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SpiceJet hikes excess baggage fee, other airlines might follow suit
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday hiked its excess baggage charges.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Modi to inaugurate, lay foundation for NHs worth Rs 15,000 cr
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay foundations for National Highways (NH) worth Rs 12,300 crore in Rajasthan's Udaipur on August 29, an official statement said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Panneerselvam faction wants Jaya death probe by sitting judge, aided by CBI
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) A majority of the district level office-bearers of the AIADMK faction led by O.Panneerselvam do not want to be part of a government seen as corrupt, while its leaders want the probe into the death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to be headed by a serving judge and assisted by the CBI, a senior faction leader said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mamata confident of regime change in 2019
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Exuding confidence of a regime change at the centre after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the anti-BJP opposition parties have joined hands and things would be clear within six months.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bidita Bag to do kids film
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After being in news for doing intimate scenes in "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", actress Bidita Bag is now part of a children's film.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
We are ready to talk but in a civilised manner: IFTPC
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Films and Television Producers Council (IFTPC) on Friday expressed their distress over the ongoing protest at the Film City by Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) who conducted a mock funeral of celebrated television producer J.D. Majithia saying they were open for a conversation but in a "civilised manner".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
IIT Kharagpur to start genomics lab
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) IIT Kharagpur is going start a genomics laboratory facility for students from all the branches of engineering, a statement said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
Medha Patkar in jail: MP BJP leaders resign in protest
Dhar (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) In protest against jailing of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NDA) leader Medha Patkar after "framing her in false charges", the office-bearers of Kadmal unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh on Friday resigned en masse.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Panneerselvam faction wants Jaya death probe by sitting judge, assisted by CBI
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) A majority of the district level office-bearers of the AIADMK faction led by O.Panneerselvam do not want to be part of a government seen as corrupt, while its leaders want the probe into the death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to be headed by a serving judge and assisted by the CBI, a senior faction leader said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Bareilly Ki Barfi': This Barfi is yummy to the last morsel (Film Review)
Film: "Bareilly Ki Barfi"; Cast: Ayushmann Khurana, Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon; Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari; Rating: ****(4 stars)
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jaipur pip Bengaluru 30-28 in PKL thriller
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Jaipur Pink Panthers pipped Bengaluru Bulls 30-28 in a thrilling tie of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 of the inter zone challenge week at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
NASA's latest communications satellite arrives in orbit
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) NASA on Friday said its third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites has successfully been placed into orbit.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
BJP suspends Bihar leader allegedly involved in Srijan scam
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bhagalpur district, his ally BJP on Friday suspended a senior party leader for his alleged involvement in it.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigerian jumps off from fourth floor to avoid arrest, dies
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A Nigerian national, allegedly involved in smuggling drugs, died after he jumped off the fourth floor of a building here in a bid to evade arrest, police said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Proud of my past as ABVP member: Javadekar
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said he was proud of his past as a member of ABVP, the student wing of the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS), but that will not stop him from treating all others equally in matters pertaining to his ministry.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shraddha Das referred to Sambhavna's 'Bigg Boss' stint for film
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Das says that to play a struggling Bhojpuri actress in the forthcoming film "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", she had to watch "Bigg Boss" when dancer-actress Sambhavna Seth had participated.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengal's border areas celebrate belated Independence Day
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Like every year, parts of West Bengal bordering Bangladesh, celebrated the Independence Day on Friday, two days after the rest of the country to mark the day when they became part of India.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Shabana Azmi felicitates frontline community workers
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Friday honoured few frontline community workers, who have tried to bridge the gaps between communities and service providers in various states, at an event here.
2017-08-18
Category: International, India,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
AIADMK merger fails to come through (Roundup)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The much expected merger of the two major factions in the AIADMK - one led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and the other by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam -- did not fructify on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
I-League bid evaluation committee asks interested parties to apply again
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The I-League bid evaluation committee on Friday asked the three prospective teams to bid again if they want to be part of the league as all three of them could not tick all the boxes in order to meet the criteria.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
'Government has limited understanding of health providers' pricing position'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Supporting the efforts to address rising costs of health care, health experts on Friday however noted that the government, with a limited understanding of the health care providers' expenses, may not be accurately reflecting their pricing positions.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Finland stabbings: Two dead, man shot in Turku
Helsinki, Aug 18 (IANS) Police in Finland shot a man who reportedly stabbed several people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday killing two and injuring at least six others, officials said.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Finland,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Views solicited on screening of air passengers with prosthetic limbs
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The government on Friday invited suggestions from the public and stakeholders by September 17 on draft rules on screening of passengers with prosthetic limbs at airports in India.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
US to provide $500mn to Nepal for electricity, road sectors
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) The US has approved a $500 million assistance to Nepal under its Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact programme, the MCC board announced on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
SAIL looks for product differentiation
Rourkela/New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) State-run Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) sees "product differentiation" as a key strategy to survive in the competitive market, its chairman P.K. Singh said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Man throws shoes at Delhi judge, arrested
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Unhappy over the acquittal of an accused in a murder case, a man hurled his shoes at a judge here on Friday, police said. He was arrested.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP rare party with ideology, internal democracy: Amit Shah
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said there is no internal democracy in the Congress as everyone knows who will be its President after Sonia Gandhi while BJP is one of the few parties where internal democracy is still alive.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Comeback kings U Mumba outwit U.P. Yoddha in PKL
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) U Mumba bounced back in style to beat U.P. Yoddha 37-34 in the opening tie of the Lucknow leg of the Pro Kabaddi League's (PKL) fifth season at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Bihar flood toll rises to 153
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) With floods claiming 34 more lives Bihar in the last 24 hours, the death toll in the state rose to 153 on Friday, officials said. The flood situation remains grim in 15 districts, affecting millions.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
UP trying to protect guilty in Gorakhpur deaths: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government of trying to protect the guilty in the deaths of over 70 children, including infants, at a hospital in Gorakhpur.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Strict implement plastic ban in Delhi: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Friday directed officials to strictly implement the ban on plastic carry bags of less than 50 microns, an official statement said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Indian government team to visit China border areas
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Amidst a stand-off with China in the Doklam sector, a high-level government team is set to visit areas bordering China to assess the situation, informed sources said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rahul Gandhi to visit Gorakhpur
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will on Saturday visit Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh where more than 70 children have died in the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital, party sources said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
No inconsistency in government data on taxpayers: CBDT
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Refuting reports regarding inconsistency in the estimate of the number of taxpayers added after demonetisation, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Friday clarified that the various government statements referred to different time periods.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Modi, Shah to meet BJP CMs on Aug 21
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after BJP President Amit Shah set a target of 350-plus seats for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections, a meeting of Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of party-ruled states has been convened on August 21 to discuss the further stratgey to achieve the target.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
President Kovind condemns Barcelona attack
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday condemned the terror attack in Spain's Barcelona which has left at least 14 people dead and over 130 people injured.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Sonowal calls for speeding up sealing of India-Bangladesh border
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed that work to seal the 48.11 km porous areas on the India-Bangladesh border in his state be speeded up.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sikka quits Infosys, Board blames Murthy, scrip plunges (Roundup)
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) In a dramatic development, high-profile technocrat Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as CEO and Managing Director of global software major Infosys blaming "unrelenting" and "malicious" attacks, for which its Board blamed founder N.R. Narayana Murthy. The open spat led to its stock plunging 10 per cent.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
US stocks open lower amid political tensions, Spain attacks
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) US stocks opened lower on Friday, as investors grew worried amid the Trump administration's strained relationship with business leaders.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
A book that could be morale booster for the HIV-positive
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In a society where HIV patients are very often forced into seclusion, a new book titled "I Am HIV-Positive, So What?" promises to raise new hopes among the silent sufferers.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Art/Culture/Books
US borders tougher than ever, authorities on alert, says Trump
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) United States President Donald Trump on Friday said the country's borders were stronger than ever and that authorities were on alert following terror attacks in Spain that left at least 14 people dead and more than 100 injured.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Oxygen supply interrupted on August 10 night: IMA report
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday said that its fact-finding team had found oxygen supply was interrupted for a short while on the night of August 10 at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur, leading to more deaths.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
We start another season with enthusiasm, says Atletico coach Simeone
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's Argentine coach Diego Simeone on Friday said the Spanish football club was starting the new season with enthusiasm, excitement and humility.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Fiorentina signs German Pezzella on loan from Betis
Rome, Aug 18 (IANS) Italian football club Fiorentina on Friday announced the contracting of Argentine defender German Pezzella on a one-year loan from Spanish side Real Betis with a purchase option.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Barcelona will rise again, Manchester City coach Guardiola
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Manchester City's Spanish coach Pep Guardiola on Friday sent his condolences to the relatives of the victims of the attack in Barcelona and assured that the city would rise again and Spain would show its beauty.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
United summer spending might be over, hints coach Mourinho
Manchester, Aug 18 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho's desire to land another attacking footballer before the summer transfer window closes seems to be over.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UP CM, Farhan glam up opening night of Lucknow PKL leg
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said the advent of home-grown leagues like the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has encouraged a lot of youngsters to take up sports as a career.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
HC extends bail of 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday extended, till August 24, the interim bail granted to Balwan Khokhar, a former Congress councillor, awarded life sentence in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New-look India aim to impress against Mauritius in tri-nation meet
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) India national team coach Stephen Constantine on Friday termed the forthcoming tri-nation series as a 'stage to try new players' where India are slated to kick-off their campaign against Mauritius at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Rijiju to hold special screening of 'Partition: 1947'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has arranged a special screening of a movie based on India's Partition for Members of Parliament, officials said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Stand vidicated by EC remarks on elections: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Reacting to Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat's remarks that "winning elections at all cost, without ethics, is the new normal in politics", the Congress on Friday said it stood vindicated on the issue.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UN agencies rush aid to flood-hit Sierra Leone
New York, Aug 18 (IANS/WAM) United Nations agencies have stepped up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon's capital Freetown and surrounding areas, a media report said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Seven arrested in Bihar for killing calf
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Seven Muslims were arrested in Bihar's West Champaran district for allegedly for killing a calf and consuming its meat, police said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India denies selling BrahMos missiles to Vietnam
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Friday denied selling BrahMos cruise missiles to Vietnam, after a report said the missiles have been delivered to the Southeast Asian nation which has tense relations with China.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
CAS imposes 4-year ban on Russian triple jumper Pyatykh
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh for doping.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Athletics
14 civilians, five terrorists die in Spain's twin attacks (Roundup)
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Spain was in a state of shock on Friday after 14 Spaniards and foreigners were killed in twin terror attacks in as many days by terrorists, five of whom were gunned down.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Terrorism
West Bromwich turns down $23m bid from Manchester City for Evans
London, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bromwich Albion coach Tony Pulis on Friday revealed that the club had turned down a 19.7-million-euro ($23.15 million) bid from fellow English Premier League side Manchester City for Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Paper trail to be used in all future elections, says EC
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) All future elections will be held using voter verifiable paper audit trail or VVPAT machines, along with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission of India (EC) announced on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wish 'Babumoshai...' team all the best: Chitrangada
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) She created a stir when she walked out of Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" but actress Chitrangda Singh wishes the team all the best, but refused to divulge what issues she had with Director Kushan Nandy.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Australia recall Faulkner, Coulter-Nile for India tour; Starc rested
Melbourne, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday recalled the pace duo of James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile while resting injured Mitchell Starc for the upcoming limited overs tour to India from September 17 to October 13.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Hotel official arrested for molesting woman colleague, released on bail
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Security Manager of a five-star hotel near the Indira Gandhi International Airport was arrested on Friday after a CCTV footage emerged showing him trying to disrobe a woman employee in his office.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ram Kripal Yadav admitted to RML Hospital
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav has been admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital here after being diagnosed with chikungunya and dengue, a close aide of the minister said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kharif crop sown over 976 lakh hectares
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The total area sown under kharif crop as on August 18 stood at 976.34 lakh hectares as against 984.57 lakh hectares at this time last year, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Designer Neha Agarwal offers eclectic collection at LFW runway
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Designer Neha Agarwal presented a fascinating women's wear collection "Mithila in Soho" at 6Degree Studio during Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017. The clothes spoke of a raw and bold look in a range of contemporary evening wear inspired by Madhubani Art.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Alumni boost to Artificial Intelligence research at IIT Kharagpur
Kharagpur, (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) The IIT Kharagpur is setting up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and extending its science-heritage initiative to boost documentation, promotion of classical and folk arts and music, with alumni support, its director said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Technology,Education
Kejriwal inaugurates east Delhi Campus of DTU
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday inaugurated the east Delhi campus of Delhi Technological University (DTU) here.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Education
ITC, Philip Morris warned for promoting cigarettes
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has warned tobacco giants ITC Ltd and Philip Morris of punitive action over violation of anti-tobacco laws by promoting Marlboro cigarettes, said an official on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Court rejects woman's bail plea in BJP MP honey trap case
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday rejected the bail plea of woman and her aide, accused of honey trapping Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian K.C. Patel.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI registers case in UP illegal mining
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The CBI has registered an FIR against a former Assistant Geologist and others in connection with illegal mining of minerals in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district and conducted raids in this connection, an official said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India confirms 'incident' on China border
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Friday confirmed that a scuffle did take place between Indian and Chinese troops near Pangong Lake on the Ladakh border.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Shiv Sena to knock PM's door over Mumbai varsity results delay
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Blaming Maharashtra's Education Minister for the delay in the declaration of University of Mumbai exam results, which has hit the admission prospects of hundreds of students in universities abroad, the Shiv Sena's Youth Wing said on Friday it will seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in the matter.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Education
Now, companies can apply online to set up inland container depot
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to ensure speedier and more transparent approval process for the setting up of Inland Container Depot (ICD)/Container Freight Station (CFS)/Air Freight Station (AFS), the companies can now move their applications and track their progress online, the government said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, Japan reaffirm commitment to secure cyberspace
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India and Japan have reaffirmed their commitment to a secure and accessible cyberspace during the Second India-Japan Cyber Dialogue held here on Thursday, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Diplomacy
Home Ministry's report sought over deporting Rohingyas
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday sought details from the Home Ministry on its plan to deport about 40,000 illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants of Myanmar to their native country.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
I love an underdog story: Channing Tatum
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum says he loves to be part of films that tell an underdog story.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I am conscious while stepping into the public eye: Kalki
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) She is a woman who speaks from her heart and is never scared of criticism for her honest views, but when it comes to fashion, actress Kalki Koechlin says she gets conscious about her choices whenever she steps out for public eye.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
NIA starts probe into Kerala woman's conversion, marriage
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In pursuance of a Supreme Court order, the NIA on Friday registered an FIR to probe the conversion of a young Hindu woman from Kerala to Islam and her subsequent marriage to a Muslim man in 2016, an official said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man shot, held after stabbings in Finland
Helsinki, Aug 18 (IANS) Police in Finland shot a man who reportedly stabbed several people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Finland,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hot Friday in Delhi, rain to bring respite on Saturday
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) It was a hot Friday in the national capital, with the maximum temperature recorded at 38 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's July domestic air passenger traffic up 12%
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 12.43 per cent in July to 95.65 lakh from 85.08 lakh reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Anguished Murthy refutes Infosys' Board charges
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Anguished by the allegations, tone and tenor of the Infosys Board against him, its founder N.R. Narayana Murthy on Friday said it was below his dignity to respond to such "baseless insinuations".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Sreesanth approaches Kerala HC after BCCI fails to act
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, who on August 7 got a huge boost when the Kerala High Court lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI, approached the court on Friday asking for relief as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) still has not acted in the matter.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
SC seeks Chandigarh's response on compensation to minor mom
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Chandigarh administration's response on a plea seeking compensation to a 10-year-old who gave birth to a baby girl after being raped.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab CM sanctions Rs 15 cr for Jang-e-Azadi Memorial
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday sanctioned Rs 15 crore for the second phase of Jang-e-Azadi Memorial at Kartarpur near Jalandhar, work on which would be launched on November 1, an official said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Infosys' stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, over Rs 22k cr eroded (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company's scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
More troops deployed in south Kashmir after Amarnath yatra
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Army has deployed additional troops in south Kashmir after spurt in terror activities in the area this year, informed sources said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China has not shared hydrological data this year: MEA
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even as Assam and Bihar are reeling under floods, a senior official said on Friday that China has not shared any hydrological data this year on the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers as is the practice.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pregnant woman 'commits suicide' in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A pregnant woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her in-law's house in Kolkata's Maniktala locality, police said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Return extra fees or we will take over, Kejriwal warns schools
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Coming down heavily on 449 private schools here for not refunding extra fees taken from students, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday threatened to take over them if they don't comply with court orders or refunding money.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Modi calls Nepalese PM, condoles loss of life in flood
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba to convey condolences at the loss of lives due to floods in the Himalayan nation and extend all relief assistance.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPI-M demonstrates against 'censorship' of Tripura CM's I-Day speech
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M in Tripura on Friday staged a demonstration in front of the All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) offices here to protest against alleged censorship of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's recorded Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Dera Sacha Sauda chief verdict: Haryana CM reviews security
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Sensing law and order problem ahead of a court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday held a high-level meeting here to review the security arrangements.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Will seek PM's intervention on Mumbai varsity results delay: Yuva Sena
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Blaming Maharashtra's Education Minister for the delay in the declaration of University of Mumbai exam results this year, the Shiv Sena's Youth Wing said on Friday it will seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Education
Vh1 Supersonic to be back in Pune with fifth edition
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The fifth edition of electronic dance music (EDM) festival Vh1 Supersonic will be held in Pune next year from February 9-11.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Arrests made in Hyderabad minor's marriage with Omani man
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad on Friday arrested two men who helped perform the marriage of a 16-year-old girl with a 77-year-old Omani national.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Photo exhibition of legendary footbballers from September 11
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Indo Europe Sports & Leisure Promotional Council and Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday announced a photo exhibition showcasing photographs of the legendary football players of the country.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Congress seeks CBI probe into Adanis' 'power tariff scam'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday demanded a CBI investigation monitored by a Supreme Court judge into an alleged nearly Rs 50,000-crore scam engineered by a subsidiary of the Adani Enterprises and some shell companies by artificially inflating electricity tariffs.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jacqueline Fernandez, Aditya Roy Kapoor to walk for Manish Malhotra at LFW finale
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Aditya Roy Kapoor will turn showstoppers for Manish Malhotras closing show at The St Regis Mumbai on Sunday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
IndiGo awaits GST clarification to import engines, denies flight cancellations
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger airline IndiGo on Friday said it is awaiting certain clarifications regarding GST rates applicable on the import of engines which it requires for its grounded Airbus A-320neo aircraft.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Artist's journey narrated through work
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The journey of an artist is encapsulated in her ongoing timeline narrating where she began from to now, when she engages with her subject before putting life in them.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
RBI to issue fluorescent blue Rs 50 note in new series
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said it will soon issue a Rs 50 currency note in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, which will be fluorescent blue in colour.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Actors with urban sensibilities not being appreciated on TV: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) TV czarina Ekta Kapoor says one of the reasons why she explored the digital space with video streaming service ALT Balaji was that the small screen was not appreciating the actors with urban sensibilities.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's July domestic air passenger traffic up 12%
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 12.43 per cent in July to 95.65 lakh from 85.08 lakh reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bali to host international triathlon in October
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) Indonesia's resort island of Bali will host an international triathlon in October of this year, an official announced on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Norway arrests 35 Greenpeace activists
Oslo, Aug 18 (IANS) Norway's Coast Guard have seized a Greenpeace vessel and arrested 35 activists after they violated the safety zone around a drilling rig in the Barents Sea, a media report said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Norway,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India welcomes US move against Hizbul
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Friday welcomed the designation by the US of the Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organisation.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
La Liga to observe minute of silence in memory of Barcelona terror victims
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) The Spanish football league, LFP, on Friday confirmed that the opening weekend of matches of the competition will go ahead following the terrorist attacks in Barcelona which have left 13 people dead and around 100 injured, and the subsequent incident in the nearby town of Cambrils which saw five terrorists killed by police as they attempted a second assault.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pradhan meets Patnaik on tax dispute between IOCL, Odisha
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to reach an "amicable" settlement of the present tax-dispute between Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Odisha government, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
11 more deaths take Assam flood toll to 60, Governor meets Modi
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) The authorities on Friday reported a slight improvement in the flood situation in Assam with over 2,200 villages in 20 districts still under a sea of water and the death toll climbing to 60.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
SC directs Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI on Aug 23
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to appear before the CBI here on August 23 in a matter relating to alleged irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media in 2007.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Pakistan should 'pull out' of Kashmir: Pakhtoon leader
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan should take the first move to let Kashmir be free by withdrawing from the region, a leader from the Khber-Pakhtoonkhwa province bordering Afghanistan said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Telecom operators can be fined Rs 5 lakh over call drop
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian telecom watchdog on Friday announced stricter rules over call drops and said telecom operators who don't meet the norms can be fined at least Rs 5 lakh.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cabinet colleagues recall Naidu's qualities as politician
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday described former Cabinet colleague and incumbent Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu as a common man's politician with the cause of farmers and poor close to his heart.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Infosys' stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, erodes over Rs 22k cr
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company's scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Difficult to deal with continuous allegations: Sikka
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Talking candidly after quitting global software major Infosys as its Chief Executive and Managing Director, Vishal Sikka on Friday said it was difficult to deal with unending allegations and said he has not decided his future plans yet.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CBI registers case in illegal mining in UP
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The CBI has registered an FIR against nine persons, including a former Assistant Geologist, in connection with illegal mining of minerals in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, an official said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian doctors remove football-sized tumour from Russian patient
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A team of Indian doctors has successfully removed a football-sized tumour weighing 3.2 kg that was gradually growing in the chest cavity of a 39-year-old Russian patient.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Repression can't resolve Kashmir problem, compassion can: Mirwaiz
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday warned India that repression can never resolve the Kashmir problem and killing one militant will only produce 10 more.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Language should not be barrier at IITs'
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) Language should not be considered a barrier for students at IITs, an MHRD official said here on Friday, urging IIT Kharagpur to expand humanities education further to help students balance academic pressure with mental well-being.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Miraculous escape for train passengers after engine breaks free
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Passengers on the Trivandrum-Chennai Express on Friday evening had a miraculous escape after the train engine to the first coach got uncoupled near here, officials said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I watch a lot of action films: Salma Hayek
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Hollywood actress Salma Hayek says she watches a lot of action films because of her husband.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Climate funds-financed Chinese plant to release 1.9 mn tonne CO2
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) A new coal-to-chemical plant in Shanxu province of China will release about 1.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, estimates Greenpeace East Asia.
2017-08-18
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
India confirms 'incident' at Pangong Lake
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Amid reports of a brief scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops near Pangong Lake in Ladakh, the government on Friday said that an "incident" indeed did take place.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nobody will be allowed to disturb peace: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Days ahead of a Panchkula court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said nobody would be allowed to disturb law and order in the state.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
New Android malware steals users' data from cab-hailing apps
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) A new modification of notorious mobile banking Trojan "Faketoken" has resurfaced which is able to steal credentials from popular taxi applications and ride-sharing apps, Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Damascus accuses US-led coalition of trying to fragment Syria
Damascus, Aug 18 (IANS) A key political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the US-led coalition of seeking to fragment Syria, saying the plan will fail.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Spanish suffers second terror attack after 14 die in Barcelona (Fourth Lead)
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Police on Friday killed five suspected terrorists in Spain's Cambrils town during a second terror attack also using a van after an earlier one in Barcelona left 14 Spaniards and foreigners dead and over 100 injured.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 lakh bankers to strike work on August 22
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Around 10 lakh bankers will go on strike on August 22 as the talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on one side and Indian Banks' Association, Chief Labour Commissioner and Department of Financial Services (DFS) failed on Friday, said a union leader.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Eating hamburgers, pizza may increase cancer risk: Study
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Besides contributing to weight gain in adults, energy dense foods such as hamburgers and pizza may also increase risk of cancer, suggests new research.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US Ospreys join joint drill in Japan amid safety concerns
Tokyo, Aug 18 (IANS) A US military Osprey aircraft took part in a drill in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido on Friday, despite concerns about the planes' safety history.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Could not work amid unrelenting malicious personal attacks: Vishal Sikka
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Announcing his resignation as Managing Director and CEO of software giant Infosys Ltd in a mail to employees, Vishal Sikka wrote that he "could not" do his job with "unrelenting, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Flood situation grim in parts of north Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal remained "grim" on Friday with many rivers still flowing well above the extreme danger level despite improvement in the overall situation in the region, the state government said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Infosys stocks, negative global cues drag equities lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Breaking a three-day gaining streak, key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty50 and the BSE Sensex -- slipped on Friday as a sell off in the stocks of index heavyweight Infosys, coupled with negative global cues, hampered investors' risk-taking appetite.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Amit Shah sets target of 200 seats in MP elections
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday set the Madhya Pradesh BJP a target of winning 200 seats in next year's assembly elections and all the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2019, sources said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Youth approaching Centre to set up startups in northeast: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) An increasing number of youngsters from across India are approaching the Central government to set up startups in the northeastern states under the Startup India and Standup India programme, Union DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Court sends Kashmiri businessman to 10-day NIA custody
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday sent to 10-day NIA custody Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, arrested on charge of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Kashmir.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IndiGo awaits GST clarification to import engines, denies flight cancellations
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger airline IndiGo on Friday said it is awaiting certain clarifications regarding GST rates applicable on import of engines which it requires for its grounded A320neo aircraft.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hotel manager arrested for molesting woman colleague
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Security Manager of a five-star hotel near the Indira Gandhi International Airport was arrested on Friday after a CCTV footage emerged showing him trying to disrobe a woman employee in his office.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
T-series to come out with second season of 'Mixtape'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Music label T-Series has announced its second season of the web series "Mixtape".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TGBL reviewing its associates' plantation operations
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Tata Global Beverages is reviewing plantation operations of its two associates -- Amalgamated Plantation Private Ltd (APPL) and Kanan Devan Hill Plantations Ltd -- to make them profitable, an official said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
'Extreme external force' applied to 'burnt' Redmi Note 4: Xiaomi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As reports surfaced of a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone catching fire in Andhra Pradesh, injuring its user, the Chinese smartphone maker on Friday said "extreme external force" was applied to the device which may have caused the incident.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Messi is heading in the right direction: Barcelona VP Mestre
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona's most wanted player Lionel Messi will soon sign a contract extension, club Vice President Jordi Mestre has reassured fans.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pyongyang slams S. Korea President for his North policy
Pyongyang, Aug 18 (IANS) North Korea on Friday slammed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his policy towards Pyongyang and his cooperation with the US.
2017-08-18
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
IndiGo denies massive cancellation of flight operations
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Friday said it has not cancelled any daily flights or grounded any of its new Airbus A320neo aircraft.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Board blames Infosys founder Murthy for Sikka calling it quits
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The Board of global software major Infosys Ltd on Friday blamed founder N.R. Narayana Murthy for the sudden and dramatic resignation of Chief Executive and Managing Director Vishal Sikka three years after he joined.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Gurinder Chadha hopes Indians love 'Partition: 1947'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha says she has made "Partition: 1947" with "lot of love", and hopes it is appreciated by Indian audiences.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wear shoes according to occasion
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Half the battle is won when you are wearing the right footwear with your outfit in sync with the occasion. Experts suggest that a black suit should always be matched with black shoes but a grey suit can be paired with either black or brown.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
16 million affected by floods in Nepal, India, Bangladesh: Red Cross
Geneva, Aug 18 (IANS) A humanitarian crisis is unfolding across large areas in South Asia, with more than 16 million people affected by floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Vinit Kakar joins 'Rudra Ke Rakshak'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Vinit Kakar has been roped in to play the role of a vampire in TV show "Rudra Ke Rakshak".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Have to play de-glam role to prove acting talent, says Kriti Sanon
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon, who essays a girl-next-door in "Bareilly Ki Barfi", says that just to prove one's acting talent, an artiste has to take up a de-glam role.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wish to do roles like Kangana, Vidya: Kanisha Malhotra (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Kanisha Malhotra, best known for her roles in TV shows like "Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali", "Maharakshak: Devi" and "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein", says she is keen about doing powerful roles like National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut and Vidya Balan.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar shooting for series 'Made In Heaven'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmakers Ritesh Sidhwani and Zoya Akhtar have started shooting for a series titled "Made In Heaven" for the video-on-demand service Amazon Prime Video India.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
We might take violent steps for our demands: FWICE President
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) With 2,500 cine workers threatening to go on an indefinite strike from Tuesday and 18 members of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) currently staging hunger strike, FWICE President Birendra Nath Tiwari says they will wait for "two more days" and if their demands are not taken up for consideration, they will resort to violent measures.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
'Urgent' appeal to save Milton's 'Paradise Lost' cottage
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A charity has launched an "urgent" appeal to the public to help it preserve a 16th-century cottage in Buckinghamshire, England, where John Milton completed his epic poem "Paradise Lost" 350 years ago, the media reported.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Indian Cue Masters League begins on Saturday
Ahmedabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Top players from the country as well as international stars are all set for the inaugural edition of the Indian Cue Masters League, starting from Saturday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Miley Cyrus releases single 'Younger now'
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Miley Cyrus is out with a new single titled "Younger now".
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Coolpad to launch flagship smartphone on August 20
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad is all set to launch another flagship device for the Indian smartphone market on August 20.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
K.D Jadhav Memorial Kushti meet launched
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Sangram Singh Foundation launched the first K.D. Jadhav Memorial International Kushti Championship here on Friday to pay tribute to the country's first individual Olympic medallist.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Seven women support referees to officiate at U-17 FIFA World Cup
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Seven women officials will be officiating as support referees for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off on October 6.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Real Madrid keeper Yanez switches to Getafe
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid have announced that they have reached an agreement with fellow Spanish top-division football club Getafe for the sale of goalkeeper Rubén Yáñez.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Could not work amid unrelenting malicious personal attacks: Infosys' Vishal Sikka
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Announcing his resignation as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of software giant Infosys Ltd, Vishal Sikka wrote in a mail to employees that he "could not" do his job as a CEO with "unrelenting, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Earth-like planet may be lurking in nearby star system
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Bihar CM recommends CBI probe into Srijan scam
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has recommended a CBI probe into the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam in which government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013 when now Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi was the Finance Minister, an official said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Number of athletes moving from track to marathon growing in Kenya
Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) More Kenyan track athletes are switching from track to marathon as they grow older while opting for slower events.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Return extra fees or we will take over, Kejriwal warns schools
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday warned that the government will take over 449 private schools in the capital if they do not refund extra fees collected from students.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Select Indian institutions to become 'Institutes of Eminence'
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) The government has approved a scheme to enable select institutions become 'Institutes of Eminence' to catapult them to the global top 100 ranking slot, an HRD Ministry official said here on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Canon India celebrates World Photography Day with workshops
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to promote imaging culture, Canon India on Friday organised a series of activities and workshops across the country in celebration of 'World Photography Day' that falls on August 19.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Older adults more concerned about privacy on Facebook
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) When it comes to privacy on Facebook, older adults are more suspicious about who is viewing their posts and this may deter them from using the social networking platform, say researchers led by an Indian-origin professor.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Technology
Visits to UK rise amid fall in pound
London, Aug 18 (IANS) The number of visitors to the UK rose to 3.5 million in June, up 7 per cent from the same month last year, official figures released on Friday showed.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Phoenix prepares for Trump's rally
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Residents, policemen and Mayor of Phoenix city in the state of Arizona are preparing for a campaign-style rally by US President Donald Trump amid fear of an uproar just like the violence in Charlottesville of Virginia.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Killing militants won't resolve Kashmir problem: Mirwaiz
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said on Friday that unless the Kashmir issue was resolved in line with the aspirations of Kashmiris, killing one militant will only produce 10 more.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Return extra fees or we will take over, Kejriwal tells private schools
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi government will take over 449 private schools if they do not return the excess fees charged from students, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Infosys stocks, negative global cues drag equities lower
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices tumbled on Friday as a sell off in the stocks of index heavyweight Infosys dragged the IT index lower.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified a "robust association" between e-cigarette use among teenagers and the increased probability of smoking a cigarette within a year.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Vice President condemns Barcelona terror attack
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona in Spain in which at least 13 people died and said terrorism is the biggest menace humanity is facing.
2017-08-18
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Court allows NIA to quiz Kashmiri businessman for 10 days
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday allowed the NIA to quiz Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, arrested on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Kashmir, till August 28.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Three Philippine policemen suspended for killing student
Manila, Aug 18 (IANS) The Philippine National Police on Friday announced the suspension of three officers for their involvement in the death of a student as part of a violent anti-drug campaign.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Attacks on hospitals in warzones have far reaching consequences (August 19 is World Humanitarian Day)(Comment: Special to IANS)
Over the last two years, more than 100 medical facilities managed or supported by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed in conflict zones around the world. That's almost one hospital every week.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Terrorism,Opinion/Commentary
Gold bars worth Rs 7 cr seized in Manipur, smuggler held
Imphal, Aug 18 (IANS) Gold bars worth nearly Rs 7 crore have been seized and an international gold smuggler arrested from the Tengnoupal district in Manipur bordering Myanmar, officials said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
COMIO debuts in Indian market with 3 smartphones
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker COMIO on Friday entered the Indian market with three flagship smartphones along with an exclusive data tie-up with Reliance Jio.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
SC seeks Chandigarh's response on compensation to minor mom
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Chandigarh administration's response on a plea seeking compensation to a 10-year-old who gave birth to a girl after being raped.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akhilesh demands probe by SC judge into Gorakhpur deaths
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Friday attacked the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the deaths of more than 70 children in Gorakhpur and demanded a probe by a Supreme Court judge into the tragedy.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Six injured as tunnel caves in
Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) Six labourers were injured on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district when an underground tunnel of a power project caved in, police said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata congratulates Sharad Yadav for 'save composite culture' event
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday congratulated rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav for organising the "save composite culture" event in Delhi.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Judicial probe will prove Sasikala innocent: Dinakaran
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) A judicial probe into then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's death will prove AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala innocent, T.T.V. Dinakaran, a leader of one of the AIADMK factions, said here on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP's defeated RS candidate challenges EC decision
Ahmedabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP candidate Balwantsinh Rajput who lost to Congress leader Ahmed Patel in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls has challenged the declaration of two votes as invalid by the Election Commission.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
More women working in film industry definitely helps: Radhika Apte
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte feels that more women working in the film industry in various positions has resulted in more female-driven films and is a great trend.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sharad faction of JD-U to hold executive meet
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD-U holding its national executive meeting on Saturday in Patna, suspended party leader Ali Anwar said on Friday that the Sharad Yadav faction will simultaneously hold a separate meeting.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telecom operators can be fined Rs 5 lakh over call drop
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian telecom watchdog on Friday announced stricter rules over call drops and said telecom operators who don't meet the norms can be fined at least Rs 5 lakh.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Soldier injured in accidental firing on Poonch LoC
Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was injured on Friday in accidental firing on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Church article is 'hyperbole', will quit NDA if fascism crops up: Goa Minister
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Dismissing as "hyperbole" an article published in a Church-run magazine which claimed a Nazi-like atmosphere had emerged in contemporary India, Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai on Friday said that there was no Swastika-like spectre looming over Goa.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
No place for corruption, middlemen: PMO
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Friday that "there is no place for corruption and middlemen" in the country.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thiem battles past Mannarino to reach Cincinnati quarters
Ohio, Aug 18 (IANS) Third-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem edged unseeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3) to reach the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open here.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Trump should resign, says Al Gore
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Former US Vice President Al Gore has said its time for President Donald Trump to leave office.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad appears in CBI court
Ranchi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad appeared on Friday in a special CBI court here in connection with the multi-million fodder scam case.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys' stocks fall steepest in over 4 years as Sikka quits
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Scrips of global software major Infosys on Friday plummeted almost 10 per cent, losing around Rs 29,000 crore in terms of market capital, post the resignation of Vishal Sikka as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD). In the process, it pulled down two key market indices by almost one per cent.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Learning how to be comfortable with being alone: Lovato
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato, who has split from MMA fighter Guilherme 'Bomba' Vasconcelos after dating him for a year, says she is currently learning how to be comfortable with being alone as she has never been in such a situation.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HC seeks response from UP on Gorakhpur deaths
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on the deaths of over 70 children, including infants, at a hospital in Gorakhpur.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Russia says military drills with India not against China
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russia has said that the upcoming Russia-India military drills do not target China and expressed confidence that New Delhi and Beijing can resolve their border tensions.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
President Kovind to visit Ladakh on Monday
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In his maiden domestic tour after taking office, President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Ladakh on Monday where he will present the President's Colours to battalions of the Ladakh Scouts, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Difficult to deal with continuous allegations: Sikka
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Talking candidly after quitting IT bellwether Infosys as its CEO and MD, Vishal Sikka on Friday said it was difficult to deal with unending allegations and said he has not decided his future plans yet.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Barcelona attack: Victims came from various nationalities
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) The dead and injured in Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona were of many nationalities including citizens of the US, Britain, China and Pakistan, according to the Catalonian region's Interior Ministry.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Badshah to launch clothing line
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Known for numbers like "Mercy", "DJ Waley Babu" and "Chull" among many other, rapper Badshah is now all set to launch his own high street fashion line titled -- Badfit.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Never found ex-coach Kumble strict: Wicketkeeper Saha
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha on Friday said he never found former India head coach Anil Kumble "strict", adding incumbent Ravi Shastri always encourages them to go out there and kill the opposition.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Dinakaran meets Sasikala in jail
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) A leader of one of the factions in the AIADMK, T.T.V. Dinakaran, on Friday met his aunt and party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala in the jail here and greeted her on her 63rd birthday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Don't turn Jayalalithaa's house into memorial: Niece
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece J. Deepa and nephew J. Deepak have laid claims to her Poes Garden residence, which Chief Minister K. Palaniswami has said will be converted into a memorial.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Spanish sports world stands with victims after Barcelona attack
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Prominent individuals and institutions in the Spanish sports world condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona and expressed solidarity with victims and their families.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports,Terrorism
DU campus already littered with campaign posters
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) With less than a month to go for student union elections in the Delhi University, the entire north campus -- from walls to roads, from advertising spaces at bus shelters to market places -- is covered with the names of candidates in the form of posters, pamphlets and scribbles, inviting students to "join them".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Soldier killed in S. Korea artillery drill blast
Seoul, Aug 18 (IANS) A soldier was killed and six were injured in an explosion during an artillery drill in South Korea on Friday, the military said.
2017-08-18
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy
Robin Thicke expecting first child with girlfriend
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke is expecting his first child with girlfriend and model April Love Geary.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not going to court over censorship of my I-Day speech: Tripura CM
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday said his government will not go to court against the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati, but the ruling CPI-M said they would raise the issue in Parliament.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics
Several immigrant camps in Paris evacuated
Paris, Aug 18 (IANS) French police and social services authorities on Friday evacuated several camps, housing more than 1,000 immigrants, in Porte de la Chapelle, Paris.
2017-08-18
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights
Microsoft announces new APIs in Visual Studio 2017
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Microsoft has announced the availability of new Application programming interfaces (APIs) 'ASP.NET Core 2.0' and '.NET Core 2.0' in its Visual Studio 2017 for developers.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Jennifer Aniston calls me out on my bad jokes: Theroux
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Justin Theroux says his wife and actress Jennifer Aniston calls him out on his bad jokes.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Elli still hosting 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Swedish Greek actress Elli AvrRam finds Sunil Grover "amazing", but says the actor-comedian is not replacing her as the host of "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
GoT star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has a solution to HBO leak
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) After a series of hacks and leaks have rocked HBO and its "Game of Thrones" show, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says the network should go back to old-school ways of distribution to guard its content.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spanish shuttler Marin vows to bring highest level to World Championships
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Spanish 2016 Olympic gold medallist and two-time reigning world champion Carolina Marin has said that she is at her peak heading into next week's Badminton World Championships in Glasgow.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Yeats family treasures to go on display
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A treasure trove of family treasures, including hundreds of passionate, rueful and philosophical letters written by the Irish poet W.B. Yeats will go on public display for the first time, before being sold in an auction here, the media reported.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Messi hasn't yet signed contract extension
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre has said that star forward Lionel Messi has not yet signed the contract extension that runs until 2021 with the Catalan football giants.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Striker Suarez to miss Uruguay's World Cup qualifiers
Montevideo, Aug 18 (IANS) Striker Luis Suarez will miss Uruguay's World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Paraguay due to an injured right knee, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) said on Thursday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
China chides Japan for backing India on Doklam
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) China on Friday told Japan not to make "random" comments on the Sino-Indian border stand-off even if it wants to support New Delhi.
2017-08-18
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Narayana Murthy's 'continuous assault' reason for Sikka quitting, says Infosys Board
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The Board of global software major Infosys Ltd on Friday blamed its founder N.R. Narayana Murthy for the sudden and dramatic resignation of Chief Executive and Managing Director Vishal Sikka.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Zebronics launches wooden tower speakers
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Consumer electronics company Zebronics on Friday launched wooden tower speakers 'Full Moon' at a price of Rs 15,999.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Panneerselvam to announce decision on AIADMK merger
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) A decision on the merger of two main factions in the AIADMK will be announced later on Friday, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said here.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Seoul urges Pyongyang to respond to dialogue offer
Seoul, Aug 18 (IANS) South Korea's newly-elected Red Cross society chief on Friday again urged North Korea to respond to Seoul's earlier dialogue offer to discuss humanitarian issues between the two sides.
2017-08-18
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy
Prabhas joins the sets of 'Saaho'
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) After spending five years of his career on the "Baahubali" franchise, actor Prabhas has now joined the upcoming multi-lingual action film "Saaho".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office
Taipei, Aug 18 (IANS) A man carrying a samurai sword attacked a military police officer outside Taiwan's presidential office on Friday, officials said.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New method could overcome genetic male infertility
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Using a stem cell technique for sperm creation, scientists have created healthy offspring from genetically infertile male mice, offering a potential new approach to tackling a common genetic cause of human infertility.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
2008 Olympic champ cyclist Sanchez tests positive
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Spanish cyclist Samuel Sanchez, who won the gold medal in the men's road race in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, has been suspended after testing positive for drugs, the International Union of Cycling (UCI) has announced.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Vijay's 'Mersal' gets Twitter emoji
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay's upcoming Tamil action film "Mersal" will be the first south Indian film to get an emoji on Twitter.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Three beheaded by suspected Al-Shabaab militants
Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) At least three persons were beheaded and several houses torched by suspected Somali Islamist Al-Shabaab militants in Kenya's coastal region of Lamu.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Kenya,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian equities tumble as Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, MD
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices tumbled during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday as it became known that Vishal Sikka had quit as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of IT major Infosys.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Quit smoking to delay frailty in old age
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Giving up smoking early may potentially prevent or delay developing frailty, even in old age, suggests new research.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Samsung A5, A7 prices cut ahead of festive season
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has cut prices for its bestselling 'Galaxy A5 and A7 smartphones (both 2017 variants) ahead of the festive season in India.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Bringing on Priyanka for series inspired by my life perfect: Madhuri
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit Nene was surprised when she got to know about the development of a series based on her life for US network ABC. She says getting Indian actress Priyanka Chopra on board as an executive producer is a right step.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitter to livestream in-car NASCAR experience
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) To broadcast in-car camera perspectives to its 328 million monthly users, Twitter has announced a deal with US-based auto-racing sports events company NASCAR to livestream each of the "10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series" races.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Technology
Five officials suspended for Lucknow trauma centre fire
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday suspended five officials for dereliction of duty in King George's Medical University (KGMU) trauma centre fire here in July, an official said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Flood-hit villagers decry apathy as Adityanath skips visit
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Angry at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for not visiting their flood-hit village, dozens of irate villagers in Hatwa in Lakhimpur Kheri district have started a 'jal satyagraha'.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Sixth Australian MP in eligibility trouble
Canberra, Aug 18 (IANS) A sixth Australian MP will have her eligibility for office decided by the nation's High Court on Friday over the issue of dual citizenship, the media reported.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Chile midfielder Diaz joins Mexico's Pumas
Mexico City, Aug 18 (IANS) Mexican football club Pumas de la Unam on Thursday announced the signing of midfielder Marcelo Diaz, hours after the seasoned Chile international parted ways with Spanish outfit Celta Vigo.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
SC directs Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI on Aug 23
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to appear before the CBI on August 23 in a matter relating to alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance to INX Media.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: Unicef
Sanaa, Aug 18 (IANS) The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has killed over 2,000 people, has started to recede but there was still no grounds for complacency regarding the health situation in the country, according to the Unicef.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Yemen,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Pink bares abs while pumping breast milk
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Pink, who is busy juggling between her career and motherhood, shared a photograph of herself pumping breast milk.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sampdoria eyeing Palmeiras' Colombian pair
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Colombian internationals Yerry Mina and Miguel Borja could join Italian football club Sampdoria from Brazil's Palmeiras ahead of the European summer transfer deadline on August 31, according to media reports.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'Twin Peaks' actor arrested for assaulting woman
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) "Twin Peaks" actor Jeremy Lindholm was arrested here and accused of viciously beating his girlfriend with a baseball bat and trying to kill her. He is facing an attempted murder charge.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 new species of earthworm discovered in Kerala
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered two new species of earthworm belonging to the primitive family Moniligastridae in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala.
2017-08-18
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Schwarzenegger urges Trump to reject white supremacists
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called on US President Donald Trump to abandon his ambiguous attitude to racism and immediately reject "the support of white supremacists".
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Rapper Meek Mill arrested
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Rapper Meek Mill has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment here.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, cites negative remarks against him
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) In a dramatic development, global software major Infosys Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) Vishal Sikka resigned on Friday citing continuous disruptions and personal and negative remarks against him.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jaitley asks states to reduce VAT on petroleum products
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday urged states to reduce VAT on petroleum products due to concerns regarding the rise in input costs due to the transition to GST regime.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Russia's nuclear submarine successfully fires missile
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russia's nuclear submarine Severodvinsk on Friday successfully hit a target with a cruise missile, the Navy said.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Defence/Security
Sania, Bopanna advance in Cincinnati Masters
Ohio, Aug 18 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna advanced in the men's and women's doubles categories at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament here on Thursday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Xiaomi Mi Max 2: Affordable phablet for content consumption (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After launching three smartphones in India till May this year, Chinese technology giant has unveiled the upgraded version of its last year's phablet 'Mi Max'.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Technology,Business/Economy,IANS Life
Rare butterfly spotted in Scotland after 133 years
Edinburgh, Aug 18 (IANS) A rare species of the endangered white-letter hairstreak butterfly has been spotted in Scotland for the first time since it was last seen in 1884, the media reported.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Pitt, Jolie sued by lighting designer
Paris, Aug 18 (IANS) A French lighting designer, Odile Soudant, has sued Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for failing to credit her work on their chateau in Provence.
2017-08-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Punjab Police try to catch up as gangsters run amok on social media
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) With gangsters in Punjab openly using social media platforms to highlight their criminal activities, challenging each other and the law enforcers, and updating their status even from inside prisons, the Punjab Police have finally woken up to the need to tackle them in the cyber world.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys' stocks plunge over 8% as Sikka quits
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Stocks of global software major Infosys plunged over eight per cent on Friday following the resignation of Vishal Sikka as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD).
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kill us here but don't send us back: Rohingya refugees
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Anxiety is writ large on the faces of over 3,800 Rohingya Muslims living in this city amid reports that the Indian government is planning to deport them. They say they prefer to die here rather than return to Myanmar, where they face persecution.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Old-school filmmaking can be lost due to technology: Hollywood production designer
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Be it "Paranormal Activity 2", "Insidious: Chapter 2", "Lights Out" or "The Bye Bye Man", Jennifer Spence has infused life into many horror and fantasy tales through her set designs. The Hollywood production designer says technology might have opened new facets of storytelling, but it can also lead to the death of old-school filmmaking.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Los Angeles gallery to host O.J. Simpson exhibition
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) A Los Angeles gallery on Friday will host a pop-up exhibition on former NFL star O.J. Simpson.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
'VIP 2: Lalkar': High on drama, low on emotions (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "VIP 2: Lalkar"; Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth; Cast: Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Ritu Verma, Balaji Mohan, Samuthirakani, Vivek; Rating: **1/2
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Bihar flood toll reaches 119
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Nearly one crore people have been affected by the Bihar floods that have claimed 119 lives so far, an official said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Bareilly ki Barfi': An endearing rom-com worth tasting (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Bareilly ki Barfi"; Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari; Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao, Seema Pahwa, Pankaj Tripathi, Rating: ***1/2
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barcelona attack: Injured included people from Asia
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) Citizens from four Asian countries -- China, Pakistan, Taiwan and The Philippines -- were among the over 100 people who were injured in Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona, the Catalonian Interior Ministry said on Friday.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Challenging to make space film within commercial set up: Shakti Rajan
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Director Shakti Soundar Rajan, who is currently busy with the post-production work on Tamil cinema's first space film "Tik Tik Tik", says it was challenging for him to explore the genre within the commercial cinema format.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Southern Cinema
Facebook allows advertisers to buy in-stream ads
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to give advertisers more flexibility and control to buy video ads to meet their target audience, Facebook has introduced an option to deliver ads on in-stream placements in videos on the social networking platform.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Kolkata's Satyajit Ray institute suspends five students
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) has suspended five students for alleged "indiscipline" and indulging in "unprecedented vandalism" on campus, the registrar said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Cinema/Showbiz
'For insulting PM, Parrikar should lose Goa by-polls'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Accusing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of "insulting" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NDA-ally Shiv Sena on Friday "prayed" for his defeat in the upcoming assembly by-poll which he is contesting.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a "universal, rapid and inexpensive" method for the isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the blood of a wide range of species for genomic studies.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech
Kunal Kapoor's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. He's been able to eliminate the sugar and yet keep the taste and the science involved in preparation intact.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Is Congress-Trinamool moving towards an alliance in Bengal? (News Analysis)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Is West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Congress moving towards an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls? The chain of recent events could be a pointer to this, but leaders of both parties are still hedging their bets with polls still far away.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Superstar Dileep's bail plea posted for Tuesday
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) The bail plea of superstar Dileep, that was supposed to come up on Friday at the Kerala High Court here, has been postponed for Tuesday.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fatwa issued on Facebook against Tripura CM
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The Tripura police on Friday launched a probe over a fatwa issued against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Facebook, the authorities said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Judicial probe into Jaya's death funny'
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's announcement to hold a judicial probe into the death of J. Jayalalithaa is funny, said MGR Amma Deepa Peravai, a forum led by the late Chief Minister's niece.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Of mystery, spying and ghosts (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Flick through a mysterious tale around a killer who has terrorised the residents of Chicago; read a thrilling book featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon; go through a collection of classic ghost stories; and, finally, a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No clarity yet on release of Nenjam Marappathillai'
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Selvaraghavan on Friday said he is still unsure about the release of his highly anticipated Tamil horror-thriller "Nenjam Marappathillai", which was originally scheduled to hit the screens last year.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Tamil lyricist Madhan Karky pens first Telugu song
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Known for penning popular Tamil songs such as "Enamo Aedho", "Ladio" and "Mei Nigara", popular lyricist Madhan Karky on Friday said that he has written his first Telugu song for upcoming Mahesh Babu starrer "Spyder".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
No place for corruption, middlemen: PMO
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Friday "there is no place for corruption and middlemen" in the country.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Australia's foreign minister keen on fashion diplomacy with India'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu feels that when two nations are forging a relationship they usually talk about political, diplomatic or economical tie-ups but what matters most is the link between people.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Cinema/Showbiz
Vishal Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, MD
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of global software major Infosys Ltd, the company announced.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, NASA has said.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Haven't thought about styling for films: Anavila Misra
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Designer Anavila Mishra of the brand Anavila says she enjoys the process of creating collections and has not thought about styling in films.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
US, S.Korea joint drills dangerous: Pyongyang
Pyongyang, Aug 18 (IANS) North Korea on Friday warned that the controversial joint military exercises of South Korea and the US, which are scheduled to start next week, could bring a catastrophe to the security in the region.
2017-08-18
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security
Facebook to reduce video clickbait from News Feed
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) After Facebook launched three updates earlier this year to reduce clickbait content on its platform, the company has announced two more updates to limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Media,Technology
Dharmendra debuts on Twitter
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Dharmendra has made his debut on social media website Twitter and his actor son Sunny Deol has welcomed him.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook, Google activate SOS features after Barcelona attack
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Soon after the Barcelona attack that left 13 people dead, Facebook and Google activated their safety check features to let users in the vicinity inform their friends that they were safe and get nearby support.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Technology,Terrorism
Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO, MD
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of global software major Infosys Ltd, said the company.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Sunny morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) It was a sunny morning here on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 29 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Gaurav Jai Gupta's show, a burst of fabrics
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Designer Gaurav Jai Gupta's show that was supported by the Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade departments made a strong fashion statement with a variety of fabrics that had its characteristic touches on clothes.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Diplomacy,Cinema/Showbiz
Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona (Third Lead)
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Spanish police on Friday said that they killed five people in the town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack after an earlier one in Barcelona that claimed the lives of 13 people and injured over 100 others.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blue Whale challenge: Goa Police issues advisory for parents
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The suicides of two youngsters in Kerala and Maharashtra while playing the Blue Whale challenge, has forced the Goa Police to issue a formal advisory to parents on safeguarding their wards from playing the online game.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Key Indian equity indices trade lower in early session
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity market indices opened in red on Friday following global cues.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Spanish police stop second attack, kill five terrorists
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Spanish police said they have stopped a second attempted terror attack on Friday after an earlier one in Barcelona. They killed five persons in Cambrils town to foil the attack.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Short film to showcase history of Indian military during 1971
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) "Mukti - Birth of a Nation", a short film, is set to showcase Indias glorious military history during the 1971 war with actors Milind Soman and Yashpal Sharma in lead roles.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US air strikes kills 7 Al-Shabaab militants
Mogadishu, Aug 18 (IANS) The US military confirmed that its special forces conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia on Wednesday night, killing seven Al-Shabaab fighters.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Somalia,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Defence/Security
6,000-year-old Neolithic remains discovered in Istanbul
Istanbul, Aug 18 (IANS) Archeologists have unearthed Neolithic remains believed to be dating back to 6,000 years during a new metro line construction in central Istanbul.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Turkey,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
UN hopes for substantive Syrian peace talks
Geneva, Aug 18 (IANS) The UN's special envoy to Syria said here he hoped substantive Syrian peace talks involving representatives of President Bashar al-Assad's government and a unified opposition would take place between the months of October and November.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Blac Chyna 'splits' from new beau
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Model Blac Chyna has reportedly split from her new boyfriend and rapper Mechie after dating him for two months.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Six injured in landmine blast in Somalia
Mogadishu, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured following a roadside landmine explosion outside a restaurant here in Somalia's Wardhigley district, the media reported.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Somalia,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Sobriety changed Boy George's life
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Boy George has credited his career resurgence to his sobriety.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
13 killed, 100 injured in Spain attack, IS claims responsibility
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for an attack in which a van ran over pedestrians here in Las Ramblas boulevard. At least 13 persons were killed and more than 100 injured.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides
Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Kenya,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Venezuelan President asks military to prepare in case of US invasion
Caracas, Aug 18 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has instructed the military to prepare to "shoulder arms," in case of a US invasion, a minister said.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cowell feel like a 'proud dad' towards One Direction
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell says he feels like a "proud dad" towards the One Direction stars - Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and former member Zayn Malik.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kiev accuses Moscow of plotting sabotage activities
Kiev, Aug 18 (IANS) The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) accused Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) of plotting sabotage activities in Ukraine, the media reported.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Trump condemns Barcelona attack, says US ready to help
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump condemned Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona and said that the US stood ready to assist Spain, the media reported.
2017-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drape the nine yard wonder in different styles
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) There are several ways of draping a sari which can make you look different and help you stand out in a crowd. Accessorise it with a waistband or team your sari with a jacket, suggest experts.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Esha Deol gets Neeta Lulla for baby shower outfit
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Esha Deol, who is expecting her first child with husband Bharat Takhtani, will be wearing a Vrindavan-inspired asymmetrical Anarkali at her baby shower. The actress says she is not bothered about her bump as Neeta Lulla's creation always make her look "flawless".
2017-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
13 killed, 50 hurt in Barcelona terror attack
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 were injured when a van ran over pedestrians here in Las Ramblas boulevard, media reports said.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Finnish President Niinisto to meet Trump in White House
Helsinki, Aug 18 (IANS) Finnish President Sauli Niinisto is to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington on August 29, Finnish officials announced.
2017-08-18
Category: International, Finland,Politics,Diplomacy
Bengal seeks intervention on flights, fares after floods
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Thursday said it has sought the Civil Aviation Ministry's intervention to increase the number of flights in the Kolkata-Bagdogra sector and keep fares at the normal level in view of the floods in the state's northern part.
2017-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army chief to visit Ladakh
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat will on Sunday begin a three day visit to Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, which saw a scuffle and stone-throwing between Indian and Chinese troops, informed sources said.
2017-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
'Internet overuse making people vulnerable to neuropsychiatric dysfunctions'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and people are becoming vulnerable to many neuropsychiatric dysfunctions such as irritation, anxiety, obsessive compulsion, revealed research by a network of doctors, neurobiologists, and scientists.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Odisha enhances cash award for inter-caste marriage
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) In order to encourage more inter-caste marriages, the Odisha government on Thursday doubled the cash incentive for such marriages from existing Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
NIA probe in 'love jihad' case necessary in view of visible pattern: Rijiju
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that the NIA probe into "love Jihad" case in Kerala was necessary as "a particular pattern is visible".
2017-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Committee probing Maninpur Police belt scam submits report
Imphal, Aug 17 (IANS) A three-member inquiry committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary Suhel Aktar, on Thursday submitted a detailed report to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on the "police belt scam" or supply of belts of extremely poor quality.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Goa's Catholics not apprehensive about beef ban: Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Goan Catholics are not apprehensive about the beef ban issue in the state's Goan context, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Indian thrust on renewables will affect thermal projects: CEA
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Overemphasis on renewable energy would result in reducing viability of coal-fired thermal power plants in India, adding to the massive non-performing assets (NPAs) of state-run lenders, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
No change in Chinese investment proposals: Home Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Despite the ongoing Doklam crisis, the most serious military face-off between Indian and China in three decades, the Indian government has no plans to single out the investment proposals of Chinese firms, a Home Ministry official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
JNU student complains of molestation, attempted gang rape in Faridabad
New Delhi/Faridabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A JNU student was molested and her six male friends assaulted for at least two hours after a group of over half-a-dozen hoodlums held them hostage at a lake in Asola sanctuary in Surajkund area of Faridabad, police said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Upgraded Jammu airport to provide improved services: Minister
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said that upgraded Jammu airport will be able to provide improved services to air travellers.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Business/Economy
Gujarat hold Bengal in PKL contest
Ahmedabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Zone A team Gujarat Fortunegiants ended their match tied 26-26 against Zone B side Bengal Warriors in an inter zone PKL contest at the Transstadia Arena here on Thursday to stay unbeaten in the home leg.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
At least 13 dead as van rams into crowd in Barcelona
London, Aug 17 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and scores injured as a van ploughed into crowds in Spain's Barcelona city, local media reports said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Innovative smart car gadget 'SafeDrive' launched
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) "SafeDrive" -- an innovative smart car gadget that turns vehicles into "safe, smart and connected" car was launched here on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Assam floods: Ten more die, death toll reach 49
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Ten more people died due to flood-related incidents across Assam in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 49, officials said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Hero MotoCorp presents 150 scooters to policewomen in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Leading two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd on Thursday presented more than 150 new Hero scooters to women police officers of Greater Hyderabad.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
SC grants Rs 10 lakh compensation to HIV+ rape victim who became pregnant
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday granted Rs 10 lakh compensation to a rape victim who became pregnant but could not undergo an abortion even though she had approached the Patna Medical College in the 17th week of her pregnancy.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Congress slams Prasad for making personal remarks about Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday slammed Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for his remarks about party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's birth date, saying it does not behove a minister to make such an "obtuse, personal and factually incorrect" remark.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GJM chief discharged in Madan Tamang murder case
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A city court on Thursday discharged GJM chief Bimal Gurung in the Madan Tamang murder case while directing that charges be framed against 47 other accused.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LG gives nod for doubling Anganwadi workers' salary
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has given approval for the AAP government decision to double salary of Anganwadi workers, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
US entrepreneur network Techstars forays into India
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) US-based worldwide entrepreneur network Techstars on Thursday forayed into India as a joint venture with ANSR, which builds and operates Global In-House Centres (GICs) for enterprises.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
PNB, HDFC Bank to revise interest rates on savings accounts
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Banking majors -- PNB and HDFC Bank -- on Thursday said that they will reduce interest rate by 0.5 per cent on saving bank deposits of below Rs 50 lakh to 3.5 per cent per annum with effect from Saturday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ACB files FIR in case of graft in Delhi hospital
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has filed an FIR for alleged corruption in purchase of medical equipment in a government hospital here, a senior official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
'Knee implant price cut boon for people but ensure quality does not go down'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As the government capped price for knee implants to make it affordable, orthopaedic surgeons on Thursday called the measure a boon for the poor people, but urged the government to ensure that the quality of implants do not come down along with price.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
'Sankalp Se Sidhhi' will glorify Indian culture: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma on Thursday said the initiative "Sankalp Se Sidhhi", led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will further glorify India's rich culture and heritage.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
GST return filing date extended for taxpayers availing input credit
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The central government on Thursday extended the due date for filing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return for taxpayers who want to avail the transitional input tax credit.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US declaration of Hizbul a terror group was long overdue: Centre
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The US decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen as a terror organisation led by an internationally recognised terrorist is "well deserved and long overdue", the Union Home Ministry said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Delhi murder victim cremated, kin remember studious girl
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A teenage girl strangled a day earlier in Rohini was cremated here on Thursday afternoon amid tearful remembrances by kin and neighbours of the studious girl who had won academic laurels.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Civilian injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) A civilian was injured on Thursday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Probe on Jayalalithaa's death a good move: Apollo Hospitals
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's decision to set up an inquiry commission to probe the cause of death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa is a good move, said Apollo Hospitals on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Yashwant Sinha-led delegation meets Abdullahs, interacts with students
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha-led delegation on Thursday met former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in addition to an interaction with some local students.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Dabang Delhi beat Tamil Thalaivas in thrilling PKL contest
Ahmedabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Zone A team Dabang Delhi K.C fought till the dying minutes of the match to edge past Zone B side Tamil Thalaivas 30-29 in an inter-zone contest of the Pro Kabaddi League's (PKL) fifth edition at the Transstadia Arena here on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Striker Suarez's injury adds to Barcelona's woe
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) Things went from bad to worse for FC Barcelona on Thursday with the news that striker Luis Suarez will miss the first month of the season with an injury to his right knee.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
TN CM should order CBI probe, resign with all ministers: Stalin
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) DMK Working President M.K.Stalin on Thursday demanded the resignation of entire Tamil Nadu cabinet after Chief Minister K.Palaniswami ordered a judicial probe in the death of former Chief Minister J. Jayalithaa.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Another India-China flag meeting likely, no date finalised yet
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Another flag meeting between India and China may soon be held close to the spot where the two neighbours are in a stand-off confrontation in Sikkim, informed sources said on Thursday, adding that a date had not been finalised as yet.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Navy's all-women crew set to circumnavigate globe
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Navy on Thursday said it is committed to increasing the role of women in the force with an all-women crew set to circumnavigate the globe next month.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
'More positive experience with private healthcare than government hospitals'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 61 per cent of Indian patients, taking part in a survey, expressed a positive experience in private health care compared to only 39 per cent in government hospitals, said a knowledge report released on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Woman shot dead in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Two unidentified bike-borne criminals shot dead a young woman here on Thursday, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gurugram: Village representatives to watch 'Toilet-Ek Prem Katha' free
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) A special screening of the recently-released Bollywood movie "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" will be organised for the Panchs (village representatives) and Sarpanchs (village heads) of Gurugram district, an official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Stakeholders deliberate on Najafgarh drain issue
Gurgaon, Aug 17 (IANS) In an attempt to lay the future road map for water security, stakeholders on Thursday came together on a common platform to deliberate on the issue of the Najafgarh drain.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Regained confidence while in China, says Barca midfielder Paulinho
Barcelona, Aug 17 (IANS) Brazilian midfielder Paulinho on Thursday said he was joining Barcelona after regaining confidence in his game during his stint with Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Amit Shah sets Mission 350+ for 2019 Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As opposition leaders were holding a conclave on Thursday, BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting here with party officials and union ministers to chalk out strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls setting a target of 350-plus seats for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HDFC Bank revises interest rates on savings accounts
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) HDFC Bank Ltd on Thursday said it will reduce interest rate by 0.5 per cent on saving bank deposits of below Rs 50 lakh to 3.5 per cent with effective from Saturday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
I am firmly in saddle, asserts Fadnavis
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Categorically dismissing all speculation, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday asserted that he will continue in his post "till Delhi beckons."
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Businessman close to Geelani arrested in terror money trail
Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The NIA on Thursday arrested Zahoor Wattali, a prominent businessman close to separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on charges of acting as a conduit for passing money received from Pakistan to militants, separatists and stone-pelters in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
60 killed in Philippines war on drugs
Manila, Aug 17 (IANS/MAP) At least 60 drug suspects have been killed here in the last three days as President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war on drugs and crime intensifies.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not the first time Goel got DDA land: AAP (Lead, correcting name of place in Para 7)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In the wake of a media report about an NGO associated with Union Minister Vijay Goel being a beneficiary of DDA land allotment, the AAP on Thursday said it was not the first time that the BJP leader was recipient of such favours from the DDA.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hold-Every Indian need to own dream of New India: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Every one of the 1.25 billion Indians will have to own the dream of New India so that it becomes a success by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Rajasthan, HPCL ink pact for Rs 43,000 cr refinery
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Thursday signed an agreement with the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to form a joint venture company to set up a Rs 43,129 crore petroleum refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in the state's Barmer district.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Brigitte Macron to have public role despite row
Paris, Aug 17 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron's wife Brigitte has said she will have a clear role at the Élysée Palace despite public opposition to her taking the official title of Frances First Lady.
2017-08-17
Category: International, France,Politics
Thousands queue up at Indira Canteens, many return empty-handed
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of persons queued up on Thursday to get subsidised food at Indira Canteens run here by the Karnataka government, though teething troubles forced many to return disappointed due to there being not enough food to meet the demand.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Government launches campaign for pollution-free Diwali
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Union Government on Thursday launched a campaign urging people to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali, an official statement said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Maruti Suzuki launches sports variant of Ciaz
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday launched a sports variant of its sedan Ciaz.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Xi calls for enhanced China, US military ties
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said he expects military relations would become a major stabilising factor in Sino-US ties as he met visiting Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford at the Great Hall of the People here.
2017-08-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BSNL launches mobile wallet developed by MobiKwik
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Thursday launched a mobile wallet that would enable its existing 100 million customers to make bill payments and transact on e-commerce platforms.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump calls removal of Confederate monuments 'so foolish'
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced the removal of monuments dedicated to Confederate leaders as "sad" and "so foolish", days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC seeks report on probe into bomb conspiracy in Rajiv Gandhi assassination
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Central government to inform it about the investigations carried out into the conspiracy behind making of belt bomb used by suicide bomber Dhanu to kill former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at an election meeting at Tamil Nadu's Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Over 10,000 expected at 'Startup Expo': Lufthansa
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Airline major Lufthansa on Thursday said it expects over 10,000 startups to participate in its 'Startup Expo to be held later this month.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TN CM announces judicial probe into Jayalalithaa's death (Roundup)
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) In a move aimed at merging the AIADMK factions, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced that a judicial Commission will probe the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Trinamool sweeps Bengal civic polls
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Virtually bulldozing all opposition, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday, swept all the seven civic bodies where polling was held on Sunday. The BJP emerged as the main but distant opposition by displacing the Left Front.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
GP Petroleums appoints Raina as brand ambassador for IPOL
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Lubricant maker and part of UAE-based Gulf Petrochem Group, GP Petroleums Limited on Thursday announced the appointment of India middle-order batsman Suresh Raina as the brand ambassador for IPOL Lubricants, the signature brand of the company in the industrial lubricants segment.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Business/Economy
PE activity jumps almost 50% in July: Report
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Private equity (PE) activity in the country rose by almost 50 per cent to $1.22 billion worth of transactions, a report said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Goa Church magazine likens contemporary India to Nazi Germany
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) An article published in a magazine run by the Goa Church has likened the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rule in India to Nazi Germany and claimed that a state of "constitutional holocaust" prevails in the country.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Teenager strangles Delhi schoolgirl to death
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Angered over her talking to other boys and not to him, a teenager strangled to death a Class 12 girl he had been friends with earlier after a spat between them turned violent, police said on Thursday. The accused has been arrested.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prominent Kashmiri businessman arrested in terror funding case
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested Zahoor Wattali, a prominent Kashmiri businessman and a close aide of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on charges of funding terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Inebriated man held for molesting woman in Delhi Metro
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) An inebriated man was arrested on charge of molesting a woman in a Metro train in east Delhi, police said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Turkey, Iran to share intelligence on anti-terror fight
Ankara, Aug 17 (IANS) Turkey and Iran have agreed on sharing intelligence and cooperating operationally in the fight against terror, Iran's Chief of Staff Gen. Mohammad Bagheri said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border for Haj pilgrims
Riyadh, Aug 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qatari pilgrims attend the Haj, the state media reported.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Court verdict in rape case against Dera chief on August 25
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) A Special CBI court in adjoining Panchkula in Haryana will pronounce its verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on August 25.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Steelers announce online ticket sales for PKL's Haryana leg
Sonepat, Aug 17 (IANS) Pro Kabaddi League franchise Haryana Steelers on Thursday announced the opening of online tickets sales for the home leg of their debut in the competition.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Fast time inspires champs Kirui, Kiplagat to defend Chicago marathon titles
Nairobi, Aug 17 (IANS) Defending Chicago Marathon champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat of Kenya are plotting to run a fast time in this year's event, which will be held on October 8.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Three held, arms, ammunition seized in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Three persons were arrested in Jammu & Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday and recovered arms and ammunition from them, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Probe treatment given to Jayalalithaa since 2011: OPS faction
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The judicial inquiry commission to be set up by the Tamil Nadu government to probe the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has to look into her past five year medical records and the treatment given to her, a spokesperson for the AIADMK faction led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Indian Army to get its own attack helicopters
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Army will soon gets its first attack helicopters, after the Defence Ministry on Thursday cleared purchase of six Apache attack choppers at a cost of around Rs 4,168 crore.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Not the first time Goel got DDA land: AAP
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In the wake of media report on Union Minister Vijay Goel being an alleged beneficiary of DDA land allotment, the AAP on Thursday said it was not the first time that he was recepient of such favours from the authority.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Srei Equipment Finance plans to dilute 25 percent of its capital
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Srei Equipment Finance Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd, on Thursday announced it would dilute 25 percent of its equity and go for a fresh issue of shares, expecting to mop up around Rs 1,800-2,200 crore from the dilution.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Volkswagen submits roadmap for recalling 3.23 lakh vehicles to NGT
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) German vehicles manufacturer Volkswagen on Thursday submitted a roadmap to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on recallling its 3.23 lakh vehicles for violating India's emission norms.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Malegaon blast: SC reserves order on Purohit's bail plea
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on a plea for bail by retired army officer Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast which killed seven people.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Composite culture of the country in danger, say Opposition parties (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday brought together opposition parties on a common platform for saving the composite culture of the country that was in "danger" as participants asserted that there was a need to fight divisive forces that posed a threat to the Constitution.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
JCI expects to procure over 4 lakh quintals raw jute this year
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Jute Corporation of India (JCI), a nodal agency of the Central government, is looking to procure more than four lakh quintals of raw jute in 2017-18, a top official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Former international decries falling standards of boxing in Kenya
Nairobi, Aug 17 (IANS) A former Kenyan international boxer on Thursday decried the falling standards of the game in the East African nation, saying the former boxing powerhouse ought to go back to the drawing board to arrest the decline.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Ayushmann, Bhumi are director's delight: 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' director
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan" director R.S. Prasanna says working with actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar is a fantastic experience.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Every Indian has to contribute towards New India: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday listened to ideas of over 200 young entrepreneurs for transforming the country and said that every citizen has to contribute to create a New India by 2022.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Chinese President meets top US General
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met visiting Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford at the Great Hall of the People here to ease strained bilateral and regional relations after several days of escalated tensions and threats between Washington and Pyongyang.
2017-08-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Himachal HC asks CBI to complete probe into gang-rape case in two weeks
Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) Pulling up the CBI over the slow pace of investigation in the gang-rape and murder of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Shimla district, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday granted it two weeks more to complete the probe.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kendriya Vidyalaya student dies in school
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A 17-year-old student of Kendriya Vidyalaya died on Thursday after falling unconscious during the school assembly in Gole Market in central Delhi, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
BJP terms opposition meet an alliance of 'scared people'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties participating in the "Sajha Virasat Bachao" (save composite culture) conference, terming it an alliance of defeated and "scared people". It also asked why they are silent on the killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
President bats for safety of miners
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that safety of miners should be the top priority, while calling for a balance between productivity, profit margins and safety.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Centre should form SIT to probe Netaji disappearance'
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A section of members of Netaji Subash Bose's family and The Open Platform for Netaji on Thursday demanded the Narendra Modi-led Central government declassify all files - including of the IB - on the Indian revolutionary and set up a special investigation team to take up the probe of his disappearance on August 18, 1945.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Art of filmmaking needs one to exercise freedom of expression: Mohit Suri
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mohit Suri, who will be seen mentoring aspiring directors for a new digital show "HP MTV Fame-istan", feels that a filmmakers perspective gets lost "if ones freedom of expression is restricted".
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New pain reliever may help combat opioid abuse
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that is effective in alleviating neuropathic pain, a discovery that could be instrumental in addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, one of the biggest public health challenges today.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I must return to Atletico Madrid: Chelsea's Diego Costa
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Chelsea's Spanish forward Diego Costa on Thursday confirmed his intention to return to Spanish football giants Atletico Madrid during the current summer transfer window.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
LFW W/F'17: When bad boy of 'Neerja' had a good time on the runway
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Jim Sarbh, who got instant success for portraying a negative role in Sonam Kapoor-starrer "Neerja", turned showstopper for designer Anuj Bhutani on the Textile and Sustainable day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017. He not only was in a relaxed mood, but also showed some dance moves on the ramp.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pet Fed festival to debut in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Pet Fed festival, which takes place in New Delhi, will mark its debut in Mumbai this year. It will be held from December 16 to 17 here.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Notorious 'Mamba' ransomware returns, India also threatened
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) A variant of the notorious disk-encrypting ransomware -- detected as 'Mamba ransomware that hit organisations last year -- has made a comeback globally, including in India, media reported.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Garmin launches new range of smart watches in India
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Smart wearables maker Garmin India on Thursday launched a wide range of smart watches and activity trackers, including its much-awaited 'Fenix 5' series, in India.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian politician falls off moving car in UAE, dies
Sharjah, Aug 17 (IANS) An Indian politician from Kerala died in an accident here after falling from a moving car.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Quarterly headline inflation in first half to be between 2-3.5%: RBI
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India, in its second bi-monthly Monetary Policy Committee meeting, has projected quarterly average headline inflation in the range of 2-3.5 per cent in the first half of the year and 3.5-4.5 per cent in the second half.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Poland to host Indian Film Festival
Warsaw, Aug 17 (IANS) Poland is set to host the Indian Film Festival for the first time from October 7 to 10.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Poland,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Need CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death: Ramadoss
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Thursday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SC orders status quo on admission to medical courses in TN
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that there could be no "compromise on intellect" as it ordered status quo on admissions to undergraduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
BJP complains to EC, police against 'fake' news on Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) The Goa BJP on Thursday complained to the EC and state police against unknown persons for "propagating fake news" that cited Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar as purportedly having said that he would return as Defence Minister if he loses the Panaji assembly by-poll.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
The country now wants 'Sach Bharat', says Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he speaks about 'Swachh Bharat' (Clean India) but now the country wants 'Sach Bharat' (Truthful India).
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi's I-Day speech reeked of hypocrisy: CPI-M
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech was "remarkable for its disconnect with reality and reeked of hypocrisy in certain matters", the CPI-M has said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Night shifts linked with high breast cancer risk: Study
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Women who work in night shifts may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, as artificial light blocks a hormone that plays a key role in suppressing growth of its tumours, claims a study.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Lyricist Rashmi Virag turns director with 'Neelofar'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Lyricist Rashmi Virag, who has penned songs like "Muskurane ki wajah tum ho", "Bol do na zara" and "Zinda hoon mein", is now venturing into direction with upcoming short film "Neelofar".
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US designating Hizbul as terror group sad: Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The US decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen a specially-designated terrorist organisation led by an internationally recognised terrorist is "saddening", Pakistan's Foreign Office said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Sharad Yadav to hold meeting parallel to Nitish's in Patna
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) Senior JD-U leader and former party president Sharad Yadav will hold a parallel meeting in Patna on August 19 when the JD-U led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be holding the party's national executive meeting here, a party leader said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP received Rs 705 cr, Cong 198 cr from corporate donors in 4 years
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a whopping Rs 705.81 crore from 2,987 corporate donors between financial years 2012-13 and 2015-16, a report by election watch body Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) revealed on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Thunderstorm, lightning warning in Odisha's 16 districts
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 16 districts in Odisha.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Partition Museum inaugurated in Amritsar by Punjab CM
Amritsar, Aug 17 (IANS) Partition Museum, a first-of-its-kind in the world, was inaugurated here on Thursday as a tribute to the millions who perished as well as others who survived but lost their homes and hearth and kith and kin during India's Partition in 1947.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
India faces threat from inside, not outside: Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Attacking the BJP-led central government, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that India faces threat from within and not from outside.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Smartron unveils 'tronX' to make your life smarter
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Home-grown technology and Internet of Things (IoT) company Smartron on Thursday unveiled 'tronX' -- an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered IoT platform that would help make users' daily life easier and smarter.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
HC raises questions on youngsters playing Blue Whale
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday raised questions over youngsters committing suicide while playing the Blue Whale Challenge online game, asking how people are getting influenced by it.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
M.J. Akbar kicks off 'Namaskar Africa 2017' in Ghana
Accra, Aug 17 (IANS) India has a different approach in its developmental relationship with other countries as it believes in sharing knowledge without any hidden agenda, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said at the opening of a two-day "Namaskar Africa 2017" India-West Africa Trade and Exhibition Forum here Ghana.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Ghana,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Equities close marginally higher; IT stocks keep sentiments buoyed (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) After a volatile day of trade, the key Indian equity indices on Thursday closed on a flat note though continuing their streak of gains for the third consecutive session on the back of healthy buying in IT, Teck (technology, media and entertainment) and metal stocks.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chinese President meets top US general
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met visiting Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford at the Great Hall of the People here.
2017-08-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Thousands greet Sunny Leone in Kochi
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sunny Leone on Thursday took Kerala's Kochi city by storm. Thousands swarmed the streets, disrupting traffic, as the Canadian-born came calling to attend a function.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Bury deadly 'Blue Whale' game, says Nasscom
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Concerned at the 'Blue Whale game' phenomenon that has taken several lives globally, including in India, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) on Thursday issued an advisory for all stakeholders to check the spread of the game.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Apache attack helicopters cleared for Army
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Defence Acquisition Council on Thursday cleared a proposal to buy six Apache attack helicopters for the Indian Army at a cost of around Rs 4,168 crore.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Eyeing retail, Xiaomi opens first 'Mi Home' in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Aiming to gain a further foothold in the offline smartphone market as the festive season inches near, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday unveiled an exclusive 'Mi Home' retail store at Ambience Mall, Gurugram.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Murali Vijay, Jonty Rhodes to attend Surfing Festival
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) India Test opener Murali Vijay and South African legend Jonty Rhodes will attend the fifth edition of Covelong Point Surf, Music and Yoga Festival, starting here from August 25.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
DMK says TN decision done under BJP pressure
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The DMK on Thursday described the Tamil Nadu governent's decision to set up a judicial commission to go into the death of Jayalalithaa as a step aimed at sidelining V.K. Sasikala under "pressure" from the BJP-led govenment at the Centre.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sports tournaments generate travel interest in England: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Sports tournaments like Women's Cricket World Cup had a trickle down effect on tourism in England, according to a survey.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
MSI launches three gaming laptops in India
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Taiwan-based hardware manufacturer MSI on Thursday launched three gaming laptops -- 'GT75VR Titan', 'GE63VR' and 'GE73VR Raider' -- in India.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Leadership transition at GM India from September
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer GM India on Thursday announced a leadership transition from September 2017.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Paramparik Karigar': Craftsmen, young designers leave LFW audience in awe
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Textile and Sustainable Day of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here on Thursday began with the 'Paramparik Karigar' show, which showcased an amalgamation of past-meets-present with creations by artisans and young designers.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Suits' season 7 finale episode to make way for spinoff
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) The season 7 finale of TV show "Suits" will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff starring Gina Torres and centred around her "Suits" character Jessica Pearson.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rajkummar doesn't have any bad habits: Ayushmann
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says his "Bareilly Ki Barfi" co-star Rajkummar Rao doesnt have any bad habits.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siddhanth Kapoor following special diet for 'Paltan'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Siddhanth Kapoor, who is currently busy promoting "Haseena Parkar", is finding it difficult to follow a strict regime for his role of an Army officer in another film titled "Paltan".
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN CM announces judicial probe into Jayalalithaa's death
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced that a judicial commission will probe the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and said her Poes Garden house will turn into a memorial, meeting the main demands of former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam for the two AIADMK groups to merge.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
BSES consumers save 17 MW power via Demand Response
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Large consumers of BSES, one of Delhi's two electricity distribution companies (discoms), saved 17, 000 KW of power over a recent six-week period through a demand side management (DSM) project, the discom said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
NHAI launches mobile apps for electronic toll collection
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The National Highways Authority of India on Thursday launched two mobile apps to ensure smooth functioning of the Electronic Toll Collection system.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sony India eyes 25% sales growth in festive season
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Electronics giant Sony India is looking at a 25 per cent growth in sales across all categories in this year's festive season and is expecting over 20 per cent growth in the current fiscal, company officials said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Centre to finalise hydropower development fund
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The Centre is set to finalise the creation of a Rs 16,000 crore hydropower development fund to revive stalled projects in the country, a top government official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Reliance Power's Sasan Mine awarded National Safety Award
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Reliance Power on Thursday said its Sasan captive coal mine has been awarded the National Safety Award (Mines) for 2013 and 2014.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
L&T delivers two high speed ships to Coast Guard
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Engineering major Larsen & Toubro delivered two more High Speed Interceptor Ships to the Coast Guard at its Kattupalli Shipyard in Chennai, an official said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
'Mantostaan' director's next a satire on Islam, music
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Director Rahat Kazmi, known for films like "Mantostaan" and "Side A Side B", is now waiting to bring his new project "Rabbi", a satire on whether Islam allows music or not, to the audience next month.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hitachi launches global IT support centre in Gurugram
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) IT services provider Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic (HSMC) on Thursday launched a 'Global Operation Centre' in Gurugram which will provide offshore IT operations support to companies worldwide.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Floods disrupt train services in northeast
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Due to severe floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, the northeastern region has been cut off by rail from the rest of India for about a week, officials said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Perfect time to experiment on digital platform, says Shamita Shetty (Lead, changing dateline)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Shamita Shetty, who is making her debut in the digital world of entertainment with a web series titled "Yo Ke Hua Bro", says this is the perfect time to experiment with the platform.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Judicial commission to probe Jayalalithaa's death: TN CM
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2017-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Tejashwi demands CBI probe into Rs 1,000 cr scam
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) Bihar's Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam, in which government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013 when BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was the Finance Minister.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Thousands living under open sky in flood-hit Bihar
Bagaha/Purnea (Bihar), Aug 17 (IANS) Sundari Devi and her family of seven, including an elderly mother-in-law and children, are struggling to survive along an elevated road here for the last three days.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
How testosterone can influence bull market trading
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) Higher levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone, can directly influence traders to take financial decisions that can drive prices up and destabilise markets, a study has found.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Lesbian Hindu, Jewish women wed in Britain
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A Hindu woman and her Jewish partner have married in what is believed to be Britain's first interfaith lesbian wedding.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Australia's Hastings optimistic for India series
Melbourne, Aug 17 (IANS) Injured pacer John Hastings on Thursday expressed confidence about gaining full fitness for Australia's upcoming limited overs tour to India from September 17 to October 11.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Over 100 people evacuated in Portugal as wildfire rages
Lisbon, Aug 17 (IANS) Some 133 people were evacuated from Macao in Portugal as an intense wildfire raged outside the town on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Perfect time to experiment on digital platform, says Shamita Shetty
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Shamita Shetty, who is making her debut in the digital world of entertainment with a web series titled "Yo Ke Hua Bro", says this is the perfect time to experiment with the platform.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Teenage shuttler Lakshya clinches Bulgarian Open title
Sofia (Bulgaria), Aug 17 (IANS) Sixteen-year-old Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen defeated second seed Zvonimir Durkinjak of Croatia to clinch the Bulgarian Open men's singles title here on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Badminton
500 trees to be trimmed in Meghalaya
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 500 vulnerable trees would soon be trimmed in Meghalaya to avoid accidents, Deputy Chief Minister Roytre Christopher Laloo said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Would like to spread positivity through cinema: Dhanush
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) From a reluctant actor to a multi-faceted artist, Dhanush has come a long way in his 17-year-old career. Basking in the success of his latest Tamil release "VIP 2", he says he would like to spread positivity, love and hope through his movies.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,National,IANS Life
History repeats itself in several grounds as new La Liga season kicks off
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) The new season in the La Liga kicks off on Friday night with two games, but fans will have to wait until Sunday before Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are in action.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Trump adviser calls white nationalists 'clowns'
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as "clowns" as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, continues.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sierra Leone begins burying hundreds of its dead
Freetown, Aug 17 (IANS) People in the Sierra Leone capital began burying victims of a mudslide and flooding that killed more than 400 people on the outskirts of Freetown, as hundreds of residents queued up to identify dead relatives.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Sierra Leone,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Medanta Hospital launches child care facility
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) Medanta - The Medicity has launched state-of-the-art pediatrics department to provide quality child care, the hospital said on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Indian equities pare gains to close flat
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Thursday provisionally closed on a flat note -- with marginal gains -- on the back of healthy buying in IT, Teck (technology, media and entertainment) and metal stocks.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No river, no us: B-Town bats to save rivers
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Salman Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Anupam Kher are among Bollywood celebrities who have extended their support to Rally for Rivers campaign, urging fans and followers to help save the country's rivers.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Ditch your smartphone to curb spending online
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) If you want to curb that urge to splurge, putting your smartphone away may help, as touchscreen technology is behind people indulging in guilty pleasures when shopping online, researchers say.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
'Shreelancer': Quirky and captivating (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Shreelancer"; Director: Sandeep Mohan; Cast: Arjun Radhakrishnan, Salmin Sheriff, Monica Mahendru, Cesar Lorente Raton, Francisca Emilia Papale and Ajay Srivastava; Rating: **1/2
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Acer launches 'Predator Helios 300' gaming laptop in India
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics giant Acer on Thursday launched the 15.6-inch Full-HD gaming laptop, Predator Helios 300, in India that will be available at a starting price of Rs 1,29,999 on Flipkart from Friday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
PCB issues show-cause notice to Umar Akmal
Lahore, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday issued notice to Umar Akmal for breaching the code of conduct after the middle-order batsman accused head coach Micky Arthur of verbally abusing him in front of chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and other senior players.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Trinamool sweeps Bengal civic polls
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Virtually bulldozing all opposition, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress swept all the seven civic bodies. The BJP emerged as the main but distant opposition by displacing the Left Front in the vote count on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Firms in India invest $200 mn in retail assets
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Private equity (PE) firms and wealth funds in India have invested over $200 million in retail assets during the year, a report said here on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP terms opposition conclave an alliance of 'scared people'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties participating in the 'Sajha Virasat Bachao' (Save Composite Culture) conference, terming it an alliance of defeated and "scared people" and asked why they were silent on the killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bus services resume in flood-hit Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Bus services to and from northern West Bengal, which is reeling under floods, resumed on Thursday even as the situation continued to be "serious" in certain districts, a minister said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
In a first, Mithila Paag featured on postal stamp
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) The central government has for the first time issued a postal stamp featuring Mithila Paag (turban) in recognition of the age-old cultural symbol.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
'A Gentleman...' has 'doable' action, says Sidharth
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra says hand-to-hand combat techniques have been used for the action sequences in his forthcoming film "A Gentleman: Sundar Susheel Risky", and they are all doable.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kiss not cut in 'A Gentleman'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The team behind "A Gentleman" has denied that the censor board demanded a long kissing scene in the movie to be cut short.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hong Kong democracy campaigners jailed over anti-China protests
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Three pro-democracy Hong Kong student leaders were jailed on Thursday for their roles in a protest at the start of a 79-day anti-government occupation known as the umbrella movement, the media reported.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Malala Yousafzai gets into Oxford University
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistani Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will be studying in Oxford University.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education,Human Interest/Society
'Annabelle: Creation': Lazily scripted and lacks spirit (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Annabelle: Creation"; Director: David F. Sandberg; Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto and Mark Bramhall; Rating: **
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Farhan Akhtar keen to learn about his roots
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor-singer and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is excited about his visit to Khairabad in Uttar Pradesh, where he is keen to learn about his roots and pay respects to his ancestors.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Miniscule Parsi community celebrates 'Navroz'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The miniscule Parsi community, accounting to about 68,000 worldwide, on Thursday celebrated the Parsi New Year or 'Navroz' here with religious fervor, traditional pomp and feasting.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Bomb hoax at Delhi High Court
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Police searched the Delhi High Court complex on Thursday after an anonymous caller warned a bomb will explode in the premises. It turned out to be a hoax, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BCCI's Amitabh, Anirudh's expeditures raise eyebrows
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and Treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary's expenses touched a whopping Rs 1.56 crore and Rs 1.71 crore respectively in the financial year (FY) 2015-16, 2016-17 and in three months from April this year, according to details available in a report prepared by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
1,500 delegates to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Around 1,500 delegates from over 160 countries will participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30, that will see the US President's daughter Ivanka Trump leading her country's delegation, an official said here on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Man arrested after Dutch hostage situation ends
The Hague, Aug 17 (IANS) A man was arrested on Thursday after he held a woman hostage at a radio station in Hilversum, the Netherlands, police said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Balakrishna slaps fan for getting too close
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna, known for his temper, has again slapped a fan -- for getting too close for a selfie.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Rahul says BJP, RSS trying to change Constitution
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a stinging attack on the Modi government and the RSS, accusing them of trying to change the Constitution, and urged all opposition parties to fight them unitedly.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Italian actress in Indian music video wants to break cultural barriers
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Italian actress Madalina Bellariu Ion has worked in the American TV show "The Young Pope" with actor Jude Law, featured in Hindi film "Dobaara: See Your Evil" and can now be seen in musician Arko Pravo Mukherjee's music video "Aainda".
2017-08-17
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Facebook shuts down chat platform used to 'harass' employees
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shut down an anonymous online chat platform in late 2016 after it was increasingly used to talk about the US presidential candidates and 'harass' the company's employees, media reported on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Irom Sharmila gets married in Kodaikanal
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila on Thursday married her lover Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Don't want to alienate elder people: Masaba on youth friendly brand
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Masaba Gupta's designs are perhaps more relatable to the young crowd, given the edgy and quirky look. The designer agrees, but says she makes sure not to consider a certain age group in mind while making collections.
2017-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Skipping breakfast could make your kid undernourished
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Is your son or daughter in the habit of skipping breakfast regularly? If so, he or she may fall short of the daily required amounts of nutrients that are essential for their growth and development, researchers have warned.
2017-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Camera trap records 30 large mammal species in Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Aug 17 (IANS) A camera trap has recorded the presence of 30 large mammal species in Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a statement on Thursday.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Cambodia,Environment/Wildlife
Five Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrike
Kabul, Aug 17 (IANS) At least five Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's Kunduz province on Thursday, a top official said.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Poor planning, Supercup defeat point to difficult season for Barca
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona go into the new Liga Santander football season with the task of regaining the title that Real Madrid took from them in the last campaign, but with the feeling that for the moment at least they are playing catch-up against their main rivals, who have been able to build a stronger squad, while a lack of planning has seen Barca going backwards.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mars 2020 rover to use X-ray techniques to find signs of life
Paris, Aug 17 (IANS) NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, which aims look for signs of past life on the Red Planet, will use smart X-ray techniques originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according a mission scientist.
2017-08-17
Category: International, France,Science/Tech
Gremio edge toward Copa do Brasil final
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) Brazilian football club Gremio took a step toward in securing a place in the Copa do Brasil final by defeating Cruzeiro 1-0 in the first leg of their semi-final in Porto Alegre.
2017-08-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football