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Nagaland Governor condoles Vajpayee's death (Lead, Correcting headline)
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Nagaland Governor condoles Vajapee's death
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Two held on suspicion of killing Manesar revenue official
Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) Two persons were arrested for allegedly gunning down an official of the Revenue Department in Gurugram, police said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
When Vajpayee touched the feet of a TN village woman
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will remember former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a very humble person who touched the feet of a woman from a village near Madurai.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Meghalaya CM bats for improved connectivity with neighbouring countries
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday underlined the need for improved connectivity with the neighbouring countries for transformative growth of the northeastern region.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Opposition leaders remember Vajpayee as statesman, great son of India
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Opposition leaders, including Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and chief ministers of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, describing him a great son of India, a statesman and one of country's tallest leaders.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia pays homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday paid homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence after it was brought from the hopsital.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN government declares holiday on Friday, state mourning
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government on Thursday issued an order declaring Friday as a holiday for educational institutions, state government offices and undertakings owned by the government as a mark of respect to late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Central Delhi roads to be closed for Vajpayee's funeral
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Police on Thursday announced rerouting of traffic on certain roads in anticipation of a surge in crowd for the funeral ceremony of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC seeks views of stakeholders on Assam NRC procedure
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The process for receiving claims and objections from the public, including 40 lakh ineligible people who were not included in the complete draft NRC, would begin from Aug 30, as the Supreme Court on Thursday sought views of AASU, AAMSU and Jamiat-Ulama-E-Hind on the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by the the Centre.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
4 dead in Karnataka due to heavy rain
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Four people have died due to the heavy rain lashing the coastal and south interior districts of Karnataka over the past few days, an official said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vajpayee guided BJP from 'seeding' to shaping it a 'banyan tree': Amit Shah
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Describing him as "Pole Star" of Indian politics, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday paid his tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying he guided the party's journey from its seeding to taking a shape of "banyan tree".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala hikes liquor excise to collect revenue for flood relief
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Even as Kerala grapples with its worst floods in nearly a century, Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Thursday announced a hike in excise duty on liquor to raise additional funds for relief and rehabilitation of the affected.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
President, VP pay homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice Presidednt M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led a host of leaders in paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence after it was brought from the hopsital.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was apostle of secularism: Arunachal Governor
Itanagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor B.D. Mishra on Thursday expressed grief at the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying that India had lost its tallest leader and statesman who was an apostle of secularism.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Vajpayee's hard work carried BJP thus far: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) It was a result of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's strong resolve and hard work that carried the BJP "thus far", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while paying tribute to the former premier, who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
At AIIMS, waiting to hear about Vajpayee...
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Hope and despair mingled as a large crowd of journalists, BJP supporters and commoners waited throughout a hot and humid Thursday to hear about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health till a brief hospital statement ended it all.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Mercedes-Benz India to increase prices by up to 4% across models
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India on Thursday announced a price rise by up to 4 per cent across models.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in rivers in all UP districts: CM
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday announced a seven-day mourning in Uttar Pradesh over former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise and said that his ashes will be immersed in rivers in all districts of the state.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vajpayee piloted second generation of economic reforms: India Inc
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian industry paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee following his demise on Thursday, saying the iconic BJP leader ushered in the second generation of economic reforms that promoted India's rapid growth.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kolkata family close to Vajpayee narrates his love for films, 'phuchkas'
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A family in central Kolkata, who had hosted former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his visits to the city since 1956, on Thursday reminisced how the veteran politician fell in love with the Farooq Shaikh-Rekha-starrer 1981 film 'Umrao Jaan' and ended up watching the movie a number of times during his stay here.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Brightest star of Indian politics: Sumitra Mahajan on Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Expressing grief over former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan termed the late BJP leader as the "brightest star" of Indian politics.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was a towering figure in national life: Sonia
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a towering figure in national life and a man with a very large heart.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was people's leader who ruled minds: Joshi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Thursday described the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a personal loss and said that he was a people's leader.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan condoles Vajpayee's death, Imran Khan says void in South Asian politics
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee describing him as a renowned statesman, with the incoming Prime Minister of the country Imran Khan saying his death has left a void in South Asian politics.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Vajpayee was 'unparalleled', says Yashwant Sinha
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was a fatherly figure, says Vasundhara Raje
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Paying rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday said he was a "fatherly figure who guided me always."
2018-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Vajpayee's 'faceoff with death' and how he captured the agony in verse
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Much as he was revered as a stalwart politician, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away at the age of 93 here on Thursday, was widely recognised as a key poet in Hindi, who took poetry beyond the pages of his collections and recited them at numerous public fora. He used poetry as a medium to give expression to his deepest thoughts.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Environment report for redevelopment project copy-pasted, expert tells HC
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Several portions of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report which cleared the redevelopment of a residential project here was copy-pasted from an EIA report seeking clearance for a Tamil Nadu mine, an expert told the Delhi High Court on Friday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Modi, Shah lead host of leaders in paying homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday led a host of leaders in paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence after it was brought from the hopsital.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Ramyug' being made at right time for youth: Kunal Kohli
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood director and producer Kunal Kohli, who announced his upcoming film 'Ramyug' on Thursday, says it is the right time to make this film, given the changed mindset of today's youth.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karnataka governor, CM, Yeddyurappa mourn Vajpayee's death
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubjai Vala, state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, BJP's state unit president B.S. Yeddyurappa and other leaders mourned the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Thursday evening.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Somdev Devvarman predicts bright future for surfing in India
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Putting his weight behind surfing, former India tennis star Somdev Devvarman on Thursday predicted a bright future for the new Olympic sport in India.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Karnataka Governor opens Raj Bhavan to public in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala on Thursday opened his official residence, Raj Bhavan, in the city centre for the public to visit the historic building.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Delhi LG, CM condole Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday called the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee a great loss for the country.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UNFPA sexual harassment case: Internal probe says allegations unsubstantiated
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) An internal probe by the UNFPA has refuted the sexual harassment claims made by an Indian activist against a top-ranking India representative of the UN organisation.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCL Veka commissions uPVC extrusion facility in Telangana
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) NCL Veka has commissioned its new uPVC extrusion facility in Telangana to cater to the increasing demand for uPVC windows profiles in India and exports.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Haryana declares public holiday
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Haryana government on Thursday declared a public holiday on Friday in its offices, including boards, corporations and educational institutions, as a mark of respect for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away in Delhi on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
GoC-in-C Northern Command visits LoC in Rajouri
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command of the Indian Army Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Thursday visited forward areas on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district to review security on the border.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Vajpayee's funeral to take place at Smriti Sthal on Friday
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away here on Thursday, will be laid to rest at Smriti Sthal on Friday at 4 p.m.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee met three generations of Chinese leaders: Envoy
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Condoling former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death here on Thursday, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said that the late Indian leader met three generations of Chinese leaders and credited him for taking the initiative of holding the special representative (SR)-level dialogue mechanism on the border issue between the two countries.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Vajpayee, the moderate face of BJP, is no more (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the moderate face of the BJP who attracted allies and formed the first saffron government at the Centre in the 1990s, died here after a long illness.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kashmiris not terrorists but want Gandhi's India: Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that Kashmiris are not terrorists and they have no intention to separate from India, but added that they demand an India as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Maharashtra leaders grieve for Vajpayee
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other state leaders on Thursday paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, with Fadnavis saying that the late leader would a role model for coming generations.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vajpayee will be remembered by northeastern people: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday expressed grief over the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying he will be remembered by the northeasterners for his keen interest in developing this landlocked region.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Rahul again invokes French President on Rafale deal, targets Modi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday yet again invoked French President Emmanuel Macron on the Rafale deal and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue, saying that the French leader had told him that the price of the fighter jet can be revealed as it involves tax payers money.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Dynamos to travel to Kolkata & Doha for pre-season training
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos FC are set for a month-long pre-season camp in Kolkata and Doha, as the two-time semi-finalists begin their preparation for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Vajpayee's death a personal loss: Bengal Governor
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi on Thursday termed the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a "personal loss" and hailed him as one of the greatest politicians and diplomats in the world.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India's first Humboldt Penguin born in Mumbai Zoo, to be displayed by Nov
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Nature lovers were thrilled as India's first Humboldt Penguin chick was hatched at the Mumbai Zoo, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trade deficit depreciates Indian rupee to a fresh low; closes at 70.16 (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) A wider trade deficit, along with outflow of foreign funds pulled the Indian rupee to a fresh record intra-day and closing low on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vajpayee was an iconic, charismatic figure: Arunachal CM
Itanagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday condoled the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
RBI Governor Urjit Patel launches UPI 2.0
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Urjit Patel on Thursday launched the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) 2.0 developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
J&K Governor, state leaders condole Vajpayee's demise
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Mainstream leaders in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday condoled the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee death in Delhi.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Odisha CM condoles Vajpayee's demise
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday condoled the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and described him as "one of the tallest leaders of the country".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt announces 7-day national mourning for Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday announced a seven-day national mourning and state funeral for the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who will be cremated at Smriti Sthal on the banks of river Yamuna on Friday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flood misery in Kerala: Death toll touches 114; armed forces mount massive recue operation (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) With the death toll in the devastating floods rising to 114 in Kerala, and more than one lakh people living in relief camps across the state, the Centre on Thursday deployed all three wings of the armed forces in a massive rescue operation.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Vajpayee was in Bengaluru prison during Emergency'
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's association with India's tech hub Bengaluru was memorable, as he spent 19 months in the city's central prison during the Emergency period in 1975-77, said an official on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Olimpia takes first place in Honduran league tournament
Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Aug 16 (IANS) Olimpia defeated Universidad Pedagogica 1-0, grabbing the top spot in the Honduran Apertura football tournament standings.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Honduras,Sports,Football
Big C targets Rs 1,500 cr turnover this fiscal
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Leading mobile retail chain Big C has set a target of 40 per cent growth during the current financial year to cross a Rs 1,500 crore turnover.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Assam CM Sonowal remembers his association with Vajpayee
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday expressed his heartfelt condolences on the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Reservation in promotions: SCs/STs faced social exclusion, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday pushed for reservation in promotions in government jobs for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as it told the Supreme Court that members of these communities had suffered social exclusion for centuries and can't be excluded from the benefit as they are backward.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Bengal's Left to launch movement against 'anti-people policies'
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Protesting against the anti-people policies of the state and the centre, the left wing mass organisations in West Bengal will hold a 24-day march across the state in September, pushing for an eight-point charter of demands including remunerative prices for famers, lowering of rates for Petroleum substances and ensuring standard minimum wages for everyone.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Trump's claims of no collusion with Russia are hogwash: Ex-CIA chief
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Former CIA Director John Brennan hit back at US President Donald Trump on Thursday in a blistering New York Times op-ed, saying that the latter's claims of no collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential election are "hogwash".
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Seven-day mourning in Himachal over Vajpayee's death
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday declared seven days of state mourning owing to the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
IMG Reliance launches fashion portal
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) IMG Reliance, a joint venture between IMG Worldwide of US and Reliance Industries, on Thursday launched a fashion portal aimed at the evolving Indian consumers.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Three militants killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency's training centre
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) Three assailants were killed in an attack on a National Directorate of Security (NDS) training centre here on Thursday, officials said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Risks to inflation remain, trade war can impact exports: RBI's MPC
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The RBI hiked its key lending rate by 25 basis points for the second time in a row saying upside risks to inflation remain elevated in view of factors such as minimum support price (MSP) for farmers, oil price, monsoon, and GST, minutes of the August Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting released on Thursday showed.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
HC seeks Delhi government's response on plea to strengthen DFS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a response from the state government on a plea seeking directions to fill vacant posts in the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) and introduce programmes in line with Goa's Emergency Monitoring System in the national capital.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PPP 'withdraws support for Shehbaz Sharif as PM candidate'
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday withdrew support for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif's candidature for the post of Prime Minister, the media reported.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pranab Mukherjee writes to Vajpayee's daughter
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday wrote a letter to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's adopted daughter expressing his "heartfelt condolences" at his demise.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No alternative to Vajpayee: Tripura CM
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday termed former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death a "great loss to the nation" and said "there is no alternative to him".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Want to give my best at Asiad: Neeraj Chopra
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) One of India's best bets for an athletics gold at the upcoming Asian Games, Neeraj Chopra is determined to focus on the job at hand and not put extra pressure on himself.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Believe in yourself: Shastri's mantra to struggling team
Nottingham, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism from various quarters after India's consecutive defeats in the first two Tests of the five-match rubber, head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday urged his wards to believe in themselves when they take on England in the third cricket Test starting at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dead at 76
Detroit, Aug 16 (IANS) Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who got the epithet 'Queen of Soul', died here on Thursday after battling serious health conditions. She was 76.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chhetri rues football team's Asian Games snub
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) India captain Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said the football team needs to be given a chance to perform after the the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decided not to allow the side to participate in the upcoming 2018 Asian Games.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Two youths say in viral post: Responsible for Umar Khalid attack
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Two youths on Thursday claimed involvement in the murderous attack on student leader Umar Khalid in central Delhi on Monday, in a video clipping that went viral on the social media.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Lata Mangeshkar, Ratan Tata mourn Vajpayee
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Renowned playback singer Lata Mangeshkar on Thursday said she is shattered to learn of the demise of Bharat Ratna Atal Behari Vajpyeeji.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP postpones national executive meet following Vajpayee's demise
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The two-day BJP national executive meet was postponed on Thursday following the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India U-23 footballers to travel to Australia for camp
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 22-member India U-23 football team will travel to Australia on Friday as part of their preparation for the forthcoming SAFF Suzuki Cup. The squad has been camping here since July 28.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Rahul accuses Shah of switching off his mic during speech
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a jibe at BJP President Amit Shah for switching off his microphone during his speech here.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Robots will never replace teachers: Study
London, Aug 16 (IANS) While social robots have the potential to become part of the educational infrastructure just like paper, white boards and computer tablets, they can never fully replace teachers, a new study suggests.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Education
Mourning Vajpayee's death, Delhi to remain closed on Friday
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday announced that all the schools and offices in the national capital will remain closed on Friday as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maths can help reveal how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases
Toronto, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that mathematics could help public health workers understand how human behaviour influences the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
2018-08-16
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Turkish firms cancel iPhone orders amid US products boycott
Istanbul, Aug 16 (IANS) Turkey's biggest mobile phone importing companies have cancelled their iPhone orders as Turkish citizens join a move to boycott US products.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India beat Nepal to make U-15 SAFF final
Thimpu, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian U-15 womens team progressed to the final of the SAFF U-15 Championship after defeating Nepal 2-1 in the semi-finals at the Changlimithang Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Bhutan,Sports,Football
Vajpayee among tallest leaders of modern India: Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee stood among the "tallest leaders" of the modern India and spent his whole life serving the country.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jharkhand governor, CM condole Vajpayee's death
Ranchi, Aug 16 (IANS) Jharkahnd Governor Draupadi Murmu and Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Nitish mourns Vajpayee's death
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday expressed condolence over the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian film fraternity pays tribute to 'selfless', 'warm' Vajpayee
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Lata Mangeshkar felt the same pain upon hearing of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise on Thursday, as she did when she lost her father. The legendary singer led the Indian film industry's tributes to the selfless and beloved titan and statesman.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Three Gujjar Samiti leaders sacked
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Col Kirori Singh Bainsla, convener of the Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, sacked three senior members of the Samiti on Thursday for "talking to the government without his consent."
2018-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
World's oldest cheese found in 3,000-year-old Egyptian tomb
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers have found the world's most ancient solid cheese in a 3,200-year-old Egyptian tomb, as well as evidence of a potentially deadly disease.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Vajpayee a beacon to inspire young politicians: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday mourned the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, describing him as a towering personality who would always remain a beacon to inspire the young politicians to tread the path of value-based politics.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Of travels, crime thrillers and a lifelong association: Vajpayee beyond-the-usual
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) "Between the guns and guards, there were two dogs called Sassy and Sophie who would run around the prime ministers house, and also Ritu, the cat," journalist Saba Naqvi writes in her recent book "Shades of Saffron" in describing Atal Bihari Vajpayees personal life from close quarters.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Features,Human Interest/Society
Strongest voice for Tibet: Sangay's tribute to Vajpayee
Dharamsala, Aug 16 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Thursday described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the "strongest voice for Tibet".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Vajpayee laid foundation of good governance: Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday deeply condoled the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, calling him a leader who laid the foundation of good governance by linking politics to values and ideals.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Record low rupee subdues equity indices; banking stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Sentiments in the Indian equity market weakened on Thursday with the rupee hitting fresh lows.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Vajpayee's Kashmir legacy lives on
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Call it a quirk of fate that a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort that Vajpayee's doctrine of 'insaniyat, jamhuriyat and Kashmiriyat' was the only way forward in Kashmir, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Vajpayee will be remembered for first stable non-Congress coalition government: Advani
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) BJP veteran L.K. Advani, who had a long association with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and had jointly built the party from scratch, on Thursday expressed grief over his death, observing that the former Prime Minister will be remembered as the pioneer of the first-ever stable non-Congress coalition government at the Centre.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee a binding force of NDA: Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Paying rich tributes to former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday described him as a "strong binding force of the National Democratic Alliance".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Delhi man held for fatally stabbing sister-in-law, her nephew
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A man stabbed to death his widowed sister-in-law and her nephew who had come visiting and injured her son early on Thursday in central Delhi over a domestic dispute, police said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Teary-eyed Lucknow remembers Atal Bihari Vajpayee, its 5-time MP
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) His inimitable oratory, hand twirls and the guffaws -- former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is etched in public memory in the land of Avadh, Lucknow, which he represented in the Lok Sabha from 1991 to 2009.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sonakshi's 'mantra' for instant dose of happiness
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha says her mantra for an instant dose of happiness is to watch something that is light and happy.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Vajpayee did not allow BJP to swing to extreme right: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a man of wisdom, tolerance and compassion and who did not allow the party to swing to the extreme right of the political spectrum.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cochin Naval air base gets nod for commercial operations
Kochi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday agreed to open the Cochin Naval air base for commercial operations following a request by the Kerala government, officials said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Vice President expresses grief over Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday expressed grief over the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, hailing him as "Ajaatshatru of politics" and a source of inspiration for his generation.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee tallest Indian I worked with: Punjab ex-CM
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday mourned former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death and said he was the "tallest Indian I worked with and one of the greatest statesmen on the world stage".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
TN Governor, Chief Minister condole Vajpayee's death
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Vajpayee was 'shikhar purush' of Indian politics: Amit Shah
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as "shikhar purush" (topmost leader) of Indian politics who devoted every "second of his life to the country and the party".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US shares India's grief over Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Thursday shared his country's grief over the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee saying he contributed immensely to ties between the two countries.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Chinese envoy condoles Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on Thursday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death saying his contribution to India-China relations will never be forgotten.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Himachal people will miss Vajpayee: Thakur
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the state's people will miss former Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee who had a special bond with the hill state.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa CM condoles Vajpayee's death
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday mourned the death of former Prime Minister and senior BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BCCI, cricket team join nation in condoling Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket team and the BCCI joined the nation in mourning the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday after battling ill health. He was 93.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Arsenal's Maitland-Niles sidelined over leg injury
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Arsenal on Thursday announced that midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles would be sidelined for about six to eight weeks over a leg injury.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Nothing more historic, modern than Ramayana: Kunal Kohli
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Kunal Kohli, whose upcoming film has been titled "Ramyug", believes the Ramayana has very progressive thoughts which are relevant in the present time.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lost eminent statesman: Assam Governor condoles Vajpayee's demise
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi led the state leaders on Thursday in mourning the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying that the "nation had lost an eminent statesman".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Complaint filed against ex-Haryana CM for 'insulting' National Anthem
Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) A complaint has been filed against former Haryana Chief Minister Buphinder Singh Hooda for allegedly insulting National Anthem during a public meeting.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pranab Mukherjee condoles death of Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed his "deepest condolences" on the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Morocco takes part in 14th Panama Book Fair
Panama City, Aug 16 (IANS/MAP) Morocco is taking part in the 14th edition of the Panama Book Fair here which will run till August 19.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Music series featuring indie artistes' work launched
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) "Artist Aloud Unplugged" -- a music series featuring original content by independent artistes -- has been launched.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Madonna pays tribute to herself on 60th birthday
Marrakesh, Aug 16 (IANS) Singer Madonna has paid a tribute to herself on her 60th birthday by calling herself 'The Queen'.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Morocco,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian team condoles Wadekar's demise
Trent Bridge, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket team on Thursday observed a two-minute silence in remembrance of former skipper Ajit Wadekar, who died in Mumbai after a prolonged illness.
2018-08-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
GAIL awards contract for 108 km of Barauni-Guwahati gas pipeline
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) GAIL (India) Limited has awarded the first contract for purchase of 108 km 24-inch diameter line pipes under the Barauni-Guwahati segment of the Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy
Haryana Assembly session postponed due to Vajpayee's death
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Haryana Assembly's monsoon session, scheduled to commence on Friday, has been postponed in the wake of the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Vajpayee's death irreparable loss to nation: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday mourned the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and described it as an irreparable loss to the nation, its polity, and the BJP.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Vajpayee, the moderate face of BJP, is no more
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose politics of moderation in a hardline party propelled the BJP to power for the first time in the 1990s, died on Thursday after long illness.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India lost a great son: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee calling him a "great son of India".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Viagra reference creeps into Goa children's organisation website
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) Authorities at the Panaji-based Bal Bhavan, a government-funded centre for child development, has filed a complaint with the Cyber Cell of the Goa Police, after a post on its official website, about an inter-state cultural programme, contained references to Viagra, a well-known potency drug.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Find ways to lower water level in Mullaperiyar Dam: SC to authorities
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Observing that the flood situation in Kerala is "grave", the Supreme Court on Thursday asked disaster management sub committee to sit with the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Friday to bring down the water level in Mullaperiyar Dam "so people do not live in constant fear".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
It was totally unexpected: Zebby on getting 'Manmarziyan'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Zebby Singh says bagging a role in "Manmarziyan", directed by Anurag Kashyap, was unexpected.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Who's going to listen to the voice of sanity?' (Remembering Vajpayee)
It was the summer of 1996. The Congress government of Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao had lost the general election and, for the first time, there was an opportunity for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), headed by the moderate and well-liked Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to take power.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Turkish lira on track for third straight gain against dollar
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Turkish lira rose for a third straight session against the US dollar on Thursday, suggesting further stabilization in the currency just days after it tumbled to a record low.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
People recreating old songs don't have guts: Composer Amit Trivedi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) National Award winning composer Amit Trivedi is against the trend of remaking and recreating old songs as he feels by doing this, the essence of the original track gets distorted.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barcelona train ahead of La Liga game against Alaves
Barcelona, Aug 16 (IANS) Barcelona on Thursday held a training session without defender Gerard Pique, in preparation for the team's first league game of the season against Alaves.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Vajpayee's death a great loss for India: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday called the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee a great loss for the country.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee's death is end of an era, says Modi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as "end of an era" and said that every Indian and every BJP worker will continue to be guided by his vision.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anand Stanley appointed to head Airbus India from October
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Global aerospace major Airbus has appointed Anand E. Stanley as President and Managing Director of the company's India subsidiary.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
N. Korea sanctions: Russia ponders retaliatory measures against US
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia was considering its response on Thursday to the US' expansion of sanctions against Moscow companies over their links to North Korea, the country's deputy Foreign Minister said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India move up a place to 96th in FIFA rankings
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian football team on Thursday climbed one spot to the 96th in the recently released FIFA rankings.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Vajpayee: A man of moderation who raised India's global stature (Obituary)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) He was a man of moderation in a fraternity of jingoistic nationalists; a peace visionary in a region riven by religious animosity; and a man who believed in India's destiny and was ready to fight for it.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kovind condoles Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday expressed his condolences on the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
HC reserves order on Sonia, Rahul's plea
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved the order on Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi's plea challenging the Income Tax notice seeking tax reassessment for the financial year 2011-2012.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vajpayee's death very big loss: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday termed former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's passing away a "very big loss" to the nation.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IS claims Afghan education centre attack that killed 34
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) The Islamic State terror organization on Thursday claimed responsibility for an attack on an educational centre in the Afghan capital, which killed at least 34 people and wounded 56.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Education
Karnataka to shift flood-hit people to safer places
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) With heavy rains upto 25 cm lashing coastal and south interior districts of Karnataka, the state is working to shift people stranded in flood-hit regions, an official statement said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Maruti Suzuki increases price across models
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday increased prices by up to Rs 6,100 across all models (ex-showroom - Delhi).
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC seeks views of stakeholders on Assam NRC SoP
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The process for receiving claims and objections from the public, including 40 lakh ineligible people who were not included in the complete draft NRC, would begin from Aug 30, as the Supreme Court on Thursday sought views of AASU, AAMSU and Jamiat-Ulama-E-Hind on the Standard Operating Procedure prepared by the Centre.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Varun Dhawan wishes father David Dhawan on birthday
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) On the ocassion of the 63rd birthday of director David Dhawan, his son and actor Varun Dhawan penned a heartfelt message for his father.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Former Prime Minister Vajpayee dead at 93
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a moderate face in saffron politics and the first non-Congress prime minister to complete a full term in office, died here on Thursday after a prolonged illness, AIIMS authorities said. He was 93.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee paintings to be sold, among other south Asian art
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Coveted artworks by master artists Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, Manjit Bawa, Syed Haider Raza, V.S. Gaitonde, and M.F. Husain will be on sale at art dealer Christies auction here, previewing from September 7.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,National,Art/Culture/Books
Former PM Vajpayee is dead at 93
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on Thursday after battling prolonged illness at AIIMS here, hospital authorities said. He was 93.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Konkan Railway cancels 5 trains from flood-hit Kerala
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) Konkan Railway on Thursday cancelled five trains emanating from Kerala, following the flash-floods in the southern state, a spokesperson said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India Red face India Green in Duleep Trophy domestic season opener
Dindigul (Tamil Nadu), Aug 16 (IANS) Defending champions India Red will take on India Green in the opener of the 57th Duleep Trophy at the NPR College ground here on Friday, marking the start of the 2018-19 domestic cricket season in the country.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Panel submits final report on sacrilege cases in Punjab
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) A one-man commission of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) -- which probed several sacrilege incidents and police firing on protesters -- on Thursday submitted its final report to the Punjab government.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US to host La Liga matches after reaching agreement to promote football
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) The United States is set to host several games of the Spanish football league's regular season following an agreement reached on Thursday between La Liga and the US multinational media, sports and entertainment group Relevent that aims to boost the game's popularity in America and Canada.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Credit Bank of Moscow only Russian company in Forbes list
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Private sector Credit Bank of Moscow on Thursday announced that it has become the only Russian company to feature in the US magazine Forbes Growth Champions List this year.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy
350 US dailies stand up to Trump's media attacks
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 350 news outlets have launched a campaign to counter US President Donald Trump's attacks against the media and promote a free press.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Office of profit case: AAP MLAs can seek summoning of officials
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted permission to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs to file fresh application before the Election Commission (EC) seeking summoning of government officials in the office of profit case.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Antarctic seas emit higher CO2 levels than previously thought: Study
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) The open water nearest to the sea ice surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously believed, showed a study conducted using an array of robotic floats.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Airtel Payments Bank, Bharti Axa tie up to offer insurance under PMJJBY
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Airtel Payments Bank on Thursday said it has tied up with Bharti Axa Life Insurance to offer the bank's customers insurance cover under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY).
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Share rainfall data on real-time basis, TN CM tells Kerala counterpart
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday alleged that his state officials were not being permitted to gauge the rainfall in the catchment area of Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala and urged the neighbouring state to share rainfall data on a real-time basis.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Idea Cellular hopes to improve services with Nokia's Cloud tech
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As part of its digitalisation strategy to meet increasing data demand and mobile broadband growth, telecom major Idea Cellular has entered into an agreement with Nokia to deploy the Finnish information technology company's Cloud-native core technology in New Delhi.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
DSGMC to set up modern press to print copies of Guru Granth Sahib
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will set up a fully computerized four-colour offset press to print copies of the holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib Complex.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Khushi takes lead in 11th leg of Hero WPG Tour
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Rising golfer Khushi Khanijau, who does not have a single top-5 finish against her name this season, birdied the 18th and final hole of the Boulder Hills Golf and Country Club to take sole lead after the second round of the Hero womens Pro Tour's 11th leg here on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Ways to pack nutritious food while travelling
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Do you travel often for work or personal reasons, and end up munching on junk? Make sure you get the best of both worlds and eat local, but with a twist -- carry your power jars with you so that you don't come home with a lot of guilt.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bathinda youth gets special youth state award
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The outstanding achievements of Yashveer Goyal, a hearing and speech impaired youth of Bathinda city, in technology, sports and other fields have fetched him a state award from the Punjab government.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Disney stands by decision to fire Gunn from 'Guardians...'
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) There has been a strong push to get James Gunn back as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" following his firing from the project. But Disney and Marvel have chosen to stand by their decision to not reinstate him as helmer for the movie.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Thousands cry out for help in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Thousands of flood-affected people in Kerala -- mostly in Pathanamthitta and parts of Ernakulam and Thrissur -- have been stranded as rescuers battle heavy rains to reach out to them even as the death toll in the unprecedented floods rose to 88 on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
BCCI condoles death of Ajit Wadekar
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday condoled the demise of former India captain Ajit Wadekar, who led India to their first-ever Test series wins in the West Indies and England in 1971.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Egyptian mummification 'recipe' existed 1,500 years before Pharaohs: Study
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Sophisticated embalming treatments were developed by ancient Egyptians 1,500 years before the classic Pharaonic period, and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, a new research has showed.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Vajpayee continues to be critical: Nadda (Third Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to remain critical but doctors at AIIMS are putting their best efforts to restore him to health, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Naipaul's sibling urges people to read his works
Port-of-Spain, Aug 16 (IANS) Society can best embrace V.S. Naipaul is by reading his works and understanding how he relected on the times, Savi Naipaul Akal, one of the three surviving siblings of late Nobel Prize-winning writer has said. Naipaul, 85, died on August 11.
2018-08-16
Category: International, France,National,Art/Culture/Books
Wadekar one of the most elegant left-handers I have played with: Prasanna
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Shocked over the demise of Ajit Wadekar, spin great Erapalli Prasanna on Thursday said his former teammate was one of the most elegant left handers he had played with.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Senior Chinese delegation to visit US over trade row
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) A senior Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen will visit the US for trade talks later this month, it was announced here on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Singer Akasa Singh to debut as TV host
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Popular for singing foot-tapping numbers like "Kheech meri photo" and "Thug Ranjha", singer Akasa Singh is all set to debut on television as a host for "Secret Side" on MTV Beats.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rupee moving towards its natural value: NITI Aayog
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As rupee continued to fall to new record lows on Thursday, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said the Indian currency was overvalued and is moving towards its real value, and that it will not hurt the Indian economy.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Manipur university likely to reopen
Imphal, Aug 16 (IANS) The Manipur University, which has been closed for 78 days following a demand for the removal of the Vice Chancellor, is likely re-open following an agreement on Thursday. Students and teachers have sought the VC's removal for allegedly administrative and financial irregularities.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Education
Equity indices end in red as rupee tests new low
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices closed in the red on Thursday as investor sentiments weakened following broadly negative global cues and a weak Indian rupee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chinese rover set to explore far side of Moon
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China's space agency has revealed images of the exploration vehicle with which it hopes to reach the far side of the Moon by the end of this year, a feat no country has ever accomplished, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
National Racing Championship to enter crucial phase with Round 4 (Preview)
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian National Racing Championship will enter a crucial phase when the fourth round starts at the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) here on Friday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Vajpayee continues to be critical: Nadda
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to remain critical but doctors at AIIMS are putting their best efforts to restore him to health, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Vengsarkar calls for Pant's inclusion in 3rd India-England Test
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Former BCCI chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has backed the inclusion of rookie wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in India's playing XI for the third cricket Test against England, starting at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kroos dismisses Ozil's international retirement reasons
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) Germany and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos lashed out at former teammate Mesut Ozil for the way he announced his international retirement, saying the reasons hardly made sense.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kerala floods: Modi wants rescue, relief operations stepped up
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan about the situation in flood-battered Kerala and asked the defence forces to speed up rescue and relief operations after fresh rain and flooding left a trail of death and destruction in the southern state.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coolpad's budget smartphone with 18:9 display in India
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Thursday launched the "Mega 5A" phone with an aspect ratio of 18:9 in India for Rs 6,999.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HP dominated India printing market with 47% share in Q2 2018
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) With a massive 47 per cent share, printing and PC major HP Inc remained the leader in the overall printer market in India, selling 391,940 units in the second quarter of 2018.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Saudi Arabia arrests man over terror plot
Riyadh, Aug 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the arrest of its citizen suspected of planning a terror attack.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rahul seeks increase in Army, Navy deployment in flood-hit Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Kerala floods and requested for a "massive increase" in the number of armed personnel deployed there to assist in rescue and relief as the death toll reached 87.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
New book presents Khushwant Singh's writings on Punjab
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Late writer Khushwant Singh identified deeply with the culture of Punjab and some of his best writings on Punjab, Punjabis and the Sikhs are brought together in a new anthology by his daughter Mala Dayal.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rescue teams continue search for Italy bridge collapse survivors
Rome, Aug 16 (IANS) Rescue teams were continuing on Thursday their search for possible survivors among the rubble of a bridge that collapsed in Genoa in northwestern Italy, killing at least 39 and injuring 16.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MP Congress leaders wish for Vajpayee's speedy recovery
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday expressed concern over former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's declining health and wished him a speedy recovery.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Not received Madras HC notice on Sterlite Copper plant: Vedanta
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Mining major Vedanta on Thursday said it is yet to get the Madras High Court's notice to the group's Sterlite Copper plant on a petition seeking Rs 750 crore compensation, and added it will "evaluate further course of action" only after receiving it.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Suu Kyi to visit Singapore
Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will go on a working visit to Singapore soon, it was announced here on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Prediabetic night owls may gain unhealthy weight
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) People with prediabetes who are more active and alert later in the day -- those who have an evening preference -- may have higher body mass index (BMI), a new study has found.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India-born British billionaire launches renewable plan in Australia
Canberra, Aug 16 (IANS) India-born British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has launched a $1 billion, one-gigawatt renewable energy plan based in South Australia's mid-north that he says will lead the country's industry transition to more competitive power.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife
New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity: Study
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
R.J Cutler to make podcast series on Trump
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) "The War Room" film director R.J. Cutler is making a foray into the podcast world with "The Oval Office Tapes", which will depict the inner workings of the current White House.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big Data, Business Analytics revenue to hit $260 bn in 2022: IDC
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Worldwide revenues for Big Data and Business Analytics (BDA) solutions will reach $260 billion in 2022 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.9 per cent over the 2017-2022 period, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC).
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Android 9 Pie (Go edition) launched for entry-level phones
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google has rolled out a "Go Edition" of its recently launched Artificial Intelligence (AI)-packed Android 9 Pie with additional storage, faster boot time, better security and more to bring improvements to entry-level phones.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Will take forward Tripura's last king's legacy: Tripura CM
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that his government will take forward the legacy of Tripura's last king Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya who ruled the princely state from 1923-1947.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
President greets people on eve of Parsi New Year
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday greeted people on the eve of the Parsi New Year.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Use carpet as wall art smartly
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Wall carpet design can add to a spaces aura. They are essentially woven art and can easily add that extra touch that enhances the interior so make sure you are jazzing your wall with right texture, warmth and colour.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Aerosmith announces Las Vegas residency
Las Vegas, Aug 16 (IANS) American rock band Aerosmith has announced the launch of its new show "Deuces are wild", which will take place on April 6, 2019 here.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Second phase of Raj Gaurav Yatra postponed to August 20
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) The second phase of Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra, scheduled to begin on Thursday, has been postponed as Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje flew to New Delhi to pay a visit on ailing former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion,Health/Medicine
Kerala toll reaches 87, massive rescue operation underway
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Even as the deadly deluge in Kerala continued to take a toll of life and property across the state -- with the number of deaths rising to 87 on Thursday -- the Centre has deployed all three wings of the armed forces in a massive rescue operation that is currently underway.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Youngsters must be more politically aware than ever before: Andrea Jeremiah
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) "Vishwaroopam 2" actress Andrea Jeremiah, who feels the film is very relevant in the present socio-political situation of the nation, says the youth of the country should have more political awareness.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
I'day celebration in The Hague
The Hague, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 600 members of the Indian community and friends of India gathered in "India House" -- the Ambassadors residence in Wassenaar, the Netherlands --to celebrate Indias 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Netherlands,National,Politics
Man held for double murder in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A man was arrested for stabbing to death his sister-in-law and nephew on Thursday over a domestic dispute here, police said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smoking parents may up kids' risk of lung disease related deaths
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Are you a chain smoker? Besides harming your own life, you may also be exposing your kids to second-hand smoke, which can increase their risk of death due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood, researchers have warned.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Reema always pushed me to give a better shot: Amit Sadh
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh says "Gold" director Reema Kagti always motivated him to give a better shot.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha CM announces Rs 5 cr for Kerala flood victims
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced a Rs 5 crore assistance for the flood victims of Kerala.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul Gandhi to visit Germany, London next week
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Germany and London next week to meet businessmen, politicians, academics and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), it was announced on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lili Reinhart's Twitter account hacked
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) "Riverdale" actress Lili Reinhart's Twitter account was hacked just days after she slammed hackers who posted offensive messages on her beau Cole Sprouse's account.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Manoj Bajpayee reveals first look of 'Gali Guleiyan'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpayee shared the first look of his upcoming film "Gali Guleiyan", for which he was feted with the Best Actor Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2018.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Users complain as Patanjali puts 'Kimbho' chat app on trial
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A day after Patanjali announced a refurbished "Kimbho" chat app, users who downloaded the app reported several issues, including problems in setting up profile pictures and complained about poor user interface (UI).
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Court frames bribery charges against Jindal in coal case
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A special court here on Thursday framed an additional charge of abetment to bribery against industrialist and senior Congress leader Naveen Jindal and others in a coal block allocation case.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Militants attack Afghan intelligence agency's training centre
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) Armed militants attacked a National Directorate of Security (NDS) training centre here on Thursday and heavy clashes were ongoing, officials said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'India key growth market for Airbnb as it aims to reach 1bn global users'
New Delhi/Colombo, Aug 16 (IANS) For online hospitality services platform Airbnb, the Indian market is of strategic importance as the company targets a global user-base of one billion by 2028 from the current 300 million, according to a company official.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vajpayee critical, Modi reaches AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached the AIIMS to enquire about former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health condition as it continued to be critical.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Twitter threatened with shutdown in Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter has been asked by the Pak­istan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) to comply with its requests to block objectionable content or face a shutdown in the country, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Technology
Scientists reverse congenital blindness in mice
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) In a breakthrough, US researchers have reversed congenital blindness in mice by activating cells in the retina, advancing treatment for retinal degenerative diseases which currently have no cure.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
China dominates Europe's wind market: IEEFA
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) China's investment in foreign wind-powered electricity markets has surpassed $12 billion in Europe and Australia alone as private and state-owned Chinese companies move aggressively to capitalise on fast-growing renewable energy markets, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan presidential election to be held on September 4
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The presidential election in Pakistan will be held on September 4, the country's poll body announced on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Special prayers for Vajpayee across UP
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) As the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to be critical at the AIIMS in New Delhi, special prayers for his recovery were held on Thursday by different communities in various parts of Uttar Pradesh.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Health/Medicine
Vajpayee critical: Kejriwal, Sisodia visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday visited AIIMS along with his deputy Manish Sisodia to enquire about the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who continues to be critical.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Barcelona claims Joan Gamper Trophy in friendly win over Boca Juniors
Barcelona, Aug 16 (IANS) Barcelona won the Joan Gamper Trophy, defeating Argentina's Boca Juniors 3-0 at the Catalonian side's home stadium of Camp Nou.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Cheaper 'Google One' cloud storage opens for users in US
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google has started upgrading subscribers of its paid storage plan to a simpler and cheaper "Google One" plan with expanded memory across Drive, Gmail and Photos for its users in the US.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Odisha CM to visit Vajpayee in AIIMS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will visit the AIIMS in New Delhi on Thursday to inquire about the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
New JBL portable speaker in India for Rs 21,999
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) HARMAN International, a Samsung Electronics' subsidiary, on Thursday launched JBL "Xtreme 2" portable speaker in India for Rs 21,999.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Kim Jong-nam murder: 'Enough evidence' for women to go on trial
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 16 (IANS) A Malaysian court on Thursday ruled that the evidence against two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader is strong enough for the case to go to trial.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Punjab Assembly session from Aug 24
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) A session of the Punjab Assembly will be held from August 24-28, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Djokovic rallies to defeat Mannarino in Cincinnati third round
Mason (Ohio), Aug 16 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic has moved a step closer to winning the only ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event that has eluded him in his career, rallying to defeat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the Western & Southern Open here.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Badminton
Netflix film 'Desire' opposed by parents' group
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) "Desire", an Argentine film which has been facing a lot of backlash since its release, is now objected by a parents' group which has demanded online streaming platform Netflix to remove it.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Four soldiers wounded in Kashmir border gunfight
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Four soldiers were injured on Thursday in a gun battle with militants on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Atletico Madrid top Real Madrid in UEFA Super Cup
Tallinn (Estonia), Aug 16 (IANS) Atletico Madrid came from behind on a goal by Diego Costa in the 78th minute and then scored twice in extra time to defeat crosstown rival Real Madrid 4-2 here in the UEFA Super Cup.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Estonia,Sports,Football
UNSC condemns Kabul attack as 'heinous, cowardly'
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the attack on an education centre in the Afghan capital that killed at least 48 people as "heinous and cowardly".
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Jan Ashirwad Yatra postponed owing to Vajpayee's ill health
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Owing to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's critical health, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday postponed the Jan Ashirwad Yatra which was to begin Thursday from Chhindwara district.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
San Lorenzo defeated by Temuco in Copa Sudamericana
Santiago de Chile, Aug 16 (IANS) Argentine football club San Lorenzo lost to Chilean Deportes Temuco 0-1 but managed to qualify for the round-of-16 of the Copa Sudamericana.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
I'm the first fan of my brother: Sajid Ali on Imtiaz
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) "Laila Majnu" director Sajid Ali, younger brother of filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, says he is highly influenced by the "Rockstar" maker who is like a father figure to him.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Derailments on the rise despite Railways' massive repairs exercise
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Despite the massive track repair and maintenance work being undertaken by the Indian Railways, the instances of train derailment have gone up as compared to the past.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Millonarios crushes General Diaz, to face Santa Fe in round-of-16
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS) Colombian football club Millonarios defeated the Paraguayan General Diaz 4-0 at the El Campin stadium here in the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana, and will face Independiente Santa Fe in the round-of-16.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Defending champion Muguruza out of Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati, Aug 16 (IANS) Defending champion and seventh seed, Spain's Garbiñe Muguruza lost to Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament here.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Equity indices pare losses, trade flat; sentiments weak over low rupee
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices pared major losses made during the morning session to trade flat on Thursday afternoon.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kareena to be showstopper at Monisha Jaising's LFW finale
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan will take to the ramp at the finale of the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2018 edition as the showstopper in a creation by designer Monisha Jaising.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Apple car may become reality in 2023
Hong Kong, Aug 16 (IANS) As industry watchers think that Apple car is dead, the iPhone maker could launch it anytime between 2023 and 2025, a top Apple analyst with Hong Kong-based TF International Securities has claimed.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology,Business/Economy
New Alibaba Cloud initiative to push retail growth in Asia Pacific
Singapore, Aug 16 (IANS) In a bid to push retail growth in the Asia-Pacific region, Alibaba Cloud has launched a dedicated partner programme across Asean countries to drive new opportunities in the regional Cloud ecosystem.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Singapore,Technology,Business/Economy
It's hurtful: Vijay Deverakonda on 'Geetha Govindam' leak online
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Telugu film star Vijay Deverakonda, who has faced the reality of illegal piracy with his new film "Geetha Govindam" getting leaked online, says it plays havoc with the movie industry.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
MP waterfall accident: 45 rescued, 6 missing
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) After around 50 people were stranded at the Sultangarh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, police on Thursday said around 45 people have been rescued while six are still missing.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Cambodia's ruling CPP wins all seats in general elections
Phnom Penh, Aug 16 (IANS) The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) has won all 125 seats in the general elections, the poll body has said. The opposition was declared illegal and banned from participating in the July 29 exercise.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian tourists think Goa beaches unsafe at night, but foreigners differ
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) Domestic tourists find a walk on Goa's beaches unsafe at night, but foreign tourists do not share the same concern, a study has claimed.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I've made mistakes but not purposely: Rajpal Yadav (Lead, correcting Intro)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Rajpal Yadav, who was sentenced to six months in jail for failing to repay a loan of Rs 5 crore taken by his company to make a movie in April this year, says that he really felt bad whenever he visited the court with his wife and also admits that he has made mistakes in the past but unintentionally.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Manto comes to vivid life in Nandita Das' film trailer
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Lets not beat around the bush. 2018 is the year of biopics in Bollywood. Barely have we gotten out of the two back-to-back hockey sagas "Soorma" and "Gold", when its time to relinquish the sportive spirit for a spot of sunshine in the literary world.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Southwest monsoon remains dormant in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) The southwest monsoon remained subdued on Thursday in Himachal Pradesh with most of the areas not experiencing any rains for the past two days, the Met Office said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
I've made mistakes but not purposely: Rajpal Yadav
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Rajpal Yadav, who was sentenced to six months in jail for failing to repay a loan of Rs 5 crore taken by his company to make a movie in April this year, says that he really felt bad whenever he visited the court with his wife and also admits that he has made mistakes in the past but intentionally.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vajpayee critical, remains on life support
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee remained "critical and on life support" at the AIIMS here on Thursday, a hospital statement said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Facebook birthday fundraisers raise $300 mn in 1st year
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Facebook birthday fundraisers, a feature that allows users to raise funds for the causes they care about and donate it to nonprofit organisations, raked in more than $300 million in the first year, the company has said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Depreciating rupee will kill small businesses: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the devalued rupee will lead to increase of oil import bills and small businesses will be killed further post the demonetisation.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Apple faces antitrust action in Japan: Report
Tokyo, Aug 16 (IANS) Apple allegedly pressured Yahoo Japan to quash a game platform that offered competition to the App Store, prompting regulators in Japan to initiate an investigation, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Japan,Technology,Business/Economy
Simon Cowell to be feted with Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Reality TV show judge-producer Simon Cowell is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 22.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sunny Leone is 'okay' doing films in different languages
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone, who is all set to make her Tamil debut, says she is okay with starring in films in different languages.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Keri Russell to join Adam Driver in 'Burn This' on Broadway
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Award-winning actress Keri Russell is joining actor Adam Driver in the first Broadway revival of Lanford Wilsons "Burn This."
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arms, ammunition found near LoC in J&K
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) A huge cache of arms and ammunition was found on Thursday during a search operation by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, an official said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Terry Crews sued by ex-social media manager
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) A former friend of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews sued the actor, claiming he was not paid for work managing and promoting Crews' social media accounts.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India's first Humboldt Penguin born in Mumbai Zoo
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Nature lovers were thrilled as India's first Humboldt Penguin chick was hatched at the Mumbai Zoo, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officially announced here on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Trade deficit, global cues reduce rupee to record low; slight recovery
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) A wider trade deficit, along with outflow of foreign funds and global cues weakened the Indian rupee to a fresh record low during the morning session on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Akshay credits Balki with 'effective' road safety campaign
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has given full credit to filmmaker R. Balki for making the Road Safety Awareness Campaign "effective" in an "entertaining manner".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
John Abraham 'extremely disturbed' by Kerala floods
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor John Abraham says he is extremely disturbed by what is happening in Kerala, where heavy rains have led to flooding of several districts.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Army finds arms cache near LoC search operation
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Army personnel on Thursday discovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition during a massive search operation launched near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, defence sources said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
'Shooter' cancelled after three seasons
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Drama series "Shooter" has been cancelled on the USA Network.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rupee devalues to record low near 70.20
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Wider trade deficit, along with recent outflow of foreign funds, weakened the Indian rupee to a fresh record low during the early morning trade session on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) It was a warm morning in the national capital on Thursday with minimum temperature recorded at 27 degrees Celsius, season's average.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala flood toll touches 79, rains continue
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) With rains still pouring down heavily leading to flooding across Kerala, 12 fresh deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the toll to 79, since August 8. More rains were forecast till Saturday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Indian start-up SigTuple selected for Google Demo Day Asia final
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Bengaluru-based health technology start-up SigTuple has been selected among the top 10 finalists to participate in Google's Demo Day Asia, scheduled to take place in Shanghai in September.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Alexa, Cortana integration now available for public preview
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Taking on Apple Siri and Google Assistant, Microsoft has started rolling out public preview of an integration between its virtual assistant Cortana and Amazon Alexa.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Vajpayee continues to be 'critical', leaders visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition continues to be critical on Thursday as a bulletin is expected shortly from the AIIMS where he has been admitted for the last nine weeks.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Kerala flood toll touches 79, rains continue
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) With rains still pouring down heavilty leading to flooding of dams and rivers across Kerala, 12 fresh deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the toll to 79, since August 8.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Rupee devalues to record low beyond 70.20
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The rupee devalued further on Thursday falling to new record low beyond Rs 70.20 against the dollar.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
'Too slow' in preventing hate speech in Myanmar: Facebook
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) The ethnic violence in Myanmar is horrific and we have been "too slow" to prevent the spread of misinformation and hate speech on our platform, Facebook acknowledged on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key Indian equity market indices open in red
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Taking a cue from muted global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened lower.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US expands visa restrictions on Cambodia
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The US State Department has expanded its visa restrictions on Cambodia after the official results of the country's election on July 29 were confirmed.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Mass overdose at US park, one arrested
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 40 individuals had overdosed in a Connecticut park in US on a drug suspected of being laced with an opioid. A suspect has been taken into custody, police said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump ends critical ex-CIA chief's security access
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan, denying his critic any access to sensitive information, the White House has said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tool to predict building collapse, landslides 2 weeks in advance
Canberra, Aug 16 (IANS) Australian researchers on Thursday said they have developed a software tool to predict when a building will crack or its foundation will move, even when a dam could break or a mudslide occur.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vajpayee continues to be 'critical'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition continues to be critical on Thursday as a bulletin is expected shortly from the AIIMS where he has been admitted for the last nine weeks.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Yatra resumes, 548 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) The Amarnath Yatra resumed after remaining suspended for three days as a batch of 548 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
TV is now taking lot of risks: Swank
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Hilary Swank says risky content is being created for the small screen in the US.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia probe prosecutors maintain charges against Manafort
Alexandria, Virginia, Aug 16 (IANS) Lawyers working with the Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading the Russia probe, on Wednesday maintained the charges filed initially against Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for now-President Donald Trump, which could mean that he spends the rest of his life in prison if he is convicted on the 18 counts against him.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US not to lift tariffs on Turkey even Brunson released: WH
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The White House said on Wednesday that the US will not lift sanctions on Turkish steel and aluminum products even if detained American pastor Andrew Brunson is released.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Google takes new measures to increase transparency on political ads
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google took a new move Wednesday to increase transparency on political ads on its platform by releasing an online library of US political ads and a report on details of ad-expenditure ahead of the mid-term US elections in November this year.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
Kylie has stash of designer bags for daughter
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner is keeping her handbags for her daughter Stormi.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Oil prices decline on rising US stockpiles
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Oil prices went down on Wednesday as official data showed that U.S. crude inventories rose unexpectedly last week.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Abbas reaffirms rejection of US peace plan for Mideast
Ramallah, Aug 16 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reaffirmed on Wednesday that the Palestinians reject the new peace plan proposed by the United States, known as "Deal of the Century".
2018-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Cardi B's feet are 'shrinking'
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B thinks her feet have shrunk since she gave birth to her daughter Kulture four weeks ago.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Toll soars to 48 in Kabul education centre blast
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 48 students were killed and 67 others injured in a suicide bomb blast targeting a private educational centre in Dasht-e-Barchi locality of Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, the Public Health Ministry said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Education
Perrie Edwards's learning to love her freckles
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Singer Perrie Edwards says she has learned to "embrace" her freckles.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
22 students killed as boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan
Khartoum, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 22 students drowned on Wednesday morning when a boat sank on the Nile River in Sudan, state news agency SUNA reported.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Sudan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal to join BIMSTEC military exercise in India next month
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) Nepal will join the first ever military exercise of the countries in the BIMSTEC, or Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, to be hosted by India next month, a spokesman of the Nepali Army Headquarters said here on Wednesday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Go for Gold (Movie Review **** ½)
Gold: Starring, Akshay Kumar, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Mouni Roy, Vineet Kumar Singh; Directed by Reema Kagti: Rating: **** ½ (4 and a half stars)
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
How about some 'Royal Rajasthani' dishes? (Foodie Trail - Kolkata)
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) It is time for some authentic Rajasthani food! Here is a food festival, "The Royal Kitchens of Rajasthan", celebrating the vibrant and regal Rajasthani culture to make you familiar with the dishes that the royalties savoured.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
9.26 cr saplings planted in UP on Independence Day
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh surpassed its own target of planting 9 crore saplings in a single day when by end of Wednesday, 9.26 crore saplings were planted, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Former India captain Wadekar passes away
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar passed away here on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 77.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Nehru's statue found painted saffron in Bengal, later restored
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) A statue of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in West Bengal's West Burdwan district was said to have been painted saffron on Wednesday but the original colour was restored later.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul rejigs Odisha state Congress body
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday reconstituted the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) including Vice Presidents, Treasurer, General Secretaries, Executive Committee members, Special Invitees, Secretaries, Disciplinary Committee, Election Committee and Campaign Committee.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress moves SC on duplicate votes: Party MP
Jaipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Congress MP Vivek Tankha on Wednesday said that the party had moved the Supreme Court to seek a probe into duplication of names of lakhs of voters on the voter lists in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala issues red alert, flood death toll rises to 67 (Third Lead)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) An incessant downpour battered Kerala again on Wednesday, resulting in 28 more deaths and more destruction and forcing authorities to issue a red alert across the southern state.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vajpayee 'critical', on life support system: AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition has worsened over the last 24 hours and is on life support system, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Farmers given Rs 76 cr in 15 years, says Chhattisgarh CM
Raipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday said farmers in the state have been provided a total of Rs 76 crore over the last 15 years.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Two killed in separate accidents in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) A cyclist was fatally run over by a truck and another person was killed in a collision between two motorcycles in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, police said.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World's top 10 to compete in WTA Wuhan Open
Wuhan, Aug 15 (IANS) All the top 10 singles players of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings will compete at the Wuhan Open, which runs from September 21 till 29, the organisers of the WTA Premier 5 event announced here on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Herrera eyes new Manchester United contract
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera says he wants to sign a new contact with the football club despite rumours of him leaving.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Millie, Khushi share lead in 11th leg of women's golf tour
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Millie Saroha got off to a fine start with one-over 73 that gave her a share of the lead with Khushi Khanijau in the first round of the 11th leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour here on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Zaha pens contract extension with Crystal Palace
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has signed a contract extension that is set to tie him to the football club until 2023, the English Premier League side announced on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Centre intervenes, eases tension between Kerala, TN over Mullaperiyar Dam
Thiruvananthapuram/Idukki, Aug 15 (IANS) Following timely intervention by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday, the mounting tension between Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the rising water level in Mullaperiyar Dam and its outflow has been resolved, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mayawati trashes PM's I-Day speech as 'uninspiring'
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday termed the Independence Day speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi as "lacklustre and uninspiring" that failed to instil enthusiasm among the people of the country.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Protests, arson as two seers found murdered in UP
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Two seers were found murdered and another seriously injured in a temple in Auraiyya district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, triggering protests, arson and tension in the area.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oyarzabal confident about Real Sociedad contract, mum on Athletic Bilbao
San Sebastian (Spain), Aug 15 (IANS) A day after signing a contract renewal until 2024 with Real Sociedad, left winger Mikel Oyarzabal said on Wednesday he was confident about continuing his football career with the club and declined to comment on Athletic Bilbao's interest in him.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
PM visits AIIMS to enquire about Vajpayee's health
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday visited the All India Institute of Medial Sciences (AIIMS) to enquire about the health condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Kumaraswamy hails Kannadigas' spirit for a united Karnataka
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said the JD-S-Congress coalition government was committed to the development of the entire state, asserting that he has allocated more funds for all the regions than previous governments had done.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Navy rescues over 80 people in flood-battered Kerala
Kochi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Navy on Wednesday rescued more than 80 persons as the flood situation worsened in Kerala again, leaving a fresh trail of death and destruction.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rain pounds Karnataka, flood alert in affected districts
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) With the coastal and other districts of Karnataka receiving heavy rain a flood alert has been sounded in the southern state, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Given up on 'achche din', people now await 'sachche din': Congress
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modis customary Independence Day speech, the Congress on Wednesday said all the Prime Minister said was "meaningless" for the common people who have given up on "achche din" (good days) promised by Modi in 2014 and are now waiting for "sachche din" (truthful days).
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asiad flame enters Jakarta, to be paraded in city
Jakarta, Aug 15 (IANS) The Asian Games flame arrived in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Wednesday with a torch relay run planned to circle around the city before being handed over to President Joko Widodo on Independence Day on August 17.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Two spells of downpour brings Taj city to halt
Agra, Aug 15 (IANS) Two spells of downpour lasting over four hours on Wednesday virtually paralysed the city as roads were cut off, and posh colonies and low-lying areas flooded. Tourists were stranded in the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort waiting for the rains to stop.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Honduran league's Olimpia adds Argentine defender Esteban Espindola
Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Aug 15 (IANS) Argentine defender Esteban Espindola has signed with Olimpia, the Tegucigalpa-based Honduran league club said.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Honduras,Sports,Football
Olympic swimming champ Sun Yang gears up for Asiad
Jakarta, Aug 15 (IANS) China's Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang says he is ready for his third Asian Games after he arrived here on Wednesday for his first training appearance.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Croatia goalkeeper Subasic retires from national team
Belgrade (Serbia), Aug 15 (IANS) Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic announced on Wednesday his retirement from the national team.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Football
Serena falls short against Kvitova in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Aug 15 (IANS) American great Serena Williams showed further signs of rediscovering her championship level, but came up short in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss to Petra Kvitova at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Indian woman skydives with Tricolour in Finland to celebrate I-Day
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Fulfilling a long-cherished dream, Indian adventurist Shital Rane-Mahajan on Wednesday dived from over 5,000 feet in Finland with a Tricolour to mark India's 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Sports,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Indian embassy in Nepal felicitates families of martyred personnel
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Nepal on Wednesday felicitated the families of the martyred personnel of the Indian armed forces on the 72nd Independence day, with Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri hoisting the national flag and reading out the message of President Ram Nath Kovind.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Indonesia raises Lombok island earthquake toll to 460
Jakarta, Aug 15 (IANS) Indonesian authorities on Wednesday raised the death toll in a devastating 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Lombok Island to 460, as search and rescue efforts continued.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi promises all help to Kerala CM
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narednra Modi on Wednesday spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on phone and took stock of the flood situation in the state, besides assuring him of providing "any assistance needed".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK police name suspect in Parliament crash
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car crashed outside the UK Houses of Parliament was named as Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, the media reported.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Santiago to host 2019 Copa Libertadores final
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Chilean capital Santiago has been chosen as the host city for next year's Copa Libertadores final, South American football's governing body CONMEBOL has said.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Democrats nominate first transgender candidate for governor
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Former energy executive Christine Hallquist has won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Vermont, moving a step closer to becoming the first ever transgender governor of a US state.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Don't destroy, weaken the system but transform it: CJI
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday said it was easy to criticise, attack and destroy a system but instead an endeavour should be made to transform and reform it by transcending personal ambitions or grievances.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian community celebrates Independence Day in Poland
Warsaw, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian community-based in the Polish capital celebrated the 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday with great patriotic fervour.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Poland,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Kerala issues red alert, flood death toll rises to 58
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) An incessant downpour battered Kerala again on Wednesday resulting in 19 more deaths and further destruction, forcing the authorities to issue a red alert across the southern state.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
25 killed in attack on Afghanistan education academy
Kabul, Aug 15 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed in a suicide bombing inside an education academy here on Wednesday, officials said.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Education
Don't destroy, weaken the system but transform it: CJI
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday said it was easy to criticise, attack and destroy a system but instead an endeavour should be made to transform and reform it by transcending personal ambitions or grievances.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Gold': The glitter is missing (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Gold"; Director: Reema Kagti; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Farhan Akhtar, Abdul Quadir Amin, Mouni Roy, Vinit Kumar Singh, Amit Sadh; Rating: **1/2
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PTI's Asad Qaiser sworn in as Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Qaiser was elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly or the lower house of the country's Parliament on Wednesday, beating PPP stalwart Khursheed Shah, who was fielded by an alliance of the opposition parties.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indian human space mission to create 15,000 jobs: ISRO chief
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) The plan to put an Indian into space, on its own, for the first time by 2022 will create as many as 15,000 jobs, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Babies in prams 60% more exposed to pollution
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Do you regularly take your baby out in strollers or prams? Beware, it can expose them up to 60 per cent more pollution, causing potential damage to cognitive abilities and brain development, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Arunachal CM stresses state's hydropower potential
Itanagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Recalling years of economic struggle post-statehood in 1987, with lingering memories of war with China in 1962, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday stressed the state's hydropower potential to transform it into a progressive state of the country.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Australian Senate appoints first Muslim woman member amid race row
Canberra, Aug 15 (IANS) The Australian Senate on Wednesday appointed its first female Muslim member, Mehreen Faruqi, even as the country was caught up in a bitter row over racism.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Religion
Brain's immune cells influence sexual behaviour development: Study
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Immune cells in the brain, that are usually ignored by neuroscientists, play a powerful role in influencing an animal's sexual behaviour towards male or female, according to a research.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Teenager, who climbed tower to hoist tricolour, dies in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) A teenager, who had climbed a mobile tower to hoist the national flag for Independence Day celebrations in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, fell from it and died, police said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabbage, broccoli could help prevent colon cancer: Study
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Eating green leafy vegetables such as kale, cabbage as well as broccoli could help maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, says a new study.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nagaland CM urges Centre to expedite Naga peace talks
Kohima, Aug 15 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday appealed to the Centre and Naga groups involved in the ongoing parleys to expedite the peace process and arrive at a political solution to the insurgency problem at the earliest.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Terrorism
Can't handle tricolour, let alone nation: Congress on Shah
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday took a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, saying those who cannot handle the national flag cannot be expected to handle the nation.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Left parties form human chains in Bengal to celebrate Independence Day
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Pledging to make every sacrifice in the struggle to protect the rights of the citizens, Left parties in West Bengal on Wednesday formed human chains across the state on the country's 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Badnore announces housing scheme for Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore on Wednesday flagged off a rally to generate awareness against drugs and announced a new housing scheme for Chandigarh.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Common Wifi can detect weapons, bombs in bags: Study
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) US engineers have developed a system that uses ordinary WiFi to easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags with nearly 100 per cent accuracy, demonstrating low-cost technology for security screening.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Technology
Aussie researchers test kangaroo tendons to help injured athletes
Sydney, Aug 15 (IANS) Tendons from Australia's iconic kangaroos are being tested for use in human knee, ankle and shoulder ligament replacement surgery, with some of the country's injury-prone athletes seen as the first few major beneficiaries of the novel treatment, according to the latest research.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Haryana to observe mourning over Tandon's demise
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday decided to observe a day's mourning throughout the state on August 16 as a mark of respect to Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, who died at Raipur a day earlier.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Heavy rain alert in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha for the next two days.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya's Kamworor eyes defence of New York Marathon
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) The prospect of running a personal best time is what drives Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor as he puts his title on the line at the New York Marathon on November 4.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Tinder co-founders sue parent companies for $2 bn
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Dating app Tinder's co-founders and former employees are suing parent companies Match Group and IAC for $2 billion in damages for allegedly manipulating financial information in order to reduce the platform's valuation and taking away employees' stock options.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Tension brews between Kerala, TN on overflowing Mullaperiyar Dam
Idukki (Kerala) Aug 15 (IANS) The contentious Mullaperiyar Dam issue between Kerala and Tamil Nadu, which is now before the Supreme Court following heavy rains over the past week, is likely to trigger fresh tension between the two states.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maldives' presidential poll to go ahead as scheduled
Male, Aug 15 (IANS) The Maldives government on Wednesday said that the presidential election will go ahead as scheduled on September 23 and poll campaigning was progressing smoothly in a peaceful environment.
2018-08-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Chelsea loans defender Kenneth Omeruo to Leganes
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has signed a season-long loan deal with Leganes, the Premier League side announced on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Italy government demands resignations after bridge collapse kills 39
Rome, Aug 15 (IANS) The Italian government on Wednesday demanded the resignation of the heads of the company that manages the country's highways, after the death toll in Genoa city's bridge collapse rose to 39, with rescuers continuing their search for possible survivors.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Roma sign Sevilla midfielder Nzonzi
Rome, Aug 15 (IANS) AS Roma have strengthened their midfield ahead of the 2018-19 football season with the signing of France midfielder Steven Nzonzi from Sevilla, who will receive an initial transfer fee of 26.65 million euros ($30 million).
2018-08-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Neelima replaces Garima in 'Nimki Mukhiya'
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Bhojpuri actress Neelima Singh will now play actress Garima Singhs character -- Anaro Devi, in the TV show "Nimki Mukhiya".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian Army, China's PLA meet at Nathu La, Ladakh
New Delhi/Jammu, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and China's People Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held two special meetings of border personnel at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector and Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir to boost mutual trust and promote peace.
2018-08-15
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
16 Afghan security forces members killed in Taliban attack
Kabul, Aug 15 (IANS) At least 16 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed and another 19 reported missing after the Taliban attacked a police checkpost in the country's Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
4 per cent interim relief for Himachal employees, pensioners
Indora, Aug 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday announced four per cent interim relief to the employees and pensioners from July 1.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Bangladesh's 'National Mourning Day' observed in Agartala
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) The Bangladesh Assistant High Commission here on Wednesday observed the country's "National Mourning Day", to mark the 43rd death anniversary of the first Bangladesh President "Bangabandhu" Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Murder of seers sparks tension in UP town, two policemen suspended
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Killing of two Hindu seers in Auraiyya of Uttar Pradesh has triggered protests and tension in the district, and two policemen have been put under suspension for dereliction of duty, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
CM emphasises Nagaland's huge tourism potential
Kohima, Aug 15 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday said that the state held immense potential in the tourism sector, which will not only boost economic activity but also help create jobs for youths.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Abha Parmar part of 'Sui Dhaaga'
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Abha Parmar will share screen space with actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma in Yash Raj Films' upcoming movie "Sui Dhaaga - Made in India".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Milind Soman spreads message of fitness on I-Day
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor-fitness enthusiast Milind Soman says it is important to promote the message of exercising for every one's freedom to live in a healthy way.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Bayern's Mueller in danger of being omitted from Germany squad
Berlin, Aug 15 (IANS) Bayern Munich star forward Thomas Mueller could be a surprise omission when Germany's head coach Joachim Loew announces his squad for the upcoming internationals.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Satyameva Jayate': Fascinating message but lacks the superhero punch (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Satyameva Jayate"; Director: Milap Zaveri; Cast: John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Aisha Sharma and Amruta Khanvilkar; Rating: **1/2
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Nepal Foreign Minister calls for revitalizing Saarc
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Wednesday stressed on the need for revitalizing the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) to advance prosperity in the region.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Temper behaviour in South China Sea, Duterte tells China
Manila, Aug 15 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has urged China to temper its behaviour in the disputed areas of South China Sea.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
NPCI blames Cosmos Bank for malware attacks
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The National Payments Corp of India (NPCI) on Wednesday held the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd's "own IT environment" responsible for the unprecedented cyber loot which left the Pune-based bank poorer by Rs 94.42 crore.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stalin demands CBI probe into TANGEDCO coal imports
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into a Rs 6,000 crore scam in coal imports by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO).
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India, China resolved border disputes in large parts: Ram Madhav
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) The border talks between India and China are going well and both countries have resolved disputes in large parts of their contentious frontiers, BJP leader Ram Madhav said here on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nagaland CM calls for lasting peace to bolster state's economy
Kohima, Aug 15 (IANS) Thousands of people across Nagaland on Wednesday celebrated the nation's 72nd Independence Day amidst tight security, as Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio called for lasting peace to bolster the state's economy.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Punjab CM announces drives against drugs by involving students
Ludhiana, Aug 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced special drives against the drug menace in the state by involving students, besides launching the second phase of a loan waiver scheme for farmers.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ashutosh quits AAP, Kejriwal refuses to accept resignation
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Senior leader Ashutosh jolted the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday by quitting it citing personal reasons, but AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal refused to let him go.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Remain 'independent', cherish India envisaged by freedom fighters: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the people of the country and its institutions must strive to remain "independent" in the true sense of the word.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Soldier injured in infiltration bid on LoC
Jammu, Aug 15 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was injured on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district where an infiltration bid was foiled.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Lakhs of jobs created in Jharkhand: CM
Ranchi, Aug 15 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday said his government's development plans in the last three-and-a-half years have led to the creation of more than 31 lakh jobs, and that more than one lakh people have been given government jobs.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Coach Spalletti extends contract with Inter until 2021
Milan, Aug 15 (IANS) Inter Milan chief coach Luciano Spalletti has extended his contract for two more years to be in charge of the Italian football giants until June 2021.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
In retaliation, Turkey raises tariffs on US imports
Ankara, Aug 15 (IANS) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree to raise tariffs on certain US imports including cars, alcohol and tobacco, an official report said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Messi to miss Argentina friendlies: Reports
Buenos Aires, Aug 15 (IANS) Star forward Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia next month as he takes a break from international football, according to Argentine press reports.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Artificial placenta created in lab using 3D printing
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Using a high-resolution 3D printing process, Austrian researchers have succeeded in creating an artificial placental barrier on a chip, a development that can be used to investigate important aspects of nutrient transport from the mother to the foetus.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Those dividing nation on religious terms are not its well-wishers: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged people to love and respect fellow Indians for the nation's development, saying those dividing the country on religious grounds are not its well-wishers.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Education
Messenger for Kids now lets children add friends
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Facebook has added a new feature to its under-13 chat application Messenger Kids, which makes it easier for the children to add their friends on the platform.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Benfica, Dynamo Kiev, Ajax reach final round of Champions League qualifiers
Istanbul/ Moscow/Amsterdam, Aug 15 (IANS) Benfica, Dynamo Kiev and Ajax Amsterdam advanced to the final round of qualifiers for the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League, while Fenerbahce and Celtic were among the football clubs eliminated.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Festival to present Indian folk melodies with contemporary twist
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The 10th edition of Lok Sangeet Sammelan, with its theme of finding the contemporary in folk music, is all set to begin at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) here from Saturday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Indian Army, China's PLA meet at Nathu La
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and China's People Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held a special meeting of border personnel at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector to boost mutual trust and promote peace, the Defence Ministry said.
2018-08-15
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Forex reserves comfortable to counter rupee fall: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A day after the rupee fell to its record low, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that India holds sufficient foreign exchange reserves to mitigate any undue volatility in the foreign exchange market.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi projects himself as impatient agent of change ahead of 2019 (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Setting the stage for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday projected himself as an impatient agent of change, castigated the Congress-led UPA for its "governance failure" and promised housing, power, water, sanitation and healthcare for all in his mission to take the country to new heights.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Aayushman Bharat to benefit 6 crore people in UP: CM
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday that six crore people from the state will be linked to the 'Aayushman Bharat' medicare scheme of the country.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Strive to remain independent: Mamata on I-Day
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said people of the country and its institutions must strive to remain "independent" in the true sense of the word.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Israel reopens key Gaza crossing
Jerusalem, Aug 15 (IANS) Israel on Wednesday reopened the key Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza, which had remained closed to commercial imports and exports for over a month.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Israel,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Karunanidhi responsible for CMs unfurling tricolour
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Late DMK President M. Karunanidhi was responsible for state Chief Ministers unfurling the national flag on the occasion of Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pakistani, Chinese officials open art exhibition in Islamabad
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistani and Chinese officials have jointly inaugurated an art exhibition at the National Art Gallery in Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA).
2018-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Australian Senator urges drastic cut in student visas
Canberra, Aug 15 (IANS) Senator Fraser Anning has sought a drastic cut in the number of student visas in Australia, where India is the second largest source of international students after China.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
UAE congratulates India on I-Day
Abu Dhabi, Aug 15 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a message of congratulations on Wednesday to his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Togo,Politics,Diplomacy
Nacional beats Sol de America 1-0, qualifies for round 16
Montevideo (Uruguay), Aug 15 (IANS) Uruguayan football club Nacional has secured its place in the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana after defeating Paraguayan club Sol de America 1-0.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
17 suspected Bangladeshi pirates arrested in Sunderbans
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) As many as 17 suspected Bangladeshi pirates were arrested after a boat chase at Sunderbans in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday late night and the trawler was seized, police said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khattar rolls out Ayushman Bharat health scheme
Hisar, Aug 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced a slew of schemes, including the Ayushman Bharat-Haryana Health Protection Scheme, 24-hour power supply to 507 more villages and government jobs for dependents of martyrs.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Raje announces round-the-week milk plan for school students
Jaipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Announcing a series of welfare measures on the 72nd Independence Day, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday said September will be celebrated as nutrition month in Rajasthan.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Understand India' programme to be launched in China
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) India plans to launch an "Understanding India" programme in China to "demystify" the country and create a better understanding of it.
2018-08-15
Category: International, China,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
New app can extend your smartphone's battery life
Toronto, Aug 15 (IANS) Amid growing demand for good battery life, researchers, including an Indian-origin, have developed an app that reduces the energy consumption of smartphone devices without impacting performance.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Diaspora
Will continue relentless fight for state's rights: AP CM
Amaravati, Aug 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said his government will continue the relentless fight for the state's rights, especially the special category status promised by the Centre at the time of bifurcation of united Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Cincinnati Masters: Federer beats Gojowczyk, qualifies for round of 16
Cincinnati (USA), Aug 15 (IANS) Switzerland's Roger Federer defeated Peter Gojowczyk from Germany and qualified for the round of 16 of the Cincinnati Masters.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
All set to make Manipur corruption free: CM
Imphal, Aug 15 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Wednesday that his BJP-led coalition government was all set to make the state corruption free.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
How marital spats can affect your health
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Couples, please take note. Fighting with your spouse may deteriorate your health, a new study has found.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Modi reaches out to honest tax payer in I-Day address
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reached out to honest taxpayers saying it is their taxes that fund the government programmes for the poor and "these good deeds will earn them 'punya'".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Alcohol with energy drinks may worsen violence, risky behaviour
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Do you consume alcohol with energy drinks just to counteract its sedative nature? If so, it can exacerbate the negative effects of binge drinking such as increasing violence and risky behaviour, finds a study.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
NASA's Opportunity Rover still missing in Martian dust storm
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) NASA's Opportunity Rover, which has been roaming Mars for nearly 15 years, is missing for two months after getting caught in a massive dust storm, the media reported.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Microsoft 'Your Phone' Android app available to Windows 10 users
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Microsoft's "Your Phone" application, which provides a seamless experience between users' smartphones and their PCs, is now available for mainstream Windows 10 users, at least the 1803 "Spring Creators Update" built in the US, the media reported.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
KCR seeks fresh mandate for 'golden Telangana'
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Amid talk of early polls, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday appealed to people to continue their support in his pursuit to transform the state into a 'golden Telangana'.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala floods toll is 47, Cochin airport shut
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Unceasing heavy rains battered Kerala on Wednesday killing eight more people and taking the death toll to 47 since August 8, forcing Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to seek generous public contributions to battle the worst floods in nearly a century.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India in talks with Fiji for broader security support
Suva, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal said on Wednesday that the Indian government is holding talks with the Fiji Navy on the possibility of providing broader security support to the island country.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Fiji,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Modi says women officers to get permanent commission in defence forces
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said women officers in India's defence forces would now have the option to take up permanent commission through the Short Service Commission.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 37
Rome, Aug 15 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of a bridge in the Italian city of Genoa rose to 37 even as rescuers continue to search for possible survivors, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Infrastructure user charges: A salient point of discussion (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Correct pricing of infrastructure services is vital. Infrastructure assets, by their very nature, provide critical services ranging from roads to water. The "price" for access to the asset is an important factor for two fundamental reasons.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Mitron' is important and really close to my heart: Jackky Bhagnani
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Jackky Bhagnani, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film "Mitron", says that the film is important for him to create his credibility as an actor.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kejriwal refuses to accept Ashutosh's resignation
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday refused to accept senior leader Ashutosh's resignation from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australian Senator compares Muslims with 'poisonous jelly beans'
Sydney, Aug 15 (IANS) Australian Senator Fraser Anning on Wednesday compared Muslims with "poisonous jelly beans", following his "racist" maiden speech in the Senate seeking immigration restrictions based on race.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Liev Schreiber denies hitting photographer
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Liev Schreiber has denied allegations that he attacked a local photographer while he was shooting for his show "Ray Donovan" here.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't destroy, weaken the system but transform it: CJI
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday said that it was easy to criticise, attack and destroy a system but instead an endeavour should be made to transform and reform it.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Teenager eyes climbing tallest mountain in Antarctica
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Thirteen-year-old Aaryan Balaji -- one of the youngest mountaineers to hold many records including crossing three passes and scaling three peaks in Nepal last year -- is all set to scale Antarctica's tallest Mt. Vinson and Mt Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America, in December this year.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Defence/Security
Uttarakhand has taken tough stand against corruption: CM
Dehradun, Aug 15 (IANS) The BJP government in Uttarakhand has taken a tough stand against corruption to ensure a transformation in the state's culture, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Satyameva Jayate' hammers in its anti-corruption message (Movie Review)
Film: "Satyameva Jayate"; Director: Milap Milan Jhaveri; Starring: John Abraham, Manoj Bajpai, Manish Choudhary, Aisha Sharma; Rating: ****(4 stars)
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India taking its rightful place as leading global power: US
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Greeting India on its 72nd Independence Day, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Wednesday said a "fellow democracy and a friend" was taking its rightful place as a leading global power with its democratic values and inclusiveness.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Anthony Mackie might star in 'The Woman in the Window'
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to join Amy Adams and Julianne Moore in "The Woman in the Window".
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
How elephants are protected from cancer?
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Researchers have identified a "zombie" gene that protects elephants from cancer, a finding that may also pave way for a new treatment for humans.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Sara Ali Khan makes her Instagram debut
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Sara Ali Khan, who will soon make her acting debut in Bollywood, joined the photo-sharing website Instagram on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I don't choose to do fewer feature films: Aahana
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) "Lipstick Under My Burkha" actress Aahana Kumra, who also keeps herself busy by doing short films and TV and web series, says she doesn't choose to take up fewer feature films.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Patriotic fervour marks I-Day fete in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Patriotic fervour, gaiety and the spirit of freedom marked the 72nd Independence Day celebrations across Karnataka on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Mizoram one of highest growing state economies: CM
Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) Mizoram is one of the highest growing economies among the Indian states, along with Gujarat, Jharkhand and Tripura, that recorded above 8 per cent growth rate during the last four years, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said here on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
'Geetha Govindam': Deverakonda does delightful somersault from 'Arjun Reddy'
Film: "Geetha Govindam"; Language: Telugu; Director: Parasuram; Cast: Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna; Rating: ****(4 stars)
2018-08-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
India will put man in space for seven days: ISRO Chairman
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) For the first time, India's space agency is planning to put an Indian astronaut for seven days in space at a cost less than Rs 10,000 crore as part of its manned mission by 2022, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
DU students move court against nixing of admissions; principal alleges irregularities
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Sixteen students are fighting a legal battle to salvage their future after their admissions were cancelled following allegations of irregularities in admitting them under the sports quota to Delhi University's Daulat Ram College.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday appeared before an accountability court here as it resumed hearings of two remaining corruption references against him and his family.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mishandling Kashmir: Learning little from history (Comment)
Independent India and I are both septuagenarians, but since I am a trifle older, I take the liberty of indulging in some reminiscences on the nation's 71st birthday. My recollections are focused on Kashmir where I was born, in a town called Anantnag.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Defence/Security
We've brought northeast India closer to Delhi: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said efforts made by his government have brought the people of northeast India closer to Delhi and the region was witnessing multi-faceted development.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Celebrate Independence Day by helping flood-hit: Pinarayi
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday urged people to contribute generously in the wake of the state's worst flood disaster in 94 years even as he took the Independence Day salute here in pouring rain.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Feel lucky to be working with Salman Khan: Nora Fatehi
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi feels lucky to be working with superstar Salman Khan in "Bharat".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Torrential rains disrupt normal life in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Torrential rains measured at 35 cm lashed Karnataka's coastal and south interior districts, forcing suspension of train and bus services and disrupting normal life, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Making Tripura 'drug free' is main goal: CM
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday said that his government's main goal was to make the state "drug free" and ensure efficient and transparent governance.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
The Age of Awakening (Comment)
It took just over seven decades after the British left India, but recent growth trends make it clear that this year the latter will overtake its erstwhile coloniser to become the fifth-largest economy in the world.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Putin invites Kim for urgent summit: Report
Seoul, Aug 15 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a summit to discuss urgent issues, the media reported.
2018-08-15
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
NPCI blames Cosmos Bank for Malware attacks
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The National Payments Council of India (NPCI) on Wednesday blamed the Cosmos Bank's "own IT environment" for the unprecedented cyber loot which left the Pune-based bank poorer by Rs 94.42 crore.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Connecting constantly with your employees may crush creativity
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Do you constantly share ideas, knowledge and answers with your employees on email and various social media platforms? It may not be effective in solving problems and instead would crush their creativity, a new study has found.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Himachal on fast-track to inclusive growth: CM
Indora (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday said the state was on the fast-track to ensure inclusive growth.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Comedy my forte but love to explore my acting abilities: Maniesh Paul
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Maniesh Paul, who is currently seen as a host of singing reality show "Indian Idol" and will also be doing a short film "Black Briefcase", says that comedy has always been his forte, however he would love to explore his acting abilities like the way he did with his film "Banjar".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple building team to develop own health chips
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Apple is building a team and also working on a dedicated custom health chip that would help it process biometric data from its suite of devices, the company's recent job listings have revealed.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Maharashtra celebrates 72nd I-Day
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday led the state's 72nd Independence Day celebrations by hoisting the Tricolour at his official residence here and later at the state government headquarters.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sonowal reiterates commitment to make Assam corruption, terror free
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to making the state free of corruption, terrorism and illegal immigrants.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
'At Home' ceremonies cancelled in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) The Governors of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday cancelled the "At Home" ceremonies in the wake of the death of their Chhattisgarh counterpart Balramji Dass Tandon in Raipur a day earlier.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Telangana celebrates I-Day with two major schemes
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated in Telangana on Wednesday with the launch of two major schemes - free eye screening for all citizens and life insurance for farmers.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
GoT final season will be exciting, heartbreaking: Nathalie Emmanuel (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Nathalie Emmanuel feels the final season of "Game of Thrones" is worth waiting for as it will blow everyone's mind. The actress says it will bring closure to all the stories in an exciting, but heartbreaking way.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Aamir sends good wishes to Sanya Malhotra for 'Pataakha'
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan has wished his "Dangal" co-star Sanya Malhotra good luck for her upcoming movie "Pataakha".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
It's great time to be part of Bollywood, says Tanishaa Mukerji
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Tanishaa Mukerji is impressed with the roles being written for women, and says it is an exciting time to be part of the Indian film industry.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ethan Peck to star as Spock in 'Star Trek: Discovery'
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Ethan Peck has been roped in to play the iconic role of Spock in "Star Trek: Discovery".
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ISRO to send Indian into space by 2022
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) State-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will fly an Indian astronaut into space for the first time by 2022, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Poor will not remain helpless anymore: MP CM
Bhopal, Aug 15 (IANS) The poor and under-privileged will no longer remain helpless, said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister on Wednesday highlighting housing, electricity and other financial schemes during the Independence Day celebrations here.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
J&K Governor hopes Pakistan's new leadership will end terror agenda
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra said on Wednesday that he hoped that the new government in Pakistan will realize the futility of continuing the agenda of terrorism in the state.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Sharif celebrated I-Day with jail inmates
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif celebrated the nation's Independence Day in the Rawalpindi Central Jail on Tuesday with other inmates, the media reported on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Awareness against drugs at Punjab's I-Day celebrations
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore on Wednesday flagged off a rally to generate awareness against drugs and paid homage to the martyrs as he launched the Independence Day celebrations in the state here.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Build progressive, inclusive society for all: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday urged the people of the state to build a progressive and inclusive society for all.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Odisha launches government health scheme on I-Day
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a universal health scheme in the state that will benefit 70 lakh families.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Sports,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Ahead of 2019, Modi projects himself as impatient agent of change
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) In a virtual election speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday projected himself as an impatient agent of change against the backdrop of "docile and inefficient" governance during the Congress-led UPA rule and promised housing, power, water, sanitation and healthcare for all in his mission to take the country to new heights.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Honor Play: Gaming phone that doesn't burn hole in your pocket (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) We have seen Huawei's sub-brand Honor bringing out some dependable smartphones such as Honor View 10. And now, the company is betting big on its gaming phone Honor Play to make its mark in the sub-Rs 25,000 segment in India.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Tips for restarting your career after a long sabbatical
Sabbaticals are still viewed with scepticism and fear, though their purpose is to either take some time off to rest and relax or have a chance to step back from work and focus on personal enrichment and professional development. Whether the sabbatical is for a few weeks or a year, employees aim to return to work with more focus and energy.
2018-08-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy,IANS Life,Opinion/Commentary,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab CM announces special drives against drug menace
Ludhiana, Aug 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced special drives against the drug menace in the state and opening of more rehabilitation centres.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Honoured to be part of 'The President's Bodyguard': Big B
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is honoured to be a part of "The President's Bodyguard", a documentary on one of the oldest regiments of the Indian Army.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
US state sues Trump Tower over alleged water pollution
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The US state of Illinois has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Tower in Chicago, alleging that it was releasing millions of gallons of water into the Chicago River without assessing its impact on pollution.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Stop putting virginity on a pedestal: Karan Johar
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says one should not start a relationship with "ridiculous expectations".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cochin Airport shut till Saturday
Kochi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Cochin International Airport was on Wednesday closed till Saturday afternoon after water released from the Idukki dam flooded the area.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Modi ignores security protocol to meet school children
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Ignoring security protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stepped out of his car to meet school children after delivering his Independence Day address to the nation from the Red Fort here.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Ashutosh quits AAP
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Senior leader Ashutosh on Wednesday quit the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), citing personal reasons.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'3-in-1' hypertension pill offers better success: Study
Canberra, Aug 15 (IANS) With over a billion people struggling to control their high blood pressure globally, an Australian study suggests a "three-in-one" pill for better results.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Twitter temporarily bans radio show host Alex Jones' account
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) After facing protests on its platform, Twitter has temporarily banned the account of US conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi showcases economic achievements in I-Day address
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday avoided major economic announcements in his last Independence Day address before the next Lok Sabha elections and instead highlighted his government's achievements, citing GST as the centrepiece and the commendations from multilateral agencies on the reform measures.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Tamil Nadu leads in attracting investments: Palaniswami
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday said the state leads in attracting industrial investments.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Impatient to take India to new heights: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the country was on a new trajectory of growth due to initiatives in the last four years of his government and asserted that he was impatient to take the country ahead of many others in the world.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bollywood celebrities swarm social media on I-Day
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) As the nation celebrates its 72nd Independence Day, Bollywood celebrities too shared their wishes to mark the occasion. From Amitabh Bachchan to Ranveer Singh, from Nimrat Kaur to Madhur Bhandarkar -- all took to social media to express their pride in being an Indian, and wished their friends and fans a Happy Independence Day on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa to announce employment policy soon: Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) The Goa government will soon announce an employment policy aimed at ensuring job for every youth in the coastal state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
UP bans plastic, thermocol items
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday imposed a blanket ban on the manufacture, stocking, sale and transport of all plastic and thermocol items, an official said.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife
Every house in Bihar has power: Nitish
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Every house has been provided electricity in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Wednesday after hoisting the national flag to mark India's Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Pentagon spokeswoman under probe for retaliating against staff members
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Dana White, the Pentagon's chief spokeswoman, is currently under probe for allegedly retaliating against staff members who complained against her for asking them to do her personal work.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Karnataka CM unfurls tricolour in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday unfurled the tricolour here to mark the 72nd Independence Day celebrations.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Exhibition unveils events in Delhi during partition
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A four-day exhibition that unveils the events in Delhi during the partition in 1947 is open at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) here.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Modi's major healthcare scheme from Sep 25
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said a major healthcare initiative to give medical insurance cover to 50 crore Indians will roll out from September 25 -- the 102nd birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Deendayal Upadhyay.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Modi slams opposition on Triple Talaq Bill
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the Congress and other opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there were some people who did not allow the passage of the Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament during the just concluded monsoon session.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Sex crimes, rapes have to end: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Breaking his silence over the brutal cases of rapes in various parts of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the narrow mentality towards women has to end and justice must prevail.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heavy rains hit Kerala, Cochin airport shut
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Heavy rains again hit Kerala on Wednesday killing four more people and taking the death toll to 43 since August 8.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
300 priests accused of abusing thousands of children in US
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in the US state of Pennsylvania showed that over 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing thousands of children, according to a grand jury report.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmir problem can't be resolved with bullets: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Repeating the words used last year on Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Kashmirs problems can be resolved only by embracing its people, not with bullets or abuses.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi promises housing, power, water for all
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he wanted to provide quality life for all Indians, which includes housing, electricity, water and other amenities.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I have tried my best to essay role of Rani Laxmibai: Kangana
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut is honoured to tell the story of Rani Laxmibai through her forthcoming period drama "Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi", and calls it an iconic role.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics

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