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E-rickshaw driver lynching: Police to search for accused from 300 SOL students
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Delhi Police have set up five teams to search for the accused in lynching of a e-rickshaw driver here and are looking for suspects from among 300 students of School of Open Learning (SOL) whose examination centre was located in Delhi Univsersity's Kirori Mal College, an officials said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP's woman minister inaugurates beer bar: CM seeks explanation
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday evening sought an explanation from a woman minister in his government after her pictures inaugurating a beer bar in the state capital went viral in the social media.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Handbag stamping at six more airports to end from June 1
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The CISF has decided to end handbag stamping for domestic flyers at six more airports - Chennai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Trivandrum and Guwahati from June 1 - CISF Director General O.P. Singh said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Clinic conducting sex determination busted
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A team of health officials raided a clinic conducting sex determination tests here, police said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
4 including Nigerian held with heroin
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Four persons, including a Nigerian who was overstaying in India, have been arrested and heroin worth Rs 1 crore has been seized in two separate cases here, police said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Visa issues keeps Norde out of Mohun Bagan squad for AFC Cup tie
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Mohun Bagan's Haitian star Sony Norde is facing visa issues and thus did not travel with the team to Dhaka for their inconsequential final Group E AFC Cup tie against Dhaka Abahani Limited on Wednesday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports
Suicide bid by three Bengaluru women civic corporators
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) Blaming interference by a Congress legislator, three women civic corporators allegedly tried to commit suicide by consuming phenyl at a meeting of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Council here, said an official on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Visa issues forces keeps Norde out of Mohun Bagan squad for AFC Cup tie
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Mohun Bagan's Haitian star Sony Norde is facing visa issues and thus did not travel with the team to Dhaka for their inconsequential final Group E AFC Cup tie against Dhaka Abahani Limited on Wednesday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Kerala CM asks counterparts to stand together against new cattle rules
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a strong letter to his counterparts across the country on the new central rules that bans the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, terming them a covert attempt to usurp the powers of the state legislature under the guise of a central act.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Zika virus: State government, Centre didn't inform Ahmedabad civic body
Ahmedabad, May 29 (IANS) India's first three cases of Zika virus infection were reported from Ahmedabad between February 2016 and January 2017, but the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), which takes preventive and curative measures in the city, was unaware of this till a World Health Organisation (WHO) report became public on May 26.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Health/Medicine
Modi meets German Chancellor
Berlin, May 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attended a private dinner hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel soon after he arrived in Berlin on a two-day visit to Germany.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy
'Islamic State using women fighters in Mosul'
Mosul, May 29 (IANS/AKI) As Iraqi forces launched a broad offensive to re-take western and northern areas of Mosul still held by the Islamic State, the jihadist group has begun to use women to defend its last holdouts in the city after losing many of its men in the battle, a local news sitereported Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Defence/Security,Terrorism
PM announces Rs 1 lakh for family of killed e-rickshaw driver
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs one lakh to the next of the kin of Delhi e-rickshaw driver beaten to death for espousing the social cause of Swachha Bharat, an official statement said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NIA questions Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Three key Kashmiri separatists leaders on Monday appeared before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) here for questioning in connection with alleged funding from Pakistan-based terrorist groups.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India, Fiji to enhance partnership in maritime security
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India and Fiji on Monday discussed expanded defence partnership in maritime security as Fijian Defence Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola met his Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
No information about pilots of crashed Su-30, search on: IAF
Guwahati, May 29 (IANS) A week after a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet went missing and days after its wreckage was found, there is still no clarity on the fate of its two pilots though a search for them is on, said an IAF official on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Winning hearts & minds also key tenet of counter-insurgency: Congress
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Congress on Monday said that a fundamental tenet of counter-insurgency operations is also winning the hearts and minds of the people as it reacted to Army chief Bipin Rawat's remarks defending the use of a human shield in Kashmir.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Steps for better waterways navigation on N-E rivers soon
Guwahati, May 29 (IANS) Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) Chairperson Nutan Guha Biswas has said concerted steps will be taken soon to enable smooth navigation on rivers in the North-East and the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) route.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy
GST to check tax evasion, ensure compliance: Jaitley
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) The Goods and Service Tax (GST), to be implemented from July 1, would check tax evasion and ensure greater compliance by more tax payers, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India' growth to slow down to 6.8% in 2016-17: World Bank
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A modest slowdown is likely in India's growth with the GDP expected to fall to 6.8 per cent in 2016-17 as a result of temporary disruption caused by the government's demonetisation initiative, the World Bank said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mishra complains of irregularities in health department to LG, AAP cries foul
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Monday met Lt Governor Anil Baijal and submitted him his complaint regarding irregularities in transfer and posting in the Health Department and purchase of ambulances and medicines.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trudeau in private Vatican audience with Pope Francis
Vatican City, May 29 (IANS/AKI) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, met Pope Francis on Monday in a private audience in the Vatican, the Holy See said in a statement.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Diplomacy
Djokovic, Nadal, Muguruza ease into French Open 2nd round
Paris, May 29 (IANS) Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza made flying starts as they eased into the second round of the French Open tennis championship here on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
SP MLA with large sum of cash qustioned at Varanasi airport
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party legislator was briefly detained by the Income Tax department at the Varanasi airport on Monday when he was found to be carrying a large sum of cash, officials said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BPCL's Q4 standalone net profit down 13%
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) State owned oil marketing company BPCL on Monday reported a decline of 12.96 per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Coal India Q4 net profit falls 38% to Rs 2,716 cr
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) State miner Coal India on Monday posted a 38 per cent fall in net profit for the fourth quarter ended March at Rs 2,716 crore caused by lacklustre power demand, falling realisations from e-auctions and efforts to keep prices below international levels.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Tom Cruise visits Atletico Madrid's new stadium
Madrid, May 29 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise has visited the new stadium of Atletico Madrid, the Wanda Metropolitano, the Spanish capital football club announced on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
CBI files cases in aircraft purchase matter
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The CBI on Monday registered three cases against unnamed Civil Aviation Ministry and Air India officials in the issue of purchase of 111 Boeing aircraft worth Rs 70,000 crore and alleged corruption in handing over international airline routes to private airlines during the UPA regime.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Explain what permanent solution to Kashmir issue means: Congress
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Dubbing Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's use of the words "permanent solution" to the Kashmir issue as a disturbing and enigmatic formulation, the Congress on Monday asked him to explain the contours and calculations of the phraseology.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian Navy carries on relief operations in flood-hit Sri Lanka
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Medical teams, boats and supplies were deployed in Sri Lanka by the Indian Navy on Monday as relief operations continued in the worst floods faced by the island nation since 2003, killing 164 while 104 people are still reported missing.
2017-05-29
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why is centre poking its nose in cow slaughter rules, asks Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday sought to know why the central government was "poking its nose" into cow slaughter regulations, which were the responsibility of the states.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Railway PSU RITES' 2016-17 total income up 18%
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The government on Monday reported that its specialised railways' engineering consultancy firm RITES has recorded a 18 per cent increase in its total income for 2016-17.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mamata-Modi meeting not solely for Bengal's development: Congress
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Criticising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for not approaching the Centre for the state development when necessary, the state Congress leadership on Monday claimed that her recent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not solely for Bengal's sake.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Monsoon set to strike Kerala on Tuesday
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) The southwest monsoon is likely to break over Kerala on Tuesday, the IMD announced on Monday evening.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Biju George roped in as fielding coach of women's cricket team
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Biju George has been appointed the fielding coach of the Indian women's cricket team as it assembles here for a preparatory camp from June 6-10, ahead of the ICC World Cup, scheduled from June 24 to July 23 in England and Wales, it was announced on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
UP's woman minister inaugurates beer bar, courts controversy
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) A woman minister in the Yogi Adityanath government courted controversy on Monday after her pictures inaugurating a beer bar in the state capital went viral in the social media.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Five injured in crude bomb blast in Nagaland
Dimapur, May 29 (IANS) Five persons were injured, one seriously, in a crude bomb attack at a chemist shop in Nagaland's commercial hub Dimapur on Monday, police said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Roma left-back Emerson undergoes knee surgery
Rome, May 29 (IANS) Capital football giants Roma announced that left-back Emerson Palmieri underwent left knee surgery on Monday morning.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Punjab CM orders judicial probe after mining taint on Minister
Chandigarh, May 29 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered a probe by a one-man judicial commission of Justice J.S. Narang (retd) into impropriety and other charges against a senior Minister after a media report on sand/gravel mining contracts.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Congress condemns Kerala incident, says BJP playing politics of polarisation
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Condemning the act of its four youth wing members in publicly killing an ox in Kerala as part of protest against new cattle slaughter rules, the Congress on Monday slammed the BJP for trying to "regressively play politics of polarisation" and indulging in "doublespeak and deception".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NTPC Q4 net at Rs 2,079 cr falls 25% on impairment loss
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) State-run power generator NTPC on Monday posted a 25.5 per cent fall in standalone net profit for the fourth quarter ended March at Rs 2,079 crore on account of impairement loss of Rs 783 crore on investment in its joint venture Ratnagiri Gas and Power Ltd.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kiev starts preparation for 2018 UEFA Champions League final
Kiev, May 29 (IANS) Ukrainian capital Kiev has started preparatory work for the final of the 2018 UEFA Champions League club football tournament, the first deputy head of Kiev City State Administration Gennady Plis said here on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Football
Muguruza, Djokovic ease into second round
Paris, May 29 (IANS) Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza made flying starts in their title defence as they eased into the second round of the men's and women's singles categories respectively of the French Open tennis championships here on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Court to hear Jain's defamation case against Kapil Mishra on July 14
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday posted for July 14 a criminal defamation complaint filed by Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain against sacked minister Kapil Mishra for making defamatory statements against him.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ragging must be eliminated from from campuses: Javadekar
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Taking a tough stand against ragging, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that it needed to be completely eliminated from campuses.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Slaughtering of calf in public shameful, provocative: Prasad
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday slammed the Congress after its youth wing leaders in Kerala publicly slaughtered an ox - as part of protests against new cattle slaughter rules - terming the incident "shameful" and "provocative".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India rules out cricket series with Pakistan (Third Lead)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India on Monday said it won't play a bilateral cricket series with Pakistan as long as Islamabad continues to support and sponsor cross-border terrorism.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Moroccan King inaugurates centre for Alzheimer's patients
Rabat, May 29 (IANS/MAP) King Mohammed VI has inaugurated a day care centre for Alzheimer's patients here.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Health/Medicine
Cow vigilantes in Maharashtra hammer youths suspected of possessing beef
Nagpur, May 29 (IANS) A group of cow vigilantes attacked two youths of Malegaon town in Maharashtra's Washim district last week after suspecting them of possessing banned beef, police said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistani SC dismisses PM's son's reservations regarding JIT
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday dismissed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son Hussain Nawaz's reservations regarding two members of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe the Panama Papers case.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defending champion Muguruza in 2nd round of French Open
Paris, May 29 (IANS) Defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain reached the second round of the women's singles category in the French Open tennis championships after defeating Francesca Schiavone on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Kuwait, Unicef sign pacts for Syrian refugees' education
Kuwait, May 29 (IANS/WAM) A Kuwaiti foundation and Unicef have signed two agreements worth $6 million to provide education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, a Saudi News Agency said.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Diplomacy,Education
Police make new arrest in Manchester bombing case
London, May 29 (IANS) The British police on Monday arrested a trainee pilot in connection with the Manchester concert bombing last week.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Raonic advances to French Open 2nd round
Paris, May 29 (IANS) Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic started his journey at the 2017 French Open tennis championships with victory against Belgian Steve Darcis here on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Row over new cattle slaughter rules, government indicates rethink (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A countrywide row over the new rules restricting the sale of cattle with Youth Congress activists in Kerala publicly killing an ox and the state's ruling Left Front holding over 300 "beef festivals" while West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threatened legal measures against the "unconstitutional" provision seemed to force the government to rethink.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Barcelona keeper ter Stegen to sign contract extension until 2022
Barcelona, May 29 (IANS) Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is set to extend his contract with FC Barcelona until 2022 on Tuesday, the Catalan football club announced on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
No plan to create bad bank to resolve NPAs: Panagariya
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The government does not have any immediate plans to create a bad bank to resolve the bad loans issue, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Power Grid Q4 net profit rises 22%
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) State-owned Power Grid Corporation of India on Monday announced a 22.17 increase in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter ended March at Rs 1,916.36 crore, compared with Rs 1,568.58 crore in the same period of 2015-16.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Kashmir Valley peaceful amid curfew, separatist shutdown
Srinagar, May 29 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley was largely peaceful on Monday amid curfew and restrictions aimed at foiling violence following the killing of Hizbul commander Sarzar Bhat, police said. The government snapped all mobile links in the region.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Re-launched Sesa Football Academy starts coaching clinic
Panaji, May 29 (IANS) As part of its grassroots outreach agenda, the newly re-launched Sesa Football Academy in Goa has organised a coaching clinic for football enthusiasts in the age group of six to 14 years, an official statement issued here on Monday said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Ensure safety of women, children: Goa Governor
Panaji, May 29 (IANS) Goa should not lag behind in providing protection to women and children, Governor Mridula Sinha said in her address on Monday, on the eve of Goa Statehood Day.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Das, Dhar to represent AIFF at June 7 AFC meeting
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) General secretary Kushal Das and I-League CEO Sunando Dhar will represent the All India Football Federation (AIFF) at the June 7 meeting of all stakeholders at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Modi arrives in Germany
Berlin, May 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Monday on the first leg of a six-day, four-nation European tour that will also take him to Spain, Russia and France.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Germany,National,Diplomacy
Macron to hold 'tough' talks with Putin
Paris, May 29 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks near Paris on Monday, amid tensions over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.
2017-05-29
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
SEBI seeks public views on new proposals to curb P-Notes
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Market regulator SEBI on Monday sought public views on its latest proposals to curb black money being routed through "Participatory Notes" (P-Notes).
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sindicatum to sue Orient Green Power $5 mn for contract breach
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Singapore-based green energy firm Sindicatum Captive Energy on Monday announced its intent to take legal action against Orient Green Power, claiming $5 million compensation for breach of contract on an agreement signed earlier to acquire its 20 MW power project in Maharashtra.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Nepal defers local polls to June 23 over Madhesis' demands
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) In a bid to ensure participation of agitating Madhes-based parties in the second phase of the local polls, the Nepal government on Monday postponed the polling date from June 14 to June 23.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kejriwal approaches HC to quash summons in poll case
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal approached the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of summons issued by a trial court on a criminal complaint filed against him for allegedly giving "misleading information" in his poll affidavit ahead of the 2013 assembly elections.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
I'm not a very communicative person: Aamir Khan
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Aamir Khan has as many as 20.9 million followers on Twitter and is the most followed Indian on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. But the superstar believes in communicating with fans through his films rather than taking the social media route as he says he is "not very communicative".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National
Delhi resident gets jail, Rs 4 lakh fine for power theft
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) One of the capital's two distribution companies (discoms), BSES, on Monday said special electricity courts in Delhi for power thefts have handed out heavy punishment to two offenders -- one of them sentenced to jail, and Rs 4 lakh fine imposed.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cattle rule unconstitutional, will challenge it legally: Mamata
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday termed as "unconstitutional" the Central government's amended rule forbidding cattle trade for slaughter and said the decision would be challenged legally by her government.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Beef to get cheaper in Meghalaya if BJP takes power
Shillong, May 29 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Meghalaya on Monday said his party will not ban beef and legalize slaughter houses if it comes to power, thus reducing the prices of various meat.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
SC stays removal of mobile towers near Rajasthan jails
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold the operation of a Rajasthan government order, directing telecom operators to remove their cell towers from within a 500-metre range of jail premises across the state.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
HC notice to Arnab Goswami, Republic TV on Tharoor's defamation suit
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to journalist Arnab Goswami and his news channel Republic TV on a defamation suit filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor claiming Rs 2 crore damages from them for allegedly making defamatory remarks against him with regard to the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Jhoota Kahin Ka' not on Neeraj Pandey's agenda
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia's spokesperson has denied the buzz that a film titled "Jhoota Kahin Ka" is in the works.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Facing Belgium, Germany good preparation before HWL Semi-Final'
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) India hockey team captain Manpreet Singh said playing against 2016 Olympic medal winning teams Belgium and Germany in the Three Nations Invitational Tournament, will give them ample opportunity to assess themselves ahead of next month's crucial Hero Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
1993 Mumbai blasts: Verdict in case against Abu Salem on June 16
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) A special court here will, on June 16, deliver its verdict in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case against mafia don Abu Salem and six others, it was announced on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Russian patriarch likens gay marriage legislation to Nazi laws
Moscow, May 29 (IANS) The head of the Russian Orthodox Church on Monday said legislation allowing same-sex marriage in Western countries represented a complete break with morality and evoked the same popular resentment as Nazi laws and apartheid.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Russian Federation,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Century-old drug may provide hope for autistic kids
New York, May 29 (IANS) Administering a single dose of 100-year-old drug suramin -- originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness -- can improve symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, a study said.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Delhi government gives Rs 5 lakh to kin of lynched driver
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the kin of an e-rickshaw driver who was lynched here for trying to stop two men from urinating in public.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suneel Darshan gives Bollywood launch to new singer
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Suneel Darshan's new directorial "Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha" will be the launchpad for new singer Yaseer Desai.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Buffaloes likely to be removed from 'no slaughter' list
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) In the wake of stiff opposition from some states, including Kerala, the central government is said to be having a rethink on its order restricting the sale of animals, including cows and buffaloes.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Monsoon to break over Kerala on Tuesday
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) The southwest monsoon is likely to break over Kerala on Tuesday, the IMD announced on Monday evening.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Man tries to snatch rifle in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 29 (IANS) An elderly man, later found to be mentally challenged, made an unsuccessful attempt on Monday to snatch a paramilitary trooper's rifle in Anantnag town in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now 'Judy' malware infects 36.5 mn Android phones globally
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) As the world was still recovering from the "WannaCrypt" ransomware attack, a malware called "Judy" hit over 36.5 million Android-based phones, making its way through Google Play Store.
2017-05-29
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Technology
Larsen & Toubro's Q4 consolidated net profit rises 29.5%
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) India based multinational corporation Larsen & Toubro on Monday reported an an exponential rise of 29.5 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cattle rule unconstitutional, will challenge it legally: Mamata
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday termed as "unconstitutional" the Central government's amended rule forbidding cattle trade for slaughter and said the decision would be challenged legally by her government.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Former Bengal cricketer Tapan Banerjee dead
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Former Bengal and East Zone all-rounder Tapan Jyoti Banerjee passed away on Monday at a hospital here after prolonged illness, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
A giraffe prodigy who paints at lion sanctuary
Las Vegas, May 29 (IANS) Few giraffes have the talent that Ozzie was born with, but the three-year-old giraffe paints at a lion sanctuary in Nevada and his work is selling reasonably well.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Honduras,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Kolkata girl tops ISC, girls outshine boys
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Ananya Maity of the Heritage School here was declared as the topper of ISC (12th) Boards with 99.5 per cent marks, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations announced on Monday. Overall, girls once again outdid boys.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Bengal Minister uses red beacon, Mamata defends him
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) West Bengal Minister Arup Biswas was caught on camera using a red beacon on his vehicle on Monday but sought to justify saying that the state government had not banned it yet with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also defended him.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Alwar police testing AI-based app to register criminal offences
Gurugram, May 29 (IANS) In a first, police in Alwar district of Rajasthan have commissioned a pilot programme with Gurugram-based artificial Intelligence (AI) research startup Staqu where an app is assisting the personnel expedite criminal identity registration, tracking and missing persons' search.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
PIA IT system malfunction hits flights
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) IT system suffered a serious malfunction on Monday, affecting the schedules of numerous flights.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Monsoon forecast buoys equity markets; FMCG stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Despite massive volatility, the Indian equity markets on Monday closed on a flat-to-positive note after scaling fresh highs on the back of the government's announcement of the timely arrival of the southwest monsoon rains.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Muslims around the world observe Ramadan
Madrid, May 29 (IANS) Muslims across the world observed the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which brings the faithful together for daytime fasting, prayers and charitable actions.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Spain,Religion,Human Interest/Society
India' growth to slow down to 6.8% in 2016-17: World Bank
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A modest slowdown is expected in India's growth with the GDP expected to fall to 6.8 per cent in 2016-17 as a result of temporary disruption caused by the government's demonetisation initiative, the World Bank said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
AoL challenges NGT panel on Yamuna floodplains, questions capabilities
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Art of Living (AoL) foundation on Monday snubbed as unscientific the NGT expert committee's report on the damage caused to the Yamuna floodplains due to its mega fest last year.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife
Opposition slams Army Chief's 'dirty war' comment, government defends him
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Army Chief Bipin Rawat's remarks defending the use of human shield in Kashmir evoked on Monday strong reaction from opposition parties but a CPI-M MP drew flak for doubting the "capability" of the General.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
'Citizens be alert, can't have cops at every corner'
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Delhi Police Special Commissioner Sanjay Singh on Monday said that citizens should take simple steps to ensure security as there can't be a cop or a closed-circuit television at every nook and corner.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Fargo' may not return for a new season
Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) The possibility of TV series "Fargo" returning with another season after the current third season ends is bleak, FX Networks chief John Landgraf has hinted.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shruti Haasan not part of 'Sangamithra' anymore
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) Shruti Haasan is no more a part of "Sangamithra" due to "unavoidable circumstances", the makers of the movie announced on Monday. According to the actress' spokesperson, she had not "received a proper bound script or a proper date calendar".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Himachal CM, wife get bail in disproportionate assets case
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and seven other accused were granted bail by a court here on Monday in a case of holding disproportionate assets.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Abhijeet returns to Twitter with new account
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, whose verified account on Twitter was suspended over offensive and sexist remarks last week, on Monday returned to the micro-blogging site with a new handle. He says anti-nationals can't stop his voice.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
'Pagla Ghoda' relevant in today's times: Anshuman Jha
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) "Chauranga" fame director Bikas Mishra has come up with a new web film "Pagla Ghoda", an adaptation of late playwright Badal Sircars popular play. Its lead actor Anshuman Jha says the film is relevant in the current scenario of Indian politics.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Missing DNA' could hold key to combating breast cancer
Wellington, May 29 (IANS) In a revelation that could help find ways to prevent breast cancer, researches have shown that women who develop the condition at a young age have certain pieces of their DNA missing.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
UP Secretariat told to implement e-office system from October
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday issued instructions for compulsory implementation of e-office system in the state Secretariat from October 1.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
MP Congress MLA Prem Singh dies at 67
Satna, May 29 (IANS) Congress legislator from Madhya Pradesh Prem Singh died on Monday at a private hospital here following prolonged illness. He was 67.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Heptulla new Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has been unanimously elected as Chancellor (Amir-e-Jamia) of Jamia Millia Islamia for five years by the university's court in a special meeting held on May 25, a varsity statement said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
US researchers identify new way to slow down cancer development
Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Researchers from the University of Rochester in the US have identified a new way to slow down the growth of cancer cells, the media reported on Sunday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
China warns India over Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Arunachal
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) China on Monday asked India to be "cautious" and exercise "restraint" over building infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh, days after Prime Narendra Modi launched the country's longest bridge linking Assam with the state claimed by Beijing.
2017-05-29
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Naidu visits lynched e-rickshaw driver's house
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday visited the family of the deceased e-rickshaw driver, who was lynched on Saturday evening for trying to stop people from urinating in public and promoting "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1993 Mumbai blasts: Verdict against Abu Salem on June 16
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) A special court here will, on June 16, deliver its verdict in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case against mafia don Abu Salem and six others, it was announced on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Karti never influenced FIPB: Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Breaking his silence, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday asserted that his son Karti never influenced the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and dismissed as "false and baseless" the charges in the CBI case against Karti relating to clearance of an FIPB proposal of media company INX Ltd when he was at the helm in the North Block.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Abhijeet back to Twitter with new account
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, whose verified account on Twitter was suspended over offensive and sexist remarks last week, on Monday returned to the micro-blogging site with a new handle. He says anti-nationals can't stop his voice.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Cristiano better than Messi this season, says Ronaldo
Rio de Janeiro, May 29 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Best FIFA footballer of the year award in 2017, despite the fine performances of his rival Lionel Messi, according to Brazilian legend Ronaldo.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
New cattle trade rules whimsical, will impact livelihood: Bengal Congress
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Terming the Centre's new cattle trade rules "whimsical", the West Bengal Pradesh Congress on Monday said it will adversely impact the livelihood of millions associated with meat industry and allied sectors.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
5 cups of coffee daily may keep liver cancer at bay
London, May 29 (IANS) Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day may halve the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, researchers say.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
People are mature enough to deal with trolls, says Riteish
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Actor Riteish Deshmukh doesn't worry about social media trolls and says people are mature enough to deal with them.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Kolkata girl tops ISC with 99.5 per cent
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Ananya Maity of the Heritage School, here was declared as the topper of ISC (12th) Boards with 99.5 per cent marks, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations announced on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Heptulla new Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has been unanimously elected as Chancellor (Amir-e-Jamia) of Jamia Millia Islamia for five years by the Universitys Court in a special meeting held on May 25, a varsity statement said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
India rules out cricket series with Pakistan
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India on Monday said it won't play bilateral cricket series with Pakistan as long as Islamabad continues to support and sponsor cross-border terrorism.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bobbitised godman never harassed daughter: Victim's mother
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) Ten days after a 54-year-old godman was bobbitised by a young woman, her mother in a letter to Kerala Police on Monday said the victim was not keeping in the best of mental health and the Swami had never harassed her as claimed by her daughter.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fashion rules for job interview
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Before heading out for a job interview, make sure you are dressed in solid colours and appropriate attire, suggest experts.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Irrfan shows quirky side with Instagram debut
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan on Monday made his debut on Instagram and shared throwback photographs in which he has recreated some iconic poses from Bollywood.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Announce Shimla civic polls within a day: Himachal HC
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) Acting tough, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the State Election Commission to announce elections to the Shimla Municipal Corporation within 24 hours and ensure that the new house is in place by June 19.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Murray remains at top of ATP rankings, no changes in top 10
Madrid, May 29 (IANS) Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, in a week with no changes in the top 10.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Bihar liquor firms allowed to dispose stocks by July 31
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) In a relief to liquor companies in Bihar, the Supreme Court on Monday gave them another two months' time till July 31 to dispose of their unsold stocks.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kerber continues to lead WTA rankings as top 10 list shows no change
Madrid, May 29 (IANS) German Angelique Kerber remained at the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world singles rankings released on Monday, while the top ten saw no changes from last week.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
ED attaches 30 kg gold bars belonging to TN businessman
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has provisionally attached 30kg gold bars worth Rs.8,56,99,350 belonging to businessman J.Sekhar Reddy and his associates in the new-for-old currency notes scam.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Relocate a lot? Opt for smart furniture
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Moving from one place to another is a hardship, especially when the furniture pieces you own are to be settled either by selling off at lower price, or carrying all over to the new place at an exorbitant price. Opt for compact and neat furniture, say experts.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Umesh Shukla to helm Hindi remake of Korean film 'Miracle in Cell No.7'
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Umesh Shukla of "OMG - Oh My God!" fame will direct the official Hindi remake of Korean movie "Miracle in Cell No.7".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Takuma Sato wins Indy 500
Indianapolis, May 29 (IANS) Takuma Sato, driving for Andretti Autosport, became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500, prevailing at the 101st edition of the iconic IndyCar Series race.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Sports,Motorsports
Bengal teen battling Hodgkin's lymphoma scores 91%
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Though ravaged by a relapse of Hodgkin's lymphoma, 16-year-old Bodhisattva Mandal scored a whopping 91 per cent in his class 10 exams under the West Bengal board.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Philippine forces retake most parts of besieged Marawi city
Manila, May 29 (IANS) The Philippines military has retaken most parts of Marawi city in the southern region from Maute militants who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group, an official said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
With FMCG stocks fillip, equity markets close at new highs
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) After a day of volatile trading, the Indian equity markets on Monday scaled fresh highs on the back of healthy buying in FMCG sector's stocks led by Hindustan Unilever, Dabur and ITC.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Panasonic unveils 2017 line up of 4K Ultra HD TVs
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Aiming to capture 10 per cent market share in the 4K TV segment, Panasonic India on Monday launched a new line-up of 2017 4K Ultra HD TVs along with the UA7 sound system.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Israel tests rocket propulsion system
Jerusalem, May 29 (IANS) Israel on Monday conducted a test of a rocket propulsion system from a central base in the country, according to a Defence Ministry statement.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
Marijuana use may increase gum disease risk
New York, May 29 (IANS) Frequent recreational use of cannabis -- including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil -- increases the risk of gum disease, says a study.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Samsung undecided on 3D NAND flash investment in China
Seoul, May 29 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Monday said it has not reached a decision on investing funds to expand its 3D NAND flash facilities in China.
2017-05-29
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Tripura CM pitches for rail links for growth of northeast region
New Delhi/Agartala, May 29 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday urged the Centre for increased railway connectivity of India's northeast, including through Bangladesh and Myanmar, for the region's development.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Heavy rains likely in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 29 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha are likely to receive heavy rains during the next 24 hours as the deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm 'Mora', the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
My son didn't influence FIPB decision: Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said his son Karti Chidambaram, against whom the CBI and ED have filed cases, never met any official connected with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) nor did he influence the board by corrupt or illegal means.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bhandarkar shoots reloaded version of 'Chadhta sooraj dheere dheere'
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is shooting a "reloaded version" of the qawwali "Chadhta sooraj dheere dheere" by Aziz Naza for the upcoming film "Indu Sarkar".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sushant opens up on what he likes about Kriti (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput finds a lot of similarities with Kriti Sanon and has opened up about what he likes about his "Raabta" co-star.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC stays removal of cell towers near Rajasthan prisons
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a Rajasthan governments order directing mobile phone operators to remove their cell towers from within 500 metres of jail premises across the state.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Former Greek PM Konstantinos Mitsotakis dies at 98
Athens, May 29 (IANS) Former Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos Mitsotakis died on Monday at the age of 98, the media reported.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Corinthians, Cruzeiro continue unbeaten run in Brazilian Serie A
Rio de Janeiro, May 29 (IANS) Former Brazil midfielder Thiago Neves struck late to give Cruzeiro a 1-0 away victory over Santos in the Brazilian Serie A football championship.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Coach Wenger to ride FA Cup success in hope of new contract at Arsenal
London, May 29 (IANS) Bolstered by the FA Cup triumph, Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has said he will go into Tuesday's board meeting full of confidence in securing a new contract with the capital football giants.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chinese PM set to begin Europe tour
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will begin his Europe tour on Tuesday aimed at enriching Beijing's ties with the European Union (EU), officials announced on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Jadhav can never be released: Pakistani lawyer
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court, "can never be released or acquitted", a Pakistani lawyer said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
India to grow at 7.2% in 2017-18: World Bank
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The World Bank on Monday projected a 7.2 per cent growth rate for India in 2017-18 due to the impact of demonetisation and protracted investment recovery.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cristiano better than Messi this season, says Ronaldo
Rio de Janeiro, May 29 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Best FIFA footballer of the year award in 2017, despite the fine performances of his rival Lionel Messi, according to Brazilian legend Ronaldo.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Unzue named Celta Vigo chief coach
Madrid, May 29 (IANS) Former FC Barcelona assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue was confirmed the new chief coach of Spanish top-division football club Celta Vigo for two seasons.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Filmmakers should portray the way world is operating: Avinash Das
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Avinash Das, who in "Anaarkali of Aarah" showcased the plight of a village dancer who is harassed by a local politician and is ridiculed by the police, says directors should expose the way society is operating in reality.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China to implement cyber security law from June 1
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) China's Cyber security Law will take effect on June 1, banning online service providers from collecting and selling users' personal information.
2017-05-29
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Technology
S. Korean President asks for understanding amid PM controversy
Seoul, May 29 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday asked for understanding from people and opposition lawmakers over the controversy surrounding the Prime Minister-nominee.
2017-05-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Mumbai police's campaign hinges on 'Sholay', Big B supports
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he supports a traffic and cyber crime awareness initiative by the Mumbai police. The cyber campaign involves the use of a dialogue from the actor's iconic film "Sholay".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Troyes return to Ligue 1 after one-year absence
Paris, May 29 (IANS) Troyes, who finished third in Ligue 2 football season, were promoted back to French top-flight league with an aggregate of 2-1 against Lorient in the two-leg playoffs.
2017-05-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Summer rains cool drought-hit Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) A year after the worst drought in decades, widespread summer rains or pre-monsoon showers have brought relief to the people from scorching heat and water scarcity across Karnataka, said an official on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal visits Golden Temple, meets AAP leaders in Amritsar
Amritsar, May 29 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrived here on Monday on a one-day visit and offered prayers at the Golden Temple.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Bengal pollution board mulls IIT Kharagpur partnership for listing e-waste
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) on Monday said IIT Kharagpur could work with the regulator in making an inventory of e-waste generated in the state.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Animated 'Baahubali' series to make TV debut
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) "Baahubali: The Lost Legends", an animated spinoff of filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis "Baahubali" film franchise, will soon make its debut on the small screen to enthrall viewers with the story of Baahubali, the king of fictional kingdom Mahishmati.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Most promises made during reality shows aren't fulfilled: Neha Bhasin
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Singer Neha Bhasin, whose career began with being chosen in all-girl Indian pop group Viva through a reality TV show, is not keen to be a judge on any such platform. She says promises made during the beginning of such shows are often not fulfilled.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Curated looks help men buy right, dress better: Survey
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) As the e-commerce space offers the concept of fashion personalisation and curated looks to Indian consumers, a majority of men have started to appreciate how curated looks help them purchase the right products and dress better, a survey by LimeRoad has found.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Search continues in Punjab's Pathankot as suspicious bag found
Chandigarh, May 29 (IANS) A massive search operation was launched by security forces on Monday in Pathankot district of Punjab following seizure of a suspicious bag that contained three army uniforms.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
N. Korea fires 'Scud-type' ballistic missile
Seoul, May 29 (IANS) North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile from its eastern coast on Monday morning, its third test in a little over three weeks.
2017-05-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
Which soap will BJP use to clean mindset, asks Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over reports of soaps being distributed to Musahar Dalit families to clean themselves before his visit.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ASCI launches 'independent review process' for consumer complaints
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) To protect consumer interests, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) on Monday said it has introduced an "independent review process" for complaints.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gene linked to female urinary incontinence identified
London, May 29 (IANS) Raising hopes for a new effective treatment for women experiencing urine leakage, researchers have found that a gene involved in the ability of the bladder to contract may be linked to female urinary incontinence.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Bengal Minister uses red beacon
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) After he was caught on camera using a red beacon on his vehicle on Monday, West Bengal Minister Arup Biswas justified it the state government had not banned it yet.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Hope Kangana casts me in her film: Irrfan Khan
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan says he hopes Kangana Ranaut casts him in her directorial project "Teju".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Former Bengal cricketer Tapan Banerjee dead
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Former Bengal and East Zone all-rounder Tapan Jyoti Banerjee passed away on Monday at a hospital here after a prolonged spell of illness, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
How climate change is affecting Kinnaur's apples - and more
On April 16, Roshan Lal Negi woke up to find snow carpeting the courtyard of his home in Jangi village. Boys with smartphones quickly made videos to share on WhatsApp but more than a month later, the snow -- now filthy -- still sits on the lower parts of most peaks in Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Features
The ghost who writes: Thriving business of anonymous authorship
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) What if you were told that many of the books that you have read of late have actually not been written by the authors who find mention on their covers?
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
British Airways doesn't blame Indian firm for flight disruption
London, May 29 (IANS) British Airways has not blamed any Indian IT firm for the massive flight disruption over the last weekend that hit more than 1,000 flights.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Common service centres to function as GST Suvidha Providers
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Aiming to facilitate implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime across the country, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday inaugurated a workshop here on common service centres (CSC) as 'GST Suvidha Provider', an official said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Naidu condemns lynching of e-rickshaw driver
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday condemned the lynching of an e-rickshaw driver in the national capital for trying to stop people from urinating in public and promoting Swachh Bharat.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suu Kyi hails incorporation of adopted principles into agreement
Nay Pyi Taw, May 29 (IANS) Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday hailed the incorporation of 37 adopted principles into a union agreement.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics,Defence/Security
'Sachin' rakes in over Rs 27 cr in opening weekend
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkars documentary drama film "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" has collected Rs 27.85 crore in its opening weekend at the box office, according to makers.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Saurabh Shukla's play to raise funds for education
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) Director-actor Saurabh Shukla's play "2 To Tango, 3 To Jive", which marked its 100th show in Mumbai earlier this month, will be staged here for a project to educate underprivileged children.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Education
CBI questions ex-RJD MP Shahabuddin
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The CBI on Monday questioned former RJD MP Mohammed Shahabuddin over the murder of Bihar-based journalist Rajdeo Ranjan.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan fears Indian influence in Afghanistan: US spy chiefs
Washington, May 29 (IANS) The US intelligence community has informed Congress that Pakistan does not want heavy Indian influence in Afghanistan and will likely turn to China to offset New Delhi's sway in Kabul, the media reported on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
40% decline in US visas for Pakistanis
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Pakistan is experiencing a significant decrease in number of non-immigrant US visas issued to its nationals under the new administration despite not being on the list of US President Donald Trump's "Muslim ban" countries.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Sports Minister rules out India-Pakistan cricket series
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday ruled out a bilateral cricket series with Pakistan even as top officials from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were scheduled to meet in Dubai later in the day to discuss possibilities of a bilateral series.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Remembering the last Mughal emperor and his poetry
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A remarkable new book highlights the various aspects of a bygone era, and the life and poetry of the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
Mohit takes cue from Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actor Mohit Marwah took inspiration from his uncle and actor-producer Anil Kapoor for a role in Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Raag Desh - Birth of a Nation".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Conversation with a ghostwriter - on condition of anonymity (To go with 'The ghost who writes')
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) I was staring at the hundreds of people walking up and down the platforms as metro trains whizzed past the busy Rajiv Chowk station in the Capital when the humble voice of a middle-aged man brought my anticipation to an end.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Mega online gambling ring busted in Vietnam
Hanoi, May 29 (IANS) Police in Vietnam's Thanh Hoa province have cracked down on an online gambling ring with related transactions worth nearly $62 million, the media reported on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Charlotte Church expecting third child
Birmingham, May 29 (IANS) Singer Charlotte Church has announced that she is expecting her third child.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Social isolation driving online infidelity in India
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Internet infidelity or involvement in sexual and romantic conversation online with someone other than their own partners is on the rise in India and social isolation is one of the primary factors responsible for it, says a study.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Will work with Athiya if focus on her, says father Suniel
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Actor Suniel Shetty says he wishes to work with his actress-daughter Athiya Shetty, but he has a condition -- the "focus" should clearly be on her.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hrithik interested in producing Marathi films (Lead, correcting para 9)
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says he would like to produce a Marathi film if the story excites him.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Reluctant' Aaradhya greets Sunday well-wishers with Big B
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who regularly greets his fans on every Sunday outside his house, was joined by his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan this time. He says the little one was "reluctant" about the experience.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sugary diet may up risk of cancer: Study
New York, May 29 (IANS) Love to eat a sugar rich diet? Beware, it may fuel various forms of cancer by giving them the much needed energy to multiply, researchers say.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Unpatched software, human factor behind data breaches: F-Secure
London, May 29 (IANS) Most of the companies fall victim to cyber attackers either because of unpatched software with known vulnerabilities or because of the human factor like people falling victim to phishing emails, Finland-based cyber security firm F-Secure said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
She's a bit of a bitch: Tillotama was told for 'Hindi Medium' role
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) As the snobbish education consultant in "Hindi Medium", actress Tillotama Shome is treading new grounds in Hindi cinema. She says when she was introduced to the character, it was described as a "bit of a bitch".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cliff Richard 'in good spirits' after settling court battle
Lisbon, May 29 (IANS) Singer Cliff Richard celebrated a one-million-pound damages payout from the police by belting out his hit number "Summer holiday" in a restaurant.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Portugal,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Horror films were a medium for soft porn in India: Director Raman
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Prawaal Raman feels sex and erotica made an entry into horror genre in India in 1980s and 1990s, turning it a source of 'soft porn' for many. However, the director, who is awaiting release of his new film "Dobaara: See Your Evil", says good horror movies with strong content always stood out from the mediocre and will continue to do so.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China offers 'full support' to Philippines' drugs war
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) China's anti-drug authorities will offer their full support to operations carried out by their Filipino counterparts, following a joint operation in which 604 kilograms (1,331 pounds) of methamphetamine were seized, officials said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Willem Dafoe lends voice to documentary 'Mountain'
Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Actor Willem Dafoe is lending his voice as a narrator to documentary "Mountain", which "explores the troubled and triumphant history of our timeless fascination with mountains".
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Case registered against 'honey trapped' Kerala ex-Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) A case was registered against former Kerala Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran in a court here on Monday based on a complaint by a woman journalist that he harassed her.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equity markets trade flat, Sensex, Nifty touch new intra-day highs
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Indian equity markets traded on a flat-to-positive note during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday as healthy buying was witnessed in consumer durables and FMCG stocks.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Caitlyn was never comfortable with Kris in bed
Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, who was Bruce Jenner before undergoing gender transition, says she was never "entirely comfortable" in bed with former wife Kris Jenner.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Show a single act of divisive agenda: Naidu dares Opposition (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has dared the opposition and critics to show a single act of divisive agenda pursued by the Modi government and distanced the BJP from actions of fringe Hindutva elements and cow vigilantes.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sports Minister rules out India-Pakistan cricket series
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday ruled out a bilateral cricket series with Pakistan.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Everyone should reaffirm their marriage: Ozzy Osbourne
Las Vegas, May 29 (IANS) Singer Ozzy Osbourne, who has renewed his wedding vows with wife Sharon, considers it to be a new beginning, and feels everyone should reaffirm their marriage.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz
Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's boat
Sydney, May 29 (IANS) A great white shark weighing 200 kg jumped into an Australian fisherman's boat, knocked him over and lacerated his arm, a media report said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
HP, KPMG introduce 'GST Solution' for traders, MSMEs
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) HP India, in collaboration with KPMG, on Monday launched a secure and affordable invoicing platform called "GST Solution" to help millions of traders and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) move seamlessly to the new GST regime.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Aggressive CRPF's post-Sukma anti-Maoist strategy notches big success
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Within a month of the Sukma attack in which Maoists killed 25 CRPF troopers, the paramilitary force claimed big success in its anti-Maoist operations -- with 105 left-wing rebels caught and 25 surrendering -- thanks to better intelligence gathering in a new "aggressive" strategy.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Allman was revered by musicians everywhere: Elton John
London, May 29 (IANS) Legendary singer Elton John has paid tribute to singer-songwriter Gregg Allman after his death saying the artiste was revered by musicians everywhere.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
CBI takes custody of ex-RJD MP Shahabuddin
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The CBI on Monday took custody of former RJD MP Mohammed Shahabuddin in connection with the murder of Bihar-based journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, an official said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
$20 mn production fund set up to promote indie films
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Mumbai-based Drishyam Films is set to launch a $20 million production fund to facilitate the growth of independent Indian cinema.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Thousands of UK drivers caught in crackdown on mobile phone use
London, May 29 (IANS) UK police have caught almost 6,000 drivers using their mobile phones while driving even after tougher penalties for the offence came into effect, according to latest figures.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala to call all-party meet on cattle slaughter law
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) With both the main political fronts in Kerala opposing the ban on cattle slaughter, the state cabinet will on Wednesday announce a date for an all-party meeting to discuss the issue, Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunilkumar said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Maternal education programmes could improve child learning: Study
Literacy programmes for mothers can not only improve their own learning skills but also impact their children's education, a recent study has found.
2017-05-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics,Education,Human Interest/Society
'Badlapur 2' won't have any female lead, says producer
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Amid rumours that actress Deepika Padukone might be part of "Badlapur 2", producer Dinesh Vijan says the movie won't have a female lead.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress suspends four for killing ox
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) The Congress in Kerala on Monday suspended four members for publicly slashing the head of an ox as part of protests in support of beef consumption.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
Affordable housing emerging as new focus of housing finance firms: Industry
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) With a slew of reforms and push from the government, affordable housing -- so far the poor second-cousin of real estate -- is emerging as the preferred segment for housing finance institutions and developers alike, say industry stakeholders and experts.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kaspersky Lab appoints new MD for APAC
Moscow, May 29 (IANS) Global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has appointed Stephan Neumeier as Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific, effective from Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Technology,Business/Economy
WhatsApp allows teenagers to better express themselves: Study
New York, May 29 (IANS) Mobile messaging service WhatsApp helps teenagers communicate better and to openly express themselves with their peers than in their classrooms, a study has claimed.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Technology
Modi leaves on four-nation European tour
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Germany on a six-day four-nation tour of Europe that will also take him to Spain, Russia and France.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Snap acquires drone manufacturing firm for $1 mn
San Francisco, May 29 (IANS) Snap Inc, the parent company of popular photo-sharing app Snapchat, has acquired Los Angeles-based small drone manufacturer Ctrl Me Robotics for nearly $1 million.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kabaddi: Leaving behind tragic past, Rohit keen on justifying hefty price tag (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Pro-Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Bengaluru Bulls' player Rohit Kumar, who was in the limelight for all the wrong reasons not so long ago, wants to put behind the tragic incidents of his life and is aiming to live up to his price-tag of Rs 81 lakh which he grabbed in the recent auctions here.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Hrithik interested in producing Marathi films
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says he would like to produce a Marathi film if the story excites him.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New NASA tech could help drones make safe emergency landing
Washington, May 29 (IANS) NASA scientists are building technology to help drones land safely in case these unmanned aircraft systems suddenly develop mechanical problems.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Alert in Pathankot after army uniform found in suspicious bag
Chandigarh, May 29 (IANS) Security agencies and the Punjab Police were on alert on Monday in Pathankot district following the recovery of a suspicious bag that contained an army uniform.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
SC stays HC order to remove cell towers near Rajasthan prisons
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a Rajasthan High Court order directing mobile phone operators to remove their cell towers from within 500 metres of jail premises across the state.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Chinese space telescope to observe 'big eaters'
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) China's new space telescope will probe many mysteries of the universe, including the belching "big eaters" -- active galactic nuclei at the most remote edges of the universe.
2017-05-29
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
Google Play Music offers 120 days' free subscription
San Francisco, May 29 (IANS) Google is offering a four-month free subscription on its music streaming service Google Play Music for new subscribers, allowing users to scan up to 50,000 songs from their music library.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Not averse to having series with Pakistan: BCCI
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary on Monday said a bilateral series with Pakistan is possible if the government gives the go-ahead.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan PM's son grilled over Panama Papers
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son Hussain Nawaz appeared before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in connection with the Panama Papers probe into the familys assets, the media reported on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Woman, her two kids burnt alive in Tripura
Agartala, May 29 (IANS) In a tragic incident in Tripura, a woman and her two minor children were burnt to death when their thatched home went up in flames following an LPG cylinder blast, police said here on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Schoolgirl pushed down from building by teachers in Pakistan
Lahore, May 29 (IANS) Two teachers allegedly pushed a Class nine girl student from the third floor of the school building in Pakistan's Lahore city, causing life-threatening injuries, the media reported on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Maoists blast rail tracks, torch vehicles in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 29 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas early on Monday blew up a railway track in Bokaro district and torched vehicles in Giridih during a 24-hour shutdown they have called in Jharkhand to protest changes made in two land acts.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'The Square' bags Palme D'Or, Sofia Coppola Best Director at Cannes
Cannes, May 29 (IANS) Director Ruben Ostlund walked away with the Cannes Film Festival's highest honour as his "The Square", an art world satire that stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, won this year's Palme d'Or here.
2017-05-29
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
From Tora Bora to Abbottabad: The strange history of Bin Laden's 'Wander Years' (Book Review)
Title: The Exile; Author: Cathy Scott-Clark & Adrian Levy; Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; Pages: 640; Price: Rs 699
2017-05-29
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Jammu engineer scales Mount Everest
Jammu, May 29 (IANS) Rahul Jarngal, an engineer belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, has scaled the Mount Everest.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Sports,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Facebook makes us sad, unhealthy: Study
New York, May 29 (IANS) People who check their Facebook profile all the time are likely to be more sad and unhealthy than those who use it sporadically, a new study has revealed.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Kushner more than willing to answer Russia-related questions'
Washington, May 29 (IANS) President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner was "more than willing to answer any and all questions" following reports of his meetings with Russian officials, according to a top US official.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Paris Mayor may ban black feminist festival
Paris, May 29 (IANS) Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called for a black feminist festival in the city to be banned on the grounds that it excludes white people, the media reported.
2017-05-29
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Rainy Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Light rain and cold winds brought relief from the heat in the national capital on Monday morning. The minimum temperature settled at 24 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Vigilance files chargesheet against UP BSP chief
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party's problems were further compounded the Uttar Pradesh Vigilance Department filing a chargesheet against its state unit chief Ram Achal Rajbhar, in a Rs 4 crore disproportionate assets (DA) case, an official said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Macron explains his tense handshake with Trump
Paris, May 29 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that there was indeed a deeper significance to the prolonged handshake he shared with his US counterpart Donald Trump in Brussels.
2017-05-29
Category: International, France,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Europe can't rely on US, says Merkel
Berlin, May 29 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her experience at international summits featuring US President Donald Trump showed her Europe cannot "completely" rely on Washington and other longstanding allies, the media reported.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Key Indian equity indices trade in red
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday were trading lower in the morning session.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Australian researchers use silkworms to repair damaged eardrums
Melbourne, May 29 (IANS) Silkworms could have the potential to repair damaged eardrums, a team of Australian researchers has found.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Toll from Sri Lanka's floods rises to 164
Colombo, May 29 (IANS) The death toll from the devastating floods and landslides which hit Sri Lanka has increased to 164 with 104 people still reported missing, the Disaster Management Centre said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Pleasant morning in Lucknow after heavy rains
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) The mercury dipped a few notches on Monday after heavy rains lashed the Ustate capital and many parts of Uttar Pradesh, the weather office said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Venezuelan opposition calls for more protests
Caracas, May 29 (IANS) The Venezuelan opposition has called to scale up the ongoing protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government, claiming that June will be a definitive month, and announced that the fundamental objective will be to block the Constituent Assembly.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Australia to deploy more troops in Afghanistan
Canberra, May 29 (IANS) Australia will deploy more troops in Afghanistan to conduct advisory and training missions to the Afghan security forces following a request from NATO, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Monday.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Australia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Heavy rainfall likely in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, May 29 (IANS) A heavy rainfall alert in Uttarakhand has been sounded by the weather department on Monday, officials said.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Curfew, restrictions continue in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 29 (IANS) Curfew and restrictions continued in Srinagar and other places in the Kashmir Valley on Monday as authorities said "these were necessary to maintain law and order".
2017-05-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hudson gets cosy with Danny Fujikawa in public
Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson was spotted kissing her new boyfriend, guitarist Danny Fujikawa, here while taking her five-year-old son Bingham to a playground.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tokyo stocks open lower
Tokyo, May 29 (IANS) Tokyo stocks opened lower on Monday as the market mood was soured before the opening bell by North Korea test-firing a missile that may have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan.
2017-05-29
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
'Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed'
Washington, May 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner should have his security clearance reviewed after the revelation that he allegedly spoke with a Russian ambassador, the House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat has said.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Nick Grimshaw 'in love' with Chris Pratt
London, May 29 (IANS) TV and radio presenter Nick Grimshaw says he got in love with Chris Pratt when the actor appeared as a guest on his radio show.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
North Korea test-fires another ballistic missile
Washington, May 29 (IANS) North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile on Monday morning that landed in the ocean, the US military said.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
British Airways partially restores London airports service
London, May 29 (IANS) British Airways has managed to restore some of its services at two major London airports -- Heathrow and Gatwick -- following a global blackout of the company's IT system that caused significant delays.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Laptop ban could apply to all flights to US'
Washington, May 29 (IANS) The Donald Trump administration is considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the US, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism
Bella Thorne feels 'used' by Disick
Cannes, May 29 (IANS) Actress Bella Thorne feels "used" and "humiliated" by reality TV star Scott Disick after he was spotted getting cosy with several other women here, says a source.
2017-05-29
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Peter Andre is slowly learning lines
Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre, who will make his big screen debut in "The Undoing", has developed a painstaking process to ensure he's word-perfect when filming begins on the project next year.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump accuses media of fabricating news
Washington, May 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has accused media outlets of "fabricating" much of the news they publish about the White House and inventing anonymous sources on which the reports are ostensibly based.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Emma Watson wants to propose beau
Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson reportedly wants to break tradition and propose to her partner William 'Mack' Knight.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US policy against IS now 'annihilation': Mattis
Washington, May 29 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the US had "accelerated" its tactics against the Islamic State, moving from a policy of "attrition" to one of "annihilation".
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Theron shares her secrets to staying in shape
Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Hollywood actress Charlize Theron has a gruelling fitness regime which sees her take power yoga sessions and spin classes, as well as play tennis to stay in shape.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
British Airways could face 100 mn pounds compensation bill
London, May 29 (IANS) British Airways could face a bill of at least 100 million pounds in compensation, additional customer care and lost business resulting from an IT meltdown which affected more than 1,000 flights over the weekend.
2017-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Four Nigerians among five held with cocaine in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Four Nigeria nationals and one from Ivory Coast were arrested for allegedly peddling cocaine in the city, said police on Sunday.
2017-05-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India beat New Zealand by 45 runs in warm-up tie
London, May 28 (IANS) Combined efforts from batsmen and bowlers helped defending champions India beat New Zealand by 45 runs through the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-hit Champions Trophy warm-up match at the Kennington Oval on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
IAF chief commends test pilots, flight engineers
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa on Sunday commended 12 test pilots and three flight test engineers who graduated from the Air Force Test Pilot School here.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Gujarat OBC leader launches 'I am a sad Gujarat' yatra to Somnath
Ahmedabad, May 28 (IANS) Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore, who has been trying to mobilise the OBC, SC and ST communities to counter the Patel quota stir launched by Hardik Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, on Sunday set out on a "I am a sad Gujarat" yatra from here to Somnath.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Part of Odhisha's Balukhanda-Konark Sanctuary declared eco-sensitive zone
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) In a bid to conserve nature and manage consistent pressure from developmental activities, the central government has declared part of Odisha's Balukhanda-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ).
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Ghaziabad CBSE topper gets 99.2 percent
Ghaziabad, May 28 (IANS) Abhinav Agrawal from Delhi Public School Ghaziabad's Meerut road branch was the topper here in CBSE's class 12 examination whose results were declared on Sunday, scoring 99.2 per cent marks.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Defence preparedness should be optimal: Jaitley
Challakere (Karnataka), May 28 (IANS) Citing the the security threat India faced in the region, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called for optimal defence preparedness to safeguard the country.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round
Paris, May 28 (IANS) World No.1 woman tennis player Angelique Kerber of Germany became the first women's top seed to crash out from French Open's first round in Open Era stunned by Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Leather exports threaten to move court, hit the streets against new cattle rules
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Dubbing the Central government's amended rule forbidding cattle trade for slaughter as a "death certificate" to the leather industry, leather exporters on Sunday threatened to move court and hit the streets if the ban was not repealed or modified.
2017-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bulgarian Dimitrov enters French Open 2nd round
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov eliminated French Stephane Robert from the French Open first round here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Nearly 500 blind Kerala teachers to be trained in IT
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Close to 500 blind teachers in Kerala would be trained in the various facets of Information and Communication Technology, to help them to handle their subjects effectively using technology, in a month's time said a official of the state's IT@School Project.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Education
Shoe hurled at Union Minister in Gujarat
Vallabhipur (Gujarat), May 28 (IANS) A Patidaar agitation activist hurled a shoe at Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during a public function in this town in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district on Sunday, police said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Minor girl dies as auto-rickshaw collides with Delhi bus
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A two-year-old girl was killed and her parents and an auto-rickshaw driver were injured on Sunday when the three-wheeler they were travelling in collided with a bus in south Delhi.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government starts twitter handle to answer queries on GST
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Union government on Sunday started a new twitter handle to answer industry queries related to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) proposed to be implemented from July 1.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kejriwal, Sisodia laud good performance by government schools in Class 12 exams
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Sunday hailed government schools in the national capital for outperforming private ones in CBSE Class 12 results -- announced earlier in the day -- for the second year in a row.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Ex-Manipur stars hail Neroca FC
Imphal, May 28 (IANS) Former Manipuri stars have lauded Neroca FC on its becoming the first club from the football crazy state to win the Second Division League.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
NIA summons two Kashmiri separatist leaders for questioning in Delhi
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The NIA has summoned two Kashmiri separatist leaders -- Ghazi Javed Baba and Farooq Ahmed Dar aka Bitta Karate -- here on Monday for questioning in connection with alleged funding from Pakistan-based terrorist groups, officials said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spain's Garcia-Lopez advances at French Open
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Guillermo Garcia-Lopez knocked out Luxembourgish Gilles Muller and reached the second round of the French Open here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Chanachok wins Thai golf tourney
Phuket (Thailand), May 28 (IANS) Chanachok Dejpiratanamongkol of Thailand endured a nervous finish to close with a three-under-par 67, completing a wire-to-wire victory for his maiden Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the inaugural Singha Phuket Open here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Golf
Defence preparedness should be optimal: Jaitley
Challakere (Karnataka), May 28 (IANS) In view of the security threat India faces in the region, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called for optimal defence preparedness to safeguard the country.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Poor vision was never a hindrance to study, says Dharshana after CBSE results
Chennai/New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Sightless in her right eye, and with partial vision in the left eye, Dharshana M.V. overcame all challenges to secure third rank among differently-abled students in the CBSE Class 12 examination, bagging 96.6 per cent marks.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Only Atal, Modi regimes corruption-free in India: BJP
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday raked up a "jeep scandal" of 1948 to claim that the party-led NDA regimes under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were corruption-free.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha seeks new train to Mumbai
Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday reiterated the state government's demand for introduction of a new train to Mumbai to be named as "Buxi Jagabandhu Express".
2017-05-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ammaday, Suhasini emerge champions in Indian Open of Surfing
Mangaluru, May 28 (IANS) Maldives surfer Ammaday surfed his way to glory and the winners cheque in the Open category of the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing competition at Sasithlu beach here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
E-rickshaw driver lynched for objecting to youths urinating at metro station
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A 32-year-old e-rickshaw driver was lynched by a group of 15 youths, including two allegedly from Delhi University, after he objected to two of them urinating near a metro station in north Delhi. No one came forward to help the man as the youths rained blows on him, using towels filled with stones, police said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Human Interest/Society
Three Zika cases in Ahmedabad, Gujarat says don't worry
Gandhinagar, May 28 (IANS) Even as the WHO has confirmed India's first three cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, the state government on Sunday said there is "no reason to worry" since effective measures were being taken.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Suspect arrested after 8 people killed in US
Washington, May 28 (IANS) A male suspect was arrested on Sunday after eight people were shot and killed at three separate homes overnight in rural Lincoln County, the southern US state of Mississippi.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manchester attack: Police arrest 25-year-old in Old Trafford
London, May 28 (IANS) British Counter-terror police on Sunday said they have made a fresh arrest in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing in raids across the north-west England city.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Lightning kills 20 in Bihar
Patna, May 28 (IANS) At least 20 people, including children and women, were killed in lightning strikes on Sunday in Bihar as violent storms and heavy rains lashed a large part of the state, officials of the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority here said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Main accused in UP molestation arrested, hunt on for others: Police
Rampur/Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) The main accused in the Rampur molestation case, in which a group of men were seen heckling and harassing two women in a video that went viral on social media, has been arrested while a hunt is on for other accused who have all been identified, officials said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dortmund beat Frankfurt to clinch 4th German Cup title
Berlin, May 28 (IANS) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty ensured a 2-1 victory for Borrusia Dortmund against Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final at a sold out Berlin Olympia Stadium here.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Freiburg's Grifo joins league rivals Monchengladbach
Berlin, May 28 (IANS) Midfielder Vincenzo Grifo is leaving Freiburg to join league rivals Borussia Monchengladbach, both Bundesliga football clubs confirmed on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Massive security, curfew in Kashmir valley as Hizbul commander buried (Roundup)
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevailed in Kashmir Valley on Sunday amid unprecedented security arrangements, a day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat, as his burial late on Saturday night witnessed hundreds gather at his ancestral village in south Kashmir's Tral in defiance of curfew.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security
Real estate firm Omaxe Q4 net profit falls 55%
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Real estate company Omaxe Ltd. on Sunday announced a 55 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter ended March at Rs 12.98 crore, compared with Rs 29.03 crore in the same period of 2015-16.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ferarri's Vettel wins Monaco GP
Monte Carlo, May 28 (IANS) Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel on Sunday won the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, followed closely by his Finnish team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Macao,Sports,Motorsports
Black box of crashed Su-30 found
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) A search and rescue team on Sunday reached the site along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary where the IAF's Sukhoi 30 aircraft crashed and recovered its black box, a defence official said. However, there is no information about its two pilots.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
NGO calls for fast-track courts in medical negligence cases
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A non-governmental organisation fighting for patients' rights in India on Sunday pressed for an amendment to the Consumer Protection Act for disposal of cases of medical negligence through fast-track courts.
2017-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Five franchises named for Ultimate Table Tennis league
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The inaugural edition of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), Indias newest sports franchise league, will be played from July 13 to July 30 in Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai, it was announced here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Dortmund coach Tuchel praises squad for German Cup triumph
Berlin, May 28 (IANS) After Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt to the German Cup football title, coach Thomas Tuchel praised his players for their performance and said his team deserved to win.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round
Paris, May 28 (IANS) World No.1 Angelique Kerber of Germany was knocked out of French Open tennis championships in round one following a 2-6, 2-6 loss to Russian Ekaterina Makarova here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Rhodes's unique way to promote fitness in India
Mangaluru, May 28 (IANS) Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes, who was the chief guest at the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing at the Sasithlu beach here on Sunday, displayed a unique style to promote fitness in India.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Other Sports
Badminton: South Korea upset China to win Sudirman Cup
Gold Coast (Australia), May 28 (IANS) South Korea edged past record champions China 3-2 in the final of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship to clinch their fourth title here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Cumberbatch is 'really scary' as Shere Khan
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his title role in "Sherlock", is really scary as the tiger Shere Khan in "Jungle Book: Origins", says the upcoming films director Andy Serkis.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Messi, Neymar win Copa del Rey final for Barcelona
Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Argentine Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar, with one goal each against Alaves, were responsible for winning FC Barcelona's third straight Copa del Rey tourney 3-1.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Death toll in Philippines clashes climbs to 95
Manila, May 28 (IANS) Government troops have found eight bodies of civilians who were allegedly executed by militants in Marawi city in southern Philippines, bringing the death toll in the six-day clashes between army and militants to 95, a military spokesman said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Terrorism
1,300 Kashmiri youths appear in Army recruitment test
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) The Army said on Sunday that despite the shutdown called by the separatists, nearly 1,300 local youths sat for the Army recruitment test in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Himachal to have vegetable excellence centres
Shimla, May 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will promote cultivation of vegetables, especially off-season, in a bigger way by setting up its centres of excellence, an official said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Puerto Rica's Puig beats Vinci; Zeballos stuns Mannarino in French Open
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Puerto Rican tennis player Monica Puig defeated Italian Roberta Vinci while Argentinian tennis player Horacio Zeballos stunned French Adrian Mannarino to advance in the French Open second round here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Rampur police move to arrest men in molestation case
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), May 28 (IANS) Police in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, have formed teams to arrest a group of men who were seen heckling and molesting two women, after a video of the incident went viral on social media. One arrest has been made.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Azam Khan does it again, says keep women indoors to prevent molestation
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) Even as public outrage grows at molestation and groping of two women by over a dozen youths in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur, former Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday asked people to keep womenfolk indoors to protect them from molesters.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nana Patekar lands a key role in 'Kaala Karikaalan'
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The makers of superstar Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil film "Kaala Karikaalan" on Sunday confirmed that Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has been roped in to play a pivotal role in the movie.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Imposing uniformity a dangerous tendency, says Congress
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) Slamming the NDA government over restrictions on beef and rising incidents of cow vigilantism across the country, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Sunday termed imposing uniformity in a multi-religious, multi-lingual and multi-ethnic country like India a dangerous tendency.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Two Kashmiris nabbed, bombs and arms seized in Bengal
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Three alleged members of a gang, including two Kashmir residents, have been arrested from West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district, the state police said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
An artist's tribute to his inspiration - nature
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) In a world dominated by urban sprawl with high-rises and rampant deforestation, birds and animals are suffering a loss of habitat which, in turn, adds up to a loss of inheritance. An exhibition here compels us to think about the present day human habits.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
BJP slams Congress, CPI-M youth wings' public cattle slaughter in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Slamming the cattle slaughter in public by youth leaders of Congress and the CPI-M to protest the new rules on cattle sale, BJP's Kerala President Kummanem Rajasekhera on Sunday expressed his "deep concern" and asked if they had turned into "butchers".
2017-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Himachal sees high mercury, rains in store
Shimla, May 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh continued to experience hot weather on Sunday with temperatures in some parts touching close to 40 degrees Celsius though Shimla was comparatively pleasant at a high of 24.7 degrees Celsius. But rains are in store.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha likely to receive rainfall
Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha are likely to experience rain or thundershowers in the next 24 hours under the impact of a depression concentrated over the Bay of Bengal, the met department said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Moving forward with permanent solution for Kashmir: Rajnath
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asserted that the BJP-led NDA government has found a "permanent solution" to the vexed Kashmir issue but there would be no compromise on the territorial integrity of India.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BA to resume flights, union says Indian IT to blame for chaos
London, May 28 (IANS) British Airways (BA) warned of further delays and cancellations as it resumed flights on Sunday following a major IT failure that saw most services cancelled from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday. The unions blamed the airline's decision last year of outsourcing IT jobs to India as causing the disruptions.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Murder accused held in UP
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Delhi Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a murder accused, who carries a bounty of Rs 1 lakh, from Uttar Pradesh.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I don't watch my own shows: Terence Lewis
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Ace choreographer Terence Lewis -- currently seen as a judge on the popular celebrity dance reality show "Nach Baliye 8" -- says that due to his hectic work schedule, he doesnt get time to watch his own shows.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Petra Kvitova in French Open second round
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova on Sunday advanced to French Open second round, winning her first match against American player Julia Boserups.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Naidu, Kejriwal inaugurate Heritage Line of Delhi Metro
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday flagged off the much-awaited Heritage Line of the Delhi Metro through video-conferencing at the Metro Bhavan here.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sanchez's goal should have been disallowed: Chelsea keeper Courtois
London, May 28 (IANS) Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was disappointed by Alexis Sanchezs opening goal for Arsenal in the FA Cup final, which the recently crowned English Premier League (EPL) champions lost 1-2, and said it should have been disallowed.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Gauri Khan shows off 'Gemini gorgeousness'
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Entrepreneur and superstar Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan showed off "Gemini gorgeousness" by sharing a photograph of her youngest son AbRam and daughter Suhana.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Midnight Rider' Gregg Allman and his rock music journey (Tribute)
In a nearly half-century career, both in a band and solo, his distinctive voice, inspired lyrics and energetic guitar work went to make Gregg Allman a musical legend as pioneer and practitioner of 'Southern Rock' - which brought together rock and roll with traditional blues, jazz, country music and other forms to create a unique and unforgettable sound.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
Army porter killed in Pakistan firing across LoC
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) An Indian Army porter was killed late on Saturday when the Pakistan Army opened fire, violating the ceasefire, on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Guests of FIFA 2018 World Cup sure to get warm welcome in Russia: Lavrov
Moscow, May 28 (IANS) Guests and participants of the FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup will certainly get a very warm welcome in Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
French hostage kidnapped in DRC released
Paris, May 28 (IANS) A French hostage kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been released, the French Presidency said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Mariah Carey, manager to launch beauty company
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey and her longtime manager, Stella Bulochnikov, are reportedly planning to open a beauty company here.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class 12 results, Noida's Raksha tops
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Girls outshone boys in the CBSE Class 12 results declared on Sunday, bagging the top two spots and recording a better pass percentage compared with boys.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Constructive criticism strengthens democracy: Modi on 3 years in office (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Welcoming the diverse assessments of three years of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday underlined the significance of constructive criticism in strengthening democracy and assured the people that mistakes and shortcomings would be rectified.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Our mantra for success - hard work, and no to pressure, say Class 12 toppers
Noida/Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Two want to become IAS officers, a third an engineer and the fourth wants to study political science. But the four students who bagged the top three slots in the Class 12 CBSE examinations this year are unanimous in saying that their mantra for success is hard work and not getting bogged down by pressure.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
China's coal-rich province suspends mines development
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Authorities in China's Shanxi province have decided to suspend or hold back the development of coal mines with a capacity of 120 million tonnes or more till 2020.
2017-05-28
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Digital content addresses more focused audience: Sushil
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Actor Sushil Dahiya, best known for his supporting roles in films like "Rockstar", "Pink" and "Band Baaja Baaraat", feels that the digital content is seen by more focused audience, which is growing rapidly.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two tourists drown in the Bay of Bengal
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Two tourists drowned while bathing in the Bay of Bengal in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Sunday, the police said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia's football team absolutely clear of doping: Doctor
Moscow, May 28 (IANS) Members of the Russian football team are absolutely clear of doping ahead of the Confederations Cup, starting next month in Russia, team doctor Eduard Bezuglov has said.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Kunal Kohli starts shooting for Telugu film in London
London, May 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Kunal Kohli has started shooting here for his next directorial venture, a Telugu film.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
PSG crowned in French Cup for record 11th time
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Angers on an own goal in the final of the centennial edition to lift the French Cup trophy for a record 11th time here.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Rajkummar Rao offers help to unsuccessful Class 12 students
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao is willing to help those who did not perform well in their CBSE Higher Secondary School exams.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Education
Delhi meet could be beginning of front against BJP: CPI
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Pitching for a candidate with secular credentials the presidential poll, the CPI on Sunday said the Delhi meeting of opposition parties to discuss a joint candidate could well be the beginning of a joint front against the BJP.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Gunrunner arrested in Kolkata, two firearms seized
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A gunrunner from West Bengal's Murshidabad district was arrested here on Sunday and two pistols and ammunition seized from him, the Kolkta Police said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Enthusiasm marks beginning of Ramadan in Telangana, Andhra
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Enthusiasm marked the beginning of Muslim holy month of Ramadan across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday as the overnight rains in Hyderabad and elsewhere provided some relief to people from sweltering summer heat.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Badminton: South Korea upset China to win Sudirman Cup
Gold coast, May 28 (IANS) South Korea edged past record champions China 3-2 in the final of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship to clinch their fourth title here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Zayn 'regrets' working with Swift
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Former One Direction star Zayn Malik reportedly regrets doing a duet with singer Taylor Swift on "I don't wanna live forever".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dortmund beat Frankfurt to clinch their fourth German Cup title
Berlin, May 28 (IANS) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty ensured Dortmund's 2-1 victory over Frankfurt in the German Cup final at outsold Berlin Olympia stadium here.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Miranda Kerr marries Evan Spiegel
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Supermodel Miranda Kerr married Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in an intimate ceremony in southern California.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Barcelona's target Mina won't leave Palmeiras until 2018
Rio de Janeiro, May 28 (IANS) Barcelona target Yerry Mina will remain at Palmeiras until at least next year, the Brazilian club's football director said.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Australia's Stosur wins first WTA title of current season
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Australia's Samantha Stosur won her first title in nearly two years with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory over countrywoman Daria Gavrilova in the final of the Internationaux de Strasbourg here.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Statue of Lady Justice reinstalled in Dhaka
Dhaka, May 28 (IANS) The statue of Lady Justice, a woman holding a scale and sword in her hands, has been reinstalled in front of the Supreme Court's annex building here after it was taken down on Friday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Galatasaray heed Turkish president's call to rename stadia
Istanbul, May 28 (IANS) Turkish football giants Galatasaray have decided to rename their stadium on the orders of nation's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said the word "arena" needed to be removed from sports complexes countrywide.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Keegan makes long-distance marriage work with husband
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actress Michelle Keegans husband Mark Wright says that the couple are not able to see each other often due to shooting schedule, but they are just making it work.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Obesity can cause cardiovascular diseases even in young
Copenhagen, May 28 (IANS) Higher than normal body mass index (BMI) is known to cause cardiovascular diseases in mid-to-late life, but a new research has revealed a higher BMI can cause worse cardiovascular health even in those aged as young as 17.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine
White House photo caption omits husband of Luxembourg's gay PM
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The White House omitted Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg's openly gay Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, from the caption to an official photograph of the spouses of Nato leaders taken at this weeks summit in Brussels.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Manchester bomber's images before blast released
London, May 28 (IANS) Greater Manchester police have released images showing suicide bomber Salman Abedi on Monday night, taken shortly before he detonated a bomb at Manchester Arena killing 22 persons.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tennis: Wawrinka tops Zverev to retain Geneva Open title
Geneva, May 28 (IANS) Swiss top seed Stan Wawrinka successfully defended his Geneva Open tennis title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Germany's Mischa Zverev.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Arsenal beat Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup
London, May 28 (IANS) Arsenal became the most successful club in the 154-year FA Cup history after lifting the trophy for a record 13th time with a victory over recently crowned English Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1 here on Saturday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Different is not accepted by audiences: Ronit Roy
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy wants to do something "different" on the small screen, but says that it is not accepted by the audience.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British Airways to resume flights, delays still expected
London, May 28 (IANS) British Airways (BA) warned of further delays and cancellations as it resumed flights on Sunday following a major IT failure that saw most services cancelled from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
I'm surprised I'm still alive: Jaden Smith
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Actor Will Smith's son Jaden Smith has lashed out at a luxury hotel chain here, saying that he was surprised to be alive after his "pancakes were spiked with cheese".
2017-05-28
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indraprastha Gas Ltd. Q4 net up 23% on higher sales
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The state-run Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) supplying cooking gas and vehicle fuel to Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad has reported a 23 per cent rise in net profit for the fourth quarter ended March at Rs 133.5 crore, buoyed by better turnover and sales.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala's woman legislature secretary to retire with unique record
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) P. Jayalekshmi recalls with pride how she had to call out the names of two former Kerala Chief Ministers V.S. Achuthanandan and Oommen Chandy and then of the present Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the state Assembly last year as 'secretary in charge' of the Legislature.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Will come up with permanent Kashmir solution: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Admitting that the Kashmir issue was a challenge for the Narendra Modi government, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asserted that the Centre will come out with a "permanent solution" keeping in mind "Kashmir, Kashmiris and Kashmiriyat".
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Vasco da Gama beat Fluminense 3-2 in Rio derby
Rio de Janeiro, May 28 (IANS) Former Brazil international striker Luis Fabiano was on target as Vasco da Gama defeated local rivals Fluminense 3-2 in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Cooperation, terror to figure on Modi's Europe tour (Curtain raiser)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Bilateral cooperation on economic, defence, science and technology, and nuclear fronts, parleys on EU-India Free Trade Agreement, and fight against terror will top Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda during his four-nation tour of Europe from Monday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Sri Lanka floods toll increases to 146
Colombo, May 28 (IANS) The deaths in floods and landslides caused by the heavy rainfall that began last week in Sri Lanka have mounted to 146 while 112 other people have been reported missing, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
TDP demands Bharat Ratna for NTR without further delay
Visakhapatnam/Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Sunday urged the Centre to post-humously confer Bharat Ratna on its founder and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao, without any further delay.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
New Zealand politician's Twitter slip-up raises laughs
Wellington, May 28 (IANS) New Zealand politician Winston Peters became a laughing stock on the internet after he mistakenly typed his name in Twitter's "compose tweet" box instead of "search" box, thus, revealing his search habits.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
People's understanding of LGBTQ community is distorted: actor Jitin
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Jitin Gulati, who is part of "Sisak" -- being touted as India's first silent LGBTQ film -- says most people don't understand the difference between various sections of the community and that affects the narration of films in the mainstream.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australian 'marijuana queen' returns from Bali after 13 years
Canberra, May 28 (IANS) A former Australian beautician arrived in Brisbane on Sunday after being released from jail in Bali, Indonesia, following a drug-trafficking conviction that earned her the title of "marijuana queen".
2017-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
'War Machine' has Brad Pitt hamming all the way to doomsday (Review)
Film: "War Machine"; Director: David Michod; Cast: Brad Pitt, Ben Kingsley and Meg Tilly; Rating: * ½
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sri Lanka floods, landslides toll rises to 126
Colombo, May 28 (IANS) The deaths in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka following heavy rain rose to 126 on Sunday, an official said.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
New technology can drastically increase screen resolution
New York, May 28 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new colour changing surface tunable through electrical voltage -- a breakthrough that could lead to three times the resolution for televisions, smartphones and other devices.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Modi calls for family snaps for Yoga Day celebrations
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched for yoga, appealing to families to post pictures of their three generations performing the exercises together on the third International Yoga Day on June 21.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Waste segregation to be launched in 4,000 cities: Modi
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Harping on the importance of waste management, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced launch a "massive movement" for waste collection across 4,000 cities of the country from June 5.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Health/Medicine
China slams G7 communique on East, South China Sea
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) China on Sunday slammed the G7 communique, which had a mention of the disputed East and the South China Sea issue.
2017-05-28
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
Sleeping less than 6 hours may double death risk
New York, May 28 (IANS) Failing to sleep less than six hours may nearly double the risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome -- a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, researchers have warned.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Cooperation in Delhi, operation in Kerala, Bengal: Naidu on anti-BJP alliance (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The coming together of 17 opposition parties does not bother the BJP even a bit and they do not pose any threat to the NDA government either now or in the 2109 Lok Sabha polls, says Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Retired Mumbai professor paints her way to good health
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) A rewarding but hectic four-decade-long academic career left Mangal Gogte, 65, with a slew of medical issues -- including silent killers like diabetes and hypertension -- and a daily intake of a fistful of medicines.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books,Features
100-year-old British-era bridge going strong in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) A suspension bridge built by the British rulers on Laspur river connecting two villages in Chitral district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province will complete 100 years in June this year as recorded on the plaque in its pillar.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
Orlando Bloom's naked image spread all over Hollywood
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom's naked photograph was reportedly used as a backdrop at his birthday party, and now most of his friends in Hollywood are walking around with images of themselves with the "Pirates of Caribbean" star.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gomez dances, lip syncs to The Weeknd's songs
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez supported her boyfriend and singer The Weeknd during his show here as part of his "Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour". Gomez lip synced and danced while he was performing live.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz
JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) Muhammad Yasin Malik, chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was arrested by the police here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Massive security across Kashmir valley as Hizbul militant Bhat is buried
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday clamped curfew and imposed restrictions in Kashmir Valley to maintain law and order and prevent violence, as top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was buried in his ancestral village in Tral of South Kashmir with hundreds attending the midnight funeral.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
CBSE Class 12 exams results out, Noida girl Raksha Gopal tops
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Raksha Gopal from Delhi's suburban Noida, in Uttar Pradesh, topped the Class 12 CBSE exams, the results of which were declared on Sunday morning. She was followed by Bhumi Sawant De from Chandigarh.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
'Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan': Well written but lame (Review)
Film: "Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan"; Director: Aditya Sarpotdar; Cast: Arsh Sehrawat, Shrenu Parikh; Rating: **
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jamie Foxx accused of disrespecting deaf community
Los Angeles May 28 (IANS) Actor Jamie Foxx has been accused by actor and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco of making fun of the deaf community following his appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Boyega, 1,000 others evacuated from theatre after bomb alert
London, May 28 (IANS) Approximately 1,000 people at Old Vic Theatre in Central London were evacuated due to security emergency during "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" fame actor John Boyegas performance as part of his play "Woyzeck".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Big B honoured to get 27 mn Twitter followers (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has scored 27 million followers on Twitter and says he feels honoured and blessed.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Constructive criticism strengthens democracy: Modi on 3 years
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Observing that constructive criticism strengthens democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday welcomed the various assessments of his three years of government and assured that mistakes and shortcomings would be rectified.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Guess what Vivek Oberoi still steals
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi, who will be seen playing a police officer in the forthcoming film "Bank Chor", says he has a weakness for chocolates and he still steals them.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Southern Rock pioneer Gregg Allman dies at 69
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Gregg Allman, whose The Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the 1970s, passed away at the age of 69.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Don't judge government by what Hindutva outfits say or do: Minister Ram Vilas Paswan (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Activities of "gau rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) or views of Hindutva organisations like the RSS should not be taken as the policy of the Narendra Modi government for whom the Constitution is Bible, says Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Market for pre-owned foreign luxury cars growing in India
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The demand for fancy foreign luxury cars is witnessing a steep rise, with buyers, including from faraway northeast, picking up Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Range Rovers that cost up to Rs 1.5 crore apiece -- but all pre-owned, a polite term for second-hand.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Business/Economy,Features
Jharkhand tribal school dropouts train for foreign jobs
Bundu (Jharkhand), May 28 (IANS) In a country where millions of degree holders struggle for employment, Dayanidhi Pradhan, 23, a Class 8 dropout in Jharkhand, dreams of an overseas job.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Trump returns to White House after first international trip
Washington, May 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has returned to the White House after his first international trip, during which he visited Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, the Vatican and Belgium over a period of nine days.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Modi praises environmentalist's efforts to clean Mumbai beach
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised environmentalist Afroz Shah and his efforts towards cleaning Mumbai's dirtiest Versova's beach.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Himalayan hand in December 2004 tsunami that killed 250,000
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Scientists have found that Himalayas played a role in the generation of magnitude-9.2 Sumatran earthquake on December 26, 2004, which, together with the massive tsunami that followed, killed more than 250,000 people -- making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Nene Raju...' will be thought provoking film: Rana
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati, who is basking in the phenomenal success of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", says his upcoming Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri" will be compelling and thought provoking.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Andrew Scheer becomes Canada's Conservative leader
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Andrew Scheer, former Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada, has been elected the new leader of the federal Conservative Party of the country at the party conclave at the Toronto Congress Centre.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Canada,Politics
CBSE announces Class 12 results
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday announced the results of the Senior Secondary Examination.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Modi greets nation on Ramadan
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims keep a dawn-to-dusk fast.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Listening to music in group may make you more depressed
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) Listening to sad music in a group and talking about sad things tend to make people feel more depressed, says a study.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Konkona Sensharma: A life, career shaped by unconventional upbringing
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Mainstream has never been the mainstay in her filmography. Not even with her directorial debut, the 1979-set drama thriller "A Death in the Gunj". The critically-acclaimed Konkona Sensharma says her choices are a result of her unconventional upbringing -- sans TV shows like "The Bold and the Beautiful" or even "Mahabharata" and "Ramayan".
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National
Rates and results to guide equity markets (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Macro-economic data points, along with quarterly results and a decision on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) sub-rates on gold, will form the major themes for the Indian stock markets during the upcoming week, market observers say.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Intruder killed in J&K
Jammu, May 28 (IANS) The Army killed an intruder on Sunday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a defence official said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rajinikanth's 'Kaala Karikaalan' starts rolling
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The principal shooting of superstar Rajinikanth's next Tamil outing "Kaala Karikaalan" commenced here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Feeling low? Try Tai Chi
New York, May 28 (IANS) Practicing Tai Chi -- a form of ancient Chinese martial art -- for 12-weeks may significantly reduce symptoms of depression such as persistent feeling of sadness or loss, a study showed.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Modi congratulates BJP's lone Rajya Sabha seat victory from Manipur
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed happiness and congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party and its Manipur unit president Khetrimayum Bhabananda for the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat victory from Manipur.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Liberalism's prophet: Scourge of small minds and tyranny of thought (Column: Bookends)
The concept of liberalism and its key facet of tolerance are most vital to human freedom and development, but in these treacherous times, they are under unflinching attack by "right-thinking" sections of society in thrall to "infallible and all-knowing" leaders. But do they even understand these concepts or are only conditioned to abuse them virulently?
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Africa seeks agricultural transformation with India's help
Gandhinagar, May 28 (IANS) With a vast untapped potential in agriculture, African countries are keen to gain from India's experiences, including the "green revolution", to bring about a transformation and enable their 420 million poor people to come out of poverty.
2017-05-28
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Pyongyang urges Seoul to cancel THAAD deployment
Pyongyang, May 28 (IANS) North Korea has urged South Korea to cancel the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system by the US, the media reported on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Light rain on Sunday brings respite from heat
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The national capital woke up to light rain and cold winds on Sunday which brought relief from the heat with the minimum temperature settled at 22.5 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average, the Met office said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Intelligence identifies 23,000 jihadists in Britain
London, May 28 (IANS) The British intelligence has identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in the country as potential terrorist attackers, the media reported on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi greets nation on Ramadan
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims keep a dawn-to-dusk fast.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
British Airways aims to resume most UK flights
London, May 28 (IANS) British Airways (BA) said that it is aiming to run a "near normal schedule" at Gatwick and the "majority of services" from Heathrow on Sunday after a "major" IT failure resulted in the cancellation of all flights.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Prince Harry hosts Obama at Kensington Palace
London, May 28 (IANS) Prince Harry welcomed Barack Obama at Kensington Palace in London, a stop in the former US President's latest Europe visit, the media reported.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
UK reduces terror threat level to 'severe'
London, May 28 (IANS) Britain's terror threat level has been reduced to "severe" from "critical" which was issued following the Manchester arena terror attack, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said after meeting with security chiefs.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception
Washington, May 28 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined to host an event commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, an apparent break from a nearly two-decades long bipartisan tradition, according to administration officials.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Top Trump advisers decline to comment on Kushner
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Donald Trump's top economic and national security advisers have declined to comment on allegations that the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner is facing regarding his contacts with Russian officials, the media reported.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kim Jong-un inspects test-fire of anti-aircraft weapon
Seoul, May 28 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has inspected the test-fire of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system, ordering its mass-production and deployment, Pyongyang's state media reported on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Curfew, restrictions in Kashmir to prevent violence
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) The authorities on Sunday clamped curfew and imposed restrictions in the Kashmir Valley to maintain law and order and prevent violence, an official said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Depp lives on an entirely other planet: Armie Hammer
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actor Armie Hammer says his colleague Johnny Depp has an extravagant lifestyle, adding that he lives on "an entirely other planet".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'GoT' actors will get more screen time in season 7
London, May 28 (IANS) Actors Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington have said that that they will get more screen time in the forthcoming seventh season of "Game of Thrones".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Messi, Neymar win Copa del Rey final for Barcelona
Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Argentine Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar, with one goal each against Alaves, were responsible for winning FC Barcelona's third straight Copa del Rey tourney 3-1.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Liam Payne was roughed up by Jay Z's bodyguard
London, May 28 (IANS) Singer Liam Payne says he was shoved around by Jay Z's bodyguard when he tried to meet the rapper.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump satisfied with G7 defence of free trade agreement
Taormina (Italy), May 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump expressed his satisfaction with the agreement in favour of free trade that was reached at the G7 Summit, and in particular with the efforts to halt practices that distort global trade.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Business/Economy
Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth trying for twins
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth are reportedly trying for twins.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US committed to fighting terrorism: Defense Secretary
New York, May 28 (IANS) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his country is committed to fighting terrorism, as "Americans are not made of cotton candy".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sex in thirties is amazing: Katy Perry
London, May 28 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry says sex in thirties is amazing, adding that her sex life is fun, consensual and intimate.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lindsay Lohan found peace away from Hollywood
London, May 28 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan misses Hollywood but says moving away has helped her find peace.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup
London, May 28 (IANS) Arsenal won a record 13th FA Cup with a 2-1 victory here over Premier League champion Chelsea, which missed out on the English double.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
US stocks witness record run amid Fed minutes
New York, May 28 (IANS) US stocks posted solid gains for the week, with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq refreshing their record highs a few times, as Wall Street digested the minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting as well as a string of economic reports.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Naidu releases 14 short films on NDA's success stories
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday released 14 short films produced by Doordarshan on success stories of the NDA government's various flagship schemes.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
First three Zika cases in India found in Gujarat, says WHO
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India has detected three Zika-affected patients, including a pregnant women -- all from Ahmedabad in Gujarat, says a World Health Organisation (WHO) report.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Naseemuddin Siddiqui forms new political party
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) Expelled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui floated his new political party - Rashtriya Bahaman Morcha on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bihar MP's son killed in UP car accident
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) The son of a Bihar MP was killed in a road accident near Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city on Saturday, police said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IAF chief flies MiG-21 to honour Kargil dead
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa on Saturday flew a MiG-21, leading four aircraft in a 'Missing Man' formation flypast in honour of the servicemen killed during the Kargil conflict, a defence statement said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
EC rejects Congress demand for access to EVM motherboard
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Election Commission said on Saturday the EVM hacking challenge would be conducted only as per the framework of "existing administrative safeguards", as it rejected the Congress' appeal to allow access to motherboard of the EVM.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kannada film director for abducting ad agency owner
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) A Kannada film director and four others were arrested for allegedly abducting an advertising agency owner over a money transaction, police said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 robbers of 'women-at-night' gang arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Three members of a gang, who would lure bikers by putting on the guise of loose women at night and rob them, have been arrested, police said here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi government generated 813 crore man-days of rural work in 3 years: Tomar
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The government created rural employment opportunities of more than 813 crore man-days during the last three years under MGNREGA, Pradhan Mantri AawasYojna, Grameen (PMAY-G) and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) schemes, Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
G7 leaders agree on terror, migration, trade
Taormina (Italy) May 27 (IANS) The leaders of the G7 nations issued a joint communique on Saturday that found common ground on counter-terrorism, migration as well as trade, though US President Donald Trump had shown reluctance to agree with others over the last.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nitish meets Modi, says opposition united on presidential poll
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A day after he skipped an opposition meeting on the presidential election, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that opposition unity on the issue was intact and clarified that he came to attend the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday as it was in honour of visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Adani Power's consolidated Q4 net loss at Rs 4,960.53 cr
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Adani Power on Saturday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 4,960.53 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Publishers urge government to keep books out of GST net
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Federation of Educational Publishers in India (FEPI) on Saturday urged the government to addresses some "inadvertent anomalies" that have crept into the tax structure for books under the proposed GST regime.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
Nepal's Kami Rita becomes third person to scale Mt. Everest 21 times
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) Nepal's Kami Rita became the third person to scale Mount Everest 21 times after he reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain on Saturday morning, Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation confirmed.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Other Sports
Ground parties yet to reach Su-30 wreckage in Assam
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A day after the missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet's wreckage was found, efforts by search and rescue teams to reach the spot have been hampered by inclement weather, rugged terrain with a steep gradient and thick foliage, defence sources said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
East Bengal, Mohun Bagan confront AIFF on ISL participation
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Raising the pitch on their three-point demand, city giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan on Saturday formed a common front against the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and warned that they would not allow the money-spinning Indian Super League (ISL) to be staged here without their participation.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Heat wave conditions persist in Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 27 (IANS) Rajasthan continued to be face heat wave conditions with the mercury touching 48.3 degrees Celsius in Sri Ganganagar on Saturday while Churu was a bit lower at 48 degrees.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Wani's aide killed in Kashmir, one dead amid protests; Hurriyat calls for shutdown (Intro Roundup)
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Top Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat alias Abu Zarar, a close aide of militant 'poster boy' Burhan Wani, was killed on Saturday after a gunfight in Tral in south Kashmir, triggering widespread protests in the Valley once again, with one civilian death reported and 35 injured, including five policemen. Authorities were bracing to prevent a recurrence of the 2016 unrest that saw nearly 100 dead.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Power-packed 60th birthday bash for Gadkari in Nagpur
Nagpur, May 27 (IANS) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had a power-packed 60th birthday celebration here on Saturday, showcasing his influence across the political spectrum and the respect he commands within his Bharatiya Janata Party.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
S. African minister opposes deal with Gupta-linked company
Cape Town, May 27 (IANS) South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has opposed a multi-million dollar deal involving South Africa's state-owned weapons manufacturer Denel and Indian origin business family Gupta-linked company.
2017-05-27
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tennis: Bertens wins Nuremberg Cup
Nuremberg (Germany), May 27 (IANS) Dutch woman tennis player Kiki Bertens retained the Nuremberg Cup title after beating Czech Barbora Krejcikova 6-2, 6-1 in the final here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Rules modified to end cruelty, not regulate cattle slaughter: Government
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) In wake of the outcry over amended rules on cattle sale, the government on Saturday clarified that the modifications were done to prevent cruelty to animals in cattle markets and not to regulate cattle traded for slaughter houses.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Indigenous Scorpene submarine test-fires torpedo: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The indigenous Scorpene class submarine has successfully test-fired a torpedo, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, congratulating the scientists and engineers for it.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Tsonga wins third ATP title of season after beating Berdych
Lyon, May 27 (IANS) French tennis player Jo Wilfried Tsonga won the Lyon Open, his third Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) title of this season, after defeating Czech Tomas Berdych on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Doctors' advice: Guard your kids against infections due to hot weather
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With temperatures soaring in the national capital, doctors have cautioned people, especially those living in slum areas, to guard their children against diseases like mumps and typhoid which occur during the season.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Midfielder Montolivo named in Italy football squad
Milan, May 27 (IANS) Veteran AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo returned to the Italy squad after recovering from a knee surgery, as head coach Gian Piero Ventura on Saturday named 26 footballers who will face Uruguay in a friendly and Liechtenstein in a World Cup qualifier in June.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Draft Ganga Act under review: Uma Bharti
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said her ministry is reviewing the draft Ganga Act and hoped riparian states will not indulge in politics over the river.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
RCOM's Q4 consolidated revenues at Rs 4,524 cr
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Reliance Communications' consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016-17 stood at Rs 4,524 crore, down 8.1 per cent, a company statement said here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Uma Bharti assures co-operation with Bengal over Ganga erosion
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Ganga erosion issue during her Delhi visit, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said that her ministry will co-operate with the state government to check erosion but stressed proposals should be drafted properly.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
New test facility for Indian drones, other weapons in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) India is getting a new high-tech facility to test its drones, air-to-ground weapons and other equipment at Challakere in Karnataka's Chitradurga district, a defence official said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Defence/Security
BJP states spent Rs 2,000 cr on ads praising 3 years of Modi: AAP
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The AAP on Saturday accused BJP-ruled states of spending over Rs 2,000 crore on advertisements praising three years of the Narendra Modi-led government and said the money should have been utilised to build schools and hospitals instead.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Army chief visits UP capital Lucknow, reviews preparedness
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited the Central Command here and took stock of the armed forces preparedness in case of an emergency, an official said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Never promised hackathon, only EVM challenge: Election Commission
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Dismissing the AAP charge that the Election Commission (EC) was "running away" from organising a no-holds barred hackathon, the poll panel on Saturday said it never made any such promise.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP will not get single seat in Telangana, says KCR's survey
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The BJP will not get a single seat in the Telangana assembly elections in 2019 while the Congress will get two, says a survey conducted on behalf of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Vijayan asks PM to repeal new cattle sale rules, beef sellers do brisk business (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Even as the Centre has introduced stringent rules regarding cattle slaughter, it was business as usual for beef sellers across Kerala on Saturday, with people queuing up to buy one of their favourite food items. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking for repeal of the new rules, which he termed an "intrusion into the rights of states".
2017-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Yogi Adityanath inspects development projects in Varanasi
Varanasi, May 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday visited Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and inspected the undergoing developmental projects.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Finnish Raikkonen takes pole position for Monaco GP
Monte Carlo, May 27 (IANS) Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen took the pole position for the Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix after he led the official practices on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Macao,Sports,Motorsports
Trump to decide on Paris accord next week
Taormina (Italy), May 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he would take a final decision on whether his country would back the Paris agreement to reduce global carbon emissions in the coming week.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Alonso looking to add Indy 500 title to championship resume
Indianapolis, May 27 (IANS) Spanish two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will look to make history again when he competes as a rookie at Sunday's Indianapolis 500, a challenge that has recharged the competitive batteries of one of auto racing's greatest drivers.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Motorsports
UAE ship carrying food supplies arrives in Somalia
Berbera (Somalia), May 27 (IANS/WAM) A UAE ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of food supplies for those affected by drought arrived in the Berbera Port in Somalia on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Somalia,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rules modified to end cruelty, not regulate cattle slaughter: Government
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Union Environment Ministry on Saturday clarified that rules were modified to prevent cruelty to animals in cattle markets and not to regulate cattle traded for slaughterhouses.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
International viewers 'jilted' to know we lip-sync to songs in Bollywood: Pooja Batra
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Pooja Batra, who will soon be seen psychological thriller "Mirror Game: Ab Khel Shuru" and has acted in an international film, says audiences abroad feel a little jilted to know that in Bollywood, actors do not sing in real but there is a playback singer.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Missing Telangana youth murdered by father-in-law
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The case relating to the disappearance of a Dalit youth in Telangana took a dramatic turn on Saturday as police arrested his father-in-law and another relative for his murder.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Badminton: China, South Korea enter Sudirman Cup final
Gold Coast, May 27 (IANS) Record champions China and South Korea reached the final of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship after beating Japan and Thailand respectively in the semi-finals here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Poor show by banks, private investors challenge to growth: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that poor performance by private investors and banks still remains a challenge for the Indian economy.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Haryana announces pension scheme for journalists
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced a slew of incentives for journalists, including a Rs 10,000 monthly pension scheme, for those who are above 60 years and have completed 20 years in the profession.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Media,Politics
Maoists award death penalty to Bihar judge at kangaroo court
Patna, May 27 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas at a "Jan Adalat" (kangaroo court) in Bihar on Saturday pronounced the death penalty for a judge, who had awarded the death sentence to their five colleagues on Thursday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
'Vision of UP 2017' awards conferred
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) The purpose of our government is to make Uttar Pradesh a perfect state in five years, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said on Saturday as he gave away the "Vision of UP 2017" awards at an event here.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Over 1 million schoolchildren without birth certificate in Ivory Coast
Abidjan, May 27 (IANS/MAP) Ivory Coast's Minister of National and Technical Education Kandia Camara said that 1,165,325 schoolchildren, representing 39.9 per cent of the country's population, are without birth certificates.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Cote D'ivoire,Politics,Education
Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Present facts, figures to support your tall claims, Congress tells Trinamool
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Ridiculing the ruling Trinamool Congress' claims of having ushered in massive development in West Bengal during its six years in office, the Congress' state unit on Saturday demanded the government come up with statistics and facts to substantiate its assertions.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pakistan condemns killing of Hizbul militant in Kashmir
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday condemned the killing of top Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and other militants in Jammu and Kashmir, and called upon the international community, including the UN and human rights organizations, to intervene in the matter.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
IT systems crash hits British Airways, flights cancelled
London, May 27 (IANS) British Airways' computer systems went down globally on Saturday, leading to widespread delays and even cancellation of flights from Heathrow and Gatwick for hours, media reported.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Nine 'top performing' parliamentarians get 'Sansad Ratna' awards
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Governor Justice (retd) P. Sathasivam on Saturday gave away "Sansad Ratna" awards to nine best performing parliamentarians at a glittering function here.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Nalco records Rs 268 cr profit in Q4
Bhubaneswar, May 27 (IANS) National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) said on Saturday that it registered a growth of 25.23 percent with a net profit of Rs 268 crore in the fourth quarter of 2016-17 against Rs 214 crore during the same period of the previous fiscal.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
'Manto' has power to transcend borders, markets: Nandita Das
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Back from the 70th Cannes Film Festival after giving the global film industry's creme de la creme a dekko at her ambitious project "Manto", Nandita Das says she is confident that her film -- about celebrated Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto -- will appeal to audiences across the world.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
SRK grateful for fans' love for son AbRam
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) As his younger son AbRam turned four on Saturday, superstar Shah Rukh Khan expressed his gratitude to his fans for sharing their love and wishes for the little one.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN hotels and restaurants to down shutters on May 30
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) The South India Hotels and Restaurants Association (SIHRA) on Saturday said it will support the May 30 shutdown called given by another industry body, the Tamilnadu Hotels and Restaurant Association, against the GST rate.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
S. Korean fishing vessel safe after hijack fears
Nairobi, May 27 (IANS) A South Korean fishing vessel and all crew members on board were found to be safe after contact was re-established with the vessel, a maritime official said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Kenya,Defence/Security
Philippines government cancels peace talks with rebels
Manila, May 27 (IANS) The Philippines government on Saturday announced that it will not participate in the fifth round of peace talks in the Netherlands with rebels.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Indigenous Scorpene submarine test-fires torpedo: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The indigenous Scorpene class submarine has successfully test-fired a torpedo, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, congratulating the scientists and engineers for it.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security