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Political rivals wanted to eliminate me: Kejriwal
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) A day after a security breach inside the Delhi secretariat where a man threw chilli powder at him, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that his political rivals had hatched a conspiracy to eliminate him.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Exclude Delhi Police from Rs 1 cr compensation policy: AAP MLAs
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Angry over the chilli powder attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, several Aam Aadmi Party (AP) MLAs on Wednesday wrote to the AAP chief to exclude Delhi Police from the Rs 1 crore compensation policy for the martyrs.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Celebs flock to Deepika, Ranveer's gala reception in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) It was a night to remember for the newly-wed Bollywood couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh as celebrities, and sports stars gathered at a star hotel here to wish them.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
'Tiger Matters' a documentary detailing conservation launched
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) In an effort to conserve tiger habitats, the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) on Wednesday launched a documentary detailing the key actions needed to secure the future of tigers and local communities.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi Airport handled 1 mn metric tonne cargo in past 12 months
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has handled one million metric tonne of cargo during the November-October (2017-2018) period, said GMR Group-led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), the firm which manages and operates the facility.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi teacher suspended for taking head massage from students
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) suspended a primary teacher after he was found received head massage from students.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Passengers to shell out more to fly out of Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The passenger charge at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) will be raised from December 1, 2018.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Filmmakers must find ways to do courageous, different things: Dan Wolman
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Having mainstream movies is important, but filmmakers must explore "special" films to reflect something impactful, says renowned Israeli director Dan Wolman, who was feted with the Lifetime Achievement Honour at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
2018-11-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
FIFA Ethics Committee suspends top official amid graft probe
Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) Football's governing body FIFA said on Wednesday a deputy chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of its Ethics Committee had been suspended amid an ongoing investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission that involved the official.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Odisha CM requests PM to stop Polavaram project work
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop construction of Polavaram irrigation project until all the pending issues are resolved.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Farmers can set up cold storages for as little as Rs 4 lakh: Expert
Ahmedabad, Nov 21 (IANS) India's farmers now need not let their farm produce go waste as they will be able to set up their own backyard cold storage units at a meagre cost of Rs 3-4 lakh, according to an expert in the refrigeration industry.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy,Technology
J&K Assembly dissolved amid claims for power
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) In a dramatic development, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was dissolved on Wednesday night after three mainstream parties came together to stake claim to form a government that was countered by Peoples Conference leader Sajad Lone with the BJP's backing.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Casteism, dynasty politics main issues in Rajasthan: Amit Shah
Jaipur, Nov 21 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said the battle for the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly, voting for which is due on December 7, would be against casteism and dynasty politics in which the youth's role would be significant.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
ISL: Jamshedpur tastes first defeat of season vs Pune
Pune, Nov 21 (IANS) FC Pune City ended their winless streak in the ongoing edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Jamshedpur FC at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
PKL: Patna Pirates hammer Tamil Thalaivas 45-27
Ahmedabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Defending champions Patna Pirates witnessed a strong performance by its raiders as they thumped Tamil Thalaivas 45-27 in a zone B clash of the ongoing sixth season of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
TFA, Tata Trusts collaborate with Atlético de Madrid to develop Indian football
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Tata Football Academy (TFA) and the Tata Trusts on Wednesday announced their collaboration with La Liga giants -- Atlético de Madrid (ATM), to enhance and strengthen its existing programmes for promoting Indian football.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Vessel with 461 on board develops snag mid-sea in Gujarat
Ghogha (Gujarat coast), Nov 21 (IANS) The Ro-Pax ferry service operating between south Gujarat's Dahej and Ghogha in Saurashtra had to be halted on Wednesday afternoon after it developed technical snags and the ship carrying 461 passengers and 91 vehicles had to be tugged away to safety to Ghogha port.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranji Trophy: Shami exceeds BCCI brief, bowls more than 15 overs
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Australia-bound India pacer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday courted controversy by bowling more than his stipulated 15 overs in Bengal's Group B Ranji Trophy tie against Kerala at the Eden Gardens here.
2018-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Delhi's air quality remains 'very poor' for fourth straight day
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Delhi's air quality remained 'very poor' for the fourth straight day on Wednesday, and is likely to remain in the same category for the next few days.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Man held for obscenity in Delhi bus
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A 37-year-old man working with an event management company was arrested for masturbating in front of a woman journalist inside a bus, but no other passenger came to her help, police said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP approaches EC against Kamal Nath, demands action
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Hours after a video viral about Congress leader Kamal Nath asking Muslim workers to ensure "90 per cent polling" in the community-dominated booths, the BJP on Wednesday asked the Election Commission to act against Nath for inciting religious sentiments by appealing to a particular community.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K Assembly dissolved amid claims for power
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) In a dramatic development, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was dissolved on Wednesday night after three mainstream parties came together to stake claim to form a government that was countered by Peoples Conference leader Sajad Lone with the BJP's backing.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
J&K Assembly dissolved amid drama
Jammu, Nov 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was dissolved on Wednesday night amid conflicting claims over government formation.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Ranji Trophy: Vidharba batters shine on Day 2 of Round 3
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Vidharba were in the driver's seat in their contest vs Baroda, courtesy three individual tons by Faiz Fazal (151), Wasim Jaffer (153) and Akshay Wadkar (102) on the second day of the Round 3 Ranji Trophy.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Meghalaya woman arrested in connection with murder attempt on activists
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya police on Wednesday arrested a woman, who is one of the accused in the murder attempt on women's rights activist Agnes Kharshiing and her aide in a coal-belt area in East Jaintia Hills district.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New Sweden government looking to cut tax for film shooting: Diplomat
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The Swedish government is examining a proposal on tax cuts for foreign film production houses shooting in Sweden, which once approved could open the doors for Bollywood films to be shot in the Nordic country in a big way, Swedish Consul General in Mumbai Ulrika Sundberg said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
American tourist killed by tribals in Andaman island
Kolkata/New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) An American tourist who tried to reach out to the pre-neolithic and isolated Sentinelese tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was killed by a single arrow shot by a tribal, authorities said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Telangana MP Reddy to join Congress after quitting TRS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Telangana Member of Parliament K. Vishweshwar Reddy who quit the states ruling TRS will be joining the Congress, party sources said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi's former minister booked for abusing woman scribe on live show
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Noida Police on Wednesday booked AAP legislator and former Delhi Law minister Somnath Bharti for insulting and outraging the modesty of a woman journalist during a live debate, an officer said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
SIT questions actor Akshay Kumar; says satisfied with answers
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar was questioned by a Punjab Police Special Investigation Team on Wednesday in an alleged deal mediated by him between jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, police sources said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
O'Neill, Keane leave coaching roles with Irish national team
Dublin, Nov 21 (IANS) The Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has stepped down, the Football Association of Ireland said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Football
Barça midfielder Coutihno back at training after injury, may play vs Atletico
Barcelona, Nov 21 (IANS) Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho returned to group training on Wednesday, after being sidelined for two weeks due to a thigh injury.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mary Kom, Lovlina to lead Indian charge on day 1 of boxing Worlds semis (Preview)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Five-time World champion M.C. Mary Kom and rookie Lovlina Borgohain are the two Indians in fray for their semi-final bouts in the 10th womens World Boxing Championships at the K.D.Jadhav Indoor Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Border Roads DG reviews progress of critical roads in border areas
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Director General Border Roads (DGBR) Lieutenant General Harpal Singh on Wednesday reviewed the progress of works of operationally critical roads under 'Project Arunank'.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Air Chief Marshal arrives in Eastern Air Command headquarters
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa arrived in Meghalaya's capital Shillong on Wednesday to review the progress on various operational tasks of Eastern Air Command headquarters.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Chilli powder attack on Kejriwal stage-managed: Tiwari
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday alleged the chilli powder attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was stage-managed.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Blast kills 3 children in Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) At least three children were killed and two others critically injured in a blast on Wednesday in Pakistan's northwest Swat, the media reported.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
WhatsApp appoints Ezetap Co-founder Abhijit Bose as India head
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Under pressure from the government to build a separate corporate entity in the country, instant messaging service WhatsApp on Wednesday named Ezetap Co-founder Abhijit Bose as its India head.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
I focus more on character than genre: Sunny Deol
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) National award-winning Bollywood actor Sunny Deol who is coming up with a new film "Bhaiaji Superhit" says that though he has a tag of an action hero, he does not choose a script based on genre but character and story.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress covered up, buried the cases in 1984 anti-sikh riots: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday claimed the two NDA governments led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi made significant efforts to investigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riots resulting in conviction and sentencing in two cases.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Johri set to resume as BCCI CEO after getting clean chit
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) An independent three-member committee that went into sexual harassment allegations against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has given him a clean chit on the issue but the Committee of Administrators in the board is divided over the clean chit with CoA Chairman Vinod Rai saying Johri can resume office.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Andaman tribe kill American tourist, activists blame government
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) An American tourist has been killed by the pre-neolithic and isolated Sentinelese tribe in Andaman and Nicobar Islands while trying to reach out to them, Andaman Police sources said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Mexican tetra fish may offer heart failure treatments in humans
London, Nov 21 (IANS) A Mexican fish's gene that enables the specie to repair its heart after damage can one day aid in heart failure treatments in humans, say researchers.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Kamal Nath asks Muslim Congress workers for '90% polling'; BJP calls it 'disgusting'
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) In a video which went viral on social media on Wednesday, Madhya Pradesh state Congress President Kamal Nath is seen asking Muslim workers of his party to ensure "90 per cent polling" in the community-dominated booths to "save" the party from a "big loss".
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Satcom policy needs revision as 5G, IoT arrive: Sundararajan
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India's satellite communications (satcom) policy needs to be revised with the arrival of 5G connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT), said the Secretary for Department of Telecommunications (DoT) Aruna Sundararajan on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Magisterial probe report on Amritsar train tragedy submitted
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Just a month after 60 people lost their lives when a train crushed them while watching Dusshera proceedings in Amritsar, the magisterial probe report on the tragedy was submitted to the Punjab government on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sensex, Nifty slip on global sell-off; IT shares plunge (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) India's benchmark indices fell for a second straight day on Wednesday, tailing global peers and led by a slump in software exporters.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AAP blames BJP for chilli attack, claims conspiracy to kill Kejriwal
Sonipat/New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was attacked with chilli powder at the Delhi Secretariat, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday pointed fingers at the BJP alleging there was a "conspiracy" to eliminate the AAP chief.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Amritsar grenade attack: Punjab Police arrest one; Amarinder blames ISI, KLF
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Within 72 hours of the terror incident, the Punjab Police has arrested one person in connection with Sunday's grenade attack on the Nirankari Satsang Bhawan that killed three persons, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
Dead sperm whale stranded on beach ingests plastic
Jakarta, Nov 21 (IANS) A dead sperm whale was aground on a shore in central Indonesia had digested over 1,000 pieces of plastics or nearly six kg, Wakatobi district national park chief Heri Santoso said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Maruti Suzuki launches next generation MUV Ertiga
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday launched the next generation of its multi-utility vehicle 'next gen Ertiga'.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
JGBS hosts semi final round of global supply chain competition
Sonipat, Nov 21 (IANS) The Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) here hosted the semi final round of "ISCEA Ptak Global Case Competition" which recognises supply chain excellence, the university said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education,Business/Economy
AirAsia India appoints Sanjay Kumar as COO
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Aviation industry veteran and ex-IndiGo Chief Commercial officer Sanjay Kumar has been appointed as AirAsia India's new Chief Operating Officer, effective from December 3, the budget passenger carrier said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajkummar Rao wraps up 'Made In China'
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao has completed shooting of Mikhil Musale's "Made in China".
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saba Industries to invest $100 mn in rice sector in India, Thailand
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Malaysia-based Saba Industries Chairman and CEO Malini Saba on Wednesday said the privately-held company will invest $100 million in the rice sector in India and Thailand, as it plans to export the staple by partnering with local farmers.
2018-11-21
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
I would like to be PM, says Goa BJP President
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Badgered by the media over whether he was likely to replace ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar as Chief Minister, an irate state BJP President Vinay Tendulkar on Wednesday said that he would like to be Prime Minister instead.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Antioxidants may prevent cognitive deficits in diabetics
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Regular consumption of antioxidants may help reduce cognitive difficulties in patients suffering from diabetes, suggests a study conducted on mice.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mitsubishi admits subsidiary shipped products without quality checks
Tokyo, Nov 21 (IANS) Mitsubishi Electric said on Wednesday that its subsidiary manufacturer Tokan faked data on rubber products and shipped them without quality inspection for at least a decade.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
IKEA cuts 7,500 jobs
Stockholm, Nov 21 (IANS) Swedish furniture giant IKEA Group plans to cut 7,500 jobs over the next two years as it reshuffles its organization amid a rapidly changing retail landscape, it said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Sweden,Business/Economy
Hockey World Cup opening ceremony tickets sold out
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (IANS) The tickets for the opening ceremony of the men's hockey World Cup to be held at Kalinga Stadium on November 27 and World Cup Celebrations on November 28 at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack were sold out in just a few hours after going live online.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Army commander visits troops at Siachen Glacier
Jammu, Nov 21 (IANS) Army commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Wednesday visited the Siachen warriors protecting the frontiers of the country at the World's highest battle field.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Anabolic steroids may raise risk of premature death in men
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids such as testosterone may face a higher risk of early death, warns a new study.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Golfer Tvesa takes early lead in Lucknow leg of Hero WPT
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) Promising golfer Tvesa Malik got off to a fine start with an even par 70 in the first round of the Hero Womens Pro Tour here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Goa, Bengaluru face off for top spot in ISL (Preview)
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) FC Goa will take on last seasons runner-up Bengaluru FC in what promises to be an enthralling affair at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Andaman tribe kill American tourist, activists blame government
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) An American tourist has been killed by the pre-neolithic and isolated Sentinelese tribe in Andaman and Nicobar Islands while trying to reach out to them, Andaman Police sources said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amarinder honours descendants of World War-I martyrs
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Paying homage to the soldiers of the Indian Army, who sacrificed their lives during World War-I, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday underlined the need to sensitize the youth about the significant role played by the soldiers in the Great War.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Housing finance firm DHFL's Q2 net up 52%
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Housing finance company DHFL on Wednesday reported a whopping 52 per cent rise in net profit for the second quarter ending September at Rs 439 crore on the back of improved operating performance.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mother's weight determines child's BMI: Study
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Besides genetic factors, mother's weight can directly influence a child's body mass index (BMI) in adolescence, finds a new study.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pant's presence could have changed first T20I's outcome: Kohli
Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli felt stumper Rishabh Pant's wicket was the turning point in their narrow 4-run loss to Australia in the rain-affected first T20 International at the Gabba here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
With dynasty politics, Congress cannot save democracy: Amit Shah
Jaipur, Nov 21 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of practising dynasty politics, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said a party which has no internal democracy cannot save democracy in the country.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
50% ATMs in India may shut by March, digitization to be hit: CATMi
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Nearly 50 percent of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) may be shut down by March 2019 due to unviability of operations, hitting hard both urban and rural population, and dealing a blow to the digitization policy, the Confederation of ATM Industry (CATMi) warned on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Son hacks mother to death in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) A person from West Bengal's West Midnapore district allegedly hacked his mother to death following an altercation on Wednesday, police said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP slams demand for Parrikar's resignation, says Nehru too was ill in his last years in office
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday slammed the Congress for demanding Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's resignation, saying that India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was ill too in his last years in office.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
HRD launches Innovation Cell for research
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday launched the Institution's Innovation Cell (IIC) here at the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to foster an attitude of research among students.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Stonis stars in Aussies' 4-run win in first T20I (Roundup)
Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) All-rounder Marcus Stoinis starred in Australia's 4-run win over India in the rain-affected first T20 International at the Gabba here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh observes Armed Forces Day
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) With due pomp and honour, the Armed Forces Day commemorating the martyrdom of military personnel in Bangladesh's 1971 Liberation War was observed on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Now AI to assist you in every day task of dressing
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Do you find getting dressed in the mornings a mundane task? Take heart, a novel computational method driven by machine learning techniques will assist you in the multi-step process of putting on clothes.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Twitter bots played 'disproportionate' role in 2016 US polls: Study
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Automated accounts or "bots" played a "disproportionate" role in spreading misinformation online during the 2016 US presidential polls, revealed an analysis of 14 million messages and four lakh articles shared on Twitter.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
My idea is not to dub: Shaji N. Karun
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Dubbed versions of films are taking cinema across regions within India and beyond, but celebrated Malayalam filmmaker Shaji N. Karun says dubbing is not his idea of maximising viewership.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian mobile industry needs competitive tax regime: ICEA
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Indian mobile manufacturing industry needs a competitive direct tax regime to grow and pose a tough competition to other mobile manufacturing countries, said Pankaj Mohindroo, Chairman of the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA).
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Thailand launches e-visa on arrival for visitors
Bangkok, Nov 21 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday officially launched e-visa on arrival for visitors, which is the latest attempt of the kingdom to facilitate immigration process of foreign tourists.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
UN envoy in Yemen amid preparation for peace talks
Sanaa, Nov 21 (IANS) The UN Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, arrived here on Wednesday and headed along with his delegation to downtown in capital Sanaa.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Yemen,Diplomacy,Politics
Sonepur cattle fair begins in Bihar
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) Sonepur cattle fair, considered as Asia's largest such event, began in Bihar on Wednesday with hundreds of people from rural areas thronging the fair to enjoy the unique flavour of an age-old tradition.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
EU again rejects Italy budget
Brussels, Nov 21 (IANS) The European Commission on Wednesday rejected Italy's draft budgetary plan for 2019 again, paving the way for disciplinary procedures against the eurozone's third-largest economy.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
German security forces conduct largest airport anti-terror drill
Berlin, Nov 21 (IANS) The biggest ever anti-terror exercise at a German airport took place at the Cologne Bonn Airport during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Germany,Terrorism
Kamal Nath asks Muslim party workers to ensure '90% polling'
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) In a video which went viral on social media on Wednesday, Madhya Pradesh state Congress President Kamal Nath is seen asking Muslim workers of his party to ensure "90 per cent polling" in the community-dominated booths to "save" the Congress from a "big loss" in the upcoming Assembly polls.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EU favours implementation of Iran N-deal: Envoy
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The European Union wants implementation of the Iran nuclear deal even though the US pulled out of it and imposed fresh sanctions on Tehran, EU Ambassador to India Tomasz Kozlowski said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Tribal migrants sheltered in Tripura to vote in Mizoram
Aizawl/Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) The Election Commission would set up polling stations at Kanhmun, a village along the Mizoram-Tripura border, to facilitate voting by the tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura for the past 21 years, official said here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Rohtang Pass to be reopened soon: Himachal
Shimla, Nov 21 (IANS) Snow-clearing is on to restore traffic on the Rohtang Pass, the gateway to the picturesque Lahaul Valley, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
WhatsApp appoints Abhijit Bose as its India head
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Under pressure from the government to build a separate corporate entity in the country, instant messaging service WhatsApp on Wednesday announced the appointment of Abhijit Bose as its India head.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
72 pilgrims arrested in Sabarimala last week get bail
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Nov 21 (IANS) Seventy two pilgrims, who were arrested last week near the Sabarimala temple for defying prohibitory orders, got bail here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Our sense of aesthetics commodified: Devdutt Pattanaik
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Noting that the modern-day education system is indifferent about the disappearing old art forms while our sense of aesthetics is getting increasingly commodified, writer-mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik on Wednesday said the young generation should be regularly exposed to good art.
2018-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
#MeToo campaign a fad to gain publicity: IFFI jury head
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The #MeToo campaign is a fad, aimed at attracting publicity and getting mileage and will recede with time, Vinod Ganatra, who heads the seven-member non-feature film jury at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sabyasachi clarifies Deepika's wedding sari given by her mother (Lead, correcting intro)
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has clarified on social media that Deepika Padukone's sari for her wedding with actor Ranveer Singh was given to him by the actress's mother Ujjala Padukone.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
India tops EU's external agenda priorities: Envoy
New Delhi/Brussels, Nov 21 (IANS) India tops the external agenda priorities of the European Union (EU), Tomasz Kozlowski, EU Ambassador to India, said on Wednesday after the bloc adopted a Joint Communication that sets out its vision for strengthening ties with New Delhi.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Hum Chaar' to launch four new faces in Bollywood
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Rajshri Productions will launch four new faces in Bollywood with its next production "Hum Chaar - Friends Bhi Family Hai".
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha has land for beer unit, not for Paika rebellion memorial: Pradhan
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday hit out at the Odisha government, saying it has land for beer factory but not for a Paika rebellion memorial.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Can't change world through films, but start conversations: Guneet Monga
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Celebrated film producer Guneet Monga, who produced the digital film "Tigers", says the power of storytelling is to change the thought of people and start a conversation to change society.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Corruption has peaked under Modi, says Manmohan Singh
Indore, Nov 21 (IANS) Citing the controversial Rafale fighter jets deal, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday alleged that corruption has peaked under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the country was passing through "extremely challenging times" with farmers suffering distress, youth facing acute joblessness and the common man suffering from rising prices and tax terrorism.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
My government was not remote controlled: Manmohan Singh
Indore, Nov 21 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charge that the UPA government led by him was "remote-controlled" by Sonia Gandhi for 10 years.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Clash during religious procession in Kanpur leaves over half a dozen injured
Kanpur, Nov 21 (IANS) More than half a dozen people were injured in Kanpur on Wednesday as two religious groups clashed with each other during a procession on the occasion of Prophet Muhammad's birth anniversary, police said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Sabyasachi clarifies Deepika's wedding sari given by her mother
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Ace designer Sabyasachi has clarified on social media that Deepika Padukone's sari for her wedding with actor Ranveer Singh, was given to him by the actress's mother Ujjala Padukone.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Punjab Police arrest one over Amritsar grenade attack
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Punjab Police has arrested one person in connection with Sunday's grenade attack on the Nirankari Satsang Bhawan that left three persons dead, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
BJP protests Karnataka government's 'betrayal' of farmers
Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Karnataka protested against the state government's alleged betrayal of farmers here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Demonetisation destroyed millions of farmers: Rahul
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "making fun of our farmers misfortune" following reports of the Agriculture Ministry admitting that millions of farmers were unable to buy seeds and fertilizers because of demonetization.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
India, China to discuss border, other major issues
Beijing, Nov 21 (IANS) India and China will discuss their vexed boundary dispute and try to sort out major issues at the 21st round of two-day border talks beginning on Friday in the Chinese city of Chengdu, Beijing said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
PDP, Congress, NC joining hands on Pakistan's direction: BJP leader
Jammu, Nov 21 (IANS) BJP leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta said on Wednesday that the PDP, Congress and the National Conference were joining hands to form a government in the state at Pakistan's behest.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) While Type-2 diabetes is expected to rise by more than a fifth, from 406 million in 2018 to 511 million in 2030 globally, India along with China and the US will share over half of these high blood sugar cases, say researchers led by one of an Indian-origin, while asserting the need to improve access for the life saving insulin.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
England recall Broad, Bairstow for final Test vs Sri Lanka
Colombo, Nov 21 (IANS) Having already clinched the three-Test rubber with comprehensive victories in the opening two games, England recalled pacer Stuart Broad and stumper Jonny Bairstow for the final match against Sri Lanka, starting here on Friday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Nine killed in UP road accident
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) Nine persons, including five children, were killed on Wednesday when their car was hit by a dumper in Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh, police said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chhattisgarh records overall polling turnout of 76.35%: EC
Raipur, Nov 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh recorded an overall turnout of 76.35 per cent in the two-phased Assembly elections that concluded on Tuesday, 1.05 per cent lower than the voting recorded in 2013, with Kurud in Dhamtari district recording the highest voter turnout at 88.99 per cent.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Now make Skype calls with Amazon Alexa in India
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Microsoft's video and voice-calling platform Skype is now available on Amazon Alexa devices in select countries, including India.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Madhuri to perform at Men's Hockey World Cup opening night
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene will be performing at the opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 on November 27.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Good news soon, says PDP leader
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Altaf Bukhari said on Wednesday that the people of Jammu and Kashmir will soon get "good news" regarding government formation in the state.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
IoT spending in Asia-Pacific up 12% in 2018: Report
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The average annual spend on Internet of Things (IoT) among enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region reached $4.8 million, up 12 per cent from 2017, shows a new report on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Athletic Bilbao forward Muniain extends contract until 2024
Bilbao (Spain), Nov 21 (IANS) Athletic Bilbao forward Iker Muniain signed a contract extension tying him to the La Liga club until 2024, the club announced on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
India face revised 174-run target in first T20I
Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) Australia rode on a collective top order effort to post 158/4 in 17 overs before the target was readjusted to 174 according to the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-affected first T20 International against India at the Gabba here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Number of missing in California fires continues to fluctuate
San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) Almost two weeks since the massive wildfire began and which has already claimed 81 lives in northern California, the number of missing persons continues to fluctuate wildly in the chaos, standing at 699 on Tuesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
It's extremely easy to judge someone: Sunny Leone
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone says she gets judged by people for who they assume her to be.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Finance ministry directive to I-T appellate officers triggers fears of 'tax terror'
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Alarmed by the rising mountain of direct taxes stuck as arrears or in litigation, the Finance Ministry has come up with incentives/rewards for 'performance by appellate income tax officers in order to boost government coffers through recoveries.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajasthan Royals' grassroot level camp concludes
Nagpur, Nov 21 (IANS) The seven-day training camp conducted by Rajasthan Royals to unearth and develop talent at the grassroot level concluded at the Institute of Sports here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Parcel van of passenger train derails in Assam
Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) The front luggage cum parcel van of a passenger train derailed in Assam on Wednesday leaving the passengers stranded for close to five hours, officials said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP wants Kerala IPS officer suspended for 'misbehaving' with Union Minister
Nilackal (Kerala) Nov 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party wants the Superindent of Police Yathish Chandra suspended for his alleged rude behaviour with Union Minister of State for Finance and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan when he came to pay his obeisance at the Sabarimala temple on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics,Religion
Will NC, PDP and Congress sink differences to form government in J&K?
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Political grapevine in Jammu and Kashmir was agog on Wednesday that the Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC) are engaged in serious parleys to form a coalition government in the state.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sensex falls 274 points amid continued US sell-off
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) India's benchmark Sensex fell 274 points on Wednesday tracking a continued sell-off in US equities amid concerns about global slowdown.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Moon of Baroda' to go under the hammer in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Nov 21 (IANS) A 24-carat fancy yellow diamond that captivated Indian and Hollywood royalty, "Moon of Baroda" will go under the hammer at Christies auction in Hong Kong on November 27.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Hong Kong,National,Art/Culture/Books
Saffronart donates Rs 36 lakhs to Kerala CM's Distress Relief Fund
Mumbai/ Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) A cheque of Rs 36.17 lakhs, raised from a fundraiser auction of 32 works of modern and contemporary Indian art, was donated on Wednesday to Kerala Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund by auction house Saffronart.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Discovery to bring story of Blue Hole
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A special show titled "Discovery LIVE: Into The Blue Hole" will explore the secrets and findings about the Blue Hole.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Gulzar, Pankaj Udhas join hands to offer timeless melodies
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas has collaborated with veteran lyricist-poet Gulzar to launch a new album, which will consist of six romantic ghazals.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man held for obscenity in Delhi bus
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A 37-year-old man working with an event management company was arrested here for masturbating in front of a woman inside a bus but no other passenger came to her help, police said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
50% ATMs in India may shut down by March: CATMi
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Nearly 50 per cent of the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) may be shut down by March 2019 due to unviability of operations, hitting hard both urban and rural population, the Confederation of ATM Industry (CATMi) warned on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
TVF's Sameer Saxena part of 46th International Emmys jury
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Sameer Saxena, Chief Content Officer and Head of The Viral Fever Originals, will represent India on the eminent jury of the 46th International Emmy Awards that celebrate excellence in International television.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Indians are the most vacation deprived nation in the world: Survey
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Indians are the most vacation deprived nation in the world followed by South Korea and Hong Kong, says Expedia Vacation Deprivation Survey.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lucky Ali to make his performance debut in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Singer Lucky Ali will perform for the first time in Ahmedabad at the India Design Confluence.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Gujarat,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trainer aircraft crashes near Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) A trainee pilot escaped with minor injuries as a trainer aircraft he was flying crashed on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Wednesday, police said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 of family killed in MP road accident
Bhopal, Nov 21 (IANS) Nine members of a family were killed and four others injured in a collision between a truck and a SUV in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district on Wednesday morning, police said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Worth over Rs 300 crore, Rajgopal richest candidate in Telangana
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) With assets of over Rs 300 crore, K. Rajgopal Reddy of the Congress party is the richest candidate in fray in next month's Assembly elections in Telangana.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi to launch city gas projects to cover India's 50% population
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone here on Thursday for city gas distribution (CGD) projects across 129 districts which won under the ninth CGD bidding round held recently, the Petroleum Ministry said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SIT formed by government on 84 riots put balm on victims: BJP
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Expressing "satisfaction" over a trial court judgement awarding death penalty to a convict and life imprisonment to another in a case pertaining to the 1984 killing of Sikhs, the BJP on Wednesday said the SIT formed by its government at the Centre was responsible for the convictions.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maoist surrenders in Bihar
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) In a significant achievement, a wanted Maoist in Bihar was persuaded to surrender to the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Bihar Police, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Government destroyed MSMEs, now wants RBI to revive it: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Picking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks that demonetisation was a "bitter" medicine to get rid of black money, Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said it destroyed the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and now the government wanted RBI to revive the sector.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
1st T20I: Rain stops play between India, Australia
Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) Rain halted a perfect start by Australia in the first Twenty20 International match against India here on Wednesday. Australia were 153/3 in 16.1 overs when the sky opened up.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
What's 'anti-national' film, wonders IFFI Indian Panorama jury
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Rahul Rawail, chairperson of the Feature Film jury of the 49th IFFI's Indian Panorama segment, on Wednesday outrightly rejected an allegation that they dismissed "anti-national" films from the line-up.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Panasonic launches Bluetooth-based portable tracker in India
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Japanese electronics company Panasonic on Wednesday launched a Bluetooth-based tracker, Seekit, developed by the company's India Innovation Centre located in Bengaluru.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Soldier injured by landmine near LoC
Jammu, Nov 21 (IANS) A soldier was injured on Wednesday when he accidentally stepped on a landmine near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Pakistani kid with unusual heart disease successfully treated in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A 14-month-old child from Pakistan who was born with an unusual heart disease successfully underwent a surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here, authorities said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Apple backs Google Assistant app on iOS with Siri shortcut
San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) The Google Assistant app on iOS is now backed with Siri shortcut to make the use of Assistant more convenient for iOS users.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Ram temple to be built in conducive environment: Rajnath Singh
Bhopal, Nov 21 (IANS) Holding that the Ayodhya temple issue is sub judice, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said if it is built then it should be done in a "conducive environment".
2018-11-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Enjoy Thai delicacies to mark Loy Krathong festival at The Lotus (Foodie Trail - Chennai)
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The people of Chennai prefer to give an Indian twist to Thai food as compared to those in Mumbai and Delhi, said a senior chef at The Lotus restaurant in The Park, Chennai.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books
Malaysia, Pakistan pledge to cooperate on anti-corruption, tourism
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Nov 21 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad met his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan here on Wednesday as the two leaders pledged to boost their cooperation in bilateral affairs.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
France beat Uruguay 1-0 in friendly match
Paris, Nov 21 (IANS) Uruguay deepened their crisis by suffering a fourth consecutive defeat in their friendly match against world champions France.
2018-11-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Comedy, humour not deliberately forced in 'Fraud Saiyyan': Arshad Warsi
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi, who is gearing up for the release of "Fraud Saiyyan", says that comedy and humour are not deliberately forced in his forthcoming film.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sensex down 220 points, Nifty at 10,605
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) The benchmark equity index S&P BSE Sensex traded over 220 points lower on Wednesday afternoon after a sell-off in the US market. But further loss were restricted as crude oil prices declined further and stocks of key sectors held on to the gains.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Costa Rica defeats Peru 3-2 in friendly
Arequipa (Peru), Nov 21 (IANS) Costa Rica defeated Peru 3-2 in a friendly match, both the teams last match this year.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Peru,Sports,Football
India PC market grew over 20% in Q3, HP leads: IDC
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The traditional PC market in India grew 20.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2018, with HP Inc leading the segment with 30.7 per cent share and Dell at second spot with 22.9 per cent market share, International Data Corp (IDC) said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
With 'Simmba', Rohit Shetty has taken action to next level: Sonu Sood
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Tall and brawny actor Sonu Sood has done many stunts in his career. But he says in Rohit Shetty's "Simmba", he has done something "special".
2018-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maldives decides to rejoin Commonwealth
Male, Nov 21 (IANS) Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has told his new cabinet that the Maldives will be a part of the Commonwealth of Nations again after it pulled out in 2016, the President's Office said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
BJP wins five of seven Mayor seats in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Nov 21 (IANS) Uttarakhand's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won five of the seven Mayor seats in the state. The Congress won two.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Viñales fastest in MotoGP pre-season 1st test
Valencia, Nov 21 (IANS) Spanish rider Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) was the fastest on the first day of the 2019 MotoGP pre-season training runs held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo here.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Paraguay draw 1-1 with South Africa in new coach's debut
Durban, Nov 21 (IANS) Paraguay and South Africa played to a 1-1 draw in a friendly match that marked Juan Carlos Osorio's debut as the new coach of the South American squad.
2018-11-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
Decoded: How Mars moon Phobos got its grooves?
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) The strange grooves criss-crossing the surface of the Martian moon Phobos were made by rolling boulders blasted free from an ancient asteroid impact, suggests a new study.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Neymar plays down injury fears
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Neymar has reassured fans that an injury he suffered during Brazil's 1-0 victory over Cameroon in a friendly is not serious.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Manchester United to play two 2019 pre-season games in Australia
London, Nov 21 (IANS) English Premier League giant Manchester United have announced that they will play Perth Glory and Leeds United as part of their 2019 pre-season tour.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
2 Maoists arrested in Jharkhand
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Two Maoists were arrested and a large number of weapons were seized in a three-day operation by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the state police in Jharkhand, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
US Senate wants fresh probe in Khashoggi murder
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The US President has termed CIA's conclusion in the Jamal Khashoggi murder as "not definitive", prompting a Senate Committee to ask Donald Trump for a fresh probe to determine within four months whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had any role in the killing.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
Serbia win Nations League promotion
Belgrade, Nov 21 (IANS) Serbia were promoted to the higher league after they beat Lithuania 4-1 to top Group 4 of League C of the UEFA Nations League.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Football
Neymar injury overshadows Brazil's victory against Cameroon
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Brazil prevailed 1-0 in a friendly against Cameroon outside London, but the injury that forced captain and superstar Neymar to leave the field in the 7th minute cast a shadow over the win.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
We have to have gumption as an actor: Kareena Kapoor Khan
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was last seen onscreen in "Veere Di Wedding", says that actors or actresses have to have gumption to do whatever they feel like doing irrespective of any medium.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy beat US 1-0 in friendly
Genk (Belgium), Nov 21 (IANS) Matteo Politano scored in the 94th minute to give Italy a 1-0 victory against the US in a friendly that was the final match of 2018 for both teams.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Sarah Silverman's message to all young girls
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Sarah Silverman gets amused to see women go to great lengths of "physical discomfort to get love".
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mandy Moore gets married in a pink wedding dress
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Mandy Moore ditched the classic white wedding dress and chose the colour blush pink for her wedding.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mumbai police book Alok Nath for rape
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) The Mumbai Police have booked film actor Alok Nath on the charge of rape following a complaint lodged by a woman writer-producer over a month ago, an official said here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
1st T20I: India to field against Australia
Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) India won the toss and elected to field against Australia in the first Twenty20 International match here on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Japan, Mexico in quarters, Brazil bid farewell despite win
Montevideo, Nov 21 (IANS) Japan and Mexico drew 1-1 to qualify for the quarterfinals of the U-17 Women's World Cup here while Brazil bid farewell to the tournament despite beating South Africa 4-1 on the closing day of group B.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Tel Aviv to Goa: Direct connectivity soon
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) There will soon be direct flight connectivity between Israel's Tel Aviv and India's tourist hub Goa as a step to forge stronger ties between both nations, which completed 25 years of diplomatic relations in 2017.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
Aspirin and omega-3 safe, lower bowel cancer risk: Study
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Intake of aspirin and omega-3 is safe and effective at reducing chances of bowel cancer in high-risk patients, according to a new clinical trial.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Climate change can turn carbon sinks into carbon source: Study
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Ecosystems like oceans and forests may stop absorbing carbon from the atmosphere but start emitting it due to the human-induced climate change, according to a research.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Argentina beat Mexico 2-0
Buenos Aires, Nov 21 (IANS) Argentina's national team ended the year 2018 and Lionel Scaloni's term as interim coach with a 2-0 win over Mexico, playing in the Malvinas Argentinas stadium here.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Facebook to now track your time spent on its platform
San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) Just days after photo-messaging app Instagram rolled out the feature to track users' time spent on the app, Facebook has now released "Your Time on Facebook" tool that counts how many minutes people spend on the app.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress MP from Kerala dead
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha member M.I. Shanavas passed away at a private hospital here on Wednesday, a party leader said. He was 67.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Apple releases animated holiday ad focusing on Mac
San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) Apple has released an animated short film named "Share Your Gifts" as its advertisement for 2018's holiday season, focusing only on its line of personal computers -- Mac.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Vin Diesel's fourth 'xXx' movie taps Asian star Jay Chou
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Musician and actor Jay Chou is joining Hollywood star Vin Diesel in the fourth instalment of the "xXx" franchise.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Maharana Pratap: A warrior who withstood the might of Mughal empire at its peak (Book Review)
Book: Maharana Pratap - The Invincible Warrior; Author: Rima Hooja; Publisher: Juggernaut Books; Pages: 204; Price: Rs. 499
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National,Art/Culture/Books
Struggled for 14 years to make my own identity: Pankaj Tripathi
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who is shooting in a small town of Uttar Pradesh for his next "Kaagaz", says he has faced struggles in his life and added that it took him over a decade to make his own identity in the film industry.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Now, you can pay LIC premium through Paytm
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Digital payments service Paytm has entered into a partnership with Life Insurance Corp (LIC) to help customers make insurance premium payments, One97 Communications Ltd, which owns the Paytm brand, said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Richa Chadha joins Unicef's GoBlue campaign
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Richa Chadha has become a part of Unicef's GoBlue Campaign. She says she is happy to be pledging her support and being a part this initiative.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab Police questions actor Akshay Kumar
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar was questioned by a Punjab Police special investigation team (SIT) on Wednesday in connection with an alleged deal mediated by him between jailed Dera Sachha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, police sources said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Sarah Michelle Gellar sparks debate with lingerie photos
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar sparked a social media debate after she shared throwback photos in lingerie as a reminder not to overindulge during a holiday.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India suggests voting to break UNSC reform deadlock
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) To break the decade-long deadlock in the negotiations for Security Council reform, India has suggested adopting the General Assembly's rules of procedure with voting to deny "naysayers" their virtual veto under the current process.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Jindal varsity opens centre for corporate responsibility, sustainability
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) on Wednesday said it has opened a research centre dedicated to corporate responsibility and sustainability.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Business/Economy
Infosys to create 1,200 jobs in Australia by 2020
Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Software major Infosys on Wednesday said it would create 1,200 jobs and open three innovation hubs in Australia by 2020 to reduce digital skills gap.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
How to match your jewellery with outfits in wedding season
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian weddings include so many functions from engagement, sangeet, haldi to reception parties, so make sure you never repeat the same jewellery for different occasions. Wondering what will match your wedding attire? Not sure what right kind of jewellery you should choose. Fret not.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google News to fund new ideas for quality journalism in Asia-Pacific
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Google News has launched a new innovation challenge to help scribes and publishers in the Asia-Pacific region produce quality journalism in the digital age.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Robert De Niro splits from wife after over 20 years of marriage
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Robert De Niro has split from his wife, Grace Hightower, after more than 20 years of marriage.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I desire to strengthen the voice of India abroad: Ritu Beri
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Ace designer Ritu Beri feels that the Indian fashion design scene is going through an interesting time and she hopes to strengthen the voice of India abroad.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life,National
Google's 'Find My Device' app now has 'indoor maps'
San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) Google has introduced an "indoor maps" feature to the "Find My Device" app so that it can direct users to the spot where they might have accidentally dropped their smartphones.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
'RX 100' has a good story to tell: Milan Luthria
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Milan Luthria is working on a remake of Telugu hit "RX 100", which will also mark the debut of Suniel Shetty's son Ahan in the film industry. The filmmaker says it will not be a "typical candy floss romance", but an edgy version of the modern day love story.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jim Carrey living a solitary life
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Jim Carrey says when he is not working, he lives an "isolated and solitary life".
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big B to aid sewer workers by donating 50 machines
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be donating 50 machines to aid sewer workers and stop them from entering the pit that dehumanises their existence.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Modi condoles Odisha bus tragedy
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the death of seven passengers who lost their lives in the Mahanadi bridge bus accident in Odisha on Tuesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar topper scam: Jailed kingpin threatens jailor, doctor
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) Jailed prime accused in Bihars topper scam, Bachcha Rai, has threatened a jail official and a doctor leading to a case being registered against him, police on Wednesday said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Tech giants must share mapping data: UK group
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Tech giants Google, Apple and Uber must make mapping data openly available for all in order to drive innovation and economic growth, an influential Britain-based group has demanded.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Actor Akshay Kumar appears before Punjab Police SIT
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar appeared before the special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab Police on Wednesday in connection with an alleged deal mediated by him between controversial godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim and former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
As India becomes wealthier, more Indians leave its shores
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IndiaSpend/IANS) As India has become wealthier, more of its citizens are leaving its shores.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Opinion/Commentary,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Infosys to create 1,200 jobs in Australia by 2020
Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Software major Infosys on Thursday said it will be creating 1,200 jobs and opening three innovation hubs in Australia by 2020 to reduce digital skills gap.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Zayn Malik sings 'Allah Duhai Hai'
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) One Direction star Zayn Malik has wowed Indian fans by singing the song "Allah Duhai Hai" from superstar Salman Khan's "Race 3" movie.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Kalki wonders why 'we dont hear about female dons' so much
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin, who was the part of Audible.in launch in India and narrated the Audible adaptation of Hussain Zaidi's novel, "Mafia Queens of Mumbai", says that the first thing that came to her mind when she read the book was the powerful writing. She also says that stories of female dons are not heard so much.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kovind, Modi greet nation on Milad-un-Nabi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the country on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
People told me my career will end after marriage: Kareena
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is marking her debut as a radio show presenter, has said that people advised her againt getting married as it would end her career.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi air not fit for morning walks: Met
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Wednesday with pollution levels 'very poor' as the Met noted presence of smoke in the air calling it "not supportive" for walking or jogging.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Apple Watch can soon protect users from UV light exposure
San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) The new Apple Watch can help prevent sunburn, premature skin ageing and even skin cancer as the US Patent and Trademark Office have approved its patent on monitoring ultraviolet (UV) light exposure.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Leaders named for Security Council reform negotiations
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) Calling for a more pragmatic approach to reforming the Security Council, General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces has announced the appointment of Permanent Representatives Lana Zaki Nusseibeh of the UAE and Christian Braun of Luxembourg to lead the negotiations.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Leh coldest in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir dropped on Wednesday due to a clear night sky, with Leh town in Ladakh region recording minus 8 degrees Celsius, the MET said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
I have no plan to step down: Zuckerberg
San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) Despite mounting pressure from investors to step down as Facebook chairman as the social media firm faces intense scrutiny on data scandals, Mark Zuckerberg has said he has no plans to retire.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress MP from Kerala M.I. Shanavas dead (Lead, correcting name)
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) Congress Working President in Kerala and Lok Sabha member from Wayanad, M.I. Shanavas passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Wednesday, a party leader said. He was 67.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Morocco launches its 2nd observation satellite
Rabat, Nov 21 (IANS) Morocco launched its second earth observation satellite, Mohammed VI-B, from French Guiana early on Wednesday, the second in a year.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Malta,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Madhuri thrilled about 'Mowgli...'
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene says she is excited to lend her voice to a key character in "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" for its Hindi dubbed version.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Markets open on high note
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
5 killed as car falls from Haryana bridge
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Five persons were killed and nine others injured in Hisar town of Haryana on Wednesday when a speeding car ran over two men sleeping on the roadside and then fell from a bridge, police said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress MP from Kerala M.I.Shahnawaz dead
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) Congress Working President in Kerala and Lok Sabha member from Wayanad, M.I. Shahnawaz passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Wednesday, a party leader said. He was 67.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
85,000 Yemeni kids dead from malnutrition: Charity
Sana, Nov 21 (IANS) An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five may have died from acute malnutrition in three years of war in Yemen, a leading charity has said.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Yemen,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
India warns of possible UN peacekeeping 'tragedy'
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) In the aftermath of an Indian peacekeeper being wounded in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India has warned that forcing troops in UN operations to function without sufficient resources "is setting us all up for a tragedy."
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UN Environment chief quits after frequent flyer allegations
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) Erik Solheim has resigned as the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) amid frequent flyer allegations of spending too much time and money travelling.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Pompeo meets Turkish counterpart on detained US citizens, ties
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu here on Tuesday to discuss Turkey's detention of US citizens and bilateral ties, said the US State Department.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Renault appoints provisional leadership, retains Ghosn as chairman
Paris, Nov 21 (IANS) French automobile group Renault decided to appoint two interim heads of the company to replace Carlos Ghosn, who remains as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer but is "temporarily incapacitated," the company announced in a statement.
2018-11-21
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Trump defends Ivanka's use of personal email
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump over her use of personal email for official business, while Democrats in the US House of Representatives announced plans to investigate the matter.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Working on 'Better Call Saul' has been rewarding: Rhea Seehorn
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Rhea Seehorn says working on TV series "Better Call Saul" has been a rewarding experience and made her better artiste.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump backs Saudi Crown Prince over Khashoggi's murder
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the CIA had not reached a "definitive" conclusion about who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite press reports saying that the agency has determined that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the hit.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Trump submits written answers to Mueller over Russia probe
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has submitted written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller probing into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections, media quoted the president's attorneys as saying.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Paris Hilton's ex wants engagement ring back
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) After getting separated from socialite and reality TV star Paris Hilton, Chris Zylka wants the $2 million engagement ring back.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
EU seeks to boost ties with India
Brussels, Nov 21 (IANS) The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on Tuesday adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU's vision for a strategy to strengthen cooperation and the partnership with India.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
US will stand with Saudi Arabia: Trump
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday played down the importance of Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman's possible implication in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said the episode will not affect the steadfast alliance of Washington and Riyadh.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
'Boy Erased' made me re-evaluate my sense of faith: Director
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor-director Joel Edgerton says "Boy Erased" made me re-evaluate his sense of faith.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Suicide bomb attack in Kabul kills at least 50
Kabul, Nov 21 (IANS) A suicide bombing on Tuesday at a hall in Kabul where hundreds of religious scholars had gathered to commemorate the Prophet Muhammad's birthday left at least 50 people dead and more than 70 others wounded, officials said.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Ahmedabad court frames sedition charges against Hardik
Ahmedabad, Nov 21 (IANS) The Ahmedabad Sessions Court here on Tuesday framed sedition charges against firebrand Patidar agitation spearhead Hardik Patel and two of his former associates in connection with alleged rioting after a massive Patel rally in Ahmedabad on August 25, 2015.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Himachal to recruit 2,277 teachers
Shimla, Nov 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday decided to recruit 2,277 teachers on contract in the Elementary Education Department, an official said.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Russia detains suspected 1995 terrorist attack participant
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on Tuesday said that it had detained a suspected participant in the 1995 terrorist attack in the southern Russian city of Budyonnovsk, in which 129 people were killed and 415 were injured.
2018-11-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Police booked unstable man for attacking Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Hours after a middle-aged man with chilli powder attacked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat, Delhi police booked the accused person, who was found to be unstable.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
IIT-H developing ML-based sensors to check for milk adulteration
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) In view of various reports claiming chemical adulteration in milk, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology - Hyderabad (IIT-H) are developing a novel smartphone-based sensor that deploys machine-learning (ML) algorithms to detect colour changes according to the acidity of the milk.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Dhabas not hygienic, JNU mulls food courts
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The iconic "dhabas" of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) may soon be forced to compete with the food court-style restaurants, as the authorities are looking to open a number of them to fulfil the "demand" of students for hygienic food.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Flavours of Indian cinema come alive at 49th IFFI opener
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) A slight pitter-patter of raindrops here on Tuesday evening made way for a vibrant red carpet roll-out for the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) opening ceremony, which saw a melange of action, romance and music, to bring alive different flavours of cinema, but it failed to touch upon the #MeToo storm.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Wrong to link cleft palate condition with superstition: Aishwarya
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is a supporter of Smile Train India foundation, has said it is unfortunate that people connect cleft palate condition with superstition.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Goa's MGP petitions High Court, says Parrikar, two other BJP MLAs terminally ill
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, a part of the BJP-led ruling alliance in Goa, has filed a petition before the High Court saying that three BJP legislators including Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar were terminally ill and in no position to attend the assembly session if convened for a floor test.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
World Bank to lend $310 mn to improve Jharkhand's power system
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Centre and the Jharkhand government on Tuesday signed a pact with the World Bank under which the multilateral agency will advance a loan of $310 million to boost the state's power system, mainly transmission infrastructure.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
227 farmers committed suicide in 5 years: Odisha Minister
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Tuesday said a total of 227 farmers have committed suicide in the last five years due to various reasons but not because of loan burden.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Andhra, Telangana get notice over killing chickens
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and major poultry industry players over illegal killing of unwanted chickens.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Online video market to reach $5 billion in India by 2023: Report
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) The market for over-the-top (OTT) content, which is video content that is delivered over the Internet as an alternative to traditional media, will reach $5 billion in India by 2023, from $5 billion in 2018, according to a new report on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Zeenat Aman rare combination of beauty, intelligence: Shatrughan
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has praised veteran actress Zeenat Aman and said that she is a rare combination of beauty and intelligence.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Voting ends for final phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls
Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Polling for the second and final phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections entailing 72 constituencies spread across 19 districts officially ended on Tuesday, with over 60 per cent of the over 1.5 crore electorate exercising their franchise.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Court awards death penalty for 1984 riots
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A court on Tuesday awarded death penalty to a man and life imprisonment to another after holding them guilty of murder in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gold worth over 1.5 cr seized in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) About 4.98 kg of smuggled gold biscuits worth over Rs 1.57 crore were recovered in West Bengal' Nadia district and one person was arrested, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
HC reserves order on plea for re-election of DUSU chief
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved order on a plea accusing Ankiv Baisoya of submitting fake educational certificates to get admission in the university and seeking re-election for the post of President of the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU).
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Mexico's highest honour for Indian academic
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In a first for an Indian academic, Professor S.P. Ganguly, a well-known Hispanist who headed the Centre for Spanish and Latin American Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University here, has been awarded the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest civilian honour given to a foreigner by Mexico.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
President greets nation on Milad-un-Nabi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Number of Sabarimala pilgrims falls as police tighten rules
Sabarimala, Nov 20 (IANS) Compared to previous years, there has been a fall in the number of pilgrims who are arriving at the famed Sabarimala temple ever since the shrine opened on November 16 for the two-month pilgrimage season.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
2nd phase of Panchayat elections in J&K end
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Polling ended peacefully on Tuesday in the second phase of Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir, with an overall voter turnout of 69.4 per cent although Anantnag saw a bare 0.9 per cent voting.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Punjab SIT to question actor Akshay Kumar on Wednesday
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) A special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab Police, which is investigating the incidents of sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib and the subsequent firing on protesters in 2015, is likely to question Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar here on Wednesday in connection with an alleged deal mediated by the actor between controversial godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim and former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Woman constable hacked to death by husband
Kanpur, Nov 20 (IANS) A woman constable in Uttar Pradesh was hacked to death by her husband in Kanpur on Tuesday, police said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian social impact startups growing at 20%: Nasscom
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Social impact startups in India are growing at an annual rate of 20 per cent and currently there are over 400 such startups in the country, said Sangeeta Gupta, Senior Vice President of Nasscom, here on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cyclone Gaja: Tamil actors Rajinikanth, Vijay, Suriya donate to relief fund
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Popular Tamil actors such as superstar Rajinikanth, Vijay, Suriya and Vijay Sethupathi among others have come forward to donate to the cyclone Gaja relief fund.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
BJP condemns chilli powder attack on Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday condemned the chilli powder attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying such acts are not acceptable.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan summons US envoy to protest Trump's allegations
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday summoned the American Charge d'Affaires in Islamabad to protest against US President Donald Trump's remarks that Islamabad had helped slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to hide in the country.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Woman held with drugs along Indo-Myanmar border
Imphal, Nov 20 (IANS) A tribal woman was arrested along the Indo-Myanmar border with drugs worth over Rs 35 lakh, official sources said here on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICC dismisses PCB's case against BCCI
Dubai, Nov 20 (IANS) In a setback to the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) demands for monetary compensation from the BCCI for deciding against playing bilateral cricket, the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Dispute Panel on Tuesday dismissed the PCB's case.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
'Soorma' producer to present biopic of Sikh boxer Pardeep Nagra
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) After the success of "Soorma', a biopic based on the life of celebrated Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh, Deepak Singh, one of the producers of the film has decided to present a movie called "Tiger" on Indo-Canadian boxer Pardeep Nagra.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Elon Musk renames SpaceX's BFR rocket for interplanetary trip
San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a fully reusable vehicle designed to take humans and supplies to Mars and also to dramatically cut travel time within Earth, is getting a new name, Starship, the company's CEO Elon Musk has announced.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Fintech firm Goals101 opens office in Qatar
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Financial technology firm Goals101 Data Solutions on Tuesday announced the opening of its office in the Qatar Financial Centre in the Qatari capital Doha, thus making it the first such company to start operating in the Gulf nation.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Mid-segment Honor 8C smartphone in India next week
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Huawei's sub-brand Honor is set to launch "Honor 8C" smartphone in India in the coming week that will have 4,000mAh battery and 6.26-inch Notch FullView Display, industry sources told IANS on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sony launches new handheld camcorder in India
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Sony India on Tuesday introduced a new handheld camcorder "HXR-NX200" for professional videographers and content creators in India.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Twitter India apologises on Jack Dorsey poster row
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Twitter has extended an apology after its CEO Jack Dorsey, who visited India last week, was seen holding a poster during a round-table with women journalists that read "Smash Brahminical Patriarchy".
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mexico's highest honour for Indian academic
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In a first for an Indian academic, Professor S.P. Ganguly, a well-known Hispanist who was headed the Centre for Spanish and Latin American Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University here, has been awarded the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest civilian honour given to a foreigner by Mexico.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Rajya Sabha to meet from Dec 11 to Jan 8
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha will meet from December 11 to January 8 during the winter session of parliament with President Ram Nath Kovind issuing the formal summons for convening the house.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Jo tu na mila' is a soulful song: Singer Asim Azhar
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Singer Asim Azhar, who has come out with his new song titled "Jo tu na mila", says the track is soulful.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chhattisgarh: 45& turnout in polling (Third Lead)
Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Authorities reported 45 per cent polling by Tuesday evening in the second and final phase in 72 seats to elect a new Chhattisgarh Assembly.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Sushma says not contesting 2019 polls on health grounds
Indore, Nov 20 (IANS) Citing health reasons, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who was once touted as a prime ministerial candidate in the BJP, on Tuesday said she has decided not to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
60% Gen Z happy working with machines as integrated teams: Survey
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In an age of human-machine partnerships, nearly 60 per cent of Gen Z or post-millennials -- born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s -- agree on working with machines as integrated teams, a survey hs revealed.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Congress moves EC over 'BJP's malpractices' in Chhattisgarh polls
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday approached the Election Commission alleging that Chhattisgarh's ruling BJP was involved in malpractices like the unauthorised possession of EVMs by a state official and distribution of cash by a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Clear cane arrears: UP CM
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to ensure that the pending Rs 6,830 crore arrears are immediately paid to the cane farmers, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chilly power thrown at Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Tuesday attacked by a middle-aged man with chilly powder inside the Delhi Secretariat.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress cheated farmers in loan waiver schemes: Modi
Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the Congress governments for repeatedly "cheating farmers" by making "fake promises" on their loan waiver schemes and transferring the money to their cronies who were not eligible for the benefit.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Sensex falls 300 points on weak global cues
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) India's benchmark stock indices followed their Asian peers lower on Tuesday, after an overnight slump on the Wall Street led by technology stocks.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Two soldiers injured in Pakistani firing
Jammu, Nov 20 (IANS) Two Indian soldiers were injured on Tuesday on the Line of Control (LoC) as Pakistani troops broke the 2003 ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Poonch districts.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
India, Vietnam reiterate importance of peaceful Indo-Pacific
Hanoi, Nov 20 (IANS) India and Vietnam reiterated the importance of building a peaceful Indo-Pacific region during a meeting between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong here on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Think before scrapping FTA, China tells Maldives
Beijing, Nov 20 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it hoped the Maldives will think before scraping the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with it after an influential leader of the island nation said his country will pull out of it as the deal was blindly pro-Beijing.
2018-11-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Street artists must respect locals: Mexican illustrator on Delhi wall mural
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Mexican street artist and graphic illustrator, Edgar Flores 'Saner' known for his visual satire, says that although art has an "obligation" to speak about political moments, street artists must respect local sentiments as he executes his large scale mural in Delhi bylanes.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Policeman stabbed in Brussels, attacker shot
Brussels, Nov 20 (IANS) A policeman was stabbed in Brussels on Tuesday, while the attacker was shot and injured by another officer, the Belgian Interior Ministry has confirmed.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Belgium,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1st global assessment biodiversity report to be launched in May 2019
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In May 2019, representatives of 130 governments, including India, will be presented for discussion and possible approval a global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services since 2005, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hindi film audience now demands something different: Vinod Kapri
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Whether it was "Trapped", "Gali Guleiyan" or now "Pihu", cinema that leaves the audience unsettled, is gradually finding space on the big screen. "Pihu" director Vinod Kapri says it is because Hindi movie viewers have matured and want new storylines.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN Governor says he went by advice while freeing convicts
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit said on Tuesday that he went by the advice of the Advocate General while freeing three AIADMK activists convicted for burning a bus which killed three young women.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mary assures medal in women's boxing Worlds
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Veteran boxer M.C.Mary Kom on Tuesday assured herself of a medal as she entered the semi-finals of the Women's World Boxing Championship here.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Jude Law wasn't nervous while playing Dumbledore
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Jude Law says he was not nervous to essay the role of Albus Dumbledore in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald".
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Railways to use video analytics, other tech for crowd control at stations during Kumbh
Allahabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Indian Railways will use technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), in a big way to tackle the massive rush of passengers to this holy city during the upcoming Kumbh Mela -- for which it will deploy as many as 800 special trains.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Muzaffarpur horror: Woman accused surrenders
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) One of the accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror, Madhu Kumari, who has been absconding for nearly six months, appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and surrendered in a court on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4,288 nominations filed in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) A total of 4,288 nomination papers have been filed by 3,295 candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly elections, Chief Electoral Officer Anand Kumar said on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
When Vicky Kaushal swallowed a nail (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal says he got screwed early in his life, when he swallowed a nail.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hollywood doesn't really explore violence: Anurag Kashyap
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Known as a master of making violence-based movies in Hindi cinema, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap expressed his thoughts on violence staged in Hollywood, saying American movies dont really explore violence.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Decided not to contest 2019 polls: Sushma
Indore, Nov 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that she has decided not to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
New treatment shows promise against peanut allergy
New York, Nov 20 (IANS) In a first, an oral immunotherapy drug derived from peanut protein could help build tolerance and eliminate potentially deadly reactions in children and adolescents with severe peanut allergies.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Shooting for 'Housefull 4' wrapped up
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) The shooting for the fourth instalment of the "Housefull" franchise has concluded.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
For me aggression is passion to win, says Kohli
Brisbane, Nov 20 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is known for his aggressive approach on the field, on Tuesday said aggression for him is passion to win the game for his country.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India, Bhutan review bilateral ties
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) India and Bhutan reviewed all aspects of their bilateral ties during a three-day visit by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to the Himalayan kingdom, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Piramal Glass deploys Microsoft Azure IoT platform for seamless production
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Glass packaging company Piramal Glass on Tuesday announced that it has deployed Microsoft's Azure IoT platform to digitally transform its manufacturing operations.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nissan shares fall 5.45% after Chairman's arrest
Tokyo, Nov 20 (IANS) Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan's shares on Tuesday fell by 5.45 per cent on the Tokyo Stock Exchange following the arrest of its chairman over alleged financial irregularities.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Vijayan slams Sangh, Congress over Sabarimala
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday slammed the Sangh Parivar-led forces and the Congress in Kerala for turning Sabarimala into a battle field.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Sensex drops by 220 points on negative global cues
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) The BSE Sensex fell over 220 points taking cues from its Asian peers during the afternoon session on Tuesday as the Nifty also slipped below the 10,700-mark, despite both the domestic currency and crude oil prices being in the favourable zone.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maoists torch 2 vehicles in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Nov 20 (IANS) Maoists set two trucks on fire in Jharkhand's Latehar district on Tuesday, police said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Judge halts Trump's asylum ban
San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) A US federal judge has stopped President Donald Trump's administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the country's southern border illegally.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Absconding former Bihar Minister surrenders
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma, who was absconding for nearly three months in an arms case related to the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror, surrendered at a court on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul attacks Modi, now over Doval
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused government officials of interfering with the CBI's working - the latest being allegations that NSA Ajit Doval attempted to meddle in a case.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung brings world's first 4-rear camera smartphone to India
Gurugram, Nov 20 (IANS) Upping the ante in the camera department, South Korean tech giant Samsung on Tuesday brought Galaxy A9, its first smartphone with quadruple primary (rear) camera system, to India.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
'Crazy Rich Asians' director to be honoured by publicists
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Hollywood publicists have selected "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu as the recipient of the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shakeela a brave soul who defied norms: Richa Chadha
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says southern adult film actress Shakeela was a brave soul who defied the norms of the business during her time.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP, Independents get 2 seats each in Uttarakhand civic polls
Dehradun, Nov 20 (IANS) The ruling BJP and the Independents won two seats each in the contest for the mayoral and chairman's posts in Uttarakhand's 84 civic bodies for which vote counting was underway on Tuesday, officials said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Voting on for last phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls, 24% voter turnout
Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Polling continued on Tuesday for the second and concluding phase in 72 seats spread across 19 districts to elect a new Chhattisgarh Assembly, with nearly 24 per cent of the over 1.5 crore electorate casting their votes in the first four hours.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Xiaomi opens record 500 retail stores in one day in rural India
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Chinese electronics major Xiaomi on Tuesday announced it has opened a record 500 retail stores in rural parts of India.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Top Rank signs boxing star Vijender
Los Angles, Nov 20 (IANS) India's professional boxer Vijender Singh has signed a multi-year agreement with Top Rank, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Bainimarama sworn in for second term as Fiji PM
Suva, Nov 20 (IANS) Incumbent Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was on Tuesday sworn in for a second term after his ruling FijiFirst party won this year's general elections.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Alonso expects better performance by McLaren in 2019
Abu Dhabi, Nov 20 (IANS) Mclaren's star Fernando Alonso insisted that the team would be putting lessons learned from an often-frustrating 2018 into practice for 2019, according to the official website of F1 on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Motorsports
Proposed technology export ban in US could affect Apple
San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) A ban has been proposed in the US on the selling of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer vision and iPhone processor technology, which could majorly affect trade, working and research of many tech giants, including Apple.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Neha, Angad name daughter Mehr Dhupia Bedi
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actors Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi have named their first born Mehr Dhupia Bedi.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vietnamese activist to stand trial for insulting national flag
Hanoi, Nov 20 (IANS) A Vietnamese activist will be tried on Thursday for insulting the national flag, which is punishable in the country with up to three years in prison, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2,600 guests to attend new Japanese emperor's coronation
Tokyo, Nov 20 (IANS) At least 2,600 guests will attend Prince Naruhito's coronation ceremony as the new Japanese Emperor in October 2019, six months after his father, Akihito, abdicates the throne, the government said on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Xi in Philippines for first Chinese Presidential visit in 13 years
Manila, Nov 20 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here on Tuesday for the first official visit of a Chinese President to the Philippines in 13 years, a sign of the close bilateral relations since the Southeast Asian country's leader assumed power.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Diplomacy
Jackman shares message for Krasinski, Reynolds after Twitter roast
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman took the opportunity at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where he was being honoured, to take a dig at actors John Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
16 Democrats to oppose Pelosi's election as new House Speaker
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) A group of 16 rebel Democrats have said that they will oppose Representative Nancy Pelosis bid for House speaker when the new Congress convenes in January 2019, the media reported.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kareena, Abhishek, Madhuri join the world of 'Mowgli...'
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Indian stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff will lend their voices to characters of Netflix's "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" for its Hindi dubbed version.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Suarez demands Dembele show more commitment to Barcelona
Paris, Nov 20 (IANS) Barcelona Uruguayan international forward Luis Suarez urged his French teammate, forward Ousmane Dembele, to show more commitment to the club he joined over a year ago.
2018-11-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Democracy crying: Rahul alleges pointing at Doval
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said on Tuesday democracy in India was "crying" as government officials interfere with the CBI - the latest being revalations that NSA Ajit Doval had attempted to interfere in a case relating to the agency.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Portugal surprised by talk of joint World Cup bid with Spain, Morocco
Lisbon, Nov 20 (IANS) Portugal's prime minister said that his government has had no official word from Madrid about joining with Spain and Morocco in a bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Netherlands draw 2-2 with Germany to reach Nations League semis
Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Nov 20 (IANS) A stoppage-time goal by Virgil van Dijk gave the Netherlands a 2-2 draw with Germany and lifted the Dutch into the final four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League alongside Portugal, England and Switzerland.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Little Mix's Jesy blasts Piers Morgan
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Singer Jesy Nelson has called journalist Piers Morgan a " silly twat", following his offensive comments about her band Little Mix's latest single.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
KJ Apa likes challenges
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) "Riverdale" star KJ Apa says it is always good to be uncomfortable, and likes to be challenged.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Cheryl's 'X Factor' act sparks complaints
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Singer Cheryl's performance on "X Factor" has sparked complaints to watchdog Ofcom from viewers, who deemed her set "too raunchy".
2018-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NASA selects landing site for Mars 2020 Rover
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) NASA has chosen Jezero Crater delta, where the sediments contain clays and carbonates, as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 Rover mission, the US space agency said.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
New drug shows promise in halting spread of brain cancer
New York, Nov 20 (IANS) Scientists have developed a novel drug that could block glioblastoma -- the deadliest form of brain cancer -- from spreading.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Separatist leader killed in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) A leader of Syed Ali Shah Geelani's Tehreek-e-Hurriyat group was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rollerblades, record player: Items from Priyanka, Nick's wedding registry
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who is engaged to pop singer Nick Jonas, has opened up about picking various items for home and lifestyle ahead of her upcoming wedding day.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
6 killed in Maharashtra army depot blast
Nagpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Six persons died in a blast at the Wardha ammunition depot of the army here in Maharashtra on Tuesday, officials said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
'US preparing to add Venezuela to list of terror sponsors'
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) The US is preparing to add Venezuela to its list of state sponsors of terrorism, the media reported.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Winter coats to rule this season
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Winter coats are the basic clothing of seasonal wardrobe. Therefore, selecting the perfect piece from a wide array of styles can be very tricky and time consuming.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Stan Lee's company slams Bill Maher
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Stan Lees company POW! Entertainment posted an open letter slamming Bill Mahers response to the comic book legends death.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Britons need a second chance to vote on Brexit (Column: Active Voice)
Divorces are always messy, but none have so much at stake as the separation of Britain from the European Union (EU).
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Both my girls are doing really well: Angad Bedi
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Angad Bedi, who has welcomed his first bundle of joy -- a daughter with actress Neha Dhupia, says both his "girls are doing really well".
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vikrant Massey on 'Broken But Beautiful'
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) If youve been watching the live streaming of the web series "Mirzapur", you cant miss the very talented Vikrant Masseys knock-out performance as a trigger-happy but quiet character who makes his presence felt through his silences.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC adjourns CBI hearing post 'leak' of Verma's response
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Taking exception to a leak of CBI Director Alok Verma's response to the CVC's report submitted in sealed cover before it a day ago, the Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing of the case till November 29.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Avitesh is inheritor of Aadesh Shrivastava's talent in true sense: Big B
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who shared a close bond with Aadesh Shrivastava, says that the late music composer's son Avitesh is the inheritor of his father's talent in the true sense.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Polling underway for last phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls
Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Polling was underway on Tuesday in the second and concluding phase in 72 seats spread across 19 districts to elect a new Chhattisgarh Assembly, with nearly 13 per cent of the over 1.5 crore electorate casting their votes in the first two hours, officials said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Soldier, 4 militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) One para commando of the Indian Army and four militants were killed in a gunfight in a Jammu and Kashmir village in Shopian district on Tuesday while four civilians were injured in ensuing clashes, officials said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Millennial stress load - and how to overcome it (Health Tips)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) India, with a population of over a billion people, will have the worlds youngest population by 2020. While this sounds promising in terms of the composition of the workforce, the millennial generation is also proven to have higher stress levels in comparison to those of an older generation.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Google Home celebrates Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday with special features
San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) Google is celebrating Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday with new special features on Google Home.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Astronomers expect rare gamma-ray burst
Sydney, Nov 20 (IANS) In a second only to the Big Bang event, astronomers have identified a "nearby" star system with the potential to produce a gamma-ray burst, one of the most energetic events in the universe.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Pakistan, IMF facing differences over bailout programme
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were facing differences over tough conditionalities on key areas of a bailout programme, including further increase in energy prices, more taxes and complete disclosure of Chinese financial support, a Minister said here.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Court seeks Musharraf's travel itinerary
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) has directed the counsel for former President Pervez Musharraf to provide a travel itinerary of his client next month, as his return would enable a special court to proceed in the high treason case.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Dimsum Affairs' to cozy up to on winter evenings in Guwahati (Foodie Trail-Guwahati)
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) The dip in the mercury level during the day and foggy evenings have set the tone for a perfect get together of friends and old buddies. And what else does one need if the menu is topped with some hot and steaming dimsums, which will not only help one open up one's heart but also tantalise the taste buds?
2018-11-20
Category: India, Assam,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
5 essential life-skills to equip your child for the real world (November 20 is Universal Children's Day)
Have you ever wondered how independent your child actually is? Will your child be able to look after himself/herself if left alone for a while? Do you think your child is well-equipped with essential life skills to face the world?
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Education,Human Interest/Society
'Moulin Rouge!' to open on broadway in 2019
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) "Moulin Rouge!", the spectacular stage adaptation of the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film of the same name is set for a broadway opening in summer of 2019.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anushka unveils her interactive wax figure in Madame Tussauds
Singapore, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress-producer Anushka Sharma has unveiled her interactive wax figure in Madame Tussauds here and says she is glad that her figurine is the first ever talking and interactive wax statue.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Soldier, 4 militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) One para commando of the Indian Army and four militants were killed in a gunfight in a Jammu and Kashmir village in Shopian district on Tuesday, Defence Ministry spokesman said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
China sends 5 satellites into orbit on single rocket
Beijing, Nov 20 (IANS) China launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a single rocket on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Trump might authorise troops to protect border personnel
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is expected to grant a new authority to American troops on the Southwest border with Mexico to protect border personnel from migrants if they engage in violence, according to defence officials.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Misty morning in Delhi, air quality 'very poor'
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The national capital on Tuesday witnessed a misty morning with the air quality remaining in the 'very poor' category for the fourth consecutive day.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Amritsar attack: Punjab Police detain hardliners for questioning
Amritsar, Nov 20 (IANS) The Punjab Police have detained a few people having links to separatist organisations in connection with Sunday's grenade attack on a prayer meeting of the Nirankari sect in Amritsar, police sources said on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 killed in Maharashtra army depot blast
Nagpur, Nov 20 (IANS) At least three persons were killed and around 12 others injured in a blast at the Wardha ammunition depot of the army here in Maharashtra on Tuesday, officials said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Ivanka Trump used personal mail for government business
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter, sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules, the media reported.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sensex, Nifty open in red
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices, BSE Sensex and Nifty50, opened in red on Tuesday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian, Pakistani armies clash on LoC
Jammu, Nov 20 (IANS) The Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
3 arrested in Australia for plotting 'IS-inspired' attack
Melbourne, Nov 20 (IANS) Three men were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of plotting an "Islamic State (IS)-isnpired" terrorist attack in Melbourne, police said.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Over 3,500 file nominations for Telangana polls
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Over 3,500 candidates have filed their nominations for the December 7 Telangana Assembly elections, officials said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
3 killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Two militants and a para-commando were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
4 killed in Chicago shooting
Chicago, Nov 20 (IANS) Four people have died in a shooting at a Chicago hospital, including two female members of staff, a police officer and the gunman himself, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Big B to meet UP farmers to pay off their loans
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) After Maharashtra, megastar Amitabh Bachchan will pay off loans of farmers in Uttar Pradesh and will personally meet some of them to give them their bank letters.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Business/Economy
2nd phase of J&K Panchayat polls begin
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Voting started for the second phase of Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday amid tight security as voters started trickling out to exercise their franchise.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Indian peacekeeper injured in DRC rebel attack
United Nations, Nov 20 (IANS) An attack by a rebel group has injured an Indian police peacekeeper serving an UN operation in a Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) area facing the Ebola crisis, an UN official said.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Facebook Messenger crashes globally
San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) Several users in the US and Europe on Tuesday reported that Facebook Messenger was not working for them.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Twinkle is unique in so many ways: KJo
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says working with his friend and actress-writer-producer Twinkle Khanna was "easy and comfortable".
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN adopts 1st resolution on sexual harassment
United Nations, Nov 20 (IANS) The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on sexual harassment, the first of its kind at the the world body.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Polling begins for last phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections
Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Amid tight security, polling began at 8 a.m for the second and concluding phase on Tuesday for 72 seats spread across 19 districts to elect a new Chhattisgarh Assembly, officials said.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
When Blac Chyna looked stressed out while coming out of airport
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Model Blac Chyna appeared stressed out when she was pictured arriving at LAX on Sunday night after jetting back home.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China urges US to make good on promise to support regional infrastructure
Beijing, Nov 20 (IANS) China welcomes the US' commitment to support regional infrastructure and hopes the promise won't fail in practice, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Monday when commenting on US Vice President Mike Pence's recent statement.
2018-11-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UN Security Council to consider draft resolution on Yemen
United Nations, Nov 20 (IANS) A draft resolution on Yemen was circulated among all Security Council members on Monday for their consideration, diplomats said.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Instagram removes fake likes, comments to fight automated bots
San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo sharing platform Instagram has announced the latest step to purge inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts that used third-party apps to boost their popularity.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Filmmaker casts actress as Jesus Christ
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Aneek Chaudhuri, whose "White" -- a silent film on rape survivors -- has been to various film festivals, is now looking to "shake up beliefs" with his next film "Cactus" in which he has cast an actress as Jesus Christ.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rachel Weisz shows of her post baby body
London , Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Rachel Weisz flaunted her post-baby body in a plunging black gown as she attended the Governors Awards just three months after giving birth
2018-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cameroon, Saudi to begin security cooperation
Yaounde, Nov 20 (IANS) Cameroon and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have agreed to lay the groundwork for security ties between both countries, the president of Cameroon said in a statement on Monday.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Cameroon,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
World Italian Cuisine Week gets underway
Rome, Nov 20 (IANS/AKI) The third Italian Cuisine Week to promote high-quality Italian cuisine and authentic agri-food products internationally kicked off on Monday and will run through Sunday, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Italy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Russia slams US for expanding Cuban sanctions
Moscow, Nov 20 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday "strongly" criticised the US for imposing new sanctions on Cuba.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Crazy Rich Asians 2' won't happen for a while
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Constance Wu, who played lead Rachel in the blockbuster romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians", has hinted that a follow-up has been discussed, but she said it probably won't be any time soon because of director Jon M. Chu's hectic filming schedule.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
White House restores CNN reporter Acosta's press pass
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) CNN on Monday ended its lawsuit against US President Donald Trump after the White House returned reporter Jim Acosta's press pass, media reported.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Defence/Security
UN urges all parties work to ensure calm between Israel, Gaza
United Nations, Nov 20 (IANS) The UN on Monday urged all parties to work to maintain the "precarious" restoration of calm reached between Israel and Palestinian authorities in the Gaza Strip after the escalation of violence last week, warning of the potential eruption of a new armed conflict in the region.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Multiple people reported shot near hospital in Chicago
Chicago, Nov 20 (IANS) Police said that multiple people were shot on Monday afternoon near Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at south side of Chicago.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US slaps sanctions on individual related to DPRK
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) US Treasury on Monday announced that it has imposed sanctions on a South African national for his alleged action of helping Pyongyang "evade US sanctions."
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Morocco, UK discuss ways to strengthen military cooperation
Rabat, Nov 20 (IANS) Senior military leaders from Morocco and the UK discussed measures to strengthen bilateral military cooperation, the Moroccan army said on Monday.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Saudi Crown prince to attend G20 summit in Argentina'
Riyadh, Nov 20 (IANS) Saudi Arabia Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih on Monday said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud will participate in the upcoming G20 summit in Argentina, Al Arabiya local news reported.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gigi Hadid honours hard-working parents
Sydney, Nov 20 (IANS) Model Gigi Hadid opened up about being pigeonholed due to her parent's success and being told she was undeserving of her career in the fashion industry.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British envoy to address lawmakers on Brexit
Rome, Nov 20 (IANS/AKI) Britain's ambassador to Italy, Jill Morris, on Tuesday will brief Italian MPs on the prospects for students, university researchers and Italian cultural organisations ahead of her country's planned withdrawal from the European Union next year, the parliament said in a statement.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Education
Iraq denies reports of mediating between Iran, Saudi
Baghdad, Nov 20 (IANS) Iraq has denied reports that President Barham Salih is mediating between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, media reported.
2018-11-20
Category: International, Iraq,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Diaspora
My producers felt I won't be able to act in films: Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar did lots of action films during the initial part of his career as his producers and directors thought that he won't be able to act in their films.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
Joey King slams plane passenger who thought she had cancer
London, Nov 20 (IANS) The "Kissing Booth" star Joey King slams plane passenger who thought she had cancer because of her bald head and feared contracting it from her
2018-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US envoy for DPRK to meet S. Korean counterpart to discuss denuclearisation
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) US special envoy on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will meet his South Korean counterpart here on Tuesday to discuss denuclearisation and ties, the US State Department said.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
No point making documentary films on social issues: Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who is known for featuring in socially relevant films, feels that there is no point in making documentary films on social issues as most of the time people don't react to those films.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi University files police complaint against Baisoya
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Days after cancelling his admission, the Delhi University (DU) on Monday filed a police complaint against Ankiv Baisoya for submitting fake educational certificates to get admission in the university.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Mahatma Gandhi led a bloodless revolution: Vice President
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday remembered Mahatma Gandhi as one of the greatest revolutionaries the world has ever seen, whose "bloodless revolution" inspired great leaders like Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre clears Rs 546 cr more for flood-hit Karnataka
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) The Central government has approved an additional assistance of Rs 546.21 crore to Karnataka, which was affected by floods and landslides in August, said an official statement on Monday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wish it's my last visit to Ram Lalla in tent: Bhaiyyaji Joshi
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) "Sah Karyavahak" of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Monday prayed at the makeshift temple of Lord Ram at the disputed site in Ayodhya and wished this was his last "Darshan" of the deity under a tent.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
5 train robbers held in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Five notorious train robbers, who used to target trains operating from the national capital, have been arrested, a police officer said here on Monday.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Roman Polanski's daughter, Jonathan Rhys Meyers skip IFFI
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Morgane Polanski, daughter of filmmaker Roman Polanski, and "Bend It Like Beckham" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who were expected to attend the 49th IFFI here for the world premiere of their movie "The Aspern Papers" -- the gala's opening film -- have given the event a miss.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Sonu Sood to pay tribute to Bollywood's action heroes
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood, a fitness freak, will bring a touch of heroism to the opening ceremony of the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) with a one-of-a-kind tribute to Bollywood's iconic action stars.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Top CBI official seeks court-monitored probe in Asthana bribery case
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A top CBI official, Manish Kumar Sinha, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the allegation of bribe against Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana in the meat exporter Moin Qureshi case.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Enforcement agencies not implementing directions to curb pollution'
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Stressing that Delhi is decaying and dying due to air pollution, the Supreme Court-appointed EPCA on Monday slammed the enforcement authorities for failing to implement its directions to control pollution.
2018-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Smriti Irani announces sops for Amethi, targets Rahul
Amethi, Nov 19 (IANS) Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Monday announced sops for Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dharmapuri bus burning case convicts released
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Three AIADMK party members serving life sentence in the Dharmapuri bus burning case were released on Monday to mark the birth centenary of party founder M.G. Ramachandras (MGR).
2018-11-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rafale controversy won't dent IAF image: Raghunath Nambiar
Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) The image of Indian Air Force (IAF) will not be dented due to the controversy regarding the Rafale fighter jets deal, said Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, the deputy chief of IAF.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
TN announces Rs 1,000 cr assistance for cyclone relief
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday announced a sum of Rs 1,000 crore for carrying out relief works in the cyclone Gaja affected districts.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Qatar keen on CISF training for its industrial security force
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Oil-rich Qatar is keen to know about India's expertise in providing security to oil and gas installations and wants its industrial security force personnel to be trained at CISF facilities in India.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Infosys, Skoda among 1,775 entities served notice for failure to file returns
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Infosys Foundation, Skoda Auto India, University of Rajasthan and Madras Christian College are among 1,775 entities issued show-cause notice under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act for their failure to submit annual income and expenditure statements on foreign fundings, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Wrong list of deleted voters used for inspection: AAP to EC
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Monday moved the Election Commission protesting "fraudulent" deletion of voter names, alleging that some of its officers used "an inaccurate list of deleted voters" for inspection.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka farmers give government 15 days to meet demands
Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) The Karnataka Farmers' Association (KFA) on Monday gave the state government 15 days to meet their demands, including loan waiver, minimum support price for all crops and compensation for drought, failing which they would resume and intensify their stir.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
4 killed in Delhi factory fire, owner held
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Four people were killed on Monday as a massive fire enveloped an illegal factory here, an official said, adding that its owner had been arrested.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI to pump liquidity worth Rs 8,000 cr on Nov 22
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would inject Rs 8,000 crore into the market by purchasing government securities on November 22, 2018.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka villages open defecation free, says CM
Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said the southern state was open defecation free in its rural areas.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
NBCC's Q2 net profit up 16%
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) State owned NBCC (India) on Monday reported a rise of 15.97 per cent rise in its net profit for the second quarter of 2018-19.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonia hails Manmohan, says empty boasts, vitriol not his style
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In a veiled dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that "fanciful boasts, self-promoting bombast and the language of abuse and vitriol" was not the style of Manmohan Singh who presided over the country's highest economic growth rate in his tenure as Prime Minister.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India produces 1.16 million tonnes sugar until mid-November
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Sugar production in the country until November 15 has been 1.16 million tonnes, compared to 1.37 million tonnes during the corresponding period last year, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
No bail-out for Jet Airways, management needs to run airline smoothly: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Centre on Monday said it would not bail out cash-strapped Jet Airways, stating that it's the responsibility of the management to implement policies to ensure financial stability and a smooth functioning of the airline.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Classical dance exponent announces campaign on toilet use education
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Bharatnatyam exponent Geeta Chandran on World Toilet Day on Monday announced an educational campaign she will undertake on responsible toilet use, followed by a dance tribute to her first guru.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
RBI to set up panel to review its economic capital framework
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The RBI board on Monday decided to form an expert committee to examine the economic capital framework of the central bank, which will decide the amount of reserves it can maintain, handing over the balance to the government.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
IAAF announces finalists for female world athletes of the year
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Monday announced the five finalists for female world athlete of the year.
2018-11-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Manmohan cautions against argument that development requires restrictions on freedom
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that one must not fall prey to the argument that India's development requires a restriction on the freedoms of its people and a concept of nationhood which demands a contrived unity rather than embrace the reality of India's diversity.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
India seeks more cooperation with Vietnam in four key sectors
Hanoi, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday called for more cooperation between India and Vietnam in the areas of agriculture, pharmaceuticals, textiles and IT.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
FC Goa extends head coach Lobera's contract for another year
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa on Monday secured the services of their head coach Sergio Lobera for another year after the Spaniard agreed to stay with the club till the end of the 2019/20 season.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,ISL
Roman Polanski's daughter, Jonathan Rhys Meyers skips IFFI
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) Morgane Polanski, daughter of filmmaker Roman Polanski, and "Bend It Like Beckham" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who were expected to attend the 49th IFFI here for the world premiere of their movie "The Aspern Papers" -- the gala's opening film -- have given the gala a miss.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Odisha to build houses for cyclone Titli-affected families
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed to allot houses under the Biju Pucca Ghar scheme to 13,000 families affected by severe cyclonic storm Titli in October this year.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Youth accused of raping, murdering toddler in Gurugram held in Uttar Pradesh
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) A youth accused of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl was arrested from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, a senior police official said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Need automatic 'Right of Way' approval for 5G preparedness: COAI
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Monday said the industry needed a web-based automatic and timely approval process for Right of Way (ROW) for the country to be prepared for 5G connectivity.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Opposition to meet before winter session of Parliament, chalk out next move: Naidu
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) The much talked about meeting of parties opposed to the BJP to strategise against the saffron party in the next Lok Sabha elections has been postponed and may now be held after the current Assembly elections and before the start of the winter session of Parliament, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee said after a meeting between them here.
2018-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Amarinder blames Pakistan; Punjab, Centre wake up to 'terror' call after Amritsar grenade attack (Roundup)
Amritsar/New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said the Amritsar grenade attack on a prayer meeting of the Nirankari sect seemingly carried "Pakistan's signature", with initial investigations indicating that the grenade used was similar to the ones being manufactured by the Pakistani Army Ordinance factory.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
Women-related issues in 'The Aspern Papers' relevant today: Director
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) Set in the 19th century Victorian era, 'The Aspern Papers', which opens this year's edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is a telling commentary on the suppression of women's emotion, independence and freedom, issues which are even relevant today, Julien Landais, director of the period drama film said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
New definition of kilogram from May next year: Government
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India will adopt a new definition of the kilogram (kg) from May next year, after representatives of 60 countries last week voted to redefine the International System of Units.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Goa beach cleaning tender triggers spat between ruling alliance members
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) Uncollected garbage strewn on Goa's beaches, and a tender to appoint an agency to clean them, triggered a row in the ruling BJP-led coalition government on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Centre releases SOPs for safety of sewer workers
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In the light of several incidents of the death of sewer workers, the Central government on Monday released Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for cleaning of sewers and septic tanks in order to ensure the workers' safety and prevent accidents.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Two women Maoists killed in Maharashtra gun-fight
Nagpur, Nov 19 (IANS) Two women Maoists were killed after a fierce gun-battle in the forests of Gadchiroli district here on Monday, an official said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism
Delhi reports 551 dengue cases so far in November
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) As many as 271 cases of dengue were reported in the national capital in the week ended November 17, taking the total to 551 so far in November, a municipal report showed on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Need to re-engineer, re-imagine our education system: Naidu
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday expressed concern over the issue of unemployability among fresh graduates in the country, saying that nothing less than a complete re-engineering of the education system can fix the problem.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Korean dancers to perform in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Dance groups from South Korea will present traditional dances from both North and South Korea here on November 29.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Gujarat to study Maharashtra quota decision and decide on Patidars: Rupani
Ahmedabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday said the state government had sought details from its Maharashtra counterparts about its decision to grant reservation benefits to the Maratha community to find out if the Patidar community could be given a quota here.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
69 arrested Sabarimala pilgrims send to jail (Roundup)
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Nov 19 (IANS) Sixty-nine pilgrims, who were arrested late Sunday night from Sabarimala temple after they defied prohibitory orders, were remanded to judicial custody by a court here on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Jana Sena to contest Lok Sabha polls in Telangana
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Monday said that the Jana Sena will contest the Lok Sabha elections in Telangana.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India, Europe sales help Xiaomi swing to net profit in Q3
Hong Kong, Nov 19 (IANS) Riding on its robust sales in India and Europe, China-based Xiaomi on Monday reported a 49.1 per cent increase in revenue for its third quarter of 2018 as net profit reached 2.48 billion yuan ($357.23 million).
2018-11-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy
Accidental explosion kills BSF officer in Jammu
Jammu, Nov 19 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) Assistant Commandant was killed and four others were injured in an accidental explosion on Monday at a border outpost in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, officials said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Now men think twice before harassing women: Preity Zinta
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Amid the ongoing controversy on her comment on the #MeToo movement, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta said it is an encouraging step to a big change for the future as men now think twice before harassing a woman at the workplace.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Work on to get India in $5 trillion club soon: Modi
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Reaching out to top industrialists and businessmen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the government is working towards making India a $5 trillion economy and for this the country will have to continue scaling up the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business (EODB) ranking.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Top CBI official seeks court-monitored probe in Asthana bribery case
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A top CBI official, Manish Kumar Sinha, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the allegation of bribe against Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana in the meat exporter Moin Qureshi case with the petition referring to charges of bribe being made to a Union minister and the other accused claiming connections with the "high and mighty" in the power corridors including NSA Ajit Doval.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul has 'Modiphobia', takes his name 44 times in 22-minute speech: Shah
Narsinghpur (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 19 (IANS) Taking a dig at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said that the opposition leader was afflicted with "Modiphobia" and that is why he takes Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name 44 times in his 22 minute election speech.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Opium cultivation in Afghanistan falls for first time in 3 years
Kabul, Nov 19 (IANS) Opium cultivation in Afghanistan fell 29 per cent in 2018 down to 6,400 tonnes, following a bumper crop the previous year, according to a UN report published on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malaysia keen to operate direct flights to Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Malaysian High Commissioner to India Dato Hidayat Abdul Hamid on Monday said that Malaysia is keen to start direct tourist flights to Kashmir.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Centre plans year-long events to mark Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru and founder of the Sikh religion Guru Nanak Dev next year, the Centre has decided to undertake a series of commemorative activities across India and abroad.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Pakistan PM rejects Trump's allegations
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister on Monday rejected the US President's allegations that Islamabad failed to cooperate with the US and had helped the former Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden hide in the country until his death at the hands of the US military in a covert operation in 2011.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Address public grievances first, Kejriwal tells officials
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed all the Heads of Departments (HoDs) of the Delhi government to make redressal of public grievances a "top priority" and that no complaint should be left unresolved.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Putin visits Turkey to inaugurate undersea gas pipeline
Istanbul, Nov 19 (IANS) The Russian President was received by his Turkish counterpart on Monday to officially inaugurate the TurkStream undersea natural gas pipeline which is expected to bring Russian gas through the Black Sea to Turkey and on to Europe from next year.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy
BSF trooper killed in J&K blast
Jammu, Nov 19 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and three others were injured in an accidental explosion on Monday at a border outpost in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, officials said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Opposition to meet before winter session of Parliament: Naidu
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) The much-talked about meeting of parties opposed to the BJP to strategise against the saffron party in the next Lok Sabha elections has been postponed and may now be held after the current Assembly elections and before the start of the winter session of Parliament, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee said after a meeting between them here.
2018-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Congress targets Modi over CBI officer's revelations against Doval, CVC
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Congress on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi after senior CBI official M.K. Sinha alleged in the Supreme Court that NSA Ajit Doval and Central Vigilance Commissioner K.V. Chaudhary had interfered in the investigation against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana facing bribery charges.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sabarimala: Devaswom Board asks SC for more time to implement order
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) that manages the Sabarimala temple on Monday moved an application in the Supreme Court seeking more time to implement the apex court's order allowing women of all age groups into the temple.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Costa del Este wins first leg, moves closer to Panama football final
La Chorrera (Panama), Nov 19 (IANS) Panamanian forward Ernesto Sinclair scored a hat-trick to lead visiting Costa del Este to a 3-1 win over San Francisco in the first leg of their semi-final playoff clash in the Apertura, the first tournament of the Panamanian football league's 2018-2019 season.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Storytelling festival concludes with diverse tales from India, abroad
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Stories from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's life, a dramatised musical about Mahabharata's Pandavas and actor Pankaj Tripathi's chilling, horror tale of a ride to Patna, formed the key highlights of an oral storytelling festival "Kathakar" here.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Companies to invest Rs 3,424 crore in city gas distribution projects in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) Energy companies will invest about Rs 3,424 crore in city gas distribution projects in seven geographical areas (GAs) covering 17 districts in Odisha, an official said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Telcos complete new KYC process in 85% area: COAI
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Telecom operators have completed the adoption of a new e-KYC (Know Your Customer) process in around 85 per cent of the country and the rest is likely to be covered soon, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Industrial park rating will boost competitiveness: Prabhu
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The development of an industrial park rating system would help increase industry competitiveness and boost the manufacturing sector in the country, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
KMP Expressway inauguration beginning of 2019 LS contest: Khattar
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khatttar on Monday said the inauguration of the KMP Expressway and extension of Faridabad Metro Rail by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the beginning of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Aadhaar data breach: HC grants more time to UIDAI to file response
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed the Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) plea seeking more time to file a response on a plea seeking exemplary damages for the losses caused due to leakage of Aadhaar data.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
KCR's daughter-in-law richer than his son
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao's daughter-in-law is richer than his son K. T. Rama Rao, a minister in his cabinet.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Herald case: Court dismisses plea seeking to restrain Swamy's tweets
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A local court here on Monday dismissed Congress leader Motilal Vora's plea seeking to restrain Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy's tweets on the ongoing National Herald case.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonia, Pinki, Simranjeet in quarters; Saweety knocked out of boxing Worlds
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The giant-killing Sonia and experienced Pinki Jingra along with Simranjeet Kaur entered the quarter-finals of their respective weight categories in the 10th AIBA women's World Boxing Championships at the KD Jhadav Hall here on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Manipur CM asks some Ministers, officials to quit
Imphal, Nov 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday asked some Ministers and senior officials to resign if they are not concerned about people's welfare.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Hopes of easier lending norms, fund inflows lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian equities got a lift on Monday amid expectations the central bank will take measures to ease liquidity crunch and relax lending norms for state-run banks.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Air pollution cuts average Indian's life expectancy by over 4 years: Study
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India is the world's second most polluted country, slightly trailing only Nepal, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Many UK workers lack access to decent toilets
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Tens of thousands of UK workers do not have access to decent toilets, Britain's biggest trade union Unite has found.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Sri Lanka's political turmoil continues
Colombo, Nov 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka's political turmoil continued into its third week on Monday, with the government and the former ruling United National Alliance (UNA) quarrelling with each other.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
South Africa to take on Paraguay in charity football match
Johannesburg, Nov 19 (IANS) South Africa's national football team will face Paraguay on Tuesday in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in Moses Mabhida, Durban, the South African Football Association (SAFA) said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
More toilets posing greater challenges of untreated sewage
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) With eight crore toilets built in India since 2014, a new challenge in the form of untreated sewage confronts India, with the problems expected to surmount in coming years, officials said at the World Toilet Summit, here on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Taliban reaches no pact on deadline with US for Afghan peace
Kabul, Nov 19 (IANS) Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Majahid said on Monday that the armed group has reached no agreement with the US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on a deadline to reach a peace deal for ending the war in Afghanistan.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Pakistan PM to visit Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will undertake an official visit to Malaysia from November 20, his first to the country since assuming his post in August.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
China reports new African swine fever outbreaks
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in its northeastern province of Heilongjiang, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
3.7 mn Afghan children have no access to school: UNICEF
Kabul, Nov 19 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) office in Afghanistan said on Monday that about 3.7 million Afghan children have no access to school due to insecurity and poverty in the country.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Education
Last phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls on Tuesday
Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) A three-way contest is in the offing as Chhattisgarh goes for the second and concluding phase of Assembly polls on Tuesday for 72 seats spread across 19 districts, with the ruling BJP wrestling it out with the opposition Congress and the Ajit Jogi-Mayawati-led alliance emerging as a formidable third front.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Woodpecker film fest to be back with sixth edition
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) will be back with the sixth edition here next month.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ranji tie: Shami yet to join Bengal team
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Although he made himself available, India pacer Mohammed Shami is yet to join the Bengal squad on the eve of their Ranji Trophy match against Kerala at the Eden Gardens here from Tuesday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Minister calls for increase in agricultural loan target to Rs 8,000 cr in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Hailing the West Bengal cooperative banks for achieving a higher credit-deposit ratio than the national average, Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Monday urged the cooperative department to increase the agricultural loan disbursement target by Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 8,000 crore in the next year.
2018-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Two criminals arrested after gun battle in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Police arrested two criminals after an overnight gun battle in Ghaziabad.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Xiaomi wants to change rural retail in India with new business
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Chinese electronics major Xiaomi, which is focusing on amplifying its product portfolio beyond smartphones, is all set to launch on Tuesday a new business which, according to the company, will "change rural retail in India".
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Prices of air tickets on Tripura route spike
Agartala, Nov 19 (IANS) Prices of flight tickets on the Tripura route have spiked after some carriers suspended their operations while others curtailed their frequency.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Indonesia, Philippines to meet in AFF Suzuki Cup 2018
Jakarta, Nov 19 (IANS) The Indonesian and the Philippines national football teams will play in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 at the weekend, the Indonesian football association said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Football
India gets its first sewer cleaning machine
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In order to reduce sewer deaths and put an end to the unsafe practice of manual scavenging, the Sulabh International on Monday introduced India's first "sewer cleaning machine".
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
No bail-out for Jet Airways, management needs to run airline smothly: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Central government on Monday ruled out the possibility of providing any financial bail-out or leeway to cash-strapped Jet Airways, stating that it's the prerogative of the company's management to implement policies to ensure smooth functioning of the airline.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Malaria cases drop 24% in India, Odisha best performer: WHO
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India has been identified as the top country marking maximum progress in reducing malaria cases among the 11 highest burden countries, registering a 24 per cent decrease in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
HarperCollins India partners ISF for fan outreach programme
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The unbeaten run of the Indian women's cricket team has landed them in the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC World T20 and the timing couldn't have been any better for leading publisher HarperCollins India to announce its partnership with Indian Sports Fan (ISF), a community of sports fans for women's cricket outreach programme.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mivi launches 3 new portable wireless speakers in India
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Domestic electronic gadgets brand Mivi on Monday launched three new wireless portable Bluetooth speakers -- Octave, Moonstone and Roam -- priced at Rs 1,699, Rs 2,299 and Rs 2,999 respectively.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Centre approves Rs 546 crore additional assistance for Karnataka
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Centre on Monday approved Rs 546.21 crore additional assistance to Karnataka which has experienced floods and landslides during 2018, a Home Ministry statement said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi opens KMP Expressway; says will cut pollution, traffic
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway in Haryana, saying it will help in reducing vehicular pollution in the national capital.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CAG report on demonetisation to be ready before Budget Session
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is auditing the impact of the controversial demonetisation on the Indian economy and may complete its report on it before the budget session of Parliament early next year.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy

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