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Obama, Bush decry deep US divisions in Trump era
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Former US Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, urging Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "prejudice" in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
India welcomes Tillerson's remarks on US-India ties
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India on Friday welcomed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks on US-India ties in which he said that Washington and New Delhi were committed to build an ambitious partnership.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Modi says Congress in 2013 rejected his proposal to redevelop Kedarnath
Kedarnath, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a visit to the revered shrine of Kedarnath, on Friday attacked the Congress party for rejecting his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of the Uttarakhand shrine that was badly damaged in the massive flash floods.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Religion
Google now lets you take a virtual walk on Mars
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) If you are curious about the unknown terrains of the Red Planet, here is your chance to take a walk on Mars for free all the while staying in your living room, thanks to Google's immersive experience initiative Access Mars.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
U-17 World Cup: Brazil-Germany tie most anticipated
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The big-ticket Brazil-Germany FIFA U-17 World Cup quarter-final to be played here on Sunday has sent the football crazy city into a tizzy prompting the Local Organising Committee (LOC) to bill this clash as "one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the tournament".
2017-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Obama decries 'politics of fear' on return to campaign trail
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama has returned to the campaign trail for the first time since leaving the White House, urging Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "fear" seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
China began planning the 1962 war as early as 1959 (Exclusive) (Part II of II)
(Editor's Note: For far too long, Neville Maxwell's narrative on the 1962 war -- which sees India as the aggressor and China as the victim -- has held court. Nearly 50 years after Maxwell's book, Bertil Lintner's "China's India War" argues that China began planning the war as early as 1959 and proposes that it was merely a small move in the larger strategic game that China was playing to become a world player. Following is an exclusive extract from "China's India War")
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books
Post-Diwali air pollution in Delhi 'severe', but better than 2016
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A thick haze enveloped Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region on Friday morning after a Diwali night that was less noisy than the previous year though the Supreme Court ban didn't deter revellers from bursting firecrackers.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife
Nobody stood up for me: Lindsay Lohan on sexual assault
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan, who earlier defended accused rapist Harvey Weinstein, says she didnt receive any public support from "most women in America" when she was in an abusive relationship with former fiance Egor Tarabasov.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'102 Not Out' director stumped by Big B, Rishi Kapoor's passion
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Umesh Shukla, who is directing Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, says the passion and perfection with which the veteran actors work is commendable.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US puts China, Pakistan on notice (News Analysis)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prior to his maiden visit to India in his official capacity, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made clear Washingtons position on key geopolitical and strategic matters pertaining to the Indo-Pacific and South Asian regions, saying the "Trump administration is determined to dramatically deepen ways for the United States and India" to further their strategic partnership that is heading for "strategic convergence" and put China and Pakistan on notice that it intended to "do what is needed" to support India.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Google offers $1000 to find bugs in Android apps
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Google has launched a new bug bounty programme for security experts where the company will pay $1,000 for finding security flaws in Android apps and then reporting it to Google researchers.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Playing as a team our trait: Brazil U-17 midfielder Alan
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after Germany coach Christian Wueck had said that they will focus on their quarter-final opponents as a team and not individual players, Brazil midfielder Alan echoed the sentiment.
2017-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Massive trove of ancient coins found in China
Beijing, Oct 20 (IANS) A large amount of copper coins dating back more than 1,000 years have been found in the city of Jingdezhen, the centre of China's porcelain industry.
2017-10-20
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Ed Sheeran gives up alcohol for quick recovery
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran, who is due to perform in India next month and has injured his arm in an accident, says he has given up alcohol to recover soon.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Of Sindhis, patriarchy, mythology and love (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Take a close look at the Sindhi way of doing business; know the stories of women resisting the patriarchal rules of the society; go through an illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata that is sure to enthrall the new generation of readers; and flick through a modern love story, full of bumps and hurdles.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
JSW Group signs pact with Uttarakhan government to reconstruct Kedarnath
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The JSW Group, on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Uttarakhand government to carry out the work of reconstruction and restoration of Kedarnath, which was devastated by flash floods in June 2013, a company statement said here.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
What shall we be angry about today? (The Funny Side)
When you see the shocking, outrageous things people do just to get attention on the internet, its impossible not to shake your head and think: Why didnt I think of that?
2017-10-20
Category: International, India,Features
Los Angeles police investigating sexual assault by Weinstein
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) The Los Angeles police is investigating a possible sexual assault case against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein -- the first one involving him in the city.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Now, Microsoft spots remote security flaw in Google Chrome
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Microsofts Windows security team has discovered a remote security flaw in Google Chrome that can be exploited by hackers.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Don't just discuss sexual harassment when it's trending: Richa Chadha
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who minces no words when she talks about social issues, says it's important for people to keep the discussion on about sexual harassment all the time, instead of only when it's "trending".
2017-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi, Rahul greet people of Gujarat on its new year
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday greeted the people of Gujarat on the occasion of the Gujarati new year.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mob tries to immolate mentally challenged person as braid chopper in Sopore
Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) A mentally challenged person was saved on Friday by police from the hands of a mob that tried to immolate him and run him over with a tractor on suspicion of being a braid chopper in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Alonso to continue with McLaren in 2018
Madrid, Oct 20 (IANS) Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, world champion in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, said he would continue with McLaren for one more season.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Federer congratulates Nadal on anniversary of tennis academy
Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Oct 20 (IANS) Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer sent a video to Spanish long time rival and fellow all-time great Rafael Nadal congratulating him on the first anniversary of his tennis academy and recalling the late-career resurgence both have enjoyed in 2017.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Sainz eager to get behind the wheel for Renault
Austin (Texas), Oct 20 (IANS) Formula One driver Carlos Sainz said that he's happy Austin's Circuit of the Americas is the venue for his first race with new team Renault.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Motorsports
Purses, sunglasses worth $50,000 stolen from Carey's home
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey became a victim of a burglary when thieves broke into her mansion here and took away $50,000 worth of purses and sunglasses.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Injury cuts short Australian Kyrgios' tennis season
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) Nick Kyrgios, Australia's top-ranked male tennis player, has announced an early end to his 2017 season due to a persistent hip injury.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Peru approves medicinal use of marijuana
Lima, Oct 20 (IANS) The Peruvian Congress has approved a bill that authorises the medicinal and therapeutic use of cannabis and its derivatives in the country.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Sweden,Politics,Health/Medicine
Modi lashes out at Congress for rejecting 2013 proposal to redevelop Kedarnath
Kedarnath, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress for rejecting his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of the revered Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath that was badly damaged in the catastrophic flash floods.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Lupita Nyong'o felt unsafe with Weinstein
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyongo has become the latest Hollywood celebrity to have come forward about her experience with controversial producer Harvey Weinstein, saying he tried to give her alcohol, massage her and propositioned her in a hotel restaurant during their meetings.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Neymar fined 1.2 million US dollars over tax case delays
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 20 (IANS) A Brazilian court has fined footballer Neymar 3.8 million reais ($1.2 million) for attempting to "obstruct the continuity" of a tax evasion case.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Eight die in TN bus stand roof collapse
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Eight employees of the Tamil Nadu state transport corporation died while three were injured early on Friday when the roof of an old bus stand in Nagapattinam district collapsed, said police.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Daring designer launches line of thong jeans
Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) Would you wear jeans which show your derriere? Japanese brand Thibaut has launched such unique denims.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian Embassy in US involved in search for missing girl in Texas
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has voiced "deep concern" over a three-year-old Indian girl in Texas who has been missing since October 7 after her foster father made her stand outside the house as punishment for not drinking milk. She said the Indian Embassy is actively involved in the search.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Diego brace helps Flamengo defeat Bahia
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 20 (IANS) Two second-half goals from former Atletico Madrid midfielder Diego helped Flamengo to a 4-1 victory over Bahia in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Hoffenheim edge past Istanbul Basaksehir in Europa League
Berlin, Oct 20 (IANS) Hoffenheim recorded their first-ever win in Europe after moving 3-1 past Istanbul Basaksehir in UEFA Europa League's group stage.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Authorities clueless as mysterious braid choppers haunt Kashmir
Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) There have been over 120 reports of braid chopping in the Kashmir Valley in the last two months and despite the widespread fear and condemnation, the authorities appear clueless about the mysterious incidents that have caused a new type of terror in the troubled region.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arsenal beat Serbian Red Star in Europa League
Belgrade (Serbia), Oct 20 (IANS) English football club Arsenal beat Serbian Red Star in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League 1-0 in front of 52,000 spectators at Serbia's biggest football ground "Rajko Mitic".
2017-10-20
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Football
Top S.Korean, US nuke envoys meet on N.Korea
Seoul, Oct 20 (IANS) Top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the US met here on Friday to discuss issues concerning the North Korean nuclear programme.
2017-10-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Bigelow Aerospace plans to deploy lunar depot by 2022
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Las Vegas-based space technology company Bigelow Aerospace plans to send an expandable habitat around the Moon to serve as a lunar depot by 2022.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
One killed, property gutted in UP fires
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) At least one person died and property worth lakhs was gutted in three incidents of fire in Uttar Pradesh over the last 12 hours during Diwali, police said on Friday.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Tiger Zinda Hai' song being shot in Greece
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The preparations for the shoot of the last song for "Tiger Zinda Hai" have begun in Greece.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't know if I'll become full-time actress in future: Zaira Wasim (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) All of 16, the star of "Secret Superstar" Zaira Wasim says she isn't sure if she wants to become a full-time actress when she grows up.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Modi lashes out at Congress for denying his 2013 proposal to redevelop Kedarnath
Kedarnath, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress for denying his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of the revered Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath that was badly damaged in the catastrophic flash floods.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Religion
Adobe introduces Next-Gen Creative Cloud
Las Vegas, Oct 20 (IANS) Adobe has unveiled the next generation of its Creative Cloud with four new applications.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Honduras,Technology,Business/Economy
Coffee can reduce diabetes risk
Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Chidambaram takes dig at EC for delaying Gujarat poll announcement
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday took a dig at the Election Commission (EC) for not announcing the Gujarat Assembly poll dates, saying it has "authorised" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "announce" the dates at his last poll rally this month.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Government should wake up to scourge of illegal LEDs (Comment: Special to IANS)
The Indian LED lighting industry is going through a boom phase. According to some estimates, the market has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.5 per cent between 2009 and 2016 and is now worth around $3.7 billion (with LEDs at around 40 per cent of the market share). This makes the industry worth much more than the total GDP of over two dozen countries around the world.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Huawei WATCH 2: Ditch your phone for this smartwatch (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As smartwatches slowly gain traction and begin to make an impact globally -- including in India -- Chinese technology firm Huawei has now launched WATCH 2.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Australia stops producing cars after Holden closes
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) The factory of General Motors' subsidiary Holden shut down on Friday in Adelaide, leaving Australia without any domestic automotive production.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
NASA extends Dawn mission at dwarf planet Ceres
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Modi visits Kedarnath
Dehradun, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath ahead of its closure for the next six months. This is his second visit to the shrine this year.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Twitter rolls out new safety calendar
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) In a bid to make its platform a safer place, Twitter has rolled out a new safety calendar that describes upcoming changes to the company's rules towards hate speech and abuse.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Facebook testing paid news model in Instant Articles
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Facebook is finally testing a paywall in its Instant Articles feature -- beginning with Android and not iOS devices -- in partnership with a small group of publishers across the US and Europe.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Shallow fog on Friday morning
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) There was shallow fog on Friday morning here in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 20.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the MeT department said.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nearly 58% Rohingya refugees are kids at risk (Lead, changing headline)
Geneva, Oct 20 (IANS) Nearly fifty-eight per cent of the about 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children who suffer from severe malnutrition, a UN report released said.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US Senate passes $4tn budget blueprint
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The US Senate has approved a multi-trillion dollar budget that President Donald Trump has called a "first step towards massive tax cuts".
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests
Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent separatist-called protests against growing incidents of braid chopping in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-10-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brazil Olympic Committee's ex-chief charged with graft
Brasilia, Oct 20 (IANS) The former president of Brazil's Olympic Committee (COB) Carlos Arthur Nuzman has been charged with corruption.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Other Sports,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nearly 58% of Rohingya refugees are kids
Geneva, Oct 20 (IANS) Nearly fifty-eight per cent of the about 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children who suffer from severe malnutrition, a UN report released said.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Natalie Portman shows off her Tennis skills
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman was spotted showcasing her skills in tennis here just seven months after welcoming her daughter Amalia with husband Benjamin Millepied.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Putin advocates 'civilized' solution to Korean Peninsula impasse
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS) Russia has always favoured a civilized way to settle all disputes, including the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
US airstrike kills 5 Al Qaeda militants in Yemen
Aden, Yemen, Oct 20 (IANS) At least five militants of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda branch were killed when a US drone strike hit their vehicle in the country's central province of al-Bayda on Thursday, a security official told Xinhua.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Yemen,Defence/Security,Technology
Justin Bieber wants to babysit Kylie's child
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Singer Juston Bieber would reportedly love to babysit for reality TV personality Kylie Jenner, who is rumored to be pregnant with her first child with rapper boyfriend Travis Scott.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tillerson to visit Middle East, South Asia, Europe
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The US State Department announced on Thursday that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India and Switzerland from October 20-27.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
UN chief to meet Trump to discuss UN reform
United Nation, Oct 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Washington and meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, a UN spokesman announced.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Bella Hadid, Drake dating since four months
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Model Bella Hadid and rapper-singer Drake have reportedly been dating each other since last four months.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
EU states to pump 'sufficient' money to stem illegal migration: Tusk
Brussels, Oct 20 (IANS) Member states of the European Union (EU) will pump "sufficient" money into a trust fund to stem illegal migration from North Africa, European Council President Donald Tusk said here on Thursday.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy
Sexual abuse rife in music industry too: Tom Jones
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Singer Tom Jones says the issue of sexual abuse is rife in the music industry too as he has faced it himself.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kim Kardashian gives food to homeless with daughter
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian along with her four-year-old daughter North, was spotted doing some charity as she delivered food to homeless people here.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump accuses media of ignoring Obama-era Russia u-deal
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The President of the US on Thursday accused the mainstream media of ignoring fresh details about the controversial 2010 approval of a deal that gave Russia control over a large chunk of US uranium resources.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Pakistan Taliban confirms US drone kills leader
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) A Pakistani Taliban group on Thursday confirmed that its leader Omar Khalid Khorasani has been killed in a recent US drone strike on the Afghan side of the border.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Demi Lovato took drugs while promoting sobriety
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Demi Lovato was taking drugs while promoting her sobriety in 2012.
2017-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shuttler Prannoy enters Denmark Open quarters
Odense (Denmark), Oct 20 (IANS) Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy stormed into the men's singles quarter-finals of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Thursday.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Other Sports
20 labourers injured in Pakistan attack
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) A hand grenade attack at a restaurant in Pakistan's Balochistan province has left 20 labourers injured on Thursday, the media reported.
2017-10-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Google honours astrophysicist Chandrasekhar with doodle
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Google on Thursday dedicated a special Doodle to mark the 107th birth anniversary of India-born US scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar who became the first astrophysicist to win the Nobel Prize for his treatise on the evolution of stars along with Willaim A. Fowler in 1983.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Science/Tech
XLRI highest summer internship stipend hits Rs 5 lakh
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) XLRI - Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, has completed its summer internship placement process (SIP) for 2017 in just two days, with top companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers, Coca Cola and Microsoft, roping in the students and the highest stipend touching Rs 5 lakh, a statement said.
2017-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Education
Maroon 5 unveils new track featuring ASAP Rocky
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Pop rock band Maroon 5 has released a new track titled "Whiskey" from their sixth studio album 'Red Pill Blues', featuring rapper ASAP Rocky.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tatum calls off directorial debut at Weinstein Company
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum has decided to pull the plug on his upcoming movie financed by the The Weinstein Company (TWC) amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. The project would have marked his directorial debut.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Living near woods may cut stress, make brain healthy
London, Oct 19 (IANS) People who build their homes in the lap of mother nature may have a healthier brain and may be at lower risk of developing stress-related depression and anxiety disorders than those living near the urban green or wasteland, a research says.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Fire strikes Kolkata high rise
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) A fire enveloped the 16th floor of a high-rise building here on Thursday, officials said.
2017-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Labour Party head to be next New Zealand PM
Wellington, Oct 19 (IANS) Political parties in New Zealand have agreed on a centre-left coalition government to be led by Labour Party head Jacinda Adern, making her the country's third female Prime Minister.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Shuttler Sindhu bows out of Denmark Open
Odense (Denmark), Oct 19 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost her opening round match to Chen Yufei of China and bowed out of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
Brad Pitt eyeing Angelina Jolie's lookalike
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt is reportedly eyeing his former wife and actress Angelina Jolie's lookalike Ella Purnell.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CM claims improvement in law and order in Manipur
Imphal, Oct 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday claimed a significant improvement in the law and order situation since the BJP came to power in the insurgency-hit state six months ago.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Padmavati' celebrates India, says Shahid Kapoor
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays the character of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in forthcoming magnum opus "Padmavati", says the film celebrates India.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kolkata based short stories is a page-turner (Book Review)
Title: The House and Other Stories; Author: Amit Dasgupta; Publisher: Yoda Press; Pages: 128; Price: Rs 295
2017-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Williams became suicidal during Destiny's Child fame
Los Angteles, Oct 19 (IANS) Singer Michelle Williams of the band Destiny's Child has opened up about her struggles with depression since she was a teenager. She says the fame she got left her suicidal.
2017-10-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi to visit Kedarnath on Friday
Dehradun, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath on Friday, for a second time in one season, officials said.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Atletico struggle as Barca, PSG, United keep winning
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid remain winless in the 2017-18 Champions League group stage after drawing 0-0 with Qarabag while Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United each moved closer to clinching berths in the round of 16.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Secret Superstar': Leaves a sense of disappointment, dissatisfaction (Movie Review, Rating **1/2)
Film: 'Secret Superstar'; Director: Advait Chandan; Starring: Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan; Rating: **1/2
2017-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fluminense maintain hopes of Libertadores berth
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 19 (IANS) Fluminense kept alive their hopes of securing a berth in next year's Copa Libertadores with a 3-1 home victory over Sao Paulo in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Google honours astrophysicist Chandrasekhar with doodle
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Google on Thursday marked the 107th birth anniversary of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, the first astrophysicist to have won a Nobel Prize for his theory on the evolution of stars, with a Doodle.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
'It was entirely unexpected that the Chinese would attack' (Exclusive) (Part I of II)
(Editor's Note: For far too long, Neville Maxwell's narrative on the 1962 war -- which sees India as the aggressor and China as the victim -- has held court. Nearly 50 years after Maxwell's book, Bertil Lintner's "China's India War" argues that China began planning the war as early as 1959 and proposes that it was merely a small move in the larger strategic game that China was playing to become a world player. Following is an exclusive extract from "China's India War")
2017-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Would be a dream to work with Shekhar Kapur on Lord Krishna film: Michael Hirst
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) They first got together to bring on the silver screen the life of England's Queen Elizabeth I. And now, as Oscar-nominated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has expressed his desire to make a movie series on Lord Krishna, one of Hinduism's most adored gods, English screenwriter Michael Hirst is willing to help him write the narrative for the project.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Shahid Kapoor next is 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu'
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) On the occasion of Diwali, actor Shahid Kapoor on Thursday announced the title of his upcoming film -- "Batti Gul Meter Chalu".
2017-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Alia hopes for long journey in Bollywood
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Karan Johar's directorial ""Student of the Year" completed five years on Thursday and actress Alia Bhatt, who made her debut in Bollywood with this 2012 released film, hopes for a long journey in showbiz.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google serves fake news ads on fact-checking sites
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) The fake news advertising problem has now spread to fact-checking websites as Google put fake news advertisements on pages such as Snopes and PolitiFact, the New York Times reported.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Vizag may soon emerge as hub of new age technologies
Visakhapatnam, Oct 19 (IANS) Visakhapatnam or Vizag, as it is popularly known, may emerge as the hub of new age technologies as top financial technology firms are looking at this coastal city to start operations.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pique off but easy win for Barcelona
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona played with one man less for almost 50 minutes in their Champions League group tie at home to Olympiakos after Gerard Pique was sent off for two yellow cards but still ran out easy 3-1 winners to make it three wins out of three games in Europe.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Flamengo coach Rueda rules out Chile job
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 19 (IANS) Reinaldo Rueda has distanced himself from Chile's vacant coaching position, insisting that he is focused on seeing out his contract with Brazilian side Flamengo.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
NAB team in London to probe Sharifs' properties
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team is in London to record statements of important witnesses and collect evidence of properties belonging to ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family, a media report said.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India's Diwali promise, medical visas to all deserving
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Marking the auspicious occasion of Diwali, India on Thursday promised medical visas all those people abroad, including in Pakistan, seeking treatment.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Sonia, Rahul greet nation on Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Troopers along Punjab border celebrate Diwali
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers celebrated Diwali on Thursday along the border out posts of Punjab's international border with Pakistan.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Facebook to introduce 'Explore Feed' for desktop
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Facebook, will introduce "Explore Feed" for users on the desktop to help them discover stories beyond the friends and pages they already follow, reports said.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
McAfee unveils solutions for endpoints, cloud protection
Las Vegas, Oct 19 (IANS) As the need to defend data against cyber threats increased the demand for open and efficient security operations, global cybersecurity firm McAfee on Thursday launched new endpoint and cloud solutions.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Honduras,Technology,Business/Economy
Huge fire severely damages historic hotel in Myanmar
Yangon, Oct 19 (IANS) A colonial-era luxury wooden hotel in Myanmar's Yangon city suffered severe damage in a massive fire that broke out on Thursday.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Africa's lions, wild dogs to get more protection
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Africa's lions, wild dogs, leopards and cheetahs are all set to get increased protection with two UN-related wildlife bodies proposing a new initiative at a global summit in October to halt their serious decline, it was announced on Thursday.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Argentina has mistreated Higuain: Batistuta
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 19 (IANS) Former Argentine international striker Gabriel Batistuta has urged national team coach Jorge Sampaoli to recall striker Gonzalo Higuain ahead of next year's World Cup.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bayern beat Celtic 3-0 in Champions League
Berlin, Oct 19 (IANS) Bayern Munich defeated Celtic Glasgow 3-0 to reap the second win in the Group B of the UEFA Champions League.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
N.Korea threatens US, S.Korea over naval drills
Pyongyang, Oct 19 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday strongly condemned naval manoeuvers that the US is presently carrying out with South Korea on the peninsula, and threatened to launch an "unimaginable strike" against them.
2017-10-19
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Misty Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) It was a misty Thursday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 19.4 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Women directors sweep top awards at MAMI film fest
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Women ruled the roost at the 19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. Rima Das's "Village Rockstars won the Golden Gateway award in the India Gold Category and Carla Simon's "Summer 1993" won the honour in the International category.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
President, PM greet nation on Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday greeted the nation on Diwali.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
UK PM offers more assurances to EU nationals
London, Oct 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to make it as easy as possible for European Union (EU) citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit, the media reported on Friday.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Himachal Governor, CM greet people on Diwali
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday greeted people on Diwali.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Australia citizenship overhaul hits Senate hurdle
Canberra, Oct 19 (IANS) An Australian government plan to overhaul its citizenship process has stalled after opposition parties on Thursday effectively blocked its Senate passage, the media reported.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Warmer oceans set to hit global marine diversity: Scientists
Sydney, Oct 19 (IANS) Climate change and warmer oceans are likely to change reef ecosystems worldwide, reducing the diversity of invertebrates such as crabs, lobsters and sea urchins, Australian scientists have revealed.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
I fight my own fight: Adams on gender inequality
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Amy Adams says she is not interested in sharing her views on the issue of gender inequality in Hollywood, and likes to "fight her own fight".
2017-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Khamenei threatens to shred nuclear deal if US quits
Tehran, Oct 19 (IANS) The Iranian supreme leader on Wednesday warned that his country would shred its multinational nuclear deal should the US decide to quit and criticized Europe's weak defence of the landmark agreement.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Jon Hamm wants to settle down with Dakota Johnson
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actor Jon Hamm is reportedly keen to settle down with actress Dakota Johnson, but she is not sure if she is ready for the commitment.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iraqi PM orders withdrawal of militias from Kirkuk
Baghdad, Oct 19 (IANS) The Iraqi Prime Minister on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal from Kirkuk province of Shiite-led pro-government militias who took part in the successful campaign to expel Kurdish forces from the northern region.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Trump suggests he won't back bipartisan healthcare measure
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump raised doubts on Wednesday about his support for a bipartisan initiative to restore the ObamaCare subsidies he suspended last week in exchange for states' getting greater flexibility regulating health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
2017-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Health/Medicine
Victoria Beckham shuns alcohol on nights out
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham has reportedly shunned alcohol on nights out in favour of chewing coffee beans. Her eldest son Brooklyn is not liking her new order.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sophie Turner uses snail gel eye patches
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Sophie Turner wears 24 carat gold snail gel eye patches to reduce the dark circles under her eye. She says she is not made of "actual" snails.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UNSC condemns Taliban attacks in Afghanistan
United Nations, Oct 19 (IANS) The Security Council on Wednesday condemned "the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks" carried out by the Taliban in various provinces of Afghanistan.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
I'll never name the celebrity who raped me: Katie Price
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Television personality Katie Price says she will never reveal the identity of the celebrity who raped her.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Senior Taliban leader presumed dead in US drone strike
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A senior Pakistani Taliban leader Omar Khalid Khorasani is presumed dead in recent air strikes on the Afghan side of the border, local media and the militant sources said late on Wednesday.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congresswoman lied about his call to widow of fallen soldier: Trump
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The US President said on Wednesday that a congresswoman had lied about his conversation with the widow of an American soldier killed in an ambush early this month in the northern African nation of Niger.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sarah Hyland slammed for body shaming driver
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Sarah Hyland has been accused of body shaming a female driver on an Instagram video.
2017-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US thanks Pakistan for rescuing N. American hostages
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday received a telephone call from US Vice President Mike Pence who offered thanks for the rescue of an American hostage, her Canadian husband and three children, the Prime Minister's office said.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
5 policemen detained over attack on Afghan police centre
Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) The Afghan police arrested five officers in connection with the recent Taliban attack on a police centre in Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan, an official told EFE on Wednesday.
2017-10-19
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Plan to give adequate coal to power plants executed: Ministry
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) On the eve of Diwali, the Union Power Ministry announced that a detailed plan has been put into action from Wednesday to ensure sufficient supply of coal to power plants.
2017-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP on 'Beta Bachao Abhiyaan', taunts Congress
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Reacting to BJP attacking the Congress with Bofors case, the party on Wednesday said the "BJP is on a Beta Bachao Abhiyaan", referring to its President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, whose company's turnover saw a spurt allegedly from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore in a year.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SRFTI continues to be on boil for second day
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) continued to be on boil on Wednesday as students' protests against authorities over "moral policing" and "gender-based segregation" rocked the campus for a second day following expulsion of 14 girl students.
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics
Rahul raises questions on Doklam issue in House panel meet
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday raised several questions with regard to recent reports of China getting engaged in construction activity in the Doklam area.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
SpiceJet to provide electricity to Assam village
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednedsay said it will provide electricity to un-electrified remote village of Baruahchuck, in Majuli district of Assam.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Denmark Open
Odense (Denmark), Oct 18 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy entered the second round, while B. Sai Praneeth and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were eliminated in the opening round of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
U-17 World Cup: Brazil blank Honduras in quarters
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil rode on a brace from Brenner to defeat a spirited Honduras 3-0 in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Adityanath showers Rs 133 crore bounties on Ayodhya
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday showered bounties on the temple town of Ayodhya and gifted projects worth Rs 133 crore.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorism: Tillerson
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Ahead of his India visit, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that the US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups, and warned that countries that use terror as an instrument of policy will only see their international reputation diminished.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Army chief reviews security scenario in Valley
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday to review the security situation in the Kashmir valley, an official said.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Olympic high jump champ Ruth Beitia retires
Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) Olympic 2016 women's high jump champion Ruth Beitia of Spain brought the curtain down on her long and successful career on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Athletics
AFC Cup: Bengaluru go down in Inter-Zone final
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Bengaluru FC crashed out of the AFC Cup football tournament following a 2-2 draw with FC Istiklol Dushanbe in the second leg of the Inter-Zone Final here on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
U-17 World Cup: Brazil blank Honduras in quarters
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil rode on a brace from Brenner to defeat a spirited Honduras 3-0 in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Bengaluru, Patna play draw in PKL
Pune, Oct 18 (IANS) Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates played out a hard-fought 29-29 draw in a Vivo Pro Kabaddi (PKL) contest here on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
CBDT launches online chat to answer taxpayers' queries
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched an online chat service for income taxpayers to enable them to seek answers to their queries relating to direct tax issues.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
#metoo campaign: Kolkata Police 'stand by sexual harassment victims'
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Reiterating their commitment to help the victims of sexual harassment, Kolkata Police said they are perturbed by the number of women joining the international #metoo campaign that has taken the social media by storm over the past few days.
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Hero MotoCorp sells over 3 lakh units on Dhanteras
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp on Wednesday reported a single day retail sale of more than 3-lakh motorcycles and scooters on Dhanteras, which is the highest-ever by any company across the globe.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Istiklol eliminate Bengaluru from AFC Cup
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Bengaluru FC crashed out of the AFC Cup football tournament following a 2-2 draw with Istiklol FC in the second leg of the Inter-Zone Final here on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
European volunteers celebrate Diwali with plantation drive near Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) European volunteers of the not-for-profit Heartfulness Institute on Wednesday planted more than 500 saplings at Kanha Shantivanam near here to celebrate Diwali.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
31 dead, over 14,500 dengue cases reported in Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday said as many as 31 people have died of dengue in the state while more than 14,500 have tested positive this year.
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
BJP's Dhumal to contest but suspense on CM candidate prevails
New Delhi/Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) Former two-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will contest from a new seat Sujanpur while state BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti will re-contest from Una, according to the BJP's list of candidates for the November 9 assembly elections released on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three killed, two injured in Maryland 'targetted attack'
Maryland, Oct 18 (IANS) Three people were killed and two were in critical condition after a "targeted attack" by a gunman at a business establishment in Maryland in the US early on Wednesday, officials said.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress declares first list for Himachal, Virbhadra Singh to contest from Arki
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadhra Singh will contest the November 9 Assembly polls in the state from Arki while state Congress chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will contest from Nadaun, according to the first list of 59 Congress candidates declared on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Uganda's Kiprotich pulls out of New York Marathon
Kampala, Oct 18 (IANS) Former World and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda has opted out of the New York Marathon slated for November 5, saying he is not mentally ready.
2017-10-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Athletics
Women's collective voices demand for reservation bill
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In the run-up to parliament's winter session next month, an alliance of more than 1,600 women's organisations on Wednesday again demanded that the Lok Sabha, where the ruling BJP has a majority, pass the Women's Reservation Bill.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Freed priest to return to Italy
Rome, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) The Italian Catholic priest who was abducted by an armed gang in Nigeria last week and released will arrive back in his native city of Florence on Thursday, Italy's Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Inflation, fiscal uncertainty induced RBI to hold rates
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) RBI Governor Urjit Patel had recommended keeping the central bank's key interest rate unchanged at 6 per cent citing risks to inflation and uncertainties on the external and fiscal fronts, the minutes of October's monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting released on Wednesday showed.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hold convention to resolve factional differences, EC tells Naga party
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Election Commission has asked the Nagaland People's Front -- facing factionalism -- to conduct a general convention to resolve the intra-party dispute and file a report within two months.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Now, a mobile phone-mounted device for quick malaria detection
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) A mobile phone mounted with a super-cheap paper microscope can detect presence of malarial parasites in the blood in 10 seconds, says an Indian researchers' team, which has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality.
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Health/Medicine
My target is to win I-League with East Bengal: Katsumi
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) East Bengal's new Japanese recruit Yusa Katsumi said on Wednesday he wants to end the city football giants' title drought in the I-League, while downplaying the importance of winning against his former employers Mohun Bagan.
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Fresh attempt to auction mafia don Dawood properties
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Centre has issued advertisements inviting bids for six properties belonging to absconder mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar in south Mumbai and Aurangabad, to be auctioned publicly on e-auction on November 14.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Explain Modi's chartered air travels as CM: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Countering the BJP's attack on Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and terming it a 'witch hunt', the Congress on Wednesday demanded to know who paid for over 100 trips Prime Minister Narendra Modi made by chartered plane across India and abroad when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister between 2003 and 2007.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nine killed in two blasts at illegal firecracker units in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) At least nine persons, including two minors, were killed and 12 injured in two separate incidents of explosions at illegal firecracker manufacturing units in Odisha on Wednesday, police said.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army chief visits Srinagar to review situation
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat arrived here on Wednesday to review the security situation in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NIIT Technologies net up 14% in Q2
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Global IT solutions provider NIIT Technologies Ltd on Wednesday reported Rs 67-crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 14 per cent growth from Rs 59 crore in the same period year ago.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yuvraj named in domestic violence complaint, lawyer denies any case registered
Gurugram/Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been named in a complaint of domestic violence filed by his sister-in-law Akanksha Sharma but his family lawyer said that no case has been registered against the player.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket,Cinema/Showbiz
Valencia's Andreas fined for speeding
Valencia (Spain), Oct 18 (IANS) Spanish football club Valencia's midfielder Andreas Pereira has been fined 3,600 euros ($4,231) and his driving licence revoked for eight months for speeding, a Spanish court confirmed on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
After 5-month wait, farm loans waiver begins in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Nearly five months after announcing waiver of farm loans, the Maharashtra government kickstarted the process on Wednesday as "Diwali gift" to the state's farmers. Rs 4,000 crore will be distributed among 840,000 beneficiaries in the first phase of the massive Rs 34,000-crore scheme.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
U-17 World Cup: Ghana beat Niger to enter quarters
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Ghana won the battle of African rivals, edging 2-0 past Niger in their FIFA U-17 WOrld Cup Round of 16 clash at the DY Patil Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
BJP faces heat from two former CMs in Himachal
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP appears to have decided to contest the upcoming assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh without declaring a chief ministerial face.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Olympic golf champ Rose to compete in Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, Oct 18 (IANS) Olympic champion Justin Rose will join Masters champion Sergio Garcia in a star-studded field at the UBS Hong Kong Open from November 23 to 26, announced the golf tournament's organiser here on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Golf
UAE warns citizens against travel to Madagascar
Dubai, Oct 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has warned its citizens against travel to Madagascar after the reported outbreak of pneumonic plague in the African country.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
South Korean police raid Samsung unit
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) South Korean police on Wednesday raided the head office of Samsungs construction arm to probe allegations that the company's funds were diverted to renovate the group patriarch Lee Kun-hee's family residences, officials said.
2017-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gurjant's late goal earns India 1-1 draw against South Korea
Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) Forward Gurjant Singh's late goal helped India to get a 1-1 draw against South Korea in a second round match of the Hero Asia Cup hockey championship here on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Hockey
Congress must come clean on Bofors scam: BJP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday asked the Congress to come clean on the claims made by a US investigator Michael Hershman, who has alleged in television interviews that the then Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress government had sabotaged his investigation into the Bofors case.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED quizzes former Bengal Minister in Narada, Saradha cases
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday quizzed former West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra in connection with the Narada sting case and Saradha ponzi scam.
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sitharaman to celebrate Diwali with troops in Andaman
Port Blair, Oct 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharman arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit during which she will celebrate Diwali with soldiers at the Andaman and Nicobar Command.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Andaman-nicobar,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Unicef seeks more funds to help Rohingya children
Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) The Unicef on Wednesday said there is an urgent need to raise more funds to continue helping thousands of Rohingya children living in refugee camps in Bangladesh.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Attack on Taj aimed at re-writing history: CPI-M
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Accusing the BJP rulers of Uttar Pradesh of having "a medieval communal mindset", the CPI-M has said that the vilification of the Taj Mahal by BJP leaders was part of a project aimed at re-writing history.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After five months, farm loans waiver starts in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) After nearly five months, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday gave a "Diwali gift" to state's farmers by starting the loans waiver process with a sum of Rs 4,000 crore to be distributed among 840,000 beneficiaries in the first phase of the massive Rs 34,000-crore scheme.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Modi government working towards establishing 'Ram Rajya': Adityanath
Ayodhya, Oct 18 (IANS) Hosting grand Diwali festivities at Ayodhya, said to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is striving to establish "Ram Rajya" in the country.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Militants kill SPO in J&K
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Militants on Wednesday evening shot dead a Special Police Officer (SPO) in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Celebrate pollution-free Diwali, says President
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday urged people to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali and he and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the nation on the occasion.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Rohit Khurana nervous to play mythological character
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Rohit Khurana, who has been cast in the role of grown-up Shani in mythological show "Karmphal Data Shani", says he is nervous about playing a mythological character for the first time.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jio unveils new Dhan Dhana Dhan tariff plans
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Wednesday unveiled its new Dhan Dhana Dhan tariff plans that will be available from Oct 19 and will be applicable for all new as well as existing subscribers.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Dhumal to contest but BJP silent on CM candidate in Himachal
New Delhi/Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) Former two-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will contest from a new seat Sujanpur while state BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti will re-contest from Una, according to the BJP's list of candidates for the November 9 assembly elections released on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taliban hostage rescue: US Seals were ready if Pakistan failed
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US Navy Seal commandos were ready to conduct a raid inside Pakistan, similar to the one that killed Osama bin Laden, if Islamabad failed to rescue a Canadian-American family seized in 2012 by the Haqqani network, the New York Times said.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sell-off in banking stocks drag equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) A massive sell-off in banking sector stocks over fears of rising non-performing asset (NPA) levels pulled the key Indian equity indices lower on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Minister orders central probe into Jharkhand girl's starvation death
Ranchi/Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A central probe has been ordered into the starvation death of an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand, official sources said on Wednesday even as the opposition flayed the Raghubar Das government on the matter.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
IAF aircraft to land on Agra expressway next week
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Going ahead with its plan to use highways as landing strips during emergencies, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct an exercise next week where a number of aircraft will land on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Johnny Depp sues lawyer for swindling
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp has sued his lawyer over claims that he conspired with Depp's former financial manager to swindle $40 million of his wealth.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UNSG Personal Envoy for Sahara meets Morocco King
Rabat, Oct 18 (IANS/MAP) King Mohammed VI of Morocco received in the Rabat Royal Palace, the UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy for the Moroccan Sahara, Horst Kohler, who is visiting Morocco as part of a regional tour, a statement from the Royal Office said.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Malta,Diplomacy
Seven civilians injured in Pakistani shelling on LoC
Jammu, Oct 18 (IANS) A day after New Delhi said it desired better relations with Islamabad, seven civilians were injured on Wednesday in intense shelling by the Pakistan Army on civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Rahman took around 1,000 auditions for '99 Songs'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Oscar winning music director A.R. Rahman, who has written and co-produced "99 Songs", says the lead couple of the film were chosen from around 1,000 auditions and the upcoming movie will have 10 to 12 tracks.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi gears up for less noisy, less toxic Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) It is expected to be a less noisy and less toxic Diwali this year after the Supreme Court imposed a ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi and the NCR. While some people claim to have found different ways to get firecrackers through door step deliveries by traders and also online purchases, some seem to have got the message to celebrate the festival without adding to the already alarming air pollution levels in the capital.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Draft rules issued on trusts re-registering if aims modified
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian income tax rules are proposed to be amended after Parliament passed legislation earlier this year requiring charitable and religious trusts, which have deviated from their original objectives, to again apply for registration for tax exmption purposes, the government said on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Swaraj India welcomes closure of 2 Delhi liquor shops
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Welcoming the Delhi government's decision to close two liquor shops in the Rohini area after protests from locals, Swaraj India on Wednesday said its campaign against alcohol vends in residential areas of the capital would continue.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
John Abraham plans 'cracker-free' Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor John Abraham says he is going to celebrate a "cracker-free" Diwali, and will ensure he sticks to his skin and body care regime.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prepared for all fights that come my way: Kangana
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, in whose name a 'Kanganatoo' hashtag is doing the rounds on social media in the wake of the 'Me too' campaign, says she will continue to speak against gender issues.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Intel to soon introduce AI-enabled Nervana Neural Network chips
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Catching up with the emerging Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) technologies, Intel will soon introduce the world's first family of purpose-built Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled "Nervana Neural Network Processor" (NNP).
2017-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Haryana to act against employees not paying power bills
Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) The Haryana government will take strict action against those government employees and pensioners who will not pay electricity bills, an official spokesman said here on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple, GE to bring 'Predix' industrial IoT apps to iPhones, iPads
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Apple and GE on Wednesday joined hands to deliver industrial Internet of Things (IoT) apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics on iPhones and iPads.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kerala opposition demands special assembly session to table solar report
Kozhikode (Kerala), Oct 18 (IANS) With Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan rejecting the demand for making public the report of the Justice G. Sivarajan Commission in the solar scam, the Congress-led UDF on Wednesday demanded that a special assembly session be called to table the report.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
South Indian, NE fermented foods can address mineral deficiency
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) South Indian foods based on fermentation and as well recipes from northeast India are excellent for absorption of minerals like zinc and iron and can address mineral deficiency, experts say.
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Will look into Michael Hershman's interview on Bofors: CBI
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday said it will look into the facts and circumstances mentioned in an interview of Michael Hershman, the first secret Bofors investigator of the Fairfax Group deployed by the Indian government.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Make Diwali prosperous for the underprivileged: Rajkummar
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao has urged Mumbai residents to contribute to share happiness and help brighten the Diwali festivities for the needy.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Avoid make-up products, anti-acne creams during pregnancy
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Expectant mothers in their first trimester must not use any sort of cosmetics, cleaning agents and medicines to protect the fetal brain development from chemicals that can trigger autism and health of the baby. Stay away from make-up products like lipsticks, lipbalms and anti-acne creams, say experts.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Real Madrid held by Tottenham; Sevilla routed; Man City stay perfect (Roundup)
Madrid/Manchester/Berlin, Oct 18 (IANS) Real Madrid could do no better than a 1-1 draw at home against Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the 2017-2018 Champions League group stage, Manchester City and Besiktas stayed perfect and Sevilla crashed to a 1-5 away defeat against Spartak Moscow.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ayodhya hosts grand 'Deepotsav', Adityanath attends
Ayodhya, Oct 18 (IANS) Chants of "Jai Shri Ram" echoed on the banks of the Saryu river as actors portraying the roles of Lord Rama and Sita arrived here on a chopper decked up to resemble the mythological Pushpak Viman - in a recreation of Lord Rama's return from 14 years of exile to Ayodhya - as part of a grand 'Deepotsav' celebration, attended by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Stock markets to hold Muhurat trading session on Diwali
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Key Indian equity markets will hold a special "Muhurat" trading session to mark the start of the Hindu New Year on Thursday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Religion
Previously pregnant donor may up death risk in men
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Men receiving blood transfusions may be at an increased risk of death if the donor is a woman who had been pregnant in the past, according to a study.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
This sensor 'skin' can help robots perform everyday tasks
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a flexible sensor "skin" that can be wrapped around a finger or any other part of a robot or prosthetic device to help convey a sense of touch, enabling them to perform everything from surgical and industrial procedures to cleaning a kitchen.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
UltraTech Cement's consolidated Q2 net profit down 30%
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Aditya Birla group company UltraTech Cement on Wednesday reported a decline of 31.10 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September 30, 2017-18.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Yuvraj named in domestic violence complaint
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been named in a complaint of domestic violence filed by his sister-in-law Akanksha Sharma.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Myanmar forces terrorised Rohingyas: Amnesty
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Myanmar security forces are using crimes against humanity in a targeted, systematic and widespread campaign of violence to drive Rohingyas out of Rakhine state, Amnesty International said in a new report on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Deepika draws Irani's attention to attack on 'Padmavati' rangoli
Surat, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone on Wednesday urged Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani to take action against the attackers who ruined artist Karan Ks rangoli depicting a poster of Sanjay Leela Bhansalis "Padmavati" here.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Diwali gift for soldiers: Government withdraws monthly fee for DSPT services
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The government has decided that from the day of Diwali (October 19) it will charge no monthly fee for the DSPT service (satellite phone) used by the soldiers in India.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Seven killed in Punjab road accident
Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and seven others injured in a collision between a Toyota Innova vehicle and a truck in Punjab's Mansa district on Wednesday, police said.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golfer Ajeetesh aims to continue stellar form at Macau Open
Macao, Oct 18 (IANS) With his confidence boosted after bagging his maiden win on the Asian Tour a fortnight ago, India golfer Ajeetesh Sandhu will be aiming to continue his winning streak when he tees off for the first time in four years at the Macau Open on Thursday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Macao,Sports,Golf
Sheila Dikshit knew about bank scam: AAP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday said former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit knew about a 'scam' that happened in a city cooperative bank during her tenure but did not take any action.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Novel compound found to suppress HIV effectively
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Scientists have shown that a novel compound effectively suppresses production of HIV in chronically infected cells and prevents viral rebound.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Explain Modi's chartered air travels as CM: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday demanded to know who paid for over 100 trips Narendra Modi made by chartered planes across India and abroad when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister between 2003 and 2007.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Heavy rain to hit Odisha on Diwali
Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha are likely to experience heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours dampening Diwali celebrations in the state, the Met department said on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Piped natural gas to reach Bhubaneswar, Cuttack by 2019
Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) A total of 25,000 households in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar cities will be provided Piped Natural Gas (PNG) connection by the end of 2019, said an official on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
China for peaceful end to disputes, will have world-class military: Xi
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said China was for peaceful settlement of disputes with its neighbours but asserted it won't "swallow" whatever undermines Beijing's interests.
2017-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BJP declares Himachal list, Dhumal to contest from Sujanpur
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will contest from Sujanpur in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections while state BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti will re-contest from Una, according to the BJP's list of candidates released on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GoT casts Marc Rissmann as Cersei's aide
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Popular fantasy drama TV series "Game of Thrones" will reportedly have German actor Marc Rissmann essay the role of Harry Strickland in its upcoming eighth and final season.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
7 moons work together to keep Saturn's largest ring in place
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) After poring over NASA's Cassini mission data, astronomers have determined that it takes the teamwork of seven moons to keep Saturn's A ring - the largest and farthest of the visible rings - contained.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Diwali: TV celebs put 'no diet' mode on hold
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) This Diwali, popular TV celebrities like Vivian Dsena, Rashami Desai and Mohammad Nazim among others will put their fitness diets on rest and will binge on sweets and homemade dishes to celebrate the auspicious occasion with their family and friends.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Try some muted shades this autumn-winter
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In preparation for winter, revive your wardrobe with a fresh whiff of rich fabrics and classic footwear to keep yourself in line with the latest fashion but don't forget to indulge in muted and autumnal shades apparels to enhance the sharp and robust look, say experts.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India urges pricing flexibility, review clause in LNG contracts
Tokyo, Oct 18 (IANS) Given the transformation in the global LNG market into a situation of oversupply, India on Wednesday called for flexible terms for gas purchases, including the provision of a pricing review, "take or pay" terms and abolition of destination restriction clause in contracts.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Antiretroviral therapy for HIV may damage kids' brains
Johannesburg, Oct 18 (IANS) HIV infection alters brain development in young children even when they adhere to antiretroviral treatment early in life, researchers say.
2017-10-18
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Artificiality in film makes it redundant: Imtiaz Ali
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) October 26 will mark a decade since "Jab We Met" released, but to many Bollywood buffs, it feels as fresh as ever. Director Imtiaz Ali says keeping a movie "pure" is important for it to be remembered.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jobs in US, UK no longer lure Indians: Indeed survey
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) There has been a sharp decline among Indians seeking jobs in two top destinations -- the United Kingdom by 42 per cent and US by 38 per cent - attributed mainly to the political situations there, a new survey by top global jobs portal Indeed has revealed.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
China never seeks hegemony, expansion: Xi
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that Beijing will never seek hegemony or engage in expansion "no matter what stage of development it reaches".
2017-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
DIPP launches logo, tagline contest for Geographical Indications
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Cell for IPR Promotions & Management (CIPAM) under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy Promotion (DIPP), has launched a logo and tagline/slogan contest for Geographical Indications (GIs) of India on MyGov.in website, an official statement said here on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
GST 'killing' Kerala's booming tourism industry: Stakeholders
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) Kerala's money-spinning tourism industry has been hit hard by the GST regime, with taxes shooting to as high as 33 per cent and affecting five-star resorts, industry players say.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
95% of plastic feeding the seas comes from 10 rivers
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Up to 95 per cent of the plastic polluting the world's oceans comes from just 10 rivers, including the Ganges, new research has found.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Sell-off in banking stocks drag equity indices lower
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) A massive sell-off in banking sector stocks pulled the key Indian equity indices lower on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Not sure about northeastern terror camps in Bangladesh: BSF
Agartala, Oct 18 (IANS) There may be some camps of northeastern militants in Bangladesh but the Border Security Force (BSF) has no specific information about them, an official has said.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Silo mentality' a bottleneck in government functioning, Modi tells bureaucrats
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked bureaucrats to break out of the "silo mentality", which he said is a "big bottleneck" in the functioning of the Union government, an official release from the PMO said on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Engineering student drowns in Kolkata pond
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) An engineering student on Wednesday drowned while bathing in a pond in Kolkata, police said.
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
At CPC Congress, Xi promises world-class Chinese Army
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China's most important political event, the Communist Party Congress, opened here on Wednesday, with President Xi Jinping pledging to transform the country's armed forces into a world-class military to safeguard the country's sovereignty.
2017-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
US judge blocks Trump's new travel ban
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) A US judge blocked the latest version of the Trump administration's travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect from Wednesday, saying that it "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor".
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Facebook 'Building 8' head to quit just after 18 months
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Regina Dugan, head of Facebook's secretive research lab "Building 8", is leaving the company, just after 18 months at the helm.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Last Metro will be at 10 p.m. on Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi Metro will run its last service on Diwali night on Thursday at 10 p.m.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
How to improve your footwear game this winter
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With changing weather comes the extra effort to decide on the latest trends for the specific season. With winter soon going to knock on the door, it's not just warm, waterproof layers you need to consider but your footwear for fall, too. Sneakers are here to stay and boots are your ally this winter so try these pairs in style, say experts.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Coach Felix says junior team will showcase top-quality hockey in Malaysia
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India junior hockey team coach Jude Felix has said his wards will showcase "top-quality hockey" at the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup which begins on October 22 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
This exercise can boost brain power
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that practicing what is known as a "dual n-back" exercise can lead to improvement in working memory, which is what people rely on to temporarily hold details in their mind like phone numbers and directions.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Delay, hassles in Indian transit raise Nepal's cost of trade: Report
Kathmandu, Oct 18 (IANS) Landlocked Nepal can substantially reduce the cost of its foreign trade if transit procedures in India are simplified and transport service is effective, according to a report by the International Trade Centre (ITC).
2017-10-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
On Om Puri's 67th birth anniversary, friends and family pay tribute
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Fans, friends and family members paid tribute to veteran actor Om Puri, who passed away in January this year, on his 67th birth anniversary on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Star Wars' Han Solo movie gets a title
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) The Han Solo spin-off of "Star Wars" has finally been titled "Solo: A Star Wars Story".
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Secret Superstar': Emotionally engaging, entertaining (IANS Review, Rating: ****)
Film: "Secret Superstar"; Director: Advait Chandan; Cast: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Aamir Khan, Raj Arjun, Harsh Jha, Kabir Sajid, Aryan Ashik, Farrokh Jaffer, Manuj Sharma and Tirth Sharma; Rating: ****
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Metro till 10 on Diwali night
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhiites can board the last Metro at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Diwali night, a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation statement said on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Vidhu Vinod wants Kashmiris to watch 'Secret Superstar'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who grew up in Srinagar, says young actress Zaira Wasim who is from Kashmir, has done a fabulous job in "Secret Superstar". He feels the audience there must watch the film to see the kind of talent the Valley has.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul condemns RSS leader's killing in Ludhiana
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday condemned the killing of an RSS leader in Ludhiana, saying "violence is unacceptable" and demanded that the guilty must be brought to book.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Girl dies at Patna AIIMS for lack of treatment, RJD demands probe
Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) As a 9-year-old girl died at Patna AIIMS while her poor father completed the formalities for her treatment and an official posted at the counter refused to help him, the opposition RJD on Wednesday demanded a high-level probe into the matter.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Is the Booker prize losing its British character? (With: George Saunders wins the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction)
London, Oct 18 (IANS) George Saunders victory marks the second year in a row that the Man Booker Prize has gone to an American author after it it began permitting authors from English-speaking countries other than the Commonwealth in 2014.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Art/Culture/Books
George Saunders Wins the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction (Roundup)
London, Oct 18 (IANS) The "unique" and "extraordinary" novel, " Lincoln in the Bardo," by noted American short story writer George Saunders that tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son has been declared as the winner of 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Imran Khan challenges arrest warrant in court
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday challenging the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan against him in a contempt of court case.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Don't know how to dance: Kalki Koechlin
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin, best known for her roles in films like "Dev.D", "Margarita with a Straw" and "Waiting", says she doesnt know dancing and had to do a lot of practice for the song "Nach Basanti" in her upcoming film "Jia aur Jia".
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hypertension may up heart valve disorder risk
London, Oct 18 (IANS) People with high blood pressure may be at an increased risk of developing common heart valve disorder, researchers said.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Corporate India cuts gifting budget by 35-40% this Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Concerned about slowdown and pressure on balance sheets, corporate India is going slow on Diwali gifts to its associates, networked partners and others, slashing the budget by at least 35-40 per cent, an Assocham survey said on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
In Kashmir, two women combat menstrual taboo, unhygienic practices (IANS Special Series)
Kupwara, (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 18 (IANS) Growing up in a society that stigmatises menstruation, two women social entrepreneurs in this border village of Jammu and Kashmir are battling the taboos attached to what is a routine biological process. They are not only creating awareness but also manufacturing and selling sanitary napkins to help poorer women who cannot afford branded products.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Features
Festive cheer eludes realty sector (Comment: Special to IANS)
Much against the expectations of the real estate sector, this year's festive season is turning out to be somewhat disappointing for property developers as aspiring home buyers are extra cautious about investments in the backdrop of the slowing economy and unstable realty sector, hit by the short-term impact of the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) and the Goods & Services Tax (GST).
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Nadal pulls out of Swiss Indoors Basel tournament
Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) Spanish World No.1 Rafael Nadal said he was pulling out of the Swiss Indoors Basel, an ATP 500 event that starts next week.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Profit bookings pull equity indices lower
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a flat-to-negative note during the late afternoon session on Wednesday as low volumes and profit bookings eroded investors' risk-taking appetite.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Modi should accept note ban was wrong move: Kamal Hassan
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) Apologizing for supporting demonetisation, actor Kamal Hassan said he will again salute Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he also accepts that the note ban was a mistake.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
Tottenham hold Real Madrid to 1-1 draw
Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's recent problems in front of the goal were once again evident when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Tottenham Hotspurs.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
China's GDP rises to over $12 tn in five years: Xi
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China's gross domestic product (GDP) rose about $12.1 trillion over the past five years, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian, UK artistes bring digital dance movements
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Contemporary dance artistes from UK-based Studio Wayne McGregor and Indian artistes from Attakkalari Dance Company have collaborated to create digital dance movements.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Diaspora
Delhi CM announces compensation for fire survivors
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced Rs 25,000 each for families whose shacks were charred in a fire here a day ago.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Source of world's largest mud eruption traced to volcano
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Lusi, the world's largest mud eruption that began on the Indonesian island of Java in 2006, is not stopping any time soon as deep underground it is connected to a nearby volcanic system, scientists have determined.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Reynolds, Jackman being eyed for 'Pokemon' film
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) A bevy of A-list actors like Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson are being eyed for the "Pokemon" movie.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amazon executive quits over sexual harassment claim
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) In yet another high-profile exit over sexual harrasment at work, Amazon Studios head Roy Price has quit following allegations that he sexually harassed Isa Hackett, a producer in Amazon series "Man in the High Castle," in 2015.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Media obsessed with link-up rumours: Jacqueline Fernandez
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who was romantically linked to her "A Gentleman..." co-star Sidharth Malhotra, is unfazed by link-up rumours and says media is obsessed with it.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Mohali hotelier shoots wife after argument
Mohali, Oct 18 (IANS) Punjab Police on Wednesday booked a hotelier here for murdering his wife following a heated argument in a car.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bob Weinstein denies sexual harassment claim by TV showrunner
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Producer Harvey Weinstein's brother Bob Weinstein has denied accusations of sexual harassment.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shakhtar Donetsk beat Feyenoord in Champions League
The Hague, Oct 18 (IANS) Feyenoord lost their third match 2-1 against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in Group F of Champions League football.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Two killed in UP road accident
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Two persons were killed and 19 injured on Wednesday in Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh when two buses collided head-on, police said.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny Leone to perform in China
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone will perform in China for the first time to celebrate Diwali on Thursday.
2017-10-18
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Diaspora
'Avengers 4' to have funeral scene
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) A new casting call for the fourth instalment of "Avengers" reveals that the team of the yet untitled film is looking for extras to play mourners for a mysterious funeral scene. It hints at the death of a major character in the third film "Avengers: Infinity War".
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump celebrates Diwali, hails relationship with Modi
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at the White House by lighting a diya amid a gathering of leading members of the Indian American community and said he greatly valued his relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Brazil, Russia confirm pre-World Cup football friendly
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil will meet 2018 World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly next March as both teams fine-tune their preparations for football's showpiece tournament.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Apple Watch app notification saves US man's life
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A man in US has claimed an Apple Watch app notification saved his life after it detected signs of a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs and alerted him to get medical attention.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Technology
Widespread use of unapproved GM cotton shows official tolerance of illegality (Comment: Special to IANS)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Andhra governments flip-flop on extensive cultivation of unapproved genetically-modified (GM) herbicide-tolerant (HT) cotton seems to be symptomatic of the complacency which has infected even regulatory bodies and research institutions.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Leicester City fires coach Craig Shakespeare
London, Oct 18 (IANS) English club Leicester City said it has parted ways with coach Craig Shakespeare only four months after he signed a three-year deal
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists: Dalai Lama
Imphal, Oct 18 (IANS) There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists because terrorists are no more religious once they embrace terror, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Diplomacy
U-17 WC: Senior team's performances not on minds of Germany's colts: Coach Wueck
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Germany's U-17 coach Christian Wueck on Wednesday brushed aside talk of the youth team not winning any World Cup compared to the senior side's four trophies will play on the minds of his colts, stating the idea is to develop players for the "A-team".
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Rannvijay launches his personal app
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Rannvijay Singha of "Roadies" fame has launched his personal app to be able to interact with his fans with ease.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Researchers turn to crowdfunding to save endangered parrot
Canberra, Oct 18 (IANS) Australian researchers have turned to crowdfunding to help bankroll a new technology to save the critically endangered swift parrot from extinction in the island state of Tasmania.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
U-17 WC: Need more battles of high intensity in Japan, feels coach Moriyama
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Japan coach Yoshiro Moriyama feels the U-17 boys need more high intensity battles at home now in order to keep improving after they lost 3-5 on tie-breakers to England in a round of 16 tie of the FIFA World Cup here.
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
This exercise can boost brain power
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that practicing what is known as a "dual n-back" exercise can lead to improvement in working memory, which is what people rely on to temporarily hold details in their mind like phone numbers and directions.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Transform into regal 'Padmavati' this festive season
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The festive season gives you the perfect excuse to transform into the regal diva you have always wanted to be! Why not take inspiration from Deepika Padukone's majestic look from "Padmavati" and amp up your glamour quotient this season?
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Salman's Diwali gift to fans: 'Tiger Zinda Hai' first look
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Salman Khan's piercing eyes catch the eye from the first look of his next movie "Tiger Zinda Hai".
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
APOEL hold Dortmund in Champions League
Nicosia, Oct 18 (IANS) Cyprus champions APOEL held Borussia Dortmund 1-1 at home in their first game of group H of the Champions League.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Cyprus,Sports,Football
China to build world-class armed forces by mid-21st century: Xi
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that the Communist Party of China (CPC) will strive to fully transform the people's armed forces into world-class military by the mid-21st century.
2017-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
S. Korean, Japanese, US diplomats discuss N.Korean threat
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) Senior diplomats from South Korea, Japan and the US met in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss and take a coordinated stance towards the threats posed by North Korea's weapons tests.
2017-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Dossier on war crimes in Libya submitted to US
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Libyan activist Emadeddin Muntasser has urged the US to investigate war crimes allegedly committed by the powerful military strongman Khalifa Haftar and handed US officials 300 pages of evidence to back up the claim, the media reported.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unesco decries Maltese reporter's murder
Paris, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) The head of the UN cultural organisation Unesco has condemned the killing of prominent investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was blown up in her car in Malta.
2017-10-18
Category: International, France,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Leipzig overpower Porto in Champions League
Berlin, Oct 18 (IANS) Leipzig wrapped up their first win in Europe after beating resilient visitors from Porto 3-2 on home soil in UEFA Champions League's Group G.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Know the food choices of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie in new show
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Have you ever wondered what your favourite Hollywood celebrities gorge on when they visit India? Culinary legend and renowned restaurateur Chef Hemant Oberoi will spill the beans on the signature recipes that he curated for Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and many more on his show "Food Memoirs with Hemant Oberoi".
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kim Jong-un cuts public inspections, focuses on military
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reduced his public inspections by 25 per cent this year compared to 2016 while increasing his visits to military facilities.
2017-10-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Sangeet Som's ignorance of history really monumental: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has lashed out at Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Sangeet Som's "ignorance of history" for calling the Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world, "a blot on Indian culture".
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Colombia defender Mina returns from long injury layoff
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 18 (IANS) Barcelona-bound central defender Yerry Mina has returned to training for reigning Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras after more than two months on the sidelines.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Pranab admits eyeing PM's post, was reluctant to work under Manmohan
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee expected to be chosen as Prime Minister on two occasions -- first in 2004 when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) came to power, and later in 2012 ahead of the Presidential election, he writes in his latest book "Coalition Years: 1996-2012".
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Microsoft releases Fall Creators Update for over 500mn devices
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) After testing the latest Windows 10 "Fall Creators Update" over the past six months, Microsoft has released the latest edition to secure over 500 million Windows 10 devices globally, starting with new machines first.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Winning Grammy more helpful to young pop culture artists: Guitarist Steve Vai
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Globally popular rock guitarist Steve Vai, who has won three Grammy Awards, feels he has "lived a charmed musical career". He says winning the honour is good for updating one's resume, but it isn't an important stepping stone for rock bands in the music world.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Kaspersky Lab names Bhayani new General Manager for South Asia
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Global cyber security company Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday announced the appointment of Shrenik Bhayani as its new General Manager for the South Asia region, covering India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Five protesters injured in J&K firing
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Five civilians were injured while they were protesting on Wednesday in a security forces firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Indian, Russian scientists craft gold nanostars to destroy cancer cells
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Scientists from India and Russia have crafted star-shaped gold nanoparticles that can selectively destroy cancer cells. These stable, inexpensive and non-toxic particles will also make it possible to detect cancer at an early stage.
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Seven policemen killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Seven policemen were killed and 22 injured in an explosion in Quetta in Pakistan on Wednesday.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anil Kapoor, Satish Kaushik act together after 15 years
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actors Anil Kapoor and Satish Kaushik, who have featured together in movies like "Woh Saat Din", "Mr India" and "Deewana Mastana", have once again faced the camera for "Fanney Khan". They say their chemistry remains the same.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How to ensure no weight gain during Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Overeating, over drinking or going completely sleepless creates toxicity for your mind and body, and hence the need to fall back upon a 'detox diet post Diwali. Staying in balance during the festivities will ensure you don't end up needing a post Diwali detox, say experts.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vicky Kaushal up for stage challenge
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal has come on board for an upcoming play titled "36 Ghante", a unique show in which he will come to know about the director and play only 12 hours prior to the performance.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Husain's marketing strategy was a coup of sorts' (With: Up close and personal: Five decades of friendship with M.F. Husain)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The barefoot "Picasso" of Indian art, Maqbool Fida Husain, apart from being a versatile artist, was also an astute marketing guru, reveals a biography by Ila Pal, who shared an enduring five-decade-long friendship with the late artist.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Space station to get new wardrobe for science payloads
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The International Space Station (ISS) is set to get a new Boeing-built wardrobe to house increasing in-orbit science payloads.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Shankar Mahadevan collaborates with sons for Diwali song
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan has collaborated for the first time with both his sons Siddharth and Shivam for a new song "Dilwali Diwali".
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Google introduces physical security key
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) In order to protect journalists, business leaders and member of political campaign teams at higher risk of being targetted by hackers, Google has rolled out an Advanced Protection Programme.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Future smart foods can promote nutrition security in the Himalayas'
Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) With climate change a reality and the latest Global Hunger Index revealing a horrific scenario for the world's mountain people in developing countries in South Asia, including India, promoting genetic plant diversity in the mountains can be one important step to battle food insecurity.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Up close and personal: Five decades of friendship with M.F. Husain
Book: Husain: Portrait of an Artist; Author: Ila Pal; Publisher: HarperCollins India; Price: Rs 699; Pages: 306
2017-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Four injured in ceasefire violation in J&K
Jammu, Oct 18 (IANS) Four civilians were injured on Wednesday during ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Coach Cooper happy with England players' body language during tie-breaker
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The body language of England colts during the tense tie-breaker impressed coach Steve Cooper the most as they reached the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup riding a 5-3 win on penalty shootouts against Japan here on Tuesday night.
2017-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Big B wraps '102 Not Out'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has wrapped the shoot of "102 Not Out", which features him with his "Amar Akbar Anthony" co-star Rishi Kapoor.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
145-kg woman sits on minor, causes death
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) A 145-kilo woman in the US' Florida punished her nine-year-old cousin by sitting on her, causing the child to go into a fatal cardiac arrest, authorities said.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cool Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) It was a cool Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 18.7 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Twitter plans new rules to curb violence, abuse
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) After Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced plans to act more aggressively on violence and sexual abuse, the micro-blogging website has now detailed new rules it will implement soon.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
WhatsApp empowers women, kids with 'Live Location' feature
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) In a move that will help women and kids connect with their families and friends as they travel, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has introduced 'Live Location' feature.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu woke up to the sounds of crackers and the visual treat of diyas on Diwali - the festival of lights - early on Wednesday morning.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Markets open on a negative note on Wednesday
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
China's Communist Party congress begins in Beijing
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China's biggest political event, the Communist Party congress that determines who rules the country and its direction for the next term, has begun here on Wednesday under tight security.
2017-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics
Manson calls Bieber 'girl'
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Marilyn Manson, who earlier said that there was "no beef" between him and singer Justin Bieber, has reignited his feud with the "Baby" singer by calling him a "girl".
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump defends claim over fallen soldiers
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended the claim that his predecessors did not properly console families of the slain soldiers.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Tokyo stocks open higher tracking Wall Street's lead
Tokyo, Oct 18 (IANS) Tokyo stocks opened higher on Wednesday with buying supported by a solid showing on Wall Street overnight.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Morocco court postpones north-eastern protest trials
Rabat, Oct 18 (IANS) A Moroccan court has postponed until October 24 the trial of 21 protesters arrested for their role in organising demonstrations that rocked the north-eastern region for months.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Malta,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ZTE launches innovative dual-screen foldable smartphone in US
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Leading Chinese mobile devices provider ZTE has launched a dual-screen foldable smartphone in the US, marking another milestone for the company.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
EU must keep Myanmar under pressure: B'desh President
Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) President Abdul Hamid has said the European Union should continue to exert pressure on Myanmar so that it takes back the Rohingya refugees who have escaped to Bangladesh.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
US stocks close mixed after earnings reports
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed on Tuesday, with the Dow touching 23,000 for the first time during the session, as investors were sifting through a batch of corporate earnings reports.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Miley Cyrus to appear on 'Saturday Night Live' again
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus will be making her fourth appearance on "Saturday Night Live". She will appear as a musical guest this time.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Libyan FM in dock over granting diplomatic passport to foreigner
Tripoli, Oct 18 (IANS) Libya's national defence and security committee has called for an urgent investigation into allegations about Foreign Minister Mohamed Sayala granting a diplomatic passport to a foreigner.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics,Defence/Security
Morocco, Sudan condemn terror attack in Somalia
Rabat/Khartoum, Oct 18 (IANS) Morocco and Sudan have condemned the terrorist attack that targeted Somali capital Mogadishu and claimed hundreds of lives.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Talks on revising NAFTA extended into 2018
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Representatives of the US, Mexico and Canada announced here that negotiations on revising the 1994 NAFTA will continue into next year in the face of "significant conceptual gaps among the parties".
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Whip up delicacies at home during festivities
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Prepare some sweets and snacks at home using recipes dolled out by chefs and indulge yourself and your family members, suggest experts.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Venezuela election results send 'brutal message' to Trump: Maduro
Caracas, Oct 18 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said the outcome of last weekend's regional elections had sent a brutal message to his US counterpart Donald Trump.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
UN Peacekeeping chief concerned over situation in South Sudan
United Nations, Oct 18 (IANS) UN Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has expressed concern over the dire security and humanitarian situation in South Sudan.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
1 dead as Greenpeace plane crashes in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro,, Oct 18 (IANS) One person was killed and four others injured when a Greenpeace aircraft crashed in Brazil's Amazon region, a spokesman for the environmental group said.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump endorses short-term bipartisan fix for ObamaCare
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed support for a bipartisan initiative to restore the ObamaCare subsidies he suspended last week.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Health/Medicine
George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize for fiction
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Leading American short story writer George Saunders has been declared as the winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for fiction for his "unique" and "extraordinary" debut novel "Lincoln in the Bardo".
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
2 UAE pilots killed in plane crash over Yemen
Dubai, Oct 18 (IANS) The UAE Armed Forces has announced the death of two pilots after their aircraft crashed during an operation in Yemen, a media report said.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gerard Butler attends film premiere after accident
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Gerard Butler, who was earlier rushed to hospital following a motorbike accident, looked fit and healthy at the world premiere of his new film, "Geostorm" here.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize for fiction
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Noted short story writer George Saunders has been declared as the winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for fiction for his debut novel "Lincoln in the Bardo".
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Lebanon, China to enhance bilateral ties: Envoy
Beirut, Oct 18 (IANS) China's Ambassador to Lebanon, Wang Kejian, has stressed that Beirut and Beijing could enhance bilateral ties by reviving the Silk Road and re-activating the trade and cultural exchanges between both sides.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Business/Economy
Sudan welcomes AL's support for lifting of US sanctions
Khartoum, Oct 18 (IANS) Sudan has appreciated the Arab League's support at all regional and international forums as well as on the lifting of US sanctions.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Sudan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Opt for palm cuffs, multi-layer arm chains for a chic look
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) While a bride is always the centre of attraction, bridesmaids leave no chance to attract eyeballs either at a wedding or related functions. Let haath phools be for brides, bridesmaids should opt for chic palm cuffs, suggest experts.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UN report for addressing women's reproductive rights issue
United Nations, Oct 18 (IANS) The objective to end poverty by 2030 envisaged in the UN Sustainable Development Goals will never be met without addressing the issue of women's reproductive rights, according to a report.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
US considers arms sale to update Greece's F-16 fleet
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said his administration had informed the Congress of a potential arms sale to update Greece's F-16 aircrafts.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Nigeria to open Africa's first Petroleum University
Abuja, Oct 18 (IANS) Nigeria has cleared the path for the opening of Africa's first Petroleum University with President Muhammadu Buhari signing a bill for its establishment.
2017-10-18
Category: International, Nigeria,Technology,Education
Mali overpower Iraq to enter U-17 World Cup quarters
Fatorda (Goa), Oct 18 (IANS) Lassana N'Diaye struck twice as Mali thrashed Iraq 5-1 to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Tuesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Maintain close ties with EU: OECD advises UK
London, Oct 18 (IANS) OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria has warned that maintaining close ties with the European Union and improving productivity would be key to future living standards in a post-Brexit United Kingdom.
2017-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
PE activity rises but M&As fall in Q3 2017: Report
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Private equity (PE) activity in the country rose by 182 per cent to $7.22 billion worth of transactions, a report said on Tuesday.
2017-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Calcutta HC stays withdrawal of central forces from Darjeeling hills
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday ordered an interim stay on the withdrawal of central armed police forces from Darjeeling hills in West Bengal.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
29 arrested for selling firecrackers in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi Police on Tuesday seized over 1,200 kg firecrackers and arrested 29 people for selling firecrackers illegally in the national capital.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maruti's Dzire achieves 'fastest 1-lakh sales' mark
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday said its all-new Dzire has achieved "fastest 1-lakh sales mark" in the Indian automobile industry.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mali overpower Iran to enter U-17 World Cup quarters
Fatorda (Goa), Oct 17 (IANS) Lassana N'Diaye struck twice as Mali thrashed Iraq 5-1 to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Pakistan Army denies US drone strikes in its territory
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Army on Tuesday said there had been no US drone strikes on the Pakistani side of the border in recent days and all military operations had been conducted on the Afghan side of the border.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
BJP MP's cook held for Rs 22-lakh theft
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A 37-year-old man working as a cook at BJP MP Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh has been arrested for stealing Rs 22 lakh from the politician's official residence in central Delhi, police said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump's wealth down $600mn, drops 92 spots in Forbes list
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's net worth has slid by $600 million to $3.1 billion, the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans showed on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Goodricke Group acquires Godfrey Phillips' tea division
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Goodricke Group Ltd on Tuesday said it has entered into an agreement with Godfrey Phillips India (GPI) to drive aggressive expansion into its packaged tea business.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Security stepped in Kolkata for Diwali
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Elaborate security has been put in place for Kali Puja and Diwali festivals in the city on October 19, when more than 3,500 community pujas are slated to be held, Kolkata Police said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Institutions like Harijan Sevak Sangh deserve helping hand: Naidu
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said organisations like Harijan Sevak Sangh are doing "yeoman service" and deserve a helping hand from philanthropists.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
FIFA U-17 World Cup: England pip Japan, enter quarters
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) England Under-17 boys did what their senior team footballers could not for many years by keeping their nerves during tie-breakers to edge past Japan 5-3 and advance to the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
14 detained, released for bursting firecrackers near SC
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Protesting against the apex court order banning firecrackers due to air pollution concerns around Diwali, 14 persons including three women were detained on Tuesday for bursting firecrackers in front of the Supreme Court here.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
BMW launches 330i Gran Turismo M Sport at Rs 49.40 lakh
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer BMW on Tuesday launched new 330i Gran Turismo M Sport priced at Rs 49.40 lakh.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
U-17 World Cup: England pip Japan, advance to quarters
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) England beat Japan 5-3 in penalty shootouts to advance to the quarter-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Conduct any probe against Vadra, dares Congress
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) After the BJP asked the Congress to explain alleged links of party President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, the Congress on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi can get "any investigation" done in the matter.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Nicco Corp under liquidation process: NCLT
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The Kolkata bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Tuesday ordered liquidation proceedings against Nicco Corporation Ltd after its lenders voted against a resolution plan.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Wipro net up 6%, revenue dips 2.5% in Q2
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday reported a Rs 2,190 crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 6 per cent annual growth from Rs 2,074 crore in the like period year ago and 5.3 per cent sequential growth from Rs 2,080 crore a quarter ago.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Bengaluru Bulls thrash UP Yoddha in PKL tie
Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) Rohit Kumar created history as he scored 32 raid points to help Bengaluru Bulls hammer UP Yoddha 64-24 in their penultimate match of the fifth Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
CBEC to redistribute cases to clear appeals backlog
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a move to reduce the pendency of cases, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has decided to allocate those pending with Principal Chief Commissioners to Commissioner rank officers within the department, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Singhania is India's official choice for FIA WMSC seat
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Gautam Singhania will contest the FIA elections to be held in Paris on December 8, hoping to reclaim a seat for India on the prestigious FIA World Motor Sports Council.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
EC unveils app for efficient poll management
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday launched a new application to be used by electoral officers for efficient management of the poll process.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Italy to face Sweden in European World Cup play-offs
Zurich, Oct 17 (IANS) Four-time FIFA World Cup winners Italy will face Sweden in the European 2018 World Cup playoffs, as revealed by the highly-anticipated draw held here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Ex-MLA, wanted in BJP leader's murder, surrenders
Ghaziabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh MLA Amar Pal Sharma, wanted for the killing of a BJP leader, surrendered in a court here on Tuesday, police said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
North East Small Finance Bank commences operations: RBI
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Tuesday the North East Small Finance Bank has commenced operations.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi HC misled by Chief Secretary: Rakhi Birla
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court's disapproval of contempt proceedings by the state Assembly against the Chief Secretary was because it was misled into believing "fallacious contentions" in the case, the Deputy Speaker said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Northern Frontier Railway increases berths by 36%
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to increase passenger services in northeast India, the Northeast Frontier Railway added 56 new coaches in 28 mail express trains in the current financial year, expanding the number of berths by 36 per cent, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Structural reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies urged
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A two-day Asian regional consultation of international experts on reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies has urged significant changes to the UN mechanisms to improve and monitor implementation by member countries.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
At border, Rajnath stresses for cordial ties with Pakistan
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that India wanted cordial and peaceful relations with Pakistan and "expected reciprocity" from Islamabad.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Odisha government hikes salary of agitating Anganwadi workers
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) Ahead of Diwali, the Odisha government on Tuesday announced a hike in the monthly remuneration of agitating Anganwadi workers.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
M.S. Subbulakshmi an unsurpassed phenomenon in Carnatic music: Vice President
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that M.S. Subbulakshmi remained an unsurpassed phenomenon in Carnatic music and an epitome of grace, respected by one and all.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Chelsea FC conducts football clinics at Dharavi in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) London football giants Chelsea FC's foundation on Tuesday conducted a coaching clinic in the slum area of Dharavi in Mumbai.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
My mom represents Sharmila Tagore's era: Fawzia
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker Fawzia Mirza, who wrote "Me, My Mom and Sharmila" says the play depicts her relationship with her mother who represents the Rajesh Khanna-Sharmila Tagore era to her.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
RLSP may ditch NDA to join hands with RJD before 2019 polls
Patna, Oct 17 (IANS) Speculation about RLSP chief and Union Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha joining hands with RJD chief Lalu Prasad is rife in political circles here following a secret meeting between the two on Monday night.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
RBI orders banks to immediately pay interest under GMS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday advised commercial banks to "immediately" pay interest due on the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS), 2015.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
87% won't be burst crackers in Delhi: Survey
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR to combat the rising levels of air pollution in the city, 87 per cent of the respondents in a survey said they won't burst crackers on Diwali.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
De-silting, cleaning of canals to be monitored by drones: Adityanath
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday announced that de-silting and cleaning of canals across the state this year will be monitored by drones.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
RSS leader shot dead in Ludhiana; Rajnath raises issue with Amarinder
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Unidentified assailants shot dead Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosai on Tuesday in Punjab's Ludhiana city as he was returning from a RSS 'shaka'. The Punjab Police have not made any arrests so far.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court grants bail to IB official, Delhi cop in corruption case
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday granted bail to an Intelligence Bureau official, a Delhi Police Inspector and two alleged middlemen in a case related to transfer and postings of government officials.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SRFTI students protest against 'dictatorial attitude'
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The students' body at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) on Tuesday launched a protest against imposition of "draconian rules" and "threats of expulsion" every other day.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Education
Haryanvi singer shot dead near Panipat
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Haryanvi singer and dancer Harshita Dahiya was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Panipat district of Haryana on Tuesday while she was returning after a performance in a village, police said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmiri separatists' custody extended till November 15
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Sessions court here on Tuesday extended until November 15 the judicial custody of seven Kashmiri separatists arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and allowed their video conferencing from prison in the next hearing.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US-backed militia takes control of IS' capital Raqqa
Damascus, Oct 17 (IANS) A US-backed militia on Tuesday announced that it has taken full control of Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that once served as the capital of the Islamic State caliphate.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Wipro net up 6%, revenue dips 2.5% in Q2
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday reported a Rs 2,190 crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 6 per cent annual growth from Rs 2,074 crore in the like period a year ago and 5.3 per cent sequential growth from Rs 2,080 crore a quarter ago.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Stop political violence or you will be wiped out: Shah to CPI-M
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Winding up his party's campaign against the CPI-M, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned that Kerala's ruling party will be "wiped out" if the political violence in the state does not stop.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Morocco, Unesco sign pact to preserve crafts
Paris, Oct 17 (IANS/MAP) Morocco and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) signed an agreement here on Tuesday to create a "National Living Human Treasures System", an essential component of the national cultural heritage.
2017-10-17
Category: International, France,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Qatari man held in Lahore with falcons
Lahore, Oct 17 (IANS) A Qatari man was arrested at the Lahore airport for trying to smuggle nine falcons worth more than Rs 50 million, the Pakistani media reported on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Why this Kolaveri Da?', Rahul taunts BJP over Jay Shah
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday taunted the BJP with comments on the controversy surrounding Amit Shah's son Jay alleging "state legal help" in his legal battle with a news portal.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
UAE strengthens relations with Central Asian nations
Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Oct 17 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has participated in the second session of the Arab Economic and Cooperation Forum held here with countries from Central Asia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Tajikistan,Politics,Diplomacy
U-17 World Cup: Brazil eye big win against Honduras (Preview)
Kochi , Oct 17 (IANS) Title favourites Brazil will aim to win big when they face Honduras in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Board Presidents XI beat New Zealand in practice match
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Board Presidents XI defeated New Zealand by 30 runs in the first One-day practice match at the Brabourne Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Bahrain bank picks TCS software for treasury operations
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday said BMB Investment Bank of Bahrain in the Gulf had selected its financial software product 'Bancs' for customer-driven treasury operations.
2017-10-17
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP's allegations against Vadra to divert attention from Jay Shah: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said the BJP's allegations against Robert Vadra were a "politically motivated" effort by the ruling party to divert public attention from the serious allegations against its party President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
U-17 World Cup: Spain beat France to enter quarters
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) A late penalty by Abel Ruiz saw Spain edge past France 2-1 to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
53 die as Taliban hit Afghan police centre (Fourth Lead)
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday left at least 53 people dead, including a provincial police chief, and over 150 wounded in a gory terror attack.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India, Russia to increase cooperation in skill development
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India and Russia have agreed to increase cooperation in the area of skill development at the ongoing World Skills Abu Dhabi (WSAD) event in the UAE, industry chamber Ficci said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Education
Big games can cost United the title, says Carragher
Liverpool, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher said on Tuesday that if Manchester United fails to take advantage of the away fixtures against other top clubs, it will cost them the English Premier League (EPL) title.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Slain PDP activist's house torched in Kashmir
Srinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) Agitated youths on Tuesday torched the house of a ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activist who was killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district late on Monday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Botanical Garden as junction station ready for operations: DMRC
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Botanical Garden metro station, transformed as the first interchange station of the National Capital Region, is ready for operations and awaiting clearance from the Metro Rail Safety Commissioner, the Delhi Metro said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Residents to take call on liquor shops in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday decided that residents will take a "call" on the presence of liquor shops in their areas.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nasscom to train girls in using technology
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The Nasscom Foundation on Tuesday said it would train girls to use technology to address gender equality issues like violence, health and education.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
HC tells striking sanitation workers to not obstruct others
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the striking sanitation workers of civic agencies not to obstruct other workers from discharging their duties such as cleaning garbage, saying it imperils the lives of citizens.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
EC directive mandates use of VVPATs in Himachal, Gujarat
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has sent detailed instructions to the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of poll-bound Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat for mandatory use of VVPAT machines at all polling stations and counting of paper slips in the coming assembly polls.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gensets banned as Delhi cracks down on alarming air pollution
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) All diesel generators, except those in hospitals and Metro stations, were on Tuesday banned in Delhi, the Badarpur thermal power plant was shut and Delhites were told to put on masks as air quality in the capital crossed the dangerous red level ahead of Diwali and winter.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Ranji Trophy: Wins for Gujarat, Bengal, Karnataka, Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Gujarat, Bengal, Karnataka and Delhi clinched victories against their respective opponents on the fourth and final day of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ensure dignified living for construction workers, Minister tells builders
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday expressed concern over the living conditions of construction workers and urged builders to ensure dignified living for them by providing the necessary basic facilities.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Challenges expected as Tour de France 2018 route unveiled
Paris, Oct 17 (IANS) Tough challenges are expected during the Tour de France 2018, scheduled in July, following the unveiling of the tournament's route at the Palais de Congres convention centre here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Stop political violence or you will be wiped out: Shah to CPI-M
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Winding up his party's campaign against the CPI-M, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned that Kerala's ruling party will be "wiped out" if the political violence in the state does not stop.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Iran enter FIFA U-17 World Cup quarters
Fatorda (Goa), Oct 17 (IANS) Two early goals helped Iran beat Mexico 2-1 in a Round-of-16 match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Anne Frank Halloween costume sparks controversy
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Online retailers are removing a children's Halloween costume from their websites after facing a backlash over the attire designed to make kids look like teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Woman sentenced to death in Pakistan for killing husband
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court in Multan on Tuesday sentenced a woman to death on two counts after finding her guilty of murdering her husband.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heynckes delivers Bayern a mix of caring father and strict teacher
Berlin, Oct 17 (IANS) After a satisfying start in the German Bundesliga against SC Freiburg (5-0), Bayern Munich and its new coach Jupp Heynckes are facing their first serious test against Celtic Glasgow in the Champions League football on Wednesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
HC upholds BCCI appeal, Sreesanth life ban to stay
Kochi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a blow to former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, a division bench of the Kerala High Court on Tuesday upheld the appeal made by the national cricket board BCCI against a single bench verdict that lifted the life ban on the bowler in August.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
FIR filed against former BJP MLA, poet for vulgar writing
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) Police in South Goa on Tuesday filed an FIR against a former BJP MLA and a publisher for "vulgar" content in a controversial book of poems, which was until last week in the reckoning for a state award for literature.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-MLA, wanted in BJP leader's murder, surrenders
Ghaziabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Congress MLA Amar Pal Sharma, wanted for the killing of a BJP leader, surrendered in a court here on Tuesday, police said.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global task force to curb hunting of birds on anvil
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) An inter-governmental task force to curb illegal killing of birds crossing one of the world's greatest migration paths will be high on the agenda at this year's largest wildlife summit beginning this month, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Hockey: India take on South Korea in Asia Cup (Preview)
Dhaka, Oct 17 (IANS) India will look to continue their winning run as they face defending champions South Korea in their first match of the second round in the Asia Cup hockey championship here on Wednesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Hockey
HC refuses to set aside charges framed against Tytler, businessman
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to set aside a trial court order to frame charges against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and controversial businessman Abhishek Verma in a corruption case.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
U-17 World Cup: Spain beat France to enter quarters
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) Spain edged past France 2-1 in a Round-of-16 match to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Kalki, Richa suggest firecrackers alternative through Diwali rap
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actresses Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chadha have turned rappers to suggest alternatives to firecrackers through a new track on Diwali.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jharkhand CM orders probe into starvation death of girl
Ranchi, Oct 17 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday ordered a probe into the death of an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand's Simdega district allegedly due to starvation.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
AMU a good example of Indian nationalism: Pranab
Aligarh, Oct 17 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a perfect example of Indian nationalism and ethos, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Odisha asks collectors to assess drought situation
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) The Odisha government has asked the District Collectors to ensure correct assessment of the drought situation as 98 of the state's 314 blocks had a dry spell this monsoon, said an official on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
This tool can better identify breast cancer risk
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) A machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous with 97 per cent accuracy, an advance that may help reduce unnecessary surgeries, a study has revealed.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
FTII pays tribute to Tom Alter
Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Tuesday paid tribute to late actor Tom Alter.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Parking fees may go up in Delhi if air quality worsens
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi's air quality, which has already entered the red zone, may trigger an increase in parking fees by up to four times across the city in the next few days, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Naidu compares Modi to a strict principal, says reforms will show results
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a strict principal, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the Indian economy was going through a lean patch, similar to a college which experiences a dip in results because cheating in examinations has been stopped.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rohingya influx: Security tightened along India-Bangladesh borders
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) In view of the large scale Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, security along the India-Bangladesh borders has been further tightened to prevent any such infiltration into the northeastern region.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Syria's Raqqa city liberated from Islamic State
Damascus, Oct 17 (IANS) A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters said on Tuesday it has taken full control of the Islamic State terror organisation's one-time "capital" of Raqqa.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nifty50 at new high, despite profit booking and low volumes (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Even as the general investors' sentiments were subdued on Tuesday, the key Indian equity index -- the NSE Nifty50 -- made marginal gains to close at a new high.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Overcoming ghost of note ban and ignoring GST's impact, people throng gold shops on Dhanteras (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai/Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Come Dhanteras, and the hunger for gold, so visible among Indians, has helped them tide over the impact of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), as customers thronged jewellery stores on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Delhi Police cracks down on firecracker shops
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Dozens of shops were found selling firecrackers in Delhi on Tuesday as police moved to ensure strict implementation of a Supreme Court order banning the sale and purchase of crackers in the capital due to pollution concerns around Diwali.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Wipro net up 6% in Q2
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday reported Rs 2,190 crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, registering 6 per cent yearly and 5.5 per cent quarterly growth.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
10,000-15,000 Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh in 48 hours
Geneva, Oct 17 (IANS) Between 10,000 and 15,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh over the last 48 hours, taking the total number of the Muslim minority to have fled Myanmar to 582,000, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Foreign filmmaker's 'Roller Coaster' through Kolkata
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Packed with synergistic sound and camera movement, mirroring the thrilling accelerations, ups and downs of a roller coaster ride, Cuban-born, Netherlands-based filmmaker Yuribert Capetillo Hardy has come out with a video "Roller Coaster" (India), reflecting an emotional ride through the sights and sounds of Kolkata.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
EPCA implements 'very poor' and 'severe' categories of GRAP
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Ahead of Diwali and the winter season, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has implemented the "Very Poor" and "Severe" categories of its Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to control air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
US hits Haqqanis again despite Pakistan caution
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Two suspected US drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border even as Pakistan cautioned the US to show restraint.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
GST dampens kitchenware sales by 30-40% this Dhanteras
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Dhanteras this year failed to usher in good luck for kitchenware sellers who witnessed 30-40 per cent drop in sales in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) due to the recent Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out, traders said here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Religion
Jennifer was forced to do naked line-up
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she was "degraded and humiliated" by a female Hollywood executive who forced her to lose weight and take part in a naked line-up for a film role.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't forget caring for skin, hair during Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) While we are busy ensuring that the festival of lights is welcomed with perfect preparations, we may tend to overlook caring for ourselves. Care for your skin and hair, suggest experts.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
41 killed in Afghan Taliban attack (Third Lead)
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday killed at least 41 people including the provincial police chief and wounded over 200 others, officials said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China's Party Congress to begin on Wednesday
Beijing, Oct 17 (IANS) China will hold its most important political event -- the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) -- on Wednesday where some 2,300 delegates will meet to decide the leadership of the world's second-largest economy.
2017-10-17
Category: International, China,Politics
Maharashtra farmers to get loan waiver as 'Diwali gift'
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) After an anxious wait of over five months, Maharashtra farmers will get a "Diwali gift" in the form of loan waivers from October 18, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian furniture market huge opportunity for Asia: HKTDC
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Indian furniture market, which is expected to grow in worth to over $27 billion by 2022, represents a huge opportunity for furniture exporters across Asia, according to a report by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengaluru FC look to sweep aside first-leg loss in AFC Cup (Preview)
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Bengaluru FC will face off against Tajikistans FC Istiklol as both sides battle for a place in the 2017 AFC Cup final at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
I try to keep myself free during festivals: Big B
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says during festivals, he always tries to keep himself free to spend time with his family.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Micromax launches affordable 'Bharat-1' 4G phone
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Domestic handset maker Micromax on Tuesday launched a 4G VoLTE-enabled phone "Bharat 1" at Rs 2,200 and announced its partnership with state-run telecom operator BSNL.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Live and let live', Goa Governor urges in Diwali greeting
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) People should re-dedicate themselves to the principle of "live and let live" on the occasion of Diwali, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha said on Tuesday in her address ahead of the festival of lights.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bengal DGP takes stock of situation in Kalimpong
Darjeeling, Oct 17 (IANS) West Bengal Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha on Tuesday took stock of the situation in north Bengal's Kalimpong and said locals and police were working to help restore normalcy in the district.
2017-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala HC division bench upholds BCCI appeal, Sreesanth life ban to stay
Kochi, Oct 17 (IANS) In what could be a shocking blow to former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, a division bench of the Kerala high court on Tuesday upheld the appeal made by the BCCI against the earlier single bench verdict that lifted the life ban on the bowler in August this year.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Newcastle United up for sale
London, Oct 17 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) club Newcastle United F.C. has been put up for sale, the owner St. James Holdings Limited confirmed.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
50 German students visit Chandigarh to strengthen bilateral links
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) As part of their tour of India to strengthen India-German bonds and widen their own cultural horizon, a group of 50 students from five schools in Germany visited Chandigarh on Tuesday, a programme organiser said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, India,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diaspora,Education
CPN (Maoist Centre) decides against pulling out of Deuba government
Kathmandu, Oct 17 (IANS) The CPN (Maoist Centre), a key partner in Nepal's ruling coalition, on Tuesday decided against pulling out support to the Sher Bahadur Deuba government hours after announcing that it was going to withdraw.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Stress just as unhealthy as junk food
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) If you are reeling under work pressure, find ways to relax. Researchers have found that stress may be just as harmful to your body as a really bad diet.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sitharaman to visit Andaman on Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will spend Diwali with soldiers in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Taj Mahal is part of Indian heritage, says Adityanath (Third Lead)
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) In a damage control exercise after a BJP MLA's comments on the Taj Mahal sparked outrage, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the famed monument in Agra was a part of Indian heritage.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Squad rotation likely as Barca face Olympiakos in Champions League
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde will almost certainly use his side's Champions League tie against Olympiakos on Wednesday to carry out a series of squad rotations.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Slain Panama Papers scribe's son slams Malta's 'crooks'
Valletta, Oct 17 (IANS) The son of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta has hit out bitterly at the island's "culture of impunity" and the "crooks" in charge.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Malta,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Actors shouldn't have any image: Nawazuddin
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is happy that superstar Aamir Khan has played a quirky character in a never-seen-before avatar in "Secret Superstar", says actors should not be conscious about an image.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
33 killed in Afghan Taliban attack
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday killed at least 33 people including the provincial police chief and wounded over 200 others, officials said.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Teen dramas don't set bad example, says Lafferty
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) "One Tree Hill" star James Lafferty says teen dramas don't really set a bad example for youngsters as they are made by responsible people.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Sweet recipes for Diwali
Gurugram, Oct 17 (IANS) Traditional sweets are of the essence when it comes to Diwali and the celebrations are simply incomplete without home-cooked stuff. This time celebrate the festival by indulging in some sweet and tasty treats.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
British Council introduces digital dance experience in India
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The British Council has unveiled an interactive, digital dance experience across India, created by Flying Object with world-renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor and Attakkalari Dance Company from India.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
SBI to help restore Mumbai's heritage site Shivaji Terminus
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Biggest public sector lender State Bank of India will help restore and conserve the world heritage site of Central Railway headquarters, the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), officials said here on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Aamir, Rajkumar Hirani to judge script contest
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan, director Rajkumar Hirani and screen writers Juhi Chaturvedi and Anjum Rajabali will judge a script contest.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Odisha student gang-raped in presence of fiance, 6 arrested
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) Close on the heels of sensational Koraput gang-rape case, a group of miscreants allegedly gang-raped a college student in presence of her fiance in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women's changing image in cinema positive: Plabita Borthakur
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Plabita Borthakur, who featured in "Lipstick Under My Burkha", says the projection of a woman is quite progressive and positive in Indian cinema today.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bangladesh naval ship visits Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam, Oct 17 (IANS) Bangladesh naval ship Somudra Avijan is on a four-day goodwill visit to the Eastern Naval Command, a statement said on Tuesday.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Stalin urges Vice President to be non-partisan
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Dubbing Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu's comments at a book-release function as "shocking", DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday urged him to stay non-partisan and not use the Raj Bhavan for political propaganda in future.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Athletic Bilbao's San Mames named best football stadium
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao's San Mames Stadium was named as the best football stadium in the world at the World Football Summit.
2017-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan elected to UN Human Rights Council
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) Three of India's neighbours, Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan, have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for a three year period from 2018.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Axis Bank's Q2 net profit up 36%
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Tuesday reported a 36 per cent rise in its net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017-18.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'India can reduce 520 mn tonnes of greenhouse gas'
New Delhi/Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) India can offset close to 520 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year through reforestation alone, according to a study.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
FC Goa lose to Real Murcia in pre-season friendly
La Manga (Spain), Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa suffered a 1-2 defeat against Spanish football club Real Murcia's first team in the second pre-season match here.
2017-10-17
Category: India, La Manga,Sports,ISL
Javed Akhtar to be honoured with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is being honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award on the 28th anniversary of Hridayesh Arts and the 80th birthday of veteran music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ovarian cancers originate in fallopian tubes: Study
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Almost all ovarian cancers begin, not in the ovaries, but in the fallopian tubes attached to them, finds a study.
2017-10-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Bajaj Auto's standalone Q2 net profit down 1%
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto on Tuesday reported a marginal decline of 1 per cent in its standalone net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017-18.
2017-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy