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No MSME loans as NPA in FY20 fiscal, PSBs to hold loan melas: FM
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a public outreach exercise, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said public sector banks will organise credit "shamiana meetings" in 400 districts beginning October 3 to provide loans to NBFCs and retail borrowers, including homebuyers and farmers and banks won't declare any stressed loan account of MSMEs as NPA till March 2020 and will work on recasting their debt.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Italy welcomes forthcoming conference on Libya in Berlin
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday hailed the international conference on war-wracked Libya that Germany will host in Berlin next month, calling it "an important step towards an agreement on a ceasefire".
2019-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
5 arrested in Rs 12 lakh robbery case
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Northwest District Police said they have solved the Rs 12 lakh robbery case and arrested five men for the crime in Sadar Bazar area.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Delhi is first state to have 95 pc CNG-powered industries'
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) About 95 per cent of the oil-driven industry in Delhi has been shifted its operations to CNG, making the national capital first city to do so, according to a report submitted by the Delhi Dialogue Commission to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Body found at Nagarjuna's farm of a 2016 suicide: Police
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The man, whose skeleton was found in the farm of popular Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Wednesday, had committed suicide in 2016, police said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak gives India a go-by on its cultural day in SCO drill
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan gave a go-by to India at its cultural day celebrations held on Thursday as part of the ongoing multi-nation Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) military exercise underway in Russia.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
EU must fund migrant repatriations, says Italian President
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) The European Union should shoulder the cost of sending back migrants to the bloc and needs "an automatic redistribution mechanism" to ease the burden on arrival states, Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Unesco chief condemns Pakistani TV reporter's murder
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) United Nations culture and education organisation (Unesco) chief Audrey Azoulay has called for an investigation into the killing of television journalist Mirza Waseem Baig in Pakistan's Punjab province last month.
2019-09-19
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Chinese nabbed at IGI airport with gold worth Rs 2 cr
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A Chinese national was nabbed at the IGI Airport here for allegedly smuggling gold worth nearly Rs 2 crore.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak fails to move resolution on Kashmir at UNHRC meet
Geneva, Sep 19 (IANS) In another setback in its attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at the global level, Pakistan could not file any resolution on the issue at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council meeting here.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tharoor repeats: 'Don't criticise Modi for everything'
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Speaking at an event here on Thursday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor reiterated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not be "criticised over everything," but he also asked Congressmen to engage in constructive criticism.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Delhi govt plans online portal for scholarship scheme
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After extending the benefits of the Jay Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana to all students, the Delhi government is planning to launch an online portal for it.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Rajasthan Congress divided over induction of BSP MLAs
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress is facing a tough challenge of containing infighting in the Rajasthan unit, with the latest bone of contention being the induction of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs into the party.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Punjabi Academy to publish booklet on Guru Nanak
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Punjabi Academy of the Delhi government will release a 35-page booklet in Punjabi, Hindi and English on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak on the occasion of his 550th birth anniversary.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
'Guterres likely to raise Kashmir at UNGA discussions'
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres may use the opportunity of the General Assembly discussions to raise the Kashmir issue, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Modi to hold 20 bilaterals in New York, Kashmir won't figure
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to hold around 20 bilateral meetings during his New York visit, including with US President Donald Trump, and during his UNGA speech, will focus on India's role towards development and peace and security, with no mention of Article 370 which is an "internal issue".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Kejriwal urges citizens to take part in anti-dengue drive
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) To further expand the anti-dengue drive, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged citizens to encourage at least 10 of their friends to check homes for clean stagnant water every Sunday for 10 minutes.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi BJP leader slaps wife in party office, loses post
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday removed party's Mehrauli District President Azad Singh from his post after he slapped his wife in the party office here.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBI revises norms for concurrent audit of banks
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has revised the norms of concurrent audit of banks whereby the apex bank has capped the term for concurrent auditors at three years.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ECG app, irregular rhythm notification arrive on Apple Watch in India
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) As the burden of atrial fibrillation (AFib) in India makes it an important health issue, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker on Thursday brought its much-anticipated ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature to Apple Watch users to India.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Bengal Guv rushes to save Supriyo, heckled in JU (Roundup)
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Jadavpur University, a premier educational institute, plunged into unprecedented lawlessness on Thursday, as West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had to rush to rescue Union minister Babul Supriyo - heckled, slapped, punched and detained for hours by radical Left students - but got gheraoed by the protesters while Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad activists vandalised and set fire to the union room.
2019-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Congress appoints poll in-charges for Maharashtra
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Looking for a comeback in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Congress on Thursday appointed five senior party leaders as election in-charges for different regions of the state.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Spectrum auction likely by January 2020'
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The government is likely to complete the next telecom spectrum auction by January 2020, sources said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odd-Even violations may cost Rs 20,000 in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The amended Motor Vehicles Act, which imposes higher driving penalties from September 1, may further cause trouble for Delhi commuters during the implementation of the Odd-Even scheme as any violation in the road rationing scheme may cost people Rs 20,000, up from Rs 2,000 earlier.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two bank unions to go on strike on Oct 22
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Two major unions in the banking sector on Thursday announced that they would go on a one-day strike on October 22 protesting against the merger of government-owned banks.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
PM Modi's US visit to be agenda-heavy, CEO meet planned
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming trip to the US is set to be agenda-heavy with many issues figuring in the list of business.
2019-09-19
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
ED raids TMC MP K.D. Singh's premises
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital, the Enforcement Directorate carried out searches at the premises of Trinamool Congress MP K.D. Singh in a money laundering probe, officials said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
New terminal of Guwahati airport to complete by 2021
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) The new terminal of the international airport near Guwahati is likely to be opened by April 2021 as officials said the updated airport will be first of its kind in many aspects.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ex-BSP MP Lal Mani Prasad resigns
Basti (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 19 (IANS) In a setback to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Lal Mani Prasad, former Member of Parliament from Basti, resigned from the party on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shastri gets nostalgic, relives memory of Yuvi's 6 sixes
Mohali, Sep 19 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri went down memory lane to relieve the magic of Yuvraj Singh's six sixes against England in the inaugural World T20 which M.S. Dhoni-led India won.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
$1 bn mobile phones exported in April-July: ICEA
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India exported mobile phones worth over $1 billion in April-July of FY20, said Pankaj Mohindroo, Chairman of the India Cellular And Electronics Association (ICEA), here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
News reporter dials dead man, Twitterati in splits
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) An old video of a US news reporter recently resurfaced on Twitter and has gone viral with hilarious reactions, memes and jokes. Sara Welch of KTLA news station, made the gaffe on air saying she reportedly tried to contact a man who died in a police chase, but he was 'unavailable for comment'.
2019-09-19
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Odisha, ECoR sign MoU to develop Bhubaneswar railway station
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Odisha government and the East Cost Railway (ECoR) here on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the Rs 840 crore Bhubaneswar railway station multi-modal hub project.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
After raids, CBI summons Rajeev Kumar for questioning
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) After carrying raids across Kolkata to find former city top cop Rajeev Kumar, the CBI on Thursday again summoned him to appear for questioning on Friday morning in Saradha chit fund scam case.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After 2011 Mumbai blasts, Manmohan mulled hitting Pak: Cameron
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron, in his memoir "For the Record" released on Thursday, says that he got along well with his then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who he describes as a "saintly man". Singh had confided in him after the July 2011 Mumbai coordinated bombings, that in case of another such attack, India would have to take military action against Pakistan.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka's Dananjaya banned from bowling for a year
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya was on Thursday banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months following an independent assessment of his action, an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
PKL 7: Maninder shines in Bengal Warriors' win
Pune, Sep 19 (IANS) Maninder Singh was the star for Bengal Warriors as they beat Haryana Steelers 48-36 in a Pro Kabaddi League match at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge, Balewadi, on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Mariano to lead La Pegasus Polo in Polo League
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Mumbai based La Pegasus Polo on Thursday announced their team for the inaugural edition of the X-treme Polo League (XPL), the first global franchise based professional League.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Goa football stadium roof unsafe for ISL matches: Congress
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) The opposition in Goa on Thursday demanded a structural audit of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in South Goa ahead of the upcoming ISL tournament, alleging that a Rs 61 crore stadium repair scam had left the facility, especially its roof, in a precarious condition.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Sports
Lamba disqualified from Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba was disqualified from the Delhi Assembly by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on the grounds of defection on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chanu misses out on medal in World Weightlifting Championship
Pattaya (Thailand), Sep 19 (IANS) Ace weightlifter Mirabai Chanu missed out on a podium, finishing fourth, in the women's 49 kg event at the World Weightlifting Championship here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
After Rajnath's Tejas sortie, all eyes on Naval LCA
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) With Indian Air Force set to place orders for 83 Tejas LCA jets after pricing issue of the aircraft was resolved with its manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited earlier this month, all eyes are now on the Naval version of the fighter jet.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Need to simplify tax system, lower corporate tax: CBDT Member
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Giving a brief idea for the first time about the new Direct Tax Code (DTC), the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) member and also Convenor of the Task Force Akhilesh Ranjan on Thursday said the draft law focuses on improving litigation system and easing compliance among others.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre to SC: 20-week ceiling on abortion can't be extended
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Centre has told the Supreme Court that a pregnant woman does not have the absolute right to abort her pregnancy.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Judge, counsel have some words on Ayodhya witness's claim
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A pointed query by a Supreme Court judge on Thursday, seeking clarification on the statement of a witness who deposed claiming to have witnessed worship of Lord Ram at the disputed structure prior to 1949, led to an aggressive reply from the Muslim parties' counsel.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Need to conserve 10 % water in agriculture: Shekhawat
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said here on Thursday that there is need for rational use of irrigation water and there should be at least 10 per cent reduction in the water consumed by the agriculture sector.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress for judicial probe in Assam custodial torture case
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Assam's opposition Congress on Thursday sought a judicial probe into the alleged incident of stripping and custodial torture of three sisters inside a police outpost in Assam's Darrang district.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
MCD fake toll stickers mastermind arrested
Gurugram, Sep 19 (IANS) Haryana's Gurugram police have arrested a mastermind who sold 700 MCD fake stickers to cab drivers at a low price and duped toll operators at Rajokri border of lakhs of rupees.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP made false promise on unauthorised colonies: AAP
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said the BJP had made a false promise to the people of Delhi when it said the unauthorised colonies will be regularised in six months.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NCP accuses PM of twisting Pawar's Pak remarks
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of twisting party chief Sharad Pawar's recent comments on Pakistan, at his Nashik rally on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Volatile oil prices potential risk to CAD: RBI Governor
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday said global slowdown, trade and geopolitical tensions currently pose major downside risks for the Indian economy, while volatile crude prices also have the potential to increase the country's current account deficit.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ED grills K'taka Congress MLA in case involving Shivakumar
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In more troubles for former Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar, who is currently in judicial custody, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday questioned his party MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar for over eight hours in the money laundering probe.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'US ready to stand up to Chinese challenge in Indo-Pacific'
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) China's "predatory practices" and its "repressive alternative vision" for the Indo-Pacific by seeking to "reorder the region in its favour" is causing concern in the US, and Washington is ready to "stand up to any country" that seeks to challenge the free and open order in the Indo-Pacific, a top US official has said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Rajnath opens BEL's innovation centre in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday unveiled the product development and innovation centre of the state-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) in this tech hub.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Politics
No stressed MSME to be declared NPA till March 2020: FM
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major relief for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced that stressed MSMEs would not be declared non-performing assets (NPA) till March 31, 2020.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan's foreign direct investment nosedives
Karachi, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan's foreign direct investment (FDI) has plunged by 58.4 per cent during the first two months of this fiscal year, data published by the Pakistani government has shown.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
GoM sets the ball rolling for Air India sale
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Setting the ball rolling for disinvestment of debt-ridden Air India, the Group of Ministers (GoM) led by Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday discussed issues related to sale of the national carrier and decided to expedite the process.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gehlot-Pilot turf battle gives Congress tough time
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress is facing a tough challenge of containing infighting in the Rajasthan unit. It's an open secret that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and state party chief Sachin Pilot don't see eye to eye.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Huawei unveils 5G Mate 30 series with next-gen camera tech
Munich, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese conglomerate Huawei on Thursday launched 5G-enabled "Mate 30 Series" that comes with flagship Kirin 990 5G chip, quad-camera system with "SuperSensing Cine Camera" and loads of premium features.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Germany,Technology
Iran's supreme leader approved Saudi oil attack: Report
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had approved last weekend's attack on two key Saudi Arabia oil facilities, a news report claimed on Thursday, even as tensions spiked in the Persian Gulf with Tehran warning that any attack on its territory would result in "all-out war".
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
MDL delivers second Scorpene submarine to navy
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Marking a milestone, the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) on Thursday delivered the second Scorpene class submarine 'Khanderi' of the Project 75 to the Indian Navy, an official said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Trump hints at key announcement at 'Howdy Modi' rally
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has held out the possibility of making a significant announcement when he addresses the "Howdy Modi" rally with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in Houston.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Pak fake social media accounts spread lies on Kashmir
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Fake social media accounts, often emanating from Pakistan, continue to paint a grim picture of Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Govt mulling insurance cover to all J&K sarpanchs
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The government is mulling Rs 4 lakh insurance cover to the all sarpanchs in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir who are vulnerable to terror attacks, senior Home Ministry officials said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unidentified body found at Nagarjuna's farmhouse
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The decompsed body of an unknown person was found in the farmhouse of popular Telugu actor Nagarjuna on the outskirts of Hyderabad, police said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Daughter's shooting hobby gets Delhi Police inspector suspended (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A video of Delhi Police Sub-Inspector Dinesh Kumar has gone viral on social media in which his daughter is seen practicing in a North West District police line shooting range in the capital with the service revolver of her father.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Sachin dissects Smith's batting, analyses reason for success
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar dissected Australian batsman Steve Smith's batting in the Ashes, analysing his technique and reason for success over five tests.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
From 'Danga Babu' to yellow flowers: How Mamata changed in 15 months?
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a quintessential rebel and a known Modi baiter, was in Delhi to meet someone who she doesn't see eye to eye with - Narendra Modi. But as she met the Prime Minister on Wednesday to urge changing her state's name from West Bengal to Bangla, and then met Amit Shah on Thursday to express 'concern' over NRC, her demeanour softened much.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 'Australian tax officials' who conned NRI actress held (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Three men who defrauded NRI actress Isha Sharvani and many other Australian residents of crores of rupees by pretending to be tax officials have been arrested as Delhi Police's Cyber Crime Unit busted their fake call centre here, police said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Diaspora
Despite ban, vaping devices still available on Amazon.in
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after the government decided to ban e-cigarettes and hookah bars, vaping devices were still being sold on Amazon.in.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
CBI chargesheets 27 in Kerala BMS leader's murder case
Ernakulam, Sep 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a charge sheet against 27 people, including people associated with the Communist Party Of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kerala in the 2012 murder case of a Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) leader, the labour wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).
2019-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata's journey from enfant terrible to picture of all courtesy
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee, a quintessential rebel, was here on Wednesday to meet her political bĂȘte noire Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On Thursday, the firebrand Bengal leader met her another political foe Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab schoolgirls to get mobile phones
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Sep 19 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Thursday approved modalities for distribution of smartphones among girl students of class XI and XII, to pave the way for implementation of the scheme from December.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Winning at any cost philosophy won't work for long
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) The approach of winning at any cost at the workplace can get you short-term gains but could spell long-term disaster, say researchers.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan as planned
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka's upcoming tour of Pakistan will go ahead as planned, an ICC statement said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat HC clears land acquisition for bullet train
Ahmedabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Thursday gave clearance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious bullet train project as it rejected over 59 out of 61 petitions filed by farmers against the land acquisition process and "inadequate" compensation.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
China ready to mass produce self-developed LCD screen
Hefei (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China's first self-developed 8.5 generation TFT-LCD panel, or thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panel, rolled off the production line in Bengbu in east China's Anhui Province, paving the way for mass production.
2019-09-19
Category: International, China,Technology
SC to hear BCCI matter on Friday, state bodies optimistic
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a positive development for the state associations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court will hear their pleas on Friday. A bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao will hear the matter and this comes as a ray of hope for the distressed state bodies who were being compelled to follow a deadline for elections despite the fact that crucial issues remained unaddressed.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pak-British author stripped of award for pro-Palestine views
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A German organisation has withdrawn its decision to confer its award to Pakistani-origin British author Kamila Shamsie, citing her anti-Israel stance as the reason behind it, according to a report in the Pakistani media.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Mamata cries 'political vendetta' at reporter's question
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's tiff with the media is not new. On Thursday, after meeting Home Minister Amit Shah, she accused a news channel of "running propaganda".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi never recognised Gandhi, just wants votes: Gehlot
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said the state will celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary for the next one year to educate the new generation about Gandhi at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his supporters are referring to his name just for the "sake of votes".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
5 successful test-flights of Astra missile conducted
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) conducted five successful test-flights of air-to-air missile Astra between September 16 and 19 over the Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast, officials said here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Supriyo's detention a reflection on Bengal law & order: Guv
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Taking a serious view of the "unlawful detention" of Union minister Babul Supriyo by a section of Jadavpur University (JU) students in the campus, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday said it was a "serious reflection" on the state's law and order.
2019-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Lamba disqualified from Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba was disqualified from the Delhi Assembly by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on the grounds of defection on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nikhil D'souza unveils his 1st solo non-film Hindi song
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Singer Nikhil Dsouza, known for hit Bollywood songs like "Shaam", "Mere bina" and "O gujariya", has come out with his first solo non-film Hindi song titled "Sitaare".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Need indigenous cutting-edge tech to save forex: Rajnath
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) It is necessary for India to develop indigenous cutting-edge technologies to save precious foreign exchange, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said while addressing a Special Session of the Annual Engineers' Conclave in Bengaluru on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Karnataka bats for investments beyond choked Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) As India's tech hub is bursting at seams and reeling under infrastructure woes, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday told the IT and biotech sectors to look beyond choked Bengaluru and invest in tier-2 and tier-3 cities across the southern state for uniform growth and all-round development cost-effectively.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Two new court rooms created in SC
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after President Kovind appointed four new judges to the top court, the Supreme Court on Thursday announced the creation of two new court rooms in the premises.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
ED attaches properties of Jharkhand maoists in PMLA case
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major crackdown against the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) group in Jharkhand, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has attached properties to the tune of Rs 2.89 crore of maoists Binod Kumar Ganjhu, Pradeep Ram and their family members in its money laundering probe.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Eros Now, Microsoft to develop next-gen online video platform
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Over-the-top (OTT) video platform Eros Now on Thursday joined hands with Microsoft to build a next-generation online video platform on the latter's cloud computing service "Azure".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
Punia, Ravi seal Tokyo berths, to fight for bronze on Friday
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhastan), Sep 19 (IANS) Ace Indian grapplers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya on Thursday secured two quotas for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after entering the semi-finals of their respective events at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships. In the semis though, both wrestlers lost their bouts and will now fight for bronze on Friday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Sanjay Kapoor: Got chance to bond with Sonam on 'The Zoya Factor' set
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Kapoor features in the film "The Zoya Factor", starring niece Sonam Kapoor. He says as uncle and niece, they got a chance to spend quality time, and working with family member is always a good idea.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Human-elephant conflict taking heavy toll in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh, Sep 19 (IANS) The death toll due to human-elephant conflict is increasing every year in Chhattisgarh. As least 65 people and 14 elephants get killed in the state every year, a government report said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Soha Ali Khan: Parenthood brought change in my habits
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress and author Soha Ali Khan has lent support for a new health awareness campaign, and says that since the birth of her daughter Inaaya, a lot of change has happened in her daily life, and she is trying to set a good example for her daughter with her own lifestyle.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Your life now an open book, Snowden says in memoir
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Close to two decades since the 9/11 attacks, the surveillance system built by the US spy agencies has become so sophisticated that they can access every single detail about you, irrespective of your location, whistleblower Edward Snowden says in his much-awaited memoir "Permanent Record" released this week.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
CBI raids Kolkata locations in hunt for Rajeev Kumar
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday raided various locations here, looking for the elusive senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, wanted by the federal agency in connection with the Saradha Ponzi scam probe.
2019-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Avika Gor: I am crazy about Punjabi songs
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Avika Gor of "Balika Vadhu" fame is set to feature in the video of a song that has a Punjabi touch. She says she loves Punjabi songs.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajkummar Rao: My parents were proud of me being an actor
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao got really emotional talking about his deceased parents at the trailer launch of his upcoming film "Made in China" on Wednesday in Mumbai. He said that his parents were really proud of him after he became an actor and it gave them joy.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China tells US to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China on Thursday strongly urged the US to respect the Asian nation's sovereignty and immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs.
2019-09-19
Category: International, China,Politics
23 AMU engineering students selected via campus placement
Aligarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Noida-based CINIF Technologies said on Thursday that it has selected a total of 23 final year students of B Tech, BE and Diploma in Engineering branches from the Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET) and University Polytechnic through a campus placement drive.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Dia Mirza, Manoj Bajpayee urge Indians to take part in Global Climate Strike
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The latest Bollywood celebrities to protest the destruction of Aarey forest for the sake of Mumbai Metro are actors Manoj Bajpayee and Diz Mirza.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
R.K.S. Bhadauria to be the next IAF chief
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, who was extensively involved in the flights of the LCA Tejas' initial prototypes and has over 4,250 hours of 26 different fighter and transport aircraft, was on Thursday named as the next chief of the Indian Air Force.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Liquor bottles destroyed in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand Excise Department on Thursday destroyed bottles of Indian made foreign liquor and beer in Giridih district.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mouni Roy loving the magical touch of 'Made In China'
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Mouni Roy is happy with the positive response to the trailer of "Made In China", and says the film has got a magical touch.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ishaan Khatter: Winning Best Male Debut at IIFA is 'truly special'
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Shahid Kapoor's half-brother Ishan Khatter says he feels "truly special" winning the Best Male Debut award at the India International Film Academy (IIFA) awards. The win was all the more emotional because he received tghe trophy from his star brother Shahid.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Eyes on JK drivers as Rally of Jodhpur kicks off on Saturday
Jodhpur, Sep 19 (IANS) JK Tyre Motorsport drivers will push for supremacy in the Rally of Jodhpur, Round 3 of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship that gets under way on Saturday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Motorsports
B'wood superstar Akshay Kumar has a namesake actor in London!
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has a namesake in East London who is also incidentally in the same profession, and Internet is highly confused.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Apple files to trademark the 'Slofie' name
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Apple has applied for a US trademark on 'Slofie', potentially giving the company control over the word's usage.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
R.K.S. Bhadauria to be the next IAF chief
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria will take over as the next chief of the Indian Air Force on October 1, an official statement said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Lata Mangeshkar recalls close family ties with Veer Savarkar
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar went down memory lane on Thursday and recalled the close bond between her family and freedom fighter Veer Savarkar.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pak's service charge for Kartarpur like 'Jazia': Punjab CM
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Sep 19 (IANS) Comparing it with 'Jazia', a tax imposed in earlier times on non-Muslims in Muslim countries, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday reiterated his demand for immediate withdrawal by Pakistan of the proposed facilitation charges on visitors to the historic Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Baloch activists urge Modi to raise rights abuse at UN
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Baloch Human Rights activist Ashraf Bamoch has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the issue of Balochistan and human rights violation there at all international fora.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
IPL registers 13.5% growth in 2019 as compared to 18.87% in 2018
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen its growth slow down to 13.5 percent in the overall value this year, according to the Duff & Phelps IPL Brand Valuation report 2019. The league saw 18.87 percent growth in brand valuation in 2018 and in 2017 was valued at Rs 33,912.34 crore approximately.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
ALERT: R.K.S. Bhadauria appointed next IAF chief
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2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Nadeem Saifi wants to promote new talent through upcoming projects
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Composer Nadeem Saifi has said that there is an ocean of talent in India, and he now wants to promote new talent through his upcoming projects.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gujarat HC clears land acquisition for bullet train
Ahmedabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Thursday gave full clearance to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious bullet train project as it rejected over 100 petitions filed by farmers against the land acquisition process and "inadequate" compensation.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ronaldo looking for 'Edna', girl who gave him free burgers
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Football star Cristiano Ronaldo in his recent interview with Piers Morgan revealed about his humble background and how he and his friends begged for free burgers from McDonald's when they were 11.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Two held in Hindu girl student's death in Sindh
Larkana (Pakistan), Sep 19 (IANS) Sindh Province Police claimed to have arrested at least two suspects in connection with the death of a Hindu medical girl student Nimrita Kumari, who was found dead in a hostel room under mysterious circumstances at the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) in Larkana a few days ago.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Look out notice against Kerala nurses panel officials
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) The Centre has issued a look out notice against Jasmin ASha, national president of the United Nurses Association (UNA), and three others for an alleged Rs 3 crore financial fraud.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
Abuja, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 9 people were killed in an attack suspected to have been carried out by terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sharath-Sathiyan pair enters Asian quarters
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Indias doubles pair of G. Sathiyan and A. Sharath Kamal entered the quarterfinals beating Mahfoodh Sayed Murtadha and Rashed Rashed of Bahrain 11-8, 11-6, 11-3 in the 24th ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships, at Yogyakarta on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Over 20,000 flood victims trapped in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 19 (IANS) Over 20,620 victims in Thailand are awaiting evacuations from floods caused by tropical storms that have so far killed 34 people, officials said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Lamba disqualified from Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba was here on Thursday disqualified from the Delhi Assembly by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on the grounds of defection.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Varanasi DM injured in wall collapse
Varanasi, Sep 19 (IANS) Varanasi's District Magistrate Surendra Singh suffered minor injuries as a wall collapsed as he was distributing relief supplies here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
39 mob lynching incidents in two and a half months in Bihar
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Despite its best efforts, the police has not been able to curb mob lynching incidents in the state.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM Modi's US visit from September 21-27
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the US September 21-27, during which he will address the 'Howdy Modi' mega diaspora event in Houston, to be also attended by US President Donald Trump, and he will also address the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Mindtree opens European headquarters in London
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Bangalore-based Mindtree, a global technology services company, here on Thursday announced opening of new European headquarters in London.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
UK court extends Nirav Modi's custody till Oct 17
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A UK court extended the judicial custody of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi till October 17, in connection with the Punjab National Bank fraud case, he on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Markram, Mulder slam tons as SA 'A' fight back against Ind 'A'
Mysuru, Sep 19 (IANS) Skipper Aiden Markram slammed 161 in the lead-up to the Test series while all-rounder Wiaan Mulder also scored a hundred to take South Africa 'A' to 400 against India 'A' on Day 3 of the second unofficial Test on Thursday. At stumps, India 'A' were on 14/0, still leading by 31 runs with Priyank Panchal (9 batting) and Abhimanyu Easwaran (5 batting) at the crease.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Amarinder inspects construction work of Kartarpur corridor
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Sep 19 (IANS) With less than two months to go for the historic 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday took stock of the ongoing construction work for the Kartarpur corridor.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
10 shortlisted writers to attend JLF's Jaipur Bookmark in Jan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ten shortlisted writers will be invited to attend the Jaipur BookMark (JBM) January 22 to 25, 2020, that runs parallel to the JLF to "not just to undergo mentorship but also individually pitch their work to national and international experts from the industry, with a chance to even sign a book deal," the organisers said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dulquer Salmaan: I am not a huge cricket fan
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Dulquer Salmaan, who plays a cricketer in the upcoming film "The Zoya Factor", says he is not an avid cricket watcher.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Can't do high heels: Swara shares footwear woes
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Ditching high heels, Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker walked the green carpet for an event here bare foot.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Posters seeking ban on Digvijaya's entry to temples in MP
Bhopal, Sep 19 (IANS) Posters seeking a ban on the entry of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh into temples were put up at several temples, here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Varun Dhawan to give a platform to street dancers
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) "Street Dancer 3D" actor Varun Dhawan is set to provide a platform to street dancers from different parts of India.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ranveer Singh to get wax statue at Madame Tussauds
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) "Mama, were going to London," said actor Ranveer Singh about getting his wax statue at Madame Tussauds.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ayushmann to romance Jitendra Kumar in 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan'
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) After portraying a person with erectile dysfunction in "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan", actor Ayushmann Khurrana plays a homosexual who will romance newbie Jitendra Kumar in Aanand L Rai's "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vicky Kaushal: I Will start shooting for 'Takht' in February
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal has revealed that will start shooting for Karan Johar's ambitious period drama "Takht" next year in February.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FIFA Awards to be telecast live in India on DSPORT
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Best FIFA Football Awards will be telecast live in India on September 24, as Gurugram based Lex Sportel Vision on Thursday announced the acquisition of the rights for the Indian subcontinent.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Sonakshi Sinha wants to be an ambassador of this brand
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha has fronted many ads, but she has shown a keen interest in being the ambassador of Rajasthani artisan Ruma Devi's brand that could empower women.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Babul Supriyo heckled at Jadavpur University
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled by a section of students of Jadavpur University during his visit to the campus to attend an event organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Maoist activity on the rise in poll-bound Dantewada
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Sep 19 (IANS) Sukma, the hub of Maoist activity in Bastar division, is back in the news with the reported convergence of a large number of Naxalites during the past fortnight.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Terrorism
Yogi completes mid-term, says challenges were opportunities
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) "In two and a half years, we have turned challenges into opportunities," said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday as he completed 30 months in office -- half way into his tenure.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
IPFT, BJP's ally to fight TTAADC polls alone in Tripura
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) The differences between Tripura's ruling partners - Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), have been gradually widening with the two parties to fight against each other in the upcoming politically significant Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) elections.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
India colts eager to continue good work against Bahrain
Tashkent (Uzbekistan) Sep 19 (IANS) Avoiding complacency will be key for the India U-16 football team when they take on Bahrain in their second match of the ongoing AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers on Friday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Uzbekistan,Sports,Football
Sunny Leone turns painter
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone has donned the painter's hat. She was seen painting with her sons, Noah and Asher.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Help make Kashmir a 'paradise again': PM
Nashik (Maharashtra), Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday that the BJP government had kept its promise and integrated Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh into India, and appealed to the people to help make it "a paradise again".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sensex slumps 470 points, Yes Bank down 15%
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices slumped over 1 per cent on Thursday with the BSE Sensex closing 470 points lower, owing to heavy selling in oil, metal and IT stocks amidst mixed global cues.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US backs Tibetans' right to practice faith, choose religious leaders
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid widespread concerns over China actively planning for the successor to the Dalai Lama, a top US official has said that Beijing should allow Tibetans to practice their faith freely, including choosing religious leaders, without interference.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Religion
Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar seal Tokyo Olympic berths
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhastan), Sep 19 (IANS) Ace Indian grapplers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya on Thursday secured two quotas for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after entering the semi-finals of their respective events at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Another Rahul appointee joins list of Congress deserters
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Jharkhand Congress chief Dr Ajoy Kumar, once a Rahul Gandhi protege, has quit the grand old party over his differences with the party leaders in the state. He joined the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Court extends Chidambaram's judicial custody till Oct 3
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major jolt to former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, the special CBI judge extended his judicial custody till October 3 on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Realme, Samsung have lowest return rates among brands: Survey
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Realme and South Korean major Samsung have the lowest return rates among all smartphone brands in India, a survey by CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Google Assistant gets more optimised for Indian languages
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) US based search giant Google on Thursday announced a major update for Assistant users in India where one can now make Assistant talk in Hindi by just asking "Ok Google, Hindi bolo or "Talk to me in Hindi.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
China Open: World Champion PV Sindhu crashes out
Changzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) Newly-crowned world champion P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 badminton tournament as she went down fighting to Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong on Thursday. Fifth seeded Sindhu lost 12-21, 21-13, 21-19 in a thrilling second-round contest that lasted for almost an hour.
2019-09-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Jharkhand ex-Congress chief joins AAP ahead of polls
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the Assembly polls in Jharkhand, former Congress state unit chief Ajoy Kumar joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Salman Khan 'will definitely have a release on Eid' next year
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Salman Khan's planned Eid 2020 release "Inshallah" may have been shelved, but the superstar insists he will have a release on the festival next year.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Help make Kashmir paradise again: PM
Nashik (Maharashtra), Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had kept its promise and integrated Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in India. While addressing a rally here the Prime Minister made an appeal to help make Kashmir "a paradise again".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hrithik Roshan becomes the ultimate photobomber
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan, whose movie "Super 30" will be premiering on television soon, photobombed fans who were recording special messages for him and posing next to his movie's poster.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Washington to challenge plan to block stricter vehicle emission
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Governor Jay Inslee of the US state of Washington and Attorney General Bob Ferguson have vowed to challenge President Donald Trump's move to prevent some states from enforcing more stringent vehicle emission standards.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Taj under full moon to attract many more visitors
Agra, Sep 19 (IANS) Come the next full moon in October, many more Taj Mahal lovers will be able to view the iconic 17th century monument to eternal love from a spot across the Yamuna river that has been newly developed by the authorities.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Art/Culture/Books
RCB name Shanker Basu as strength & conditioning coach
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Team India trainer Shanker Basu has made a return to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as he has been appointed as the strength and conditioning coach of the franchise for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
ED to invoke Fugitive Economic Offenders Act against Zakir Naik
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is going to invoke Fugitive Economic Offenders Act (FEOA) against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is currently residing in Malaysia, official sources said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Smog intensifies in Thailand from Indonesia wildfires
Bangkok, Sep 19 (IANS) Smog from Indonesia's wildfires has been intensifying in Thailand, with the province of Yala covered with thick smog with little sun penetrating the haze, as footages from Thai TV channel on Thursday showed.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Thailand,Environment/Wildlife
Salman Khan: Saiee has done a really good job in 'Dabangg 3'
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan introduces close friend Mahesh Manjrekars daughter Saiee in "Dabangg 3" with the endorsement that she has done a really good job in the film.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Singapore-bound flight makes emergency landing in B'desh
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) A Singapore-bound Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight on Thursday made an emergency landing the airport here as the aircraft's wheels failed to retract, an official said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
No rise in Ambani's stake, subsidiaries' shares merged with RSHL: RIL
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Denying reports of rise in Mukesh Ambani's stake in Reliance Industries (RIL), a company spokesperson has said that under the ongoing restructuring of RIL's subsidiaries, five subsidiaries holding 17.19 crore shares have merged with Reliance Services and Holdings Limited (RSHL), a company controlled by Petroleum Trust.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AIFF needs to give footballers more game time: Ganguly
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Indian football legend Bhaskar Ganguly, also one of the two ombudsmen appointed by the Supreme Court to formulate the constitution of All India Football Federation (AIFF), has slammed the federation for chalking out a shoddy calendar for the clubs as it takes away an opportunity for players to get more game time and improve their skills.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Vanakkam', say supporters as Chidambaram produced in court
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was on Thursday produced before the Rouse Avenue Court at the end of his judicial remand in the CBI case relating to INX Media.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Odisha court awards death penalty in minor's rape case
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) A special POCSO court in Odisha's Cuttack on Thursday awarded the death sentence to Mohammad Mustaq for raping and murdering a six-year-old girl.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Call of Duty: Mobile' arriving on October 1
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) US-based video game publisher Activision, in collaboration with China-based Tencent, on Thursday announced that "Call of Duty: Mobile" will be launched on October 1 in countries where Google Play and App Store are supported.
2019-09-19
Category: International, India,Technology
Leona wants to work with 'America's Got Talent' winner
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Singer Leona Lewis wants to make music with "America's Got Talent" winner Kodi Lee.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Salman Khan 'will definitely have a release on Eid' next year
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Salman Khan's planned Eid 2020 release "Inshallah" may have been shelved, but the superstar insists he will have a release on the festival next weekend.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia
Jakarta, Sep 19 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1-magnitude rocked Indonesia's East Java province on Thursday, but was not a potential for tsunami, an official at the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
SC slams UP government for 26 years' silence on forest land
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday criticised the Uttar Pradesh government for allowing private claims on forest lands in contravention of the apex court's order of July 1994.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google Pay pips PhonePe with 67mn monthly users in India
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Two years after debuting in India, Google's digital payment platform Google Pay has outpaced PhonePe to hit 67 million monthly active users (MAUs).
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Cameron 'sought Queen's help' over Scottish independence
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that he asked whether the Queen could "raise an eyebrow" about the prospect of Scotland voting for independence.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Priyanka questions Yogi government on Chinmayanand issue
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary In-Charge of UP East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday hit out at the Yogi government on the issue of the Shahjahanpur rape case.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
64MP Samsung Galaxy A70s in India this month for nearly Rs 30K
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Aiming to make Galaxy A series a $4-billion brand in India this year, Samsung is all set to launch its most premium Galaxy A device "A70s" with 64MP rear camera sensor later this month, informed sources told IANS on Thursday. Galaxy A70s is likely to come in two variants -- with prices starting around Rs 30,000.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Iran dismisses UAE, Israel claims on nuke programme
Tehran, Sep 19 (IANS) Iran denied the allegations raised by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel on Tehran's nuclear programme at the recent meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), state-media reported on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security
China to tap pork reserves over swine fever
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China will on Thursday release pork supplies from its central reserves as it moves to tackle soaring prices and shortages caused by an outbreak of swine fever.
2019-09-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
IIT-Madras hosts Space Technology Cells meet
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) on Thursday said it had hosted the first meeting of Space Technology Cells (STCs) established by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Department of Space in these premier institutions.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
We believe in investing in people and culture: Raul Rai
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) Nicobar is all of three years, but it is already being recognised as a self-sustaining profitable enterprise. IANSlife caught up with Raul Rai, co-founder at Nicobar.com and director at Goodearth.in, to find out exactly what it takes to take the lead in the game.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Ayodhya bench not sitting in post lunch session on Thursday
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Constitution bench of the Supreme Court has decided not to conduct hearing of the Ayodhya title dispute in post lunch session on Thursday as the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is unwell.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Great skin creates an ideal canvas for makeup: Jacqueline
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) Almost thirty three million followers are treated to actor Jacqueline Fernandezs vibrant and fun filled insta-stories daily. Shes one of the the few names in the trade who can laugh at herself and makes sure her fans see the lighter side of showbiz.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Deepika Padukone: Spouses, families of athletes don't get due credit
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone is all set to appear as iconic cricketer Kapil Dev's wife Romi in "83", and she feels that spouses and families of athletes dont get the recognition they deserve, and that was the reason she chose to do the film.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Menstrual cups for an eco-friendly period (Guest Column)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) In our pursuit for a better life, we continuously look for convenient solutions. But with changing times, what was once the 'best solution, does not always remain so.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Saga on square foot
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANSlife) Size matters. And so does the scale. Painting a busy artwork on a square-foot canvas can be a challenge. Connecting all those artworks to create a narrative is an even bigger task. But 14 artists have taken up the challenge and their works will be on view at Mumbai's Studio Artezvous from September 19-21.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Amazon India gears up for festival season
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) Gearing up for the festival season, Amazon India has increased the number of its fashion brands from 21,000 to 34,000.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Terrafest returns for fifth edition
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) Triveni Kala Sangam, one of the most-visited art hubs in the heart of New Delhi, will host the fifth edition of 'Terrafest, the week-long festival of terracotta products and earthenware from October 11-16.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Boost immunity, stay fit
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) Seasonal changes are the times when people are more prone to falling ill. But integrative nutritionist and gut health coach Payal Kothari has tips at hand to help you boost immunity and stay fit, no matter what the weather.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Do's and don'ts while planning a wildlife safari
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) Respect the jungle. And be practical, not fashionable when you are on a wildlife excursion. "That's the basic," says Manjunath Gowda, Chief Executive Officer of WildTrails, as he narrates the rules to follow both before and during a wildlife safari.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
ALERT: Once Indians used to say 'Kashmir is ours', now they want to build Kashmir: Modi
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2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Pawar appears to back Pak more: Modi
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2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: I expect my countrymen to heal the wounds of Kashmir: Modi
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2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kohli is as good as they get in world cricket: RCB director Hesson
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer and newly appointed Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) head coach Simon Katich has heaped praise on India and RCB skipper Virat Kohli, saying the record of the batsman speaks for him and his contribution as a team player is well documented.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NRC not needed in Bengal: Mamata
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Home Minister Amit Shah in his North Block chambers and raiseds concerns over the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) that aims to identify genuine Indian citizens.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Netanyahu calls on Gantz to form unity government
Jerusalem, Sep 19 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday invited his rival Benny Gantz to form a unity government to end the political deadlock that emerged out of a second general elections.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics
STAIRS Foundation extends "Fit India" campaign to Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 19 (IANS) With an aim to support Jharkhand becoming a leader in sports economy, India's premier National Sports Promotion Organisation (NSPO) STAIRS (Society for Transformation, Inclusion and Recognition through Sports) Foundation on Thursday announced its entry into this state. STAIRS' commitment towards the development & promotion of grassroots sports in the State is manifested through the opening of its National State Development Board.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Other Sports
Netizens accuse Akshay Kumar of supporting Aarey destruction
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Akshay Kumar made headlines on Wednesday taking a Metro ride after a shoot, in order to save time during peak hours of Mumbais traffic. On Thursday, the superstar is being trolling over his action, with some netizens calling it a PR stunt and accusing him of supporting the destruction of the Aarey forest.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ALERT: Even decision on Chief of Defence Staff was dragged on for decades: Modi
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2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Peta campaign to serve 'bloodied' person on plate for awareness
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) On the International Day of Peace (September 21), a 'bloodied' person will lie 'lifeless' on a giant plate alongside green veggies and a giant knife and fork as part of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (Peta) campaign to create awareness against animal slaughter.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-executives acquitted in Fukushima disaster case
Tokyo, Sep 19 (IANS) Three former executives of Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) were on Thursday found not guilty of professional negligence in the 2010 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Google goes bullish on India, unveils multiple products
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In its bid to make the Internet more accessible, inclusive and empowering for everyone in India, Google on Thursday announced a slew of products, including an artificial intelligence (AI) lab in Bengaluru, BSNL partnership, 'Google Pay for Business' app for merchants along with expanding Indian language support across Google Assistant, Discover, Lens and Bolo products.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
ALERT: Previous Cong govt didn't sanction bullet-proof jacket for our brave soldiers: Modi
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2019-09-19
Category: International, Togo,National,Politics
UAE joins international coalition for maritime security
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates on Thursday announced that it has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, an international alliance that aims to protect the safety of maritime navigation and international trade.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Togo,Politics
'UK has 12 days for new Brexit deal plans or it's over'
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS) Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne said that he and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed that the UK had 12 days to produce new Brexit proposals in writing by the end of September, adding if not, "then it's over".
2019-09-19
Category: International, France,Politics
Jaishankar's son Dhruva joins ORF as head of US Initiative
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Dhruva Jaishankar, the son of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, has joined the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) think tank as Director of its US Initiative.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Aayush Sharma, Arpita Khan Sharma confirm expecting second baby
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Salman Khan's sister Arpita and her husband, actor Aayush Sharma, are expecting their second child.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BCA chief files contempt petition against Vinod Rai & Co
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) President Jagnnath Singh has filed contempt plea against the BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA)-led by Vinod Rai, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim in the Supreme Court for violating the orders passed by the apex court on August 9, 2018.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Brad Pitt reacts to his photos being talk of Internet
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Hollywood star Brad Pitt is in his fifties but he is still "breaking the Internet" with sexy photos.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Taylor Swift related to Daenerys Targaryenin 'Game Of Thrones'
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift says that she "related" to the murderous and powerful Daenerys Targaryen in the popular show "Game Of Thrones".
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pot-holed Agra roads put off tourists
Agra, Sep 19 (IANS) Though a new tourist season is about to begin next week, the city administration is yet to wake up to repair and clean up the roads in the city which have not only become a safety hazard but also assault the aesthetics of the Taj city.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Imran's adviser calls TV anchor 'unemployed drunk'
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Naeemul Haque, the Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, has termed a television anchor an "unemployed drunk", a media report said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Paytm invests Rs 250 crore to boost its travel business
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Digital payments firm Paytm on Thursday announced to invest Rs 250 crore in its travel business over the next six months to scale up product and technology team and set up new business verticals.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Google in pact with UK publisher Archant to boost local news
London, Sep 19 (IANS) In a bid to build a sustainable digital model for local news, Google has entered into a three-year partnership with UK publisher Archant for Project Neon which will target up to three communities, identified as being currently underserved by local news.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Media,Technology
Ariana Grande's dogs fly to Glasgow on private jet to be with her
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande is said to have jetted her pet dogs Myron and Toulouse to a Glasgow hotel on a private plane, so they can be with her during her European tour.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
20 dead in Afghan blast claimed by Taliban (2nd Lead)
Kabul, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and over 90 others injured in a truck blast claimed by the Taliban militant group in Afghanistan's Zabul province on Thursday, authorities said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics
'Bard Of Blood' stars pay homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) "Bard of Blood" actors Emraan Hashmi, Shobhita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari and Viineet Kumar, along with director Ribhu Dasgupta, paid homage to Indian soldiers who laid their life for the country at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate here on Thursday morning.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sex with GF better than my best ever goal: Ronaldo
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Juventus star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that for him, spending time with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez between the sheets is better than the best goal of his illustrious nearly two-decade-long career when he scored nearly 700 goals.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Imran leaves for two-day Saudi Arabia visit
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday left for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, ahead of his trip to the US for the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, an official statement said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Will do whatever it takes to bring cancer awareness: Arjun
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor will be lighting up the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in red as a gesture to show his support to cancer patients. He says he will do whatever it takes to bring awareness about the deadly disease.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump hints at announcement during 'Howdy Modi'
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has hinted of an announcement when he shares a stage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the much-anticipated 'Howdy Modi' event on Sunday night in Houston, Texas.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sakshi Malik loses in opening round of World C'ships
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhastan), Sep 19 (IANS) Ace wrestler Sakshi Malik on Thursday came out with a disappointing performance as she lost 7-10 to Aminat Adeniyi of Nigeria in the opening round of the women's freestyle 62-kg weight category at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
This tool could unlock your smartphone with earbuds
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Soon you may be able to unlock your smartphone with earbuds as researchers are developing a biometric tool to do that.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Jolt to Akhilesh: As 3 more SP MLCs set to join BJP
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) Three more Samajwadi Party (SP) members of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council are likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Here's how companies can withstand digital disruption
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In an increasingly digital world, making incremental changes to long-standing business models may not be enough. Established companies can win by addressing digital strategy's dual imperatives - building new digital businesses while digitising legacy operations, suggests new research from McKinsey & Company.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
WannaCry still lurking around, India also affected: Sophos
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The WannaCry ransomware that created mayhem in 2017 has not died out and security software firm Sophos stopped a whopping 4.3 million infection attempts globally in August 2019, out of which 8.8 per cent were located in India, the firm revealed on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Man dies soon after acting death scene on stage
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) A 65-year-old man in Rajasthan died soon after acting the death scene of Dashrath, Lord Ram's father, on stage during a Ramleela play, it was revealed on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dalai Lama selection: US lawmakers for sanctions against China
Dharamsala, Sep 19 (IANS) Reaffirming Washington's continued support to the Tibetan cause, US lawmakers want sanctions against China for interfering with the selection of a new Dalai Lama.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Samsung Galaxy A70s with 64MP rear camera in India this month
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Aiming to make Galaxy A series a $4-billion brand in India this year, Samsung is all set to launch its most premium Galaxy A device "A70s" with 64MP rear camera sensor later this month, informed sources told IANS on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Man lynched near Hyderabad for suspected witchcraft
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) A 24-year-old man was lynched near here on the suspicion of practicing witchcraft, which allegedly led to the death of a woman.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana hospitals overcrowded with dengue patients
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Hospitals across Telangana continue to be overcrowded with patients, including those with symptoms of dengue, even as the state government remained in a denial mode and has even gagged the private hospitals from giving out the numbers of dengue patients on the pretext of avoiding a health scare.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
We turned challenges into opportunities: Yogi
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) On the completion of 30 months in office, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Thursday said that "in two and a half years, we have turned challenges into opportunities".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SC refuses to keep in abeyance NBW against jail superintendent
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to keep in abeyance a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against the Gautam Buddh Nagar district jail superintendent for releasing an accused from prison whose bail had been cancelled earlier by the apex court.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Australian court bans Great Barrier Reef shark cull
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Australia's Queensland state will be forced to end their shark culling programme after a court on Thursday banned the practice in protected areas of the Great Barrier Reef.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Demi Moore calls daughters' support 'everything for her'
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Demi Moore is ready with a tell-all memoir and she says having her daughters' support is everything for her.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IDBI Bank okays preferential issues to LIC, Govt
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) IDBI Bank on Thursday approved the proposal for preferential issue to the government and LIC aggregating after their infusion of Rs 4,557 crore and Rs 4,743 crore, respectively, a total capital infusion of a little over Rs 9,000 crore.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Honey-trap' gang busted in MP, 6 arrested
Bhopal, Sep 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Police has busted a gang of extortionists who used to 'honey-trap' politicians and high ranking government officials by making objectionable videos to blackmail them. Six people associated with the gang were also arrested, police said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
E-cigarette usage among US kids doubled in 2 years
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that the number of kids vaping nicotine in the US has doubled in the past two years.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
DMK's General Council to meet on Oct 6
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) DMK General Secretary K.Anbazhagan on Thursday announced that the meeting of the party's General Council will be held here on October 6.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
#Midweekblues: Anushka caught 'not yawning' at work
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma was seen suffering from midweek blues in her latest post on social media and was caught "not yawning" in a behind-the-scene video.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Adult film star Jessica Jaymes passes away
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Adult film star Jessica Jaymes who appeared on the show "Weeds" is dead. She was 43.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple's communications head Steve Dowling quits
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Apple communications head Steve Dowling is leaving the company in October after 16 years of service.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
FM reminds Biocon chief of govt's fiscal steps on growth revival
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday strongly retorted a sarcastic comment from Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw on her presence on a cabinet decision (on e-cigarettes) that was not related to the Finance Ministry.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kylie shares photo with Travis, shuts split rumours
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after doubts were raised about their relationship, reality TV personality Kylie Jenner has shared a loved-up family photograph with rapper Travis Scott to shut down splitting rumours.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Palarivattom flyover: Judicial custody of accused extended
Kochi, Sep 19 (IANS) A court here on Thursday extended the judicial custody of the four arrested officials, accused of graft in the construction of the Palarivattom flyover, till October 3.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Neena Gupta sports sneakers with neon green outfit
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Veteran actress Neena Gupta ditched heels and flowing gown for a gala. Instead, she picked a neon cold shoulder outfit with a pair of sneakers, and won hearts of netizens.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Illegal sale of imported cigarettes on rise in Punjab
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Illegal sale of imported cigarettes in Punjab has become common and pose a serious threat to health of smokers who are getting hooked to catchy packs of international brands that san health warnings, anti-tobacco activists said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mani Shankar Aiyer given clean chit over Modi remarks
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Thursday gave a clean chit to senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar for his alleged derogatory remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Pakistan visit in 2018 as well as for holding a meeting with Pakistani officials at his residence in December 2017.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New Jersey Governor 'sells' his state to India Inc.
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US later this week, New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy on Thursday made a passionate appeal here to Indian businesses for making investments in his state.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Dengue cases increase in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Sep 19 (IANS) Uttarakhand has witnessed a surge in dengue cases for sometime now. Although officially there was no data on the number of cases, unofficially it was being said that there were over 1,000 cases.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana announces 28% profit share for Singareni workers
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Telangana government on Thursday announced a 28 per cent share in the profit of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) to its employees for 2018-19.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Karnataka welcomes Shah's clarification on Hindi
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Political parties and pro-Kannada activists in Karnataka welcomed Union Home Minister Amit Shah clarifying his remarks on Hindi and expressed relief that it (Hindi) would not be imposed on them or anyone.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Professor apologises for his comment on Dhavan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prof. N. Shanmugam, who cursed senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan for appearing for Muslim parties' in Ayodhya title dispute, apologised for his comments on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Honey-trap gang busted in MP, 3 women detained
Bhopal, Sep 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Police has busted a gang of extortionists who used to 'honey-trap' politicians and high ranking government officials by making objectionable videos to blackmail them. Three women associated with the gang were also arrested, police said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Killer tiger captured in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Following a seven-day hunt, Rajasthan Forest Department officials have finally captured a tiger, which has killed three men since February, in the jungles of Karauli district.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Goa Lokayukta for probe of Madkaikar in DA case
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) Goa Lokayukta retired Justice P.K. Misra on Thursday said, that there were "reasonable grounds" to conduct a detailed investigation in the alleged disproportionate assets of former Power Minister and BJP MLA Pandurang Madkaikar.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Sushmita Sen makes sure she always has purpose in life
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Sushmita Sen says she makes sure she always has a purpose in life to keep herself motivated.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC asks UP Home Secretary to appear in Muslim girl's case
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary to appear before it on Monday observing that the government has failed to file a response on a minor Muslim girl's plea challenging Allahabad High Court order declaring her marriage as void.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
15 dead in Afghan blast claimed by Taliban
Kabul, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 70 others injured in a truck blast claimed by the Taliban militant group in Afghanistan's Zabul province on Thursday, authorities said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Cosmopolitan Bengalis not averse to Hindi, but off-the-cuff remarks best avoided
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) People of Bengal think of themselves as cosmopolitan, love to converse in Hindi, and admire Bollywood films and songs, but off-the-cuff remarks like marking Hindi out as a potential common language for the country should be best avoided as it could be construed as a cultural imposition, say scholars and analysts.
2019-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Mamata to demand Bengal's name change from Shah
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after Mamata Banerjee raised the issue of change of West Bengal's name into "Bangla" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she will again try to press the matter further by raising it in her meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Satwik-Chirag bow out of China Open
Changzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty crashed out of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament after suffering a straight-game loss to Japan's Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Keep entertaining fans across the world: Afridi tells Kohli
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has praised India's batting mainstay Virat Kohli and has urged him to keep entertaining the fans across the world.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Alec Baldwin, wife expecting baby 5 months after miscarriage
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Hollywood veteran actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria are expecting another baby, five months after a devastating miscarriage.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ed Joyce appointed head coach of Ireland women's team
Dublin, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Ireland cricketer Ed Joyce has been appointed as the head coach of country's women national team for the next two years.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Cricket
Instagram restricts cosmetic surgery, weight-loss promoting posts
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has announced to restrict people under age 18 from viewing posts from celebrity influencers that promote cosmetic surgery and various weight-loss products.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ex-Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar joins AAP
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Weeks after quitting Congress, former Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajoy Kumar on Thursday joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aniston was told to lose 30 pounds for 'Friends' role
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston was forced to drop 30 pounds (14kg) in order to land her career launching role on "Friends".
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Sitharaman, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw in Twitter spat over e-cig ban
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Finance MinisterANirmala Sitharaman on Thursday defended her decision to ban e-cigarettes after Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw questioned her authority to issue the ban.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Nokia 7.2 with triple camera, PureDisplay launched in India
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) HMD Global has launched its new smartphone, the Nokia 7.2 in India on Thursday, the company's first smartphone with a triple camera and PureDisplay.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Musk shares pictures of SpaceX's new Starship prototypes
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has posted two new pictures on Twitter showing the latest construction updates for the Starship rocket prototype that is being built at SpaceXs Boca Chica, Texas facility.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
How Miller's one-handed stunner left Kohli in shock
Mohali, Sep 19 (IANS) The second T20I between India and South Africa witnessed two of the sensational catches fans would ever see in a game of cricket.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Rajnath's maiden sortie on Tejas LCA in Bengaluru
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh undertook a maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), fully dressed in a G-Suit, from Bengaluru on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Transport strike against amended MVA affects Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A transport strike call on Thursday against the amended Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) in Delhi and the adjoining National Capital Region (NCR) areas has affected people badly as cabs, auto-rickshaws and private buses remained off the roads.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pak politicians, rights groups reject idea of 'media courts'
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistani politicians, media bodies and rights groups have rejected the governments announcement of setting up of special tribunals for taking up complaints against the media without prior consultation with primary stakeholders.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Gun violence costs US $229 bn per year
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Gun violence costs the US $229 billion annually, amounting to 1.4 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP), a report said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Chinese espionage growing in US healthcare: Experts
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After a Chinese couple was charged by the US government with stealing intellectual property related to key health data this week, cyber security researchers on Thursday raised serious questions on growing Chinese espionage in American healthcare.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Flew the Tejas since it's indigenously developed: Rajnath
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Following his maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), fully dressed in a G-Suit in Bengaluru on Thursday, Rajnath Singh, who became the first Defence Minister to fly the aircraft, said he was thrilled with the flight and chose to fly since it was indigenously developed.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
HLL Life to go on the block soon as disinvestment gathers pace
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Speeding up the sale process of public sector HLL Life Care, the producer of 'MOODS brand of condoms and 'HAPPY DAYS' sanitary pads, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has directed the health ministry to prepare the contours of transaction.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
JFK's grand-nephew to bid for Massachusetts Senator
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Joe Kennedy, the grand-nephew of late US President John F. Kennedy, has said that he will run for the Massachusetts Senate seat in 2020, challenging incumbent Senator Ed Markey.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Imran, Bajwa discuss Kashmir situation
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Chief of the Pakistan Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed several matters including the Kashmir situation and the latters forthcoming visits to the US and Saudi Arabia.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
3 arrested for duping B'wood actress Isha Sharvani (2nd Lead, Superseding previous story)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Three men, who duped "Luck by Chance" actress Isha Sharvani by pretending to be Australian Tax Officers, have been arrested.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Doubts cast over Pak Hindu student's autopsy report
Karachi, Sep 19 (IANS) Experts and officials of the medico-legal section of the Karachi health department have raised doubts over the initial autopsy report of a Pakistani Hindu medical girl student who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
BJP files cases against Digvijay Singh for ISI remark
New Delhi, Sep 19 IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who has been facing flak from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his ISI comments, is now being slapped with criminal and defamation cases.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 arrested for duping B'wood actress Isha Sharvani
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Three men, who duped "Luck by Chance" actress Isha Sharvani by pretending to be Australian Tax Officers, have been arrested.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK to leave EU on Oct 31 no matter what: Minister
London, Sep 19 (IANS) The UK will definitely leave the European Union (EU) on October 31, no matter what, British Secretary of State for Brexit Stephen Barclay has said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
ALERT: Bollywoood star Isha Sharvani arrested in cheating case: Delhi Police
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2019-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Washington Monument to reopen after years of renovations
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The Washington Monument, one of American capital city's most iconic landmarks, is set to reopen on Thursday after several years of renovations.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
CBI arrests former OCA secretary in chit fund scam
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested former honorary secretary of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Ashirbad Behera in connection with his alleged links with Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Cricket
You're killing me: Ranveer on Deepika's photo
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone shared a stunning photograph of herself and her actor husband could not stop himself from commenting on it.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US immigration courts' backlog exceeds 1 million cases
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The backlogged deportation docket pending in American immigration courts surpassed 1 million cases in August, despite President Donald Trump's administration's varied attempts to cut back on asylum claims.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
More human remains found near Mexico well
Mexico City, Sep 19 (IANS) Nineteen bags of human remains have been found near a well in Mexico's Jalisco state where 44 bodies were discovered earlier this month, authorities said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Heavy rains likely in Mumbai, schools shut
Mumbai, Sep 19 Heavy rains have been forecast for Mumbai, Thane and other parts of the Konkan, officials said here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Search for Vikram on: NASA scientists analyse lunar images from orbiter
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Scientists are analysing the images taken under harsh light conditions by the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Camera of the area where the Vikram moon lander is likely to have touched down on the moon and it may be a while before they can locate it, project experts told IANS.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,National,Science/Tech
Rajnath's maiden sortie on Tejas LCA in Bengaluru
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh undertook a maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), fully dressed in a G-Suit, from Bengaluru on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Pompeo, MBS condemn 'unprecedented' Saudi oil refinery attacks
Jeddah/Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met here to coordinate a response to the "unprecedented" attack on the Kingdoms oil refineries for which they blame Iran.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Ignoring protests, Gates Foundation to give Modi global award
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be awarding the Global Gatekeepers Award to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in India's achievement sanitation, the organisation has announced.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Flood situation worsens in UP, Yogi sounds alert
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) As the flood situation has worsened in eastern Uttar Pradesh following incessant rains since the past one week, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all District Magistrates of the affected districts to speed up relief and rescue operations within the next 12 hours.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajnath's maiden sortie on Tejas LCA in Bengaluru
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh undertook a maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), fully dressed in a G-Suit, from Bengaluru on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
BJP slams DMK for its stance on Hindi
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The BJP has slammed DMK for its stance on Hindi, saying if the regional party was so strongly against this language, the schools owned by its functionaries should not have CBSE syllabus as Hindi is taught in that.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Trump cites national emergency in new border wall plea
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has reiterated the need for a stretch of about more than 800 km of border wall with Mexico to tackle what he said was a serious national emergency.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Microsoft authorizes $40bn of share buybacks, raises dividend
Redmond (California), Sep 19 (IANS) Microsoft's board of directors has authorized another $40 billion in share repurchases and raised its quarterly dividend by 5 cents or 11 per cent to 51 cents a share.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
Defamation case against Digvijay Singh for ISI remark
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A defamation complaint was filed against former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh by Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) legal cell for his alleged remark that the BJP and Bajrang Dal were taking money from Pakistan's spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DMK questions why Tamil can't be India's global identity
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Against the backdrop of recent pitch by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to make Hindi a language of India's identity, DMK has argued that Tamil was more suited for it.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Anti-Hindi ire in Tamil Nadu is decades-old
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The face-off between some regional political parties and the Centre over Hindi language, triggered by Union Home Minister Amit Shahs last weeks comment, may have been averted by his clarification but the issue is decades old.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Face-off on Hindi language averted
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shahs thrust on use of Hindi threatened to snowball into a major controversy, before he clarified that he never wanted to impose the language on other regional languages, pacifying the critics, mainly in southern states like Tamil Nadu.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
This day, that year: When Yuvi created record
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) September 19, 2007, a date which Indian cricket fans can never forget. It was on this very day back when former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh set Kingsmead on fire hitting six sixes in an over bringing the world to its feet.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Don't know how he manages that consistency: Chahar on Kohli
Mohali, Sep 19 (IANS) Virat Kohli, who rode the Men in Blue to a commanding win over South Africa in the second T20I, has won high praise from his team-mate Deepak Chahar, who believes India skipper is a "next-level player" altogether.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Trudeau apologizes after brownface image emerges
Ottawa, Sep 19 (IANS) Canadian Prime Miniter Justin Trudeau has apologizedfor wearing brownface makeup to a party in 2001, after a yearbook photo was published of the incident a month before the country's general election.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Politics
7 killed, 85 injured in Afghan truck bomb blast
Kabul, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 7 people were killed and 85 injured due to a truck bomb explosion near a government hospital in Afghanistan's Zabul province on Thursday, officials said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics
U'khand Police search for sex-racket kingpins in Delhi
Dehradun, Sep 19 (IANS) The Uttarakhand Police have extended their nets up to the national capital in its search for 'white-collared" kingpins of a high profile sex racket that was busted in the hill state.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US calls for credible elections in Afghanistan
Washington/Kabul, Sep 19 (IANS) The US said that it hopes the Afghan government and electoral institutions make all necessary arrangements and preparations for transparency during the presidential election in the war-torn country on September 28.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Oracle to have more Cloud regions than AWS by 2020: Ellison
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Oracle Co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison has announced that his company will have more Cloud regions globally than Amazon Web Services (AWS), retail giant Amazon's Cloud arm, within a year.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Automakers urged to join California emission deal
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) US Senators have urged more automakers to join four car companies in signing a deal with California to meet stricter emission standards, despite a decision by the White House to revoke the state's authority to implement the rules.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
29 booked for mid day meal scam in UP
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) Nearly 29 persons have been booked for a massive scam in the mid day meal (MDM) scheme in three districts of Uttar Pradesh -- Rae Bareli, Kannauj and Pratapgarh -- where food grain meant for school children was being sold in the open market.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinmayanand in hospital after victim demands arrest
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 19 (IANS) Former Union Minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, accused of raping a student, has been admitted to Shahjahanpur government hospital after his health deteriorated.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Man throws toddler out of running train in UP
Ayodhya, Sep 19 (IANS) A mentally unstable man snatched a seven-month old toddler from his mother onboard the Delhi-Farakka Express and threw him out of the running train near the Gosainganj railway station here.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imran mulls another cabinet reshuffle
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was mulling another Cabinet reshuffle, five months after the first one, a media report said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Facebook expands home video-calling Portal lineup
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Facebook has expanded its Portal family of home video-calling devices with three new models: Portal, Portal Mini and Portal TV.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hima Das ruled out of World Championships
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ace sprinter Hima Das will not be participating in the upcoming World Championships 2019 due to a back injury.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Maryam Nawaz's remand period extended by 7 days
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) An accountability court has extended for seven days the remand period of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz, who has been in the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) custody since August 8.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pak province records 126 child abuse cases this year
Lahore, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Punjab province has recorded at least 126 child sexual abuse cases in the last seven months, a media report said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Bayern win, Leverkusen lose in Champions League
Berlin, Sep 19 (IANS) Bayern Munich registered their 16th straight win in their opening game after beating Red Star Belgrade 3-0, while Lokomotiv Moscow defeated Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 with two first-half goals to take all three points at the first round in the Champions League's group stage.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
No India talks unless J&K special status restored: Imran
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pledging to present the "Kashmir case" at the UN General Assembly "like no one ever did before", Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that there was no use talking to India unless restored Jammu and Kashmir's special status.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Guterres asks nations to join climate action job initiative
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced a new initiative aimed at ensuring decent job creation and protecting livelihoods to boost climate action and urged countries to join the project.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
IB busts ISI's 'honey-trap' call centre to seduce Indian security men (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, Indian intelligence agencies have busted a "call centre" being run by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan in Jhelum city, 116 km from Islamabad. The call centre, a major counter-intelligence hub of ISI, aimed at targeting the Indian Army and government officials in honey-traps, was being operated with the help of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL).
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Comedy isn't a race, there's no finish line: Russell Peters
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Russell Peters has made people roll on the floor, laughing on his unabashed one-liners on stereotypical accents, race and ethnicities for years now. The Indo-Canadian stand-up star, who began his career his in 1989, says comedy is not a race and that it takes years to develop the voice and to build an act.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump revokes California's authority to set emission rules
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The White House has stripped the US state of California of its right to set its own vehicle emissions standards and banned other states from setting similar rules.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN General Assembly to spotlight climate change: Guterres
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74) will spotlight climate change in the coming days when leaders gather at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss issues of common concern, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
US stocks close mixed as Fed cuts interest rates
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) US equities ended mixed after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the second time this year.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Madhya Pradesh seeks Rs 11,861 cr flood relief package
Bhopal, Sep 19 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has sought a financial package of Rs 11,861 crore from the Central government for relief and rehabilitation work in the flood-affected areas of 36 districts in the state.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Rajkummar Rao looks forward to start shooting with Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao, who will be soon collaborating with Priyanka Chopra for the Netflix film "The White Tiger", has said that he is looking forward to working with her. He also hoped that they will have good time while shooting for the film.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dame Judi Dench does not want to retire
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Veteran actress Dame Judi Dench, 84, does not want to retire because there is nothing else she would rather be doing.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar rises after Fed cuts interest rates
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) The US dollar rose after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Unkempt Nic Cage is unrecognisable at film premiere
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Nicolas Cage's unkempt look made him unrecognisable at premiere of his new film.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
2 killed, 4 injured in Mogadishu car bombing
Mogadishu, Sep 19 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and four others injured on Wednesday evening in a car bomb blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Somalia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netanyahu cancels UN presence over inconclusive poll results
Tel Aviv, Sep 19 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his UN General Assembly appearance following the inconclusive election results. He was to have addressed the world body, and meet US President Donald Trump.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Govt urged to look into AMTZ MD's sudden removal
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan to look into the sudden removal of Jitender Sharma from the post of Managing Director at Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone (AMTZ).
2019-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
7 held for printing fake visas, forging passports
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) With the arrest of seven persons, Delhi Police on Wednesday unearthed a complete lab used in printing fake visas and forging passports in the capital.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US Fed cuts interest rates for second time this year
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more than a decade.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Youngsters were under pressure, did well against world-class side: de Kock
Mohali, Sep 19 (IANS) South Africa skipper Quinton de Kock heaped praise on his youngsters and backed them to do well in the third match as they lost to India by seven wickets in the secon T20 international here on Wednesday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Lamba says Speaker did not consider Twitter resignation
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The clash of rebel MLA Alka Lamba with the Aam Aadmi Party again erupted on Wednesday with the Chandni Chowk MLA claiming that the Delhi Assembly Speaker refused to consider her resignation on Twitter seriously, while the party said she herself had urged the Speaker to not take it seriously.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global telcos launch OTIC initiative for 5G infra
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Global telecom operators, including the Indian major Reliance Jio here on Wedneday launched the 'Open Test and Integration Centre' (OTIC) initiative to accelerate multi-vendor, open and disaggregated next-generation 5G wireless infrastructure.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Police arrest two, solve 25 chain snatching cases
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) With the arrest of two men, including one involved in more than 150 cases of chain snatching, from the Rohini area on September 13, the police on Wednesday claimed to have solved more than 25 cases of snatching and robberies across the city.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mukesh Ambani bolsters hold over RIL with stake hike, shares up
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) With Saudi oil major Aramco buying stake in Reliance Industries oil-to-chemical business and uncertainty over likely changes in the equity structure of the company, Mukesh Ambani has increased his stake in RIL in a symbolic manner.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC gets 4 new judges
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Four different High Court Chief Justices were appointed as judges of the Supreme Court, taking the judge strength of the apex court to 34, the highest ever.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC sets aside HC order in ITC excise refund case
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has upheld the order passed by Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal and set aside the orders passed by the High Courts of Delhi and Madras in a case pertaining to appeal on excise duty refunds by ITC Limited.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Left, Congress slam Mamata for not raising NRC with PM
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left parties and the Congress have lashed out against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her comments that the issue of National Register of Citizens was not discussed during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Death toll in Andhra boat tragedy rises to 34
Rajahmundry, Sep 18 (IANS) Bodies of six more tourists were pulled out from Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Wednesday, taking the toll in Sunday's boat tragedy to 34, officials said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Help me change state name to 'Bangla': Mamata to Modi
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, after a spell of 15 months, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday amid speculation about the agenda for the meeting.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Snapchat introduces 3D Camera Mode
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat has announced a new 3D Camera Mode that will let users make and share images with diorama-like depth effects.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
China's cyberespionage group 'APT10' inches towards Southeast Asia
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Expanding spying attempts against organisations in Vietnam and Malaysia, Chinese-speaking cyberespionage group APT10 is now inching towards Southeast Asia, cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mahant accused of wrongful confinement of two youth
Visakhapatnam, Sep 18 (IANS) A resident of Visakhapatnam has alleged that his two nephews are under wrongful confinement of Mahant Sunder Das in Rajasthan.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Kohli surpasses Rohit as all-time leading run-scorer in T20s
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday got past his deputy Rohit Sharma as the leading run-scorer in T20 internationals after his unbeaten 72 helped India record a facile seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the second T20 international here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Youngsters showed character with the ball: Kohli
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli lauded the bowlers for restricting South Africa to 149/5 as India won by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series, in the second game here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Dhankhar seeks response from Assembly Secy on bill irregularities
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday sought response of the state assembly secretary to the contention of opposition parties that a bill on prevention of lynching circulated in the House was "not in consonance" with the one he had recommended for introduction in the assembly.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Guterres rules out UN involvement in Kashmir
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ruled out any direct involvement in resolving the Kashmir issue unless both India and Pakistan agreed to it.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Jaishankar to visit Finland as part of Europe outreach
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay an official three-day visit to Finland, which holds the current presidency of the European Parliament, as part of India's outreach to Europe.
2019-09-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
SC issues NBW against GB Nagar jail superintendent
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the Gautam Buddh Nagar district jail superintendent for releasing an accused whose bail had been cancelled.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Murder charges slapped again on Ansari's killers in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Jharkahnd Police here on Wednesday again slapped the murder charges on 11 accused arrested for thrashing and subsequent death of Tabrez Ansari.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Netanyahu set to lose majority in Israel polls
Jerusalem, Sep 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is projected to have failed to muster a majority in a tough election that saw a virtual tie between Netanyahu's right-wing bloc and a centre-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Ayodhya case: Historians hard pressed to wrap up in 6 weeks
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) "We were given only six weeks' time for the entire study. Pressure was being repeatedly exerted, so, we submitted our report without going through the excavation work done by B.B. Lal," said Suraj Bhan in his examination as an expert witness for Sunni Waqf Board before the Allahabad High Court.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Jamiat hails SC move to finish Ayodhya case hearing by Oct 18
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, a prominent Muslim organisation, has welcomed the Supreme Court decision to complete arguments in the Ayodhya case by October 18.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ballot papers are history now: CEC Arora
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Rejecting Maharashtra opposition parties' demand against use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the upcoming Assembly polls, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Sunil Arora said here on Wednesday, "ballot papers are history now."
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kerala cops look to beat the stress
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) With Kerala Police coming under attack from several quarters for their behaviour, state police chief Loknath Behra has come up with ways to beat the stress that the police officials are facing.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
2nd T20: Kohli stars as India register 7-wicket win over SA
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Virat Kohli slammed an unbeaten half century and took a stunning catch to lead from the front as India eased to a seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second T20 international here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Delhi Police launches new 'Tatpar' app
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police has launched a new app called 'Tatpar' which provides a range of integrated services with a single touch.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
AIIMS-Delhi donates Rs 93.89 lakh to Odisha
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi on Wednesday donated Rs 93.89 lakh to the Odisha Chief Minister's Relief Fund as assistance for cyclone Fani.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Riyadh claims Iran behind oil attacks as Trump tightens curbs
Riyadh/Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said the raid that damaged two of its oil facilities was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran", and showed what it claimed were the wreckage of drones and cruise missiles involved in the attack, even as US President Donald Trump ordered a major increase in sanctions on Tehran over Saturday's attack that has led to a spiral in global oil prices and sharply escalated tensions in the Persian Gulf.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pak denies overflight to PM Modi's plane
New Delhi/Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) India on Wednesday asked Pakistan to reflect on its decision to deviate from established international practice, after Islamabad refused to grant overflight to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aircraft over Kashmir.
2019-09-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Does BJP gets funding from spas in Delhi? DCW chief
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) After raiding a number of spa centres in Delhi, Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women on Wednesday asked the BJP if any of its leaders were troubled by the proceedings on the spa and whether the BJP in Delhi get its funding from these spas.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pausing of 400 accounts irks JSP chief, Twitter responds (2nd Lead)
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Suspension of as many as 400 Twitter accounts of the Jana Sena Party (JSP) supporters has evoked protest from JSP chief and popular actor Pawan Kalyan, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology
All illegal Delhi colonies to be legalised by March: BJP
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari here on Wednesday said the central government was keen to regularise all unauthorised colonies in the city-state within six months.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi Sahitya Kala Parishad to get new cultural centre
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday approved the construction of a new cultural complex for Sahitya Kala Parishad at Vikaspuri for performing arts.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tripura Congress Chief threatens to quit
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Upset over "interference" by AICC General Secretary In-Charge North East Luizinho Faleiro, party general secretary Pradyot Deb Barman has threatend to quit. The war triggered between the two is over the National Reigster for Citizens (NRC) issue.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Couple held for honey-trapping, duping man of Rs 4.60 lakh
Gurugram, Sep 18 (IANS) The Gurugram Police claims to have solved a case of cheating by 'honey trapping' a businessman of Rs over 4.60 lakh with the arrest of a couple -- Dipali Das and her partner Aswani Sharma, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akshay Kumar takes a ride on Mumbai Metro
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Akshay Kumar has shared a video on social media to tell fans about how he got stuck in a jam and decided to take the Mumbai Metro.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BMW should buy 'severely challenged' JLR: Analysts
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) German auto major BMW should acquire the financially challenged Jaguar Land Rover from Tata Motors, according to analysts with Sanford C. Bernstein.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pak points to India hand in case of missing armyman
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pointing to India, Pakistan on Wednesday said that the "involvement of hostile agencies cannot be ruled out" in the case of the disappearance of a former Pakistan Army officer who mysteriously went missing in Nepal in April 2017, days after a Pakistani military court sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav to death for alleged espionage.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Fans go gaga as Kohli, Jadeja pick blinders
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja came with two stunning pieces of fielding in consecutive overs in the second T20 match against South Africa here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
EU parliamentarians slam Pak over terror, rights violations
Brussels, Sep 18 (IANS) European parliamentarians Ryszard Czarnecki and Fulvio Martusciello and Indian-origin member Neena Gill have slammed Pakistan for harbouring terrorists and also spoken out against fellow EU parliamentarians for turning a blind eye to open rights violations by Pakistan.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Belgium,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Never sought to impose Hindi over regional languages: Shah
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid rising clamour against talks of making Hindi the common language of the country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah clarified in Ranchi on Wednesday that he never sought to impose it over regional languages.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
75-year-old commits suicide in Dwarka
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A 75-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his home in the Mohan Garden area of Dwarka.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vikram Bakshi barred from leaving the country
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Erstwhile McDonald's India partner Vikram Bakshi has been barred by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal from leaving the country.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kohli's catch, bowlers restrict South Africa to 149/5
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Virat Kohli took a stunning catch to pour cold water on Quinton de Kock's half century as India restricted South Africa to 149/5 in 20 overs in the second T20 international here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
SC reserves order on Centre's plea in Gautam Khaitan case
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra on Wednesday reserved order on the Centre's plea challenging a Delhi High Court order, which ruled that the black money law cannot have a retrospective effect, that is, it cannot be applied prior to April 1, 2016, as fixed by Parliament.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC notice to Centre on plea over Sardar Sarovar dam
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Narmada Control Authority on a plea filed by persons affected by submergence in Sardar Sarovar Dam.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Funny Akshay Kumar clip on traffic rules is a hit on social media
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) An old Akshay Kumar video, where the superstar takes the mickey out of a traffic violator is once again doing the rounds of social media, in this season about elaborate discussions of traffic laws.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Torture in custody: NHRC issues notice to Assam CS, DGP
Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Assam Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police to submit a detailed report on the alleged torture of three women inside a police station in the state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajnath to fly in LCA Tejas over Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will fly in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas over this tech hub on Thursday morning for a first-hand assessment of the 4th generation fighter, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
PMO, MHA ignorant of circumstances of SP Mukherjee death
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Syama Prasad Mukherjee, founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh that later re-emerged as the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), continues to be the guiding light for his followers decades after found dead under the mysterious circumstances.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pak refuses overflight to PM Modi's plane
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday refused to grant overflight to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aircraft due to India's removal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy
Expeditions inculcate sense of adventurism: HP Governor
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Wednesday said expeditions inculcate a sense of adventurism among the youth and helped enhancing their skills.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Expeditions inculcate sense of adventurism: HP Governor
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Wednesday said expeditions inculcate a sense of adventurism among the youth and helped enhancing their skills.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
UNSC adopts Afghan resolution sans China's OBOR reference
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) The Security Council has voted to extend the UN mission in Afghanistan after China backed down from a threat to veto it if it did not include a reference to its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
On birth anniversary, Mahatma to 'return to life' at UNESCO
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi is 'set to return to life' in the form of a hologram at UNESCO Paris to mark the International Day of Non Violence 2019. The life size 3D hologram will "address audience" to explain the Mahatma's philosophy in a life-like audio visual medium.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Custodial interrogation of MLA a must: Punjab court
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) A sessions court in Punjab on Wednesday refused relief to Lok Insaaf Party legislator Simarjit Singh Bains in the Deputy Commissioner altercation case, terming his behaviour "irresponsible, threatening and intimidating".
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala crime branch to probe security breach at Cochin Shipyard
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The theft discovered from India's first indigenously developed under-construction aircraft carrier in Kochi may not result in strategic threats, defence officials said here on Wednesday, even as Kerala police handed over investigation of the case to its crime branch on Monday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
India, US 'nearing' trade deal: Report
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, the two countries are "nearing a trade breakthrough", an influential publication, the Washington Examiner, has reported quoting US officials and industry "insiders".
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Gurugram Rapid Metro to continue ops till Sep 20
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) With the inking of a pact between Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to take over the Rapid Metro Rail in Gurugram, previous owning company Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon South Ltd on Wednesday said it was willing to continue for the time being.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Ayodhya case: SC says Hindus prayed to 'central dome' for its divinity
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Muslim parties that Hindus may have attached divinity to the central dome at the disputed structure in Ayodhya, and that they prayed to it.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Tehran vows to retaliate any anti-Iran move by US
Tehran, Sep 18 (IANS) Iran warned the US that it would retaliate against any attacks in the wake of strikes on the Saudi oil facilities over the weekend, the media reported on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
ISB 7th on Forbes' 'Best Business School 2019' list globally
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian School of Business (ISB) which has two campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali has secured seventh position globally in the Forbes' "Best Business Schools 2019" rankings, the ISB said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Children drop out of schools as child lifting rumours fly in UP
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) Reports on WhatsApp about child lifting that are linked to organ trade, have created panic in Banda district of the state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
OHRC seeks report from Odisha govt on anti-ragging measures
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has issued a notice to the state government seeking information on anti-ragging measures being taken at educational institutions.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
DCC to meet to decide telecom spectrum auction base prices
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission will meet on Thursday and is likely to finalise the prices for the upcoming spectrum auction, according to official sources here, who also said that in this regard the DCC is expected to adhere to the auction base price recommended by telecom regulator Trai.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pausing of 400 accounts irks Pawan, Twitter responds
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Suspension of as many as 400 Twitter accounts of the Jana Sena Party (JSP) supporters has evoked protest from JSP chief and popular actor Pawan Kalyan, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Panghal, Kaushik in semis at AIBA
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg) confirmed medals for India by entering the semi-finals at the AIBA Mens World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Wednesday. Panghal and Kaushik join Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishan, Shiva Thapa and Gaurav Bidhuri as the only other Indian boxers to have medalled at this prestigious event.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Trump names hostage mediator Robert O'Brien new NSA
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, a State Department official who has specialized in hostage issues, as his new National Security Adviser (NSA).
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Netanyahu 'falls short of governing majority'
Tel Aviv, Sep 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday appeared to fall short of a governing majority in the general election, raising doubts over whether he could maintain his decade-long grip on power.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
India U16 boys thrash Turkmenistan 5-0
Tashkent, Sep 18 (IANS) The India Under-16 boys' team marched on to yet another win, this time defeating Central Asian side Turkmenistan 5-0 in their opening match of the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers, Group B, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Uzbekistan,Sports,Football
Gokulam Kerala ropes in defender Dharmaraj Ravanan
Kozhikode, Sep 18 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC have signed seasoned defender Dharmaraj Ravanan for the upcoming I-League season. The arrival of the defender will be a major addition to the defensive line of the Malabarians, who are preparing for the I-League here.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
DMK suspends anti-Hindi protests on Governor's assurance
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's principal opposition DMK has decided to temporarily suspend its agitation against Union Home Minister Amit Shah's views on Hindi as the common language, DMK President M.K. Stalin said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Terror camps train youth in Pak's Punjab province
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Proscribed terror outfits have begun recruiting locals in Punjab province of Pakistan after India withdrew special status to Jammu and Kashmir, sources in the Indian Army said here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
OTT goes over the top with budget, ideas and scale
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) They have big stars, big ideas and now big money too! The world of over-the-top or OTT platforms might be designed for the small screens, but it is not at all small when it comes to budgets being allotted for the projects.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Rahul takes a jibe at PM's "Howdy Modi" event
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has poked fun at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming "Howdy Modi" event in Houston, the USA, where he will be addressing the Indian diaspora. Modi is also likely to share the stage with US President Donald Trump.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FM to review PSU banks' merger preparedness
New Delhi , Sep 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet the heads of PSU banks on Thursday to discuss merger-related issues and review their preparedness to execute the process within the stated timeline of April 1, 2020.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ghotki anti-Hindu riots a conspiracy: Imran
Peshawar, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said here on Wednesday the anti-Hindu violence in Ghotki town of the Sindh province was a "conspiracy" to sabotage his UN General Assembly address, where he would be raising the Kashmir issue.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
ECI deletes 2.16 lakh bogus voters in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has deleted 2.16 lakh bogus voters in Maharashtra and the process is on to strike off more such fake names, the state Congress was informed here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Stocks that defied the benchmark to hit life-time highs
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian equity markets, for the past three months, fell sharply after the Union Budget on July 5 failed to inspire confidence among domestic and foreign investors, worried over softening growth.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Strategic sale of BEML, NMDC unit accelerated (IANS EXCLUSIVE)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With a poor show so far on disinvestment, the government has identified a clutch of PSUs that would go on the block in the coming months even as it faces major challenges in the wake of FPI outflow and depressed investor sentiment.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Neha Dhupia shares first pic of daughter Mehr on social media
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Neha Dhupia has shared the first look of her daughter Mehr Dhupia Bedi on social media and fans are totally in love with the "cutie pie".
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TV players hail import duty scraping, to pass benefit to consumers
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The TV manufacturers and trade bodies on Wednesday welcomed the scraping of import duty on open cell LED TV panel, saying it would not only boost sales of TVs in the festive season but also allow brands to push sales for bigger TV sets. The TV players also announced to pass the benefits to the consumers.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Can't implement BCCI CoA's latest directives: Saurashtra
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has written to the Electoral Officer Varesh Sinha and made it clear that the association will not accept the directives sent by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Monday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Nakkash' wins two big awards at film fest in Boston
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Hindi film "Nakkash" has bagged two major awards at India International Film Festival of Boston (IIFFB). Filmmaker Zaigham Imam received the Best Director award, while the lead star Inaamulhaq was felicitaed with the Best Actor award.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC expresses concern over lack of safety gear for sewer workers (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern over existence of untouchability and caste discrimination despite 70 years of Independence and pulled up the Centre and state governments for not providing protective gear to such workers.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Anu Malik 'never felt shy to ask for work'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer-composer Anu Malik says when he started off in showbiz, he was never ashamed to ask for work.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Shyam Ramsay carried horror film torch in B'wood': Vikram Bhatt
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who has carved a name as a horror filmmaker in recent times, is saddened by the demise of Shyam Ramsay, the man who made the Bollywood horror film a cult affair. The "Raaz" director feels the late filmmaker was innovative, and regaled his audiences with fabulous spooky cinema from time to time.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Biryani chain scions Raghib, Arsalan chargesheeted
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Kolkata police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the gruesome Jaguar accident case, charging prime accused Raghib Parwez, scion of the famous biryani maker Arsalan chain of restaurants, on various counts, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Medikabazaar offers 200 jobs to laid-off Zomato staff
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Over 500 people who were sacked by food delivery platform Zomato earlier this month have a saviour in Medikabazaar - an online B2B platform for medical supplies.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cabinet clears Rs 2,024 crore bonus for Railway staff
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a festive season bonanza, the Union Cabinet has approved bonus worth 78 days' wages for over 11 lakh Indian Railways employees.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
SC to frame guidelines on maintenance payment
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has decided to frame guidelines on payment of maintenance in matrimonial matters and appointed two senior advocates to assist the bench in this regard.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tulsi Kumar: Whatever I am today is because of my father
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) She is the voice behind songs like "Tum jo aaye", "Hum mar jayenge", "Soch na sake", and the latest hit, "Tera ban jaungi". Tulsi Kumar has been around for over 13 years now, and 2019, particularly, seems to be great with back-to-back hit songs in her kitty.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FM to review PSU banks' merger preparedness
New Delhi , Sep 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet the heads of PSU banks on Thursday to discuss merger-related issues and review their preparedness to execute the process within the stated timeline of April 1, 2020.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mamata meets Modi with sandesh, seeks his help
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Meeting the Prime Minister here on Wednesday after a 15-month gap amid heightened political speculations, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged Narendra Modi to revive certain stalled projects in the state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump names Robert O'Brien new US NSA
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, a State Department official who has specialized in hostage issues, as his new National Security Adviser.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gehlot govt plans 75% job reservation in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) After Andhra Pradesh, the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan is also planning to grant 75 per cent reservations for locals in private sector jobs.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Govt removes import duty on open cell LED TV panels
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Finance Ministry has abolished the import duty on open cell LED TV panels from 5 per cent to zero, meeting a long standing demand of the industry.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Imran inaugurates 24/7 Pak-Afghan Torkham border crossing
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday formally inaugurated the Pakistan-Afghanistan Torkham border crossing which will be operational round-the-clock with the aim to enhance trade between the two countries and to facilitate ease of business.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Trump orders 'substantial' new sanctions on Iran
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he has ordered "substantial" new sanctions on Iran, marking the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries following the attack on Saudi oil facilities.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
RJio tops subscription race in July; Airtel, VIL lose
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio continued its onward march in July adding the highest number of subscribers during the month, while the other major market players, Airtel and Vodafone Idea eroded their subscriber base.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Protests make BJP swear by Kannada over Hindi in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Vociferous protests by opposition parties and activists in Karnataka made the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government give primacy to Kannada after its National President Amit Shah favoured Hindi as one language across the country that sparked a controversy in the southern state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP Rajya Sabha MP flays law & order situation in Gujarat
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand Parimal Nathwani on Wednesday took to micro-blogging site Twitter to criticise Gujarat police for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sedition case: Court raps Delhi govt delaying prosecute sanctions
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi government over the delay in deciding the grant of sanctions to prosecute in the JNU sedition case.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Suspension of 400 Twitter handles irks Pawan Kalyan
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Suspension of as many as 400 Twitter accounts of the Jana Sena Party (JSP) supporters has evoked protest from party chief and popular actor Pawan Kalyan, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Jana Sena chief slams suspension of '400 Twitter accounts'
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Jana Sena Party (JSP) chief Pawan Kalyan who is at the centre of a campaign to "save Nallamalla forests" in Telangana on Wednesday alleged that 400 Twitter accounts belonging to his party's supporters were suspended.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology
Ayodhya case: SC says Hindus prayed to 'central dome' for its divinity
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Muslim parties that Hindus may have attached divinity to the central dome at the disputed structure in Ayodhya, and that they prayed to it.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Virat Kohli wins toss, decides to bowl against SA
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss in the second T20I against South Africa at the PCA Stadium and decided to bowl first.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Madirakshi Mundle: Mythological soaps can't show fiction
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Be it playing Sita in "Siya Ke Ram" or Maa Lakshmi in her latest serial "Jag Jaanani Maa Vaishnodevi: Kahani Mata Rani Ki", Madirakshi Mundle enjoys being a part of mythological shows.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Inflammatory, says Pak on Jaishankar's remark on PoK
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan has condemned Indian Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar's statement that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is a part of India and New Delhi will have its physical jurisdiction some day. Pakistan called the statement "inflammatory" and "irresponsible".
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Vinesh Phogat wins bronze at World C'ships, secures Oly spot
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhastan), Sep 18 (IANS) After becoming the first Indian wrestler to secure an Olympic quota for the 2020 Tokyo Games, Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday ended her medal drought at Wrestling World Championships by winning a bronze here.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Bronze for Vinesh Phogat as she wins first World C'ships medal, confirms Olympic quota for India
bbh/kr
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,
PPP stalwart Khursheed Shah arrested by NAB
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested senior PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah in a case regarding his alleged assets beyond means.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Apple first to use recycled rare earth materials in new iPhones
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Taking its commitment to save the environment to a brand new level, Apple has become the first company to use recycled rare earth materials in a key component in newly-launched iPhones.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
Delhi govt to pay CBSE exam fee of 3.14 lakh students
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to pay the CBSE examination fee of around 3.14 lakh Class X and XII students of the government schools from 2019-20. It is expected to cost the government Rs 57.20 crore a year.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Saudi oil attack tests international community: MBS
Riyadh, Sep 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman on Wednesday called the attack on major oil facilities in the Middle Eastern country "a real test of the international will" to face acts that threaten global stability.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Politics
Amit Shah to chair Northern Zonal Council meet this Friday
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah will be chairing the 29th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council (NZC) here to be hosted by the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Congressmen urge Trump to restore India as GSP beneficiary
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A group of 44 influential US Congressmen has urged the Donald Trump administration to reinstate India as a beneficiary nation under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade programme.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
10 injured as militants attack govt office in Afghanistan
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack targeting a government office complex in Jalalabad city of Afghanistans Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Suniel Shetty helps Akshay Kharodia bag first film
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Akshay Kharodia will soon make his acting debut in Bollywood with "Kandy Twist", thanks to actor Suniel Shetty.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kuldeep & Nadeem put South Africa 'A' on the mat
Mysuru, Sep 18 (IANS) India 'A' spinners have put South Africa 'A' on the mat as the visitors ended the second day of the unofficial test on 159/5 on Wednesday -- still trailing by 258 runs with just five wickets in the bag.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Lawmakers take up safety of Hindus in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The security of Hindus and anti-HIndu riots in Ghotki and Umerkot districts of Sindh echoed in Pakistan's National Assembly during which some of the members expressed deep concern over the safety of minorities.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
TV players hail import duty scraping, to pass benefit to consumers
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The TV manufacturers and trade bodies on Wednesday welcomed the scraping of import duty on open cell LED TV panel, saying it would not only boost sales of TVs in the festive season but also allow brands to push sales for bigger TV sets. The TV players also announced to pass the benefits to the consumers.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Jaguar case: Raghib Parwez chargesheeted
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Kolkata police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the gruesome Jaguar accident case, charging prime accused Raghib Parwez, scion of the famous biryani maker Arsalan chain of restaurants, on various counts, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonam Kapoor: I like to play characters that represent real people
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who plays the lead role in the upcoming film, "The Zoya Factor", says that she finds imperfect and flawed characters more real than those inspirational picture-perfect characters that has been projected in Bollywood cinema for the longest time.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shah flags off Jan Ashirvad Yatra in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah flagged off the Jan Ashirvad Yatra to seek peoples' mandate in the Assembly polls, scheduled in November-December, in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
52 officers shifted in major J&K shake-up
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the government of Jammu and Kashmir transferred 52 officials across various departments on Wednesday. The transferred officials include two Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers while the rest belong to various cadre of the state's provincial services.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Memes on #WeMetOnTwitter set social media abuzz
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A new hashtag #WeMetOnTwitter is trending now with hilarious memes, jokes, and GIFs on social media platforms.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Steve Smith best since Don Bradman: Coach
Brisbane, Sep 18 (IANS) Steve Smiths formative coach Trent Woodhill feels that if the star Australian was playing for India, his technique would not be the focus of discussion as much as it is in Australia.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
#Memewars: Hrithik and Tiger's T-shirt war is on
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) It's a meme war between Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. The two actors were recently seen sporting T-shirts that take a dig at each others' films, to promote their upcoming film, "War".
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Doctors hail e-cigarettes ban, traders in shock
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With the Union Cabinet directing a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country with complete suspension of their manufacturing, import, export, distribution and storage, physicians welcomed the step while e-cigarette traders expressed shock and anger over the decision.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
On birth anniversary, Mahatma to 'return to life' at UNESCO
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi is 'set to return to life' in the form of a hologram at UNESCO Paris to mark the International Day of Non Violence 2019. The life size 3D hologram will "address audience" to explain the Mahatma's philosophy in a life-like audio visual medium.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bumrah has skill-set to succeed in India in Tests: Agarkar
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ever since making his Test debut in Cape Town in January 2018, Jasprit Bumrah has improved by leaps and bounds and has become an integral part of the Indian team across all formats, especially Test cricket. Bumrah has featured in 12 Test matches so far, in which he has scalped 62 wickets at an average of 19.24, thus becoming the linchpin of Indian bowling unit.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Estimated loss after 'Coolie No. 1' fire is around Rs 2.5cr: reports
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The estimated loss that the upcoming film "Coolie No. 1" incurred owing to a fire last week is anything between Rs 2 crore and Rs 2.5 crore, according to industry reports.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dhruv Shorey to lead Delhi in Vijay Hazare trophy
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Right-handed batsman Dhruv Shorey will lead the Delhi team in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy that will be played from September 24 to October 13.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vijaynagar ALG in Arunachal opened for military aircraft
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The resurfaced runway at the Vijaynagar Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh was opened for operations on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Indian men finish fifth, win gold in 1st Division
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian men's team finished fifth, its best ever results, after beating Hong Kong 3-1 in the ongoing 24th ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships at Yogyakarta on Wednesday. Concurrently, they also won gold in the 1st Division when they blanked Iran 3-0.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Himachal aims 100 pc transition to e-vehicles by 2030
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is aiming to achieve 100 per cent transition to electric vehicles by 2030 in alignment with the United Nation's sustainable development goals, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
CITU continues strike against Muthoot Finance
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) The third round of conciliatory talks to end the over month-long strike called by a small section of employees of Muthoot Finance, a leading non-banking financial company, failed to break the deadlock on Wednesday as the rival parties stood their ground.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Amit Shah to address NRC convention in Kolkata on Oct 1
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address a citizens convention here on October 1 in his first trip to West Bengal after joining the union cabinet, a senior party leader said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Brother of Pak-Hindu girl found dead in hostel alleges murder
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) After a Pakistani-Hindu girl was found dead in her hostel room, her brother on Wednesday said she was murdered.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Govt bans e-cigarettes, ordinance likely by evening
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Hookah bars and e-cigarettes would now be out of reach for all with the Union cabinet clearing an ordinance to ban electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Congress alleges govt misusing LIC funds
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress party continued its tirade against the government on economic issues. In a fresh attack on the government, the party has alleged that current the government is misusing LIC funds.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Amit Shah to chair Northern Zonal Council meeting
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair the 29th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council here on September 20, it was announced on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Married CEOs more likely to support hiring of women
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Organisations led by married CEOs are more likely to support hiring and promotion of women, minorities and disabled employees, new research has found.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Panghal, Kaushik assure India of medals at Boxing Worlds
Yekaterinburg (Russia), Sep 18 (IANS) India's Manish Kaushik (63kg) and Amit Panghal (52kg) on Wednesday reached the semi-finals in their respective weight categories and thus assured themselves of a medal each at the ongoing men's World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Russia,Sports,Other Sports
Horror director Shyam Ramsay no more
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Shyam Ramsay, who made Bollywood horror a cult affair, died here on Wednesday. He was 67.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP attacks Digvijaya Singh for saffron clad rapist remark
Bhopal, Sep 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh was embroiled in a fresh controversy after he said here that some people wearing saffron robes are involved in rape cases. The BJP has taken strong exception to Singh's statement.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
ITC, Godfrey Phillips surge as govt bans e-cigarettes
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) ITC, Godfrey Phillips and other cigarette makers gained on the bourses as the government on Wednesday banned sale of e-cigarettes.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Adidas Yeezy debut in India in kids' sizes
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Sportgear giant Adidas in launching its Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cloud White and Citrin sneaker line for children and infants in India.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Police analysing ex-Andhra Speaker's phone calls data
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The Hyderabad police probing the suicide of former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao is analysing the data on the phone calls he made before ending his life on Monday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala HC seeks report on Palarivattom flyover
Kochi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday asked the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) to file a report on the Palarivattom flyover, closed 30 months after inauguration, and role of those involved in its construction.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Need to look beyond World T20 when developing young talent'
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said that India need to look beyond the upcoming World T20 when it comes to finding young talent and give them consistent runs in the senior squad.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Formula 2 driver Manuel Correa still in induced coma
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Formula 2 driver Juan Manuel Correa is still in intensive care in a state of induced coma after he was injured in an accident that killed French driver Anthoine Hubert.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Savarkar as PM could have averted partition: Sena
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) In a pre-election swipe, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said Pakistan would not have been created if the Hindutva protagonist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar had become the Prime Minister during partition.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ALERT: Defamation complaint filed against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh
an/rtp
2019-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Top Goa hoteliers urge GST cut on room tariff
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Top hoteliers and tourism industry stakeholders met Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel here on Wednesday and sought reduction in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on room tariff to help the state compete with international destinations like Thailand and Sri Lanka.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Celebrating motherhood while continuing with a life, career (Book Review)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) There are many challenges a working woman faces. But what are the three major obstacles to Working Motherhood that need to be weathered?
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books