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BJP demands sacking of AP minister for his comments
Amaravati, Sep 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers have demanded the sacking of state Civil Supplies Minister, Kodali Venkateshwara Rao, on Thursday for his comments on Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath in connection with the BJP pointing a finger at Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy for attending the Brahmostavams without his wife.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
CBI raids 3 locations in TN's Vellore in 2019 cash for votes case
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday carried out searches at three locations in Tamil Nadu's Vellore in connection with the cash for votes case during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections that had led to cancellation of polls in this constituency, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Karnataka railway staff pay rich tributes to Angadi
Hubballi (Karnataka), Sep 24 (IANS) Shocked and saddened by the sudden demise of Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi in New Delhi due to Covid infection, hundreds of officers and staff of the South Western Railway (SWR) zone paid rich tributes to him on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Jagan govt should not violate temples' traditions: TDP
Amaravati, Sep 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Bonda Umamaheshwara Rao on Thursday warned the state's YSR Congress government against flouting traditions followed at temples since ages.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Karnataka registers 7,710 new Covid cases
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Karnataka on Thursday recorded 7,710 new cases taking the state Covid tally to 5,48,557, including 95,549 active cases till date.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
All-new Amazon Echo devices starts from Rs 4,999 in India
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) The new line-up of Echo devices, featuring completely new designs, enhanced audio, and more powerful hardware, will start from Rs 4,999 in India, Amazon announced on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Kannada TV Anchor in the dock for M'luru drugs case
Mangaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police of Mangaluru on Thursday issued summons to famous Kannada TV anchor Anushri for her alleged connection in a drugs case involving choreographer Kishore Aman Shetty.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Brett Lee tried desperately to revive Dean Jones: Report
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) When former Australia batsman Dean Jones collapsed in the lobby of a Mumbai hotel on Thursday, his fellow Aussie and former Test speedster Brett Lee desperately tried to revive him, according to a newspaper report in Australia.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Telangana prohibits registration of Waqf properties
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) In a major move for protection of Waqf properties, the Telangana government has prohibited their registration to leave no scope for unauthorised transfers.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
DGGI arrests Hyderabad infra firm director for fake invoices
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has arrested the director of a Hyderabad-based infrastructure firm for issuing fake invoices worth Rs 139.93 crore.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New Amazon Echo Show 10 moves screen directly to face you
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Amazon on Thursday introduced Echo Show 10 that will make video calling more enjoyable as the screen moves as you move, and the camera digitally pans and zooms to keep you and your family centred in the frame.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Rahul's ton helps KXIP script facile 97-run win over RCB
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Riding on a blistering century skipper KL Rahul, Kings XI Punjab thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs in an IPL encounter at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat sees 1,408 more coronavirus cases, 14 deaths
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Gujarat on Thursday recorded 1,408 new coronavirus cases, taking its tally to 1,28,949, while the death toll reached 3,384 as 14 more patients succumbed.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Congress draws up detailed plan for protests against farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Congress, which is protesting against the farm Bills passed by the Parliament, has chalked out a detailed programme of agitation, which will begin on September 26 with an online "Speak up for Farmers" campaign.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cloning phones leading probe agencies to filmstars
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cloned the mobile phones of Rhea Chakraborty and others, which gave them access to the WhatsApp chats of film stars.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Amazon launches all-new Echo Dot, animal-themed Kids Edition
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Amazon on Thursday launched a redesigned Echo Dot Kids Edition with the new spherical shape, new Panda and Tiger designs and animal-themed alarms.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Six ministers dropped, 5 inducted in BJP-led Manipur cabinet (Ld)
Imphal, Sep 24 (IANS) In a major political development in BJP-ruled Manipur, six cabinet ministers were dropped by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who also hurriedly inducted five ministers, including two who recently quit the opposition Congress.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Ex-Aus batsman Dean Jones had a love affair with India (Obituary)
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) For some strange reason, a 51-second video clip of Dean Jones being bowled neck and crop for a duck by the legendary Kapil Dev in a Test against Australia went viral on Wednesday, with a commentator uttering the words "that's the end of Dean Jones". And, on Thursday Jones died of a cardiac arrest, aged 59 years and 184 days, in Mumbai.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Youth Congress takes out torch rally in Delhi against farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Upping its ante against the government over the controversial farm Bills, the Youth Congress on Thursday took out a 'Mashaal Juloos' (torch rally) saying the party will always stand by the 60 crore farmers against the "black laws" and it will support all the organisations fighting for the farmers' rights.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Delhi Crime', 'Four More Shots Please!' nominated at International Emmys
Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS) Indian web shows Delhi Crime and Four More Shots Please! have scored nominations at the International Emmy Awards 2020.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Got my limb amputated, but never accepted defeat, Paralympic champ Jhajharia tells Modi
Jaipur, Sep 24 (IANS) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to Paralympic champion Devendra Jhajharia from Rajasthan's Churu district via video conferencing under the Fit india campaign in which he discussed his struggle, hard work and success story.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Sports
Bengal Global Business Summit ballooning into a scam: Dhankhar
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday again raised the issue of transparency on the part of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government over its annual flagship event, Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS), that is aimed at attracting investments in the state.
2020-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rahul show helps KXIP score mammoth 206/3 against RCB
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) K.L. Rahul's unbeaten 132 off 69 balls helped Kings XI Punjab score an imposing 206/3 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL encounter here on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Another Kolkata Police officer succumbs to Covid-19
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) rank officer of Kolkata Police died of Covid-19 on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Kannada TV Anchor in the dock for M'luru drugs case
Mangaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) : The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police of Mangaluru on Thursday reportedly summoned famous Kannada TV anchor, Anushri for her alleged association with choreographer Kishore Aman Shetty.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
RJD calls for Bihar 'Bandh' against farm Bills on Friday
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) Raising strong objections against the farm Bills, the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has called for a Bihar 'Bandh' on Friday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National
No Durga Puja immersion carnival on Red Road this year: Mamata
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus scare, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday that no Durga Puja immersion carnival would be held on Red Road this year.
2020-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Rahul rewrites record books with blistering 132
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab captain K.L. Rahul on Thursday smashed a few IPL records with a blistering 69-ball 132 -- the highest individual score by an Indian player in the IPL -- that helped him cross the 2,000-run mark in the cash-rich league and take his team to 206/3 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore here.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
MG Motor India unveil's India's first autonomous level-1 premium SUV Gloster
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) MG Motor India on Thursday unveiled India's first autonomous level-1 premium SUV Gloster.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Active Covid cases drop below 70k in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati, Sep 24 (IANS) Active coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh dropped below 70,000 on Thursday to 69,353, even as 7,855 new positive cases increased the state's overall tally to 6.54 lakh.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
TSRTC buses to be back on Hyderabad's roads from Friday
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The Telangana government on Thursday gave its nod to the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) for resuming city bus services in Hyderabad.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
After Covid, Sisodia diagnosed with Dengue; condition stable
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) : Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, already receiving treatment for Covid-19 disease, was on Thursday diagnosed with Dengue.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Adani's Mumbai airport deal with GVK gets CCI nod
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the Adani Airport Holdings' (AAHL) acquisition of a controlling stake in the Mumbai Airport from the GVK Airport Developers Ltd.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Accenture's Q4 sales down, cites loss in reimbursable travel costs
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Accenture on Thursday reported a decline in earnings and revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter that ended on August 31, down approximately 2 percentage points owing to a decline in revenues from the reimbursable travel costs.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Telangana HC orders fresh post-mortem test of slain Maoists
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Thursday ordered a second post-mortem test of three Maoists killed in an "exchange of fire" with police in the state's Bhadradri Kothagudem district on Wednesday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Diabetes drug Metformin at centre of carcinogen-linked recalls in US
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A commonly used drug for type 2 diabetes, Metformin, is now being recalled by as many as seven manufacturers in the United States owing to high levels of cancer causing contaminants.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pak again violates ceasefire on LoC in Rajouri district
Jammu, Sep 24 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday used firing and intense shelling to violate ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19
Milan, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19, the club confirmed in a statement on Thursday. The 38-year-old will hence not be available for Milan's Europa League match against Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
One of the great players in a golden time: Langer on Jones
Sydney, Sep 24 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer on Thursday paid tribute to Dean Jones after the former batsman died in Mumbai due to cardiac arrest aged 59.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
K'taka opposition moves no-confidence motion, ruling BJP unperturbed
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Karnataka on Thursday moved a no-confidence motion against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, alleging rampant corruption and misuse of power in the state.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
World T20 final Man-of-the-Match closest to my heart: Pathan (IANS Exclusive)
On the 13th anniversary of India's World T20 triumph on Thursday, former all-rounder Irfan Pathan said that the Man-of-the-Match award he won in the final would always remain closest to his heart, and emphasised that it was special because he had won it against traditional rivals Pakistan.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Banks sanction Rs 1.77 lakh cr to MSMEs under ECLGS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Banks have so far sanctioned over Rs 1.77 lakh crore to MSMEs under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS), it was announced on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre: Airlines free to set baggage limit
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday freed airlines to fix their own baggage allowance, thereby allowing more space for competition and addition of another revenue stream.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Akshay Kumar episode of Bear Grylls' Into The Wild sets record
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Akshay Kumar has set a new record. This time, though, the big-screen superstar has made history on television.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maintain Covid protocols, Punjab CM urges protesting farmers
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has appealed to the farmers to strictly maintain law and order, and adhere to all Covid-19 safety protocols, during Friday's statewide lockdown against the agriculture Bills.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Centre suspends fresh IBC proceedings till Dec
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) In a major relief for stressed companies amid the pandemic woes, the Centre on Thursday announced the suspension of fresh insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) by three more months till December.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Vivek Oberoi back to work amid new normal
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor-producer Vivek Anand Oberoi was excited about his first experience on a set in the new normal amidst the pandemic.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
90% foreigners given bail in Goa untraceable, says Bombay HC
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) As much as 90 per cent foreigners who are released on bail in Goa cannot be traced by state agencies and may have fled the country, the Bombay High Court bench in Goa noted on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maha: Covid deaths cross 34K, new cases remain high
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Maharashtra added another 1,000 Covid-19 deaths in 72 hours to shoot past the 34,000-mark even as new cases continued to remain in the upper echelons though the recovery rate improved, health officials said here on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
At 'Bigg Boss 14' launch, Salman reveals lockdown was his longest break in 30 years
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan returns as host of the reality show Bigg Boss on October 3. On Thursday, Salman announced season 14 at a virtual launch event. At the event, the actor mentioned he has never taken such a long break from work in the last 30 years as he had to during lockdown. He also mentioned he would not mind taking a salary cut this year, and introduced the first contestant of the season.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata announces Durga Puja guidelines amid Covid
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Bringing much-awaited relief to scores of people, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the guidelines for the upcoming Durga Puja in the state to be celebrated from October 22-26.
2020-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Gujarat minister challenges Congress over welfare package
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Minister of energy and petrochemicals Saurabh Patel has challenged the opposition Congress to unveil a package similar to 'Atma Nirbhar Gujarat' announced by the Gujarat government, in the Congress led state governments for the benefit of the people during the corona crisis.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Students of classes 10-12 can go to school from Oct 1 in TN
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday said it would permit students of classes 10 to 12 to go to school on a voluntary basis for taking guidance from their teachers from October 1.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
NIA raids 9 locations in J&K cross-LoC trade case (Ld)
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Two days after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at multiple locations in Jammu & Kashmir in connection with its probe into the cross-LoC trade case, the agency on Thursday once again swung into action and raided nine locations in the valley.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gunfight breaks out in Kashmir's Anantnag
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) A gunfight between terrorists and security forces was underway at Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
38 village sarpanchs in Gurugram district protest inclusion in MCG
Gurugram, Sep 24 (IANS) In protest against the inclusion of 38 villages of the Gurugram district into the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), people of 38 gram panchyats along with their concerned village heads (sarpanch) submitted a memorandum to the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) intended for Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, opposing the move on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Ex-Bihar DGP Pandey says took VRS to avoid 'embarrassment'
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey on Thursday said that he has taken retirement to avoid "embarrassment" in case the Election Commission charged him with favouring any political party.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Centre allows Rs 9,913 cr additional borrowing by 5 states
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Department of Expenditure, under the Finance Ministry, has granted five states permission to raise additional financial resources of Rs 9,913 crore through open market borrowings.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
HC to take up Rhea, Showik's bail plea on Tuesday
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Justice S. V. Kotwal of the Bombay High Court adjourned the bail pleas by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik in a narcotics case for hearing on Sep. 29 next week (Tuesday), their lawyer said here on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Deepika, Sara, Shraddha to face NCB on Saturday in drugs case (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor, who were issued summons by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to join the probe into a drugs case, will join the investigation on Saturday, officials said on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jharkhand Police officer arrested while taking bribe
Ranchi, Sep 24 (IANS) A Police official was arrested while taking a bribe in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taapsee Pannu recalls her stint as a stand-up comedian
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has shared what was going on in her mind before she tried stand-up comedy last year.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
SC moved for postponing UPSC exams due to Covid-19, floods
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court, seeking postponement of the Civil Services Examination 2020, slated on October 4, against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and heavy rain and floods in several parts of the country.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tiger Shroff flaunts washboard abs in new shirtless pic
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Action star and fitness enthusiast Tiger Shroff flaunts his well-chiselled body in his latest social media post.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
When Tom Hanks felt like a 'total failure'
Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS) Hollywood star Tom Hanks has shared that there was a time when he felt like a total failure. He experienced this low phase in his personal life.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Tablighis didn't spread Covid-19 or religion, rules Bombay HC
Nagpur, Sep 24 (IANS) In a significant verdict, the Bombay High Court's Nagpur Bench has ruled that a group of Myanmarese nationals who attended the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in Delhi in March were not responsible for the spread of Covid-19 nor indulged in propagating their religion.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Why Chandan Roy Sanyal enjoyed dubbing for 'Woh Teen Din'
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal says dubbing for Woh Teen Din was like reliving the experience of shooting for the upcoming film.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Unacademy acquires UPSC test preparation platform Coursavy
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Edtech firm Unacademy said on Thursday it has acquired Coursavy, a leading platform for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations preparations.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Education
Former Atomic Energy Commission chairman succumbs to Covid-19
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Noted nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu (68), former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), passed away on Thursday due to Covid-19 at a private hospital in Kolkata.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Confronted over extra marital affair, man kills wife
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A 29-year-old woman was strangled by her husband after she confronted him over his alleged extra marital affair in Delhi's Paharganj. The woman was found in an unconscious state on Thursday morning with ligature marks on her neck. When she was rushed to the hospital she was declared brought dead.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chats that spelled trouble for Deepika, Shraddha in drugs case probed by NCB
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The alleged chat of Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone with her then manager Karishma Prakash in October 2017 was the main reason behind the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to summon her in a drugs-related case that emerged out during the probe of actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Telugu star Varun Konidela tries cooking, sister says it's 'nice'
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) Telugu star Varun Tej Konidela tried his hands at cooking, and his sister Niharika Konidela likes what he made!
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Advocate shot dead in Srinagar
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Suspected terrorists shot dead an advocate at his residence in Srinagar on Thursday evening, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Fresh Covid cases, lockdown fears make global, Indian equities bleed (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Dangers to an overall international economic recovery such as rising Covid-19 cases, along with possible reimposition of lockdown measures in some European countries, pushed the global and the Indian stock markets deep into the red on Thursday, with the BSE Sensex losing 1,100 points, its worst performance in six months.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
16-yr-old girl finds Rs 10 cr in account, informs police
Ballia (UP), Sep 24 (IANS) It was a dream that was obviously too good to last.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Akshay Kumar takes break from 'Bellbottom' shoot, visits Gurudwara in UK
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar on Thursday took out time from his busy outdoor schedule in the UK, to seek blessings at a Gurudwara in the country.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Punjab CM asks parties to unitedly fight against farm Bills
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday appealed to all political parties to rise above "petty considerations" and come on one platform to fight unitedly against the "treacherous" agriculture Bills that would destroy the state's farmers.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam critical
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam is in a critical state after his health condition deteriorated on Thursday, a statement issued by MGM hospital, where he is admitted, said. Balasubrahmanyam has been hospitalised since August, after testing Covid positive.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK volunteers could be injected with coronvirus to test vaccines
London, Sep 24 (IANS) The UK could be the first country in the world to carry out Covid 'challenge trials', where healthy volunteers would be deliberately infected with coronavirus to test possible vaccines, a report said.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Dean Jones revolutionised the game and I loved him: Border
Sydney, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Australia captain Allan Border said that his former teammate Dean Jones "revolutionised the game" after the latter died of cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Thursday at the age of 59. Border and Jones shared the Australian dressing room for much of their illustrious international careers.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Google to match up to $2,500 per Googler a year towards student loans
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Google on Thursday introduced a student loan repayment programme for all Googlers in the US where the tech company will match up to $2,500 per Googler per year in student loan payments, starting in 2021.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Education
RCB win toss, choose to bowl first against KXIP
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and chose to bowl first in their IPL match against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. RCB captain Virat Kohli said they have gone with the same team that beat Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Village bids emotional adieu to Spaniard stranded in Assam during the lockdown
Guwahati,Sep 24 IANS) Men, women and children of the entire village had tears in their eyes as Spanish cyclist Manuel Arribas Rodriguez left Bokotial village in eastern Assam's Sivasagar district.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Assam,National
TikTok parent ByteDance applies for China tech export licence
Beijing, Sep 24 (IANS) Even as TikTok's proposed deal with Walmart and Oracle remains in doubt, the parent company of the short video-sharing platform, ByteDance, has applied for a technology export licence to comply with China's tech export rules which were recently updated.
2020-09-24
Category: International, China,Technology
Primary issuances attract most FPI inflows, MFs turn to mid-caps
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Inflow of foreign portfolio investments (FPI) surged last month with around $6 billion, or around Rs 47,000 crore, of net investments by overseas investors with a majority meant for primary issuances of shares.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Film on Akshardham temple terror attack in pipeline
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) A film revolving around the terror attack on the Akshardham temple in Gujarat is in the works.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress leaders' families in SC: Electronic media bears parallels with 'Nazi Germany'
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Two Congress leaders' families have moved the Supreme Court seeking to intervene in the Sudarshan News case. The families say the present state of the electronic media bears "unhappy and undesirable parallels with Nazi Germany".
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Opposition did not oppose any provisions in Farm Bills: Minister
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Following the uproar by the Opposition over the passing of the three contentious Agricultural Bills by both houses of Parliament, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar accused the Congress and the Opposition of misleading the country on the Farm Bills.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tory MPs relaunch campaign for self-determination in Kashmir
London, Sep 24 (IANS) A group of seven Tory MPs have relaunched a group named 'The Conservative Friends of Kashmir', which is aimed at campaigning for 'self-determination' in Kashmir, sparking outrage among swathes of Tory-supporting British Indians.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
5G networks may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts: Study
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, now claim that upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecast.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Harley-Davidson plans to close India manufacturing facility
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Cruiser bikes giant Harley-Davidson on Thursday said that it plans to close its manufacturing facility in Haryana's Bawal and significantly reduce the size of its sales office in Gurugram.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shekhar Suman demands focus on Sushant's death rather than B'wood-drug nexus
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor Shekhar Suman seems disappointed with the way investigation into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput seems to have slowed down. He feels the focus of the probe has been diverted to the alleged drug links of Bollywood.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
'Who runs the group?': SC asks lawyers' group seeking aid
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday fired a volley of questions at the Supreme Court Arguing Counsel Association, which filed a plea seeking an interest-free loan for lawyers, seeking to know its credentials.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
LG expands budget smartphone line-up with 3 new models
Seoul, Sep 24 (IANS) LG Electronics on Thursday added three new models to its budget smartphone lineup as the South Korean tech firm targets to expand its mobile sales.
2020-09-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Gujarat Assembly passes Bill to curb land grabbing
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) The Gujarat Assembly on Thursday passed The Gujarat Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Bill, 2020. The Bill seeks to curb land grabbing in the state by setting up special courts. It has provisions for stringent action with a jail term of upto 14 years and a fine extending to the (Jantri) value of the land.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Diljit Dosanjh's retort to user who trolled him for protesting against farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh has been seen supporting farmers in their protest against the farm Bills ever since these were promulgated as ordinances in June. With several farmer organisations announcing a nationwide shutdown on September 25, Diljit extended his support to farmers over the decision on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Dell launches new gaming laptop for Rs 1,61,990 in India
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Dell Technologies on Thursday announced the new Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop at a starting price of Rs 1,61,990 in the Indian market.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Things are serious, says Vijayan as new Covid cases spike in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday openly admitted that things are getting serious as the state saw 6324 new Covid cases - the highest single day tally.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Kerala,National
Researchers develop cheaper, faster, accurate Covid-19 test
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed a method for fast, cheap, yet accurate testing for Covid-19 infection. The method simplifies and frees the testing from expensive reaction steps, enabling upscaling of the diagnostics.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
We want Anurag Kashyap to be arrested: Payel Ghosh's lawyer
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Advocate Nitin Satpute, lawyer of actress Payal Ghosh, says as the next legal step filmmaker Anurag Kashyap should be arrested for sexual misconduct with his client.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
1,104 test positive, J&K COVID total crosses 68,000
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir saw 1,104 people testing Covid positive on Thursday as the total number of people infected with COVID-19 crossed 68,000 in the Union territory.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
US to achieve herd immunity by 3rd or 4th quarter of 2021: McKinsey
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) US-based management consulting firm McKinsey & Company estimates that the most likely time for the United States to achieve herd immunity is the third or fourth quarter of 2021.
2020-09-24
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
4 killed as building collapses in Punjab (Ld)
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Four people were killed as a commercial building in a residential area collapsed in Punjab's Dera Bassi town near here on Thursday, police said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI quizzes DMK functionary over cash-for-votes allegation
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Officials of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday questioned Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) functionary Poonjolai Srinivasan in Vellore district in connection with the cash-for-vote scandal during the 2019 general elections, said an official.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Randhir Kapoor: I wanted Rishi Kapoor to direct more movies
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor says he loved the 1999 film Aa Ab Laut Chalen, helmed by his late brother and actor Rishi Kapoor. Randhir added that he wanted his brother to direct more films.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
India asks SAARC to collectively defeat Pak-sponsored terror
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India on Thursday urged the member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to collectively resolve to defeat Pakistan sponsored cross-border terrorism.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
DC to decide on Ashwin, Ishant after Thursday practice session: Kaif
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) will decide on spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and fast bowler Ishant Sharma for their next match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) after their practice session on Thursday, assistant coach Mohammad Kaif said.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Amitabh Bachchan trolled for promoting short film named 'Doobie'
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan got trolled on Facebook on Thursday after promoting a short film titled Doobie. Netizens felt the veteran actor should rather speak up on the alleged drug links of Bollywood, currently being investigated by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Farmers' shutdown on Friday, Delhi Police on alert at border
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Intensifying their protests against the contentious agricultural bills passed by the Parliament, various farmers' organisations, including from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, have called a national shutdown on Friday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Security agencies concerned over Zakir Naik spreading hate through apps
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Indian security establishment has expressed concern over wanted Islamic preacher Zakir Naik broadcasting his banned Peace TV channel through mobile applications. The security agencies have also flagged that Naik's Peace TV stations are available on social media platforms YouTube and Facebook in four languages.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Saqib Saleem to Mohinder Amarnath: I grew up idolising you
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) On the 74th birthday of Mohinder Amarnath, actor Saqib Saleem has penned an emotional note stating how he grew up idolising the iconic World Cup-winning cricketer.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Shaheen Bagh's 'dadi' Bilkis in Time magazine, congratulates Modi
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Thousands of people participated in last year's widespread protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in New Delhi's Shaheen Bagh. Three feisty grandmothers also took part in these demonstrations surrounded by young women with prayer beads in one hand and the national flag in the other.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Saiee Manjrekar signs Mahesh Babu-produced bilingual 'Major'
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actress Saiee Manjrekar has signed her second film after Dabangg 3. She will be seen in the Mahesh Babu-produced bilingual, Major, starring Adivi Sesh.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Samsung Galaxy F series to debut on Flipkart's Big Billion Day (Ld)
Gurugram, Sep 24 (IANS) Riding on its successful Galaxy 'M' series amid surge in online shopping, Samsung on Thursday announced a partnership with Flipkart to globally debut its next affordable Galaxy 'F' series during the Big Billion Days sale in India next month.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress MLA dies of Covid-19 in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Congress' Karnataka legislator B. Narayan Rao died of Covid-19 at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Thursday. He was 65.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Realme Narzo 20 Pro's 1st sale in India set for Sep 25
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Realme on Thursday announced that its recently launched smartphone Realme Narzo Pro will be available for consumers on realme.com, Flipkart.com on September 25 from 12 noon.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
BJP's Kapil Mishra appears before Special Cell in Delhi riots case
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) BJP leader Kapil Mishra made an appearance before the Special Cell of Delhi Police in Lodhi Colony on Thursday afternoon. After he came out Mishra said that he only came to file a complaint against people who according to him are running a campaign against him in the northeast Delhi riots case.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NCB must probe BJP-Bollywood-Sandalwood drugs nexus: Maha Cong
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Thursday demanded to know why the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is not probing Bharatiya Janata Party-Bollywood-Sandalwood and other sympathisers or actress Kangana Ranaut who has openly admitted to taking drugs.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Pawan Munjal, Ajay Shriram invest in ShareChat to drive Moj app
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Leading homegrown social media platform ShareChat on Thursday announced it has closed a new funding round of $40 million that drew investment from Hero MotoCorp CEO Dr Pawan Munjal, DCM Shriram Chairman Ajay S Shriram and micro-blogging platform Twitter, among others.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cops help pregnant woman deliver baby in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 24 (IANS) The human face of the police came to the fore here on Thursday when they helped a pregnant woman reach the hospital where she safely gave birth to a baby girl.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Kannada film actor Rockline Sudhakar passes away
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran Kannada film actor Rockline Sudhakar (64), who was known for his comic and negative roles, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday, an official said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Rest in Peace Prof: Cricket community pays tribute to Jones
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The 59-year-old was part of the Star Sports commentary panel for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Deepika to face NCB on Friday in drugs case (Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who was issued a summon by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to join the probe into a drugs case, will join the investigation on Friday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ready to pay for Tamil medium school in Gujarat: Palaniswami
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday said that his government is willing to bear the expenditure for running the Tamil medium school in Ahmedabad which has been closed down.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
New malware Alien can steal credentials from 226 Android apps
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Cyber security researchers have found a new Trojan malware named Alien that can steal credentials from 226 Android apps in several countries including in India.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
100-year-old UP education board prepares for revamp
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) As it completes a century next year, the Board of High School and Intermediate Education in UP is all set for a revamp of its Act and regulations.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Tomar sheds 'pretense' of honesty on farm Bills: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Expressing shock at Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's "atrocious lies" over Punjab's and the Congress party's stand on the controversial farm Bills, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the Union minister had clearly shed even the "pretense" of fairness and honesty in pursuit of the BJP's agenda.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BSF seize 13 kg heroin in Punjab's Ferozepur
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday said it had seized 13 kg heroin worth Rs 65 crore in Punjab's Ferozepur district.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Common diabetes drug linked to low risk of major heart issues
Toronto, Sep 24 (IANS) Drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are associated with a lower risk of major heart problems in patients with type 2 diabetes than dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, say, researchers.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Two held for supplying illegal weapons in Gurugram
Gurugram, Sep 24 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested two men for allegedly supplying illegal weapons in the city.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court directs Tihar authorities to ensure Umar Khalid's safety
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday directed the Tihar Jail Superintendent to take all the necessary steps to ensure safety and security of former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid in judicial custody.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bigg Boss 14: 'Uttaran' star Tinaa Dattaa denies being a contestant
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Television actress Tinaa Dattaa has denied rumours suggesting that she is set to be a contestant on Bigg Boss season 14.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chhetri is best & wants to be the best every single day: Sahal
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Footballer Sahal Abdul Samad has heaped praise on Sunil Chhetri, saying the talismanic India captain is the "best in India" and that "he wants to be the best every single day".
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Rajasthani folk singer Mame Khan: Something universal in old folk tunes
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) Folk music has always been a beautiful form of expression and has found lots of love not only in India but around the world, says Jaisalmer-born folk singer Mame Khan, who has been the playback singer for numerous Hindi films such as 'Luck By Chance, 'No One Killed Jessica', and 'Sonchiriya'.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Women more prone to uncontrolled diabetes: Study
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) Traditionally, women play the role of caregivers in India when it comes to families and their health. More often than not, this means that they prioritise the health of their loved ones over their own. When it comes to diabetes in women, a new study shows higher incidence of diabetes in women - as compared to men.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Breathing problems key reason for not wearing masks: Study
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) When it came to non-compliance towards covering face, breathing problems have emerged as a key reason, with 50 percent listing it in a nationwide survey, followed by discomfort and inconvenience at 44 per cent. Around 45 percent also assume that as long as social distancing was maintained, a mask was not required.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Manish Malhotra's closes digital ICW with opulence
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) On Wednesday, veteran designer Manish Malhotra was the finale act as he closed the digital edition of the India Couture Week with a showcase of his latest couture collection 'Roohaniyat -- A celebration called life.'
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Big B reminisces about cricket commentary days in latest post
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan misses doing cricket commentary, going by his latest post on social media.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Opposition Congress stages walkout on school fee waiver issue
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) The opposition Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from the Gujarat state assembly's house proceedings over the long-standing issue of school fee waiver.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Parties engage in 'poster wars' ahead of Bihar polls
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) A new battle is being waged between the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the opposition Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) on the streets through posters, as parties take political potshots at each other or use sarcastic messages to corner one another ahead of the state polls this year.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Ex-Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The 59-year-old was part of the Star Sports commentary panel for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sensex tumbles 1,100 points amid global selloff, loses 2,292 points in 4 days
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Indian stock market witnessed a bloodbath on Thursday, in line with the global selloff, with the BSE Sensex losing 1,100 points.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik blessed with baby girl
Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS) Supermodel Gigi Hadid and former One Direction singer Zayn Malik have welcomed their first child. Pop superstar Zayn tweeted to confirm the birth of their baby girl on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
'UK not ruling out keeping students at university over X'mas'
London, Sep 24 (IANS) The UK government has not "ruled out" telling university students not to go home during the Christmas holidays if the Covid-19 situation in the country worsens, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Bhima Koregaon: SC not convinced with Bharadwaj interim bail plea on medical grounds
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Bhima Koregaon case accused Sudha Bharadwaj's counsel if she already has a strong case on merit then why was her bail plea moved on medical ground.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC imposes Rs 10K cost on lawyer over PIL on IIT suicides
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Terming it "frivolous", the Supreme Court on Thursday imposed Rs 10,000 cost on a petitioner who filed a PIL seeking direction to the Centre and IITs to formulate and implement a programme to address the menace of rising suicide cases on their campuses.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bigg Boss 14: 'Uttaran' star Tinaa Dattaa denies a contestant
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Television actress Tinaa Dattaa has denied rumours suggesting that she is set to be a contestants on Bigg Boss season 14.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Team India fitness levels behind others, Kohli tell PM Modi
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian cricket team, on Thursday admitted that while the fitness standards of the side has improved, they are still behind when compared with other teams in the world.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Critical vulnerability in Instagram found, fixed
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point on Thursday said that they had found a critical vulnerability in the Instagram app that would have given an attacker the ability to take over a victim's account.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Stranded whales in Australia to be euthanised
Canberra, Sep 24 (IANS) Several pilot whales currently stranded off the west coast of Australia's Tasmania will be euthanised as they cannot be saved, officials said on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Kangana takes a dig at Maha govt after Bhiwandi building collapse
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has taken a dig at the Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra by comparing the death toll at the Bhiwandi building collapse with the Pulwama terror attack.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mahabharat Research Centre at Prayagraj soon
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) A Mahabharat Research Centre is likely to come up in Handia in Prayagraj, at a site where the mythological Lakshagriha is supposed to have once existed.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
NIA raids 6 locations in J&K in LoC trade case
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Two days after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with its probe into the LoC trade case, the agency on Thursday once again swung into action and did searches at six locations in the valley.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Imports fall leads to NZ's largest trade surplus in 6 yrs
Wellington, Sep 24 (IANS) New Zealand imports fell nearly NZ$1 billion ($650 million) in August, leading to the country's largest annual trade surplus since 2014, the Stats NZ said on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Zoom introduces new features to make video meets more interactive
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Video conferencing platform Zoom on Thursday announced new features with an aim to make video communications more accessible for people to connect.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Nepal-China border point reopens after 3-week closure
Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) The Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border point between Nepal and China reopened on Thursday after it remained closed for around three weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior customs official said here.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pappu Yadav launches party manifesto after filing an affidavit
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) The Jan Adhikar Party headed by Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Thursday claimed that voters will not allow Gujarati CM in Bihar any longer.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National
NCB grills Khambatta for 4 hrs, sets Rakul's date for Friday (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Fashion designer Simone Khambatta was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for over four hours on Thursday in the drugs angle related to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Special Olympics Bharat launches developmental sports
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Special Olympics Bharat has launched developmental sports for young athletes to enable their transition to higher sport participation by learning sport specific skills.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Prominent HK pro-democracy activist arrested
Hong Kong, Sep 24 (IANS) Joshua Wong, a prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, was arrested on Thursday for "participating in an unauthorized assembly" last October, according to a post on his Twitter account.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Flipkart Wholesale expands footprint to 12 new cities
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Digital business-to-business marketplace Flipkart Wholesale on Thursday said it has expanded its operations to 12 new cities ahead of the festive season.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Farmer bodies gear up for 'Bandh' on Friday
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Over two dozen farmer organisations have announced support to the 'Bandh call on Friday to protest against the farm Bills passed by Parliament amid massive protests from 18 political parties.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Setting a precedent, Gujarat Assembly bestows best MLA Awards
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Following the example of bestowing awards on the best parliamentarians in both the houses of Parliament, the Gujarat assembly on Thursday set a new precedent of honouring the best state legislators in Gujarat.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Karnataka will not impose lockdown again
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) In a strong bid to scotch the rumour about the imposition of lockdown again, Karnataka Medical Education Minister, Dr. K. Sudhakar on Thursday said there was no proposal before the state government to reimpose lockdown.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Telangana teacher who turned Covid hero (Corona Warrior)
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) Wearing a helmet and facemask and carrying handwritten posters, this teacher of a government school has been pedalling around villages in Telangana's Khammam district for over six months to create awareness among people about the deadly Coronavirus.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Raj unemployment rate doubles national average of 8.35% in August
Jaipur, Sep 24 (IANS) Rajasthan's unemployment rate has more than doubled the national average rate of 8.35 per cent in August due to the lockdown imposed amid pandemic, which has grounded all vital activities, including tourism in the state.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Odisha records highest single-day Covid positive, death cases
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 (IANS) Odisha has registered the highest single-day spike of 4340 Covid-19 positive cases and a record 16 deaths in the last 24 hours, said a health official on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Orissa,National
NCB to quiz Showik Chakraborty in Taloja jail
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) A Special NDPS Court on Thursday allowed the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to question Showik Chakraborty and Dipesh Sawant at the Taloja Central Jail in Raigad where they are lodged, officials said here on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Biden vows to address Indian-Americans' concerns on H-1B
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has vowed to address the Indian-American community's concerns related to the H-1B work visa, which President Donald Trump's administration has temporarily suspended, the media reported.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Teacher held for raping 6-year-old
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 24 (IANS) A Shiksha Mitra in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested for allegedly raping a six-year-old student inside a primary school in Meerut district.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi HC junks plea seeking action against illegal hookah bars
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday declined to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions to conduct immediate inspection and take action against owners of hookah bars operating illegally and without any statutory licence in south Delhi, after finding several discrepancies in the petition.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Manav Kaul, Anand Tiwari test positive on set, Rampal home quarantined
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actors Manav Kaul and Anand Tiwari have tested Covid positive on the sets of upcoming courtroom drama, "Nail Polish". Shooting of the film has been temporarily halted and the cast and crew including lead actor Arjun Rampal will be tested again for the virus.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Excess belly fat linked to higher early death risk
Tehran, Sep 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that excess fat stored around the abdomen is associated with a higher risk of early death from any cause, regardless of overall body fat, whereas larger hips and thighs are associated with a lower risk.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
YouTube expands fact-check on video searches to Europe
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube on Thursday said it would expand its fact-checking feature to Europe in a bid to fight misinformation related to polls and the pandemic.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
KXIP vs RCB: We have our plans for Kohli & Co, says Kumble
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab had lost their opening Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 encounter against Delhi Capitals by the slimmest of margins.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Maruti Suzuki launches 'vehicle subscription programme'
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) To offer flexible car ownership options, Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday launched its vehicle subscription programme.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Non-Personal Data Policy: Citizens cite risks of targeting, surveillance, data misuse
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The citizen feedback on the Non-Personal Data draft policy is not positive as people say there is very little to gain and the risk is of increased targeting, surveillance and data misuse.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Deepika cuts short Goa shoot; takes chartered flight to Mumbai
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who has been summoned by the NCB probing the narcotics angle connected with Sushant Singh Rajput's death, on Thursday left Goa for Mumbai.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Man who used puppet directors to cheat investors held by EOW
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police has apprehended Pankaj Dayal, a resident of Sainik Farm, New Delhi from his newly established office at Greater Kailash for allegedly cheating a company of Rs three crore.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel tightens anti-coronavirus lockdown (Ld)
Tel Aviv, Sep 24 (IANS) The Israeli government on Thursday announced its decision to tighten the ongoing three-week anti-coronavirus lockdown as the number of new coronavirus cases in the country continued to increase in recent days.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Shanghai Disney Resort launches new sign-language service
Shanghai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday launched a new sign-language interpretation service for its iconic Mickey's Storybook Express parade.
2020-09-24
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Salman Khurshid, Prashant Bhushan named in Delhi riots charge sheet's disclosure statements
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) : From politicians to lawyers and activists, names of various prominent personalities have come up in the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in the Delhi riots case. This includes the name of Congress leader Salman Khurshid and advocate Prashant Bhushan.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Three Manipur ministers dropped amid reports of cabinet rejig
Imphal, Sep 24 (IANS) Amidst reports of a cabinet reshuffle, Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla on Thursday accepted Chief Minister N. Biren Singh's proposal to drop three cabinet ministers, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Crime against women: Posters of guilty to be displayed in UP
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) Eve-teasers, those guilty of crime against women and habitual offenders in cases of sex-related crimes will now find their posters on road crossings in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sony launches true wireless earbuds for Rs 14,990 in India
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Sony on Tuesday launched the latest true wireless earbuds 'WF-H800' for Rs 14,990 in India.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
TikTok files for injunction to prevent ban in US
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Short video-sharing platform TikTok, owned by Chinese unicorn ByteDance, has filed for an injunction to prevent the US Department of Commerce from enforcing a ban, the media has reported.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Luis Suarez leaves Barcelona for Atletico Madrid
Madrid, Sep 24 (IANS) FC Barcelona have confirmed that Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez has left the club and would join La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Dubai-based Indian teen composes tribute song for Modi
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian teenager has composed a tribute song for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, titled "Namo Namo Vishwaguru Bharat Mera", a media report said on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Govt plans InvIT model to monetise even regulated tariff assets of PGCIL
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The government proposes to expand the asset monetisation programme of transmission utility Power Grid Corporation by including even the Regulated Tariff Mechanism based assets for sale under the InvlT model.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IL&FS' offshore arms file for bankruptcy in Dubai
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Two offshore companies of IL&FS Group, ITNL Infrastructure Developer LLC, ITNL International DMCC have filed for bankruptcy in Dubai.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Allahabad HC turns down plea to rename itself
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a plea to rename itself either as the Prayagraj High Court or the Uttar Pradesh High Court.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
PM interacts with fitness enthusiasts on Fit India anniversary
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with fitness enthusiasts on Thursday after the completion of one year of the Fit India movement including cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actor Milind Soman.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
S.Korean official shot to death, body burnt
Seoul, Sep 24 (IANS) North Korea shot and killed a South Korean official drifting at sea before dousing his body with oil and setting it on fire, the Defence Ministry here said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung joins Flipkart to debut Galaxy F series on Big Billion Day
Gurugram, Sep 24 (IANS) Riding on its successful Galaxy 'M series amid surge in online shopping, Samsung on Thursday announced a partnership with Flipkart to globally debut its next affordable Galaxy 'F series on the first day of the Big Billion Days sale in India next month.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Men at 62% increased risk of Covid associated deaths: Study
London, Sep 24 (IANS) New research has added to the growing body of evidence that men have a 62 per cent greater risk of Covid-19 associated death compared to women, possibly due to higher levels of inflammation.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Sat on bench for hours after losing in 1992 Oly quarters, reveals Paes
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Leander Paes made history in 1996 when he became the first Indian tennis player to win an Olympic medal in Atlanta. However, his dream of winning an Olympic medal could have been fulfilled four years earlier had he and Ramesh Krishnan not lost to the Australian duo of John Basil Fitzgerald and Todd Andrew Woodbridge in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event in Barcelona.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Trump refuses to commit to peaceful power transfer
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he does not win the November 3 election, while suggesting that result will be challenged in court.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Renowned Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan wins Jnanpith award
Palakkad (Kerala), Sep 24 (IANS) Eminent Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri was on Thursday conferred with the Jnanpith award at his residence 'Devayanam' by Kerala Culture Minister A.K. Balan.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
Aus announces major overhaul of insolvency rules
Canberra, Sep 24 (IANS) The Australian government on Thursday announced a major overhaul of insolvency rules to help small businesses struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Delhi riots: Umar Khalid sent to judicial custody till Oct 22
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday sent former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid, arrested in connection with a case related to the widespread violence which broke out in Delhi's North-East area in February, to judicial custody till October 22.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
S.Korean Prez urges Japanese PM for resolution on forced labour
Seoul, Sep 24 (IANS) In his first-ever phone conversation with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday urged that the two countries should find an "optimum" resolution to the wartime forced labour issue.
2020-09-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Lava set to launch 4-5 smartphones ahead of Diwali
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Home-grown mobile handset brand Lava is planning to launch four to five devices in the beginning of November, boosting its portfolio with fresh products in the festive season.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NCB summons Dharma Productions' honcho for probe
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau has summoned Dharma Productions director and executive producer Kshitij Raviprasad for joining the investigations into the drugs cases linked to film personalities being probed by the agency, officials said here on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
32 MPs ask Prez to disband expert committee to study Indian culture
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Thirty two Members of Parliament (MP) belonging to different parties have written to President Ram Nath Kovind to advise the Central government to disband the expert committee set up by the Union Ministry of Culture.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Tardy BEE testing floods markets with non-conforming ACs & refrigerators: CAG
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The official audit of star rating system of electrical appliances has found serious flaws in the testing mechanism that resulted in inefficient and environmentally polluting refrigerators and air conditioners worth Rs 2,238 crore being sold in the market.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NZ reports 3 new Covid-19 cases as restrictions ease
Wellington, Sep 24 (IANS) New Zealand reported three new coronavirus cases on Thursday, as Auckland, the country's largest city where a Covid-19 cluster was detected last month, entered the first day of relaxed restrictions.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Cricket Australia confirms fixtures for Sheffield Shield Trophy
Melbourne, Sep 24 (IANS) South Australia will host the opening four rounds of the Sheffield Shield Trophy in October and November, Cricket Australia announced on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Jagan, Yedi participate in Tirupati celebrations
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy along with his Karnataka counterpart B.S. Yediyurappa participated in the foundation stone-laying ceremony of Karnataka state charities at Tirumala on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Will meet Trump over regional matters, says Maduro
Caracas, Sep 24 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump to discuss regional matters.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Fraudsters using 'Facebook profile cloning' to dupe people
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The fraudsters have devised a new mechanism to dupe people by using their Facebook profiles to coax their friends for money.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shweta Tripathi stresses on mental health dialogue in unlock scenario
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi Sharma believes it is essential to discuss mental health as the unlock process continues all over India.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Spying case: Journo's wife flags 'evidence fabrication' by police
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The wife of freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, who was recently arrested under the Officials Secrets Act in an espionage case, has written a letter to the Special Cell of the Delhi Police, claiming that the interrogation of her husband is illegal and that police has destroyed some material evidence and fabricated others.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Honey trapping in Delhi: HC asks Police Commissioner to prepare reports
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Taking stringent note of honey trapping incidents, the Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to submit a report within four weeks regarding such cases.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
On this day: India, under Dhoni, beat Pak to win inaugural World T20
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) It was on this day in 2007 when Team India, led by MS Dhoni, won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup, defeating Pakistan in a pulsating summit clash which kept the fans, both in the stadium as well as those across television sets, on the edge of their seats till the very last moment.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India's banking sector recovery to pre-Covid levels may take years: S&P
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The path to recovery will be more painful for emerging markets such as India and the banks' recovery to long-term averages for key asset quality and profitability ratios will take years, S&P Global Ratings said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2nd Covid-19 wave has hit Canada: Trudeau
Ottawa, Sep 24 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that a second coronavirus wave has started in the country amid concerns over a possible national lockdown.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
NIA questions Vijayan's ex-Secy for 4th time in gold scam
Kochi, Sep 24 (IANS) M. Sivasankar, Kerala's senior IAS official and former secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is being questioned on Thursday along with Swapna Suresh, prime accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, by the NIA officials at their office.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sydney to slash restrictions on outdoor dining
Sydney, Sep 24 (IANS) As part of a hospitality industry facelift in an effort to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, Australia's largest city of Sydney will slash restrictions on outdoor dining and 24-hour entertainment, officials revealed on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics
EB, MB's ISL foray opens opportunities for others: Real Kashmir co-owner
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Real Kashmir, a football club in Srinagar where gun and stones are more popular than the sport, have in the last few years been able to utilise the energy of the Kashmiri youths to its fullest. Having started their journey in 2016, the club has gone from strength to strength.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
BenQ partners Zoom to deliver certified video conferencing displays
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics company BenQ on Thursday announced its partnership with video conferencing platform Zoom to deliver certified video conferencing displays for modern meeting rooms.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
HarperCollins welcomes lifting of injunction against Asaram book
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Publisher HarperCollins on Thursday welcomed the lifting of the injunction on the book "Gunning For The Godman", terming it a "victory for free speech". The book is now available on all e-retail platforms and in physical stories.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Facebook partners with Matrix Partners India to scale SMBs
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday said it has joined hands with early stage venture capital fund Matrix Partners to scale small businesses in India by providing them with timely digital skilling support.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Class 12 compartment exams results by Oct 10: CBSE to SC
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will declare the compartment results for Class 12 students on or before October 10.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pak Sufi organisation transfers Sikh manuscripts to gurdwara
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) After 90 years of safekeeping, a Pakistani Sufi organisation has transferred 110-year old copies of rare manuscripts of the Guru Granth Sahib to a gurdwara in Sialkot, the media reported on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Flock witnesses 40% revenue growth for 3 consecutive quarters
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Workplace communication and collaboration platform Flock has seen 40 per cent growth in sales for the three consecutive quarters, along with witnessing a 60 per cent permanent increase in user time spent on the platform.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Carbon capture needs global momentum: IEA
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) After years of slow progress, technologies to capture carbon emissions and store or reuse them were gaining momentum, a trend that will need to accelerate significantly for the world to achieve its energy and climate goals, said a new special report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab house collapse: 3 dead
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Three people are killed and at least six missing after an under-construction house in Dera Bassi town near here in Punjab collapsed on Thursday, the police said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trains suspended in Punjab as farmer agitation begins
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Several trains were suspended on Thursday as farmers began a three-day 'rail roko' campaign against the Farm Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amazon makes it easier to shop for sustainable goods
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Amazon has launched a new programme to help make it easy for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
42% Indian workers access corporate data on personal devices
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) As the lines between work and home life get increasingly blurred, 42 per cent of workers in India are using personal devices to access corporate data, often via services and applications hosted in the Cloud, a new report warned on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Defence/Security
India a Civilisational State re-architecting the Republic' (Book Review)
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India is a Civilisational State engaged in a "grand undertaking to re-architect" the Republic. It should make a "clean break" from its "socialistic, feudal past" to maintain the momentum and should stake claim to be a world power, says a new book on the country's journey as it approaches the 75th year of its Independence, even as it calls for course corrections in the areas of governance, bureaucracy, foreign policy and the judiciary.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'51.6mn people doubly hit by climate-linked disasters, Covid-19'
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 51.6 million people globally have been affected by floods, droughts or storms and also the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) said in a report.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
IIT Madras develops 'MOUSHIK' chip for IoT devices
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Thursday said its researchers have successfully developed 'MOUSHIK', an indigenously-made microprocessor for the Internet of things (IoT) devices.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
Former Odisha Minister Matlub Ali passes away
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Odisha Minister and senior Congress leader Shaikh Matlub Ali passed away on Thursday, family sources said. He was 78.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
California to ban sales of gas-powered vehicles by 2035
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a ban against the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles in the most populous US state by 2035, aggressively moving further away from its reliance on climate change-causing fossil fuels.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Madras HC grants 30 day parole to Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Perarivalan
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday granted 30-day parole to Perarivalan, an assassin of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Madras HC orders interim stay on privilege notice to DMK MLAs
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday issued an interim stay on the privilege notice issued to the legislators of the DMK party.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
France tightens local restrictions
Paris, Sep 24 (IANS) As single-day Covid-19 cases have remained around 10,000 for more than a week in France, restrictions in the "red zones" across the country will be tightened, according to Health Minister Olivier Veran.
2020-09-24
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Aus vs NZ: Amy Satterthwaite's 100th T20I on plate
Brisbane, Sep 24 (IANS) New Zealand vice-captain Amy Satterthwaite, who is on the cusp of her 100th T20I, will be facing a challenge of a different kind on the Australian tour. She is accompanied by her daughter Grace on the series Down Under.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Israel approves tighter Covid-19 restrictions
Tel Aviv, Sep 24 (IANS) The Israeli government on Thursday approved tightened coronavirus restrictions, including a full lockdown which will begin on Friday and last until October 11.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
No let-up in Covid cases in Telangana
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The surge in Covid-19 cases in Telangana continued with the state reporting 2,176 new infections on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Asha Negi reveals why she opted for a digital detox
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Television actress Asha Negi, who announced a few days ago on Instagram that she has decided to take a break from social media, says such steps once in a while help one stay sane.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Team moving in right direction in preparation for Olympics, says Vandana
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) One of the most experienced strikers in the Indian women's hockey team, Vandana Katariya has been extremely satisfied with the way the national side has progressed since the team resumed sports activities last month.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Khambatta, Shruti Modi depose before NCB, Rakul yet to appear (Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Fashion designer Simone Khambatta and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's former manager Shruti Modi on Thursday deposed before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) while Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh was still awaited to join the probe into drugs abuse among people associated with the film industry, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Ukraine wants clear membership prospect from EU: Prez
Kiev, Sep 24 (IANS) Ukraine seeks to obtain a clear, articulated prospect of membership from the European Union (EU), President Volodymyr Zelensky said.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
4th large-scale Covid-19 vaccine trial underway in US
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial in the US to evaluate an investigational Covid-19 vaccine was underway and has started enrolling adult volunteers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Syria accuses rebels of preparing chemical attack
Damascus, Sep 24 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has accused rebels in Idlib province of preparing a chemical attack and frame it on the country's army.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
DMDK leader Vijayakant tests positive for coronavirus
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor-turned politician and DMDK founder A.Vijayakant has tested positive for coronavirus and his condition is stable, said a private hospital where he has been admitted.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Western Digital launches 18TB HDD, 1TB microSD card in India
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Storage solutions major Western Digital on Thursday introduced 18TB surveillance HDD for analytics appliances and the 1TB microSD card for artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled cameras.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Some corona patients show signs of heart damage months later: Study
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Researchers in the US have found that Covid-19 can leave some patients with signs of heart inflammation and injury months after they get sick with the virus, even in non-severe cases.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Injured trooper in Kashmir weapon snatching, succumbs (Ld)
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who was injured in a terrorist attack on Thursday in central Kashmir's Budgam district has succumbed to his injuries, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
California's Yosemite National Park to reopen
Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS) The Yosemite National Park in California will reopen on Friday with limited visitor services, according to an official announcement.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Gold prices continue to fall, further decline likely
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The downtrend in the global prices continued on Thursday, with the futures of the yellow metal on the Multi-Commodity Exchange moving southwards towards the 49,000-mark.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Missouri Governor tests Covid-19 positive
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Mike Parson, Governor of the US state of Missouri, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office announced.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Jolt for Jose K. Mani as top leader quits faction
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 (IANS) A top leader of the Jose K. Mani faction quit on Thursday giving a huge blow to the erstwhile Kerala Congress (Mani) group led by K.M. Mani's son, as it had been eyeing an entry into the ruling CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front (LDF).
2020-09-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Pak sees current account surplus for 2nd straight month
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) Pakistan has witnessed a current account surplus for the second consecutive month owing to a fall in imports and surge in remittances, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
World leaders call for continued commitment to SDGs
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) World leaders have called for continued commitments to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a shared vision to end poverty, rescue the planet and build a peaceful world.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN provides food for over 2,200 refugees in Libya
Tripoli, Sep 24 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said it has provided more than 2,200 refugees in Libya with food packages this week.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Retired Israeli doctors recruited in overcrowded hospitals
Tel Aviv, Sep 24 (IANS) Israeli health authorities have started recuiting retired doctors in overcrowded hospitals due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 infected patients.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Tiger Woods commits to defend title at Zozo Championship
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods will defend his title at the Zozo Championship scheduled to be played from October 22-25 a the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Pankaj Tripathi: Glad I got to do some memorable comedies
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who is loved for his versatility on screen, says he is glad that he got a chance to essay several interesting comic roles in Bollywood.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Simone Khambatta deposes before NCB, Rakul yet to respond
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Fashion designer Simone Khambatta on Thursday deposed before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) while Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh is yet to join the investigation into drugs abuse among people associated with the film industry, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Int'l Support Group for Lebanon calls for govt formation
Beirut, Sep 24 (IANS) The International Support Group for Lebanon has asked political leaders of the country to support the formation of a new government, while also calling for reforms.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
England women go 2-0 up with all-round performance against WI
Leicestershire, Sep 24 (IANS) England bowlers came out with a brilliant performance as they helped their team secure a 47-run win against West Indies women and take a 2-0 lead in the ongoing five-match T20I series.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US imposes new sanctions against Cuba
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) The US has imposed new sanctions against Cuba, in an effort to further denying sources of revenue to the government in Havana.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Instagram Reels rolling out update to create 30-second videos
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Facebook-owned short video making app Instagram Reels is rolling out a new update allowing users to make 30-second videos instead of 15 seconds.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex plunges 575 amid global sell-off, Nifty below 11,000
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices continued its recent bear run on Thursday with a gap-down opening.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Iran's IRGC warns US against inspecting vessels in int'l waters
Tehran, Sep 24 (IANS) The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned against any possible attempt by the US to inspect Iranian vessels in international waters.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
K'taka cancels all programs as mark of tribute to Angadi
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Following the sad demise of Union Minister of state for Railways Suresh Angadi, Karnataka on Thursday decided to fly the flag half-mast on all government buildings as a mark of tribute.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'US Fed won't begin raising rates until inflation hits 2%'
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve will not consider raising interest rates from near zero until inflation has hit the 2 per cent target, said the central bank's Vice Chairman Richard Clarida.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Samsung gets US FDA nod for ECG app on Galaxy Watches
Seoul, Sep 24 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday said it has received the clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring app on Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2.
2020-09-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
Over 57L Covid cases, above 91K deaths in India
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) With a spike of 86,508 coronavirus cases in 24 hours India's tally on Thursday reached 57,32,518 and there were 1,129 deaths in one day.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
WhatsApp testing 'Expiring Media' feature in Beta app
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new 'Expiring Media' feature that will let users send self-destructing media on the popular messaging app.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Google Assistant to help you stretch, walk, drink water during WFH
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) To ensure productivity along with enough self-care in between, Google has introduced a new Workday routine that makes Google Assistant help you stretch, walk and drink water as you work from home.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Majority of Americans remain susceptible to Covid-19: CDC chief
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Robert Redfield, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has said that a majority of Americans remain susceptible to the novel coronavirus.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Two-state solution key to ending Palestinian-Israeli conflict'
Amman, Sep 24 (IANS) Jordan and Egypt have stressed that a two-state solution is the key to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
'Tragic Covid-19 pandemic has also created moment of possibility'
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) The ongoing global coronavirus pandemic is a tragedy, but it has also created a moment of possibility, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, urging governments and businesses to work together to promote innovation and transformation.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
17 African countries, regions under border closure
Addis Ababa, Sep 24 (IANS) The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that 17 countries and regions in the continent were under full border closure due to concerns over the rapid spread of Covid-19.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
BBL: Ben Cutting leaves Brisbane Heat to join Sydney Thunder
Sydney, Sep 24 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Ben Cutting has signed a two-year deal with Sydney Thunder ahead of the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Microsoft announces Azure Communication Services
Seattle, Sep 24 (IANS) In an effort to help customers connect better with businesses in the remote working times, Microsoft has announced Azure Communication Services which is the first fully managed communication platform offering from a major Cloud provider.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Trooper injured as militants snatch weapons in Kashmir
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was injured and his service rifle was snatched away after motorcycle borne militants shot at him from close range in central Kashmir's Budgam district on Thursday, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Google adds Covid layer in Maps for safe travel in 220 nations
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) In a bid to help people navigate safely in the pandemic times, Google has added the Covid layer in Maps that will show critical information about Covid-19 cases in an area people plan to visit in 220 countries.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Fire in Delhi Mall, no casualty
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Fire was reported in a mall in Delhi's Karkardooma area on Thursday. The fire was quickly brought under control and no loss of life was reported.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Agra reports 104 fresh Covid cases
Agra, Sep 24 (IANS) The Agra region continues to battle Covid-19 spread after in the past 24 hours, 104 fresh cases of the coronavirus were reported and one death.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UK reports highest single-day Covid-19 cases since May
London, Sep 24 (IANS) The UK has reported 6,178 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since May 1, taking the total tally to 409,729, official data revealed.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Prajnesh Gunneswaran fails to enter French Open main draw
Paris, Sep 24 (IANS) India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran failed to make it to the main draw of the French Open, starting Sunday, after losing to Aleksandar Vukic of Australia in the second round of men's singles qualifying event.
2020-09-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
OTTs stock up for a Bollywood-packed festive season
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar is leading the trend of booking festival dates to release films on digital platforms, with direct-to-OTT films emerging as top trend during the upcoming big season this year.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AMU students seek re-investigation into anti-CAA protests
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 24 (IANS) The students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have urged the state police to re-investigate the December 15 anti-CAA protest violence and drop charges against those who are "innocent".
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Father beaten to death for protesting daughter's harassment
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 24 (IANS) A 45-year-old father was allegedly beaten to death by friends and family members of a man, who had been harassing the victim's minor daughter.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter to soon begin testing voice DMs
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that will let users record and send voice messages via Direct Messages (DMs) to friends and family members on the platform.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
4 UP private hospitals served notices after 48 Covid deaths
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) The Lucknow administration has served notices to four private hospitals for laxity in treating Covid patients after reports of 48 patients who were referred to these hospitals died.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
German FM in quarantine after bodyguard tests Covid-19 positive
Berlin, Sep 24 (IANS) German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has gone into quarantine after one of his bodyguards tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the government announced.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine
Terrorist killed in encounter in South Kashmir
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) One terrorist was killed in an encounter that broke out between terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
5th grader wins '2020 Doodle for Google' for spreading kindness
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Sharon Sara who is in the fifth grade in Texas has won the 2020 Doodle for Google contest who will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, and her school, Vaughn Elementary School, will receive a $50,000 technology package from the tech giant.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Double joy for Germany against Belgium in FIH Pro Hockey League
Dusseldorf, Sep 24 (IANS) The men's and women's national teams of Germany both registered wins in the second matches of their respective double headers against Belgium in the FIH Hockey Pro League.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
Dalit teen gang raped, names 4 upper caste men
Hathras (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 24 (IANS) A 19-year-old Dalit girl from Uttar Pradesh has been allegedly gang raped by four upper caste men who also have tried to strangulate her.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook steps up efforts to protect Myanmar polls
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Facing flak for failing to prevent hate speech from spreading on its platform in Myanmar, Facebook has announced additional steps aimed at protecting the integrity of November elections in the country.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Sao Paulo bars fans from Brazil-Bolivia FIFA WC qualifier
Sao Paulo, Sep 24 (IANS) Brazil's opening 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bolivia at Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena next month will be played without fans, the Sao Paulo state government has said.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Late Justice Ginsburg lies in repose at US SC
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Late US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the womens rights champion who died of pancreatic cancer on September 18, will lie in repose for two days at the Supreme Court where she served for 27 years.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Frank de Boer succeeds Ronald Koeman as Netherlands coach
The Hague, Sep 24 (IANS) Frank de Boer has been named as the new head coach of the Netherlands national football team, the Dutch football association KNVB has announced.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
2 US policemen shot during protest, suspect held
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Two police officers were shot and injured as thousands staged a protest in the US state of Kentucky, authorities said, adding that a suspect has been detained.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Performing in savage times shows existence of hope: Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) When theatre director Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry received a call from Arundhati Nag, who runs Ranga Shankara in Bengaluru, commissioning her to make a 40 minute piece to be aired digitally and staged physically once the lockdown eases, Chowdhry knew that it must revolve around the absurd theatre playing around ever since Covid-19 struck and changed everything.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Global Covid-19 cases top 31.7mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 31.7 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 975,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Naagin 5' actor Sharad Malhotra: If I see anyone doing drugs on set, I'll put my foot down
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Telly star Sharad Malhotra feels that consumption of drugs may be a personal choice, but he would put his foot down if he saw someone doing drugs publicly on the set because that is a place of work.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Palestinian PM says dialogue between Fatah, Hamas in Turkey 'encouraging'
Ramallah, Sep 24 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye announced that the dialogue between leaders of Hamas and Fatah in Turkey is "encouraging."
2020-09-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
UN chief calls for end to political deadlock in Lebanon
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an end to the political deadlock in Lebanon and the launch of necessary reforms.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
MeToo movement getting derailed this way: Producer Vinta Nanda
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran television producer Vinta Nanda, who was among the first women to break their silence and trigger off the MeToo movement in the film industry a couple of years back, feels there is a danger that the movement is getting derailed in this country.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
US stocks resume sell-off on weaker data, dim outlook
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) US stocks saw the return of heavy sell-off amid weakening of macroeconomic indicators and overshadowed recovery outlook.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Post Covid-19, HUL's Shikhar app gets 2x order value, Big Basket 3x: JP Morgan report
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) A new JP Morgan report has cited Sanjiv Mehta, chief of Hindustan Unilever and Hari Menon, co-founder & CEO, BigBasket, saying that Covid-19 has caused unparalleled disruption in the India story of online grocery penetration. Forced consumer trials, leading to a sustainable change in consumer behaviour, has triggered a three times uptick for Big Basket. New customers stand at two times for Big Basket.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,National
Ex-DGP Gupteshwar Pandey yet to decide on contesting elections
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Bihar DGP Bihar Gupteshwar Pandey said that he is yet to decide on contesting the state assembly elections and has not taken any advantage of death of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Ceremonial dressing in Anju Modi's couture collection
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) Designer Anju Modi's latest couture collection titled 'Sindoori' 'celebrates the beauty and complexities of a bride' and the ceremony of getting ready for the occasion. Beginning with Haldi and ending with Sindoor (vermilion), it is a tribute to the solemn occasion and marks the festivities in the run up to the nuptials.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Manish Malhotra's closes digital ICW with opulence
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) On Wednesday, veteran designer Manish Malhotra was the finale act as he closed the digital edition of the India Couture Week with a showcase of his latest couture collection 'Roohaniyat -- A celebration called life.'
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UN chief calls for fighting misinformation to tackle COVID-19
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged joint efforts to address the infodemic, mitigating the harm done to people by misinformation and disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Saudi king stresses continuous efforts to promote global COVID-19 response
Riyadh, Sep 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud stressed that his country's continuous efforts to promote global COVID-19 response, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
'Crackdown' is an okay option for a binge (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2 )
Crackdown (series streaming on Voot); Cast: Saqib Saleem, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Iqbal Khan, Rajesh Tailang, Waluscha De Sousa, Ankur Bhatia; Direction: Apoorva Lakhia; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and half stars)
2020-09-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Finnish president asks for reversal of trend of waning multilateralism
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Finnish President Sauli Niinisto asked for efforts to reverse the trend of waning multilateralism, and asked states to have good faith in international affairs.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sudan says talks with US in UAE 'serious, frank'
Khartoum, Sep 24 (IANS) Sudan's Sovereign Council said the talks between Sudan and the United States, hosted by the United Arab Emirates, were "serious and frank."
2020-09-24
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Jaipur's Ramgarh Dam issue raised in the Parliament
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Expressing her concern over the plight of Ramgarh Dam during Zero Hour in the Parliament, MP Diya Kumari said that the Ramgarh Dam which was recognised as the only source of drinking water in Jaipur and the surrounding area has dried up.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump to pay respects to Ginsburg at Supreme Court: White House
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will pay his respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court here on Thursday, the White House said in a statement.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Russia condemns US calls for coalition against Nord Stream 2
Moscow, Sep 24 (IANS) Russia condemns US calls for the creation of a coalition against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Angadi's death: Tricolour to fly half-mast on govt buildings
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The national flag will be flown at half mast on Thursday at all the government buildings in Delhi on the death of Union Minister of State for Railway Suresh Angadi.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-CM Jitan Ram Manjhi blames RJD regime for job scarcity in Bihar
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday admitted that job scarcity was a major issue in the poll-bound state and held the 15-year Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) rule between 1990 and 2005 responsible for the same.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
It was all about being ruthless: MI skipper Rohit
Abu Dhabi, Sep 24 (IANS) Rohit Sharma, on Wednesday, returned to his usual, elegant self with a masterful innings to lead Mumbai Indians to a 49-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Rohit scored 80 off 54 as MI scored 195/5. In reply, KKR managed to score 146/9.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Was a pretty rusty day: KKR skipper Karthik
Abu Dhabi, Sep 24 (IANS) After Kolkata Knight Riders lost their opening IPL encounter against Mumbai Indians by 49 runs here on Wednesday, skipper Dinesh Karthik said that rustiness was the reason behind the defeat.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's brother Shamas: Complaint against actor false, will go to HC
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Even as actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui faces a police complaint filed by his estranged wife Anjana, accusing him of rape and cheating, his brother Shamas Nawab Siddiqui has come out in his defence. Shamas has claimed that the charges are false, adding that he would approach Bombay High Court over the matter.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Naidu's warning ahead of Rajya Sabha's adjournment sine die
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, in his valedictory remarks ahead of the house being adjourned sine die on Wednesday, made some serious observations about Sunday's ruckus in the Rajya Sabha that got eight MPs suspended.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat assembly passes Gunda and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Bill
Gandhinagar Sep 24 (IANS) The Gujarat assembly passed the Gunda and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Bill, 2020 on the basis of majority during the ongoing five-day Monsoon session.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hardik gets out via rare hit-wkt mode, then takes 3 catches
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) It is rare to watch a batsman get out hit wicket in the Indian Premier League (IPL) - a tournament that is all about hitting sixes and boundaries, often off the front foot. But Mumbai Indians' Hardik Pandya did get out in that manner - his first such dismissal in 68 IPL matches - against Kolkata Knight Riders in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Three juveniles held for stabbing man to death
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Three juveniles were apprehended on Wednesday for stabbing a man to death in west Delhi following a money dispute, police said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai hammer Kolkata by 49 runs in one-sided affair
Abu Dhabi, Sep 24 (IANS/GloFans) Four-time champions Mumbai Indians rode on a quality knock from captain Rohit Sharma (80) and some decent show by their bowlers to hammer Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 49 runs in the fifth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat sees 1,372 new coronavirus cases, 15 deaths
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Gujarat on Wednesday saw 1,372 new coronavirus cases, taking its tally to 1,27,541, while the death toll rose to 3,370 as 15 more patients succumbed.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Ambaji temple area to be developed as pilgrimage site
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) The Gujarat Assembly unanimously passed a bill in the ongoing five-day Monsoon session, for setting up an authority to develop the area around famous Ambaji temple as pilgrimage site.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Karnataka's Covid tally crosses 5.4-lakh with 6,997 new cases
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) With 6,997 new cases across the state, Karnataka's Covid-19 tally touched 5,40,847 on Wednesday while active cases rose to 94,652.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Major fire in private firm's building in Noida's Sector 59
Gautam Buddh Nagar, Sep 24 (IANS) A major fire broke out in a private company's office building in Sector 59 of Noida in Uttar Pradesh. At least a dozen fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC: Import duty can't be retrospective on goods from Pak
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held that the Centre's decision to increase import duty on goods from Pakistan by 200 per cent in the backdrop of last year's Pulwama attack could not be applied retrospectively.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajnath to open 43 bridges in 7 states, launch Tawang tunnel work
Guwahati, Sep 24 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will on Thursday inaugurate, via video conferencing, 43 bridges in seven border states and Union Territories and lay the foundation of an important tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh, a defence official said on Wednesday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
LS passes Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 which seeks to provide autonomy to India's 12 major ports and vest the administration, control and management of such ports upon the boards of major port authorities.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Modi elated to see Lord Venkateswara as AP CM logs in from Tirupati
Tirupati, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elated to catch a glimpse of Lord Venkateshwara when Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy logged in for his video conference with the PM from the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) on managing the coronavirus pandemic in the country on Wednesday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
MI stroll to 49-run win over KKR, their first in UAE
Abu Dhabi, Sep 24 (IANS) Reigning champions Mumbai Indians on Wednesday strolled to a 49-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders to record their first ever win in the United Arab Emirates. Chasing a target of 196, KKR were restricted to 146/9 by a clinical MI bowling attack at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Gross violation of procedure in various J&K departments: CAG
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has revealed gross violations in medicine, horticulture, cement and power development sectors in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
PM tells K'taka to increase testing, surveillance to contain Covid (Ld)
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) Lauding Karnataka for conducting Covid tests in a scientific way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told the southern state to increase surveillance and ramp up testing to check the pandemic.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Andhra CM, Governor condole Suresh Angadi's death
Amaravati, Sep 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan have expressed their sadness at the untimely demise of Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Goa court grants bail to Poonam Pandey's husband
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Mumbai-based filmmaker Sam Ahmed Bombay (46), who was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly molesting and assaulting his wife actress Poonam Pandey (29) following a "personal dispute" was on Wednesday released on conditional bail by a trial court.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Covid positive K'taka Congress MLA critical
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) Karnataka Congress legislator B. Narayan Rao is battling for life at a private hospital in the city after he was diagnosed of Covid infection, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
PM remembers Angadi as 'exceptional Karyakarta'
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed deep condolences over the death of Union Minister of State for Railways, Suresh Angadi (65), who succumbed to Covid-19 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MoS Railway Angadi will be remembered for warm gesture, smile (Obituary)
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi, who passed away on Wednesday evening at a hospital here where he was being treated for Covid-19 will always be known for a big smile and warm gestures by his colleagues and friends.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra begins to prepare electoral rolls for 2 Teachers' constituencies
Amaravati, Sep 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer K. Vijayanand has initiated the process of preparing electoral rolls for two independent members of Teachers' constituencies in the state legislative council, who are set to retire on March 29, 2021.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Telangana poll body gears up for Hyd civic polls under Covid shadow
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) The Telangana State Election Commission is gearing up to conduct elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) as the term of the elected body ends early next year.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Karmayogi' Goa babus to study villages for outreach, planning: CM
Panaj, Sep 23 (IANS) The Goa government will launch a year-long 'Karmayogi' drive, as part of which bureaucrats will have to travel to all the 191 village panchayats in the state in a bid to create short-term and long-term plans to make the state self-reliant in terms of goods and services, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Andhra CM presents silken raiments to Lord Venkateshwara
Amaravati, Sep 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy participated in the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Brahmostavams and presented the ceremonial silken raiments to Lord Venkateshwara Swamy on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
K'taka condoles Union minister Angadi's death
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) Condolences poured in from across Karnataka over the sudden demise of Union Minister of State for Railways, Suresh Angadi (65), who succumbed to Covid-19 at AIIMS, New Delhi, on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
MF trustees can have officer for administrative help by Jan 1
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has deferred, till January 1, 2021, the timeline for appointment of dedicated officers for administrative assistance to trustees in monitoring various activities of asset management companies (AMCs).
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telangana to develop Hyderabad's infrastructure for next 30 years
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) The Telangana government will soon launch works to create infrastructure in Hyderabad to take care of the city's growth requirement for the next 30 years.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cess not getting transferred to dedicated funds: CAG
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Funds collected by the Centre as cesses for specific purposes, such as the mineral trust, oil industry development and infrastructure, have not been fully transferred to dedicated funds, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said, while pointing out deficiencies in the collection, transfer and utilisation of these levies.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Jaishankar, G4 FMs decry attempts to derail UNSC reform (Ld)
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the foreign ministers of Brazil, Germany and Japan, whose countries make up the G4, decried on Wednesday the attempts to derail Security Council reforms and said they would take it up with a sense of urgency during the UN's 75th anniversary year.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,National
Elegant Rohit back in the groove with masterful 54-ball 80
Abu Dhabi, Sep 23 (IANS) Mumbai Indians' (MI) captain Rohit Sharma was on Wednesday back to his lazy elegance with a masterful 80 off 54 balls that helped his team to a competitive 195/5 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
IT Dept computed interests wrongly in most assessment cases: CAG
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has said that the Income Tax Department computed interests wrongly in about 77 per cent of the assessment cases it had audited.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Amid rising recoveries, Andhra reports 7k Covid cases
Amaravati, Sep 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has registered 7,228 new Covid cases, increasing the state's tally to 6.46 lakh, even as 8,291 people recovered from the disease on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Adobe introduces 'Liquid Mode' to make reading PDF on mobile easier
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Software major Adobe on Wednesday announced the launch of Liquid Mode which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make it easier to read PDF documents on mobile devices.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
KXIP keen to win first points versus RCB (IPL Match 6 Preview)
Dubai, Sep 23 (IANS/GloFans) Ahead of their Thursday's clash, if Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) looked for motivation from their head-to-head IPL record, they would have been a bit disappointed as little separated the two teams; both have won 12 matches each since the IPL began in 2008.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
IT Dept ignored land/flat sellers as 'potential assessees': CAG
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said that during financial years 2014-15 to 2017-18, the IT Department did not initiate any action regarding land and flat sellers who could be potential assessees.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Terrorists gun down BDC Chairman in Kashmir
Srinagar, Sep 23 (IANS) Terrorists shot dead a Block Development Council (BDC) Chairman in Central Kashmir's Budgam district on Wednesday evening.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
K'taka passes bill to prevent absorption of PSU employees
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) The Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed the Karnataka State Civil Services (prohibition of absorption of services of the employees of establishments in public sector into public service) Bill, 2020 against the court order.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Oil Ministry yet to recover $510 mn from contractors under PSC: CAG
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has not recovered $510 million as cost of unfinished minimum work programme (CoUMWP) from contractors in respect of 45 blocks.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Telangana Police official found to have assets of Rs 70 cr
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) Telangana's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs 70 crore owned by an Assistant Commissioner of Police in Hyderabad.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railway Board failed to assess electric locos' requirement: CAG
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Wednesday said that despite the target of achieving 100 per cent electrification by 2022, the Railway Board failed to assess the requirement of electric locos properly, resulting in a 20 percent increase in diesel locos during 2012-2018, which adversely affected quality of maintenance.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Union minister Suresh Angadi passes away due to Covid-19 (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Railways, Suresh Chanabasappa Angadi, succumbed to Covid-19 at New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Wednesday, becoming the first member of the Council of Ministers to die of the deadly disease.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rs 85 lakh cash seized in Assam's Dibrugarh airport, 4 held
Guwahati, Sep 23 (IANS) Four youths, carrying Rs 85 lakh in cash, were arrested from Assam's Dibrugarh airport on Wednesday, just before they boarded a Delhi-bound flight, police said.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pralhad Joshi dubs LS Speaker as 'Hero of Zero Hour'
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi, on Wednesday dubbed Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla as the 'Hero of Zero Hour' for giving chance to each parliamentarian to raise matters of urgent public importance in the House.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Three Maoists killed in gunfight with police in Telangana
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) In another exchange of fire between Maoists and police in Telangana, three left-wing extremists, including two women, were killed in the state's Bhadradri Kothagudem district.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
SEBI rationalises norms to speed up rights issues
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) In a bid to make fundraising through rights issues faster and cost effective, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday rationalised norms and the eligibility criteria and regulations for such issues.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Raj CM virtually dedicates state's 1st underground Metro line to public
Jaipur, Sep 23 (IANS) Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday virtually dedicated Rajasthan's first underground Metro line to the public through video conference.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
PIL in HC seeks action against Twitter for promoting Khalistan
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking action against social media giant Twitter for being allegedly involved in a conspiracy to promote the separatist Khalistan movement.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
TSRTC resumes bus services in Hyderabad's outskirts
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) on Wednesday resumed bus services on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
CAG pulls up Rafale jet maker for not meeting offset commitment
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has pulled up the Rafale fighter jet's French manufacturer and its weapons producer for not fulfilling their offset commitment to transfer technology to India as part of the 2016 contract for 36 combat jets.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Ask schools to claim normal expenses, appeals Parents Forum in its fresh plea filed in court (sending pics)
Jaipur, Sep 23 (IANS) As private schools are reportedly charging 70 per cent of total fees while flouting the High Court orders of charging 70 per cent of tuition fees in the current session, the All Rajasthan Parents Forum has filed an appeal in the Rajasthan High Court, requesting it to defer its earlier order and to direct schools to claim actual expenses while ignoring the additional expenses.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education
Palghar Lynchings: HC asks I&B Ministry to decide on complaint against media house
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Central government to decide within two weeks on a complaint against a media house for broadcasting shows in relation to the mob lynching incident that took place in Palghar in Maharashtra earlier this year.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
The importance of being Harivansh Narayan Singh
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) In spite of the PM stressing the Rajya Sabha Chairman's 'humility' and the JDU claiming how 'simple' he is, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh is a powerful man whose role isn't restricted to the conduct of the Upper House. The genesis of Singh's prominence goes back to the days when he covered the fodder scam involving former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad as a journalist, the treasury bench's wrong floor management strategies and the forthcoming Bihar elections.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maha: Covid cases spike again, Mumbai region deaths cross 15,000
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) A day after cooling off, Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths and new cases registered a fresh spike even as the fatalities in Mumbai Metropolitan Region crossed 15,000, health officials said here on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
PM tells K'taka to ramp up testing, surveillance to contain Covid
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) Lauding Karnataka for conducting Covid tests in a scientific way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told the southern state to increase surveillance and ramp up testing further to check the pandemic.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Probe irregularities in 5 UAV Rotax engines' purchase: CAG
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) India's government auditor has pulled up the Indian Air Force (IAF) and an Israeli drone manufacturer for financial loss in procurement of UAV Rotax engines and recommended a probe into the matter to fix the responsibility.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India significantly reduced no. of 'missing' TB patients: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday addressed the ministers of the member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and heads and representatives of the UN agencies and partner organisations and shed light on India's role and contribution towards strengthening multisectoral action and progress towards ending TB, especially in the context of the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Dhoni returns with a changed, muscular appearance
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Millions of Mahendra Singh Dhoni fans were in for a pleasant surprise when the cricketing icon emerged in a new avatar - bulging biceps and a brand new beard et al -- for the opening match of the 2020 IPL. His current looks are vastly different from the one he sported in late 2004 when he made his international debut.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Vicky Donor' actor Bhupesh Pandya loses battle to lung cancer
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actor Bhupesh Kumar Pandya, who featured in films like Vicky Donor and Parmanu, has lost his battle to cancer. The news of his demise was tweeted by the National School of Drama (NSD) on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CAG finds issues in MEIS module, use of wrong forex rates
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has found deficiencies in the module of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) in calculating values and "late cut".
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
No boundary dispute with China: Nepal Foreign Minister
Kathmandu, Sep 23 (IANS) Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali on Wednesday said that there is no boundary dispute with China, referring to recent media reports that said China had encroached on Nepalese territory and built 11 buildings in Humla district on the Nepal-China border.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Nepal,National
Karan Kundra: Stop blaming industry for individual habits as drug use
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Popular television actors Karan Kundra and Yogita Bihani feel the constant negative narratives that are lately doing the rounds about the entertainment industry are unfair, because such talk generalises many things that are actually individual choices.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Rohit's 80 takes MI to 195/5 against KKR
Abu Dhabi, Sep 23 (IANS) Rohit Sharma's masterful 80 and some lacklustre bowling and fielding from Kolkata Knight Riders helped Mumbai Indians post 195/5 in the IPL match between the two sides at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
PM Modi present in LS on last day of Monsoon Session
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday was present in the Lok Sabha on the concluding day of the Monsoon Session amid the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN CM asks Modi for funds including from PM-CARES
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release Rs 5,321 crore to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and for procurement of paddy.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Screening for Kerala Film Awards begins under Covid protocols
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 (IANS) The screening process for deciding the winners of the 2019 Kerala State Film Awards, organised by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, began here on Wednesday under strict Covid-19 protocols.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
SC Collegium approves 10 judicial officers as Madras HC judges
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Collegium on Wednesday approved the proposal for elevation of 10 judicial officers as Judges of the Madras High Court.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mos Railways Suresh Angadi succumbs to Covid-19 in AIIMS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi succumbed to Covid-19 at New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Wednesday evening.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CAG: Manpower shortage has impacted Delhi Police
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The functioning of the Delhi Police is being affected by shortages in manpower which has also impacted the investigation of crimes and bringing criminals to justice, observes the CAG's Performance Audit report on Manpower and Logistics Management in Delhi Police.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CAG faults implementation of two flagship govt schemes in J&K
Srinagar, Sep 23 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has raised major concerns over the implementation of the Central government's flagship programmes in Jammu and Kashmir during 2017-2018.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Andhra CM returns from Delhi, reaches Tirupati (Ld)
Tirupati, Sep 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has reached the Padmavati Guesthouse in the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) temple complex on his return from Delhi on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Punjab CM seeks PM's intervention on supply of oxygen
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) Amid apprehensions of oxygen shortages with rising coronavirus cases, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct urgent steps to ensure adequate supplies from other states, and also sought expeditious release of Rs 200 crore the state had requested as the next tranche of central aid for Covid-19 management.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
CAG report says J&K Bank's credit control, financial reporting system failed
Srinagar, Sep 23 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on the performance of J&K Bank released on Wednesday, indicts the bank for the failure of its credit control and financial reporting system.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Uday Kotak's term as IL&FS Chairman extended by 1 year (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Uday Kotak is set to remain the Chairman of IL&FS for one more year as the Centre has extended his tenure on the group's board till October 2, 2021.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, opposition remains absent
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday, eight days before the scheduled end of the Monsoon session, amid concerns about spread of coronavirus among lawmakers.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre takes note of Maharashtra's 'My Family, My Responsibility' drive
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Asking 10 states which contribute 76 per cent of India's Covid-19 cases to implement grassroots level public communication campaigns on Wednesday, the Centre took note of the "head start" by Maharashtra vide its 'My Family, My Responsibility' campaign.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Facebook removes fake pages that originated in China, Philippines
San Francisco, Sep 23 (IANS) Facebook has removed two separate networks of fake accounts and pages, one originating in China and the other in the Philippines.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
CAG picks holes in Railway's elaborate plans for Kumbh Mela
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on Wednesday pointed out various shortcomings in Railways' elaborate plans to control rail traffic during the Kumbh Mela in 2019.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Navy's capabilities hit by PSUs' lack of expertise, delays: CAG
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy does not have adequate auxiliary vessels, landing platform docks, fleet tankers and cadet training ships, government's financial watchdog, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
In 11th straight season for Mumbai, Pollard plays 150th IPL game
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) At the 2010 IPL player auction, Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were locked in a fierce bidding war for West Indies all rounder Kieron Adrian Pollard. Eventually, Mumbai Indians grabbed him for a whopping USD 2.2 million. Since then, the Trinidadian has been a MI loyalist, and on Wednesday, he played his 150th IPL match for the four-time IPL champions when he turned out against the KKR in Abu Dhabi.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Political tussle on farmers' debt waiver in MP
Bhopal, Sep 23 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has issued a clarification, two days after it accepted the debt waiver for farmers by the previous Congress government in the state. The government said that "authorities gave the wrong information".
2020-09-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Namish Taneja back on 'Aye Mere Humsafar' set after isolation
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actor Namish Taneja, who had recently shared that his family had contracted Covid-19, is now back to work after isolating at home for about a week.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Oppn requests President to return Farm Bills for reconsideration
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Opposition leaders met President Kovind on Wednesday and apprised him of the circumstances amid which the Farm Bills were passed in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday. They requested him to return the Bills for reconsideration to the House.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
RLSP upset with seat-sharing, shows cracks within Grand Alliance in Bihar
Patna, Sep 23 (IANS) Even as most political parties are busy tweaking their campaign plans for this year's assembly polls in Bihar, cracks within the Grand Alliance led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) over seat-sharing are coming to the surface.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Sandalwood drugs case: B'luru Police suspend ACP, constable for leaking crucial info (Ld)
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) In a major development, the Bengaluru Police on Wednesday suspended two policemen for allegedly leaking crucial information related to the Sandalwood drugs case.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
TV actor Ajay Singh Chaudhary thrilled about digital debut
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actor Ajay Singh Chaudhary, who was recently seen in the TV show Tenali Rama, made his digital debut in the Apoorva Lakhia-directed series Crackdown. Ajay feels OTT is an interesting space to work in.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Delhi doc warns of damage to heart from corona infection
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Even as preliminary studies indicate that COVID-19 may increase the chances of cardiac arrest in patients with underlying heart issues, a doctor at a private hospital in Delhi has cautioned that the coronavirus infection could also lead to heart injuries.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana performing 'outstandingly' in Covid fight: Govt
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Wednesday said Haryana has performed "outstandingly" in COVID-19 management, however the officials need to be cautious owing to the upcoming festive season.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Don't make refunds mandatory, airlines may collapse, SC told
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) India's private airlines on Wednesday told the Supreme Court it should not be mandatory to refund the passengers, as their revenues have dropped sharply, and many customers have accepted their offer.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala mulls legal steps against controversial farm Bills
Thiruuvananthapuram, Sep 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday that the state government is looking at if legal steps can be initiated against the controversial farm Bills which were passed recently by the two Houses of parliament.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Kerala,National
Electricity consumers in Odisha to pay more from Oct 1
Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 (IANS) Electricity consumers in Odisha will have to pay more as the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved a hike in power tariff by 20 paise per unit in case of retail consumers.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
When Mariah Carey felt not 'worthy of existing'
Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey has recalled the time when she did not feel worthy of existing.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
17 kids among 40 killed in Thane building crash (Ld)
Thane (Maharashtra), Sep 23 (IANS) The death toll in the building crash in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi town catapulted to 40 with 15 more bodies recovered from the debris of what is now the third-worst building collapse in the past seven years in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Window dressing': CAG slams railways' method to show better OR
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Wednesday hit out at the Indian Railways, saying that it had resorted to "window dressing" to present its operating ratio in a better light during financial year 2018-19 by including advance freight payment in its calculations.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Nagma: Why hasn't NCB summoned Kangana Ranaut who admitted to taking drugs?
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress and Congress politician Nagma has raised the question why the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has not yet summoned Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut, who has admitted to having taken drugs in the past.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Disha Patani's Instagram follower count crosses 40 million
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Disha Patani now has over 40 million followers on Instagram. The actress thanked her fans saying she is nothing without them.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Derek's move in RS brings back memories of Mamata's action in 2015
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) One enduring image connected to the tumultuous Rajya Sabha proceedings on Sunday that will remain etched in public memory is of Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien tearing documents right in front of the Chair.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Modi raises red flag for India's 60 districts with CMs
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday raised a red flag about 60 districts of the country spread across seven states, as far as their handling of the current pandemic is concerned.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Appoint new Lokayukta in three months, Bombay HC tells Goa
Panaj, Sep 23 (IANS) The Bombay High Court's bench in Goa on Wednesday directed the the state government to appoint a new Lokayukta within three months.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jaishankar, G4 FMs call for 'decisive push' for UNSC reform
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and the foreign ministers of Brazil, Germany and Japan, whose countries make up the G4, met virtually on Wednesday and called for a "decisive push" for UN Security Council reforms.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,National
Sensex, Nifty end in red amid volatility, Bharti Airtel down 8% (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) The Indian stock market settled on a flat-to-negative note after a largely volatile trading session, with the BSE Sensex closing 65 points lower.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sharon Stone: Robert De Niro the 'best kisser'
Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Sharon Stone says veteran actor Robert De Niro is the best kisser among all her on-screen leading men.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Delhi Bar Council summons Bhushan over contempt case conviction
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Bar Council of Delhi has issued summons to advocate Prashant Bhushan to appear before it next month and also asked why disciplinary proceedings should not be initiated against him to revoke his enrolment as a lawyer in view of his conviction by the Supreme Court for his contemptuous tweets.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
1,249 test positive, J&K COVID tally crosses 67,000
Srinagar, Sep 23 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir saw 1,249 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday as the total number of people infected crossed 67,000 in the Union territory.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Nepal keeps a watch on Tibetan refugees amid India-China standoff (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Nepal government has directed its security forces and intelligence agencies to keep a close watch on movements of Tibetan refugees owing to the ongoing India and China military impasse over border issues, sources said.
2020-09-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Can MSP be implemented like MRP? Or will it go the diesel way?
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) As the farmer agitation intensifies, experts and activists view the new agricultural legislations as leading to privatisation of the sector and some say it is reverting to the pre-1965 days.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Players focussed on attaining peak fitness: Hockey captain Manpreet
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Senior men's hockey probables at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Bengaluru centre are currently focussed on getting as close as possible to peak fitness and are not concerned with changes being effected in the coaching staff, says India captain Manpreet Singh.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Absence of Malinga an opportunity for others to step up: Rohit
Abu Dhabi, Sep 23 (IANS) The absence of veteran pacer Lasith Malinga is an opportunity for others to step up, according to Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. The 37-year-old Malinga has been ruled out for the season and in his absence, MI relied upon James Pattinson and Jasprit Bumrah to deliver in the death overs in the IPL season opener against Chennai Super Kings.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Anti-farm bill protesters call for K'taka shutdown on Sept 28
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) The Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha on Wednesday called for a statewide shutdown on September 28 in protest against the farm Bills passed in the Parliament.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Samsung unveils Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE) for $699
Seoul, Sep 23 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Wednesday unveiled the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE), the newest member of the Galaxy S20 series, starting at $699 for the 5G variant.
2020-09-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Corona cases spike in Kerala, 5,376 new cases detected
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 (IANS) For the first time, the single-day new coronavirus cases in Kerala crossed the 5,000-mark on Wednesday to reach 5,376, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Drones, iPhones, gold seized by Customs at Chennai airport
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) Chennai Air Customs has seized gold, drones and iPhones worth Rs 62.6 lakh from four international passengers who flew into India over the past two days, the Commissioner of Customs said on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka debt zoomed 255% in fiscal 2018-19: CAG
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) Karnataka is facing a financial crunch, evident from a record 255 per cent increase in its net debt for fiscal 2018-19, an official said on Wednesday while citing a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Hema Malini lauds UP CM Yogi Adityanath for Greater Noida film city project
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress-politician Hema Malini lauded Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday, for announcing a film city in Greater Noida.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Govt sweetens discom privatisation plan to attract investment
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The government has sweetened the deal to privatise state-owned power distributions operations in Union Territories as 100 per cent equity holding will be sold only in financially viable utilities while it will retain 26 per cent stake in weaker discoms expected to have continued need for subsidised retail tariffs.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid-19: HCQ, chloroquine linked to various heart problems
Jerusalem, Sep 23 (IANS) New research has added to the growing body of evidence that potential Covid-19 drugs hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and chloroquine are linked to higher rates of various cardiovascular problems.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Israel,National,Health/Medicine
IPL 13: KKR put MI into bat
Abu Dhabi, Sep 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and chose to field against Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Congress in Telangana to stage protests over new farm laws
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) The opposition Congress party in Telangana will stage state-wide protests on September 25 against the farm bills passed by the Parliament.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Take sustained, irreversible action against terror: US envoy tells Pak
Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) William Todd, the nominated United States Ambassador to Pakistan, has conveyed the Trump administration's expectations stating that "Pakistan must take sustained and irreversible action against terrorism."
2020-09-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
Uday Kotak's term as IL&FS Chairman extended by 1 year
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Uday Kotak is set to remain the Chairman of IL&FS for one more year as the Centre has extended his tenure on the group's board till October 2, 2021.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
24 firms' liquidation ordered by NCLT during April-June
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Although fresh insolvency proceedings were suspended in May for a period of six months to help companies weather the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing proceedings continued and as many as 24 companies were ordered to go in for liquidation by NCLT benches across the country in about two months after the nationwide lockdown was imposed.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Full 'UPSC Jehad' would have been telecast if we didn't step in: SC
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court it has, prima facie, found that the Sudarshan TV programme, titled "UPSC Jehad", violated the Programme Code, and a result, a detailed show cause notice has been issued to the channel to explain why action should not be taken against it.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
2 held for betting on IPL match
Gurugram, Sep 23 (IANS) The Gurugram Police on Wednesday said they have arrested two persons for online betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny Leone and daughter's tryst with art
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Sunny Leone spent some time indulging in art with her little daughter Nisha on Wednesday, and posted an Instagram picture capturing the moment.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Spurned, married youth held for firing outside lover's house
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) A married youth has been arrested on the charge of firing outside his alleged lover's house in south-east Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCB summons Deepika, Shraddha, Sara in drugs-related case linked to SSR death (Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) In a major development, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday said that it has summoned Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preeet Singh for questioning in a drug-related case.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Man, child killed in road mishaps in Gurugram
Gurugram, Sep 23 (IANS) A three-year-old boy was killed in a road accident and his father sustained minor injuries when a speeding car hit their rickshaw at Sector-37D in Gurugram.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RS session over, suspended MPs talk of taking protest to home states
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The suspended MPs who are going back to their states after the Upper House adjourned sine die on Wednesday promised to scale up their protest when they reach their home states.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra CM returns from Delhi, on way to Tirupati temple
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 23 (IANS) Returning from his Delhi tour, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is currently on his way to the Tirupati temple to participate in the Bhramostavams.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Tomar takes additional charge of Food Processing ministry
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday assumed additional charge as the Minister of Food Processing Industries.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Meera Chopra: How is CBD oil freely available online if it is illegal?
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Meera Chopra has raised the question why cannabis oil, or CBD oil, is freely available for online purchase if it is illegal in India. On Wednesday evening, Meera tweeted to say CBD oil can be bought off the net and that she had checked its availability on a shopping website.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
CSIR-Mylan lab ink deal to identify potential Covid-19 therapies
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India's premier research organisation, and Mylan Laboratories Ltd on Wednesday announced a partnership to address unmet patient needs amidst the evolving Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Neha Sharma: Working with Ila Arun a highlight of 'Aafat-e-Ishq' shoot
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Neha Sharma counts working with veteran actress-singer Ila Arun as a highlight of shooting for a new film.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Bankrupt DHFL's promoters barred from securities market
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has barred Dewan Housing Finance Corp Ltd's (DHFL) promoters, the Wadhawans, from accessing the securities market and dealing in securities, for norm violations and fraudulent transactions.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IMF to restrict short-term borrowings for Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) The cash-strapped economy of Pakistan is going to take another restricting hit, this time by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it looks towards furthering the constraints on short-term borrowings for filling the budgetary gap which has arisen from the forecast that Pakistan's gross financing needs would be up to 1.5 per cent higher than its gross domestic product in comparison to the previous estimates.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Pakistan,National
K'taka rejects probe into COVID purchases, Oppn walks out of House
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) After the opposition demand for a judicial inquiry into procurements made during the COVID-19 pandemic was rejected, opposition Congress lawmakers led by Siddaramaiah walked out of the Assembly in protest on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Future of Indian cricket bright, says ex-UAE captain
Dubai, Sep 23 (IANS/GloFans) After his dream Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Devdut Padikkal has not only become the talking point among Indian fans, but many present and former non-Indian cricketers have acknowledged the 20-year-old player's brilliance with the bat.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
CBI raids in WB districts to unearth cattle-smuggling racket
Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) Unearthing a cattle-smuggling racket, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday conducted several raids at least 15 different locations across West Bengal.
2020-09-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook summons: SC cites dichotomy in Delhi house panel's stand
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday pointed out the dichotomy in the stand of the Delhi Assembly panel regarding the summons sent to Facebook India Vice President Ajit Mohan seeking his presence before it in connection with the Delhi riots, and its arguments in the court.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kansai Nerolac strengthens association with SRH
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd. (KNPL), a leading industrial and decorative paint manufacturing company in India, will continue its association with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the IPL. Nerolac said it will feature on the "lead side of the teams helmet and cap."
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Jeff Bezos to open first nonprofit preschool in October
San Francisco, Sep 23 (IANS) Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will open his first nonprofit preschool for underserved children in October.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Education
Left India even before case was filed against me: Mehul Choksi tells HC
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed that PNB loan scam case accused diamentarian Mehul Choksi left India prior to the registration of a case against him and hence his not being in India should not be read against him.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ankita Lokhande shares her secret to happiness
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Ankita Lokhande has shared her mantra to be happy.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
NCB summons to Deepika, Shraddha, Sara in drugs-related case linked to SSR death
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) In a major development, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday said that it has summoned Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preeet Singh for questioning in a drug-related case.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ranveer Singh: Dream is to help secure better future for the deaf in India
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh has pledged to constantly work with the deaf community, and he says his biggest dream is to help secure a better future for the community in India.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
CBI raids 15 locations in illegal cattle trade case
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday carried out searches at 15 locations in Delhi, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, including the residence of Border Security Force (BSF) Commandant Satish Kumar, in an illegal cross-border cattle trade case.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
FB, YouTube, Twitter ink pact with advertisers on hate speech
San Francisco, Sep 23 (IANS) After months of intensive talks with major advertisers, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have agreed to adopt a common set of definitions for hate speech and other harmful content, the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) said on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
Samsung Display wins nod for quantum dot displays
Seoul, Sep 23 (IANS) South Korea's industry ministry on Wednesday approved Samsung Display Co's bid to penetrate deeper into the quantum-dot industry and break away from traditional liquid-crystal display (LCD) products.
2020-09-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
J'khand Education Min gifts cars to class 10 & 12 toppers
Ranchi, Sep 23 (IANS) Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto and Assembly Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahato handed over Alto cars to the toppers of class 10 and 12.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
LG patents new device with OLED rollable display
Seoul, Sep 23 (IANS) South Korea-based LG Electronics has patented a new device that features a unique design with a rollable display.
2020-09-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Acer India signs Sonu Sood as brand ambassador
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics major Acer on Wednesday announced Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, who helped thousands of people during the Covid-19 pandemic, as its brand ambassador in India.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Gwyneth Paltrow opens up on co-parenting with ex-husband Chris Martin
Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says co-parenting with her former husband Chris Martin is not as good as it looks at times.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Modi to inaugurate Atal Tunnel on Oct 3, CM reviews preparations
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the strategic Atal Tunnel, earlier known as the Rohtang tunnel, on October 3 in Kullu district, ahead of which Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur reviewed the preparations on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
No guarantee any Covid vaccine in development will work: WHO Chief
Geneva, Sep 23 (IANS) World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the top health organisation has no guarantee whether any single Covid-19 vaccine now in development will work.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Rapper Divine out with new track titled 'Punya Paap'
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Rapper Divine, has come up with his new track, Punya Paap. The number features in his new album of the same name.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Reconstitute panel to study Indian culture: Palaniswami to PM
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconstitute the expert committee set up by the Ministry of Culture to study the origin and evolution of Indian culture during the past 12 millennia.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Rapper Divine out with new track titled 'Punya Paap'
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Rapper Divine, has come up with his new track, Punya Paap. The number features in his new album of the same name.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haryana Police stops protesting Punjab farmers with water cannons
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) Haryana Police on Wednesday used water cannons to disperse farmers from Punjab, led by two Lok Insaaf Party legislators, as they were heading to Delhi to protest against the three agriculture Bills.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Liv Tyler quits '9-1-1: Lone Star'
Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Liv Tyler will not be returning in the second season of her drama series, 9-1-1: Lone Star, reportedly due to uncertainty regarding international travel owing to the ongoing pandemic.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi Police gear up for 'snap demos' by farmers, tighten security
New Delhi, Sep 23 ( IANS ) The Delhi Police have geared up for 'snap demonstrations' by farmers' bodies, especially in the national capital, amid the ongoing protests against the Centre's farm bills.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Punjab to fill 8,393 posts of pre-primary teachers
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved the filling of 8,393 posts of pre-primary teachers with the aim to make government pre-primary schools more competitive vis-a-vis private institutions and increase student enrolment.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Punjab Cabinet nod to setting up Vigilance Commission
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to set up a multi-member state Vigilance Commission for more transparency and to check corruption among public servants.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Black laws' will ruin farming community, says Sidhu
Amritsar, Sep 23 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been lying low since his resignation as Punjab Minister in July last year, on Wednesday hit the streets of his hometown to resume his connect with the people by launching a protest against the "black" farm laws passed by the Parliament.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Immediate restart of mining crucial to save Goa's economy'
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Immediate resumption of Goa's mining industry is crucial now to save the state's economy and revive the livelihood of over 3 lakh people who are directly and indirectly dependent on it for survival.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Doctor who risked his life to save patient is off ECMO, recovering (Covid Heroes)
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) Surat-based Dr Sanket Mehta, himself a Covid-19 patient who had risked his life by removing his oxygen support to intubate another elderly patient, is now off ECMO and is recovering, according to a private hospital here.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Kumar Sanu returns with a single that urges people to listen to their hearts
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Singer Kumar Sanu is back with a new song that urges people to take a break from stress and listen to their hearts.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
DGCA asked to keep breath alcohol test in abeyance due to Covid fear
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Keeping in mind the elevated risk of Covid -19 virus transmission due to the order, pilots have asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to keep in abeyance the order on mandatory breath alcohol testing for 100 per cent of crewmembers operating international flights.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Would Kashmir's Pashmina be only seen in Empress Josephine's wardrobe?
Srinagar, Sep 23 (IANS) Kashmir's Pashmina shawl has a centuries-old reputation and Emperor Napoleon presenting a gown made of Pashmina yarn to his queen Josephine is just one of the myriad stories eulogising the famed handwoven garment.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
India successfully tests laser-guided anti-tank missile
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) India has successfully tested a laser-guided anti-tank missile, primarily designed to destroy heavily-armoured military vehicles, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Sandalwood drugs case: Actor Diganth questioned again
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) Kannada actor Diganth Manchale on Wednesday once again appeared before the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru Police for questioning in connection with a case related to alleged drug abuse in Sandalwood.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
Deepika Padukone memes flood internet after NCB summons her manager
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Social media has been flooded with memes and trolls targeting actress Deepika Padukone, after it was reported that her manager has been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), as part of investigation into the drug angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
People with 'silent' Covid-19 may have key role in spread
Seoul, Sep 23 (IANS) People with 'silent' or asymptomatic Covid-19 infection have as much coronavirus in their noses and throats as those with symptoms, warn researchers.
2020-09-23
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
Pioneer launches 3 new car AV receivers with built-in Alexa
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Japanese car infotainment manufacturer Pioneer on Wednesday announced the launch of three new car audio-video receivers with built-in Alexa in India.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Two Mumbai watchmen drown in flooded lift
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) In a shocking incident, two security guards trapped in a flooded lift in a Mumbai building drowned while struggling to open its door, a police official said here on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TV star Disha Parmar tests Covid positive
Mumbai , Sep 23 (IANS) Television actress Disha Parmar has tested Covid positive. The actress confirmed the news on Instagram.
2020-09-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood