on account of an atmosphere of "fear, despair, division and economic devastation" and alleged that it had "dismantled" India's economy in five years.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
ICC releases official 2019 World Cup song
London, May 18 (IANS) The International Cricket Council on Friday released the official song for the World Cup - named 'Stand By' - by LORYN and Rudimental across all streaming platforms.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Campaigning ends for 2 Assembly bypolls in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) Hectic campaigning for the May 19 by-elections in Karnataka's two Assembly segments ended on Friday evening, an official said.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Deepika is living a lime green life in Cannes
Cannes, May 18 (IANS) After treating fans with her variant looks on her second day at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival, actress Deepika Padukone has now made heads turn when she walked the red carpet in a neon green gown.
2019-05-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
32 flights diverted from IGI Airport due to inclement weather
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Inclement weather on Friday disturbed air traffic at the IGI Airport here.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
BJP activist among four held, Rs 24.12 lakh cash seized in Bengal
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) In an embarrassment to the BJP, four persons including two women and a local saffron party leader, were arrested for allegedly carrying unaccounted cash of Rs 24.12 lakh at Baruipur in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, ahead of the last phase polls to be held on May 19, police said on Friday.
2019-05-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
SC grants relief to 20 trainee IAS and IPS in cadre allocation (Revised)
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday granted relief to 20 trainee IAS and IPS officers who had challenged the Centre's 2018 batch cadre allocation process. The court ruled that the trainees will be accommodated by increasing one post in the state cadre of preference this year.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kangana flaunts princess-like look at Cannes red carpet
Cannes, May 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut looked no less than a princess out of a fairytale in a stunning pink and lavender hued trailed gown at the ongoing 72nd Cannes Film Festival.
2019-05-17
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
India's Forex reserve rises to over $420 billion
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves increased by $1.368 billion during the week ended May 10, official data showed on Friday.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Benny Dayal, Clean Bandit perform in Mumbai
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Singer Benny Dayal and Grammy Award winning British band Clean Bandit performed in the city.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
SC: Foreigner tribunal decision will succeed over NRC
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that an Assam Foreigners Tribunal's decision on illegal foreigners will be binding and that it will succeed the state government decision on the inclusion or exclusion of a person in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress dismantled the idea of Modi: Rahul
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the partry has "dismantled the idea of Prime Minister Narendra Modi" which was there in 2014 as the party managed to play the role of an effective opposition.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC declines protection from arrest to SP-BSP candidate in rape case
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant protection from arrest to the SP-BSP candidate Atul Rai, who is on the run in an alleged rape case, from Ghosi parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Private temple declares OPS son as Theni MP before counting of votes
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Even before the completion of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, a private temple in Theni district in Tamil Nadu created controvery with its plaque designating AIADMK's candidate for Theni seat P. Raveendranath Kumar as an MP.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Airtel Rs 25k-cr rights issue over-susbscribed
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Airtel on Friday said its Rs 25,000 crore rights issue has been over-subscribed based on the preliminary information on the subscription by Friday eveneing, the last date of closing the issue.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SC verdict on former CP gives hope for Saradha victims: Bengal BJP
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Welcoming Supreme Court's decision on former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, a BJP leader on Friday said that the verdict has given a ray of hope to Saradha chit-fund scam victims.
2019-05-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal BJP demands female CAPF to verify veiled women
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation on Friday approached the West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) demanding the deployment of female Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) officers to check the veiled women, especially in the Muslim dominated polling stations.
2019-05-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Modi brushes off Pragya's Godse remarks in last poll rally
Khargone (MP), May 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi brushed aside his party's embarrassment over the controversy sparked by Bhopal BJP candidate Pragya Thakur's comments praising Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse, as he addressed his last rally of the general election on Friday in Madhya Pradesh, exuding confidence about the ruling BJP-led NDA winning over 300 seats.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
Setback for IndiGo, Jet's unused flight quota to be shared equitably
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Unimpressed by IndiGo's suggestion to allot grounded Jet Airways' unused slots in proportion to the fleet size of rival carriers, the government has decided to give higher seat quota on foreign routes to the carriers launching flights on unserved sectors or those witnessing spike in air fares.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rahul takes swipe at Modi for not taking questions at press conference
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not answering a single question during his first press conference on the completion of five years in office.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Bengal BJP demands female CAPF to verify veiled women
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2019-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
After slippers, stones, eggs thrown at Kamal Haasan
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Stones and eggs were thrown by two persons at the dais where actor-politician Kamal Haasan addressed an election rally at Aravakuruchi in Tamil Nadu.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019
India sets Guinness World Records of 'largest laundry lesson'
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) With 400 young Indian men participating across the country to learn laundry lessons to share the responsibility of cleaning clothes along with the female members of their homes, India achieved the Guinness World Records certificate for the largest laundry lesson on Friday.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion