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2 US service members killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, March 22 (IANS) Two US service members were killed in combat operations in Afghanistan on Friday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
LG Uplus, Nvidia partner for Cloud gaming
Seoul, March 22 (IANS) South Korean mobile carrier LG Uplus Corp. has said it would launch Nvidia's GeForce NOW Cloud gaming platform for Internet Protocol (IP) television services and upcoming 5G smartphones.
2019-03-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Google honours Bach with first AI-powered Doodle
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Want to create your own music? Try Google's first ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Doodle, dedicated to celebrate the birth anniversary of renowned German musician and composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Seoul proposes military talks with Pyongyang
Seoul, March 22 (IANS) South Korea has proposed holding military talks with North Korea to implement a bilateral accord signed in 2018, but there has been no reply from Pyongyang yet, an official said here on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Five Holi revellers drown in Maharashtra
Palghar (Maharashtra), March 22 (IANS) Five Holi revellers drowned in the Arabian Sea at Arnala Beach in Vasai, Maharashtra. Their bodies were recovered on Friday, police said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition habitat of terror apologists: Modi
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In a sharp attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the opposition of insulting defence forces and being the "natural habitat of terror apologists and questioners" of the country's armed forces.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Adityanath to begin poll campaign from Saharanpur
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced that he will kick off his poll campaign for the coming Lok Sabha elections from Saharanpur on Sunday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Quintero begins recovery process after knee surgery
Buenos Aires, March 22 (IANS) Colombia and River Plate midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero has undergone successful knee surgery as he begins a recovery process that will take at least six months, the 26-year-old's agent said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Coach Sampaoli returns salary to support players
Santos, March 22 (IANS) Santos head coach Jorge Sampaoli said that he gave back his latest pay cheque in a show of solidarity with his players, who have not been paid for almost two months.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Seven killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfights
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Six militants and a 12-year-old boy were killed on Friday in three separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Priyanka welcomes Serena Williams on Bumble Fund
Los Angeles, March 22 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has welcomed Tennis star Serena Williams to the Bumble Fund.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Microsoft rolls out anti-virus software to MacOS
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Microsoft is rolling out its Windows Defender anti-virus software to Apple's operating system MacOS, with full virus and threat protection along with the usual ability to perform quick or full scans.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Garuda Indonesia cancels Boeing 737 Max 8 order
Jakarta, March 22 (IANS) Garuda Indonesia, the country's flag carrier, announced on Friday that it's cancelling an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two planes of the same model crashed in a span of five months.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nicki Minaj forced to put Bangkok show on hold
Bangkok, March 22 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj's upcoming show here in Thailand has been postponed due to unspecified "complications."
2019-03-22
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hazard brace help Belgium beat Russia
Brussels, March 22 (IANS) Belgium opened their qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 with a comfortable 3-1 home win against Russia thanks to two goals from Eden Hazard.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Ex-Ecuador football chief Chiriboga receives life ban
Quito, March 22 (IANS) Former Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) president Luis Chiriboga has been banned for life and fined more than a million US dollars for corruption, world football governing body FIFA said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
Congress separating terror from Pakistan: BJP
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The BJP on Friday accused the Congress of attempting to "separate terror from Pakistan" and said that while on one hand it blamed the Narendra Modi government for the air strikes in Pakistan, on the other, it was handing out a clean chit to Islamabad.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mayawati taunts BJP's 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday taunted the BJP's 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign, two days after she accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of changing his profile from 'Chaiwala' to 'Chowkidar' only to get votes in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Apple acquires Italian start-up for $5 million
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Apple has acquired Italian Application Programming Interface (API) integration developer - Stamplay - for $5.678 million, the media reported.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Pakistan to receive loan from China by March 25
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) Pakistan's Finance Ministry has announced that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will receive a $2.1 billion loan from China by March 25, the media reported on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq placed under house arrest
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir authorities have place senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest here on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Roland Garros raises prize money, inaugurates new court
Paris, March 22 (IANS) French Open organisers have announced an eight per cent increase in the total prize money to 42.6 million euros ($48.35 million) and also inaugurated a new court that is the famed Grand Slam tennis tournament's third-biggest.
2019-03-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Depay steals show as Oranje thrash Belarus
Rotterdam, March 22 (IANS) Memphis Depay was the star for The Netherlands as they beat Belarus 4-0 here to kick off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a win.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Pawan Kalyan declares assets worth Rs 52 crore
Visakhapatnam, March 22 (IANS) Telugu actor and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan, who is making his electoral debut in next month's Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls, has declared assets worth over Rs 52 crore.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
New Zealand mourns Christchurch victims
Wellington, March 22 (IANS) Hundred and thousands of people across New Zealand came together in a national day of reflection on Friday to mark a week since the March 15 mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Religion,Defence/Security
US sanctions 2 Chinese firms for N. Korea business
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The US has imposed sanctions on two Chinese companies that have helped North Korea evade restrictions imposed by Washington and the UN Security Council, a senior administration official said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Sensex up 116 pts, Nifty above 11,550 mark
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty opened higher on Friday following firm Asian markets along with gains in the pivotal banking stocks.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Rising South-South Cooperation no excuse to cut aid'
United Nations, March 22 (IANS) Enhanced South-South Cooperation among developing countries fuelled by the rapid economic growth of some in their ranks should not be used as an excuse by developed countries of the North to cut back aid, India has said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Pleasant Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) It was a pleasant Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 15.5 degree Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the weather office.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
EU OKs Brexit delay after talks with May
Brussels, March 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has agreed on a plan to delay the Brexit process that avoids the UK crashing out without a deal and throws one last lifeline to British Prime Minister Theresa May.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Two gunfights underway in J&K's Sopore, Shopian
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Two gunfights were underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore and Shopian districts on Friday between militants and security forces, police said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Trump announces pick for Chief Technology Officer
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Michael Kratsios as the country's Chief Technology Officer, a post that has been vacant since the beginning of the administration, the White House said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Boeing 737 Max crashes show inadequate regulation'
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) The two crashes involving the same Boeing 737 Max model in a span of five months revealed some problems with the industry regulation as well as pilot training, according to an aviation expert.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Guaido aide accused of leading terrorist cell
Caracas, March 22 (IANS) The Venezuelan government has accused the detained chief of staff of self-proclaimed interim head of state Juan Guaido of leading a terrorist cell.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
44 dead after blast rocks industrial park in China
Nanjing, March 22 (IANS) Death toll has risen to 44 and 90 others were seriously injured after an explosion ripped through an industrial park on Thursday afternoon in Yancheng, east China's Jiangsu Province, the rescue headquarters said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU agrees to UK request for Brexit delay
Brussels, March 22 (IANS) European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday said that the leaders of the 27 remaining European Union member-states have offered the UK an extension on the implementation of the UK's exit from the bloc under Article 50.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Kesari is the best war film India has produced
Film: "Kesari"; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra; Director: Anurag Singh; Rating: *****(5 stars)
2019-03-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
93 people dead as ferry sinks in Iraq: Minister
Baghdad, March 22 (IANS) The death toll of the ferry sinking incident in Tigris River in Iraq's northern city of Mosul on Thursday rose to 93, most of them women and children, the Interior Ministry said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 71
Mosul (Iraq), March 22 (IANS) At least 71 people died, including 12 children, when an overcrowded ferry capsized in Iraq's Tigris river in Mosul during Nowruz and Mother's Day celebrations.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Trump backs Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that it is time for the US to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, which it seized from Syria in 1967.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Japan gives UN World Food Programme $69m
Yokohama (Japan), March 22 (IANS/AKI) Japan has donated 69 million dollars to the United Nations World Food Programme to provide vital aid to 28 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, with the biggest shares of the money earmarked for Yemen and Iraq, WFP said Thursday in a statement.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Italy's Salvini to skip lunch with China's Xi
Rome, March 22 (IANS/AKI) Italy's far-right Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said that he will not attend a lunch in Rome with China's President Xi Jinping during his visit to Italy on Friday and Saturday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics
Conte, Macron to hold talks on high-speed train link
Rome, March 22 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte said he and France's President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday discuss a planned 8.6 billion euro high-speed train link between Turin and Lyon.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Politics
5 former Manipur MLAs quit, float regional party
Imphal, March 22 (IANS) Within a day of Congress President Rahul Gandhi kick-starting the party's election campaign in Manipur, five former party MLAs and many workers quit the party on Thursday and joined a regional outfit.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Delhi Police officer stabbed on Holi, three held
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Three youths were arrested on Thursday for stabbing a Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police after a fight when he told them not to spray color on his car, a police officer said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hema Malini to contest again from Mathura LS seat
Agra/Mathura, March 22 (IANS) Popular actor and Mathura MP Hema Malini, who has been busy since morning participating in Holi celebrations in Lord Krishna's land, was Thursday against fielded by her BJP from the seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Union Minister, first-time candidates in BJP's J&K list
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday re-nominated both its sitting MPs from the Jammu region while fielding three first-time candidates from the Kashmir Valley.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah's LS bid from Gandhinagar (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from his Varanasi constituency while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Two ex-Congress leaders fielded by BJP from Karnataka
Bengaluru/New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Two former Congress leaders in Karnataka who recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) figured in its list of candidates named on Thursday for 21 of 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Got over 4,000 calls of quarrels on Holi: Delhi Police
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi Police, which had made adequate security arrangements to ensure peaceful Holi celebrations on Thursday, said it issued over 13,000 traffic violations tickets including for drunk driving and fielded over 4,000 calls reporting quarrels.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TRS denies tickets to three outgoing MPs
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Thursday announced candidates for all 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana, denying tickets to three outgoing MPs including its leader in Lok Sabha, A.P. Jithender Reddy.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
3 militants killed,7 security men hurt in J&K gunfights (5th Lead)
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Three militants were killed while seven security men and three civilians injured on Thursday in three different battles between security forces and militants in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Holi celebrated in traditional styles in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, March 21 (IANS) Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated on Thursday in Uttarakhand with enthusiasm with people throwing gulal and colours at each other and distributing sweets.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Mizoram House passes Bill, to go dry from April 1
Aizawl, March 21 (IANS) Mizoram is going to be a dry state, once again, from April 1 this year. The Mizoram Legislative Assembly has passed the Mizoram Liquor Prohibition Bill 2019, which seeks to ban consumption, manufacture and sale of liquor for general public.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No link with Pollachi sex case accused: Congress leader
Coimbatore, March 21 (IANS) In a twist in the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case, Tamil Nadu Congress leader Mayura Jayakumar on Thursday said that he had no links with main accused Thirunavukkarasu, but the latter might have visited him on the date of the crime as registered in the FIR.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Facebook stored users' passwords in 'readable' form
San Francisco, March 21 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday said it has fixed a security issue wherein millions of its users' passwords were stored in plain text and "readable" format for years and according to reports, were searchable by thousands of its employees.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology
Purandeswari to be BJP candidate from Vizag LS seat
Amaravati, March 21 (IANS) Former Union Minister Daggubati Purandeswari will be the BJP candidate from Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency as the party decided not to field outgoing MP K. Haribabu from here.
2019-03-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Shah to contest from Gandhinagar, eases Advani out
Ahmedabad, March 21 (IANS) Setting at rest all speculations, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced that its national president Amit Shah would contest the Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar, in place of veteran leader and incumbent MP L.K. Advani.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Netaji kin, former IPS, new joinees in BJP's Bengal list
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Union Minister Babul Supriyo would fight to retain Asansol, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose is in fray from the prestigious Kolkata South, while BJP's West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh in the race from Midnapore in the first list of 28 candidates announced by the party for the Lok Sabha polls in the eastern state.
2019-03-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Radhakrishnan, Tamilisai in BJP TN list
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday decided to field Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan from Tamil Nadu's Kanniyakumari Lok Sabha constituency in the 2019 elections as per its first list released in New Delhi.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Spot-fixing can happen without players knowing: Dhoni
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Former India skipper M.S. Dhoni, at the departure press conference for the 2013 Champions Trophy, had said that he would speak on the IPL spot-fixing scandal that rocked that edition of the cash-rich league at the right moment. And that time has come as he has broken his silence in a docudrama aptly titled "Roar of the Lion".
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah's LS bid from Gandhinagar (Roundup)
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from his Varanasi constituency while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP's first list has 16 candidates from NE states
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released the first list of 184 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, which includes names for 16 constituencies in the North-East.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP replaces 6 MPs, including minister, in UP
Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday announced the list of 28 of its candidates for Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats, dropping six of its sitting members including a Union Minister, for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP ignores Dattatreya for Secunderabad constituency
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party has ignored its senior leader and sitting MP Bandaru Dattatreya for Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency and instead fielded G. Kishan Reddy.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi sticks to Varanasi, Shah to contest Gandhinagar (3nd Lead)
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from his Varanasi constituency while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP declares first list of LS candidates for Odisha
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday declared the first list of 10 candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Odisha.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress in a fix over five Uttarakhand LS seats
Dehradun, March 21 (IANS) The Congress high command is faced with hurdles in finalising list of candidates for Uttarakhand Lok Sabha seats, which go to polls on April 11.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
India slips on happiness scale; may impact LS polls
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Maintaining a downward trend, India slipped to the 140th position, seven spots down from last year, in a happiness ranking of 156 countries this year, according to a new report which is unlikely to cheer up the ruling coalition in the run-up to the general elections.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Militant killed, 7 security men hurt in 3 J&K gunfights (4th Lead)
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) A militant was killed while seven security men and three civilians injured on Thursday as security forces and militants battled each other in three places in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
12 kids among 55 drowned in Iraq river ferry mishap
Mosul (Iraq), March 21 (IANS) As many as 55 people were drowned, including 12 children, as an overcrowded ferry capsized in Iraq's Tigris river near Mosul, reported CNN.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Alphons, Rajasekharan among 13 BJP candidates in Kerala
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) Union Minister K.J. Alphons and new party entrant K.S. Radhakrishnan are among the 13 candidates in Kerala the BJP announced in its first Lok Sabha candidates list released on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' gets release date
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Eva Longoria's "Dora and the Lost City of Gold" will release on August 2.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah in fray from Gandhinagar (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight to retain his Varanasi seat while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Malayalam movie nominated for Rome Prisma Awards
Kochi, March 21 (IANS) Malayalam film "Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar" is the only film to be nominated from India for the Rome Independent Prisma Awards.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Modi to fight from Varanasi again, Shah Gandhinagar
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight to retain his Varanasi seat while BJP President Amit Shah will contest his first Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar in the 2019 polls, BJP leader J.P Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi to contest from Varanasi, Shah Gandhinagar
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi and BJP President Amit Shah from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Petrol price down 7 paise, diesel dips 8 paise
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Petrol prices declined by 7 paise across the metropolitan cities on Thursday after remaining unchanged for the last two days, data from the Indian Oil Corp's website showed.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Senior Punjab CPI-M leader Balwant Singh dies
Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS) Former MLA and ex-state CPI-M Secretary Balwant Singh (82) passed away on Thursday at his residence here after a brief illness.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
"Delhi Crime" may help revive talk on public safety
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Bishnoi who is playing a pivotal role in the Netflix original series "Delhi Crime", based on the Nirbhaya gang-rape case that shook the nation in 2012, says the importance of retelling the story is to continue the conversation on the safety of civilians that the authorities are responsible for.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
DITI to monitor poll expenditures in NE states
Agartala, March 21 (IANS) ) The Directorate of Income Tax Investigation (DITI) has appointed 160 officials to monitor expenditure of political parties and candidates during the Lok Sabha polls in the seven northeastern states, an official release said here on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
IPL captains reach Chennai to sign 'fair play' pledge
New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to start on Saturday and the captains of the eight teams embarked in Chennai on Thursday for the captains' meet and signing of the pledge to play the game in fair spirit.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Smart toilet can detect congestive heart failure
New York, March 21 (IANS) Hospitals will soon be able to monitor patients with congestive heart failure in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a new type of toilet-seats that can measure biometrics during "natural" processes.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Aishwarya set for Round 2 of FIM Bajas World Cup
Proenca-a-Nova (Portugal), March 21 (IANS) Indias Aishwarya Pissay will resume her campaign in the FIM Bajas World Cup, here on Friday, when the Baja do Pinhal gets underway with a ceremonial start followed by a Prologue run of 9.57 kms.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Motorsports
Sonu Nigam - an all-time student
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Popular singer Sonu Nigam has opened up about his love for learning new things.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP lawmaker in UP shot and injured in Holi function
Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) A legislator of Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was shot and injured by unidentified men during Holi festivities at the district party office in Lakhimpur-Kheri district on Thursday, police said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Soldier killed on LoC, armies trade heavy fire
Jammu, March 21 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, leading to heavy firing exchanges as the Indian side retaliated, an official said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kerala top cop, businessman may contest LS polls
Kochi, March 21 (IANS) The Lok Sabha elections in Kerala could see two prominent persons entering the poll fray -- the state's senior most Director General of Police Jacob Thomas and leading businessman Kochouseph Chittilappilly.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Katherine Heigl to star in sitcom pilot "Our House"
Los Angeles, March 21 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl has been cast as the female lead in the comedy pilot "Our House".
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Samsung 5G phone to hit the market on April 5
Seoul, March 21 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday said it will release its first 5G smartphone in the first week of April in South Korea, making it the world's first mobile device with the next-generation network capability.
2019-03-21
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Dol Jatra/Holi celebrated with gaiety in West Bengal
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) West Bengal joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the festival of Holi - or Dol Jatra as it is called in this part of the country - with colours, song and prayers, amid stepped-up security on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Election colours add to Holi fervour in Braj
Mathura/Vrindavan/Agra, March 21 (IANS) The fervour of Holi, festival of colours, reached a feverish pitch on Thursday as election campaigners and leaders of different political parties extended their full support and participation in the celebrations, adding a riot of party colours to the festivities.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Delhi celebrates Holi with colours, best wishes
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The gleeful 'Holi hai (Its Holi) filled the air as smiling young children and elders played Holi with complete abandon. The entire city looked joyous and intoxicated with a celebratory fervour.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
Have to have the will to be surprised by life: Mouni
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) With three films in her kitty including "Romeo Akbar Walter", actress Mouni Roy has managed to make a successful transition from small to the big screen. She says she is always ready to embrace the surprise that life has to offer.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over Rs 13 cr unaccounted cash seized in TN: EC
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Cash amounting to Rs 13.90 crore, being transported without proper papers, has been seized by flying squads across Tamil Nadu, a poll official said on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
Karnataka building collapse death toll reaches 10
Bengaluru, March 21 (IANS) The death toll in the building collapse in Karnataka's Dharwad on Tuesday rose to 10 with five more bodies retrieved from the debris on Thursday, the third day of search and rescue operations, according to the police.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Williamson named Player of the Year at NZC awards
Dubai, March 21 (IANS) Kiwi captain Kane Williamson claimed the coveted Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for Men's Player of the Year at the annual New Zealand Cricket (NZC) awards on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Infant falls into borewell, rescue efforts on
Hisar, March 21 (IANS) The efforts to rescue a one-year-old boy who fell into a 70-foot narrow borewell in the Balsamand village, Haryana, on Wednesday continued on Thursday, said officials.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three gunfights on in Valley, 1 militant killed (3rd Lead)
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) A militant was killed and two policemen and a civilian injured on Thursday as security forces and militants battled each other in three places in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Himachal's Manali sees more snowfall, rain in Shimla
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destination Manali and its nearby hill destinations received more snowfall in the past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Injured Kenyan striker Timbe set to be back in May
Nairobi, March 21 (IANS) Beijing Renhe striker Ayub Timbe has spoken about his knee surgery and said he will be ready for Kenya camp in May, ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt from June 21 to July 19.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Football
Sushant, Tushar Pandey bond over Delhi
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Tushar Pandey, who have a connection with Delhi, have been bonding over the city while shooting for their film "Chhichhore" here.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No talks of merger with AIADMK: AMMK leader Dhinakaran
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) AMMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Thursday categorically refuted Madurai Aadheenam (Mutt) head Arunagiri Nathar's statement that talks being held for its merger with the ruling AIADMK.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Smoking strong pot daily increases psychosis risks
London, March 21 (IANS) Amid growing decriminalisation of cannabis use, a new study warns that daily cannabis use, especially of high potency, is strongly linked to the risk of developing psychosis, a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
CRPF man guns down 3 colleagues, shoots self (2nd Lead)
Jammu, March 21 (IANS) In the first case of fratricidal firing in Jammu and Kashmir this year, a CRPF trooper shot dead three colleagues and then shot and seriously wounded himself in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
IPL 2019: 5 power hitters set for fresh fireworks
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) With just a couple of days left for the start of the annual T20 festival -- the Indian Premier League (IPL) -- fans across the country are eagerly awaiting fireworks from some big hitters in the business.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Saudia told to compensate passenger for flight delay
Jeddah, March 21 (IANS) A court has ordered Saudi Arabian Airlines or Saudia to compenstate a passenger and his family with about $16,430 because their flight from Jeddah to New York was delayed by 21 hours.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights
China says more trade talks with US to be held
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) The next round of negotiations to end a trade war between China and the United States will take place in Beijing on March 28 and 29, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Two sentenced to life over Pakistani student's lynching
Islamabad, March 21 (IANS) A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday sentenced two more people to life imprisonment over the 2017 lynching of a university student accused of posting blasphemous content on Facebook.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
NASA to partner with 10 start-ups on new space tech
Washington, March 21 (IANS) NASA is inviting applications from start-ups to take part in a three-month pilot programme to develop new technologies for space.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Pregnancy makes Gemma feel like superwoman
London, March 21 (IANS) Actress Gemma Atkinson, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Gorka Marquez, says she feels like a superwoman.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
AI couldn't catch NZ attack video streaming: Facebook
San Francisco, March 21 (IANS) Facing flak for failure to block the live broadcast of the New Zealand terrorist attack last week, Facebook on Thursday said that its Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools were not "perfect" to detect the horrific video.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 sentenced to life in Dinakaran arson attack case
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court's Madurai bench on Thursday sentenced, to life imprisonment, nine people convicted in the 2007 Dinakaran newspaper burning case which left three persons dead.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Finch ready to bat down the order at World Cup
Dubai, March 21 (IANS) Australia's limited-overs captain and opener Aaron Finch is ready to bat down the order if situation demands in the ICC cricket World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Not contesting Lok Sabha elections, says Salman
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan on Thursday denied that he was campaigning for a political party or contesting himself in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Bollywood,Politics
Protests in Valley against teacher's custodial death
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Protests were held on Thursday in Srinagar city and Awantipora town of Jammu and Kashmir against the custodial death of the private school teacher this week.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Infosys, Roland-Garros team up for digital innovation
Paris, March 21 (IANS) Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, and Roland-Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament, also called the French Open, on Thursday announced a three-year strategic technology partnership.
2019-03-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis,Technology
Nitish celebrates Holi, no festivities for Lalu
Patna, March 21 (IANS) Bihar on Thursday celebrated Holi with fervour. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar celebrated only with dry colours but there were no festivities at the residence of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion
Tractor trolley overturns in MP, 4 killed, 6 injured
Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh), March 21 (IANS) Four persons were killed and six others injured when the tractor-trolley in which they were travelling overturned here on Wednesday night, police said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kuldeep to play Lord Ram in TV show
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) After playing Lord Vishnu and Krishna, actor Kuldeep Singh will essay the role of Lord Ram in the mythological TV show "Vighnaharta Ganesha".
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Holi thoughts from Bollywood
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar and Dilip Kumar share their thoughts on Holi which was celebrated on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion
Wish I was acting in 1980s, says Nandita Das
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Nandita Das, who is coming up with the remake of 1980s cult film "Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai", says 1980s was a great time for Indian cinema as the parallel cinema movement was at its peak in India then.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thousands converge for 'Hola Mohalla' celebrations
Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS) Tens of thousands of devotees converged in the Sikh holy town Anandpur Sahib on Thursday to offer prayers at Gurdwara Keshgarh Sahib during 'Hola Mohalla celebrations that coincides with Holi festival.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Bengal leaders participate in riot of colours
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) It was a riot of colours for different political leaders and a great opportunity to reach out to the people ahead of the Lok Sabha polls on Thursday as West Bengal celebrated Holi -- or "Dol Jatra" as it is called in this part of the country.
2019-03-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Manisha Koirala wants to explore more as an author
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) After writing about her battle against cancer in "Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life", actress Manisha Koirala says she wants to write more books and has a "couple of ideas" in her mind.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Three gunfights underway in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Two policemen and a civilian were injured on Thursday as security forces and militants battled each other in three places in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
One's presence is felt by the work she does: Nimrat
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Having successfully maintained a balance between her work internationally and in the Hindi film industry, actress Nimrat Kaur believes that one's presence is felt by the work he/she does and the statement it makes.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Norway difficult team in Euro qualifiers: Jordi Alba
Madrid, March 21 (IANS) With many new players set to debut for the Spanish national football team, Spain and Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba warned that Norway will likely give the La Roja a hard time when the teams square off in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
6 die as blasts hit Kabul New Year celebrations
Kabul, March 21 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 23 others wounded after three blasts hit New Year celebrations near a shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, officials said.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Forest cover in Bengal gone up by 4.29%: Mamata
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Marking the International Day of Forests on Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that forest cover in the state has gone up by 4.29 per cent.
2019-03-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
How to take care of skin and hair post Holi
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Holi colours can damage your skin and leave your hair lifeless for days. Use a good moisturizing face wash on your face after playing Holi and apply a clarifying shampoo to rinse colour from hair, say experts.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chinese President leaves for Italy, Monaco, France
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing on Thursday for state visits to Italy, Monaco and France.
2019-03-21
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
To get picked, you have to perform: Coulter-Nile
Dubai, March 21 (IANS) Australia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has said that in order to get picked for the World Cup squad, one has to perform rather than worrying about the selection.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand bans assault rifles after terror attack (Third Lead)
Wellington, March 21 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban on all military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles, six days after a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch left 50 people dead.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Best and worst fabrics for summer
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) It is important for you to take a closer look at the fabrics you opt to wear in summer, say experts.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ex-Colombia midfielder arrested on drug charges
Bogota, March 21 (IANS) Former Colombia international midfielder Jhon Viafara faced extradition to the United States after being arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking, Colombian officials said.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
FC Porto renew contract with Iker Casillas
Lisbon, March 21 (IANS) FC Porto has announced that goalkeeper Iker Casillas has signed a contract extension with the Portuguese club.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
IPL 2019: 5 death-over specialists to watch for
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) is considered to have a wide fan base and with games mostly going down the wire, it makes the league even more interesting. With several contests in the league going to the final over or the last delivery for a conclusion, every team comprises one or more death-over specialists.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Bollywood films are patriarchal: Soundarya Sharma
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Actress Soundarya Sharma says Bollywood films are patriarchal but times are changing as women-centric films are now taking over.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook brings quoted message replies to Messenger
San Francisco, March 21 (IANS) To help people not lose the threads of conversations on Messenger, Facebook has introduced the quoted message reply feature on its messaging platform, the media reported.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Scientists develop robotic swarm for medical use
New York, March 21 (IANS) Chinese scientists have developed a robotic system inspired by a colony of ants that can collectively achieve complex tasks like gathering large prey.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
Wrong dead body arrives from Saudi Arabia
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) In an embarrassing mix up, relatives of 28-year-old Rafeeq, who died of heart attack in Saudi Arabia last month, got a shock of their life when they opened the casket -- it had the body of a woman.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Theatres are killing themselves: Shekhar Kapur
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says the soaring costs of multiplexes are driving filmmakers to digital platforms and with the high prices the theatres are ultimately killing themselves.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kesari: Formulaic, forced patriotic tale (Movie review)
Movie: "Kesari"; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Edward Sonnenblick, R. Bhakti Klein, Mark Bennington; Director: Anurag Singh; Rating: **1/2 (2-and-a-half stars)
2019-03-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't want to get typecast: Composer Arko
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Singer-composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee, who is known for his romantic compositions "Abhi abhi", "Nazm nazm" and "Tere sang yaara", says he does not like to be typecast.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hope 'Lamberghini' features in a film: The Doorbeens
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) As their song "Lamberghini" created waves amongst music lovers in the country, Onkar Narang and Gautam Sharma from the musical group The Doorbeens are now hoping that their track gets featured in a Bollywood film.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Traditional Holi festival of Himachal concludes
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) The four-day traditional Holi folk festival of Sujanpur in Himachal Pradesh, which traces its origin to the erstwhile Katoch ruler Sansar Chand, concluded amidst fanfare on Thursday, the organisers said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Two policemen injured in Sopore gunfight
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Two policemen were injured on Thursday in an ongoing gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Women play leading role in Sikkim's developmental success (Comment)
Everyone knows that Sikkim is a small extraordinarily picturesque mountainous state tucked away in the Himalayas in the northeast of India. That indeed it is. Even today, there are only around 650,000 people living in the state. However, much less known about Sikkim to the rest of India - and also the world - is the exceptionally steady and silent progress in improving the lives of ordinary people that the state has recorded over the past two decades.
2019-03-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, March 21 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed on Thursday in Pakistani firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
It's going to be 20 out of 20 in Kerala: Congress
Kasargode (Kerala), March 21 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF in Kerala on Thursday denied the CPI-M's charge of an "unholy nexus" between the Congress and the BJP and asserted that it was going to win all 20 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Serial blasts hit New Year celebrations in Kabul
Kabul, March 21 (IANS) Several people were feared killed or injured after three blasts hit New Year celebrations near a shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, witnesses said.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Adhesive gel to repair eye injury without surgery
Washington, March 21 (IANS) American scientists have designed an adhesive gel that can seal wound or ulcers on the surface of the eye, thus sparing the need for eye surgery.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Nawazuddin loves watching English movies
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he loves watching English films even when the language eludes him sometimes.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
GDC: Intel to introduce new processors in Q2
San Francisco, March 21 (IANS) Computer chipmaker Intel on Thursday said that it will introduce a portfolio of high-performance mobile processors to power the laptops for gamers and creators in the second quarter of this year.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CRPF trooper kills three colleagues, shoots self
Jammu, March 21 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper shot dead three colleagues and then shot and seriously wounded himself in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Brain function gets better while inhaling
Jerusalem, March 21 (IANS) Israeli research has found that inhalation improves brain performance, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in Israel reported.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Corruption exists in all fields: Kabir Khan
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Kabir Khan, whose latest docu-drama titled "Roar of the Lion" revolves around the downfall of the Chennai Super Kings for match fixing, followed by their victorious comeback in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL), says that corruption exists in all fields and cricket is no exception.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Germany held to 1-1 draw by Serbia in friendly
Berlin, March 21 (IANS) Leon Goretzka's equalizer secured Germany a 1-1 draw with Serbia in an international friendly ahead of the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers. Germany took the reins from the kick off on home soil and created a couple of chances in the opening period.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Delhi records pleasant Thursday morning
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) It was a pleasant Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 16.6 degree Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
President, Vice President, PM extend Holi greetings
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Kit Harington on how GoT mirrors real-world politics
Los Angeles, March 21 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington has compared US President Donald Trump to the fantasy show's 'mad boy-king' Joffrey Baratheon.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Militants, security forces clash in Sopore
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) A gunfight started on Thursday between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Idai storm kills at least 360 in southern Africa
United Nations, March 21 (IANS) Cyclone Idai may be one of the worst natural disasters to hit southern Africa in living memory, said a UN spokesman of the storm that has killed at least 360 people.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
NPP legislators in Nagaland merge with NDPP
Dimapur, March 21 (IANS) The National Peoples Party (NPP) on Wednesday suffered a major setback when two of its legislators in Nagaland merged with the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDDP).
2019-03-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Mindy Kaling lands comedy drama for Netflix
Los Angeles, March 21 (IANS) Actress Mindy Kaling, who has Indian roots, is set to work on a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy show.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Statins effective against cancer-linked weight loss
Brasilia, March 21 (IANS) Besides known to treat high cholesterol, statins can also be used to take care of rapid weight loss, weakness and wasting of the body due to cancer, Brazilian researchers have found.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Industry comes forward to help actor-turned-watchman
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Rather than facing the pain and humiliation of penury, the out-of-work senior actor Savi Sidhu opted to take on the job of a watchman at a high-rise building in the suburbs of Mumbai. After his story went viral this week, Savi is flooded with offers to return to cinema.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Conspirator in US guilty in India-based tech support scam
New York, March 21 (IANS) A $3 million India-based tech support scam that defrauded hundreds of Americans and dented India's reputation has been busted with a conspirator in the scheme admitting his role in court, according to US officials.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Technology
Facebook unveils new VR headset Oculus Rift S at GDC
San Francisco, March 21 (IANS) Facebook has unveiled Oculus Rift S, a new version of its PC headset Oculus Rift, at the ongoing Game Developers Conference (GDC) here.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Heart attack kills AIADMK MLA Kanagaraj
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) AIADMK legislator R. Kanagaraj, representing the Sulur Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, died of heart attack on Thursday morning, said police.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
IPL: DC fans kept away from Kotla for security reasons
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Almost 12,000 fans had turned up at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai when Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings played an inter-squad practice game last Sunday. In stark contrast, Delhi Capitals have played two practice games this season at the Ferozeshah Kotla but in front of empty stands as fans werent let into the stadium.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand outlaws assault rifles
Wellington, March 21 (IANS) Military style semi-automatic weapons (MSSA) and assault rifles are to be banned in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday, a week after 50 people were massacred in two mosques by an Australian man.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
US envoy to discuss Afghanistan with Russia, China
Washington, March 21 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will host his counterparts of Russia, China and the European Union to discuss the Afghan peace process.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Here's what Holi means to TV stars
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) For actors like Tejasswi Prakash and Adnan Khan, Holi is more than just a festival of colours and sweets. It is the time to renew relationships, do away with negativity and express love to dear ones.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Holi 2019: B-Town sends out colourful wishes to fans
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Bollywood actors including Madhuri Dixit Nene, Akshay Kumar, Hema Malini and Hrithik Roshan on Thursday sent out Holi wishes to their fans, urging them to enjoy a safe and happy festival of colours.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Di Maria ruled out of Argentina friendlies
Buenos Aires, March 21 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain forward Angel di Maria has been cut from Argentina's squad for friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco because of a quadriceps injury, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
South America confident of winning bid to host 2030 WC
Buenos Aires, March 21 (IANS) A South American bid is the front runner to be awarded the hosting right for the 2030 FIFA World Cup, according to the head of the region's football governing body.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Cardiovascular events cause 58% deaths among diabetics
Mexico City, March 21 (IANS) Fifty-eight percent of deaths among people with type 2 diabetes are due to cardiovascular events, a leading Mexican expert has said.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Mexico,Health/Medicine
Noah Centineo may take on He-Man's role
Los Angeles, March 21 (IANS) Actor Noah Centineo is in talks to play He-Man in the "Masters of the Universe" reboot.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Balance of two enzymes may help treat pancreatic cancer
Los Angeles, March 21 (IANS) A new research has set the stage for clinicians to potentially use levels of a pancreatic cancer patient's PHLPP1 and PKC enzymes as a prognostic and for researchers to develop new therapeutic drugs that change the balance of the two enzymes as a means to treat the disease.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
New Zealand bans assault, military style rifles
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced new gun laws banning all military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
CRPF trooper kills 3 colleagues, shoots himself
Jammu, March 21 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper shot dead three colleagues before shooting and seriously wounding himself in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district, police said on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
New Zealand bans semi-automatic, assault rifles
Wellington, March 21 (IANS) Military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned under stronger new gun laws announced by the New Zealand government on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Trump complains about John McCain funeral
Washington, March 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has attacked the late Senator John McCain, complaining that he "didn't get a thank you" for his state funeral.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
US stocks close mixed amid Fed announcement
New York, March 21 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed amid the Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy announcement.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Driver hijacks school bus in Italy, sets it on fire
Rome, March 21 (IANS) A bus carrying 51 schoolchildren has allegedly been hijacked by its driver and set alight near Milan in Italy.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday left interest rates unchanged after concluding a two-day policy meeting, in a move that met market expectations and reflected the central bank's patient approach regarding monetary policy changes.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Tired public needs Brexit decision: Theresa May
London, March 21 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has told the public she is "on their side", laying the blame for the delay to Brexit squarely with MPs.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Dreaded woman Maoist leader killed in Chhattisgarh
Bhopal, March 21 (IANS) A dreaded woman Maoist leader accused in the murder of Madhya Pradesh minister Likhiram Kawre in 1999 has been gunned down in Chhattisgarh, police said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism
Jindal varsity raises bar for quality education
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Access, equity and excellence are key challenges for improving the quality of higher education in India and the institutions, both private and public, need introspection if these goals of diversity and inclusion are being met.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Elle and HP: Giving personalised content
Houston, March 21 (IANS) In the Instagram era you have to be photo-ready, is what Nina Garcia, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Magazine said about her meeting with Enrique Lores, HP's president imaging and printing.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
China's Xi visiting Italy, various accords to be signed
Rome, March 21 (IANS/AKI) Italy's populist Premier Giuseppe Conte will hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping here on Saturday during the latter's visit to Italy aimed at boosting economic and political ties, it was announced on Wednesday.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Italian Senate votes against trial of hardline minister
Rome, March 21 (IANS/AKI) Over half of Italy's upper house of parliament voted on Wednesday against sending hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini to trial in the case of 177 migrants he detained for 10 days on a coastguard ship in August, Senate immunity panel chairman Maurizio Gasparri announced soon after voting began.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Mallya, Modi, Choksi fled because of chowkidar's fear'
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Slamming the Congress after the arrest of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo on Wednesday said that some corrupt businessmen fled the country because they knew the "chowkidar" is in power and that no UPA leaders would be able to save them.
2019-03-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Integrity important, not award: 'Badhaai Ho' writer
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) "Badhaai Ho" writer Akshat Ghildial, who along with co-writer Shantanu Srivastava, withdrew their names from this year's Filmfare Awards, says an award is not more important than their integrity.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy unable to solve aid worker's abduction in Kenya
Rome, March 20 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities "continue to follow" the case of 23-year-old Italian aid worker Silvia Romano, who was kidnapped in southern Kenya in November "but haven't yet got to the bottom of it", Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Government enters cockpit to curb air fare hike
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it was working with the airlines to increase capacity across sectors to keep a check on spiralling air fares.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pro-Trinamool men at Bengal CEO's office, BJP alleges
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Questioning the content of the show-cause notice sent by the Election Commission to Union Minister Babul Supriyo on a campaign song, the BJP on Wednesday alleged pro-Trinamool Congress officers were deployed in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Nirav Modi's arrest a 'got-up match': Mamata
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday refused to give any credit to the Narendra Modi-led government for the arrest of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in London and termed it a "got-up match".
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Fight global problems together, UN to developing nations
Buenos Aires, March 20 (IANS/AKI) The world needs to harness the power of exchanges between countries in the Global South if it is to reduce poverty and malnutrition while rising to the challenges posed by population growth and climate change, the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
LF contesting two Bengal LS seats held by Congress
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The Left Front on Wednesday announced its candidates for two of the four Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal it had so far left for the Congress, as chances of a seat adjustment between the two parties receded further.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC sends show cause notice to two Trinamool leaders
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday slapped showcause notices on Trinamool Congress leaders Jitendra Kumar Tiwari and Anubrata Mondal, following the BJP's complaint against the duo and two state ministers from the ruling party for violation of the model code of conduct.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rs. 34.90 lakh seized in poll-bound Arunachal Pradesh
Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) Central agencies monitoring the election process in northeastern states have seized an amount of Rs 34.90 lakh in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
High fares dent February air passenger growth
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic growth slowed further in February owing to high air fares even as airlines continued to cancel flights due to various reasons.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Engaged with UK to extradite Nirav Modi soonest: MEA
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India on Wednesday Awelcomed the arrest of bank fraud accused Nirav Modi in London and said it continues to actively follow up the matter with British authorities concerned to extradite him at the earliest.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fox-Disney deal makes Murdoch's children billionaires
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's six children will become billionaires with the closing of the $71 billion deal by the Walt Disney Company to acquire 21st Century Fox.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Media
KKR balanced side with more pace options: Kallis
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Head coach Jacques Kallis feels two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are as balanced as they can be going into the new season with more fast bowling options than last year.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Mayawati not to fight LS poll but open to role at Centre
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will not contest Lok Sabha elections so as to be able to campaign effectively across the country but also indicated that her decision did not mean she was ruling herself out of the post-poll Prime Ministerial sweepstakes.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi harps on 'Mai Bhi Chowkidar, flays Rahul
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a veiled attack on opposition parties for raising questions over the Indian Air Force's (IAF) targeted strike against terrorists in Balakot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday the attack took place in Pakistan but the trouble was felt in India by the "tukde-tukde gang."
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Who let Nirav Modi escape, Priyanka asks BJP (2nd Lead)
Varanasi/Chandauli/Mirzapur, March 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for describing the arrest of absconding PNB fraud case accused Nirav Modi in London as an achievement, asking who let him flee.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
India thrash Bangladesh to reach SAFF final
Biratnagar (Nepal), March 20 (IANS) The Indian women's football team secured its berth in the final of the SAFF Women's Championship for the fifth time in a row with a clinical 4-0 win over Bangladesh at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Two arrested, 1.5 kg opium seized in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) The crime branch of the Gurugram Police on Wednesday arrested two persons and seized 1.560 kg fine quality opium worth Rs 25 lakh in the international market on the Gurgaon-Alwar national highway near Maruti Kunj crossing.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Setback for Marans in illegal telephone exchange case
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) In a set back for the Maran brothers - Sun TV promoter Kalanithi Maran and former Union Minister and DMK's Lok Sabha candidate Dayanidhi Maran - and others, the Madras High Court on Wednesday declined to quash the charges framed against them in the illegal telephone exchange case.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Could NC, Congress afriendly Dangal' prove costly in J&K? (Dangal 2019)
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The Regional National Conference (NC) and the Congress on Wednesday decided to forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in J&K.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
ED to sell Nirav Modi's 173 paintings, 11 cars
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will soon start the auction of 173 paintings and 11 vehicles of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi after it obtained permission from a special court in Mumbai on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Imtiaz Ali's film locks V-Day 2020 release date
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali's yet to-be-titled film, starring Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan and Randeep Hooda, will release on Valentine's Day on February 14, 2020.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Speculations rife over Indian suitor for Jet Air
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) High-level officials from the government, the public sector banks and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here on Wednesday to discuss the future of financially-troubled Jet Airways in the backdrop of speculations that an Indian suitor is being searched to save the beleaguered carrier.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
KCR's son appears set to be his successor (Dangal 2019)
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) With Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao eyeing a key role in national politics in the post-poll scenario, his son K. T. Rama Rao appears set to take over the mantle.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jio adds most subscribers in January, says TRAI
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio led the subscription race in January 2018 with an addition of 93.24 lakh subscribers across the country, the highest among all the telecom service providers.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vodafone Idea gets SEBI nod for over 75% shareholding
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Vodafone Idea promoters have received market regulator SEBI's approval to exceed 75 per cent shareholding post rights issue with the condition that it will have to brought under that level within a year.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Social media sites to axe content in 3 hours
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, agreed on Wednesday to process any request from the Election Commission to take down content within three hours during the 48-hour period before voting days.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
18 fugitives brought back to India in five years
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Narendra Modi goverment has succeeded in bringing back 18 fugitive offenders, including alleged AgustaWestland deal middleman Christian Michel James, to India in the last five years and is strongly pursuing extradition cases of absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi and liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
Karnataka building crash toll rises to 5
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) The toll in the collapse of a multi-storey commercial building under construction in Karnataka's Dharwad on Tuesday rose to five, police said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why is Modi bailing out Jet Airways, asks Congress
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday questioned the Modi government's proposal to bail out Jet Airways which has registered over Rs 7,000 crore losses, and demanded to know if every private firm will be bailed out at the cost of the public exchequer.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
260 Jet pilots, grounded planes lessors approach SpiceJet
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Financially troubled Jet Airways seems to be headed towards more turbulence as around 260 of its pilots have applied to join SpiceJet, even as investors like public sector banks struggle to stitch a rescue plan for the airline.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Shiv Sena MLA quits, may join Congress
Nagpur, March 20 (IANS) In a shock to the Shiv Sena, its legislator from Warora in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district, Suresh alias Balu Dhanorkar, quit the party and his seat on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Serena joins Priyanka Chopra as Bumble investor
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Tennis star Serena Williams has joined actress Priyanka Chopra as an investor of social and dating application Bumble.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports,Technology
Modi bartering away national sovereignty: CPI-M
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Modi government is bartering away "nothing less than the national sovereignty of the country" by bowing down to the US over oil imports from Iran and Venezuela, the CPI-M has said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Will not allow RSS to run the country, says Rahul
Agartala, March 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the RSS would not be allowed to run the country and it is the people of the country, particularly the northeast region, would govern their land and nation.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
T-Series on verge of becoming No. 1 YouTube Channel
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Indian film production house and music label T-Series needs slightly more than 800 subscribers to beat Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie's channel and become the No 1 YouTube Channel.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
I consider Modiji an inspiration: Vivek Oberoi
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi, who plays the lead role in the upcoming biopic on Narendra Modi, considers the Prime Minister to be an inspiration.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Man arrested for uprooting 30 ATMs in Gurugram region
Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) A member of a Mewati gang responsible for uprooting 30 ATMs in the first half of last year and who subsequently went underground has been arrested here, the police saod.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More N-E people now supporting NPP ideology: Sangma
Shillong, March 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said people in the northeastern states have started accepting the ideology of the National People's Party (NPP).
2019-03-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Apple launches new AirPods with improved talk time
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Introducing its second generation of wireless headphones, Apple on Wednesday launched new AirPods designed to deliver more talk time.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi's arrest a 'got-up match', says Mamata
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday refused to give any credit to the Modi government for the arrest of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in London and termed it a "got-up match".
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Breast implant safety put under scanner by FDA
Washington, March 20 (IANS) After thousands of women reported that breast implants had caused them problems, like debilitating joint pain and fatigue, the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and researchers have started re-examining its safety.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Focus on Industry 4.0, emerging markets: HP
Houston, March 20 (IANS) HP could be targeting the $12 trillion business in manufacturing as it pushes, fine tunes and works furiously on its 3D printing technology -- what it terms Industry 4.0, said Dion Weisler, President and CEO of HP.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
J&K 'missing' file: Bukhari points finger at Mufti
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) A former Minister in the Mehbooba Mufti government, here on Wednesday, alleged that the file related to fake state subject certificates vanished at her door during the PDP-BJP rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Nirav Modi held in London, in police custody
London/New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has been arrested in London in connection with a Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case and was sent to police custody till March 29 after being denied bail.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Elle-HP mining data to give personalised content
Houston, March 20 (IANS) In the Instagram era you have to be photo-ready, is what Nina Garcia, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Magazine said about her meeting with Enrique Lores, HP's president imaging and printing.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Trinamool's Mimi wants to lend people a voice before making promises (Dangal 2019)
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Glamorous Bengali actress Mimi Chakraborty is banking on the love showered by the people on her through the years as she now canvasses for votes in the lanes and alleys of the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Politics
India is key focus area, 3D printers next big thing
Houston, March 20 (IANS) India is a very attractive market with high brand recognition for a computer hardware producer like HP, said HP Inc's President for Asia Pacific and Japan, Tian Chong Ng.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Alok Industries stocks surge for 9th straight day
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The share price of Alok Industries continued its rally for the ninth consecutive day on Wednesday on positive investor sentiments after the company's acquisition proposal by Reliance Industries and JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Company was cleared by the NCLT.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
President extends Holi greetings
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi, calling it "a celebration of spring and of our sense of fraternity".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Brazil gunmen shoot at convoy carrying nuclear fuel
Rio de Janeiro, March 20 (IANS) Gunmen attacked a convoy of trucks carrying uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, police said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Made Modi biopic with honesty: Sandip Ssingh
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Producer Sandip Ssingh says the team of "PM Narendra Modi" film is trying to present a true story in an honest manner to the audience.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
2019 polls most crucial since Independence: Yechury
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India is facing the "most crucial" elections after Independence where the criterion for deciding whom to vote for will not be the government's mere performance, but the fact that our secular democracy is in peril and has to be saved, said CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NZ shooting: Tech firms asked to brief US Congress
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Technology companies, including Facebook and Twitter, have been asked to brief the US Congress on March 27 regarding their response to dissemination of the video of the New Zealand terrorists attack on their platforms.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Politics
May writes to EU seeking Brexit delay
London, March 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday wrote to the European Union seeking extension of the Brexit negotiation until June 30 to allow her time to secure backing of Parliament, which has twice rejected her current proposal.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
World Cup to be most open till date: Kallis
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The upcoming cricket World Cup will be the most open till date keeping in mind the format, feels South African legend Jacques Kallis.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports
People should face some kind of criticism: Varun
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan says that people should always face some kind of criticism as it helps them to grow in life.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stalin hits campaign trail from father's birthplace
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) A day after releasing the party's Lok Sabha election manifesto, DMK President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday hit the campaign trail from Tiruvarur, his father and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's birthplace.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Disney now owns Star India after $71bn Fox deal
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) With the closing of the $71 billion deal with 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company now owns Indian TV giant Star, a Mumbai-based media company with dozens of sports and entertainment channels.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Social media sites to axe content in 3 hours
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, agreed on Wednesday to process any request from the Election Commission to take down content within three hours during the 48-hour period before voting days.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
Big B is always extra sweet towards me: Ranbir
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor says his "Brahmastra" co-star Amitabh Bachchan is always extra sweet towards him because he treats him like family.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manipuri dancer explores human cost of war
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The plight of refugees and their constant state of movement and instability became the central theme of "1 Sq Ft", a contemporary dance act by Manipuri choreographer Surjit Nongmeikapam, who was first inspired by the horrors of the World World II wreckage in Manipur.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Art/Culture/Books
Stillborn baby's head dismembered during delivery
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) In a tragic incident, the head of a baby that had died in its mother's womb got separated during delivery at the primary health centre in Koovathur village in the Kancheepurm district, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
It's right time to release Modi biopic: Omung Kumar
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The makers of "PM Narendra Modi" received a lot of flak for planning to release the movie on April 12, a day after the first phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections. But the date was changed to April 5.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Dangal 2019,Bollywood,National
Yes Bank to hire CAs for checking fraud
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Private lender Yes Bank has advertised for employing Chartered Accountants for the position of 'Quality Control Financial Crime' in Kolkata.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
USFDA approves first drug for postpartum depression
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD) in adult women.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Who let Nirav Modi escape, Priyanka asks BJP
Chandauli/Varanasi/Mirzapur, March 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for describing the arrest of absconding PNB fraud case accused Nirav Modi in London as an achievement, asking who let him flee.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
India should focus on neighbours first: Ex-IAF chief
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Stressing that world peace will depend on how India and China manage their relations, former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal (Retired) Arup Raha on Wednesday said both the countries ignore each other but India should focus on a "neighbours first" policy.
2019-03-20
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Mindtree board defers decision on buyback of shares
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) IT services firm Mindtree's board on Wednesday deferred its decision on the proposed buyback of shares to a later unspecified date.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Rift widens between EB club & investor over Super Cup
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The growing divide in the East Bengal ranks has widened further in the last couple of days. While Quess East Bengal and investing company Quess did not attend the meeting of the executive committee of the club on Monday - to decide on participation in the Super Cup - Quess chairman Ajit Issac was present when the nine I-League clubs met in Chennai to shoot off a letter to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'How to Train...: Brilliant animation, slack story
Film: "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"; Director: Dean DeBlois; Voice Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Justin Rupple, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kit Harington, F. Murray Abraham; Rating: **1/2
2019-03-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Chowkidar Chor Hai' slogan defamed watchmen: Modi
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his "Chowkidar Chor Hai" (watchman is the thief) jibe, saying some people in the last few months have run a disinformation campaign against "chowkidars" (watchmen) for their "vested interests".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CBI arrests AAI Executive Director for taking bribe
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday arrested an Executive Director of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for accepting Rs 4 lakh as bribe from Bright Shine Services, a Chennai-based airport ground handling firm.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU fines Google $1.7 bn for unfair online ad rules
Brussels, March 20 (IANS) The European Union's antitrust regulators on Wednesday fined Google 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for abusing its dominance in the online search market by blocking rivals.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Technology
Aseemanand among 4 acquitted in Samjhauta blast
Panchkula (Haryana), March 20 (IANS) A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Wednesday acquitted all four accused, including Hindu leader Swami Aseemanand, in the February 2007 Samjhauta Express train blast which killed 68 people, mostly Pakistanis.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Huawei to launch Mate X foldable phone in India
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Premium smartphone maker Huawei on Wednesday said it would launch its foldable 5G smartphone 'Mate X' in India in 2019.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Leaders only talk war, don't send kin to fight one'
Bhopal, March 20 (IANS) Unhappy with political parties preaching war as the only way to teach Pakistan a lesson, S.N. Subbarao, a Gandhian, on Wednesday said parties that
2019-03-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian artists for 58th Venice Biennale announced
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Works of seven modern and contemporary artists, including Nandalal Bose and Atul Dodiya, will figure at the Indian pavilion in its second-ever participation in the prestigious Venice Biennale which begins in May.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sensex ends flat on high stock-specific volatility
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Key equity indices closed on a flat note on Wednesday owing to high stock-specific volatility, after having surged for the last seven consecutive days.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SAFF Women's Cup: India hammer Bangladesh 4-0
Biratnagar (Nepal), March 20 (IANS) The Indian women's team secured their berth in the final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women's Championship for the fifth time in a row with a clinical 4-0 win over Bangladesh here on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Aseemanand among 4 acquitted in Samjhauta blast
Panchkula (Haryana), March 20 (IANS) A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Wednesday acquitted all four accused, including Hindu leader Swami Aseemanand, in the 2007 Samjhauta Express train blast which killed 68 people, mostly Pakistanis.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Eating fish may help reduce asthma risk 70%: Study
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) Eating fish oil, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, can help reduce the risk of asthma by nearly 70 per cent, finds a study.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
BSP leader Chandraprakash Mishra joins BJP
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Chandraprakash Mishra, who contested against Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in 2004, on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Swiss badminton chief says following Indian model
Engelberg (Switzerland), March 20 (IANS) With Switzerland set to host the BWF World Championships in August this year, Swiss Badminton President Robbert de Kock has said that he wants to popularise the game in his country by following the Indian model which elevated the game in the country against all odds and was now producing world class shuttlers.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
1971 war hero who set up Bangladesh Navy dies
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The 1971 India-Pakistan war hero, Captain M.N. Samant of the Indian Navy, who helped set up the foundation of the Bangladesh Navy, passed away here on Wednesday following cardiac arrest, an official said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Minor raped, murdered by kin, 4 arrested
Bhopal, March 20 (IANS) A 12-year old girl was raped and beheaded by three of her brothers and her uncle in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh, the police said on Wednesday. Her uncle, aunt, and two of her brothers were arrested by the police on Monday, while one brother is still on the run.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Only Modi can ensure national security: Palaniswami
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday reiterated national security is important for a democratic country like India and only Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the capability to ensure this.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Czech model jailed in Pakistan for smuggling heroin
Lahore, March 20 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sentenced a Czech model arrested last year on charges of attempting to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi to eight years and eight months in jail.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Congress' popular face in Vindhya Himadri joins BJP
Bhopal, March 20 (IANS) In a jolt to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, the party's popular face in the Vidhya region, Himadri Singh, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), here on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
J&K ropes in Tatas to promote IT-enabled services
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday decided to rope in the Tatas to promote IT-enabled services in the state.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy,Technology
Imran wishes Hindus 'very happy, peaceful' Holi
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday wished the Hindu community in Pakistan "a very happy and peaceful Holi".
2019-03-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Congress leaves 5 seats for Left Front in Bengal
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Amid the ongoing impasse over sharing of seats for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the Congress on Wednesday decided to leave five seats for the Left Front, but said it would field candidates in the two seats won by the Left parties in the last general elections in 2014.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
ED allowed to question Geelani's son-in-law
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to question Altaf Ahmad Shah, son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, and two others who are in judicial custody on charges of funding terrorist activities.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Robert Vadra moves HC seeking quashing of FIR
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, knocked the door of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking quashing of a first information report (FIR) in a money laundering case.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tokyo 2020 Olympic relay torch design unveiled
Tokyo, March 20 (IANS) The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organisers, here on Wednesday, unveiled the design of its relay torch, inspired by Japan's cherry blossoms.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Man gets life sentence for 2002 Godhra train burning
Ahmedabad, March 20 (IANS) A Special SIT Court set up at the Sabarmati Central Jail in Gujarat on Wednesday sentenced one more person to life imprisonment for the 2002 Godhra train carnage.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mayawati not to contest LS election
Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday declared that she will not contest the Lok Sabha elections and asked party activists not to get disheartened over her decision as there were legal provisions for her to get elected within six months.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Instagram beta in-app shopping feature in US
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram has launched the beta version of its in-app shopping feature in the US that would allow over a billion users to buy products tagged in images or videos without having to leave the platform.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Doctors, lawyers, businessmen in MNM's first LS list
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Doctors, advocates, a former IPS officer, a retired district judge, and businessmen figure among the candidates fielded by Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) from Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tokayev sworn in as new President of Kazakhstan
Astana, March 20 (IANS) Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday was sworn in as the President of Kazakhstan, following resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev, 78, after almost 30-year rule on Tuesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Kazakhstan,Politics
UAE man sacked, deported for celebrating NZ attack
Dubai, March 20 (IANS) A company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said they have fired and deported one of their employees for posting a comment on Facebook celebrating the terror attacks in New Zealand.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
J&K Governor praises boy on receiving Shaurya Chakra
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday congratulated the Kashmiri boy on receiving the 'Shaurya Chakra' for tackling militants in the Shopian district.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Delhi have one of the best bowling attack: Ishant
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Delhi Capitals' pacer Ishant Sharma wants to take wickets than just bowling well in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The fast bowler, picked for Rs 1.10 crore in the auction, feels this Delhi team has the arsenal to go all out and win the title. The team has the perfect combination of fast and spin bowlers, he said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
PNB stocks surge over 4% after Nirav Modi's arrest
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The Punjab National Bank (PNB) stock surged over 4 per cent on Wednesday following the arrest in the UK of Nirav Modi, who is accused in the Rs 13,500- crore PNB fraud case reported last year.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Young cricketer dies after collapsing while batting
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) A 22-year-old city based cricketer fell ill during a friendly match and died here on Wednesday, hospital sources said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
High-level US-China trade talks to resume: Officials
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Negotiators for the US and China have scheduled a new round of high-level trade talks in Beijing and Washington, aiming to close a deal by late April to end the year-long dispute between the worlds two largest economies.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Long time before Nirav Modi is extradited: Top UK law expert
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) It could probably be a long time before absconding Mumbai diamantaire Nirav Modi - who was arrested by the London Police on Wednesdy - would actually face the extradition process initiated by the Indian government, a top British law expert said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Theresa May not to seek long delay of Brexit
London, March 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May will not seek a long delay to the Brexit process when she asks European Union leaders for more time to secure Parliament's backing for a withdrawal deal, which has twice rejected her current proposal, a government official said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
New Opera mobile browser with built-in VPN in India
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Opera Internet browser on Wednesday released a new version of its mobile app called "Opera for Android 51" that comes with a free built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to safeguard the online privacy and security of over 160 million VPN users in India.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India out to break AFC U-23 cup qualification jinx
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India U-23 football team head coach Derrick Pereira on Wednesday named ten 19-year-olds and even one 16-year-old in India's 23-member squad for the AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from March 22.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Many political biopics to hit screen ahead of polls
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) From Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic to a film on Congress President Rahul Gandhi's life and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's mysterious death, filmmakers are trying to look through the political prism for their celluloid projects.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Bollywood,Politics
Funskool new unit with Rs 25 cr outlay in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Targeting 50 per cent of its turnover from overseas, plastic moulded toys major Funskool (India) Ltd on Wednesday commissioned its new unit at Ranipet, said a top company official.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
NASA probe finds water-bearing minerals on Bennu
New York, March 20 (IANS) A team of scientists from NASA have discovered the evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Pramod Sawant wins trust vote in Goa (Roundup)
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the Goa Assembly and pledged to carry forward his late predecessor Manohar Parrikar's vision of "positive thinking".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BJP, Congress field star campaigners in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, March 20 (IANS) Campaigning for the April 11 Lok Sabha election in Uttarakhand is set to heat up when top politicians and film stars hit the campaign trail.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Protests in Bangladesh as student dies in accident
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) Students in parts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Wednesday took to the streets in protest against a student's death in an incident of rash driving.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League clubs open to rethink Super Cup participation
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Nine I-League clubs have written to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kusal Das expressing their desire to participate in the Super Cup.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Congress-NC alliance for Lok Sabha polls in J&K
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The Congress and the National Conference (NC) on Wednesday announced a pre-poll alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir but said there will be "s friendly contest" in Anantnag and Baramulla.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Kunal Kemmu gets injured while shooting for 'Abhay'
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu got injured while shooting for his web series "Abhay".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonakshi a talented actress: 'Bhuj' director
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Abhishek Dudhaiya says Sonakshi Sinha is a talented actresss.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google unveils Cloud gaming service Stadia
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Google has unveiled its Cloud gaming service called Stadia at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) here.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Elli, Shantanu in QARAN's music video
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Elli AvrRam and actor-choreographer Shantanu Maheshwari have come together to star in composer QARANs music video of his song "Haaye oye".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centre urged to ban tobacco promotion in Filmfare Awards
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A Delhi health official has written to the Central government to stop the advertisement, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco brands in the 64th Filmfare Awards slated to be held in Mumbai on Saturday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Cinema/Showbiz
No deadlock in Mahagathbandhan over seats: Tejashwi
Patna, March 20 (IANS) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has denied reports of a deadlock over seats in the "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance) in Bihar, saying it has been finalised and will be announced after the Holi.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
More browser options for European Android users
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Google will now ask European Android users their browser and search engine preferences, following a regulatory action against the company for the way it bundles softwares in its mobile operating system (OS).
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
1971 war hero who set up Bangladesh Navy dies
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The 1971 India-Pakistan war hero, Captain M.N. Samant of the Indian Navy, who helped set up the foundation of the Bangladesh Navy, passed away here on Wednesday following cardiac arrest, an official said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ED set to question Geelani's son-in-law
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to question Altaf Ahmad Shah, son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, and others who are in judicial custody on charges of funding terrorist activities.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Diamantaire Nirav Modi arrested in London
London/New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was on Wednesday arrested in London on charges of defrauding on a huge loan taken from the Punjab National Bank (PNB), official sources said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
1 bn Indians live in water scarce areas: Report
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) As many as one billion people in India live in areas of physical water scarcity, of which 600 million are in areas of high to extreme water stress, according to a new report.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Manimeghlai, Shruti shine at World Summer Games
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Specially-abled women cyclist Manimeghlai and Shruti from SOS India have won gold and silver medals, respectively, in 500 metre at Special Olympics World Summer Games, in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chennai City take pole position in I-League awards
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Newly crowned champions Chennai City FC, were presented with the Hero I-League trophy at a ceremony, here on Wednesday. The trophy was handed over to the Coimbatore-based club by All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das and I-League Chief Executive Officer Sunando Dhar.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
TRS hits century as 9th Congress MLA defects
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) The ruling TRS' tally in the Telangana Assembly reached 100 on Wednesday as another MLA of the main opposition Congress party switched loyalty.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP may deny tickets to sitting MPs in Jharkhand
Ranchi, March 20 (IANS) With winnability being emphasised as the main criterion in deciding candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, Jharkhand's ruling BJP may deny tickets to some of its sitting MPs.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Piping hot tea raises esophageal cancer risk: Study
New York, March 20 (IANS) Love to drink your tea piping hot? Beware, it could raise the risk of esophageal cancer, finds a study.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa CM Pramod Sawant wins trust vote
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state Assembly and pledged to carry forward his late predecessor Manohar Parrikar's vision of "positive thinking".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Exodus continues from BJD as MP, MLA resign
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) The exodus from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha continued with Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh and Daspalla MLA Purna Chandra Nayak resigning from the party on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
JGU launches report on higher education in India
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched a report on improving higher education quality in India, a statement from the university said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Oscar Isaac speaks up on Batman casting rumours
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Oscar Isaac has denied rumours that he will be the next actor to play Batman, but has hinted that he was interested in the role.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Limited downside to L&T's valuation in takeover'
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A report on Tuesday said it sees limited downside to diversified conglomerate Larsen and Toubro's (L&T) valuation in its hostile bid to take controlling stake in leading IT services firm Mindtree.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi arrested in London
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was on Wednesday arrested in London in connection with a Rs 3,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan default case, official sources here said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Gobar-wood' to reduce pollution levels in Agra this holi
Agra, March 20 (IANS) An experimental project to produce "gobar-wood" for holi has offered new hope to bring down pollution levels in the Taj city.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
HC allows JNUSU to attend welfare meetings
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted interim relief to the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) to attend important welfare meetings, staying a varsity's notification till July 17.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Akshay defeated by woman officer in mock fight
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Ahead of the release of his film "Kesari", actor Akshay Kumar visited a BSF camp and performed a mock fight with a woman officer here.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dynastic politics destroyed institutions: Modi
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attacked the Congress for its "dynastic politics" and said its biggest casualty are the institutions.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Alphons, Vadakan likely to figure in Kerala BJP list
Kochi, March 20 (IANS) Among those likely to figure in the list of candidates of the Kerala BJP, includes Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons and new entrant and former Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan, besides senior state leaders.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
IPL: 5 players who could be playing their last season
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Since 2008, the yearly edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has served as a launchpad for several budding talents and it is expected that this year will also be no different. The 2019 season meanwhile, could also be the last time when fans will witness some of their favourite stars in action in the cash-rich league. A number of stars have dominated the game in the past. However, with age being a factor, they could be featuring in the tournament for the final time.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tax payers' money to save Jet Airways: Congress
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said the government intended to bring a bailout package for the cash-strapped Jet Airways - partly owned by foreign investors - using Indian tax payers' money.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Pawan Kalyan's brother Naga Babu to fight LS polls
Amaravati, March 20 (IANS) Actor and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan's brother Naga Babu on Wednesday joined the party and was immediately named the party candidate for the Narsapuram Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NCP jolted as ex-Maharashtra Dy CM's son joins BJP
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Ranjitsinh V. Mohite-Patil, son of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, was formally welcomed into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Floriculture in Himachal to get boost
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) Floriculture in Himachal Pradesh is to get a boost as the Dr Y.S. Parmar University and Forestry's research station has been designated as the 'lead centre of dahlia testing' in the country, the university said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt win Zee Cine Awards
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who wooed the audience with his power-packed performances in movies "Padmaavat" and "Simmba" last year, has bagged the Best Actor in a Leading Role award at Zee Cine Awards 2019.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India 'attractive' location for global filmmakers
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) With films like "Period. End Of Sentence" and "Village Rockstars" from India's interiors reaching international audiences, the country is becoming one of the favourite destinations for global filmmakers. The Film Facilitation Office (FFO), with the support of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, is easing the process of filming in India that is empowering the local ecosystem and tourism.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Congress alone can protect Northeast people: Rahul
Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said it is his party alone which can protect the culture, language and history of the people of the Northeast, and claimed to have blocked the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Rajya Sabha.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CPI-M issues second list of candidates for LS polls
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday named 20 more candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Disney seals $71 bn deal for 21st Century Fox
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) After more than a year of working to get the final approval, Disney has officially sealed the deal on its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
5 unmarried couples whipped publicly in Indonesia
Jakarta, March 20 (IANS) Five unmarried couples were on Wednesday flogged publicly in Indonesia - the world's largest Muslim-majority country that practices Sharia or strict Islamic law.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
NC, Congress announce pre-poll pact
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The Congress and the National Conference on Wednesday announced a seat-sharing pact for the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir but will have "friendly fights" in two places -- Baramulla and Anantnag.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey
Istanbul, March 20 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Turkey on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported as yet, authorities said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Tashkent...' director on releasing film during polls
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, whose upcoming movie "Tashkent Files" is set to release during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, says only an "idiot or a guilty person" can call the movie a propaganda and that it is about a "citizen's right to truth".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Politics
Karnataka building crash toll rises to 4
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of a multi-storey commercial building under construction in Dharwad in Karnataka on Wednesday rose to four, police said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung plans to expand investment in AI, 5G
Seoul, March 20 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co on Wednesday said it will propel technology innovations to tackle the unfavourable business environment and foster new growth drivers such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G.
2019-03-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Political campaign spends on social media a mystery (IANS Special)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Despite all the efforts put in place by social media companies to show who is paying for the political advertisements on their platforms, the users may not know the actual amount spent to run political campaigns on these websites.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Politics
Sotheby's to sell Paleolithic woolly mammoth skeleton
Hong Kong, March 20 (IANS) After works of art, auction house Sotheby's will sell rare objects of historical importance, including the skeleton of a giant woolly mammoth, a species from the Paleolithic period that went extinct around 12,000 BC.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Former BJP MP joins Congress, may contest LS polls
Patna, March 20 (IANS) Former BJP MP from Bihar's Purnea district, Uday Singh, on Wednesday joined the Congress and is likely to contest the Lok Sabha polls from the Purnea seat.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Salman Khan gifts luxury car to Katrina Kaif?
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif is the owner of a new luxury car Range Rover, which was reportedly gifted by her former boyfriend and superstar Salman Khan.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indonesia floods, landslides toll crosses 107
Jakarta, March 20 (IANS) The death toll in flash floods and landslides in Papua province of eastern Indonesia crossed 107 on Wednesday, while the search for 93 missing persons shifted to residential areas buried under mud, rubble and wooden logs, officials and rescuers said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Goa CM Pramod Sawant wins trust vote
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state Assembly.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
NASA probe makes new discoveries on asteroid Bennu
Washington, March 20 (IANS) NASA's first asteroid-sampling mission OSIRIS-REx has observed particle plumes erupting from the surface of Bennu, an asteroid the size of the pyramid at Giza.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
HC notice to Daati Maharaj on CBI challenging bail
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked self-styled godman Daati Maharaj and others to file a response on a CBI plea seeking cancellation of their anticipatory bail in a rape case.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
2 killed, 1 hurt in oil tanker fire near S. Korea
Seoul, March 20 (IANS) Two sailors were killed and one injured when a fire broke out on an oil tanker on Wednesday morning off the southern coast of South Korea, according to media reports.
2019-03-20
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa CM becomes emotional as House mourns Parrikar
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant broke down while speaking on a motion passed in the Assembly on Wednesday to condole the death of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Christchurch attack: NZ begins to bury victims
Christchurch, March 20 (IANS) The first burials took place on Wednesday for some of the victims of last week's Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Let's shoot: Taapsee, Bhumi for 'Saand Ki Aankh'
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Bollywood actresses Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar have started shooting for their upcoming film "Saand Ki Aankh".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Swapnil takes up cameo role in 'Ladies Special'
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Swapnil Joshi will be playing a cameo role in the Hindi TV show "Ladies Special".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Actress Sumalatha files nomination from Mandya seat
Mandya (Karnataka), March 20 (IANS) Multilingual south Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh on Wednesday filed her nomination to contest the Lok Sabha elections in April as an Independent from the Mandya seat.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
WHO urges global framework on human genome editing
Geneva, March 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) called for a strong international governance framework on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
IBM creates Blockchain-based global payment network
Singapore, March 20 (IANS) Information Technology (IT) major IBM has created a Blockchain-based global payment network that transmits monetary value in the form of digital assets, commonly known as cryptocurrencies or "stable coins."
2019-03-20
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Technology
US to build first exascale supercomputer in 2021
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The US has disclosed its plan to build an exascale supercomputer, about seven times the speed rating of the most powerful system built to date.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Technology
CUJ teacher bags Rs 31 lakh project to raise consumer awareness in J&K
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) For 31-year old Gowhar Rasool, a teacher in the School of Business Administration in Central University Jammu (CUJ), it is a dream project he has been conceptualizing for over two years now.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir
NZ PM Ardern calls for global fight against racism
Christchurch, March 20 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week's deadly attack on two mosques here.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Google's 'Inbox' app shutting down in April
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Google is shutting down on April 2 its email app "Inbox" that gave users options like advanced filtering, message snoozing and more visual organisation.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Congress believes it has no chance in 2019: AAP
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday said Congress President Rahul Gandhi was not keen on seat sharing in different states in 2019 as he believes that he has no chances of winning the Lok Sabha battle and was eyeing the 2024 elections.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, Congress men fight as Priyanka visits Varanasi
Varanasi, March 20 (IANS) A minor scuffle broke out between Congress and BJP supporters while Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was visiting the Shastri Memorial at Shastri Chowk in Ramnagar here to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Mayawati not to contest LS elections
Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said she will not contest the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Deepika on Indian cinema's global recognition
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who was announced the chairperson of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) earlier this year, feels that Indian cinema is at the "brink of beautiful global recognition".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Voters happiest with Kerala, Rajasthan, Gujarat MPs
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Voters in Kerala, Rajasthan and Gujarat are most satisfied with their outgoing Members of Parliament (MPs) while those in Uttarakhand, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are least happy with the performance of their elected representatives.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amul's ad tribute to Parrikar echoes in Goa assembly
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar features on the iconic Amul Butter billboard advertisement because he was a colossal leader and won both the hearts and minds of the people, Cabinet Minister Vijai Sardesai told the state legislative assembly on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM Pramod Sawant wins trust vote
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state Assembly.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BJP attacking every democratic institution: Priyanka
Mirzapur/Varanasi, March 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday accused the BJP of systematically attacking every democratic institution in the country and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not take people for fools.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Madhuri Dixit Nene, Shriram Nene adopt a puppy
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress-producer Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband Shriram Nene have adopted an abandoned puppy rescued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Qatar to launch largest energy bank with $10 bn
Doha, March 20 (IANS) Qatar will launch the world's largest energy bank with a capital of $10 billion in 2019, an official of the new bank said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Qatar,Business/Economy
Gabriel Jesus says career 'stopped' after World Cup
Rio De Janeiro, March 20 (IANS) Brazil and Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has admitted that his career "stopped" following last summer's World Cup, but says he is growing in confidence and ready to recapture his best form.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
India tech market to grow 8% in 2019: Forrester
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India is the fastest-growing country for tech spending in Asia Pacific, increasing by 8 per cent in 2019 and by 7 per cent in 2020, according to a new report from global market research firm Forrester.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Priyanka Gandhi practices Buddhist meditation
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, whose visit to the Vindhyavasini Devi Temple near Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh was marred by pro-Modi slogans raised by BJP supporters, believes in spiritual self-discovery and has practised meditation.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
River Plate 'greatly affected' by Quintero injury
Buenos Aires, March 20 (IANS) A serious knee injury suffered by Colombia and River Plate playmaker Juan Fernando Quintero has "greatly affected everyone" at the Argentinian club, according to teammate Lucas Pratto.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Twitter to audit developers using data from app
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has decided to audit app developers who use data from its platform, as business and research boosting tools to make sure it gets paid for the information delivered.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Focus on Industry 4.0, emerging markets: HP
Houston, March 20 (IANS) Hewlett Packard could be targeting the $12 trillion business in manufacturing as it pushes, fine tunes and works furiously on its 3D printing technology -- what it terms Industry 4.0, said Dion Weisler, President and CEO of HP.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Unhappy BJD leaders pose headache for party
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Managing disgruntled leaders appears to be a big headache for Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) as several leaders have quit the party while others have expressed their displeasure after being denied party ticket.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Hyderabad Metro rolls into IT hub
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) The Hyderabad Metro Rail on Wednesday threw open a key 10 km stretch connecting Hitec City, the information technology hub.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
I can't cook, I'm a terrible wife: Priyanka Chopra
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she is a terrible wife as she does not know how to cook.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Skin diseases more common in elderly men: Study
London, March 20 (IANS) Ranked as the fourth most common cause of human illness, skin diseases increasing with age are more frequent in elderly men than in women, say researchers.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
James Corden to host 2019 Tony Awards
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) TV host and actor James Corden has been tapped to once again host the Tony Awards.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia-US' Venus space probe to be launched in 2027
Moscow, March 20 (IANS) A Russian-US joint interplanetary probe to Venus will be possibly launched in 2027, said a Russian scientist.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Protest shutdown hampers life in Valley
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Wednesday following a shutdown called by separatists to protest against the death of a youth in police custody on Monday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
5G reserve price: TRAI says industry consulted
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) TRAI chairman R.S. Sharma on Wednesday put the ball back into the operators' court after they complained that the 5G spectrum reserve prices were higher, saying the operators were consulted over the base price and the government has not sought any further review on it so far.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vote for Modi if you want your kids to become watchmen: Kejriwal to voters
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday asked people to vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi again only if they wanted their children to become watchmen.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Marijuana sale, seizure on rise in Gurugram (Special)
Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) The millennium city is apparently witnessing a rise in illegal trade of marijuana with the police having seized 60 kg of the banned substance worth around Rs 80 lakh in March.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple will support media literacy in US, Europe
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Apple has announced a new initiative in support of non-profit organisations in the US and Europe that offer un-biased, independent media literacy programmes.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
SBI to auction NPA assets worth Rs 6,169 cr in March
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The State Bank of India will auction non-performing assets (NPAs) amounting to Rs 6,169 crore in the next 10 days to recover its dues from various defaulting business outfits.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
England, Pakistan to watch out for in WC: Kuldeep
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Despite losing the home ODI series 2-3 to Australia, the Virat Kohli-led Team India is considered the favourites for the upcoming World Cup. However, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav believes two other teams also have the capability to shine in the showpiece event, starting May 30 in England and Wales.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India hints won't attend April's Belt and Road forum
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) India cannot be a part of China's Belt and Road Initiative as it ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity, Indian envoy to Beijing has said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Parineeti calls 'Bhuj...' special true story
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who will next be seen in "Bhuj: The Pride Of India", has called the upcoming film the "most special true story ever".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Civilian injured in LoC firing dies in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) A civilian injured in firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector, on March 10, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Nicolas Cage to star in martial arts actioner
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Actor Nicolas Cage will star in the upcoming martial arts actioner "Jiu Jitsu", based on the comic book of the same name.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Schreuder to follow Nagelsmann as Hoffenheim coach
Berlin, March 20 (IANS) Alfred Schreuder will be Hoffenheim's new coach after taking over from departing Julian Nagelsmann in the summer, the Bundesliga outfit confirmed in an official statement.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
S. American football head stresses need to broaden market
Asuncion, March 20 (IANS) The president of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Alejandro Dominguez has defended his strategy of promoting regional competitions in the international market.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
'Rating IDBI Bank as private is against public interest'
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) has demanded the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to reconsider its decision to categorise IDBI Bank as a private entity.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
UNSC undermining General Assembly's authority: India
United Nations, March 20 (IANS) Criticising the Security Council for "undermining" the authority of the General Assembly, India has said that the 193-member body has to assume some of the blame because of its focus on procedures rather than substantive matters.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Priyanka to reach Varanasi on 3rd day of river ride
Mirzapur, March 20 (IANS) On the third-day of her campaign along the river Ganga on Wednesday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will visit former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's memorial in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Dover Corporation on aggressive talent hunt in India
Jaipur, March 20 (IANS) Dover Corporation, the US-based manufacturer of industrial products, is on an aggressive talent hunt in India, a senior company executive has said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Colour Holi snaps with Next-Gen iPhone, iOS apps
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With Holi round the corner, which premium smartphone will help you capture those colourful moments?
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Mindtree board to discuss proposed buyback offer
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) Leading IT services firm Mindtree's board of directors will meet on Wednesday to discuss the company's proposed buyback, in the backdrop of diversified conglomerate Larsen and Toubro Ltd's (L&T) bid to take over.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Firecracker industry's future to rule Virudhunagar polls
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) The uncertainty hanging over the future of the Rs 6,000 crore fireworks industry is expected to burst as a major campaign plank for the opposition parties during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the Virudhunagar constituency of Tamil Nadu.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Crisis of candidates grips Congress, BJP in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 20 (IANS) With both the Congress and the BJP stressing on the winnability of candidates as the prime factor in distribution of tickets, the parties face a strange predicament in Rajasthan. Both fielded most of their winnable candidates in the Assembly elections and are now facing a severe dearth of faces for the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Commercial success important for Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor is happy with the successful run of his film "Total Dhamaal" at the box office, and says getting commercial success is important.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pant grabbed his chance, now up to selectors: Saha
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) An injury can change a sportspersons career graph overnight and not many would know that better than India and Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha. From being a Test regular to watching Rishabh Pant take the coveted spot after the Bengal player suffered a shoulder injury, Saha has seen it all.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Facebook to curb discrimination in housing, job ads
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) In a bid to avoid discrimination in ads related to housing, jobs and credits, Facebook has announced new changes where anyone who wants to run such ads will no longer be allowed to target by age, gender or zip code.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Suresh-Vivek Oberoi unite for 'PM Narendra Modi'
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi will be sharing screen space with his father and actor Suresh Oberoi in "PM Narendra Modi".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Pleasant morning in Delhi, mercury to touch 32
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) It was a pleasant Wednesday morning in the national capital with scattered clouds dotting the sky, but temperature are set to soar by noon, when the Met expects it to touch 32 degrees Celsius.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Elle-HP mining data to give personalised content
Houston, March 20 (IANS) In the Instagram era you have to be photo-ready, is what Nina Garcia, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Magazine said about her meeting with Enrique Lores, Hewlett Packard's president imaging and printing.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Fresh landslides block Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) Fresh landslides in Ramban district on Wednesday blocked the Jammu-Srinagar highway, the traffic department said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Choose wisely - go organic this Holi!
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With Holi -the festival of colours coming up -- everyone is busy buying colours, 'pichkaris', and balloons but with increasing environment pollution and severe allergic reactions to synthetic colours, there is a growing awareness among people to opt for organic variants.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
'Messi, Ronaldo lucky-unlucky to be greats same time'
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are both lucky and unlucky to be playing in the same generation, said former Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho while commenting on the long-running debate on who's the best.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
India is key focus area, 3D printers next big thing
Houston, March 20 (IANS) India is a very attractive market with high brand recognition for a computer hardware producer like Hewlett Packard, said HP Inc's President for Asia Pacific and Japan, Tian Chong Ng.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Markets open on positive note on Wednesday
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Inshallah' is going to be magical journey: Alia
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who is going to collaborate with filmmaker Sanay Leela Bhansali and superstar Salman Khan for "Inshallah" feels the epic romance drama will be quite a magical journey.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Toll in Karnataka building crash rises to 3
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) With the death of one more person in a building collapse in Karnataka's Dharwad, the toll has touched three, police said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Doodle marks the beginning of spring
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Google on Wednesday celebrated the spring equinox with an animated doodle of a flower on the surface of the earth.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
Federer has mixed feelings about Miami Open venue
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, who has played four Miami Open finals and won three, all on the old Crandon Park courts in Key Biscayne, said that he has "mixed feelings" with this year's move to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Ronaldo returns to Portugal squad since June
Oeiras (Portugal), March 20 (IANS) Juventus star and Portuguese national football hero Cristiano Ronaldo returned home to wear the western Iberian nation's team jersey for the first time since the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'Roar of the Lion' is triumph of human spirit:Kabir
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Kabir Khan, who is looking forward to the release of his documentary "Roar of the Lion" from Wednesday on Hotstar, has described it as a classic tale of triumph of the human spirit.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Goa's BJP-led coalition government faces floor test
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Newly appointed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who heads a BJP-led coalition government, will face a floor test to prove his dispensation's majority in the 36-member state legislative assembly on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
US, Brazil sign space technology safeguard agreement
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The US has signed an agreement with Brazil to protect its technology associated with US participation in space launches in the South American country.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Technology
Australia to summon Turkish envoy over Erdogan's remarks
Canberra, March 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for threatening to send Australians "back in a coffin" following the Christchurch attacks.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Australia,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US orders review of Boeing 737 Max
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The US government has ordered a review of the way Boeing's 737 Max aircraft got its licence to fly.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Merkel vows to fight for orderly Brexit
Berlin, March 20 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an "orderly Brexit" until "the very last hour".
2019-03-20
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Politics
US stocks close mixed amid economic data
New York, March 20 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed as investors digested a slew of newly-released economic data.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Theresa May to ask for Brexit delay
London, March 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May is writing to the European Union (EU) to formally ask for Brexit to be postponed.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Iraq, US to continue cooperation against terrorism
Baghdad, March 20 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi and US Vice President Mike Pence have agreed to continue the two countries' cooperation against terrorism.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Animated show 'Battle Kitty' to woo kids on Netflix
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Taking the interactive animation format for children a notch higher, Netflix has announced a new show "Battle Kitty", based on a concept emerging from its creators' Instagram posts.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Russian defence minister meets Syrian president
Moscow, March 20 (IANS) Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday visited Syria on the instruction of President Vladimir Putin and held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Five killed in Egypt shooting
Cairo, March 20 (IANS) The Egyptian Police on Tuesday killed a gunman who opened fire at pedestrians in Egypt's Giza province, leaving four dead and five wounded, the media reported.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chopped finger lands pickpocket, accomplice in jail
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The impression of a pickpocket's chopped finger found from the crime spot has helped the police arrest him and his accomplice here.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Likened to Indira as people still love her: Priyanka
Mirzapur, March 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said that people compared her looks with her grandmother Indira Gandhi as they still remember the late Prime Minister with respect for the work she had done for them.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
MBA graduate held for selling fake air tickets
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) An MBA degree holder was arrested for allegedly duping people to the tune of over Rs 1 crore by providing them fake air tickets while being employed with a travel agency at central Delhi, a police officer said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manikrao Thakre, Gaikwad in Congress sixth list
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday night released its sixth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, which includes former Maharashtra party unit chief Manikrao Thakre from Yavatmal-Washim and
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC notice, police complaint against Supriyo over campaign song (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday slapped a show-cause notice on Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo for not seeking permission before releasing a video of his party's campaign song for Bengal on the social media.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
DGCA discuss ways to resolve Jet crisis (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday held an emergency meeting with Jet Airways to discuss ways to resolve its debt crisis, which has caused financial stress to its employees as well as problems like fleet depletion and flight cancellations.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Airlines told to raise capacity to keep fares in check
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Airlines have been advised by the government to increase capacity to keep a check on spiralling air fares, official said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi to interact with 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' supporters
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) To intensify the "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would interact with people, mainly security guards, across the country through audio bridge technology on Wednesday a day ahead of Holi, the festival of colours.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Italy deports Moroccan ex-imam on security grounds
Rome, March 19 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have expelled a radicalised former imam on security grounds, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Italian citizens will be protected in no-deal Brexit: PM
Rome, March 19 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government will aim to safeguard Italian citizens and businesses in the "undesirable" event of the UK's scheduled withdrawal from the European Union on March 29 without a deal, Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Congress will scrap Citizenship Bill forever: Rahul
Itanagar, March 19 (IANS) Launching his party's Lok Sabha campaign for the northeast, here on Tuesday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill would be scrapped if his party came to power.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Not job of PM or parties to decide Ram Janmabhoomi: KCR
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday said it was not job of the Prime Minister or political parties to decide where is the Ram Janmabhoomi.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress has officially ruled out alliance: Kejriwal
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the Congress has officially conveyed its "no" for an alliance in the city.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP to drop all 10 sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The BJP will change all its 10 sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh, party General Secretary and state in charge Anil Jain said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pickpockets targeted Parrikar's funeral procession, 12 held
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) The Panaji city police have arrested 11 pickpockets and a chain snatcher over the last 24 hours in the state capital after several wallets and mobile phones were reported stolen and a chain snatched, during the funeral procession of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday, police said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police, EC seize over Rs 68 lakh cash in Bengal
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The police and Election Commission officials have made a cumulative seizure of cash amount of over Rs 68 lakh and fake Indian currency notes of more than Rs 2 lakh face value across West Bengal, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
West Nile fever kills boy in Kerala, Centre on watch
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) As a six-year-old boy undergoing treatment for West Nile Fever died in Kerala's Mallapuram, the government on Tuesday reviewed the current situation, preparedness and action taken to deal with the disease.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Former forest service officer in fray from Shillong
Shillong, March 19 (IANS) Former Indian Forest Service officer T.H.S. Bonny on Tuesday filed his nomination papers from the Shillong Lok Sabha seat as a candidate of Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM).
2019-03-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC notice, police complaint against BJP MP over campaign song
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday slapped a show-cause notice on Union minster and BJP leader Babul Supriyo for not seeking permission before releasing a video of his party's campaign song for Bengal on the social media.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mohammedan Sporting may take part in Super Cup
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) City football heavyweight Mohammedan Sporting SC in a letter to the Indian Football Association (IFA) on Tuesday expressed its interest to take part in the Super Cup, after several I-League clubs refused to play due to ill-treatment.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mamata to give Holi a miss as tribute to Pulwama martyrs
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Tuesday announced that she would not celebrate Holi this year as a tribute to the CRPF troopers slain in the recent Pulwama terror attack.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata takes potshots at BJP over Ram temple
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Taking a dig at the BJP-led central dispensation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said while they could not even construct one Ram temple, her government has spruced up the pilgrimage spots as part of its development programmes.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Minor's body recovered, rapist absconding
Firozabad, March 19 (IANS) The police continue to remain clueless about the whereabouts of an alleged rapist who abducted a minor from a village in Sirsaganj area. The eight-year-old victim's blood-stained was found in an agricultural field.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
HC adjourns hearing on Hardik Patel's plea
Ahmedabad, March 19 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on a plea of Congress leader and convener of Patidar Ananmat Aandolan Samiti (PAAS), Hardik Patel, seeking a stay on the conviction by Mehsana district court, to enable him to contest the upcoming general election from Gujarat.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
EC asks parties not to use defence forces in poll campaigns
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday directed all political parties and candidates to desist from "indulging in any political propaganda" involving activities of the defence forces.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress announces Ghaziabad candidate
Ghaziabad, March 19 (IANS) The Congress has announced Dolly Sharma as its candidate for the Ghaziabad parliamentary constituency for the coming general election.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NCP ex-Maharashtra Dy. CM's son to join BJP
Solapur (Maharashtra), March 19 (IANS) After a major show of strength in his hometown Akluj here on Tuesday evening, Ranjitsinh, son of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP and former Deputy Chief Minister Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, announced he would join the Bharatiya Janata Party tomorrow.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pawar meets Rahul, AAP over opposition alliance
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) NCP chief Sharad Pawar had separate meetings with Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh on Tuesday amid speculation that the Congress and AAP could still come together in Delhi to fight the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Staring at defeat, Modi reinventing slogans: Congress
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modis "'Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign, the Congress on Tuesday said that staring at defeat, he was changing his slogans more frequently than his clothes.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kartarpur Corridor's engineering aspects discussed
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Experts on Tuesday discussed the alignment of the Kartarpur corridor, the coordinates and engineering aspects of the proposed crossing points, government sources said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Two of Lokpal's judicial members former CMs' children
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Among the four judicial members of the Lokpal panel appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday, two are the children of former Chief Ministers.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Will restore northeast's special category status: Rahul
Imphal, March 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi has said that the special category status of northeastern states will be restored if his party comes to power after the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
15 BJP Ministers, MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh join NPP
Itanagar/Guwahati, March 19 (IANS) In a setback to the BJP in Arunachal Pradesh, 15 of its leaders including two ministers and 12 other sitting legislators joined the National Peoples' Party (NPP) on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Social media ethics' code by Wednesday
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) here on Tuesday urged internet companies, including social media platforms, to come up with a model code document for themselves on the lines of the model code of conduct for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as well as for the future.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Technology
Government may turn to PSU banks to rescue Jet
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The government is likely to turn to public sector banks to rescue Jet Airways in an apparent bid to avert thousands of job losses weeks before the general election.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Tug-of-war in grand alliance over Darbhanga, Madhubani seats
Patna, March 19 (IANS) Seat sharing in 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) for the Lok Sabha elections has turned into a tug-of-war among parties with Darbhanga and Madhubani parliamentary constituencies emerging as trouble spots.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kohli, Rohit & Bumrah in BCCI A+ list
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli, batsman Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been included in the top category of the list central contracts of the Board of Control for India's (BCCI).
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Do the facts add up to Yogi Adityanath's claims?
New Delhi, March 19 (IANs) In the last two years, there has been "no communal incident," in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told reporters on Tuesday on completing two years office.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Come what may, we stand with Pakistan: China
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it would stand by Pakistan during its testing times and firmly support it to uphold its sovereignty and territorial integrity and also told the international community not to target it following the Pulwama suicide bombing.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
FIIs pumps in over Rs 23,000 cr in March, rupee gains 2%
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) have pumped in Rs 23,000 crore this month so far, aiding the rupee to gain over 2 per cent against the US dollar over upbeat investor sentiments.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Modi to intensify 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi would interact with people across the country through audio bridge technology as part of his "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign on March 20, a day ahead of Holi, the festival of colours.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CPSE ETF anchor subscription oversubscribed
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The fifth tranche of CPSE ETF managed by the Reliance Mutual Fund anchor book was oversubscribed by 5.78 times against anchor base issue size of 1,050 crore.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mizoram CM presents Rs 3,588 crore vote on account
Aizawl, March 19 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga tabled the Rs 3,588.85 crore vote on account for the first four months of 2019-20 in the Assembly, here on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Justice P.C. Ghose appointed India's first Lokpal
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Retired Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been appointed as India's first Lokpal, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
HP Inc unveils new security service, powerful PCs
Houston (Texas), March 19 (IANS) Global PC and printer major HP Inc on Tuesday unveiled several new offerings that included a Next-Gen security service, a commercial virtual reality (VR) headset and a new range of consumer and commercial PCs.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
CBI director starts weekly interactions with staff
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In a bid to improve interdepartmental synergies in the Central probe agency and avoid festering acrimony between officials, CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla has started holding weekly interactions with his officials.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
BCCI issued notice in tax evasion case by revenue
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Department of Revenue has issued a notice for tax evasion to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Mindtree takeover not hostile, but an act of love: L&T
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Refusing to accept Larsen & Toubro Ltd's takeover of IT services firm Mindtree as hostile, L&T Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer S.N. Subrahmanyan on Tuesday said it was an "act of love and with all the heart".
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Likened to Indira as she is still loved: Priyanka (3rd Lead)
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said that people compared her looks with her grandmother Indira Gandhi as they still remember the late Prime Minister with respect for the work she had done for them.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sanjay Singh, Pawar meet over possible alliance
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh and NCP leader Sharad Pawar met at the latter's residence here on Tuesday amid speculation that the Congress and AAP could still come together in Delhi to fight the Lok Sabha eletions.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev resigns after 30 yrs
Moscow, March 19 (IANS) Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Tuesday resigned from his position after nearly 30 years in power.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Gujarat HC issues notice to EC on Talala by-election
Ahmedabad, March 19 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Election Commission seeking an explanation for conducting by-elections for the Assembly seat of Talala in Gujarat.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Champions Yatch Club keen to change face of rallying
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) With the Champions Yatch Club coming on board as the new promoters of the Indian National Rally Championship (INRC), the rallying is expected to get a new a lease of life.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports