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Salman enthrals Bollywood fans with 'Da-Bangg' tour in capital
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) It was an evening full of glitz, glamour and sheer entertainment as Bollywood's superstar Salman Khan gave a power-packed performance in the capital on Sunday through his 'Da-Bangg' tour.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Maradona suite' welcomes Argentine legend at Kolkata's hotel
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) From enjoying a plate full of grilled chicken to checking in to a specially-decorated suite named "Maradona Suite", Argentine legend Diego Maradona was greeted with aplomb at a five-star hotel here upon arrival.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Liverpool plays 1-1 draw against Everton in Merseyside derby
Liverpool (England), Dec 10 (IANS) Liverpool played to a 1-1 draw Sunday against Everton in the Merseyside derby in the English Premier League's 16th round.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Actress Zaira alleges mid-air molestation, accused arrested (Intro Night Lead)
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim, 17, has alleged she was molested mid-air by a middle-aged man, drawing strong reactions by women rights activists and politicians. The airline apologized and Mumbai Police, which registered an FIR, arrested the accused on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Napoli fail to lead Serie A table after draw against Fiorentina
Naples (Italy), Dec 10 (IANS) Napoli on Sunday failed to top the Serie A table after a 0-0 home draw against Fiorentina in the 16th round of the Italian League.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Congress dares Modi to order impartial probe into note-ban 'scam'
Ahmedabad, Dec 10 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an impartial probe into the note-ban decision that the opposition party dubbed the "biggest scam ever and the largest money-laundering scheme".
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Life of Pi' actor visits Wildlife SOS elephant care centre, bear facility
Mathura, Dec 10 (IANS) Adil Hussain, the lead actor of the acclaimed "Life of Pi", on Sunday visited the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre here and spent time with the animals. He extended his support to the centre's activities.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Not against private hospitals but can't ignore negligence: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said his government is not against private hospitals, but can't maintain silence on their inhuman criminal negligence.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
ISL: Mumbai City end Chennaiyin FC's winning streak
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Mumbai City FC put an end to Chennaiyin FCs hat-trick of victories with a gritty 1-0 win in the fifth round of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Two juveniles, man held as schoolgirls' molestation clipping goes viral
Jaipur, Dec 10 (IANS) Two juveniles and a young man were arrested after a video clipping of the molestation of some girl students of a private school went viral on the Internet on Sunday, police said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
HWL Final: Australia beat Argentina to clinch title
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) Drag-flicker Blake Govers struck two minutes from time as defending champions Australia edged past Argentina 2-1 to win the title in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Delhi-Sikar direct train to boost tourism: Minister
Jaipur, Dec 10 (IANS) A direct train between Sikar town and national capital Delhi on broad gauge tracks will boost tourism in the Shekhawati region of the desert state and benefit tourists, traders and Armymen hailing from Rajasthan, a Minister said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maradona arrives in Kolkata on three-day visit
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Amid much fanfare and tight security, Argentine football legend Diego Maradona reached the city for a three-day visit on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Israeli guard injured in Palestinian knife attack in Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Dec 10 (IANS) An Israeli security guard was seriously wounded on Sunday by a Palestinian knifeman outside Jerusalem's central bus station, the police said.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan President launches construction of new highway
Kabul, Dec 10 (IANS) Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday inaugurated the construction of Qaisar-Laman highway, which will connect the country's western region to the northern provinces.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Will fight tooth and nail against FRDI Bill: CPI-M
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Terming the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill as a "blatant attack on crores of common depositors who put their lifelong earnings in banks", the CPI-M on Sunday said that it would fight against the proposed legislation tooth and nail in Parliament.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Former F1 driver Massa named head of FIA Karting Commission
Geneva, Dec 10 (IANS) Former Formula One driver Felipe Massa was appointed the head of the FIA Karting Commission after his retirement from the F1 at the end of the 2017 season.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Motorsports
Odisha government announces cash rewards for Indian hockey players
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday announced a Rs 10 lakh cash prize for each Indian hockey player who was part of the team that won the bronze medal by beating Germany in the Hockey World League final at Kalinga Stadium here.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey,Politics
Karnataka, Bengal dominate inter-school TT
Vijayawada, Dec 10 (IANS) Karnataka and Bengal pocketed one gold, one silver and two bronze medals each to dominate the Inter-School Table Tennis National Championships 2017 here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi-NCR air quality near severe, stubble burning in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The improvement in the air quality turned out to be short-lived as Delhi-NCR started inhaling toxins again with virtually no winds and cases of stubble burning in the national capital itself on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Indian, Bangladeshi delegations to participate in 1971 war victory celebrations
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) A 72-member delegation from Bangladesh will participate in Vijay Diwas celebrations to be organised by the Indian Army's Eastern Command to commemorate the Indian armed forces' victory in the 1971 war, an Army official said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Actress Zaira alleges mid-air molestation, case filed
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim, 17, has alleged she was molested mid-air by a middle-aged man, drawing strong reactions by women rights activists and politicians. The airline apologized and Mumbai Police registered an FIR.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Roma held by Chievo in Serie A
Rome, Dec 10 (IANS) Roma stayed fourth in the Serie A table after drawing 0-0 with Chievo on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Congress doing vote bank politics in Gujarat: Amit Shah
Gandhinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of indulging in "politics of caste and appeasement", BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the Congress decision to support Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani is a pre-planned move to take elections towards this purpose.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
HWL Final: India overcome depleted Germany to pocket bronze
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze medal playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Communist alliance gears up for landslide victory in Nepal
Kathmandu, Dec 10 (IANS) The alliance of Communist parties of Nepal formed by the CPN-UML-Marxist-Leninist and CPN Center-Maoist emerged victorious after 60 per cent of the vote had been counted on Sunday in Thursday's bi-phase general elections.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Maradona arrives in Kolkata on three-day visit
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Amid much fanfare and tight security, Argentine football legend Diego Maradona reached the city for a three-day visit on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISL: FC Pune City hand Jamshedpur FC first defeat of season
Jamshedpur, Dec 10 (IANS) FC Pune City joined the toppers in the Indian Super League after claiming a well deserved 1-0 victory over Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
Man kills mother, brother over land dispute in Bihar
Patna, Dec 10 (IANS) A man killed his mother and brother and seriously injured another brother owing to a dispute over ancestral land in Bihar's Arwal district on Sunday, police said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ferry runs aground in France, no injuries
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) A ferry carrying more than 300 passengers ran aground on Sunday in the French port of Calais but no one was injured, reports said.
2017-12-10
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Modi lying through his teeth, says Rahul
Deodar (Gujarat), Dec 10 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asserting that his words had ceased to carry weight since he was lying through his teeth on the promises made to Gujarat and the country.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Air India starts Bhubaneswar to Bangkok flight
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) The maiden direct flight of Air India from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok was flagged off by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here from Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Baseer Ali, Naina Singh win 'Splitsvilla X'
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Baseer Ali and Naina Singh on Sunday emerged as the winners of dating reality TV show "Splitsvilla X".
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Child death: Culpable homicide case against Fortis management, doctors
Gurugram, Dec 10 (IANS) Two FIRs, including of culpable homicide, have been registered against Gurugram's Fortis hospital management and doctors regarding the death of 7-year-old Adya Singh due to dengue in September, a district official said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
First snowfall this season comes to New York
New York, Dec 9 The first snowfall of the season arrived in New York on Saturday morning, and is expected to continue until early Sunday morning.
2017-12-10
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal hills may turn white on Monday
Shimla, Dec 10 (IANS) After days of pleasant weather, the cold may return to Himachal Pradesh with the local weather bureau predicting widespread snow in higher reaches and rain in other parts from Monday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
1st ODI: Rohit blames batsmen for India's defeat
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) India captain Rohit Sharma blamed poor batting for the humiliating seven-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Britain sees heavy snowfall, could disrupt travel massively
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Large parts of Britain saw heavy snowfall on Sunday morning and more is expected, leading the authorities to warn of road, rail and air travel delays.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
ICAN to accept Nobel Peace Prize
Oslo, Dec 10 (IANS) The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is set to accept on Sunday the highly-coveted 2017 Nobel Peace Prize here for its work in bringing attention to the consequences of the use of nuclear arms and for promoting a treaty-based prohibition on nuclear weapons.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Norway,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Modi lying through the teeth, says Rahul
Deodar (Gujarat), Dec 10 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asserting that his words had ceased to carry weight since he was lying through the teeth on the promises made to Gujarat and the country.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Bankruptcy Board notifies regulations for complaint redressal
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) on Sunday notified the regulations to deal with complaints and grievances filed against service providers including insolvency professionals, agencies and information utilities.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
On 95th b'day, ailing Dilip Kumar to have 'restricted' celebrations
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) The celebrations for Dilip Kumar's 95th birthday on Monday will include some of his relatives and close friends, but will be restricted as the legendary actor has just been treated for mild pneumonia, said his wife Saira Banu.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HWL Final: India overcome depleted Germany to pocket bronze
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze-medal playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Britain plans two-year university degree
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Britain's Department for Education (DfE) said on Sunday that it plans to introduce accelerated two-year degree courses in universities, reducing the time taken to get a bachelor's degree by a year.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education
HWL Final: India overcome depleted Germany to pocket bronze
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze-medal playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
California Governor says wildfires are 'new normal'
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) California Governor Jerry Brown said on Saturday that climate change has pushed weather to the most extreme, and the western US state must better prepare for a constant threat of wildfire which is the "new normal".
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Jana Kramer suffered miscarriage
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress-singer Jana Kramer has revealed she suffered a miscarriage.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arab FMs reject US decision on Jerusalem
Cairo, Dec 10 (IANS) Arab Foreign Ministers declared on Sunday that the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital is illegal, and warned it could lead to further violence in the region.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy
Perera praises Sri Lankan bowlers after win
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera heaped praise on his bowlers after their seven-wicket win over India in the first One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Suchitra on cloud nine with award for 'The Valley'
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Suchitra Pillai, who won the Best Lead Actress honour at the Milan International Filmmaker Festival earlier this month, is ecstatic about the recognition.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shakib is Bangladesh's new Test captain
Dhaka, Dec 10 (IANS) All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been named the new Test captain of Bangladesh with the upcoming Sri Lanka tour being his first assignment in the new role.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Why is Modi obsessed with Congress, wonders Rahul
Gandhinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he could not understand Prime Minister Narendra Modis obsession with the Congress, despite his claims to have wiped the party out of India.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Dilip Kumar treated for pneumonia
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who will turn 95 on Monday, has been treated for the "mild pneumonia" he was suffering from and is much better now, said a family friend.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bieber's mother shares 'special bond' with Gomez
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber's mother Pattie Mallette says she has a "special bond" with his girlfriend Selena Gomez.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stöger to replace Bosz at Dortmund
Munich, Dec 10 (IANS) German football giants Borussia Dortmund sacked head coach Peter Bosz on Sunday and replaced him with Peter Stöger.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
I-League: High-flying Minerva take on Chennai at home (Preview)
Ludhiana, Dec 10 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC will aim to regain the top spot in the points table when they host Chennai City FC in an I-League tie at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Jiten Lalwani keen to showcase humorous side
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Jiten Lalwani, best known for his roles in shows like "Hasratein", "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" and "Pehredaar Piya Ki", says he is planning to produce a web series soon in the hope of showcasing his humorous side.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Victoria & Abdul' unveiled new facets of Queen to world: Author
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Shrabani Basu, the author of "Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant", which was later transformed into the 2017 Hollywood film entitled "Victoria & Abdul", said she feels both her book and the film helped unveil new facets of Queen Victoria's character to people all over the world.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Six elephants killed by speeding train in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 10 (IANS) At least six elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding train in Assam's Sonitpur district early on Sunday, officials said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Banning liquor biggest example of practising secularism: Bihar CM
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said banning liquor was the biggest example of practising secularism and urged the Congress and Left parties to announce such bans in the states governed by them.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
CIL trade unions set for negotiations of contractual workers' wage hike
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) After an average 20 per cent wage hike for Coal India Ltd's 2.98 lakh permanent workers, its trade unions are set for negotiating a wage revision for contractual workers and a committee for this is likely to be set up in a month, a trade union leader said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Sri Lanka thrash India in first ODI
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka dominated with both bat and ball to outclass India by seven wickets in the first One-day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka rout Mumbai to enter Ranji Trophy semis
Nagpur, Dec 10 (IANS) Spinner K. Gowtham's six-wicket haul helped Karnataka beat record champions Mumbai by an innings and 20 runs to seal the semi-final spot on the fourth day of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Don't let schools charge arbitrary fees, UP parents say
Ghaziabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Citing Delhi and Gujarat, the Ghaziabad Parents Association (GPA) on Sunday hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government for allowing private schools to raise fees at will.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Kadian to spearhead Indian squad at Wushu tourney
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Reigning World Champion Pooja Kadian will spearhead a 10-member Indian squad at the 1st Asian Sanda Cup to be held in Guangzhou, China from December 13-17.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Raftaar joins 'Roadies Xtreme' as gang leader
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Rapper Raftaar has been roped in to appear in the upcoming stunt-based reality show "Roadies Xtreme" as a gang leader.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Thought provoking tales at Delhi's queer theatre, film fest
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) A string of thought-provoking stories were told through plays and movies at the third edition of the Delhi International Queer Theatre & Film Festival 2017 here.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
66.75% turnout in Gujarat poll's first phase
Gandhinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) The first phase of Gujarat assembly elections on Saturday saw a 66.75 per cent turnout, according to final figures released by the Election Commission on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Two held at IGI airport with gold worth Rs 14 lakh
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The CISF arrested two persons at the international airport here on Sunday on the charge of involvement in smuggling gold worth Rs 14 lakh, an official said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Tharanga guides Sri Lanka to 7-wicket victory over India in first ODI
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Opener Upul Tharanga (49) played a brilliant knock to help Sri Lanka defeat India by seven wickets in the first One-day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Been granted all my wishes in this life: SRK
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Shah Rukh Khan has nothing to ask for from life as he says all his wishes have been granted to him.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Social dynamics prompt BJP to rake up Hindutva in Dabhoi
Vadodara, Dec 10 (IANS) Dabhoi, one of the 36 constituencies of Gujarat where Muslims can influence the results, appears to be a hard nut to crack for the BJP as the social dynamics and tradition of "no repeat" favours the Congress, prompting the saffron party to rake up anti-Muslim fervour in a bid to polarize the voters.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Airtel to connect 2,100 uncovered villages in northeast
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Telecom major Airtel on Sunday said it will provide mobile connectivity in 2,100 uncovered villages and national highways in the northeastern states over the coming 18 months.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bihar minister gets Rs 1 lakh extortion call
Patna, Dec 10 (IANS) A Bihar minister has alleged that a man demanded Rs 1 lakh from him on Sunday and threatened to kill him if he did not pay up, police said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Mohun Bagan sink Churchill to go top of table
Barasat (West Bengal), Dec 10 (IANS) Mohun Bagan blanked a lacklustre Churchill Brothers 5-0 in a lopsided I-League clash at the Vidyasagar Krirangan here to go top of the points table on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
2017-12-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Congress leaders met Pakistani officials with Aiyar: Modi
Gandhinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused a group of Congress leaders of meeting Pakistan's High Commissioner at party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's residence before the latter called him (Modi) "neech".
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Cricketer Jasprit Bumrah's missing grandfather found dead
Ahmedabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah's septuagenarian grandfather Santok Singh -- reported missing for two days -- was found dead here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Colo-Colo win Chilean top flight title
Santiago, Dec 10 (IANS) Colo-Colo secured their 32nd Chilean first division football title by defeating Huachipato 3-0 away in their last match of the season.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Iraq,Sports,Football
Actress Zaira alleges mid-air molestation
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim, 17, has alleged she was molested mid-air by a middle-aged man, drawing strong reactions by women rights activists and politicians. The airline apologized and Mumbai Police registered an FIR.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smita Singh loving vacation time (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Television actress Smita Singh, who has worked in shows like "Bhagyavidhaata", "Hitler Didi" and "Thapki Pyar Ki", is holidaying and loving it.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Six axed Trinamool MLAs recognised as BJP legislators
Agartala, Dec 10 (IANS) Four months after six axed Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the lawmakers were recognised as saffron party legislators in the Tripura Assembly on Sunday, Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath announced.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
New codes to make Facebook, Twitter safe for kids in Britain
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Britain will set the minimum standards for the content for younger users that social media giants, including Facebook and Twitter have on their platform.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Trump wants reporter fired for posting phoney photo
San Francisco, Dec 10 (IANS) US President Donald Trump demanded an apology from a reporter and asked the company to fire him after he tweeted a "phoney photo".
2017-12-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Politics
MP to give malnourished tribals Rs 1,000 each for food
Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 10 (IANS) To check the increasing malnutrition levels among Saharia tribals in Madhya Pradesh, the state government has decided to provide people from the tribe Rs 1,000 per month each for food, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Why do some dolphins, whales get stranded along coasts?
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Scientists are moving towards unravelling why otherwise healthy dolphins, whales and porpoises get stranded along coasts worldwide.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Rs 50 cr in banned notes seized in Gujarat on poll day
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has recovered nearly Rs 50 crore in the banned currency of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination in Gujarat on election day, the Union Finance Ministry said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lakmal helps Sri Lanka dismiss India for 112 in first ODI
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Medium-pacer Suranga Lakmal took a four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka dismissed India for a paltry 112 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Peru U-18 captain Saravia joins Brazil's Gremio on loan
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 10 (IANS) Brazil's Gremio have signed Peru Under-18 captain Marco Saravia on a 12-month loan as they bolster their squad for the 2019 season.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Ready to play Amitabh Bachchan's father: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor, rumoured to be playing on-screen father to Salman Khan in "Race 3", says he is even open to playing dad to megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a film.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bayern pip Frankfurt, Leipzig held in Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 10 (IANS) Arturo Vidal's sole goal helped Bayern Munich to edge resilient Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 while runners-up Leipzig shared the spoils with Mainz following a 2-2 tie in the 15th round action of the Bundesliga.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Challenges of recreating songs: Composers decode
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) As Bollywood continues to recreate some of its cult classic songs, composers say giving a fresh touch to an old song is quite challenging as the originals hold a strong recall value in peoples mind.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Varun Dhawan meets Sasha Banks, Triple H
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan was excited about attending here the WWE Live India where he met popular wrestlers Sasha Banks and Triple H.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Wonder why we are still called film industry: Amitabh
Mae Hong Son (Thailand), Dec 10 (IANS) In the digital age, megastar Amitabh Bachchan wonders why the movie world is still referred to as the "film industry".
2017-12-10
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
River Plate win second straight Copa Argentina title
Buenos Aires, Dec 10 (IANS) River Plate secured their second consecutive Copa Argentina football title by defeating Atletico Tucuman 2-1 in the final here.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
HIV/AIDS cases increase in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) HIV/AIDS infection cases are on the rise in Pakistan, according to new data.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Sibling's rape, murder still haunts Kelsey
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Kelsey Grammer says he still feels heartbroken over the rape and murder of his sister Karen in 1975.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid, Valencia win in La Liga
Madrid, Dec 10 (IANS) Real Madrid claimed an easy 5-0 win at home over a decaffeinated Sevilla in the La Liga football championship while Valencia saw off Celta Vigo to put the pressure on leaders FC Barcelona.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested here on Sunday while leading a protest march.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Foreigners arrested for sex racket in Gurugram
Gurugram, Dec 10 (IANS) Haryana Police on Sunday said they have arrested six women, including two foreigners, and a man for operating a sex racket from a spa here.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lakmal helps Sri Lanka dismiss India for 112 in first ODI
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Medium-pacer Suranga Lakmal took a four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka dismissed India for a paltry 112 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Mehbooba appalled over Zaira's molestation
Jammu, Dec 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said she was appalled to hear about the molestation of Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight by a co-passenger.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zeta-Jones inspired by 101-year-old father-in-law
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, who celebrated her father-in-law and veteran actor Kirk Douglas 101st birthday, has called him an inspirational person and a hero.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prisoner commits suicide in Andhra jail
Vijayawada, Dec 10 (IANS) An undertrial prisoner has committed suicide in a jail in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district, jail authorities said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adverse factors have played out, economy back on rails: Chief Statistician T.C.A. Anant (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The factors responsible for a five-quarter slump in the growth rate, including the adverse effects of demonetisation and GST implementation, have played out and the Indian economy is now poised to take an upward trajectory in the coming quarters, says the government's Chief Statistician.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Door-to-door campaign detecting unreported TB cases
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Aiming to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) on the lines of polio, the Union Health Ministry has launched a 15-day nationwide door-to door campaign for early and better diagnosis of the infectious disease, an official said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
High mercury levels found even in UN global policy makers
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) In a scary revelation, an international study detected neuro-toxic metal mercury levels above health alert thresholds in over half of the policy decision-makers tested at a UN summit this year.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Bieber pledges to help victims of California wildfires
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber has pledged to help out the victims affected by the devastating California wildfires.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akshay Kumar wraps shooting for 'Gold'
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) The shooting for Reema Kagti's upcoming film "Gold" has concluded.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Bihar official under scanner for alleged links with LeT terrorist
New Delhi/Patna, Dec 10 (IANS) The NIA, which arrested suspected LeT operative Abdul Naeem Sheikh from Uttar Pradesh last month, has summoned a District Transport Officer (DTO) of Bihar for his alleged links with the terrorist, an official said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Actress Zaira complains of in-flight molestation
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim has detailed a harrowing experience of being allegedly molested by a middle-aged man while she was on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai. Women commissions have urged her to file a police complaint.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Youth commits suicide after boys try to molest his sister
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) An 18-year-old youth allegedly hanged himself to death here after a group of boys accused him of stealing and tried to molest his sister when she intervened, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New drug prevents loss of muscle function
New York, Dec 10 (IANS) Researchers have found a new drug that reduces fibrosis (scarring) and prevents loss of muscle function in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
In Gujarat, Congress supporters turn to 'Amul girl' because every vote is 'Amulya'
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The witty litle Amul girl -- known for her almost-daily one-liners -- has morphed into a pro-Congress figure as part of a social media campaign for the Gujarat election, asking people to use their "Amulya" (invaluable) vote to oust the BJP from a state it has ruled for over two decades.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Anil Kapoor hosts season premiere of 'The Grand Tour'
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor hosted the season premiere of "The Grand Tour", a British motoring television series for Amazon Video.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Swift, Alwyn go hand-in-hand in public
New York, Dec 10 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift and her boyfriend Joe Alwyn went hand-in-hand at the annual Jingle Ball concert here at the Madison Square Garden -- their first public show of affection.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Omar seeks punishment for Zaira's alleged molestor
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday demanded punishment for the passenger who allegedly molested Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim on board a Vistara Airlines Delhi-Mumbai flight.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Making a difference: Teenager's passion sets an example in Kashmir (IANS Special Series)
Laharwalpora (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 10 (IANS) Bilal Ahmad Dar, 18, is ready to start his daily journey into the Wular Lake, said to be Asia's largest fresh-water lake, early in the morning on a bitterly cold December day.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Telangana,National,Kashmir,IANS Special Series,Environment/Wildlife,Features,Human Interest/Society
Maritime blockade would be declaration of war: N.Korea
Pyongyang, Dec 10 (IANS) North Korea on Sunday said that a maritime blockade would be a declaration of war, in reference to one of the new sanctions that the US mentioned it could impose on Pyongyang after its latest ballistic missile launch.
2017-12-10
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Commercialisation has led to emergence of new talent in art: Satish Gujral (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Many major artists, including stalwarts like Jatin Das, have expressed disappointment at the widespread commercialisation of the art market. But Satish Gujral, a pioneer of contemporary Indian art, believes commercialisation has also led to the emergence of new talent.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Real-time notifications on Google Maps soon
San Francisco, Dec 10 (IANS) Google will soon launch a useful update to Google Maps that will give users live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during their journey.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Daddy's Home 2': A gooey Christmas pudding (Review)
Film: "Daddy's Home 2"; Director: Sean Anders; Cast: Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg; Rating:***
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jassie Gill unveils 'Guitar sikhda'
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Jasdeep Singh Gill, better known as Jassie Gill, released his new single titled "Guitar sikhda" on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Rural-urban divide over Hardik Patel among Patidar youth
Amreli (Gujarat), Dec 10 (IANS) Patidars, whose movement for job reservation has created a stir in Gujarat in the last few years, are a divided lot with youth in the rural areas appearing to be providing strong support to their leader Hardik Patil, while those in urban areas may not be that enthusiastic about him.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Facebook testing new 'greetings' features
San Francisco, Dec 10 (IANS) Facebook users will soon be able to send a variety of 'greetings to interact with their friends in a unique way. Apart from 'Poke', now you can send a wink, a high-five, a hug and a wave.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Women commissions urge Zaira Wasim to file police complaint
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) as well as the Delhi and Maharashtra commisions for women on Sunday urged actress Zaira Wasim to file a police complaint after she alleged she was molested on a flight.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
My Padmavati: Rajasthan's shame and a community's misplaced valour (Comment: Special to IANS)
My Padmavati is a four-year-old in rural India, possibly in the desert state of Rajasthan. She is lucky to be alive. She has escaped sex-selective abortion and female infanticide. But her fight has just begun. As she enters her teens she will face the outlawed menace of child marriage, dowry demands, domestic violence and honour killing (in case she dares to select her life partner). That is if she till then has managed to ward off malnutrition, rape on her daily trips to find a lonely spot for defecation, sexual harassment, child trafficking and even accusations of witchcraft.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Opinion/Commentary,Human Interest/Society
Older mothers may up risk of infertility in daughters
New York, Dec 10 (IANS) Women who delay motherhood are likely to increase the risk of damaging the fertility of their daughters, a study has warned.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
How jet lag could up cancer risk
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Frequent travelling that causes jet lag could increase your risk of cancer because it tends to disturb our body clocks that are controlled by the same mechanism that causes tumours, finds a study
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka opt to field against India in first ODI
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka's new captain Thisara Perera won the toss and opted to bowl against India in the first One-Day International (ODI) match at the HPCA Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Reading replays: How some books always remain on our mind (Column: Bookends)
There are many habits of fervently compulsive readers that can bemuse people around them, but among the most puzzling for their parents and friends would be to see them unwilling to let go of rising stacks of old favourites, in which they again get engrossed with the same level of enjoyment. Book readers, on the other hand, cannot understand why anyone should be perplexed.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Did Koyna quake set trend of opposing hydro projects? (December 11 is the 50th anniversary of the Koyna quake)
December 11 is the 50th anniversary of the Koyna earthquake. The tremor claimed 199 lives and caused minor damage to the Koyna dam in Maharashtra and some houses in its vicinity -- but it is an event that affected science, society and engineering. Till the Koyna earthquake, peninsular India was considered quake-free and most big civil engineering projects were constructed under this assumption.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Yoga for a healthy respiratory system (Comment: Special to IANS)
Smog, the choking threat which has landed the national capital in a pollution emergency, has been the cause of many respiratory problems in children and adults. When your daily commute feels like living on the edge, what are your other outdoor activities supposed to feel like?
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Macro-data, parliament session to steer equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Upcoming macro-economic data points, coupled with the commencement of parliament's winter session and global cues, especially crude oil prices, are expected to determine the trajectory of the key equity indices in the coming week.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
The world needs empathy: Swara Bhasker
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker has said that it was sad to see the world ignoring the emotion of empathy.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) It was a pleasant Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cloud cover improve temperatures in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir improved on Sunday due to a cloud cover prompting authorities to fully prepare for heavy rains and snowfall from Monday night, according to the weather office.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Actress Zaira Wasim complains of in-flight molestation
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim has detailed a harrowing experience of being allegedly molested by a middle-aged man while she was on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protest march
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Restrictions were imposed in many parts of Srinagar on Sunday to prevent a separatist-called protest march, police said.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Elated with success of 'Tu Aashiquii': Jannat
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Jannat Zubair Rahmani, known for essaying the role of Pankti in "Tu Aashiquii", is on cloud nine as the daily soap has found a spot in the top five shows in India.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jennifer Aniston can't cook
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston says she is great at making convenience food but wishes she was better at making meals.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US forfeited role of mediator in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Cairo, Dec 10 (IANS) The Foreign Minister of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) said here on Saturday that with President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital the US had taken sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and forfeited its role as mediator.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Diplomacy
Wasn't kicked out of Atomic Kitten: Kerry Katona
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona claims that pop group Atomic Kitten is over for good but insists she wasn't kicked out.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Islamic State is 'not yet defeated': May
London, Dec 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday congratulated her Iraqi counterpart Haider Abadi over the Islamic State victory, but warned the militant group is "not yet defeated".
2017-12-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Learnt so much from Salman: Gavie Chahal
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Gavie Chahal says working with superstar Salman Khan on "Tiger Zinda Hai" was an enriching experience.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen's markets left 6 dead
Sanaa, Dec 10 (IANS) At least six people were killed and dozens of others wounded when Saudi-led coalition warplanes separately hit two popular markets in Yemen on Saturday, residents and medics said.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Yemen,Defence/Security
Raghu Ram likes hanging out with TV actors
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) TV personality Raghu Ram, who is currently seen in "Entertainment Ki Raat", says he is having fun hanging out with television stars, and is surprised by it.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump slams CNN over inaccurate report
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) The President of the UA took to Twitter on Saturday to blast the CNN news network for an erroneous report concerning one of his sons and when he knew about sensitive Democratic Party e-mails made public by WikiLeaks.
2017-12-10
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Exfoliate, apply sunscreen to get rid of dry skin
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Most people associate winter with dry skin. To counter the flaking skin, exfoliate your lips, face and body once a week, and don't forget your sunscreen, suggest experts.
2017-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 300 militants surrender in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) More than 300 militants, including 17 of their commanders, of banned organisations have laid down arms and surrendered to the government in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
2017-12-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
45% respondents admit to paying bribe: Online survey
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) About 45 per cent of the respondents admitted that they paid a bribe at least once in the last 12 months in order to get their work done, according to an online survey done by Transparency International India in collaboration with a community-based social network LocalCircles.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
FC Goa thrash Kerala Blasters in ISL
Fatorda (Goa), Dec 9 (IANS) FC Goa thrashed Kerala Blasters 5-2 in their Hero Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Fatorda Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,ISL
India to host southeast Asia connectivity summit
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Keeping with Indias initiative of connectivity with southeast Asia under its Act East Policy, New Delhi will host an Asean-India Connectivity Summit (AICS) on December 11-12 on the theme "Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century", the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Rajasthan government plans it big for fourth anniversary
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) The BJP has planned it big to celebrate the fourth anniversary of its Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan on December 15, by boosting infrastructure and irrigation services.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Talks on to stitch pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya: Ram Madhav
Shillong, Dec 9 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said talks are on with like-minded political parties to stitch a pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya for the Assembly polls slated for February-March 2018.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
High turnout in Gujarat gives us hope, says Congress
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Congress said that the over 70 per cent voting in the first phase of Gujarat polls on Saturday has given it a hope of forming the government in the state, as a "high turnout of voters is a sign of change of power".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Navy continues post-Ockhi search and rescue operations
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Indian Navy continued, for the tenth day on Saturday, its search and rescue operations over Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshdweep and Minicoy islands in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi, an official statement said.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal launches free entrance coaching for SC/ST students
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday launched a scheme under which free entrance coaching will be provided for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students preparing for civil services, judicial services, banking, engineering, medicine, and other competitive examinations.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Education
Rajasthan goes tough on doctors on leave, employees warn of protesters
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Rajasthan's Medical and Health Department on Saturday sought a list of doctors who went on leave on Friday without taking valid permission even as an employees union warned of massive protests if they were not invited for talks.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Triple H beat Jinder Mahal in WWE Live event
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Paul Michael Levesque, better known by the ring name Triple H, defeated former champion Jinder Mahal in the marquee clash of the WWE Live event at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
PM should apologise for Patra's 'father of India' remark, expel him: Congress
Ahmedabad, Dec 9 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday demanded that Prime Narendra Modi apologise to the country for the "insult" to Mahatma Gandhi by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra who termed Modi "desh ka baap" (Father of India) at a news channel show, and "show courage" by expelling him, like the Congress expelled Mani Shankar Aiyar for his "neech" remark.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Max Hospital employees burn Kejriwal's effigy
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Employees of Max Hospital here, whose licence was cancelled by the Delhi government, burned effigies of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain outside the hospital on Saturday afternoon, police said.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Delhi Medical Association wants Max Hospital licence restored, warns of strike
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Terming the Delhi government's decision to cancel the license of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, "irrational and autocratic" after it erroneously declared a newborn dead, the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) on Saturday urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to revoke the order or else threatened to go on strike.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
No other PM has activated Indian diaspora like Modi: Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) No other Prime Minister has activated Indian diaspora and struck "real friendships" with world leaders like Narendra Modi has, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Parrikar downplays role of MEA in diplomacy
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday downplayed the role of the External Affairs ministry in international diplomacy, while crediting Defence Ministry officials as the real "backroom boys", who slog in the background to actually get international deals going.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Human chain formed in Delhi to decry Rajasthan 'Love Jihad' shocker
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Academics and social activists formed a silent human chain here on Saturday protesting the brutal murder of Muslim labourer Mohammed Afrazul, who was brutally murdered and burned by accused Shambhulal Raigar in Rajsamand in Rajasthan earlier in the week.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Triple H beat Jinder Mahal in WWE Live event
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Paul Michael Levesque, better known by the ring name Triple H, defeated former champion Jinder Mahal in the marquee clash of the WWE Live event at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Gujarat first phase polling likely to cross 70% (Roundup)
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Gujarat on Saturday held the first of its two-phase polling, registering 68 per cent voting, which is expected to cross 70 per cent -- similar to the 2012 figure. The election was peaceful, barring some incidents of skirmishes, while around 100 complaints of EVM malfunctioning were received.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Some people here think buying fighters is like buying pulses: Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) Slamming the Congress for criticising the Rafale deal in the run up to the Gujarat elections, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that in India, purchases of fighter aircraft is, unluckily, considered on par with buying pulses.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Never thought heroes we worshipped would ever leave us: Salman Khan
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is here with other actors -- Sonakshi Sinha, Prabhu Deva and Kriti Sanon -- for "Dabangg-The Tour", says he never thought veteran actors like Vinod Khanna and Shashi Kapoor, will "ever leave us alone".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
HWL Final: Australia crush depleted Germany to reach final
Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 (IANS) Defending champions Australia moved past a depleted German side 3-0 on Saturday to set-up a title clash against Olympic 2016 champions Argentina in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final here.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Mulayam slams Aiyar for calling Modi 'neech'
Lucknow, Dec 9 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday slammed Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "neech" (low caste) person.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Maharashtra police station head nabbed in raid on gambling den
Pune, Dec 9 (IANS) In a huge embarrassment for the law-enforcers, the in-charge of a police station was nabbed in an early morning raid on a high-profile night club-cum-gambling den in the city, police said here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Surgical strikes were planned with mobiles off, kept away: Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) The strategy to execute surgical strikes were carried out with such secrecy that mobile phones were switched off and kept at a distance during the crucial meetings with senior military and Defence Ministry officials, former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Ex-Italy goalkeeper Zenga coaches Crotone
Rome, Dec 9 (IANS) Walter Zenga has replaced Devide Nicola to be the coach of Serie A strugglers Crotone.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Rs 5 lakh given to family of Rajasthan 'Love Jihad' victim
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday extended financial aid of Rs 5 lakh to the family of a Muslim man who was brutally murdered and burned by accused Shambhulal Raigar in Rajsamand.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Canada charges 2 Indian-descent Californians with cocaine smuggling
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) Two Californians of Indian-descent have been charged by Canadian authorities with smuggling 100 kgs of cocaine valued at about $6 million, according to media reports.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian Army was not equipped for war with China in 1962: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) The Indian Army was not equipped to handle the 1962 war with China with New Delhi closing its eyes to the looming threat from Beijing, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday, and called on the present establishment to ensure that the forces are fully prepared now in view of fresh signs of aggression on the eastern border.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Some think buying fighters is like buying pulses: Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) Slamming the Congress for criticising the Rafale deal in the run up to the Gujarat elections, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that in India, purchases of fighter aircraft is unluckily, considered on par with buying pulses.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Renovate Red Fort, clean surroundings, LG tells officials
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) After paying a visit to the Red Fort, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday directed officials to renovate the facade of the 17th century fort and clean the parks and drains near it and conceal the overhanging wires.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
R.K.Nagar assembly constituency's returning officer changed
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday ordered change of Returning Officer for Tamil Nadu's Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency, where the bypoll will be held on December 21, said an official.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Why did Modiji 'sell out' Gujarat's education system: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Stating that 80 per cent engineers in Gujarat are unemployed, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the state's education system has been "sold out".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab not to ban screening of 'Padmavati': Amarinder
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday made it clear that he would not stop the screening of the controversial film "Padmavati" in the state.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Media,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Man conning people with promise of government job held
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A man who pretended to be a government official and conned people by promising a job in a central government ministry's project has been arrested here, police said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 gunmen killed in Russia for plotting terror attacks
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS) Three armed suspects were killed on Saturday in Russia's North Caucasus city of Stavropol for allegedly planning terrorist attacks in public places, the media reported.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Boris Johnson in Iran to discuss jailed Briton's release
Tehran, Dec 9 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Iran on Saturday to address the case of a British-Iranian citizen detained in Tehran since 2016.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Abbas won't meet US Vice President Pence: Palestine official
Ramallah, Dec 9 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not receive US Vice President Mike Pence during his scheduled visit to the region this month in response to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a Palestinian official said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
CRPF constable kills four colleagues in fratricidal shooting
Raipur/Jagdalpur, Dec 9 (IANS) Four CRPF troopers were killed and one grievously injured when a fellow trooper opened fire at them at a CRPF camp in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Saturday evening.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AfDB approves $265m loan for Morocco energy project
Rabat, Dec 9 (IANS/MAP) The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $265 million loan for a renewable energy project in Morocco.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Indiabulls Housing Finance sells lndiabulls Life Insurance
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Indiabulls Housing Finance on Saturday said that it has sold 100 per cent of its shareholding in "lndiabulls Life Insurance Company Limited".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Uganda misses out on 2018 CAF Confederations Cup
Kampala, Dec 9 (IANS) Uganda has missed the chance to be represented at the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederations Cup.
2017-12-09
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
Government to name directors of Unitech, after NCLT junks board
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The government will shortly nominate the directors to the board of the besieged building firm Unitech as directed by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), informed sources said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Shut up, or I will reveal all, Rane warns Uddhav Thackeray
Sangli (Maharashtra), Dec 9 (IANS) Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane on Saturday asked Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray to "keep his mouth shut" or face consequences as he will "reveal all".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nepal Leftist alliance 'on course for poll victory'
Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) An alliance of Communist parties in Nepal was on Saturday leading the country's first election to the provincial and federal assemblies in a setback to the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) that is pro-India, the media reported.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nizami doesn't hold any party position, PM digressing from real issues: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said that the Congress worker Prime Minister Narendra Modi cited to attack the party, does not hold any position in the party, while hitting out for Modi for for moving away from "real issues".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pradhan urges OMCs to speed up gas roll-out in northeast
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged oil marketing companies (OMCs) to speed up roll-out of city gas distribution to provide CNG/PNG (compressed natural gas/piped natural gas) connections and early completion of ongoing infrastructure projects in the northeastern region.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Acer unveils Windows Mixed Reality headset in India
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Global PC maker Acer on Saturday launched a Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headset for the first time in India.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Bengal ministers meet family of man hacked to death in Rajasthan
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) A number of West Bengal ministers and political leaders on Saturday visited the family of a Bengali labourer, brutally killed in Rajasthan two days ago, and offered their condolences.
2017-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'No rallies and processions in Jaipur during peak hours'
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Rallies and processions in Jaipur city cannot be taken out on working days during peak hours, the Rajasthan High Court ruled on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Draw for AFC Women's Asian Cup 2018 in Jordan
Amman (Jordan), Dec 9 (IANS) Hosts Jordan were drawn into Group A with China, Thailand and the Philippines in the AFC Women's Cup 2018, which will take place here from April 7 to 22.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Football
East Bengal crush Lajong 5-1 for 1st win in I-League
Barasat, (West Bengal) Dec 9 (IANS) East Bengal recorded their first win of the 2017-18 I-League football season with a dominating 5-1 victory over Shillong Lajong at the Vidyasagar Krirangan (Barasat Stadium) here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Kuwait to host Gulf Cup
Cairo, Dec 9 (IANS) The Kuwait Football Association on Saturday announced that the country will host the Gulf Cup of Nations.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Egypt,Sports,Football
Catholics stage protest against Goa Archbishop over relocation of saint's feast
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) Nearly 200 protesters staged a dharna outside the Goa Archbishop's official residence in Panaji on Saturday, protesting against the Church's decision to relocate of the feast venue of recently anointed saint Joseph Vaz.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion
Washington Sundar to replace injured Kedar Jadhav for Sri Lanka ODIs
Dharamsala, Dec 9 (IANS) Teenaged all-rounder Washington Sundar was on Saturday drafted into the India squad replacing injured Kedar Jadhav for the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Shreyas Gopal's ton floors Mumbai in Ranji quarters
Nagpur, Dec 9 (IANS) Karnataka rode on rising Shreyas Gopal's career-best 150 to leave Mumbai reeling at 120/3 and trail by 277 runs in their second innings of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 quarter-final clash at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Basics of captaincy remain same in any team: Rohit
Dharamsala, Dec 9 (IANS) On the eve of his captaincy debut for India in the first One-day International (ODI) match against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma feels that basics of leading a side remain the same though the difference in captaining a club and the national team is big.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
DCW chief meets President over women safety situation
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Saturday met President Ram Nath Kovind and briefed him on issues related to women safety and the growing menace of illegal drugs and liquor being sold in the capital, a statement said.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat records 68% voting in first phase, expected to cross 70%: EC
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) An estimated 68 per cent of voters exercised their franchise in the first phase of polling in 89 constituencies in Gujarat till 5 p.m., with the Election Commission saying the figure is likely to cross 70 per cent.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Barcelona face difficult La Liga tie against Villarreal
Madrid, Dec 9 (IANS) FC Barcelona face another potentially difficult away game on Sunday as they seek to maintain their five-point lead at the top of the La Liga football championship.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sri Lanka joins China's Belt & Road with operations of Hambantota Port
Colombo, Dec 9 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that the country has joined China's Belt and Road Initiative with the launch of operations at the Hambantota Port through a joint venture between the two nations.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Yemen's slain ex-President Saleh buried
Sanaa, Dec 9 (IANS) Yemen's slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was buried on Saturday here, six days after Houthis killed him following deadly street clashes that erupted after he switched sides, a Houthi official said.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
ISL: On-song Chennaiyin hunt for fourth successive win against Mumbai (Preview)
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC will attempt to register a record fourth successive win in the Indian Super League (ISL) season four but hosts Mumbai City FC wont make it any easy at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Questions on freedom of expression arise before elections: Irani
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday maintained that questioning freedom of expression and its association with films are mostly PR stunts, and such topics are raised before elections.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Bollywood,Politics
Keep northeast peaceful, IB chief tells new police officers
Umsaw Khwan (Meghalaya), Dec 9 (IANS) Intelligence Bureau Chief Rajiv Jain on Saturday noted that India's northeastern states are relatively peaceful and urged newly-trained police officers to ensure peace prevails in the region.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India look good to take on South Africa (Column: Just Sport)
It has become ritualistic in the last one decade to say that India have their best chance of winning a series as they get ready to tour South Africa or Australia. Every time the pundits and player-experts tick all the boxes to justify their prediction.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Supporters throng 10, Janpath on Sonia Gandhi's birthday
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Supporters thronged Congress President Sonia Gandhi's residence to wish her on her 71st birthday on Saturday, on a day when the Congress and BJP locked horns in the first phase of the Gujarat elections, and days before she steps down to make way for her son Rahul Gandhi to take up the party's top post.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP heading to victory in Gujarat: Jaitley
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the BJP was satisfied with the manner in which the first phase of polling in the Gujarat assembly elections went, and claimed his party was headed towards a landslide victory.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Book on 'borderline personality disorder' released
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Punjab Director General of Police V.K. Bhawra on Saturday released a book titled "Borderline" written by Shabri Prasad Singh here.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine
Separatist seminar disallowed, Yasin Malik goes underground
Srinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Authorities on Saturday disallowed a seminar on human rights organised by Kashmiri separatist leaders in the house of senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani here.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Nahargarh Fort death not a murder, says forensic report
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) The forensic report in the death of a man whose body was found hanging on the ramparts of Rajasthan's Nahargarh Fort with anti-'Padmavati' scribblings nearby have ruled out murder.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Five injured in UP as helium balloons catch fire
Lucknow, Dec 9 (IANS) Five children were injured in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday when decorative helium gas-filled balloons exploded and caught fire, police said.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All TV shows aren't regressive: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Popular TV and film producer Ekta Kapoor says that not all television shows are regressive.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Women have been playing waiting game for long: Sonakshi
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha feels that women have been playing the "waiting game" for the longest time as they are always waiting for permissions, validation, acceptance and approval.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Direct Tax collections up 14% during April-November
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The government on Saturday reported a growth of 14.4 per cent in direct tax collections for April-November, 2017-18.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
War with Islamic State over, declares Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 9 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi announced on Saturday that the country's war against the Islamic State (IS) militant group is over.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
I always try using music as part of film's narration: Vishal Bhardwaj (Lead, correcting intro)
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) His core desire was just to sing his heart out, but filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, in the later stage of his life, utilised his sense of music in a much meaningful manner in storytelling.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Teen confesses to killing mother, sister in Greater Noida
Greater Noida, Dec 9 (IANS) Police on Saturday claimed to have solved the sensational double murder of a woman and her 11-year-old daughter after tracing her 15-year-old son who they said has confessed to killing them with a pair of scissors and a pizza cutter because he was scolded and beaten up at home over a minor issue.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
CJI calls for timely and cost-effective institutional arbitration
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Chief Justice of India, Justice Dipak Misra on Saturday called for shift towards institutional arbitration which should both timely and cost effective for making India a sought-after arbitration centre.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Let the 'bechara' become party chief first, Irani on Rahul Gandhi
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, saying let the "bechara" (poor thing) first become party chief, and dismissed his becoming the country's leader.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
10 held for running fake call centre in Delhi
Gurugram, Dec 9 (IANS) The Gurugram police's cyber cell have arrested 10 people for running fake call centre in Delhi and duping people in the name of providing jobs, police said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why did Modiji 'sell out' Gujarat's education system: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Stating that 80 per cent engineers in Gujarat are unemployed, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the state's education system has been "sold out".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Relief for Odisha farmers as depression weakens
Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 (IANS) The depression over the Bay of Bengal had gradually weakened and the intensity of rainfall reduced in Odisha bringing relief to the farmers, apprehending crop loss.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
UAE's performing art Al Azi in Unesco cultural heritage list
Abu Dhabi, Dec 9 (IANS/WAM) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has added the traditional UAE performance art of Al-Azi onto the list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding".
2017-12-09
Category: International, Togo,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Gaza toll climbs to 3 after Israeli strikes
Gaza/West Bank, Dec 9 (IANS) Rescue teams on Saturday found a body of a Palestinian killed in last night's Israeli airstrikes on northern Gaza Strip, raising the death toll to three.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Diplomacy
ISL: In-form Pune test for newbies Jamshedpur FC (Preview)
Jamshedpur, Dec 9 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC are on a high after having secured their first victory in the Indian Super League (ISL) season four a few days ago.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football,ISL
SpiceJet conducts seaplane trials in Mumbai
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Saturday conducted seaplane trials at Mumbais Girgaum Chowpatty.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Over 70% voting in Gujarat first phase, many still to vote
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Over 70 per cent voting was registered in Gujarat at close of polling at 5 p.m. in the first phase, though there were still long queues lined up to vote at most polling stations, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Gujarat, B.B. Swain said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Clear the air on EVM controversy, Omar urges EC
Srinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that though he has been a votary for the fairness of the EVMs, the Election Commission must clarify the controversy raised over the functioning of these machines.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Rajasthan 'Love Jihad' case: Accused sent to 3-day remand
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Shambhulal Raigar, accused of hacking a 48-year-old Muslim labourer, Mohammed Afrazul from West Bengal, and burning his body at Rajsamand in Rajasthan, was sent to remand in police custody for three days.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
What you hear in 'Kaalakaandi' is how these people speak: Director
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) That brilliant writer of "Delhi Belly" is at it again. The language of Akshat Verma's directorial debut "Kaalakaandi" has stunned, shocked and embarrassed many.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government's decision on Max Hospital irrational, autocratic: Delhi Medical Association
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) on Saturday called Delhi government's decision to cancel the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, after it erroneously declared a newborn dead, "irrational and autocratic".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
I-League: Neroca FC record important win, Gokulam's woes continue
Kozhikode, Dec 9 (IANS) Two first-half goals from Felix Chidi (23rd minute), Pritam Singh (43') and a sublime header from Ronald Singh (90'+4') in injury time summed up a pristine 3-0 win for Neroca FC to open their account in the ongoing I-League 2017-18, overcoming Gokulam Kerala FC who are now left winless in their first three fixtures in their debut season.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Hans Raj Hans to perform with son
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Singer Hans Raj Hans will perform with his son Navraj Hans on "T-series Mixtape Punjabi".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tripura government school teachers call off road, railway blockade
Agartala, Dec 9 (IANS) The two-day old railway and road blockade called by a section of 10,323 Tripura government school teachers, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following a Supreme Court verdict, was withdrawn on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Education
Discrimination strains relationship, harms health
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) Facing discrimination of any kind -- whether because of race, age, gender or other factors -- is bad not for your health but it can also strain the relationship you are in, affecting the health of your partner or spouse as well in the process.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
New Microsoft US campus to get world-class cricket field
San Francisco/New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Microsoft's Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella, who learnt leadership values and survival instinct while playing cricket in India, now wants his workforce to replay his past at the company's upcoming revitalised campus.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Cricket,Technology,Business/Economy
Teen confesses to killing mother, sister in Greater Noida
Greater Noida, Dec 9 (IANS) Police on Saturday claimed to have solved the sensational double murder of a woman and her 11-year-old daughter after tracing her 15-year-old son who they said has confessed to killing them with a pair of scissors and a pizza cutter because he was scolded and beaten up at home over a minor issue.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
PMK urges TN Governor to call for report on graft charges
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Saturday submitted a petition to Governor Banwarilal Purohit requesting he call for a report from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on corruption charges levelled against the AIADMK government.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Odisha CM opens Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum for tourists
Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum, set up at Barkul near Chilika, for tourists from the state secretariat here.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Fadnavis' overloaded chopper force-lands, all on board safe
Nashik (Maharashtra), Dec 9 (IANS) A helicopter carrying Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis force-landed soon after take-off from here on Saturday as it was "overloaded", officials said.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Acting field has lot of stress: Vivian Dsena
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actor Vivian Dsena, known for shows likes "Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon" and "Shakti?Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki", says an artiste is always under pressure to perform but he has learnt how to deal with stress.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-League: Confident Mohun Bagan take on Churchill (Preview)
Barasat (West Bengal, Dec 9 (IANS) Mohun Bagan, fresh off their Kolkata derby win last weekend, face a tricky visit from Churchill Brothers at the Vidyasagar Krirangan (Barasat Stadium) in their third I-League game on Sunday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Massive turnout for Gujarat first phase polls amid EVM complaints (Third Lead)
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Around 50 per cent voting was recorded by late afternoon on Saturday for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls, while complaints about malfunctioning Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) continued to come in.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
2018 Winter Games alternative suggested for banned Russian athletes
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS) Russia may organise an alternative tournament to the 2018 Winter Olympics for athletes who decide against participating in South Koreas Games under the neutral-flag status, Alexander Zhukov, Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president has said.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
North Korea-based groups hacking into Bitcoin exchanges: Report
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) After the cryptocurrency mining market NiceHash revealed this week that hackers wiped out its entire Bitcoin wallet, security researchers now claim North Korea-based advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are increasingly attacking financial institutions and Bitcoin exchanges.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
After Diwali in Ayodhya, UP will celebrate Holi in Barsana: CM
Lucknow, Dec 9 (IANS) After the grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department will now celebrate Holi in Barsana, the birth place of Lord Krishna's consort Radha, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Skywatchers can see this year's best meteor shower next week
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The annual Geminid meteor shower has arrived and it will put on a dazzling show for skywatchers when it peaks overnight on December 13-14, NASA has said.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
I always try using music as part of film's narration: Vishal Bhardwaj
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) His corse desire was just to sing his heart out, but filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, in the later stage of his life, utilised his sense of music in a much meaningful manner in storytelling.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
14 injured in J&K road accident
Jammu, Dec 9 (IANS) Fourteen people were injured in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday, officials said.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shooting for 'Journey of...' like holidaying for Palash
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actor Palash Soni says shooting for his Bollywood debut film "Journey of Bhangover" was like being on a vacation.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Mark Felt...': Compelling performance lifts this saga (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House"; Director: Peter Landesman; Cast: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Ike Barinholtz, Tony Goldwyn, Bruce Greenwood, Michael C. Hall, Brian d'Arcy James, Josh Lucas, Eddie Marsan, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maika Monroe, Tom Sizemore, Kate Walsh, Noah Wyle, Julian Morris; Rating: ***1/2
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Equity indices recoup amid strong global cues, bargain hunting (Market Review)
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Robust buying during the last two sessions of the trading week amid strong cues from the global markets and persistent pumping in of funds by domestic institutional investors (DIIs) lifted the key domestic equity indices from their previous week's lows.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistan agrees to depreciate rupee after IMF talks
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Pakistan has agreed to allow the rupee to depreciate after holding talks with the International Mone­tary Fund (IMF) on the country's economy.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Three rare black-necked storks hatch in Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Dec 9 (IANS) After five weeks of nest protection by community members, three black-necked stork chicks have hatched in the Northern Plains of Cambodia, giving hope to the future conservation of this rare species, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Cambodia,National,Environment/Wildlife
India look to extend dominance over Sri Lanka in ODIs (Preview)
Dharamsala, Dec 9 (IANS) India will aim to extend their dominance sans regular skipper Virat Kohli when they face Sri Lanka in the opener of the three-match One-day International rubber at the HPCA Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
UK universities accused of complacency over sexual misconduct
London, Dec 9 (IANS) UK universities have been accused of complacent and inadequate response to sexual harassment and gender violence after a media investigation found inconsistencies in the support and services offered to victims across the country.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
NASA looks at Artificial Intelligence to communicate with space
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) As collection of space data increases, NASA is exploring the infusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into space communications networks to meet demand and increase efficiency.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Bengal ministers meet family of man hacked in Rajasthan
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) A number of West Bengal ministers and political leaders on Saturday visited the family of a Bengali labourer, brutally killed in Rajasthan two days ago, and offered their condolences.
2017-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress is asking who my father, mother are: Modi
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued with his attack on the Congress party on Saturday, this time saying that the party was asking who Modi's mother and father are.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress' Gujarat manifesto one of 'fiscal impossibility': Jaitley
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday slammed the Congress party's Gujarat poll manifesto as one of "fiscal impossibility" and its hope of winning as a "political improbability".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks
Gaza, Dec 9 (IANS) Israel has targeted a number of sites of militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for earlier rocket strikes.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Diplomacy
Google remembers Homai Vyarawalla, India's 1st woman photojournalist
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Google on Saturday dedicated a special doodle acknowledging Homai Vyarawalla -- India's first woman photojournalist -- on her 104th birth anniversary.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Politics
Pakistan's Hafeez will re-work on bowling action in England
Lahore, Dec 9 (IANS) Pakistan all-rounder Mohammed Hafeez will travel to England to re-work on his bowling action which was earlier deemed illegal by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
2017-12-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
India at centre of Japan's Indo-Pacific policy: Envoy
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Stating that the focus on strategic issues is shifting from the Pacific Ocean to India and the Indian Ocean, Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu has said that his country has placed India at the centre of its Indo-Pacific policy.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Dustin Hoffman accused of sexual harassment again
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Veteran actor Dustin Hoffman has yet again been accused of sexual harassment. This time actress Kathryn Rossetter has alleged that Hoffman groped her repeatedly while they worked together on "Death of a Salesman".
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Fukrey Returns' mints over Rs 8 crore on opening day
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) "Fukrey Returns", a sequel to the 2013 movie "Fukrey", has registered an opening day collection of Rs 8.10 crore.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
My rehab is over, will join camp in Delhi: Dipa Karmakar
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar on Saturday said her rehabilitation has been completed and she will join the training camp at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on December 11 to prepare for next year's Commonwealth Games.
2017-12-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Bella Thorne says she was molested
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Bella Thorne admits to being molested.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
The artist who explores abstraction in art through text
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Artist Jagmohan Bangani, whose solo show "Visual Scriptures" was inaugurated recently and will remain on display till December 24, explores abstraction by using text, words or even a group of words and scripts which we frequently encounter in our daily life.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Ashes: England's Duckett suspended on disciplinary issue
Perth, Dec 9 (IANS) England batsman Ben Duckett was suspended on Saturday following an alcohol-related incident in a Perth bar during a team night out on Thursday.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Noida double murder: Teen confesses to murder of mother, sister
Greater Noida, Dec 9 (IANS) The sensational double murder of a woman and her 11-year-old daughter has been solved with her son, 16, confessing to have killed them with a pizza cutter because he was scolded and beaten up at home over a minor issue, police said on Saturday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat sees enthusiastic voting amid rising complaints against EVMs
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Over 30 per cent ballotting was registered till afternoon in Gujarat's first phase Assembly elections, as enthusiastic voters queued up in large numbers amid rising complaints of malfunctioning Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Akon is a gem of a person: Neeta Lulla (Lead, correcting intro)
Pune, Dec 9 (IANS) Popular American singer Akon was in India for a private event and Neeta Lulla designed a jacket for him for the gig. The ace Indian designer says Akon is a gem of a person and designing for him is always a treat.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bi-annual MRIs helps high risk breast cancer patients
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) An MRI every six months could be far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram, according to researchers.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Shabana, Javed Akhtar clock 33 years of marriage
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Shabana Azmi and lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar on Saturday completed 33 years of togetherness, and the veteran actress-social activist says they can "still smile together".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nabi, Pollard replace Narine in Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne, Dec 9 (IANS) Afghanistan's Mohammed Nabi and West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard have signed for Melbourne Renegades to replace spinner Sunil Narine, who has withdrawn from the Big Bash League due to personal reasons.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bryan Singer's name to be removed by film school
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Bryan Singer's name will be dropped by the USC School of Cinematic Arts from its Division of Cinema & Media Studies program in the light of sexual assault allegations against him. The filmmaker has denied the allegations.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Akon sings Mika's upcoming song on stage
Pune, Dec 9 (IANS) Popular American singer Akon sang "Aaj ki party" hitmaker Mika's upcoming song "Ali Ali" with him on stage here.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Alaves top Las Palmas in duel of La Liga laggards
Victoria (Spain), Dec 9 (IANS) Alaves played their best football of the 2017-2018 La Liga season here in a 2-0 victory over visiting UD Las Palmas.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UN political chief concludes visit to N. Korea
Pyongyang, Dec 9 (IANS) The UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on Saturday concluded his five-day visit to North Korea, during which both parties agreed to remain in regular contact.
2017-12-09
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Zidane confident Ronaldo will remain at Real Madrid
Madrid, Dec 9 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that he believed Cristiano Ronaldo would end his career at the club.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Akon is a gem of a person: Neeta Lulla
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Popular American singer-rapper Akon was in India for a private event and Neeta Lulla designed a jacket for him for the gig. The ace Indian designer says Akon is a gem of a person and designing for him is always a treat.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
O'Sullivan reaches semifinals at UK snooker tourney
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Five-time winner Ronnie O'Sullivan reached semifinals of the UK Championship, one of snooker's most historic and prestigious tournaments, by beating Martin Gould 6-3 at the York Barbican.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Germany FA honours former captain Lahm
Berlin, Dec 9 (IANS) The German Football Association (DFB) has named Philipp Lahm as the honorary captain of the national team.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Google brings back touch controls for Home Mini speaker
San Francisco, Dec 9 (IANS) After disabling touch input functionality owing to privacy concerns, Google is bringing back play and pause tap buttons to its compact smart speaker Home Mini.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
N.Korean fishermen arrested in Japan for stealing
Tokyo, Dec 9 (IANS) Police in Japan on Saturday arrested a group of North Korean fishermen for allegedly stealing on an uninhabited islet, where the suspects took shelter after their boat went adrift.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ankushita's success: Boxing in northeast packs quite a punch
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Rising pugilist Ankushita Boro's gold medal feat at the recently concluded AIBA Youth World Championships has made her an overnight sensation, but not many are aware that the 17-year-old contemplated quitting the sport just a couple of years ago.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Guerrero to appeal against doping ban: lawyer
Lima (Peru), Dec 9 (IANS) Peru national football captain Paolo Guerrero will appeal against a 12-month doping ban in a bid to play in next year's World Cup, his legal team said.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Argentina's Independiente apologise for fan racism
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 9 (IANS) Argentine football club Independiente has issued an apology for racist behavior by their fans during a match against Brazil's Flamengo.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Development missing from PM's speeches: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the issue of 'development' has been missing from his speeches.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Viagra not effective for foetal growth complications: Study
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Anti-impotency Viagra drug used to prevent serious growth complications affecting babies in the womb is ineffective, finds a study.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Festival of Bharat to celebrate India's essence
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Festival of Bharat, a four-day festival to be held in Rajasthan from March 1-4 next year will celebrate the essence of the country.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Strasbourg march on with road win against Bordeaux in Ligue 1
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS) Ligue 1 promoted side Strasbourg continued their recent in-form performance with a 3-0 road victory over Bordeaux in the 17th round action.
2017-12-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Separatist seminar on rights violations disallowed in Geelani's house
Srinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Authorities on Saturday disallowed a seminar on human rights organised by Kashmiri separatist leaders in the house of senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Focus on fans rather than haters: Shirley Setia on cyberbullying
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) YouTube star Shirley Setia, who shot to fame in 2013 with her own version of the love anthem "Tum hi ho", says she often gets bullied online but chooses to ignore that and focus on the people who shower her with love.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Rohingya crisis: Red Cross faced with 'real challenge'
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Red Cross is faced with a "real challenge" following the Rohingya refugee crisis triggered by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, a senior official of the international humanitarian organisation has said.
2017-12-09
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Leverkusen down Stuttgart in Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 9 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen scored twice to give newly-promoted Stuttgart their second straight loss in the Bundesliga.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Microsoft issues patch for bug in Windows Malware Protection Engine
San Francisco, Dec 9 (IANS) Microsoft has released a security patch to fix a flaw in its Windows Malware Protection Engine that, if left untreated, can exploit a memory corruption error in the malware scanning tool and hack your system.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Very few people knew 'Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyu maara': Rajamouli
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli says very few people knew the mystery of why Katappa killed Baahubali in the blockbuster "Baahubali: The Beginning" in 2015. He also says that it wasn't very difficult to solve the mystery had viewers seen the film twice with their mind completely engaged.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
World Snooker, BBC extend broadcast agreement to 2024
London, Dec 9 (IANS) The BBC and World Snooker have extended their broadcast deal by five years to 2024, it has been announced.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Women have been the strongest people in my life: Shahid Kapoor (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor says the strongest people in his life have been women, especially his mother Neelima Azeem who has been a single parent. He also calls his wife Mira and daughter Misha his "whole world" and says he couldn't have been happier in his life than now.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Fadnavis' overloaded chopper force-lands, no casualties
Nashik (Maharashtra), Dec 9 (IANS) A helicopter carrying Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis force-landed here on Saturday as it was "overloaded", an official said.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress urges EC to look into EVM glitches in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) The Congress party on Saturday urged the Election Commission to look into the malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines as Gujarat began its first phase polling.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Twitter users liking longer tweets more: Report
San Francisco, Dec 9 (IANS) Twitter's decision to do away with the 140-character limit a month ago seems to have struck the right chord with the users as early data suggests that people are liking and retweeting the longer tweets at a rate approximately double that of their shorter counterparts.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Big Little Lies' to be back with second season
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and David E. Kelley are re-teaming for another instalment of "Big Little Lies".
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shakhtar sign Brazil U20 defender Dodo
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 9 (IANS) Brazil Under-20 right-back Dodo has joined Shakhtar Donetsk from Brazilian Serie A side Coritiba, the Ukrainian champions said.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Three mosques: Muslim generosity would electrify Hindu masses (Comment: Special to IANS)
The 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition has rekindled debate: Why was it demolished, historical wrongs, Mandal Commission inviting a Mandir backlash, Hindu yearning for a Ram temple and so on. But the clinching evidence judges of the Supreme Court, steeped in the case, might find interesting is a video recording of celebrations at ground zero, the site of the demolition soon after the traumatic event.
2017-12-09
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Opinion/Commentary
Ex-Brazill defender Juan renews Flamengo contract
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 9 (IANS) Former Bayer Leverkusen and Roma centre-back Juan has signed a new one-year contract with Brazilian club Flamengo, extending his professional career to the 23rd season.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Disney music executive charged with child sex abuse
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Jon Heely, the director of music publishing at Disney, has been charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Charlie Sheen sues tabloid for defamation
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen is suing National Enquirer and its parent company American Media for defamation, claiming the tabloid falsely asserted that he sodomized then-13-year-old Corey Haim decades ago.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Is the BJP nervous about Gujarat? (Column: Political Circus)
Normally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shouldn't have any worries about the election results in Gujarat. It is Narendra Modi's home state and the party has been in power there for more than two decades.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Modi greets Sonia on her birthday
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished Congress President Sonia Gandhi on her 70th birthday.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
A marvellous device of many applications: A short history of the computer (Book Review)
Title: Turing and the Universal Machine; Author: Jon Agar; Publisher: Icon Science/Icon Books; Pages: 141; Price: Rs 399
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Afforestation the key to clearing Delhi's smog (Comment: Special to IANS)
Deep forests surrounding the city complemented by emission control measures provide the complete answer to Delhi's air pollution.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
We have zero tolerance sexual harassment policy: Facebook
San Francisco, Dec 9 (IANS) Facebook follows a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment to keep the workplace safe, the the social network's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has announced.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Today people want stronger word of mouth: Shaad Ali
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Filmmaker Shaad Ali, whose last three directorial ventures "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom", "Kill Dil" and "OK Jaanu" didnt perform well at the box office, says today people look forward to stronger word of mouth during the release of a film.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chatham: A stroll through Asia's oldest saw mill in the Andamans (Travel Feature)
Port Blair, Dec 9 (IANS) Enormous storehouses with wooden planks and logs piled up to the roof on one side and a massive single-room workshop with century-old machines on the other -- that's Andaman and Nicobar archipelago's Chatham Saw Mill, the oldest and also one of the biggest in Asia.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Andaman-nicobar,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
EVM, VVPAT glitches mark 10% polling in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Visible enthusiasm among voters marked the first phase of Gujarat election on Saturday as large queues lined up outside 24,689 polling booths. The Election Commission said it received several complaints against malfunctioning EVMs and VVPATs, while the Model Code of Conduct was also violated at a few places.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Feel good after seeing Kylie Jenner: Diljit Dosanjh
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh, who is a self-admitted fan of Kylie Jenner and often comments on her posts over various social media platforms, says he feels good after seeing photographs of the American reality TV star.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
What you hear in 'Kaalakaandi' is how these people speak: Akshat Verma
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) That brilliant writer of "Delhi Belly" is at it again. The language of Akshay Vermas directorial debut "Kaalakaandi" has stunned, shocked and embarrassed many.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi urges youngsters to cast vote in Gujarat
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has encouraged people to turn out in record numbers in the Gujarat's assembly polls and particularly urged the youngsters to cast their votes.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cold morning in Delhi, 8 trains cancelled
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) It was a cold morning here on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US Congressman resigns amid sexual harassment allegations
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) US House Representative Trent Franks charged with sexual harassment by his former aides, has announced that he was resigning immediately instead of early next year.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Apple likely to acquire music recognition app Shazam
San Francisco, Dec 9 (IANS) Apple is reportedly acquiring popular music recognition app Shazam for a likely sum of nearly $400 million, media reported.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Give new life to hair, skin for your wedding day
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) An exquisite wedding dress is not just enough to give you that jaw dropping look for your special day. Skin and hair needs special attention during this time too so make sure you are not ignoring these two aspects during your main day.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Writers are given power in American showbiz: 'Narcos' co-creator
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Writers must be given more creative power freedom to create engaging shows for new-age entertainment platforms, says Chris Brancato, the co-creator of hit Netflix crime drama series "Narcos".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Women get less opportunities in comedy roles: Richa Chadha
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who has featured in quirky films like "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye", "Fukrey" and the latest "Fukrey Returns", says female actors do not get many opportunities in humourous roles.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Minimum temperatures improve in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Minimum temperatures improved in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday due to a cloud cover, but Leh remained frozen at minus 13 degrees Celsius, according to the weather office.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
UNSC members warn against US' decision on Jerusalem
United Nations, Dec 9 (IANS) Members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) have criticised Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and warned that it would raise tensions in the area even as Washington stood alone steadfastly defending its decision.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Polling begin in Gujarat election's first phase
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) The first of Gujarat's two-phase assembly polls began on Saturday across 89 constituencies spread out in the 19 districts of Kutch, Saurashtra and southern regions.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Fatherhood is all about learning: John Legend
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Singer John Legend says he has found that fatherhood is all about learning how to work together with your partner.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
US Sikh group raises $210,000 for student scholarships in Punjab
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) The Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) has raised over $210,000 for underprivileged students pursuing higher education in Punjab during its latest fund drive, according to the organisation's chairman, Gajinder Singh Ahuja.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Education
UN rejects US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital
United Nations, Dec 9 (IANS) The United States found itself isolated at a special United Nations Security Council meeting in its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that set off alarms about the risk of escalating conflict in the Middle East.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK opposition leader says 'Britain at crossroads' after Brexit vote
Geneva, Dec 9 (IANS) Britain will have to consider its global role after deciding to leave the European Union, but it wants close ties with Europe, the main UK parliamentary opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said in Geneva on Friday.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Hudson inspired by DiCaprio's 1990s' hairdo
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson has taken hairstyle inspiration from actor Leonardo DiCaprio's hairdo in 1990s.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Israeli war jets strike Gaza in response to rockets attacks
Gaza, Dec 9 (IANS) Israeli war jets began to strike the Gaza Strip on Friday night in response to earlier rockets attacks from Gaza into Israel, the media reported.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Defence/Security
Judi Dench plants trees in memory of friends, family
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Judi Dench says she created a "secret woodland" in her garden by planting trees in remembrance of friends, relatives and actors who have died.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Matt Smith wants Gomez to play Markle on show
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Actor Matt Smith wants singer-actress Selena Gomez to play British royal Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle on "The Crown".
2017-12-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Millennials want to try new things: Survey
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Travellers are more interested in exploring the cultural side of a place rather than touristy locations, reveals a new survey.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Erdogan, Putin to meet in Ankara
Ankara, Dec 9 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Ankara on December 11 on the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish Presidential spokesman said in a statement.
2017-12-09
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy
Putin inaugurates massive Artic LNG refinery
Sabetta (Russia), Dec 9 (IANS) The Russian President inaugurated on Friday a massive Liquefied Natural Gas refinery in the Artic, one of the largest LNG refineries in the world.
2017-12-09
Category: International, India,Politics,Business/Economy
Jerusalem final status to be negotiated by Israelis, Palestinians: Tillerson
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday said the final status of Jerusalem would be decided by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators despite US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise the holy city as the capital of Israel.
2017-12-09
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
Duff's new tattoo a tribute to Davis
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress-singer Hilary Duff has got a new tattoo, which is a tribute to the late actress Bette Davis.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump declares emergency for wildfires in California
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) US President Donald Trump declared an emergency in state of California on Friday as wildfires have engulfed several mountains around Los Angeles.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Said no to 'Soorma' two-three times: Diljit Dosanjh
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Clad in the uniform of the Indian Hockey team, actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh showed off his sports skills on field here while shooting for the upcoming biopic "Soorma" -- a film that he initially said no "two-three times".
2017-12-09
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Adhyayan Suman to launch debut single
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actor Adhyayan Suman is launching his debut single in the tenth year since his father Shekhar Suman unveiled his pop songs album "Kuch Khwaab Aise" in 2007.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
UK, French voice disagreement with US on Jerusalem
United Nations, Dec 9 (IANS) British envoy to the UN Matthew Rycroft said on Friday that his country does not agree with the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and has no plans to move the British embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
ED attaches assets of ex-Karnataka anti-graft chief
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached Rs 5.3-crore worth assets of former Karnataka Lokayukta (anti-graft watchdog) Justice Y. Bhaskar Rao in a corruption case on him and his son.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Noida double murder: Missing 15-year-old suspect nabbed
Noida, Dec 9 (IANS) A missing 15-year-old boy, who is the main suspect in the murder of his mother and 11-year-old sister was apprehended late on Friday in Banaras, police said.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India thanks key export control bloc for giving membership
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) India has thanked the Wassenaar Arrangement, that controls the global trade of conventional weapons and dual-use goods and technologies, for making it its 42nd member.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Nawazuddin to be face of water conservation campaign
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who comes from an agricultural background, will now be the face of a water conservation campaign, which is an initiative by the Central government.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Business/Economy
14 UN peacekeepers killed in Democratic Republic of Congo, 3 missing
United Nations, Dec 9 (IANS) Fourteen peacekeepers from Tanzania have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and three are missing in what UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday was "the worst attack on UN peacekeepers in the Organisation's recent history".
2017-12-09
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nagaland must look ahead to the future: Rajnath
Kisama (Nagaland), Dec 9 (IANS) Exhorting Nagaland to look ahead to the future, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reiterated the Central government's commitment to fulfill the aspiration of the Naga people for brighter tomorrow with all the honour which they richly deserve.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress demands SC-monitored CBI probe into GSPC 'scam'
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Terming it a scam, Congress on Friday accused the BJP government in Gujarat and the Narendra Modi-led Central government of misspending Rs 10,651 crore worth foreign exchange in the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored inquiry by the CBI in the matter.
2017-12-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Now, SC/STs in Delhi can apply for employment loan via app
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi government will launch a mobile application on Saturday through which Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes, minorities, and handicapped persons can apply for employment loans, SC and ST Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said here on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
BJP's destructive ideology won't even spare Hindus: AAP
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Friday criticised BJP over the viral video in which a man was seen being brutally hacked to death and set on fire for allegedly committing "love jihad" and said that the manner in which the ruling BJP was functioning, the majority can also become victims of its destructive ideology.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
ESI scheme present in 461 districts, covers 10% population: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Employees' State Insurance Scheme (ESI) is expanding its reach and now has presence in over 461 districts providing benefit to around 10 per cent of the countrys population, Union Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said here on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Damaged Araku valley bridge completed in 58 days: Railways
Araku (Andhra Pradesh) Dec 8 (IANS) The railways on Friday said that it has completed the work of the damaged 80 metre-long bridge near Borra Caves on Friday evening in a record time of 58 days.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Two fake currency notes suppliers held in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Two Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) suppliers have been arrested here and fake currency notes worth Rs 3 lakh recovered from their possession, police said on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bengaluru edge past NorthEast United in ISL
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) Bengaluru FC returned to winning ways and occupied their place at the top of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) table after registering a narrow 1-0 victory over NorthEast United FC here on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
India now free of infective trachoma, says Nadda
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Calling it a momentous achievement, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday declared India free of Infective Trachoma, which has been a leading cause of infectious blindness among children.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Law Review Committee to take final view on GST suggestions
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The recommendations of an advisory group on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) have been referred to the Law Review Committee for a final view on the matter, an official said on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bengal man hacked in Rajasthan buried in hometown, political parties condemn killing
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) The body of West Bengal labourer Afrajul, who was brutally hacked and burnt to death in Rajasthan for allegedly committing "love jihad", was buried at his hometown in Malda district's Kaliachak on Friday evening, a senior state government official said.
2017-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DCW summons Excise official over illegal sale of alcohol
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Friday issued summons to the Deputy Commissioner of the Excise Department to get details about the action taken in the matter of liquor being sold illegally in some parts of the city.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prepare plan to protect, preserve the Taj for next 400 years: SC
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to prepare a comprehensive vision document and plan for the protection and preservation of Taj Mahal and the environment around it so that historic monument could be there for another 400 years and not just for a generation.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife
Next SGB issue price fixed at Rs 2,890 per gram
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The issue price of the next offering of the Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) scheme opening on Monday, (December 11) has been fixed at Rs 2,890 per gram, an official statement said.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Trump's recognising Jerusalem as Israeli capital 'disturbing': Congress
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Congress on Friday said US President Donald Trump's recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is "disturbing" and "in conflict with the United Nations' resolutions on Palestine".
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
IAF fighter makes emergency landing at Jaipur Airport
Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) An MiG-21 fighter plane of the Indian Air Force made an emergency landing at the airport here on Friday, officials said, adding this affected normal operations for some time.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
14 UN peacekeepers killed in Democratic Republic of Congo
United Nations, Dec 8 (IANS) Fourteen peacekeepers from Tanzania have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in what United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Friday was "the worst attack on UN peacekeepers in the Organization's recent history".
2017-12-08
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
State Power Minsters resolve to cut cross subsidies
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) State Power Minsters have resolved to prepare a plan to reduce cross-subsidies by March 2018 as per the guidelines in the tariff policy, which would reduce the power rates for commercial and industrial consumers, an official said on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Fake education board busted in Delhi, six arrested
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi Police has busted a fake education board by the name of Board of Higher Secondary Education Delhi and arrested six persons including its "Chairman" for cheating over 2,000 people across the country, a senior officer said on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Aircel-Maxis case: SC to hear Karti's plea for quashing CBI, ED summons
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear in January a plea by Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, seeking the quashing of CBI and ED summons in the Aircel-Maxis case.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Mamata announces compensation, job for kin of labourer murdered in Rajasthan
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Expressing grief over the brutal killing of migrant labourer from Bengal, Afrajul Khan, in Rajasthan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday described the incident as killing of humanity and announced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the deceased's family.
2017-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Can't call Pakistan's gesture as 'consular access' to Jadhav: MEA
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Pakistans gesture of allowing Kulbhushan Jadhavs mother and wife to meet him in the jail in the presence of an Indian diplomat is a "positive development" but cannot be called consular access as of now, the External Affairs Ministry (MEA) said on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Delhi SC students to get financial aid for entrance coaching
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi government will provide financial assistance for entrance examination coaching of Scheduled Caste (SC) students for admissions to civil service, law, engineering, medicine and banking, among other major courses.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
DRDO rejects study that faulted its bio-digester toilets
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday rejected a study done by IIT-Madras which said its bio-digester toilets being used in trains are no better than septic tanks, and said the study was "flawed".
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Max Hospital licence cancellation: Government didn't hear us, says hospital (Third lead)
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Even though the Delhi government on Friday cancelled the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, over a week after it erroneously declared a newborn dead, the hospital says the decision was taken without hearing their version.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Hardik's closest aide ditches him on eve of first round of polls
Gandhinagar, Dec 8 (IANS) In a sudden jolt to the Patidar agitation and its leader Hardik Patel on the eve of the first round of polling in the Gujarat assembly elections, his closest aide Dinesh Bambhania resigned from the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Odisha puts collectors on alert as IMD predicts heavy rainfall
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday asked the District Collectors and departments concerned to keep close watch over the situation as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy downpour in several parts of the state.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Indo-Arab League condemns US move on Jerusalem
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) The Indo-Arab League, a non-governmental organisation working to promote relations between India and the Arab countries, has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy
HWL Final: Argentina beat India to reach final
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) Olympic 2016 champions Argentina rode on a penalty corner strike by Gonzalo Peillat to defeat India 1-0 in the semi-finals of the Hockey World League Final here on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Nadal, Muguruza named ITF champions for 2017
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Friday named Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Garbiñe Muguruza as this year's ITF World Champions.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Trinamool candlelight vigil to protest Bengal labourer's murder in Rajasthan
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Protesting against the brutal killing of a migrant labourer from West Bengal in Rajasthan, the youth wing of state's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday took out a candlelight vigil in the city and accused the BJP regime in Rajasthan of total lapse in law and order situation in their state.
2017-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya CM compares possible return of turncoats to labour pains
Shillong, Dec 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday compared the possible return of the rebel Congress legislators ahead of 2018 assembly elections to labour pains.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
ICC to discuss Delhi pollution issue in February
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Taking note of the controversy over hazardous playing conditions during the recent Test match between India and Sri Lanka here, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday that it may formulate pollution guidelines for similar situations in future.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Air India seeks Rs 1,500 cr short-term loans
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) National passenger carrier Air India has invited bids from banks for Rs 1,500-crore government guarantee-backed "Short Term Loans (STLs)".
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Neroca, Gokulam eye first win in I-League campaign (Preview)
Kozhikode, Dec 8 (IANS) Neroca FC and Gokulam Kerala FC are eyeing to register their first win of the I-League while they meet at the EMS Corporation Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
45% companies lack liable leader for cyber security: Study
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Revealing that industrial companies were not moving quickly to adopt cyber security measures to protect their data and operations, a study on Friday said 45 per cent of those surveyed lacked a reliable enterprise leader for cyber security.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi LG assures Kejriwal of strong action in woman attack case
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Friday assured Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who met him to seek justice for a woman who was beaten up allegedly for helping authorities bust a bootlegging racket, of "swift investigation" and "strong punishment" for the guilty.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haul of fake Rs 2,000 notes seized, two arrested: DRI
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) As many as 400 pieces of fake currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination with a total face value of Rs 8 lakh were seized and two persons was arrested from West Bengal's Murshidabad district, an DRI official said here on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
HWL Final: Argentina beat India in semis
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) Argentina rode on a penalty corner strike by Gonzalo Peillat to defeat India 1-0 in the semi-finals of the Hockey World League Final here on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
'Modi must suspend himself for remarks against Congress leaders'
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Congress on Friday reiterated the "neech aadmi" remark by Mani Shankar Aiyar was wrong but also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should "first suspend himself and BJP President Amit Shah from the party for their objectionable remarks against Congress leaders".
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Armed robbers loot Goa bank of Rs 13 lakh, gold; two caught
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) In a brazen act, half a dozen armed robbers barged into a bank near here on Friday evening and fled with Rs 13 lakh and an amount of gold, police said. However, two of the robbers were apprehended and severely beaten by people around.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre agrees to set up EAF steel plant in Telangana
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) The Central government has agreed in principle to set up a scrap based Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steel plant at Palvancha in Telangana's Kothagudem district, Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh told reporters here on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Pakistan allows Jadhav to meet mother, wife on December 25
Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Some 21 months after he was arrested and repeatedly denied consular access, Pakistan on Friday allowed alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court, to meet his mother and wife on December 25.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Kejriwal betrayed residents of unauthorised colonies: JD-U
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United on Friday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of betraying the residents of the 1,642 unauthorised colonies and said that it will fight for their regularisation.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ICC to discuss Delhi pollution issue in February
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Taking note of the controversy over hazardous playing conditions during the recent Test match between India and Sri Lanka here, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday that it will take a call on the issue in February next year.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rain may hit India-Sri Lanka ODI in Dharamsala
Shimla, Dec 8 (IANS) The opening One-day International (ODI) between and Sri Lanka in Himachal Pradesh's picturesque stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday has come threat with the local weather bureau on Friday forecasting widespread rain and snow in the state.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
HC asks about rules on no registration numbers on dignitaries' cars
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Central and Delhi government about the rules regarding display of the State Emblem of India instead of registration numbers on the cars of the constitutional authorities and dignitaries.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ambedkar's grand-nephew Ashok M. Ambedkar dead
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Ashok Ambedkar, a grand-nephew of the Architect of Indian Constitution B. R. Ambedkar, passed away following a brief illness here, family sources said here on Friday. He was 67.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
SC seeks Centre's response on PIL challenging discriminatory adultery law
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Central government's response on a petition challenging constitutional validity of Section 497 of IPC, providing for prosecution of man in adulterous relationship with a married woman and lets off the woman who is otherwise an equal participant in the extramarital relationship.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
India reclaim seat in FIA World Motor Sports Council
Paris, Dec 8 (IANS) Indian motor sport received a shot in the arm as FMSCI nominee Gautam Singhania reclaimed the high seat in the FIA World Motor Sports Council during the FIA Annual General Assembly here on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: International, France,Sports,Motorsports
Space gives a sense of humbleness, spirituality: NASA astronaut
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Jack David Fischer on Friday said space gives a sense of humbleness and spirituality.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Sri Lanka appoint Hathurusingha as full-time coach
Colombo, Dec 8 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday appointed former Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha as head coach on a three-year contract, starting December 20.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Ranji Trophy: Gopal helps Karnataka take 222-run lead against Mumbai
Nagpur, Dec 8 (IANS) Karnataka put up a solid batting display to take a massive 222-run lead against Mumbai on the second day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final here on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat set for first phase of Assembly polls
Gandhinagar, Dec 8 (IANS) Gujarat is all set for Saturday's first phase of Assembly elections in which 977 candidates will battle it out to get elected from 89 of the 182 constituencies, with the ruling BJP facing a strong Congress challenge.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Venkaiah Naidu lauds PSEs for contribution to economic growth
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that the Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) have contributed immensely to the country's economic growth.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Air quality back to 'very poor' in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A day after improving to "moderate", the air quality across Delhi-NCR dipped back to "very poor" on Friday, as wind speed dropped.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
HC asks RBI, probe agencies to frame guidelines on ATM frauds
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the RBI, the CBI and city police to frame guidelines to investigate cases of ATM frauds here.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
IRCTC hotels case: ED attaches 3-acre plot of Lalu, family
New Delhi/Patna, Dec 8 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday attached a three-acre plot in Patna, worth Rs 45 crore, belonging to RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his family in connection with a money laundering probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotel maintenance contract case, officials said.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
United's Jones in, Bailly out for Manchester derby
Manchester, Dec 8 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho on Friday said defenders Phil Jones will be available but Eric Bailly will miss out in the Manchester derby on Sunday.
2017-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
On eve of Gujarat poll, BJP comes out with 'Resolution Letter'
Gandhinagar, Dec 8 (IANS) The BJP on Friday released its 'Resolution Letter' with promises for the Gujarat voters, a day before polling in the assembly elections' first phase, with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hitting out at the Congress for its "impossible" assurances to the Patidar community.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Book BJP leader for comparing Rahul with Khilji: Mumbai Congress
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam on Friday demanded criminal proceedings against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao for comparing Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with the 13th century plunderer-ruler Alauddin Khilji.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Spain's Silva fit for Manchester derby
Manchester, Dec 8 (IANS) Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola on Friday assured that his star midfielder David Silva will figure in the Manchester derby on Sunday.
2017-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
M&A deals declined 13% in November: Report
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the country declined by 13.33 per cent last month on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, a report showed on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nadda reiterates need to enforce Clinical Establishments Act
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) As the Delhi government cancelled the licence of Max Super Specialty Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday reiterated the need for adoption and implementation of the Clinical Establishments Act for better regulation of private hospitals.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
La Liga: Defensive issues for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will have to overcome the loss of key footballers in defence as his side takes on Sevilla in the La Liga on Saturday with both sides aiming to pressure Barcelona, who have a tough trip to face Villarreal on Sunday.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BSE's India Inx gets Sebi nod for debt securities listing framework
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Friday said its wholly-owned subsidiary India International Exchange (India INX) has received approval from the securities market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on the framework for listing of debt securities.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tata Steel receives PM's Trophy for best steel plant
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Tata Steel Ltd has been awarded the Prime Minister's Trophy for 'Best integrated steel plant' for 2014-15 and 2015-16.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Ahead of Gujarat polling, EC seeks to allay fears on EVMs integrity
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A day before the first phase of polling in Gujarat, the Election Commission on Friday sought to allay apprehensions vis-a-vis the integrity of its EVMs by saying that it has put in place "an elaborate framework of system, security protocols and procedural checks" to prevent any "possible misuse" of the voting machines.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Patole to join Rahul in Ahmedabad rally on Dec 11: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Dissident BJP Maharashtra leader Nana Patole, who resigned from the Lok Sabha and quit the party on Friday, will be sharing the stage with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Ahmedabad on December 11, a Congress leader said.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Awareness on cataract low in elderly: Survey
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Over 50 per cent of older adults in six countries of Asia, including India, believe that treatment for cataract should take place only after the disease develops fully, finds a survey.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Smartphone use before sleep may make your kid obese
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) If your kid is regularly in the habit of playing games on smartphones before going to bed, he or she may face an increased risk of becoming obese, warns a study.
2017-12-08
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
IndiGo to launch Tirupati-Hyderabad flights from next month
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Leading low-cost carrier, IndiGo on Friday announced that it is adding Tirupati on its network from January 7 with daily flights to Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Shalimar Bagh's Max Hospital licence cancelled over wrongly declaring baby dead
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday cancelled the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, here with immediate effect, more than a week after the hospital erroneously declared a newborn dead.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Kenya marathoners eyeing CWG to sit out in other events
Nairobi, Dec 8 (IANS) Marathon athletes wishing to represent Kenya in Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in April will not be allowed to sign contracts to run in other competition in the build up to the event, officials said.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Road laying to be fast-tracked: Gadkari
Lucknow, Dec 8 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday made a strong pitch for fast-paced laying of roads, saying that if the six lakh villages in the country are linked with strong and robust roads, the GDP will grow by Rs 1.10 lakh crore.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
CBI probe demanded into alleged payments to TN ministers by businessman
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Political leaders in Tamil Nadu on Friday demanded a detailed probe into news reports of alleged payouts made to some ministers in the state by businessman J. Sekhar Reddy.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tata Motors Group's November global wholesales up 22%
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Group on Friday reported a rise of 22 per cent in its global wholesales for November 2017.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Palestinian protests rage across West Bank, Gaza
Gaza/Ramallah, Dec 8 (IANS) Dozens were injured on Friday as Palestinians took to the streets in West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Diplomacy
Frame holistic plan to protect, preserve the Taj for next 400 years: SC
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to prepare a holistic plan for the protection and preservation of Taj Mahal and the environment around it so that historic monument could be there for another 400 years and not just for generations.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
NGT slams Punjab for inaction on stubble burning
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Friday rapped the Punjab government for not doing anything to control the stubble burning that leads to smog in Delhi and the NCR.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Remove encroachments in Himachal forests, use drones to keep vigil: HC
Shimla, Dec 8 (IANS) Acting tough on forest land encroachments, mainly by apple growers, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state to remove all these, including by cutting power and water supplies, and to ensure that no one is allowed to enter the affected area for cultivation purposes.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India's Forex reserves up $1.2 bn
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves kitty increased by $1.20 billion as on December 1, 2017, official data showed on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Scientists identify 17 new genetic markers linked to longer lifespan
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Researchers have identified 17 new gene variants associated with a longer lifespan - increasing their numbers from the existing eight to 25.
2017-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Domestic cricket has taught me a lot: Siddharth Kaul
Dharamsala, Dec 8 (IANS) Punjab medium-pacer Siddharth Kaul, who got his maiden India call-up for the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka on Friday, credited domestic cricket for his development as a bowler.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
India to host senior women's, men's boxing World Championships
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India will host the Senior Women's World Boxing Championships next year and the Senior Men's World Championships in 2021, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced here on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Peru captain Guerrero handed one-year ban
Zurich, Dec 8 (IANS) Peru captain Paolo Guerrero was on Friday banned by world football's governing body FIFA for one year as a result of a positive test for cocaine, forcing the 33-year-old to miss the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Karnataka editor held for 'hiring' gunmen to kill ex-employee
Bengaluru, Dec 8 (IANS) Police on Friday arrested the editor of Kannada tabloid "Hai Bangalore" Ravi Belagere for allegedly hiring a gunman to kill a former employee, the Karnataka Home Minister said.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held for circulating SMS to kill Assam Minister
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) Two persons have been arrested here for their involvement in circulating an SMS, offering to kill Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma using a bomb, police said on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Schalke extend defender Naldo's contract
Berlin, Dec 8 (IANS) Schalke have extended the contract of defender Naldo ahead of schedule till June 2019.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Ahead of Gujarat battle, BJP MP quits slamming Modi (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Dissident BJP Maharashtra leader Nana Patole, who created a flutter by alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi hates criticism, on Friday resigned from the Lok Sabha and the party, jolting the party ahead of the Gujarat elections.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dubai keen to invest in Haryana: CM Khattar
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) Dubai entrepreneurs have evinced interest in investing in Haryana in infrastructure, healthcare and housing, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rajasthan government employees go on mass leave
Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) Government offices in Rajasthan wore a deserted look on Friday with state government employees going on mass leave, pressing for their demands, including implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations from January 1, 2016.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
12%, 18% GST rates can be merged to new slab: Sushil Modi
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, of which he is a member, would examine the possibility of merging the 12 and 18 per cent tax rates to a new slab, depending on the stabilisation of revenue.
2017-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
ISL: Confident Goa take on winless Kerala Blasters (Preview)
Fatorda (Goa), Dec 8 (IANS) A resurgent FC Goa will host Kerala Blasters, a side still looking for its first win of the season, in a Indian Super League (ISL) season four fixture here on Saturday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Mamata announces compensation, job for kin of man killed in Rajasthan
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed grief over the brutal killing of migrant labourer from Bengal, Afrajul Khan, in Rajasthan and announced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the deceased's family.
2017-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
10,323 Tripura government school teachers on the warpath
Agartala, Dec 8 (IANS) In a bid to save their jobs, 10,323 Tripura government school teachers, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following a Supreme Court verdict, launched an agitation from Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Education
IFFM festival director wins award in Australia
Melbourne, Dec 8 (IANS) Mitu Bhowmick Lange, the festival director of the annual Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), has been recognised with the 2017 Jill Robb Award from Film Victoria on behalf of the government here.
2017-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Irish PM Varadkar satisfied with Brexit deal
Dublin, Dec 8 (IANS) Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday that he was satisfied that the London-Brussels agreement on Brexit had met all Irish Republic demands, including maintaining an invisible border with the British province of Northern Ireland, requested by his government.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Ireland,Politics,Diplomacy
680 placement offers bagged by IIT-Roorkee students in 1st week
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Over 680 offers were bagged by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Roorkee students in the first week of placement season, including 13 from international companies, a statement from the institute said on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
India becomes member of key export control regime
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India has become a member of the Wassenaar Arrangement, that controls the global trade of conventional weapons and dual-use goods and technologies, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
World's oldest eye discovered in 530 mn-year-old fossil
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Researchers have unearthed what they believe to be the "oldest eye" in a 530-million-year-old fossil of an extinct sea creature.
2017-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
7 killed in Kabul market blast
Kabul, Dec 8 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and nine others wounded in an explosion at a market in the western neighbourhood of Kabul on Friday, the media reported.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Equity indices surge on global cues; FMCG, pharma stocks lead (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Friday extended gains for the second consecutive session to close on a higher note as positive global cues and a surge in FMCG, healthcare, metal and auto stocks gave a boost to investors' sentiments.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Did Aiyar go to Pakistan to give my 'supari', asks Modi
Gandhinagar, Dec 8 (IANS) Continuing his attack on suspended Congress party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that Aiyar had gone to Pakistan after the NDA came to power where he had said that if Modi is not removed India-Pakistan ties cannot improve. "Why did he go to Pakistan? To give my 'supari'? (contract killing)," he asked.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Government's no comment on Modi's Palestine visit
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India on Friday declined to comment on Palestine Ambassador Adnan Abu Alhaijaa's claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his country.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Jio to drive India to become full-grown 4G power in 2018: Report
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Riding on the Jio wave, 2018 will see India gradually move away from being a developing 4G country, overcoming the hiccups necessary to become a full-grown 4G power, a new report said on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India's first Military Lit Fest takes off
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) India's first of its kind Military Literature Festival began here on Friday with Punjab Governor V.P.S. Badnore hoping it would prove to be a powerful platform, especially for the youth, to learn about the country's glorious military legacy.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security
No patronage in sports like boxing: Anurag Kashyap (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap who has attempted to address the issue of discouragement in a sport like boxing in his upcoming film "Mukkabaaz", says the driving force of his film came from a very honest space of reality.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Navy's role vital in nation building, says President Kovind
Visakhapatnam, Dec 8 (IANS) The Indian Navy plays its role not just in ensuring national security but in nation building, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Modi government spent Rs 3,755 crore on publicity blitz
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Modi government has spent a whopping nearly Rs 3,755 crore in three and half years on its publicity till October this year, an RTI revealed on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Business/Economy
Manish Goplani loves cycling (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actor Manish Goplani, who essays a police officer in "Detective Didi", says he enjoys cycling in between his shoots.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Only NSG, CISF to handle VVIP security: Home Ministry
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has relieved the paramilitary forces CRPF and ITBP from VVIP protection and given the responsibility to their sister agencies CISF and NSG that are already in the job for long, an official said.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India to host senior women's, men's boxing World Championships
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India will host the Senior Women's World Boxing Championships next year and the Senior Men's World Championships in 2021, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
I-League: Task cut out for East Bengal against in-form Shillong Lajong (Preview)
Barasat (West Bengal), Dec 8 (IANS) Deflated after losing to arch-rivals Mohun Bagan by a solitary goal in their second round I-League clash, city football giants East Bengal will be desperate to log their first win of the campaign when they take on in-form Shillong Lajong here on Saturday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Horror comedy with Shraddha is one-of-a-kind: Rajkummar
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao, who is collaborating with Shraddha Kapoor for a horror comedy film, says he is confident it will be a lot of fun.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Malini Kapoor blessed with son
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Malini Kapoor has given birth to her first child - a boy.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Emmy Award-winning choreographer joins DID season 6
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels has become a part of "Dance India Dance Season 6" and will be challenging contestants of the dance reality TV show.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Samsung's first-ever 'Happy Hours' sale on Amazon on December 12
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) In a first, Samsung India will cut the prices of some of its Galaxy smartphones ahead of Christmas as part of "Happy Hours" sale on Amazon.in on December 12.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Over 50 Indian, global artistes to perform at TIMEOUT72, say organisers
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Over 50 performers including global artistes like Martin Garrix, and Wiz Khalifa and Indian music icons Papon, Lucky Ali among others, will be participating at TIMEOUT72, a statement issued by the organisers said on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rihanna sparks engagement rumours
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Rihanna has sparked rumours that she is engaged to her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel after she was spotted wearing a ring on her wedding finger.
2017-12-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Maoists torch six vehicles in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Dec 8 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas opposing road construction work, on Friday torched six vehicles in Jharkhand's Gumla district and warned labourers against working without their permission.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
Ready for any punishment from party for remarks: Aiyar
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Friday said he was ready to accept any punishment from the party for his "neech aadmi" remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and added that he is "saddened" if it has done any damage to the party, ahead of the Gujarat polls.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Golfer Chawrasia aims to make experience count for Asia
Shah Alam (Malaysia), Dec 8 (IANS) Indias golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia believes his experience will help the young Asian team when they face Team Europe at the EurAsia Cup, to be held here from January 12 to 14, 2018.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Golf
Public security state's responsibility: Ex-IB chief
Shimla, Dec 8 (IANS) Public security is the responsibility of state police and an introspection is needed on why people do not trust them, former Director of Intelligence Bureau P.C. Haldar said on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
3 killed in Bengal after truck rams into ambulance
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Three persons including two women died, while another woman was severely injured as a speeding truck rammed into an ambulance in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Friday, police said.
2017-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Climate change is a reality: Dia Mirza
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza, who has been appointed UN Environment Programme's Goodwill Ambassador for India, says climate change is a reality and the time to act on it is now.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Protests in Indonesia, Malaysia over US' Jerusalem move
Jakarta, Dec 8 (IANS) Hundreds of people took part in protests in Malaysia and Indonesia on Friday against the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, prompting the American diplomatic delegations in both countries to issue security alerts for their employees.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Diplomacy
Andhra CM poorer than two-year-old grandson
Amaravati, Dec 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is poorer than his two-year-old grandson.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
I hardly know Mansi: Nehalaxmi
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Nehalaxmi Iyer says she hardly knows her "Ishqbaaaz" co-star Mansi Srivastav and so, there is neither friendship nor animosity between the two.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rajnath assures territorial integrity of northeastern states
Imphal, Dec 8 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur that a pact signed by New Delhi with the NSCN-IM will not affect the territorial integrity of the three northeastern states.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Chinese teen 'decapitates mother, posts video'
Beijing, Dec 8 (IANS) A 13-year-old Chinese boy has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother and chopping off her head.
2017-12-08
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modified CRISPR technique treats diseases without cutting DNA
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) In what could remove a major hurdle to using gene editing technologies to treat human diseases, scientists have created a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology that allows them to activate genes and treat diseases without creating breaks in the DNA.
2017-12-08
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Schwing Stetter plans new plant at Rs 100 cr outlay
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2017-12-08
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Business/Economy
London Mayor visits Jinnah's mausoleum in Karachi
Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who is on a goodwill visit to Pakistan to promote his "London is Open" campaign, visited the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Anti-US protests in Kashmir Valley over Jerusalem
Srinagar, Dec 8 (IANS) Anti-US protests were staged in the Kashmir Valley on Friday over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, officials said.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Corruption, cover-up, shielding guilty is Congress history: BJP
Ahmedabad, Dec 8 (IANS) BJP leader and union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday attacked the Congress, saying they did not spare a "single element of this earth" from corruption and "covering it (corruption) and saving the guilty has been their history".
2017-12-08
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Jharkhand slips to 13th in ease of doing business
Ranchi, Dec 8 (IANS) Jharkhand has slipped to the 13th position from seventh in the ease of doing business rankings, according to government data on Friday.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
300 Chinese companies attend Invest in India event
Beijing, Dec 8 (IANS) Nearly 300 Chinese companies attended a business seminar in the country's southwest which was organised by the Indian Embassy to attract more investment into India.
2017-12-08
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Owaisi urges India to condemn US move on Jerusalem
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has urged the government to condemn the US decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
2017-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Diplomacy