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Leverage CSR to meet development needs, President tells industry
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday urged the Indian industry to leverage corporate social responsibility (CSR) for re-imagining transformative solutions to address the large development challenges across the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Date to file service tax return extended to April 30
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In a relief to service tax payers, the government has extended the last date for filing return by five days to April 30, it was announced on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Court considers chargesheet in Chhattisgarh corruption case
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A court here on Thursday took cognisance of the chargesheet filed in a corruption case against suspended Chhattisgarh official B.L. Agrawal.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana to identify high risk jobs
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) The Haryana government will identify high-risk jobs in government departments, a minister said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Spain's Carla Suarez in Stuttgart Open quarterfinals
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women's Stuttgart Open, defeating Russia's Elena Vesnina.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Poverty seen in Bengal not seen anywhere else in India: Amit Shah
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday called the level of poverty in Bengal as the worst in the country, and exuded confidence that the state would become as prosperous as Maharashtra and Gujarat once his party forms a government after the next assembly polls.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
President Mukherjee to be conferred Cyprus's highest civilian award
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be conferred Cyprus's highest order of merit during the course of Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades's ongoing visit to India, a senior official said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
US drone strike kills 7 militants in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) At least seven militants were on Thursday killed in missile strikes by a US pilotless aircraft in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
I've always been a motorsport enthusiast, says Gul Panag
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag says she is passionate about motorsports.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC asks Roy to deposit Rs 1,500 cr, jails one for contempt
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Sahara chief Subrata Roy to deposit Rs 1,500 crore, as offered by him, by June 15, failing which he will have to go back to jail even as it sent a proposed buyer of Sahara's assets to jail for contempt.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Delhi coach Dravid, skipper Zaheer spend time inspecting Eden pitch
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to rein in the barrage of losses and start a winning spree -- and that was evident with the amount of time coach Rahul Dravid and captain Zaheer Khan on Thursday spent inspecting the Eden Gardens pitch where they take on Kolkata Knight Riders a day later.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Sonia, Rahul condemn Kupwara attack
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Expressing sorrow and concern over the attack on an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said Pakistan-sponsored terror has become a "festering wound".
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Growth in FMCG demand in rural areas to be double digit: Adi Godrej
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej on Thursday said that the rural demand for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) will likely to have a double digit growth with a good monsoon.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Kannada film makes way for 'Baahubali 2' in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 27 (IANS) Kannada film "Raaga" would be off screens for the mega release of Telugu blockbuster "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" on Friday in 500 theatres, including multiplexes across Karnataka, said its director on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
German soldier held for plotting terror attack
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) A German soldier, suspected of planning a terrorist attack, was arrested on Thursday, a prosecutor said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Venezuela to quit Organisation of American States
Caracas, April 27 (IANS) Venezuela will withdraw from the Organisation of American States (OAS), according to the country's Foreign Minister, who announced the decision on national television.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Dream is to see slippers-wearing passengers fly: Modi (Third Lead)
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first low-cost Shimla-Delhi flight near here, and said his dream is to see a person wearing slippers fly in an aeroplane in the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria receive highest polio vaccines
New York/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria -- the only three polio endemic nations in the world -- received highest doses of vaccines in 2016, said a Unicef statement on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Need to change mindset on gender issues: Haryana minister
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Having countered the adverse sex ratio in the state in the last three years, the Haryana government wants to change the mindset of people on gender-related issues, a minister said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Reliance Capital Q4 net at Rs 417 crore
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Reliance Capital, an Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group company, on Thursday said it closed the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 fiscal with a consolidated net profit of Rs 417 crore as against Rs 415 crore during the corresponding period of the previous year.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
New ICC model to reduce BCCI revenue share
Dubai, April 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced a new financial model that will reduce the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) share of ICC revenue to a large extent and will allocate more resources to several other Full Member nations of the game's world governing body.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Real Madrid thump Deportivo to keep title challenge on track
Coruna (Spain), April 27 (IANS) Real Madrid got over the disappointment of losing at home in last weekend's Clasico by thrashing Deportivo 6-2, making sure the prospects of the La Liga title remain within their reach.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi court asks AAP MLA for October 13 appearance
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A Delhi court has issued summons to AAP legislator Som Dutt for court appearance on October 13 in a case in which he is accused of furnishing false information in his poll affidavits.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vinod Khanna, superstar and BJP MP, is dead (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Vinod Khanna, a Bollywood superstar who later embraced politics, died here on Thursday morning following a battle with cancer, marking the end of an era in Hindi films. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Hopeful GST slab will be low for tourism sector'
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) on Thursday said it is hopeful that the Union government will keep the GST rate low for the tourism sector.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
India slips in media freedom ranking under Modi: Report
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Journalists in India are less free than 135 other countries due to threats from "Hindu nationalists", according to an index of press freedom by a global media watchdog.
2017-04-27
Category: International, India,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aadhaar card becomes mandatory for Bhopal gas victims
Bhopal, April 27 (IANS) The Aadhaar registration card has been made mandatory for Bhopal gas victims to receive any ex gratia payment or compensation, an officer said here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FC Barcelona report Malaga President for provocative tweet
Madrid, April 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona on Thursday reported Abdullah Al-Thani, the President of Malaga CF football club, to the Spanish Anti-Violence Committee for an offensive tweet in which he referred to them as "the human waste of Catalunya".
2017-04-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rs 30,000 cr to be spent to revive 4 sick fertiliser units
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) State-run units in the energy sector will jointly invest close to Rs 30,000 crore to revive four sick fertiliser plants by 2020-21 in order to make India self-sufficient in urea production and reduce imports, the government said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonakshi Sinha misses 'Nach Baliye 8'
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is currently in Australia to take part in actor Hrithik Roshans music tour - A Night With Stars Reloaded, says she is missing her judging duties on the popular dance reality show "Nach Baliye 8".
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russian naval ship collides with vessel in Black Sea
Moscow, April 27 (IANS) A reconnaissance ship belonging to the Russian Navy collided with a vessel in the Black Sea on Thursday due to heavy fog, but all were rescued, the Defence Ministry said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 French policemen shot by 'Islamist'
Paris, April 27 (IANS) Two police officers were shot and injured by a suspected radical Islamist when they tried to arrest him on the French island of RĂ©union on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Merkel says UK living under 'illusion' over Brexit
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) British politicians are still living under the "illusion" that Britain will retain most of its rights and privileges once it leaves the European Union (EU), German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Markets scale new highs, but fail to sustain impetus (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Indian equity markets on Thursday made fresh record highs. However, selling pressure triggered by profit bookings dragged them to closing in the red.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US varsity announces $5,000 scholarship for Indian students
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Missouri State University (MSU) in the US on Thursday announced $5,000 scholarship for Indian students.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
IPL-10: Next 9 days will define the season for Delhi, says Zaheer
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The next nine days will be make or break for struggling Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils, skipper Zaheer Khan said on Thursday ahead of their game against table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Kotak Mahindra Bank's stand-alone Q4 net profit up 40%
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak Bank) on Thursday reported a rise of 40 per cent in its stand-alone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of fiscal 2016-17.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mysterious 'Hajime' malware infecting IoT network globally
Moscow, April 27 (IANS) A new mysterious malware that builds a vast peer-to-peer botnet to infect the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide has been identified with almost 300,000 devices under its control, ready to perform a large-scale DDoS attack.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Business/Economy
UK living under 'illusion' over Brexit, say Markel
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said British politicians are still living under the "illusion" that Britain will retain most of its rights and privileges once it leaves the European Union (EU).
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
From angry young man to angry father: Vinod Khanna's cinematic voyage (Tribute)
He came into prominence playing an angry young man in a 1970s classic and one of his last major appearances was as an angry implacable father in a 2010 blockbuster, but whatever role Vinod Khanna played -- good, bad, or even supporting -- he ended up making his presence felt. Can you think of any other Bollywood hero who won applause for beating up Amitabh Bachchan on screen?
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Opinion/Commentary
Khanna a perfect gentleman with perennial smile: Sumitra Mahajan
Indore, April 27 (IANS) Condoling the demise of film star-cum-politician Vinod Khanna, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said he would be remembered as a perfect gentleman with a perennial smile on his face.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Kapil Dev's wax figure latest addition at Madame Tussauds Delhi
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India's first World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev's wax figure will be the latest addition at Madame Tussauds Delhi as he is set to join other sports icons there.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
After Arunachal, China justifies tweaking Taiwan's name
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) After renaming six towns of Arunachal Pradesh, China has justified tweaking the name of Taiwan - a self-ruled island claimed by Beijing.
2017-04-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
After taxation deal, India urges Cyprus to raise investments
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Thursday hoped that European Union (EU) member-state Cyprus will increase its investments in India's fast growing economy after the deadlock over a revised tax treaty was resolved.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Barcelona Open honours Spain's Montanes
Barcelona, April 27 (IANS) The organisers of the Barcelona Open have honoured Spanish tennis player Albert Montanes after his defeat in the second round against compatriot Feliciano Lopez in a match during which he decided to end his professional career.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
South Africa to launch new T20 league
Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) The deadline for submission of ownership bid documents for franchisee teams in South Africa's new Twenty20 league will expire on Friday, the country's cricket board announced on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Three soldier, two 'fidayeens' die in Kashmir attack (Fifth Lead)
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Guerrillas believed to be foreigners sneaked into an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday and killed three soldiers in an audacious pre-dawn attack that left two militants dead, officials said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Russia must help stabilise Afghanistan situation: Pakistan minister
Moscow, April 27 (IANS) Russia should lead the process of stabilisation of the situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Second Formula Racing Junior series this weekend
Coimbatore, April 27 (IANS) The second edition of the Formula Racing Junior Series (FJRS) will get under way at the Kari Motor Speedway this weekend, with the winner earning a fully sponsored drive in the Formula LGB F4 Class of the 2017 National Racing Championship.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Over 9,000 Turkish policemen suspended over links to Gulen
Ankara, April 27 (IANS) More than 9,000 Turkish policemen have been suspended over their alleged links with the Gulenist Group.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Pakistan says consular access to Jadhav on merit basis
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) The decision to provide consular access to alleged India 'spy' Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death sentence in Pakistan, will be taken on merit, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Sports,Terrorism,Diplomacy
MuveAcoustics's new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone in India
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) MuveAcoustics, a brand by Hong Kong-based consumer electronics company Zeeva, on Thursday launched a new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone -- Evoke MA-1999FB -- in India.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IPL: Samuels to join Delhi squad on Saturday
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels will join the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils on Saturday, skipper Zaheer Khan said ahead of their game against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Civilian killed, three injured in firing near Kupwara attack site
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) A 70-year-old civilian was killed and three others received injuries in a firing incident on Thursday outside the Army camp in Kupwara district, which was attacked by militants on Thursday morning.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian short film to be screened by Unesco in Indonesia
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Rahul V. Chittella's short film "Azaad", starring Atul Kulkarni and Sakshi Tanwar, will be screened by Unesco as part of a World Press Freedom Day event on May 3 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kenya's Tergat set to take over national Olympic body
Nairobi, April 27 (IANS) Kenya's iconic long distance runner Paul Tergat is expected to assume the leadership of the country's Olympic body after the incumbent and his only rival failed to present his nomination papers at the deadline.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Jharkhand assembly ratifies GST bill
Ranchi, April 27 (IANS) The Jharkhand assembly unanimously passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017, at a specially convened session on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Early humans reached North America 130,000 years ago: Study
New York, April 27 (IANS) Early humans probably reached North America 130,000 years ago -- 115,000 years earlier than previously thought, claims a study.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ewan McGregor in talks to star in 'Christopher Robin'
London, April 27 (IANS) Actor Ewan McGregor is in talks to star in "Christopher Robin". The movie will be based on the adult version of the character by the same name from A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" stories.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US steel probe violates principles of fair trade: China group
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) China's steel industry group has voiced concern over the US launching a probe into its steel imports, saying the move sends a signal of protectionism and is against the principles of fair trade, a media report said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Opt for facials as per skin type
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) There are different kind of facials for different purposes and skin types. While de-tan facial helps remove tanning mostly for oily skin, gold radiance facial suits all skin types, say experts.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Deepika shot title track of 'Raabta' in one night
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone shot the title track of "Raabta" in one night.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't like sensationalising stories into sexuality: Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra, who has done some bold scenes in the American series "Quantico", says she doesnt like to sensationalise stories into sexuality.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aparshakti Khurana turns RJ for TVC
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Radio Jockey turned actor Aparshakti Khurana will be essaying the role of a RJ for an advertisement.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kejriwal urges AAP's councillors to work honestly
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day after Delhi civic election results were out, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met the newly elected Aam Aadmi Party councillors and urged them to work honestly and "not to betray the party".
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flaunt your sleeves this summer
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Using some silhouette tricks, you can easily play around with different types of sleeves and hide the fuller arms, say experts. This summer is all about large bell sleeves, puffy ones or full lengths.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India-Italy ties on recovery path via trade
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Relations between India and Italy are set on the path to recovery, after strains that developed over the past years, with the Joint Economic Commission slated to meet in Rome in May after a gap of eight years, it was announced here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Tata Motors to supply 3,192 Safari Storme SUVs to army
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors on Thursday said it will supply 3,192 units of its sports utility vehicle (SUV) Tata Safari Storme to the Indian Army.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian firms expect moderate economic expansion in 2017: Survey
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Driven by positive economic sentiment, more than three-fourths (77 per cent) of senior finance executives of Indian companies expect moderate to substantial economic expansion in 2017, a survey said here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vote for change as Himachal looking for honest era: Modi
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the people of Himachal Pradesh to vote for change like in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi as the hill state was looking for an honest era.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Girls should speak out against sexual molestation, says Ahsaas Channa
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress Ahsaas Channa, who will next be seen playing a sexual assault victim in TV show "MTV Big F Season 2", says women should not stop from standing up against sexual molestation.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Veteran actor-BJP politician Vinod Khanna dead (Fourth Lead)
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor, politician and former union minister Vinod Khanna died here on Thursday morning following prolonged illness, a family friend said. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Indulge in fun and games with the whole family
New Delhi/ Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Turn on the nostalgia by going back to school with a unique curation of games at KidZania fit for the entire family.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Politicians condole Vinod Khanna's death
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation on Thursday to pay homage to Bollywood actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna who died at a Mumbai hospital following a prolonged illness.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Huawei, Intel sign MoU to accelerate HPC innovation
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Communications technology solutions provider Huawei and Intel on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in high-performance computing (HPC) to provide competitive and innovative HPC products.
2017-04-27
Category: International, China,Technology
Diane Keaton wants whiter teeth
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Veteran actress Diane Keaton would love to have whiter teeth, but she claims her previous battle with bulimia has destroyed the "inside of her mouth".
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Syria says Israel attacked Damascus airport
Damascus, April 27 (IANS) The Syrian Army on Thursday said an Israeli missile targeted its military position near the international airport here.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security
Sonia condoles death of Vinod Khanna
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday condoled the death of veteran film actor Vinod Khanna, describing him as a "gifted actor", who dominated the silver screen with his outstanding persona.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Dinakaran, friend brought to Chennai for questioning
Chennai/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Ruling AIADMK General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran, arrested by Delhi Police for alleged bribery, was flown here on Thursday for further investigation.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saddening to see fraud sites of my initiative, says Akshay
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar says he is feeling sad at seeing fraudulent sites and apps based on an initiative that he is supporting.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
After Arunachal, China justifies tweaking Taiwan's name
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) After renaming six towns of Arunachal Pradesh, China has justified tweaking the name of Taiwan - a self-ruled island claimed by Beijing.
2017-04-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
SC sends one to jail for contempt in Sahara case
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday sent one Prakash Swamy -- the power of attorney holder for a US-based company that had shown interest in buying Sahara's New York-located Hotel Plaza -- to jail for one month for not depositing Rs 10 crore fine ordered by the court for backing out and misleading the court.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Mamata accuses BJP leaders of 'double standards'
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) In a stinging attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday mocked BJP chief Amit Shah's booth level public interaction programme in the state as maintaining "double standards".
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
US steps up pressure on North Korea
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The US has said it plans to activate a missile defence system in South Korea "within days" and tighten economic sanctions against North Korea amid rising fears about Pyongyang's military advances.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Maruti Suzuki's Q4 net profit up 16%
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday reported a rise of 15.8 per cent in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India, Poland ink agriculture agreement
Warsaw, April 27 (IANS) India and Poland on Thursday signed an agreement on the exchange of information and technology in the agriculture sector.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Poland,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Cassini's first dive between Saturn and its rings successful: NASA
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Cassini's first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26 was successful and the spacecraft is now in the process of beaming back science and engineering data collected during its passage, NASA said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
New ICC model to reduce BCCI revenue share
Dubai, April 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced a new financial model that will reduce the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) share of ICC revenue to a large extent and will allocate more resources to several other Full Member nations of the game's world governing body.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Bonhomie as Kerala assembly meets in old complex
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) Maybe it was the setting -- or a tinge of nostalgia -- that brought about a spirit of rare bonhomie between the treasury and opposition benches of the Kerala assembly here on Thursday morning.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Markets scale new highs, but fail to sustain
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) The Indian equity markets on Thursday made fresh record highs but selling pressure, triggered by profit bookings, dragged them to close in the red.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ben Affleck enjoying singlehood post-divorce
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck is reportedly not interested in getting into a serious relationship since his divorce from actress Jennifer Garner.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
IPL-10: Sunrisers look to consolidate against Kings XI (Preview)
Mohali, April 27 (IANS) Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will aim to consolidate their stay in their top three positions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) standings when they take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in an away game at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Void left by Vinod Khanna's death difficult to fill: Naidu
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Going to acting school necessary: Satish Kaushik
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik says that nowadays getting formal training in acting has become important in Bollywood.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Baahubali 2': Hype by makers, expectations by fans touch new highs
New Delhi/Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? An enigma that has been on the mind of every Indian since the last 21 months, will finally get unveiled on Friday with the release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion". If trade pundits and films experts are to be believed, filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus will set new benchmarks in Indian cinema.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Vinod Khanna will always be family to us, says Sanjay Dutt
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt has paid tributes to veteran actor-politician Vinod Khanna, who died here on Thursday due to prolonged illness. He says the late star was and will always be family to him.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Captain America' director to helm 'Narnia...'
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Joe Johnston, who directed "Captain America: The First Avenger", is on board to helm the revival of C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia" series, titled "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair".
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TVS Motor posts Rs 558 cr net profit in FY17
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company closed FY 2016-17 with a total revenue of Rs 13,363.43 crore and net profit of Rs 558.08 crore, the company said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Dara Shikoh was a child of India: M.J. Akbar
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Dara Shikoh, the great grandson of Akbar, was a child of India, Minister of State for External Afffairs M.J. Akbar said here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Terror' attacks must be met with strategic, decisive action: Rahul
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed concern over the attack on an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir and said such attacks must be met with strategic and decisive action.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
President condoles Vinod Khanna's death
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, who died in a Mumbai hospital after a prolonged illness.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Iceball' planet about the same mass as Earth discovered
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered an "extremely cold" new planet about the same mass as Earth, and the same distance from its host star as our planet is from our Sun.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Real Madrid thump Deportivo to keep title challenge on track
Coruna (Spain), April 27 (IANS) Real Madrid got over the disappointment of losing at home in last weekend's Clasico by thrashing Deportivo 6-2, making sure the prospects of the La Liga title remain within their reach.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Never ever dreamt of this day: Aizawl coach Jamil
Aizawl, April 27 (IANS) As Aizawl FC embark on their final mission needing a draw to land their maiden I-League title in their final match against Shillong Lajong FC, coach Khalid Jamil, in an effort to keep his boys free from the tension is willing to soak in all the pressure himself.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Amit Sadh 'feels alright' being around Big B (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh has complimented Amitabh Bachchan and says that when the megastar puts his hands on his shoulder he feels everything is going to be fine.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi condoles Vinod Khanna's death
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna who died after a prolonged illness. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Kia forays into India, first plant to come up in Andhra
Amaravati, April 27 (IANS) Making a foray into the Indian market, South Korean auto major Kia Motors on Thursday said it will set up a car manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of $1.1 billion.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kerala yet to reinstate former police chief
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) Three days after the Supreme Court ruled in T.P. Senkumar's favour, the Kerala government is yet to reinstate the IPS officer as the state police chief.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trump agrees not to terminate Nafta for now
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Canada and Mexico that he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), an accord which he railed against as a presidential candidate, the White House said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Paytm launches Digital Gold with MMTC-PAMP
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Mobile payment and commerce platform Paytm on Thursday announced that it has collaborated with MMTC-PAMP to launch Digital Gold, which will enable its customers to buy gold online and store it in MMTC-PAMPs secure vaults free of charge.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India-Italy ties on recovery path via trade
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Relations between India and Italy are set on the path to recovery, after strains that developed over the past years, with the Joint Economic Commission slated to meet in Rome in May after a gap of eight years, it was announced here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
'Turkey wants UNSC P5 to give up veto powers'
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In the face of India's bid for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, a senior Turkish official has said that his country wanted the five permanent members of the world body to give up their veto powers.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Vote for change in Himachal: Modi
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the people of Himachal Pradesh to vote for change like in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
No objection to India's NSG membership: Turkish official
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to India this month-end, a senior Turkish official has said that his country does not have any objection to India becoming a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Five killed in Kashmir suicide attack (Fourth Lead)
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Three soldiers and two suicide attackers were killed on Thursday in a 'fidayeen' attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Amit Shah asks Bengal's BJP leaders to reach out to people
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) BJP national president Amit Shah on Thursday urged the party's West Bengal leaders to reach out to the masses and fight for their rights as according to him the people were now favourably disposed towards their party.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat
Washington, April 27 (IANS) United Airlines has said it will offer up to $10,000 to passengers who give up seats on overbooked flights.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Honor 8 Lite' may hit Indian market on May 10
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei, under its Honor brand, is rumoured to launch "Honor 8 Lite" for the Indian consumers on May 10 which may also be available at retail stores.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Nobody could do what Prabhas has done for 'Baahubali': Rana
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati says that his "Baahubali" co-star Prabhas deserves more credit than anyone for his involvement because what he has done for the film is greater than any other individuals contribution.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
FIFA confirms South America will have 6.5 places for 2026 World Cup
Santiago, April 27 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has confirmed that the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) will have 6.5 spots in the 2026 World Cup.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Iraq,Sports,Football
Sindhu advances, Jayaram bows out of Asia Championships
Wuhan (China), April 27 (IANS) Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori of Japan to advance into the second round of the Badminton Asia Championships while compatriot Ajay Jayaram bowed out of the tournament going down to Chinese Taipei's Hsu Jen Hao here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Searching for partner online, first make a perfect profile
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) If you are looking for your dream partner online, a great profile is the key. Of course you need captivating photos, but to find the right person you need to make your profile more attractive and engaging, says experts.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Banks need more practical testing to stop cyber attacks: Report
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Though most of the bank executives are confident of their cybersecurity strategy and preparedness, lack of practical testing makes the defence vulnerable, a new report said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
New Tripura Lokayukta assumes office
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) Former judge of Kolkata and Andhra Pradesh high courts Justice Subal Vaidya on Thursday assumed office as Lokayukta of Tripura to probe cases of corruption.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
UN expresses concern over HIV prevalence in Karachi
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan should chip in with all resources available to contain HIV, a senior official of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said, a media report said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Sharjah Ruler inaugurates mobile clinic for elderly
Sharjah, April 27 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah's Ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi inaugurated a mobile clinic for the elderly at the University of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Health/Medicine
Lebanese president meets Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho
Beirut, April 27 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun met former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho on his arrival here to take part in a much-anticipated friendly football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona legends.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Sports,Football
Veteran actor-BJP politician Vinod Khanna dead (Third Lead)
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician and former union Minister Vinod Khanna died here on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, a family friend said. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Police expands search for woman missing from Delhi metro station
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed that the police would expand its search to neighbouring states for a hearing and speech impaired woman who went missing from a metro station here last week.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dortmund down Bayern 3-2 to reach German Cup final
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund upset a wasteful Bayern Munich with two goals in the second half to book their berth for the German Cup final.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Most Indian firms want improved employee experience: Study
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Almost 43 per cent of business and IT leaders in India -- higher than the average 38 per cent for Asia-Pacific and Japan -- see employee experience as a critical aspect of achieving their business objectives, a new study said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mamata condoles Vinod Khanna's death
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician and former Union Minister Vinod Khanna.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Maruti Suzuki's Q4 net profit up 16%
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday reported a rise of 15.8 per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016-17.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Aussie scientists crack barley's genetic code benefitting healthier beer
Canberra, April 27 (IANS) In a development which could lead to the creation of healthier beers and drought-resistant crops, a team of Australian researchers has cracked the genetic code of the grain barley.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
Rakesh Roshan owes his career as a filmmaker to K. Viswanath
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Rakesh Roshan says he learnt filmmaking from film director and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath, who was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award earlier this week.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
2 policemen injured in French island shooting
Paris, April 27 (IANS) Two police officers were injured on Thursday in a shooting on the French island of RĂ©union by a suspected radical Islamist.
2017-04-27
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India-US military logistics pact could be functional by July
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The landmark Indo-US logistics pact that provides for cashless refuelling, replenishment and related services to the militaries of the two countries could be functional as early as July with most of the kinks ironed out, informed sources said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Drinking coffee can halve prostate cancer risk
London, April 27 (IANS) Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may reduce prostate cancer risk by more than 50 per cent, show results of a study on 7,000 Italian men.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Five killed in Kashmir suicide attack (Third Lead)
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Three soldiers and two suicide attackers were killed on Thursday in a 'fidayeen' attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Instagram adds 100 mn users in four months to hit 700 mn
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo and video sharing app Instagram now has more than 700 million users, with the last 100 million joining the platform in just four months.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Struggling Delhi have mountain to climb against red-hot Kolkata (Preview)
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils will have to play out of their skins to try and stop the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) juggernaut when the two sides lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Indian equities trade flat ahead of derivatives expiry
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) A day after closing at a record high, the Indian equity markets traded on a flat note on Thursday as caution prevailed ahead of the derivatives' expiry.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Baahubali' team cancels premiere after Vinod Khanna's demise
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) The team of film "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", has canceled the films premiere which was to take place on Thursday, as a mark of respect for veteran Bollywood actor-politician, who died on Thursday. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vivo V5s with 20MP front camera launched in India
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Taking its selfie revolution a notch higher, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday launched V5s smartphone in India that comes with a 20MP front and 13MP rear camera.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Industry has lost a legend: Celebrities mourn Vinod Khanna's death
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) A string of celebrities like Rajinikanth, Asha Bhosle, Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Shatrughan Sinha have paid tributes to veteran movie actor-politician Vinod Khanna, who died here on Thursday due to prolonged illness.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EC bribery case: Delhi police leaves for Chennai with Dinakaran
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day after a court here remanded AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran to five-day's police custody, a Crime Branch team on Thursday flew him and his aide Mallikarjuna to Chennai for further investigations into the alleged attempt to bribe officials of the Election Commission to release the party's "two leaves" symbol.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Turn to India, China for trade, Australia urged
Canberra, April 27 (IANS) Australia needs to shift its trade focus from traditional partners in favour of emerging economies like India and China, according to an economic report released on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Easy win for Barcelona to remain top of Liga Santander
Madrid, April 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona enjoyed their most placid 90 minutes of football this season as they cruised past bottom of the table Osasuna 7-1 in the Camp Nou Stadium to remain top of the Liga Santander.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
India successfully test-fires Agni III missile
Bhubaneswar, April 27 (IANS) India on Thursday successfully test-fired its intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-III from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security
Tamil Nadu CM urges Centre not to privatise Salem Steel Plant
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has urged the Centre to reconsider its plan to privatise Salem Steel Plant, citing the package of incentives given by the state government to the plant.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Samsung launches Smart Healthcare Citizenship Initiative
Aizawl, April 27 (IANS) Samsung India on Thursday introduced the 'Smart Healthcare Citizenship Initiative' that provides affordable and quality healthcare to patients from the economically and socially weaker sections at Civil Hospital here.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Technology,Health/Medicine
PSG a step away from third successive French Cup trophy
Paris, April 27 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain were one step away from their third straight success at the French Cup after beating a second-string Monaco 5-0 at Parc des Princes, booking a final clash with Angers at the centennial edition of the tournament.
2017-04-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Advani thanks Mar Thoma Church for opposing Emergency
Thiruvalla (Kerala), April 27 (IANS) Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani on Thursday recalled the support of Mar Thoma Church when he was jailed during the Emergency of 1975-77.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Absent teachers: Not as big a problem as we think
Hiralal, a 36-year old head teacher in a small government school in Basarpur, a village in Rajasthan, was absent 45 out of 200 working days (22.5 per cent), the school time prescribed by the Right to Education (RTE) Act. (The name of the teacher and the school have been changed to maintain confidentiality.)
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
'Baahubali 2' mints over $3 mn in bookings in US
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has stirred a box office storm even before release. In the US, the film has already minted over $3 million from pre-sales of tickets, according to distributor Great India Films.
2017-04-27
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Two more bodies found in Hooghly jetty collapse
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of the Hooghly's temporary jetty in West Bengal rose to five with the recovery of two more bodies on Thursday, officials said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Marlon replaces injured Quinton for Delhi Daredevils
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels will replace injured Quinton de Kock for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) edition, Delhi Daredevils announced on Thursday
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Khloe facing lawsuit for sharing unlicensed photograph
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian is facing a lawsuit for sharing an unlicensed photo on Instagram.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Veteran actor-BJP politician Vinod Khanna dead
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician and former union Minister Vinod Khanna died here on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, a family friend said. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Pakistan arrests 29 Indian fishermen
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistani authorities on Thursday detained 29 Indian fishermen on charges of violating the country's maritime boundary, officials said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Fashion guide for summer
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Go for floral patterns, stripes and add ruffles to your wardrobe to stay fashionable this season, say experts.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
My dream is to see slipper-wearing passengers fly: Modi
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first Rs 2,500-an-hour flight from Shimla as part of an UDAN scheme that makes air travel accessible to lower middle class families. It also plans to enhance connectivity with more airports in the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Veteran actor-turned-BJP politician Vinod Khanna dead
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician and former union Minister Vinod Khanna died here on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, a close family friend said here.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lokpal law as it stands is workable legislation: SC
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Thursday that the Lokpal law as it stands today is "workable" and there is no "justification" to hold it back till the proposed amendments are effected.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis to again work with Shyamalan
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy will return for the sequel to filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable" and "Split".
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kia Motors' car plant to come up in Andhra
Amaravati, April 27 (IANS) South Korean auto major Kia Motors will set up a car manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of $1.1 billion.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Sanjay Singh resigns as AAP's Punjab in-charge
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day after Aam Aadmi Party's defeat in the Delhi municipal elections, senior leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday resigned as its Punjab in-charge.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Missing Taiwanese man in Nepal found, woman dead
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) A Taiwanese man has been traced 47 days after he went missing while trekking in Nepal's Rubi Valley, a media report said on Thursday. His woman companion was, however, found dead.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath chairs meet to review J&K situation
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday chaired an inter-ministerial meeting to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Now Northeast set to boost India's global IT business
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) The northeastern region, long considered backward in growth and business terms, is poised to add heft to India's dominant position in global software exports and the IT industry, a top official said
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Vinod Khanna dead
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna, who was hospitalised earlier this month, died on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, informed sources said. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Huge blast rocks area near Damascus airport: SOHR
Damascus, April 27 (IANS) A large explosion rocked the area near the international airport here in the Syrian capital on Thursday, said a war monitor.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Museum heads should stay longer to develop, implement vision: Met Director
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Observing there is "room for work" in Indian museums, Thomas Campbell, the departing Director of the celebrated The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, or The Met as it is popularly known, says museum heads should stay for at least five years to articulate a vision and act on it.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Reliance General Insurance logs Rs 4,007 cr premium in FY17
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Private non-life insurer Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd closed last fiscal with a total gross written premium of Rs 4,007 crore, the company said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Modi launches Rs 2,500 an hour air travel scheme
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first Rs 2,500 an hour flight from here as part of the government's UDAN scheme that makes air travel cheaper and accessible to lower middle class families of India and plans to enhance connectivity with more airports across the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ban on WhatsApp data transfer to Facebook to stay: German court
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) In a setback to the social networking giant, a German court has upheld its decision asking it to obtain the permission of WhatsApp users in the country before processing their personal data to Facebook.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Now make bus, train reservations on Google Trips
New York, April 27 (IANS) Google Trips, an app for iOS and Android that makes it easier to plan and organise trips, now allows users to make bus and train reservations.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Hitachi India appoints its first Indian MD
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Hitachi India on Thursday appointed Bharat Kaushal as its Managing Director, the first Indian to spearhead the company's operations in the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Serious malaria cases cured by plant therapy in Africa
Bengaluru, April 27 (IANS) In a stunningly successful trial, scientists report they cured 18 critically-ill patients suffering from drug-resistant malaria with tablets made from dried leaves of the Chinese plant Artemisia annua (also known as sweet wormwood).
2017-04-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Apple services revenue expected to reach $7 bn this quarter
San Francisco, April 27 (IANS) Focusing on software and services in addition to its flagship hardware, Apple services revenue in the second quarter is expected to reach $7 billion.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Researchers develop system that can 3-D print entire building
New York, April 27 (IANS) Expanding the list of material that can be produced by 3-D printing, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a system to print the basic structure of an entire building.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Modi launches UDAN from Shimla
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) With the launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a highly-subsidised regional air connectivity scheme from this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort on Thursday, you can now fly to Shimla from the national capital for just Rs 2,000.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UDAN makes air travel accessible to more people: Modi
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the UDAN regional connectivity scheme will make air travel accessible to greater number of people across the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Asiya Andrabi detained in Srinagar
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi was detained here on Wednesday evening, officials said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Reach out on social, new media: Yogi tells officials
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called for wider and more active use of social and new media for publicising work being done by the central and the state government, an official said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology
Infosys launches AI platform Nia for businesses
San Francisco, April 27 (IANS) Building on the success of the its first-generation AI platform, Infosys Mana and its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution, AssistEdge, Infosys on Thursday launched 'Infosys Nia', the next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform for businesses.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Lokpal law as it stands is workable legislation: SC
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Thursday that the Lokpal law as it stands today is "workable" and there is no "justification" to hold it back till the proposed amendments are effected.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
British government furious as Twitter blocks access to data
London, April 27 (IANS) Twitter's decision to block the British police and intelligence agencies from accessing data to identify terrorist plots has evoked criticism from the government.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism
Walk in nature and shake off the summer heat (Lifestyle Feature)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Just "walk it off", is what most people say to cool others down. The coming months will surely hit you with soaring temperatures. How about challenging yourself by hiking or simply traversing a plantation? To beat the heat, merge with nature by walking through a rainforest or in a stream and then wink back at the sun.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US Air Force test fires long-range missile
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The US Air Force has test-fired an unarmed long-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon, according to the Air Force Global Strike Command.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology
Glitch hits NASA's Dawn spacecraft
Washington, April 27 (IANS) NASA's Dawn spacecraft encountered a glitch while preparing for its scheduled observation of Ceres on April 29 from an "opposition" position, directly between the dwarf planet's mysterious Occator Crater and the sun.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
South Korea's Q1 GDP grows 0.9 % on export recovery
Seoul, April 27 (IANS) South Korea's first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.9 per cent compared with the previous quarter thanks to export recovery, central bank data showed on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy
The many adventures and misadventures of 'Silver', a remarkable Indian spy
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Bhagat Ram Talwar -- a Hindu Pathan from the North West Frontier Province of British India -- was perhaps the only quintuple spy of World War II and the author of perhaps his first detailed sketch has said that even as the master spy helped Subhas Chandra Bose escape from India via Kabul, he was actually betraying him to the British.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
BIMSTEC seek cooperation in combating money laundering, terrorism financing
Yangon, April 27 (IANS) Representatives of seven member countries of the BIMSTEC gathered in Myanmar for a two-day meeting to seek cooperation in combating money laundering and terrorism financing, a media report said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Yogi orders better utilities at religious places in UP
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered for better public facilities including approach roads, toilets, rest houses, places to sit and drinking water, an official said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
Cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) It was a cloudy Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 22.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump decides to keep Nafta for now
Washington, April 27 (IANS) President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that that he would not immediately move to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), the White House said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Five killed in suicide attack in Kashmir's Kupwara
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Five including three soldiers and two militants were killed while another five soldiers were injured in Thursday's fidayeen (suicide) attack on an army camp in Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Key Indian equity market indices open flat
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened flat.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Haley, Akbaruddin discuss India-US cooperation
United Nations, April 27 (IANS) The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, the first Indian American to hold a cabinet rank, visited India's UN Mission on Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion with Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora
5 killed in suicide attack in Kashmir's Kupwara
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Five, including three soldiers and two militants, were killed in a 'fidayeen' (suicide) attack on an army camp on Thursday in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
2 soldiers killed in suicide attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Two soldiers and two militants were killed on Thursday morning in a suicide attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kylie Jenner enjoys NBA game with Travis Scott
Houston, April 27 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner was spotted with her rumoured love interest and rapper Travis Scott for the first time at an NBA game following her split from rapper Tyga.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Petition to CM seeking Ola, Uber services in Goa goes viral
Panaji, April 27 (IANS) An e-petition demanding that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar facilitate the entry of Ola and Uber cab services in Goa, one of the top tourism destinations in the country, has gone viral.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
White House studying executive order to withdraw from NAFTA
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The White House is considering announcing US's unilateral withdrawal from the NAFTA signed with Mexico and Canada, media reports said on Wednesday citing a draft of the executive order, which is under discussion.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Stone, Lawrence 'saved' Brie Larson's life
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson has revealed that her friends and actresses Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence saved her life and came to her rescue at a low point during the promotional whirlwind for her 2015 film "Room".
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Lipstick Under My Burkha' cleared for theatrical release
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Feminist drama "Lipstick Under My Burkha" is cleared for a theatrical release in India after the country's Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), decided that the film can be issued an adult certificate, equivalent to an NC-17 rating.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
US Air Force tests ballistic missile
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test from an air base in the state of California, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump's administration unveils tax cut principles
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration unveiled the principles of the long-awaited tax reform plan that will significantly cut income taxes for Americans and corporates, media reports said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Russia ready to mend ties with NATO: Military chief
Moscow, April 27 (IANS) The relations between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are at their lowest level since the end of the Cold War, but Moscow is ready to repair them, a military official said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Paul Verhoeven directing lesbian nun drama
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, who is active both in the US as well as Netherlands, is directing a lesbian nun drama based on the life of controversial Italian nun Benedetta Carlini.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Want to be a smart producer: Richa Chadda
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Richa Chadda who is producing Punjabi short film "Khoon Ali Chithi" says that she wants to be a smart producer by making films which will not only benefit cinema but also prove profitable for her and financers.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Katie Price not a fan of Kim's 'big' derriere
London, April 27 (IANS) British TV personality and glamour model Katie Price says she doesn't like reality TV star Kim Kardashian's "big" derriere.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israel, Washington discuss potential Trump visit: Israeli official
Jerusalem, April 27 (IANS) Israel and the US held preliminary talks about a possible visit by President Donald Trump to Jerusalem, an Israeli official said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Karen Gillan's character was meant to die in 'Guardians...'
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Actress Karen Gillan says her character Nebula in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise was supposed to die at the end of the first movie.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Turkey detains 1,000 people over suspected coup links
Ankara, April 27 (IANS) Turkish police detained over 1,000 persons in a massive operation aimed at arresting 3,224 alleged supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who the government accuses of organising the attempted coup in July 2016.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security
I'm the worst liar: Emma Watson
London, April 27 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson considers herself as "the worst liar".
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Italian President urges Parliament to pass new electoral law
Rome, April 27 (IANS/AKI) Italy's president Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday called on Italy's Parliament to rapidly approve a new electoral law for both of its houses.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
I am the son of 'discarded' migrants, says Pope
Rome, April 27 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis said on Wednesday he has always identified with migrants as he is the son and grandson of impoverished Italians who went to Argentina with nothing.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Italy,Religion
Italian PM rules out nationalisation of Alitalia
Rome, April 27 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday that Italy's failing flagship carrier Alitalia cannot be nationalised, after workers rejected a restructuring plan to keep the airline in business.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Priyanka wanted 'Baywatch' character to be feminine, evil
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who will be seen playing a negative role in her upcoming Hollywood film "Baywatch", said she wanted her character in the film to be feminine and evil at the same time.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Alibaba's entry norms for India-specific content platform
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday announced that its mobile internet software and services business, UCWeb, has outlined detailed guidelines for writers and content creators to join its India-specific content platform launched here last month.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
AI's Mumbai-Delhi-Osaka flight grounded for four hours
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) An early evening Air India flight between Mumbai and New Delhi, which was scheduled to move to Hong Kong as well as Osaka in Japan was on Wednesday grounded for around four hours due to a technical glitch.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Over four dozen IPS officials transferred in UP
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) In another major rejig of the Uttar Pradesh Police, the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government late on Wednesday night ordered transfer and postings of more than 50 IPS officers.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
EU to promote cooperation between European, Indian cities
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) European Union (EU)-funded International Urban Cooperation programme (IUC) was officially launched in India on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bagri, former LME Chairman, dies at 86
London, April 26 (IANS) Raj Kumar Bagri, the longest serving chairman in the history of the London Metal Exchange (LME), died here on Wednesday. He was 86 years old.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Vice-President Ansari arrives in Polish capital Warsaw
Warsaw, April 26 (IANS) India's Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari arrived in Warsaw on Wednesday evening for his a three-day State visit to Poland. He is accompanied by his wife Salma Ansari.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Poland,Politics,Diplomacy
IPL scoreboard: KKR vs RPS
Pune, April 26 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard in an Indian Premier League game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiant here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,IPL
IPL: Kolkata register facile seven-wicket win against Pune
Pune, April 26 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode skipper Gautam Gambhir and in-form Robin Uthappa's crackling half centuries to sail to a facile seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiant in an IPL game and go on top of points table here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'Nation became laughing stock during UPA rule'
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Accusing the previous UPA government of making India a laughing stock on the world stage, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the Narendra Modi-led central government has worked significantly to change the country's image globally.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Early kidney transplant must for children with renal failure
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Early transplant of kidney is important for children diagnosed with advanced kidney failure, said a senior nephrologist on Wednesday at the local Kavery Hospital, where two boys underwent successful kidney transplant recently.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
India to help Sri Lanka build roads in Jaffna
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India has agreed to help develop the road infrastructure in Sri Lanka's Jaffna region, official sources said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
MHRD stresses on 'Early Language and Literacy'
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Human Resource Development Ministry has stressed the importance of all seven principles mentioned in a position paper on 'Early Language and Literacy' commissioned by CARE India and USAID last year.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Congress for law to provide compensation to martyrs' kin
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday asked the government to bring a legislation to provide compensation of Rs one crore to families of security and defence personnel killed while fighting anti-national elements.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NGT shuts polluting industries along Ganga channel
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed 13 polluting industries situated along tributary or major drain of the Ganga river to be shut down.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
With lowest tally in Delhi civic polls, Congress woes persist (News Analysis)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress suffered its worst defeat of the last three Delhi municipal polls on Wednesday, bringing to light the enormity of challenges it faces to revive itself in the national capital.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Features
30 polluting units to be shut around Bengaluru lake
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of 30 polluting industries around the Bellandur lake in the city's south-east suburb for its restoration.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
East Bengal, Mohun Bagan to seek AIFF help
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) City soccer giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will seek the All India Football Federation's help in their bid to play in the top league of the country on their own and without any help from Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL) -- organisers of the ISL -- it was decided here in a meeting on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
India supports 'expanded role' of Russia in global affairs
Moscow, April 26 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said India supports a greater role by Russia in global affairs as well as in "our shared neighbourhood" in view of growing terrorism which "remains the primary concern for peaceful countries".
2017-04-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
IAF chopper damaged while landing in Chhattisgarh
Jagdalpur/Raipur, April 26 (IANS) A helicopter of the Indian Air Force was damaged on Wednesday while landing in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, but the two crew and five CRPF personnel had a providential escape, the police said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Modi talks of strictest action against corrupt railway officials
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Reviewing the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the Railways, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that "strictest possible action" will be taken against railway officials found guilty of corruption.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian Railways seeks partnership with industry
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Wednesday asked the industry to partner with it for the "complete transformation" of the railway network in the country.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as the new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 troopers in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tata Motors to use two technologies for BS IV norms
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Ltd. on Wednesday said it is ready with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technologies for BS IV compliant engines for its commercial vehicles.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress bereft of ideology, can't run multi-party democracy: Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Attacking the Congress and its offshoots for being without a specific ideology of their own, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said a multi-party democracy like India cannot be run by outfits lacking in ideology.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Applying new strategy in anti-Maoist operations: CRPF DG
Raipur, April 26 (IANS) In the wake of death of 25 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the force's acting chief Sudeep Lakhtakia on Wednesday said a new strategy in anti-Maoist operations will be adopted and mistakes analysed.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ajay Maken, Chako resign from Congress posts
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and P.C. Chacko, in charge of Congress affairs in Delhi, on Wednesday resigned from their posts, owning moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the city's civic polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
84 IAS officers transferred in UP; Noida, Ghaziabad get new DMs
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) In by far the biggest reshuffle of IAS officials in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government late on Wednesday transferred 84 IAS officers, including 38 district magistrates. Among the DMs shifted out include those of Lucknow, Mainpuri, Etawah, Kannauj, Ghaziabad and Mathura.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sukma attack casts a long shadow on BJP's MCD win
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As the results of the April 23 voting for the three municipal corporation elections poured in on Wednesday, the party supporters did not break into a rapturous celebration, as is the normal practice, due to the Monday killing of 25 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP returns fire on Akhilesh's charge of 'poor law and order' in UP
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit back at Samajwadi Party (SP) President and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for his remarks on the Yogi Adityanath government that law and order in the state is poor.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
CPI-M to publicly censure minister for his 'curt remarks'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) Even as Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan continues to publicly defend his party and Cabinet colleague Power Minister M.M. Mani, the state secretariat of CPI-M on Wednesday decided to publicly censure Mani for his "curt remarks" on women plantation workers.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
BCCI left red-faced at crucial ICC Board meet
Dubai, April 26 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was dealt a major blow when it was reduced to a minority at the International Cricket Council Board meeting in Dubai on Wednesday, where most of the other members voted for changes in governance and revenue structures.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
AAP bites dust in its own strongholds
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP's victory sweep in the civic polls saw most Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ministers fail to ensure victory for the AAP candidates in their own constituencies.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP chief misguided people of Bengal: Amit Mitra
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Senior West Bengal Minister Amit Mitra on Wednesday dismissed as a "blatant and motivated attempt to distort the truth" BJP National President Amit Shah's allegations that the state was a poor performer in development indices.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Denying tickets to sitting councillors worked well for BJP
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP's decision to deny tickets to its sitting councillors proved a master stroke for the party, which swept the Delhi civic polls on Wednesday for the third time in a row.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBI to issue new Rs 5 and Rs 10 coins
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said that it will soon issue new Rs 10 and Rs 5 coins in circulation.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IPL-10: Smith, Rahane help Pune post 182/5 in first innings
Pune, April 26 (IANS) Captain Steve Smith led from the front with an unbeaten half-century to help Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) post 182/5 after they were asekd to bat first by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
NCP's Pawar meets Congress chief on presidential polls
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss a joint opposition candidate for the coming presidential election.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi municipal poll verdict adds to BJP's political momentum
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's emphatic victory in the Delhi civic polls has added to the party's political momentum as it seeks to expand its base in traditionally weak areas and prepares for upcoming electoral challenges.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ajmer court annuls child marriage after 18 years
Ajmer, April 26 (IANS) A family court in Ajmer, Rajasthan, on Wednesday annulled a child marriage that was held about 18 years ago when the girl was only two and a half years old.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Swaraj India fails to open account in Delhi civic polls
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India, which was formed six months ago, has failed to impress Delhi voters as the fledgling party has not won even a single ward in the city's municipal elections held on Sunday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RCB under pressure to move up, says pacer Arvind
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) Hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would be under huge pressure when they take on Gujarat Lions (GL) in the Indian Premier League (IPL-10) tie here on Thursday, said their medium pacer Sreenath Arvind on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
SC poser: Can it restrain Parliament from linking Aadhaar with PAN
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday raised a poser whether it can "restrain Parliament" from passing a law linking Aadhaar with PAN for filing income tax returns even though the government has in the past given an undertaking that possessing Aadhaar card was voluntary.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Willing to sit with Kejriwal to discuss betterment of Delhi: Tiwari
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said the people of Delhi have rejected the "politics of lies and negativity" by handing the party victory in the civic polls and said he was willing to sit and discuss with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal how to work towards the development of Delhi.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC calls for statutory regime to regulate state-funded NGOs
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to consider putting in place a statutory regime to regulate registration, funding, compliance and audit of the NGOs getting state support.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Wales' Taylor handed 2-match ban for horror tackle of Coleman
Cardiff, April 26 (IANS) Wales defender Neil Taylor was suspended on Wednesday for two matches for his leg-breaking tackle of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman during a 2018 football World Cup qualifier draw in Dublin in March.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Banned Bangladeshi militant group's bomb-maker arrested
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Wednesday arrested a key member of a banned militant outfit here.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sustaining higher education a major challenge: President
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said sustaining and reinvigorating higher education has become a major challenge, especially in public institutions.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Why AAP's claim of EVM tampering isn't tenable
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Were EVMs really rigged to ensure the BJP's win in Delhi civic polls as alleged by the AAP?
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FII inflows expected to be $5-10 billion in 2017-18: ICRA
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) FII inflows into Indian debt market in 2017-18 are expected to be limited to $5-10 billion, said a report released on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Punjab orders crackdown on private medical, dental colleges
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered a crackdown on private medical and dental colleges in the state, warning them to either mend ways or shut shop.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Education
UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai
Dubai, April 26 (IANS/WAM) A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Technology,Business/Economy
Axis Bank's Q4 net profit down 43%
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Wednesday reported a decline of 43.13 per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of Fiscal 2016-17.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi HC seeks report on missing speech, hearing impaired woman
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of a media report which said that a 21-year-old speech and hearing impaired woman has been missing from Adarsh Nagar Metro Station here since April 21.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi to launch UDAN air connectivity scheme on April 27
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the air regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- on April 27, Thursday, in Shimla.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AAP loses ground in Delhi, tough times ahead (News Analysis)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The AAP, which emerged as a major political force in Delhi's politics, will have a tough time ahead after facing a humiliating defeat in the city's municipal polls and it will now be a challenge for the party to keep its legislators united.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi civic polls: Final tally
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday swept all the three municipal bodies of Delhi, returning a tally of 181 of the total 270 seats for which elections were held on April 23.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BSF seizes over two kg heroin in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) BSF troopers on Wednesday seized over two kg of heroin, valued at more than Rs 10 crore in the international market, along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab, a BSF official said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Family of Sukma martyr refuses Rs 5 lakh compensation
Patna, April 26 (IANS) The family of CRPF trooper Abhay Kumar, who was killed in an ambush by Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, on Wednesday refused to accept Rs 5 lakh as compensation announced by the Bihar government.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
92 Congress, 38 AAP nominees lose deposits in Delhi civic polls
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As many as 38 of the 270 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates and 92 of the Congress forfeited their security deposits in the Delhi civic polls, State Election Commissioner (SEC) S.K. Srivastava disclosed on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shah's tryst with the deprived in Mamata's dingy backyard
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) In West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's backyard, BJP chief Amit Shah entered the shabby dwelling of Arjun Maity, a sugarcane juice vendor, at the Chetla lockgate slum. The senior politician enquired about Maity's well-being, had 'rosogolla' and sweetened buttermilk at his home, and left after learning about the shortage of toilets and basic amenities for women there.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Punjab to study water flowing into Pakistan
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) Caught up in a water war with neighbouring Haryana, the Punjab government has sought a report on the water flowing from the state to Pakistan.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Court frames charges against Ray; ex-minister cries vendetta
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday framed charges against former Union Minister Dilip Ray and others in a case of allocation of a coal block in Jharkhand in 1999.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
United Airlines faces another row -- over giant rabbit's death
London, April 26 (IANS) Less than three weeks after a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight at the Chicago airport, the airline landed itself in another public relations fiasco on Wednesday after a giant rabbit died on its flight from Britain.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Assad forces made sarin used in chemical attack: France
Paris, April 26 (IANS) France has said it has evidence that the Syrian air force dropped bombs containing nerve agent sarin on a rebel-held town earlier this month that killed 89 people.
2017-04-26
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC asks Delhi hospital to discharge patient held up for unpaid bill
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here to immediately discharge a patient, saying that hospitals cannot hold hostage persons undergoing treatment for non-clearance of unpaid hospital bills.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sebi's stricter P-Note norms to curb black money in markets
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) In yet another move in India against black money, markets regulator Sebi on Wednesday barred resident as well as non-resident Indians (NRIs) from making investments through participatory notes (P-Notes).
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana releases Rs 50 lakh to family of Sukma martyr
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday released Rs 50 lakh as financial assistance to the family of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Assistant Sub-Inspector Naresh Kumar, who was killed in an ambush by Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
RIL partners with Resysta to bring wood alternative in India
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Wednesday said it has entered into a licence agreement with Germany based Resysta International GmbH, which gives RIL the exclusive rights of production and marketing of a natural fibre polymer composite (NFPC) in India.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
EC can't be pressured to tamper with EVMs: Delhi poll chief
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi State Election Commissioner S.K. Srivastava on Wednesday said the Election Commission cannot be pressurised to tamper with electronic voting machines to manipulate results, following the AAP's accusations of large-scale EVM rigging to favour the BJP in the civic polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 troopers in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Court discharges arms dealer Verma, wife in two cases
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday discharged arms dealer Abhishek Verma, his wife, and others in two cases -- one of corruption and another of money laundering -- related to Switzerland-based company Rheinmetall Air Defense (RAD).
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump weighs steep cuts to corporate tax rates
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday planned to propose steep cuts in corporate taxes and repatriated offshore corporate profits as the administration seeks to regain momentum on economic policies.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Denying tickets to sitting councillors worked well for BJP
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A decision to deny tickets to its sitting councillors proved a master stroke for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which swept the Delhi civic polls on Wednesday, for the third time in a row.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 dead, 13 missing in Hooghly river as jetty collapses
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) At least three persons died and 13 others were still missing after a temporary jetty on the Hooghly river collapsed in Hooghly district of west Bengal on Wednesday, the police said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No infighting in BJD, says Naveen Patnaik
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday dismissed reports of infighting within the party.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen factory workers
Paris, April 26 (IANS) French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron was on Wednesday heckled by factory workers in Amiens city after a visit by his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
2017-04-26
Category: International, France,Politics
MCD polls: Opposition leaders claim EVM tampering, offer to quit
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sweeping the Delhi municipal polls on Wednesday, opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress leaders offered to quit on moral grounds while also blaming the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the polls for their debacle.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bihar's role in freedom struggle brushed aside: Nitish Kumar
Patna, April 26 (IANS) Seeking acknowledgement of Bihar's contribution to the Indian freedom struggle, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the role of Veer Kunwar Singh, who hailed from the state, in the 1857 War of Independence should be discussed at the national level.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Trainer plane crash kills ex-IAF pilot, trainee in Maharashtra
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) A four-seater trainer aircraft crashed in the Vainganga river on the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border on Wednesday killing the pilot and a female trainee after it got entangled in wires above the water line, a top official said here.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 men in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Students clash with security forces in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) Protesting students clashed with the security forces at many places in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
IPL: KKR win toss, elect to bowl vs RPS
Pune, April 26 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in their Indian Premier League match here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Champs Kirui, Wanjiru now eye world marathon title in London
Nairobi, April 26 (IANS) London Marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru and relative unknown Geoffrey Kirui, who won in Boston, will give the Kenya team to the World Championships a new look in August.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Several English football officials arrested in tax fraud probe
London, April 26 (IANS) Several officials, including Newcastle club's Managing Director. were arrested on Wednesday as part of a probe into tax fraud in English football launched by the UK's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Gujarat Lions bring in Irfan Pathan and Ankit Soni
Rajkot, April 26 (IANS) Gujarat Lions have signed all-rounders Irfan Pathan and Ankit Soni as replacements for the injured Dwayne Bravo and Shivil Kaushik for the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Murray in third round of Barcelona Open
Barcelona, April 26 (IANS) British tennis player Andy Murray on Wednesday entered the third round of the Barcelona Open, part of the 500 series on the ATP World Tour, after Australia's Bernard Tomic withdrew.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Axis Bank's Q4 net profit down 43%
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Wednesday reported a decline of 43.13 per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of Fiscal 2016-17.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 in EPL
London, April 26 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) leaders Chelsea defeated Southampton 4-2 here to boost their advantage over second-place Tottenham Hotspur to seven points, though the latter has a game in hand.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sarvar, Sartaj sing title track for kids' show
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Singers Sarvar and Sartaj, who have crooned the song "Bapu sehat ke liye tu to haanikaarak he" for "Dangal", have now lent their voice for the title track of animated investigative TV series "Gattu Battu".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP's hat-trick win in Delhi civic poll routs AAP, Congress (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Riding on a Modi wave and defeating anti-incumbency, the BJP on Wednesday retained with a sweeping majority its 10-year hold on the capital's three civic bodies, routing the city's ruling AAP which blamed rigged EVMs for its poor show in the municipal polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Meherzan Mazda's mother worried about his marriage
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Meherzan Mazdas mother is concerned about her sons marriage these days as he has put on 20 kg for his role of an overweight man, named Piyush, in the TV show "Dhhai Kilo Prem".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Dinakaran remanded in five-day police custody
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sent sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, arrested on the charge of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials, to five-day police custody.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan again denies India consular access to Jadhav
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Wednesday once again denied consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Stent price capping will put patients in jeopardy: Experts
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) The government's move to put a price cap on stents, which are used to open up blocked arteries, has drawn flak from the health experts, who believe this will block innovation and put patients in jeopardy.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Civic polls help Tiwari emerge as key BJP face in Delhi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP's hat-trick in the capital's municipal polls is being seen as a feather in the cap of the party's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari and it has helped him emerge as a key face of the party in the national capital.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Features
Composers, singers, lyricists stars of my life, says Mohit Suri (Lead, correcting para 9)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Mohit Suri says composers, singers and lyricists have always been stars of his life.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Women to man Kherki Daula toll plaza on Haryana-Delhi border
Gurugram, April 26 (IANS) It will soon be an all-women affair at the Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Gurugram-Delhi Expressway for the collection of the tax on vehicles, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
"An evening of ghazals, women empowerment at 'Jashn-E-Dosti'
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) It was a soulful evening at "Jash-e-dosti" where the audience was enthralled with ghazals and discourses spreading a strong message on issues like female foeticide, rape, dowry, domestic violence, stalking and eve-teasing.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 men in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India supports 'expanded role' of Russia in global affairs
Moscow, April 26 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said India supports a greater role by Russia in global affairs as well as in "our shared neighbourhood" in view of growing terrorism which "remains the primary concern for peaceful countries".
2017-04-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Global cues push Sensex, Nifty to new record highs (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Positive global cues and optimism over the upcoming quarterly earning results pushed the Indian equity markets to new closing highs on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajamouli gave me whole arc of a woman's life: Anushka
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Anushka Shetty, who essays the role of Devasena in "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", says that the film's director S.S. Rajamouli has given her a whole arc of a womans life.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
SEBI allows options trading in commodities market
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday approved the introduction of options trading in the commodities market.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AAP's Delhi convenor Dilip Pandey resigns after poll debacle
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Owning moral responsibility for the AAP's debacle in the municipal elections, senior party leader Dilip Pandey on Wednesday resigned as the party's Delhi convenor.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asean summit to focus on row over sea, Manila's war on drugs
Manila, April 26 (IANS) Territorial disputes with China and the Philippines' war on drugs will take the centre-stage at the Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), whose work agenda began on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
North, S. Korean women urge Trump to stop war rhetoric
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) A group of women from North and South Koreas, along with women activists from other countries, sent on Wednesday a letter to US President Donald Trump, urging him to stop his war rhetoric.
2017-04-26
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Centre, Assam committed to constitutional safeguards for indigenous people: Rajnath
New Delhi/Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured a delegation of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) that the spirit of the Assam Accord would not be allowed to get diluted at any cost and the government is committed to provide Constitutional and economic safeguards to the indigenous people of the state.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Be present in court on Thursday, SC tells Karnataka CS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Karnataka Chief Secretary to be present in court on Thursday afternoon after rejecting his application for exemption from appearance, as directed by the top court over the failure of 10 states to set up Food Commissions.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Greed rides groom, bride's kin deals him hair-razing ordeal
Ranchi, April 26 (IANS) Avarice is bad, is the lesson a groom in a Jharkhand town learnt when he not only sought the hand of a young woman but also a brand new motorcycle from her family. In the bargain, he lost both.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Sambhavna to appear on 'Jashne Byah' with husband
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Sambhavna Seth, who got married to Avinash Dwivedi in July last year, will appear alongside her husband in the upcoming special show "Jashne Byah".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Reliance GCX-Alibaba arm to offer cloud solutions
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Reliance Communications' subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) and Alibaba Cloud will jointly offer cloud solutions to enterprises through the latter's Cloud Express Connect via GCX's Cloud X Fusion in Singapore, said GCX on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Sindhu, Jayaram advance, Saina, Prannoy lose in Asia Championships
Wuhan (China), April 26 (IANS) India's Ajay Jayaram caused an upset, while P.V. Sindhu had an easy start, though Saina Nehwal, H.S. Prannoy and the doubles pairs exited the Badminton Asia Championships on the opening day here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother appeals for son's release, seeks to meet him
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The mother of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav has filed an appeal with Pakistan seeking Islamabad's intervention for the release of her son who has been sentenced to death and expressed a desire to meet him.
2017-04-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Over 100 kms of road being built daily: Government
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Road construction in rural areas of the country under the 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana' (PMGSY) has achieved the highest so far average with daily construction rate of 130 km, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mamata, Amit Shah trade barbs over development in Bengal
Kolkata/Alipurduar, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday traded barbs over development in the eastern state, with the former throwing an "open challenge" to anyone to show growth under a "huge" debt burden.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
NHRC notice to Delhi hospital for running without equipment
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a detailed report from Hindu Rao Hospital over allegations that one of the oldest and biggest hospitals here was operating without the necessary equipment.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
CMFRI develops seed production technology of high value species
Kochi, April 26 (IANS) The Kochi-headquartered Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) successfully developed the seed production technology of a food fish, a marine ornamental fish and a marine ornamental shrimp which has huge commercial value in the export market.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Social media platforms banned in J&K
Jammu, April 26 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent "anti-national and anti-social elements" from spreading "inflammatory messages".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata has BJP phobia: Amit Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) In a swipe at Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said she was suffering from "BJP phobia" and claimed that her constant criticism of his party was indicative of its rise in Bengal.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SPI Cinemas enters Kerala with re-launch of Kripa Cinema
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) SPI Cinemas, a Chennai headquartered multiplex chain and a leading player in the entertainment industry, on Wednesday entered the Kerala market with the re-launch of Muthoot Pappachan Group (MPG)'s iconic Kripa Cinema.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian-American dentist running for Virginia House of Delegates
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Indian-American dentist Surya Dhakar is running for Virginia's House of Delegates' 56th District seat.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
Harika plays out hard fought draw vs Mustafa at Reykjavik Open chess
Reykjavik (Iceland), April 26 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli eked out a hard fought draw against the higher-rated Mustafa Yilmaz of Turkey in round eight of the Rejkjavik Open chess tournament at the Herpa Concert Hall here.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
Lajong coach Singto determined to beat Aizawl
Shillong, April 26 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC coach Thangboi Singto has asserted that his wards are determined to defeat title contenders Aizawl FC in the final game of their I-League campaign here on Sunday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
BJP victory a reaffirmation of people's faith in PM: Rajnath
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday termed the BJP's victory in the Delhi civic polls as a "reaffirmation of people's faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian-American man charged with insider trading
Washington, April 26 (IANS) An Indian-American man has been charged with insider trading here by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Centre to raise digital literacy, curb electronics imports: Minister
A0gartala, April 26 (IANS) The government has taken firm steps to raise the rate of digital literacy to a large extent and to stop import of electronics and IT-related kits and devices by 2019, a central minister said here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Artificial photosynthesis turns carbon dioxide into clean air
New York, April 26 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to trigger a process similar to photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy -- all at the same time.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Sharing screen with Salman will be surreal: Angad Bedi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Actor Angad Bedi is happy that he will get a chance to share screen space with Salman Khan in "Tiger Zinda Hai". He says Salman is "writing his own destiny and breaking his own film records" and hopes to learn some success tricks from the superstar.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sensex, Nifty touch new record highs
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Positive global cues and optimism over the upcoming quarterly earning results pushed the Indian equity markets to new closing highs on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Court reserves verdict in 2G spectrum case
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday reserved verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation case, in which former Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi are being tried.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sports Minister calls for zero tolerance towards doping
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A day after former India football captain Subroto Paul tested positive for a banned substance, Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday called for adopting a policy of "zero tolerance" towards doping.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Modi, Sri Lankan PM discuss bilateral issues
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday discussed a range of bilateral issues and matters of mutual concern with visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here. Following the talks, an agreement on cooperation in economic projects between India and Sri Lanka was signed.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Faridabad gets Post Office Passport Seva Kendra
Faridabad, April 26 (IANS) Union Minister Krishan Pal Gurjar on Wednesday inaugurated a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) in Faridabad, an industrial town in Haryana, adjoining the national capital, said an official release.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Over 1,000 arrested in Turkey over links with Gulenist group
Ankara, April 26 (IANS) Over 1,000 Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) suspects were arrested in simultaneous police raids across Turkey, the Interior Minister said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi to launch UDAN air connectivity scheme on April 27
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the air regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- on April 27, Thursday, in Shimla.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nabha jailbreak gangster held in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) A wanted gangster involved in the sensational Nabha jailbreak in November 2016 has been arrested, a senior Punjab Police official said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I began hating work while on sabbatical: Suniel Shetty
Panaji, April 26 (IANS) Actor Suniel Shetty, who has been away from the limelight for over three years now, says his preoccupation with attending to his ailing father Veerappa Shetty made him take a sabbatical from showbiz.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
I am very cultured, believe in gender equality: Avinesh Rekhi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Actor Avinesh Rekhi, who is currently seen as Umashankar in TV show "Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji", says unlike his on-screen avatar, he is very cultured in real life and believes in gender equality.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pre-orders for Samsung S8, S8+ reach 80,000 units in India
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Coming as a sigh of relief for Samsung after the Note 7 fiasco last year, pre-orders for its new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have reached 80,000 units within a week of the launch in India.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Dinakaran remanded in five-day police custody
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sent sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, arrested on the charge of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials, to five-day police custody.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Blue economy needs to be measured to tap its potential'
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) An integrated and holistic approach to measure the blue economy of each nation is required to gain access to the untapped potential of this sector, a US researcher has said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kejriwal congratulates BJP, assures support for 'betterment of Delhi'
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday congratulated the BJP for its victory in the civic polls and assured his party's support for Delhi's betterment.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Process of building a character is magical: Kirti Kulhari
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari, who shot to fame with "Pink", is now playing the protagonist in National Film Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's forthcoming film "Indu Sarkar". She says as a performer, building a character is an interesting process.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
12-year-old Sujal to represent India in Football For Friendship programme
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Sujal Kahar, a 12-year-old footballer from Mumbai, has been shortlisted as Indias representative at the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Hyderabad's Nizam was a visionary, says President
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday described the last Nizam of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali Khan as a visionary, who founded Osmania University 100 years ago.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Over 120 UP officials yet to submit property details
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Despite terse warnings and repeated reminders by the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, more than 120 state officials were yet to submit the details of their assets and properties, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Internet suspended in Kashmir for one month
Jammu, April 26 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered the suspension of Internet services in the Valley for one month.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism
Judge blocks Trump's order defunding 'santuary cities'
Washington, April 26 (IANS) A judge in San Francisco dealt the US administration another legal blow by blocking President Donald Trumps threatened suspension of unspecified federal funding from cities and towns that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Eating less salt may not lower your BP, says study
New York, April 26 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, consuming less sodium may not lead to lower blood pressure in the long term, show results of a new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Composers, singers, lyricists stars of my life, says Mohit Suri
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Mohit Suri says composers, singers and lyric writers have always been stars of his life.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Harbhajan lashes out at 'racist' Jet Airways pilot
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday lashed out at a Jet Airways pilot for racial discrimination against a fellow Indian passenger.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
B.K. Nehru's widow dies at 109, cremated at Kasauli
Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh), April 26 (IANS) Shobha Nehru, wife of Jawaharlal Nehru's cousin B.K. Nehru, who died at her residence in Kasauli town of Himachal Pradesh due to age-related complications, was cremated here on Wednesday, her family said. She was 109.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Sensex crosses 30k points, Nifty at new closing high
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Positive global cues and optimism over the upcoming quarterly earning results pushed the Indian equity markets to their new closing highs during Wednesday's trade.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China comes to Pakistan's rescue with $1.2 bn loan
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) China has increased its economic pull in Pakistan over the past year, providing over $1.2 billion in loans to help the country stave off a possible currency crisis.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Diamond shapes define your personality too
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Oval, pear or heart -- diamond shapes are many and so are the personalities of the ones who wear them. Diamonds can give a peek into your personality, say experts.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Zyxel launches VPN firewall to safeguard businesses
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Networking company Zyxel Communications on Wednesday introduced a premium virtual private network (VPN) firewall to offer businesses an end-to-end solution and manage secured communications between multiple sites and offices.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IPL: Bangalore eye turnaround against Gujarat (Preview)
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) With two of their last matches witnessing a horrific batting show in Kolkata and a wash-out due to rain at home, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will hope for a turnaround when they face a struggling Gujarat Lions (GL) here on Thursday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'Raag Desh' an incredible movie-making experience: Kunal Kapoor
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor, who will be seen in National Award-winning filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia's next "Raag desh - Birth of a Nation" says it has been an incredible movie-making experience.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Madonna not happy with biopic 'Blonde Ambition'
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Singer Madonna is unhappy with the news of the biopic "Blonde Ambition" which is being made on her.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
2 killed as trainer aircraft crashes into river
Balaghat (MP)/Gondia (Maharashtra), April 26 (IANS) A trainer aircraft crashed on the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border on Wednesday, killing the pilot and a trainee, after the craft got entangled in wires, officials said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China convicts US woman for spying
Washington, April 26 (IANS) A Chinese court has convicted an American businesswoman for spying, sentencing her to three-and-half years in prison and ordered her deportation.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal's quest for power behind AAP loss: Anna Hazare
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday blamed his former protege and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals quest for power behind the Aam Aadmi Partys (AAP) debacle in the Delhi civic polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Cyber criminals now executing politically devastating attacks: Symantec
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Explaining how simple tactics led to unprecedented outcomes, a new report from global cyber security firm Symantec said on Wednesday that cyber criminals are executing politically devastating attacks to undermine a new class of targets.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
SC calls for statutory regime to regulate NGOs, state funding
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to consider putting in place a statutory regime to regulate the registration, funding, compliance and audit of the NGOs getting state support.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Akhilesh Yadav flays BJP for 'poor law and order' in UP
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday attacked the state government led by Yogi Adityanath and said the law and order situation in the state is not good.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Harbhajan lashes out against 'racist' Jet Airways pilot
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday lashed out against a Jet Airways pilot for racial discrimination against a fellow Indian passenger on the flight.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Genetic variants linked to extreme old age identified
New York, April 26 (IANS) Researchers have identified new genetic variants associated with reduced risks for cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease, and higher odds of surviving for 100 or more years.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Raghu Ram completes one year without smoking
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Raghu Ram has become a non-smoker and has completed a year without smoking.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Villarreal pip Atletico, Malaga beat Granada in La Liga
Madrid, April 26 (IANS) Villarreal strengthened their fifth position in the La Liga football championship as they overcame third-placed Atletico Madrid 1-0, while Malaga registered their fifth win in six matches with a 2-0 win over Granada.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, AAP alleges EVM tampering (Fifth Lead)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP was on Wednesday set to retain the three municipal corporations in the national capital for the third term in a row, handing a humiliating defeat to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP and the Congress.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gurudas Kamat quits all Congress posts
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) In a surprise move, senior Congress leader and AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat has quit all posts in the party, according to a statement here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP to discuss Centre-stakeholder dialogue in Kashmir: Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party will discuss the possibility of a dialogue between the Centre and all stakeholders to bring order to the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hyderabad's Nizam was a visionary, says President
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday described the last Nizam of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali Khan as a visionary, who founded Osmania University 100 years ago.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
India files appeal with Pakistan in Kulbhushan Jadhav case
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) India on Wednesday filed an appeal with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua over the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
10 arrested in Charlie Hebdo, Paris store attacks probe
Paris, April 26 (IANS) Ten persons suspected of providing arms for the 2015 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a supermarket in Paris have been arrested in France and Belgium.
2017-04-26
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Country must come first in battle of ideologies: Congress
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said that the country must come first in the battle of "ideologies" and all the regional parties should now realise that blind "anti-Congressism" is not the way ahead.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bangladeshi freedom fighters get 5-year Indian visas
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Bangladeshi freedom fighters will from Wednesday get five-year multiple-entry visas in line with New Delhi's announcement during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Mamata having BJP phobia: Amit Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Taking a swipe at Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said she has been suffering from "BJP phobia" and claimed that her constant criticism of his party was indicative of its rise in Bengal.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Future technologies will reshape geopolitics: Ansari
Yerevan/New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said upcoming technologies like manufacturing of robotics and improved cost-efficiency in renewable energy will reshape geopolitics.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Armenia,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Trump, Trudeau discuss dairy, lumber trade
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on the phone and discussed issues of bilateral trade after the US earlier this week announced its intention to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diaspora
China urges S. Korea, US to pull back THAAD equipment
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Hours after the deployment of a US advanced defence shield went into full swing in South Korea, Beijing on Wednesday strongly urged Seoul and Washington to pull back the equipment, warning that the installation would further heighten tensions in the region.
2017-04-26
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Action being taken against cow vigilantes: Amit Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that action is being taken against cow vigilantes and the party maintains that no one should take the law into their own hands.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ransomware to double in 2017 unless governments act
London, April 26 (IANS) The growth of ransomware is likely to double in 2017 unless the governments decide to crack down on all potentially illegal payments, a European cyber security firm warned on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Amsterdam Arena to be renamed in honour of Johan Cruyff
The Hague, April 26 (IANS) Dutch football club Ajax has announced that the Amsterdam Arena is to be renamed in honour of the legendary Johan Cruyff.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
No plans to tax agriculture income, Centre cannot: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government has no plans to impose any tax on agricultural income, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday, putting to rest recent speculations on a politically sensitive issue.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Parineeti doesn't need auto tune for singing
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who has lent her voice for "Maana ke hum yaar nahin" in the forthcoming film "Meri Pyaari Bindu", says the song has no auto tune.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shraddha Kapoor 'honoured' to play Saina Nehwal in biopic
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen playing Saina Nehwal in an upcoming biopic directed by Amole Gupte, says she is really honoured to essay the role of the Indian badminton star in the film.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi thanks Delhiites for municipal poll victory
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked the people of Delhi for their "faith" in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as it headed towards a sweep in the Delhi civic polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China launches first home-grown aircraft carrier
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Adding to its growing naval might, China on Wednesday launched its first home-built aircraft carrier, amid high tensions in the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea.
2017-04-26
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, set to win over 170 wards (Fourth Lead)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP was on Wednesday set to retain its hold on Delhi civic bodies, winning 143 and leading in 31 of the 270 wards, while the AAP was at a distant second with 35 wins and 16 leads, according to State Election Commission officials.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress appoints Gehlot as party in-charge of Gujarat
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appointed party leader Ashok Gehlot as in-charge of Gujarat, where assembly elections are due later this year.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
10 Maoists surrender in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 26 (IANS) Ten Maoist guerrillas, including three of their commanders and three women, surrendered before the police in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Gurudas Kamat quits all Congress posts
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) In a surprise move, senior Congress leader and AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat has quit all posts in the party, according to a statement here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sporting drop points at home in 1-1 draw with Espanyol
Gijon (Spain), April 26 (IANS) Sporting played a 1-1 draw with Espanyol, missing out on two points that would have bolstered their dwindling hopes of avoiding relegation from La Liga.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Injured Carrasco to miss Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid
Madrid, April 26 (IANS) Atletico Madrid will be without the services of Belgian international winger Yannick Carrasco for at least the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid after it was confirmed he has suffered a twisted shoulder.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Obese kids at four-fold greater risk of Type-2 diabetes later
London, April 26 (IANS) Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes later, compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, warns a new study.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India, Sri Lanka sign MoU on cooperation in economic projects
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in economic projects following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
David Ferrer stumbles in Barcelona Open third round
Barcelona, April 26 (IANS) Spanish tennis player David Ferrer failed to qualify for the third round of the Barcelona Open after suffering a defeat against South Africa's Kevin Anderson.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Arsenal coach insists Olivier Giroud is not for sale
London, April 26 (IANS) Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has asserted that the London club does not intend to sell striker Olivier Giroud and reiterated the Frenchman's key role in the future of the first team.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Modi, Sri Lankan PM hold talks
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held talks on bilateral issues with his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states
Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
BJP slams Congress for questioning Centre's anti-Maoist strategy
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday slammed the Congress for questioning the ruling party over its anti-Maoist strategy and said the Leftist violence had blossomed during Congress's reign.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
'Jolly LLB 2': HC exempts Akshay Kumar from personal appearance in court
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday exempted actor Akshay Kumar from personal appearance before a trial court here in a defamation case filed against the team of Hindi movie "Jolly LLB 2".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Government CIOs spending only 21% of IT budget on digital initiatives
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Top-performing organisations in the private and public sectors globally are, on average, spending a greater proportion (33 per cent) of their IT budgets on digital initiatives than government CIOs, who are only spending 21 per cent, market research firm Gartner said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Arijit Singh's voice fills us with love: Shraddha Kapoor
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor has praised singer Arijit Singh and says his voice fills everyone up with love.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Islamophobic incidents up by 1,000% since Trump took office: Muslim group
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The number of Islamophobia incidents involving US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials has increased by around 1,000 per cent since President Donald Trump took office in January, according to a Muslim activist group.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Political vendetta, says former minister of charges in coal scam case
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Former Union Coal Minister Dilip Ray claimed on Wednesday he was a victim of 'political vendetta' by the then UPA government, after a special CBI court framed charges against him for his alleged involvement in coal block allocation case.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 in EPL
London, April 26 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) leaders Chelsea defeated Southampton 4-2 here to boost their advantage over second-place Tottenham Hotspur to seven points, though Spurs have a game in hand.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Songwriters want royalty reform in Trump's deregulation era
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) A number of musicians and Paul Williams, president and chairman of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), have been taking to Capitol Hill pushing for changes to the process by which they are paid royalties in the US President Donald Trump's deregulation era.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AFC Champions League: Esteghlal Khouzestan draw 1-1 with Al Fateh
Tehran, April 26 (IANS) Iran's Esteghlal Khouzestan played a 1-1 draw with Saudi Arabia's Al Fateh in Group B of the AFC Champions League.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Malaga beat Granada, Villarreal edge past Atletico Madrid in La Liga
Granada (Spain), April 26 (IANS) Granada, sitting 19th place in La Liga, lost 2-0 to a Malaga side that has won four of its last five matches.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
My wife loves me in glasses, says Akshay Oberoi
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi says nerdy is the new cool, adding that his wife loves to see him in glasses.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
When Shahid shared 'pool time' with daughter Misha
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor has shared an adorable photograph of himself along with his daughter Misha enjoying some time in the pool.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi verdict an endorsement of Modi's leadership: Amit Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party's win in the Delhi civic polls was a vote in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three years in power and a vote against the "negative politics" of the AAP.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Two killed as trainer aircraft crashes on Maharashtra-MP border
Gondia (Maharashtra), April 26 (IANS) Two persons were killed when a trainer aircraft of a private aviation academy crashed into a river on Maharashtra's border with Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, police said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP leaders huddle at Kejriwal's house, party office deserted
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) top brass congregated at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's house on Wednesday following the party's debacle in the civic polls, while the party office wore a desolate look.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deportes Iquique rally late to beat Venezuela's Zamora
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS) Chile's Deportes Iquique scored three goals in the final 10 minutes to defeat Venezuela's Zamora 4-3 in their Copa Libertadores group match.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
No plans to tax agriculture income, Centre cannot: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government has no plans to impose any tax on agricultural income, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday putting to rest recent speculation on a politically sensitive issue
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Parineeti doesn't need auto tune for singing
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who has lent her voice for "Maana ke hum yaar nahin" in the forthcoming film "Meri Pyaari Bindu", says the song has no auto tune.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brazilian goalkeeper convicted of murder ordered to return to jail
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS) Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered footballer Bruno Fernandes to return to jail for the murder of his former girlfriend.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Frankfurt in German Cup final, beat Monchengladbach on penalties
Berlin, April 26 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt overcame Borussia Monchengladbach 7-6 on penalties to secure their ticket for the German Cup final here.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Will Smith in talks to star in 'Gemini Man'
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actor Will Smith is in negotiations to star in "Gemini Man".
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Turnbull to meet Trump, reaffirm alliance
Sydney, April 26 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that he will meet US President Donald Trump on May 4 in New York and reaffirm their alliance, following rumours of a tense relationship between the two leaders.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
China launches second aircraft carrier
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China on Wednesday launched a new aircraft carrier, boosting its military presence amid rising tensions in the region.
2017-04-26
Category: International, China,Defence/Security
PVR Cinemas to add 5 more IMAX theatres in India
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Multiplex major PVR Cinemas on Wednesday signed an agreement with IMAX Corporation to add five more IMAX theatres in India.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
India's proposed coal plants could imperil global climate goals
New York, April 26 (IANS) The world is unlikely to meet global climate goals if India carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, new research warns.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
'Disney not abandoning local content production in India'
Jakarta, April 26 (IANS) Disney is not abandoning local content production in India, despite a decision last year to close its Bollywood filmmaking side, says Andy Bird, chairman of Walt Disney International. He also feels that the country is often overshadowed by the growth of China, but prospects for India are very bright.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Indonesia,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
GoT stars to earn 2 mn pounds per episode
London, April 26 (IANS) British cast members Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Lena Headey and American Peter Dinklage, along with Danish co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, are set to earn up to 2 million pounds each per "Game of Thrones" episode after signing new contracts.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kerala assembly disrupted for second day over Mani's resignation
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The Kerala assembly on Wednesday was disrupted for the second consecutive day as Congress-led opposition demanded Power Minister M.M. Mani's resignation for his controversial remarks on women plantation workers.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
BJP to dedicate civic poll victory to CRPF men killed in Sukma: Manoj Tiwari
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday said it will not celebrate its victory in the civic polls but "dedicate" it to the 25 CRPF troopers who died in a Maoist attack in Sukma.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP rejects EVM tampering allegations
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday dismissed allegations of EVM tampering, saying that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party failed to understand the mood of the nation.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Weak campaign led to party's loss, local leaders to blame: Dikshit
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said that her party did not campaign aggressively enough to win the civic polls but exonerated the party high command from any blame for the loss, putting the defeat squarely on local leaders.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will renew Delhi politics with positivity: Delhi BJP chief
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) People in Delhi have suffered because of negative politics that hit a new low in the last two and half years, and the time has come for some positivism, says city BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook rolls out local camera effects designed for India
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In line with its mission to make the world open and connected, Facebook on Wednesday hosted an interactive showcase of its family products and apps and rolled out local camera effects designed for India.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Angers into French Cup final after 60 years
Paris, April 26 (IANS) Angers SCO defeated En Avant de Guingamp 2-0 at home to make into the French Cup football final for the first time over the past 60 years.
2017-04-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Most Indian parents concerned about kids talking to strangers
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Almost half (49 per cent) of Indian parents are concerned about their children interacting with a social predator or a cybercriminal online, a new study revealed on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Ajay Maken to resign as Delhi Congress chief
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Wednesday took moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the civic polls and announced he was resigning.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Some films needed my help: Priyanka on turning producer
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra says that she started her production with small and regional films as she thought some films and subjects needed her support.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sri Lankan PM meets Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday here called upon visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
2017-04-26
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
AAP's Alka Lamba offers to quit from all party posts
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba on Wednesday offered to resign from all party posts taking the moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the municipal seats falling under her constituency.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mizoram to soon boast MCG-sized cricket stadium: CM
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The first step was a Supreme Court panel recommending that all the northeastern states are entitled to full affiliation and voting rights in the Indian cricket board. Now, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, whose love for sports is not new, has unveiled plans for a stadium fashioned on Australia's MCG -- one of the world's largest -- as a precursor to producing world-class players.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Midfielder Sahin extends contract with Borussia Dortmund
Berlin, April 26 (IANS) Nuri Sahin has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund ahead of schedule, both football sides confirmed in an official statement.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Google 'Project Owl' to curb fake news in its Search
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) To tackle fake news and hate speech and control Search results that show false, offensive or outrageous information about certain topics, Google has announced some major changes in its Search feature.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP set to sweep Delhi civic polls, AAP alleges EVM tampering (Afternoon Lead)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Riding on a Modi wave, the BJP was on Wednesday headed for a clean sweep of the Delhi civic polls and was set to retain the three municipal corporations for the third term in a row, as predicted in exit polls. The AAP has alleged widespread tampering of EVMs in favour of the BJP.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PSG extend Cavani's contract to 2020
Paris, April 26 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have extended the contract with Edinson Cavani to two years, keeping the Uruguayan striker until 30 June 2020, the Ligue 1 side announced.
2017-04-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Islamophobic incidents rise by 1,000% since Trump took office
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Islamophobic incidents involving US Customs and Border Protection officials have risen by about 1,000 per cent since President Donald Trump took office in January, a Muslim activist group said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jeff Goldblum to return for 'Jurassic World' sequel
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actor Jeff Goldblum is returning to the "Jurassic Park" franchise for the next instalment.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eating 'diet' foods can make you fat: Study
New York, April 26 (IANS) The so-called "diet" products containing low or no fat may have higher amount of sugar and consuming them regularly could make you fat, new research warns.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sindhu advances, Saina bows out of Badminton Asia Championships
Wuhan (China), April 26 (IANS) Rio Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu defeated Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia to advance while Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Badminton Asia Championships after she was beaten by Japan's Sayaka Sato in the women's singles here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
BJP win due to EVM tampering: Sisodia
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged widespread tampering of EVMs to favour the BJP and said there was "no reason" for the people of Delhi to favour the BJP.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India can bolster Snapchat's prospects as Facebook goes after it (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Founded in 2004, Facebook -- on track to hit two billion active monthly users this year -- is now the fifth-largest US firm by market capitalisation (exceeding $400 billion) and owns the world's most popular apps: WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Technology,Business/Economy,Features
Ajay Maken to resign as Delhi Congress Chief
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken on Wednesday took moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the civic polls and announced he was resigning from his post.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I'm tired of being bullied: Nicki Minaj
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj, who is being trolled on social media, says she is tired of being bullied for her new look.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TV shows are stuck in a rut: Soni Razdan
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Soni Razdan, who has been in the industry for over three decades, feels that Indian films are moving ahead with new ideas but this can't be said about the country's TV shows.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Japan's Disaster Minister resigns after quake gaffe
Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) Japan's Disaster Reconstruction Minister Masahiro Imamura resigned on Wednesday after saying it was a "good thing" that the 2011 quake and tsunami struck northeast region than Tokyo.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Google Maps to 'find' your parked car
New York, April 26 (IANS) Google Maps has introduced a new feature that will help you remember where you parked your car in case you forgot.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP's civic poll win a vote in favour of Modi: Shah
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party's win in the Delhi civic polls was a vote in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three years in power and a vote against the "negative politics" of the AAP.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP set to sweep civic polls, wins 6 wards (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP was on Wednesday set to sweep the Delhi civic polls, leading in over 140 wards and has won six wards so far, according to the Delhi State Election Commission.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shoot poachers on sight: Conservationist Jonathan Scott
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Noted conservationist Jonathan Scott, who presented the BBC's "Big Cat Diary" for 12 years from 1996 to 2008, has advocated shooting poachers at sight as they are one of the principal reasons for the diminishing population in the wild -- even as the world is moving towards the sixth great mass extinction of wildlife driven by man.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
K. Vishwanath's 12 handpicked films to be released as a disc
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) Actor Pawan Kalyan and filmmaker Trivikram on Wednesday announced they will facilitate the release of 12 handpicked moviesof veteran filmmaker K. Vishwanath as a limited edition disc in honour of his Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
US Supreme Court to hear case on citizenship revocation
Chicago, April 26 (IANS) The United States Supreme Court is to begin hearing oral arguments on April 26 in a case which could set a precedent in the revocation of American citizenship of naturalized citizens and is of paramount significance to thousands of Indian residents.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora
Apple plans to use micro-LED in 2017 Apple Watch 3
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Apple's plans to replace OLED with micro-LED in 2017 Apple Watch 3 and iPhones has raised concerns in Samsung as Apple's expected use of Samsung OLED screens for a new iPhone model this year may only be temporary.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Three men jailed in Sweden 'Facebook rape' case
Stockholm, April 26 (IANS) At least three men were sentenced to prison by a Swedish court for their involvement in a rape that was broadcast live on Facebook from an apartment in Uppsala, a media report said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Sweden,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Friendship is fundamental foundation of our relationship, says Bipasha
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu, who is about to complete one year of marital bliss with her actor husband Karan Singh Grover, says the key fundamental foundation of their relationship is friendship.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Britons want May to face rivals on live TV
London, April 26 (IANS) A majority of the British public wants Prime Minister Theresa May to go head-to-head with her rivals in live TV debates during the election campaign, a poll report said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Politics
AAP alleges widespread EVM tampering for BJP's civic poll win
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With the BJP poised to sweep the civic polls, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged large-scale tampering of EVMs.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana
Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being "black enough" for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to "feel so bothered by race" in Hollywood.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Handwoven dupattas a staple in women's wardrobe: Designer
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Designer Gaurang Shah, who has styled the likes of Sharmila Tagore and Vidya Balan, has come up with Dupatta Festival to celebrate the art of this ensemble. He says that handwoven dupattas have become a staple in a woman's wardrobe.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Apple to offer free coding, art classes globally in May
New York, April 26 (IANS) Aiming to educate communities globally, Apple will launch numerous teaching sessions in May in all its 495 stores, ranging in topics from photo and video to music, coding, art and design and more.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Google Doodle marks Cassini's first 'Grand Finale' dive
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As the Cassini spacecraft starts its first dive through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings on Wednesday, Google has marked the occasion with an animated Doodle.
2017-04-26
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Technology
No need to fuel this anymore: Sonu Nigam on azaan row
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) After Sonu Nigam's comment on "forced religiousness" in India after being woken up by the azaan created a lot of controversy, the singer now says that there is no need to fuel the argument anymore.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Is it Cold War-II already? (Comment: Special to IANS)
The April 13 Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) strike by the United States on ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan has triggered suggestions that a second round of the Cold War is set to begin. Particularly as the new US President, Donald Trump, seems to be brash, abrasive and capable of taking action without thinking of consequences.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Defence/Security
Banners sporting Sasikala image removed from AIADMK office
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) AIADMK cadres on Wednesday removed sidelined party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's banners from the party office here in Tamil Nadu.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Connecting the dots: The BJP, Hindutva and fringe organisations (Book Review)
Title: Shadow Armies: Fringe Organisations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva; Author: Dhirendra K. Jha; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 228; Price: Rs 499
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Netanyahu cancels meeting with German foreign minister over West Bank
Jerusalem, April 26 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled a meeting with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel over the latter's plan to meet groups critical of Israel's action in the West Bank, an official told Xinhua news agency.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Reliance Home Finance logs Rs 173 cr net, to get listed
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Housing finance company Reliance Home Finance Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital Ltd, on Wednesday said it closed the last fiscal with a net profit of Rs 173 crore (($20 million).
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Congress did not campaign the way it should have: Dikshit
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said the Congress did not campaign aggressively to win the civic polls and added that she had not been invited to campaign for party candidates.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Mohe pir paayo, Nizamuddin Auliya...': The saint and his grace (Book Review)
Title: Song of the Dervish; Author: Meher Murshed; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 242; Price: Rs 499
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Priyanka thanks 'Ventilator' team, mother for National Film Awards win
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has thanked the entire team and cast of her maiden production "Ventilator" for its win at the 64th National Film Awards, and praised her mother Madhu Chopra for being her "rock partner".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood