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Why are many celebs shy of speaking up on issues like child rape? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
Barring a few, the Indian film industry has remained largely mute on the spate of savage crimes against women and children in the country.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
10 killed in Nicaragua protests over pension reforms
Managua, April 21 (IANS) Ten people have been killed in Nicaragua in three days of violent clashes between police and opponents of changes to the pension system, officials said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Nicaragua,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dainik Jagran lit fest faces boycott over Kathua rape fake news
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Several poets, writers, theatre activists and journalists have boycotted Hindi daily Dainik Jagran's literature festival "Bihari Samvadi" on Saturday to protest against its repeatedly publishing a news story claiming the eight-year-old Kathua victim was not raped.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadal hails performance after win over Thiem
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 21 (IANS) Spanish star Rafael Nadal said after his 6-0, 6-2 victory over Dominic Thiem in the Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals that he had been sharp in every aspect of the game.
2018-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Yashwant Sinha announces end of his association with BJP
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been trenchant in his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, on Saturday announced that he was snapping his links with the BJP and launching a countrywide campaign to save the democracy.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Healing herbs for new moms
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) New mothers who struggle with post-delivery weakness can find respite in natural ingredients which help heal the postpartum body, experts say.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
North Korea suspends missile, nuclear tests
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday announced its suspension of all missile tests and shutting down of nuclear test site, saying its quest for nuclear arms was "complete" and it "no longer needed" to test its weapons capability.
2018-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
CRPF trooper killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack
Raipur, April 21 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper has been killed during a gun battle between the security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, an official said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There's a drama queen in me: Neha Kakkar
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Popular singer Neha Kakkar, who features in her latest music video "Oh Humsafar" with actor Himansh Kohli, says there has been a streak of a drama queen in her since childhood.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zayn Malik gets his shaved head tattooed
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik has added to his collection of body tattoos. This time, he has got inked on his shaved head.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Google's 'Chat' service a precious gift to cybercriminals: Amnesty
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Google's decision to launch a new messaging service called "Chat" without end-to-end encryption shows utter contempt for the privacy of Android users and has handed a precious gift to cybercriminals and government spies alike, Amnesty International has said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Roberta Flack falls ill at felicitation ceremony
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Roberta Flack was rushed out of the historic Apollo Theater here and was taken to the hospital.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big reforms made India fastest growing major economies globally: Garg
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The major reforms undertaken by the Indian government for raising economic growth and maintaining macroeconomic stability have made the country one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, said Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Students, security forces clash in J&K
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Clashes broke out between students and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district on Saturday despite the authorities shutting down most colleges and schools in the valley.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Natalie Portman doesn't want to endorse Benjamin Netanyahu
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman, who cancelled a planned trip to receive a prestigious Israeli award after a government official in the country slammed her, says she doesn't want to endorse Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nusrat Barucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
US, China, Japan welcome N.Korea's decision to suspend n-tests
Washington/Beijing/Tokyo, April 21 (IANS) The US, China and Japan have welcomed North Korea's decision to suspended nuclear tests and inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Indian filmmakers scout locations in southern France
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Five representatives from the Indian film industry are currently on a five-day tour of the Occitanie region in southern France to explore possibilities for shooting movies.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Harvard alumni, now faculty, vote to form union
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Harvard University graduates now teaching at the institution have voted to form a labour union to bargain for higher salaries despite opposition from the management.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Education
Running marathon boosts immunity: Study
London, April 21 (IANS) Debunking the 'myth' that strenuous exercise increases infection risk by suppressing the immune system, a new study says that competing in endurance sports like marathon running may actually be beneficial for upping immunity.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nicaragua accepts dialogue call after protests
Managua, April 21 (IANS) Nicaragua has accepted a call for dialogue by the private sector to discuss a new set of social security measures, which have led to widespread protests and violence in the country that killed at least five persons and injured around 100 in three days.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Nicaragua,Politics
From 'sui-dhaaga' to sustainable fashion: Rural women weavers find new identity
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) What happens when women from "silai schools" in rural India up the ante under the expert guidance of fashion designers? They not only hone their skills and amplify their earning potential but also learn about fashion, gain confidence and respect and the permission to move out of their homes.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Strong winds knock down Myanmar clock tower
Yangon, April 21 (IANS) A strong wind has knocked down an old clock tower in Myanmar's Sagaing region, media reported on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
World Cup spurs soccer trading card frenzy in Peru
Lima, April 21 (IANS) The return of the Peruvian national team to the World Cup after a 36-year absence has spurred a boom in sales of player trading cards and stickers across this South American nation.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Mönchengladbach thrash clueless Wolfsburg
Mönchengladbach (Germany), April 21 (IANS) Borussia Mönchengladbach remained in the hunt for European slots with a 3-0 win against Wolfsburg, who sit uncomfortably close to the Bundesliga drop zone.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Nihal Singh was the last of the Gentlemen Editors (Comment)
These are such desperate times for journalism that S. Nihal Singh's departure at 89 triggers memories about a phase in the profession that dreams are made of.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Opinion/Commentary
Leganes, Deportivo in goalless stalemate
Leganes (Spain), April 21 (IANS) Leganes will have to wait at least another week to assure themselves of staying in the top tier of Spanish football after managing only a 0-0 draw against 18th-place Deportivo La Coruna here.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sportswoman accuses Karnataka doctor of rape, probe on
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), April 21 (IANS) A prominent international level sportswoman from Maharashtra has accused a Karnataka doctor of raping her for two years, police said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anupam Kher wraps up 'The Accidental Prime Minister' schedule
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has wrapped up the London schedule for his upcoming political drama "The Accidental Prime Minister".
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Freak accident kills 7 in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, April 21 (IANS) In a freak accident, a child apparently disengaged the hand-brake of a car leading it to roll down a roadside gorge killing seven persons, including four women and a child, police said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shun plastics, plant more trees, create behavioural changes (April 21 is World Earth Day)
Earth -- our home -- is a truly magnificent place. Around 8.7 million species have lived and evolved on this planet over and across time immemorial. It is a purely vibrant place we inhabit -- and it is in grave danger.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Carrie Underwood shows close-up photo of face with scar
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) After suffering a scary accident in November that left her with over 40 stitches on her face and a broken right wrist, singer Carrie Underwood has shared a close-up photograph of her scars.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Global showbiz world pays tribute to music genius Avicii
Los Angeles/Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Tributes came in abundance for Swedish DJ Avicii, whose demise has left the global showbiz world in shock. He was a young, talented, genius and passionate music artiste, who shaped sounds for the pop music industry, said the celebrities.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
BJP seeks action against Balakrishna for verbal attack on Modi
Vijayawada, April 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded action against senior Telugu actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator N. Balakrishna for using objectionable language while targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Decomposed body near Kovalam may be of missing Latvian woman
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Ths sister and friend of a Latvian woman, Liga Skromane, who went missing in March, on Saturday identified a decomposed body recovered from near Kovalam to be of the victim, Kerala Police saidd.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raising a wolf to know our life's simian and vulpine choices (Book Review)
Title: The Philosopher and the Wolf; Author: Mark Rowlands; Publisher: Granta Books; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 499
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Canon infusing AI into cameras for Indian millennials (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the millennials in India constantly strive to click that "wow" moment and instantly share it with friends on social media, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled cameras with "minds of their own" are the future that will create perfect shots for them, a top Canon executive has emphasised.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Skull surgery performed on Stone Age cow: Study
Paris, April 21 (IANS) For the first time, a definite example of cranial surgery has been found in a cow from Stone age that suggests that animal trials were held before graduating to humans, a study said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, France,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Apple offers battery replacement for some 13-inch MacBook Pros
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to compensate for some manufacturing defects, Apple has rolled out a battery replacement programme for its "non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro" devices.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Human beings versus stereotypes: Indian-American actor on breaking cliches (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) At a time when the diversity debate in Hollywood is getting bigger with every passing moment, the Apu controversy -- that emerged from the world of "The Simpsons" -- is not only alive but making headlines as well. But all is not lost.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,Diaspora,IANS Life
G20 financial leaders see downside risks to global economy from trade disputes
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Financial leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) have expressed concerns that trade disputes among major economies could pose downside risks to the global economy, Argentine Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne has said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian boxers will improve medals tally at Asiad: Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Praising his fellow boxers for their performance at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, star pugilist and gold medal winner Vikas Krishan Yadav asserted that the Indian squad will improve their medal haul at the Asian Games later this year.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Martin's Corner: The little store that became a local legend (Book Extract)
ATTN EDITORS: "Secret Sauce" is an in-depth look at 40 of India's most iconic and successful restaurants, not just as landmarks and must-visit destinations but also as businesses that have stood the test of time and upheld their standards of dining and culinary excellence. From a 100-year-old no-frills eatery in Bengaluru to an award-winning dine-out venue in Delhi, from inventive cafes to nationwide chains that have scaled admirably, this book is a sumptuous treat for aspiring food entrepreneurs, foodies, and anyone interested in the success secrets and inner workings of the restaurant business in India. This is the second of two exclusive extracts reproduced with permission from the publisher, Harper Business.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Russia advocates broader UN presence in Syria
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said building up the presence of the United Nations (UN) in Syria deserves attention as it will help collect reliable information.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Over 5 killed in Nicaraguan protests
Managua, April 21 (IANS) Violent anti-government protests that spread across Nicaragua in response to its social security system reforms have claimed more than five lives in three days of rioting, reports said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Nicaragua,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US human rights report criticises violations in India by both government, terrorists
New York, April 21 (IANS) The US State Department's human rights report criticises India for violations by police and security forces while at the same time noting the "serious abuses" by separatist insurgents and terrorists.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC, succumbs
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) A soldier injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Rajouri district, has succumbed to his injuries, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Twitter suffers another worldwide outage
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) For the second time this week, Twitter users around world faced difficulties in sharing their thoughts on the microblogging platform, the media reported.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Stolen UEFA Europa League trophy recovered
Mexico City, April 21 (IANS) The UEFA Europa League trophy has been recovered, two days after it was stolen, after a private exhibition in Mexico's Guanajuato state, officials said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Twitter bans Russia-based Kaspersky Lab from buying ads
Moscow/New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Twitter has banned Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform, stating that the company "operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices."
2018-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
'Sanju' to be mega blockbuster: Subhash Ghai
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) With just three days left for the teaser release of Sanjay Dutt's biopic "Sanju", Bollywood showman Subhash Ghai said the film is going to be amazing and a very big blockbuster.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It was a sunny and breezy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the maximum temperature set to touch 38 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Sanju' teaser to release on April 24 morning
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who is busy with the post-production of his upcoming film "Sanju", featuring actor Ranbir Kapoor, has confirmed that the film's teaser will be released on Tuesday morning.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Getting more women into formal workforce is priority for India: IMF
United Nations, April 21 (IANS) India must focus as a priority on ensuring that more women work in the formal sector as it continues with labour reforms, according to Ken Kang, the deputy director in International Monetary Fund (IMF) Asia Pacific Department.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Marx's 0-euro 'souvenir' bills are red hot
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) The German city of Trier is selling thousands of souvenir bank notes with a face value of zero euros in honour of revolutionary, political philosopher Karl Marx, and they are a sold out.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
IMF expects India's role to expand in Indo-Pacific region
United Nations, April 21 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade reforms, Ken Kang, the deputy director in IMF's Asia Pacific Department said on Friday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
US, Japan defence chiefs hold talks
Washington, April 21 (IANS) US Defence Secretary James Mattis has met Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and discussed the new US Defence Strategy, a media report said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Indian-American teen wins $100K in Jeopardy college quiz contest
New York, April 21 (IANS) Indian-American teenager, Dhruv Gaur, has won the $100,000 Jeopardy college quiz championship.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Education
Huge WWII unexploded bomb defused in Berlin
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) The authorities in Berlin on Friday successfully defused a 500 kg British WWII bomb found on Wednesday during construction work in the center of the city.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Human Interest/Society
Shawn Mendes undergoes therapy to cure anxiety
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Shawn Mendes says he is undergoing therapy sessions to stay on top of his mental health issues.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China launches database for stolen foreign antiques
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) The State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) in China launched a database on Friday for stolen foreign antiques to prevent them from entering and circulating in the country.
2018-04-21
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Qualcomm to lay off 1,500 employees to cut costs
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) US Chipmaker Qualcomm started to cut jobs at its facilities in California in order to meet the company's promise to investors to cut costs by $1 billion.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Treat sunburn, improve gastro immune system with yogurt
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Yogurt, the versatile dairy product, is filled with nutrition and is equally useful for skin and hair. Treat sunburns, acne and improve your immunity with yogurt, say experts.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
North Korea suspends nuclear, missile tests
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has announced the immediate suspension of nuclear and missile tests, media reports said on Saturday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
Teen gets two years jail for cyber terrorism
London, April 21 (IANS) A British teenager was sentenced to two years behind bars on Friday after he was convicted of illegally obtaining the E-mail and phone accounts of senior US intelligence officials.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Porsche executive arrested in connection with Volkswagen scandal
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) German police arrested a senior Porsche AG executive in the wake of raids this week to gather evidence allegedly linking the sports car maker to Volkswagen AG's emissions scandal, prosecutors said on Friday.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parineeti Chopra enjoys time out in Melbourne
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra says Melbourne's food culture, artistic vibe and natural beauty has impressed her.
2018-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
DJ Avicii dead at 28
Madrid, April 21 (IANS) World-renowned Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, his agent said on Friday. He was 28.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz
Prince Charles to succeed Queen as Commonwealth head
London, April 21 (IANS) Leaders of the Commonwealth have agreed that the Prince of Wales will succeed the Queen as head of the intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states.
2018-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Matt Damon felt giddy while making 'The Great Wall'
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Actor Matt Damon says there was a certain giddiness while making action-adventure fantasy "The Great Wall".
2018-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Turkish Parliament approves early election bill
Ankara, April 21 (IANS) Turkish Parliament on Friday ratified a bill to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, more than one year earlier than the scheduled date.
2018-04-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in West Bank
West Bank, April 21 (IANS) Palestinian protesters came into confrontation here on Friday with Israeli troops deployed in this important West Bank city, media reports said.
2018-04-21
Category: International, India,Politics
Sebi fines Suzlon Energy over Rs 1 cr for violation of SCRA
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Securities market regulator Sebi on Friday imposed a fine of more than Rs 1 crore on Suzlon Energy for violation of Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act (SCRA).
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IPL: Chennai crush Rajasthan by 64 runs
Pune, April 21 (IANS) Opener Shane Watson hit a fantastic 106-run knock as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 64 runs here on Friday to register their third win in four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Indiabulls Housing Finance's Q4 net profit 22.6%
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Indiabulls Housing Finance on Friday reported a 22.6 per cent increase in its net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017-18.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Swedish DJ Avicii dead at 28
Muscat, April 20 (IANS) Swedish DJ Avicii was found dead here on Friday. He was 28.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Oman,Cinema/Showbiz
Fresh vote better than Five-Star-League government, says Berlusconi
Campobasso (Italy), April 20 (IANS/AKI) Silvio Berlusconi, leader of Italy's conservative Forza Italia party on Friday said a return to the ballot box would be preferable to a coalition government between the populist Five-Star Movement and the far-right League.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italian President to 'reflect' over weekend on way out of political deadlock
Rome, April 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella will spend the weekend pondering how to form a government after several rounds of talks this month failed to end the political stalemate since the inconclusive March 4 national election, sources said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Shahid Kapoor to be a father again
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor on Friday announced he and his wife Mira Rajput are expecting their second child.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi arrives in Germany
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here from Britain here on Friday on the third and last leg of his three-nation tour of Europe.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy
Targeting PM in Unnao, Kathua rape cases is concerted slur: Tripura Governor
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Terming the Unnao and Kathua rape incidents as "despicable, regrettable and condemnable", Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the two cases was a "concerted slur" and he cannot be held responsible for such incidents.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
By sacking adviser, you tried to destroy children's future, Sisodia to Modi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that sacking of Atishi Marlena as his adviser was an attempt at destroying the future of the children of Delhi.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals Sehwag
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell's infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: Sehwag
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Celebrated former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday said India are favourites to lift the 2019 ICC World Cup to be held in England.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Attempt to defame Hindus through Kathua case: Giriraj Singh
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Friday said as part of a sinister political design, attempts are being made to defame Hindus through the Kathua rape-murder case in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion
Siddaramaiah, JD-S chief, others file nominations for Karnataka polls
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) state President H.D. Kumaraswamy were among those who filed their nominations on Friday for the May 12 Assembly elections, taking the total nominations so far to 708.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Electrosteel acquisition by Vedanta is credit neutral, says Ind-Ra
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Ltd's acquision of 90 per cent stake in the stressed asset Electrosteel Steels Ltd (ESL) through insolvency proceedings was "credit neutral", according to a India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) report released on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Ceasefire pact with Nagaland insurgent groups extended one more year
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday announced it has extended a ceasefire agreement with insurgent groups in Nagaland for one year affecting from April 28.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CPI-M political resolution rules out alliance with Congress, agrees for 'understanding'
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday ruled out an alliance with the Congress party but nevertheless agreed to an "understanding" with it and other "secular opposition parties" inside and outside Parliament.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
IPL: Watson's ton lifts Chennai to 204/5 vs Rajasthan
Pune, April 20 (IANS) A fantastic 106-run knock by opener Shane Watson propelled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to 204/5 against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
London's Crystal Palace given green light to redevelop Selhurst Park stadium
London, April 20 (IANS) South London's Croydon Council on Friday gave Crystal Palace Football Club its approval to go ahead with the redevelopment of its home ground, Selhurst Park, and convert it into a state-of-the-art football-coliseum with a capacity of over 34,000 spectators.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mamata welcomes Calcutta HC verdict on Bengal Panchayat polls
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday welcomed Calcutta High Court's verdict asking the State Election Commission to extend the nomination deadline and reschedule polling dates for the panchayat polls, saying her government wishes to complete the elections "as early as possible".
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Annoyed SC asks lawyer if his relative was raped
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked an advocate, who alleged that FIRs were not registered by police in rape cases which involve powerful politicians, if he had "any relative who was raped".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigerian, wife held on charge of duping woman in Delhi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A Nigerian and his wife have been arrested on the charge of duping a woman of nearly Rs 15.5 lakh through a matrimonial website, police said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Another Reddy brother in BJP's third list for Karnataka polls
New Delhi/Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) The BJP on Friday released third list of 59 candidates for the May 12 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, including Karunakar Reddy, one of the Reddy brothers from Harapanahalli in Ballari district.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat HC junks Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging his RS win
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Friday rejected Rajya Sabha (RS) Congress member Ahmed Patel's plea against the admission of BJP's Balwantsinh Rajput's petition challenging the Election Commission (EC)'s decision that resulted in Ahmed Patel's victory in the RS polls last year.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Istanbul football derby suspended amid violence
Istanbul, April 20 (IANS) A Turkish Cup semi-final between two of the country's biggest clubs was abandoned amid unprecedented chaos, after the Besiktas coach was struck by an object thrown from the stands, an incident that shows violence is still common in Turkish football stadiums despite police efforts.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Plea against J&K anti-graft body's powers, SC seeks reply
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Jammu and Kashmir's State Accountability Commission (SAC) on an appeal challenging the SAC's suo moto powers to look into complaints against erring public functionaries.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Puranic period people had superhuman imagination or prototypes: Tripura Governor
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid controversy over Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deba's claim that internet and satellite communication existed in Mahabharata's time, state Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said people in the Puranic period either had superhuman imagination or some kind of prototypes otherwise they could not have conceived such ideas.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Agri-app to answer farmers' queries through live scientist
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Using a new mobile application, soon to hit the market, farmers can now have their crop-related queries answered through a 'chatbot' and this does not work, by a live scientist.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Fourth Kerala policeman arrested for custodial death
Aluva (Kerala) April 20 (IANS) A Kerala Police sub inspector, alleged to have used force which led to the death of a youth in police custody, was arrested here on Friday, said a top police officer.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Probe allegation against Haryana police officer: Court
Gurugram, April 20 (IANS) A district court has directed police to probe allegations against Haryana's senior IPS officer Bharti Arora, now the Inspector General of Police (Vigilance), and a Road Safety Officer (RSO), a lawyer said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC says MPs' public statements on impeachment unfortunate
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dubbed as "unfortunate" the public statements by politicians on the issue of the impeachment of members of the higher judiciary.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New Zealand PM wears Maori cloak to Buckingham Palace
London, April 20 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has created a sartorial stir by donning a traditional Maori coat to meet British Queen Elizabeth II during this week's Commonwealth heads of government meeting.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Three held for killing young computer specialist
Ghaziabad, April 20 (IANS) Two of the three young men who abducted a young computer expert from Ghaziabad and killed him after failing to get a ransom for his release have been arrested, police said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks SEC to announce fresh schedule
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations for the coming panchayat polls and finalise a new election schedule.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Surya, Rudresh selected for Football For Friendship programme
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Twelve-year-old football enthusiasts Surya Varikuti and Rudresh Gaudnour have been selected as Indias representatives at the sixth edition of the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme in June, it was announced on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Morocco, US sign three MoUs
Washington, April 20 (IANS/MAP) Three Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in the areas of energy efficiency, trade promotion and financing of innovative projects have been signed between Morocco and the US at the 4th Morocco-US Trade Forum here.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Sunanda Pushkar case: SIT tells SC it prepared draft final report
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday was told by the Delhi Police's special investigation team (SIT) that after "thorough professional and scientific investigations", it has prepared a draft final report into the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
591 Russian hotels fined for inflating prices ahead of World Cup
Russia, April 20 (IANS) Russias consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor reported on Friday that a total of 591 cases of inflating hotel accommodation prices had been registered across the country in host cities of the 2018 football World Cup.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Lokomotiv footballer fined $16,300 for insulting doping control officer
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Lokomotiv Moscow FC footballer Igor Denisov was fined one million rubles ($16,300) for insulting a doping control officer during an out-of-competition testing earlier this week, a senior Russian anti-doping official said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
India's Forex reserves rise by $1.21 bn
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves increased by $1.21 billion as on April 13, official data showed on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Krishnapatnam Port's cargo handling up by 25 percent
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL), which runs India's largest all-weather and deep water port on the east coast, handled 45 million metric tonne (MMT) of cargo in 2017-18, achieving a 25 per cent growth over the previous fiscal's 36.10 MMT, an official said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Modi should pay more attention to women's issues: IMF chief
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian authorities should pay more attention to women's issues in the aftermath of the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Maharashtra's Matheran toy train stations turn 'green'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) All four stations en route the famed Toy Train servicing the eco-sensitive hillstation of Matheran in Maharashtra's Raigad district have turned "green" with installation of solar power and wind energy plants, an official said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya's Kimetto looking to revive career at Vienna marathon
Nairobi, April 20 (IANS) Kenyan World record holder Dennis Kimetto says his injury problems are finally behind him and he is ready for his comeback in the Vienna Marathon on Sunday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Nations must ensure vaccines reach 90% population: WHO
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As the World Immunisation Week begins on April 24, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said all member countries must ensure covering 90 per cent of the population each time and listed ways to achieve the target.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
WSB: Indian Tigers set for tough home ties (Preview)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Indias boxing fans are in for a rich treat of professional boxing, with the country all set to host two back to back matches in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) during this weekend.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Congress seeking impeachment for cheap publicity: Goel
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister Vijay Goel on Friday accused the Congress of initiating the motion for the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra for "cheap publicity and scoring political brownie points".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Zimbabwe Parliament summons Mugabe over diamond remarks
Harare, April 20 (IANS) The Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned former President Robert Mugabe to appear before it to explain his claim that more than $15 billion worth of diamonds had been siphoned out of the country.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rishad, Stephen shine at racing tourney
Aamby Valley (Maharashtra), April 20 (IANS) Rishad Dadachanji and Stephen Pachigalla drove the fastest cars of their respective sections to top proceedings in the four wheeler section in the sixth edition of The Valley Run, held at the picturesque Aamby Valley air strip here.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Motorsports
Iran vows to retaliate if US withdraws nuke deal
Tehran, April 20 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that Tehran has a variety of countermeasures if Washington decides to pull out of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Impeachment move against CJI bid to denigrate judiciary: BJP
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The BJP on Friday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties for submitting an impeachment notice for removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, saying it aims to cover up their repeated failures in judicial battles.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M condemns 'reign of terror' in Tripura
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Friday condemned "the reign of terror" led by the RSS-BJP-IPFT alliance against the party and Left forces throughout Tripura.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Upcoming elections may slow Indian economic reforms pace: IMF chief
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) India's pace of economic reforms may slow down in the coming months because of the impending elections, although it has carried out major reforms that could help the nation reap the benefits of the upswing, said the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Probe allegation against Haryana police officer: Court
Gurgaon, April 20 (IANS) A district court has directed police to probe allegations against Haryana's senior IPS officer Bharti Arora, now the Inspector General of Police (Vigilance) and a Road Safety Officer (RSO), a lawyer said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks poll panel to announce fresh schedule
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations, and finalise a new election schedule for the Panchayat polls.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
2 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers
Gaza, April 20 (IANS) Two Palestinians were killed and over 40 injured on Friday during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers near the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, medics said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Female genital mutilation a crime: Centre to SC
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "crime under existing laws".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Putin ready to meet Trump: Russia
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump following an invitation by the latter, but Moscow is waiting for a detailed proposal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Cricketing greats to mentor Pro Star League's camp
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Pro Star League, an under-16 cricket tournament which aims to identify and nurture talent at the grassroots, will begin the hunt for the best upcoming cricketers in India through a national-level mentorship camp, starting April 21.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Alabama executes 83-year-old serial bomber
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Authorities in the US state of Alabama have executed an 83-year-old man found guilty of murdering a judge and a lawyer with bomb attacks in 1989.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New device to prevent drunk driving
Dehradun, April 20 (IANS) If you are drunk and trying to drive, your vehicle will not start. Uttarakhand researchers have developed a new technology from waste that will prevent vehicles from operating if the driver is drunk.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadal eases into Monte Carlo Masters semis
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal on Friday advanced to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after he dominated Austria's Dominic Thiem in a 6-0, 6-2 victory.
2018-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Backstreet Boys thank 'BSB Army' on 25th anniversary
Dubai, April 20 (IANS) American pop vocal group Backstreet Boys on Friday thanked their fans - the 'BSB Army' for keeping the "backstreet pride" alive for 25 long years.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IPL: Rajasthan put Chennai in to bat in Pune
Pune, April 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to field against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Haryana to hire foreign coaches for sportspersons
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Buoyant over the number of medals won by sportspersons from Haryana in the Commonwealth Games, the Haryana government has decided to hire foreign trainers to impart training to sportspersons in the state ahead of Olympics.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
RCB banking on 4 straight home games to revive IPL campaign: Woakes
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder Chris Woakes believes that they will use the four consecutive home games in Bengaluru as "a springboard" to turn things around after managing only one win in four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Online space has opened up creativity barometer: Kabir Sadanand
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor-director Kabir Sadanand, whose new web series is inspired by Kama Sutra, believes the online space gives filmmakers more liberty, but he says makes them responsible too.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Another Reddy brother in BJP's third list for Karnataka
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The BJP on Friday released third list of 59 candidates for the May 12 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, including Karunakar Reddy, one of the Reddy brothers from Harapanahalli.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SJVN signs MoU to target 9,200 mn units generation this fiscal
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Public sector power generator Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Ltd has signed an MoU with the Union Power Ministry setting a target of generating 9,200 million units of electricity, according to an official announcement on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Sharif wife's chemotherapy treatment ends in UK
London, April 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that the chemotherapy treatment of his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in London, has ended.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Health/Medicine
Nine new ministers to join Amarinder Cabinet
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The decks have been cleared by the Congress high command for the induction of nine new cabinet ministers in the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CPI-M terms 15th Finance Commission's TOR anti-federal
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday voiced over what it called the anti-federal and anti-democratic underpinnings of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the 15th Union Finance Commission.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Malegaon blast: SC asks Purohit to challenge prosecution sanction in trial court
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit to agitate his contention against the sanction given to prosecute him under an anti-terror law before the trial court hearing the case.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Axis Bank commences process to appoint new MD & CEO
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Friday said it has commenced the "succession process to appoint a new Managing Director and CEO".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ramnath, Bhasin part of Fortis' advisory panel, Radiant fifth bidder
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare has named Renuka Ramnath and Lalit Bhasin as members of an "expert advisory committee", while KKR-backed Radiant Life Care was disclosed as the fifth bidder.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sachin Tendulkar could play Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) British star Benedict Cumberbatch says Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar will fit the role as superhero Doctor Strange quite well.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Sports
'Bharat Ane Nenu': Mahesh Babu plays a politician India needs (Review)
Film: "Bharat Ane Nenu"; Language: Telugu; Director: Koratala Siva; Cast: Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj and Kiara Advani; Rating: ****
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Global cues depress equity indices, banking stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Negative global cues such as high crude oil prices, along with a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in banking stocks triggered by a likely hawkish stand of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its next monetary policy review subdued the key Indian equity indices on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Handle instruments with care, Ayaan Ali Bangash urges airlines
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Popular sarod player Ayaan Ali Bangash is upset at the manhandling of instruments by airlines.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Respect Kejriwal's request but won't end fast: Maliwal
New Delhi, April 20 ( IANS) Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Friday said that she "respects" Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's request to end her hunger strike but she won't do so.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Badshah loves 'High Fever...' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Rapper Badshah loves the concept of dance reality TV show "High Fever?Dance Ka Naya Tevar".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengaluru thrash East Bengal in Super Cup final
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Skipper Sunil Chhetri led from the front with a brace as Bengaluru FC thrashed 10-man East Bengal 4-1 to win the inaugural Super Cup football tournament here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Prakash Karat not aware of impeachment motion
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) CPI-M leader Prakash Karat on Friday said he was not aware of an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Three held for Surat rape, murder
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) Three persons, including the main perpetrator, involved in the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in Surat have been arrested, the Gujarat government said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 security personnel injured in gun battle with Maoists
Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) Two security personnel were injured in a gun battle with Maoists in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Friday, police said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
CPI-M calls 15th Finance Commission TOR biased, demands amendments
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Friday expressed deep concern over the "anti-federal and anti-democratic underpinnings" of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the 15th Finance Commission and demanded they be amended.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Streak hints at KKR's plans to get Gayle out early
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) After Chris Gayle blasted a 63-ball 104 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach Heath Streak on Friday hinted that they will look to get the dynamic West Indies batter back in the hut early when they take on Kings XI Punjab here.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Pakistan's anti-graft body to probe Musharraf
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Friday approved an investigation into allegations against former President Pervez Musharraf for "holding assets beyond means" and "wrongful use of authority".
2018-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Siddaramaiah files nomination from Chamundeshwari seat
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday filed his nomination to contest the ensuing state Legislative Assembly elections from Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru, an official said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gionee to launch new smartphones in India on April 26
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid restructuring plans to scale up its India business, Chinese smartphone maker Gionee is set to launch a new range of smartphones on April 26.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Diljit Dosanjh becomes face of fashion brand
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actor Diljit Dosanjh has been roped in as brand ambassador for the menswear of fbb, a fashion retail format from Future Group.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP wins all 5 municipal corporations in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jharkhand won all the five municipal corporations and registered thumping victories in Nagar Parishad and Nagar Panchayat polls, officials said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Agnihotri claims getting threats over 'Mohammad And Urvashi'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri says he has been receiving threats for using "Mohammad" in his upcoming short film "Mohammad and Urvashi".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC for extended deadline for nominations
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday and asked the West Bengal State Election Commission to extend the deadline for filing of nominations for the Panchayat polls.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Promising 'male pill' compound identified
New York, April 20 (IANS) Researchers have identified a compound which turns off the sperm's ability to swim, thereby significantly limiting fertilisation capabilities without causing any physical side effects.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Comedian S.Ve.Shekhar apologies for Facebook forward
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Under all-round attack, actor-turned-politician S.Ve.Shekhar on Friday apologised for forwarding a message that was defamatory of women journalists on his Facebook page.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
Namit Das proud of 'Kaushiki'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Namit Das didn't read the script of "Kaushiki" while signing the web series, and says he is glad that he didn't turn the project down.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Naidu expected to take legal opinion on impeachment motion
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The fate of the motion for impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra rests with Rajya Sabha Chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is likely to seek legal opinion before accepting or rejecting it.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Adolescents' eyes could signal risk of cardiovascular disease
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Structural changes in the retina of adolescents could reveal their risk of cardiovascular disease later, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Bengaluru rout East Bengal in Super Cup final
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Skipper Sunil Chhetri led from the front with a brace as Bengaluru FC thrashed 10-man East Bengal 4-1 to win the inaugural Super Cup football tournament here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Prakash Karat opposes secret ballot for voting on amendments
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) With sharp differences cropping up during discussion on the draft political resolution at the ongoing national conclave of the CPI-M, senior leader Prakash Karat on Friday said he was not in favour of the secret ballot for voting on the amendments as the party constitution has no such provision.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
AI real winner at Microsoft's India talent hunt competition
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A software that features a Virtual Reality (VR)-based immersive view inside a CT or MRI scan where a user can navigate the 3D scan of a human body was the best Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solution at a Microsoft talent hunt competition here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education,Health/Medicine
Lack of Vitamin D may up diabetes risk by 5 times
Seoul, April 20 (IANS) Are you deficient in Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin? Beware, you may be at a greater risk of developing diabetes, warn researchers.
2018-04-20
Category: International, South Korea,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Agra airport gets a strange guest
Agra, April 20 (IANS) Agra's Kheria airport had a strange guest who could not be welcomed by the terminal staff for want of expertise -- an Asian Palm Civet.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
India pushes for BRICS rating agency
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India has urged the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries to set up an independent rating agency of the group, according to an Indian official.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Motorola opens 25 'Moto Hubs' in North-East
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Lenovo-owned Motorola on Friday expanded its retail presence by opening 25 new "Moto Hubs" in the North-East region.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Trump won't attend Barbara Bush's funeral
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will not attend Saturday's funeral service for former First Lady Barbara Bush to "avoid disruptions" and out of respect for her family as well as friends, the White House has said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Punjab-based cyber security firm bags start-up award
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Mohali-based TAC Security, a cyber-security company, has bagged the 'Startup of the Year award' at the 14th Annual 2018 Info Security PG's Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco, a company official said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Centre proposes death penalty for childrens' rapists
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is proposing the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi engineering college again barred from admitting students
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) G.B. Pant Government Engineering College has been barred for the second year in a row from admitting students because the institute has failed in creating basic facilities and infrastructure in the 10 years of its establishment.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Odisha government committed to women's safety: Patnaik
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said his government is committed to provide safety and security to the women and girls of the state.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
From key conspirator in Naroda Patiya massacre, Kodnani now walks free
Ahmedabad, April 20 (IANS) Six years after a trial court punished her for 28 years in jail calling her the key instigator in Gujarat's worst communal massacre that left 97 Muslims dead in 2002 in Ahmedabad's Naroda Patiya, the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani saying there was no evidence to nail her.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nine states/UTs warned of rough seas in next two days
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Nine coastal states and islands have been warned about rough seas over the next two days, a senior Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)official said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Won't end fast till law implemented: DCW chief
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As the Central government proposed the death penalty for rapists of children younger than 12, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal, who went without food for the eighth day on Friday, said she won't end her fast until the law comes into force.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fake FB post accused granted bail
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to Kenneth Silveira who was arrested for posting fake information about ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's death on Facebook, even as civil society members protested outside Goa Police headquarters to condemn his arrest.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barcelona favourites against Sevilla in King's Cup final (Preview)
Madrid, April 20 (IANS) FC Barcelona will look for their fourth successive win in the Spanish King's Cup and to take the first step towards a domestic football league and Cup double when they face Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium here on Saturday night.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Audi India sees flat sales in 2018 following duty hike
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Luxury carmaker Audi India, which had looked at a double-digit growth this year, is now expecting that sales will be flat in 2018, following an increase in cess and hike of customs duty on some imported auto components announced in the Union Budget, an official said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Basque group ETA apologizes to victims ahead of dissolution
San Sebastian, April 20 (IANS) Basque separatist group ETA on Friday apologized to the victims of its decades-long conflict for independence, just days before an expected announcement of its dissolution.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Spain,Terrorism
SC dismisses Dawood kin's plea against property attachment
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's mother and sister challenging the Centre's order to attach their properties.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa onshore casino operators demand licence fee reduction
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Onshore casino operators in Goa have demanded a reduction in the recently proposed hike of annual licence fees, adding that they should also be allowed live gaming permits on par with the offshore casino operators in the coastal state.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Documentary to shed light on sexual allegations against singer R. Kelly
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A documentary titled "R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes" will shed light on the various sexual allegations against American R&B singer R. Kelly.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shatrughan calls Lalu his 'best friend'
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Actor-politician and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Friday described jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad as his "best friend".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Mobile Internet suspended in Rajouri
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) Authorities suspended on Friday mobile Internet services in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district as a precaution following the death of a youth.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indians consume far too less calcium than required
Warsaw, April 20 (IANS) Adults in India consume on an average about half the amount of calcium than required for healthy bones, according to a global map of dietary calcium intake launched on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Poland,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Congress using impeachment as political tool: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of using impeachment as a political tool, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it was a revenge petition to intimidate the judiciary following the Supreme Court's verdict on Judge B.H. Loya's death.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Brazil coach on scouting trip to Europe, Asia for 2018 WC
Sao Paulo, April 20 (IANS) Brazilian football team coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as 'Tite', together with his assistants, will travel to Europe and Asia during the next two weeks to study closely the players with options to complete the squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
EPL: Chelsea beat Burnley to keep alive top four hopes
London, April 20 (IANS) Chelsea kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the next football season's UEFA Champions League after beating hosts Burnley 2-1 in an English Premier League (EPL) match.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
US airline gives $5,000 cheques to passengers over plane mishap
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US airline Southwest has given $5,000 cheques to passengers of its flight whose engine failure led to an emergency landing in Philadelphia and claimed one woman's life.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Trump seeks to expand US arms sale abroad
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The Trump administration has unveiled a new policy that could vastly expand sales of armed drones, making it easier to put American-made weapons into the hands of US allies and partners.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
CBFC will hopefully value artistic expression: 'Ascharya F#*k It' director
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) "Ascharya F#*k It" -- as the name suggests, is a bold film. But its director Samit Kakkad has "immense faith" in Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which has often locked horns with filmmakers over cuts and beeps. He is sure that the censor board will see the film, which is inspired from the works of controversial writer Saadat Hasan Manto, for what it is and hopefully value artistic expression.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Aamir Khan envisions Maharashtra to be drought-free in 5 years
Pune, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan, who leads NGO Paani Foundation, hopes Maharashtra is drought-free and doesn't need such a platform after the next five years.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
It's so easy to offend people today, says Anuradha Menon
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) She was a rage as Lola Kutty, and is now active as a stand-up comedian and theatre artiste. Anuradha Menon, whose brand of humour is more about poking jokes at her own personal life, says in present times, it is very easy to offend people as many just look for ways to attack the other.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Five acts of 'misbehaviour' levelled against CJI
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Following are the five "charges of acts of misbehaviour" in the impeachment motion submitted by the opposition parties to Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu against Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Friday:
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Japan-based Komori eyes Rs 200 crore business in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Tokyo-based Komori Corporation -- the second largest manufacturer of printing presses in the world -- is aiming for over Rs 200 crore business in India this year, top company executives said here on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pension regulator makes bank a/c, mobile mandatory for NPS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) announced on Friday that it has made bank account details and mobile number compulsory for subscribers of the National Pension Scheme (NPS).
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Opposition moves impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, 64 members of the Rajya Sabha belonging to seven parties led by the Congress on Friday submitted an impeachment motion for the removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra on five grounds of "misbehaviour".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Coach Wenger to leave Arsenal at season-end after 22 years
London, April 20 (IANS) Arsenal's head coach Arsene Wenger announced on Friday that he is to leave at the end of the current football season, marking an end of an era at the north London club where the Frenchman has been in charge for 22 years.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Equity indices close flat on tepid global cues
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Key equity indices provisionally closed on a flat-to-negative note on Friday tracking weak global cues.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Food, yoga, parenting and complex love squares (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Fill yourself with joy at the idea of food as what we eat is a part of who we are; know the importance of preparing the body and soul for a healthy change from a celebrated yoga expert; get access to an exclusive handbook on parenting of teens that focuses on decoding the insecurities, dilemmas and interests of our youngsters to understand them better; and read the complicated love tales of three men who end up falling for the same woman.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Probe Punjab pilgrim's conversion in Pakistan: VHP
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday demanded a probe into a Punjab woman pilgrim's conversion to Islam and re-marriage with a Lahore-based Pakistani national.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Decision on re-exam taken on basis of trend analysis: CBSE
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The CBSE on Friday told the Delhi High Court that after doing a trend analysis of science, maths and english papers, it decided not to conduct a re-exam of the Class 10 mathematics paper which was allegedly leaked.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Maharashtra software couple chucks Rs 30 lakh pay packet to open 'tea shop'
Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) This is one couple who decided to give up the comfort zone of fat-pay packets, Rs 30 lakh annualy between them to venture into an unknown realm -- starting a tea shop
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Seoul, Pyongyang set up direct Moon-Kim hotline
Seoul, April 20 (IANS) Seoul and Pyongyang on Friday set up a telephone line between their leaders, enabling direct dialogue between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who are also set to meet in person next week.
2018-04-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Syria sends back France's Legion of Honour for Assad
Damascus, April 20 (IANS) Syria has returned to France the top Légion d'honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad in 2001, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a "slave" to the US.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Diplomacy
TCS's shares at new high post Q4 results, m-cap close to $100 bn
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Shares of IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Friday rose over 7 per cent to touch a new high of Rs 3,419.80 per share, taking its market capitalisation (m-cap) to over Rs 6.50 lakh crore or around $98 billion.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Roadside bomb kills 5 in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 20 (IANS) Five civilians were killed after a roadside bomb planted by militants struck a vehicle in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Audi India sees flat sales in 2018 following duty hike
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Luxury carmaker Audi India, which had looked at a double-digit growth this year, is now expecting that sales will be flat in 2018, following an increase in cess and hike of customs duty on some imported auto components announced in the Union Budget, an official said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Kerala Kaumudi Chief Editor M.S. Ravi dead
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) M.S. Ravi, the Chief Editor of 'Kerala Kaumudi', one of the oldest newspapers in Kerala, died on Friday, family sources said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media
EC conspiring with Modi to destabilize Delhi government: AAP
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday called the Election Commission "biased" and alleged that it was conspiring with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to destabilize the AAP government in Delhi.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Looking forward to pair up with Aditya for first time: Sonakshi
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is a part of Dharma Productions' epic drama "Kalank", says she is super excited to work with an ensemble cast and is looking forward to team up with Aditya Roy Kapur for the first time.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google to 'pause investments' in messaging mobile app Allo: Report
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Google is reportedly "pausing investments" in its "Allo" mobile messaging app that was launched with much fanfare in 2016.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
De-radicalization of youth must for peace in Kashmir: Army
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With the Kashmir Valley enveloped by rising violence, the Indian Army on Friday said it would prioritize bringing radicalized youth to the mainstream through a "collective approach" and convince militants to "shun violence and gun culture".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Former FBI Director James Comey has released memos documenting his conversations with Donald Trump that includes the US President's concerns about media leaks, investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Trump's recollection of his Russian counterpart telling him that Russia had the "most beautiful hookers in the world".
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
IPL: Delhi, Bangalore eye return to winning ways (Preview)
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Currently languishing at the bottom of the Indian Premier League (IPL) table, both Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be aiming to return to their winning ways when they face off at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Have a daughter for true empowerment: Kajol
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Kajol, mother to 15-year-old girl Nysa, says one needs to have a daughter to know what true empowerment is.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Backstreet Boy AJ McLean wants to 'disrupt' country music
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer AJ McLean, who has been long associated with the pop vocal group the Backstreet Boys, has opened up about a solo project and said he wants to disrupt country music.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
After Meesha Shafi, more women say #MeToo for Ali Zafar
Lahore, April 20 (IANS) After Pakistani actress-model-singer accused actor Ali Zafar of sexual harassment -- a claim he has denied -- more women have come forward with similar allegations.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gujarati film 'Rammat-Gammat' to premiere at German fest
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Drishyam Films' first Gujarati language short film "Rammat-Gammat" will make its world premiere at the 64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Germany next month.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Industry is obsessed about how an actress should look: Anjali Anand
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Anjali Anand loves her curves and has no plans to lose them just to meet the demands of her profession. The "Dhhai Kilo Prem" actress is determined to defy the industry norms and carve her own 'plus-size' story.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Meghan Markle will be a princess for the people: Priyanka Chopra
New York, April 20 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, a close friend to Meghan Markle, who will become a member of the British royal family after her wedding to Prince Harry next month, is confident the compassionate and free-spirited woman will be a "princess for the people".
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Panasonic launches new smartphone with 'Big View' Display
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Expanding its "Big View" display series, Panasonic India on Friday unveiled an affordable "Eluga I7" smartphone with the 18:9 aspect ratio for an immersive experience.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Nine-year-old raped, killed in UP
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Less than a week after an eight-year-old was lured from a wedding function and raped and then murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, a nine-year-old was raped and killed in the district the same way on Friday, police said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Vivo V9 Youth' with dual rear camera in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Vivo on Friday unveiled "Vivo V9 Youth" -- a customised variant of the Vivo V9 flagship smartphone for the youth.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
10 houses gutted in Manipur fire
Imphal, April 20 (IANS) At least 10 houses have been gutted in a massive fire in Manipur's Moreh town, officials said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China defends Pakistan against Modi's 'terror export factory' remark
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China on Friday defended Pakistan against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark that Islamabad was a "terror export factory", saying the country must be supported in the fight against "terrorism".
2018-04-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
One dies in London care home blaze
London, April 20 (IANS) A woman has died after a massive fire ripped through a care home in northeast London on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flaunt your denims right
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) If you feel more comfortable in your denims, invest in a comfortable pair of jogg jeans or zero gravity jeans and pair them with the check shirts or solid hues of polo t-shirts, suggest experts.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Natalie Portman cancels attending Israeli award ceremony
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman pulled out of an Israeli award ceremony in light of "recent events" in the country.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Key equity indices trade in red during afternoon session
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The key equity indices on Friday traded in the negative territory during the afternoon trade on weak global cues.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indians can see the truth, says Rahul on Judge Loya case
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said "there is hope" on Judge B.H. Loya case as millions of "Indians can see the truth", a day after the judge's family said "there is no hope left".
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
2G: Court issues notice to Essar-Loop promoters on CBI plea
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Essar-Loop promoters on a CBI plea challenging a trial court judgment that acquitted them in the 2G spectrum allocation case.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) A Division Bench of the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former BJP Minister Maya Kodnani, saying there was absence of sufficient proof of her presence at the crime scene in the Naroda Patiya massacre case of 2002.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Learnt my lesson from rifle malfunction at CWG, says silver medallist Moudgil
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Satisfied with the silver-medal effort in women's 50 metre rifle 3 positions in her maiden Commonwealth Games (CWG), rising shooter Anjum Moudgil said she has learnt a lesson from the setback in the 50m rifle prone event where she was let down by malfunctioning equipment.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Chip-based blood test could replace painful bone biopsy
New York, April 20 (IANS) Days of using painful bone biopsies to diagnose and treat certain cancers may be numbered as researchers have found that a simple blood test that uses a plastic chip about the size of a credit card can do the job.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Petrol price in Delhi touches Rs 74.08, highest since September 2013
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Petrol prices in Delhi touched a fresh high of Rs 74.08 per litre on Friday, the highest in nearly five years.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Turkey not in India's e-visa list of 160 countries: Ambassador
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Turkey remains excluded from India's liberalised visa regime designed to boost people-to-people contact whereby the latter has already granted e-visa facilities to 160 countries, Turkish Ambassador Sakit Ozlan Torunlar said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Chris Evans dives into 'Captain America' archives
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Ahead of the premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" later this month, actor Chris Evans has shared a rare videos of his 2014 Marvel Studios film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stunts.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Minor girl raped in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) A Class 6 girl student has been allegedly kidnapped and raped for two days by her relative in Odisha's Kalahandi district, police said on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Guillermo del Toro signs deal with DreamWorks Animation
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce and direct animated family films for the studio.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
7 parties submit notice to impeach CJI
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Congress-led seven opposition parties on Friday met Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu and submitted an impeachment motion for the removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Priyanka proud of Deepika Padukone, Virat Kohli (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is proud to see her friends actress Deepika Padukone and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli in the Time 100 Influential People of 2018 list.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Real Sociedad thrash Atletico Madrid in La Liga tie
San Sebastian (Spain), April 20 (IANS) Real Sociedad put on an offensive display to defeat second-place Atletico Madrid 3-0 in a Spanish top division football match here.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
LAVA launches first all-women operated service centre in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Domestic handset maker LAVA on Friday launched its first all-women operated mobile handset service centre in India where customers will be able to view and experience the repair of their mobile handsets in front of them.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Chidambaram attacks government on fuel prices
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As fuel prices touched a five-year high, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday asked the government why prices of petrol and diesel were higher than in May, 2014 when the international oil prices were higher than they are now.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Will we get justice for our son? Parents, siblings mourn teen killed by cow vigilantes
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In the evenings, as other children play with their siblings in Arahara village of Jharkhand, Niyajul, 8, and Safina, 10, often say: "If only our brother was here..." It's something their parents find hard to respond to. Their 12-year-old son, the brother missed by his siblings, was killed by suspected cow vigilantes two years ago.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Ex-Delhi HC Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar dead
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar died on Friday here at a private hospital, family members said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Intel kills 'Vaunt' smart glass project
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Global chip-maker Intel has shut down its "New Devices Group" (NDG) and ceased the development of "Vaunt" smart glasses who were like the eye-mounted wearables like Google Glass, the media reported.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Opposition parties to move impeachment notice against CJI
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Congress and some other opposition parties met here on Friday and decided to submit a petition in Rajya Sabha to initiate the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Mainstream cinema is escapism, regional cinema is realism' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Born in Madhya Pradesh, stationed in Mumbai, and winner of a National Award for a Ladakhi film, filmmaker Praveen Morchhale believes in the power of cinema that is realistic, is culturally rooted and told universally. He says mainstream cinema is escapism, while regional cinema is all about realism.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Will Ferrell makes first appearance since being hospitalised
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Actor Will Ferrell made his first public appearance following a car accident on April 13.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Racing beat Vasco in Copa Libertadores
Buenos Aires, April 20 (IANS) Argentina's Racing Club de Avellaneda beat Brazil's Vasco da Gama 4-0 to lead Group E of the Copa Libertadores football tournament.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Dog gut bacteria more similar to humans than previously thought
London, April 20 (IANS) Dogs could be more like us than we previously thought as a new study says that canine and human gut microbiomes have more similar genes and responses to diet than earlier believed.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
*NSYNC teases cryptic Dirty Pop-up
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Former pop band *NSYNC has teased a mysterious "Dirty Pop-Up" on social media.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP asks MPs to attack Rahul over Judge Loya verdict
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The day the Supreme Court dismissing petitions seeking an SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, the BJP asked its MPs to attack Congress President Rahul Gandhi demanding his apology by holding press conferences and on social media platforms.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC seeks AG's help on media gag on CJI impeachment
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought Attorney General K.K. Venugopal's assistance on a plea seeking a gag order against the media on the impeachment process supposed to be initiated against Chief Justice Dipak Misra in Parliament.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Dell brings AMD Ryzen processors to its 'Inspiron' series
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) To elevate the entertainment experience for its users, Dell on Friday announced that it is bringing AMD Ryzen processor with "Radeon RX Vega Graphics" to its "Inspiron" portfolio.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
PNB claims expected recovery of Rs 1,800 cr from "Mission Gandhigiri"
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) State-run lender Punjab National Bank is expected to recover around Rs 1,800 crore from its non-performing assets (NPAs) recovery mechanism -- "Mission Gandhigiri" -- which will soon complete one year of operation.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Migratory vultures in India gaining resistance to bacteria
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In a most unusual wildlife health study, ornithologists trace the phenomenon of bacteria in a migratory vulture species that is gaining antibiotic resistance during its sojourn in India -- and this is quite widespread and can be epidemic too.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) A division bench of the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Bharatiya Janata Party Minister Maya Kodnani while upholding the conviction of Bajrangi Dal activist Babu Bajrangi in the Naroda Patiya massacre case of 2002.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan-based Komori Corporation opens India subsidiary
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Tokyo-based Komori Corporation Ltd -- the third largest manufacturer of printing presses in the world -- on Friday announced the establishment of its India subsidiary that will introduce customised printing presses suitable for the domestic market.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Trump to bring up Japan's abductees with Kim
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said he'd bring up Japan's sensitive abductees issue when he meets North Korea top leader Kim Jong-un in an upcoming historic meeting.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Delicious ways to eat mangoes this season
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) From mango sandwich to a mango dessert, one can try out some delicious ways of trying this fruit so that you can make the most of it this season.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chandrababu Naidu on day-long fast to protest injustice to Andhra
Vijayawada, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who turned 68 on Friday, began his day-long fast to protest what he calls the injustice being meted out to the state by the Central government.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
I didn't set out to be a regular hero: Rana Daggubati (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Rana Daggubati doesn't see any project as a risk and likes to keep his creative spirit busy. The "Baahubali" star says he didn't set out to be a regular hero as his mantra is to keep trying new things.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,National,IANS Life
Tiger finds less time to take care of skin
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff finds it difficult to take care of his skin because of constant travelling and weird shoot timings.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple to donate to mark Earth Day
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) In its mission to create a healthier planet through innovation, Apple on Friday announced a donation programme and debuted a disassembly robot "Daisy" as a part of its ongoing recycling effort.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Vir Das' notebooks 'Frequent Breaks' to inspire students
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actor-comedian Vir Das has designed the covers of a limited edition notebook named "Frequent Breaks" that he says will encourage students to take breaks from their studies during exam time.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Education,Lifestyle/Fashion
US ban 'extremely unfair, unacceptable': ZTE
Shenzhen, April 20 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corporation said on Friday it will not accept a ban by the US on the company, terming the decision "extremely unfair".
2018-04-20
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Humble cow to be largest remaining mammal in 200 years: Study
New York, April 20 (IANS) The pace at which humans have been hunting down large mammals into extinction since the early ages, the largest remaining mammal in 200 years would be the domestic cow, warn researchers.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Rains lash J&K plains, fresh snowfall in hills
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) Day temperatures dipped in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as widespread rain lashed the plains and fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature)
Naliya (Kutch), April 20 (IANS) Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result, some species of animals that depend on grasslands are being pushed to the brink of extinction.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features
IPL-2018: KKR, Punjab look to continue winning streak (Preview)
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will both be high on confidence after registering morale-boosting victories in their respective previous games, when they clash in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,CWG-2018
Switch to stevia for a sweet, healthy lifestyle
In the midst of today's hectic lifestyle, let's spare a thought for one of the biggest threats to our health and general well-being: Excess of processed high calories and sugar. It is said that "prevention is better than cure". Does this mean we should stop consuming food and drinks which have sugar? Maybe not.
2018-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Less data requests from cops: Microsoft
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Microsoft received 22,939 legal requests for customer information from law enforcement agencies during the second half of 2017, which is a slight decrease from the previous six-month period, the company has said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
You have now entered the age of absurdity: Be very afraid (The Funny Side)
Shopkeeper: "Will you be paying by credit card, EPS, Apple Pay, debit card, Google Pay, Bitcoin or sacrifice of your first-born?"
2018-04-20
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Features,Human Interest/Society
Fearless Girl defying Wall Steet's Charging Bull to move
New York, April 20 (IANS) A statue of a defiant ponytailed girl staring down Wall Street's "Charging Bull" will move to a new, permanent location across the street from the New York Stock Exchange, a media report said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Have to change notion of masculinity: Ranbir Kapoor
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor has said the notion of masculinity has to be changed to empower women.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shane, Falguni Peacock to design for Tyga, One Republic
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Designers Shane and Falguni Peacock will be dressing American rock-pop band One Republic and Grammy nominated American rapper Tyga for their maiden gigs in India.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Nanu Ki Jaanu': An amusing redemption tale (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Nanu Ki Jaanu"; Director: Faraz Haider; Cast: Abhay Deol, Patralekhaa, Reshma Khan, Brijendra Kala, Sapna Chaudhary, Manu Rishi Chadha, Rajesh Sharma, Manoj Pahwa, Gurmeet Singh, Mahendra Shrivas, Himani Shivpuri; Rating: **1/2
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 US cops killed in Florida gunfight
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Two police officers have been killed in a gunfight in the US state of Florida, according to authorities.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny morning in Delhi, rains likely
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) It was a hot and sunny morning in the national capital on Friday with the maximum temperature set to touch 39 degrees Celsius. The Met predicts rain later in the day.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ali Zafar denies all harassment claims by Meesha Shafi
Lahore, April 20 (IANS) Pakistani artiste Ali Zafar has "categorically" denied any and all claims of harassment lodged against him by compatriot actress-model-singer Meesha Shafi.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shilpa Shetty feels ashamed after Kathua rape case
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra says she is a proud Indian, but has been feeling ashamed after incidents like the Kathua rape case in which an eight-year-old was brutally gang raped and murdered in Jammu.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key Indian equity indices open flat
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a flat note on Friday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
9 bodies recovered in Mexico
Mexico City, April 20 (IANS) The bodies of nine persons, four of them burned, were found in two automobiles abandoned at different spots in the Mexican city of Zapopan, authorities have said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-New York Mayor joins Trump's legal team
New York, April 20 (IANS) Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will join President Donald Trump's legal team, which is also acquiring two other new members, his attorney, Jay Sekulow said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US police prepare for protests if Trump fires Mueller
New York, April 20 (IANS) Police in the US city of Pittsburgh are preparing for rioting should President Donald Trump fire special counsel in Russia probe Robert Mueller, a memo said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lance Armstrong settles $100m US lawsuit for $5m
Washington, April 20 (IANS) American professional road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to the US government to settle a long-running lawsuit that was to cost him $ 100 million in damages, media reported.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Berlin WWII bomb sparks mass evacuation
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin on Friday to allow experts to defuse a World War II bomb, police said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
SA leader leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests
Pretoria, April 20 (IANS) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had to cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home, his office said.
2018-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
'Kullfi Kumarr...' foes are off-screen friends
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Child actors Aakriti Sharma and Myra Singh might play half-sisters in the show "Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala" but they bond really well off-screen.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
LGBT activists in London denounce homophobia
London, April 20 (IANS) Activists gathered in London on Thursday for a protest denouncing homophobia and calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality in Commonwealth countries.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights
UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that UN staff members have increasingly become targets of attack despite the world body's efforts to ensure their safety and security.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism
Cruise, Travolta 'fighting' over high rank in Scientology
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta, who are members of the Church of Scientology, are reportedly competing for a high rank.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Religion
Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond
Washington, April 20 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found that diamond, the strongest of all natural materials, can bend and stretch much like rubber and snap back to its original shape.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
IMF urges US to reduce debt as economic recovery continues
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, urged the administration of US President Donald Trump here on Thursday to reduce the government's debt and deficit in the context of a continued economic recovery.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Three more Ugandan athletes disappear after CWG
Kampala, April 20 (IANS) Three more Ugandan athletes have disappeared in Australia after the conclusion of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
2018-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,CWG-2018
Kim Kardashian 'knew nothing' on `Family Feud?
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) TV host Steve Harvey says reality TV star Kim Kardashian knew "nothing" during her appearance on the show "Family Feud".
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Qatar approves draft law on property ownership by foreigners
Doha, April 20 (IANS) Qatar announced approval of a draft law on regulating the ownership and use of properties by foreigners, media reports said on Thursday.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Qatar,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
US to impose restrictions on Pakistani diplomats in Washington
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday confirmed that the US will impose restrictions on the movement of the country's diplomats and consular staff in Washington from May 1.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Ranbir, Deepika dazzled ramp of 'The Walk of Mijwan'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor set the ramp on fire at "The Walk of Mijwan" on Thursday night flaunting the outfit designed by ace designer Manish Malhotra.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kale, beetroot: Nutritious ingredients for healthy food
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With people becoming more health conscious, several restaurants have started introducing dishes with healthy ingredients like kale, beetroot and quinoa. These dishes offer wholesome goodness as it is not just good on nutrient value but also on taste, say experts.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Miguel Diaz-Canel elected as Cuba's new President
Havana, April 20 (IANS) Miguel Diaz-Canel was elected on Thursday as Cuba's new President, as the successor of Raul Castro who concluded two consecutive five-year terms in office.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
White House denies rift between Trump, Secretary of Defense
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The White House on Thursday denied that Secretary of Defense James Mattis had advised US President Donald Trump against striking Syria before seeking Congress sanction.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Karnataka's richest Congress nominee worth Rs 700 cr
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) The ruling Congress party's richest nominee for the ensuing state Legislative Assembly polls D.K. Shivakumar has declared assets worth over Rs 700 crore, as per the poll affidavit filed on Thursday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Government with League possible in Italy, says Five-Star leader
Rome, April 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's populist Five-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio on Thursday signalled his willingness to govern with Matteo Salvini's far-right, eurosceptic League party alone, with possible backing from Salvini's centre-right alliance partners including Silvio Berlusconi's conservative Forza Italia party.
2018-04-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics
BMW India launches third generation of SUV X3
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Luxury car manufacturer BMW India on Thursday launched the third generation of SUV -- X3 -- available in 'Expedition' and 'Luxury Line' design scheme priced at Rs 49.99 lakh to Rs 56.70 lakh respectively.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India pitches for small island nations' development at Commonwealth summit
London, April 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched India's interest for the development of small island nations at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here.
2018-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bridge: 'Formidables' from Delhi lead the field
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Favourite "Formidables" from Delhi led the field with 66.47 victory points (VPs) after round four of the All India Shree Cement Bridge Tournament here on Thursday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
TCS net up 4.6% in Q4, slips 1.8% for 2017-18
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported that its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) increased 4.6 per cent annually but declined 1.8 per cent yearly for fiscal 2017-18 in rupee terms.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Weapon snatched from bank guard in J&K, recovered from 'miguided youth'
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) A group of unidentified attackers snatched the weapon of a bank guard in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district and fled on Thursday but it was later recovered from "miguided youth", police said.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 runs
Mohali, April 19 (IANS) A brilliant all-round effort helped Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 runs in an Indian Premier League match here on Thursday.
2018-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
PE, VC funds with adequate net worth, capability can bid for AI: Official
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds with adequate net worth and capability can bid for Air India (AI) through its strategic divestment programme, a senior government official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Deepika Padukone in Time 100 Influential People of 2018 list
New York, April 19 (IANS) Deepika Padukone is the only Indian actress to feature in the Time 100 Influential People in the World, sharing space with names like Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, Greta Gerwig and Lena Waithe.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Bollywood,Hollywood
Modi meets leaders of Commonwealth nations on sidelines of CHOGM
London, April 19 (IANS) As part of India's diplomatic reach-out across the Commonwealth nations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a number of leaders of Commonwealth nations, including the Prime Ministers of Australia and Bangladesh, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Corporate sector should uplift underprivileged: Vice President
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the corporate sector should take up responsibility to help poor and underprivileged.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Nanu Ki Jaanu': Cute, Harmless & Original (Film Review)
Film: "Nanu Ki Jaanu"; Director: Faraz Haidar; Cast: Abhay Deol, Patralekha, Manu Rishi Chadha; Rating: ***(3 Stars)
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Judge Loya case: Prashant Bhushan attempted to misrepresent facts, says SC
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed concern over the manner in which advocate Prashant Bhushan has acted with a "lack of objectivity" and his assertions have bordered on an attempt to "misrepresent the facts and mislead the court".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Security cover of rape-accused UP BJP legislator withdrawn
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Security of rape accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar was withdrawn by the state government on Thursday, an official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
IndusInd Bank's Q4 net profit up 27%
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Lending major IndusInd Bank on Thursday reported a 27 per cent increase in net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017-18.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
13 elected unopposed to UP Legislative Council
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) All 13 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council election were on Thursday declared elected unopposed.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Opposition parties to meet on Friday on CJI impeachment
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress and some other opposition parties are likely to meet here on Friday with proposed impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India expected to come up for discussion, sources said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TCS gifts 1:1 bonus shares to investors
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday announced 1:1 bonus shares of Re 1 face value to its investors at the end of fiscal 2017-18.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
'India absent from Malaria Summit in London'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India was conspicuous by its absence from the Malaria Summit in London alongside the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) despite having the third largest malaria cases in the world after Congo and Nigeria, those campaigning against the disease said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
St. Xaviers University to start MBA programme, Law School
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The city-based St. Xavier's University will start an MBA course from the coming 2018-19 academic year at its New Town (Rajarhat) campus, its Vice Chancellor Father J Felix Raj said here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
MP Additional Sessions Judge compulsorily retired
Jabalpur, April 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's suspended Additional Sessions Judge R.K. Srivas has been compulsorily retired from service.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Panneerselvam meets 15th Finance Commission Chairman
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday met N.K. Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, in New Delhi and put across the state's views on the latter's Terms of Reference (ToR), an official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nagaland CM meets Rajnath, seeks support for police infrastructure
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio called on the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Thursday and discussed issues related to development as well as support for improvement of police infrastructure in the state, an official statement said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Modi meets leaders of Commonwealth nations on margins of CHOGM
London, April 19 (IANS) As part of India's diplomatic reach-out across the Commonwealth nations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a number of leaders of Africa, and the island nations of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and the Pacific on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
BJP's Yeddyurappa, others files nominations for Karnataka polls
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) BJP Chief Ministerial candidate for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls, B.S. Yeddyurappa, on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Shikaripura segment, a party official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Migration must be top EU priority: Italian PM
Bucharest, April 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy has tried hard to manage migration from Africa, the Middle East and Asia -- a "long-term" phenomenon that must be a top priority for the European Union, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Romania,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP has highest MPs/MLAs with declared crime against women cases: ADR
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP leads recognised political parties with the highest number of 12 lawmakers at the central and state levels who have declared cases of crime against women against them, followed by Shiv Sena and TMC, Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mukesh Ambani, 2 other Indians in Fortune Greatest Leaders 2018
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Three Indians, including Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani and human rights lawyer Indira Jaising, feature in Fortune magazine as the 50 Greatest Leaders of 2018, released on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Business/Economy
Make FB commit it won't influence polls: House panel to government
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on Thursday told the government to make Facebook commit that it would not misuse the users data to influence elections in India or for any other extraneous purposes outside the purview of the local laws or terms of user agreement.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Panneerselvam meets 15th Finance Commission Chairman
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam on Thursday met N.K.Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission in Delhi and put across the state's views on the the latter's Terms of Reference (ToR).
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Current currency shortage could be superficial: SBI Report
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Cash withdrawals from ATMs actually declined in the January-March quarter of last financial year on the sequential basis, implying the current shortage could be "superficial", a report from State Bank of India said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Will do any sacrifice for tougher law for rape: Maliwal
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal, who is on an indefinite hunger strike demanding a stringent law against rapists, continued it for the seventh day on Thursday, saying she is ready to sacrifice anything to get her demands accepted.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: Gayle ton powers Punjab to 193/3 vs Hyderabad
Mohali, April 19 (IANS) Riding on opener Chris Gayle's unbeaten 104-run knock, Kings XI Punjab posted a mammoth 193/3 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
TCS net up 4.6% in Q4, slips 1.8% for 2017-18
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported that its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) increased 4.6 per cent annually but declined 1.8 per cent yearly for fiscal 2017-18 in rupee terms.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Muslim body seeks BJYM leader's arrest for burning Rohingya camp
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Thursday wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik seeking appropriate action against BJP youth wing leader Manish Chandela for allegedly admitting in social media to burning down a Rohingya refugee camp here a few days back.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reliance Power Q4 net at Rs 250 cr up 16% on higher generation
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Reliance Power on Thursday posted a 16 per cent rise in its net profit for the fourth quarter ending March at Rs 250 crore on account of higher electricity generation.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SC asks states to expedite process of appointing Lokayukta
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked 11 states and a union territory to expedite the process of appointing Lokayukta or Uplokayukta.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Over 200 child soldiers freed in South Sudan: UN
Juba, April 19 (IANS/AKI) A total of 207 male and female child soldiers were released by armed groups in South Sudan, part of a series of planned discharges that should see nearly 1,000 children return home over the coming months, the United Nations said.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Sudan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
UN envoy seeks to re-launch Syrian peace talks
Geneva, April 19 (IANS/AKI) United Nations special envoy Staffan de Mistura is spearheading a fresh diplomatic push for a "meaningful re-launch" of UN-led talks to end the devastating Syrian conflict, de Mistura's office has announced.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy
Differences on stand towards Congress dominate CPI-M meet
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Differences over the issue of electoral understanding with the Congress dominated the proceedings of the national conclave of the Communist Party of India-(Marxist on Thursday as it began discussion on the draft political resolution.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Arsenal coach hopeful Cazorla will be able to continue with team
London, April 19 (IANS) Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger on Thursday said that he was hopeful Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla would return to play in the English Premier League, stressing that Cazorla was making good progress.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India's image taking a hit as country of rapes, crimes: Bombay HC
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the nationwide furore over the recent rape incidents, the Bombay High Court on Thursday observed sharply that India's image has "taken a beating" with an increased perception abroad that it is a "country of crimes and rapes".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'India absent from Malaria Summit in London'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India was conspicuous by its absence from the Malaria Summit in London alongside the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) despite having the third largest malaria cases in the world after Congo and Nigeria, a body partnering in a campaign against the disease said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
Tyga to visit Delhi's Qutub Minar, India Gate
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Grammy nominated American rapper Tyga is expected to visit Delhi's tourist attractions like Qutub Minar and India Gate during his less than 24-hour maiden India trip.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Truth will catch up with Amit Shah: Rahul
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With the Supreme Court dismissing pleas for an SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said truth will finally catch up with BJP President Amit Shah.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four Maharashtra villagers attempt suicide in revenue office
Parbhani (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) Four villagers attempted suicide on Thursday by consuming pesticides in a local revenue office in Maharashtra's Parbhani district, an official said. All are out of danger.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Raul Castro's staunch ally sworn in as Cuban President
Havana, April 19 (IANS) Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba's 57-year-old first Vice President and Communist Party loyalist, replaced Raul Castro as the country's new President on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Political slugfest erupts over SC's Loya verdict
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A political slugfest erupted on Thursday over Supreme Court's verdict dismissing petitions seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, with the BJP accusing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as the "invisible hand" behind the pleas for "character assasination" of its chief Amit Shah while Gandhi attacked Shah, saying truth has its own way of catching up with people like him.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC feels PILs being used for personal, political, business agenda
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed serious concern over the manner in which Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was being "brazenly mis-utilised" by persons with a personal, political and business agenda.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
LG chairs law, order meet; Sisodia calls him 'dictator'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called Lt. Governor Anil Baijal a "dictator" and accused him of running a "parallel government" after the latter chaired a law and order meeting and reviewed the status of CCTVs in the city.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar to return in May third week: BJP leader
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer in the US, will return home in the third week of May, BJP state President Vinay Tendulkar said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
At 190 mn, India has second largest unbanked population: World Bank
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) About 190 million Indian adults still don't have a bank account, second only to China, despite the account ownership more than doubling from 35 per cent in 2011 to 80 per cent in 2017, a World Bank report said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PE, VC funds with adequate net worth, capability can bid for AI: Official
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Private equity and venture capital funds with adequate net worth and capability are welcome to bid for Air India through its strategic divestment programme, a senior government official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhiites may soon be compensated for power outage
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday approved a proposal from the Delhi government to compensate consumers for unscheduled power cuts lasting longer than one hour.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
County stint will help me improve as a batsman: Kohli
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli feels that playing county cricket in England ahead of their tour later this summer will help improve his game.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Monetary panel minutes signal a hawkish RBI in the offing
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The RBI has signalled the prospect of a more hawkish stance on interest rates despite lowering its inflation forecast for the current year at its first monetary policy review of the fiscal earlier this month, according to the minutes of the central bank's latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting here released on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian Sikh woman embraces Islam, remarries in Pakistan
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) A Sikh woman from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district who went to Pakistan on a pilgrimage has reportedly embraced Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistani man, according to her family which alleged that she may have fallen into the hands of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and forced to convert and remarry.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Diplomacy
Emery says he is focused on PSG, denies contact with other clubs
Paris, April 19 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish coach Unai Emery on Thursday dismissed speculation linking him to a move from the Ligue 1 club, saying he was focused on ending the football season with his current team.
2018-04-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
18 Delhi-bound Rohingyas arrested in Tripura
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Eighteen Rohingyas from Myanmar, including three children and four women who had entered India illegally, were on Thursday apprehended in western Tripura, a police official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rakitic rejoins Barça group training on day of anti-doping tests
Barcelona, April 19 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who underwent surgery for a broken left finger, rejoined the team practice on Thursday, during which several players underwent anti-doping tests.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
CBI searches seven places in disproportionate assets case
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday carried out searches at seven places in connection with disproportionate assets cases involving senior official Prashant Kumar Sinha, an official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
President, First Lady pay obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind on Thursday paid obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine before ending their two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, praying for progress and prosperity of the people of the country, an official statement said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion
Fake FB post on Parrikar's death was revenge act: Goa Crime Branch
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) The false post on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's death by Kenneth Silveira, who has been arrested, was posted to avenge his 2017 Assembly poll defeat to Parrikar, Goa Police Crime Branch claimed on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Super Cup: Bengaluru FC eye redemption in final against East Bengal (Preview)
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) Bengaluru FCs bid to win a fifth title in as many seasons of the clubs existence, will face one last hurdle in East Bengal as the two sides go to battle in the final of the Super Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
SBI not to charge fees on PoS cash withdrawals
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Lending major State Bank of India on Thursday said that it will not charge any fees from customers who avail the facility of withdrawing cash through its PoS (Point of Sale) machines installed across various merchant locations.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goffin, Zverev advance to Monte-Carlo Masters quarters
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 19 (IANS) David Goffin of Belgium and Alexander Zverev of Germany advanced to the Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Duterte ordered probe against detained Australian nun
Manila, April 19 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he personally authorised an investigation against an Australian nun who was detained in the country earlier this week after being accused of political activity that breached her visa.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Judge Loya case PIL aimed to promote Congress interests: BJP
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said that the public interest litigation (PIL) filed over the death of Judge B.H. Loya was basically meant to promote Congress interests and settle political scores.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naidu blames foreign rule for lack of respect for women
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday blamed blamed colonial and foreign rule in India for the lack of respect towards women which was leading to crimes against them.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Four abducted, Gurugram Police files FIR
Gurugram, April 19 (IANS) Four persons, including one jailed earlier in a criminal case, were abducted by unidentified men from an upscale area of Gurugram, regarding which an FIR had been lodged, police said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Punjab opt to bat against Hyderabad
Mohali, April 19 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss and opted to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 16th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium, here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,IPL-2018
TCS net slips 1.8% in 2017-18
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported Rs 25,826 crore consolidated net profit for fiscal 2017-18, registering 1.8 per cent yearly decline from Rs 26,289 crore posted in 2016-17.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SC allows Sahara to sell parcels of Aamby Valley till May 15
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Sahara Group to choose and sell any parcel of its property in its Aamby Valley project in Maharashtra by May 15 and deposit the money in the SEBI-Sahara Refund Account.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kyrgyzstan's President dismisses Cabinet after no-trust vote
Bishkek, April 19 (IANS) Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed a decree on Thursday to dismiss the Cabinet after lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a no-confidence vote against the government of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Politics
China to impose anti-dumping measures on synthetic rubber imports
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China is set to impose temporary anti-dumping measures on imports of synthetic rubber from the US, the EU and Singapore, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bhutan set to go to National Council polls
Thimpu, April 19 (IANS) Bhutan is all set to go to the National Council polls on Friday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Bhutan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
AMU sets world record with laparoscopic surgery on infant
Aligarh, April 19 (IANS) Doctors at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have successfully performed a laparoscopic surgery on a 244 days old girl, setting a new Guinness World Record.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Education
What can we do, asks Loya's brother
Latur (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) The brother of Judge B.H. Loya on Thursday said he was resigned to his fate after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking a SIT probe into the death of the judge.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3 arrested Kerala cops say made scapegoats in custodial death case
Aluva (Kerala), April 19 (IANS) The three Kerala policemen arrested for the alleged custodial death of a youth have claimed that they were targeted and made scapegoats in the case.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tourism will help Tripura develop: CM (Lead, deleting last para)
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Tripura will flourish swiftly if tourism is developed, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said, adding his BJP government will do everything to transform it into a model state in three years.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Expectations of healthy Q4 results, global cues push equity indices higher (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Expectations of healthy quarterly earning results coupled with a rebound in commodity prices and broadly positive global indices pushed the Indian equity market to close at its highest level in the last seven weeks on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Group of Transport Ministers proposes uniform road tax across country
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) In a significant decision, the Group of Ministers on Transport on Thursday proposed an "one nation, one tax" formula to bring a harmony in motor vehicle taxes across different states.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SC trashes plea for SIT probe into Loya's death, triggers more fireworks (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petitions seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, who was conducting a trial in the killing of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh in Gujarat in which now BJP President Amit Shah was an accused.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Minor girl raped, killed in Chhattisgarh village; young man held
Raipur/Kawardha, April 19 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl was raped and killed during a wedding function in Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh, following which a young man was arrested, police said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India will not boycott 2022 CWG over shooting discipline issue: Batra
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Dhruv Batra on Thursday clarified that the country will not boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) because of the exclusion of the shooting disciplines, but will take up the issue with the organisers.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Human brain grown in rodents to boost treatments for neurological disorders
New York, April 19 (IANS) In a first, US scientists have grown miniature human brains or human brain organoids, in the skulls of mice, a breakthrough that could boost stem cell research as well as provide insight into neurological disorders such as autism, dementia, and schizophrenia.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal discharged in DDCA defamation case
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A court here on Thursday discharged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP parliamentarian Kirti Azad in a criminal defamation complaint filed by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and its then Vice-President Chetan Chauhan.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket,Politics
Young adults more at risk of liver function abnormalities, says survey (April 19 is World Liver Day)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Owing to a sedentary lifestyle coupled with non-adherence to a balanced diet, an increasing number of young adults below 40 are facing liver function abnormalities, which if not attended to early can lead to liver diseases, finds a survey.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Six killed as vehicle falls into gorge in Himachal
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Six people, including three women, were killed and two others injured when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, police said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TCS net up 4.6% annually in Q4
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported Rs 6,925 crore consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 4.6 per cent annual and 5.8 per cent quarterly growth in rupees.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IPL: Chennai eyeing win against Rajasthan at their new home (Preview)
Pune, April 19 (IANS) After losing their previous Indian Premier League (IPL) clash by a whisker, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will aim to start off with a win against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their new home ground -- the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium, here on Friday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Advisory: Story 'Rajasthan setting up largest start-up incubation hub in the country' being withdrawn
Attn Editors: IANS is withdrawing the story titled 'Rajasthan setting up largest start-up incubation hub in the country' as it carries some incorrect information given by an official.
2018-04-19
Category: India, --select--,National
Man kills himself after shooting wife in Haryana
Faridabad, April 19 (IANS) A 29-year-old man from Punjab on Thursday committed suicide in Haryana's Faridabad town after shooting his wife, police said, adding that the woman also succumbed to her injury.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment
Lahore, April 19 (IANS) Pakistani actress-model-singer Meesha Shafi has accused fellow Pakistani artiste Ali Zafar of sexual harassment.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Surprised' over continuing Kathua protests in Valley: J&K Minister
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Minister Naaem Akhtar on Thursday expressed "surprise and dismay" over the continuing student protests in the Valley on the Kathua rape and murder case.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Education
Judge Loya verdict: UP CM seeks Rahul's apology
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday tore into Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and demanded his apology for misleading the country on the death of Judge B.H. Loya.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Niranjan Patnaik appointed new Odisha Congress chief
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday appointed Niranjan Patnaik as the party's new state unit chief in Odisha where elections are due next year.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Futile to comment: Judge Loya's brother
Latur (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) Srinivas Loya, the brother of Judge B.H. Loya, declined to comment on the Supreme Court order on Thursday dismissing a petition seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge Loya, saying "it's futile".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ranveer shares throwback moment with Snoop Dogg (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who will be seen as a street rapper in his next film "Gully Boy", shared a throwback photograph with international rapper Snoop Dogg.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jaishankar seeks waiver of cooling-off period for joining Tatas
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar is slated to join Tata Sons as its head of global strategy and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a waiver of the mandatory cooling-off period for bureaucrats seeking commercial employment, well-informed sources said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Manish Goplani enters 'Belan Wali Bahu'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actor Manish Goplani has been signed up to play a guest role in the TV show "Belan Wali Bahu".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Queen Elizabeth II wants son Charles to lead Commonwealth
London, April 19 (IANS) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has asked Commonwealth leaders gathered at Buckingham Palace for the opening of a major summit to appoint her son Prince Charles to succeed her as their head.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
R. Madhavan appeals for 'dignity' to leprosy victims
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan, who has supported leprosy initiatives, wants victims of the skin and nerve disease to live with dignity.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Romance not limited to youth: 'Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain' director
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Harish Vyas, director of Pankaj Tripathi-starrer "Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain", says the film depicts how romance is not just for the youth.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Sad letter day' in India's history: Congress on SC's Loya verdict
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Rejecting the "natural death" theory of judge B.H. Loya based on which the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking a SIT probe, the Congress said it is "sad letter day" in India's history and reiterated its demand for a "fair" investigation.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Illegal arms, ammunition seized in Bengal; three held
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The West Bengal CID on Thursday arrested three persons and seized two firearms and several rounds of ammunition from them in the state's North 24 Parganas district, an official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fortis Healthcare sets up advisory panel to evaluate proposals
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Thursday decided to constitute an "expert advisory committee" to evaluate all binding proposals for fund infusion.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Togadia ends 'indefinite fast' on health grounds
Gandhinagar, April 19 (IANS) Citing health reasons, former VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Thursday called off his "indefinite fast" and said he will now travel across the country to build pressure vis-a-vis his demands, including building a grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Water supply: SC summons Delhi, Haryana Chief Secretaries
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the presence of the Chief Secretaries of Delhi and Haryana on April 23, after it was told by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) that it has not been receiving sufficient water from Haryana.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sony YAY! pads up content with new offerings
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Childrens entertainment channel Sony YAY!, which has clocked a year since its launch, has announced a robust content line-up and extension of footprint, in time for the summer holiday season.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sexual crimes against minors in India up 500%: CRY
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Crimes against minors have soared 500 per cent over the past 10 years in India, says a new analysis by Child Rights and You (CRY).
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSES, TERI tie-up on energy efficiency, student awareness
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi power distribution company (Discom) BSES on Thursday announced that it has signed separate agreements with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to deal with different aspects of energy conservation and conduct research on Demand Side Management (DSM).
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Russian diamond firm launches office in Mumbai
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Russian diamond mining major Alrosa on Thursday announced the launch of its representative office at Bharat Diamond Bourse in Mumbai.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Music streaming drives 27% growth in Indian music industry
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The total music industry revenues in India grew from Rs 570.7 crore in 2016 to Rs 725.6 crore in 2017. This increase in revenue by Rs 154.9 crore is the largest since 2011, according to data from IFPI, a not-for-profit international organisation which represents the interests of 1,300 record companies from across the globe.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology,Business/Economy
Empty ATMs: RBI Governor should quit, demands AIBEA
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) on Thursday demanded Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel quit as the central bank is grossly negligent on several issues, including the cashless ATMs across the country.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
How did Prasad get SC verdict copy before others: Congress
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday said it was "intriguing" that Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had a copy of the Supreme Court judgment in Judge B.H. Loya death case when even lawyers or media did not have it and the court website had crashed.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moon-Kim hotline to open April 20: South Korea
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) A hotline between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will open on Friday ahead of their summit set for April 27, Seoul's presidential office said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Bengal Panchayat poll: HC asks SEC to file affidavits, verdict on Friday
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal State Election Commission to submit affidavits detailing the steps it had taken following the Supreme Court's direction to allay apprehensions about the Panchayat elections,and extended its stay on the polling process till Friday afternoon.A
2018-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab CM urges Centre for strategy to tackle terror
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought a comprehensive strategy to tackle what he called "re-emergence of extremism".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sidhu gets case registered against builders of collapsed building
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Punjab's Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday inspected the site of a building collapse and got a case registered against the builders responsible for the construction of an illegal building.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Special train takes CSK fans to Pune
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Exiled from Chennai after protests on the Cauvery waters issue, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) sponsors have taken a few hundred of their die-hard fans to their new home Pune for the Friday match against Rajasthan Royals.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Sports
Chinese bike-sharing service ofo welcomed in India
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Chinese bike-sharing company ofo received more than 1.1 million orders in India in the first quarter in 2018, the firm said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Over 500,000 still affected by Sri Lanka drought
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) Over 500,000 people still remain affected by the drought in 10 districts of Sri Lanka, according to a report released by the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre (DMC) on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Asif to attend SCO ministers' meeting in Beijing
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will visit China to attend the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing from April 23-24.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
SC trashes plea for SIT probe into Judge Loya's death
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge Loya, who was conducting a trial in a case related to the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, who was allegedly shot in a stage-managed shoot-out.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Niranjan Patnaik new Congress chief in Odisha
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday appointed Niranjan Patnaik as its new state unit chief in Odisha where elections are due next year.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ranveer shares throwback moment with Snoop Dogg (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who will be seen as a street rapper in his next film "Gully Boy", shared a throwback photograph with international rapper Snoop Dogg.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Madhya Pradesh wins Most Film Friendly State Award
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh has bagged the Most Film Friendly State Award given by the central government for its efforts to ease filming in the state by creating a well-structured website, film friendly infrastructure and more.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Experiment with bright things this summer
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) This summer, let your clothes speak your mind and add bright hues to your wardrobe to make a fashionable statement, say experts.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Four Maharashtra villagers attempt suicide in revenue office
Parbhani (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) Four villagers attempted to commit suicide on Thursday by consuming pesticides in a local revenue office in Maharashtra's Parbhani district, an official said. All are now out of danger.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal discharged in DDCA defamation case
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A court here on Thursday discharged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP parliamentarian Kirti Azad in a criminal defamation complaint filed by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and its then Vice-President Chetan Chauhan.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Motorola 'Moto G6' series leaked ahead of launch
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Details of Lenovo-owned Motorola's upcoming "Moto G6" series have been leaked online ahead of its launch, the media reported.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
IPL: Rahane takes blame for defeat to KKR
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane blamed himself for his team's seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) game on Wednesday night.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
'Foreigner' Anusha was over-charged for everything
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) TV host and popular VJ Anusha Dandekar says back in 2002 when she shifted base from Australia to India, she was over-charged for everything as she was considered to be a "foreigner".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tambo Mobiles enters Indian handset market
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Home-grown Tambo Mobiles, a new entrant in the handset market, on Thursday launched three smartphones and six feature phones.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Merck to sell consumer health business to P&G for $4.2 bn
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) German drug manufacturer Merck on Thursday said it will sell its global consumer health business to Procter and Gamble (P&G) for USD 4.2 billion.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Six-year-old raped in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Days after an eight-year-old was raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Etah, a six-year-old was raped in the state's Siddharthnagar district, police said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bank guard's weapon snatched in J&K
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) A group of unidentified attackers snatched the weapon of a bank guard in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district and fled on Thursday, police said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fadnavis welcomes SC verdict on judge Loya death case
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict in the Judge B.H. Loya case, rejecting PILs seeking a SIT investigation into his death.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vishwajeet, Sonalika renew wedding vows on anniversary
Melbourne, April 19 (IANS) Actor Vishwajeet Pradhan and fashion designer Sonalika Pradhan renewed their marriage vows here on their 18th wedding anniversary on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wheat procurement in Haryana crosses 50 lakh tonnes
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) With heavy arrivals in the past 4-5 days, government procuring agencies and traders have purchased over 50.34 lakh tonnes of wheat from farmers in Haryana, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
People don't take 'entertainer' Rahul Gandhi seriously: BJP
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during his two-day visit to Amethi.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP's CM face Yeddyurappa files nomination for Karnataka polls
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Chief Ministerial candidate for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls, B.S. Yeddyurappa, on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Shikaripura Assembly segment, a party official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Loya death case should be reviewed by larger bench: CPI-M
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Terming the Supreme Courts decision in special CBI judge B.H. Loyas death case as "unfortunate", the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday demanded that the case be heard by a larger bench of the apex court.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3 girls injured in Pakistan acid attack
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Three female students, including two sisters, suffered burns in an acid attack carried out by the sisters' uncle for rejecting a marriage proposal in Pakistan's Gujrat city on Thursday morning.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rishi feels proud to work with Big B for 44 years
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan will reunite on the big screen after 27 years, but the former doesn't "feel the gap".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Super Cup: We need to play our own game, says East Bengal coach
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil stressed on the fact that his team needs to play their own game and not fret too much about their opponents, Bengaluru FC, in the final of the Super Cup slated to be held at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Goa opposition slams arrest over fake Facebook post
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Goa opposition parties on Thursday slammed the BJP-led government and police for arresting a 35-year-old man who on Wednesday wrongly posted in Facebook that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar -- being treated for cancer in the US -- is no more.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Key equity indices end in green on Asian cues
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The key Indian equity markets provisionally closed higher on Thursday, tracking a similar trend in the benchmark Asian markets.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Madhya Pradesh wins Most Film Friendly Award
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh has bagged the Most Film Friendly Award given by the central government for its efforts to ease filming in the state by creating a well-structured website, film friendly infrastructure and more.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Supreme Court website may have been hacked
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court website crashed on Thursday amid reports that some Brazilian hackers may have targeted it.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Ministry calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Amid green organisations voicing concern over the absence of pollution reduction targets, the Union Environment Ministry on Thursday called for time-bound implementation of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Dadasaheb Phalke Academy most trustworthy, says late icon's grandson
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Chandrashekhar Pusalkar, grandson of the 'father of Indian cinema Dadasaheb Phalke, is upset with the multiple award ceremonies instituted in the name of the late icon. He says the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy is the body which has been paying tribute to his grandfather since the last 18 years consistently.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rimple-Harpreet look forward to designing for Bollywood
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) After working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's blockbuster "Padmaavat", designers Rimple and Harpreet Narula say they want to work more in Bollywood, but at present their focus is on their brand.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tourism will help Tripura develop: CM
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that Tripura will flourish swiftly if tourism is developed, and his BJP government will do everything to transform it into a model state in the next three years.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maneka wants special cells to deal with sexual offences
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Thursday told the states and Union Territories to create special police cells for dealing with sexual offences against women and children.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Low testosterone level linked to chronic diseases in men
New York, April 19 (IANS) Low levels of testosterone in men could be associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, even among those 40 years of age and younger, new research has found.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India's growth rate highest among BRICS nations: Report
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India has been recording the highest growth rate amongst the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) economies, a KPMG report said here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pakistan calls India's claims on surgical strike 'baseless'
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday rejected as "false" and "baseless" Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims of having launched a surgical strike on terrorist camps in Pakistani territory.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Truecaller hits 100mn daily active users globally
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Popular communication app Truecaller on Thursday announced that in less than a year, the app has leapfrogged from 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) to 100 million daily active users (DAUs) globally.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
RIL, BP sanction Phase-2 in deep-sea gas project
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) and British oil major BP on Thursday jointly announced the sanction of development work on the "Satellite cluster" deep-water gas fields in their Krishna Godavari (KG) D6 block on the eastern offshore.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Single concussion may up Parkinson's risk by nearly 60%
New York, April 19 (IANS) Suffering even a mild concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury may be associated with nearly 60 per cent increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Gene therapy for blood disorder may be effective
New York, April 19 (IANS) Gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia could be safe and effective as well as end the need for transfusions, results from the clinical trials show.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Tribal girl raped in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) A minor tribal girl was raped in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, police said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook not yet ready with digital payments on Messenger in India
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Facebook has no plans as of now to bring digital payment facility to its Messenger application in India, informed sources said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
US Senate allows babies in chamber
Washington, April 19 (IANS) In a rare move, the US Senate has voted unanimously to allow the babies of its members into the chamber.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Amitabh Bachchan finds Kathua rape case 'terrible'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds it "terrible" to even think about the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Farah Khan creates jewellery line inspired by ice cream brand
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Jewellery designer Farah Khan has collaborated with ice cream brand Magnum for a special collection.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tiger slaughtered in Pilibhit Reserve
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Human-wildlife conflict turned ugly in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit Tiger Reserve after villagers beat a tiger to death and slit its throat, officials said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan journalists sign petition against media curbs
Lahore, April 19 (IANS) More than 50 journalists including editors, columnists, media persons and media freedom organisation representatives in Pakistan have signed a petition against the ongoing curbs on freedom of expression in the country.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Judge Loya case: Rahul behind petitions, says BJP
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said the "invisible hand" behind the petition on Judge B.H. Loya case was of the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi and they should apologise to the country for defaming the judiciary.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rape protest: 9 on hunger strike in Bihar
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Nine people, including six women, are on a 72-hour hunger strike in the Bihar capital here. They are protesting against the rape cases in Kathua, Unnao, Surat and Rohtas that have led to countrywide outrage.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spectacular Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Keep your heads up at night this weekend to witness a spectacular celestial show as scientists expect the Lyrid meteor shower to peak shortly before dawn on April 22.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sisodia calls Delhi LG 'dictator'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday called Lt. Governor Anil Baijal a "dictator" and accused him of running a "parallel government" in the capital.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Serve in Jharkhand after MBBS or face fine
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has made it mandatory for doctors to work in the state for three years after post graduation from state-based medical institutes, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
#MeToo hits Japan as top official quits over abuse claims
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) A top bureaucrat in Japan's Finance Ministry has resigned following allegations that he sexually harassed female journalists.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Japan,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shaniwar Wada to be recreated for 'Panipat'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, whose movies are known to have detailed sets, is getting the Shaniwar Wada fort -- the seat of the Peshwa empire -- recreated for his upcoming period film "Panipat".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengaluru most preferred in Asia Pacific for office space
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Bengaluru is the most preferred city for office expansion in the Asia Pacific region, followed by Shanghai and Singapore, a report by commercial real estate services firm CBRE said here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Brazil to have primary surplus in 2022: IMF
Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Brazil will manage to recover enough to register an annual primary budget surplus in 2022, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Brazil,Business/Economy
President all praise for J&K people
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has praised the the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their commitment towards tolerance despite heavy odds.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
I need to work more on my fitness, say TT sensation Manika Batra
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Till recently an emerging table-tennis star, Manika Batra has turned into an overnight sensation after her impressive run in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, where she bagged medals in all four events on offer, including an unprecedented gold in the women's singles and team championship.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
TECNO Mobile launches new affordable smartphone in India
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, on Thursday launched a new "Camon i Sky" smartphone in India for Rs 7,499.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology

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