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India beat New Zealand by 45 runs in warm-up tie
London, May 28 (IANS) Combined efforts from batsmen and bowlers helped defending champions India beat New Zealand by 45 runs through the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-hit Champions Trophy warm-up match at the Kennington Oval on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
IAF chief commends test pilots, flight engineers
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa on Sunday commended 12 test pilots and three flight test engineers who graduated from the Air Force Test Pilot School here.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Gujarat OBC leader launches 'I am a sad Gujarat' yatra to Somnath
Ahmedabad, May 28 (IANS) Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore, who has been trying to mobilise the OBC, SC and ST communities to counter the Patel quota stir launched by Hardik Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, on Sunday set out on a "I am a sad Gujarat" yatra from here to Somnath.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Part of Odhisha's Balukhanda-Konark Sanctuary declared eco-sensitive zone
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) In a bid to conserve nature and manage consistent pressure from developmental activities, the central government has declared part of Odisha's Balukhanda-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ).
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Ghaziabad CBSE topper gets 99.2 percent
Ghaziabad, May 28 (IANS) Abhinav Agrawal from Delhi Public School Ghaziabad's Meerut road branch was the topper here in CBSE's class 12 examination whose results were declared on Sunday, scoring 99.2 per cent marks.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Defence preparedness should be optimal: Jaitley
Challakere (Karnataka), May 28 (IANS) Citing the the security threat India faced in the region, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called for optimal defence preparedness to safeguard the country.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round
Paris, May 28 (IANS) World No.1 woman tennis player Angelique Kerber of Germany became the first women's top seed to crash out from French Open's first round in Open Era stunned by Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Leather exports threaten to move court, hit the streets against new cattle rules
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Dubbing the Central government's amended rule forbidding cattle trade for slaughter as a "death certificate" to the leather industry, leather exporters on Sunday threatened to move court and hit the streets if the ban was not repealed or modified.
2017-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bulgarian Dimitrov enters French Open 2nd round
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov eliminated French Stephane Robert from the French Open first round here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Nearly 500 blind Kerala teachers to be trained in IT
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Close to 500 blind teachers in Kerala would be trained in the various facets of Information and Communication Technology, to help them to handle their subjects effectively using technology, in a month's time said a official of the state's IT@School Project.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Education
Shoe hurled at Union Minister in Gujarat
Vallabhipur (Gujarat), May 28 (IANS) A Patidaar agitation activist hurled a shoe at Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during a public function in this town in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district on Sunday, police said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Minor girl dies as auto-rickshaw collides with Delhi bus
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A two-year-old girl was killed and her parents and an auto-rickshaw driver were injured on Sunday when the three-wheeler they were travelling in collided with a bus in south Delhi.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government starts twitter handle to answer queries on GST
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Union government on Sunday started a new twitter handle to answer industry queries related to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) proposed to be implemented from July 1.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kejriwal, Sisodia laud good performance by government schools in Class 12 exams
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Sunday hailed government schools in the national capital for outperforming private ones in CBSE Class 12 results -- announced earlier in the day -- for the second year in a row.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Ex-Manipur stars hail Neroca FC
Imphal, May 28 (IANS) Former Manipuri stars have lauded Neroca FC on its becoming the first club from the football crazy state to win the Second Division League.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
NIA summons two Kashmiri separatist leaders for questioning in Delhi
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The NIA has summoned two Kashmiri separatist leaders -- Ghazi Javed Baba and Farooq Ahmed Dar aka Bitta Karate -- here on Monday for questioning in connection with alleged funding from Pakistan-based terrorist groups, officials said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spain's Garcia-Lopez advances at French Open
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Guillermo Garcia-Lopez knocked out Luxembourgish Gilles Muller and reached the second round of the French Open here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Chanachok wins Thai golf tourney
Phuket (Thailand), May 28 (IANS) Chanachok Dejpiratanamongkol of Thailand endured a nervous finish to close with a three-under-par 67, completing a wire-to-wire victory for his maiden Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the inaugural Singha Phuket Open here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Golf
Defence preparedness should be optimal: Jaitley
Challakere (Karnataka), May 28 (IANS) In view of the security threat India faces in the region, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called for optimal defence preparedness to safeguard the country.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Poor vision was never a hindrance to study, says Dharshana after CBSE results
Chennai/New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Sightless in her right eye, and with partial vision in the left eye, Dharshana M.V. overcame all challenges to secure third rank among differently-abled students in the CBSE Class 12 examination, bagging 96.6 per cent marks.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Only Atal, Modi regimes corruption-free in India: BJP
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday raked up a "jeep scandal" of 1948 to claim that the party-led NDA regimes under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were corruption-free.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha seeks new train to Mumbai
Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday reiterated the state government's demand for introduction of a new train to Mumbai to be named as "Buxi Jagabandhu Express".
2017-05-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ammaday, Suhasini emerge champions in Indian Open of Surfing
Mangaluru, May 28 (IANS) Maldives surfer Ammaday surfed his way to glory and the winners cheque in the Open category of the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing competition at Sasithlu beach here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
E-rickshaw driver lynched for objecting to youths urinating at metro station
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A 32-year-old e-rickshaw driver was lynched by a group of 15 youths, including two allegedly from Delhi University, after he objected to two of them urinating near a metro station in north Delhi. No one came forward to help the man as the youths rained blows on him, using towels filled with stones, police said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Human Interest/Society
Three Zika cases in Ahmedabad, Gujarat says don't worry
Gandhinagar, May 28 (IANS) Even as the WHO has confirmed India's first three cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, the state government on Sunday said there is "no reason to worry" since effective measures were being taken.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Suspect arrested after 8 people killed in US
Washington, May 28 (IANS) A male suspect was arrested on Sunday after eight people were shot and killed at three separate homes overnight in rural Lincoln County, the southern US state of Mississippi.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manchester attack: Police arrest 25-year-old in Old Trafford
London, May 28 (IANS) British Counter-terror police on Sunday said they have made a fresh arrest in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing in raids across the north-west England city.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Lightning kills 20 in Bihar
Patna, May 28 (IANS) At least 20 people, including children and women, were killed in lightning strikes on Sunday in Bihar as violent storms and heavy rains lashed a large part of the state, officials of the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority here said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Main accused in UP molestation arrested, hunt on for others: Police
Rampur/Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) The main accused in the Rampur molestation case, in which a group of men were seen heckling and harassing two women in a video that went viral on social media, has been arrested while a hunt is on for other accused who have all been identified, officials said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dortmund beat Frankfurt to clinch 4th German Cup title
Berlin, May 28 (IANS) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty ensured a 2-1 victory for Borrusia Dortmund against Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final at a sold out Berlin Olympia Stadium here.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Freiburg's Grifo joins league rivals Monchengladbach
Berlin, May 28 (IANS) Midfielder Vincenzo Grifo is leaving Freiburg to join league rivals Borussia Monchengladbach, both Bundesliga football clubs confirmed on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Massive security, curfew in Kashmir valley as Hizbul commander buried (Roundup)
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevailed in Kashmir Valley on Sunday amid unprecedented security arrangements, a day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat, as his burial late on Saturday night witnessed hundreds gather at his ancestral village in south Kashmir's Tral in defiance of curfew.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security
Real estate firm Omaxe Q4 net profit falls 55%
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Real estate company Omaxe Ltd. on Sunday announced a 55 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter ended March at Rs 12.98 crore, compared with Rs 29.03 crore in the same period of 2015-16.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ferarri's Vettel wins Monaco GP
Monte Carlo, May 28 (IANS) Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel on Sunday won the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, followed closely by his Finnish team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Macao,Sports,Motorsports
Black box of crashed Su-30 found
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) A search and rescue team on Sunday reached the site along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary where the IAF's Sukhoi 30 aircraft crashed and recovered its black box, a defence official said. However, there is no information about its two pilots.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
NGO calls for fast-track courts in medical negligence cases
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A non-governmental organisation fighting for patients' rights in India on Sunday pressed for an amendment to the Consumer Protection Act for disposal of cases of medical negligence through fast-track courts.
2017-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Five franchises named for Ultimate Table Tennis league
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The inaugural edition of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), Indias newest sports franchise league, will be played from July 13 to July 30 in Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai, it was announced here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Dortmund coach Tuchel praises squad for German Cup triumph
Berlin, May 28 (IANS) After Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt to the German Cup football title, coach Thomas Tuchel praised his players for their performance and said his team deserved to win.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round
Paris, May 28 (IANS) World No.1 Angelique Kerber of Germany was knocked out of French Open tennis championships in round one following a 2-6, 2-6 loss to Russian Ekaterina Makarova here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Rhodes's unique way to promote fitness in India
Mangaluru, May 28 (IANS) Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes, who was the chief guest at the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing at the Sasithlu beach here on Sunday, displayed a unique style to promote fitness in India.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Other Sports
Badminton: South Korea upset China to win Sudirman Cup
Gold Coast (Australia), May 28 (IANS) South Korea edged past record champions China 3-2 in the final of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship to clinch their fourth title here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Cumberbatch is 'really scary' as Shere Khan
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his title role in "Sherlock", is really scary as the tiger Shere Khan in "Jungle Book: Origins", says the upcoming films director Andy Serkis.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Messi, Neymar win Copa del Rey final for Barcelona
Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Argentine Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar, with one goal each against Alaves, were responsible for winning FC Barcelona's third straight Copa del Rey tourney 3-1.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Death toll in Philippines clashes climbs to 95
Manila, May 28 (IANS) Government troops have found eight bodies of civilians who were allegedly executed by militants in Marawi city in southern Philippines, bringing the death toll in the six-day clashes between army and militants to 95, a military spokesman said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Terrorism
1,300 Kashmiri youths appear in Army recruitment test
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) The Army said on Sunday that despite the shutdown called by the separatists, nearly 1,300 local youths sat for the Army recruitment test in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Himachal to have vegetable excellence centres
Shimla, May 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will promote cultivation of vegetables, especially off-season, in a bigger way by setting up its centres of excellence, an official said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Puerto Rica's Puig beats Vinci; Zeballos stuns Mannarino in French Open
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Puerto Rican tennis player Monica Puig defeated Italian Roberta Vinci while Argentinian tennis player Horacio Zeballos stunned French Adrian Mannarino to advance in the French Open second round here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Rampur police move to arrest men in molestation case
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), May 28 (IANS) Police in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, have formed teams to arrest a group of men who were seen heckling and molesting two women, after a video of the incident went viral on social media. One arrest has been made.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Azam Khan does it again, says keep women indoors to prevent molestation
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) Even as public outrage grows at molestation and groping of two women by over a dozen youths in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur, former Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday asked people to keep womenfolk indoors to protect them from molesters.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nana Patekar lands a key role in 'Kaala Karikaalan'
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The makers of superstar Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil film "Kaala Karikaalan" on Sunday confirmed that Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has been roped in to play a pivotal role in the movie.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Imposing uniformity a dangerous tendency, says Congress
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) Slamming the NDA government over restrictions on beef and rising incidents of cow vigilantism across the country, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Sunday termed imposing uniformity in a multi-religious, multi-lingual and multi-ethnic country like India a dangerous tendency.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Two Kashmiris nabbed, bombs and arms seized in Bengal
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Three alleged members of a gang, including two Kashmir residents, have been arrested from West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district, the state police said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
An artist's tribute to his inspiration - nature
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) In a world dominated by urban sprawl with high-rises and rampant deforestation, birds and animals are suffering a loss of habitat which, in turn, adds up to a loss of inheritance. An exhibition here compels us to think about the present day human habits.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
BJP slams Congress, CPI-M youth wings' public cattle slaughter in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Slamming the cattle slaughter in public by youth leaders of Congress and the CPI-M to protest the new rules on cattle sale, BJP's Kerala President Kummanem Rajasekhera on Sunday expressed his "deep concern" and asked if they had turned into "butchers".
2017-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Himachal sees high mercury, rains in store
Shimla, May 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh continued to experience hot weather on Sunday with temperatures in some parts touching close to 40 degrees Celsius though Shimla was comparatively pleasant at a high of 24.7 degrees Celsius. But rains are in store.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha likely to receive rainfall
Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha are likely to experience rain or thundershowers in the next 24 hours under the impact of a depression concentrated over the Bay of Bengal, the met department said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Moving forward with permanent solution for Kashmir: Rajnath
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asserted that the BJP-led NDA government has found a "permanent solution" to the vexed Kashmir issue but there would be no compromise on the territorial integrity of India.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BA to resume flights, union says Indian IT to blame for chaos
London, May 28 (IANS) British Airways (BA) warned of further delays and cancellations as it resumed flights on Sunday following a major IT failure that saw most services cancelled from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday. The unions blamed the airline's decision last year of outsourcing IT jobs to India as causing the disruptions.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Murder accused held in UP
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Delhi Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a murder accused, who carries a bounty of Rs 1 lakh, from Uttar Pradesh.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I don't watch my own shows: Terence Lewis
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Ace choreographer Terence Lewis -- currently seen as a judge on the popular celebrity dance reality show "Nach Baliye 8" -- says that due to his hectic work schedule, he doesnt get time to watch his own shows.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Petra Kvitova in French Open second round
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova on Sunday advanced to French Open second round, winning her first match against American player Julia Boserups.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Naidu, Kejriwal inaugurate Heritage Line of Delhi Metro
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday flagged off the much-awaited Heritage Line of the Delhi Metro through video-conferencing at the Metro Bhavan here.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sanchez's goal should have been disallowed: Chelsea keeper Courtois
London, May 28 (IANS) Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was disappointed by Alexis Sanchezs opening goal for Arsenal in the FA Cup final, which the recently crowned English Premier League (EPL) champions lost 1-2, and said it should have been disallowed.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Gauri Khan shows off 'Gemini gorgeousness'
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Entrepreneur and superstar Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan showed off "Gemini gorgeousness" by sharing a photograph of her youngest son AbRam and daughter Suhana.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Midnight Rider' Gregg Allman and his rock music journey (Tribute)
In a nearly half-century career, both in a band and solo, his distinctive voice, inspired lyrics and energetic guitar work went to make Gregg Allman a musical legend as pioneer and practitioner of 'Southern Rock' - which brought together rock and roll with traditional blues, jazz, country music and other forms to create a unique and unforgettable sound.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
Army porter killed in Pakistan firing across LoC
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) An Indian Army porter was killed late on Saturday when the Pakistan Army opened fire, violating the ceasefire, on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Guests of FIFA 2018 World Cup sure to get warm welcome in Russia: Lavrov
Moscow, May 28 (IANS) Guests and participants of the FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup will certainly get a very warm welcome in Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
French hostage kidnapped in DRC released
Paris, May 28 (IANS) A French hostage kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been released, the French Presidency said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Mariah Carey, manager to launch beauty company
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey and her longtime manager, Stella Bulochnikov, are reportedly planning to open a beauty company here.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class 12 results, Noida's Raksha tops
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Girls outshone boys in the CBSE Class 12 results declared on Sunday, bagging the top two spots and recording a better pass percentage compared with boys.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Constructive criticism strengthens democracy: Modi on 3 years in office (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Welcoming the diverse assessments of three years of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday underlined the significance of constructive criticism in strengthening democracy and assured the people that mistakes and shortcomings would be rectified.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Our mantra for success - hard work, and no to pressure, say Class 12 toppers
Noida/Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Two want to become IAS officers, a third an engineer and the fourth wants to study political science. But the four students who bagged the top three slots in the Class 12 CBSE examinations this year are unanimous in saying that their mantra for success is hard work and not getting bogged down by pressure.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
China's coal-rich province suspends mines development
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Authorities in China's Shanxi province have decided to suspend or hold back the development of coal mines with a capacity of 120 million tonnes or more till 2020.
2017-05-28
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Digital content addresses more focused audience: Sushil
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Actor Sushil Dahiya, best known for his supporting roles in films like "Rockstar", "Pink" and "Band Baaja Baaraat", feels that the digital content is seen by more focused audience, which is growing rapidly.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two tourists drown in the Bay of Bengal
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Two tourists drowned while bathing in the Bay of Bengal in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Sunday, the police said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia's football team absolutely clear of doping: Doctor
Moscow, May 28 (IANS) Members of the Russian football team are absolutely clear of doping ahead of the Confederations Cup, starting next month in Russia, team doctor Eduard Bezuglov has said.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Kunal Kohli starts shooting for Telugu film in London
London, May 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Kunal Kohli has started shooting here for his next directorial venture, a Telugu film.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
PSG crowned in French Cup for record 11th time
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Angers on an own goal in the final of the centennial edition to lift the French Cup trophy for a record 11th time here.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Rajkummar Rao offers help to unsuccessful Class 12 students
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao is willing to help those who did not perform well in their CBSE Higher Secondary School exams.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Education
Delhi meet could be beginning of front against BJP: CPI
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Pitching for a candidate with secular credentials the presidential poll, the CPI on Sunday said the Delhi meeting of opposition parties to discuss a joint candidate could well be the beginning of a joint front against the BJP.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Gunrunner arrested in Kolkata, two firearms seized
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A gunrunner from West Bengal's Murshidabad district was arrested here on Sunday and two pistols and ammunition seized from him, the Kolkta Police said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Enthusiasm marks beginning of Ramadan in Telangana, Andhra
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Enthusiasm marked the beginning of Muslim holy month of Ramadan across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday as the overnight rains in Hyderabad and elsewhere provided some relief to people from sweltering summer heat.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Badminton: South Korea upset China to win Sudirman Cup
Gold coast, May 28 (IANS) South Korea edged past record champions China 3-2 in the final of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship to clinch their fourth title here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Zayn 'regrets' working with Swift
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Former One Direction star Zayn Malik reportedly regrets doing a duet with singer Taylor Swift on "I don't wanna live forever".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dortmund beat Frankfurt to clinch their fourth German Cup title
Berlin, May 28 (IANS) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty ensured Dortmund's 2-1 victory over Frankfurt in the German Cup final at outsold Berlin Olympia stadium here.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Miranda Kerr marries Evan Spiegel
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Supermodel Miranda Kerr married Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in an intimate ceremony in southern California.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Barcelona's target Mina won't leave Palmeiras until 2018
Rio de Janeiro, May 28 (IANS) Barcelona target Yerry Mina will remain at Palmeiras until at least next year, the Brazilian club's football director said.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Australia's Stosur wins first WTA title of current season
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Australia's Samantha Stosur won her first title in nearly two years with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory over countrywoman Daria Gavrilova in the final of the Internationaux de Strasbourg here.
2017-05-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Statue of Lady Justice reinstalled in Dhaka
Dhaka, May 28 (IANS) The statue of Lady Justice, a woman holding a scale and sword in her hands, has been reinstalled in front of the Supreme Court's annex building here after it was taken down on Friday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Galatasaray heed Turkish president's call to rename stadia
Istanbul, May 28 (IANS) Turkish football giants Galatasaray have decided to rename their stadium on the orders of nation's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said the word "arena" needed to be removed from sports complexes countrywide.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Keegan makes long-distance marriage work with husband
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actress Michelle Keegans husband Mark Wright says that the couple are not able to see each other often due to shooting schedule, but they are just making it work.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Obesity can cause cardiovascular diseases even in young
Copenhagen, May 28 (IANS) Higher than normal body mass index (BMI) is known to cause cardiovascular diseases in mid-to-late life, but a new research has revealed a higher BMI can cause worse cardiovascular health even in those aged as young as 17.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine
White House photo caption omits husband of Luxembourg's gay PM
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The White House omitted Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg's openly gay Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, from the caption to an official photograph of the spouses of Nato leaders taken at this weeks summit in Brussels.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Manchester bomber's images before blast released
London, May 28 (IANS) Greater Manchester police have released images showing suicide bomber Salman Abedi on Monday night, taken shortly before he detonated a bomb at Manchester Arena killing 22 persons.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tennis: Wawrinka tops Zverev to retain Geneva Open title
Geneva, May 28 (IANS) Swiss top seed Stan Wawrinka successfully defended his Geneva Open tennis title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Germany's Mischa Zverev.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Arsenal beat Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup
London, May 28 (IANS) Arsenal became the most successful club in the 154-year FA Cup history after lifting the trophy for a record 13th time with a victory over recently crowned English Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1 here on Saturday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Different is not accepted by audiences: Ronit Roy
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy wants to do something "different" on the small screen, but says that it is not accepted by the audience.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British Airways to resume flights, delays still expected
London, May 28 (IANS) British Airways (BA) warned of further delays and cancellations as it resumed flights on Sunday following a major IT failure that saw most services cancelled from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
I'm surprised I'm still alive: Jaden Smith
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Actor Will Smith's son Jaden Smith has lashed out at a luxury hotel chain here, saying that he was surprised to be alive after his "pancakes were spiked with cheese".
2017-05-28
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indraprastha Gas Ltd. Q4 net up 23% on higher sales
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The state-run Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) supplying cooking gas and vehicle fuel to Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad has reported a 23 per cent rise in net profit for the fourth quarter ended March at Rs 133.5 crore, buoyed by better turnover and sales.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala's woman legislature secretary to retire with unique record
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) P. Jayalekshmi recalls with pride how she had to call out the names of two former Kerala Chief Ministers V.S. Achuthanandan and Oommen Chandy and then of the present Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the state Assembly last year as 'secretary in charge' of the Legislature.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Will come up with permanent Kashmir solution: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Admitting that the Kashmir issue was a challenge for the Narendra Modi government, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asserted that the Centre will come out with a "permanent solution" keeping in mind "Kashmir, Kashmiris and Kashmiriyat".
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Vasco da Gama beat Fluminense 3-2 in Rio derby
Rio de Janeiro, May 28 (IANS) Former Brazil international striker Luis Fabiano was on target as Vasco da Gama defeated local rivals Fluminense 3-2 in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Cooperation, terror to figure on Modi's Europe tour (Curtain raiser)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Bilateral cooperation on economic, defence, science and technology, and nuclear fronts, parleys on EU-India Free Trade Agreement, and fight against terror will top Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda during his four-nation tour of Europe from Monday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Sri Lanka floods toll increases to 146
Colombo, May 28 (IANS) The deaths in floods and landslides caused by the heavy rainfall that began last week in Sri Lanka have mounted to 146 while 112 other people have been reported missing, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
TDP demands Bharat Ratna for NTR without further delay
Visakhapatnam/Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Sunday urged the Centre to post-humously confer Bharat Ratna on its founder and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao, without any further delay.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
New Zealand politician's Twitter slip-up raises laughs
Wellington, May 28 (IANS) New Zealand politician Winston Peters became a laughing stock on the internet after he mistakenly typed his name in Twitter's "compose tweet" box instead of "search" box, thus, revealing his search habits.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
People's understanding of LGBTQ community is distorted: actor Jitin
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Jitin Gulati, who is part of "Sisak" -- being touted as India's first silent LGBTQ film -- says most people don't understand the difference between various sections of the community and that affects the narration of films in the mainstream.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australian 'marijuana queen' returns from Bali after 13 years
Canberra, May 28 (IANS) A former Australian beautician arrived in Brisbane on Sunday after being released from jail in Bali, Indonesia, following a drug-trafficking conviction that earned her the title of "marijuana queen".
2017-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
'War Machine' has Brad Pitt hamming all the way to doomsday (Review)
Film: "War Machine"; Director: David Michod; Cast: Brad Pitt, Ben Kingsley and Meg Tilly; Rating: * ½
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sri Lanka floods, landslides toll rises to 126
Colombo, May 28 (IANS) The deaths in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka following heavy rain rose to 126 on Sunday, an official said.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
New technology can drastically increase screen resolution
New York, May 28 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new colour changing surface tunable through electrical voltage -- a breakthrough that could lead to three times the resolution for televisions, smartphones and other devices.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Modi calls for family snaps for Yoga Day celebrations
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched for yoga, appealing to families to post pictures of their three generations performing the exercises together on the third International Yoga Day on June 21.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Waste segregation to be launched in 4,000 cities: Modi
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Harping on the importance of waste management, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced launch a "massive movement" for waste collection across 4,000 cities of the country from June 5.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Health/Medicine
China slams G7 communique on East, South China Sea
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) China on Sunday slammed the G7 communique, which had a mention of the disputed East and the South China Sea issue.
2017-05-28
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
Sleeping less than 6 hours may double death risk
New York, May 28 (IANS) Failing to sleep less than six hours may nearly double the risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome -- a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, researchers have warned.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Cooperation in Delhi, operation in Kerala, Bengal: Naidu on anti-BJP alliance (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The coming together of 17 opposition parties does not bother the BJP even a bit and they do not pose any threat to the NDA government either now or in the 2109 Lok Sabha polls, says Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Retired Mumbai professor paints her way to good health
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) A rewarding but hectic four-decade-long academic career left Mangal Gogte, 65, with a slew of medical issues -- including silent killers like diabetes and hypertension -- and a daily intake of a fistful of medicines.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books,Features
100-year-old British-era bridge going strong in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) A suspension bridge built by the British rulers on Laspur river connecting two villages in Chitral district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province will complete 100 years in June this year as recorded on the plaque in its pillar.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
Orlando Bloom's naked image spread all over Hollywood
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom's naked photograph was reportedly used as a backdrop at his birthday party, and now most of his friends in Hollywood are walking around with images of themselves with the "Pirates of Caribbean" star.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gomez dances, lip syncs to The Weeknd's songs
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez supported her boyfriend and singer The Weeknd during his show here as part of his "Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour". Gomez lip synced and danced while he was performing live.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz
JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) Muhammad Yasin Malik, chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was arrested by the police here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Massive security across Kashmir valley as Hizbul militant Bhat is buried
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday clamped curfew and imposed restrictions in Kashmir Valley to maintain law and order and prevent violence, as top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was buried in his ancestral village in Tral of South Kashmir with hundreds attending the midnight funeral.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
CBSE Class 12 exams results out, Noida girl Raksha Gopal tops
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Raksha Gopal from Delhi's suburban Noida, in Uttar Pradesh, topped the Class 12 CBSE exams, the results of which were declared on Sunday morning. She was followed by Bhumi Sawant De from Chandigarh.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
'Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan': Well written but lame (Review)
Film: "Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan"; Director: Aditya Sarpotdar; Cast: Arsh Sehrawat, Shrenu Parikh; Rating: **
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jamie Foxx accused of disrespecting deaf community
Los Angeles May 28 (IANS) Actor Jamie Foxx has been accused by actor and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco of making fun of the deaf community following his appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Boyega, 1,000 others evacuated from theatre after bomb alert
London, May 28 (IANS) Approximately 1,000 people at Old Vic Theatre in Central London were evacuated due to security emergency during "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" fame actor John Boyegas performance as part of his play "Woyzeck".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Big B honoured to get 27 mn Twitter followers (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has scored 27 million followers on Twitter and says he feels honoured and blessed.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Constructive criticism strengthens democracy: Modi on 3 years
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Observing that constructive criticism strengthens democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday welcomed the various assessments of his three years of government and assured that mistakes and shortcomings would be rectified.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Guess what Vivek Oberoi still steals
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi, who will be seen playing a police officer in the forthcoming film "Bank Chor", says he has a weakness for chocolates and he still steals them.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Southern Rock pioneer Gregg Allman dies at 69
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Gregg Allman, whose The Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the 1970s, passed away at the age of 69.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Don't judge government by what Hindutva outfits say or do: Minister Ram Vilas Paswan (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Activities of "gau rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) or views of Hindutva organisations like the RSS should not be taken as the policy of the Narendra Modi government for whom the Constitution is Bible, says Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Market for pre-owned foreign luxury cars growing in India
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The demand for fancy foreign luxury cars is witnessing a steep rise, with buyers, including from faraway northeast, picking up Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Range Rovers that cost up to Rs 1.5 crore apiece -- but all pre-owned, a polite term for second-hand.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Business/Economy,Features
Jharkhand tribal school dropouts train for foreign jobs
Bundu (Jharkhand), May 28 (IANS) In a country where millions of degree holders struggle for employment, Dayanidhi Pradhan, 23, a Class 8 dropout in Jharkhand, dreams of an overseas job.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Trump returns to White House after first international trip
Washington, May 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has returned to the White House after his first international trip, during which he visited Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, the Vatican and Belgium over a period of nine days.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Modi praises environmentalist's efforts to clean Mumbai beach
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised environmentalist Afroz Shah and his efforts towards cleaning Mumbai's dirtiest Versova's beach.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Himalayan hand in December 2004 tsunami that killed 250,000
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Scientists have found that Himalayas played a role in the generation of magnitude-9.2 Sumatran earthquake on December 26, 2004, which, together with the massive tsunami that followed, killed more than 250,000 people -- making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Nene Raju...' will be thought provoking film: Rana
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati, who is basking in the phenomenal success of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", says his upcoming Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri" will be compelling and thought provoking.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Andrew Scheer becomes Canada's Conservative leader
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Andrew Scheer, former Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada, has been elected the new leader of the federal Conservative Party of the country at the party conclave at the Toronto Congress Centre.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Canada,Politics
CBSE announces Class 12 results
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday announced the results of the Senior Secondary Examination.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Modi greets nation on Ramadan
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims keep a dawn-to-dusk fast.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Listening to music in group may make you more depressed
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) Listening to sad music in a group and talking about sad things tend to make people feel more depressed, says a study.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Konkona Sensharma: A life, career shaped by unconventional upbringing
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Mainstream has never been the mainstay in her filmography. Not even with her directorial debut, the 1979-set drama thriller "A Death in the Gunj". The critically-acclaimed Konkona Sensharma says her choices are a result of her unconventional upbringing -- sans TV shows like "The Bold and the Beautiful" or even "Mahabharata" and "Ramayan".
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National
Rates and results to guide equity markets (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Macro-economic data points, along with quarterly results and a decision on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) sub-rates on gold, will form the major themes for the Indian stock markets during the upcoming week, market observers say.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Intruder killed in J&K
Jammu, May 28 (IANS) The Army killed an intruder on Sunday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a defence official said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rajinikanth's 'Kaala Karikaalan' starts rolling
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The principal shooting of superstar Rajinikanth's next Tamil outing "Kaala Karikaalan" commenced here on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Feeling low? Try Tai Chi
New York, May 28 (IANS) Practicing Tai Chi -- a form of ancient Chinese martial art -- for 12-weeks may significantly reduce symptoms of depression such as persistent feeling of sadness or loss, a study showed.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Modi congratulates BJP's lone Rajya Sabha seat victory from Manipur
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed happiness and congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party and its Manipur unit president Khetrimayum Bhabananda for the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat victory from Manipur.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Liberalism's prophet: Scourge of small minds and tyranny of thought (Column: Bookends)
The concept of liberalism and its key facet of tolerance are most vital to human freedom and development, but in these treacherous times, they are under unflinching attack by "right-thinking" sections of society in thrall to "infallible and all-knowing" leaders. But do they even understand these concepts or are only conditioned to abuse them virulently?
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Africa seeks agricultural transformation with India's help
Gandhinagar, May 28 (IANS) With a vast untapped potential in agriculture, African countries are keen to gain from India's experiences, including the "green revolution", to bring about a transformation and enable their 420 million poor people to come out of poverty.
2017-05-28
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Pyongyang urges Seoul to cancel THAAD deployment
Pyongyang, May 28 (IANS) North Korea has urged South Korea to cancel the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system by the US, the media reported on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Light rain on Sunday brings respite from heat
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The national capital woke up to light rain and cold winds on Sunday which brought relief from the heat with the minimum temperature settled at 22.5 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average, the Met office said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Intelligence identifies 23,000 jihadists in Britain
London, May 28 (IANS) The British intelligence has identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in the country as potential terrorist attackers, the media reported on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi greets nation on Ramadan
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims keep a dawn-to-dusk fast.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
British Airways aims to resume most UK flights
London, May 28 (IANS) British Airways (BA) said that it is aiming to run a "near normal schedule" at Gatwick and the "majority of services" from Heathrow on Sunday after a "major" IT failure resulted in the cancellation of all flights.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Prince Harry hosts Obama at Kensington Palace
London, May 28 (IANS) Prince Harry welcomed Barack Obama at Kensington Palace in London, a stop in the former US President's latest Europe visit, the media reported.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
UK reduces terror threat level to 'severe'
London, May 28 (IANS) Britain's terror threat level has been reduced to "severe" from "critical" which was issued following the Manchester arena terror attack, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said after meeting with security chiefs.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception
Washington, May 28 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined to host an event commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, an apparent break from a nearly two-decades long bipartisan tradition, according to administration officials.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Top Trump advisers decline to comment on Kushner
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Donald Trump's top economic and national security advisers have declined to comment on allegations that the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner is facing regarding his contacts with Russian officials, the media reported.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kim Jong-un inspects test-fire of anti-aircraft weapon
Seoul, May 28 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has inspected the test-fire of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system, ordering its mass-production and deployment, Pyongyang's state media reported on Sunday.
2017-05-28
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Curfew, restrictions in Kashmir to prevent violence
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) The authorities on Sunday clamped curfew and imposed restrictions in the Kashmir Valley to maintain law and order and prevent violence, an official said.
2017-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Depp lives on an entirely other planet: Armie Hammer
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actor Armie Hammer says his colleague Johnny Depp has an extravagant lifestyle, adding that he lives on "an entirely other planet".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'GoT' actors will get more screen time in season 7
London, May 28 (IANS) Actors Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington have said that that they will get more screen time in the forthcoming seventh season of "Game of Thrones".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Messi, Neymar win Copa del Rey final for Barcelona
Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Argentine Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar, with one goal each against Alaves, were responsible for winning FC Barcelona's third straight Copa del Rey tourney 3-1.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Liam Payne was roughed up by Jay Z's bodyguard
London, May 28 (IANS) Singer Liam Payne says he was shoved around by Jay Z's bodyguard when he tried to meet the rapper.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump satisfied with G7 defence of free trade agreement
Taormina (Italy), May 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump expressed his satisfaction with the agreement in favour of free trade that was reached at the G7 Summit, and in particular with the efforts to halt practices that distort global trade.
2017-05-28
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Business/Economy
Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth trying for twins
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth are reportedly trying for twins.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US committed to fighting terrorism: Defense Secretary
New York, May 28 (IANS) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his country is committed to fighting terrorism, as "Americans are not made of cotton candy".
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sex in thirties is amazing: Katy Perry
London, May 28 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry says sex in thirties is amazing, adding that her sex life is fun, consensual and intimate.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lindsay Lohan found peace away from Hollywood
London, May 28 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan misses Hollywood but says moving away has helped her find peace.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup
London, May 28 (IANS) Arsenal won a record 13th FA Cup with a 2-1 victory here over Premier League champion Chelsea, which missed out on the English double.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
US stocks witness record run amid Fed minutes
New York, May 28 (IANS) US stocks posted solid gains for the week, with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq refreshing their record highs a few times, as Wall Street digested the minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting as well as a string of economic reports.
2017-05-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Naidu releases 14 short films on NDA's success stories
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday released 14 short films produced by Doordarshan on success stories of the NDA government's various flagship schemes.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
First three Zika cases in India found in Gujarat, says WHO
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India has detected three Zika-affected patients, including a pregnant women -- all from Ahmedabad in Gujarat, says a World Health Organisation (WHO) report.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Naseemuddin Siddiqui forms new political party
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) Expelled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui floated his new political party - Rashtriya Bahaman Morcha on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bihar MP's son killed in UP car accident
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) The son of a Bihar MP was killed in a road accident near Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city on Saturday, police said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IAF chief flies MiG-21 to honour Kargil dead
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa on Saturday flew a MiG-21, leading four aircraft in a 'Missing Man' formation flypast in honour of the servicemen killed during the Kargil conflict, a defence statement said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
EC rejects Congress demand for access to EVM motherboard
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Election Commission said on Saturday the EVM hacking challenge would be conducted only as per the framework of "existing administrative safeguards", as it rejected the Congress' appeal to allow access to motherboard of the EVM.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kannada film director for abducting ad agency owner
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) A Kannada film director and four others were arrested for allegedly abducting an advertising agency owner over a money transaction, police said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 robbers of 'women-at-night' gang arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Three members of a gang, who would lure bikers by putting on the guise of loose women at night and rob them, have been arrested, police said here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi government generated 813 crore man-days of rural work in 3 years: Tomar
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The government created rural employment opportunities of more than 813 crore man-days during the last three years under MGNREGA, Pradhan Mantri AawasYojna, Grameen (PMAY-G) and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) schemes, Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
G7 leaders agree on terror, migration, trade
Taormina (Italy) May 27 (IANS) The leaders of the G7 nations issued a joint communique on Saturday that found common ground on counter-terrorism, migration as well as trade, though US President Donald Trump had shown reluctance to agree with others over the last.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nitish meets Modi, says opposition united on presidential poll
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A day after he skipped an opposition meeting on the presidential election, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that opposition unity on the issue was intact and clarified that he came to attend the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday as it was in honour of visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Adani Power's consolidated Q4 net loss at Rs 4,960.53 cr
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Adani Power on Saturday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 4,960.53 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Publishers urge government to keep books out of GST net
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Federation of Educational Publishers in India (FEPI) on Saturday urged the government to addresses some "inadvertent anomalies" that have crept into the tax structure for books under the proposed GST regime.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
Nepal's Kami Rita becomes third person to scale Mt. Everest 21 times
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) Nepal's Kami Rita became the third person to scale Mount Everest 21 times after he reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain on Saturday morning, Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation confirmed.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Other Sports
Ground parties yet to reach Su-30 wreckage in Assam
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A day after the missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet's wreckage was found, efforts by search and rescue teams to reach the spot have been hampered by inclement weather, rugged terrain with a steep gradient and thick foliage, defence sources said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
East Bengal, Mohun Bagan confront AIFF on ISL participation
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Raising the pitch on their three-point demand, city giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan on Saturday formed a common front against the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and warned that they would not allow the money-spinning Indian Super League (ISL) to be staged here without their participation.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Heat wave conditions persist in Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 27 (IANS) Rajasthan continued to be face heat wave conditions with the mercury touching 48.3 degrees Celsius in Sri Ganganagar on Saturday while Churu was a bit lower at 48 degrees.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Wani's aide killed in Kashmir, one dead amid protests; Hurriyat calls for shutdown (Intro Roundup)
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Top Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat alias Abu Zarar, a close aide of militant 'poster boy' Burhan Wani, was killed on Saturday after a gunfight in Tral in south Kashmir, triggering widespread protests in the Valley once again, with one civilian death reported and 35 injured, including five policemen. Authorities were bracing to prevent a recurrence of the 2016 unrest that saw nearly 100 dead.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Power-packed 60th birthday bash for Gadkari in Nagpur
Nagpur, May 27 (IANS) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had a power-packed 60th birthday celebration here on Saturday, showcasing his influence across the political spectrum and the respect he commands within his Bharatiya Janata Party.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
S. African minister opposes deal with Gupta-linked company
Cape Town, May 27 (IANS) South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has opposed a multi-million dollar deal involving South Africa's state-owned weapons manufacturer Denel and Indian origin business family Gupta-linked company.
2017-05-27
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tennis: Bertens wins Nuremberg Cup
Nuremberg (Germany), May 27 (IANS) Dutch woman tennis player Kiki Bertens retained the Nuremberg Cup title after beating Czech Barbora Krejcikova 6-2, 6-1 in the final here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Rules modified to end cruelty, not regulate cattle slaughter: Government
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) In wake of the outcry over amended rules on cattle sale, the government on Saturday clarified that the modifications were done to prevent cruelty to animals in cattle markets and not to regulate cattle traded for slaughter houses.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Indigenous Scorpene submarine test-fires torpedo: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The indigenous Scorpene class submarine has successfully test-fired a torpedo, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, congratulating the scientists and engineers for it.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Tsonga wins third ATP title of season after beating Berdych
Lyon, May 27 (IANS) French tennis player Jo Wilfried Tsonga won the Lyon Open, his third Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) title of this season, after defeating Czech Tomas Berdych on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Doctors' advice: Guard your kids against infections due to hot weather
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With temperatures soaring in the national capital, doctors have cautioned people, especially those living in slum areas, to guard their children against diseases like mumps and typhoid which occur during the season.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Midfielder Montolivo named in Italy football squad
Milan, May 27 (IANS) Veteran AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo returned to the Italy squad after recovering from a knee surgery, as head coach Gian Piero Ventura on Saturday named 26 footballers who will face Uruguay in a friendly and Liechtenstein in a World Cup qualifier in June.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Draft Ganga Act under review: Uma Bharti
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said her ministry is reviewing the draft Ganga Act and hoped riparian states will not indulge in politics over the river.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
RCOM's Q4 consolidated revenues at Rs 4,524 cr
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Reliance Communications' consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016-17 stood at Rs 4,524 crore, down 8.1 per cent, a company statement said here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Uma Bharti assures co-operation with Bengal over Ganga erosion
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Ganga erosion issue during her Delhi visit, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said that her ministry will co-operate with the state government to check erosion but stressed proposals should be drafted properly.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
New test facility for Indian drones, other weapons in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) India is getting a new high-tech facility to test its drones, air-to-ground weapons and other equipment at Challakere in Karnataka's Chitradurga district, a defence official said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Defence/Security
BJP states spent Rs 2,000 cr on ads praising 3 years of Modi: AAP
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The AAP on Saturday accused BJP-ruled states of spending over Rs 2,000 crore on advertisements praising three years of the Narendra Modi-led government and said the money should have been utilised to build schools and hospitals instead.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Army chief visits UP capital Lucknow, reviews preparedness
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited the Central Command here and took stock of the armed forces preparedness in case of an emergency, an official said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Never promised hackathon, only EVM challenge: Election Commission
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Dismissing the AAP charge that the Election Commission (EC) was "running away" from organising a no-holds barred hackathon, the poll panel on Saturday said it never made any such promise.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP will not get single seat in Telangana, says KCR's survey
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The BJP will not get a single seat in the Telangana assembly elections in 2019 while the Congress will get two, says a survey conducted on behalf of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Vijayan asks PM to repeal new cattle sale rules, beef sellers do brisk business (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Even as the Centre has introduced stringent rules regarding cattle slaughter, it was business as usual for beef sellers across Kerala on Saturday, with people queuing up to buy one of their favourite food items. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking for repeal of the new rules, which he termed an "intrusion into the rights of states".
2017-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Yogi Adityanath inspects development projects in Varanasi
Varanasi, May 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday visited Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and inspected the undergoing developmental projects.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Finnish Raikkonen takes pole position for Monaco GP
Monte Carlo, May 27 (IANS) Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen took the pole position for the Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix after he led the official practices on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Macao,Sports,Motorsports
Trump to decide on Paris accord next week
Taormina (Italy), May 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he would take a final decision on whether his country would back the Paris agreement to reduce global carbon emissions in the coming week.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Alonso looking to add Indy 500 title to championship resume
Indianapolis, May 27 (IANS) Spanish two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will look to make history again when he competes as a rookie at Sunday's Indianapolis 500, a challenge that has recharged the competitive batteries of one of auto racing's greatest drivers.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Motorsports
UAE ship carrying food supplies arrives in Somalia
Berbera (Somalia), May 27 (IANS/WAM) A UAE ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of food supplies for those affected by drought arrived in the Berbera Port in Somalia on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Somalia,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rules modified to end cruelty, not regulate cattle slaughter: Government
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Union Environment Ministry on Saturday clarified that rules were modified to prevent cruelty to animals in cattle markets and not to regulate cattle traded for slaughterhouses.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
International viewers 'jilted' to know we lip-sync to songs in Bollywood: Pooja Batra
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Pooja Batra, who will soon be seen psychological thriller "Mirror Game: Ab Khel Shuru" and has acted in an international film, says audiences abroad feel a little jilted to know that in Bollywood, actors do not sing in real but there is a playback singer.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Missing Telangana youth murdered by father-in-law
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The case relating to the disappearance of a Dalit youth in Telangana took a dramatic turn on Saturday as police arrested his father-in-law and another relative for his murder.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Badminton: China, South Korea enter Sudirman Cup final
Gold Coast, May 27 (IANS) Record champions China and South Korea reached the final of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship after beating Japan and Thailand respectively in the semi-finals here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Poor show by banks, private investors challenge to growth: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that poor performance by private investors and banks still remains a challenge for the Indian economy.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Haryana announces pension scheme for journalists
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced a slew of incentives for journalists, including a Rs 10,000 monthly pension scheme, for those who are above 60 years and have completed 20 years in the profession.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Media,Politics
Maoists award death penalty to Bihar judge at kangaroo court
Patna, May 27 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas at a "Jan Adalat" (kangaroo court) in Bihar on Saturday pronounced the death penalty for a judge, who had awarded the death sentence to their five colleagues on Thursday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
'Vision of UP 2017' awards conferred
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) The purpose of our government is to make Uttar Pradesh a perfect state in five years, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said on Saturday as he gave away the "Vision of UP 2017" awards at an event here.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Over 1 million schoolchildren without birth certificate in Ivory Coast
Abidjan, May 27 (IANS/MAP) Ivory Coast's Minister of National and Technical Education Kandia Camara said that 1,165,325 schoolchildren, representing 39.9 per cent of the country's population, are without birth certificates.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Cote D'ivoire,Politics,Education
Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Present facts, figures to support your tall claims, Congress tells Trinamool
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Ridiculing the ruling Trinamool Congress' claims of having ushered in massive development in West Bengal during its six years in office, the Congress' state unit on Saturday demanded the government come up with statistics and facts to substantiate its assertions.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pakistan condemns killing of Hizbul militant in Kashmir
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday condemned the killing of top Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and other militants in Jammu and Kashmir, and called upon the international community, including the UN and human rights organizations, to intervene in the matter.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
IT systems crash hits British Airways, flights cancelled
London, May 27 (IANS) British Airways' computer systems went down globally on Saturday, leading to widespread delays and even cancellation of flights from Heathrow and Gatwick for hours, media reported.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Nine 'top performing' parliamentarians get 'Sansad Ratna' awards
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Governor Justice (retd) P. Sathasivam on Saturday gave away "Sansad Ratna" awards to nine best performing parliamentarians at a glittering function here.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Nalco records Rs 268 cr profit in Q4
Bhubaneswar, May 27 (IANS) National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) said on Saturday that it registered a growth of 25.23 percent with a net profit of Rs 268 crore in the fourth quarter of 2016-17 against Rs 214 crore during the same period of the previous fiscal.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
'Manto' has power to transcend borders, markets: Nandita Das
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Back from the 70th Cannes Film Festival after giving the global film industry's creme de la creme a dekko at her ambitious project "Manto", Nandita Das says she is confident that her film -- about celebrated Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto -- will appeal to audiences across the world.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
SRK grateful for fans' love for son AbRam
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) As his younger son AbRam turned four on Saturday, superstar Shah Rukh Khan expressed his gratitude to his fans for sharing their love and wishes for the little one.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN hotels and restaurants to down shutters on May 30
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) The South India Hotels and Restaurants Association (SIHRA) on Saturday said it will support the May 30 shutdown called given by another industry body, the Tamilnadu Hotels and Restaurant Association, against the GST rate.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
S. Korean fishing vessel safe after hijack fears
Nairobi, May 27 (IANS) A South Korean fishing vessel and all crew members on board were found to be safe after contact was re-established with the vessel, a maritime official said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Kenya,Defence/Security
Philippines government cancels peace talks with rebels
Manila, May 27 (IANS) The Philippines government on Saturday announced that it will not participate in the fifth round of peace talks in the Netherlands with rebels.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Indigenous Scorpene submarine test-fires torpedo: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The indigenous Scorpene class submarine has successfully test-fired a torpedo, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, congratulating the scientists and engineers for it.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
SRK grateful for fans' love for son AbRam
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) As his younger son AbRam turned four on Saturday, superstar Shah Rukh Khan expressed his gratitude to his fans for sharing their love and wishes for the little one.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will resign if proved wrong on adulteration by dairies: TN Minister
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Sticking to his charge that private dairies in Tamil Nadu mix chemicals in milk, Tamil Nadu Dairy Development Minister K.T. Rajenthra Balaji on Saturday said he will resign, or even hang himself, if proved wrong.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Two arrested, 104 vehicles impounded in Delhi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Two persons were arrested, six firearms seized and 104 vehicles without proper documents impounded in Rohini area of north Delhi during a police operation on Saturday, police said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government mulling exiting Air India: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government was considering exiting Air India operations.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
One held for shooting at man in Delhi's Rohini
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) One person has been arrested on the charge of shooting at and injuring a person in Rohini in north Delhi and four countrymade firearms and 12 cartridges seized from him, police said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sabzar Bhat, Burhan's close aide, was top on the wanted list
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, the Hizbul Mujahideen commander killed in a gunfight with security forces on Saturday in south Kashmir's Tral, turned to militancy in April 2015 after the killing of Khalid Muzaffar, the younger brother of slain militant Burhan Wani.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
J&K tourist footfalls nosedive, sops announced
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) The average daily tourist footfall to Jammu and Kashmir has nosedived to about 5,000 in March and April this year, an official of the northernmost state said here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Watford FC appoints Marco Silva as head coach
London, May 27 (IANS) English football club Watford on Saturday appointed Marco Silva as head coach for two seasons, replacing Walter Mazzari after an underwhelming 17th-place finish in the English Premier League (EPL).
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
BharatBenz launches BS-IV compatible heavy duty truck range
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) BharatBenz on Saturday said that it has launched its new heavy duty truck range here, equipped with a system based on "SCR technology" to meet the new BS-IV emission standards.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kushner 'sought secret communication line with Moscow'
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior adviser of US President Donald Trump, discussed with the Russian ambassador the possibility of creating a secret communication channel between Trump's transition team and the Kremlin, said US officials briefed on intelligence reports.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kerala CM writes to Modi, urges repeal of cattle slaughter rules
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the central government to repeal the new restrictions against cattle slaughter, terming it an intrusion into the rights of states.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Three trekkers killed at Chanshal peaks in Himachal
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Three trekkers died and eight were injured on Saturday after being struck by lightning when they were on their way to scale Chanshal peaks that stand high at 4,520 m in the interiors of Shimla district, the police said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cattle slaughter rules unlikely to affect business in northeast
Imphal, May 27 (IANS) People across sections in the northeastern states are more or less unanimous in their opinion that enforcement of the cattle slaughter rules issued by the central government on Friday will have little or no impact in the region.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Manipur,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
16,000 policemen donate blood to overcome shortage in Bengal
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Sixteen thousand police personnel have donated blood over the past one week to overcome the blood crisis in West Bengal during the ongoing summer, chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Hurriyat calls for two-day shutdown in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) The Hurriyat Conference on Saturday called for a two-day valley wide shutdown following the killing of militant commander Sabzar Bhat, which triggered protests and one civilian was killed.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Going for UEFA Champions League finale dream come true: Ranveer
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who is recuperating from an injury he suffered on the sets of "Padmavati", will be flying out next week to Cardiff to watch the finale of the UEFA Champions League live. He is kicked about it.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,Cinema/Showbiz
Tamil Nadu dominate day two of Indian Open of Surfing
Mangaluru, May 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu dominated the penultimate day of the ongoing second edition of Indian Open of Surfing with most of their surfers booking their place in the semi-finals across all the categories held at the Sasihithlu beach here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
CPI-M slams government over ban on selling animals for slaughter
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The CPI-M on Saturday termed the Environment Ministry's ban of sale of cattle for slaughter an attempt to provide a "legal cover" to its communal agenda, and demanded the notification's withdrawal.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chanachok extends lead at Thai golf tourney
Phuket (Thailand), May 27 (IANS) Talented Thai golfer Chanachok Dejpiratanamongkol continued his charge towards his maiden Asian Development Tour (ADT) title after signing for a third round nine-under-par 61 at the inaugural Singha Phuket Open here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Golf
Footwear trend guide for summer
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) From pop print canvas sneakers and tropical printed flip flops to athleisure shoes and summer boots, there's a lot to pick from to make a fashionable statement without sacrificing comfort, say experts.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NIFT, Senco Gold boost budding designers, new styles
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Confused which jewellery goes best with which garment? National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata now provides a solution to the sartorial dilemma.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Education
G7 leaders search for consensus on Russia sanctions, protectionism
Taormina (Italy), May 27 (IANS) A consensus on sanctions against Russia and a rejection of protectionist economic policies were the last remaining themes that G7 leaders were thrashing out at a summit in Italy on Saturday, ahead of giving a final seal of approval to a joint commitment.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
No place for poor in country, says Rahul
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said there is no place for the poor in the country and they were facing oppression.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man targets women with hate comments, kills 2 on US train
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Two men were stabbed to death on a commuter train in the US city of Portland when they tried to stop a man from abusing two women who appeared to be Muslim, police said.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former senior official sentenced to death in China
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) A court in China's Henan province on Saturday sentenced Wu Changshun, a former senior political advisor and deputy head of the public security bureau of Tianjin city, to death with a two-year reprieve for graft.
2017-05-27
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sikhs assaulted: Punjab CM talks to Rajasthan counterpart
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday spoke to his Rajasthan counterpart Vasundhara Raje to demand strict action against those who assaulted four Sikhs in the desert state last month.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP to back its volunteers in Goa panchayat polls
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) After being routed in the February 4 assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party in Goa has resolved to back its volunteers in at least 15 per cent of the 1,522 seats up for grabs in the upcoming village panchayat polls.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
JSPL commissions Odisha's largest integrated steel plant
Bhubaneswar, May 27 (IANS) Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) on Saturday made operational the largest integrated steel plant of Odisha with the commissioning of the country's largest blast furnace at Angul.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Indulge in street food but be cautious
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Street food options are always tempting, but be cautious about indulging in it as you may contract gastrointestinal infections. It's best to consume spicy and oily food in moderation during the summer and monsoon season, suggest experts.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Wani's aide killed in Kashmir, one dead as protests break out (Roundup)
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Top Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat alias Abu Zarar, a close aide of militant 'poster boy' Burhan Wani, was killed on Saturday after a gunfight in Tral in south Kashmir, triggering widespread protests in the Valley once again, with one civilian death reported. Authorities were bracing up to prevent a recurrence of the 2016 unrest that saw nearly a 100 dead.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
WADA wants Isinbayeva as ambassador for clean sports in Russia
Moscow, May 27 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said that it would like to see legendary pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva in the capacity of the ambassador of clean sports in Russia. However, the agency did not make a proposal on the issue despite earlier reports.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Athletics
Sanjay Dutt to attend Bollywood fest in Norway
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt will be the chief guest at the forthcoming 15th Bollywood Festival Norway.
2017-05-27
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Born Free' a very real, feel good film: Sumeet Vyas (Lead correcting last para)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Actor Sumeet Vyas, who features in a short film "Born Free", says the project is very real and relatable for the common man.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack
Cairo, May 27 (IANS) The Islamic State militant group on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday that left 29 persons dead, the media reported.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Britain's terror threat level reduced from 'critical' to 'severe'
London, May 27 (IANS) Britain's terrorism threat level has been reduced from "critical" to "severe", Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rahul blames Yogi government for Saharanpur violence
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 27 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday held the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh responsible for caste violence in Saharanpur district and said the clashes escalated due to its "prejudiced action".
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN CM rules out Cabinet reshuffle
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Denying media reports, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday ruled out any reshuffle in the state Cabinet.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Indian rescue personnel deployed in flood-hit Sri Lanka (Lead, changing dateline)
Colombo, May 27 (IANS) Indian rescue personnel were on Saturday deployed in affected areas of Sri Lanka where heavy floods and landslides have claimed at least 100 lives.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition united on issue of presidential poll: Nitish Kumar
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that opposition unity on the issue of the presidential election is intact and clarified that he came to attend the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it was in honour of the visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
WADA receives Russia's new national anti-doping plan
Moscow, May 27 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) received Russias recently proposed national plan on the fight against abuse of performance enhancing drugs and is already studying the material, the international agency said.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Ranveer Brar likes sharing his food adventure on social media
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Chef Ranveer Brar says it is thrilling to narrate tales of his "explorations and experiments with food" to a global audience through social media platforms.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Uber's London licence renewed for only four months
London, May 27 (IANS) Ride-hailing app Ubers licence to operate in London has been renewed but only for a period of four months, as transport authorities continue to deliberate whether to grant it a five-year licence, the media reported.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
India's Forex reserves surge by over $4 bn
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves rose by over $4 billion as on May 19, 2017.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jacqueline Fernandez's tips for denim lovers
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Denim is a staple fabric which can be worn throughout the year, and there are different ways to make it look stylish, suggests actress Jacqueline Fernandez.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mega 60th birthday bash for Gadkari in Nagpur
Nagpur, May 27 (IANS) Braving the blistering 45-plus degrees C heat, this Maharashtra city enthusiastically celebrated the 60th birthday of Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Thankfully, no one put me in brother's zone: Rajkummar Rao
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao, who will soon be seen in the film "Behen Hogi Teri", says he has never been put in a brother's zone by any woman in whom he has even remotely been interested in.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Travel chaos as British Airways hit with global system crash
London, May 27 (IANS) British Airways computer systems went down globally on Saturday causing major delays for holiday makers at the start of the bank holiday weekend.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Airbus starts building helicopter plant in China
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) Airbus Group's helicopter manufacturing arm on Saturday began construction of its first assembly line for commercial aircraft in China.
2017-05-27
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
'Hang Jadhav immediately': Application filed in Pakistan SC
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) An application for the immediate execution of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, a day after he skipped a meeting of opposition parties convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former US NSA Brzezinski dies at 89
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to former US President Jimmy Carter, has died. He was 89.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pakistan allocates Rs 180 billion for CPEC in budget
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan has allocated 180 billion rupees ($1.71 billion) for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its projects during the 2017-18 financial year which will begin on July 1.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
1,530 migrants, refugees died crossing Mediterranean in 2017: UN
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) At least 1,530 migrants and refugees died crossing the Mediterranean in 2017, the UN Migration Agency has said.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Microsoft plans to store data in DNA
New York, May 27 (IANS) Microsoft is planning to start storing its data on strands of DNA within the next few years, the company's computer architects have revealed.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
CBI probing role of IAS officials in illegal mining
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is expediting its probe in the illegal mining cases in Uttar Pradesh, with several senior IAS officials being questioned.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Unable to sleep? Blame climate change
New York, May 27 (IANS) Climate change that leads to warmer than normal nights can do major harm to human sleep, researchers say.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Knotty affair with summer
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Scarves are summer must haves, they not only save your skin from the scorching heat but can also act as a style statement, say experts.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK opposition to launch plan to woo football fans
London, May 27 (IANS) UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is using FA Cup Final day on Saturday to launch a plan to woo football fans with a "flexible ticket" to help more people attend matches.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Sports
Monaco's Bernardo Silva agrees to join Man City
Manchester, May 27 (IANS) Manchester City have confirmed that young Portuguese attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva will join them from French football champions Monaco on July 1 for a reported transfer fee of around $55 million.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mishra claims Rs 300 crore scam in medicine purchase
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain of misappropriating health funds and claimed three health scams, including one involving Rs 300 crore.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 more arrested in Manchester attack probe
London, May 27 (IANS) British police made two more arrests on Saturday in connection with the Manchester concert bombing that killed 22 people, bringing the number of suspects in custody to 11.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Matching confidence levels in team may be detrimental
London, May 27 (IANS) Do you try to match your confidence levels with another person while making decisions in a team? Beware, it can backfire if one person has more expertise than the other and cause harm to the team, finds a new study.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mind-controlled device may help stroke patients move paralysed hands
New York, May 27 (IANS) US researchers have developed a new mind-controlled device that reads brain signals, converts them into motion and thus helps stroke patients to retrain their brains to move their paralysed hands.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
My dream is to be in world cinema: Radhika Apte
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Not just Hollywood or the British film industry, actress Radhika Apte says her dream is to be a part of world cinema.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google adds 'Personal' tab in search results
New York, May 27 (IANS) Aiming to help people find what they are looking for, Google has added a "Personal" tab in search results to show content from private sources like Gmail account and Google Photos library.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Now, a smartphone for dolphins to play games
New York, May 27 (IANS) Researchers have developed an underwater computer touchscreen exclusively for dolphins to play games.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Duterte under fire over rape comment
Manila, May 27 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has come under fire for making a joke about rape, according to reports on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Colombian striker rises from obscurity to become Peruvian league's top scorer
Lima, May 27 (IANS) A Colombian striker who was virtually unknown until just a few months ago was the breakout performer and top goalscorer in the Peruvian soccer league's Torneo de Verano and is now looking to fully capitalise on the best moment of his career.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike after 40 days
Ramallah, May 27 (IANS) Over 800 Palestinians jailed in Israeli prisons ended a 40-day hunger strike on Saturday after reaching an agreement over their demands.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Toll in Sri Lanka floods increases to 100
Colombo, May 27 (IANS) The death toll in the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka has increased to 100 while 99 persons were reported missing, the Disaster Management Centre said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tendulkar's film mints Rs 8.40 cr on opening day in India
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", a documentary drama on ace Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, registered an opening day collection of Rs 8.40 crore, according to the makers.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Sensex, Nifty mount new peaks, investors bullish on robust earnings (Market Review)
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Amidst cross-border tensions with Pakistan and geo-political worries, the Indian equity markets closed the week's trade in a celebratory mood, with the benchmark BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty touching fresh record highs of 31,000 and 9,600 points respectively.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Two Nepal parties to withdraw impeachment motion against CJ
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) Two Nepal parties which moved an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in April, on Saturday decided to withdraw it, a move expected to end an unsavoury row between the executive and judiciary in the Himalayan country.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Nepal,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Google refuses to share salary data with US government
San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Google has refused to share salary information requested by the US Labour Department, saying that it would cost too much to retrieve the data.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Wawrinka to meet Mischa Zverev in Geneva final
Geneva, May 27 (IANS) Swiss top seed Stan Wawrinka has defeated Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in the semi-finals of the Geneva Open and is now one win away from back-to-back titles at this clay-court event.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
India, Mauritius sign maritime security agreement
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India and Mauritius on Saturday signed an agreement for maritime security as New Delhi extended a $500-million credit line to the Indian Ocean island nation following delegation level talks here headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Rajamouli has become India's biggest superstar: Karan Johar
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar can't stop praising S.S. Rajamouli -- who he feels has emerged as the "biggest superstar" in Indian cinema -- and the phenomenon that "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has turned out to be.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Protein linked to chronic heart failure identified
Tokyo, May 27 (IANS) Researchers in Japan have found a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Remembering John F. Kennedy and his legacy (Comment: Special to IANS) (Kennedy's birth centenary is on May 29)
On May 29, the United States and the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth.
2017-05-27
Category: International, India,Politics,Opinion/Commentary,Human Interest/Society
Clinton compares Trump to Nixon in alma mater speech
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has compared US President Donald Trump's "imperiled presidency" to that of Richard Nixon's in a fiery commencement speech at her alma mater Wellesley College.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
18 killed in Afghan car bombing
Kabul, May 27 (IANS) At least 18 persons were killed when a suicide car bombing struck a crowded area in Afghanistan's Khost city on Saturday, an official said.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
FCAT asks CBFC to certify 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' within a week
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) The makers of "Lipstick Under My Burkha" had to approach the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) once again after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was dragging its heels to grant a certificate to the film. Now the censor body has been directed to certify the movie within a week.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
CID nabs another 'fake doctor' in Bengal
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Tightening its noose around "fake doctors", the CID has nabbed yet another physician who passed himself off as an allergy and asthma specialist in one of Kolkata's top private clinics, officials said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Djokovic, Nadal drawn into same half in Roland Garros
Paris, May 27 (IANS) Defending champion Novak Djokovic was scheduled to put up a highly-anticipated semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal as they were drawn into the bottom half in men' singles of the 2017 French Open.
2017-05-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
'Eco-passages' and other lessons on curbing roadkill (Wildlife Feature)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) An estimated 10,000 wild animals -- representing more than 100 species of reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds -- were crushed to death annually on a 3.6 km, two-lane road that passes through a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve in Canada.
2017-05-27
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal assembly passes state GST Bill
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh in a special assembly session on Saturday unanimously approved the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Iraqi forces push into three neighbourhoods in western Mosul
Baghdad, May 27 (IANS) Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State militant group on Saturday launched a new push into three neighbourhoods in the old city centre amid heavy clashes with insurgents, the military said.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India extends $500-mn credit line to Mauritius
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A $500-million line of credit (LoC) from India to Mauritius is among four agreements signed by the two countries following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth here on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Panasonic to showcase 'future of display screens' on May 29
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Ushering in a new era of televisions, Panasonic India is set to showcase their 'future of display screens along with the launch of new 4K TV line-up on May 29 in the country.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
UN to check human rights record for Sri Lankan peacekeepers
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) The UN will require Sri Lankan troops to undergo "enhanced screening" for human rights violations going back to the final years of the civil war before they can be deployed as peacekeepers.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Google's AI-powered AlphaGo defeats 5 Go players
San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Google's artificial intelligence-powered AlphaGo has defeated a team of five leading Go players in a demonstration match.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Technology
'Indu Sarkar' to release on July 28
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's upcoming movie "Indu Sarkar" has been locked for release on July 28.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tiger Shroff's mantras for good health, skin
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff, who has been chosen to play the lead role in the Bollywood remake of "Rambo", follows three mantras to maintain his fit frame and glowing skin.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
5 killed in Jharkhand illegal mining
Ranchi, May 27 (IANS) Five people extracting coal illegally from a closed mine were killed on Saturday as it caved in Jharkhand's Giridih district, police said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Born Free' a very real, feel good film: Sumeet Vyas
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Actor Sumeet Vyas, who features in a short film "Born Free", says the project is very real and relatable for the common man.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Bono admires George W. Bush's loyalty in fighting AIDS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Singer Bono has appreciated former US President George W. Bush for the creation of US AIDS programme, Pepfar.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kushner 'proposed secret communication channel with Russia'
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke with Russias ambassador about establishing a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and Moscow, said US officials briefed on intelligence reports.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Abhay Deol is a sweet person: Aishwarya Rajesh
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rajesh, who will share screen space with Abhay Deol in his Tamil debut film "Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai", finds the actor a sweet person.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kimmel compares Trump's speeches to fourth grade book report
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Popular TV host Jimmy Kimmel says US President Donald Trumps speeches are "a lot like a fourth grade book report".
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
'The Lost City of Z': Low on emotional quotient (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "The Lost City of Z"; Director: James Gray; Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen, Edward Ashley, Clive Francis, Ian McDiarmid, Franco Nero, Matthew Sunderland, Johann Myers, Daniel Huttlestone and Harry Melling; Rating: **1/2
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Coutinho 'ideal' fit for Barcelona: Tite
Rio de Janeiro, May 27 (IANS) Brazil coach Tite believes Philippe Coutinho would slot in perfectly at Barcelona as speculation mounts that the midfielder will leave Liverpool this summer to join the Catalan giants.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Paris Jackson mistaken as homeless
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's daughter Paris was referred to as a "homeless person" ahead of a photo shoot here.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Heart disease preventing gene identified in Greeks
London, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular diseases and is unique to an isolated Greek population.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sevilla agree to part ways with Argentina-bound Sampaoli
Buenos Aires, May 27 (IANS) Argentina are expected to confirm Jorge Sampaoli as their new coach within days after Sevilla agreed to part ways with the former Chile coach.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge': Misadventure on the high seas (Review)
Film: "Pirates of the Caribbean - Salazar's Revenge"; Directors: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg; Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush; Rating: **
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Feminism was seen as dirty word, not anymore, says Huma Qureshi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Huma Qureshi says "feminism is first seen as a dirty word", but the attitude towards it is slowly changing.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Missing Telangana youth murdered by father-in-law
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The case relating to disappearance of a Dalit youth in Telangana took a dramatic turn on Saturday as police arrested his father-in-law and two others for his murder.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Business as usual for Kerala beef sellers
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Even as the Centre has introduced stringent rules regarding cattle slaughter, it was business as usual for beef sellers across Kerala on Saturday, with people queuing up to buy one of their favourite food item.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
Two militants including Hizbul commander killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Sabzar Bhat who succeeded slain militant, leader Burhan Wani, was killed on Saturday along with another militant in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama that triggered protests in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
'Sargoshiyan': Well-intended look at Kashmir as paradise (Review)
Film: "Sargoshiyan"; Directors: Imran Khan and Vijay Verma; Cast: Imran Khan, Hasan Zaidi, Inderneil Sengupta and Sara Khan; Rating: **
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump era: Russia story 'Gotta Go Now'! (Washington Diary)
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Donald Trump had set out to make history on his first sojourn as President of the United States. But pundits of the left had other things on their mind -- Russia, Russia, Russia!
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jolie takes Shiloh on Disneyland tour for birthday
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) While actor Brad Pitt is busy promoting his new Netflix film "War Machine", his estranged wife Angelina Jolie made sure their daughter Shiloh's 11th birthday was memorable with a trip to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Referees influenced this season's title race: Pique
Madrid, May 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said that he felt that refereeing decisions had influenced the destination of this season's Liga Santander title.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Vitamin D in pregnancy may shield babies from asthma
London, May 27 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively change the immune response of the newborn baby, which could help to protect against respiratory infections and asthma, says a study.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Saharanpur borders sealed ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) Even as Uttar Pradesh authorities kept a close watch, Saharanpur borders were ordered to be sealed on Saturday to prevent Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi from visiting survivors of the caste violence that has hit the district.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian ship with relief material reaches Sri Lanka
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) An Indian ship loaded with relief material and rescue and medical teams reached Sri Lanka on Saturday after the island nation was hit by severe rain and subsequent landslides that claimed over 90 lives.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 years of Modi: Terrorism claims more lives in J&K, situation mixed in northeast
There has been a 42 per cent rise in terrorism-related deaths in Jammu and Kashmir since the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government came to power in May 2014, compared with the last three years of the second term of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA-II).
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Money causes ulcers for players and officials (Column: Just Sport)
The Committee of Administrators (COA), appointed by the Supreme Court, must be eager to wash its hands off the administration of the Indian cricket board after seeing the kind of issues they have been asked to address in the last couple of weeks.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pyongyang accuses Seoul of violating airspace
Pyongyang, May 27 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday accused South Korea of violating its airspace with an unmanned vehicle, Pyongyang's state news agency reported.
2017-05-27
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security
Modi meets Mauritius PM
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth here ahead of delegation-level talks.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed on Saturday in south Kashmir's Pulwama district in an ongoing operation with security forces, police said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Terrorism
Ariana Grande to perform at benefit concert for Manchester
London, May 27 (IANS) Following the deadly attack at the Manchester Arena at an Ariana Grande's concert earlier this week, the singer has announced a benefit concert in the UK city to raise money for the victims and their families.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Terrorism
Modi, Rahul pay tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on death anniversary
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid their tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 53rd death anniversary.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Thrilled to team up with 'Baahubali' writer: Raghava Lawrencce
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce is elated to collaborate with "Baahubali" fame writer Vijayendra Prasad for a yet-untitled bilingual historic drama, to roll from later this year.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Rahman congratulates Aamir for success of 'Dangal' in China
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman on Saturday extended his wishes to actor Aamir Khan for the success of his film "Dangal" in China.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz
Apple reportedly building AI chip for iPhone
San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) US tech giant Apple is reportedly developing a dedicated artificial intelligence (AI) chip, called the Apple Neural Engine, that would power AI-related tasks on mobile devices.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NASA's lunar orbiter camera survives meteoroid hit
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have determined that the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was hit in 2014 by a tiny meteoroid, a small natural object in space.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
French communist office: 'Does anyone live here any more?' (Comment: Special to IANS)
Imagination conjures up sounds of the organ as I stand in the shadow of that brooding architectural wonder. It feels like I am at a service for the repose of the dead.
2017-05-27
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Statins may improve heart structure, function
London, May 27 (IANS) Statins, primarily known as cholesterol lowering drugs, can also be effective in improving heart structure and function and thus help prevent heart attack, heart failure or stroke, researchers say.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Facebook aims to sell ads to drugmakers
San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Facebook will host a summit in June that is dedicated to health and aims to sell ads to the pharmaceutical industry, a media report said.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Army foils infiltration bid in J&K, kills 6 militants
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Six militants were killed on Saturday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district as the Army foiled an infiltration bid, according to defence sources.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rahul Gandhi leaves for violence-hit Saharanpur
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Despite being denied permission for a visit, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday left for Uttar Pradesh's violence-hit Saharanpur district where caste conflict has left two dead and scores injured.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP's Dalit outreach under threat (Column: Political Circus)
There is a long way to go before Uttar Pradesh can become Uttam Pradesh, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised after his party's massive victory in the assembly elections.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
The global journey of curry - with some receipes thrown in
Book: Curry: A Global History; Author: Colleen Taylor Sen; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 144
2017-05-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
Lost confidence after films flopped, says Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Ekta Kapoor, who celebrated the success of her latest production "Half Girlfriend", says at one point she had lost confidence in herself after her films flopped one after another. And because of that, she was initially not sure about producing "Half Girlfriend".
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge': Familiar yet entertaining (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Pirates of the Caribbean - Salazar's Revenge"; Directors: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg; Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush; Rating: ***
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rs 15 lakh looted from Kashmir ATM
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Burglars looted Rs 15 lakh from an ATM in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said on Saturday.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LGBTQ community is misinterpreted in mainstream: Faraz Arif Ansari
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Faraz Arif Ansari, the maker of "Sisak" -- being touted as India's first silent LGBTQ film -- says though presently people are trying to bring the conversation about the community in the mainstream space, it is mostly misrepresented and misinterpreted among a majority of the people.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Hybrid Cloud is the way to go: IBM
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) At a time when the considerations for adopting cloud technology have evolved and customers globally are looking for public and private cloud capabilities in one infrastructure, hybrid is the solution, an IBM executive has said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Ben Stiller splits from wife of 17 years
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Actor Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor, whom he married in 2000, have announced that they are splitting.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Electronics ban may expand on flights departing US'
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has confirmed that he is considering expanding a ban on large electronics in airplane cabins to include flights departing from the US to overseas, the media reported.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Modi condoles deaths in Sri Lanka floods
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to heavy flooding and landslides and has ordered to dispatch relief ships.
2017-05-27
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 killed in US train stabbing attack
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Two men were fatally stabbed on a crowded commuter train in the US city of Portland after they confronted a passenger who was "yelling a gamut of anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs", a police spokesman said.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi pays tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on death anniversary
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid his tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 53rd death anniversary.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hot Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) It was a clear and hot Saturday morning in the national capital as the minimum temperature was recorded at 29.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Gunfight erupts in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) A gunfight erupted on Saturday between militants and security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Terrorism
Comey acted on fake intelligence: Report
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Sacked FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information related to the investigation into former Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's email was fake, but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe, sources told CNN.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Army foils infiltration bid in J&K, kills 4 militants
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Four intruding militants were killed on Saturday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district as the army foiled an infiltration bid, said defence sources.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chilean President inaugurates construction of world's largest telescope
Santiago, May 27 (IANS) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet inaugurated the construction of the world's largest optical and infrared telescope, to be located at the Paranal Observatory in the Antofagasta region.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Iraq,Science/Tech,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Bella Thorne's family warned her about Scott Disick
Cannes, May 27 (IANS) Actress Bella Thorne's family reportedly warned her about getting close to reality TV personality Scott Disick, who they say is an older man with a certain "reputation".
2017-05-27
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Egyptian jets carry out 6 strikes against terror camps in Libya
Cairo, May 27 (IANS) Egyptian air forces carried out six airstrikes against terrorist training camps in the Libyan city of Darna in response to the shooting attack in Egypt's Minya governorate that killed 28 Coptic Christian, Egyptian state TV reported.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Trump to keep sanctions on Russia, says top economic adviser
Taormina (Italy), May 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump favours keeping in place the sanctions Western nations imposed on Russia over Moscow's role in the Ukrainian conflict, one of his top advisers said here.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Police arrest another suspect in Manchester terror probe
London, May 27 (IANS) The number of people in custody in connection with this week's deadly suicide attack in Manchester increased to nine with the arrest of a 44-year-old man, police said.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
No bad blood with Jay Z, Beyonce, says Ora
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Singer Rita Ora says there's no "bad blood" with Jay Z and his wife and singer Beyonce Knowles after suing the rapper's Roc Nation label.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British PM warns terrorism 'evolving not disappearing'
Taormina (Italy), May 27 (IANS) Terrorist ideology is "evolving not disappearing", British Prime Minister Theresa May said at the Group of Seven (G7) summit of industrialized nations.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Religion,Technology,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for charity show
London, May 27 (IANS) American pop singer Ariana Grande told fans she plans to return to Manchester where her sell-out concert Monday ended with Britain's worst terrorist act for 12 years.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Egypt
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) The UN Security Council condemned the terrorist attack, which took place earlier Friday in Minya of Egypt, with at least 28 people being killed.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Roadside bomb kills 10 civilians in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 27 (IANS) Ten civilians were killed and six others wounded in an explosion in Afghanistan's Herat province, local media reports said.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Priyanka Chopra regrets hair extensions
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, whose Hollywood debut "Baywatch" has released in the US, says she regrets wearing "a lot of extensions" in her hair.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Death toll from Sri Lanka's landslides, floods rises to 91
Colombo, May 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a global appeal as the death toll from flash floods and landslides rose to 91.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Gallagher to help Manchester Arena bombing victims
Manchester, May 27 (IANS) Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has revealed a home-coming solo gig in his native Manchester - with all profits going to help victims of the bomb attack.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Terrorism
Paris turns off Eiffel Tower lights in solidarity with Egypt
Paris, May 27 (IANS) The lights of the Eiffel Tower are set to be turned off in support for the Coptic community of Egypt, where a bus carrying Coptic Christians was shot at by gunmen killing at least 28 persons and wounding more than 20 in Minya province.
2017-05-27
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
EU provides $12.9 mn for South Sudan aid
Juba, May 27 (IANS) The European Commission (EC) said it has provided $12.9 million to help save the lives of conflict-affected people in South Sudan.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Sudan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Liam Payne admits parenthood changes life forever
London, May 27 (IANS) Singer Liam Payne, who became a father in March, says becoming a parent changes everything.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British student sentenced to 15 years for planting metro bomb
London, May 27 (IANS) A British student, who left a homemade bomb on a London tube train, was given a 15-year prison sentence at a court here.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Indian firms' foreign borrowings in April triple to $1.3 bn
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Indian firms' external commercial borrowings (ECBs) in April went up more than three-fold to $1.30 billion, while ECBs were at $304.57 million in the same month of 2016, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Garrix is completely hands on: Troye Sivan
London, May 27 (IANS) Singer Troye Sivan says Dutch producer and DJ Martin Garrix puts every bit of himself into everything he does and is completely hands on.
2017-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
15 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack
Kabul, May 27 (IANS) At least 15 Afghan soldiers were killed and five others wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, official sources said.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Egypt: 28 killed in attack on Coptic Christians bus
Cairo, May 27 (IANS) At least 28 persons were killed and over 20 injured in a shooting attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in a central Egyptian town, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.
2017-05-27
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 fake Pakistanis remanded to 14-day police custody
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) A local court on Friday remanded the three Pakistan nationals held for staying illegally with fake identities in the city to 14-day police custody till June 9 for interrogation.
2017-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Beauty of Taormina having 'positive' impact on G7 talks, says Italian PM
Taormina (Italy), May 26 (IANS/AKI) The sheer beauty of the Sicilian coastal resort of Taormina is exerting a positive influence on talks between leaders of the world's wealthiest nations at the G7 summit, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Duo arrested for armed robberies, 2 cops injured
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Two men who robbed businessmen returning home with their day's earnings at gunpoint have been arrested after a chase which left two policemen injured, police said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fake Rs 2,000 notes seized in Bengal
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) One person was arrested with fake Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination with the face value of Rs 5 lakh in West Bengal's Murshidabad, police said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Need to promote electric vehicles: Gadkari
Nagpur, May 26 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that electric vehicles need to be promoted in order to cut down expenses incurred on crude oil imports.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
CBI lodges FIR in NET answer-sheet scam
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against senior CBSE official Antriksh Johri and some other government officials for allegedly hiring a private firm to scan the answer-sheets of 7.94 lakh in this year's National Eligibility Test (NET), an official said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Today's meeting a start to rallying opposition against Modi: Hariprasad
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Terming Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's luncheon meeting with leaders of 17 opposition parties in Delhi "just a beginning", party General Secretary B.K. Hariprasad on Friday said the party would make all efforts to bring together political forces for a united fight against the Narendra Modi government ahead of the 2019 general elections.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Foreign drug traders getting SIMs with forged documents: Goa DGP
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Several foreigners indulging in drug-trade and financial fraud in Goa have been using SIM cards obtained through forged photos and identification documents, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Inter-state kidney racket busted in Delhi, four held
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Four persons, including a woman, members of an inter-state kidney racket, have been arrested here, the police said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul denied permission to visit Saharanpur, Congress upset
Lucknow/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday denied permission to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to visit the violence-hit villages of Saharanpur district, where caste conflict has left two dead and scores injured.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
G7 leaders sign anti-terrorism statement
Taormina (Italy), May 26 (IANS/AKI) Leaders of the world's richest nations on Friday at the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy, inked a declaration on the fight against terrorism and extremism.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Indian Hotels' MD and CEO Sarna resigns
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Tata Group promoted Indian Hotels Company on Friday said that its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Rakesh Sarna has resigned for personal reasons.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jugnauth meets Rajnath, other ministers
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India and Mauritius on Friday discussed various issues including security cooperation as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other Ministers called on visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth here.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Labourer held for kidnapping Delhi contractor's child
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A 45-year-old man has been arrested for kidnapping the four-year-old son of a civil contractor who employed him, the police said here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah lauds Major Gogoi, hopes J&K situation will look up soon
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday expressed confidence that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir will be brought under control soon and things will start looking up sooner than later.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sarfraz confident of Pakistan's Champions Trophy chances
Birmingham, May 26 (IANS) His side comes into the Champions Trophy eighth in the ICC ODI rankings, but Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is confident of making the most of having nothing to lose in the upcoming tournament.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Farmers should anticipate market demand: Minister
Kota (Rajasthan), May 26 (IANS) Farmers should not follow the sheep mentality of going with the same crop trend which has done well in a particular period but should anticipate the market for their produce, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs C.R. Chaudhary said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Four jewellers booked for cheating SBI of Rs 65 cr
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday said it has registered a case against four jewellers for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 65 crore to the State Bank of India (SBI), an official said.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trapped in well for 48 hours, bear dies, cubs serious
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A female sloth bear, suspected to have stuck in an open dry well in Karnataka for 48 hours, died while her two cubs are in a serious condition, officials said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Constitution lays emphasis on removing social injustice: President
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the Constitution puts a lot of emphasis on removing social injustice and promoting positive actions to bring the disadvantaged sections in the mainstream.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian Hotels' Q4 standalone net profit down 55%
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Tata Group promoted Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) on Friday reported a decline of 55.07 per cent in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Badminton: India lose to China in Sudirman Cup quarters (Second Lead, correcting last para)
Gold Coast (Australia), May 26 (IANS) India failed to breach the Chinese wall and went down to the top seed nation 0-3 in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Tech Mahindra net down 33% in Q4
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Software major Tech Mahindra on Friday reported Rs 590 crore consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016-17, registering 33 per cent decline from Rs 876 crore in the same period last year.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
BJP leaders get bail, seven workers in police custody
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders including its national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh, and Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly, but remanded seven party workers to police custody till Monday in connection with disturbances during its protest here a day back.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Mauritius negotiating CECPA trade deal
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India and Mauritius are negotiating the finalisation of a "ground breaking" Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) that will boost trade and investment between both countries, visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Parents of infant suffering from rare liver disorder seeks help
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Parents of a one-and-half-year-old child, who is suffering from a rare liver disorder, are seeking to raise Rs 25 lakh through a crowd funding platform, for transplant.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Crowd applauds Trump in Taormina
Taormina (Italy), May 26 (IANS/AKI) US President Donald Trump on Friday was applauded by the crowd as he and other leaders attending the G7 summit toured the picturesque Sicilian coastal town of Taormina aboard golf carts.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Kapil Mishra attack: BJYM leader files defamation complaint against AAP leaders
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A state executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Friday filed a defamation complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP spokesperson Sanjay Singh over the May 10 attack by a person on suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ramadan to begin in Kerala on Saturday
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) Muslim clerics announced that the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims keep a dawn-to-dusk fast would begin on Saturday in Kerala.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Attack by Pakistan's BAT unit repulsed in Uri, two killed: Army
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) The Army said on Friday it has foiled an attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir and killed two of the intruders.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
NCP, CPI-M to take up EVM hacking challenge
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The NCP and the CPI-M will participate in the Election Commission's challenge on June 3 to test the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will scale up Congress footprint on social media: Ramya
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) The Congress footprint on the social media will be scaled up as there is a need to counter BJP online propaganda, the opposition party's newly appointed social media chief Ramya Divyaspandana said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Media,Politics
Audi India commences sales offer
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) German luxury car manufacturer Audi India has commenced a discount offer on its entire range of vehicles ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakh, dealer sources said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Government will not go back on its promise on black money: Modi
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Marking the third anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday vowed not to go back on the government's fight against black money and said he was ready to pay any price for that campaign.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
CBSE to announce Class 12 results on Sunday
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce the Class 12 results on Sunday, the board said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
DLF's Q4 consolidated net profit at Rs 136 cr
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Real estate major DLF on Friday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 136 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Climate, trade, security, migration to figure in tough G7 summit
Taormina (Italy), May 26 (IANS/AKI) Officials expect tough talks at the G7 summit in Sicily on Friday and Saturday between US President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's wealthiest nations on a raft of issues from climate and trade to security, migration, North Korea and Russia.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Purab set to be showstopper at luxury fashion event
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Actor Purab Kohli is set to become the showstopper for Mumbai-based designer Kshitij Choudhary at the "India Luxury Style Week" here on Sunday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Badminton: India lose to China in Sudirman Cup quarters
Gold Coast (Australia), May 26 (IANS) India failed to breach the Chinese wall and went down to the top seed nation 0-3 in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Honoured to be part of Modi book: Indian artist
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) UAE-based Indian artist Akbar Saheb says he is honoured to be part of a new book based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speeches broadcast on radio programme 'Mann ki Baat'.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diaspora
Modi government most decisive, transparent, minus corruption taint: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said the Narendra Modi government is the "most decisive and transparent" the country has seen, without a single case of corruption against it, and its rule in the last three years has ended casteism, family rule and appeasement politics.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi most effective communicator of times: Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "one of the most effective communicators of the times" at a function where two books were released on Modi on completion of his three years in office.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala ministers, others flay new anti-slaughter rules
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) The central government's announcement of stringent rules on sale of cows and buffaloes at animal markets across India on Friday, aimed at deterring slaughter, took several Kerala ministers and the Congress-led opposition by surprise.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Only NCP to take up EVM hacking challenge
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Election Commission will hold a challenge to test the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines in which only the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will participate, while the AAP and Congress have declined to send their representatives.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UK terror threat linked to wars abroad, says Corbyn
London, May 26 (IANS) Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday said that the UK's involvement in military action abroad has fuelled the risk of terrorism at home.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hazarika, 'Bard of the Brahamputra', has bridge named after him
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika was known as the "Bard of the Brahmaputra" -- the river was his muse and inspired him to write around 100 songs, many in its praise.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Four airstrips in Odisha to be developed for UDAN programme
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday decided to make four airstrips operational by September this year for regional air connectivity under the initiatives of Ude Desh Ka Amm Nagarik (UDAN).
2017-05-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Delhi sizzles at 44 degrees C; respite likely on Saturday
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) It was a hot Friday in the national capital as the mercury soared to 44 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the Met Office said.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Lightning strike kills six people in Bengal
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Six people were killed in lightning in three West Bengal districts on Friday evening as a thunderstorm swept across the state's north-western part triggering rain, police said.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi, other leaders condole 'supercop' Gill's death
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a host of political leaders on Friday to mourn the death of 'supercop' K.P.S. Gill, who was hailed for his role in stamping out militancy in Punjab in the 1990s.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Four neighbours held for murder, gang rape in UP's Jewar
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A day after a scrap dealer was killed and four women of his family raped by a gang of armed men near Jewar, the Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday held the family's four neighbours and were probing personal enmity/robbery as the crime's motive.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kamal to lead Indian challenge at World TT meet
Dusseldorf (Germany), May 26 (IANS) Achanta Sharath Kamal will spearhead the Indian challenge at the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships, to be held here from May 29 to June 5.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
Centre modifies rules to end cattle slaughter
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Union Environment Ministry on Friday modified the animal cruelty rules, making it mandatory to ensure the cattle are not bought or sold with a purpose of slaughtering.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Telcos need to rejig their costing, prices under GST: Government
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) After the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime comes into effect, the telecom companies will need to re-work their costing and prices, the Finance Ministry said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Wreckage of missing Sukhoi located, no word on two pilots
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Three days after it went missing, the wreckage of a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet was found in a thick forest around 60 km from Tezpur in Assam on Friday, but there was no word on the two IAF pilots who were on board.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
US takes full responsibility for Manchester leaks: Tillerson
London, May 26 (IANS) Washington takes full responsibility for leaks regarding the British police investigation into the Manchester concert bombing, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday as he met British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson here.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Muslim-majority Bhiwandi, Malegaon reject BJP in civic polls
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The BJP bagged the Panvel civic body in Maharashtra's Raigad district, but was virtually rejected in the Muslim-dominated Bhiwandi and Malegaon towns as per election results declared on Friday, the day when the NDA central government celebrated its third year in power.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nitish stays away as opposition parties meet on presidential candidate (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Major opposition parties, led by the Congress, came together on Friday on a common platform and decided to contest the upcoming presidential election if the government does not come up with a consensus candidate -- but the absence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar set off speculation about possible political realignment.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar to lunch with tribals, cow-herders
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other top functionaries of the party here will visit the homes of Scheduled Tribes members and nomadic cow-herders and have lunch with them, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's completion of three years in office.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Trump calls Germans 'very bad', vows to curb car imports
Brussels, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has "reignited" tensions with his EU counterparts as he called the Germans "bad, very bad" for their trade surplus with the US.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Amul to start operations in Bihar, Assam
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union -- the makers of Amul -- is setting up a Rs 250-crore processing plant in West Bengal, and is expanding operations in the state's districts and also foraying into Bihar and Assam, officials said here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Indonesian cigarettes worth Rs 50 lakh seized
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Indonesian cigarettes worth Rs 50.40 lakh were seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in Goa, an official said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 arrested in connection with Jakarta blasts
Jakarta, May 26 (IANS) Indonesian police on Friday arrested three suspects in connection with the Islamic-State claimed twin suicide bomb attacks that rocked a bus terminal in the Indonesian capital, killing five people.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Indonesia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Four suspected of being child lifters thrashed
Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) Rumours about child lifters in Jharkhand and the attendant panic continued unabated as four more persons, suspected of being child lifters, were thrashed in a village on the outskirts of Ranchi on Friday, poice said.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Police deploy 10 anti-terror vans with commandos
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi Police launched 10 anti-terror 'Parakram' vans on Friday, each carrying five commandos armed with assault rifles, to provide round-the-clock security in high footfall areas of the national capital.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Two burglars, four car thieves arrested in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, May 26 (IANS) Two burglars and four car thieves were arrested in Ghaziabad in two separate incidents and stolen jewellery, cars, and motorcycles, besides some weapons, seized from them, police said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE President gifts dates to Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) In keeping with the spirit of the "Year of Giving", President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday gifted the people of Kerala a personally selected assortment of high-quality dates.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Entities to declare over Rs 2 lakh cash receipts by May 31: I-T
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Friday said that entities/people who have received cash above Rs 2 lakh in 2016-17 fiscal for sale of goods and services need to file Statement of Financial Transaction (SFT) in Form 61A by May 31.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
WADA asks Isinbayeva to be ambassador for clean sports in Russia: Source
Moscow, May 26 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reportedly asked legendary pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva to be an ambassador of clean sports in Russia, a source close to the situation has said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Athletics,Other Sports
Ghana to commemorate World No Tobacco Day
Accra, May 26 (IANS/MAP) Ghana will join the rest of the world to commemorate World No Tobacco Day on May 31 under the Theme "Tobacco, A Threat to Development".
2017-05-26
Category: International, Ghana,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Goa BJP cites fodder scam to justify mining scam probe delay
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) On the backfoot over delay in action against Goa's mine-owners accused of partly orchestrating a Rs 35,000-crore illegal mining scam, state BJP President Vinay Tendulkar on Friday justified the delay using Laloo Prasad's fodder scam case as defence.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
To shoot in heat is a task: Avinash Sachdev (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The rise in temperature has taken a toll on the cast and crew of upcoming TV show "Inteqam Ek Masoom Ka". Actor Avinash Sachdev says its hard for them to shoot at 40-plus degrees in Mathura.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tata Chemicals posts 32% rise in Q4 net profit
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Tata Chemicals on Friday reported close to 32 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 343.02 crore in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, from Rs 260.21 crore in the corresponding period a year ago.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
US Senate confirms Indian American to key judicial post
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Indian American attorney Amul Thapar, US President Donald Trump's first appellate court nominee, has been confirmed by the Senate to a key judicial position.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diaspora
Congress urges EC for relaxation in EVM hackathon rules
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the terms and conditions attached by the Election Commission to an EVM hackathon from June 3 were a "barrier to a thorough test" of the voting machines and called for relaxations in three such rules for the challenge.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Clashes erupt in Sopore, Srinagar after Friday prayers
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Clashes broke out between protestors and security forces after Friday prayers in north Kashmir's Sopore town and Old City in Srinagar.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Government working for welfare of farmers: Javadekar
Shimla, May 26 (IANS) The central government is working towards the welfare of the farmers and aiming to double their income in five years, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Yogi in Varanasi, to join Modi government's third anniversary events
Varanasi, May 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reached the temple town of Varanasi on Friday evening to join the celebrations marking the third anniversary of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SC declines early hearing of PIL for SIT probe into Saharanpur violence
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hold early hearing of a plea seeking direction to the Uttar Pradesh government to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of a sitting High Court judge to probe attacks on Dalits in Saharanpur.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP leaders get bail, seven workers sent to police custody in Bengal
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders including its national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh, and Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly, but remanded seven party workers to police custody till Monday in connection with disturbances during its protest here a day back.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Open surfing gets underway
Mangaluru, May 26 (IANS) The second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing got underway amidst much fanfare at the Sasihithlu beach of this Karnataka city on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Designer viruses may help fight cancer
London, May 26 (IANS) Researchers have created artificial designer viruses that can stimulate the immune system to specifically combat cancer cells.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Delhi government gears up ahead of monsoon to fight water-logging
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi government has taken up several measures on war footing to prevent water-logging during the monsoon, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Right-back Valencia signs new contract with Man United
Manchester, May 26 (IANS) Manchester United on Friday announced that right-back Antonio Valencia has signed a contract which will keep him with the English football giants until June 2019, with the option to extend for a further year.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Over 9,000 Kerala schools get IT boost
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) The Kerala education department on Friday announced the holistic intervention of ICT (information and communication technologies) that will assist education in 9,279 schools.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Technology,Education
HC seeks record of doctor indicted in US for sexual offence
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the record of an Indian doctor indicted by a US court in 2011 for conducting unwarranted medical examinations on women patients, his plea bargain and other details.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Djokovic, Garbine to defend French Open titles against Granollers, Schiavone
Paris, May 26 (IANS) Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and Spanish Garbine Muguruza are set to begin the defence of their titles in the French Open against Spaniard Marcel Granollers and Italy's Francesca Schiavone, respectively, according to the draw held on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Gill played crucial role for Punjab peace: Amarinder
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday condoled the death of former state Director General of Police (DGP) K.P.S Gill, recalling his invaluable contribution to bringing peace back to the state from the grips of militancy.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP leaders get bail in Bengal, seven workers sent in police custody
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A city court on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders in connection with violence during the party's protest march here a day ago but remanded seven party workers in police custody till Monday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sensex, Nifty recent peaks [To go with 'Sensex mounts 31k, Nifty scales 9,600 (Roundup)]
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Following are the recent peaks recorded by Sensex and Nifty:
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge near China border on 3rd anniversary (Roundup)
Dhola (Assam), May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the strategically crucial and India's longest 9.15-km river bridge connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh near the China border, and made a veiled attack on the previous Congress-led government for "delaying" its construction.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
ITC net profit up 12.1 per cent in Q4
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Cigarette-to-hotel-to-FMCG major ITC Ltd on Friday posted a 12.13 per cent rise in its standalone net profit to Rs 2,669.47 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, from Rs.2,380.68 crore in the year ago period.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
The 'Supercop' who pacified Punjab and his controversial career (Obituary)
Hailed by many as a "Supercop" who ruthlessly stamped out terrorism from Punjab in the 1990s, K.P.S. Gill had an equal number of detractors who slammed his "high-handedness" and alleged human rights violations in his campaign against Khalistani militancy.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Zabaleta to sign two-year contract with West Ham
London, May 26 (IANS) West Ham United on Friday announced that veteran Argentine full-back Pablo Zabaleta will join the capital football club on a two-year deal on July 1, when his contract with Manchester City expires.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Globalisation of strategies necessary for disaster risk reduction'
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India has stressed the need for "globalisation of strategies" for disaster risk reduction (DRR) at the world's foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.
2017-05-26
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will fight if no consensus on government nominee for President: Opposition (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Major opposition parties, including the Congress and mutually antagonistic outfits in states, came together on Friday on a common platform and decided to contest the upcoming presidential election if the government does not come up with a consensus candidate -- but the absence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar set off speculation.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Supercop K.P.S. Gill dies at 82 (Second Lead, correcting name in Para 11)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) 'Supercop' K.P.S. Gill, who had played a major role in wiping out militancy from Punjab in the '90s and had advised Gujarat and Chhattisgarh governments on security, died here on Friday after suffering complications arising out of kidney failure and heart disease.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bosnia names 2018 World Cup qualifier squad against Greece
Sarajevo (Bosnia), May 26 (IANS) Bosnia and Herzegovina coach Mehmed Bazdarevic on Friday announced its squad for the 2018 World Cup football qualifier against Greece.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Bosnia And Herzegovina,Sports,Football