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Dubai-based Indian boy finalist in Google Science Fair
Dubai, May 26 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian boy has ranked among the top 100 regional finalists for the Google Science Fair global contest for his project to make street lights smarter, the media reported.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
After days of tension, Kashmir limps back to normal
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) After two days of official clampdown and separatist called protests, life on Sunday started limping back to normal in the Kashmir valley.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Will reconsider directing 'Laxmmi Bomb', says Lawrence
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrence said that he would reconsider his decision to direct the upcoming Akshay Kumar-starrer horror-comedy "Laxmmi Bomb" if the makers give him the respect he deserves.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pregnancy linked to depression: Study
London, May 26 (IANS) Women go through several physical and emotional changes during pregnancy and their negative attitude towards body changes during this time can lead to depression after childbirth, suggests a new study.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
May, Merkel, Saudi Crown Prince congratulate Modi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Sadi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory in the Lok Sabha elections, a statement said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Musk denies report of toilet paper shortage at Tesla
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) Elon Musk has dismissed media reports that claimed that his Electric Vehicle (EV) company Tesla has gone as far as the office washrooms to cut costs from.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Favourites England, India start WC preparation with losses
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) England and India, both touted as favourites for the ICC World Cup 2019, began their preparations for the showpiece event on a losing note, something which they must not be hoping for.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
More than one dark horse this WC: NZ pacer Ferguson
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) While exuding confidence that New Zealand will remain as consistent as they have been at the World Cup in the recent past, pacer Lockie Ferguson believes there are too many 'dark horses' this time around which makes the job much more difficult in the showpiece event beginning May 30.
2019-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Now test stress level at home
New York, May 26 (IANS) Feeling stressed out? Take this newly discovered home-test that can easily measure your stress level and tell you whether you need to consult a doctor or not.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I'm not ready for politics: Sonu Nigam
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Popular singer Sonu Nigam has often shared his honest opinion on various socio-political issues, but politics is one area that he is not ready to enter right now.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Sri Lanka look to spring surprise in WC (SWOT)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka are entering this year's World Cup tournament as underdogs. The 1996 World Cup champions have not been in the best of their forms ever since the 2015 edition of the showpiece event when they failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
German Jews warned not to wear 'kippas'
Berlin, May 26 (IANS) The German government's anti-Semitism commissioner has urged Jews to avoid wearing "kippa", the traditional Jewish skullcaps in public, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Germany,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
'The Mughal Feast' a seminal tour-de-force through Shah Jahan's elaborate banquets (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Food historian and author Salma Yusuf Hussain's "passion to find out more and more about the cuisine of Mughal India" has resulted in her latest offering: a seminal work that transports the reader into the heart of the royal kitchens to bring alive the lavish banquets of Emperor Shah Jahan, during whose time Mughlai cuisine truly reached its peak.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
A retired civil servant's tireless quest to preserve rural heritage (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Even after giving almost 40 years of his life to government service, retired civil servant S.K. Misra felt his work was still not complete. The former bureaucrat felt that the experience he had gained and the reputation he had built could be better used for public service. Thus began his second innings.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Special Series,Art/Culture/Books
Don't get bothered by crowd's reaction: Steve Smith
London, May 26 (IANS) Australian batsman Steve Smith said he was not bothered by the smattering of jeers he was greeted with during the warm-up game against England, adding he tries not to pay attention to the crowd and focus on his game.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Smriti Irani's supporter shot dead in Amethi (2nd Lead)
Amethi, May 26 (IANS) A former village head, known to be close to the newly elected BJP MP Smriti Irani, was shot dead in Baraulia village in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Democracy triumphs (Column: Spy's Eye)
The parliamentary election in the world's largest democracy was watched by all countries, big and small, for reasons that are not far to seek: the likely impact on India's rising profile at the global level, the manner in which an extraordinary amount of dirt was kicked up by the opposition - itself divided by caste, creed and region - against the Modi government making the outsiders wonder about the levels to which the public discourse could dip here and the unparalleled scale of management of the polls in a country of India's size that was once again tested for the Central Election Commission's competence and firmness.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Opinion/Commentary
NDA 2.0: Time filmmakers branched out (Column: B Town)
Nationalism and social issues, which the ruling government had promoted over the last five years, created new genre of themes for filmmakers. During the last five years, especially so in the last three of the Modi/ NDA era, the most successful films turned out to be the films on these genres. That was once Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accepted all over India as the leader the country needed.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Opinion/Commentary
Smriti Irani's close aide shot dead in Amethi
Amethi, May 26 (IANS) A close aide of Union Minister Smriti Irani was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district, police said on Sunday, adding that two people have been arrested.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Smriti Irani's close aide shot dead in Amethi
Amethi, May 26 (IANS) A close aide of Union Minister Smriti Irani was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district, police said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bayern Munich downs RB Leipzig 3-0
Berlin, May 26 (IANS) Bayern Munich came out on top in the final of the German Cup here with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig, with two goals by Robert Lewandowski and one by Kingsley Coman, which means the Bavarian club close the season with a league and cup double after having already won the Bundesliga championship.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Indian charged with transporting illegal immigrants from Canada to US
New York, May 26 (IANS) An Indian has been charged with allegedly transporting illegal immigrants who crossed from Canada to the US, according to officials.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Valencia stun Barcelona to win Copa del Rey
Seville (Spain) May 26 (IANS) Valencia were nearly flawless defensively and opportunistic on the counter-attack in a 2-1 victory over heavily favoured FC Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final, a memorable achievement for a side marking their 100-year anniversary.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Trump still has 'confidence' in N. Korean leader
Tokyo, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday reiterated his "confidence" in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un despite Pyongyang launching missile tests earlier this month.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
52 Congress MLAs come from 18 states, UTs
N0ew Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Who are the 52 candidates of the Congress who won despite the Narendra Modi wave in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections?
2019-05-26
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Possible to cobble non-BJP majority alliance in Goa: Former Dy CM
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) There is a possibility that the Congress, along with MGP and some other non-BJP MLAs, can come together to form a majority coalition, but the decision to approve the alignment will be taken by the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party's central committee, party MLA and former Deputy Chief Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
RSS steals the show in Rajasthan, outsmarts ruling Congress
Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) In Rajasthan, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has shown its value to the BJP by turning the tables on the Congress in the Lok Sabha election even at a time when the state is under Congress rule.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
New government formation, GDP data to dictate equity trends (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The formation of the new government at the Centre along with GDP data and derivatives expiry will dictate the trends of the Indian equity market in the coming week.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
State of the Economy-IX: After consumption slowdown, India set to face wider trade deficit
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Impacted by a consumption slowdown, India's economy faces another peril, that of rising trade protectionism, which, along with tensions in the Middle East, will hamper merchandise exports and widen the trade deficit, as it did in April.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Forget Trump, will have tea at 10 Downing Street: Huawei CEO
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) In a strong signal to US President Donald Trump who is urging European allies to put pressure on or even block Huawei, the Chinese conglomerate's Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei has stressed that the US campaign against the company would not be powerful enough to call on everyone to follow them.
2019-05-26
Category: International, India,National,Technology
Fake news spreads unabated on social media after polls
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Posts containing fake news continued to flourish on social media platforms after the end of the Lok Sabha elections that saw the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returning to power with a massive win.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Muslim representation increases to 27 in 17th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Muslim representation in 17th Lok Sabha has increased by five taking the community's tally to 27 from 22 in the outgoing Lok Sabha with the BJP getting its lone Muslim face as Saumitra Khan, who won from West Bengal against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Saumitra Khan lone Muslim face of BJP, community number goes up to 27
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Saumitra Khan will be the lone Muslim face of the BJP in the new Lok Sabha where the representation of this minority community has gone up to 27 from 22 in the outgoing House.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Stimulus, repo rate cut needed; as low demand stagnates growth
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A combination of stimulus measures along with fiscal discipline is prescribed to reinvigorate India's economy which is ailing with low demand, receding production and stagnant wages.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
How Amarinder held his 'fort' against Modi wave
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Punjab proved to be the only face-saver for the Congress in the parliamentary elections in north India, with two-time Chief Minister Amarinder Singh securing victory for his party in eight out of the state's 13 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Fadnavis pilots BJP-Shiv Sena victory in Maharashtra (IANS SPECIAL)
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) There is an ungrudging admiration and near-total unanimity among political circles that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is the chief architect of the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena victory in Maharashtra.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ashok Gulati may be Modi's surprise pick for Agriculture Ministry
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) With Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi is all set to be sworn in for the second consecutive term and to choose his Cabinet, speculations are on as to who will be the new Agriculture Minister.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
LS polls in TN a Stalin show all the way
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) The 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu is clearly that of DMK President M.K.Stalin show, given the campaign, alliance strategies that were followed, said political analysts.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Telecom Ministry to start identifying new spectrum bands for 5G
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Department of Telecom will start identifying and making available new spectrum bands for access and backhaul segments for timely deployment and growth of 5G networks, according to a ministry note.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Four key issues before Modi 2.0
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Four key economic issues -- GDP figures from CSO, fiscal deficit numbers from CGA, Jalan panel report on RBI surplus and RBI circular on NPA resolution -- are awaiting formation of government as the Modi 2.0 is faced with a slowdown, slack in demand, consumption and investment.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Lok Sabha results alter poll math in Delhi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The massive victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi may change the politics in the national capital as the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, which had come to power with a thumping majority in 2015 state elections, failed to take lead in any of the 70 assembly segments in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fuel tax rejig, infra required to spur air traffic growth
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The downtrend in air passenger traffic might continue unless the new government takes steps to reduce air fares via rationalisation of jet fuel taxes and infrastructure creation to spur capacity at major airports.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Fiscal deficit may see upward revision in Budget from 3.4% to beat slowdown
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The upcoming Budget in July may revise the fiscal deficit of 3.4 per cent upwards in view of the need to step up public expenditure to beat the economic slowdown while keeping in mind tax revenue are not going to grow at the required pace to match up with increased expenditure.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Teenager injured in Pakistan firing on LoC in Nowshera
Jammu, May 26 (IANS) A teenager was injured on Sunday in small arms firing by Pakistan army on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pilot dead in small plane crash in US Georgia
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A pilot was killed after a single-engine plane crashed on Saturday in a wooded area on St. Simons Island in the southeastern US state of Georgia, according to the Glynn County Fire Department.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Love, sex and dhoka in Kashmir (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) With Zakir Musa's killing, security forces have recorded an extremely important kill in the battle against Islamic fundamentalism in the Valley, in the main south Kashmir where the jungles are now being used to train local youth. Musa, a byproduct of generation X, is a neophyte who grew up in turbulence and turmoil and experienced the so-called 'azadi' struggle first-hand, but chose the path of 'sharia' instead, brainwashed as he was by Wahabi Salafism indoctrination.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Fire officers suspended for Surat blaze, state govt orders all coaching centres shut
Surat, May 26 (IANS) The Surat Municipal Corporation on Saturday suspended two fire officers for granting a no-objection certificate to the building which was engulfed by a devastating fire here that claimed 22 young lives, hours after the manager of the coaching class where the deceased students were studying was arrested and two others booked for the incident.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi asks parliamentarians to shun VIP culture
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Directing the newly-elected parliamentarians not to fall in the trap of publicity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday cautioned them while talking to the media and asked them to shun the "VIP culture".
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress may opt for MP from South as leader in LS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Increasing its numbers in the Lok Sabha by only eight since 2014, the Congress has now to decide its leader in the lower house and it remains to be seen if party chief Rahul Gandhi takes the role or some other leader is chosen.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will attend Iftar 100 times: Mamata to appeasement allegations
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Showing scant regard for the BJP's constant criticism that she was appeasing Muslims, Mamata Banerjee on Saturday indicated that she would continue to attend 'Iftaars' as the community votes for her Trinamool Congress.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Modi quietly oversaw lynchings of minorities: Owaisi
Hyderabadm May 25 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for removing fear among minorities, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said that he "quietly oversaw" mob lynchings of minorities in his first term.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
CWC rejects resignation, but Rahul insists on stepping down (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday rejected party President Rahul Gandhi's offer to quit from his post in the wake of the debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, but Gandhi insisted that his resignation was accepted and that he didn't withdraw his offer to step down.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 17 kgs gold seized in Bengal, two arrested
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) In two major operations conducted back-to-back not far from the India-Bangladesh border at Basirhat in North 24 Parganas of West Bengal, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 17.66 kgs of gold smuggled from the neighbouring country, and arrested two persons including a minor, an official said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will fulfil expectations of people, says Modi
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured that his new government would leave no stone unturned in fulfilling the dreams and expectations of people, and that it expedite all of its works.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP MLA blames Kejriwal for loss in LS polls
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's MLA Alka Lamba on Saturday blamed the party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal for the party's rout in the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, saying he "failed badly".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No mismatch in VVPAT, EVM count: psephologist
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) There has not been a single mismatch in the vote count by electronic voting machines and voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPATS) in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, according to well-known psephologist Yashwant Deshmukh.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mamata sees foreign hand behind BJP poll win
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday saw a foreign hand behind the BJP-led NDA's thumping win in the Lok Sabha polls, and expressed doubts over the results of seats her party lost by less than one lakh votes alleging the EVMs were programmed in the saffron outfit's favour.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
NTPC's Q4 standalone net profit up over 48%
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Power generation major NTPC on Saturday reported a rise of 48.68 per cent in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter of FY19.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
After quarrel with husband, woman batters sons to death
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) In a gruesome act, a woman brutally killed her two young sons after a fight with her husband in Telangana's Siddipet town on Saturday, police said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Youngest MP from Odisha set to make her debut in Parliament
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha. Chandrani Murmu represents tribal-dominated Keonjhar.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal Governor appeals for peace, Mamata blames BJP for violence
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Amid violent political clashes continuing even after poll results came out, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday appealed to the people to maintain peace. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, however, accused the BJP of inciting violence in areas where they were elected in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gang of cheats arrested from Punjab by Delhi police
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi police on Wednesday arrested four persons, including two women, for various cases of cheating in which the gang members promised jobs to victims in foreign countries, for which they charged over Rs one lakh per person depending upon the country they wanted to work.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP worker shot dead in West Bengal
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Amid widespread clashes between Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers across West Bengal even after the Lok Sabha election results were announced, a man said to be a BJP supporter was shot dead in Nadia district, the police said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
President Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
11 arrested for duping investors of funds worth Rs 8,000 crore
Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) The Special Operations Group of the state police has arrested eleven office-bearers of a cooperative society on charges of duping lakhs of investors of funds worth Rs 8,000 crore, said SOG Director General Bhupendra Singh Yadav on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
AAP appoints Sanjay Singh as Rajasthan in-charge
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday appointed its Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh as its Rajasthan in-charge, following its heavy defeat in the Lok Sabha election across the nation.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi biopic not historical, but mythological (Review)
Film: PM Narendra Modi; Starring: Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Joshi and Suresh Oberoi; Director: Omung Kumar B; Rating: * 1/2 (one-and-a-half stars)
2019-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Sanatan Sanstha terms arrest of lawyer 'conspiracy'
Panaji, May 25 (IANS) Goa-based Hindu right-wing organisation Sanatan Sanstha on Saturday protested the arrest of Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad national Secretary and advocate Sanjiv Punalekar and his assistant Vikram Bhave by the CBI in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
'Sharp devotion': Modi devotee carves PM's name on chest
Motihari (Bihar), May 25 (IANS) A youth in Bihar's East Champaran district was so euphoric at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return to power that he not only distributed sweets, but also carved his name on his chest -- with a sharp knife.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP won by spreading communal poison, polarisation won't help it: Mamata
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of doing well in the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal by spreading "communal poison", Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the saffron party's polarisation tactics would be counterproductive for them in the next state Assembly polls, scheduled in 2021.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata offers to quit as CM, party doesn't endorse (2nd lead)
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after her party suffered serious setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to step down from her post, saying she felt "insulted" as she was made to continue as a "powerless Chief Minister" for the last five-six months.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CBI arrests six for rigging BITS Pilani online exam
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The CBI has arrested six persons for allegedly deploying remote desktop technology to breach the system security network of the prestigious real-time BITS Pilani online examination.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Japan beat Indonesia 3-1, face China in Sudirman final
Nanning (China), May 25 (IANS) Top-ranked Japan on Saturday edged out Indonesia 3-1 to seal its place in the final of the Sudirman Cup badminton tournament, eyeing a maiden title in the 30-year-old prestigious event.
2019-05-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Modi calls for removing fear among minorities
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Set to begin his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a major outreach to the minorities and asked the newly-elected MPs of the BJP and its NDA allies to gain their trust by breaching the "illusion of fear" instilled in them by certain parties because of vote bank politics.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP MLA blames Kejriwal for loss in LS polls
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's MLA Alka Lamba on Saturday blamed the party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal for the party's rout in the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, saying he "failed badly".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PSG extend Tuchel's contract till 2021
Paris, May 25 (IANS) Top French football club Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday extended their German head coach Thomas Tuchel's contract till June 30, 2021. The club also extended the contracts of Tuchel's support staff until June 30, 2021, Xinhua reported.
2019-05-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Top seed Gayatri crashes out in junior badminton semis
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Top seed P. Gayatri Gopichand of Telangana crashed out of the All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament, losing squarely to 16th seed Aashi Rawat of Delhi in a dramatic girl's semifinal upset on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Modi named Prime Minister, invited to form government
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tendered resignation of his Council of Ministers, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday invited him to form the next government.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Accused in Dwarka gang war arrested after shootout
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) An accused in the sensational gang war in national capital's Dwarka area was arrested on Saturday after a brief shootout, said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special cell.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People's love, Modi wave crushed TMC's false cases against me: Saumitra Khan
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) BJP candidate Saumitra Khan, who emerged victorious from West Bengal's Bishnupur Lok sabha seat in spite of not being able to campaign in most parts of his constituency following a court order, said the "false cases" lodged against him by the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government failed to stop him as he rode on people's blessings and a potent Modi wave across Bengal.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
DMK elects Baalu as Lok Sabha party leader
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Senior DMK leader and former Union Minister T.R. Baalu on Saturday was elected as the party's leader in the Lok Sabha.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
CWC rejects resignation, but Rahul insists on stepping down (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday rejected offer by party President Rahul Gandhi to resign in the wake of the debacle in the Lok Sabha elections but he has been insisting that his resignation is accepted and has not withdrawn his offer to quit.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amid boos, Smith rakes up ton in WC warm-up game
London, May 25 (IANS) Steve Smith continued his good run of form ever since he made a comeback to playing in Australia colours.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Odisha sends youngest MP to Lok Sabha
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) With Odisha sending 33 per cent women legislators to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament will also have a woman MP from the state as its youngest-ever member.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Sinha, Ahir, Puri among 6 Modi ministers who lost polls
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured another five-year term after winning a landslide general election victory with the BJP bagging 303 seats on its own but despite a wave in his favour, six of his ministers lost their seats.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
KCR, Jagan agree to work together for benefit of both Telugu states
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and YSR Congress Party president Y S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh next week, met here on Saturday and decided to work together for mutual benefit of both Telugu states.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
29% of those elected to LS have serious criminal cases: ADR
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) As many as 159 candidates elected to the Lok Sabha this time have declared "serious" criminal cases against themselves, while 233 have shown criminal cases in their affidavits, according to an analysis by the National Election Watch (NEW) and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi calls for removing fear among minorities
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Accusing opposition parties of using minorities for electoral gains, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the BJP and his allies should remove the sense of fear among them as everybody needs to be taken along for the country's prosperity.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dabholkar murder: CBI nabs Sanatan Sanstha lawyer
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) In a significant development, the CBI has arrested right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha's lawyer Sanjiv Punalekar and his aide Vikram Bhave in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, official sources said here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Governor invites Jagan to form government in Andhra
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on Saturday invited YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to form the government after the newly elected legislators of the party unanimously elected him as the leader.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
S. African President Ramaphosa takes oath of office
Johannesburg, May 25 (IANS) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in on Saturday as the nation celebrated Africa Day.
2019-05-25
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Increased US presence in M-E dangerous, says Iran
Tehran, May 25 (IANS) The US decision to deploy additional troops to the Middle East region was "dangerous", said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
2019 government elected on the basis of performance: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said the air strike in Pakistan's Balakot in response to the Pulwama terror attack was a reply to those who had dismissed the cross-LoC surgical strike of September 2016 as fluke.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two Assam Rifle troopers killed in Nagaland ambush
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Two Assam Rifles troopers were killed and four others were injured on Saturday after suspected militants ambushed their convoy near the Nagaland-Assam border, a defence spokesman said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Naresh Goyal, wife offloaded from London flight
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Former Jet Airways chief promoter Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita were offloaded from a London-bound flight and barred from leaving India this morning by immigration officials, sources said here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Hundreds of immigrants in US lose jobs after SSA move
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Hundreds of immigrant labourers in the USA who can't prove their legal status are being forced to quit after their employers received 'no-match letters' from the Social Security Administration (SSA), according to media reports.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Dabholkar murder: CBI nabs Sanatan Sanstha lawyer
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) In a significant development, the CBI has arrested right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha's lawyer Sanjiv Punalekar and his aide Vikram Bhave in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, official sources said here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Poll results indicate end of Yadav politics in UP
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) The severe jolt to caste politics in the recent Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh has also put a question mark on the future of Yadav politics in the state.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian Air Force rescues 2 trekkers in Himachal
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Two injured trekkers from a seven-member team from West Bengal were airlifted to safety from the high mountains of Himachal Pradesh by the Indian Air Force on Saturday while four others were rescued on foot.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jet saga: Naresh Goyal, wife stopped from travelling abroad
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Former promoter of Jet Airways Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal were on Saturday stopped by immigration officials at the Mumbai airport from flying abroad.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ALERT: Dabholkar murder: CBI nabs Sanatan Sanstha lawyer
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2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 pilgrims drown, 4 critical in UP accident
Meerut, May 25 (IANS) Six persons drowned while four were in a critical condition after their vehicle fell into a canal in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district on Saturday, police said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Air Asia India drops plan to take Jet's grounded B737s
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Low-cost carrier Air Asia India has dropped its plan to lease B737 aircraft of grounded Jet Airways as the Tata group venture carrier wants to continue with one type of aircraft.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mamata offers to quit as CM, party doesn't endorse
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after her party suffered serious setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to step down from the post.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
The Unifier-IV: Modi's Backward Janata Party (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The evolution of the BJP under PM Narendra Modi has been stark, redefining and reimagined. Even as one seeks clues to covert and overt Hindu resurgence and revivalism, one cant run away from the fact of how a party predominantly of the forward castes -- a mirror image of its ideological parent RSS -- has quietly gone about and acquired a brand new hue.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Collingwood forced to take field as injury woes mount for England
London, May 25 (IANS) England assistant coach Paul Collingwood (42) was forced to take the field briefly on Saturday in the team's pre-World Cup warm-up tie against Australia after seamers Mark Wood and Joffra Archer suffered injury scares.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
BJP won by spreading communal poison in Bengal, EC worked in their favour: Mamata
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of doing well in the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal by spreading "communal poison", Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday charged the Election Commission with working in favour of the saffron party.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Richest candidate got 1,558 votes, lost deposit
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The richest candidate in the Lok Sabha elections -- Ramesh Kumar Sharma, an Independent from the Patliputra seat in Bihar who declared over Rs 1,107 crore -- lost his deposit as he could manage only 1,558 votes.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Batsmen flop as India manage 179 in warm-up tie against NZ
London, May 25 (IANS) India's batsmen cut a sorry figure in overcast conditions in their first warm-up tie ahead of the World Cup against New Zealand at the Kennington Oval on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Clint Eastwood's movie moves to Warner Bros.
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Warner Bros and actor-filmmaker Clint Eastwood are teaming up once again, as the studio has closed a deal to acquire the rights to "The Ballad of Richard Jewell" from Fox-Disney with Eastwood set to direct.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Manpasand Beverages' top executives arrested for GST fraud
Vadodara (Gujarat), May 25 (IANS) The entire top deck of Gujarat-based Manpasand Beverages including the company's Managing Director have been arrested on allegations of GST fraudt.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gas leak in cargo ship kills 8 in China
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Eight people died after carbon dioxide leaked in a cargo ship at Longyan Port in east China's Shandong province on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslim family in UP names newly-born son Narendra Modi
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), May 25 (IANS) BJP supporters call it the "New India" that wipes away caste and religious boundaries. And offering proof is a Muslim family in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district who has named their newborn son Narendra Damodardas Modi.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Harry to join Queen at a lunch with Trump in June
London, May 25 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry will join Queen Elizabeth II at a private lunch with US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania in June, according to media reports.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
Crime syndicates overcome Tsunamo wave in UP, win more seats than Congress (IANS Special)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Whether it is committing heinous crimes or winning crucial elections, the crime syndicate headed by underworld don Mukhtar Ansari still holds ground in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Most of the seats won by the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party (SP-BSP) alliance have been influenced by the Ansari gang.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi elected BJP, NDA parliamentary party leader
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Narendra Modi was elected the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parliamentary party at a function in Central Hall of Parliament on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
13 killed in Afghan flash floods, heavy rain
Firoz Koah (Afghanistan), May 25 (IANS) At least 13 people have lost their lives and more than 100 houses have been destroyed due heavy rain and flash floods in Afghanistan's Ghor province over the past two days, officials said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Inaaya sings happy birthday to 'papa' Kunal Kemmu
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu, who turned 36 on Saturday, received the "bestest gift" from his daughter Inaaya Naumi Khan.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
You changed my life forever: Anupam to Mahesh Bhatt
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher credits his flourishing career in Bollywood to filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who directed him in the 1984 acclaimed film "Saaransh".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vijayan may come out unscathed from Left poll rout fire
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Saturday, broke his silence and told those asking for his resignation after the Left Democratic Front's (LDF) Lok Sabha polls debacle in the state that it was not a verdict against his government and therefore there was no question of him stepping down.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
CEC meets Kovind, submits names of elected parliamentarians
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora accompanied by other officials met President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday and submitted a copy of the notification which contains the names of members elected to the 17th Lok Sabha.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mamata offers to quit as CM, party doesn't endorse
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after her party suffered serious setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to step down from the post.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Police file charge sheet in Bandipora minor rape case
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday filed the charge sheet against the youth accused of raping a minor girl in Bandipora district earlier this month.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi elected leader of BJP and NDA parliamentary party
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Narendra Modi was on Saturday elected the leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parliamentary party at a function in Parliament's Central Hall.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Narendra Modi elected Leader of BJP Parliamentary Party
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2019-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Vijayan rules out quiting as Kerala CM after poll rout
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Saturday, broke his silence and told those asking for his resignation after the Left Democratic Front's (LDF) Lok Sabha polls debacle in the state that it was not a verdict against his government and therefore there was no question of him stepping down.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Teenager falls to death in para-sailing accident in Maharashtra
Raigad (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) A 15-year-old youth from Pune was killed instantly and his father critically injured in a para-sailing accident here on Saturday morning, police said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Some Tesla stations to limit supercharging to 80%
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Electric vehicle-maker Tesla is updating some of its supercharger stations to limit the top state of charge (SoC) to 80 per cent at busy stations to reduce wait times.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Surat toll 23, state orders all coaching centres shut
Surat, May 25 (IANS) Shaken out of stupor by the devastating fire in a coaching centre in a four-storey building here that claimed 23 lives, all of Gujarat's eight municipal corporations and scores of municipalities on Saturday ordered shutdown of all coaching centres running in commercial complexes.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smith, Warner booed by fans in WC warm-up game
London, May 25 (IANS) Australia's David Warner and Steve Smith were subject to boos by the crowd during Saturday's pre-World Cup warm-up match against England at the The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
BJP vote share up 18.4% in Karnataka LS seats
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) An upbeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) increased its vote share by 18.4 per cent in Karnataka's 28 Lok Sabha constituencies where polling was held in two phases on April 18 and April 23, a poll official said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Families demand return of missing relatives in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) Family members of hundreds of people who disappeared between 2009 and 2019 in Bangladesh, took to the streets in the Bangladeshi capital on Saturday demanding the authorities to return their relatives immediately.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump arrives in Japan with N. Korea, Iran on agenda
Tokyo, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump landed in Japan on Saturday, kicking off a highly anticipated state visit -- with the President to become the first foreign leader to meet the newly-crowned Emperor Naruhito.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Snapchat to let users add music to their posts
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Competing with the likes of Instagram, photo-messaging app Snapchat is planning to let users add music to their posts on the platform.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Race to replace Theresa May as PM begins in UK
London, May 25 (IANS) The race to succeed Theresa May as the new British Prime Minister has begun with Tory leadership contenders clashing over Brexit.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
BJP milked nationalism for LS poll victory: Manjhi
Patna, May 25 (IANS) After being routed by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Lok Sabha polls, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi here on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of marketing the army for election victory.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Jagan meets Andhra Governor, stakes claim to form government
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday met Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and formally staked claim to form the government.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Amazon plans to let devices record before wake word
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) A newly-revealed patent application from Amazon shows that the e-commerce giant is planning to let Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices to record what is said even before a wake word, like "Alexa".
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Three children found murdered in UP's Bulandshahr
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), May 25 (IANS) Bullet-riddled bodies of three missing children were recovered from a tube well in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr on Saturday morning, sending shock waves in the area.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vijay Shankar's scan report comes in, no fracture
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Indian team management can heave a sigh of relief as all-rounder Vijay Shankar's scan reports have come in and he has no fracture. In fact, the batsman touted to bat at no.4 for the team in the World Cup was also seen taking some light throwdowns before the start of India's first warm-up game between India and New Zealand in London on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019
79 schools score less than 10% result in Gujarat 12th boards (2nd Lead)
Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) A whopping 79 schools posted less than 10 per cent result in the 12th standard general stream examinations this year, even as English medium students performed better than their Gujarati counterparts, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Educational Board (GSHSEB) announced here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education
Rishi, Neetu discuss movies with Hirani in New York
New York, May 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani met actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh in New York and discussed about movies.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KJo joins Netflix family, to spread 'whole lotta love'
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar's fans got a surprise gift on his 47th birthday on Saturday. Netflix India announced that he will host a dating show on the platform where he will spread a "whole lotta love".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
American Center's first open house a hit
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The American Center's first-ever weekend open house on Saturday was a hit with Delhiites, who flocked to the Center to participate in hackathons, start-up introductions, and a book sale that saw titles fly off the shelves.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Five cow vigilantes assault 3 in MP, arrested
Seoni (Madhya Pradesh), 25 May (IANS) After a video went viral on the social media in which five people are seen beating two persons for carrying beef in the Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh, the police on Saturday arrested and jailed the five.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After thumping LS poll win, BJP sets eyes on Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) After bagging all the 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, the BJP has set its eyes on the Assembly elections slated early next year, with the party on Saturday exuding confidence of repeating the similar performance then.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No new Sikkim MLAs have criminal background: ADR
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) None of the winners of the just concluded Sikkim Assembly elections have any serious criminal cases against them, as per their sworn affidavits.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'PM Narendra Modi' makes nearly Rs 3 crore on day 1
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) "PM Narendra Modi", a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, raked in nearly Rs 3 crore on the first day of its release.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul's offer to resign rejected unanimously by CWC: Surjewala
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered to resign from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday, but his proposal was rejected unanimously by the CWC members who asked him to continue amid challenging conditions.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
There's no such thing as bankable star: Diljit
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming Punjabi film titled "Shadaa", says whether it is Bollywood or Punjabi films, the audience comes to watch a story and good characters rather than a star, so he does not believe in the term "bankable star".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India coach Stimac values I-League, but AIFF silent
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Addressing the media for the first time since taking over as national coach, Igor Stimac on Friday had spoken about the need to give equal importance to the I-League as well as the Indian Super League (ISL). But the plea seems to have fallen on deaf ears as the I-League clubs are yet to hear from the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with regards to their request for a meeting with federation chief Praful Patel to discuss the roadmap of Indian domestic football.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Lok Sabha poll verdict not against Kerala government: P. Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Breaking his silence, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday told those asking for his resignation after the Left Democratic Front's (LDF) Lok Sabha polls debacle in the state that it was not a verdict against his government and therefore there was no question of him stepping down.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Google Stadia to share game titles, pricing soon
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Google's Cloud gaming service Stadia's upcoming unveil would include price reveal and other information such as game titles, the media has reported.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Working with Shahid special for Sachet-Parampara
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The song "Bekhayali" from Shahid Kapoor-starrer "Kabir Singh" is out now. Its composers Sachet Tandon and Parampara say they share a special bond with the actor, who played an important part in making the song happen.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China thrash Thailand 3-0, reach Sudirman Cup final
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Ten-time winners China overwhelmed Thailand 3-0 to qualify for their 13th straight Sudirman Cup final on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Indian top-order cuts sorry figure in warm-up against NZ
London, May 25 (IANS) India's batsmen cut a sorry figure in overcast conditions in their first warm-up against New Zealand at the Kennington Oval on Saturday. Doing the pitch report, former South Africa skipper Shaun Pollock had said: "It's cloudy and overcast, plenty of grass on the wicket." And India's score read 24/3 in the sixth over after Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Kohli, Finch, Morgan are top skippers, feels Border (Lead, correcting headline)
Melbourne, May 25 (IANS) Batting legend Allan Border feels Indias's Virat Kohli, England's Eoin Morgan and Australia's Aaron Finch are the three captains to look out for in the World Cup in England and Wales that starts on May 30.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
After LS jolt, Trinamool is shock, fear of mass exodus looms large
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after suffering major setbacks in the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress despondency was palpable. The Mamata Banerjee-ruled party's workers and leaders appear to be in a fix, amid repeated claims by the BJP camp that many of its MLAs were ready to switch sides.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
New AI system helps drones land more quickly
New York, May 25 (IANS) Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can help drones to land more safely and quickly, while gobbling up less power.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
US judge blocks Mississippi's 6-week abortion ban
Washington, May 25 (IANS) A US federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy -- before many women know they're pregnant.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
79 schools score less than 10% result in Gujarat 12th boards
Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) A whopping 79 schools posted less than 10 per cent results in the Class 12 general stream examinations conducted this year even as English medium students did better than their Gujarati counterparts, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Educational Board (GSHSEB) announced here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education
Congress leaders look tense as CWC meet ends
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress leaders, who participated in the CWC meeting on Saturday to discuss the party's abysmal showing in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, wore grim look when they came out as the meeting ended.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Abhishek Bachchan trolls Kohli after pic with Kane
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Virat Kohli and Harry Kane sent sports fans into a frenzy when they posted a selfie together at the Lord's Cricket Ground on Friday. Kohli is currently in England as Team India gears up for the 2019 World Cup. While the Indian skipper and Kane have interacted over tweets before this, this is the first time that they were meeting each other.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019
Lamar Odom admits to threatening to kill Khloe
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Basketball player Lamar Odom was once so high during his marriage to reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian that he threatened to kill her.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump bypasses Congress to sell arms to Saudi, UAE
W0ashington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has bypassed Congress to approve the sale of $8.1 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan by declaring that ongoing tensions with Iran amounted to a national Emergency.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Youth involved in Jagan's attack released on bail
Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) A youth involved in the knife attack on YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy at Visakhapatnam Airport in October last year was released on bail on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Want to make PMO efficient, rather than effective: Modi
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) staff, thanked them for their support during his tenure and wished to make the PMO efficient rather than effective.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One BJP worker shot dead in Bengal
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Amid widespread clashes between Trinamool Congress and BJP workers across West Bengal even after the Lok Sabha elections results were declared, a man said to be a Bharatiya Janata Party supporter was shot dead in Nadia district, police said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
We did what we had to, won't change a thing: Armstrong
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Tainted former American cyclist Lance Armstrong said he would not change the way he acted during his doping ordeal that led to him being stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Don't eat too much potato chips during pregnancy
Sydney, May 25 (IANS) Women should avoid eating too much vegetable oil and potato chips during pregnancy as such a diet may result in an increased risk of pregnancy complications and poor development of the babies, warns a study.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
App to boost physical activity in women shows promise
New York, May 25 (IANS) A mobile phone application designed to boost physical activity for inactive women has shown promise in a trial.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
English medium students beat Gujarati counterparts in 12th boards
Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) Over 73 per cent of around 3,55,560 students cleared the Class 12 general stream examinations conducted this year, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) announced here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education
Chief Secretary among 16 senior officials transferred in Tripura
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) In a major administrative reshuffle a day after the Lok Sabha election results were announced, the BJP government in Tripura has transferred the Chief Secretary, 11 IAS officers, two IPS officers and two Tripura Civil Service officers, officials said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CrossFit quits Facebook, Instagram citing security concerns
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Citing security concerns, famous fitness and lifestyle programme CrossFit has quit Facebook and Instagram.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Death toll in Quetta mosque blast rises to 4
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) The death toll from an explosion inside a mosque in Pakistan's Quetta city rose to four as an injured person succumbed to his wounds.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
Himachal man with spoons, knife, rod in stomach
Mandi, May 25 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a man in Himachal Pradesh was found with seven spoons, two toothbrushes, two screwdrivers, a metal rod and a knife in his stomach.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Soldier commits suicide in Baramulla
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier shot himself on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police sources said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Anuradha to lead Delhi in sub-junior national hockey c'ship
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Government school Mukhlempur's Anuradha will lead Delhi in the sub-junior girl's hockey nationals at Hissar in Haryana from May 27 to June 7.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Kids of less-educated moms at higher obesity risk
London, May 25 (IANS) Children of poorly-educated mothers face higher risk of obesity than those whose mothers are well-educated, suggests a new study.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rahul offering resignation, incorrect: Congress
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Minutes after reports of Congress President Rahul Gandhi offering his resignation flashed across the media on Saturday, even as the Congress Working Committee meeting was in progress, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala clarified that there was no truth in the matter, and it was incorrect.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Liberals bully Trump supporters, says Kanye West
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West refused to back down on his support for US President Donald Trump in an appearance on popular talk show host David Lettermans new Netflix series.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
4 cheats arrested in Delhi, 148 passports seized
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested four people, including two women, in various cases of cheating. A total of 148 passports and 35 SIM cards were also seized from them.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anil, Tina Ambani meet Rishi Kapoor in New York
New York, May 25 (IANS) Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani visited veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is undergoing medical treatment here since last year.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sanjay remembers father Sunil Dutt on death anniversary
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) On his father Sunil Dutt's 14th death anniversary on Saturday, his son and actor Sanjay Dutt got emotional and posted a black and white photograph of "the pillars of our family".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
N. Korean missile tests violated UN sanctions: US NSA
Tokyo, May 25 (IANS) North Korea's missile launches earlier this month violated UN Security Council resolutions, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Saturday in an apparent change in Washington's stance on the tests.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Spice Girls hit the wrong note on reunion tour
Dublin, May 25 (IANS) The Spice Girls have kicked off their long-awaited reunion tour. But some furious fans complained the sound was so bad they couldn't hear the band and some even walked out after paying 146 pounds for tickets to the first day of their tour.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Ireland,Cinema/Showbiz
Split voting helped BJP improve its tally in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) In a clear departure from voting preferences in previous elections, Odisha has witnessed a split voting this time while selecting their representatives for Lok Sabha and the state Assembly.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Steyn's fitness will decide team composition: du Plessis
Cardiff, May 25 (IANS) It was a cakewalk for South Africa as they registered a 87-run victory against Sri Lanka in a World Cup warm-up game on Friday, but more importantly it was their depth in squad that came to the fore.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019
Saffron is the new colour of politics
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Saffron symbolizes renunciation but it is now becoming the new colour of politics, especially in the Hindi heartland.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US judge blocks funds for Trump border wall plan
Washington, May 25 (IANS) A US federal judge has passed an order temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's plan to build part of a Mexico border wall with funds secured under his national Emergency declaration.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
God has punished Chandrababu Naidu, says Jagan
Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister next week, on Saturday said God has punished TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu for his misdeeds.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Akhilesh asks party men to prepare for 2022 Assembly polls
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Unfazed by the results of the Lok Sabha elections, Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday asked party workers to start preparing for the 2022 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
B-Town celebs wish 'love guru' KJo on 47th birthday
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Celebrities including Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Sunny Leone on Saturday showered love on filmmaker Karan Johar on his 47th birthday by describing him as the "love guru" and "the man who redefined romance in India".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
33% women to enter Lok Sabha from Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Odisha is sending 33 per cent women to the Lok Sabha after the just held general elections. Seven women have been elected from the 21 parliamentary seats in the state.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kohli, Smith, Morgan are top skippers, feels Border
Melbourne, May 25 (IANS) Batting legend Allan Border feels Indias's Virat Kohli, England's Eoin Morgan and Australia's Aaron Finch are the three captains to look out for in the World Cup in England and Wales that starts on May 30.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Thor is Sidharth Malhotra's favourite Avenger
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra says the God of Thunder - Thor - is his favourite Avenger.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Malware designed to steal money from banks grew 60% in Q1
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Revealing a worrying global trend, security researchers have found that malware files designed to steal credentials and money from users' bank accounts rose to around 30,000 in the first quarter of 2019, up from 18,500 in the previous quarter, a growth of over 60 per cent.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Facebook fact-checks fake viral video of US Speaker
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Instead of removing it from the platform, Facebook has decided to show fact-check results of a viral tampered video, slowed down intentionally to show US Speaker Nancy Pelosi talk in a slurred tongue.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
CWC rejects Rahul's offer to quit as Congress chief
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday offered to resign from the post owning moral responsibility of the party's loss in 2019 general elections.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi thanks PMO staff, their families for support
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked the staff of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and their families for supporting him during his tenure in the office and asked them to gear up for the second term.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP MP says he will send Jinnah portrait to Pakistan
Aligarh, May 25 (IANS) Two days after being re-elected as BJP MP, Satish Gautam said that his first priority will be to send the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to Pakistan.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jagan records highest victory margin in Andhra polls
Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is all set to take oath as the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh next week, was elected to the state Assembly with the highest margin of over 90,000 votes while Malladi Vishnu of his party won the election with lowest margin of 25 votes.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Time for constructive politics with focus on states: Stalin
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K.Stalin on Saturday said that those days were over when it was believed that only Hindi-speaking states made India.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
885 mn bank transactions, social security numbers leaked
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. had leaked a whopping 885 million sensitive customer financial records, going back to 2003, on its website for everybody to access.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
What went wrong in Amethi for Congress?
Amethi, May 25 (IANS) What went so horribly wrong for Congress President Rahul Gandhi that he lost from his familys pocket borough Amethi Lok Sabha constituency?
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kamal Nath absent from CWC meet to discuss LS poll rout
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath was conspicously missing from the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held here on Saturday to discuss the reasons for the party's abysmal performance in the 2019 general elections.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Time for constructive politics with focus on states, says Stalin
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2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Varun Sharma a fan of Nitesh Tiwari's personality
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Actor Varun Sharma is happy to work with director Nitesh Tiwari in "Chhichhore". He says he has become a fan of the filmmaker's personality after having the "pleasure of knowing him".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Conversations with Danny Boyle always insightful: Anil
London, May 25 (IANS) Indian actor Anil Kapoor met British filmmaker Danny Boyle in London where they spoke about "family, friends and the future".
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
25 injured in container explosion in Thailand
Bangkok, May 25 (IANS) An explosion and fire erupted in containers on board of a ship in Thailand's Laem Chabang sea port on Saturday, injuring at least 25, reports said.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple releases system updates for iPhones, MacBooks
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Just weeks after releasing the iOS 12.3 update globally, Apple is rolling out a minor iOS 12.3.1 update with bug fixes along with a supplemental update for macOS 10.14.5.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Indian to head UN peacekeeping in South Sudan
United Nations, May 25 (IANS) The commandant of the Indian Army Infantry School, Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, has been appointed the commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the second biggest peacekeeping operation.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jagan Mohan Reddy elected YSRCP Legislature Party leader
Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) Newly-elected legislators of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday unanimously elected party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy as their leader, paving the way for his swearing-in as the new chief minister of the state.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Incremental reforms a must do for the next government (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
As the new government takes office, it is time to reflect on some of the most critical areas that need attention to boost the investment and business climate in India. While structural reforms around land acquisition and labour laws remain on the top of the agenda, the new government would do well to focus on implementing incremental policy changes and addressing gaps in the various sectors that would significantly boost the investment climate.
2019-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Triumph of the BJP's Hindu nationalist card (Column: Political Circus)
An electoral face-off between a religious/nationalist party and a gaggle of vaguely Left-Liberal outfits is almost always an unequal contest as the scales are invariably tilted in favour of the former.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Punjab CM thanks people for party victory
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Two days after the Lok Sabha elections results, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed his gratitude to the people of the state for reposing faith in the Congress party.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Twitter accounts of anti-Trump activists suspended
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has permanently suspended accounts of two anti-Donald Trump political activists -- Ed and Brian Krassenstein with 925,000 and 700,000 followers, respectively.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ranbir, Alia together in 1st TV ad
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Star couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have come together for the first time in a TV commercial.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Flights cancelled as volcano erupts in Indonesia
Jakarta, May 25 (IANS) More than a dozen flights were cancelled on Indonesia's island of Bali on Saturday due to an ash cloud emitted by a fresh eruption of Mount Agung volcano.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
B-Town celebs express anguish over Surat fire tragedy
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood celebs Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor on Saturday offered condolences to the families of those killed in the Surat fire, terming the tragedy "devastating", "horrible", "unfortunate" and heartbreaking".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN lauds gender balance in Indian peacekeeping troops
United Nations, May 25 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has praised India for having the highest proportion of women in its contingents to peacekeeping operations and held up its contributions as an example of contributions to UN values.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Malaoya Academy win national finals of kabaddi meet
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Haryana's Malaoya Academy have been crowned champions of the first ever national finals of Red Bull Tashan -- a competitive cross-country Kabaddi tournament for players at grassroots level.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
It's time for BJP government to introduce long-standing structural reforms (Column: Active Voice)
After the BJP won 282 Lok Sabha seats in 2014 - the first time in three decades that a single party was able to gain an absolute majority - it was popularly believed that the unexpectedly strong performance was a one-off affair.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Congress top decision-making body meets to discuss LS rout
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met on Saturday to discuss the reasons for the party's abysmal performance across the country in the 2019 general elections.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Films not my world: 'Free Solo' star
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) For a rock climber, Alex Honnold, whose ascent of Yosemite's towering El Capitan without any ropes, was documented in Oscar-winning documentary "Free Solo", people's recognition for his climb means more than the recognition for the film.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Twitter showing more sponsored ads in users' timeline
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) If you are witnessing more sponsored ads in your Twitter timeline, you are not alone. Twitter is running a test that has increased the number of promoted tweets in users' timelines.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Modi to meet mother on Sunday, visit Varanasi on Monday
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) After the landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his mother in Gujarat tomorrow to seek her blessings for the second term.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dhoni's role behind the stumps critical for skipper Kohli: Tendulkar
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The 2019 edition of the World Cup is now six days away and while India is considered one of the favourites going into the tournament in England and Wales, a lot will depend on how skipper Virat Kohli leads the team in the showpiece event. While pundits questioned his captaincy during the recently concluded Indian Premier League, Kohli has found a backer in none other than Sachin Tendulkar.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'Game Over' is very special: Taapsee Pannu
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu says her upcoming multi-lingual thriller "Game Over" is a very special film as it hasn't been shot in region specific way.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Unpredictable Pak aim to do a CT encore at WC (SWOT)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Another ICC event around the corner, another Pakistan team going into it with an abysmal record. And the latest? They have been beaten by Afghanistan on Friday in their warm-up game.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
My endgoal is to be better actor: Mithila Palkar
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) There's an intrinsic verve that Mithila Palkar brings alive with 'little things' she does when she faces the camera. The actress, who will soon be seen in "Chopsticks", says she is focussed on being a better artiste everyday, rather than chasing the stardom that entices many into the world of showbiz.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
WhatsApp confirms Status Ads coming in 2020
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Ads are coming to WhatsApp, finally, and the intrusion into the popular ad-free mobile messaging platform would begin from Status page.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Yet again, Delhi elects only one woman to LS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Once again, Delhi has elected only one woman to enter the Lok Sabha, keeping with a sort of pattern.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump dodges Congress in arms sale to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump bypassed Congress to approve the sale of $8.1 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
I used sun screen, zip, mints while bowling: Panesar
London, May 25 (IANS) Former England spinner Monty Panesar made shocking revelations about ball tampering, saying he would use sun screen, mints and also the zip of his trouser to make the ball reverse swing.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Surat fire toll rises to 23, two students on ventilator
Surat, May 25 (IANS) The death toll in the Friday's devastating blaze in Surat rose to 23 by Saturday, even as seven students battled for survival in hospitals, officials said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
29 die in disturbance at Venezuelan jail
Caracas, May 25 (IANS) Twenty nine prisoners were killed and 19 police injured in a disturbance at a pre-trial detention facility in the central state of Portuguesa, media reports said.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Venezuela,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghans ring warning bell, but will Pak repeat history
Bristol, May 25 (IANS) When Afghanistan got past Pakistan by three wickets on Friday, it looked like an upset. But come the World Cup, this could be the norm when the ever diminishing fine line between minnows and heavyweights could further whittle down.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Restrictions to continue in Srinagar and other places
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) Protests in the wake of the killing of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind outfit's chief commander Zakir Musa, forced authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to continue preventive restrictions in the Kashmir Valley.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
BJP only party in Rajasthan to clean sweep LS polls 2nd time in a row
Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) The historical victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party has broken many record in Rajasthan politics apart from creating the new one as the party has emerged as the only one in state to make a clean sweep for a second time in a row in the last 67 years.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Modi's Himalayan warning: A surgical strike now on greenhouse gases? (Comment)
Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Kedarnath temple and his meditation at 12,000 ft above sea level in the Garhwal Himalayas was an extraordinary event. It will probably go down in history as the highest level of meditation ever performed by any head of government.
2019-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
India and other team's chances at the World Cup (Column: Close-in)
The two most difficult jobs in India are that of the Prime Minister and the Indian cricket team captain.
2019-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Landslides force Jammu-Srinagar highway to close
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Saturday following landslides in Ramban district, traffic department officials said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
The Unifier-III: Hindu Hriday Samrat Modi (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) PM Modi's populist development model working well in conjunction with Hindutva Plus sits well with the sequential progression that India's body politic seems to be taking. For politicians from the Samajwadi Party and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, the Muslim vote bank is vital and they are refusing to cut the umbilical cord. Congress strategists have come to the conclusion that the Hindu vote is aggregating behind PM Modi. We saw that first in the May 2014 hustings and then saw it again in Assam, thrice in UP and most recently in Bengal. The bastion of Bengal has been breached.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
N-E India sends 3 women to Lok Sabha, one more than 2014
Agartala/Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) North-east India, comprising eight states, is sending three women to the Lok Sabha -- one more than the 2014 general election. Of the three women, elected for the 17th Lok Sabha, two are new faces and belong to the BJP: Queen Oja (from Guwahati parliamentary seat) and Pratima Bhowmik (Tripura West).
2019-05-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Saffron grip spreads across Karnataka on Modi wave
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Riding on the popularity wave of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spread its saffron colour across Karnataka, winning a record 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections, held in two phases on April 18 and April 23 for 14 constituencies each.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Survivor Naveen Patnaik weathers many storms in two-decade rule
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Naveen Patnaik may be the most inaccessible Chief Minister in the history of Odisha but he continues to be the darling of the masses as he is all set to rule the state for a fifth consecutive term having won a thumping majority.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
US dollar declines as trade fears linger
New York, May 25 (IANS) The US dollar declined on Friday as investors monitored global trade prospects and digested the manufacturing data.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US stocks rise amid trade hopes
New York, May 25 (IANS) US stocks closed higher on Friday, regaining some of the ground it lost in a rout in the previous session, as Wall Street reignited hopes for de-escalation of global trade tensions.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Archeologists unearth marble goddess head in Rome
Rome, May 25 (IANS) Italian archeologists have unearthed a white marble head, possibly of a goddess, dating back to the Imperial Age, the Superintendence of Cultural and Archeological Heritage of Rome announced on Friday.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Italy,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
At least 8 injured in explosion in French city
Paris, May 25 (IANS) An explosion of a parcel bomb wounded at least eight people in the central French city of Lyon on Friday afternoon, regional authorities said.
2019-05-25
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
US will send 1,500 more troops to Middle East: Trump
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country will send about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East amid escalating tension with Iran.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mamata calls meeting to find out reason for LS setbacks
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) With her party seemingly rattled after the Lok Sabha setback, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has convened an emergent meeting on Saturday afternoon at her Kalighat residence in South Kolkata to review the results and come up with a road map for a turnaround ahead of the Assembly polls.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gangster involved in Dwarka Mod shooting held
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A 20-year-old gangster who was allegedly involved in the gangwar occurred at Dwarka Mod in which two rival gang members were shot dead last week, was arrested on Friday from Bawana road, a police officer said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Devastating fire in Surat building claims 20 lives (Third Lead)
Surat, May 25 (IANS) With the fire brigade personnel pulling out more bodies from the charred remains of a coaching centre in a Surat building which caught a major fire on Friday, the death toll in the tragic incident rose to 20, while 16 other students were injured.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump calls up Modi, to meet at G-20 summit
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his election victory and the two leader agreed to meet at the upcoming G-20 summit in Japan.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Will start shooting of film under my production house by this year: Katrina Kaif
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film 'Bharat', hopes that she will start shooting of the film under her production house by this year.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Didn't panic, says girl student saved from burning Surat building
Surat, May 24 (IANS) Amidst the chaos on the top floor and especially the room where children were confined in a burning building in Gujarat's Surat, a class 10 girl student showed presence of mind in calmly following her teacher to safety, while helping another student.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Trinamool trails in postal votes in 40 Bengal LS seats
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Amid a saffron surge in West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress may have managed to keep itself afloat in the overall tally by winning 22 of the state's 42 seats, but its calculations went haywire in the postal ballot section where it trailed behind its opponents in 40 constituencies.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Telangana extends school holidays due to heat wave
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) With no letup in heat wave conditions in Telangana, the state government on Friday decided to extend summer holidays for schools till June 11.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Gayatri, other top seeds reach Jr. badminton quarters
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Top seed P. Gayatri Gopichand of Telangana faced her first tough fight in the Microplex Global and Yonex Sunrise All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament before prevailing 2-0 and entering the quarter-finals here on Friday night.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Jagan Reddy to meet KCR on Saturday
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to take oath as new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh next week, will call on Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao here on Saturday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Singur farmers protest, demand industries on their land
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) A section of farmers in West Bengal's Singur, which had witnessed a violent anti-land acquisition stir over a decade back, staged a protest demonstration on Friday demanding industries be set up on their land which still lies barren.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Bengal witnesses violence post result declaration
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Clashes between activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party and other incidents of violence were reported from Bankura, Cooch Behar and other districts in West Bengal, police said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Protection from Arrest: SC grants relief to BJP leader, but not to ex-Kolkata CP
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Two different benches of the Supreme Court on Friday made parallel observations on a common issue concerning non-functioning of courts in West Bengal due to lawyers' strike.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fly on the wall: Likely candidates in next NaMo cabinet
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The NDA's landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections has put the spotlight on the next big headline: the men and women who will be in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal to face by-elections in two Assembly seats
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Two seats in the Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly will face by-election as two legislators have been elected to the Lok Sabha.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Time for 'token action' over, say Congress leaders after poll debacle
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Congress needs "meaningful and difficult decisions" to chart its future course in view of its second successive debacle in the Lok Sabha elections with questions now being raised about leadership of party chief Rahul Gandhi and the strategy to take on the BJP juggernaut.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's forex reserve declines by over $2 billion
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves declined by $2.057 billion during the week ended May 17, official data showed on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RBI to inject durable liquidity worth Rs 15,000 cr
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) To ease liquidity concerns, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said that it will inject Rs 15,000 crore through open market operations (OMOs) on June 13.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jaitley may fly to London for treatment in June second week
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Arun Jaitley, finance minister in the outgoing NDA government, may need to go to London for further treatment for an undisclosed illness and is now nearly ruled out for any official engagement in the next government, sources said.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NGT: Pollution panels to inspect banquet halls in west Delhi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal recently ordered a joint inspection of banquet halls in west Delhi by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on various clearances.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
DRDO successfully test-fires guided bomb from Sukhoi fighter
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from the IAF's frontline Su-30 MKI fighter at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Juvenile held for killing TikTok celebrity in Delhi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday arrested a juvenile for his involvement in the killing of TikTok celebrity and gym trainer Mohit Mor.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 members of family in south Delhi drugged by servant
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Four members of a family were allegedly drugged by their servant in south Delhi's South Extension area.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Creativity takes on new dimensions at this exhibition
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Big-ticket artists get their fair share of praise, but an ongoing exhibition here is proof enough that Indian art students are no less creative.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
EPFO subscription shows 1.37 crore formal sector jobs created in FY19
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Around 1.37 crore jobs were created in the formal sector during the financial year 2018-19, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Final tally: BJP registers a thumping victory with 303 seats
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With the completion of counting for the general election on Friday, the final tally of Bharatiya Janata Party settled at 303 seats. According to the data released by the Election Commission on Friday evening, the saffron surge took a leap from its 282 seats in 2014.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Four Goan politicians who lost the most on May 23
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) The outcome of Goa's two Lok Sabha seats and four assembly bypolls were not in character with the saffron sweep across the country, but the results appear to have put the immediate and heightened aspirations of four key state politicians to rest.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
RBI proposes to introduce LCR norm for NBFC sector
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to introduce "Liquidity Coverage Ratio" (LCR) for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) with an asset size of Rs 5,000 crore and above.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Protection from Arrest: SC grants relief to BJP leader, but not to ex-Kolkata CP
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Two different benches of the Supreme Court on Friday made parallel observations on a common issue concerning non-functioning of courts in West Bengal due to lawyers' strike.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Modi meets officials and staff of PMO
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Acknowledging the contribution of each and every member of his team for the BJP's resounding success in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the last five years have been a learning experience as he met and greeted the officials and staff of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) at the South Block.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After polls these stocks recommended
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The markets witnessed a rally on Thursday and are expected to perform well in the near term, brokers have said.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
May quits, new British PM likely by end of July
London, May 24 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced that she would quit as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party on June 7, paving the way for a leadership battle for the next Prime Minister's post.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Despite defeat, Congress vote share goes up in Bhopal
Bhopal, May 24 (IANS) Bhopal Lok Sabha seat continues to be in focus even after the election process is over. The humiliating defeat of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh (Congress) at the hands of political rookie Sadhvi Pragya Thakur (BJP) is a case study for those assessing the voting pattern in the constituency's assembly segments.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India Open: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal win gold
Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) was crowned champion in the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
EU's Juncker, Tusk congratulate Modi on poll win
Brussels, May 24 (IANS) President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his election victory, a European Union (EU) spokesperson said here Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Infosys takes over Dutch bank arm with majority stake
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Friday said it has completed the acquisition of majority (75 per cent) equity stake in the Stater N.V. subsidiary of the Netherlands-based ABN AMRO Bank.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
'Rahul to re-contest from Amethi in 2024'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Though he was defeated on home turf Amethi to BJP's Smriti Irani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will again contest from the seat in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, a party leader said.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
What foreign media said about Modi's victory
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) As India gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi a historic mandate with the ruling BJP returning to power in the Lok Sabha, here's how the foreign media covered Modi's victory.
2019-05-24
Category: International, India,Media,Politics
RBI's booster dose expected; target 150-200 bps cut in FY20
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Further monetary policy easing is expected as the economy struggles with a demand downturn, liquidity constraint and a high finance cost, sources said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Heavyweights, prominent names across parties lose in Bengal
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Prominent political figures including a state minister, a former union minister, sitting MPs, as also stars from other fields across various parties fell by the wayside in the Lok Sabha polls, that produced a number of upsets in West Bengal.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
17th Lok Sabha gets 11 women MPs from Bengal, 3 less than 2014
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) As many as 11 women candidates from West Bengal emerged victorious in the Lok Sabha elections, three less than the last general elections in 2014.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Market volatility index drops by another 15%
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The volatility index or the 'India VIX' cooled by another 15 per cent on Friday after the decisive victory in the general elections for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) brought cheer to investors.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Vasundhara Raje trying to mend ties with BJP leadership'
Jaipur, May 24 (IANS) Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is going all out in trying to mend her fractured relations with the BJP's central leadership for a two-fold reason - a position for her son in the new Narendra Modi ministry and a senior rank for herself in the state unit, say party sources.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
BJP, Congress claim they alone can take on TRS in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Buoyed by their impressive gains in the Lok Sabha polls in Telangana, both the BJP and Congress claimed on Friday that they alone can take on the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and emerge as its alternative.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP-IPFT alliance to remain despite junior ally's separate contest in LS polls: Tripura CM
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that despite the BJP's junior electoral partner IPFT contesting the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls separately, their alliance in the state would continue as it was.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Indian elections 'an inspiration to democracies': US
New York, May 24 (IANS) The Indian parliamentary election is "an inspiration to democracies and individuals around the world", State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Record 8 women from Maharashtra to grace 17th Lok Sabha
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) For the first time, the 17th Lok Sabha will have a record 8 lady members from various parties in Maharashtra, in an indicator of growing women's empowerment.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
IMW looks like a weathered TV show (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "India's Most Wanted"; Director: Raj Kumar Gupta; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma, Gaurav Mishra, Prasanth and Aasif Khan; Rating: **
2019-05-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
No alliance for Assembly elections in Delhi: AAP
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A day after being routed in the Lok Sabha contest, Delhi's ruling AAP on Friday said there is no alternative to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi and said the party will win the Assembly elections due in February without any alliance.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gehlot, Pilot in Delhi amid demand for leadership change in Rajasthan Congress
Jaipur, May 24 (IANS) Amid speculation over change in Rajasthan Congress leadership, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot are camping in Delhi since Thursday ostensibly to brief the party leadership about the factors leading to the party's wipe-out in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Modi, Rahul express condolences for Surat fire tragedy
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condoled the fire tragedy in Gujarat's Surat which killed at least 15 students and left several others injured.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre extends ban on JMB, its arms for five years
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Centre has extended for five years the ban on terrorist organisation Jamaat-ul-Mijahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and its manifestations for role in various terror activities in India, according to a Home Ministry notification issued here on Thursday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
It's all about heritage for Indian travellers
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) What do Indian travellers look for while picking a holiday destination? As many as 88 per cent of Indians are more likely to travel to a heritage place, according to a survey.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trinamool suspends Mukul Roy's son for six years
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) A day after suffering reverses in the Lok Sabha battle, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday suspended its MLA and BJP leader Mukul Roy's son Shubhrangshu Roy for six years alleging that he was "demeaning the party".
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Congress turncoats, local leaders played spoilsport for Rahul in Amethi
Amethi, May 24 (IANS) A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi lost in his home turf of Amethi against Union Minister and BJP candidate Smriti Irani, local people blamed the party's turncoats and local leaders for the rout.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
AAP's Delhi vote share at 18% in 2019 from 33% in 2014
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The vote share of Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the 2019 general elections has shrunk to just 18 per cent, from 32.90 per cent in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, with the party slipping to the third position in five of the seven constituencies and three of its candidates losing their deposits as well.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kendall dons outfit similar to Deepika's Cannes look
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The voluminous neon green ensemble that actress Deepika Padukone wore at the Cannes Film Festival this year has found a fan in international reality TV star Kendall Jenner, who wore a pink version of a similar dress.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Trinamool suspends Mukul Roy's son for six years
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday suspended party legislator Shubhrangshu Roy, son of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy, for six years alleging that he was "demeaning the party".
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ditch the difficult diet for healthy living
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Fitness is very important. But any drastic change you make in your lifestyle will not be sustainable.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Four new Supreme Court judges sworn in
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Four new judges were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi at the Supreme Court on Friday, two of whom will go on to be the Chief Justices of India following the order of seniority.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mira is a hands-on mother: Ishaan Khatter
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Ishaan Khatter says his brother and actor Shahid Kapoor's wife Mira is a hands-on mother.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
The 'Jacks' who slayed the giants in Maharashtra polls
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Lok Sabha election results saw the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) return to power at the Centre with a brutal majority, erasing the Opposition parties from many parts of the country.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Mewati gang busted by Gurugram police
Gurugram, May 24 (IANS) Gurugram police arrested seven persons, including the kingpin of a Mewati gang responsible for looting trucks and dumping their drivers and cleaners in the forests of Aravalli.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maharashtra Khalistani group's link to Cyprus found: NIA investigation (IANS Special)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Probing the case of "pro-Khalistani" group unearthed in Maharashtra last year, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found its links to the European island nation of Cyprus.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
PM meets President, tenders resignation of Council of Ministers
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday and tendered resignation of the entire Council of Ministers, a mere formality before he is sworn-in for the next term.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will Riyaz Naikoo fill void created by Zakir Musa's killing?
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Riyaz Naikoo, 33, who carries a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head, now replaces Zakir Musa as the most wanted militant commander in the Kashmir Valley after Musa was killed by security forces on Thursday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Yet another case of gang war Delhi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a suspected case of yet another gang war in the capital on Thursday night, half-a-dozen men fired at a man allegedly belonging to a rival gang.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook to launch its cryptocurrency next year: Report
London, May 24 (IANS) Facebook, which owns WhatsApp and Instagram, is gearing up to launch its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Devastating fire in Surat building kills 17 students
Surat, May 24 (IANS) A devastating fire engulfed a coaching centre in a Surat building in Gujarat on Friday, killing 17 students.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Shantanu Maheshwari found smoking cigarettes tough
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Shantanu Maheshwari, who had to smoke cigarettes for a few scenes of his new show, found smoking quite tough.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Salman Khan gets emotional about Laxmikant Berde
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has worked with Laxmikant Berde a number of times. He says the late actor was one of the biggest reasons for the success of their 1989 film "Maine Pyar Kiya".
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Marcello Lippi returns as China national team coach
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Italy's Marcello Lippi has been re-appointed head coach of the Chinese national football team, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Champions League final to generate 123 million euros
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) The UEFA Champions League final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid will generate an economic impact of 123 million euros ($137 million), of which at least 66 million will be invested in the Spanish capital across sectors like leisure, accommodation, gastronomy and souvenirs, according to a tourism official.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Care for your hair with aloe vera, coconut oil
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The combination of heat, humidity and pollution can take a toll on your hair. But you can care well for it with the combined goodness of aloe vera and coconut oil, suggest experts.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ninth time a single party crosses 300 mark in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) As the BJP crossed the 300 seat mark in the Lok Sabha elections, it was the ninth time that any single party has achieved such a feat.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashok Leyland plans Rs 2,000 cr capex over two years
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd has lined up a capex plan of Rs 2,000 crore spread over two years for rolling out BS VI emission norm compliant vehicles, as well as new and modular vehicles, a top company official said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi HC stays proceedings against PNB ex-CEO, others
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has stayed trial court proceedings against former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Punjab National Bank Usha Ananthasubramanian and 11 other PNB officials in a case related to violations of the Banking Regulation Act.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
How Amit Shah and his core team executed blue print to generate 'TsuNaMo'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The perceived architect of Prime Minister Narendra Modis second consecutive win, Amit Shah, generated the much talked-about pro-incumbency wave with the help of eight of his close aides who worked in tandem with BJP Presidents office without break for almost two years. Many of his aides, seldom seen in the media, worked as backroom boys from the BJPs new multistoreyed headquarters located in central Delhi.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sumeet to share screen space with Salman Khan again
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Sumeet Samnani, who featured in Salman Khan-starrer "Sultan", will reunite with the superstar on-screen, this time for the forthcoming movie "Bharat".
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
YSRCP MLAs to elect Jagan as their leader on Saturday
Amaravati, May 24 (IANS) The newly-elected legislators of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Andhra Pradesh will meet here on Saturday to formally elect party chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy as their leader.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Who will replace Theresa May: Runners, riders for next UK PM
London, May 24 (IANS) Theresa May has announced her resignation as UK Prime Minister and Conservative leader in two weeks' time on June 7 amid significant pressure for her to quit after failing to deliver Brexit, but who will replace her for the top job? Here are all the runners and riders for the top position.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
300 new faces in 17th LS, 14 lesser than 2014
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The 17th Lok Sabha will have 300 first-term members, compared to 314 in 2014, as 197 members of the outgoing House have got re-elected while 54 others were members of previous houses.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The Unifier-II: Populist development through JAM (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The alternate universe may not accept the unparalleled rise and rise of Narendra Modi, but he is here to stay for another five years. Not since Mrs Indira Gandhi subsumed the Congress party after dismantling the all-powerful Syndicate in the late 1960s and then followed that up with the vivisection of Pakistan, has a popular leader of this magnitude emerged. The new India has chosen its path, it walks the path of Hindu chauvinism.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After Amul, Mother Dairy hikes poly pack milk prices
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Following the price hike by Amul Milk, Mother Dairy is to raise the consumer prices of its poly pack milk variants in Delhi NCR effective from Saturday, the company said in a statement here.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Episodic shows more convenient: Sana Amin Sheikh
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Sana Amin Sheikh says episodic shows are more convenient to take on.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka government safe, stable: Deputy CM
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) The year-old JD-S-Congress combine government was safe and stable to continue in office despite electoral reverses in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, said Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Prashant Kishor, I-PAC basking in glory of YSRCP victory
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Political strategist Prashant Kishor and the I-PAC of which he is a mentor are basking in the glory of YSR Congress Party's landslide victory in the Andhra Pradesh elections.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Media,Politics
Violent ideology of Gandhi's killer has won: Digvijaya
Bhopal, May 24 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh, who contested and lost the Lok Sabha poll from Bhopal to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, on Friday said that the violent ideology of Mahatma Gandhi's killer had won in these elections.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
After Babbar, tweeple put pressure on Sidhu to quit
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar sent in his resignation to the party high command owning moral responsibility for the party's poor performance in the state, Twitter users mounted pressure on Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to quite politics.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Court rejects Swamy plea in Sunanda Pushkar death case
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A court here on Friday dismissed BJP parliamentarian Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking to bring a Delhi Police vigilance report on record in the Sunanda Pushkar death case.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
At least 15 students killed in major fire in Surat
Surat, May 24 (IANS) At least 15 students were killed and several others injured in a devastating fire at a coaching centre atop a four-storey building in Sarthana area of Surat in Gujarat on Friday evening.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Working with ISL & I-League clubs will be key: Stimac
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India's newly appointed men's football coach Igor Stimac on Friday said finding a balance between I-League clubs and Indian Super League franchises and using the resources both sides possess will be key to furthering football in the country. "We need to work together," said Stimac in his first interaction with the media since his appointment.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
AIMPLB asks Muslims not to 'worry' over BJP sweep
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has expressed concern over the Muslim community's future in the wake of the BJP's landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections and asked them not to be worried.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
ALERT: Trinamool Congress suspends MLA Subhrangshu Roy, son of senior BJP leader Mukul Roy.
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2019-05-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
15 die in fire at Surat coaching centre
Surat, May 24 (IANS) At least 15 students were killed when a fire engulfed a coaching centre in Surat in Gujarat on Friday, police said.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education,Crime/Disaster/Accident
15 students die in coaching centre fire in Surat: Police
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2019-05-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Laver Cup becomes official ATP event
London, May 24 (IANS) The Laver Cup would become a part of the ATP tour, the governing body of men's tennis said on Friday. The annual men's team event, in which teams representing Europe and the rest of the world play each other, has attracted sell-out crowds in its first two editions held in Prague and Chicago.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
India 2nd in government requests for users' data on FB
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The Indian government requested Facebook to provide data for 20,805 users (including 861 emergency requests) -- second only to the US government -- in the July-December 2018 period and the social networking giant provided some data in 53 per cent of the cases.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Technology
China welcomes Khan, Modi exchanging pleasantries
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) China on Friday welcomed the exchange of pleasantries between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the re-election of the Indian leader.
2019-05-24
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
ED moves HC seeking to cancel Robert Vadra's bail
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has moved the Delhi High Court seeking to cancel the bail plea of Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in a money laundering case.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sabarimala row, Vijayan's style blamed for Left rout
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Kerala's ruling CPI-M on Friday gave enough indications that the Sabarimala issue and even Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's leadership were to blame for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Punjab reaps biggest wheat crop in 20 years
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Punjab has harvested a 20-year record bumper wheat crop this season with its production of 129.93 lakh tonnes, an official said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
How TikTok made Modi popular among young voters
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Nearly 1.5 crore young "digital natives", most of whom cast their votes for the first time, chose to vote for Narendra Modi as India's next prime minister and Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok played a great role in creating a "Modi wave" among them.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Media,Politics,Technology
Uttar Pradesh to face by-elections in 11 Assembly seats
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) A total of 11 MLAs have been elected to the Lok Sabha from Uttar Pradesh this time and by-elections will be held in their constituencies.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UK vows to retaliate against Russian hacking
London, May 24 (IANS) British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt has pledged to retaliate against alleged Russian cyber attacks with as much as 22 million pounds "kept" to be spent on enlarging an "offensive hacking" unit, the media has reported.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Defence/Security,Politics
Tibetan President Sangay greets Modi
Dharamsala, May 24 (IANS) Central Tibetan Administration President Lobsang Sangay on Friday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal MPs to heighten glam factor in Lok Sabha
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Bengal is set to raise the glam quotient in the upcoming Lok Sabha with a number of celebrity candidates sailing through the bitterly fought elections in the eastern state.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian climbers killed in the Everest 'traffic jam'
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Two Indians died on Mount Everest due to hours-long "traffic jam", just days after expedition leaders and the Nepal government claimed overcrowding on the world's tallest mountain was not a worry.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Vistara leases six aircraft to boost domestic market growth
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara on Friday said it has leased an additional six aircraft from BOC Aviation to accelerate its growth in the domestic market.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Akhilesh sacks party panelists
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) In an unexpected development, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has sacked its panel of leaders who act as its spokespersons on television channels.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Media,Politics
Six Muslim MPs win from Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) In 2014, Uttar Pradesh did not have a single Muslim MP from the state but the scenario has changed this time and the state is sending six Muslims to the Lok Sabha.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Piyush Goyal may become next Finance Minister, Prasad may get Telecom
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) As the election results paved the way for the formation of a new government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several names have started doing the rounds for getting plum Cabinet portfolios.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
BJD's move to field women candidates in LS pays off
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's historic move to reserve 33 per cent seats for women in the Lok Sabha has brought rich dividends for the party.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Modi's vision is Rashtra Dharma: Pragya Thakur
Bhopal, May 24 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who has won the Bhopal parliamentary seat on a BJP ticket, on Friday termed the massive mandate to her party in the Lok Sabha elections as "a victory of Rashtra dharma", which she said was a vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Mother Dairy hikes poly pack milk prices
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Mother Dairy is to raise the consumer prices of its poly pack milk variants in Delhi NCR from Saturday. The 1 litre pack has been increased by Re 1 and the 500 ml pack by Rs 2 a litre.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China welcomes Khan, Modi exchanging pleasantries
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) China on Friday welcomed the exchange of pleasantries between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the re-election of the Indian leader.
2019-05-24
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Sensex advances by 623 pts after sweeping BJP win (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Defying unfavourable global markets, domestic indices inched up on Friday as investors cheered the formation of a stable central government following the BJP's spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Leonard Cohen's letters to girlfriend to be auctioned
New York, May 24 (IANS) A largely unknown archive of over 50 love letters from Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) to his girlfriend and muse Marianne Ihlen would be auctioned online in June.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
My body, my rules: Fatima hits back at troll
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Fatima Sana Shaikh gave a befitting reply to a social media user who commented on the "Dangal" actress' dressing style, saying it's "my body".
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vicky's liberating experience with 'Manmarziyaan'
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Vicky Kaushal says working on "Manmarziyaan" has been one of the most liberating experiences for him as an actor.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sushmita Sen's beau, daughters crown her again
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) It's been 25 years since Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe. Her beau Rohman Shawl and daughters Renee and Alisah crowned the diva yet again as they celebrated her achievement.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lanka House panel to probe Easter Sunday attacks
Colombo, May 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has set up a special panel to probe the April 21 Easter Sunday terror attacks, which claimed over 250 lives, authorities said here on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
After 377 decriminalised, Hindi play to question queer acceptance
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Indian audience, in the 1996 film "Fire", saw Nandita Das and Shabana Azmi in a same-sex relationship on screen. But, representations of homosexuality on stage remain few and far in between. A Hindi play here will revisit playwright Vijay Tendulkar's 1981 "Mitrachi Goshta", which tagged a stark commentary on homosexual love.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Bengal sends 6 Muslims to Lok Sabha, 2 less from 2014
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal is sending six Muslims to the 17th Lok Sabha -- two less than the last general election.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Jay, Mahhi announce their 'first production' together
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actors Jay Bhanushali and Mahhi Vij, who had adopted their caretaker's two children,are expecting their first child together.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Yeh Hai India': Good intentions poorly mounted (IANS Review, Rating: *)
Film: "Yeh Hai India"; Director: Lom Harsh; Cast: Gavie Chahal, Deana Uppal, Mohan Agashe, Mohan Joshi, Surendra Pal, Ashutosh Kaushik, Antara Banerjee, Bikramjeet Kanwarpal and Karmveer Choudhary; Rating: *
2019-05-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign at CWC meet on Saturday
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Amid speculation that Congress President Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign, a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting is scheduled on Saturday to look into the reasons for the party's Lok Sabha elections debacle and decide on its further course of action to take on the BJP, which has grown in strength over the last five years.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Several film celebs win in LS battle, some lose
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In the political 'dangal' of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, a slew of film celebrities including Hema Malini, Sunny Deol, Kirron Kher, Manoj Tiwari, Anubhav Mohanty, Mimi Chakraborty and Nushrat Jahan emerged victorious.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
OPPO, Samsung, Apple most preferred brands by Gen Z
Gurugram, May 24 (IANS) Gen Z users are looking for smartphones that deliver superior consumer experience with premium tech innovations at entry-level prices, and OPPO, Samsung and Apple are the top three brands that find favour with consumers, a new survey said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
'Daddy' Rohit ready to play perfect deputy to Kohli
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) India's ODI deputy Rohit Sharma is a daddy now and with fatherhood comes a lot of responsibility. But the batsman is happy in the zone that he is in and in fact, he goes on to reveal that he is looking to help skipper Virat Kohli in whatever ways he can as Team India look to end the 2019 edition of the World Cup as champions.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Modi's mega swearing-in ceremony likely on May 30
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be sworn-in for the second term on May 30 and some world leaders could be invited for it, making it an event bigger than the 2014 when heads of governments of SAARC countries were invited, sources said here on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Of cricket and leader's block; poems that remind us of the follies of the human race; the complex place of caste in human society (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) What's cricket got to do with helping leaders overcome the mental and other blocks they often face? Plenty, it would seem. Then, also examine the work of an award-winning poet that mediates on our follies in the world as humans. And finally, ponder over how caste still thrives in post-liberalisation India.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Two killed in blast inside Quetta mosque
Quetta, May 24 (IANS) Two people were killed and 15 others injured in a blast inside a mosque in Pakistan's Quetta city during the Friday prayers.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Technology
Fire at SAIL's Bhilai plant; no casualty
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Coke Ovens and Coal Chemicals (CO&CC) Department in SAIL's Bhilai steel plant in Chhattisgarh on Friday morning, the company said, adding no injury or casualty was reported.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I'm no weatherman but what I predict happens: Paswan
Patna, May 24 (IANS) BJP ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said that he is not a "mausam vaigyanik" (weatherman), as his rivals describe him, but he understands the pulse of the people and what he predicts after observation, actually happens.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Customs official held for role in smuggling of gold
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials on Friday arrested a customs official in Kerala over his alleged role in facilitating smuggling of gold.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Left has suffered severe defeat: CPI-M
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The CPI-M and the Left have suffered "a severe defeat" in the Lok Sabha elections, the CPI-M has said, adding that the BJP-led NDA's sweeping victory "signal a consolidation of the rightwing offensive unleashed" after 2014.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kohli, Buttler, Warner: Waugh's top 3 batsmen for WC (Lead, correcting intro)
Melbourne, May 24 (IANS) Former Australia batsman Mark Waugh has picked the top three ODI batsmen he would be looking forward to in the upcoming World Cup beginning on May 30 in England and Wales.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Modi can't remove 370, 35A despite huge victory: Farooq
Jammu, May 24 (IANS) National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that no matter how powerful the electoral mandate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi might have been, he cannot remove Article 370 and 35A.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Five generals of BJP who made lotus bloom in Bengal
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) As the BJP made stunning inroads in the Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal, winning an unprecedented 18 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies, IANS takes a look at the top five generals of the saffron outfit in Bengal who helped the party cut deep into Mamata Banerjee's bastion.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Hope to make it to final Oscar list: 'Kamali' director
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The fact that Sasha Rainbow's short film "Kamali", about the life of India's skateboarding star Kamali Moorthy, has qualified for Oscars 2020, is an "unbelievable milestone" for the London-based director.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
Shahan aims for double in X-30 National Championship
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Young Shahan Ali Mohsin will be the cynosure of all eyes as the X-30 class of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Karting Championship gets under way at the Meco Kartopia on Saturday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
A day after poll rout, resignations fly in Congress
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A day after Congress suffered a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, party's Uttar Pradesh chief Raj Babbar, Karnataka's H.K. Patil, Odisha's Niranjan Patnaik and Amethi district head Yogendra Mishra sent in their resignations to the high command owning moral responsibility for the drubbing.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brunei Sultan returns Oxford degree after LGBT backlash
Bandar Seri Begawan, May 24 (IANS) The Sultan of Brunei has returned an honorary degree awarded by Oxford University after it raised concerns about the Asian nation's strict new anti-LGBT laws.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Brunei Darussalam,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Theresa May to resign as UK Prime Minister
London, May 24 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Friday that she will step down as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party on June 7, paving the way for a leadership battle to appoint Britain's next Prime Minister.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Budget may hike farm funds by 30%, raise subsidy: Sources
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Continuing its focus on the stressed agriculture sector in the upcoming full Budget in July, the Finance Ministry is likely to increase allocation by a minimum 30 per cent over the interim Budget figures, as well as announce a flagship farmers' scheme, official sources said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Karnataka coalition government safe, stable: Deputy CM
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) The year-old JD-S-Congress government was safe and stable to continue in office despite electoral reverses in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to the ruling allies, said Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Ready to deepen ties with India under Modi: China
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) China on Friday said it was ready to deepen ties with India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was re-elected in a stunning style in the country's Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-24
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Chorus grows to change Sidhu's portfolio
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Friday joined the chorus blaming Navjot Singh Sidhu for Congress' poor performance in the state and said his action during the parliamentary elections had not only harmed Chief Minister Amarinder Singh but also party President Rahul Gandhi.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
50 children saved as global paedophile ring exposed
Paris, May 24 (IANS) At least 50 children were saved after the Interpol uncovered an international paedophile ring that was sharing child abuse images on the dark web, the media reported on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident
What to keep in mind while curating personal space
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) All the elements in your house have an impact on how you feel and live which is why it's essential to focus on them while curating your own personal space, say experts.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hockey: Indian eves lose 0-4 to South Korea
Jincheon (Korea), May 24 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team lost 0-4 to hosts South Korea in the third match here on Friday. India had earlier registered two back-to-back wins but could not muster a third win to end the series on a sweet note.
2019-05-24
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Hockey
Juvenile held for killing TikTok celebrity in Delhi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday arrested a juvenile for his involvement in the killing of TikTok celebrity and gym trainer Mohit Mor.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'PM Narendra Modi': A hurriedly mounted hagiography (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "PM Narendra Modi"; Director: Omung Kumar; Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Joshi, Zarina Wahab, Prashant Narayanan, Rajendra Gupta, Rajesh Sharma, Anjan Srivastav and Jatin Karyekar; Rating: **
2019-05-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Politics
How a studious Zakir Rashid Bhat became the dreaded 'Zakir Musa'
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) The journey of Zakir Rashid Bhat, from a well-to-do middle class family of Noorpora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral area, to becoming 'Zakir Musa' or the most wanted militant in Kashmir reads like a Bollywood blockbuster.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
No Test in Durban during England tour of South Africa
Johannesburg, May 24 (IANS) Cricket South Africa on Friday announced the home international fixtures for the 2019-20 summer which includes series against England and Australia.
2019-05-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
How Dimple Kapadia landed a Christopher Nolan film
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Here's a casting coup of sorts that has got everyone surprised -- veteran Indian actress Dimple Kapadia in a Christopher Nolan film. While the National Award-winning actress, who has been a part of showbiz since 1973, was initially hesitant to take on the role, she left the casting team mighty impressed.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Aligning with BJP hurt AIADMK, we must introspect: AIADMK leader
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Aligning with the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections when there was an anti-BJP wave in Tamil Nadu cost the ruling AIADMK very badly, a party leader said on Friday, adding that the party must do some soul searching.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Gopichand decodes reason behind shuttlers' poor run in 2019
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) 2019 has not been a happy year for Indian badminton. The latest disappointment came at the Sudirman Cup, the world mixed team championship, where India crashed out in the first round after defeats to Malaysia and China.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
VR can identify early Alzheimer's more accurately: Study
London, May 24 (IANS) Virtual reality (VR) technology can identify early Alzheimer's disease more accurately than 'gold standard' cognitive tests currently in use, says a study.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
EY back on job for Air India sale, EoI to be ready soon
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The government has put top consultancy firm EY to work for divesting its stake in flag carrier Air India and "quickly" issue expression of interest (EoI).
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mid-cap, small-cap firms more valuable right now: Kotak
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) With the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) returning to power at the Centre, mid-cap and small-cap companies are likely to be the more attractive options for investors in terms of value, a market analyst report said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
West Bengal Lok Sabha election results
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) won 22 seats, while the BJP secured 18 and the Congress got two seats in the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Theresa May announces resignation
London, May 24 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Friday that she will step down after three bruising years that saw her fail to deliver Brexit, the BBC reported.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Huawei could be part of US-China trade deal: Trump
Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has raised the possibility of easing restrictions on Huawei as part of a broader trade deal with Beijing, despite labelling the Chinese telecommunications giant "very dangerous".
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Azam Khan threatens to quit if all sections have not voted for him
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), May 24 (IANS) Newly elected Samajwadi Party MP from Rampur Mohd Azam Khan said on Friday that if he has not got votes from all sections of the society, he will resign from the Lok Sabha within eight days.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Taiwan holds first same-sex marriages in Asia
Taipei, May 24 (IANS) Around 20 same-sex couples on Friday registered their marriage officially at the Household Registration Office in Taipei, a week after Taiwan became the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex unions.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amethi Congress President quits
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Yogendra Misra, the district President of the Congress in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, has sent his resignation to party President Rahul Gandhi, owning moral responsibility for Gandhi's defeat.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kakrapar Atomic Power plant connected to grid
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The first 220 MW nuclear power plant at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1) in Surat in Gujarat was synchronised with the grid on Friday, said the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL).
2019-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Bhutanese King and PM congratulate Modi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was called by his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to congratulate him on winning the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-24
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indonesia to face Japan in semi-finals of Sudirman Cup
Nanning (China), May 24 (IANS) Indonesia defeated Chinese Taipei 3-2 by winning all three doubles matches, making it to the semi-finals of the Sudirman Cup here on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
BJP vote share in Odisha increases by almost 73%
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) vote share in Odisha in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections increased by almost 73 per cent with the party set to increase its tally to eight seats from the two it won in 2014.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australian PM Scott Morrison calls Modi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Australian Prime Scott Morrison called up his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to congratulate him on winning the Lok Sabha elections and sought to boost bilateral ties, according to an official statement.
2019-05-24
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Sensex up 470 points, Nifty nears 11,800
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The BSE Sensex on Friday afternoon rose around 470 points and the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange traded near the 11,800-mark.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IGTV gets support for landscape videos
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) In yet another attempt to keep its long-video supporting IGTV feature afloat, Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram has added support for videos shot in landscape mode.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Deepika Singh on husband taking break for her, child
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Deepika Singh of "Diya Aur Baati Hum" fame is back in the telly world where actors generally shoot for long hours. She says motherhood shouldn't make women leave their passion, and that she feels fortunate to have a husband who has taken a break from work so that she can do a full-fledged role in a TV show.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Clarke turned down 'Fifty Shades of Grey' due to nudity
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actress Emilia Clarke turned down "Fifty Shades of Grey" because she was "sick and tired" of being asked about nudity.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reading with kids can make you a better parent
New York, May 24 (IANS) People who regularly read with their kids are less likely to engage in harsh parenting and their children are less likely to be hyperactive and have attention problems, say researchers.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Education,Health/Medicine
Sunset at high noon for 2 prominent UP leaders
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) It was sunset at high noon for two leaders in Uttar Pradesh who were planning to take their political ambitions to another level. Both had floated their own parties and were confident of making their presence felt in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
May expected to reveal resignation date on Friday
London, May 24 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to announce the date of her departure from Downing Street on Friday, senior Cabinet Ministers told the BBC.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
BJP, Congress decimated in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati, May 24 (IANS) In the Andhra Pradesh elections, which were all about YSRCP versus TDP, both the BJP and the Congress were decimated.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP's victory possible due to Advani: Modi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in the Lok Sabha elections was possible because of the work done by party veteran L.K. Advani.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US aviation regulators meet global counterparts over 737 MAX
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Officials of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) met aviation regulators from over 30 countries over the safety of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX jets.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
SC declines to hear ex-Kolkata top cop's plea in Saradha scam case
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's plea seeking extension of the protection granted to him from arrest in the Saradha chit fund scam case. His protection from arrest ends today.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
ED moves HC seeking to cancel Robert Vadra's bail
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has moved the Delhi High Court seeking to cancel the bail plea of Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in a money laundering case.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two melons auctioned for record $45,600 in Japan
Tokyo, May 24 (IANS) Two melons from the Japanese city of Yubari on Friday fetched a record price of 5 million yen ($45,600) in the first auction of this year's agricultural season in the country.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Microsoft interns make English learning app
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) Eight interns from Microsoft's Garage Intern Team have developed an Android app - Read My World - for people willing to learn the English language.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Volatility index drops by another 16%
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The volatility index or the 'India VIX' cooled by another 16 per cent on Friday after the conclusion of the general elections.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP demolishes JMM bastion by defeating Shibu Soren
Ranchi, May 24 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) maintained the 2014 tally this year too by winning 12 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats along with its ally.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Google Duo now has data saving, group calls for Android
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) Google Duo is rolling out group video calls and data saving mode for Android users in India. The feature will be available on iOS soon.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Odisha Congress President resigns after poll debacle
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Niranjan Patnaik resigned on Friday after taking responsibility for the debacle in the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Gene linked to obesity in children identified
New York, May 24 (IANS) Researchers have identified a common gene variant that increases the risk of obesity in children.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Salman goes shirtless, pitches for 'Swachch, fit Bharat'
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) After congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his "decisive victory", Bollywood superstar Salman Khan went shirtless in a bid to urge Indians to work towards a 'swachch and fit Bharat'.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Tamannaah Bhatia's 'Khamoshi' release date pushed
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Prabhudheva and Tamannaah Bhatias "Khamoshi", which was slated to release on May 31, will now open on June 14. The makers have pushed the date to avoid a clash with "Devi 2".
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Kohli, Buttler, Warner: Waugh's top 3 batsmen for WC
Melbourne, May 24 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh has picked the top three batsmen he would be looking forward to in the upcoming World Cup beginning on May 30 in England and Wales.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Karnataka's JD-S new MP Prajwal offers to resign
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Newly-elected Lok Sabha member Prajwal Revanna of the ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Friday offered to resign from the Hassan parliamentary seat to get his grandfather and party's supremo H.D. Deve Gowda re-elected.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Distress can spread through social networks: Experts
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) With connecting to people is becoming more easier than ever due to the mushrooming online platforms, experts have warned that they should be careful about who they become friends with as despair and distress can spread through close social networks, up to "three degrees of separation" - or a friend of a friend of a friend.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Aladdin': An epic disappointment (Review)
Film: "Aladdin"; Director: Guy Ritchie; Cast: Will Smith, Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud; Rating: *1/2
2019-05-24
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sudirman Cup: Japan beat Malaysia to advance to last 4
Nanning (China), May 24 (IANS) Top-seed Japan, who defeated Russia 3-2 and edged Thailand 4-1 during group stage, swept Malaysia 3-0 to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing Sudirman Cup, here on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Saffron surge breaches Mamata bastion
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal could not remain immune to the saffron surge that swept the country on Thursday, as the BJP demonstrated a spectacular performance in the Lok Sabha elections in the state where it hardly counted so far.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: SC refuses to hear ex-Kolkata top cop's plea in Saradha scam case
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2019-05-24
Category: International, Oman,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bodies of 4 missing Indian expats found in Oman
Muscat, May 24 (IANS) The bodies of four missing Indian expatriates from a family were found in a flooded area in Oman, police said.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Oman,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NDA gained most in rural east, UPA in rural south
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The BJP made major gains in rural constituencies of east India and lost the most in rural north.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TSMC to continue making chips for Huawei: Report
Taipei, May 24 (IANS) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) - the world's largest contract chipset maker - has said it would continue delivering critical semiconductors to Huawei Technologies even as chip designer ARM has cut ties with the tech giant.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
Raj Babbar offers to quit, owns moral responsibility
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Owning moral responsibility for the rout of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, state Congress President Raj Babbar has reportedly sent his resignation to Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Centre's reply sought on plea over parties with religious connotation
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Centre to file a response to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the Election Commission (EC) to review political parties having names with religious connotation and those using symbols similar to that of the national flag.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Modi progenitor of Hindutva Plus (IANS Exclusive)
BY SANDEEP BAMZAI
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA sweeps Bihar with 39/40 seats, Mahagathbandhan routed
Patna, May 24 (IANS) The rout of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), which led the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, has been the biggest shock in these elections.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Care for your hair with aloe vera, coconot oil
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Heat, humidity and pollution is a combination that can take a toll on your hair. But you can care well for it with the combined goodness of aloe vera and coconut oil, suggest experts.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Brightburn': Intriguing and Gory (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Brightburn"; Director: David Yarovesky; Cast: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner, Becky Wahlstrom, Emmie Hunter, Gret Alan Williams and Annie Humphrey; Rating: **
2019-05-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
YSR Congress polls nearly 50 per cent votes
Amaravati, May 24 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), which swept to power in Andhra Pradesh, polled nearly 50 percent votes in Andhra Pradesh, Election Commission data shows.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Henry Danger' actor reveals he's transgender
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actor Michael D. Cohen, who plays Schwoz Schwartz in the live-action sitcom "Henry Danger" and on "The Adventures of Kid Danger", said in an interview that he transitioned from female to male 20 years ago.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two Indians, Pakistani win Dubai Duty free raffle
Dubai, May 24 (IANS) Two Indians and a Pakistani national became the latest winners in Dubai Duty Free's Finest Surprise promotion, the media reported.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
About 5.4 lakh TN voters choose NOTA
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) A total of 541,150 voters, or about 1.8 per cent of the electorate, in Tamil Nadu have picked NOTA (None of the Above) in the Lok Sabha elections, according to the Election Commission.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Muslims and election: They also serve who only stand and wait (Comment)
Indias 187 million Muslims deserve a round of applause for the diligent docility with which they have allowed themselves to be the "other" against which the divisions within Hindu society have been composed into an ever increasing expanse of saffron. In geological time there will also be harmony in this expanse.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Elon Musk mocks Bezos' moon, space colony plans
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) SpaceX founder Elon Musk has mocked Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos' moon plans saying they make no sense.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bypolls next big test for Kerala Chief Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) With the dust of the Lok Sabha elections settling down, Kerala will be ready for another round for polls -- the Assembly bypolls for six constituencies, which will be next big test for Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the Left parties.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sensex up 275 pts, Nifty above 11,700
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Sensex on Friday opened on a firm note but shed most of its gains to trade just over 275 points higher from its Thursday's close.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince congratulate Modi on election win
Abu Dhabi, May 24 (IANS) Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the media reported on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Politics
Was ready to walk away after WT20 controversy: Harmanpreet
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the women's T20 India team, has revealed that she was "ready to walk away from the game" after the controversy that erupted in the 2018 Women's World T20 tournament.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Royal' candidates bite dust in Modi storm
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) It is a royal victory for the BJP but royals in Uttar Pradesh have lost big, too.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Assange faces 17 new charges under Espionage Act
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US Justice Department has filed 17 new charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently facing extradition from the UK, under the Espionage Act for his role in unlawfully encouraging, receiving and publishing national defence information in concert with former American Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
In continuing Modi surge, BJP claims Middle India (IANS Special)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party has effected a redrawing of its support base that now spreads beyond the Hindi heartland to include at least 10 states that form its core.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Four new Supreme Court judges sworn in
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Four new judges of the Supreme Court were on Friday administered the oath of office by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
White House is 'crying out for impeachment': Pelosi
Washington, May 24 (IANS) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has argued that the "White House is just crying out for impeachment" but that Democrats will continue to hold back on opening an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump until it's "unavoidable".
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Two high-profile BJP leaders bite dust in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Amid celebrations in the BJP camp for the stupendous victory in the Lok Sabha elections, two of its high-profile leaders lost in Odisha.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Nadal, Federer set up potential semifinal at French Open
Paris, May 24 (IANS) Eleven-time winner Rafael Nadal and Swiss great Roger Federer are slotted in the bottom half of men's singles and could meet in the semifinals of the upcoming French Open starting Sunday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Exciting time for women in movies: Tara Sutaria
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Newcomer Tara Sutaria, who has just made her Bollywood debut with "Student of the Year 2", feels it is an "exciting" time for women in the film industry.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Weinstein accusers near settlement in bankruptcy case
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Attorneys in the Weinstein Co. bankruptcy case say they are getting close to reaching a settlement that would compensate disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinsteins sexual misconduct accusers.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
KJo meets 'favourite couple' Rishi, Neetu in NY
New York, May 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar paid a visit to veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is undergoing medical treatment here since last year.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Resounding Modi wave as BJP secures 303
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The BJP's resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections that saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi make headlines across national and international dailies and also paint a vast swath of the mainland saffron brought in its wake some outstanding results from a number of states.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP's rise sounds alarm for TRS in Telangana
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged four of the 17 seats in Telangana, an alarm has been sounded to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), which emerged as the largest party in the state with nine seats.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google now lets users order food via Search, Maps
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) Saving people the trouble of having to download an additional app, Google is now letting users order food directly via Search, Maps, or Assistant using its partnerships with delivery companies.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex slips below 38K
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Sensex on Friday opened on a firm note but shed most of its gains to trade just over 100 points higher.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trump sees 'great things' for US-India ties
New York, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he sees "great things" for India-US relations with the electoral victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US confident of 'fairness, integrity' of Indian elections
New York, May 24 (IANS) The US is confident about the "fairness and integrity" of the Indian elections that was won by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), according to State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
UN looks forward to working with Modi: Spokesperson
United Nations, May 24 (IANS) The UN looks forward to working with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is set to begin a second term after his party's election victory, according to Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Voters say 'no' to criminals in UP
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) For the first time in Uttar Pradesh, majority of criminal candidates have been swept off the political stage in the Modi wave.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Rains bring down mercury in Himachal
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Rains brought down temperatures in Himachal Pradesh on Friday, bringing cheers to thousands of tourists who have thronged the hill stations to escape the heat wave in the northern plains.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Smriti Irani thanks voters for Amethi win
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani, who toppled Congress President Rahul Gandhi from his pocket borough of Amethi, thanked the voters on Friday for trusting her.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India 2nd in government requests for users' data on Facebook
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) The Indian government requested Facebook to provide data for 20,805 users (including 861 emergency requests) in the July-December 2018 period -- second only to the US government -- and the social networking giant provided some data in 53 per cent of the cases.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
PM Modi meets Advani
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A day after sweeping the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Adavni at the latter's residence here.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi's victory tribute to Vajpayee, says Puri
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) BJP's candidate for Punjab's Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic victory was a tribute to the late Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee and a lesson for the Congress.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Party is over for Samajwadi family, gain for BJP
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) The defeat of three members of the Samajwadi Party -- Dimple Yadav, Dharmendra Yadav and Akshay Yadav -- is perhaps the biggest jolt that SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has received in recent times.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
2 women dead in Mumbai building fire
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Two women suffocated to death in a fire that engulfed a building in Bohri Mohalla here, an official said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Onus on Williamson to lead NZ to first WC title (SWOT)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) If there's one team which has remained consistent in the last four-five editions of the World Cup, it is New Zealand. Under Brendon McCullum, the Black Caps made it to the finals in the last edition of the showpiece event where they faced a heart-wrenching defeat against Australia.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Korean Air holding job fair for grounded Jet pilots
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Korean Air will hold a two-day "road show" in Delhi on Friday and Saturday to hire pilots from the grounded Jet Airways which has seen an exodus of staff in the wake of suspension of operations.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I would unsettle Bumrah by rotating the strike: Lara
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hypothetical as it may sound, picture this. The current no.1 ODI bowler in the world Jasprit Bumrah marking his run-up as the legendary Brian Charles Lara takes guard. Having seen the former West Indies skipper bat over the years against the likes of Allan Donald, Glenn McGrath and Wasim Akram among others, one would expect a high-voltage clash on the pitch as Lara was always known to take the attack to the opposition bowlers, be it pace or spin. But the maestro reveals otherwise.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket