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Satyarthi given P.C. Chandra award
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi was on Sunday presented the P.C. Chandra Purashkar (award) for his global crusade against child slavery and exploitative child labour.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
IPL: KKR vs RCB scoreboard
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
KKR bowl out RCB for IPL's lowest-ever score to score remarkable win
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made short work of Royal Challengers Bangalore's star-studded batting lineup to and script a remarkable 82-run win in a high-voltage Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bengal Governor sustains minor injury after fall
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi sustained a minor injury when he tripped and fell during an official programme here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Lajong hold Mumbai in I-League tie
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Yuta Kinowaki produced a late equaliser as Shillong Lajong FC held Mumbai FC to a 1-1 draw in an I-League football match at the Cooperage Stadium here on Sunday evening.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Modi urges BJP CMs to focus on development
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states to make development their main plank and use technology for its better implementation, sources said.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Khandu calls to fast track connectivity to transform Arunachal
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Arunchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday stressed on the need to augment and fast track connectivity including IT to transform the northeastern border state.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Chahal's 3/16 helps RCB restrict KKR to low total
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) An excellent spell by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bundle out Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for 131 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Himanta Sarma elected badminton federation chief (Lead, changing dateline)
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at an executive committee meeting held here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches, despite scorching heat (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches and scorching heat to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Four injured, train services hit in Bengal after storm, rains
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Four persons were injured and train services partially disrupted as a a 'Norwester' storm hit Kolkata and the southern districts of West Bengal, triggering rains on Sunday evening.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Lajong hold Mumbai in I-League tie
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Yuta Kinowaki produced a late equaliser as Shillong Lajong FC held Mumbai FC to a 1-1 draw in an I-League football match at the Cooperage Stadium here on Sunday evening.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Benching Hazard was part of plan: Chelsea coach Conte
London, April 23 (IANS) Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has revealed that benching winger Eden Hazard was part of the plan that ultimately worked during the 4-2 FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium here.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Nadal wins his 10th Monte-Carlo Masters
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal won the Monte-Carlo Masters by defeating his countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final here on Sunday to become the first player in the Open Era to have won 10 titles of the same tournament.
2017-04-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Consider January-December financial year, Modi urges states
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December, saying that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for the year.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha deserves equal share to northeastern, Himalayan states: Patnaik
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said his state deserves the same sharing pattern as northeastern and Himalayan states.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Three-year action agenda presented at NITI Aayog meet
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Sunday presented a draft of the three-year action agenda for the nation's development at the planning body's Governing Council meeting here.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sovereign Gold Bonds issue opens on Monday
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The first tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) scheme in this fiscal will open for public subscription on Monday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BJP clean sweep in civic polls, rout for AAP: Exit poll
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The BJP will make a clean sweep in Sunday's municipal elections in Delhi while the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress will lag far behind, said an exit poll.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himanta elected President of badminton federation
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at an executive committee meeting held in Lucknow on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Sonowal appeals for help in reviving Assam paper mills
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for help to revive the Ashok, Nagaon and Cachar Paper Mills, saying their resumption will provide a boost to the state's rural economy.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Dulquer Salmaan to play Gemini Ganesan in 'Mahanati'
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Dulquer Salmaan will play late Tamil star Gemini Ganesan in upcoming bilingual film "Mahanati", a biopic on legendary southern actress Savitri, a source said.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi protest till May 25
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Farmers from Tamil Nadu, holding a protest at the Jantar Mantar here from the last 41 days to draw attention to their plight, on Sunday suspended their protests till May 25 after state Chief Minister K. Palaniswami assured them that he will take up their demands including that of loan waiver with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bengal governor sustains minor injury after fall
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi sustained a minor injury when he tripped and fell during an official programme here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12-year-old murders friend over Rs 250 cricket match bet
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy in West Bengal's Howrah district allegedly killed his friend following a dispute over a bet of Rs 250 placed on a cricket match, police said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eight die as bus skids off road in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Eight persons were killed and more than 40 others injured on Sunday when a bus carrying a wedding party met with an accident near state capital Ranchi, police said.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Higher indigenisation prescribed for metro trains
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) To give a push to the Make in India programme, the Union Urban Development Ministry has made it mandatory for all metro companies to buy 75 percent of all metro cars domestically, an official statement said on Sunday
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Bangalore elect to bowl against Kolkata
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss, which was delayed by rain for approximately 45 minutes, and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Rajasthan Cricket Association poll called off on legal grounds: Official
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) The election to the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) scheduled for April 26 has been called off because the provisions of a law governing sports bodies in the state are not in conformity with the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee recommendations, a senior official of the association said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Nadal wins his 10th Monte-Carlo Masters
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the Monte-Carlo Masters by defeating his countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final to lift the 10th title of his favourite tournament here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Three persons transporting buffaloes were beaten up by "cow vigilantes" in south Delhi, police said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Gujarat vs Punjab scoreboard
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard at the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Chess: Harika suffers first loss in Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, April 23 (IANS) Indias Grand Master Harika Dronavallis unbeaten run came to an end when she lost to Dutch Grand Master Jorden van Foreest in the fifth round of the Reykjavik Open chess tournament here.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
East Bengal beat Minerva in I-League tie
Barasat (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) East Bengal finally broke their losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Minerva Punjab FC in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Farmers die only when assembly in session: Odisha Minister
Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) In a remark that raised the opposition's hackles, Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Sunday said the deaths of farmer in the state were reported only when the assembly was in session.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PM asks CMs to stay in touch with Kashmiri youth in their states
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked all Chief Ministers to stay in touch with the Kashmiri youth in their states and take care of their interests.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Opposition settling foreigners in Jammu, says Jitendra Singh
Jammu, April 23 (IANS) Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Sunday accused opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir for allowing foreigners to settle in Jammu.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
BJP complains to EC against AAP's Manish Sisodia
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi BJP on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, accusing him of violating the Model Code of Conduct during the civic polls.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Swaraj India worker accuses AAP MLA's nephew of assault
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A Swaraj India worker has lodged a complaint with the police that Tughlaqabad's Aam Aadmi Party legislator Sahi Ram Pahalwan's nephew and his accomplices assaulted him during the civic body poll on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Punjab beat Gujarat by 26 runs to end losing run
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab put up a strong all-round show to end their four-match losing streak with a 26-run victory over Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Tamil Nadu to table GST Bill in assembly soon: Palaniswami
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will soon place the state GST Bill in the assembly, said Chief Minister K.Palaniswami here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
We need an 'innernet' along with the internet: Karmapa
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The internet has brought people closer to each other but also needed is an "innernet" to make us feel our inter-connectedness inwardly too, Tibetan spiritual leader, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Bowlers need to step up, says Raina
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) After going down to Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday, dejected Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina said his bowlers need to step up as they are lacking confidence in the middle.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Driven by sense of duty, elderly brave scorcher to vote
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Braving scorching heat and disregarding failing health, senior citizens on Sunday turned out in large numbers for the Delhi civic polls, though most admitted that they do not have much expectations from candidates they voted for.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Rain delays toss between Kolkata-Bangalore at Eden
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Rain delayed the toss of the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Injured Bravo ruled out of IPL-10
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Gujarat Lions (GL) all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was on Sunday ruled out of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a hamstring injury.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Consider advancing budget to January, Modi urges states
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December and said that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for the year.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Army Commanders' Conference focuses on modernisation, joint operational philosophy
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A need to evolve a 'joint operational philosophy' for all three armed services was stressed at the Army Commanders' Conference here while Army Chief Bipin Rawat called for speeding up the force's modernisation programme, an official statement said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi protest till May 25
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Farmers from Tamil Nadu who have been on protest sit-in here for the past 40 days, on Sunday announced suspension of their demonstration till May 25 after they met state Chief Minister K. Palaniswami.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
I wanted to show anger of partition through 'Begum Jaan': Srijit Mukherji (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Partition remains a searing reality in the history of India and Pakistan. Against this backdrop, Srijit Mukherji has sought to bring to Hindi filmgoers what he had for Bengali viewers two years ago.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How to dress right for office in summer
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Bored of your office wear? Go for reversible shrug, experiment with silhouettes and get some variety in your wardrobe this summer, say experts.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Himachal seeks adequate funding for central projects
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Complaining of drastic reduction in funds for various centrally-sponsored schemes, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday urged the Centre to ensure adequate allocation to ensure their completion within set time frame.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kanika got bargaining skills from 'Diya Aur...' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Kanika Maheshwari says that she got better at bargaining thanks to her role as Meenkashi Rathi in the TV show "Diya Aur Baati Hum".
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kenya's Keitany breaks world record at women-only London Marathon
London, April 23 (IANS) Kenya's Mary Keitany broke the 12-year-old world record at the women-only London Marathon here on Sunday. The 35-year-old clocked 2:17:01 hours at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race, taking 41 seconds off the previous mark of 2:17:42 set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2005.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
East Bengal beat Minerva in I-League tie
Barasat (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) East Bengal defeated Minerva Punjab FC 3-1 in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
NSE IPO: The most eagerly awaited show after 'Baahubali-2'
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) While movie lovers are hotly debating as to why Kattappa killed Baahubali, stock market investors appear to be eagerly looking forward to the big ticket Rs 10,000 crore-plus IPO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajkummar happy with 'Newton' win at Hong Kong film fest
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) After starting off on the right note at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, actor Rajkummar Rao says his film "Newton" has won the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of men and women on Sunday voted amid EVM glitches to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Prabhas's next film titled 'Saaho'
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The makers of actor Prabhass next film announced on Sunday that the film has been titled "Saaho", and it will be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Voting for Delhi's municipal corporations ends
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Polling to pick three new Delhi Municipal Corporations ended here on Sunday evening.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Poll panel to buy 16,15,000 VVPATs from two PSUs
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued a letter of intent to purchase 16,15,000 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) at an estimated cost of Rs 3,173.47 crore during 2017-18 and 2018-19 from central PSUs BEL and ECIL, an official statement said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bopanna-Cuevas win Monte Carlo Masters title
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 23 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated the Spanish team of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in a tough three-set battle to win the men's doubles title at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
IPL: Amla's 65 fires Punjab to 188/7 against Gujarat
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Opening batsman Hashim Amla played a crucial knock of 65 as Kings XI Punjab posted a challenging total of 188/7 in 20 overs against Gujarat Lions in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
I'm work in progress: Prateik on battle with drug addiction
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prateik Babbar has come to terms with all the complications of his life, and says he has fought the demons of substance abuse. But the actor says he is still "work in progress", and wants to write a book about his struggle to inspire people who are going through the same.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Ramratan' almost done: Daisy Shah
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Actress Daisy Shah says that after she completes her eastern tour with superstar Salman Khan and others, she will shoot for the final song of her upcoming film "Ramratan".
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonakshi can do things I never could: Shatrughan Sinha
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Veteran actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha says that by acting in "Noor" his daughter and actress Sonakshi Sinha has proved that she can do things that he never could.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No need for law to penalise levy of service charge: Minister
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Sunday ruled out a legislation to penalise hotels and restaurants in the country for levying service charge on customers.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Delhi EC hauls up news channels over MCD pre-poll survey
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi State Election Commission on Sunday asked two major news channels to explain the reason for the telecast of the survey they made ahead of the MCD polls, in which they had projected a big BJP win.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
5 soldiers killed in Yemen explosions
Sanaa, April 23 (IANS) Five soldiers were killed and 20 others injured in two explosions at military barracks in Yemen's Aden city, security officials said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Yemen,Defence/Security
Three-year action agenda presented at NITI Aayog meet
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Sunday presented a draft of the three-year action agenda for the nation's development at its Governing Council meeting here.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rebel poet Gaddar willing to work with Pawan Kalyan's party
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Rebel poet Gaddar, who plans to float a political party in Telangana, has expressed his willingness to work with Jana Sena party of popular Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
No role in saffron scarf issue at Taj, says government
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The government on Sunday denied any involvement of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) or the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in restricting foreign models from entering Taj Mahal wearing saffron scarves inscribed with name of Lord Ram.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
North Korea detains third US citizen
Pyongyang, April 23 (IANS) North Korean authorities have detained a US citizen of South Korean origin, bringing the number of Americans held by Pyongyang to three, sources in Seoul said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bopanna-Cuevas win Monte Carlo Masters
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 23 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated the Spanish team of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in a tough three-set battle to win the men's doubles title at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Kerala Minister calls IAS officer 'mad', abuses workers
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani on Sunday drew flak for allegedly calling an IAS officer "mad" and made disparaging remarks about women plantation workers.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Three persons transporting buffaloes were beaten up by 'vigilantes' here, police said.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sampaoli set to be named Argentina coach: Reports (Lead, correcting third para)
Buenos Aires, April 23 (IANS) Jorge Sampaoli has agreed to leave Sevilla to coach Argentina's national football team.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Sonakshi performing at Bieber's India gig not a good message: Kailash
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Padma Shri award-winning singer-composer Kailash Kher says getting Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha on board to perform at Justin Bieber's maiden concert in India over any other acclaimed Indian singer is not a good sign, and sends a wrong message internationally.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AIIMS -- India's first public hospital for eye tumours
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is India's first public hospital to start plaque brachytherapy facility for the treatment of eye tumours, a statement said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Philippines heightens security for Asean summit
Manila, April 23 (IANS) The Philippines' authorities on Sunday heightened security measures for the upcoming summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Manila, with some 41,000 personnel set to be deployed.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security
Daisy Shah finds kissing a stranger 'very awkward'
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Actress Daisy Shah played a bold role in the 2015 erotic thriller "Hate Story 3". But she will never get into that genre again as she finds kissing a stranger very awkward.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KJo hits back at troller for eunuch post (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar took the high road after a social media user called him a 'chhaka (eunuch) on Twitter, and asked him to get well soon.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Afghanistan declares day of mourning
Kabul, April 23 (IANS) Afghanistan on Sunday declared a day of national mourning for the 138 soldiers killed in a Taliban attack in what was one of the most deadly strikes against the country's armed forces.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kohli-Gayle-AB trinity is talk of Kolkata at Eden's
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) "It's like a wedding function since we have arrived here at the team hotel," a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spokesperson gushed on Sunday morning, hours before the side's clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens here.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Shared bikes climb to the 'roof of the world'
Lhasa, April 23 (IANS) China's bike-sharing fever has spread to Tibet, with 500 shared two-wheelers appearing on the plateau.
2017-04-23
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Jaitley for urgent World Bank, IMF quota reforms
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The World Bank needs to decide the issues of Selective Capital Increase (SCI) to reflect the increasing weight of Developing and Transition Countries (DTCs) and General Capital Increase (GCI) to expand its annual lending, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Mainz stun Bayern, Dortmund beat Monchengladbach in German Bundesliga
Berlin, April 23 (IANS) Bayern Munich dropped points for the second time in a row as they were held to a 2-2 draw by FSV Mainz 05 while Raphael Guerreiro's late winner helped Dortmund to edge Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-2 at the 30th round in Bundesliga.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Ancient bamboo slips for calculation enter world records book
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) A set of bamboo slips dating back more than 2,300 years were officially recognised on Sunday by the Guinness World Records as the world's earliest decimal calculation tool.
2017-04-23
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
GST consensus exemplar of cooperative federalism: Modi
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday applauded Chief Ministers of states for setting aside ideological and political differences for a consensus on the GST regime which he said will "go down in history as a great illustration of cooperative federalism".
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP will oust Left in Tripura: Ram Madhav
Dharmanagar (Tripura), April 23 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday vowed to oust the Left from power in Tripura in the 2018 assembly elections "to script history".
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
IPL: Gujarat opt to field against Punjab
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IPL: Confident Mumbai to take on resurgent Pune (Preview)
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A confident Mumbai Indians, who won six consecutive games in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), are all set to take on resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ethiopia's Geremew takes third title at Yangzhou Half Marathon
Yangzhou (China), April 23 (IANS) Course record holder Mosinet Geremew of Ethiopia completed his title hat-trick at the Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon, an IAAF gold label race, here on Sunday after a breathtaking four-man battle in front of the finish.
2017-04-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Meghalaya CM files FIR over fake Twitter account
Shillong, April 23 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has filed an FIR over a fake Twitter account created in his name, a police official said here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japanese ships join US carrier for drills
Tokyo, April 23 (IANS) Two Japanese destroyers began joint naval drills on Sunday with the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group in the Pacific Ocean as it nears waters off the Korean Peninsula.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security
Material tougher, more conductive than copper developed
New York, April 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness about 50 times higher than copper films, currently being used in electronics.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Cold weather, fewer sun hours increase alcoholic cirrhosis
London, April 23 (IANS) People in colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver, scientists have found.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Sampaoli set to be named Argentina coach: reports
Buenos Aires, April 23 (IANS) Jorge Sampaoli has agreed to leave Sevilla to coach Argentina's national football team.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
PSG beat Montpellier 2-0 to move atop Ligue 1
Paris, April 23 (IANS) Edinson Cavani's 31st league goal of the season earned defending champions Paris Saint-Germain a 2-0 home win against Montpellier, sending the club to the top of Ligue 1 table past Monaco, who have two more games in hand.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
LG to launch G6 on April 24 in India
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Days after Samsung launched its flagship devices Galaxy S8 and S8+, its South Korean rival LG will launch G6 with the unique 18:9 screen aspect ratio in India on Monday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Fluminense advance to Campeonato Carioca final
Rio de Janeiro, April 23 (IANS) Fluminense earned a place in Brazil's Campeonato Carioca final by trouncing Vasco da Gama 3-0 at the Maracana stadium here.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
France votes to elect a new President
Paris, April 23 (IANS) Voting was underway in France on Sunday for the first round of presidential election amid tight security following a terror attack in Paris earlier this week.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Saudi King reverses public sector pay cuts
Riyadh, April 23 (IANS) Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Sunday reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that was cut in September when oil revenues were low.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Business/Economy
Lana Del Rey finds romance with American rapper
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Singer Lana Del Rey has been getting close to American rapper G-Eazy.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kejriwal says many EVMs 'malfunctioning'
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said reports of EVM malfunctioning were coming from all over the capital during municipal elections.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Afghanistan declares day of mourning as army base toll rises
Kabul, April 23 (IANS) The Afghan government declared Sunday as a national mourning day to pay tributes to scores of army personnel who died in a Taliban attack at a military base in Balkh province.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Operation on to rescue girl stuck in Karnataka borewell
Belagavi (Karnataka), April 23 (IANS) An operation is underway to rescue and save a child who fell and got stuck in a borewell at a village in north Karnataka's Belagavi district, said an official on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple apologises to users for iCloud subscription goof-up
New York, April 23 (IANS) Days after an error led to false iCloud cancellation emails sent to subscribers, Apple has followed up with another note apologising for the bug and reassuring them that their plan remains in good standing.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Kerala minister draws ire for calling IAS officer 'mad'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani has drawn ire for calling an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer "mad", authorities said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Big B reshoots for 'Sarkar 3'
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan had to reshoot some scenes of filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's upcoming movie "Sarkar 3". The cine icon says he will share the reason behind it soon.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stallone turns baby guru for Jason Statham
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Action star Sylvester Stallone, also a father, has become a "baby guru" to his "The Expendables" co-star Jason Statham.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delhi votes to pick new municipal body
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Lakhs of men and women on Sunday voted to pick three new municipal corporations in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chinese banks face profitability pressure: Moody's
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Chinese listed banks were confronted with profitability pressure from the country's slowing economic growth, despite the absence of any significant deterioration in asset performance, said Moody's Investors Service.
2017-04-23
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Priyanka enjoys mini 'Dil Dhadakne Do' reunion
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is back here after wrapping up her international projects, spent some time with the "Dil Dhadakne Do" team, including actor Ranveer Singh and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Mohanlal revisits ancestral home after three decades
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mohanlal turned nostalgic after paying a visit to his ancestral home after over three decades.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Actress Erin Moran dead at 56
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Erin Moran, best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the American sitcom "Happy Days" has died. She was 56.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Deadpool 2' gets June 2018 release date
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) 20th Century Fox studio has set "Deadpool 2" release date for a June 1, 2018.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
World cranberry leader Ocean Spray eyes Indian market
Vancouver, April 23 (IANS) With Indians reporting high rate of urinary tract infections, the world's top cranberry producer Ocean Spray is eying the huge Indian market for its products.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Spielberg's Pentagon Papers film to release in December
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Steven Spielbergs untitled Pentagon Papers drama, which is rumored to star Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, will open in limited release on December 22.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian Army's BRO loses civil infra projects due to delays
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge cost over-runs.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Was fascinated by superheroes as a kid: Prabhas
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Prabhas, ahead of the release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in which he plays a superhero-like character, says he grew up as a fan of popular superheroes such as He-Man and Superman.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Opt for stairs, not soda, to feel more energised at work
New York, April 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs at a regular pace is more likely to make you feel energised than ingesting 50 milligrams of caffeine -- about the equivalent to the amount in a can of soda.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Grand reception awaits Modi in 'Queen of Hills'
Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A grand reception awaits Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day-long visit to the "Queen of Hills" -- as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers -- this week to launch an air connectivity scheme and sound the poll bugle in the state, a BJP leader said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
A comic book to boost forces' morale in Kashmir
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The 2001 attack on the Srinagar airport is the subject of the 10th illustrated comic book brought out by the CRPF, aimed at boosting the morale of the paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Ram Gopal Varma takes dig at National Film Awards
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma made snide remarks at National Film Awards, saying superstar Aamir Khans decision to skip all award events points out at the losing relevance of the system in India.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook Live killing: Funeral held for Ohio victim
New York, April 23 (IANS) A funeral was held for the man who was shot and killed on Facebook Live on Easter while he was walking on a street in Cleveland city of the US, a media reported on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vin Diesel had 'secret script' for Groot
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Actor Vin Diesel, the voice of Groot in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and baby Groot in its sequel, says that he had a secret script where he was told what the talking tree was trying to say.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nano-technology will soon make GM obsolete: M.S. Swaminathan
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Noted agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan, hailed as the mentor of the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain, feels GM technology, which has generated much heat in the country, will soon become "obsolete" with the advent of nano-technology and other solutions.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
France goes to presidential poll amid high security
Paris, April 23 (IANS) Voting began on Sunday across France in the first round of the presidential poll, amid high security following a deadly attack in Paris three days ago.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Hindutva activists attack police in Agra
Agra, April 23 (IANS) A minor squabble between two groups in Fatehpur Sikri spilled over to Agra on Saturday night as Hindutva outfits went on a rampage beating up police personnel and damaging vehicles.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Neelam Gill to accompany Justin Bieber for India gig
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Indian origin British supermodel Neelam Gill will be joining Grammy Award-winning singer Justin Bieber on his maiden India tour in May here.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google tests 'Copyless Paste' in Chrome for Android
New York, April 23 (IANS) Google has introduced the first code for a new feature called 'Copyless Paste' in its Chrome app running on Android OS that will take data from Chrome usage and use that to improve the experience in other apps.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Regina excited about 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna'
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Regina Cassandra, who has teamed up with debutant Dileep Prakash in the upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Hare Rama Hare Krishna", says she didnt have any qualms about working with a newcomer as the script got her excited.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
S. African band keen on collaborating with Indian artistes
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) South African industrial percussion act 1st Project, who are here for their maiden performance, said they are interested in collaborating with Indian artistes and that even after performing in over 25 countries, they love to perform for their "favourite" Indian audiences.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian tribal women's 'smart' ride to economic self-reliance
Sahebganj (Jharkhand), April 23 (IANS) Her thumbs flying fast over the touchscreen of her smartphone, Purnima Mahato, 35, of this tribal village in Jharkhand, has just discovered ease of doing business with her ubiquitous companion in an otherwise rocky entrepreneurial journey.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Features
Visually-challenged business achiever Srikanth Bolla eyes higher Forbes ranking
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Forbes has named him in the list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 but visually challenged Srikanth Bolla is in no mood to celebrate. His goal is to get into the Forbes list of richest persons -- and he won't settle for anything less.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Features,Human Interest/Society
UK party wants ban on burqa in public, Sharia outlawed
London, April 23 (IANS) The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced that it will include a pledge in its general election manifesto to ban the burqa or full-face veils worn by some Muslim women in public, the media reported on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
UK Labour Party wants 4 new bank holidays
London, April 23 (IANS) UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that a government formed by his Labour Party would seek to create four new nationwide bank holidays, the media reported.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Q4 results, derivatives expiry to affect key equity charts (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The ongoing fourth quarter results season, coupled with geo-political cues and derivatives expiry, are expected to affect the movements of key equity indices for the week beginning April 24, 2017.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Angels, demons, the Apocalypse - and the human will (Column: Bookends)
Are good or evil intrinsic in humans or does free will play a role? Does destiny guide our actions or do they instead stem from the choices we make? These questions are the basis of most religious thought and a major part of philosophy -- where they may sometimes need learning the new vocabulary created by the thinker concerned. But there may be other, easier ways to understand. In a comic satire, perhaps.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
I wanted to show anger of partition through 'Begum Jaan': Srijit Mukherji (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Partition remains a searing reality in the history of India and Pakistan. Against this backdrop, Srijit Mukherji has sought to bring to Hindi filmgoers what he had for Bengali viewers two years ago.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Meat-based diet linked to fatty liver disease
London, April 23 (IANS) A diet high in animal protein is associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver, in overweight people, says a study.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
US pursues 3% growth via tax reforms, regulatory relief
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The Trump administration is pursuing over 3 per cent economic growth with the support of tax reforms and regulatory relief, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
TN CM meets the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state at the Jantar Mantar and assured help.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Snapchat struggles in 'rich people gate'
New York, April 23 (IANS) Southern California-based social media company Snap Inc., which highly publicised IPO in March with value at $24 billion, faced backfire as CEO Evan Spiegel was accused of claiming that Snapchat was an app "only for rich people".
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
'White Crane...' a poignant cry for Tibetan freedom
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) He was the first Tibetan to be admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons but could re-visit his beloved "mystic" homeland only in 2007, four years before he died aged 79, to find it had "withered away not so much from Communist Chinese genocide as from geno-dilution" -- or inward mass migration.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Fur coat worn by Titanic survivor sold for over $230,000
London, April 23 (IANS) A fur coat worn by a stewardess when the famous passenger liner Titanic sank in 1912 was auctioned in Britain for 181,000 pounds ($232,000).
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Now you can 3D print glass
London, April 23 (IANS) A team of engineers has developed a process by which it is now possible to 3D print complex forms of glass.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
Delhi votes in municipal polls, Kejriwal cast franchise
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Delhi went to polls on Sunday for municipal elections across 272 wards with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other public figures casting their ballots soon after voting began at 8.00 a.m.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump will be insistent on funding border wall: Official
Washington, April 23 (IANS) A top US official said he believes that President Donald Trump "will be insistent" that lawmakers include funds for the Mexico border wall in a spending bill that his administration needs to pass to avoid a government shutdown, the media reported.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pleasant Suday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) It was a pleasant Sunday morning here with a partly cloudy sky and the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump to mark 100th day with big rally
Washington, April 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he will mark his 100th day in office on April 29 by "holding a big rally in Pennsylvania", the media reported.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
France prepares to vote for new President amid high security
Paris, April 23 (IANS) France is preparing to elect its new President on Sunday, amid high security after a series of terror attacks including a fatal assault on a Paris policeman three days ago.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Actress Erin Moran of TV's 'Happy Days' dead
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Actress Erin Moran, best known for her kid sister role in the '70s sitcom "Happy Days", has died. She was 56.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Voting begins for municipal polls in Delhi
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Voting started on Sunday morning for municipal elections in Delhi across 272 wards.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iran votes to allow live broadcast of presidential debates
Tehran, April 23 (IANS) Iran's Interior Ministry said Election Campaign Monitoring Committee voted to allow the presidential debates broadcast live in the state television, local media reported.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Sam Faiers felt 'pressure' to have boy
London, April 23 (IANS) TV personality Sam Faiers says she was desperate to have a baby boy because she knew how much her boyfriend Paul Knightley wanted a son.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mexican police shoot dead two drug cartel leaders
Mexico City, April 23 (IANS) Mexican security forces shot dead two suspected drug cartel leaders in different clashes in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, government officials said.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Mexico,Defence/Security
Chris Brown's documentary to come out in June
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown's documentary "Welcome To My Life" will release in cinemas in June.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IMF withdraws vow to combat protectionism
Washington, April 23 (IANS) International Monetary Fund member countries pledged to create a level playing field in global trade but withdrew a promise made in previous meetings to combat protectionism.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Britain goes 24 hours without using any coal-generated power
London, April 23 (IANS) National Grid confirmed that Britain had gone a full 24-hour cycle without using coal to produce any of the country's electricity, media reports said.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Khloe Kardashian flashes lingerie
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian sported a racy look while stepping out, intentionally showing her lingerie in a red dress.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kimberly Wyatt's daughter wants sister
London, April 23 (IANS) Singer Kimberly Wyatt, who is pregnant with her second child, is not telling anyone the gender of her unborn baby, but her daughter Willow is hoping for a sister.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Thousands of scientists protest against Trump slashing research budgets
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Bearing protest signs and many wearing lab coats, thousands of scientists from around the US began gathering here to express their objections to the cutbacks in scientific research proposed by President Donald Trump.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Science/Tech,Business/Economy,Education
UAE welcomes abducted Qatari, Saudi citizens release from Iraq
Dubai, April 23 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) welcomed the release of the abducted Qatari and Saudi citizens after 16 months captivity in Iraq, media reports said.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Harry Styles almost burnt 'Saturday Night Live' set
New York, April 23 (IANS) One Direction star Harry Styles almost burnt down the "Saturday Night Live" studios after his shirt caught fire.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Man arrested in Paris after waving knife at police
Paris, April 23 (IANS) A man was arrested at the North Railway Station here after waving a knife to a gendarmerie patrol, local media
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kelly Osbourne attacked by sandwich
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Singer Kelly Osbourne has revealed that she was once attacked with a Subway sandwich shortly after she came into limelight in 2002.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance, asks China to pressurize N.Korea
Sydney, April 23 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the country's historic alliance with Australia, and urged China to enhance its efforts to pressure North Korea to curb its nuclear program.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
IPL: Mulbai vs Delhi scoreboard
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard at the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Thunderstorm disrupts train services in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Seasonal thunderstorm swept across various parts of the city and suburban areas disrupting train services and blocking major roads by uprooting trees on Saturday evening, officials said.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Mumbai beat Delhi in IPL tie
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Gujarat Traders Federation asks Modi to ease GST rules
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Gujarat Traders Federation on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene for easing the rules and structure of the upcoming Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
6-year-old falls into borewell in Karnataka
Belagavi (Karnataka), April 22 (IANS) A six-year-old girl slipped into an open borewell in a village in Karnataka's Belagavi district on Saturday, said a police official.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP files complaint against Kejriwal over his dengue comment
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi BJP unit on Saturday filed a police complaint against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his Facebook post, which urged the voters not to vote for them (BJP) if they want to get rid of dengue and chikungunya-like diseases.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai beat Delhi in IPL tie
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
BJP MP's comments on Modi's marriage go viral
Bhopal, April 22 (IANS) A BJP MP's purported comments that Prime Minister Narendra Modi got "married but didn't set up his household" was released on Saturday and has gone viral over social media.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Bopanna-Cuevas enter Monte Carlo final
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 22 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated Romain Arneodo of Poland and Hugo Nys of France in straight sets to enter the men's doubles final of the Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Rajnath launches 'Oorja' CAPF football meet
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The 'Oorja' CAPF Under-19 men's and women's football tournament was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Barca's Neymar to miss Madrid clash
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona striker Neymar Jr. will be unavailable for Sunday's 'El Clasico' against bitter rivals Real Madrid after Spain's Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) said on Saturday that it was unable to hear the Catalan club's bid to allow him to play.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'El Clasico' not decisive, says Zidane
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday that he wanted to avoid seeing his side classed as favourites ahead of Sunday's 'El Clasico' at home to bitter rivals FC Barcelona.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi Police questions Dinakaran in poll symbol row case
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Police on Saturday questioned sidelined AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran for allegedly attempting to bribe Election Commission officials in a case related to the party's poll symbol.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL-10: Clinical Delhi restrict Mumbai to 142/8
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils (DD) rode on an excellent bowling effort to restrict an in-form Mumbai Indians to 142/8 in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Roadmap for India's transformation at NITI Aayog meeting on Sunday
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A roadmap for rapid transformation of India will be presented at the NITI Aayog Governing Council's third meeting on Sunday at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, which will be presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Earth Day-2017: Students, environmentalists, MNCs join chorus to save planet (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The 48th Earth Day celebrations on Saturday saw participation from school children in awareness drives, campaigns in social media, emotional appeals from MNCs and a request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep the planet clean and green.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
I-League: Shillong aim to improve standing (Preview)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC will aim to improve on their best-ever position in the I-League when they take on Mumbai FC at the Cooperage Football Ground here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Congress complains to Delhi election commission against publication of opinion poll
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi Congress on Saturday complained to the Delhi State Election Commission alleging that the Times of India's Delhi edition had violated the poll panel's guidelines by publishing an opinion poll within 48 hours of the end of polling for Sunday's municipal corporation elections.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
India will welcome Apple if it comes, says Prasad
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) India would welcome Apple to make its iconic iPhones in the country where a lot of big firms were already making mobile phones, said Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Four cow vigilantes held for attack on J&K nomads, hunt on for others
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Four members of a self-styled 'gau rakshak' (cow vigilante) group were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after they attacked and injured a nomadic family of five including a 9-year old girl and stole all their livestock, police said here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul takes dig at Modi over advice to babus, Smriti hits back
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for asking civil servants not to use social media for self-promotion or spend too much time online. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani hit back.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
BFC thrash DSK in I-League tie
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Defending champions Bengaluru FC (BFC) produced a dominant performance to humiliate DSK Shivajians 7-0 in their football I-League encounter at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Anyone against 'Jai Sri Ram' chants to become history: Bengal BJP
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Referring to the BJP's strong presence all over the country, the party's West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh on Saturday said anyone opposing the chants of "Bharat Mata ki Jai" and "Jai Sri Ram" will become history.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Now, Nitish Kumar for all-India prohibition for progress
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday proposed "total prohibition" across India which he said will put the country on the path of quick development.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Indian IT firms don't steal jobs, create them: Prasad
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Indian IT companies, which conquered the world with their software skills, don't steal jobs anywhere in the world but create them, asserted Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Not enough global political will to prioritise children: Satyarthi
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday said the world lacks enough "global political will" to prioritise children and adequate budgetary allocations have not been made for education, health and child protection.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Odisha BJP executive meet focuses on strengthening base
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) The Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday began its two-day state executive meeting with a view to strengthening its organisational base in the state ahead of the 2019 elections.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Do away with blacklist on religious lines, Punjab CM urges Centre
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A day after getting central assurance on blacklisted Sikh youths, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and suggested doing away with the list made on religious lines.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
What matters is keeping your calm: Dhoni's key to successful run chase
Pune, April 22 (IANS) After guiding Rising Pune Supergiant to a thrilling last ball six wicket win against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Saturday, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the key to successful run chases is staying "calm".
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Death toll rises to nine in Bengal violence, six arrested
Birbhum (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) With two more persons succumbing to their injuries since the late hours on Friday, the toll in the crude bomb explosion in West Bengal's Birbhum district has risen to nine, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hero keen to invest Rs 400 cr for 'cycle valley' in Punjab
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid the revival in industry sentiment in Punjab, Hero Cycles on Saturday expressed interest in setting up a Rs 400 crore 'cycle valley', on the lines of the Silicon Valley, near the state's Sahnewal town.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Earth Day-2017: Nature's warning - mend ways now or be doomed
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Even as the world celebrated the 48th Earth Day on Saturday, over a hundred farmers from drought-hit Tamil Nadu were seen protesting in the national capital along with the skulls of their kin, who chose to kill themselves as deficit rains for the fourth year in a row spelt doom for them.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) Two militants holed-up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district were killed in a gunfight with security forces on Saturday, police said.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
15th Sharjah Heritage Days attracts over 350,000 visitors
Sharjah, April 22 (IANS/WAM) Traditional folk dances, performances by stand-up comedians and a story-telling session brought down the curtains on the 15th Sharjah Heritage Days, a cultural event attended by visitors from over 30 countries.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
IPL: RCB look to inflict second straight home loss on KKR (Lead Preview)
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to continue the momentum from their last outing when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
I-League: Aizawl beat Mohun Bagan in crucial tie
Aizawl, April 22 (IANS) Zohmingliana Ralte headed in a late winner as Aizawl FC edged closer to creating history with a 1-0 victory over Mohun Bagan in a crucial I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Look who's talking, says Smriti Irani on Rahul's Modi tweet
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comment on civil servants, provoking Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani to tweet: "Look who is talking about being overrated."
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Scoreboard of Pune Supergiant vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Sunrisers Hyderabad played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IPL-10: Delhi opt to field vs Mumbai
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils skipper Zaheer Khan won the toss and opted to field against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Hindutva outfits protest ban on coloured scarves at Taj
Agra, April 22 (IANS) Even as preparations for the annual three-day Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan beginning on Sunday go on apace, the controversy relating to the entry of visitors with saffron-coloured scarves threatens to disturb the fragile communal peace here.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Barkha Singh joins BJP, says Congress ideology dead
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Barkha Singh, who criticised Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and was expelled from the party, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday saying the Congress' ideology was dead.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Minerva target top eight finish (Preview)
Barasat (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC will aim to finish in the top eight for a berth in the Federation Cup while East Bengal will look to get their house in order when the two sides meet for an I-League encounter at the Barasat Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
IPL-10: Vintage Dhoni powers Pune to 6 wkt win over Hyderabad
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's late order blitzkrieg guided Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to a thrilling six wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a last ball thriller Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 contest at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'Bangladesh looking at BIMSTEC with Saarc 'failure'
Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) With the "failure" of Saarc, Bangladesh is looking at sub-regional groupings, including BIMSTEC, for cooperation, said Gowher Rizvi, the international affairs adviser to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
I-League: Churchill ride Bektur show to escape relegation
Vasco (Goa), April 22 (IANS) Churchill Brothers SC staved off relegation with a comprehensive 6-1 thrashing of 10-man Chennai City FC in an I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
France on edge on eve of presidential poll
Paris, April 22 (IANS) France goes to the polls on Sunday with terrorist violence casting a long shadow over its fraught presidential election, after the shooting of a policeman on the Champs Élysées deepened already bitter political divisions.
2017-04-22
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Strong wind, dust storm bring down Delhi temperature
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A strong wind exceeding 39 km per hour kicked up a dust storm in Delhi on Saturday evening and brought respite to its residents after a sunny morning.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Iraqi forces recapture new neighbourhood from IS in Mosul
Baghdad, April 22 (IANS) Iraqi security forces on Saturday freed a new neighbourhood after heavy clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in the western side of Mosul, the country's military said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian equities slide on global concerns, foreign funds' outflow (Market Review)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Indian equity markets extended losses for the second consecutive week as bearish global cues and outflow of foreign funds curbed investors' risk-taking appetite.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
135 Afghan soldiers killed in deadly Taliban attack, Modi condemns
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 135 Afghan military personnel were killed and over 60 wounded in a deadly attack by the Taliban on an army corps base in Mazar-e-Sharif city in Balkh province. The toll is expected to rise, an official said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
New GDA VC takes charge
Ghaziabad, April 22 (IANS) IAS officer Kanchan Verma on Saturday took charge as the new Vice Chairperson of the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA).
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
It's difficult to plan against Virat, Gayle: Balaji
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji on Saturday said it's hard to plan against the likes of Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle of Royal Challengers Bangalore, likening it to an armyman going to war.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Writers denounce nationalism, target ruling establishment (Roundup)
Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) The country's leading writers and intellectuals denounced nationalism and targeted the central government for propagating hate among the masses
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Teenaged girl in Rajasthan seeks to nullify child marriage
Jodhpur, April 22 (IANS) Braving the threats of her in-laws, a 17-year-old girl, who was married when she was just 15, has approached a court in Rajasthan to seek annulment of her marriage.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Over 2,800 companies breaking air pollution rules in China
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China's environmental authority on Saturday found over 2,800 companies in violation of standards during the first round of air pollution inspection.
2017-04-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
French elections to have spill over effect on Italian politics
Rome, April 22 (IANS) The presidential poll in France on Sunday will have a spill over effect on Italian politics as the country is also heading to general elections within months, said analysts.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Odisha to raise special status demand at NITI Aayog meet
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said he will raise the state's longstanding demand for a Special Category status at a NITI Aayog meeting scheduled in Delhi on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'IGCAR technologies protect equipment from high-temperature corrosion'
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) has established advanced coating technologies to prevent corrosion in critical equipment operating at very high temperature, said a top official.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Covering dam water with thermocol not feasible'
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's attempt to cover the water stored in Vaigai Dam in Madurai with thermocol sheets to prevent evaporation shows the officials lack of knowledge about water cycle and ecology, said an environmental activist.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
RCB's Mills, De Villiers to return for KKR clash
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Star South African batsman AB de Villiers and England pacer Tymal Mills are expected to return to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) line-up against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Of Oppenheimer and the Bhagwat Gita (Lead, correcting intro) (April 22 is the 113th birth anniversary of Robert Oppenheimer)
In the midst of heightened posturing by North Korea over a potential thermonuclear war Saturday April 22 is the 113th birth anniversary of Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a father of the first atomic bomb in 1945.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Poland,Religion,Science/Tech,Opinion/Commentary
A big agenda awaits Vice President Ansari in Poland
Warsaw, April 22 (IANS) India and Poland will seek to further boost their close ties during the three-day state visit of Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari here from April 26, that will also see the inking of some agreements.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Poland,National,Diplomacy
Resign if AAP fails to win, Swaraj India tells CM
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A day ahead of civic elections in Delhi, Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of betraying the people's trust and sought his resignation if the AAP fails to win half of the 272 municipal wards.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Grand Master Harika registers third win at Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik (Iceland), April 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli continued her good run at the Reykjavik Open chess tournament as she got past Martin P. Burrows of England in the fourth round game at the Herpa Concert Hall here.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
I-League: Aizawl beat Mohun Bagan in crucial tie
Aizawl, April 22 (IANS) Zohmingliana Ralte headed in a late winner as Aizawl FC edged closer to creating history with a 1-0 victory over Mohun Bagan in a crucial I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
'Love Per Square Foot' to release on September 8
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actors Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar-starrer romantic comedy film "Love Per Square Foot", has been slated for a release on September 8.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Key member of inter-state gun suppliers' gang held in Delhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A key member of an inter-state gun suppliers' gang has been arrested here along with a cache of firearms, which was to be delivered to a contact in the national capital, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval to perform at 1st edition of Delhi Theatre Festival
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Theatre heavyweights like Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapur, Deepti Naval, Saurabh Shukla will be seen together in the national capital as it hosts for the first edition of Delhi Theatre Festival.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Barkha Singh joins BJP
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A day after she was expelled from the Congress, Barkha Shukla Singh joined the BJP on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Colours of Rajasthan brought alive at painting exhibition
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It's a veritable riot of colour at artist and curator Priyanka Banerjees painting exhibition which brings alive the real textures of Rajasthan.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Heavy rain leads to flood-like situation in Meghalaya
Tura (Meghalaya), April 22 (IANS) Heavy rain since Friday night has led to a flood-like situation in the low-lying areas in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, an official said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Henriques' late blows propel Hyderabad to 176/3 vs Pune
Pune, April 22 (IANS) A late surge from all-rounder Moises Henriques helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) post a healthy 176/3 against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Sumeet Raghvan celebrates birthday with 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' cast
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Sumeet Raghvan, who is currently shooting for his much awaited web-series "Sarabhai vs Sarabhai", celebrated his 46th birthday on Saturday with his co-stars.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't give a damn about nationalism: Kiran Nagarkar
Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) Noted writer and intellectual Kiran Nagarkar has said that he "does not give a damn" about nationalism and is yet a proud Indian.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Nationalism is a piece of nonsense: Nayantara Sehgal
Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) One of India's foremost writers and the most prominent face of the 2015 award wapsi campaign -- authors returning their prestigious Sahitya Akademi awards in protest against the alleged intolerance in the country -- Nayantara Sehgal, has said that the issue of nationalism is insignificant and a piece of nonsense.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Now, protesting TN farmers drink urine
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Protesting in the national capital for over a month, Tamil Nadu farmers on Saturday drank their own urine to draw the Centre's attention to the drought in their state and other demands.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Napoli winger Insigne pens new contract until 2022
Naples, April 22 (IANS) Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne on Saturday signed a new five-year contract that keeps him at the Italian football club till June 2022.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Squall on Saturday evening in Delhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A duststorm with squally winds exceeding 40 kmph (kilometre per hour) brought relief to Delhiites after a hot and sunny Saturday morning here.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Make kidney health a priority: Experts
New York, April 22 (IANS) With an estimated 10 per cent of people worldwide having chronic kidney disease (CKD), and about nine in 10 of them being unaware of their condition, health experts have called for making kidney health a priority in both developed and developing countries.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
I have never gone by box office formula, says Subhash Ghai
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) National-Award winning filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who is hosting a special screening of his yesteryear classic "Karz", says as a director he was always driven by passion and did not follow any box office formula for the success of his films.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Canadian Defence Minister visits Western Naval Command
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Saturday visited the Western Naval Command here as part of his ongoing tour of India.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Gujarat Traders Federation writes to Modi over GST rules
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Gujarat Traders Federation on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene for easing the rules and structure of the upcoming pan India tax regime of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Crowded international calendar is causing problems for IPL (Column: Just Sport)
The 10th Indian Premier League (IPL) season has been dominated by uncapped Indian youngsters, more precisely the batsmen. They have also made up for the loss of top overseas as well as Indian players through injury.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL,Opinion/Commentary
Good people who left AAP will return: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he was confident that "good people" who left the AAP will return to its fold.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Larger coalition no answer to check Modi, says Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Merely forming a larger coalition of opposition parties cannot help check Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cleanse Mumbra of terror to save India: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Expressing concern over a suspected Islamic State sympathiser's arrest in Mumbra town in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said the Muslim-dominated town should be cleansed of "Islamic terror" elements to save the country.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Present government doesn't allow free media to grow'
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The current government is not letting the "alternate media" -- organisations run by 'liberal' media persons -- grow, as they are critical of the establishment and stand by the marginalised, eminent journalists said here on Friday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Hockey: Sreejesh says players mentally tougher ahead of big season
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) India's men's hockey team captain P.R. Sreejesh believes that they have grown mentally to handle tough situations as they begin a crucial season ahead with the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia, scheduled to begin from April 29.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
I-League: Aizawl beat Mohun Bagan in crucial tie
Aizawl, April 22 (IANS) Zohmingliana Ralte headed in a late winner as Aizawl FC edged closer to creating history with a 1-0 victory over Mohun Bagan in a crucial I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Life has changed since six-wicket haul, says Chahal
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Saturday said life has changed since his historic six-wicket haul against England in the third T20 International earlier this year, adding he feels more responsible now.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Obama appointed Indian American surgeon general asked to resign
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Indian American Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, appointed by former President Barack Obama, stepped down after he was asked to resign by the Trump administration as part of a move to appoint new leaders in key posts.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics,Diaspora
Woman killed over dowry dispute in Bengal
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) A woman was killed by her husband and in-laws over a dowry dispute in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple hires man who 3D printed his brain tumour
New York, April 22 (IANS) Apple has hired Steven Keating, the doctoral student from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who made a 3D printout of his own brain after he was diagnosed with a tumour, a media report said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
I fear tampering with EVMs in MCD polls too: Kejriwal (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday he fears "5 to 10 per cent" EVM tampering in Delhi's civic polls and urged people to vote heavily for the AAP to defeat this.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal, India to tackle flooding issues
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Senior Nepali and Indian officials have agreed to work on controlling the perennial flooding caused by rivers originating from Nepal, and agreed to build embankments.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Praying to God shouldn't disturb others: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says that worshipping God and praying to him is good, but it should not disturb others.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Blessed to have worked with Prabhudheva: Sayyeshaa
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Sayyeshaa on Saturday said she considers herself blessed to have worked with choreographer-filmmaker Prabhudheva in her upcoming Tamil directorial debut "Vanamagan".
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
IPL-10: Gujarat look to consolidate vs Punjab (Preview)
Rajkot, April 22 (IANS) Motivated by the morale-boosting four-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their last Indian Premier League (IPL) match, Gujarat Lions will be aiming to keep the momentum going when they face Kings XI Punjab at home on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
American Airlines attendant suspended for hitting passenger
Washington, April 22 (IANS) An American Airlines flight attendant has been suspended for hitting a female passenger with a baby stroller onboard a domestic flight, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Pradhan discusses land identification for oil depots with J&K CM
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday discussed with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti the issue of identification of land to set up oil depots and LPG bottling plants in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi Police question Dinakaran in poll symbol row case
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Police on Saturday questioned sidelined AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran for allegedly attempting to bribe Election Commission officials in a case related to the party's poll symbol.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I don't promote dating apps: Nehha Pendse
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Nehha Pendse, who is currently seen as Sanjana in TV show "May I Come in Madam", says she is not fond of dating apps and feels it is a waste of time.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Driver arrested for assaulting traffic sergeant in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) A driver of an app-based cab aggregator was arrested from the city's Salt Lake region for allegedly assaulting a traffic sergeant when he was stopped for overspeeding, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL-10: Pune opt to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to field against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Three northeastern districts awarded in Centre's flagship schemes
Agartala/Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Three districts in Assam, Tripura and Mizoram got awards for the execution of the central government's flagship schemes in agriculture and the power sector, officials said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Model to up efficiency of high-power batteries developed
New York, April 22 (IANS) A team of scientists has developed a method to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices and, at the same time, decrease their size.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Gigi Hadid's visit to India postponed
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Model Gigi Hadid, who was planning to visit India to promote her collaboration with clothing label Tommy Hilfiger, has postponed her trip due to "unforeseen circumstances".
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Swara understands director's vision: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has praised actress Swara Bhaskar and says that she understands a filmmaker's vision.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress slams Arunachal CM for Tibet statement
Itanagar, April 22 (IANS) The Congress Arunachal Pradesh unit on Saturday described as "immature and uncalled for" Chief Minister Pema Khandu's statement that the Indian state shares a border with Tibet and not China.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Diplomacy
US embassy, students promote air quality awareness in Delhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Hundreds of volunteers including students and officials of the US embassy were out on the streets here on Saturday to promote air quality awareness among people of the national capital and conduct a survey.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan airline sacks its German CEO over graft charges
Karachi, April 22 (IANS) The acting Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been sacked amid corruption charges, the media reported.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Researchers discover new cause of high blood pressure
London, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Caitlyn Jenner regrets voting for Donald Trump
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, who was an avid supporter of US President Donald Trump during his election, says that she now regrets voting for him.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon reunite over family dinner
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey and rapper Nick Cannon reunited over an intimate family dinner with their twins - five-year-olds Moroccan and Monroe.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bopanna-Cuevas enter Monte Carlo semis
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 22 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas won a tough three-set battle against Henri Kontinen of Finland and Australia's John Peers to enter the men's doubles semi-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament here.
2017-04-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
No dialogues for Jayam Ravi in 'Vanamagan'
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Jayam Ravi, who plays a tribal character in upcoming Tamil forest-based romantic thriller "Vanamagan", has no dialogues in the film.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
I'm not pregnant: Eva Longoria
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria has denied pregnancy rumours stating that she is not pregnant.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
My socio-political awareness reflects in my work: Farhan Akhtar
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar says as a creative person, he has a socio-political consciousness and that reflects in his work.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Juventus sign Uruguayan midfielder Bentancur from Boca Juniors
Turin, April 22 (IANS) Juventus have signed Boca Juniors young midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur for 9.5 million euros ($10.19 million), offering the Under-20 Uruguay footballer a five-year contract starting from July 1.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Bomb making chemicals found in Bangladesh militant hideout
Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh on Saturday found at least 17 large containers of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used to make bombs, from a suspected militant hideout in Jhenaidah district.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistani man survives on leaves for 25 years
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on leaves and wood for the last 25 years, a habit that he developed because of extreme poverty, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
CPI leader hits out at Vijayan's 'I am the state' attitude
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) The already strained relations between the two Communist parties in Kerala has taken a turn for the worse with a senior CPI leader hitting out at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
India condemns Afghanistan terror attack
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday strongly condemned a terrorist attack on an army base in Afghanistan that killed at least 135 soldiers.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Chris Pratt gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt has been awarded with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan to welcome US efforts to improve ties with India
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said the country would welcome any effort by the Donald Trump administration to encourage New Delhi and Islamabad to resolve their differences.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Liver carcinogen traced to sunflower seeds
New York, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin which has the potential to cause live cancer.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Tiger's passion for healthy lifestyle is admirable: John Abraham
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor John Abraham has praised actor Tiger Shroff and says he admires his assion for active and healthy lifestyle.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US teenagers love Instagram, Snapchat more than Facebook
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It is not Facebook itself but its popular app Instagram -- and its closest rival Snapchat -- have become the most popular social media platforms among the teenagers in the US, a new survey has found.
2017-04-22
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
US court declines wider review of Trump's travel ban
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) A San Francisco-based appeals court has declined a request for an 11-judge review of President Donald Trumps revised travel ban on admitting refugees and travellers from six Muslim-majority countries, the media reported.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
In Trumpland: Going to pot over Putin! (Washington Diary)
Washington, April 22 (IANS) The eggs rolled. The kids squealed in delight. The First Lady read "Party Animals". And the media grudgingly gave passing grade to Donald Trump for pulling off his first White House Easter Egg Roll.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US Jewish centres' bomb threat suspect charged
Washington, April 22 (IANS) A young man accused of making a series of threatening phone calls to Jewish community centres across the US earlier this year was charged in two federal complaints, officials said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Qatari royals among 26 hostages released in Iraq
Doha/Baghdad, April 22 (IANS) Twenty-six hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling family, were freed after being held for 16 months by unidentified gunmen in Iraq, the media reported.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Diplomacy
BJP's poll strategist predicts Congress' downfall in Meghalaya
Shillong, April 22 (IANS) Predicting Meghalaya's Congress-led government's downfall, BJP poll strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma has shown confidence that his party will win the people's mandate in the state in 2018.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Hema Malini, Aishwarya, Shoojit Sircar bag Dadasaheb awards
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Veteran actress- politician Hema Malini along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and Zeenat Aman bagged the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 that took place, here.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi urges for clean, green planet
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Earth Day is an occasion to reiterate a firm resolve to keep the planet clean and green.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
India a major driver of emerging economies' growth: Arun Jaitley
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that emerging economies have become increasingly important, accounting for more than 75 per cent of global growth, and that India has been a major driver of global economic growth.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Turkish President to start new diplomatic blitz with India visit
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Fresh after narrowly winning a referendum that gives him more powers in his current post, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to launch a new foreign policy initiative starting with a visit to India at the end of this month.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Jharkhand MLA protesting Adani power plant arrested
Ranchi, April 22 (IANS) Police on Saturday arrested Pradeep Yadav, a Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator, sitting on dharna for the past week protesting against an upcoming Adani power plant in the state.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Obama appointed Indian-American surgeon general asked to step down
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Indian-American Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, an Obama administration holdover, was asked to resign by the Trump administration, a media report said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
135 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on army base
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 135 Afghan soldiers were killed and 60 injured in a deadly attack by Taliban militants on an Afghan army base in Balkh province, an official said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Scottish National Party to meet over election candidates
Edinburgh, April 22 (IANS) The Scottish National Party's (SNP) national executive will meet on Saturday to decide the selection procedures for the snap general election, the media reported.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Indonesian hobbits not related to modern human ancestor: Study
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus - an ancestor to modern humans - as has been widely believed, a study says.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Margot Robbie to next play Queen Elizabeth
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Margot Robbie has been roped in to play Queen Elizabeth in upcoming drama film "Mary Queen of Scots".
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Patton Oswalt pens tribute to late wife
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Comedian Patton Oswalt has paid a tribute to his late wife and writer Michelle McNamara, who passed away in 2016.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
N.Korea subtly warns China
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) North Korea seemingly made a subtle warning to China on Saturday of catastrophic consequences to their bilateral relations, as it asked Beijing not to step up sanctions.
2017-04-22
Category: International, China,Politics
New Uttar Pradesh DGP takes charge, warns criminals
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Sulkhan Singh took charge as the 66th Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johnson, Statham, Theron eyed for 'Fast and Furious' spin-off
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Production banner Universal Pictures is considering expanding the "The Fast and Furious" universe with a spin-off featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jason Statham and Charlize Theron.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New Ghana coach promises to revive national team
Accra, April 22 (IANS) Ghana's football team new head coach Kwesi Appiah has called for total support to enable him to succeed after being given the second chance to coach the national team.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Ghana,Sports,Football
Chemical containers found in Bangladesh militant hideout
Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh on Saturday found at least 17 large containers of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used to make bombs, from a suspected militant hideout in Jhenaidah district.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Time to 'digest' style with Rhea Kapoor
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Celebrity stylist Rhea Kapoor has associated with Zoya, a diamond boutique from the House of Tata, for the launch of its new 'Diamonds of Eve collection.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Veron to work with Argentina youth teams
Rio de Janeiro, April 22 (IANS) Former Manchester United, Lazio and Inter Milan midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron said on Friday he has accepted a position as coordinator of Argentina's national youth football teams.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
China plans world's first 'cashless' airport
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China's Hangzhou International Airport plans to become the world's first "cashless" airport by applying cutting-edge digital technologies to its services and will use artificial intelligence to make security checks faster, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, China,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Snow leopard rescued and released in China
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) A snow leopard was rescued and released into the wild by a herdsman and police in China's Xinjiang Uygur region, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Brazilian teenager Luizao set for Porto move: Reports
Rio de Janeiro, April 22 (IANS) Portuguese football giants Porto have agreed a deal to sign highly rated Brazilian teenager Luizao, according to media reports.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Hoffenheim hold Cologne 1-1 in Bundesliga
Cologne (Germany), April 22 (IANS) Kerem Demirbay's late equaliser helped Hoffenheim to carry off one point from Cologne following the opener of the 30th round in Bundesliga football championship here.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
'Half Girlfriend' to release in over 2,500 Indian screens
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actors Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor-starrer romantic drama "Half Girlfriend" will release in more than 2,500 screens across India on May 19.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting lab
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China's first spacecraft, the Tianzhou-1, docked successfully with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab on Saturday, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.
2017-04-22
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
Growing clamour for Governor's rule in J&K: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram said on Saturday there is a growing clamour for Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Varun Dhawan eats mindlessly: Badshah
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Rapper Badshah says his friend and actor Varun Dhawan is a foodie and eats mindlessly.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Allu Arjun's DJ to release on June 23
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Allu Arjun's upcoming Telugu action entertainer "Duvvada Jaggandham" aka "DJ" will hit the screens worldwide on June 23, the makers announced on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
I personally love azaan: Kangana Ranaut
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut says that she personally loves azaan and respect all the religious activities and places.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance, to honour refugee deal
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday reaffirmed "the strong and historic" alliance with Australia and confirmed that it will honour a refugee deal that Washington made with Canberra.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
IPL: Bangalore look to inflict second straight home loss on Kolkata (Preview)
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to carry forward the momentum from their last outing when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Opposition unity not easy now: Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It is not easy for now to forge a united opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi but a challenge to him will emerge in 2019, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit says.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
There's nothing like coming back home: Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has returned to India after wrapping up the shooting of the second season of popular American TV series "Quantico", says there is nothing like coming back home.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Proud to be part of 'Pink': Kirti Kulhari
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari, who was honoured for her performance in the 2016 film "Pink" at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017, says she is proud and grateful to be a part of the movie.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Now censorship on television ?
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Far from abolishing film censorship, the Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting is actually considering a more stringent monitoring agency to channelise and restrain the free flow of content on the home-viewing medium.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saiyami Kher receives Dadasaheb Phalke award
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Saiyami Kher, who made her Bollywood debut in Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra's film "Mirzya", received the best debut award at the Dasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Our plan of bowling yorkers in middle overs worked against Kolkata: Gujarat coach
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) If Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had their bowlers to blame for their defeat at the hands of Gujarat Lions here on Friday, it was just the opposite for the visiting side, assistant coach Sitanshu Kotak said.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
First coal-free day in UK since Industrial Revolution
London, April 22 (IANS) The UK went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, according to the National Grid.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
'Bhoomi' to release on September 22
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt's comeback film "Bhoomi", directed by Omung Kumar, will release on September 22.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Four cow vigilantes booked in J&K for attacking goatherds
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Four members of a self-styled 'gau rakshak' (cow vigilante) group were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after they attacked and injured a nomadic family of five, police said here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata coach Kallis laments bowlers' poor show after loss to Gujarat
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) An underwhelming bowling display left the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) high and dry against Gujarat Lions in an IPL game at the Eden Gardens on Friday, head coach Jacques Kallis said.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Mehbooba to meet Modi as threat of Governor's rule looms (News Analysis)
Jammu/Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) As the war of attrition between allies BJP and PDP over the handling of the situation in Kashmir heats up, is the troubled state heading for another spell of Governor's rule?
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
I'm happy on red beacon ban: Hema Malini
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini, who attended Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 on Friday, says that she is happy with Indian government's decision to ban red beacons from vehicles.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Researchers map America's changing racial diversity
New York, April 22 (IANS) Researchers in the US have created a digital map to track the changing racial diversity of every neighbourhood in the country.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Immigration/Law/Rights
Turning Ataturk's Turkey upside down, Erdogan to visit Delhi (Comment)
When Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in New Delhi on April 30, he will find in his host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, something of a kindred spirit. Both aspire for absolute power.
2017-04-22
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
Rochelle and I understand each other very well: Keith
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Keith Sequeira, who is in a relationship with actress Rochelle Rao, says they understand each other well and she doesnt have any problem with his "Love Ka Hai Intezaar" co-star Sanjeeda Sheikh.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Snap acquires geofilter patent for $7.7 mn
New York, April 22 (IANS) Snap Inc has acquired "Geofilters," or photo filters based on location, patent from photo-sharing platform Mobli for $7.7 million, a media report said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Pence reaffirms alliance between US, Australia
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday reaffirmed "the strong and historic alliance between Washington and Australia" while visiting Sydney.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
Auto driver's son gets Bieber's concert ticket for free
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) A Rs. 75,000 ticket of singer Justin Biebers concert in India as part of his Purpose World Tour has been given free to a Mumbai-based auto-rickshaw drivers son, who is a fan of the American pop star.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ready to respond to US aggression: N.Korea
Pyongyang, April 22 (IANS) North Korea said it is ready to respond to aggression from the US, amid the deployment of an American nuclear aircraft carrier in waters close to the Korean peninsula.
2017-04-22
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
80 die in Afghan army base attack
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 80 persons were killed and many injured when Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army base in Balkh province, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Babri demolition case may bring out skeletons in BJP's closet (Column: Political Circus)
Just when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was hoping for success across the board from panchayats to parliament, the revival of the case against some of its leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case of 1992 has raised the possibility of revealing the party's communal face which it has recently been trying to hide.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Of Openheimer and the Bhagwat Gita (April 22 is the 113th birth anniversary of Robert Openheimer)
In the midst of heightened posturing by North Korea over a potential thermonuclear war Saturday April 21 is the 113th birth anniversary of Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a father of the first atomic bomb in 1945.
2017-04-22
Category: International, India,Religion,Opinion/Commentary
Fresh lawsuit against Uber for hiding LiDAR technology
New York, April 22 (IANS) Google's self-driving car company Waymo has filed new claims in its lawsuit against Uber, alleging that the taxi-ride hailing company withheld information about LiDAR technology it is using in its development of self-driving cars.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Hot Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It was a hot Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.9 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season's average.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi condemns Taliban attack on Afghan army
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday strongly condemned a Taliban attack on the Afghan Army that killed more than 80 soldiers.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Do your bit, save the planet: Google's Earth Day Doodle
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Eat less meat, opt for carpooling, and unplug unused electronic devices -- do your bit and make a huge difference to saving Earth, suggests Google's Earth Day Doodle on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Apple celebrates Earth Day, releases video series
New York, April 22 (IANS) In celebration of Earth Day 2017, Apple has released a new video series featuring candid interviews with employees leading Apples efforts to address climate change, conserve resources and pioneer safer materials.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Filmmakers now open to pushing strong content: Sonali Bendre
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) She made her debut in Bollywood in 1994 with "Aag" and later contributed to films like "Duplicate", "Hum Saath Saath Hain", "Sarfarosh" and "Kal Ho Naa Ho". Actress Sonali Bendre, who has been in the industry for over two decades, says filmmakers are now choosing stronger content over tried-and-tested formulae.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Do your bit, save the planet: Google's Earth Day Doodle
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Do your bit and make a huge difference to saving Earth, the only known object in the universe known to harbour life, suggests Google's Earth Day Doodle on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Barkha Singh to join BJP
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A day after she was expelled, former Congress leader Barkha Shukla Singh is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Smuggled out of N. Korea, these chilling stories lay bare horrors of dictatorial regime (Book Review)
(Title: The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea; Author: Bandi (pseudonym); Publisher: Hachette India in arrangement with Profile Books; Pages: 247; Price: Rs 599)
2017-04-22
Category: International, India,Art/Culture/Books,Immigration/Law/Rights,Features,Human Interest/Society
Two killed in J&K landslide
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Two persons were killed and two others were injured on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district when a landslide hit a vehicle they were travelling in, police said.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Fewer Mexicans visit US in Q1: report
Mexico City, April 22 (IANS) A significant number of Mexican travellers stayed away from the US, a traditional getaway destination for the families in the neighbouring country during the Easter holidays, the media has reported.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
USS Carl Vinson to arrive in Sea of Japan by April end
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence said here on Saturday that an aircraft carrier strike group led by USS Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan by the end of April, a media report said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Australia plans 'terror lockdown' on Anzac Day
Canberra, April 22 (IANS) Australian authorities are preparing to put major cities on 'terror lockdown' for the country's national day of remembrance, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Cuba, Morocco reestablish diplomatic ties after 37 years
Havana, April 22 (IANS) Cuba and Morocco has signed an agreement to reestablish diplomatic ties after a gap of 37 years, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Cuba,Politics,Diplomacy
Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques in France
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The deadly attack on a police bus in the French capital here has dramatically changed the course of the presidential poll campaign with the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, demanding the closure of all Islamist mosques, a media report said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, France,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zeta-Jones feels TV offers juicy roles for women over 40
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Highlighting the dearth of substantial women-related roles in Hollywood, Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones says when good writers cannot get a "great character-driven piece put on celluloid" they put it on TV.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump to announce important tax reform next week
Washington, April 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will make an important announcement about his awaited plan for tax reform next Wednesday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Over 400 militants surrender in Pakistan's Quetta
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) At least 434 militants have layed down arms in Quetta, the capital city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Zac Efron planning to settle down soon
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron, who turns 30 in October, says he is looking to find the right girl to settle down with after seeing some of his friends in "great relationships".
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
US rejected Exxon's bid to bypass sanctions on Russia
Washington, April 22 (IANS) The US Treasury Department said on Friday it will not issue drilling waiver to Exxon Mobil Corporation to work with a Russian state oil company as prohibited by US sanctions on Russia.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Egypt's Sisi to visit Saudi Arabia after tensions
Cairo, April 22 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will start an official visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, in an effort to break the ice after months of tensions.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Guide to keep dental woes away
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Look for fluoride in toothpaste, limit acidic drinks and get your teeth cleaned every six months to keep teeth strong and healthy, say experts.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Chemical attack in Syria fabricated: Assad
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stressed that the alleged chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun town was fabricated, and a bunch of lies.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Amy Schumer buys salesperson a $2000 mattress
Chicago, April 22 (IANS) Actress Amy Schumer reportedly bought a retail worker a $2000 worth mattress here for allowing her to use the washroom.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Venezuela confirms 12 deaths during opposition protests
Caracas, April 22 (IANS) Venezuela's attorney-general confirmed on Friday that 12 people have died during opposition protests.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How to protect skin from sunburn
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Stock up coconut oil, jojoba oil and drink a lot of water to keep sunburn at bay, say experts.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
UN chief highlights need to invest in preventing conflicts
United Nations, April 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday highlighted the need to invest in prevention, which he believes is the best way to prevent conflicts.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bella praises 'best friend' Gigi Hadid
London, April 22 (IANS) Model Bella Hadid says she is following in the footsteps of her elder sister and model Gigi Hadid to become a supermodel and considers her "best friend".
2017-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ivanka Trump adds chief of staff from Bush's team
New York, April 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's daughter and special counsellor Ivanka Trump has added a chief of staff to her team in the West Wing from former President George W. Bushs administration.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Unaccompanied refugee children in Europe prone to sex abuse
Prague, April 22 (IANS) The Council of Europe (CoE) warned on Friday of the serious risks that unaccompanied refugee children were increasingly facing when they arrive to Europe fleeing conflict.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Czech Republic,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
IPL-10: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions scoreboard
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Following is the scorecard between Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Congress alleges graft in working of government's procurement portal
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Congress on Friday alleged massive corruption in functioning of the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal, launched by the NDA government for procurement of both products and services.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Raina's all-round heroics help Gujarat script win against Kolkata
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Skipper Suresh Raina conjured up a tenacious rearguard action to lead Gujarat Lions to a four-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Deadline to file PMGKY declarations extended to May 10
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The government on Friday extended the date for filing declarations by black money holders about tax payment and deposits under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) till May 10, an official statement said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Renewable industry policy needed to achieve target'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India needs to have state-level renewable energy policies to achieve the national target of 175 GW by 2022, a report said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Reports of Kamal Nath joining BJP rumours, says Congress
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday rubbished speculations that its senior leader Kamal Nath could join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the BJP is running a campaign to malign Congress leaders.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SpiceJet to start second daily Kolkata-Dhaka flight from May 16
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it would launch its second daily direct flight on the Kolkata-Dhaka route from May 16.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
JISL to build micro-irrigation project in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd (JISL) would build an integrated micro-irrigation project in Karnataka's Mandya district, a top official of the farm equipment maker said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Corus acquisition an aspirational mistake: Tata Steel former MD
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Tata Steel's former Managing Director J.J Irani on Friday said acquisition of Britain-based steel major Corus by the Indian steel producer was an "aspirational mistake".
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Parliamentary panel summons RBI Governor again
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel has been summoned by Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to appear before it on May 25 on the demonetisation issue.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
At least 50 Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack
Kabul, April 21 (IANS) At least 50 Afghan troops were killed on Friday and around 70 others were injured when a group of Taliban insurgents launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, a military official said.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Congress will win 208 seats in MCD polls: Maken
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress' Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken said on Friday that the party will win 208 of 272 seats in the municipal elections according to an internal survey.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Memorial in honour of Naga Labour Corps unveiled
Kohima, April 21 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezitsu on Friday unveiled a memorial monolith in honour of the Naga Labour Corps that was raised exactly 100 years ago and sent out to France to take part in the First World War.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Mamata urges regional parties to unite against BJP
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Terming the country's political situation "terrible", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday reinforced her message to all the regional parties to come together to corner the BJP.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
British Library to host London leg of Jaipur Lit Fest
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The British Library will be transformed like never before as the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival animates its iconic spaces for the first time in celebration as part of significant 70 years of India-Britain cultural relations.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sulkhan Singh named new UP DGP
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) In a major rejig of the Uttar Pradesh Police, the state government on Friday named 1980-batch Indian Police Service officer Sulkhan Singh the new Director General of Police in place of Javeed Ahmad.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Will decide presidential candidate after consultations: Congress
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that it will decide upon a presidential candidate after consulting its allies and all other opposition parties.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HDFC Bank's Q4 net profit up 18%
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) HDFC Bank on Friday reported a rise of 18.25 per cent in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rain delays play in Kolkata-Gujarat IPL match
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Gujarat Lions were 62/1 in five overs in reply to Kolkata Knight Riders' 187/5 in an Indian Premier League game here at the Eden Gardens here on Friday when rain stopped play.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Dr Reddy's to sell Progesterone capsules in US
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Indian drug major Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Friday announced it would sell Progesterone capsules in the US market for therapeutic treatment of cardiovascular disorders, breast cancer and probable dementia.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
India, EU agree to boost security cooperation
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India and the European Union on Friday agreed to strengthen security cooperation during a meeting here between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Don't use social media for self-propagation: Modi to bureaucrats
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday cautioned civil servants against using social media for self-propagation of their work and said he had banned mobiles in his meetings to prevent diversion.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
25 swine flu cases reported in Bengal
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As many as 25 swine flu cases have been detected in West Bengal this year so far, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
CBI working as pet mouse: Mamata
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Slamming the BJP-led central government for "targeting" her party and putting leaders behind bars, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is acting like a "pet mouse".
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
JeIH to campaign to spread awareness on Muslim Personal Law
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JeIH) on Friday said it would hold a fortnight-long pan-India campaign from Sunday to create awareness about Muslim Personal Law.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
ACC's Q1 2017 net profit down 9%
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Cement and ready mixed concrete producer ACC on Friday reported a decline of 9.05 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Man dies during robbery by auto driver, accomplice
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A 22-year-old man was fatally injured early on Friday when an auto-rickshaw driver and his accomplice threw him from the moving vehicle during a robbery, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajinikanth's '2.o' postponed to January next year
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o", which was earlier scheduled to release for Diwali this year, has been postponed to January 25 next year, the makers announced on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Change mindset to tackle corruption, Arunachal CM to bureaucrats
Itanagar, April 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday called upon the state's bureaucrats to change their mindset and also help change the mindset of the people in the crusade against corruption.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
India, South Korea sign MoU on shipbuilding
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India and South Korea on Friday signed an MoU for defence industry cooperation in shipbuilding, an official statement said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
What preventive steps taken to control dengue, chikungunya: HC asks
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the city government and municipal corporations on what preventive steps they have taken this year to control dengue and chikungunya in the national capital.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Green watchdog swings into action to clean Bengaluru lake
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) swung into action to clean the Bellandur lake in the city, two days after the National Green Tribunal ordered closure of the polluting industrial units around it in two weeks, said an official on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha inks MoU to improve lives of small farmers
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives of small farmers and promote inclusive agricultural transformation in the state.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: KKR ride Uthappa, Narine show to post 187/5 against Gujarat
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode on a Sunil Narine hurricane at the start of their innings followed by Robin Uthappa's half century to post 187/5 against Gujarat Lions in their IPL match here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Meghalaya CM is not performing at all: BJP leader
Shillong, April 21 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Congress-led government in Meghalaya, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday held Chief Minister Mukul Sangma responsible for the underdevelopment of the state.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
RIL starts coalbed methane production from MP
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday announced it has started commercial production last month from its Sohagpur coalbed methane (CBM) block in Madhya Pradesh.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Forward Bloc gets invitee status in Kerala's UDF meetings
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala's Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) on Friday accorded invitee status to the All India Forward Block (AIFB) at its future meetings.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Demonetisation-themed Bengali film releases after six cuts
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Bengali feature film "Shunyota" ("Emptiness") themed on demonetisation released in West Bengal on Friday following six cuts, that were recommended by the censor board, the film's director said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
CBI raids Central Bank, private trust officials in Rs 58 cr scam
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The CBI on Friday raided the residences of several serving and former officers of the Central Bank of India and officials of the Sinhagad Technical Education Society (STES) at multiple locations in connection with a Rs 58 crore scam, an official said here.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
WHO Southeast Asia members pledge inclusive approach for autism
Thimphu, April 21 (IANS) Accelerating efforts to enable people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders to lead a productive life, countries in WHO Southeast Asia Region on Friday adopted the 'Thimphu Declaration which calls for integrating the needs of such individuals and their families into national health and socioeconomic development plans.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Bhutan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Harikrishna begins with draw at Shakmir chess meet
Shakmir (Azerbaijan), April 21 (IANS) Indian Grand Master P. Harikrishna started off his campaign at the Shakmir chess tournament by settling for a draw against Russian Sergey Karjakin here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Shakmir,Sports,Other Sports
Heat wave in Rajasthan; Churu hottest at 46.5 degrees
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Heatwave conditions continued to affect normal life in Rajasthan on Friday, with Churu sizzling at a maximum temperature of 46.5 degrees Celsius.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mixed bag for Harika on day two of Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik (Iceland), April 21 (IANS) It was a mixed day for Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli as she drew one and won one on day two of the Reykjavik Open chess tournament being played at the Herpa Concert Hall here.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
57,000 security personnel for Delhi civic polls
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday said it has made elaborate security arrangements, deploying 57,000 personnel, including paramilitary forces, for Sunday's polls to the three municipal corporations.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Seven dead, several injured in Birbhum violence
Birbhum (West Bengal), April 21 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and several others injured in a crude bomb explosion in West Bengal's Birhum district on Friday, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's Forex reserves surge by $889 mn
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves rose by $889.4 million as on April 14, 2017, official data showed on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DGCA certifies Pratt & Whitney training centre in Hyderabad
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on Friday announced that the country's civil aviation regulator has certified its customer training centre in Hyderabad.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Service charge in hotels not mandatory, guidelines approved: Paswan
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Maintaining that service charge in hotels and restaurants was "totally voluntary", Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said the government had approved guidelines in this regard.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
SC to hear plea on BSF's alleged atrocities on India-Bangladesh border
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hold a detailed hearing of a plea seeking probe by the Special Investigating Team into the alleged torture, rape and extra-judicial killings by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on the India-Bangladesh border.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Gujarat BJP resolves to win 150 out of 182 seats in assembly polls
Somnath (Gujarat), April 21 (IANS) A two-day meeting of BJP's Gujarat state executive began here on Friday with a political resolution to target victory on 150-plus seats out of 182 in the state assembly elections elections due this year.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Religion
13 burnt alive in MP fire
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Thirteen persons were burnt alive on Friday when a fire broke out in the premises of a cooperative society in Chhindwara district, a senior Madhya Pradesh official said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Unforgettable': A lazily crafted thriller (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Unforgettable"; Director: Denise Di Novi; Cast: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Sarah Burns, Whitney Cummings, Simon Kassianides, Isabella Kai Rice, Robert Ray Wisdom, Alex Quiuijano, Cheryl Ladd; Rating: **1/2
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
L&T, South Korean firm team up for artillery gun
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indian engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Hanwha Techwin (HTW) of South Korea on Friday signed a contract to provide the Indian Army with 155 mm mobile artillery guns.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
9 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan Army Corps
Kabul, April 21 (IANS) At least eight military personnel and one attacker were killed when Taliban militants attacked an Afghan Army Corps in the northern province of Balkh on Friday, the Defence Ministry said.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
I-League: Chennai City aim to maintain unbeaten run (Preview)
Vasco (Goa), April 21 (IANS) Chennai City FC will aim to extend their unbeaten streak when they take on Churchill Brothers in an I-League tie at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Army man dies as grenade goes off during training in MP (Lead, with corrections)
Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Army personnel Havildar Babul Kumar Pateliya was killed on Friday in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh when a hand grenade got accidentally detonated during a training session, officials said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
I-League: DSK aim to upset Bengaluru (Preview)
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) DSK Shivajians will aim to pull off a giant killing act when they take on reigning champions Bengaluru FC in an I-League encounter at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Hot Friday in Delhi, squall likely on Saturday
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The national capital experienced another hot day on Friday with the maximum temperature settling at 40.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the Met office said. It has forecast a squall with over 50 kmph speed on Saturday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Policeman, attacker killed in Champs-Élysées terror attack (Roundup)
Paris, April 21 (IANS) A police officer was killed and two others were severely injured when a gunman opened fire on police on Paris's iconic Elysees boulevard in an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, three days before the first round of French presidential election.
2017-04-21
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adani power plant supporter beaten up in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) An supporter of the Adani power plant in Jharkhand's Godda district was beaten up in his home by some unidentified people on Friday, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jamaat bats for Muslim personal law as 'fundamental right'
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Opposing the idea of Uniform Civil Code, the West Bengal unit of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Friday once again argued in favour of the Muslim personal law and said the court should not interfere with the "fundamental rights" of Muslims.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
60-year-old's life saved through new minimally invasive procedure
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A 60-year-old man diagnosed with aortic bio-prosthesis degeneration with severe stenosis -- condition in which calcium gets deposited on the aortic valve in the heart -- was successfully operated using a new minimally invasive procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
All rules followed in anti-encroachment drive: Kerala Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) A day after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed strong displeasure at the removal of a 'cross' at a church near Munnar during an anti-encroachment drive, Revenue Minister E. Chandrasekharan on Friday said the authorities followed all due process.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Amrapali ex-employees on hunger strike over unpaid salaries
Noida, April 21 (IANS) Scores of former Amrapali Group employees went on an indefinite hunger strike from Friday, alleging that the real estate giant owed them lakhs of rupees in unpaid salaries which it did not pay on the pretext of demonetisation and a slump in real estate prices.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Red light atop TN Governor's car taken off
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao on Friday ordered removal of red beacon light from his car, said a Raj Bhavan statement.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sovereign Gold Bonds issue opens on Monday at Rs 2,901/gram
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The first tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) scheme will open for public subscription on Monday, the government has announced.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Court tells Delhi Police chief to take action against DCP
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A local court on Friday directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to take action against a senior officer for not properly conducting an inquiry into a rape case.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC to decide validity of law linking Aadhaar with Pan card (Second Lead, correcting day in para 2)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the constitutional validity of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act that mandates linking of Aadhaar number with the Pan card.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Jharkhand issues notification against beacon lights
Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) Jharkhand on Friday issued a notification to ban use of beacon lights in the wake of the central government deciding to end their use on official vehicles.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Little actions can save substantial amount of water: Farhan
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who has joined a social campaign to create awareness among the masses to save water on the eve of World Earth Day, says that from taking a shower to washing clothes, people can save water for the future.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Nitish to address JD-U's Mumbai rally on April 22
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United will hold a rally in Mumbai on Saturday to mark its foray into Maharashtra politics, where Chief Minister and party chief Nitish Kumar will be a key speaker.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BCI withdraws protests after Law Minister's assurance
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Bar Council of India on Friday decided to call off all agitation programmes after Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured them that no action will be taken on the Law Commission recommendations, including a proposal to ban strikes by advocates.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Navy successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos missile
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Indian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile from a naval ship, putting India into an exclusive global club.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Delhi civic polls to witness keen contest after hectic campaigning
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Residents of Delhi will vote on Sunday in municipal polls that are being seen as a test of popularity of the AAP government, BJP's ability to score a hat-trick in the local body and Congress's efforts to revive itself in the metropolis.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: Gujarat win toss, opt to field vs KKR
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and put Kolkata Knight Riders to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Blaze at Bank Of India building in Mumbai, no casualties
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A major fire broke out on the fourth floor of the five-storey Bank of India's corporate office building here on Friday but has been controlled, officials said. There were no reports of any casualties so far.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, EU agree to strengthen security cooperation
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India and the European Union agreed to strengthen security cooperation during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Have extra political will: says Modi, asks civil servants to change working style
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Asserting that he had "extra" political will to carry out reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that with changing dynamics the government too needs to change its role from being a regulator to an enabler.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaipur's Rambagh Palace features in global top 10 heritage hotels list
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Jaipur's Taj Rambagh Palace hotel was featured in a list of top 10 heritage hotel properties in the world by a British magazine.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Credai protests cement price hike, seeks Centre's intervention
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Seeking government intervention to check rising cement prices, a national body of real estate developers on Friday said the spike could create unnecessary roadblocks and impediments in achieving the goal of 'Housing for All' by 2022.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Telecom industry added 5.68 mn mobile subscribers in March: COAI
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Indian telecom industry added 5.68 million mobile subscribers in the telephony market in March 2017, the industry body Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) said in its monthly mobile subscribers report on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Le Pen slips behind Macron in French election race: Poll
Paris, April 21 (IANS) French centrist Emmanuel Macron is set to come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election on Sunday as far-right leader Marine Le Pen fell further behind him in a poll published on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
HDFC Bank's Q4 net profit up 18%
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) HDFC Bank on Friday reported a rise of 18.25 per cent in net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
World Bank approves Rs 2,400 cr loan for NW-1
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $375 million (over Rs 2,400 crore) loan for developing the National Waterway-1 (NW-1), the government said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Albert defeats Cilic, advances to Monte-Carlo semis
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 21 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Albert Ramos-Vinolas defeated Croatia's Marin Cilic on Friday, advancing to the Montecarlo Rolex Masters semi-finals for the first time.
2017-04-21
Category: India, France,Sports,Tennis
Government disapproves bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday disapproved the decision of some petroleum dealers' associations to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays from May 14.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Service charge in hotels not mandatory
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Service charge in hotels and restaurants are "totally voluntary", Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SC to decide validity of law linking Aadhaar with Pan card
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) AThe Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the constitutional validity of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act that mandates linking of Aadhaar number with the Pan card.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Mixologists show their talent at North American Whiskey Cocktail Championship
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Providing a credible platform to talented mixologists to experiment and create unique recipes using American Whiskies and showcasing them to a wider audience, the first edition of the North American Whiskey Cocktail Championship was organised here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Exploring the alchemy of clay
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) When a faculty member of the School of Planning and Architecture here decides to hang up her boots and probe hidden embers of firing and glazes and clay constructions, it becomes more than a mere pilgrim's journey.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Odisha to auction three mines by May
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) The Odisha government would auction three more mines by end of May this year, Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
'Refrain from announcements, fatwas hurting people'
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Md. Nooruddin, President of the West Bengal unit of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), on Friday said all communities should refrain from issuing "fatwas" or "announcements" that talk about hurting people or demeaning them socially.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
CPI seeks Centre's intervention to help TN farmers
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The CPI on Friday flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what it said was "utter disregard" towards the plight of protesting Tamil Nadu farmers and sought the the government's immediate intervention.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mistry's firms move NCLAT
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Tata Sons' ousted Chairman Cyrus Mistry's investment companies have approached the New Delhi-based National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), sources privy to the development said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Blaze at Bank Of India building in Mumbai
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A major fire broke out in the upper floors of Bank of India's heritage building here on Friday evening, officials said. There were no reports of any casualties so far.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lady Hardinge orders Khadi products after government order
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) on Friday became the first central government hospital in the country to place a Rs 33 lakh order for Khadi products, after the Centre made it mandatory for 23 of its hospitals to purchase Khadi products only.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Passport office to come up in Punjab's Nawanshahr town
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre has acceded to the Punjab government's request to open a passport office in Nawanshahr town and also look into the issue of blacklisted Sikh youths settled abroad, official sources said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Diaspora
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 91st birthday
London, April 21 (IANS) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 91st birthday on Friday, an occasion that was marked by ceremonial gun salutes and Buckingham Palace releasing a photograph of her as a baby.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
EU High Representative calls on Modi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday and discussed issues of mutual interest.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Patients with rare medical condition treated by robotic surgery
Ahmedabad, April 21 (IANS) Robotic surgery performed at a hospital here has successfully relieved a 37-year-old patient of acute abdominal pain caused by a rare medical condition, the surgeon who performed the procedure has said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Health/Medicine
Tata Trusts denies any connection with PIL on tobacco
Mumbai/Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Tata Trusts on Friday said it "has no connection" at all with a recent public interest litigation (PIL) on public sector entities' equity holding in the tobacco sector.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Madrid derby, Juventus-Monaco in Champions League semis
Nyon, April 21 (IANS) Real Madrid will face their local rival Atletico Madrid, while Juventus are set to play against Monaco in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, according to a draw held here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Rouhani, rivals to run for Iran's President; Ahmadinejad barred
Tehran, April 21 (IANS) Campaigning began on Friday for Irans presidential elections after a government vetting body approved incumbent Hassan Rouhani and five challengers to run in the May 19 poll, while former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified, state media reported.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Police nab four militants in Manipur
Imphal, April 21 (IANS) Four members of the Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA), a militant outfit, were arrested on Friday on charges of extortion, kidnapping and opening fire at several places, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Google set to deploy next-gen machine learning for Indian languages
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Aiming to bring a billion people online and make the web more useful for them, Google India is slated to unveil new products on advancement in machine learning for the Indian languages, the company said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Panama verdict was not 'split decision': Pakistan minister
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Friday rejected the notion that the Panama Papers verdict was a "split decision", adding that although the judges' opinions may be different, "all five signed off on formation of a Joint Investigation team (JIT)".
2017-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
ACC's Q1 2017 net profit down 9%
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Cement and ready mixed concrete producer ACC on Friday reported a decline of 9.05 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Russian Deputy PM questions testing method for doping substance turinabol
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) The method to detect turinabol, a banned anabolic steroid found in samples of many athletes during the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games, has been questioned by experts, Russias Deputy Prime Minister in charge of sports, Vitaly Mutko, has said.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Another Pakistani man attacked for 'blasphemous remarks'
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) A Pakistani man was attacked by a mob on Friday inside a mosque in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after he was accused of making blasphemous remarks following prayers, the media reported.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amy Adams, Fagun Thakrar to work together soon
London, April 21 (IANS) "Arrival" star Amy Adams and Indian origin English actress Fagun Thakrar are set to work together.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Hoor' one of the 'biggest' songs for Atif this year
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Pakistani singer Atif Aslam says he is elated over getting a chance to sing a romantic track titled "Hoor" for the Bollywood film "Hindi Medium", and hopes it gets a positive response from the Indian audience.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Youth detained for post against Andhra CM
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) A youth was detained on Friday over a derogatory post on social media against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two IS men sentenced to seven years in jail
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday awarded seven-year jail term to two members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group after their application for pleading guilty to charges against them was allowed.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Important for writers to write for children, for children to read'
Dehradun, April 21 (IANS) The need for writers to produce significant works of literature for children and for the younger generation to develop a passion for reading was impressed upon by leading authors participating in a session at the ongoing WIC India Dehradun Community Literature Festival here.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books