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Brexit, climate change on Johnson's UNGA agenda
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Brexit, climate change and instability in the Middle East will be on the agenda when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets other world leaders on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York next week.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Megan Fox backs son's choice to wear dresses
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Megan Fox is doing her best to teach her son to be confident "no matter what anyone else says", after the six-year-old was laughed at by his classmates for wearing dresses.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rare anti-govt protests take place in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 21 (IANS) Rare anti-government protests broke out across Egypt against President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, demanding his resignation, media reports said on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Supply shortage sends onion prices soaring to 4-yr high
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The spiralling onion prices due to supply shortage are proving difficult for the government to control.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Carolina Marin enters China Open final
Changzhou (China), Sep 21 (IANS) Reigning Olympic champion shuttler Carolina Marin on Saturday advanced to the final of the China Open after securing a hard-fought win over Japan's Sayaka Takahashi.
2019-09-21
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Storming of Area 51 to 'see aliens' fails to materialise
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Fears that thousands of people could storm Area 51 "to see aliens" were unfounded, with just several dozen arriving at the secretive US military base in the state of Nevada, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Google Chrome brings in better customisation, tab grouping
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Google rolled out the Chrome 77 update for Android, Windows, Linux, and iOS platforms earlier this month, and now the company has announced the latest update to the browser, bringing in new features for tab management and theming.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook to soon shut down group stories feature
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Facebook has announced it will soon shut down its group stories feature which allows administrators and members of the social media's groups to post videos and photos that disappear within 24 hours, media reported on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Another accused held in Graham Staines murder case in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Over 20 years after Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons were burnt to death by a mob in Odisha, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested another absconding accused in the case.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rihanna's fans furious after Chris Brown flirts with her
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) American singer-songwriter Chris Brown's comment on his former girlfriend and singer Rihanna's recent photograph has many of her fans fuming.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Masakadza breaks T20I record in his final int'l game
Chittagong (Bangladesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza broke a T20I record in his final international game against Afghanistan in the ongoing tri-series also involving Bangladesh.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Woman shot dead in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A 52-year-old woman was shot dead here on Saturday bike-borne miscreants.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google attains 'quantum supremacy' with chip of the future
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Google has reportedly built a quantum computer that is way ahead than world's top supercomputers in calculation - solving tasks in nearly three minutes that would otherwise take current supercomputers 10,000 years to achieve.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan crying for freedom from Pakistan
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) While Pakistan will be aiming to get the worlds focus on Jammu and Kashmir at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the atrocities committed by it in parts of the state under its illegal occupation have been time and again highlighted by the locals who want freedom from it.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
NRAI slams Zomato for extending 'Gold' programme to delivery
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) on Saturday slammed Zomato for extending its "Gold" programme on its delivery platform, saying it is a desperate attempt by the online food aggregator to shore up the sinking fortunes of its flagship Gold programme.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pak cleric arrested for molesting minor student
Rawalpindi, Sep 21 (IANS) A Pakistani cleric has been arrested on the charge of sexually molesting a minor madrasa student in Rawalpindi, police said.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Heartfulness meditation cultivates gratitude: Study
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Heartfulness meditation can contribute to cultivating gratitude among practitioners, a study said.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Congress appoints ex-journalist as spokesperson
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday appointed Supriya Shrinate, a former Delhi-based journalist and daughter of late Uttar Pradesh MP Harsh Vardhan, as the party spokesperson.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump doesn't foresee China trade deal before 2020
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he does not foresee a "complete" trade agreement with China before the 2020 presidential election.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Madras HC Chief Justice V.K. Tahilramani's resignation accepted
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The President has accepted the resignation of Madras High Court Chief Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani. According to a notification, her resignation has been accepted with effect from September 6.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
MHA announces Sardar Patel Award for national integration
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Friday announced the Sardar Patel National Unity Award, a new honour on the pattern of Padma awards for individuals or institutions for notable contributions towards the cause of national unity and integrity.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM Modi leaves on packed, week-long US visit
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left for a week-long visit to the US, voicing confidence that his visit would present India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a reliable partner and a global leader, and also help impart new energy to bilateral ties with the US.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
ED attaches over Rs 234 crore assets of Kudos Chemie
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached plant and machinery worth Rs 234.11 crore of Punjab-based Kudos Chemie Ltd under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in an ongoing case against the company and its directors relating to an alleged bank fraud, the agency said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kumar files anticipatory bail plea as CBI hunts for him
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The CBI continued its raids in the city and a neighbouring district looking for elusive senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in a lower court here.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata accuses BJP, CPM of creating panic on NRC
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP's local leaders and those of the CPI-M of creating panic through a "misinformation campaign" on the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal govt to punish those who assaulted JU students
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress secretary general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday said the state government will take punitive action against those who assaulted Jadavpur University students and vandalised the campus on Thursday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Faf du Plessis set to miss flight to India
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) With the Test series set to get underway from October 2, Faf du Plessis has left for India as he will join the South African squad for the longest format. But sadly, he is set to miss the connecting flight to India from Dubai due to a delay from British Airways.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Modi, Mongolian Prez unveil Buddha statue in Ulaanbaatar
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga on Friday jointly unveiled through video conferencing a statue of the Buddha and his two disciples installed at the historic Gandan Tegchenling Monastery in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, said the Ministry of External Affairs.
2019-09-20
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Heavy rains lash Houston ahead of Modi visit
Houston (Texas), Sep 20 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Houston ahead of the 'Howdy Modi' mega diaspora event on Sunday that will see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi address a crowd of over 50,000 people, and also be attended by US President Donald Trump.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Brazil opens consulate in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) South America's largest country Brazil on Friday opened its consulate here to boost trade, economic and cultural ties between the two countries.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diplomacy
Italy for migrant redistribution, repatriation mechanism
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) A European Union migrant redistribution mechanism could abet human trafficking in the absence of one to repatriate failed asylum-seekers, Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
GST Council pays homage to Arun Jaitley
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Members attending the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council meeting here on Friday, paid their respects to later former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress' UP leader issued notice for criticising Akhilesh
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) In a sign of fresh bonhomie brewing between the Congress and Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, the Congress has acted against its UP state unit Vice President Motiur Rahman 'Babloo' for criticising SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
NIA to investigate Punjab blast case
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Centre on Friday accepted Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh government's recommendation to hand over the September 5 Tarn Taran blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), in view of its national and international ramifications and suspected links of the accused with the Pakistan-backed Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) group.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Congress terms FM package an economic disaster
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress has termed the financial package of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman an economic and political disaster.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPS officer Rajeev Kumar files anticipatory bail plea
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who has been eluding the CBI despite receiving multiple notices for appearing before the agency in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in a lower court here.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Italy set to join European military intervention force
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy announced it plans to join a European military force that will react rapidly to crises near the continent's borders - a sign of the new left-leaning government's warmer ties with the European Union.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Hats off to Sitharaman for tax cut: Mazumdar-Shaw
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on Friday complimented Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the corporate tax rate cut, a day after a Twitter spat with her over the ban on e-cigarettes.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Dhoni's wife questions daily Ranchi power cuts
Ranchi, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Indian captain and Ranchi boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife on Friday questioned the 4-7 hours of power cuts in the state capital every day.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Govt conspiracy to defame Chidambaram, Congress: Ramesh
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Defending party colleague and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday alleged that the cases against him are political vendetta.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The making, unmaking, making and more of Boris Johnson (Book Review)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) It is almost two months that Boris Johnson has been the Prime Minister of Britain. But what was his career like in the initial years of politics and how did he rise in the Conservative Party? These details have been penned down by a veteran journalist Andrew W Gimson in a book.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Apple unveils renovated Fifth Avenue flagship store
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Apples Fifth Avenue 'Cube' retail store in New York City has reopened its doors after a massive remodelling project.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Technology
Fire breaks out at BSNL office in Cuttack
Cuttack, Sep 20 (IANS) A fire broke out at Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's (BSNL) office building in Odisha's Cuttack city on Friday affecting telecom services in the city and some other parts of the state.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
YouTube making changes to its verification programme
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) YouTube is working to overhaul its verification programme amid a controversy over the content it pushes to its users.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Journey to retake what was unfinished in Rio has begun well: Vinesh
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Sep 20 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat on Friday said that her journey to finish what she started in Rio has got off to a good start with the bronze at the World Championships. Vinesh won a bronze at the World's and sealed a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in her 53kg category. This will be the second time that she will be appearing at the Olympics.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Poland,Sports
JD(U)leader Vashishtha re-elected Bihar party president
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Veteran JD (U) leader Vashishtha Narayan Singh was on Friday re-elected the state party president, unopposed for the fourth consecutive term.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Saudi Arabia looks at post-oil age; ties with India growing in importance (Comment by Saudi ambassador H.E. Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Sati)
This September 23 marks the 89th anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud. The glorious history of our nation was made by the sacrifices of our founder King and his successors who transformed our great country into a regional leader and global economic power.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary
Those who can't smoke don't turn into food addicts
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Smokers who quit or abstain for whatever reason do not generally turn their gaze towards mouth-watering food as normally thought. According to researchers from University at Buffalo, smoking abstinence doesn't greatly affect the motivation for food.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC to have single judge benches to reduce case pendency
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a move to reduce the burden on the judiciary, the Supreme Court has decided to constitute single judge benches to decide matters related to bail, transfer of cases and other matters.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amazon to buy 100,000 e-vehicles as Part of Climate Pledge
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Committing to net-zero carbon by 2040 and 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, retail giant Amazon has ordered 100,000 fully-electric delivery vehicles from Rivian, the largest order ever for electric delivery vehicles.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology