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Mauritius largest FDI source in 2016-17: RBI
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) A census conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday showed that Mauritius was the largest source of FDI in India, followed by the US and the UK in 2016-17.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mercedes-Benz launches India's first BSVI fuel-compliant vehicle
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Automobile major Mercedes-Benz India on Friday launched the first BSVI (Bharat Stage VI emission norms) fuel compliant -- S 350d -- "Made in India" vehicle.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Harish Manwani is new Chairman of ISB
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian School of Business (ISB) on Friday announced the appointment of Harish Manwani as the new Chairman of the ISB Executive Board, effective April 2018.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel appointed MP Governor
New Delhi/Gandhinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Gujarat's first woman Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has been appointed as Governor of Madhya Pradesh, an official statement said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Doungel's hat-trick floors Chennaiyin
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Seiminlen Doungel became the first Indian footballer to score a hat-trick in the ongoing Hero Indian Super League (ISL) as NorthEast United FC stunned Chennaiyin FC 3-1 here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
Hurdles do come on path of truth: Kejriwal on MLAs' disqualification
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Hours after news of the Election Commission of India (ECI) recommending disqualification of 20 AAP legislators for holding "office of profit" broke out, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that "hurdles naturally come when one walks on the path of truth".
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India-Pakistan trade charges over ceasefire violations, civilian deaths (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) India and Pakistan on Friday blamed each other for violations of the ceasefire at the border, with civilian deaths being reported from both sides amid heavy shelling and firing along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Judge Loya's matter listed on Monday before a different bench
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Monday the plea for an independent probe into the circumstances leading to the death of Special CBI court judge B.M. Loya who was hearing the case of staged shootout of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naidu calls for action plan to revitalise farming sector
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Expressing concern over the agrarian distress affecting millions of farmers across the country, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for a medium-term and long-term action plan to revitalize the farm sector.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hyderabad HC orders fresh probe into Andhra student's murder
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Hyderabad High Court on Friday ordered a fresh probe into the rape and murder of a pharmacy student in Andhra Pradesh a decade ago.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Mamata slams Centre for proposal to close 8 rail routes
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday strongly protested the Ministry of Railways' proposal to close down eight routes of the Eastern Railways in Bengal and termed it as the Centre's political vengeance against the state.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IIT-Bhubaneswar to have incubation centre
Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) An incubator "Centre of Excellence for Virtual and Augmented Reality" (VARCoE) will be set up on the IIT-Bhubaneswar, campus, said an official on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Another abducted boy found dead in Bihar
Patna, Jan 19 (IANS) In another shocking incident, a seven-year-old boy abducted for ransom was found dead on Friday in Bihar's West Champaran district, police said.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Trouble for Morva Hadaf MLA Bhupendra Khant over tribal certificate
Gandhinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Following three complaints against him, newly-elected legislator from Gujarat's Scheduled Tribes reserved Morva Hadaf seat, Bhupendra Khant, landed in trouble as the review committee of the Gujarat Tribal Development Commission (GTDC) on Friday cancelled his caste certificate.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Army soldier, BSF trooper among 4 killed in cross-border firing
Jammu, Jan 19 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was killed on Friday in a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, on a day when a BSF trooper and two Indian civilians were killed in firing along the international border.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Cast of 'Padmaavat' thanks Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The lead actors of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-awaited "Padmaavat" thanked Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar for shifting his film "Pad Man" to February 9, leaving a solo week for "Padmaavat".
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Industry welcomes TRAI's recommendation on in-flight mobile calls, Internet services
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Travel industry observers have welcomed the Indian telecom regulator's recommendation to allow both Internet access and mobile phone calls on board aircraft in Indian airspace.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bypolls to two MP assembly seats on February 24
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday announced by-elections on Kolaras and Mungaoli assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh to be held on February 24.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man held for raping teen girl
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A man has been arrested in connection with the gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl in a slum cluster here while his accomplice is at large, police said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple responds to Shanghai Consumer Council's inquiry
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) In response to the Shanghai Consumer Council on an inquiry letter over the slowdown of older iPhones after an iOS update, Apple on Friday said that an upcoming version of iOS will allow iPhone owners to make the decision between their iPhone's speed and battery condition.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel appointed Madhya Pradesh Governor
Gandhinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Gujarat's first woman Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has been appointed as Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Process of auction of mineral leases expiring in 2020 being expedited: Tomar
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) Extraction from mining leases which expire in 2020 will continue with as little hindrance as possible as the central government is already in the process of expediting the auctioning of the mining leases, Union Minister for Mines Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bollywood trend analysts hail decision to defer 'Pad Man' release
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) As the Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar rescheduled the release of his upcoming film "Pad Man" to avoid its clash with the much-awaited magnum opus of Sanjay Leela Bhansali -- "Padmaavat", trend analysts said the decision will help both movies in terms of box office numbers.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian Navy's all-women sailing team crosses Cape Horn
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian Navy sailboat INS Tarini with an all-women crew rounded Cape Horn on Friday morning, completing one of the most difficult legs of its global circumnavigation tour.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Fire at Kolkata manufacturing unit, no injuries
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) A massive fire broke out at a manufacturing unit here on Friday, a fire brigade official said. Nobody was injured in the incident.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Seven held over TMC groups' clash, ammunition seized
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) A day after two persons, including a young boy, were killed and at least five more were injured in a gunfight between two factions of the state's ruling Trinamool Congress, police on Friday recovered a large number of cartridges from the area and arrested seven persons.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Teen arrested for murder of nomadic girl in Kathua
Jammu, Jan 19 (IANS) A 15-year-old boy had been arrested for the murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, an issue that has led to uproar in the state assembly.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telugu TV anchor loses licence for drunken driving
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) A city court on Friday suspended the driving licence of Telugu television anchor Machiraju Pradeep for three years for drunken driving.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
India's Forex reserves rise by $2.7 bn
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves rose by $2.70 billion as on January 12, 2018, official data showed on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Meghalaya banks told to keep tab on transactions
Shillong, Jan 19 (IANS) The Meghalaya election department on Friday instructed all banks to monitor and submit report on detecting suspicious cash transactions by individuals and political parties in this poll-bound state.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel appointed as MP Governor
Gandhinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Gujarat's first woman Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has been appointed as Governor of Madhya Pradesh, government sources have confirmed.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Waived off portion of bill: Artemis Hospital on overcharging
Gurugram, Jan 19 (IANS) A day after the city's Artemis Hospital was accused of overcharging for the treatment of a 17-month-old baby who died hours after admission, the hospital on Friday said it had waived off portion of the bill which the family was unable to pay.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
IndiGo to launch six additional flights from March
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) IndiGo on Friday announced that it will launch six additional flights on its network, effective from March 2018.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ITC net profit up 16.8% in Q3
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Cigarette-to-FMCG major ITC Ltd on Friday reported a 16.8 per cent increase in its net profit to Rs 3,090.20 crore in the quarter ended December 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 2,646.73 crore in the year-ago period.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Directionless policy of Modi government has led to disquiet at border: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday raised concerns over the "directionless policy" on national security of the Narendra Modi government which it said has led to a "disquiet border" on the eastern and western frontiers.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Army soldier, BSF trooper among 4 killed in cross border firing
Jammu, Jan 19 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was killed on Friday in a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, on a day when a BSF trooper and two Indian civilians were killed in firing along the international border.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
1 crore pregnancy checkups done under government programme
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Friday said checkups under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) launched in 2016 for quality pregnancy checkups on the ninth of every month have reached the one crore-mark.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Polavaram-affected tribals should be rehabilitated first, says NCST
Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) chairman Nand Kumar Sai on Friday said arrangements for proper rehabilitation of tribals to be affected by the Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh should be made before they are displaced.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Telangana signs MoU with Clean Authority of Tokyo
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The government of Telangana and Clean Authority of Tokyo have signed a MoU in the field of municipal solid waste incineration facilities.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Wipro net falls 11% quarterly, 8% yearly for Q3
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Friday reported Rs 1,940 crore net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 11.4 per cent sequential decline from Rs 2,190 crore a quarter ago and 8.3 per cent annually from Rs 2,115 crore in the same period year ago.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
UP beat Marathas in PWL tie
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia posted commanding wins to help UP Dangal defeat Veer Marathas 4-3 in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Goa tourist taxi strike to continue on Saturday
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) Even as tourists faced hardships at major transit points in Goa, the tourist taxi drivers in the state on Friday extended their day-long strike by one more day.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India-Pakistan trade charges over ceasefire violations, civilian deaths (Roundup)
New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) India and Pakistan on Friday blamed each other for violations of the ceasefire at the border, with civilian deaths being reported from both sides amid heavy shelling and firing along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
I-League: Chennai eye victory against Gokulam (Preview)
Coimbatore, Jan 19 (IANS) Chennai City FC will aim to return to winning ways when they host Gokulam Kerala FC in an I-League encounter here on Saturday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Pele taken to hospital with exhaustion
Rio De Janeiro, Jan 19 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Pele has been taken to hospital after collapsing with exhaustion. The 77-year-old was forced to cancel a trip to London this weekend for a dinner to be held in his honour by the Football Writers Association (FWA).
2018-01-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Form task force to fight drug abuse: Delhi LG
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday asked officials to form a task force for a coordinated fight against drug and alcohol abuse.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shuttlers Kartik, Malvika impress in Senior Nationals
Bareilly, Jan 19 (IANS) Teenagers Kartik Jindal and Malvika Bansod sizzled with impressive performances in the ongoing Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta Memorial All India Senior Ranking badminton tournament here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Amarinder wants Railways to relieve cricketer Harmanpreet
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged the Railways to relieve international woman cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur so that she could join the Punjab Police as an officer.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Haryana may exhibit photo of teachers in classrooms to end 'proxy-ism'
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) The Haryana government is considering a proposal to exhibit photograph of teachers in classrooms to ensure that the students are taught by their real teachers and not by proxies.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Education
First indigenous aircraft carrier to be ready by 2020
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Vikrant, India's first home-made aircraft carrier, will be ready for induction by 2020, a Navy official said here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
California siblings 'starved, shackled, taunted with food'
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The 13 children imprisoned by their parents for years in their squalid California home were starved, shackled with padlocks and their parents even taunted them by placing pies at a place where the kids could see them but would not be able to eat them, authorities said.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Churchill beat Lajong in I-League clash
Vasco (Goa), Jan 19 (IANS) Churchill Brothers registered their second consecutive victory with a 2-0 win over Shillong Lajong FC in an I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
NSE to auction investment limits of Rs 9,475 cr bonds
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday said it will auction debt investment limits to enable foreign investors to purchase corporate bonds worth Rs 9,475 crore.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HC refuses interim relief to disqualified AAP MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant interim relief to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs against the Election Commission's recommendation for their disqualification on grounds of holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Barkley fit for Brighton clash: Conte
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte on Friday said their latest recruit Ross Barkley is fit to be picked up for the English Premier League (EPL) clash with Brighton on Saturday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Peter Sagan earns fourth stage, becomes Tour Down Under leader
Adelaide, Jan 19 (IANS) Slovakia's cyclist Peter Sagan on Friday clinched the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under, earning the race's overall top spot.
2018-01-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
Sudeep Lakhtakia is new NSG chief
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Central government on Friday appointed senior IPS officer Sudeep Lakhtakia as the new Director General (DG) of the National Security Guard (NSG).
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Kyrgios to meet Dimitrov in Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Australia's Nick Kyrgios, world No.17, on Friday made it through the Australian Open third round for the second time in his career after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 7-6(7-5), 4-6, 7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-5).
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Guardiola congratulates Man Utd for Sanchez move
Manchester, Jan 19 (IANS) Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola on Friday congratulated arch rivals Manchester United for making a move to sign star Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Swaraj India hails EC move to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Swaraj India on Friday supported the Election Commission's (EC) move recommending disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators for holding office of profit.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assembly by-elections in two MP seats on Feb 24
Bhopal, Jan 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday said that assembly by-elections to Mungawali in Ashoknagar district and Kolaras in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh will be held on February 24.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata slams EC recommendation to disqualify AAP MLAs
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Describing the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs as "most unfortunate", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said a Constitution body cannot be used for political vendetta.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Beijing permanent residents down 22,000 in 2017
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) The population of Beijing fell 0.1 percent to 21.7 million at the end of 2017 from a year ago, authorities said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Contenders eye Mumbai Marathon record
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The leading mens contenders for the Mumbai Marathon asserted on Friday that Sunday's race could be the fastest over the classic distance ever witnessed in India.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Andhra CM threatens legal fight over Centre's unfulfilled promises
Amaravati, Jan 19 (IANS) Amid a perceived strain in ties with the BJP, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday virtually threatened to drag the Centre to court over the unfulfilled commitments made in state Reorganization Act.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Man Utd closing in on Sanchez deal: Mourinho
Manchester, Jan 19 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho on Friday said his club is close to signing star forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kolkata book fair dedicates largest pavilion to France
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) The 42nd edition of International Kolkata Book Fair is dedicating its "largest-ever" theme pavilion of 14,000 sq.ft. to France, that is also the focal theme of the event rated as the world's most attended book fair, the organisers said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Smart City Challenge-Round 4: Silvassa, 3 UP cities among winners
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday announced the names of nine cities winning in the fourth round of Smart City Challenge, with Silvassa of Dadra and Nagar Haveli topping the list and three others from Uttar Pradesh making it.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
11,000-yr-old baby tomb found in China
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) Archaeologists in China's Guizhou province have confirmed that a tomb dating back to 11,000 years contains the remains of a toddler.
2018-01-19
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
SIAM expects to release documents on hybrid fuel vehicles in Auto Expo
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Automobile manufacturers body SIAM is hoping to release documents on hybrid and other alternative fuel vehicles during the upcoming auto expo, an official said here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Wipro net falls 11% quarterly, 8% yearly for Q3
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Friday reported Rs 1,940 crore net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 11.4 per cent sequential decline from Rs 2,190 crore a quarter ago and 8.3 per cent annually from Rs 2,115 crore in the same period a year ago.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
India made member of Australia Group
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) After the Wassenaar Arrangement and the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), India on Friday notched up another success as it was made a member of the Australia Group, the third of the four key global export control regimes that will help pave the way for entry into the Nuclear Suppliers' Group.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Congress wants Mani back in UDF, CPI says no place in LDF
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The Kerala Congress (Mani) with six legislators, currently sitting as an independent bloc in the Kerala Assembly, is being wooed by the Congress to return to the United Democratic Front (UDF), even as the Communist Party of India (CPI) says there is no place for it in the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF).
2018-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
SC gives time to CBI on plea by INX Media case witness
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday gave the CBI time till January 22 to respond to the application of Mohanan Rajesh -- a witness in the INX Media case -- seeking permission to go abroad to meet his son.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ahmed praises Pakistan bowling despite series whitewash
Wellington, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday heaped praise on his bowlers despite his team's 0-5 whitewash in the One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Maryam Nawaz to contest Pakistan General Elections: Report
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has decided to take part in the next General Elections, a leading daily reported on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Custody of nine terror funding accused extended
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A court here on Friday extended till February 5 the judicial custody of nine persons arrested on charges of funding terror in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
BSE to launch e-mandate facility to reduce SIP registration time
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Friday said it will introduce e-mandate facility on its Mutual Fund distribution platform -- BSE StAR MF -- from Saturday in order to reduce the time taken for Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) registration.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi Police to ensure security arrangements for 'Padmaavat' release
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday said it has made proper arrangements to maintain law and order in the capital for the release of "Padmaavat" next week in the wake of a bandh call by the Shree Rajput Karni Sena against the film.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal 'pleads' with LG to fill vacant posts in hospitals
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday "pleaded" with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to recruit more pharmacists in government hospitals.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
New CBI case against ex-Noida Chief Engineer
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The CBI has registered a fresh corruption case against Noida's former Chief Engineer Yadav Singh for awarding contracts worth Rs 116.39 crore to five private companies by violating tender norms, an official said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drive against encroachment from February 1 in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A joint drive against people who have encroached city roads will be taken up from February 1, Lt Governor Anil Baijal said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
US House, Senate in scramble as government shutdown looms
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A shutdown of the US federal government is looming with opposition in the House and Senate to a Republican bill that would keep the government open for another month.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Karni Sena warns Prasoon Joshi against entering Jaipur
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) Continuing with their protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat", the Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Friday warned that Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi will not be allowed to enter the city during the Jaipur Literature Festival and will be "thrashed" if he does so.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Media,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Uber partners with ER for cab service at Howrah rail station
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) App-based cab provider Uber on Friday said it has entered into a partnership with the Eastern Railway to make it easier for riders to get a ride at West Bengal's Howrah station, one of the busiest rail terminals in the country.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Most e-commerce sites fail to display MRP: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Most e-commerce sites have failed to display actual Maximum Retail Price (MRP) and "best before" details even after the government made it mandatory from January 1 this year, social engagement platform Local Circles said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Churchill beat Lajong in I-League clash
Vasco (Goa), Jan 19 (IANS) Churchill Brothers defeated Shillong Lajong FC 2-0 in an I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Gold demand in India to rise in 2018, says WGC
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Economic reforms are expected to drive up gold demand in the country in 2018, feels Alistair Hewitt, Director for Market Intelligence with the World Gold Council.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka in tri-nation series
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) Bangladesh decimated Sri Lanka by 163 runs in the third match of the tri-nation series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium at Mirpur on Friday to record their biggest victory margin over the island nation.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Mohun Bagan coach says East Bengal favourites in derby
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Playing mind games ahead of their clash against arch-rivals East Bengal, Mohun Bagan coach Shankarlal Chakraborty on Friday put his counterpart Khalid Jamil on a higher pedestal in terms of coaching pedigree, adding the 'home team' will start as favourites.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Ammonia leak near Goa airport causes alarm
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) A tanker carrying ammonia gas leaked on NH-17 in the vicinity of Goa's Dabolim international airport, forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of families from Chicalim village in South Goa in the wee hours of Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Shivani loses in semis of ITF juniors tennis meet
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Shivani Amineni went down to a tame straight-set defeat against Turkey's Selin Ovunc in the girls singles semi-finals of the ITF Junior tennis championships here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Man Utd closing in on Sanchez deal: Mourinho
Manchester, Jan 19 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho on Friday said his club is close to signing star forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
AAP cries conspiracy as 20 MLAs face disqualification (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a major blow to the AAP in Delhi, the Election Commission on Friday recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs for holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries, triggering calls for the resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and an angry reaction from the ruling party.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Honda Cars India recalls over 22,800 units
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Honda Cars India (HCIL) on Friday recalled 22,834 vehicles as part of its "precautionary global recall" to fix a faulty passenger-facing front airbag.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Morgan sounds warning after England win
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) Following their four-wicket win in the second One-Day International (ODI) here on Friday, England captain Eoin Morgan has warned Australia that his team has the ability to perform even better.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Maken demands Kejriwal's resignation over EC recommendation
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday demanded the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying he has lost the moral right to rule after the Election Commission's recommendation for the disqualification of 20 AAP legislators in the office of profit case.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wasim leads at PGTI Final Qualifying Stage
Ahmedabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhis Wasim Khan surged ahead in round three of the Final Qualifying Stage for the 2018 Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Anti-Nanar plant activists threatened by Shiv Sena: Narayan Rane
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Maharashtra Swabhiman Party (MSP) President Narayan Rane on Friday accused the Shiv Sena of threatening farmers and leaders opposing the upcoming mega-refinery project at Nanar in Konkan.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
HC refuses interim relief to disqualified AAP MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant interim relief to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs against the Election Commission's recommendation for their disqualification on grounds of holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SAT declines to stay SEBI's ban order on Price Waterhouse
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Declining to stay the markets regulator's two-year ban order, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) on Friday allowed audit firm Price Waterhouse to continue with its existing audit assignments for FY2017-18 and also for the calendar year 2018.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
All NHAI toll plazas to have food-beverage kiosks
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Toll plazas run by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will soon have kiosks selling drinking water, tea, coffee and packaged food for the convenience of highway users.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
US presses to relocate embassy to Jerusalem by 2019
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The Trump administration is accelerating its transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with a plan to have the facility ready by 2019, senior officials have said, despite insisting last month that the move would not happen until the end of President Donald Trumps term.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Clash averted: 'Padmaavat' to fly solo on January 25, 'Pad Man' shifted
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) It was set to be the first major box-office clash of the year on January 25, but in the interest of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial drama "Padmaavat" -- set to hit the screens after a lengthy row -- actor Akshay Kumar on Friday announced that he is shifting the release of his "Pad Man" to February 9.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Unemployable youth limit India's growth: Minister Hegde
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Stating that only about 20 per cent of India's 1.5 million engineers are employable by the industry, Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde on Friday called "unemployability" as the biggest challenge that could restrict India's growth.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
RIL's Q3 refining and marketing revenue up 23%
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday reported an increase of 23 per cent in revenues earned from its refining and marketing segment during the third quarter of 2017-18.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
56% smart cities prone to floods: Report
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) As much as 56 per cent of smart cities are prone to floods which are responsible for 77 per cent of all disasters in India, a report said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
President to honour 112 women achievers on Saturday
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Over 100 Indian women who were the first to set a milestone in their respective fields will be felicitated here on Saturday by President Ram Nath Kovind.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Reliance Jio turns corner, posts net profit of Rs 504 crore in Q3
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Reliance Jio, subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) posted net profit of Rs 504 crore for the third quarter of the current fiscal, a company statement said here on Friday. Operational revenue for the third quarter was Rs 6879 crore.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Age 10-24 is the new adolescence period: Lancet
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Gradual changes in biological growth and social role transitions -- coupled with delayed marriage and parenthood -- have pushed back the period of adolescence between ages 10-24 rather than the previously known 10-19 years, a Lancet study said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Clash averted: 'Padmaavat' to fly solo on January 25, 'Pad Man' delayed
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Friday announced that he has decided to delay the release of his movie "Pad Man", thereby giving Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" a clear window to hit the screens on January 25 after a prolonged struggle.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Statins may help prevent scar tissue in eyes: Study
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Statin medication -- commonly used to lower cholesterol levels -- could also help prevent formation of scar tissue inside the eye, suggests a study.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Assam announces tax reimbursement schemes under GST regime
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said the state government has decided to increase the limit of tax exemption for medium and large industrial units from 100 per cent to 150 per cent of the fixed capital investment while for mega units the tax exemption is proposed with a maximum ceiling of 200 per cent of fixed capital investment.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Teachers want Ambedkar on currency notes
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Around 50 teachers from Dalit and other marginalised sections took out a march towards the President House on Friday to demand that B.R. Ambedkar's image should be on currency notes and April 14 -- Ambedkar's birth date -- must be a national holiday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education,Human Interest/Society
ISL: Pune eager to cement semis spot (Preview)
Pune, Jan 19 (IANS) FC Pune City will be eager to secure their place in the semi-finals when they host defending champions ATK in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Saturday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Reliance Industries' third quarter net profit up 5.4%
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)'s standalone net profit went up by 5.4 per cent to Rs 8,454 crore for the third quarter of the current fiscal, a company statement said here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
MP note printing press official held for stealing
Bhopal/New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The CISF on Friday held an official of the Bank Note Press (BNP) in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas city for pilfering currency notes, an official said.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India, Myanmar launch cleanliness driver along border
Imphal, Jan 19 (IANS) Officials and citizens from India and Myanmar on Friday launched a cleanliness campaign along their border.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
HDFC Bank's Q3 net profit up 20%
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Friday reported an increase of 20.1 per cent in its net profit for the third quarter of 2017-18.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Corporates now open to public gaze: Jaitley
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that online availability of data will force corporate entities to ensure compliance and be transparent as their activities will now be open to public gaze.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Aizawl host Neroca in I-League tie (Preview)(Lead)
Aizawl, Jan 19 (IANS) Reigning champions Aizawl FC will aim to return to winning ways when they host fellow north-eastern outfit Neroca FC in an I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
All-round Root powers England to 4-wkt win in second ODI
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) England rode on Test skipper Joe Root's all-round show to beat Australia by four wickets in the second One-day International and take a crucial 2-0 lead in the five-match rubber here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Talk about job creation, Rahul tells Modi
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to suggestions for his first Mann Ki Baat radio address of 2018, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked him to come out with plans to create jobs and push the Chinese out of Doklam.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Cyber Surakshit Bharat' aims to secure Aadhaar data: Alphons
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Securing the nation's cyberspace is vital and the 'Cyber Surakshit Bharat' initiative will aim to ensure that Aadhaar data is safe and protected, Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons said here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Modi to attend World Economic Forum
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Davos, Switzerland, on Monday to attend this year's World Economic Forum, it was announced on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
TRAI recommends in-flight mobile calls, Internet services
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian telecom regulator on Friday recommended that both Internet access and mobile phone calls should be permitted on board aircraft in Indian airspace.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Can drinking 100% fruit juice not raise diabetes risk?
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Drinking 100 per cent fruit juice -- of apple, berry, citrus, grape and pomegranate -- does not significantly raise the risk of diabetes, a study has said.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nadal eases into Australian Open last-16 for 11th time
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Friday thrashed Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 to book a place in the fourth round at the Australian Open tennis tournament for the 11th time in his career.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Carla Suarez beats Kanepi at Australian Open, eases into 4th round
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Spain's Carla Suarez on Friday continued her Australian Open run defeating Estonia's Kaia Kanepi 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
SC declines early hearing on plea against 'Padmaavat'
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hold an early hearing on a plea challenging the grant of U/A certificate to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmaavat" by the Censor Board.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Kejriwal should quit on 'moral grounds': Congress, BJP demand
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) After the Election Commission on Friday recommended to President Ram Nath Kovind that 20 AAP MLAs did hold office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries and hence are liable to be disqualified, both Congress and BJP demanded that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should resign.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SAT declines to stay SEBI's ban order on Price Waterhouse
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Declining to stay the markets regulator's two-year ban order, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) on Friday allowed audit firm Price Waterhouse to continue with its existing audit assignments for FY2017-18 and also for the calendar year 2018.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Conspiracy', says AAP as EC seeks disqualification of MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The AAP on Friday alleged a political conspiracy behind the EC's recommendation for the disqualification of its 20 MLAs for allegedly holding office of profit.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
U-19 World Cup: India thrash Zimbabwe in last group tie
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 19 (IANS) India crushed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in a Group B clash to maintain their all-win record at the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Google Arts and Culture app brings 'selfie feature' to India
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Google Arts & Culture app on Friday introduced a new feature in India that lets users take a selfie, upload it and the feature will match it with a work of classical art from one of the several art museums globally.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Sergi Roberto agrees new Barcelona contract
Barcelona, Jan 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona on Friday confirmed that defender Sergi Roberto has agreed a new contract which will keep him at the Catalan football club until the end of June 2022.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
GST rate cut, upbeat Q3 results propel Nifty50 to 10,900-mark (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Extending gains for the third consecutive session, the key Indian equity indices on Friday zoomed to new highs, with the NSE Nifty50 crossing the psychologically important 10,900-mark for the first time.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Golfers Nagaraj, Nagesh qualify for National finals
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Golfers Nagaraj and Ramesh Nagesh qualified for the national finals of the Mercedes Trophy, it was announced on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Improved Indo-US ties not property of one person, or party in either country: Consul
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) The improved Indo-US relationship goes back many years and has seen multiple heads of state from different parties in both countries and the shared bond is no longer the property of one person, or party on either side, US Consul General for Mumbai Edgard Kagan said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Diplomacy
China downplays US Navy official's 'disruptive force' comment
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) China on Friday downplayed a US Navy official's comments that Beijing is a "disruptive force", wondering why Washington worries about Beijing's rise so much.
2018-01-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Eight policemen injured in Kashmir explosion
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Eight policemen were injured on Friday when militants hurled a grenade at the Pulwama police station in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Odisha launches e-platform for hassle-free health services
Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched an online platform, Odisha e-Hospital Management Information System (OeHMIS), to provide efficient and hassle-free health services to the public.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
AAP furious as 20 MLAs face disqualification (Roundups)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a major setback to the ruling AAP in Delhi, the Election Commission on Friday recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs for holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries, triggering an angry reaction from the party.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jubilant Foodworks Q3 PAT zooms 230%, Bisht appointed new CFO
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Jubilant FoodWorks (JFL) on Friday reported a surge of 230.6 per cent in its profit after tax (PAT) for the third quarter (Q3) ended December 31, 2017.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Over 26k workers trained under 'Women in Factories' programme
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Over 26,000 workers have been trained in 34 factories across four states and one union territory since the launch of the Women in Factories (WiF) programme in 2011 in India, Walmart Foundation and Swasti Health Catalyst jointly said here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shiv tied 6th, Bhullar tied 9th at Singapore golf meet
Sentosa (Singapore), Jan 19 (IANS) Indian golfer Shiv Kapur and Gaganjeet Bhullar finished tied sixth and joint ninth, respectively, after the second round of the SMBC Singapore Open here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Golf
SC upholds acquittal of 'Peepli Live' co-producer
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of "Peepli Live" co-producer Mahmood Farooqui in an alleged rape case, rejecting a plea by the complainant challenging the Delhi High Court order.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal to sell Patanjali products at fair price shops
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will provide products of Baba Ramdev-founded Patanjali at its fair price shops, a minister said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bayern sign Germany midfielder Goretzka
Munich, Jan 19 (IANS) Record German football champions FC Bayern Munich on Friday announced the signing of young midfielder Leon Goretzka from FC Schalke 04 on a four-year deal to be effective from the summer.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Dhoni backs Test brigade despite loss to Proteas
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Throwing his weight behind the beleaguered Test side which lost the ongoing Test series 0-2 to South Africa, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said it was important to look at the positives of the team's performance.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
After joining LDF, Veerendra Kumar not to stake claim to RS seat
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) Contrary to speculation, media baron and Janata Dal-U supremo M.P. Veerendra Kumar who bid goodbye to the Congress-led UDF and is set to join the ruling CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front, will not stake claim to the Rajya Sabha seat that he resigned in December, said a top party leader.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'My Birthday Song': A skilfully mounted psychological drama (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "My Birthday Song"; Director: Samir Soni; Cast: Sanjay Suri, Nora Fatehi, Zenia Starr, Ayaz Khan, Samire Sharma, Elena Kazan, Aarti Khetarpal, Aryan Veir Suri, Kausher Ali Khan, Rahul Gaba, Aarav Bedi and Rohan Awasthi; Rating: ***
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India should not comment on Chinese construction in Doklam: Beijing
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) China on Friday said Doklam is Chinese territory and India has no business to comment if it builds infrastructure in the region.
2018-01-19
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
CPCB to fund mass awareness drives, better monitoring
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has decided to spend a major portion of its green fund towards generating awareness among masses on pollution and strengthening the monitoring system, officials said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
I-League: Aizawl to host Neroca in North eastern Derby (Preview)
Aizawl, Jan 19 (IANS) After playing a tiring goalless draw in their last Hero I-League match against East Bengal, reigning champions Aizawl FC will hope to get back to their winning ways when they host Neroca FC for the second Northeast derby of the season at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
'Conspiracy', says AAP as EC seeks disqualification of MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Soon after the Election Commission (EC) on Friday found 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs guilty of holding office of profit, the party alleged there was a political conspiracy behind the recommendation for their disqualification.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How many proposals made at Bengal business summit fructify? (News Analysis)
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Against the backdrop of only half of the about Rs 8 lakh crore (over $125 billion) investments proposed in the past three editions of Bengal Global Business Summit reaching the "process" stage, the just concluded fourth edition has seen a Rs 15,000 crore drop in proposals from last year.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Sebi allows strategic investors to invest up to 25% in REITs and InvITs
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Securities market regulator Sebi has eased norms for real estate investments trusts (REITs) and infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs) to raise funds from strategic investors.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Spurs defender Carter-Vickers joins Ipswich Town on loan
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur defender Cameron Carter-Vickers on Friday joined Ipswich Town Football Club on loan.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Pakistan can't keep eyes shut on Hafiz Saeed: India
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India on Friday said Pakistan cannot keep its eyes shut over Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'Vodka Diaries': A miserable downer (IANS Review, Rating: *1/2)
Film: "Vodka Diaries"; Director: Kushal Srivastava; Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Mandira Bedi, Raima Sen and Rishi Bhutani; Rating: *1/2
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC over ceasefire violations
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian forces along the International Border in Sialkot Sector, that left one civilian dead and injured nine others.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
North Korea to send advance party to prepare for Winter Olympics in South
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) North Korea on Friday proposed to send a team of artists to South Korea this weekend as an advance party to prepare for planned acts during the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.
2018-01-19
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
TRAI recommends Internet, MCA services in-flight
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian telecom regulator on Friday recommended that both Internet and mobile communications on board aircraft (MCA) service should be permitted as In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) in the Indian airspace.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Honda Cars India recalls over 22,800 units
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Honda Cars India (HCIL) on Friday recalled 22,834 vehicles as part of its "precautionary global recall" to fix a faulty passenger-facing front airbag.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Never molested my daughter: Woody Allen reiterates
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning director Woody Allen has reiterated that he never molested his daughter Dylan Farrow. He says she was relentlessly coached that "her father was a dangerous sexual predator".
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Andhra to have a Blockchain varsity
Vijayawada, Jan 19 (IANS) Covalent Fund has signed an agreement with the Andhra Pradesh government to set up a Blockchain university.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump to mark first anniversary of inauguration with glitzy gala
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is set to depart Washington to celebrate his one-year inauguration anniversary at a glitzy gala at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, hours before the deadline to avoid a government shutdown on Friday midnight.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SIAM to release documents on hybrids, alternatives in Auto Expo
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Automobile manufacturers body SIAM is hoping to release documents on hybrid and other alternative fuel vehicles during the upcoming auto expo, an official said here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Long drive not my idea of romance, says Arjun Kapoor
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who has portrayed a lover boy in films like "2 States", "Half Girlfriend", "Tevar" and "Ki & Ka", says he likes driving cars, but long drives are not his idea of romance.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'12 Strong': Mildly entertaining yet engaging revenge drama (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "12 Strong"; Director: Nicolai Fuglsig; Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, William Fichtner, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Ben OToole, Kenny Sheard, Austin Stowell, Austin Hebert, Jack Kesy, Kenneth Miller, Elsa Pataky, Rob Riggle, Taylor Sheridan, Fahim Fazli, Laith Nakli; Rating: ***1/2
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
U19 World Cup: India thrash Zimbabwe in last group tie
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 19 (IANS) India crushed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in a Group B clash to maintain their all-win record at the ICC U19 World Cup here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
India becomes member of Australia Group
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) After its entry into the Wassenaar Arrangement and the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), India on Friday notched up another success as it became a member of the Australia Group, the third of four key global export control regimes that will help pave the way for entry into the Nuclear Suppliers' Group.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India condemns ceasefire violations by Pakistan
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India on Friday strongly condemned the continued violation by Pakistan of the ceasefire along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Pune City rope in Toribio, Stankovic
Pune, Jan 19 (IANS) FC Pune City have signed Spanish defender Manuel Jesus Ortiz Toribio and Austrian midfielder Marko Stankovic, the Indian Super League (ISL) football franchise announced on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
MoU signed for soft skill training in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) A tripartite MoU was on Friday signed for implementation of a soft skill training programme in some Odisha Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) under which 800 students will be trained over two years.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Fernandinho extends Manchester City contract
Manchester, Jan 19 (IANS) Brazilian midfilder Fernandinho on Friday signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ruckus in Jharkhand Assembly for third day
Ranchi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand Assembly witnessed uproar for the third day on Friday as the opposition demanded the removal of the Chief Secretary and the DGP in connection with a fodder scam and an allegedly staged shootout, respectively.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Western Digital unveils Next-Gen storage drives
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Global data storage company Western Digital on Friday announced that it is expanding its portfolio for enterprise customers with a new, mid-range series of 4TB, 6TB and 8TB hard drives.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Chelsea accused by FIFA of signing 25 minors
London, Jan 19 (IANS) English football club Chelsea have been accused by FIFA after an initial investigation of signing 25 foreign players under the age of 18.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Super blue moon on January 31 will mark last of trilogy
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) For those who missed the full moon treat on January 1, a rare celestial treat awaits you on January 31, marking the last in a trilogy of supermoons. The first happened on December 3, 2017, NASA said in a report.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
ISKCON head's new book 'The Journey Within' launched
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) 'The Journey Within', penned by ISKCON spiritual head Radhanath Swami Maharaj as a sequel to his earlier New York Times bestseller 'The Journey Home', was released here in the presence of a galaxy of personalities.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Putin dips into icy waters to mark Orthodox Epiphany
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS) In the early hours of Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin submerged himself into the gelid waters of a frozen lake to mark the Epiphany, when the Orthodox Church carries out the great sanctification of the water.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Religion
Pakistan, Iran to restore passenger train service
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan and Iran have decided to restore a fortnightly passenger train service between the two countries by September due to improvement in the security situation.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Visibility may improve in Delhi on Saturday
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The National Capital on Friday experienced dense fog with severe air-quality. The Met office expects the visibility to increase by Saturday with dry north-westerly winds blowing in.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
You won our hearts: Bollywood celebs thank Netanyahu (Lead, rectifying para 9)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bonding here with film celebrities -- who have described it an honour and privilege to meet him -- was lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "wonderful".
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Congress, BJP demand Kejriwal quit
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) After the Election Commission on Friday found 20 AAP MLAs guilty of holding an "Office of Profit" and recommended their disqualification, both the Congress and BJP demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra tiger reserves' workers bare fangs at UK NGO
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Jan 19 (IANS) Hundreds of tourist guides and drivers working for various tiger reserves in Maharashtra and central India protested on Friday against UK-based NGO Survival International's appeal to foreigners to boycott Indian tiger reserves.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Don't fret over conceiving with irregular periods
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) If your irregular menstrual cycle is worrying you about conceiving conveniently, focus on eating a balanced diet and exercising daily, experts suggest.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
SC gives time to CBI on plea by Aircel-Maxis case accused
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday gave the CBI time till January 22 to respond to Mohanan Rajesh -- an accused in Aircel-Maxis case to go abroad to meet his son.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Message behind 'Pad Man' truly inspiring: Malala Yousafzai
Islamabad/London, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has backed Twinkle Khanna's film "Pad Man" on menstrual hygiene, saying it imparts an "inspiring" message.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
The Mumbai Fest to commence on January 26
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The Mumbai Fest, which will offer an array of activities including music, dance, art, food and acting masterclasses, will commence on January 26 here.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Over 21k new registrations on Day 1 of e-way Bill portal launch
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Over 21,000 new registrations were received by the e-way bill portal on the first day of opening registrations for the system in all the states of the country, the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Svitolina ends Kostyuk's campaign at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Ukrainian Elina Svitolina on Friday put an end to the Australian Open campaign of fellow countrywoman Marta Kostyuk with a 6-2, 6-2 victory in the third round.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
China launches two remote sensing satellites
Jiuquan, Jan 19 (IANS) China launched two high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites into a preset orbit on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
BJP 'almost' ties up with Tripura tribal faction
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said his party has almost clinched an alliance with the NC Debbarma faction of the IPFT, a leading tribal group in Tripura.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
HCL Technologies net up 6% in Q3
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Software major HCL Technologies Ltd on Friday reported Rs 2,194 crore consolidated net profit for the third quarter (Q3) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 6 per cent annual growth from Rs 2,070 crore in the same period year ago and flat (0.3 per cent) sequential from Rs 2,188 crore quarter ago.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
IPL: Rajasthan Royals appoint Bharucha as their head of cricket
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals on Friday appointed former Mumbai opener Zubin Bharucha as their head of cricket for the upcoming season 11 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Equity indices zoom on Q3 results, Nifty50 crosses 10,900-mark
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Friday zoomed to provisionally close at new highs yet again, with the NSE Nifty50 crossing the 10,900-mark for the first time.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
New Zealand blank Pakistan 5-0 in ODI series
Wellington, Jan 19 (IANS) New Zealand whitewashed Pakistan in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series after registering a 15-run win in the final match at the Basin Reserve here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bikram hot yoga not better than regular yoga: Study
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Bikram yoga -- a yoga style performed in a room heated to 40 degrees Celsius -- may be just as effective at improving health as the same yoga postures practiced at room temperature, a new study has claimed.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Dimitrov reaches Australian Open last 16
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov on Friday booked a place in Australian Open round of 16 for the fourth time, earning another ugly win over Russian Andrey Rublev 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
BSF trooper, two civilians killed in Pakistani shelling
Jammu, Jan 19 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and two civilians were killed and three others injured on Friday in indiscriminate firing and shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted: US
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The US has said that Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack, should be prosecuted to the "fullest extent of the law" as Washington regards him as a terrorist.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
EC recommends 20 AAP MLAs be disqualified
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a major setback to Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission was on Friday said to have recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs on grounds of holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
I know film industry better than many: Neha Dhupia
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia feels she knows the film industry better than many others as she is "pretty much" friends with everyone.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Hizb chief Salahuddin's son's judicial custody extended
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A court on Friday extended till February 5 the judicial custody of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin's son Syed Shahid, arrested in a six-year-old terror funding case.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Temple priest shot dead in Bihar
Patna, Jan 19 (IANS) A temple priest has been shot dead in Bihar's Rohtas district, police said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australian Open: Bopanna, Sharan enter pre-quarters
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian stars Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won their respective matches to enter the the pre-quarterfinals of the men's doubles category at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
#MeToo movement a tipping point for Hollywood: Redford (Lead correcting first para)
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Robert Redford believes the ongoing #MeToo movement will bring more opportunities for women.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wahlberg, Duhamel purchased steroids from dealer
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Actors Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel and wrestling star Roman Reigns reportedly made purchases from an unlawful anabolic steroid distributor, Wellness Fitness and Nutrition (WFN).
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'U Cypher...' gives platform to gamers to build career in eSports: Screwvala
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) "U Cypher with MTV", a multi-platform eSports championship, will be going live on Friday. Ronnie Screwvala, who has backed the project, hopes it provides a platform to gamers to make a career in eSports.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kerala HC stops media trial in Bar Scam case
Kochi, Jan 19 (IANS) Two days after the Vigilance Department submitted a report in the 2014 Bar Scam case to the Kerala High Court, the court on Friday ordered that there will be no further media trials in the case.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Documentary to tell 'untold story' on surgical strikes
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) A documentary titled "Surgical Strikes: An Untold Story" will pour out the details on the cross-LoC surgical strikes by the Indian Army in 2016.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security
EVMs to have candidates' pictures
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will carry pictures of candidates along with their names -- when by-elections are held in Rajasthan on January 29.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Local politics major roadblock for regional trade, cooperation, says Ex ADB official
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Regional trade and cooperation between neighbouring countries is adversely affected due to local politics, said Rajat Nag, economist and former Managing Director-General, Asian Development Bank, India.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Defence/Security
EC wants 20 AAP MLAs disqualified
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Election Commission is understood to have recommended disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on grounds of holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Staveley still keen to buy Newcastle United
London, Jan 19 (IANS) British businesswoman Amanda Staveley said she still wants to buy English football club Newcastle United F.C after the current owner Mike Ashley ended a $348 million takeover talks this week.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
#MeToo movement a tipping point for Hollywood: Redford
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Robert Redfor believes the ongoing #MeToo movement will bring more opportunities for women.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CBI judge who convicted Lalu seeks arms license
Ranchi, Jan 19 (IANS) A CBI judge who sentenced former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a corruption case has applied for a license to obtain a revolver along with his family members.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Baby killed as car hits crowd at Rio beach
Brasília, Jan 19 (IANS) A baby was killed and 15 persons were injured after a car ploughed into crowds on a promenade near Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana beach in Brazil.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kotak Mahindra Bank logs 20 per cent growth in net profit
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Private sector Kotak Mahindra Bank on Friday said it closed the quarter ended on December 31, 2017 with 20 per cent growth in its net profit over the corresponding period the previous fiscal.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China detains prominent human rights lawyer
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) Chinese authorities on Friday detained Yu Wensheng, a prominent human rights lawyer, here just a few days after his law license was revoked over an open letter criticizing President Xi Jinping.
2018-01-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
HCL Technologies net up 6%
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Software major HCL Technologies Ltd on Friday reported Rs 2,194 crore consolidated net profit for the third quarter (Q3) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 6 per cent annual growth from Rs 2,070 crore in the same period year ago and flat (0.3 per cent) sequential from Rs 2,188 crore a quarter ago.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
U19 World Cup: India thrash Zimbabwe in last group tie
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 19 (IANS) India crushed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in a Group A clash to maintain their all-win record at the ICC U19 World Cup here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Delhi CM's ex-Principal Secretary appears in court
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's former Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and others on Friday appeared before a court here in connection with a corruption case.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will keep building infrastructure in Doklam, India should not comment: China
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) China on Friday said it will keep building infrastructure in Doklam and India has no business to comment on construction activity on Chinese territory.
2018-01-19
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Property dealer's abducted son found murdered in Patna
Patna, Jan 19 (IANS) The 16-year-old son of a property dealer who was kidnapped for ransom on Thursday was found murdered here on Friday, police said.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moscow had six-minutes of sunshine in December
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS) Imagine getting only 360 seconds of sunshine in a whole month -- sounds pretty depressing? Moscow had its darkest December on record in 2017, getting just six minutes of sunshine, media reports said.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Environment/Wildlife
Farhan to pay tribute to The Beatles, Pink Floyd
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor and musician Farhan Akhtar says he will pay a tribute to music legends like Pink Floyd, David Bowie and The Beatles at a music festival in Ranthambore in Rajasthan.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Mkhitaryan will be Arsenal sensation'
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Former English footballer Paul Merson said he is a big fan of Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and he can turn out to be a sensation for Arsenal if he completes the speculated move.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Butler, 50 Cent underwent strict training for 'Den of Thieves'
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) "Den of Thieves" director Christian Gudegast put the cast including Gerard Butler, Pablow Schreiber and 50 Cent (given name Curtis Jackson), through a two-week training camp as a prep for the movie.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sri Lanka, China to co-build power plant
Colombo, Jan 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka and China on Friday signed a joint venture agreement to construct Sri Lanka's largest dendro power plant in the country's south.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
SC upholds acquittal of 'Pipli Live' co-producer
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of "Pipli Live" co-producer Mahmood Farooqui in an alleged rape case, rejecting a plea by the complainant challenging the Delhi High Court order.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru court issues arrest warrants against Mallya, others for alleged fraud
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) A court here has issued arrest warrants against fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya and 18 others for offences involving alleged fraud and concealment of material facts for inducing investments, on a complaint by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO).
2018-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jio committed to use Open Source technologies to better consumer experience
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Reliance Jio is committed to contribute and use Open Source technologies to better its consumer experience, the company's Director and Board Member Akash Ambani said here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NASA cancels African-American astronaut's first flight to space
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) NASA's Jeanette Jo Epps, an astronaut and American aerospace engineer, will not be a part of the International Space Station (ISS) crew set to launch in June, the US space agency said.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
SC declines early hearing on plea against 'Padmaavat'
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hold an early hearing on a plea challenging the grant of U/A certificate to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmaavat" by the Censor Board.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Former Man-U star leaves Brazilian club
Porto Alegre (Brazil), Jan 19 (IANS) Former Manchester United and Brazil international midfielder Anderson has been released by city based football club Internacional by mutual agreement.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Sao Tome And Principe,Sports,Football
'My Birthday Song': Thriller in pursuit of relentless thrills (Review)
Film: "My Birthday Song"; Director: Samir Soni; Cast: Sanjay Suri, Nora Fatehi, Zenia Starr; Rating: ***
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Young woman arrested for boxer's murder
Greater Noida, Jan 19 (IANS) A woman photo-journalism student has been arrested along with two male accomplices on charges of killing a boxer who she alleged had been blackmailing her, police said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid beat sprited Leganes
Leganes (Spain), Jan 19 (IANS) Real Madrid are well on the way to reaching the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey football tournament after beating Leganes 1-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final tie here.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Indian Navy's all-women sailing team crosses Cape Horn
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian Navy sailboat INSV Tarini with an all-women crew rounded Cape Horn on Friday morning, completing one of the most difficult legs of its global circumnavigation tour.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Vikas Khanna was mocked in US over Indian accent
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) He has been named the "Hottest Chef of America" by People magazine and has won a Michelin star for his restaurant in New York, but there was a time when people made fun of Vikas Khanna's accent and threatened to chop his fingers just because of his nationality.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora
Australian Open: Bopanna enters pre-quarters
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Édouard Roger-Vasselin reached the pre-quarterfinals of the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
'The Way We Were' actor dead
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Bradford Dillman, known for his work in "Compulsion" and "The Way We Were", is dead. He was 87.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Samsung to grow its presence across channels in India
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) As Samsung heats up the smartphone market in the New Year with two new offerings, the South Korean giant is looking to grow its business across channels, including online, as the year progresses, Asim Warsi, Global Vice President, Samsung India, said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Zimbabwe politician, wife killed in US helicopter crash
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Leading Zimbabwe opposition politician Roy Bennett has been killed with his wife in a helicopter crash in New Mexico state of the US, authorities said.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
When will government wake up, Congress asks after Pakistani shelling
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday attacked the Modi government over the recurring deaths of civilians and military personnel due to repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the government to "wake up".
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Baidu upgrades research institute to accelerate AI application
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) Chinese Artificial Intelligence (AI) giant Baidu has upgraded its research institute to speed up industrial application of AI technology.
2018-01-19
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Railway heritage theme park on the anvil at Rewari
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian Railways is firming up a proposal to develop a railway heritage theme park, a first-of-its-kind in the country, at Rewari, in cooperation with the Union Tourism Ministry and the Haryana government.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Stephany joins as 'Toy Story 4' screenwriter
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Stephany Folsom has been roped in as the new screenwriter for "Toy Story 4", set for release on June 21, 2019.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New blood test may help early detection of 8 cancers
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) A new blood test that can help in the early diagnoses of eight common cancers before they spread and risk patients' chances of survival has been developed by Australian researchers.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Indian adaptation of 'Criminal Justice', 'The Office' in pipeline
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) British television series "Criminal Justice" and "The Office" will get a 'desi' twist with their Indian adaptations.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Crude at $60 conducive to revenue growth: Air India CMD
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Crude oil prices at around $60 per barrel is the "ideal" level for Air India to sustain its new-found revenue growth, the airline's Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Pradeep Singh Kharola said.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Women don't have faith in legal system to come out in open: Actress Nimrat Kaur
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Why are Bollywood actresses not naming and shaming their sexual assaulters and harassers as openly as their Hollywood counterparts? Actress Nimrat Kaur says before women are questioned about it, the legal system has to be "watertight" and give victims the support and confidence to be fearless.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,IANS Life
Equity indices trade at fresh highs led by banks stocks
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Friday traded at fresh highs during the mid-afternoon session buoyed by broadly positive Asian indices, coupled with upbeat quarterly corporate earnings and healthy buying in banking stocks.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Top stars concerned over extreme heat at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan (IANS) Friday's torturously hot conditions at the Australian Open here have raised serious questions about player safety and whether the event should be moved to a different time of year, outside the summer season.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Mick Jagger explores Rajasthan on tuk-tuk
Jodhpur, Jan 19 (IANS) While soaking in the sights and sounds of India, singer Mick Jagger took a moment to enjoy a tuk-tuk ride and admire the jewellery of a Rajasthani native.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'The Commuter': Typical Liam Neeson fare (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "The Commuter"; Director: Jaume Collet-Serra; Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks and Sam Neil; Rating: **1/2
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russell Brand wants help in 'perfect present' for royal couple
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Comedian Russell Brand has reached out to people to help him in giving the "perfect wedding present" to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Britain announces public register against money laundering
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Britain has announced the world's first public register that requires overseas companies that own or buy property in the country to provide details of their ultimate owners.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
This Microsoft bot can sketch like humans
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Microsoft is developing a bot that can draw what you want it to by leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology -- programmed to pay close attention to individual words when generating images from caption-like text descriptions.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Samsung to grow its presence across channels in India: Asim Warsi
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) As Samsung heats up the smartphone market in the New Year with two new offerings, the South Korean giant is looking to grow its business across channels, including online, as the year progresses, Asim Warsi, Global Vice President, Samsung India, said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
One can write a book on my journey in the fashion industry: Anamika Khanna (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) She was one of the first few Indian designers to showcase her collection at the Paris Fashion Week and the London Fashion Week, and is well-known for celebrating the country through her designs. Veteran designer Anamika Khanna says one can easily write a book on her journey in the fashion industry.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Many languages, one literature (Exclusive to IANS)
ATTN EDITORS: This article, by Namita Gokhale, is the first of two exclusively written for IANS ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival. The second article, by William Dalrymple, will move on Saturday. Editor IANS
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Opinion/Commentary
Ex-US lawmaker sentenced to 18 years for drug trafficking
Los Angels, Jan 19 (IANS) A former US Republican lawmaker was sentenced to 18 years in prison for drug trafficking, officials said.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Feel lucky to be in huge film like 'Total Dhamaal': Niharica Raizada
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Niharica Raizada, who has earlier acted in "Waarrior Savitri", will next be seen in "Total Dhamaal". She says she feels lucky to be part of such a huge film.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple App Store web interface gets iOS 11-like design
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) In a design overhaul, Apple has updated its cumbersome App Store web interface similar to the user-friendly iOS 11 App Store.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Pope in Peru on three-day visit
Lima, Jan 19 (IANS) Pope Francis is in Peru on a three-day official and apostolic visit.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Sweden,Religion
New camera to probe condition of Fukushima reactor
Tokyo, Jan 19 (IANS) The operator of the Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima Daiichi on Friday introduced a telescopic arm with a camera into No. 2 reactor of the disaster-stricken plant, in an attempt to probe its condition for possible decommissioning.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook might bring Stories on desktop
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Although Facebook 'Stories' is not as popular as it is on Instagram and WhatsApp, the social media giant is convinced that the feature can fetch money through effective advertising and due to this, the company might soon launch it on desktop.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Of longing, friendships, Buddha and desire (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Read a compelling translation of a masterpiece by Rabindranath Tagore, delve into the friendship of three flatmates in London, enjoy the thrills that an obsessed seductress unleashes on a perfect couple, and finally take a look at the world of godmen, spiritual seekers, and the men and women whose lives are ruled by the sex market and its overlords.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
'Granting Ecuadorian citizenship to Assange won't sway UK'
Quito, Jan 19 (IANS) A former Ecuadorian President has said the current administration's decision to grant citizenship to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange "will not convince the British to let him exit the UK".
2018-01-19
Category: International, Ecuador,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Diplomacy
Luke Kleintank joins 'The Goldfinch'
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Luke Kleintank is set to join the ensemble cast in a movie adaptation of the book "The Goldfinch".
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Colin Firth won't work with Woody Allen again
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Colin Firth has said he will not do any projects with Woody Allen in the future.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Westerners in a knot over pronouns (The Funny Side)
A woman about to have a hospital procedure involving her "naughty bits" (to use the official medical term) asked for a female nurse to do it. In walked a beefy individual with a crew-cut, deep voice, facial hair and tattoos.
2018-01-19
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Features
Tata Steel announces successful $1.3 bn dual tranche bond offering
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Tata Steel on Friday said its wholly own subsidiary incorporated in Singapore, Abja Investment Co Pte Ltd, has successfully issued dual tranche of $1.3 billion of unsecured bonds in the international markets.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
You won our hearts: Bollywood celebs thank Netanyahu
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bonding here with film celebrities -- who have described it an honour and privilege to meet him -- was lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "wonderful".
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Contemporary uncanny: Modern-day mysteries that defy solution (Book Review)
Title: The Mysterium: Unexplained and Extraordinary Stories for a Post-Nessie Generation; Author: David Bramwell & Jo Keeling; Publisher: Brewers/Hachette India; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 699
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Minor's murder again causes uproar in J&K assembly
Jammu, Jan 19 (IANS) Pandemonium marred the proceedings of Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Friday as the opposition again created an uproar over the murder of a minor girl in Kathua district.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ushering social reforms through education: An Irish nun's experiments in India
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) She believes that education, not charity, is the only way to bring a change in India's existing educational and social system. And to turn this thinking into reality, she battled the inequality in the classroom through pioneering school reforms.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Paresh credits Salim, Salman for his career's hits
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Veteran actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal has credited veteran writer Salim Khan for his first commercial hit "Naam" and his son superstar Salman Khan for his "biggest" hit "Tiger Zinda Hai".
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two civilians killed in Pakistan shelling in J&K
Jammu, Jan 19 (IANS) A woman and a youth were killed and three others injured on Friday in heavy shelling and firing by the Pakistan Rangers on the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
'Aapla Manus' role complex, unique: Nana Patekar
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Nana Patekar says his upcoming Marathi movie "Aapla Manus" has given him a chance to explore a unique and complex character that he has not had a chance to portray in the language.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Richa Chadha features in music video
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has featured in a video of singer Shibani Kashyap's new single "Wannabe Free" that encourages everyone to break free from the shackles of social media.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ammonia leak near Goa airport causes alarm
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) Dozens of residents in South Goa were evacuated from their homes by disaster response teams after a tanker carrying ammonia gas turned turtle, causing a leakage.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
N.Korea accuses US of plotting another Korean War
Pyongyang, Jan 19 (IANS) North Korea has accused the US of plotting to provoke another Korean War by convening a foreign ministers' meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
2018-01-19
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Three decades on, FBI re-launches search for Pan Am hijacking suspects
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has re-launched its search to catch four hijackers of the Pan Am Flight 73, almost 32 years after the failed attempt at Karachi airport.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Dense fog in Delhi, air-quality turns 'severe'
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) There was a dense fog cover over the city on Friday as the air-quality turned severe. The minimum temperature was recorded at 7.4 degrees Celsius, the season's average.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kashmir reels under 'Chillai Kalan', Kargil at minus 20
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region dropped several notches below the freezing point on Friday. The Met said the cold wave will continue till Sunday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
NASA's small nuclear reactor to power a habitat on Mars
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) To provide safe and plentiful energy for future robotic and human missions for Mars and beyond, NASA is conducting experiments on Kilopower -- a small nuclear reactor that can generate a reliable power supply.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Key Indian equity indices open on flat note
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices opened on a flat note during the early morning trade session on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Apple, Google employee shuttles under attack in California
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Apple and Google have been forced to reroute their shuttles ferrying employee after the vehicles were attacked with either pellet guns or rocks several times on the way to office.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
UN calls for new nuke disarmament efforts
United Nations, Jan 19 (IANS) The UN has called for a new push for nuclear disarmament amid concerns over the North Korean crisis and bilateral spats between Russia and the US.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US House passes stopgap spending bill to avoid government shutdown
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The US House of Representatives passed a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, but whether the bill could pass the Senate remained uncertain.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sexual harassment, assault goes unnoticed at UN: Victims
United Nations, Jan 19 (IANS) The cases of sexual harassment and assault are rife in the UN offices around the world, with offenders enjoying impunity in a culture of flawed grievance system, a media report said on Friday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Largest flooded cave discovered in Mexico
Mexico City, Jan 19 (IANS) Underwater archaeologists in Mexico have discovered the worlds largest flooded cave, a report said.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Mexico,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Trump sows confusion as Republicans scramble to avert shutdown
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has appeared to undercut his party's attempts to reach a budget deal with Democrats, on the eve of a possible government shutdown.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
May, Macron agree on measures to deepen ties
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Britain's departure from the European Union should not prevent a high level of cooperation with France, President Emmanuel Macron has said at the end of a British-French summit.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
50 Cent blasts Jay Z's album
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) American rapper 50 Cent says he doesn't think rapper Jay-Z's album "4:44" resonates with young people.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces pregnancy
Wellington, Jan 19 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Residents evacuated after tanker carrying ammonia gas turns turtle in Goa
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) Dozens of residents of Chicalim village in Goa, near the Dabolim International Airport, were evacuated from their homes by disaster response officials, after a tanker carrying ammonia gas met with an accident and turned turtle, causing gas leakage.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US dollar ticks down on economic data
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) The US dollar fell against most major currencies as investors mainly focused on the newly-released economic data.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Tillerson to tour Europe amid rift over Iran n-deal
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit London, Paris, Warsaw and Davos on January 21-27, as the trans-Atlantic ties have been challenged by widening division over the US proposed revision of the Iran nuclear deal, among others.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Tourist taxi operators go on strike in Goa
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) Over 3,000 tourist taxis went off Goa's roads on Friday, as taxi operators across the state made good their warning of a day-long strike.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Syrian government to participate in upcoming talks in Vienna
Damascus, Jan 19 (IANS) The Deputy of the UN special Envoy to Syria has said the Syrian government has agreed to take part in the planned Syrian talks in Vienna, Austria later this month.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Tips for men to look work-ready
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Look your best while at work throughout the week by flaunting the right combination of shoes, shirts and accessories. Pair tan-coloured leather brogues with wine-hued cardigan and herringbone muffler, suggest experts.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US stocks close lower on earnings, data
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) US stocks closed lower as investors digested the sharp gains made in the previous session.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Katy Perry habitually late for 'American Idol'
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry continuously "turns up late" for judging the singing-based competition show "American Idol".
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia to set up bank for defence financing
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS) Russia will create a new bank to finance defence needs and major state contracts in the wake of Western sanctions, the Russian Finance Ministry has said.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Peter Andre, family take to French Alps
Paris, Jan 19 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre appeared in high spirits as he took to the French Alps with his wife Emily and his two eldest children, Junior and Princess.
2018-01-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Film festival in Istanbul focuses on cats
Istanbul, Jan 19 (IANS) A film festival dedicated to cats is running in Istanbul, evoking deep emotions among movie-goers toward cats in different cultures.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Turkey,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Cardi B inks first movie deal
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B has signed her first movie deal.
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russian FM calls for preservation of Iran nuclear deal
United Nations, Jan 19 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said preserving the international agreement on Iran's nuclear programme was important, as failure of the deal would send "an alarming message for the entire international security architecture".
2018-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Woman commits suicide over being childless
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A woman, who was depressed over being childless, allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by hanging herself, police said. Her family, however, accused the in-laws of torturing her over her inability to give birth.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Decentralise powers in government hospitals: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday called for more powers to government hospitals to help them provide better health facilities,
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
UP CM calls for modernization of madarsas
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday called for modernization of the Madarsas' imparting education to children of the minority community.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Karti Chidambaram questioned for 10 hours in INX media case
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, was on Thursday questioned by the ED officials for over 10 hours in a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in a FIPB clearance accorded to INX Media in 2007.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Business/Economy
Infrastructure, land acquisition major challenges for MROs in India: Boeing
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Global aerospace major Boeing on Thursday said that the "challenges for MRO" (maintenance, repair or overhaul) sector in India are infrastructure and land acquisition.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Clear the air about Chinese build-up in Doklam region, demands Congress
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday asked the government to come clear on alleged about fresh Chinese troops build-up in the Doklam region and asked it should specifically state whether some helipads or bunkers have been established or not.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Morocco, US discuss security situation in Africa
Rabat, Jan 18 (IANS) Moroccan Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mounia Boucetta, and US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Deputy for Civil-Military Engagement Alexander Laskaris discussed the security situation in Africa here on Thursday.
2018-01-19
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Quit NPF after it severed ties with BJP, says Neiphiu Rio
Dimapur, Jan 18 (IANS) Nagaland's lone Lok Sabha member Neiphiu Rio on Thursday said that he quit the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) after it decided to severe ties with the BJP ahead of the February 27 assembly elections.
2018-01-19
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Ditch juttis, opt for brogues: Wedding fashion for men
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) In the wedding season, it's not just women who want to look their best, but men too like to look dapper. Men can ditch the jutti as footwear and instead opt for the European-style like brogues, suggest experts.
2018-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UNSC sees progress amid insecurity in Afghanistan
United Nations, Jan 18 (IANS) Afghanistan is making progress in education, health and the empowerment of women while security remains a matter of concern, the UN Security Council found during a trip to the Asian country.
2018-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US shutdown looms amid immigration feud
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The US government is a day away from a shutdown as lawmakers and the White House feud over immigration.
2018-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer
Ottawa, Jan 18 (IANS) A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media.
2018-01-18
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
France scraps controversial Nantes airport proposal
Paris, Jan 18 (IANS) France has scrapped a controversial project to build an airport near the western city of Nantes, saying it did not have broad popular support.
2018-01-18
Category: International, France,Politics
'Two-state solution only way to end Palestinian-Israeli conflict'
Cairo, Jan 18 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said establishing a Palestinian state through the two-state solution is the only way to achieve stability, peace, prosperity and development in the region.
2018-01-18
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Diplomacy
10 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts
Abuja, Jan 18 (IANS) At least 10 persons have been killed and 65 others injured in Nigeria's Maiduguri city following two suicide blasts, police and rescue officials said.
2018-01-18
Category: International, Nigeria,Terrorism
US Senate panel votes again to approve Powell as next Fed chairman
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The US Senate Banking Committee has voted again to approve President Donald Trump's nomination of Jerome Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.
2018-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
BSF trooper, civilian injured in Pakistan firing
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and a civilian were injured in overnight Pakistan shelling and firing on the international border in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Iran nuclear deal must be safeguarded: UN chief
United Nations, Jan 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the importance of an international deal on Iran's nuclear issue on the second anniversary of the implementation of the agreement.
2018-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Must-take fitness resolutions
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A few basic lifestyle changes can bring a long-lasting desired difference for a healthier and happier you, suggest experts.
2018-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US dollar ticks up amid Beige Book, data
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors mainly focused on the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book and the newly-released economic data.
2018-01-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Gigi Hadid a huge inspiration: Diana Penty
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Diana Penty, who launched Gigi Hadid's make-up collection in India, has praised the model, saying her achievements and journey is an inspiration for many.
2018-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dow closes above 26,000 for first time
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) US stocks closed higher with the Dow closing above 26,000 for the first time, following the release of stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings reports.
2018-01-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Karanvir Sharma joins Sunny Deol starrer
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Karanvir Sharma, who has featured in movies like "Zid" and "Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana", has joined the cast of an action thriller film, which will also star Sunny Deol.
2018-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British lawmakers approve EU Withdrawal Bill
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The marathon bill paving the way for Britain to leave the European Union (EU) passed a crucial stage in the House of Commons on Wednesday night.
2018-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Liam Neeson is modern day John Wayne: Hollywood producer
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Hollywood producer Alex Heineman has compared actor Liam Neeson to late cinema icon John Wayne.
2018-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran says Israel seeks to create division in Lebanon
Tehran, Jan 18 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said Israel seeks to create division in Lebanon for its own interests.
2018-01-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Kavita Vaid to wear her own sari for TV show
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Kavita Vaid says she is wearing her own sari for a wedding sequence of her TV show "Ikyawann".
2018-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP legislator assaulted during Ekatm Yatra in MP
Bhopal, Jan 18 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator has been allegedly assaulted his own party workers during the Ekatm Yatra in Madhya Pradesh's Agar Malwa district.
2018-01-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Nagaland MP Rio quits NPF for NDPP
Dimapur, Jan 18 (IANS) Nagaland's lone Lok Sabha member Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) and joined the newly floated Nagaland Democratic People's Party (NDPP) ahead of the state assembly elections.
2018-01-18
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Jackky Bhagnani happy to get a solo release for 'Dil Juunglee'
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor-producer Jackky Bhagnani, is excited about his upcoming home production "Dil Juunglee" which is getting a solo release in the Valentine Day's week.
2018-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pope defends indigenous peoples in Chile
Temuco (Chile), Jan 17 (IANS) Pope Francis on Wednesday called for respect for all native American Indian cultures and the end of violence while visiting the southern Chilean region of Araucania, the land of the Mapuche Indians.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Chile,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Boy killed as UP Police, criminals exchange fire
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy was killed on Wednesday in a firing exchange between police and criminals in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura on Wednesday, police said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Vodka Diaries': A Thriller unlike any other (Film Review)
Film: "Vodka Diaries"; Starring: K.K. Menon, Mandira Bedi, Raima Sen, Sharib Hashmi; Director: Kushal Shrivastava; Rating: ***(3 stars)
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi to host travel and tourism exchange event
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The 25th edition of South Asian Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE 2018) will be held in the national capital from January 31 to February 2, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
British women's pay goes up, but gender pay gap remains
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Women's pay has increased more than the wages earned by men in Britain, but the gender pay gap remains at almost 10 percent, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a new report Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
NSA was not present in any political meeting, says Home Ministry
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Refuting the allegations of the CPI's Tripura unit, the Union Home Ministry on Wednesday clarified that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was not present in any political meeting at the Home Minister Rajnath Singh's house on January 14.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Likes balancing between serious and light-hearted roles: Taapsee Pannu
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who will soon be seen in rom-com "Dil Juungleee", says she enjoys balancing between intense serious and comedy roles.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
International coffee fest opens in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The seventh edition of the International Coffee Festival began here on Wednesday after a four-year gap.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Afghan forces kill 14 IS militants in Nangarhar
Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Jan 17 (IANS) Security forces during overnight operations killed 14 Islamic State (IS) terror group militants in the eastern Nangarhar province, provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogiani said Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Notice to Bihar teacher for urinating at public place
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) In a first of its kind action, a schoolteacher in Bihar's Darbhanga district has been issued a notice for urinating at a public place, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
DU launches school for transnational affairs
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi University on Wednesday inaugurated the Delhi School of Transnational Affairs, envisaged as a platform to promote "excellence in transnational, comparative and inter-disciplinary research".
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Second giant panda baby born in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 17 (IANS) A female giant panda in a zoo here has given birth to a second cub, zoo officials said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Environment/Wildlife
Australian Open: Youngsters trouble top seeds (Roundup)
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Many of the top seeds at the Australian Open tennis tournament struggled through their second round matches here on Wednesday, as young guns put on a show for the 70,000 fans in attendance at Melbourne Park.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
ISL: Jamshedpur snap Kerala's unbeaten run
Jamshedpur, Jan 17 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC snapped Kerala Blasters FC's three-game unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football,ISL
Coast Guard to sensitise eastern coast fishermen on security
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard will sensitise nearly 1,500 fishermen from West Bengal and Odisha to act as its "eyes and ears" to check for illegal movements along the eastern seaboard and the coastal waterways, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Lalu's son-in-law evades ED summons in money laundering case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Rahul Yadav, son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, on Wednesday evaded the Enforcement Directorate summons for questioning over a Rs 1 crore loan he had given to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi in connection with an ongoing probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case, officials said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslim bodies demand competitive bidding for Haj travel
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A day after the Narendra Modi government announced withdrawal of Haj subsidy, prominent Muslim organisations, including Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, on Wednesday reiterated their demand for competitive bidding among airlines to ferry Haj pilgrims between Delhi and Jeddah.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
Gadkari seeks states cooperation on river interlinking
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday called upon state governments to cooperate with each other and with the central government to expedite the projects for interlinking of rivers.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Adani Power net loss widens to Rs 1,290.74 cr in Q3
Ahmadabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Adani Power on Wednesday reported that its consolidated net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 has widened to Rs 1,290.74 crore from Rs 667.89 crore loss in the year-ago period.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy
LPG cylinder explodes in army train in Puri, 2 injured
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Two persons were injured in an LPG cylinder explosion in the pantry car of a stationary military special train at Puri Railway Station on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan leaders ask UNSC to mobilise global pressure on Pakistan: Haley
United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) Afghanistan's leaders have asked the Security Council to mobilise international pressure on Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists, United States Permanent Representative Nikki Haley said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
US decision on Jerusalem caused 30 deaths: Palestinian President
Cairo, Jan 17 (IANS) Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said that protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has left 30 people dead, 7,000 wounded and some 1,000 imprisoned.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
India-Israel ties get fillip with Modi, Netanyahu's Gujarat visit (Roundup)
Gandhinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The greetings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 'Dhanyavad Mere Pyare Dost' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and 'Aliechem Shalom' by Modi to his Israeli counterpart depicted the bonhomie between the two leaders during their visit to Gujarat on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
66% voting in MP local polls
Bhopal, Jan 17 (IANS) Elections to local bodies in various cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh along with Panchayati Raj Institutions in different districts were held peacefully on Wednesday, in which 66 per cent of the registered voters cast their votes, officials said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Haryana rapes: Khattar says don't politicise issue
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) As a series of rapes, gang rapes and murders, especially of minor girls, pushed the Haryana government and the state's police on the defensive, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday urged political parties not to politicise such issues.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC notice on plea regarding cruelty on dairy cattle
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the city government, civic bodies and others on a plea regarding cruelty inflicted on milch cattle housed at dairies in Delhi.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
PWL: Rana guides Marathas to maiden win
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Commonwealth Championship silver medallist Parveen Rana clinched a hard-fought victory to help Veer Marathas defeat Mumbai Maharathi in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Jayalalithaa died on Dec 4, not Dec 5, 2016: Sasikala's brother
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) In a new twist to the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the brother of her close aide, now jailed, V.K.Sasikala on Wednesday said that she died on December 4, 2016 and not on December 5 as officially announced by Apollo Hospitals.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
UP okays drinking inside liquor model shops
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) In good news for tipplers in Uttar Pradesh, they will now be allowed to consume liquor inside model shops.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Koreas to carry single flag in Winter Olympics opening
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) Bitter cross-border enemies North and South Korea on Wednesday said both countries would march under a single flag during the opening ceremony of the upcoming Winter Olympics.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
CJI Misra likely to meet four rebel SC judges on Thursday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Chief Justice Dipak Misra is likely to meet the four rebel judges -- Justices J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph -- on Thursday to resolve issues relating to the allocation of cases and the functioning of the court.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Air quality deteriorates across Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) After a brief respite, the air quality of the national capital and regions around it worsened on Wednesday again, with pollution levels slipping back to "severe" or "severe-plus" category in many areas.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi Assembly flays Centre for 100 per cent FDI in retail
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution criticising the Centre's decision to allow 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in single-brand retail.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC quashes aide's appointment; Amarinder asks AG to examine order
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) In a major blow to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday set aside the appointment of his Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, holding it ultra vires of the Constitution.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
HC seeks report on curbing open sale of army apparel
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to file a status report on the steps taken to stop the private manufacture and sale of army apparel and gear.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
South Korean skiers to conduct joint training with North
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) South Korea's ski sports federation said on Wednesday that it is considering sending the national team reserves and promising youngsters for joint training with North Korea at a resort north of the border, after the two Koreas agreed to unprecedented sports exchange ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
DU students to 'Occupy' Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Demanding roll-back in metro fare hike, students of Delhi University (DU) are to picket the Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station on Thursday, a student group said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education,Human Interest/Society
Aadhaar a giant electronic leash, reduces an individual to a number: SC told
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday was told that Aadhaar was "an electronic leash" to which every resident of India was tethered, and was violative of the Constitution as it reduces the recognition of an individual to a number.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Parents to get real-time access to CCTV footage of classrooms
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Parents whose children study in Delhi government schools will have real-time access to CCTV footage of classrooms to ensure transparency and safety of children, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Philippines volcano erupts forcing 34,000 to flee
Manila, Jan 17 (IANS) More than 34,000 people from a danger zone around Mayon volcano have been evacuated due to the threat of hazardous eruption, Philippine authorities said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Six dead in Bengal bus accident
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Six persons, including two women and a child, were killed while at least 20 others were severely injured in a bus accident in West Bengal on Wednesday, police said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lower GST collection indicates evasion by traders: Sushil Modi
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The sharp drop in revenue collection under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system indicated attempts to evade or suppress taxes, said Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Praneeth, Ashwini-Sikki advance at Malaysia Masters
Sibu (Malaysia), Jan 17 (IANS) India's B. Sai Praneeth and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Qatari royal member leaves after 'detention' in UAE
Doha, Jan 17 (IANS) A controversial member of Qatar's royal family has flown to Kuwait after his alleged detention by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), local media reported on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel PM arrives in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived here from Ahmedabad on Wednesday on a two-day visit, officials said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Adani to double its Rs 750 cr investment in Bengal in five years
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Adani Group, which is expecting to double the capacity of its edible oil refinery at Haldia in West Bengal, will double its current investment of Rs 750 crore in the state to Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years, a company official said here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
First European database of valuable e-waste created
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Expert organisations have joined hands to create the first European database of valuable materials available for "urban mining" from scrap vehicles, spent batteries, electronic waste, discarded electrical equipment and mining waste, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
CBI should probe TN doctors's death: Stalin
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the death of a Tamil Nadu doctor who was found dead in his flat in Delhi earlier in the day.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIR against TV channel for showing students as militants
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday lodged an FIR against a TV channel for showing two innocent students as militants.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Avalanche warning in seven Kashmir districts
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday issued avalanche warning in seven districts of the Valley, an official said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan government had withdrawn case against Togadia 3 years ago: Minister
Jaipur, Jan 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria said on Wednesday that the Vasundhara Raje government had withdrawn the case registered against VHP leader Pravin Togadia three years ago, but the police could not get the case withdrawn from the court which led to the present crisis.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netanyahus to be star of 'Shalom Bollywood'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - who arrived in Mumbai late on Wednesday - has a date with some of the biggest stars and film personalities at an exclusive 'Shalom Bollywood evening on Thursday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Rajnath to meet Aditynath over development in eight backward UP districts
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh will soon held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the expeditious development in the state's eight most backward districts, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IAS officers aided corrupt bank officials: Delhi Assembly panel report
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A multi-crore-rupee scam happened in a government cooperative bank and two IAS officers delayed a probe against corrupt bank officials and lied during an inquiry, according to a Delhi Assembly committee report tabled in the house on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rio decides to join NDPP ahead of Nagaland polls
Dimapur, Jan 17 (IANS) Lone Naga People's Front (NPF) Lok Sabha member Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday decided to join the newly floated Nagaland Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) ahead of the state assembly elections.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
BSE's India Inx records highest daily turnover at Rs 2,500 cr
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) BSE's India International Exchange (India Inx) on Wednesday said it witnessed a record turnover of over Rs 2,500 crore ($404.69 million) in daily trading turnover since its inception in January 16, 2017.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Eros Now renews platform integration deal with Jio
Isle of Man/New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Eros International Plc on Wednesday said Eros Now, its digital over-the-top (OTT) platform, and Reliance Industries Limited have renewed their platform integration partnership.
2018-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy
AAP MLA resigns as member of Waqf Board
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan on Wednesday submitted his resignation as member of the Delhi Waqf Board and urged Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to set up the board and appoint a chairman.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Bring petroleum, real estate under GST ambit: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A day ahead of the GST Council meeting, the Congress on Wednesday reiterated its demand for including petroleum products and real estate under the ambit of GST and said the government must consult all stakeholders before bringing any changes in the pan-India indirect tax law.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kohli loses cool during media interaction, hits out at scribe
Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday lost his cool while answering a journalist's question during the media interaction after India's 0-2 Test series loss in South Africa.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Iran denies talks on missile programme
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denied that Tehran has agreed to negotiate over its missile programme, media reports said.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Ola to provide 5,000 new cabs in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The West Bengal Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (WBTIDCL) and India's leading mobility platform Ola on Wednesday entered into an agreement to create 5,000 entrepreneurial opportunities in the state.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
260 players in fray at Chennai Open chess
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Around 260 players, including defending champion and fourth seed Grand Master (GM) Tukhaev Adam and 15 other GMs and 18 International Masters (IM), will be fighting it out for top honours at the 10th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2018 that starts here on Thursday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Amineni enters quarters of ITF junior tennis meet
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Third seed Shivani Amineni drubbed fellow Indian Kaavya Sawhney to enter the quarter-final of the girls singles Under-18 category in the ITF Juniors tennis championships here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Three who fired at police in Delhi held in Goa
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) Three persons wanted in the national capital for shooting at Delhi Police personnel during a routine check last week have been arrested in the beach village of Calangute in North Goa, police said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa government declares tourist taxi strike illegal
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) The Goa government on Wednesday declared as illegal a day-long strike called by tourist taxi operators on Friday even as the Transport Minister warned of strict action if the operators took law and order in their hands.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Pooja excited after conquering World champion
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Yet to come to terms with the fact that she has defeated reigning World and Olympic champion Helen Maroulis in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL), rising Indian star Pooja Dhanda is looking forward to creating more landmarks in the tournament.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Price Waterhouse moves SAT against SEBI's ban order
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Global audit firm Price Waterhouse on Wednesday moved the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) against the market regulator's order banning it from auditing the books of listed companies for two years, said an informed source.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saudi gives $2 bn to Yemen
Riyadh, Jan 17 (IANS) Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday ordered the transfer of $2 billion to the Central Bank of Yemen to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni people, media reports said.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Parents to get real-time CCTV footage of Delhi classrooms
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Parents whose children study in Delhi government schools will have real-time access to CCTV footage of classrooms to ensure transparency and safety of children, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
S. African captain du Plessis fined for over-rate offences
Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was on Wednesday fined 40 per cent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during the team's 135-run win against India at Centurion.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
BJP ally JD-U favours simultaneous Lok Sabha, assembly polls
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ally Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Wednesday said the party is in favour of holding simultaneous elections to parliament and state assemblies in 2019.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
India in Blind Cricket World Cup final
Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS) Dominant India continued their winning streak as they defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets to enter the final of the Blind Cricket World Cup at the MCC Ground in here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Koreas to march together at Winter Olympics opening
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) North Korea and South Korea announced on Wednesday that their delegations will march jointly at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Onir's romantic drama to release on Valentine's Day weekend
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir, known for movies like "My Brother?Nikhil" and "I Am", is excited that his first romantic feature film "Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz" will hit the screens on February 16, the Valentine's Day weekend.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Togadia alleges Modi conspiring with Gujarat Police to harass him
Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi played host to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in his home state on Wednesday, his once-close aide and VHP leader Pravin Togadia here accused Modi of conspiring with the Ahmedabad Crime Branch to harass him and VHP supporters.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath interacts with J&K school children
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday interacted with a group of school children from Jammu and Kashmir and wished them well for a better future.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi Metro begins art job at Moti Bagh station
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Metro has begun beautification work at the Moti Bagh Metro Station on the upcoming Pink Line (Shiv Vihar-Majlis Park) with traditional Indian mesh-work and artworks on the station facade, it said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
NABARD estimates Odisha's credit potential at over Rs 71 cr for 2018-19
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said NABARD has projected an overall credit potential for the state under priority sector at Rs 71,419 crore for the year 2018-19.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Batsmen let us down: Kohli
Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday blamed his batsmen for letting the team down after their 135-run loss in the second cricket Test at the SuperSport Park here.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SC seeks views on provision for government residence for ex-CMs
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre and the states to respond to a plea that challenged an Uttar Pradesh law wherein former Chief Ministers are allotted a government bungalow.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
People of Kashmir tired of terrorism: Army chief
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) People in Jammu and Kashmir are tired of terrorism as they have realised it cannot give them what they want, Army chief Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Graft in Waqf Board, AAP requests LG to appoint chairman
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Based on a committee report on corruption in the Delhi Waqf Board, the AAP on Wednesday urged Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to appoint a Chairman for the board to prevent graft.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
U19 World Cup: Proteas, Kiwis, secure knockout berths
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa and New Zealand won their respective Group A matches to qualify for the knockout stages of the ICC U19 World Cup on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Modi government will pay heavily for atrocities: Jignesh
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Dalit leader from Gujarat, Jignesh Mewani, on Wednesday said the Narendra Modi government will have to pay a heavy price for "the atrocities being committed on Dalits" across the country.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Golfer Vani leads after round 2 of Hero pro meet
Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Ace golfer Vani Kapoor held on to a slender lead despite a fine under-par card from Neha Tripathi in the second round of the inaugural event of the 2018 Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour at Kalhaar Blues and Greens here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
73% Indian organisations believe user identity management difficult on Cloud
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Seventy-three per cent organisations in India, another 73 per cent in the US and 82 per cent in France, believe that user identity management is more difficult in the Cloud than the on-premises environment, said a study by digital security giant Gemalto and the Ponemon Institute on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Simultaneous polls mother of all reforms: BJP MP
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Favouring the idea of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections in states, BJP's Rajya Sabha member and ICCR President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe on Wednesday said such an electoral reform will prove to be the "mother of all reforms".
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Egyptian 'Two Brothers' mummies were half-siblings: Study
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists have found that the 4,000-year-old Egyptian "Two Brothers" mummies, long believed to be of brothers from the same father actually shared a maternal relationship.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
BIS revises Indian standards on petrol, diesel to BS VI norms
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) has revised the Indian standards on petrol (IS 2796) and diesel (IS 1460) as per BS VI fuel norms, an official statement said here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Extreme weather most prominent risk, says World Economic Forum
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Extreme weather events have been seen as the single most prominent risk to the global economy by business leaders and policymakers, the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kareena to be showstopper at Anamika Khanna's LFW finale
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan will take to the ramp at the finale of the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer-Resort 2018 edition as showstopper in a creation by designer Anamika Khanna.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Global merger of Bayer CropScience and Monsanto needs Indian approval' (Special to IANS)
New Delhi, Jan (IANS) The global merger of Bayer CropScience and Monsanto cannot happen unless the Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves their merger in India, according to a top official of Bayer in India.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Wagon Cab app now available on iOS platform
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Cab aggregator Wagon Cab, which operates on a flat-rate model of Rs 10 per km, on Wednesday announced that its mobile application is now available on the iOS platform.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Du Plessis rates second game as 'one of the harder Tests'
Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) Hailing his side's all-round effort in hammering India by 135 runs in the second cricket Test here, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis on Wednesday admitted that it was one of the tougher Tests of his career.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Congress announces coordination committee for Nagaland polls
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday approved the Coordination Committee for the upcoming assembly elections in Nagaland, which are expected to be held in February or March this year.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajini offers best wishes to Kamal
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday said only time will answer the question whether he and Kamal Haasan could tie up in politics.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
New era - with 8 hours duty - dawns for Mumbai police
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) For the first time in its 154-year history, the Mumbai police has switched over to a compact eight-hour duty schedule for the lower echelons from Wednesday, Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar announced here.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India to become $5 tn economy in next 8-9 years: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India is expected to become a $5 trillion economy in the next eight-nine years with the manufacturing sector alone contributing 20 per cent towards that, Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India-China have returned to pre-Doklam bonhomie, says Army chief
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The India-China "bonhomie" before the Doklam standoff has returned, Army chief Bipin Rawat said, but added that one should be "prepared for anything".
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
ISL: Struggling ATK make several changes to squad
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) In a desperate bid to steady their ailing ship, two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK announced on Wednesday that they have parted ways with Njazi Kuqi, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Augustin Fernandes, replacing them with David Cotterill, striker Martin Paterson and former Delhi Dynamos goalkeeper Soram Poirei.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Sensex climbs mount 35k first time, Nifty50 hits 10,800 intra-day (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Optimism around quarterly corporate earnings, along with an upward rally in banking stocks and healthy inflow of foreign funds, lifted the key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- to record high levels on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals (Roundup)
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day "Bengal Global Business Summit 2018" organised by the state government has received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, which is less than last year by about Rs 15,000 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Quddusi moves court over leakage of phone transcripts
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi, accused of graft in the Lucknow medical college scam case, on Wednesday moved a Delhi court seeking court-monitored investigation into leakage of transcripts of his alleged telephonic conversations in the case.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Health/Medicine
CBSE reschedules physical education paper for class 12 to April 13
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday shifted the date for Physical Education exam for class 12 from April 9 to April 13.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Abu Dhabi Festival 2018 announces visual arts programme
Abu Dhabi, Jan 17 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi Festival 2018 will present a diverse visual arts programme throughout February and March, with over 100 artworks by more than 70 artists, including 20 Emirati artists.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Togo,Art/Culture/Books
Athletic Bilbao forward Williams renews contract
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao on Wednesday announced that Spain international striker Inaki Williams has agreed to a new contract which will keep him at the Basque football club until 2025.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nadal reaches Australia Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) World No.1 Rafael Nadal on Wednesday eased past Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the second round of the Australian Open third round.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
ostyuk, 15, stuns tennis world by reaching 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) With Aussie tennis fans out in force on Wednesday to cheer on local favourite Olivia Rogowska in her second round match against Marta Kostyuk, most in attendance had no idea her Ukrainian opponent was about to make history.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
B.D. Athani is new Director General of Health Services
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) B.D. Athani, presently posted as Special DGHS, has been appointed the new Director General of Health Services (DGHS) after incumbent Jagdish Prasad proceeded on 15-day leave, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Spirit of innovation pulled India, Israel closer: Modi
Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Innovation has played a major role in bringing India and Israel closer, and sentiments of mutual development is crucial for a better future of both countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
I'm not pregnant: Bipasha
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu on Wednesday denied she is pregnant.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bharti Infratel's consolidated net profit drops 6% in Q3
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Bharti Infratel's consolidated net profit dropped by 6 per cent for the third quarter of 2017-18, the company said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Over 1 million Rohingyas registered in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) Bangladeshi immigration authorities have registered more than a million Rohingyas -- or around 95 per cent of the estimated Muslim minority members living in refugee camps in the country, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Centre seeks Arunachal government's support for rural electrification
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday sought the support of the Arunachal Pradesh government for expeditious completion of the rural electrification programme under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramjyoti Yojana.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
UK should rejoin EU after Brexit: EU Commission chief
Strasbourg, Jan 17 (IANS) The President of the European Commission on Wednesday said he would like Britain to re-join the EU after Brexit -- using the little-known treaty clause "Article 49".
2018-01-17
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian politicians who flew in Su-30
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday became the second woman politician to fly in a Su-30 fighter jet. Here is a list of political leaders who earlier flew in the Sukhoi 30 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Governments should not fund any religious pilgrimages: CPI-M
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The central and state governments in India should not provide subsidy or funds to pilgrimages of any religion, the CPI-M said on Wednesday, a day after the Centre announced withdrawal of Haj subsidy.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Parents to get real-time access of CCTV footage in classrooms
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Parents whose children study in Delhi government schools will have real-time access to CCTV footage of classrooms to ensure transparency and safety of children,
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Golfers Ahmed, Srirampura qualify for National finals
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Golfers Zubaer Ahmed CAT (0-18) and Prabhu Srirampura CAT (19-24) qualified for the National finals of the Mercedes Trophy, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Direct tax collections till January 15 up 18.7 per cent
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The net Direct Tax collections by the government up to January 15 in the current fiscal (2017-18) stood at Rs 6.89 lakh crore (provisional) -- which is 18.7 per cent higher than during the corresponding period of last year, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Padmaavat' producers move SC against ban by some states
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday a plea by the producers of "Padmaavat" challenging the ban on the controversial movie in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Parties makes promises of development only during polls: Praful Patel
Tura (Meghalaya), Jan 17 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Tuesday said political parties make "tall promises" of development only during elections.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Breastfeeding for 6 months or more may halve diabetes risk
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Breastfeeding for six months or longer can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by nearly half for women throughout their childbearing years, according to a study.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Many mourn China's good samaritan beggar
Nanchang (China), Jan 17 (IANS) The death of a beggar who performed good deeds in his entire life has led to huge public mourning in a village in east China's Jiangxi province
2018-01-17
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
One injured in US drone strike in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) A person was injured when an alleged US pilotless aircraft fired a missile in the border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Pakistani Urdu media reported on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
TCS expands partnership with US-based Shure
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Wednesday announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with Shure Incorporated, a world-renowned audio equipment manufacturer, with the establishment of a Global Development Centre.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Israel PM set to arrive in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive here from Ahmedabad around 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday on a two-day visit, officials said.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
China rejects conclusion of Vancouver meeting, insists on dialogue
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China on Wednesday rejected the conclusion of a meeting in Canada about North Korea's nuclear programme in which 20 countries participated, and insisted that dialogue is the only way to resolve the crisis.
2018-01-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
HUL's Q3 PAT up almost 28%
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) FMCG major Hindustan Unilever (HUL) on Wednesday reported a surge of almost 28 per cent in profit after tax (PAT) for the third quarter (Q3) ended on December 31, 2017.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Zimbabwe decries Trump's 'prejudicial' statement on Africa
Harare, Jan 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe has denounced US President Donald Trump's alleged utterances describing African states as "s**thole" countries.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Diplomacy
N. Ireland to play S. Korea for first time in friendly
Belfast, Jan 17 (IANS) Northern Ireland will lock horns with Asian football superpowers South Korea for the first time in a friendly match at Windsor Park here on March 24.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ECB clears Stokes' return to England squad
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Controversial English all-rounder Ben Stokes will return to international cricket in February, after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday lifted his suspension.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rs 98 crore demonetised currency seized in Kanpur
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Around Rs 98 crore in demonetised notes has been found in a businessman's house that was raided in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur, police said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
U19 World Cup: Proteas beat Windies, ensure berth in knockouts
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa produced a superb all-round performance to defeat defending champions West Indies by 76 runs in a Group A match of the ICC U19 World Cup here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Hero Team's Mena finishes 4th in 10th stage of Dakar Rally
Belen (Argentina), Jan 17 (IANS) Hero MotoSports Team Rally's Oriol Mena finished an impressive fourth in the 10th stage to jump to the overall 14th spot in the Dakar Rally here.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Motorsports
'Padmaavat' protests: Highway blocked in Rajasthan
Jaipur/Chittorgarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Shri Rajput Karni Sena members on Wednesday blocked the highway connecting Udaipur, Kota and Bhilwara with Chittorgarh to protest against the proposed screening of controversial movie "Padmaavat" from January 25.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Quddusi moves court over leak of phone conversation transcripts
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Retired Odisha High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi, accused of graft, on Wednesday moved a Delhi court to seek a court-monitored probe into leak of transcripts of his alleged telephonic conversation in a corruption case.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Pritam excited about his maiden North America tour
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Composer Pritam says he can't wait to kick-start his first North America tour, which will take place in April.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Terrorism mother of all disruptions: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Asserting that having radically divergent views of how the world runs is likely to enhance disruptive tendencies, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Wednesday said terrorism is the mother of all disruptions today.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Star India to target IPL 2018 reaching 700 million fans
Gurugram, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian Premier League's (IPL) new broadcaster Star India on Wednesday said it is targeting an unprecedented reach of 700 million Twenty20 cricket fans across TV and Digital platforms.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Cricket
Beauty hacks to swear by
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Starting your day with a dose of moisturisation is the perfect way to start your day, say experts.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PSPB, RBI favourites in Junior and Youth National TT meets
Durgapur (West Bengal), Jan 17 (IANS) All eyes will be on PSPB's Manav Thakkar when the 79th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships get underway at the Sidhu Kanu Indoor Stadium here from Thursday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Sitharaman flies in Sukhoi for 40 minutes
Jodhpur, Jan 17 (IANS) India's first woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday donned an olive green flight suit to fly in Indian Air Force's frontline aircraft, Sukhoi Su-30 MKI -- an indigenously-built twin-engine fighter jet capable of carrying out nuclear strikes.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Microsoft announces availability of Surface Book 2 in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its 2-in-1 detachable Surface Book 2 is coming to all Surface markets, including India.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
AAP minister calls BJP MLAs 'blanket thieves'
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain called the four BJP members in the assembly "blanket thieves" in the House here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Class I student stabbed by senior girl in Lucknow school, critical
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) A Class 1 student of a local school was in critical condition after he was stabbed by an unidentified girl student, police said on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Odisha seeks Rs 6,500 cr for railway projects in Budget
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sought Rs 6,500 crore for railway projects in the state in the Union Budget for 2018-19.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day "Bengal Global Business Summit 2018" organised by the state government has so far received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics
China launches new scientific research ship
Qingdao, Jan 17 (IANS) A Chinese university has launched a new deep ocean scientific research ship in Shanghai.
2018-01-17
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Final Scoreboard
Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) Following is the final scoreboard of the second cricket Test between South Africa and India here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
China withdraws renowned human rights lawyer's licence
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Authorities have withdrawn the licence of Chinese lawyer and human rights activist Yu Wensheng following the publication of an open letter critical of President Xi Jinping.
2018-01-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Oppo launches A83 with AI beauty, full-screen display
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Wednesday launched the A83 smartphone that claims to deliver natural selfie experience to young consumers through its 'AI Beauty Recognition Technology'.
2018-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
S. Africa outsmart India to pocket Test series (Roundup)
Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa rode on debutant paceman Lungi Ngidi's maiden five-wicket haul to thrash an underwhelming India by 135 runs on the final morning of the second cricket Test at the SuperSport Park here on Wednesday.
2018-01-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket