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Vedanta's Anil Agarwal to buy larger stake in Anglo American
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Mining major Vedanta on Thursday said its Chairman Anil Agarwal's family trust Volcan Investments will increase its stake in British miner Anglo American.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
White tiger dies after fight with Bengal tigers in Bengaluru zoo
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) A nine-year-old white tiger succumbed to injuries it suffered in a bloody fight with two Royal Bengal tigers in the city zoo, said an official on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Haseena Parkar': Fails to engage or entertain (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Haseena Parkar"; Director: Apoorva Lakhia; Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor, Priyanka Setia, Ankur Bhatia, Rajesh Tailang, Rating: **
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Need to expose Modi government on Narmada Dam before 2019: Medha Patkar
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Sardar Sarovar Dam over Narmada River in Gujarat, activist Medha Patkar, who led a three-decade-long movement against the project, said that it is important to expose the government on its shortcomings before the 2019 general elections.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Scared to end life, Blue Whale-possessed student writes in exam
Raigarh (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Amid reports of children ending their life driven by infamous Blue Whale game, a young boy in Madhya Pradesh's Raigarh district, who became frightened of the final task of committing suicide, revealed his distress in his answer-sheet.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Always try to motivate myself, but it looks nice only when it comes off: Kohli
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli says he always tries to create a motivation for himself whenever he is playing, irrespective of the opposition, but it looks "nice" only when it comes off.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India calls for 'complete elimination' of poverty
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) India on Thursday urged the international community to work for complete elimination of poverty as part of the UN's 2030-deadlined Sustained Developments Goals.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ten held, antique statues worth Rs 3 cr seized in MP
Indore, Sep 21 (IANS) Ten persons were arrested on Thursday in Madhya Pradesh in connection with the seizure of three antique statues worth Rs 3.10 crore in the international market, police said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress asks Centre to make public evidence of Rohingyas' link with IS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday asked the government to make public whatever evidence it has of some of the Rohingya refugees having links with IS and take action against them as per Indian laws, but also maintained all of them should not be painted as "terrorists".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Former international kabaddi player arrested for killing BJP leader
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A former international kabaddi player wanted for the killing of a BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested from west Delhi, police said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul condemns killing of Tripura journalist
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condemned the killing of Tripura journalist Santanu Bhowmick in protests, terming it "worrisome for our democracy".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kuldeep thanks Dhoni for pepping him up before the hat-trick ball
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) A proud hat-trick man Kuldeep Yadav on Thursday said Indian team's senior pro Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments egged him on before he delivered the crucial delivery to Pat Cummins to achieve his memorable feat against Australia in the ODI game at the Eden Gardens here.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Had plans for Warner, Cartwright from the outset: Bhuvi
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said he had plans chalked out for openers David Warner and Hilton Cartwright, the two wickets he got first up as India beat Australia by 50 runs in the second ODI here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
400 ghats for Chhath Puja this year in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Delhi government will make available about 400 ghats for Chhath Puja this year in Delhi, an official statement said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Odisha to auction 6 more mines by October end
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Odisha government has planned to auction six more mines by the end of October this year, said an official on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kuldeep has a long way to go, is an asset for India: Ganguly
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who became only the third Indian in white-ball cricket to grab a hattrick here against Australia in the second ODI, has a long way to go and is an asset for Team India, former skipper Sourav Ganguly said here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India announce 21-man squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Indian football team on Thursday announced 21-man squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start here from October 6.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Another 'godman' in trouble, young woman alleges rape
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) Rajasthan's Kaushlendra Prapannacharya 'Falahari' Maharaj has run into trouble as a young woman allegedly raped by the self-styled godman reached Alwar and got her police statement recorded on Thursday, police said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Election Commission to hear AIADMK case on Oct 5
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Election Commission of India on Thursday told the factions of the DMK that it will hear their competing claims to the party's frozen 'two leaves' poll symbol on October 5.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BRICS must end terrorism's 'support systems in South Asia', says Sushma
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that the five-member BRICS, which includes China, should work to end terrorism's "support systems in South Asia," making a pointed reference to Beijing's ally, Islamabad.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Induct self-defence training in school curriculum: Delhi LG
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday said that self-defence training should be included in school curriculum and directed Chief Secretary M.M. Kutty to coordinate with authorities for its implementation.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Three new passenger vehicles in design stage, says Tata Motors
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) In a bid to fulfill the gap in the passenger vehicles categories, automobile major Tata Motors has lined up three new cars in the design stage, a top company official said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Dry law in Gujarat only in name, admits former CM Anandiben Patel
Ahmedabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Thursday admitted it was a reality that liquor was being consumed in the state despite a dry law in place.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
L-G trying to scuttle Delhi assembly committees: AAP
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The AAP on Thursday accused Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal of trying to "scuttle" the assembly's House Committees, which the party said were holding government officers responsible for work carried out by their departments.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Civilian injured in Pakistan firing in J&K
Jammu, Sep 21 (IANS) A civilian was injured on Thursday in firing and shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district while firing was also on in Samba district, police said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Unable to bear punishments, UP schoolboy kills himself
Gorakhpur, Sep 21 (IANS) The teacher of a school in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh was arrested on Thursday under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for abetting suicide by a Class V student, police said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Ahead of polls, Gujarat government calls agitating Patidars for talks
Gandhinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) With assembly elections round the corner, Gujarat's ruling BJP on Wednesday extended an olive branch to the agitating Patidar leaders, calling them for a meeting next week to discuss their demand for reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India denounces terror support systems in South Asia
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) In an obvious reference to Pakistan, India on Thursday condemned support systems for terrorists in South Asia while expressing concern over North Korea's nuclear and weapons and ballistic missile programmes.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Kuldeep gets hat-trick as India beat Australia in second ODI
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav bagged a hat-trick as India rode a dominant bowling performance to restrict Australia to 202 and win the second One Day International (ODI) by 50 runs at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Cancer control major challenge for government: Anupriya Patel
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The rising number of cases of cancer, especially among women, is a major challenge in the healthcare sector for the Indian government, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said here on Thursday in the presence of actress and cancer crusader Lisa Ray.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Haryana Steelers beat Jaipur Pink Panthers in PKL contest
Ranchi, Sep 21 (IANS) Haryana Steelers showed their all-round mettle as they beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 30-26 in the fifth Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Other Sports
India vs Australia second ODI scoreboard
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and Australia played at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Political parties, media groups condemn Tripura scribe's killing
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday condemned the killing of Tripura-based journalist Santanu Bhowmick, seeking harsh punishment for the culprits.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NSUI to hold bi-weekly dialogues on democracy in DU campus
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Having won the top two posts in the Delhi University Students' Union election after a long gap, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Thursday announced it will now hold bi-weekly 'democracy dialogue' at various colleges in the campus.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Kuldeep gets hat-trick as India beat Australia in second ODI
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav bagged a hat-trick as India rode a dominant bowling performance to bowl out Australia for 202 and win the second One-Day International (ODI) by 50 runs at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mumbai doctors cure boy, 10, through rare surgery
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) In a rare surgery, a 10-year-old boy with a swollen heart valve was cured with a complex Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair surgery at a hospital here, doctors said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
ITI lowest bidder for army network order
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) State-run Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) Ltd on Thursday announced it had emerged as the lowest bidder in the Rs 7,000 crore tender floated by the army for its strategic communication network across the country.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Rane's resignation after allegations of Dawood links is intriguing: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday termed the resignation of senior leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan T. Rane as "intriguing", remarking that it has come a day after a BJP leader accused him of having connections with absconding don Dawood Ibrahim.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Global trade likely to grow at 3.6% in 2017: WTO
Geneva, Sep 21 (IANS) Global merchandise trade is expected to grow at a higher 3.6 per cent in 2017, compared with 1.6 per cent increase last year, on the back of resurgent Asian trade flows, according to revised estimates published by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Sushma has 'warm encounter' with Japanese PM
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Exactly a week after the ground-breaking ceremony of the Japan-aided Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed rail project in India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had a "warm encounter" with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe here on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Congress to submit signatures on women's bill to President
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) As part of the Congress efforts to push for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, a delegation of its women leaders will meet President Ram Nath Kovind to submit signatures collected from across the country in support of the proposed law.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
First Scorpene submarine delivered to Indian Navy
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) In a historic moment, the first Scorpene submarine Kalvari was delivered to the Indian Navy at the Mazagon Dock Ltd shipyard, paving way for it to be commissioned soon.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
US to put more sanctions on N. Korea: Trump
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the US would impose more sanctions on North Korea.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Congress protests in Delhi against high fuel prices
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Delhi Congress on Thursday formed a human chain against the "all-time high prices of petrol and diesel" due to the high excise duty imposed by the BJP-led central government and VAT by Delhi's AAP government, and demanded a rollback of the taxes.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Centre, states failed to enforce police reforms: CHRI
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) on Thursday said that the central and state governments had failed to implement the Supreme Court directions on improving the policing system even 11 years after they were issued.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
India's inequality gap frightening: Varun Gandhi
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The inequality gap in India is truly frightening, BJP MP Varun Gandhi said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
91 BSP leaders join SP
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) As many as 91 rebel Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders, led by senior politician Indrajeet Saroj, joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Khamenei slams Trump's 'gangster, cowboy' speech
Tehran, Sep 21 (IANS) Iran´s supreme leader on Thursday lashed out against US President Donald Trump describing the speech he delivered at the UN this week as full of "gangster and cowboy" rhetoric.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Bihar yet to declare a single district ODF: Minister
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation S.S. Ahluwalia on Thursday expressed concern over a large number of people in Bihar still practicing open defecation and that not a single district has so far been declared ODF (Open Defecation Free) in the state.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chelsea striker Costa to return to Atletico in $74mn deal
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Chelsea's Spanish striker Diego Costa will return to Atletico Madrid in January for a fixed transfer agreement worth 62 million euros ($74 million) plus eight million euros ($9.54 million) in variables, both clubs announced on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Dehradun, Pune, Haryana emerge victorious in IJPL
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) Pune Panthers kept their hopes alive in the inaugural edition of the Indian Junior Players League (IJPL) talent hunt, beating Kolkata Strikers by six wickets here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Nasscom unveils courseware for honing IoT skills of techies
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian IT industry apex body Nasscom's sector skills council on Thursday unveiled a courseware to impart skills in the Internet of Things (IoT) to the techies across the country.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Bihar's 'Sudha' hikes milk prices by up to Rs 3 per litre
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) The Bihar State Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation (COMPFED), which sells milk and milk products in the state and outside it under the brand name of "Sudha", on Thursday increased prices of the two available varieties of milk by Rs 2 and Rs 3 per litre.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Treat Rohingyas as refugees, CPI-M tells Modi government
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CPI-M has urged the Modi government to reverse its policy and treat Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar as refugees and said "they cannot be the victims of Islamophobia".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Bengal child rights panel moves SC against moves to deport Rohingyas
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) on Thursday moved the Supreme Court to oppose the Central government's moves to deport Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India, Canada discuss nuclear energy collaboration
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India and Canada discussed various aspects of uranium and nuclear energy collaboration between the two countries, a statement said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Demonetisation scam of century, PM should quit: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Terming demonetisation as the "scam of the century", the Congress on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go down in India's history alongside Muhammed bin Tughlaq for the "gross misadventure" and demanded that he quit office.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC allows paramilitary forces to remain deployed in Patiala
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday allowed the extension of paramilitary forces deployment in Punjab's Patiala city till September 26, in view of farmers' protest scheduled to begin on Friday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Golfers Tvesa, Siddhi share top spot in 12th leg of Hero WPT
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Rising golfer Tvesa Malik moved into joint lead with Siddhi Kapoor after the second round of the 12th leg of the Hero Women's Pro tour at the picturesque Delhi Golf Club here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
PM invites surgeon Raghu Ram to join cleanliness campaign
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited breast surgeon Dr P. Raghu Ram to lend his support to the "Swachhata Hi Seva" campaign and dedicate some time to the cause of a "Swachh Bharat".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
DGCA green light for new Shirdi Airport, flights to start soon
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted an aerodrome licence to the Shirdi Airport in Ahmednagar district, enabling the launch of the long planned flight operations from this world famous temple town, informed sources said here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Northeast students protest death of Manipuri youth, demand probe (Lead, With Image)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Hundreds of youth from the northeast on Thursday staged a protest outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan here, demanding a probe by the state government into the mysterious death of a Manipuri youth whose body was allegedly cremated by Noida police without informing the family.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Odisha's new export policy soon: CM
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said a new Export Policy 2017 would be announced soon to further boost exports from the coastal state.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maoist killed in Chhattisgarh gunfight
Raipur/Sukma, Sep 21 (IANS) A Maoist was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district early on Thursday, said police.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
No ball decision creates confusion in second ODI
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) A no ball decision created a flutter when India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was claimed to be out by the Australians in a dead ball situation which was eventually turned down by the on-field umpires in the second One Day International here.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Dilip Kumar gets back possession of his Pali Hill plot, SC told
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was informed on Thursday that legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been handed over the possession of his 2,412 square yard of his plot in Mumbai's Pali Hill after developer Prajita was paid R. 20 crores as ordered by the top court on August 30.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Karni Sena to oppose 'Padmavati' screening if facts 'distorted'
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) The Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organisation of the Rajput community, has said it will oppose screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" if facts are "distorted" in the film.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi to flag off Mahamana Express on Friday from Varanasi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the new Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, railway officials said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CPI-M condemns killing of Tripura journalist
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday condemned the killing of Tripura-based journalist Santanu Bhowmick and blamed the BJP for the killing.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Satyarthi for technological solution to end child abuse
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday called for developing a technological solution to end the sexual abuse and trafficking of children.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mexico earthquake toll 250 as search for survivors continues
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS) The death toll in the powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rattled Mexico on Tuesday climbed to 250 as rescue workers backed by an army of volunteers on Thursday searched for survivors buried under mounds of rubble, officials said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman, two men held for honeytrap extortion
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A woman and her two accomplices have been arrested on the charge of extorting money from a Delhi businessman through a honeytrap, police said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England to announce U-17 squad on September 26
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) England will announce their squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup on September 26, the Football Association (FA) said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Man United post record profits in year club returns to Champions League
Manchester, Sep 21 (IANS) Manchester United announced record revenues and profits on Thursday in the club's latest set of annual figures.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Colombia U-17 to play Minerva Punjab in practice match
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Colombia Under-17 football team will play Minerva Punjab FC here in a practice match, the I-League club confirmed on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Abnormal magnesium levels linked to dementia: Study
London, Sep 21 (IANS) People with both high and low levels of magnesium -- an important electrolyte needed for proper muscle and nerve function -- in their blood may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a study.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
9-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Panipat School; parents protest
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Hundreds of parents on Thursday protested at a leading private school in Haryana's Panipat city after a nine-year-old girl student was allegedly assaulted by an unidentified man inside the school's toilet.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Maoist camp destroyed in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 21 (IANS) A Maoist camp was destroyed in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Thursday and a Maoist supporter arrested, police said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UAE pledges aid for hurricane victims in Florida
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS/WAM) Following the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma, which brought widespread devastation to Florida Keys and communities all across the state in the US, the United Arab Emirates has pledged $10 million to help with recovery efforts.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Ahead of SP meet, Mulayam sacks Ram Gopal as Lohia Trust secretary
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Two days ahead of its state executive conclave, the feud in the Samajwadi Party again came to the fore on Thursday after party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav sacked party MP Ram Gopal Yadav as the secretary of the Lohia Trust.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Morocco plays crucial role in fight against terrorism'
New York, Sep 21 (IANS/MAP) Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, plays an extremely important role in the global fight against terrorism, Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre Jehangir Khan has said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
TRAI's IUC reduction is a body blow for all operators: Idea Cellular
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The proposed reduction by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in the Mobile Termination Charge (MTC) is a body blow to all operators, Idea Cellular said in a statement here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Dawood in 'setting' with government to return to India: Raj Thackeray (Lead, With Images)
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar wants to return to India and is negotiating a settlement with the BJP-led government at the Centre, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray said here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism
Canadian SC stays extraditions in Jassi case, Punjab Police awaits details
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court of Canada stayed the extradition of two prime accused in the Jassi Sidhu murder case, Punjab Police was on Thursday awaiting details from Canadian and Indian High Commission authorities, informed sources said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Thousands protest outside Catalonian court against referendum arrests
Barcelona, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 20,000 people gathered outside the Catalonian region's higher court in Barcelona on Thursday to protest against the arrest of 14 officials for their alleged involvement in the preparation of an independence referendum that the Spanish judiciary has deemed unconstitutional.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Militants attack cavalcade of Kashmir Minister, 3 killed (Third Lead)
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Three civilians were killed and 30 others, including security personnel, injured when militants hurled a grenade at the cavalcade of Jammu and Kashmir Minister Naeem Akhtar in Tral town on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rajkummar Rao urges people to cast vote
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao says he hopes his Being Indian video titled "Know your Indian voters" makes people go out and vote.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ellen DeGeneres doesn't want Trump on her show
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres says she wouldnt have US President Donald Trump on her show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" as he is dangerous for the country.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Odisha pollution board allows Vedanta to resume power generation
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Vedanta Ltd on Thursday announced that it will resume power generation at three power plants as the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has revoked its earlier order to close five power units of the company.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Prostate cancer rising in rural India, say experts
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prostate cancer, the second most common cause of cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer deaths among men worldwide, is rising in rural India, experts claim.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
TDP MP decides to resign
Vijayawada, Sep 21 (IANS) In a surprise move, TDP MP J. C. Diwakar Reddy on Thursday announced his decision to resign from parliament.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Over 2 lakh await results at School of Open Learning
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Over two lakh students of B.A. and B.Com courses at the School of Open Learning (SOL) will have to wait longer for their results, scheduled to come out in June, with the university saying it may be another month before they are declared.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Kohli is always a treat to watch: Ganguly
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday lauded Virat Kohli's innings of 92 against Australia at the Eden Gardens here in the second One Day International, saying he is always a treat to watch.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Wozniacki bounces back, Konta stunned at Tokyo Open
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) Danish woman tennis star Caroline Wozniacki had to dig deep on Thursday to prevail 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 over United States' Shelby Rogers in the Tokyo Open pre-quarterfinals.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Will appoint receiver and auction assets, SC tells Unitech's Sanjay Chandra
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will appoint a court commissioner as receiver of real estate major Unitech's properties to realise the Rs 7,600 crore to be paid to home buyers if they opt for refund of the amount given for buying flats.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha cabinet okays handlooms, handicrafts council
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of a Handlooms and Handicrafts Development and Promotion Council to ensure growth of the industry and welfare of artisans.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kohli leads India to a challenging total
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli played a fabulous knock but fell eight short of a well deserved century as India put up a challenging score of 252 against Australia on a tricky two paced Eden Gardens track in the second One-day International (ODI) here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Gurdaspur AAP candidate's gunman goes on shooting spree, none hurt
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) A Punjab Police commando, posted for the security of AAP candidate in the Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency, went on a unprovoked firing spree from his automatic weapon in Pathankot town on Thursday, police said. No one was however hurt in the firing.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Steel consumption up 4.6% in August, exports rise 36%
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) India's steel consumption in August rose by 4.6 per cent to 7.416 million tonnes (mt) over the corresponding month last year and exports in the last month grew by 36 per cent, a steel ministry's report said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
GST returns filing peaked to record 13.76 lakh on last day: GSTN
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) More than 13.76 lakh returns -- the highest in a day till now -- were filed on Wednesday, the last day of filing returns under the GST system for August, the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) said on Thursday
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Nepal pushes for opening more border points with China
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) Nepal is pushing for opening nine more border points with China, beyond the four that the two neighbours have agreed upon, a media report said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
'Hilsa 11' versus 'Prawn 11': Bengal to celebrate football with fish
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Ahead of the U-17 World Cup, a culinary battle is about to unfold for fish and football lovers this Durga Puja in the football-mad city of cricket crazy India.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Spiritual body campaigns against drugs abuse
Haridwar, Sep 21 (IANS) A spiritual organisation based here has rolled out four "raths" from four corners of the country to campaign against drugs and tobacco use and to highlight the importance of environment, a journey that will cover 21,817 km in all.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Palash Sen makes directorial debut with short film
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Singer Palash Sen marks his directorial debut with a short film titled " Jiya Jaye" which is a heart touching musical and is a story of lovers, caught in the crossfire of terror.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 800 illegal immigrants denied entry at Manipur border since January
Imphal Sep 21 (IANS) Three persons were stopped while trying to enter Manipur via Jiribam district on Thursday, a senior police officer said, adding that 800 suspected foreigners have been stopped in their bid to enter the state, from this district alone, since January this year.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Alexis not distracted by other clubs, says Arsenal coach Wenger
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Thursday claimed that his star forward Alexis Sanchez is not distracted by other clubs, following the Chilean's interest and heavy links with Manchester City during the concluded summer transfer window.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SC asks BCCI, affiliates for suggestions on draft constitution
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the BCCI and its state affiliates to submit their suggestions on the draft constitution prepared by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) -- managing cricket affairs in the country -- incorporating organisational reforms as directed by the top court.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
'Raktdhar' not just a film, but an effort to change the society: Jimmy Sharma
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Jimmy Sharma, who is busy gearing up for his upcoming film "Raktdhar", says its not just a film but an effort to change the society.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I view India as a set of ideas, not a piece of land: Rahul
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has said that he views India not as a piece of land but as a set of ideas and anybody who has the ideas that make up India is an Indian.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
itel 'SelfiePro S41' launched at Rs 6,990
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) China-based Transsion Holdings on Thursday launched itel Mobile's "SelfiePro S41" smartphone at Rs 6,990 in India.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Allegations of minority appeasement against me deeply insulting: Mamata
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Strongly countering allegations of appeasing the minority community, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said such comments against her are "deeply insulting".
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Orissa HC ex-Judge, five others in CBI custody in graft case
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi and five others were arrested by the CBI on the charge of helping an educational trust barred from admitting medical course students and sent in four-day CBI custody on Thursday, an official said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US rate-hike fear, weak rupee pull equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Caution over a US Federal Reserve rate-hike in December, coupled with a weak rupee and profit booking by investors, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower to close in the red on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Swarn Salariya is BJP candidate for Gurdaspur bypoll
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Battle lines have been drawn for the by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announcing the name of Swarn Singh Salariya as the party's candidate.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Tata Sons gets shareholders' nod to make company private
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Tata Sons on Thursday got the shareholders approval to convert it into a private company from a public limited holding that will help it become more swift in decision making.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Avinash Sachdev wants to venture into filmmaking (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Avinash Sachdev, who is currently seen in the revenge drama "Ayushaman Bhava", says he wants to try his hand at filmmaking.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Colombia announce squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Colombia on Thursday announced their 21-man squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start here from October 6.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Make a fashion statement with handlooms this festive season
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) For those who want to give a different twist to their festive wear, try the hand-painted kalamkari on hand woven fabrics or a Dhakai blouse with a patan patola sari and grab eyeballs, suggest experts.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Australia restrict India to 252 all out in second ODI
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli missed out on a hundred as India failed to capitalise on their good start to eventually post 252 all out in 50 overs against Australia in the second One Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Amazon Prime Video comes out with six comedy series
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Comedians Anuvab Pal, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Sumukhi Suresh, Varun Thakur, Kenny Sebastian and Zakir Khan have come on board for new comedy series for Amazon Prime Video.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-CM Narayan Rane, son Nilesh quit Congress
Sindhudurg (Maharashtra), Sep 21 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress received a strong jolt when senior leader and former Chief Minister Narayan T. Rane and his son Nilesh, an ex-MP, quit the party here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
First ASEAN-India Artist's Camp gets underway at Udaipur
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) An ASEAN-India Artist's Camp has got under way at Udaipur to mark the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Former captain Dhoni's popularity in evidence at Eden
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) As Manish Pandey departed with India at 131/3 during the second One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday, chants of "Dhoni, Dhoni" filled the Eden Gardens.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Light drizzle stops play at Eden during second ODI
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The second One-Day International (ODI) between India and Australia was stopped by a light drizzle at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India urgently needs national dementia policy: Experts
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With the increase in the ageing population, India urgently needs to formulate a national policy for tackling rising cases of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia which can impair memory and significantly lower quality of life, health experts have said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India not part of emerging market growth: Jahangir Aziz
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) While the overall emerging market economies (EMEs) are on an upward trend, India has not managed to be a part of the emerging market growth, said Chief Emerging Markets Economist at JP Morgan Jahangir Aziz.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Myanmar mob tries to block Rohingya aid boat
Naypyidaw, Sep 21 (IANS) A Buddhist mob in Myanmar threw petrol bombs in a bid to block a boat carrying aid for Rohingya Muslims in conflict-hit Rakhine state before police fired warning shots to disperse them, a media report said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Chinese handset makers capture 27% of Russian smartphone market
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Not just India, China-based handset makers have captured over 25 per cent of the Russian smartphone market in the second quarter of 2017, a report said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Palaniswami assures Vijayan of all help in probing chit fund scam
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday assured his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan of help in probing Nirmal chit fund scam case where more than 20,000 investors were duped to the extent of Rs 2,000 crore.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sanjay Dutt plays both my mother, father: Aditi Rao
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) In her new film "Bhoomi", Aditi Rao Hydari is cast as Sanjay Dutts daughter. The two have come away feeling bonded beyond the camera.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Orissa HC ex-Judge, five others in CBI net in corruption case
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CBI has arrested retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi and five others on the charge of helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust barred by the government from admitting medical course students, an official said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
'Kingsman: The Golden Circle': A comic book-esque action packed film (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"; Director: Matthew Vaughn; Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal, Edward Holcroft, Hanna Alstrom, Emily Watson, Sophie Cookson, Elton John, Bruce Greenwood, Poppy Delevingne; Rating: ***
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Calcutta HC lifts Bengal ban on Durga idol immersion
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Thursday lifted all the restrictions on Durga Puja immersion imposed by the West Bengal government, allowing it till 12 a.m. on all days including on 'Ashura', the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Zardari involved in Benazir Bhutto's assassination: Musharraf
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday accused Peoples Party of Pakistan leader Asif Ali Zardari of "having the most to gain from Benazir Bhutto's murder," in a video posted on his official Facebook page. The video came days after he was accused of being involved in the murder.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan has developed short-range n-weapons to counter India: Abbasi
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan has developed short-range nuclear weapons as a counter to the "Cold Start" military doctrine allegedly adopted by the Indian armed forces, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said here.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Militants kill three civilians, police say minister was target
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Three civilians were killed when militants hurled a grenade in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral town on Thursday, with state police chief S.P. Vaid saying that PDP leader and cabinet minister Naeem Akhtar was the target.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'It' director wants to remake 'Pet Sematary'
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Andy Muschietti, director of the hit horror film "It", wants to remake Stephen King's novel "Pet Sematary", which is about an ancient Indian burial ground.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5G adoption growing rapidly across top tech firms
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Underlining rapid 5G adoption worldwide, 96 per cent of large technology companies plan to leverage 5G and 83 per cent will have 5G solutions deployed within the next 24 months, a new survey claimed on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Corruption in recruitments at Safdarjung hospital: FORDA
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) on Thursday alleged huge corruption in the recruitment of senior resident doctors and assistant professors at the city's Safdarjung Hospital, saying that the mandatory written examination was not conducted by the administration.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Kejriwal invites Kamal to joint active politics
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu politics undergoing a churning, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met actor Kamal Haasan here for over an hour and invited him to join active politics to fight corruption and communalism.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Chinese lake turns pink, green
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) A salt lake in China's Shanxi province has turned pink and green attracting people from all across the country.
2017-09-21
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Narayan Rane, son Nilesh quit Congress
Sindhudurg (Maharashtra), Sep 21 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress received a strong jolt when senior leader and former Chief Minister Narayan T. Rane and his son Nilesh, an ex-MP, quit the party here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
I am not a slave to fashion: Anushka Sharma
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma, who is loved for her chic and simple style, says she is not a slave to fashion.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
10-day 'Mysuru Dasara' off to grand start
Mysuru (Karnataka), Sep 21 (IANS) The 10-day "Mysuru Dasara" began on Thursday with much pomp and grandeur, with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other officials attending the festivities.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Kejriwal urges Kamal to enter politics
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged movie actor Kamal Haasan to join politics. The Tamil icon said all those opposed to corruption -- the AAP leader included -- were his "relatives".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
High alert in Tripura after tribal party goes on rampage
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) The Tripura government has sounded a high alert after a tribal party carried out a series of attacks in different parts of the state since Tuesday in which a 28-year-old journalist was killed, officials said here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Glad making a comeback with good project like 'Yaagam': Jaya Prada
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Veteran actress Jaya Prada, who is making a comeback to Tamil and Telugu filmdom after a decade, says she is glad she chose to return with a good project like "Yaagam", a socio fantasy bilingual.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
US rate-hike fear, weak rupee drag equity indices lower
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices provisionally closed in the red on Thursday as investors remained cautious over another rate-hike in December signalled by the US Federal Reserve.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sindhu, Saina crash out; Srikanth, Prannoy advance in Japan Open
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) India's campaign in the women's singles category of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries ended after P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal lost in straight games to local favourite Nozomi Okuhara and Spain's Carolina Marin, in their respective matches here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Will appoint receiver and auction assets, SC tells Unitech's Sanjay Chandra
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will appoint a court commissioner as the receiver of real estate major Unitech's properties to realise the Rs 7,600 crore to be paid to home buyers if they opt for refund of the amount given for buying flats.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Sony 'Xperia XA1 Plus' with 23MP camera in India at Rs 24,990
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Sony on Thursday launched 'Xperia XA1 Plus' at Rs 24,990 in India. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
PKL: Fit-again Meraj gives hope to faltering Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Dabang Delhi chief coach Ramesh Bhendigiri on Thursday said that captain Meraj Sheykh had regained full fitness as he gets ready to turn things around for them in their home leg of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), starting here on Friday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Wait to get 'Vizhithiru' out has been painful: Meera Kathiravan
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Director Meera Kathiravan says the wait to get his long-delayed Tamil film "Vizhithiru", which stars Vidharth, Krishna and Dhansikaa, to theatres has been painful.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Youth held for posting provocative messages on WhatsApp
Bhopal, Sep 21 (IANS) Police in Madhya Pradesh arrested a youth for posting provocative messages on WhatsApp, an official said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
These tiny frogs can't hear their own calls
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Two species of pumpkin toadlets, which are among the smallest frogs in the world and found on the leaf litter of Brazil's Atlantic forest, cannot hear the sound of their own calls, new research has found.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Reliance Digital will offer 70% buyback on iPhone 8, 8 Plus
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Reliance Digital will offer a 70 per cent buyback on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus of the original purchase price on return of the device after a year, according to industry sources.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Big B calls cleaners Swachch Bharat 'ambassadors'
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised the cleaners of the city here, and called them the true flag bearers of Swachch Bharat ambassadors.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajnath's statement on Rohingyas 'disingenuous', says Owaisi
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday termed as "disingenuous" the statement by Home Minister Rajnath Singh that Rohingyas who have entered India after fleeing Myanmar were not refugees but illegal immigrants who need to be sent back.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Hillary Clinton's new book sells more than 300,000 copies in first week
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Hillary Clintons new book "What Happened," about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump, has sold more than 300,000 copies in its opening week. This figure, disclosed by the publisher Simon & Schuster, reflects combined sales in all formats of hardcover, e-book and audio.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Raza foundation to stage 2 performances by young artists every month in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Hindustani classical vocalist Mandar Gadgil and Odissi dancer Paridhi Joshi will be the first artists to perform live on stage under The Raza Foundations new "Aarambh" series aimed at providing a platform for promising young Indian artists from classical music and classical dance.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bloomsbury completes five years of publishing in India
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Bloomsbury Publishing, a leading independent publishing house headquartered in the UK, marked the fifth anniversary of its Indian company on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Court lifts Bengal government's ban on Durga idol immersion
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Thursday lifted the restrictions on Durga Puja immersion imposed by the West Bengal government, allowing it till 12 a.m. on all days including on Muharram day.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
CRISPR sheds light on gene key to human embryo development
London, Sep 21 (IANS) In a first, researchers have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Beijing mulls fireworks ban
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) Beijing authorities are mulling a fireworks ban in the city throughout the year due to heavy air pollution and casualties caused by the crackers during festivals.
2017-09-21
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Women's cricket matches must be telecast more: Harmanpreet Kaur (IANS Interview)
Mysuru, Sep 21 (IANS) If women's cricket matches get as much visibility on television and media coverage as the men's matches do, it will be game-changing as the masses will get to know what the girls can do, says India women's team's star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
French unions stage protests against labour reforms
Paris, Sep 21 (IANS) French unions opposing President Emmanuel Macron's reforms intended to make the labour market more flexible, on Thursday continued a second day of protests with around 200 demonstrations around the country.
2017-09-21
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy
O'Toole leads at EurAsia golf tourney
Sabah (Malaysia), Sep 21 (IANS) American John Michael OToole continued his impressive run at the EurAsia Sabah Championship golf tournament by signing for a second round five-under-par 67 to secure the second round lead on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Sabah,Sports,Golf
Centre announces new PPP Policy to promote private investments in affordable housing
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday announced a new Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy for affordable housing that allows extending central assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh per house to be built by private builders even on private land.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sonakshi super fun to work with: Deepshikha Deshmukh
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Producer Deepshikha Deshmukh is working with Sonakshi Sinha for an upcoming comedy film, and says the actress is "super fun to work with".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi calls for new cooperatives in different sectors
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday advised farmers and villagers to take the help of cooperatives in sectors like honey bee farming, selling of neem seeds and sea weed farming to increase their income.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
NCLAT allows Cyrus Mistry to file case against Tata Sons
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Thursday allowed the firms owned by former Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry's family to raise its complaint of mismanagement and oppression against Tata Sons after applying a waiver in this regard.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kohli, other stars slated to take part in charity event during India-SL Test
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli is expected to participate in a charity programme for cancer patients on the 225th anniversary celebration of the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&FC) here on November 18 among a host of other former and current stars.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
China to provide aid for Rakhine state (Lead, Supersedes earlier version)
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China will donate $147,000 to help restore peace and stability in Myanmar's Rakhine state where a military offensive has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim minority community.
2017-09-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Rohingas are illegal immigrants, will be deported: India
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that Rohingyas who have entered India from Myanmar should not be mistaken as refugees because they are "illegal immigrants" who need to be sent back due to national security reasons.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Deep learning to drive market predictions by 2019: Gartner
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), will be a critical driver for demand, fraud and failure predictions by 2019, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sehwag, Jhulan rings bell at Eden
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Former India women's team captain Jhulan Goswami and opener Virender Sehwag rang the bell ahead of the first ball of the second One Day International (ODI) between India and Australia here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
AAP to lay siege to petroleum ministry on September 26
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said it will lay siege to the union petroleum ministry here on September 26 as part of its nationwide campaign against high fuel prices starting on Friday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HOLD CBI books Puducherry IAS officer in medical admission case
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The CBI has booked an IAS officer and five other officials in Puducherry and top officials of seven medical colleges for cheating bonafide students of their post graduate medical seats.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Health/Medicine
Rohingyas are not terrorists, nor a threat to India's security: Refugee
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 21 (IANS) Twenty three-year-old Mohammad Imran, a Rohingya who has grown up in a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar after his family fled violence in Myanmar, says he is "disheartened" to learn that India sees Rohingya Muslims as a national security threat.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
G4 nations call for text-based negotiations on UNSC reforms
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Member states of the G4, including India, have reaffirmed the need for early reform in the UN Security Council (UNSC) while calling for text-based Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) in this regard.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Hum Paanch', 'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain' to be adapted for foreign markets
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Hugely popular Indian family sitcoms "Hum Paanch" and "Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain" are set to get a British and Anglo-Spanish adaptation respectively, Indian entertainment conglomerate Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) announced on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Diaspora
Sonia asks Modi to pass Women's Reservation Bill
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urgently pass the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha where the BJP has a majority.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Beverage scene in India is still in infancy: Wine expert Daniel Beedle
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Indians have embraced whiskey, rum and brewpubs, but the alcoholic beverages scene in the country is still in its infancy, says wine expert Daniel Beedle.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Heavy drinking in college lowers job prospects later: Study
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Do you know drinking habits formed in college may impact future careers? Researchers have found that heavy drinking six times a month could lower chances that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 per cent.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Education,Health/Medicine
'Asian market ready to experiment with hair, moving from subtle to bold'
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Customers in the Asian market are slowly opening up to experimenting with their hair and moving from subtle to bold trends hence giving hair professionals a huge scope of creating new and quirky styles, says international hair care experts Andy Cheong and Ralf Boss.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Asia Road Racing Championship to be held in Chennai
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The iconic MMRT track here will witness World-class and heart-stopping action as the Madras Motor Sports Club, after a four-year interval, plays host to a round of the Asia Road Racing Championship scheduled to start from Friday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Appropriate action to tackle economic slowdown soon: Jaitley
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Acknowledging that private investment was short in coming, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the government will come out with "appropriate action" at the right time to boost the economy.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New Zealand U-17 football World Cup squad announced
Wellington, Sep 21 (IANS) New Zealand Football on Thursday announced a 21-man squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India next month.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sixth suspect detained over London Tube attack
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A sixth suspect has been detained over last week's terror attack on a London Tube train, the Metropolitan Police said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
On song, Pandya wishes fans on Navratri
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Gujarati in cricketer Hardik Pandya could not resist wishing his fans on Navratri even on match-day as India got ready to take on Australia in the second One-Day International (ODI) here.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Zomato data breach sixth biggest in first half of 2017
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The malicious outsider attack on food delivery app Zomato that exposed 17 million records was the sixth biggest data breach globally in the first half of 2017, a new report said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
China calls for calm in Korean Peninsula
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) A peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is in line with the common will of the international community and will help prevent the tensions from spiralling out of control, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Chinese actor joins Stallone's 'Escape Plan 3...'
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actors Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista will be joined by Chinese actor Max Zhang in "Escape Plan 3: Devils Station."
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Thousands throng temples in UP on first day of Navratri
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged the temples across Uttar Pradesh on the first day of the "Shardeya Navratri" on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
APT33 hacking group might be working with Iranian government: FireEye
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Revealing the operations of Iranian hacking group APT33, US-based cyber security firm FireEye said on Thursday the cybercriminals, who have targeted the energy and aviation sectors, are likely to have worked with the Iranian government.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Youngest New Zealand women cricketer to bag central contract
Wellington, Sep 21 (IANS) Leg-spinner Amelia Kerr on Thursday became the youngest-ever New Zealand women cricketer to bag a full-time central contract at age 16.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Eating nuts can stave off obesity risk
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Want to shed those extra kilos? Consume nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts in your diet as these can help you reduce weight as well as lower the risk of becoming being overweight and obese, researchers say.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Netflix pulls episode of children's cartoon with penis drawing
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) American internet entertainment company Netflix has pulled an episode of a childrens show "Maya the Bee" after what appeared to be a penis was spotted etched on a tree trunk in the background of a scene.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
How Milky Way differs from other galaxies
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Our galaxy, which is home to Earth and its solar system, might not be as "typical" as previously thought, and therefore Milky Way-based models to understand other galaxies of the universe could be misleading, new research suggests.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Harry Styles begins world tour
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles is on his first tour as a solo artiste, and he performed boy band One Direction's hits during the tour's first stop here.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shoot for 'Hate Story 4' starts in London
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The shooting for the fourth installment of the "Hate Story" franchise has started in London.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gremio, Barcelona de Guayaquil progress to Libertadores last four
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazil football clubs Gremio and Ecuador's Barcelona de Guayaquil advanced to the last four of the Copa Libertadores with dramatic quarterfinal victories.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
DigitalOcean launches object storage product 'Spaces'
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) US-based Cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean on Thursday introduced its object storage product "Spaces" which provides scalable and cost-effective way to address complex storage needs.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar felicitated in Abu Dhabi
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar has thanked the Abu Dhabi Air Force for the support they gave for the shooting his upcoming film "Tiger Zinda Hai", and for felicitating him.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
S.Korea to offer $8mn aid to N.Korea
Seoul, Sep 21 (IANS) South Korea on Thursday decided to offer $8 million of humanitarian aid to North Korea through UN organisations.
2017-09-21
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
China to donate $147bn for peace in Myanmar's Rakhine state
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China has announced it will donate $147 billion to help restore peace and stability in Myanmar's Rakhine state where a military offensive has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim minority community.
2017-09-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
'iBall Slide PenBook' launched at Rs 24,999
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Domestic consumer electronics company iBall on Thursday launched Windows-based two-in-one "iBall Slide PenBook" at Rs 24,999.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Neymar behaved like a child: Diego Forlan
Montevideo (Uruguay), Sep 21 (IANS) Former Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan has leapt to the defence of compatriot Edinson Cavani after the French football club Paris Saint-Germain striker's on-pitch row with teammate Neymar.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Indians should aspire to achieve highest quality: Goyal
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With the Indian society becoming increasingly "aspirational", Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday made an impassioned plea to citizens to also aspire for the goal of achieving the highest quality in all spheres of activity.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ben Stiller cancer-free since three years
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Ben Stiller has revealed that he has been free from prostate cancer for three years now and said he feels happy and healthy.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
9 killed as Rohingya relief truck crashes
Dhaka, Sep 21 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 10 others injured as a Red Crescent truck carrying relief materials for Rohingyas veered off a road in Bangladesh on Thursday, an official said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
You can pick good, bad moods from friends, not depression
London, Sep 21 (IANS) While your friend's bad or good mood can affect you, it is unlikely to increase your risk of falling into depression, researchers have found.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Dawood in 'setting' with government to return to India: Raj Thackeray
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar wants to return to India and is currently negotiating a settlement with the BJP-led government at the centre, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray said here on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Colombia first team to arrive for FIFA U-17 World Cup
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Colombia on Thursday became the first team to arrive for the FIFA U-17 World Cup that is scheduled to start from October 6.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Newton': A simple, realistic eye-opener (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Newton"; Director: Amit Masurkar; Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav, Sanjay Mishra and Mukesh Prajapati; Rating: ***
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Honor with dual-selfie camera likely to arrive near Diwali
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei's sub-brand Honor is likely to launch its next smartphone with dual-selfie cameras around Diwali.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Tax raids on Cafe Coffee Day chain owner in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) Income Tax Department sleuths on Thursday searched the business and residential premises of Cafe Coffee Day retail chain founder-owner V.G. Siddhartha, son-in-law of former Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna, in Bengaluru and other places in the state for alleged tax evasion, said a senior official.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
US rate-hike fear drags equity indices lower; metals, banks plunge
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Mixed global cues, coupled with heavy selling pressure in banking, consumer durables and metal stocks, dragged the key Indian equity indices lower during the mid-afternoon trade session on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I love fast cars, gadgets: Sunny Leone
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone, who will be attending the fourth season of Big Boys Toys Expo, says she has always loved gadgets and is fascinated with the way technology is having an impact on automobile, gadgets and electronic sector.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Appropriate action to tackle economic slowdown soon: Jaitley
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the government was analysing the economic situation amidst an economic slowdown and "appropriate action" would be announced soon to address the issue.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dell EMC, Ingram Micro launch Hardware-as-a-Service in India
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) Dell EMC and Canada-based IT firm Ingram Micro on Thursday announced the launch of Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) model in India to help accelerate IT adoption among organisations in the country.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
India win toss, to bat first
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) India won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the second One-Day International (ODI) here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Final report in 8 weeks in Pushkar case, police tells HC
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Police on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it may file the final report in the 2014 death case of Sunanda Pushkar, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife, within eight weeks.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Get that ultimate bridal make-up guide
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Every bride has a personality of her own, which reflects in their style and look so this wedding season, take inspiration from some of the classic timeless looks that takes its inspiration from nawab style to earthiness meets glamour.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gal Gadot may join Bradley Cooper in 'Deeper'
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Gal Gadot is in early talks to join actor Bradley Cooper in the thriller "Deeper".
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shilpa Shetty praises 'clean soul' Mithun Chakraborty
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty, who is gearing up for the second season of dance-based reality show "Super Dancer", has praised veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty as a legend with a clean soul.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salma Hayek donates $100,000 to Mexico earthquake victims
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has donated $100,000 to the victims of the earthquake in Mexico.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India U-16 football team gear up for Nepal test
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) After an impressive three-nil victory against a strong Palestine in the first match of AFC U-16 Qualifiers, India U-16 will be cautious in their approach when they take on hosts Nepal at the Halchowk Stadium here on Friday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Rohingyas are illegal immigrants not refugees: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said Rohingyas, who have entered India after fleeing Myanmar, were not refugees but illegal immigrants who need to be sent back.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Three killed, 30 injured in Kashmir grenade attack
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Three civilians were killed and 30 others, including policemen and paramilitary troopers, injured in a grenade attack by militants in Pulwama in south Kashmir.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Researchers identify new target for cancer therapies
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Opening up a new way to fight cancer, researchers including one of Indian-origin have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumour growth while also blocking the mechanism that has made past attempts to target that enzyme resistant to treatment.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
CBI arrests retired Orissa High Court Judge
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi for helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust barred by the government from admitting medical students, an official confirmed on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Time for India to review its electoral system, says former CEC (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) It's high time India reviewed its first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system that is increasingly emerging as flawed and imperfect, former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi has said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two civilians killed in grenade attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Two civilians were killed and five others, including two policemen, injured on Thursday in a grenade attack in Pulwama in south Kashmir.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ahead of mega launch, Google buys HTC's Pixel team for $1.1bn
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Ending months of speculation and ahead of launching second-generation Pixel smartphones in the US on October 4, Google on Thursday announced it will acquire a key part of the Taiwan-based HTC Corporation's mobile division team for $1.1 billion.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium named as venue for 2019 Champions League
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Spanish football club Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium was named the venue for the 2019 Champions League final by UEFA, the governing body of European football.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Hackers left firms poorer by $4 bn in first half of 2017
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Global losses due to cyber attacks, including cost of damage control and productivity loss, amounted to as much as $4 billion in the first half of 2017, a new report claimed on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
England women's head football coach Sampson sacked
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Mark Sampson has been sacked by the Football Association (FA) as England women's manager following evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour with female players when he was manager of Bristol Academy.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Will leave a mark with 'Jai Lava Kusa': Bobby
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Director Bobby says he will leave a lasting impact in the commercial movie space with actor Jr NTR-starrer Telugu drama "Jai Lava Kusa", which hit the screens on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Firing incident in J&K was militant attack: Police
Jammu, Sep 21 (IANS) The firing incident outside the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) post near the Jawahar Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday in which one SSB trooper was killed and another injured was a militant attack, police said on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Dortmund, Hoffenheim victorious in German Bundesliga
Berlin, Sep 21 (IANS) German football club Borussia Dortmund jumped atop the standings after beating Hamburg 3-0 while Hoffenheim bounced back from two goals down to edge Mainz 3-2 in the Bundesliga's 5th round.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
BCCI announces India's tour of South Africa
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that India will play Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) during a tour of South Africa starting from January 5, 2018.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Rohingya jihadis a 'common enemy', says Bangladesh PM's advisor
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Rohingya jihadi groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba-backed Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) are "the common enemy" of Myanmar, Bangladesh and India, says Hassan Toufique Imam, Political Advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Neither constitution nor mindset supports LGBTs in India: Celina Jaitley
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Celina Jaitly, who has always spoken up for the rights of the LGBTs (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), says the Indian Constitution and the mentality of people do not support the community in the country.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Delhi Dynamos suffer defeat against Atletico Astorga
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) football franchise Delhi Dynamos kicked off their pre-season tour in Spain with a 2-5 defeat against Spanish Segunda B division outfit Atetico Astorga, at the Estadio La Eragudina.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Betis stun Real in the Bernabeu
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) A 94th minute goal by Spanish football club Betis striker Antonio Sanabria gave his side a 1-0 win away to Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium and produced one of the shocks of the season in Spain.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Educational institutes shut in J&K border areas
Jammu, Sep 21 (IANS) Educational institutes close to the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir remained shut on Thursday following overnight Pakistan shelling.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Climate change and mountains: Ten states discuss growing challenges
Aizawl, Sep 21 (IANS) The 6th edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-VI) began on a rousing note in the sprawling Mizoram University campus with representatives from 10 Himalayan mountain states of India deliberating on how best present policies can be suited to the mountains and how people of these regions can be protected against the reality of climate change.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Environment/Wildlife
Durga Puja in Bengal with trans-boundary trysts and twists
Kolkata/Siliguri, Sep 21 (IANS) From goddess Durga draped in traditional Nepali attire for the grand celebration of Dasain, to the resplendent White Temple of Thailand to glimpses of London and the US -- Durga Puja in West Bengal is not only a showcase of the state's artistic heritage but has also evolved into a platform of its cross-cultural and trans-boundary influences.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
'New demon' GST pinches Durga Puja organisers, idol makers
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Blaming the timing of the Goods and Services tax (GST) rollout, Durga Puja organisers and idol makers here say they are feeling the pinch of the new indirect tax regime as advertising revenues are falling and margins are tepid.
2017-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Devotees throng Himachal temples for Navratri
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Thousands of devotees from across the region thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday on the first day of the Navratri festival.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Asianet TV office attacked in Kerala
Alappuzha (Kerala), Sep 21 (IANS) The office of the Alappuzha bureau of Asianet TV channel in Kerala was attacked on Thursday after the news network reported alleged involvement of a state minister in land encroachment.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Nest Cam IQ' to get Google Assistant in upcoming update
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Home automation systems provider Nest will add a software update this winter that will enable the Google Assistant in its indoor security camera 'Nest Cam IQ'.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Trump's threat to destroy N.Korea sounds like dog barking'
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said US President Donald Trump's threat to destroy Pyongyang sounded like "a dog barking".
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Twitter executives to meet Senate committee on Russia
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Twitter executives will meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee which is investigating alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential elections next week, the micro-blogging platform announced.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
U-17 World Cup: Tempered expectations (Comment: Special to IANS)
Long-term preparation of age-group national teams is now a regular and welcome feature in Indian football and can lead to a better future. For the U-17 World Cup to be held in six cities in India for the first time in October 2017, a squad of talented youngsters has been training for two years. Players from the northeast, including 11 from Manipur, are part of India's U-17 squad.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,Opinion/Commentary
My family legacy keeps me grounded: Jr NTR (IANS Interview)
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor Jr NTR, a third generation star from the popular Nandamuri clan, says he is proud to carry forward his family legacy as he believes it keeps him grounded and guides him in his career.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,National,IANS Life
Hubble spots strange binary asteroid with comet-like features
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has found that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Family seeks CBI probe into mysterious death of Manipur man in Noida
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Relatives and friends of a 22-year-old Manipur man, whose body was allegedly cremated by police without informing his family even though they had filed a missing person report, have demanded a CBI probe into the suspected murder.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Saamy 2' to finally go on floors later this month
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The much anticipated sequel to actor Vikram's 2003 Tamil action-drama "Saamy" will finally roll from later this month, a source said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Apple working to resolve LTE issues in latest smartwatch
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Apple's new Series 3 smartwatch was reported to have an issue with its LTE connectivity which the US tech giant was now working on before it starts shipping on Friday, a media report said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Deepika looks regal in first poster of 'Padmavati'
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) On the auspicious occasion of Navratri on Thursday, the makers of period-drama film "Padmavati" unveiled the first look of the film in which actress Deepika Padukone looked every inch a reigning empress.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I want to be stereotyped: Arko
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Arko Pravo Mukherjee, known for singing and composing soft melodies, says he doesn't mind people associating him with the genre as he has fun doing it.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Build anti-terrorism into SCO framework: Sushma Swaraj
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) The eight members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) should strengthen coordination against terrorism and build it into its framework, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
IT raids S.M Krishna's son-in-law's firms
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) Income Tax (IT) officials on Thursday conducted raids on former Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna's son-in-law, V.G. Siddhartha's, firms here for tax evasion, a senior official said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Allowing advertisers to target Jew haters 'inappropriate': Facebook
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) After reports surfaced this week that the social media giant enabled advertisers to reach "Jew haters", Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg -- also of Jewish origin -- has apologised, saying the company is now strengthening its ad policies.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Religion,Technology
US Senate to vote on new Obamacare repeal bill
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The US Senate is slated to vote on a new Obamacare repeal bill next week in an attempt to take advantage of a legislative exemption that expires on September 30 whereby the legislation could be approved with only a simple majority.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Newton': An unostentatious but vital exposition on idealism (Movie Review, Rating ****)
Film: 'Newton'; Director: Amit R Masurkar; Starring: Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi; Rating: ****
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi greets nation on Navratri
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Navratri.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
US to give $32mn in aid to Rohingya
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) The US will provide a humanitarian aid package worth $32 million to the Rohingya Muslim minority who have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh, the State Department announced.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Key Indian equity market indices open higher
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher after the US Federal Reserve held policy rates.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Google acquires HTC's Pixel team for $1.1bn
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Ending months of speculations, Google on Thursday announced to acquire part of the Taiwan-based HTC Corporation's mobile division team for $1.1 billion.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) It was a cloudy Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 24.8 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Divisive politics ruining India's reputation abroad: Rahul
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took a strong hit at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, saying that "divisive politics" was ruining India's reputation of peace and harmony abroad.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Growing concern in US over threats to tolerance in India: Rahul
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi asserted that there was a growing concern in the US over threats to tolerance in India and asked the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to stand up against the "forces" that helped in dividing the nation.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Hurricane Maria knocks out power across Puerto Rico
San Juan, Sep 21 (IANS) Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to make a direct hit on Puerto Rico in almost a century, has ravaged the island and knocked out electricity supply across the island, the media reported.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Ben Edlund had fun re-inventing The Tick for new show
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Tick creator Ben Edlund says it was "pretty incredible" to revisit his creation for a live-action series with the same name for Amazon Prime Video.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mexico earthquake toll increases to 230
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS) The number of confirmed deaths as a result of the magnitude-7.1 earthquake that rocked Mexico on Tuesday stands at 230, officials said.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Fresh n-talks with US 'waste of time': Iran
Tehran, Sep 21 (IANS) Iran has ruled out talks with the US on revisiting a 2015 nuclear accord as "waste of time", the media reported.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy
Trump praises Africa's potential, says friends go there to become rich
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has emphasized in a meeting with African leaders the "business potential" of their continent, noting that he knows that because "so many" of his friends go there "to get rich".
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Trump calls Mexican president after deadly earthquake
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto as Mexico recovers from a powerful earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Rouhani fights back at Trump over nuclear deal
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country will preserve an international deal on Iran's nuclear program but decisive response would be made to possible violation by the US.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
US dollar surges after Fed policy statement
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) The US dollar jumped against most other major currencies as the Federal Reserve announced start of balance sheet reduction from October.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Ashley Graham's husband prefers her without make-up
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Model Ashley Graham's husband prefers her without any make-up on, which is why she was not fazed when she had to go bare faced on the ramp.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
UN chief prioritises politics in peacekeeping reform
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said politics must be prioritised in the reform of UN peacekeeping operations.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Michael Kors desperate to style Queen Elizabeth II
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Designer Michael Kors is desperate to dress Queen Elizabeth II because he thinks she will look "aplomb" in any outfit she adorns.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
US Fed announces plan of $4.5 trillion balance sheet reduction
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve has kept its interest rate unchanged but announced that it would start unwinding its $4.5 trillion balance sheet from October, a further step to end the loose monetary policy.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Zayn 'funks up' my look: Gigi Hadid
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Model Gigi Hadid says her boyfriend and singer Zayn Malik inspires her to "funk up" her look and convinces her to wear what makes her happy.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three-day mourning in Mexico for quake victims
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has decreed three days of national mourning for the victims of the powerful quake that killed over 200 people and toppled buildings in central Mexico on Tuesday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Linda Hamilton signs up for new 'Terminator' movie
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Linda Hamilton will be returning for the reboot of the film "Terminator", announced the scriptwriter of the film James Cameron.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
California to sue Trump administration over US-Mexico border wall
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) California Attorney General Xavier Becerra plans to announce a lawsuit on behalf of the state that will challenge US President Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall at the US-Mexico border.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Swaraj, Afghan President Ghani discuss boosting strategic partnership
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani discussed on Wednesday ways to boost strategic partnership between the two nations.
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Road trips are amazing: Shenaz Treasury
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Shenaz Treasury says she likes to go on road trips as she gets to "see the true India from a street level".
2017-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Selena Gomez being eyed as 'American Idol' judge
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez is reportedly being eyed as a judge along with singer Katy Perry for the singing reality show "American Idol".
2017-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India will better its 175 GW clean energy target: Official
Greater Noida, Sep 21 (IANS) India can surpass its target of installing 175 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022, and plans to bring offshore wind energy and large hydro-electric projects under the ambit of renewable energy towards realising this, a senior official has said.
2017-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
6.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Japan
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has been detected off the coast of Japan on Thursday.
2017-09-21
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
GNLF demands Mamata's apology for naming party chief on GTA
Darjeeling, Sep 20 (IANS) The Gorkha National Liberation Front on Wednesday demanded an "unconditional apology" from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for naming its party President Mann Ghising among board of administrators to run the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) without his consent.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
African asylum-seeker held for attempted rape
Milan, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Police in Bergamo on Wednesday arrested a 20-year-old migrant from Sierra Leone on suspicion of trying to rape a cultural mediator at an asylum centre in the northern Italian city.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K youths meet President
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A group of youths from Jammu and Kashmir met President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, official sources said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pakistani refugee held for molesting teen
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Police on Wednesday said they had arrested a Pakistani asylum-seeker in central Italy accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pope meets Muslim World League chief
Vatican City, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis on Wednesday held an audience with the Muslim World League's secretary general, Mohammed Abdul Karim al-Issa, the Vatican said in a statement, without elaborating on the content of the meeting.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Diplomacy
Government schemes should reach every section: Naidu
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Stressing that the country will develop only with the uplift of the most downtrodden sections, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu here on Wednesday said government schemes like Make in India, Skill India, Digital India and Clean India should reach everyone.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
BSF to organise half Marathon in memory of killed troopers
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) In a bid to pay homage to the killed Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, BSF's South Bengal Frontier will organise a half marathon in the city on October this year, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Sushma met Brazilian, Saudi Arabian counterparts at UNGA
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Continuing with her hectic diplomatic engagements, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held bilateral meetings with her counterparts from three countries, including Brazil and Saudi Arabia, on the sidleines of the UN General Assembly Session here.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Stranded SpiceJet aircraft retrieved after 23 hrs
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) After nearly 23 hrs an Air India technical team managed to retrieve a SpiceJet Boeing 737 aircraft which was stuck in the mud at Mumbai Airport late on Tuesday, an official said here late on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Educate the young to stay relevant amid change: Kovind
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As one of the youngest nations, it was imperative that the Indian youths' energy was harnessed for national development and education could be used to that effect, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Political party maligning welfare board: Delhi government
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday said a political party was levelling "misleading and malicious" allegations to malign the Construction Workers Welfare Board.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fan sales down 10% in first quarter mainly due to GST: Manufacturers
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Fan manufacturers on Wednesday said their sales declined by 10 per cent in the April-June quarter due to destocking by dealers and postponement of purchase decision before the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
PIL challenges execution of death sentence by hanging
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A PIL filed in the Supreme Court challenges the execution of death sentence by hanging, as the petitioner describes it as barbaric, inhuman and cruel as well as violative of Article 21 of the Constitution.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Abhay Deol begins shooting for 'Nanu Ki Jaanu'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol on Wednesday said he has begun work on a dark comedy film titled "Nanu Ki Jaanu", which also stars Patralekhaa.
2017-09-20
Category: International, India,International
'Surgical strike was to send across strong message'
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The cross-LoC surgical strike last year was carried out by Indian troops to send across a "strong message" to Pakistan, which could not have been conveyed through other means, former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army's Northern Command Lt. General D.S. Hooda (retd) has said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Except for demonetisation, Modi government has no original move: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Alleging that the Modi government has rehashed, repackaged and renamed 23 schemes which were launched by previous governments led by the Congress, the party on Wednesday said "they (BJP) were trying to mislead the nation".
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
All Indians in quake-hit Mexico safe
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) All Indians in Mexico, which was hit by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday are safe, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed on Wednesday evening. The massive temblor claimed 217 lives.
2017-09-20
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nasscom offers Rs 10-lakh grant for social innovations
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Nasscom Foundation of the Indian IT industry apex body on Wednesday announced a Rs 10-lakh grant each for mentoring technology-based social innovations in five thematic areas.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Kazakhstan to expand oil, gas, nuclear ties
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) India and Kazakhstan on Wednesday discussed expanding cooperation in hydrocarbons and nuclear energy sectors, as well as expanding the International North-South Transport Corridor by linking it to the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran rail link, an official statement said here on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Man rapes minor, attempts to kill her
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An unidentified man raped a nine-year-old minor and then tried to smother her in central Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minister unveils mobile app for pensioners
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The number of retired persons is increasing in the country and we should try and use their energies in a positive manner, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday as he inaugurated the first Pension Adalat and unveiled a mobile app for pensioners here.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Four held for fatally stabbing young man, injuring friend
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Four persons were arrested on the charge of fatally stabbing a young man and injuring his friend when they intervened in a road rage case in east Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI books retired Orissa HC judge for graft
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The CBI has filed a corruption case against a retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi for helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust, barred by the government from admitting medical students, in settling the legal matter, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Duleep Trophy match Day 2 washed out
Kanpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Rain washed out the second day of the day and night Duleep Trophy cricket match between India Green and India Blue at the Green Park Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
SC tells Unitech to pay litigation cost to home buyers
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a first of its kind order, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Unitech to pay the litigation cost to home buyers who had succeeded before the grievance redressal commission in their lawsuit against the real estate major but later opted for the return of their principal amount with interest instead of flats.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
7 die as roof of under construction tunnel collapses in Telangana
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Seven construction workers were killed and one injured when the roof of an under construction tunnel of an upcoming irrigation project collapsed in Telangana on Wednesday, officials said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pollens one of the reasons behind asthma attacks: Study
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Pollen grains, whose levels are known to become higher during spring and fall, are among the main causes for serious allergic reactions and asthma attacks among the people in Delhi, said a new study on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India has to compete with China, not doing that well: Rahul
Princeton (New Jersey), Sep 20 (IANS) India has to basically compete with China and it is not doing as well, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said and noted that the performance of the two large and populous Asian countries will fundamentally reshape the world.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Lawyers protest CBI's 'mistaken' raid at Orissa HC Judge's house
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Orissa High Court Bar Association on Wednesday went on a strike in protest against a CBI raid conducted by "mistake" at the official residence of a High Court Judge the previous night and demanded action against the erring officials.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet apprised of declining Malaria, TB incidences
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of the progress made in the country's health sector, including the decline of Malaria Annual Parasite Incidence from 1.10 in 2011 to 0.84 in 2016.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Jharkhand: Survey puts BJP ahead of others by far
Ranchi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- the ruling party in Jharkhand led by Raghubar Das -- will win 65 seats if an election is held in the state now, according to a survey released on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Target names Tammy Redpath as new India chief
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Target Corporation, one of the largest retail stores in the US, has appointed Tammy Redpath as its India chief, a company statement said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
No fresh infiltration of Rohingyas into India: BSF
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Asserting that there were no specific instructions from the central government on the Rohingya refugees, the BSF on Wednesday said there were no new cases of their infiltration into India this year.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
IIT Delhi to host industrialists
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi will hold its first ever Industry Day on Saturday where industry leaders will apprise the faculty of their needs and expectations from the premier technology institute.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
Modi government renamed 23 schemes started by us, alleges Congress
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Alleging that the Modi government has rehashed, repackaged and renamed 23 schemes which were launched by previous governments led by the Congress, the party on Wednesday said "they (BJP) were trying to mislead the nation".
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SSB officer killed in suspected fratricidal firing
Jammu, Sep 20 (IANS) One junior level officer of the Seema Sashastra Bal (SSB) was killed and another injured in a suspected fratricidal firing incident at an SSB camp near the Jawahar Tunnel in Ramban district on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
80,000 returns uploaded per hour on GSTN site on last day: Chairman
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Over 80,000 GSTR-3B compliances for August were uploaded every hour on the GST Network (GSTN) portal on the last day of filing initial returns for the last month, GSTN Chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
225 killed in massive Mexico earthquake, rescue efforts on
Mexico City, Sep 20 (IANS) Thousands of emergency crews and volunteers raced against time in search of survivors on Wednesday after a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico, killing at least 225 people, leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings and forcing people on to the streets for a second time in two weeks.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SSB officer killed, six injured in suspected fratricidal firing
Jammu, Sep 20 (IANS) One junior level officer of the Seema Sashastra Bal (SSB) was killed and six troopers were injured in a suspected fratricidal firing incident at an SSB camp near the Jawahar Tunnel in Ramban district on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ronaldo, Messi lead 2017 FIFA World XI nominations (Lead, correcting intro)
Amsterdam, Sep 20 (IANS) Star forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi led the 55-man list of FIFA World XI nominations announced by FIFPro here on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Will take a duck in 100th ODI if Australia win at the end: Smith
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) On the eve of playing his 100th One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens against India, Australia skipper Steve Smith said he would happily take a duck if his team crosses the finishing line eventually.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Kerala team inducted into I-League
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The I-League will see a new team in the upcoming season with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) approving the bid of Kochi-based Sree Gokulam Group.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh win on Day 2 of IJPL
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Roarers and U.P. Heroes defeated their respective opponents on the second day of the Indian Junior Premier League (IJPL) here on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
N.D. Tiwari suffers brain stroke, paralytic attack
New Delhi/Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari suffered a brain stroke and paralytic attack in New Delhi on Wednesday after which he was admitted to Max Hospital in Saket, his family members said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
HC pulls up DUSU President, others for non-appearance
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up newly elected Delhi University Students' Union President Rocky Tuseed and others for non-appearance in a matter related to defacement of properties during elections to the students' body.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
UP government transfers 29 IPS officers
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday transferred 29 officials of the Indian Police Service (IPS). This included the district police chiefs of Mau, Agra, Fatehgarh, Bahraich, Deoria and Jaunpur.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Heavy rains batter Mumbai, disrupt life, main runway shut (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Torrential rains battered Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday, disrupting normal life in the country's financial capital. Flights were badly hit after a private airline skidded on Mumbai airport's main runway, forcing its closure.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Lawyers protest CBI 'raid by mistake' on Odisha Judge's house
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The Orissa High Court Bar Association on Wednesday went on a strike in protest against a CBI raid conducted by "mistake" at the official residence of a High Court Judge the previous night and demanded action against the erring officials.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan PM complains to US about greater role for India in Afghanistan
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has complained to the United States about the greater role President Donald Trump wants for India in Afghanistan, according to media reports.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
FC Barçelona defends Catalonian officials
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS) Football Club Barcelona on Wednesday came out in defence of regional Catalonian authorities in the face of raids being carried out by Spanish police on local government departments in a bid to halt an independence referendum set to be staged there on October 1.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi HC issues notice to DUSU President
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) President Rocky Tuseed and the University on a plea alleging that he concealed various facts while contesting election.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mamata appoints axed GJM leader as GTA head
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced the formation of a nine-member board of administrators, headed by ousted Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang, to run the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Happy that pay dispute is over: Smith
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Australia captain Steve Smith on Wednesday expressed happiness over the fact that the bitter pay dispute that threatened to derail the Australian summer of cricket is over and they are here in India taking part in an overseas tour.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Baisoya leads at PGTI Players Championship
Noida, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhis Honey Baisoya posted a three-under 69 to establish a one-shot lead in round two of the PGTI Players Championship at Noida Golf Course here on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Smith picks Sachin, Harbhajan ahead of Kohli in his dream team
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) If Australia skipper Steve Smith has to pick two India cricketers in his dream team, India counterpart Virat Kohli would not be part of it.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Dhoni pays visit to Kolkata Police Training School for shooting session
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Straight after playing foot volleyball with his teammates here at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni headed to Kolkata Police Training School for a pistol shooting session.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mamata flays Rajnath for meeting GJM's Roshan Giri
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday slammed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for meeting Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Roshan Giri who has been slapped with a lookout notice.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian, Chinese tech firms explore tie-ups
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Leading Indian software firms like Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant on Wednesday interacted with Chinese hardware firms to forge partnerships for collaborations in the seaport city of Dalian, according to a Nasscom statement.
2017-09-20
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Microsoft unveils AI based automated threat investigation
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Technology giant Microsoft will make use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based automated threat investigation system to enhance the security of devices, the company's top official said on Wednesday here.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Hurricane Maria made landfall on Wednesday in southeast Puerto Rico, ripping trees out of the ground and lashing two-thirds of the island with maximum sustained winds of 250 kmph, the US National Hurricane Center said.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Two ships, one sub put on long-range deployment by Navy (With Images
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Two Indian naval ships, a submarine and two long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft of the Western Naval Command have been deployed in the Western Arabian Sea and southern Indian Ocean, and reached Oman on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Bill & Keep regime by TRAI will help make services affordable for customers: Jio
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Wednesday said it is committed to implementing the most efficient telecommunications network in India and passing on the benefits of technology to Indian customers, adding that implementation of the Bill & Keep regime by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will help in making services more affordable for Indian customers.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Snapped wire bunches up trains on Delhi Metro's Blue Line
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Commuters returning home by Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21-Vaishali/Noida City Centre) on Wednesday faced an infrequent and slow metro service as a technical glitch threw a spanner in the routine run.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Put couples embracing in public behind bars: Sakshi Maharaj
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) In remarks that could court another controversy, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Wednesday said couples hugging or embracing in a "vulgar" manner in public places should be put behind bars.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Polarisation is central challenge, anger building up over jobs: Rahul (Roundup)
Princeton (New Jersey), Sep 20 (IANS) The politics of polarisation is the central challenge to India, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has said and slammed the government over job creation, saying people are getting angry over its performance on that front.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Myanmar to resettle refugees in Rakhine state
Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 20 (IANS) Myanmar will resettle refugees displaced at home and abroad due to conflicts in the country's northern Rakhine state, said Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Win Myat Aye on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Only Advocates-on-Record can request early hearing of cases: SC
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that only Advocates-on-Record (AoRs) will be allowed to make mentioning of the matters for an early hearing or listing, thereby excluding the senior lawyers from mentioning the matters for an urgent hearing or listing.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sri Lanka to change regulations to woo foreign investment
Colombo, Sep 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka will reform regulations to attract more investment to tackle growing debt and target economic growth, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
10 million voting slips for Catalonia independence bid seized
Madrid, Sep 20 (IANS) Spanish police working to halt a contentious independence referendum in the northeastern region of Catalonia have seized almost 10 million voting slips at a warehouse in a Barcelona suburb, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP banks on politics of performance, says Amit Shah
Dehradun, Sep 20 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the party has ended the "dynastic, casteist and appeasement" politics in the country and started a new practice of "politics of performance".
2017-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bride, secret husband arrested for stealing gold, cash
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a "high voltage drama", a bride-to-be and a man, whom she had secretly married earlier, were arrested on Wednesday after the woman allegedly stole money and jewellery that her parents had saved for her wedding, police said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 113 cr spent on maintenance of medical devices: Nadda
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised about the progress made in the country's health sector, including spending Rs 113 crore in 2016-17 on maintenance of 4,560 medical devices which were not functional in various public hospitals.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Arab marriage racket busted, eight sheikhs held
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A massive racket that involved marrying off underage Indian girls from poor families to rich Arabs has been busted here with the arrest of 20 people, including eight men from Oman and Qatar and 12 Indians including qazis, police said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Young man dies in road rage case, another critical
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A young man hailing from Punjab succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday while his friend remained critical after both were run over in a road rage case by an inebriated man in south Delhi three days ago, police said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saudi King allocates $15 million for Rohingya refugees
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Saudi King Salman has allocated $15 million (Dh 55 million) aid for Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar and taking refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Floating labs to boost innovation in North-East
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday announced three initiatives to boost innovation, awareness and science in the north-eastern states, with a floating laboratory on the Brahmaputra being one of them.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Bengal child protection body moves SC over Rohingyas' deportation
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) which has strongly opposed the Central government's stand on the deportation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, on Wednesday said it has moved the Supreme Court over the issue.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ronaldo, Messi lead 2017 FIFA World XI nominations
Amsterdam, Sep 20 (IANS) Star forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi led the 55-man list of FIFA World XI nominations announced by FIFPro here on Thursday.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Pakistan target Asia Cup hockey title
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) The Pakistan hockey team has struggled at the international level over the past several years, but head coach Farhat Khan is determined to trigger a turnaround by winning the Asia Cup to be held here next month.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Hockey
Sanjeev Kapoor is brand ambassador for World Food India's Food Street
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Popular chef Sanjeev Kapoor on Wednesday was named brand ambassador for Food Street, a curated food experience zone at the forthcoming World Food India event.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC reserves order on Cauvery river water-sharing dispute
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of cross petitions by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry challenging the 2007 Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal award.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Halle Berry, 51, finds 'balance' with new 35-year-old beau
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Bond girl Halle Berry, 51, who has confirmed her romance with 35-year-old music producer Alexander Grant - aka Alex Da Kid, says he brings balance to her life.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India to conduct BIMSTEC disaster management exercise
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Indias National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is going to conduct a disaster management exercise next month in New Delhi with BIMSTEC countries, the Home Ministry said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
6 Barcelona players undergo anti-doping test
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS) Six players from the Spanish football club Barcelona on Wednesday underwent blood and urine anti-doping tests after training, the Catalan club reported.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
6 killed in Bangladesh textile factory fire
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) At least six people were killed on Wednesday in a fire that broke out in a textile factory near the Bangladeshi capital.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid's Benzema extends contract until 2021
Madrid, Sep 20 (IANS) Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has extended his contract to stay with La Liga's defending champions until 2021, the Spanish club announced on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
UN condemns Somali journalist's killing
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) The head of the UN culture organisation UNESCO on Wednesday deplored the slaying of Somali radio and TV reporter Abdullahi Osman Moallim in a bomb attack and urged the country's authorities to probe the killing.
2017-09-20
Category: International, France,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nod for extension of time for Udaan
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A government on Wednesday approved extending till December 31, 2018 the time period of Udaan scheme which provides job training to the youth in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pope prays for Mexico earthquake victims
Vatican City, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis on Wednesday offered prayers for the victims of the powerful earthquake in central Mexico which killed over 200 people and said he was close to the country's entire population.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
P2P lending platforms to be RBI-regulated NBFCs
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The crowd funding mechanism of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms will be treated as non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and as such, regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the central bank said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Intercepted mafia initiation rituals lead to 50 arrests
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Police held 50 suspects in Italy's south on Wednesday after they were overheard using phrases typical of the Puglia mafia or Sacra Colonna's initiation rites during wiretapped phone conversations.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sharad Yadav, Lalu attack Nitish over canal collapse
Patna/New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Once friends, and now his arch foes -- rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad -- took pot shots at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday, accusing his government of massive corruption after a portion of an irrigation canal in Bhagalpur district collapsed hours before its inauguration.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Cost of nutrition given in anganwadi centres revised
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an increase in cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in anganwadi centres that would benefit 11 crore children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Journalist killed by tribal party cadres in Tripura: Police
Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) A journalist working for a local television channel was allegedly killed in an attack by tribal party cadres in Tripura on Wednesday, police said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bio-toilets installed at Victoria Memorial Hall
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) has installed two clusters of bio-toilets at its sprawling campus here as part of its Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan initiative, its curator said here on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife
'Stupid Man Smart Phone' was life threatening at times: Karan Kundra
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Popular television actor Karan Kundra, who shot for digital survival series "Stupid Man Smart Phone" -- wherein a smartphone and a super network was the only means of survival -- says the show was life threatening sometimes.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Tea exports rise 4.58% in January-July
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian tea exports rose by 4.58 per cent to 121.13 million kg during the first seven months of 2017 compared with 115.83 million kg in the corresponding period last year, Tea Board of India data said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Modi invites noted gastroenterologist to contribute to Swachhata Hi Seva
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited noted gastroenterologist and liver transplant surgeon Saumitra Rawat to be part of the Swachhata Hi Seva initiative, saying that his contribution will be instrumental in building a clean and healthy India.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Coast Guard rescues 14 crew of adrift fishing boat
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Coast Guard on Wednesday rescued 14 crew of a fishing boat adrift in the sea for the last 10 days, officials said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Pakistan, Iran agree to find resolution to Afghan conflict
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Iranian President Muhammad Hassan Rouhani agreed to "maintain a trajectory of positive progress" between the two countries and work for the resolution of the conflict in Afghanistan.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Reliance Home Finance to list on Friday
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Reliance Capital Ltd, part of the Anil D. Ambani-led Reliance Group, on Wednesday said the listing of Reliance Home Finance Ltd is scheduled on Friday at the bourses.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mamata appoints axed GJM leader as GTA head
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced the formation of a nine-member board of administrators, headed by ousted Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang, to run the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Western Command chief reviews operational preparedness
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian Army's Western Command chief Lt Gen Surinder Singh on Wednesday concluded his two-day visit to Himachal Pradesh's Yol cantonment to review the operational preparedness in forward areas along Pakistan.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
'Surgical strike was carried out to send across strong message'
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The cross-LOC surgical strike last year was carried out by Indian troops to send across a "strong message" to Pakistan, which could not have been conveyed through other means, former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Army's Northern Command Lt. General D.S. Hooda (retd) has said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Bengal child protection body moves SC over Rohingyas deportation
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) which has strongly opposed the Central government's stand on the deportation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, on Wednesday said it has moved the Supreme Court over the issue.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
17 government printing presses to merge into 5, jobs protected: Jaitley
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the rationalisation and modernisation of all 17 government printing presses across the country by merging them into five units without causing any job losses.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Take back Rohingyas, don't call them Bengalis: Hasina to Myanmar
Dhaka/New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Myanmar to take back 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in her country and also called for an end to "propaganda" that labelled the ethnic group as "Bengalis".
2017-09-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Diabetes may increase fracture risk in elderly
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Seniors with Type-2 diabetes are more likely to succumb to fractures than their peers without the condition, suggests new research.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Udacity announces two new courses for smart transportation
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Silicon Valley-based online education platform Udacity on Wednesday announced two new nanodegree certification courses -- 'Introduction to Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree Program' and 'Flying Car Nanodegree Program' -- to educate students about smart transportation.
2017-09-20
Category: International, India,Technology,Education
IIM-C hunts for 50 'solutions' that can transform country
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta (IIM-C) on Wednesday launched an innovation hunt project to identify and fund 50 cutting-edge start-up projects that will target the socio-economic transformation of the country.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Pakistan Army chief confirms death sentences of 4 terrorists
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday confirmed the death sentences awarded to four "hardcore terrorists" involved in heinous offences, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Odisha to showcase tourism potential globally
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) Odisha Tourism has decided to participate in the Global Travel Marts to be held in London, Singapore and Berlin this year to showcase the state's tourism potential, Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
78-day productivity-linked bonus for railway staff
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 78 days' productivity-linked bonus (PLB) for about 12.30 lakh non-gazetted railway employees, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
First-ever 'Gandhi March' in The Hague on October 1
The Hague, Sep 20 (IANS) Organisations, institutions and individuals advocating non-violence are joining hands with the Indian community in the Netherlands and the Embassy of India to launch a unique campaign titled 'Follow the Mahatma' on October 1 and 2.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Netherlands,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Parrikar trying to censor MLAs over drug trade-police nexus: Congress
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The Goa Congress on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of fascist tendencies, saying a letter from him asking MLAs not to comment publicly on a police-drug mafia nexus in the state amounted to censorship of legislators.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Would love to explore different shades of love on big screen: Irrfan
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan says he wants to do a children's film and explore different "shades of love" through cinema.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hindi cinema owes its glory to its classic legends, says Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Veteran writer Javed Akhtar, who will be back on the small screen with the fourth edition of "Classic Legends", says the contribution of icons like Balraj Sahni, Asha Parekh, Rajendra Kumar and Laxmikant-Pyarelal in Hindi cinema's glory must not be forgotten.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IUC cut will further dent incumbent players' financial books: Sanjay Kapoor
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With the telecom regulator slashing interconnection usage charges (IUC) to 6 paise per minute, telecom industry expert Sanjay Kapoor feels it will further dent the financial books of the incumbent players in the short run.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Minister hints at sugar imports for stable prices
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said the government may consider allowing sugar imports if prices go up during this festive season.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Faced backlash in democratising party's youth wings: Rahul
Princeton (New Jersey), Sep 20 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has hinted that he faced a backlash to his efforts to democratise the party's youth organisations and said he has always been in favour of opening up systems.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
India will work above, beyond Paris Agreement: Sushma
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) India will work above and beyond the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said while stressing that living in harmony with nature is central to the ethos of India.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Japan Open
Tokyo, Sep 20 (IANS) Olympic badminton medallists P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, H.S. Prannoy and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa advanced to the second round of Japan Open Superseries here on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Equities close flat; FOMC meet outcome, funds' outflow hamper sentiments (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices closed on a flat note with fractional losses on Wednesday as caution ahead of the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meet outcome, coupled with heavy outflow of foreign funds, kept investors' sentiments subdued.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rathore announces revamped sports programme
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday announced a revamped 'Khelo India' programme in an effort to improve the overall standard of sports in the country.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
I've many shoes which my wife hits me with: Sanjay Dutt
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt, who is looking forward to his comeback film "Bhoomi", has joked that his wife Manyata uses his shoes to hit him.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manu Punjabi to host chat show
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Former "Bigg Boss" contestant Manu Punjabi will host a new chat show titled "BB Chai Pe Charcha with Manu Punjabi".
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rakhi Sawant to play 'missing' Honeypreet Insan
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Rakhi Sawant says she will expose Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a biopic in which she will star as the disgraced Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief's adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan, who is believed to be now hiding in Nepal.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UPA failed to create enough jobs, Modi government unable to either: Rahul
Princeton (New Jersey), Sep 20 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has admitted that the previous UPA government led by his party "could not deliver adequately" in creating jobs, and said the Modi government despite its promises has been unable to do so either.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress names Sunil Jakhar for Gurdaspur bypoll
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday announced Punjab unit President Sunil Jakhar as the party candidate for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat by-election.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Bhumi Pednekar takes her work very seriously: Neeraj Sood (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) After working with Bhumi Pednekar in "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan", actor Neeraj Sood has praised the actress, saying she takes her work very seriously.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mumbai airport main runway shut due to heavy rains
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Mumbai Airport's main runway failed to open at 2 p.m. on Wedesday as work on towing out a stranded private airlines aircraft continued amid heavy rains, low visibility and strong winds, officials said here.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Adopting eco-friendly tech a challenge for cooling industry
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The refrigeration and air conditioning sector faces several challenges while adopting low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, said a senior official of the business body here on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
China praises n-deal with Iran after Trump's criticism
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China on Wednesday praised a multilateral nuclear agreement between G5+1 countries and Iran, a day after US President Donald Trump called it an "embarrassment" during his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly.
2017-09-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UP Cabinet ratifies amended DPR for Metro rail project
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has ratified an amended Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the second phase of Metro rail from Dilshad Garden in Delhi to the Ghaziabad new bus stand, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Thai Islamic group to aid Rohingyas in Bangladesh
Bangkok, Sep 20 (IANS) A Thai humanitarian team on behalf of the national Islamic committee is due to travel to Cox's Bazar in southeast Bangladesh next week to provide assistance to Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Thailand,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Physical ticket sales for U-17 World Cup to start in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The physical ticket sales for the FIFA U-17 World Cup will begin at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JLN) here on Thursday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Authors, artists true messengers of rich Indian culture: Mahesh Sharma
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday said artists, authors, sculptors and literary persons are the true messengers of the rich Indian culture.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Package soon to boost economy; no cuts in fuel rates: Jaitley
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday hinted at a package of measures to boost the economy, while virtually ruling out any cut in duties on petroleum products to check the spike in fuel prices.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Revamped sports programme announced
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday announced a revamped 'Khelo India' programme in an effort to improve the overall standard of sports in the country.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Government stand on Rohingyas a considered decision: Jaitley
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Describing the government stand on Rohingya refugees as a "policy issue", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday indicated there would be no change in the stance towards them, as it is a well considered issue.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Prep your skin with natural ingredients for festive season
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Nothing can beat the goodness of homemade face masks which are made from natural ingredients like bananas, papayas, oats, aloe vera, honey, turmeric and more. With the festive season around the corner, experts suggest shakes, flower mixes and face packs which can be easily made at home.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pakistan, US vow to remain engaged
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan and the United States have agreed to stay engaged with a constructive approach to achieve shared objectives of peace, stability and economic prosperity in the region.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Kerala mulls rubber factory in PPP mode to help growers
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) Kerala, which accounts for 82 per cent of the country's rubber production, could soon have a factory in PPP mode to manufacture value added products from rubber latex.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Account information requests jump 55% from India: Twitter
Washington/New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Between January and June this year, the Indian government made 261 account information requests -- a 55 per cent increase from the previous period -- and asked for 102 accounts to be removed, Twitter's 11th Transparency Report has revealed.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Technology
Regulator has given its views, concerned players may explore remedies: Jaitley on IUC
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the telecom regulator has given its views on Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) and it is for the service providers to explore remedies for it.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Complex bypass surgery revives brain dead woman
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute here successfully conducted a bypass surgery to revive a woman, who was nearly brain dead with no oxygen supply to the brain and "zero" blood pressure level for 10 minutes, the hospital said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Centre to hand over hotels in Jaipur, Mysore, Itanagar to states
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided that the Centre would surrender its 50 per cent stake in three ITDC hotels to the respective state governments, which would now have full authority over the redevelopment of these properties.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Is authentic Leather too costly? Use synthetic ones
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Customers often have a hard time while buying the right leather footwear suitable to their needs. Keeping in mind the high priced authentic leathers, synthetic ones are just right for budget- conscious consumers and those who follow veganism, say experts.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Deepika Padukone unveils 'Padmavati' logo
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone on Wednesday shared a logo of her much-awaited movie "Padmavati" -- thereby starting the promotions of the film, which was mired in controversy during its shoot over its subject.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ganguly expresses satisfaction over Eden conditions ahead of ODI
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) As the sun finally came out after two days of overcast skies, the covers partially went off at the Eden Gardens here which is set to host the second One Day International between India and Australia on Thursday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Men with wider face more likely to cheat
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Facial characteristics may reveal your attitude towards casual sex. New research has found that men with square and wide faces tend to have a higher sex drive than others, are more easy-going when it comes to casual sex and would consider being unfaithful to their partners.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Cranberries may help cut urinary tract infections
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Doctors can prescribe cranberry products as the first line of defence against repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs), a study has found.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
'Google Home Mini' to be introduced at $49
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) "Google Home Mini" -- a smaller version of "Google Home" speaker -- is reportedly going to be launched for $49 in October.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
FC Goa to undergo pre-season training in Spain
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) A new-look FC Goa will fly to Murcia, Spain on October 7, for a run of pre-season football games before the start of the fourth edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
SBI Life IPO: Anchor investors invest Rs 2,226 crore
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Rs 8,400 crore Initial Public Offering by private insurer SBI Life Insurance Co Ltd that opened on Wednesday is attracting good investor interest, a company spokesperson said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
B-Town celebs wish 'mentor, friend' Mahesh Bhatt on birthday
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) A string of celebrities including Shraddha Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Anupam Kher have wished a year full of love, luck and happiness to veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on his 69th birthday on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 100 cr spent for maintenance of medical devices: Nadda
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government has spent over Rs 100 crore for maintenance of 4,560 medical devices which were not functional in various public hospitals in the country, Union Minister of Health J.P. Nadda said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Alzheimer's disease looms as elderly population in India rises: Report
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) As the Indian population ages fast, the burden of Alzheimers disease will continue to increase and put additional pressure on the limited resources available to tackle the situation, a report said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Four killed in Jammu-Srinagar highway accident
Jammu, Sep 20 (IANS) Four people were killed on Wednesday in a road accident on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said here.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No direct benefit for customers as TRAI slashes IUC rates: Experts
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The telecom regulator, which sent the industry into a tizzy with its decision to slash interconnection usage charges (IUC), justified the move by saying it "will result in direct benefit to customers". Contradicting this claim, industry experts said that, given the current scenario in the sector, there will be no such direct benefit to end users.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Two more men arrested over London Tube blast
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Two more men were arrested on Wednesday over last week's terror attack on a London Tube train, taking the total number of suspects held to five, officials said.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Vidya didn't want to lose right to slam CBFC's decisions
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, a newly appointed member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says when the offer to be a part of it came her way, she didn't want to refuse as she felt she would then lose the right to ever criticise the censor body's decisions.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Warner is under pressure when he is facing me: Kuldeep
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav relishes the opportunity of getting Australia opener David Warner out time and again and feels the southpaw comes under pressure every time he bowls to him.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Massive Mexico temblor kills 217, many trapped under debris (Seventh Lead)
Mexico City, Sep 20 (IANS) Thousands of rescuers raced against time to find survivors on Wednesday after a 7.1-magnitude quake struck Mexico, killing at least 217 people, leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings and forcing people to flood the streets for a second time in two weeks.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor girl kidnapped, raped inside moving vehicle in Bengal
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) A minor girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped inside a moving vehicle by two yet unidentified men in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tata Steel, thyssenkrupp sign MoU to form European steel major
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Tata Steel Ltd and German major thyssenkrupp AG have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create a 50:50 joint venture by combining the flat steel businesses of the two companies in Europe and steel mill services of the German company, a top company official said here on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Arab marriage racket busted, eight sheikhs held
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A huge Arab marriage racket, involving minor girls, has been busted here with the arrest of eight Omani and Qatari nationals and three qazis, police said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equities close with marginal losses; auto stocks top laggards
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices provisionally closed on a flat note -- marginally in the red -- on Wednesday as investors booked profits in automobile, consumer durables and banking stocks.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
American brand Paul Penders Botanicals debuts in India
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Paul Penders Botanicals, one of the first Vegan beauty and personal care brands, is extending its presence globally by launching in India.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Court defers 2G spectrum cases to October 25
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday adjourned the 2G spectrum allocation cases against former Telecom Minister A. Raja, DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and others to October 25.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
17 government printing presses to merge, jobs will be protected: Jaitley
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to merge into five entities all the 17 government printing presses across the country without causing any job losses.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hot Mercury could harbour more ice than previously thought
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) There could be much more ice on Mercury's surface than previously thought, suggests new research adding to previous findings that some of its craters permanently shadowed from the Sun's blistering rays could have frozen water.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Cabinet approves 78 days productivity-linked bonus for rail employees
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 78 days productivity-linked bonus for non-gazetted rail employees, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Raktdhar' mix of women and third gender empowerment, says director
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) "Raktdhar" director Ajit Verma says the upcoming film is not just based on highlighting the issue of the third gender, but an amalgamation of women and third gender empowerment as they both struggle for their rights.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vishal's 'Sandakozhi 2' officially launched
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Basking in the success of Tamil thriller "Thupparivaalan", actor Vishal on Wednesday began work on his next Tamil outing "Sandakozhi 2".
2017-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' at UN
Tehran, Sep 20 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has described US President Donald Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly as "ignorant, empty and populist", after the latter criticised Tehran and called the nuclear deal with it as "an embarrassment".
2017-09-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Taaha heard dialogues 100 times to nail his role
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Taaha Shah, who plays a chowmein stall owner based in Ranchi in "Ranchi Diaries", recorded his dialogues in director Sattwik Mohanty's voice and heard them over a 100 times to get the accent right.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
West Indies' Brathwaite cleared to bowl in international cricket
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Kraigg Brathwaite, reported for suspected bowling action during the first Test against England at Edgbaston last month, has been cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
2017-09-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Embarrassment for Nitish as Bihar canal collapses
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) A portion of a canal that was to be inaugurated on Wednesday by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar collapsed a day earlier, embarrassing the government.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Five HNLC militants nabbed in Assam
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) Five cadres of militant outfit Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) have been arrested and a huge cache of arms and ammunition seized in Assam, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India beat Palestine in U-16 World Cup qualifiers
Kathmandu, Sep 20 (IANS) India scored three goals in the second half to blank Palestine 3-0 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers at the Halchowk Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Hurricane Maria lashes Virgin Islands, eyes Puerto Rico
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Hurricane Maria, the powerful category-5 storm, has slammed into the US Virgin Islands lashing the archipelago with rain as Puerto Rico braced for the hurricane's expected landfall on Wednesday.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Goalkeeper Dahiya to lead India A in Australian Hockey League
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya was on Wednesday named captain of India A for the Australian Hockey League (AHL), starting on September 28 in Perth.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Recognise ex-TMC MLAs as BJP members in Tripura: BJP
Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) One-and-half months after six axed TMC MLAs joined the BJP, its leader on Wednesday urged the Tripura Assembly Speaker to recognise the legislators as BJP lawmakers.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Japan welcomes Trump's threat to destroy North Korea
Tokyo, Sep 20 (IANS) Japan on Wednesday welcomed US President Donald Trump speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in which he vowed to destroy North Korea if the US was compelled to defend itself.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
As night falls, rescue workers search for survivors of Mexico quake
Mexico City, Sep 20 (IANS) Alberto Montes de Oca stood patiently in the shadows of a once leafy residential street in Mexico City's Del Valle neighbourhood as Red Cross workers, troops police and volunteers scrambled to find survivors buried under the rubble of a toppled building.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Sri Lanka qualify for 2019 cricket World Cup
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka have qualified for the 2019 World Cup after the West Indies lost the first One-Day International (ODI) against England at Old Trafford, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
No floor test, no elections in 18 seats: Madras HC
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Declining a stay on the disqualification of 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs, the Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered that no floor test should be held in the assembly till further orders nor can by-elections be held in those assembly constituencies.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mexican President activates emergency rescue plan
Mexico City, Sep 20 (IANS) The Mexican president on Wednesday said his priority is to rescue people still trapped under the debris of collapsed buildings and provide medical assistance to those injured in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 224 people.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India prevented 1 mn child deaths since 2005: Lancet
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) India has averted nearly one million deaths of children under five years of age since 2005, owing to a significant decrease in deaths from preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, tetanus and measles, according to a study, led by a researcher of Indian-origin.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Epson launches new photo printer at Rs 19,999
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Expanding its 'PictureMate' photo printer series, digital printing solutions major Epson on Wednesday launched 'PM520' which offers border-less printing up to 5x7-inch and with border up to A5 size.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Soldier killed in J&K
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was killed on Wednesday in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Link fuel prices to international market: AAP
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday urged Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to direct oil companies to link petrol and diesel prices to the international market and pass on the "huge profits" being made by them to the public.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
More Rohingya influx could lead to humanitarian catastrophe, says Bangladesh NHRC
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) As Bangladesh tackles the flood of Rohingya Muslims streaming into the country from Myanmar, the head of the country's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says the situation is alarming in the camps set up for the refugees and further aggravation of the situation may lead to a "humanitarian catastrophe".
2017-09-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Dhoni recommended for Padma Bhushan
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has nominated veteran star Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the Padma Bhushan, the nation's third highest civilian award.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Researchers identify gonorrhoea vaccine candidates
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Researchers have identified a pair of proteins that may help develop a vaccine to prevent gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease that affects millions of people around the globe, with nearly 78 million new cases estimated each year.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Indian, Chinese IT companies discuss avenues in artificial intelligence
Dalian (China), Sep 20 (IANS) Several Indian and Chinese IT companies on Wednesday got together in China's port city of Dalian for cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence.
2017-09-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Police kill criminal in Greater Noida
Noida, Sep 20 (IANS) Police on Wednesday shot dead one of the three criminals in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh when they were trying to escape after stealing a car and Rs 1.5 lakh in cash, an officer said.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GoDaddy launches hosting platform for small businesses in India
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Expanding its services in the country, US-based web hosting company GoDaddy on Wednesday launched its easy-to-manage hosting platform "Business Hosting" for small businesses.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
I am not in a bad place at captaincy: Smith
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Ahead of his 100th One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday, Australia skipper Steve Smith reacted his predecessor Michael Clarke's remark that his leadership is being challenged, saying he is not "in a bad place" at the moment.
2017-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Distance running great Loroupe to go alone in NOC-K elections
Nairobi, Sep 20 (IANS) Retired Kenyan female distance running legend Tegla Loroupe has declared she will go it alone in the forthcoming National Olympic Committee-Kenya (NOC-K) elections.
2017-09-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Liverpool FC plans 'Fortress Anfield' with anti-terrorism project
Liverpool (UK), Sep 20 (IANS) The home of Liverpool FC is to be transformed into 'Fortress Anfield', with an intensive programme of anti-terrorism measures to prevent fans being mown down in repeats of attacks what happened in London, Paris and other places.
2017-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Women' s World Cup emblem, slogan unveiled
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS) With less than two years to go, the official emblem and slogan for FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 were unveiled at the Musee de l'Homme here.
2017-09-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Embarrassment for Nitish as Bihar canal collapses
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) A portion of a canal that was to be inaugurated on Wednesday by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar collapsed hours before the ceremony, causing embarrassment to the state government.
2017-09-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife