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Vintage cameras, turn-of-the-century images on display in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) An exhibition of vintage cameras and some turn-of-the-century images that throw light upon the life of a former Nepalese Prime Minister opened for public viewing at the India Habitat Centre here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Centre again changes Eid holiday to August 22
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Withdrawing its earlier statement, the Centre on Monday announced a change in the holiday for Eid-ul-Zuha, saying central government offices located here will remain closed on August 22 in place of August 23.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Five dead in J&K accident
Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) Five pilgrims were killed and eight injured on Monday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brothers killed in UP accident
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Two brothers were killed when their car collided with a truck on Monday in Uttar Pradesh's Basti district, police said
2018-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mobiistar appoints new VP for sales in India
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Vietnam-based smartphone maker Mobiistar on Monday appointed Hardeep Singh Johar as the Vice President for Sales (North and East) in India.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Apple kills '25,000' illegal gambling apps in China
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) Apple has reportedly removed 25,000 gambling apps from its App Store in China that flouted the local Internet policies.
2018-08-20
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Hundreds stranded, 4,320 rescued in Karnataka
Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 20 (IANS) Even as hundreds remained stranded on hilltops in towns and villages in flood-hit Kodagu in Karnataka, an official said 4,320 marooned people have been rescued till Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Huge explosives haul in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 20 (IANS) A huge cache of explosives suspected to be meant for Maoist guerrillas was recovered from Jharkhand's Pakur district on Monday, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Need continued, uninterrupted dialogue with India: Pakistan's Foreign Minister
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that there was a need of "continued and uninterrupted" dialogue with India, which was the only way forward for the two neighbours to resolve outstanding issues.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Tipper lorries the most sought after in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) Speeding monster tipper lorries carrying granite stones and sand were a dreaded sight for any pedestrian in Kerala, yet in the large flooded areas of the state, these are the vehicles which people look for transport as well as for bringing the much-needed relief material.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Decoded: Who influences language skills in kids
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Ever wondered which language of the two -- maternal or paternal -- has a stronger influence on your child? According to a study, while vocabulary is influenced by the father, the understanding of sounds is derived from the mother.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Faster, safer lab score to diagnose heart attacks developed
Toronto, Aug 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a simple laboratory score which is safer and faster at diagnosing patients who visit the emergency department with heart attack symptoms.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appeared before an accountability court here for the hearings of the two remaining corruption references against him.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nadal stays atop of ATP rankings, Djokovic jumps 4 positions
Madrid, Aug 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 10,040 points.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
'Veere Di Wedding' director working on sex comedy
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) "Veere Di Wedding" director Shashanka Ghosh is working on a web series which will explore the topic of sex but on a lighter note.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prince albums get released across digital platforms
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Twenty three of late singer Prince's catalogue titles and "Prince Anthology: 1995-2010" (a newly-curated anthology of 37 essential tracks from the era) are now available across various streaming services and digital service providers.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lana Del Rey defends Israel gig
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) As singer Lana Del Rey's announcement of her first performance in Israel elicited a backlash, she defended her decision saying she believes music is universal and is a tool to bring people together.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Asiad 2018: Wrestlers Vinesh, Pooja, Sakshi enter semis
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India's Vinesh Phogat, Pooja Dhanda and Sakshi Malik ensured a medal each after registering comprehensive wins to advance to the semi-finals of their respective weight categories in women's freestyle wrestling at the 2018 Asian Games here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Asiad 2018: Apurvi Chandela bows out of women's 10m Air Rifle finals
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Shooter Apurvi Chandela bowed out of the women's 10m Air Rifle finals as she finished fifth in the category here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018
Nila Madhab Panda can't get over love for Delhi (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Director Nila Madhab Panda loved shooting his film "Halkaa" in Delhi, and says the team got a lot of love and support from the people of the capital city.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Claire Holt announces her second marriage
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) "The Vampire Diaries" actress Claire Holt has married beau Andrew Joblin, a real estate executive.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Antidepressant can delay ageing of brain cells: Study
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Administering commonly used antidepressant fluoxetine to mice helped restore youthful flexibility to their ageing brain cells, showed a study.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Trend Micro's 'virtual patching' to protect firms against cyber attacks
Bengaluru, Aug 20 (IANS) Cybersecurity solutions leader Trend Micro on Monday announced a non-disruptive approach called "Virtual Patching" to help its customers shield vulnerabilities in critical systems until a security patch is available.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress demands suspension of BJP's Gaurav Yatra
Jaipur, Aug 20 (IANS) The Congress in Rajasthan has demanded suspension of the ongoing statewide Gaurav Yatra by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje alleging misuse of government machinery.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Snapchat's new redesign for Android in testing phase
San Francisco, Aug 20 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat is reportedly testing the new redesign on Android that the company plans to introduce very soon, the media reported.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Mile 22' was shot in 42 days
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Director Peter Berg says it was a remarkable experience to shoot "Mile 22" in just 42 days.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not here to repackage movies that others are doing: Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor has his goals set when it comes to choosing films -- a script that reads new to him. He says that he is not here to revamp movies that others have been doing for long.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Alwar lynching: SC seeks Rajasthan's response
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Rajasthan government to apprise it of the action the state has taken in a lynching case in Alwar district in July.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress in Manipur remembers Rajiv Gandhi
Imphal Aug 20 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Manipur remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary at a solemn function held on Monday in the party office in Imphal.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Asiad 2018: Indian women's badminton team crash out in quarters
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) India crashed out of the Asian Games womens badminton team event on Monday after going down 1-3 to a formidable Japan in the quarter-finals here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Shane Warne's memoir to be out in October
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A memoir of legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne, widely regarded as one of the finest bowlers in the history of the game, will be published in October.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Art/Culture/Books
Debut authors come to fore in DSC Prize
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) About 30 per cent of the 88 entries received for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018 are by first-time authors, highlighting the proliferation of debut novelists writing about the region.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
Nirav Modi in UK, CBI seeks extradition
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, is in the United Kingdom, the Interpol has confirmed, prompting the CBI to seek his extradition, officials said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Sensex, Nifty hit record highs on firm global cues, rupee recovery
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices of the S&P BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 touched fresh record levels on Monday, supported by firm global cues and a recovery in the Indian rupee.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Now, mobile app for India's border roads developers
Pune, Aug 20 (IANS) A mobile phone application has been launched that will benefit thousands of personnel serving in remote areas to help develop and maintain the countrys robust border infrastructure.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Defence/Security
Thousands of Shiva devotees throng UP temples
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of Shiva devotees thronged temples across Uttar Pradesh on the final Monday of the Hindu holy month of Shravan as police kept a close watch and assigned drones to check any untoward incidents.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Defence/Security
2 Haryana youths detained over attack on Umar Khalid
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Delhi Police has detained two youth from Haryana for their murderous attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Umar Khalid, days after their self-confession video went viral, an officer said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
First-ever live interaction on Canada's Arctic threats
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) If you are a student or a citizen scientist and curious to understand how waters of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago have been changing as a consequence of the warming trend over the Arctic circle. Here is an opportunity!
2018-08-20
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife
Never intended to make 'Laila Majnu' when I wrote it, says Imtiaz Ali
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who has written the story of the upcoming film "Laila Majnu" along with his brother Sajid Ali, says he initially didn't intend to make it into a film.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Filmmaker Vipul Shah recovering from dengue
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Popular Bollywood filmmaker Vipul Shah, who has been suffering from dengue, is recovering well and will be discharged from a hospital here by Tuesday, says his actress wife Shefali Shah.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple's Amsterdam store closed after iPad battery explosion
San Francisco, Aug 20 (IANS) An Apple store in Amsterdam has been temporarily closed after an iPad battery exploded and released harmful chemical substances, the media reported.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Asaid 2018: India lose women's team badminton QF
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian women badminton team is out of the medal race in the 2018 Asian Games as they lost 1-3 to Japan in the Women's Team quarterfinal event here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018
16 ministers from PM Imran Khan's cabinet sworn-in
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Sixteen members of newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's 21-strong cabinet took oath at a ceremony held on Monday at the President House here.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kerala floods: Challenge shifts from rescue to relief
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) As rescue operations in Kerala on Monday entered its final stages, the biggest challenge before the authorities in the flood aftermath turned into managing the over 5,500 relief camps housing more than 7,00,000 people across the state.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Not here to repackage movies that others are doing: Actor Harshavardhan Kapoor
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor has his goals set when it comes to choosing films -- a script that reads new to him. He says that he is not here to revamp movies that others have been doing for long.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National
15 injured in J&K accident
Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) Fifteen people were injured on Monday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global cues, rupee push equity indices higher
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Positive global cues along with a recovery in the rupee value pushed the key indices of the Indian equity market higher during the pre-noon trade session on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nick leaves for US after 'roka' with Priyanka
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) American pop singer Nick Jonas and his parents left from here for the US, two days after solemnising his relationship with actress Priyanka Chopra.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Djokovic wins men's tennis title in Cincinnati, defeats Federer
Mason (United States), Aug 20 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic has defeated Switzerland's Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the Western & Southern Open here, finally winning the tennis tourney that had eluded him.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Tennis
S.Koreans head to Pyongyang for family reunions
Seoul, Aug 20 (IANS) A group of 89 South Koreans left for Pyongyang on Monday to meet their families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, the first such initiative since October 2015.
2018-08-20
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Fire near California's Yosemite National Park contained
San Francisco, Aug 20 (IANS) A huge, deadly wildfire that burned for more than a month and threatened the Yosemite National Park in California, was now 100 per cent contained, according to fire officials.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thousands of Shiva devotees throng UP temples
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of Shiva devotees thronged temples across Uttar Pradesh on the final Monday of the Hindu holy month of Shravan.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Himachal scaling up farming, nature's way
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, the country's fruit and off-season vegetable bowl, has launched a scheme this year to scale up zero-budget natural farming, a chemical-free method, with Governor Acharya Devvrat taking the lead to sow the seeds of sustainability through nature's way.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bale leads Real Madrid to easy 2-0 win over Getafe
Madrid, Aug 20 (IANS) Gareth Bale led Real Madrid to an easy 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday in their first match of the La Liga season.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Parineeti shares first look of 'Jabariya Jodi', starts shooting
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actors Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra have commenced shooting for their upcoming film "Jabariya Jodi".
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Asia Argento gets settlement with sexual assault accuser Jimmy Bennett
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Leading #MeToo advocate Asia Argento settled an accusation of sexual assault from former child actor and musician Jimmy Bennett for the sum of $380,000 to be paid over the course of a year and a half, according to documents obtained by The New York Times.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Asiad 2018: Shooter Apurvi Chandela in women's 10m Air Rifle final
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Producing a brilliant performance shooter Apurvi Chandela stormed into the finals of women's 10m Air Rifle event of the 2018 Asian Games here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018
Greece emerges from eurozone bailout programme
Athens, Aug 20 (IANS) Greece has successfully completed a three-year eurozone bailout programme designed to help it cope with the fallout from its debt crisis, the media reported on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Greece,Business/Economy
Aretha Franklin memorial to take place for 3 days
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Legendary singer Aretha Franklin's representative announced the memorial plans for the late songstress, which will take place over three separate days and two different locations.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistani-origin becomes first female Muslim Australian senator
Canberra, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistani-origin Mehreen Faruqi, of the Australian Green Party, on Monday became the first Muslim woman to occupy a seat in the country's Senate.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Australia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Asiad 2018: India defeat Thailand 33-23 in women's kabaddi
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian women's kabaddi team registered their second win at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games as they defeated Thailand 33-23 here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018
White House rejects Turkey's offer for pastor's release
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) The White House rejected Turkey's offer to release an American pastor in exchange for forgiveness of billions of dollars in US fines on a Turkish bank, a senior administration official told The Wall Street Journal.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rajiv Gandhi remembered on his 74th birth anniversary
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi paid homage to his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global cues, rupee push equity indices higher
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Positive global cues along with a recovery in the rupee value pushed the key indices of the Indian equity market higher during the morning trade session on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'English Vinglish' actress Sujata Kumar dead
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Sujata Kumar, fondly remembered for playing late veteran actress Sridevis sibling in the film "English Vinglish" has died of cancer, said her sister Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, the actress-singer.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
This wireless system can track tumours, help dispense drugs
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) A team of researchers including a scientist of Indian origin has developed an "in-body GPS" system that can pinpoint the location of ingestible implants inside the body using low-power wireless signals.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Technology
Prosecutors preparing charges for ex-Trump lawyer
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Federal prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and could announce them by the end of the month, according to sources.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We need more resources to sanitise Twitter: CEO
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Twitter needs more resources to enact rules aimed at tackling heated political rhetoric on its platform, CEO Jack Dorsey has said.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Asiad 2018: Shooter Deepak Kumar bags silver in 10m Air Rifle
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) Shooter Deepak Kumar handed India it's third medal at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games after he clinched silver in the Mens 10m Air Rifle category here on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018
Australian PM in climate policy U-turn
Canberra, Aug 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday said his government has abandoned plans to set an emissions reduction target in legislation.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
US addicted to applying sanctions: Iran Foreign Minister
Tehran, Aug 20 (IANS) The US is addicted to applying sanctions on Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told CNN in an exclusive interview.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Cloudy Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning here on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 27 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Utkarsh Sharma takes on nepotism debate
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Whether Kangna Ranaut likes it or not, Bollywood is all set to introduce another actor from a film family to the Hindi movie-going audience this week in Anil Sharma's "Genius".
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
5 killed in new Indonesia quakes
Jakarta, Aug 20 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 40 others injured as two quakes measuring 6.5 and 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia's Lombok Island where several previous tremors have already claimed over 400 lives since July, an official said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
To denounce deforestation, Peruvian actor marries tree
Santo Domingo, Aug 20 (IANS) Peruvian actor Richard Torres has "married" a tree in the Dominican Republic capital to draw attention to the indiscriminate felling of forests.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Australia considers waiving students' debts
Canberra, Aug 20 (IANS) The Australian government is considering waiving debts of students who unknowingly took on loans, authorities said on Monday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Australia,Education
Pompeo's 4th North Korea visit soon
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) US National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will leave for North Korea soon, his fourth visit to Pyongyang since he assumed office.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
US ready to facilitate, participate in dialogue between Kabul, Taliban
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) The US declared it is ready to support, facilitate and participate in direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban, on the occasion of the Afghan government's announcement on Sunday of a conditional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Reunion of Korean families torn apart by North-South war
Seoul, Aug 20 (IANS) A group of South Korean families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War from relatives living in the North left on Monday for Mount Kumgang for rare reunions with their long-lost relatives.
2018-08-20
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
BJP to suffer major losses in 2019: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said people are unhappy with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which will cause it to suffer major losses in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
43 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra
Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) A small batch of 43 pilgrims left Jammu on Monday for the Kashmir Valley to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
Greece bailout ends, Grexit avoided
Athens, Aug 20 (IANS) Greece has successfully completed a three-year eurozone bailout programme designed to help it cope with the fallout from its debt crisis.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Greece,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Melanie Sykes enjoying secret dates with Ziggy Lichman
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Melanie Sykes has been "enjoying secret dates" with Big Brother's Ziggy Lichman at her house despite claims they are "just good friends".
2018-08-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Camila Cabello uses eggs as face mask
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Camila Cabello puts eggs on her face to make her pores smaller.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
130 civilians killed in hostilities in Libya since 2018: UN
Tripoli, Aug 20 (IANS) UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya Maria Ribiero said on Sunday that 130 civilians in Libya have been killed as a result of hostilities since the beginning of this year.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US security advisor meets Netanyahu over Iran
Jerusalem, Aug 20 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US National Security Advisor John Bolton in Jerusalem on Sunday to discuss issue of Iran.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cumberbatch to get 7.5 mn pounds for 'Doctor Strange' sequel
London, Aug 20 (IANS) "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch will reportedly take home 7.5 million pounds for the sequel to the superhero movie "Doctor Strange".
2018-08-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shawn Mendes can't drink and sing
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Shawn Mendes will not drink alcohol while on tour because he does not want to make mistakes.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Israeli researchers use soil bacteria to cure fungal infections
Tel Aviv, Aug 20 (IANS) An Israeli study said on Sunday that fungal infections could be cured using bacteria found in the soil.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Yemeni rebels hand 31 child soldiers to ICRC
Sanaa, Aug 20 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebels on Sunday handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 31 child soldiers whom the Houthis claimed to have been arrested during the battles, the Houthi-controlled state Saba news agency reported.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Defence/Security
Kim Kardashian shows off curves in neon thong
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West showed off her curvaceous body for a beach photoshoot with her friends. The mother of three was seen wearing little more than a neon pink thong bathing suit.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Man arrested for killing friend, his mother over loan
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A 27-year-old man and his widow mother were killed by his friend, who failed to return their money, police said on Sunday. The accused has been arrested.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saudi Arabia warns possible floods in Mecca
Riyadh, Aug 20 (IANS) Saudi Meteorology Authority announced on Sunday of the possibility of floods in Mecca because of medium to heavy thundery rain, the Al Akhbariya reported.
2018-08-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump once again compares Russia probe to McCarthyism
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) President Donald Trump on Sunday once again, as he has regularly done, compared the Russia probe investigation to McCarthyism, the anti-communist campaign pursued by Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Little Mix singer's strong message for black girls
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock has given a powerful message to black girls about embracing their natural hair, following a conversation that she had with her seven-year-old niece.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kajol to go back to college with 'Helicopter Eela' team
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Kajol will be launching song "Yaadon ki almari" from her forthcoming film "Helicopter Eela" at a college festival here.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wrestler Bajrang dedicates his Asiad gold to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Wrestler Bajrang Punia, who clinched the gold medal in the men's freestyle 65 kg category at Asian Games dedicated his medal to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Four killed, six injured in lighting in West Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Four persons, including two schoolchildren, were killed and six others injured in three lighting strikes in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Sunday, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3rd Test: India take 292 runs lead at stumps on day 2 vs England (Roundup)
Nottingham, Aug 19 (IANS) A disciplined batting helped India score 124/2 in their second innings, taking 292 runs lead Aat stumps on the second day of the third Test match against England here on Sunday.
2018-08-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Four held for killing man during brawl over petty issue
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Four persons, including two juveniles, have been arrested on charge of killing a man and injuring his cousin on Sunday in west Delhi, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DU student leader assaulted, four held
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Delhi University's All India Students Association (AISA) President Kawalpreet Kaur and three others were assaulted by a group of youths here early on Sunday, following which four of the five accused were arrested, police said.
2018-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Pakistan welcomes Afghanistan's ceasefire initiative with Taliban
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday welcomed the Afghan government's declaration of a three-month conditional ceasefire with the Taliban from Monday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
30-year-old man dies of mysterious bullet injury
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Mystery surrounds the death of a 30-year-old man found with gunshot injury in his chest at his house in northeast Delhi, police said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asiad 2018: Bajrang wins 1st gold, Apurvi-Ravi take bronze on Day 1 (Roundup)
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) Wrestler Bajrang Punia won India's first gold medal while shooters Apurvi Chandela and and Ravi Kumar bagged a bronze medal on the opening day of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Teenage girl accuses man of rape, no case yet
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl has complained of rape by a man, who created a Facebook account in her name and uploaded her obscene pictures, police said on Sunday. No case has been registered as yet.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nitish silent over mob attack on professor: Jamia teachers
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Jamia Teachers' Solidarity Association (JTSA) on Sunday slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his silence over a mob attack on an Assistant Professor in the state.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
PM assures flood-hit Karnataka help in rescue, relief works
New Delhi/Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy of help in the rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
GST implementation an example of tax terrorism: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday attacked the Modi government on the falling value of rupee and said the manner of implementation of the GST is an example of tax terrorism.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IAF teams returns from military drill in Australia on high note
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) With some key operational lessons learnt, an Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent has returned home on a high note after participation in the biennial multi-national military drill 'Exercise Pitch Black at Darwin in Australia, an official communique said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Indigenous chopper-mounted anti-tank missile successfully tested
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The DRDO on Sunday successfully flight tested the indigenously developed HELINA (Helicopter-Launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile) system at Pokhran in Rajasthan, official sources said.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Wrestler Bajrang clinches Asiad gold, Sushil flops (Wrestling roundup)
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia on Sunday clinched the gold in the men's freestyle 65 kg category even as veteran Sushil Kumar suffered a shock first-round defeat in the 74-kg category at the 18th Asian Games here.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
EU pledges to help Iran out of US oil ban
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri on Sunday said the European Union (EU) has pledged to take action before the US ban on importing oil from Iran takes effect in November, the media reported.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Aguero leads Manchester City's 6-1 rout of Huddersfield in EPL
Manchester, Aug 19 (IANS) Argentine star Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed Huddersfield Town 6-1 in English Premier League football action on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Don't upload animal sacrifice pictures on social media: TMC leader
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress parliamentarian on Sunday advised people to desist from uploading pictures of animal sacrifice on the social media on Eid-ul-Azha, so that the sentiments of no community are hurt.
2018-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Afghan president announces 3-month ceasefire with Taliban
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a conditional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban starting on Monday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India floor Indonesia 8-0 in women's hockey
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) India's women's hockey team began its 18th Asian Games campaign in an emphatic fashion, flooring hosts Indonesia 8-0 in a Pool A contest at the Gelora Bung Karno Hockey Field here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Hockey
India successfully tests smart anti-airfield weapon
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India has successfully test-fired indigenously designed and developed long-range precision-guided anti-airfield bomb that was dropped from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Sherco TVS Rally factory team's Lorenzo Santolino wins India Baja 2018
Jaisalmer, Aug 19 (IANS) Factory racing team of TVS Motor Company - TVS Racing - finished their India Baja 2018 campaign on a high note as they secured a win in both Group A and Group B categories.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Motorsports
Kerala situation improving, NCMC told; another review meet on Monday
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Kerala government on Sunday informed the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) that the situation in the flood-ravaged state was gradually improving, even as some rainfall was forecast for the coastal state from Monday onwards.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
New 7-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia's Lombok island
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia's Lombok island again on Sunday but no tsunami alert was issued, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
4,225 people rescued in flood-hit Kodagu amid rains
Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 4,225 marooned people have been rescued so far in Karnataka's flood-hit Kodagu district even as incessant rains continued to hamper relief work, said an official on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
CII sets up task force for Kerala flood relief work
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Industry chamber CII on Sunday said a task force chaired by its former President Kris Gopalakrishnan is working on comprehensive relief for flood-affected in Kerala in coordination with the state and district administrations.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP slams Rahul for revocation of Aiyer's suspension
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for revoking the suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyer's membership from the opposition party, saying both were "incomplete" without each other.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3rd Test: Pandya's 5/28 wraps up England at 161
Nottingham, Aug 19 (IANS) Hardik Pandya's 5/28 broke the back of English batting line-up as the hosts were bundled out for 161 in their first innings against India in the third Test of the five-match rubber at Trent Bridge here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Modi speaks to Karnataka CM on flood situation
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy about the flood situation in the state and assured him that the central government would extend all possible help.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wrestler Bajrang clinches Asiad gold
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia clinched the gold medal in the men's freestyle 65kg category defeating Japanese Daichi Takatani 11-8 in the final of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Punjab CM failed to fulfil poll promises: Kejriwal
Barnala, Aug 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday slammed his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh for not fulfilling his 2017 Assembly election promises.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Real Betis defender Junior Firpo extends contract
Seville (Spain) Aug 19 (IANS) Real Betis' Dominican left back Junior Firpo has signed a contract extension until June 2023, the La Liga club announced on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Assam announces Rs 3 cr for flood-hit Kerala
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) The BJP-led government in Assam will extend a financial aid of Rs 3 crore to the flood-ravaged Kerala, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha announces additional Rs 5 cr for Kerala
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced an additional financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for the flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala toll 370, over 7 lakh in camps (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) As the rain fury finally abated on Sunday, 724,649 people remained in 5,645 camps in Kerala following "one of the worst ever floods" that has left about 370 dead and caused unprecedented destruction.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
ED to move HC against appellate tribunal order in Mallya case
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will appeal in the Delhi High Court against an appellate tribunal's order to release flats attached as part of an ED probe against fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya and Karnataka-based UBHL, the agency said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Back series GDP data not official estimates: Statistics Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) In the light of a controversy over back series GDP numbers published this week showing that the Indian economy performed better during previous UPA rule, the government said on Sunday that these are "not official estimates" and that the official data would be released later.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Swimmers Nataraj, Prakash finish fifth, seventh
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) Swimmers Srihari Nataraj and Sajan Prakash finished fifth and seventh in the men's 200m butterfly and 100m backstroke final events respectively at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Wrestler Bajrang clinches Asiad gold medal
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia clinched the gold medal in the 65kg category defeating Japanese Daichi Takatani 11-8 in the final of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
CPI-M urges Tripura government to help flood-hit Kerala
Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS) The CPI-M on Sunday urged the BJP government in Tripura to contribute funds to the flood-hit people in Kerala, pointing out that no BJP-ruled state has yet donated any amount to the southern state.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Magsaysay awardee from Ladakh calls on J&K Governor
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Ramon Magsaysay awardee Sonam Wangchuk, an engineer feted for his outstanding contribution to education and innovation in remote areas of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, called on Governor N.N. Vohra on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Education
Police pick up Hardik from home to foil his protest fast
Ahmedabad, Aug 19 (IANS) The Gujarat Crime Branch on Sunday detained firebrand Patidar agitation spearhead Hardik Patel from his residence, hours before he could undertake a days token fast atop vehicles in Nikol industrial suburb here.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
724,649 people in relief camps: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 724,649 people are sheltering in 5,645 camps following "one of the worst ever floods" in Kerala that has claimed some 370 lives and caused widespread destruction, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab uses mobile app to distribute 13 lakh saplings
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Punjab, the first state in India to launch a mobile app 'i-Hariyali' to supply free saplings, has provided 13 lakh saplings to people through this endeavour so far, Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Sidhu's hug to Pakistan Army chief not nice gesture: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said his Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's hug to Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad was "not a nice gesture and was completely avoidable".
2018-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
J&K announces Rs 2 cr assistance for Kerala
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday announced a relief of
2018-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hajj season starts with nearly 2 mn pilgrims
Riyadh, Aug 19 (IANS) The Hajj season started on Sunday with the Day of Tarwiyah, the first ritual of the holy pilgrimage, in Mina, a neighbourhood of the Islamic city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, with 1,966,461 pilgrims.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion
Asiad 2018: Indian Kabaddi teams start campaign on high
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) India's men's and women's kabaddi teams started their Asian Games campaign on a positive note, winning their respective games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Juventus, Napoli win in Serie A
Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Seven-time defending Serie A champions Juventus came from behind to defeat hosts Chievo Verona 3-2 in Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo's debut with the Turin football giants, while Napoli overcame hosts Lazio in the opening matchday of the 2018-19 Italian football league campaign.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Messi knocks down Alaves defensive wall for 3-0 win
Barcelona, Aug 19 (IANS) Two strokes of genius by FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi and another by Philippe Coutinho in the second half knocked down the defensive barrier that Alaves had erected at the Camp Nou stadium, where the hosts started their La Liga title defence with a convincing 3-0 victory.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Centre keeps eye on disease outbreak in Kerala, sets up camps
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Centre has set up 3,757 medical camps in flood-battered Kerala to prevent epidemic diseases even though no outbreak of any communicable disease has been reported there so far, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
East Bengal footballers collect funds for Kerala flood victims
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) In a show of solidarity for the flood-ravaged Kerala, city soccer giants East Bengal raised funds from the spectators after their Calcutta Football League game against Aryan Club on Saturday night.
2018-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Atletico coach says Filipe Luis to play La Liga opener vs Valencia
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed on Sunday that defender Filipe Luis is to appear in his side's La Liga opener against Valencia, despite rumours about the Brazil international's possible move to Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
India, Mauritius discuss maritime cooperation
Port Louis, Aug 19 (IANS) India and Mauritius on Sunday discussed maritime cooperation during a meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on the sidelines of the 11th World Hindi Conference here.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Mauritius,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
3,500 rescued in Kodagu, rains hit rescue work
Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 19 (IANS) About 3,500 marooned people were rescued in Karnataka's worst flood-hit Kodagu district even as incessant rains hampered relief work, the government said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Bhutan announces dates for 3rd general elections
Thimphu, Aug 19 (IANS) The Election Commission of Bhutan has announced October 18 as the date for the third general elections.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Bhutan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
WHO commends humanitarian workers across globe
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The World Health Organisation South-East Asia chapter on Sunday commended humanitarian workers across the globe for their life-saving assistance and long-term rehabilitation of communities affected by acute events.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heart goes out for those left out from draft NRC: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on World Humanitarian Day, tweeted that her heart goes out to those 40 lakh people left out of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
2018-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan's ruling party appoints Arif Alvi as presidential candidate
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated Arif Alvi as the party's candidate for the office of the President of the country, Information Minister-designate Fawad Ahmed said.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
3rd Test: England trail by 283 runs at lunch vs India on day 2
Nottingham, Aug 19 (IANS) England were 46/0, trailing by 283 runs at lunch on the second day of the third Test match against India here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UPA I, UPA-II delivered highest decadal growth: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday said that back series calculation of GDP proved that UPA I and II governments led by the Congress (2004-2014) delivered the highest decadal growth of 8.13 per cent since independence.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
We've cleared our dues, says Kangana on real-estate controversy
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Rejecting the claims of a real estate broker, Actress Kangana Ranaut says she has cleared all her dues and despite this she is being harassed.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala diaspora in Middle East helps flood victims
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) The Kerala diaspora in the Middle East is extending help and support to those hit by the devastating floods in the state.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Illustrations on vintage postcards, letters to feature in exhibition
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) For raconteur Bakula Nayak, postcards, old bills and legal papers, constitute a window to the history and a canvas for the present. An exhibition of these vintage objects will open at the India International Centre (IIC) here on Wednesday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Rowers Sayali-Pooja, Sawarn-Prakash, Malkeet-Gurinder in finals
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) India's rowers Sayali Shelake and Pooja Rajendra, Om Prakash and Sawarn Singh and Malkeet Singh and Gurinder Singh qualified for the finals in different events at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Researchers develop new way to grow blood vessels
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a clay-based platform to deliver therapeutic proteins to the body to assist with the formation of blood vessels.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Indian naval ship calls at Myanmar port
Yangon, Aug 19 (IANS) An Indian naval ship, Khanjar, has arrived at Myanmar's Yangon Port, further strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries, an official Myanmar newspaper reported on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Asiad 2018: India lose 21-36 to China in women's handball
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) The Indian women's handball team went down to their Chinese counterparts in a Group A match of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
3rd Test: India bowled out for 329 in first innings vs England
Nottingham, Aug 19 (IANS) A disciplined innings from Ajinkya Rahane (81) and skipper Virat Kohli (97) helped India score 329/10 on the the second day of the third Test against England here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Matt Lauer to pay estranged wife $20 mn
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) TV anchor Matt Lauer's divorce with estranged wide Annette Roque is nearing its finalisation and with it comes a multi-million dollar settlement.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
US seeks to overthrow Iranian regime: Tehran
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) The US move to roll out an Iran Action Group (IAG) is aimed at toppling the Islamic regime, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
846,680 people in relief camps: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 846,680 people made homeless by devastating floods in Kerala are sheltering in 3,734 camps and the last stage of rescue operations is now on, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Farhan urges West Bengal to correct 'glaring error' in school book
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor-singer Farhan Akhtar pointed out a "glaring error" made in a West Bengal school book and urged the West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee to rectify it.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports,Art/Culture/Books
I don't relate to web series: Manasi Salvi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Manasi Salvi says she is "too orthodox" when it comes to different types of mediums and that she doesn't relate to the digital platform.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Pope urges help, prayers for Kerala
Vatican City, Aug 19 (IANS) Pope Francis on Sunday called for solidarity and help from the international community for people affected by flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala which has caused widespread death and destruction.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mothers' pesticide levels linked to autism risk in kids
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Elevated pesticide levels in pregnant women are associated with an increased risk of autism among their children, says a study.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Asiad 2018: India women's basketball team lose to Chinese Taipei
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) India's women's basketball team suffered a 61-84 defeat at the hands of Chinese Taipei in group A match of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Manavjit 1st, Lakshay 5th in men's trap's Day 1 qualification
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Lakshya finished first and fifth respectively in the first day's qualification round of the men's trap shooting event at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
BSB cancel show after fans get injured
Oklahoma City (US), Aug 19 (IANS) Pop group Backstreet Boys cancelled their concert here after several fans got injured in a structure collapse.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Conrad Hilton sentenced in car stealing case
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) American hotelier Conrad Hilton has been formally sentenced in his theft auto case -- the same one in which he went off on a racist and homophobic rant.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aussie pacer Johnson retires from all forms of cricket
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) Australia left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson on Sunday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
A pull for younger crowds to engage in art
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) For those not studying art formally, exposure to art via exhibitions could be their first step for deeper engagement with it, said curator Priyanka Chhabra, at her group show which marks her debut curatorial attempt at the Alliance Francaise here.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Asiad: Swimmers Nataraj, Prakash qualify for finals
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) Swimmers Srihari Nataraj and Sajan Prakash made the finals of the 100m mens backstroke and 200m butterfly events respectively at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Karnataka CM briefs President on rescue work
Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday briefed President Ram Nath Kovind on the rescue operations in flood-hit Kodagu districtwhere hundreds are marooned in villages and towns due to heavy rains.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Another Goa Minister to donate salary towards Kerala flood relief
Panaji, Aug 19 (IANS) Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkar on Sunday said that he will donate one-month salary to the relief fund in floods-battered Kerala.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Zain, Randeep Rai to shoot for calendar
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Actors like Zain Imam, Randeep Rai and Helly Shah will feature in a calendar by Delhi-based celebrity photographer Sajid Shahid.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Odisha requests Kerala to provide relief to flood-hit Odia people
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday requested the Kerala government to provide necessary support to the Odia people trapped in the devastating floods.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Adil Hussain dedicates Norwegian film honour to Assam's Goalpara
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Adil Hussain, who has won the Best Actor award at the Amanda Award or the Norwegian National Awards -- the Scandinavian countrys top national film honour, has dedicated it to Goalpara in Assam.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Water-rich planets outside our solar system common: Study
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets which are between two to four times the size of Earth, suggests new research that may have implications for the search of life in our galaxy.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Nick Jonas is more Indian than American: DJ Khushi
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) DJ Khushi, who was assigned the task of spinning the disc at the traditional Indian 'roka' ceremony of actress Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas here, says the singer is more Indian than American.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Green chilly sold for Rs 400 a kg in Kochi
Kochi, Aug 19 (IANS) The worst floods to batter Kerala since 1924 have fuelled shortages and sent prices of vegetables zooming, with green chilli selling at Rs 400 a kg in Kochi and surrounding areas.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
UAE businessman donates for Kerala flood relief
Abu Dhabi, Aug 19 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based businessman has announced a 2.6 million dirhams ($707,837) donation towards relief operations in the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President commends Keralites' resilience
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has praised the resilience shown by the people of Kerala while battling an unprecedented flood crisis.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
The best Prime Minister the Congress never had (Comment)
Aaney wali naslein hum par
2018-08-19
Category: International, India,Politics,Religion,Opinion/Commentary
Kerala CM urges people to use social media cautiously
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinaryai Vijayan on Sunday urged the people of the flood-ravaged state to use social media cautiously in order to stop the spread of false news of the devastation.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vajpayee's ashes immersed in Haridwar
Haridwar, Aug 19 (IANS) The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed by his foster daughter Namita in the Ganges here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Asiad 2018: Sushil loses first round (Second Lead, Supersedes earlier version)
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) India's veteran Sushil Kumar suffered a shock defeat in the opening round of the men's 74 kg freestyle category in the wrestling competition at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Railways' operating ratio crosses 111 per cent-mark in July
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) How much did Indian Railways spend to earn every Rs 100 in April-July this year?
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Afghanistan marks 99th anniversary of independence
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghanistan on Sunday marked the 99th anniversary of its independence from British occupation amid deteriorating security situation.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Infiltration on despite Pakistan's pledge to act against 'inimical elements'
Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A militant was killed in a gunfight with the Indian Army after an infiltration bid by a group of gunmen was foiled in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday - a day after the new Imran Khan-led government took over in Pakistan and three days after its Army promised to stop any cross-border incursion along the Line of Control (LoC).
2018-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Rescued Kerala flood victim lauds NCC cadets
Kottayam (Kerala), Aug 19 (IANS) A rescued Kerala flood victim on Sunday lauded the efforts of the NCC Kottayam unit tweeting: "All the temples, mosques and churches here are drowned in water, but God came wearing uniforms to save us".
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Israel shuts Gaza crossing following violence
Jerusalem, Aug 19 (IANS) Israel said on Sunday it has closed its crossing with the Gaza Strip following violence along the fence during the weekend.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
Pompeo to visit Islamabad for talks with PM Khan
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is likely to visit Islamabad in September for consultations with Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team on issues of mutual interests, sources told Dawn news on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Saudi Arabia introduces free nap pods to Haj
Riyadh, Aug 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will introduce free sleeping pods during this year's Haj starting on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Technology
AI robots to boost spoken English skills of Japanese students
Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) The government of Japan is planning to introduce English-speaking Artificial Intelligence (AI) robots in classrooms to help children improve their English speaking skills, considered one of the worst in the world.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Japan,Technology,Education
Monica Gill 'too new' to do women-centric Hindi films
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Popular Punjabi actress Monica Gill is thrilled about acting in J.P. Dutta's war drama "Paltan", starring actors like Arjun Rampal, Harshvardhan Rane and Gurmeet Choudhary. She feels that she is "way too new" to do a women-led movie in Bollywood right now, but would love to star in one in future.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Asiad 2018: Sushil crashes out in first round
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) India's veteran Sushil Kumar suffered a shock defeat in the opening round to crash out of the men's 74 kg freestyle category in the wrestling competition at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Kerala floods: Adventure Tour operators join rescue operations
Kochi, Aug 19 (IANS) A 90-member team of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India on Sunday began rescue operations in the flood-ravaged Kerala using 17 wide-body rafts brought in from Rishikesh, its team leader said.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Trump accuses social media of being unfair to conservatives
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) After lambasting certain mainstream media houses for producing what he calls "fake news" for quite some time now, US President Donald Trump has now accused social media platforms of discriminating against Republican and conservative voices.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
East Bengal rope in Nigerian striker Gambo
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal on Sunday announced the signing of Nigerian striker Mohammed Gambo for the 2018-19 season.
2018-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Facebook should be treated as content creator: US attorneys
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) For the efforts it makes to "customise" audience for its advertisers, Facebook should legally be considered as a "content creator" just as any other media outlet, according to US attorneys involved in a case relating to the social networking giant's ad policies, the media reported.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
New 6.3-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia's Lombok
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia's Lombok island on Sunday, weeks after three previous tremors in the same region killed 467 people.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India-Thai joint military exercise ends
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A joint "Maitree Exercise" between the Indian Army and the Royal Thai Army, designed to strengthen the partnership between the two forces, ended on Sunday in Thailand, the Defence Ministry said.
2018-08-19
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Permafrost carbon leak could peak within a few decades: Study
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Arctic permafrost's expected gradual thawing due to climate change and the associated influx of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere may actually happen within a few decades, much earlier than previously thought, warns a new NASA-funded study.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Ben Hardy 'lied' to get 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Ben Hardy says he lied about his drumming skills to play former Queen band member Roger Taylor in the upcoming movie "Bohemian Rhapsody".
2018-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Smart Industrial Port City project begins in Odisha port
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 (IANS) A Smart Industrial Port City project to be developed within the premises of the Paradip Port in Odisha has taken off, an official said here.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Amid grief, a wedding in Kerala relief camp
Malappuram (Kerala), Aug 19 (IANS) Even as Kerala battles the worst flooding in 96 years, a young couple taking shelter in a relief camp in Malappuram district got married on Sunday - cheered by others also sheltering with them.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
CEA expects to complete study on ideal power mix
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is expecting to complete its study on the "total system cost" to figure out the best power generation mix by 2030 in terms of cost and grid stability within this month, an official said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Be there for each other: Ariana on Manchester attack
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande says she is battling with anxiety, more than a year after 22 people were killed in a terrorist attack following her concert in Manchester, England.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Asian Games: China wins first gold at wushu changquan
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) China's Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal in wushu men's changquan competition at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Lovato's backup dancer denies supplying her drugs
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Demi Lovato's long-time backup dancer and friend Dani Vitale is denying rumours that she provided drugs to the singer.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kim again slams international sanctions on N.Korea
Pyongyang, Aug 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, for the second time in less than a week, slammed international sanctions on his country, state media reported on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Rhea Chakraborty to turn showstopper for Urvashi Joneja
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Rhea Chakraborty will be seen walking the runway for designer Urvashi Joneja's range titled 'Away' at the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Groundwater depletion drying up Ganges in summer
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Groundwater depletion in the Gangetic aquifers of north India is possibly causing a reduction in the base flow of the mega Himalayan river, leading to it drying up during summer, according to a study.
2018-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Asiad 2018: Sushil crashes out in first round
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) India's veteran Sushil Kumar suffered a shock defeat in the opening round to crash out of the men's 74 kg category in the wrestling competition at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Big B, SRK contribute towards Kerala relief
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Dulquer Salmaan and Jacqueline Fernandez have contributed towards relief work in flood-ravaged Kerala. They have also urged others to donate.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal government announces Rs 10 cr to Kerala
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) West Bengal will contribute Rs 10 crore to Kerala as relief fund following the devastating floods, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Zoe Kravitz thrilled by Streep's praise
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Zoe Kravitz was thrilled to receive praise from Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep for her bowling skills.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Asiad 2018: India crush Japan in women's kabaddi
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) India women's kabaddi team crushed Japan 43-12 to open their campaign at the 18th Asian Games in Group A here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Global cues, rupee to chart course of equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Fears over a rise in global protectionist measures, along with rupee movement and direction of foreign funds, are likely to chart the course of major domestic equity indices during the week starting on August 20.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Midwifing change: How maternity deaths were reduced to zero in remote tribal hamlets (IANS Special Series)
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) The scenic beauty of Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh is in stark contrast to the lives of indigenous tribespeople inhabiting the region. Living in virtual destitution, these tribals -- like their counterparts scattered in remote locations across the rest of India -- lack access to basic amenities like safe drinking water, healthcare and education. Till a few years ago, some of these habitations were not even covered in the national census and nobody knew they even existed.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,IANS Special Series,Features,Health/Medicine
Militant killed in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Soldiers shot dead a militant on Sunday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, a Defence Ministry official said.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Asian Games: Shooters Apurvi, Ravi bag bronze
Jakarta, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar bagged the bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018
Lessons in 'tehzeeb' - from Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Comment)
Eulogies have been written about the "tehzeeb" -- a Urdu word translating into etiquette -- politeness and political culture of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
I enjoy all the public scrutiny: Actor Pulkit Samrat
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Pulkit Samrat loves the power of cinema to make people laugh, cry and dance, as well as the public scrutiny that comes with being famous. But there was a time when it became disturbing for him and his family.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
India has much to offer in wellness space: Arianna Huffington (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Greek-American journalist-entrepreneur Arianna Huffington raised many an eyebrow worldwide when she stepped down as editor-in-chief of the US web portal that bears her name to focus on a wellness start-up she says draws much from Indian traditions and practices.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra thanks all for wishes, blessings
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has solemnised her relationship with American pop singer Nick Jonas, has thanked everyone for all the well wishes and blessings.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in Haridwar
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's foster daughter Namita and grand-daughter Niharika collected his ashes from the Smriti Sthal here on Sunday which will be later immersed in Haridwar.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lack of ethics in corporate governance led to Nirav Modi scandal: Goa B-school director
Panaji, Aug 19 (IANS) Lack of ethical grounding in corporate governance is the reason behind scandals like the one involving diamantaire Nirav Modi in India, just as absence of values in business practices triggered global accounting scandals like Enron and WorldCom, says Ajit Parulekar, Director, Goa Institute of Management, the state's top B-school.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Education
Resistance training boosts exercise motivation
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Lack of motivation is a big factor for many people not following an exercise regime that they initially planned. But a few months of resistance training can change that by instilling in people an intrinsic interest in pursuing physical activity, suggests new research.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Amitabh Bachchan starts shooting for 'KBC' season 10
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Megstar Amitabh Bachchan has commenced shooting for the 10th season of popular television quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC) which he says, has been a long association for him.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyadarshan, Akshay Kumar donate to 'save Kerala'
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Priyadarshan and actor Akshay Kumar have donated money to the Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund towards the flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
This AI system could make lip sync dubbing accurate
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Dodgy lip sync dubbing could soon become a thing of the past as researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can edit the facial expressions of actors to accurately match dubbed voices.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Cinema/Showbiz
Animal markets bustling in Kashmir Valley ahead of Eid
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) As Eid-ul-Zuha approaches, animal markets across the Kashmir Valley were bustling with shoppers on Sunday who were looking to buy sacrificial animals to mark the festival on Wednesday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Kerala flood toll reaches 370, rescue operations continue
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) The death toll due to the devastating rains and floods in Kerala increased to 370, as two more deaths were reported on Sunday with rescue operations continuing in the worst affected districts of Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Light rains in some parts of Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) With light rains in the morning in some parts of the national capital on Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 36.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Egypt ratifies law tightening control over internet
Cairo, Aug 19 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a new law that tightens controls over the internet.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Egypt,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Body found in Florida's Disney World
Miami, Aug 19 (IANS) A body was found inside a burned vehicle near Disney's Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course, police said.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mexican astrophysicist discovers first galaxies in universe
Mexico City, Aug 19 (IANS) A Mexican astrophysicist has identified some of the first galaxies in our universe together with a team of researchers.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Mexico,Science/Tech
Bomb that killed children in Yemen was supplied by US
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) A bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a US State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
148 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra
Jammu, Aug 19 (IANS) A small batch of 148 pilgrims on Sunday left Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
8.2-magnitude quake strikes off Fiji
Suva, Aug 19 (IANS) A massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale on Sundat struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and almost the same distance from Tonga, according to the US Geological Survey.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Fiji,Environment/Wildlife
Ambanis, Bhansali, Bhardwaj attend Priyanka-Nick's engagement party
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) After a 'roka' ceremony made actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas' relationship official, the couple partied the night away with the Ambanis and some of Priyanka's Bollywood friends in attendance here on Saturday night.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gomez believes in paying the love forward
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez is happy to "pay the love forward" after receiving immense love and support from fans following her kidney transplant.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Saudi Arabia announces readiness for Hajj rituals
Riyadh, Aug 19 (IANS) The Saudi government on Sunday announced its full readiness for the Hajj season starting on Sunday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Defence/Security
US ends Syria development fund, says Trump; urges 'rich countries' to pay
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the US has ended the development fund for Syria, urging "rich countries" to pay instead.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Nikki Bella doesn't want kids until her 40s
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) While contradictory views on having children was one of the reasons that led to John Cena and Nikki Bela's splitsville, the actress-wrestler, who wanted to be a mother, has now changed her mind.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
PTI appoints Arif Alvi as Pakistan presidential candidate
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also chairman of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party(PTI), has on Saturday announced to nominate Arif Alvi as the party's candidate for the office of the President of the country, Information Minister-designate Fawad Chaudhry said.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Thomas Mann joins live-action film 'Lady and the Tramp'
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Thomas Mann has joined the cast of Disney's live-action adaptation of "Lady and the Tramp" in the role of Lady's human owner, Jim Dear.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile targeting border city
Riyadh, Aug 19 (IANS) The Saudi air forces on Saturday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias toward the border city of Jazan, the media reported.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security
Sony Music disburses $750 mn to artistes
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Sony Music has begun to distribute the $750 million in profit it collected from the April sale of 50 per cent of its Spotify shares to the artistes and distributed labels within the Sony system.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Eva Longoria wants to hit the gym again
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria says she can't wait to start exercising again.
2018-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I like to do something that challenges me: Jennifer Winget
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) "Bepannaah" actress Jennifer Winget likea to challenge herself with each of her project.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rouhani urges boost ties with Pakistan under Imran Khan
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan on his election as Pakistan's new Prime Minister, state TV reported.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Iran upgrades range of helicopter-mounted weapons
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) The Iranian Army has enhanced the range of weapons mounted on its helicopters to elevate their combat power, the media reported on Saturday.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security
Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over border firing
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in its administered Kashmir, resulted in the death of a civilian.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Shah Mahmood Qureshi is Pakistan's new Foreign Minister
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Shah Mahmood Qureshi was appointed as Pakistan's Foreign Minister on Saturday as Prime Minister Imran Khan approved a 20-member cabinet, Information Minister-designate Fawad Chaudhry said.
2018-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Alliance Air to operate flights from Kochi naval air base
New Delhi/Kochi, Aug 19 (IANS) State-run Air India's subsidiary -- Alliance Air -- will commence operations from Kochi naval base to aide the rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vajpayee's remains to be immersed in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's remains will be immersed in three water bodies of Rajasthan, the Mahi in Banswara, the Chambal in Kota and in the Pushkar Sarovar, said BJP state president Madal Lal Saini on Saturday.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Kerala flood toll 368, over 58,000 rescued, red alert in 3 districts (Intro Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 368, as 33 more deaths were reported on Saturday even as around 58,000 people were rescued in different parts of the state, and red alert is now there in just three districts, down from 11.
2018-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Second phase of Raje's Yatra to start from Aug 24 from Jodhpur
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) The second phase of 'Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra being taken out under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will start from Jodhpur division on August 24 instead of Aug 20, said state media in charge Vimal Katiyar.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
TN surfers dominate day-2 of Covelong Point Surfing C'ship
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The penultimate day of the sixth edition of Covelong Point Surf Music & Yoga Festival 2018 witnessed strong dominance from local Tamil Nadu surfers on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Rajasthan announces Rs 10-crore assistance for Kerala
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday declared a financial help of Rs 10 crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul says Rs 500 crore relief not enough, Modi government 'playing politics' over flood relief
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the financial assistance of Rs 500 crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for flood-ravaged Kerala was "nowhere near enough" and said the calamity should be declared a "national disaster."
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Paddler Manav corners two bronze in Asian Junior TT
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Indias junior paddlers continued their stellar show in the Asian Junior and Cadet Championships, netting three medals in the individual events at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Soldier killed in explosion near LoC in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) A soldier was killed in a landmine explosion on Saturday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Walmart acquires 77% stake in Flipkart Group
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Retail giant Walmart Inc. on Saturday acquired approximately 77 per cent stake in e-commerce major Flipkart.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
4 children among six killed by lightning in MP
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six persons, including four children, were killed on Saturday as lightning struck Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, officials said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Hardik to hold day-long protest atop vehicles
Ahmedabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Patidar agitation spearhead Hardik Patel has said he and his supporters would on Sunday climb on vehicles and stage a days hunger fast protesting the Gujarat Government's refusal to allow him to re-launch his movement for reservation for his community.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Congress to launch month-long agitation over Modi government 'scams'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said that it will launch a month-long nationwide agitation from next week on what it said was "Rafale scam" of the Modi government and other issues.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Organs of brain dead teenager from Bengal save three lives
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Organs of a 15-year-old girl from West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, who was declared brain dead at a city hospital, were donated to three critically ill patients on Saturday, the hospital authority said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Gujarat announces Rs 10-crore aid for Kerala
Gandhinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Saturday announced financial assistance of Rs 10 crore to the flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress revokes suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said it had revoked the suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar from the party following recommendation by its disciplinary committee.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI arrests Dabholkar's killer in Pune
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) late Saturday evening arrested one of the two gunmen who killed Maharashtra rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013, official sources said here.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Three militants were killed on Saturday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir as the Army foiled an infiltration bid, police said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Cabinet Secretary-led committee reviews Kerala flood situation
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Saturday reviewed the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected areas of Kerala and sought proper coordination and distribution of the relief materials, as per a official statement.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shelter home rapes: Opposition demands another Bihar minister's resignation
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Opposition RJD and Congress on Saturday demanded resignation of another Bihar minister over his alleged involvement in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Motorcycle racer found dead in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) A biker, part of a motorcycle adventure rally, was found dead in Rajasthan after he apparently lost his way while exploring the surroundings of Jaisalmer, officials said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KJo to be back with next 'cuppa' of 'Koffee With Karan'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar will be back with the next edition of popular celebrity chat show "Koffee With Karan". It will premiere on October 21.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Maximisation of asset-value vital for IBC success: Secretary
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas on Saturday said maximisation of asset-value of insolvent companies and being fair to lesser creditors are vital for the success of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Telangana rushes 100-tonne food to Kerala
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The Telangana government has dispatched 100 metric tonnes of nutritious food for children in flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Koreas to hold talks in Jakarta to expand sports exchanges
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) Sports ministers from the two Koreas will soon meet in Jakarta to discuss way to expand sports exchanges between the two sides, Seoul's top sports official said Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Contraband gold valued at Rs 1 crore seized in Imphal
Imphal, Aug 18 (IANS) Five persons have been arrested and 16 gold bars valued at Rs 1 crore seized from them, Assistant Commissioner of Customs Division R.K. Dorendrajit said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kohli, Rahane fifties propel India to 189/3 at tea
Nottingham, Aug 18 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane struck fluent fifties to help India recover from the early jolts in the morning session, as the visitors reached 189/3 at tea on Day 1 of the third Test at Trent Bridge here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Real Madrid coach declines to reveal starting goalkeeper vs Getafe
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's new coach Julen Lopetegui on Saturday did not reveal who of his goalkeepers -- Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois -- would play against Getafe in their 2018/2019 La Liga opener.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Infosys CFO Ranganath resigns, search for successor soon (Third Lead)
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Infosys Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath has resigned and will continue in the executive post till November 16, the IT major said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Fire in Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A fire broke out in Lok Nayak Bhawan, where many government offices are located, on Saturday. No one was injured, a fire officer said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Army engineers undertake cross-country cycling expedition
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Electronics and Mechanical Engineers Corps of Indian Army is on a cross-country cycling expedition, during which it will pass through all the states in a span of 120 days, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Kerala flood toll 357, 50,000 rescued, red alert continues in 11 districts (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 357 this monsoon season, as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday even as around 50,000 people were rescued in different parts of the state, and red alert continued in 11 districts following prediction of more rains.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Alliance Air operates proving flight to Kochi naval air base
New Delhi/Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) State-run Air India's subsidiary -- Alliance Air -- has operated a proving flight to the Kochi naval base as an option for rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Relatives, officials bid farewell to Genoa bridge collapse victims
Rome, Aug 18 (IANS) Friends and relatives of 19 of the victims of a deadly bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa bade farewell to their loved ones at a state funeral on Saturday, while the families of 19 others opted for private ceremonies.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys CFO Ranganath resigns, search for successor soon
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Infosys Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath has resigned and will continue in the executive post till November 16, the IT major said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Sri Lankan President congratulates Imran Khan
Colombo, Aug 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan, who was sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister in Islamabad.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Asian Games open in Jakarta amid grand ceremony
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) The 18th Asian Games opened amid a spectacular ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in this Indonesian capital on Saturday night.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Kerala floods: AAP lawmakers, Ministers to donate one day's salaries
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that all Delhi Ministers, party MLAs and MPs will donate a month's salary to help flood-ravaged Kerala, grappling with its worst floods since 1924.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Bengal ex-IPS officer booked in disproportionate assets case
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A disproportionate assets case has been registered against former West Midnapore district police chief Bharati Ghosh, an official said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Legend of 'Gumnami Baba' to come alive on silver screen
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Evergreen Bengali hero Prosenjit Chatterjee will play the title role in an upcoming film on the curious case of "Gumnami Baba", a man many assumed to be the legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Nepali PM congratulates Pakistan's new PM
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday congratulated former cricketer Imran Khan on his election as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
1,500 stranded in flood-hit Kodagu of Karnataka; CM visits affected areas
Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday visited the flood-hit Kodagu district in the southern state, where hundreds are marooned in villages and towns due to heavy rains.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Geo-political tensions to mount pressure on rupee: Experts
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Geo-political tensions between US and Turkey, along with fears of a rise in protectionist measures and outflow of foreign funds are expected to mount pressure on the Indian rupee in the coming week, experts said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Wanted woman involved in 113 crimes held in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A woman gangster involved in 113 crime cases and counted among top five dreaded women criminals in Delhi was arrested early on Saturday, police said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at 80
Bern, Aug 18 (IANS) Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Prize Laureate Kofi Annan passed away at the age of 80 on Saturday, prompting an outpouring of tributes from world leaders and diplomats.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Politics,Diplomacy
STF arrests wanted criminal in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 18 (IANS) The Haryana Special Task Force (STF) arrested a wanted criminal with Rs 1 lakh bounty on his head along with his accomplice after a brief exchange of fire, the STF Deputy Inspector General said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi condoles Kofi Annan's death
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan and called him a conscience keeper of international peace and security.
2018-08-18
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Kofi Annan, global statesman, architect of UN development goals (Obituary)
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the gentle global statesman who died on Saturday, led the world body for two terms during which brought focus to development as the foundation of peace and security.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Two Nigerians held in Gurugram with drugs valued at Rs 5 cr
Gurugram, Aug 18 (IANS) Two Nigerians were arrested in Gurugram and over 1 kg heroin valued at Rs 5 crore in the international market was seized from them, police said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha to receive heavy rainfall
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said several parts of Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall in next three days.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Coach Lopegegui needs goals as Real Madrid begin La Liga campaign (Preview)
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui needs his side to kick off their La Liga campaign with a convincing win when they entertain Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday night.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Printable tags can convert plain objects into 'smart' devices
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed printable metal tags that can be attached to everyday objects and turn them into 'smart' Internet of Things (IoT) devices by reflecting WiFi signals.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Congress to launch agitation over Rafale deal
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday decided to step up its attack over the Rafale deal, terming it a "scam" of the Narendra Modi government and said the party will launch a nation-wide agitation on the issue.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Tributes pour in for former UN chief Kofi Annan
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Tributes to former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Prize Laureate Kofi Annan started to pour following the announcement of his death on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Diplomacy
Two women mowed down by local train in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Two women were killed on Saturday after they were knocked down by a speeding local train near Belgharia railway station under the Eastern Railway's Sealdah division, a Government Railway Police (GRP) officer said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala situation alarming, Centre taking all steps to help people: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday described the situation in Kerala as alarming and said the government is taking all measures to help the flood-affected people in the state.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two Nigerians held with drugs valued at Rs 5 cr in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 18 (IANS) Two Nigerians were arrested in Gurugram and 1.3 kg heroin valued at Rs 5 crore in the international market was seized from them, police said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Vajpayee's 'asthi visarjan' in Haridwar on Sunday
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The "asthi visarjan" (immersion of ashes in river) ritual of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be held on Sunday in Haridwar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Varun Gandhi donates Rs 2 lakh for flood-ravaged Kerala
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Varun Gandhi, on Saturday donated Rs 2 lakh to the Kerala Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood-affected victims in Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP announces Rs 15 crore flood relief for Kerala
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said the state government will donate Rs 15 crore to help the flood-affected victims in Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM (Roundup)
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who in the past had made hardline statements but has been conciliatory of late, was sworn-in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister on Saturday in a ceremony marking the second peaceful democratic transition from one civilian government to another in the country's 71-year history.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
KJo to be back with next 'cuppa' of 'Koffee With Karan'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar will be back with the next edition of popular celebrity chat show "Koffee With Karan", and has already started working on it.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala flood death toll 357, 11 districts still on alert
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 357 this monsoon season, as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday and red alert continued in 11 districts following prediction of more rains.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab CM visits Vajpayee's residence
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday visited the residence of the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee here to pay his respects to the family.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Woakes takes three to deny India good start (Lunch report)
Nottingham, Aug 18 (IANS) England bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes continued his rich form with the ball by taking three wickets to spoil India's decent start and leave them reeling at 82/3 at lunch on Day 1 in the third Test at Trent Bridge here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Koregaon-Bhima riots: Judicial panel to begin hearing in September
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) A two-member judicial commission will hold its first hearing on the January 1 caste riots in Bhima-Koregaon in Maharashtra from September 5 to 7, an official said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raghul, Arjun battle to victories in racing nationals
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Seasoned racer Raghul Rangasamy converted his pole position into a commanding victory to head the MRF F1600 class leaderboard in the fourth round of the national championship at the Madras Motor Racing Track, here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Higher BMI may increase your BP as well
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) If you have a higher body mass index (BMI) then there are chances that you may have increased blood pressure (BP) too, a new study has found.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
TN to supply milk, ssential medicines to Kerala
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said the state would release an additional sum of Rs 5 crore as relief to flood hit Kerala and also supply rice, milk, milk powder, bedsheets, clothes and medicines.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka, Nick 'seal relationship' with 'roka' ceremony
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, following months of speculation, on Saturday solemnised their relationship with a traditional Indian 'roka' ceremony. The actress says she is "taken" with her "heart and soul" by the American singer, who has introduced her to the world as the "future Mrs Jonas".
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
BJP attacks Sidhu for hugging Pakistan army Chief
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday attacked Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan's Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and for sitting beside the President of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) at the swearing in ceremony of new Prime Minister Imran Khan and demanded his suspension from the party immediately.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana announces Rs 10 crore for flood-hit Kerala
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the state would provide a financial assistance of Rs 10 crore to flood-affected people and for rescue operations in Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Dalai Lama offers aid to flood-hit Kerala
Dharamsala, Aug 18 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and made a donation towards relief and rescue efforts.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala flood: NGOs step in to help victims
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As Kerala battles the worst floods in its recent history, many NGOs have come forward to lend their support to ensuring supply of packaged meals and other relief items to the worst affected areas of the state.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Maharashtra extends Rs 20 cr plus flood aid to Kerala
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday announced an emergency financial aid of Rs 20 crore plus food and other essentials for the flood hit victims of Kerala, an official said here.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress MPs, MLAs to donate month's salary to flood-hit Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday demanded that floods in Kerala should be declared a "national calamity."
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Easing inflation, global cues lift equity indices; weak rupee limits gains (Market Review)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Easing inflation data along with braodly positive global cues lifted the key Indian equity indices during the week with the NSE Nifty50 ending at a record closing level on Friday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bengal BJP plans all-party meet to commemorate Vajpayee's contributions
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP West Bengal unit plans to hold an all-party meeting this month to commemorate former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's contributions to the nation, a BJP leader said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Our strength is defence, says women's hockey defender Deep (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The India women's hockey team will rely on its vastly-improved defence, while the attackers will have to improve their finishing skills as the reigning Asian champions go for gold at the Asian Games in Indonesia, experienced defender Deep Grace Ekka has said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Asiad2018,Hockey
Kerala floods: Vijayan cancels US trip for treatment
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) In view of the grave situation in Kerala due to floods, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has call off his proposed trip to the US for medical treatment, an official said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Submit affidavit on expenses made during Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra, HC tells BJP
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Saturday asked the ruling BJP to submit an affidavit with details of expenses incurred on the ongoing Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rajkummar Rao salutes policemen
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao, who on Saturday addressed the officers of the Indian Police Service (IPS) at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) here, praised the policemen for their bravery.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Submit affidavit on expenses made during Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra, HC tells BJP
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Saturday asked the ruling BJP to submit an affidavit with details of expenses incurred on the ongoing Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India condoles former UN chief Kofi Annan's death
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Saturday condoled the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan with President Ram Nath Kovind expressing his condolences to the former Ghanaian diplomat's family and the UN community as a whole.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Love, happiness, togetherness: Wishes pour in for Priyanka, Nick
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Celebrities from Bollywood and Hollywood sent in good wishes in abundance for actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas, who made their relationship official here on Saturday with a traditional Indian 'roka' ceremony.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Bengaluru FC announce 30-man squad for AFC Cup knock-outs
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Bengaluru FC announced their 30-man squad for the AFC Cup knock-out rounds, as they gear up to take on Turkmenistan's champions Altyn Asyr FK in the first leg of the inter-zone semi-final, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on August 22.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Usain Bolt arrives in Australia to train with football team
Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt arrived in Australia on Saturday to train with professional Australian football club Central Coast Mariners, the club said in a statement.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Rupee to stabilise very soon: Official
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian rupee, which has been depreciating against the dollar on account of external factors, will "stabilise" soon with the fundamental equation for trade unchanged, an official said here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Muzaffarpur case: Main accused fears threat to life
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, on Saturday said there was a threat to his life as he was currently lodged in jail along with Maoist rebels.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Breaking moulds wasn't on our minds: Deverakonda on 'Geetha Govindam'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Vijay Deverakonda is loving the overwhelming response to his new release "Geetha Govindam", which is a take on love and courtship.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Jharkhand CM announces Rs 5 crore for Kerala flood-hit
Ranchi, Aug 18 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday announced Rs 5-crore financial assistance to flood-affected Kerala state.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Peru call up Argentina-born midfielder Calcaterra for friendlies
Lima, Aug 18 (IANS) Argentina-born midfielder Horacio Calcaterra was among five uncapped footballers named in Peru's national squad for friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany next month.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Pereira, Arthur named in Brazil squad for friendlies
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Brazil coach Tite has included Manchester United's Andreas Pereira and Barcelona's Arthur Melo in a vastly changed squad for friendlies against the United States and El Salvador next month.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Chinese team to visit North-East to study investment: Tripura Minister
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) A Chinese delegation would visit Assam and Tripura next month to study the possible investment sectors in the resource-rich northeast India, Tripura Health and Family Welfare Minister Sudip Roy Barman said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
AAP lawmakers to donate salary for flood-hit Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that all party ministers, MLAs and MPs will donate a month's salary for flood-hit Kerala state.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Rajinikanth praises 'The Answer'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor-politician Rajinikanth has praised the Victor Banerjee-starrer "The Answer", which traces the life of yoga guru Paramhansa Yogananda's late American devotee James Donald Walters -- popularly known as Swami Kriyananda.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Bhima-Koregaon riots: First probe hearing in September
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Eight months after the January 1 caste riots in Bhima-Koregaon rocked Maharashtra's politics, the first hearing by a judicial commission of enquiry will begin here in September, a top official said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at 80
Accra, Aug 18 (IANS) Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Prize Laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his family said.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Ghana,Politics
No change in Rahul Gandhi's programme in London: Sam Pitroda
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) There has been "misinformation campaign" about cancellation of Congress President Rahul Gandhis visit to British parliament during his forthcoming visit to UK and he will have interactions as planned, Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) Chairman Sam Pitroda said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Schalke beat Schweinfurt 2-0 in German Cup
Berlin, Aug 18 (IANS) Schalke progressed to the second round of the German Cup football competition after overcoming lower league side Schweinfurt 2-0, thanks to the goals from Nabil Bentaleb and Adam Jabiri.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Argentine La Volpe named new coach for Egypt's Pyramids FC
Cairo, Aug 18 (IANS) Egypt's Pyramids Football Club announced on Saturday the appointment of Argentine Ricardo La Volpe, former coach of Mexico, to lead the Egyptian Premier League side.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Egypt,Sports,Football
Kerala flood death toll climbs to 196, 11 districts on alert
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll in the Kerala floods climbed to 196 as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday, even as fresh trouble loomed large for authorities due to prediction of more rains, with 11 districts continuing on a red alert.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India U-16 football team to play Turkey, Oman in Istanbul Cup
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Less than two weeks after the India Under-16 football team finished runners-up to Japan in the five-nation WAFF U-16 Championship, the squad will be participating in the tri-nation Istanbul Cup in Turkey as part of their exposure for next month's AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Taken, with all my heart and soul: 'Future Mrs Jonas Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is "taken" -- with all her "heart and soul" -- by American singer Nick Jonas, who has introduced her to the world as the "future Mrs Jonas".
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Cameroonian defender Andre Bikey joins ATK
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Saturday announced the signing of Cameroonian defender Andre Bikey for the upcoming football season.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
LFW: Aditi Rao Hydari to bring alive 'The Twilight Zone'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari will be the showstopper for designer Jayanti Reddy's 'The Twilight Zone' autumn-winter 2018 line at the forthcoming edition of the Lakme Fashion Week.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
6 killed in Bangladesh clash
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) Six people were killed on Saturday in a clash between two rival factions of a political party in Bangladesh's Chittagong district.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar donates Rs 10 cr to Kerala
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Bihar on Saturday donated Rs 10 crore for relief and rehabilitation work in flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata expresses solidarity with Kerala flood victims
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed solidarity with the flood victims in Kerala and condoled the families of those who lost their lives in the destruction triggered by the torrential rains in the state.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80
Geneva, Aug 18 (IANS) Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, a UN agency said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
This is just the beginning of my journey: 'Comicstaan' winner
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After winning the first season of "Comicstaan", Nishant Suri says the digital comedy reality series helped him realise his potential, and he now wants to work hard to make the most of it.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Messi to miss friendlies as Argentina renew squad
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Aug 18 (IANS) Barcelona star Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia as interim coach Lionel Scaloni revamps the national squad after a disappointing World Cup.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
NASA's Parker Solar Probe operating as planned: Scientists
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) NASA's historic mission to solve the mysteries of the Sun which was launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket on August 12 is operating according to plan, mission controllers have said.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
England put India to bat in 3rd Test, Pant debuts
Nottingham, Aug 18 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to field against India in the third Test of the five-match rubber at Trent Bridge here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Brain tumours may occur in children with common genetic syndrome
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Parents, please take note. The frequency of brain tumours has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome -- neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a new study has found.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Priyanka, Nick 'seal relationship' with 'roka' ceremony
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday solemnised their relationship with a traditional Indian 'roka' ceremony -- considered the first wedding ritual for Punjabis -- in the presence of their close family and friends here.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Hopeful Indians eye Asiad glory (Preview)
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) After a chaotic and sometimes controversial build-up, Indian athletes will gear up to challenge the best in the continent when the main competitions of the 18th Asian Games start here on SUnday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Excess water released from Himachal dam
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Authorities in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday released excess water from the Pandoh diversion dam, located 112 km upstream of Pong dam, as a precautionary measure, resulting in a rise in the water level in the Beas river downstream.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Taliban repeats call for direct talks with US
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) The Taliban has repeated its call for direct talks with the US, a statement said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sidhu hopes Khan's victory proves good for India-Pakistan ties
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that he hopes ties between New Delhi and Islamabad will improve after his "friend" Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Levante thump Real Betis 3-0
Seville (Spain), Aug 18 (IANS) Levante got a brace from Jose Luis Morales to defeat Real Betis 3-0 in the 2018-2019 La Liga opener for both clubs.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Federer pulls off tough win to advance to semi-finals of Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati (USA), Aug 18 (IANS) Switzerland's Roger Federer, second seeded, pulled off a tough win against compatriot Stan Wawrinka who snatched the first set, to qualify for the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters 1000.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Astute statesman Vajpayee was courageous when required, diplomatic when necessary: Fali Nariman (Book Review)
Title: God Save The Hon'ble Supreme Court; Author: Fali S. Nariman; Publisher: Hay House; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 599
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Gulzar as the father in new book
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Gulzar is widely known as a filmmaker, lyricist and writer. But a new book by his daughter, Meghna Gulzar, presents a facet of the icon that few have been aware of - as a father.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 41
Rome, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll in a bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa climbed to 41 even as preparations were underway for a state funeral for all the victims on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district resulting in minor injuries to two civilians, police said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Vajpayee's politics was unprecedented: Pakistani daily
Karachi, Aug 18 (IANS) Hailing the late former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his "great courage and vision" in his attempts to improve stressed ties with Pakistan, a Karachi-based daily on Saturday said his successor Narendra Modi should follow his politics that was unprecedented in South Asia.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Michelle Wolf, Joel McHale's talk shows axed
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale's talk shows will end their runs after a short time on Netflix.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fox News apologises for Aretha Franklin tribute gaffe
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Fox News has apologised for mistakenly including a photograph of singer Patti LaBelle in a tribute to late legendary singer Aretha Franklin.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dave Bautista compares Disney to Trump
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Dave Bautista is still angry with Disney for firing James Gunn from the responsibility of directing the third part of the franchise, and compared the studio with US President Donald Trump.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Bareilly Ki Barfi' clocks a year, Rajkummar nostalgic (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) As "Bareilly Ki Barfi" clocked a year since its release on Saturday, actor Rajkummar Rao reminisced the joint effort that went behind making the entertainer.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Blessed by Indo-Bhutan wealth, stage set for annual literary retreat in the Himalayas (Curtain Raiser)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In the #litfest age of selfies and celebrities, Bhutans annual literary retreat resonates with a mix of the old-world charm and the contemporary vibe. Set to take place in the coming week amid the surreal setting of Thimphu, the extravaganza will open its doors to over 75 eminent personalities from the fields of writing, film and theatre.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features,Human Interest/Society
Vajpayee ashes to be immersed in rivers of Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 18 (IANS) The ashes of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be immersed in the rivers of Jharkhand, a state BJP official said here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Aretha Franklin's funeral on August 31
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Legendary singer Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held on August 31 in her hometown of Detroit.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
6 killed in rival groups' clash in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) Six people including a local political leader were killed on Saturday in a clash between two rival factions of a political party in Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Hill tracts.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heavy rain continues to lash Karnataka district
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Heavy rain leading to landslides and flooding continued to lash Karnataka's Kodagu district, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Priyanka, Nick 'seal relationship' with Indian ceremony
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday solemnised their relationship with a traditional Indian ceremony in the presence of their close family and friends here.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
'Tearful' Musk aims for $25,000 Tesla car for the masses
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) After giving a "tearful" interview to The New York Times, Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk sat with popular You Tuber Marques Brownlee for a chat, revealing his plans for a mass-market electric vehicle priced as low as $25,000.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Infosys CFO Ranganath resigns
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Infosys Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath resigned from the executive post, the IT major said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Kerala flood victims can share location with Google Maps plus codes
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even when they are offline, Kerala flood victims can use their Android smartphones or tablets to generate and share the plus code of their exact location, which can pinpoint their whereabouts and make it easier for rescue workers to reach them, Google said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala floods toll reaches 180, rescue operations continue
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to the floods across Kerala increased to 180 on Saturday with rescue operations continuing at several locations in the rain-ravaged state, authorities said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vajpayee cemented Rohtang 'tunnel of friendship': Residents
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) A frequent visitor to this picturesque resort before illness gripped him, late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is believed here to be the only national leader who thought of ending the five months of exile every year of the residents of the landlocked Lahaul Valley by constructing a tunnel through the Rohtang Pass.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Apple to ditch 'Time Travel' feature with watchOS 5
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Apple is saying goodbye to "Time Travel" -- one of Apple Watch's under-used features -- with watchOS 5 this fall.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
As human beings we should help others in need: Rani Mukerji (IANS Interview)
Melbourne, Aug 18 (IANS) Bringing about social change is the onus of every citizen of the world and not just of a handful of those who are in powerful positions, says actress Rani Mukerji, whose films "Black" and "Hichki" have been instrumental in transforming people's outlook towards those with special needs.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Mother-son hacked to death in UP
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman and her 27-year-old son have been hacked to death in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district, police said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Comedy films an 'escape' for JLo
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, who is returning to the romantic comedy genre with the upcoming movie "Second Act", says sometimes during a tough life one needs a fun and quirky escape.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft developing next version of BP-monitoring smart glasses
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Microsoft is developing the next version of its smart glasses, called Glabella, that can work as a cuff-less, wearable and unobtrusive blood pressure measuring device, according to a new report.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Lana Del Rey's date with Israel
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Lana Del Rey will perform in Israel for the first time in September.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
PM announces Rs 500 crore assistance to flood-hit Kerala (Third Lead)
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore financial assistance for flood-ravaged Kerala where hundreds of people have died, lakhs have been rendered homeless and property worth millions of rupees has been destroyed in one of the worst floods and torrential rain in recent history.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Always chosen indie dramas over mega budget films: Manoj Bajpayee
Melbourne, Aug 18 (IANS) Manoj Bajpayee, who features in first-time director Dipesh Jain's "Gali Guleiyan" -- the gritty trailer of which came out on Saturday -- says he has always chosen independent movies over big budget entertainers as it is his comfort zone.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha sends fire services team to Kerala
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday sent a 240-member fire services team to carry out rescue operations in flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Mallika Dua to go on 'Midnight Misadventures' with celebrities
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Comedienne Mallika Dua is excited to have fun-filled chats with several celebrities through her forthcoming show "Midnight Misadventures with Mallika Dua".
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Infosys CFO Ranganath resigns
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Infosys Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath has resigned from the executive post, the IT major said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn-in on Saturday as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the July 25 general election.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Soorma' vs 'Sanju': Why do films on anti-heroes attract larger crowds? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
For all its flaws, Reema Kagti's "Gold" must be applauded in the loudest possible way, for bringing to the screen lives of unsung heroes involved in a sport that lacks the glamorous appeal of cricket and football.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Which of Vajpayee's bequests will the BJP honour? (Column: Political Circus)
It cannot be gainsaid that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as it is run today, will find it difficult to live up to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's legacy of moderation.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Rahul urges Modi to declare Kerala floods a national disaster
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately declare the floods in Kerala as a national disaster.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Back series GDP calculation proved UPA years best: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to match up with the UPA's GDP rate in its fifth year and said that back series calculation of GDP has proved that the best years of economic growth were the UPA years 2004-2014.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China lodges protest over Pentagon report on planned strikes
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) China's Defence Ministry said it has lodged a formal protest with Washington over a Pentagon report that claimed the Chinese military was training to carry out strikes against the US.
2018-08-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
Unless we experiment, we cannot grow creatively: Abhinay Deo
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) "Delhi Belly" fame director Abhinay Deo says he loves experimenting with subjects in his films and believes that it is the best way to grow as a creative person.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Elated with audience response to 'Gold': Mouni Roy
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Mouni Roy, who made her silver-screen debut with "Gold", has said that she was elated with the audience response to her film that released earlier this week.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Financial distress in India's thermal power sector (Comment)
The thermal power sector accounts for $40-60 billion of potentially stranded assets that are continuing to trouble the Indian banking sector. Fifteen GW out of the stressed 40 GW has not yet been commissioned, as identified in the report of the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Energy earlier this year.
2018-08-18
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Never expected I'll work with Anil Sharma in a film: Nawazuddin
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is gearing up for his forthcoming film "Genius" has said that he never expected to get an opportunity to work with Anil Sharma who has made successful films like "Gadar-Ek Prem Katha" and "Apne" in the past.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Google sports colourful Doodle on opening day of 18th Asiad
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Google on Saturday featured a colourful Doodle to celebrate the start of the 18th Asian Games where athletes from 45 countries will compete in 55 events.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Technology
Kerala Floods: Modi begins aerial survey as weather clears
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday began his aerial survey of the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala, after it was initially called off due to bad weather.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
The evolution of fitness over the years (Comment)
We have grown up listening to the adage "Survival of the Fittest" -- in the context of competitive sports, academics and even business. However, not too long ago, being fit literally increased our chances of survival.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
40 Nepalese pilgrims injured in Varanasi accident
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Forty Nepalese pilgrims were injured in a road accident in Varanasi, police said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Pakistani PM
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SBI contributes Rs 2 cr for flood-hit Kerala
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) has donated Rs 2 crore for the Kerala flood victims and initiated several other ground-level measures in the deluged state, an official said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Militants attack J&K leader's house
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Militants attacked the residence of a National Conference (NC) leader in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, police said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
California exhibition to provide glimpse into Marilyn Monroe's wardrobe
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) An exhibition on dresses and costumes worn by legendary Hollywood actor Marilyn Monroe is all set to open its doors to the public on Saturday at the Paley Centre in Beverly Hills, California.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Art/Culture/Books
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Beauty meets beast in premium segment (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) What exactly do you want in your smartphone? Is it day-long performance, fast charging, more data storage, speed and power, better immersive experience, or all of these?
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Smartphone screens harbour more germs than a toilet seat: Study
London, Aug 18 (IANS) If you think toilet seats are the dirtiest ones swarming with germs, look at your smartphone. A research has revealed that smartphone screens have three times more germs than a toilet seat.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Mueller recommends prison sentence for ex-Trump aide
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended that a federal judge to sentence George Papadopoulos, a former campaign aide of US President Donald Trump, to up to six months in prison for lying to investigators in relation to the ongoing Russia meddling probe.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Partly cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala floods: Modi's aerial survey called off
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aerial survey to witness the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala was called off on Saturday due to bad weather, state government officials said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi begins aerial survey of Kerala floods
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took off in a helicopter from here to survey the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Safecrop Holdings to buy Star Health & Allied Insurance
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The first stand-alone health insurance company, Star Health & Allied Insurance Company Ltd, will change hands soon will all its existing shareholders exiting in favour of Safecrop Holdings Pvt Ltd, a consortium with WestBridge AIF, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and Madison, the company said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Amarnath Yatra resumes after day's suspension
Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Saturday after a day's suspension with 306 pilgrims leaving Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Dalljiet Kaur's 'very difficult' time on show
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Dalljiet Kaur says that it is not easy to switch from a positive to negative character for the show "Qayamat Ki Raat".
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Guterres 'saddened' by Kerala flood toll; UN monitoring situation
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of lives and the destruction due to the Kerala floods and the world organisation is following the situation very closely, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google admits tracking users on smart phones despite disabled feature
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Google has updated a help page for customers of mobile phones to acknowledge that they still can be tracked for using its Search or Maps services, even if they turn off the phone's tracking feature.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Simon Pegg fascinated with India
Paris, Aug 18 (IANS) "Mission: Impossible Fallout" star Simon Pegg says he is fascinated with India and would love to visit the country soon.
2018-08-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia reaffirms commitment to Iran nuclear deal
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Moscow is determined to take all necessary measures to preserve and implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Trump says former campaign chief Manafort 'good person'
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday defended his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as a "good person", as a jury at a Virginia federal court entered the second day of deliberations in Manafort's bank and tax fraud trial.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kylie Jenner, daughter to join Travis Scott on tour
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner shared on Instagram that she and her 6-month-old daughter will be joining Stormis father Travis Scott on his Astroworld tour.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Oil prices rises after sharp declines
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Oil prices continued to rise slightly on Friday after slumping over 2 per cent earlier this week.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Horan, Steinfeld make romance public
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Former One Direction star Niall Horan and actress Hailee Steinfeld were spotted kissing here marking their first public display of affection since romance speculation started in February.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US sanctions Myanmar military personnel, units over human rights abuse
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The US Treasury Department on Friday announced to sanction four commanders and two military units in Myanmar, accusing them of being related with human rights abuse cases in the country.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Trump in November to commemorate end of World War I in Paris
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will travel to Paris next November 11 to commemorate Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UAE condoles Vajpayee's death
Abu Dhabi, Aug 18 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates on Friday condoled the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Togo,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Japan condoles Vajpayee's passing away
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death describing him as a "good friend of Japan".
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
AI Board meets as pilots threaten to halt operations
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Board of Air India met on Friday as the airline's pilot union threatened to abstain from flying duties if the allowance of its members are not paid immediately.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Atalji called me Kalicharan: Shatrughan Sinha
"What can I say about Atalji that I havent said before? Atalji and Advaniji are my Gurus my mentors in politics. They are both father figures in my life. I was sent by them to be trained by Nanajee Deshamukh, then to Madan Lal Khurana and Kailashpati Mishra. All through my training initiation and acclimatisation into politics, Atalji encouraged and supported me.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas step out for dinner date in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, 36, and her American singer beau Nick Jonas, 25, stepped out hand-in-hand for a date here on Friday, with grapevine calling it a "pre engagement party dinner".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Prime Minister arrives in Kerala capital
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday night to see for himself the rain-battered Kerala and also survey the relief and rescue operations.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Army, Navy rescue marooned people in Karnataka's flood-hit district
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian Army troops and Navy divers joined the national and state disaster relief forces to rescue hundreds of people marooned in Karnataka's flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Anjolie Ela Menon launches ink drawings, poetry book
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A book of ink drawings and short verses "Musavvir ka Khayal" was launched by noted contemporary artist Anjolie Ela Menon on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Will start shooting for Abhinav Bindra biopic in January: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor, who was last seen in 'Bhavesh Joshi The Superhero' has said that he will start shooting for biopic of Olympic Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra in January next year.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
HAL becomes first PSU to transact on TReDS: RXIL
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Receivables Exchange of India (RXIL) on Friday said Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has become the first public sector enterprise to make a transaction on the "TReDS platform".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Airlines asked to mount additional flights to Kerala, cap maximum air fares
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The civil aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has asked domestic airlines to mount additional flights to and from Kerala with a cap on the maximum fare.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Talks only way to resolve Pakistan issue: Ex-RAW chief
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) The issues with Pakistan can be resolved only through talks, as one needs to cooperate, talk and listen in order to strike peace and progress with any individual, said former chief of RAW and Special Director-IB A.S. Dulat on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Man scuffles with CISF personnel outside IGI airport, held
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A 27-year-old armed man got into a scuffle with CISF personnel at the airport here on Friday, following which he was arrested, police said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul asks Congress workers to help the needy in Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed concern over the flood situation in Kerala and urged party workers to demonstrate the core party values of service and help those in need.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goa Church urges prayers, donations for Kerala flood hit
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) In the wake of massive floods in Kerala, in a public appeal to Catholics in the state, the Roman Catholic Church in Goa on Friday urged its flock to offer prayers as well as donations for those affected by the natural calamity in the southern state, which has claimed at least 174 lives over the last few days.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana announces Rs 25 cr for Kerala
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday announced Rs 25 crore and 10 reverse osmosis plants worth Rs 2.5 crore for flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana announces Rs 25 crore aid for flood-hit Kerala
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Telangana government on Friday announced Rs 25 crore financial assistance to the flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amandeep wins 11th leg of women's golf meet
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Amandeep Drall carded a three-over 75 in the final round of the 11th leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour here on Friday to clinch back-to-back titles on the circuit.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Name Bogibeel bridge as Atal Setu, says Assam BJP legislator
Dibrugarh (Assam), Aug 17 (IANS) BJP legislator from Dibrugarh constituency, Prasanta Phukan has appealed to the Centre to name the yet-to-be-inaugurated Bogibeel bridge after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Vajpayee's death not end, but continuation of his era: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday in his blog eulogised the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and, disagreeing with many who termed his death "end of an era", emphasised that it would instead be "a continuation of the era" forged by the late leader.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan batsman Jamshed banned over corruption charges
Lahore, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed was on Friday banned for ten years after an independent anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of five of the seven breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Ashok Leyland bags order for 300 double decker buses from Bangladesh
New Delhi/Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland on Friday said that it has bagged an order for 300 double decker buses from the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC).
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Flood death toll 174, red alert in 12 Kerala districts (Third Lead)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The death toll in rain-battered Kerala touched 174 on Friday as a red alert continued in 12 districts, with various agencies continuing the rescue operations after rains subsided to evacuate over 80,000 persons during the day.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Army, Navy rescue marooned people in Karnataka's flood-hit district
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian Army troops and Navy divers joined the national and state disaster relief forces to rescue hundreds of people marooned in Karnataka's flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Nepal Minister meets Sushma Swaraj, offers condolences on Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali who conveyed condolences from his country's leadership over the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Court proceedings of sensitive cases be excluded from live-streaming, suggests AG (Lead, Correcting headline)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Attorney General has recommended that matters of national security, protection of confidential or sensitive information, or those which may provoke sentiments, arouse passions and provoke enmity among the communities should be excluded from the proposed live-streaming of the top court proceedings
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maternal stress can increase mood disorder risk in daughters: Study
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Daughters born to women with high levels of cortisol -- a stress hormone -- during pregnancy could be at an increased risk of developing anxious and depressive-like behaviours by the age of two, a new study has reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
YouTube videos on plastic surgery can be misleading: Study
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Do you turn to YouTube for advice on cosmetic surgery procedures? Beware, most of these are misleading marketing campaigns posted by non-qualified medical professionals, researchers have warned.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Technology
Working on rescheduling Mamata's visit to China: Envoy
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu on Friday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's trip to that counrty earlier this year got cancelled due to "technical problems" from the Chinese side and revealed that they are working on rescheduling her visit in the coming months.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
On a humid day, they came for Vajpayee -- for the last time
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Among thousands of anxious BJP supporters gathered at the party headquarters on a humid Friday to pay tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, there were a few who believed that the former Prime Minister's distinctive character lay not in political conquests, but in his being "charmingly apolitical."
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Aurangabad's BJP corporators assault AIMIM member for opposing condolence resolution
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Aug 17 (IANS) A ruckus was witnessed in an Aurangabad Municipal Corporation general body meeting on Friday when a dozen-odd BJP corporators assaulted an AIMIM member who opposed a condolence resolution on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslim cleric remembers how Vajpayee helped settle mosque dispute (Lead correcting headline)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral procession wound its way through Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, a man wearing a skull cap and sporting a flowing beard, led a group of madrassa students chanting in praise of the departed leader as a mark of gratitude for the former Prime Minister who once helped him settle a dispute over a mosque.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
On a humid day, they came for Vajpayee -- for the last time
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Among thousands of anxious BJP supporters gathered at the party headquarters on a humid Friday to pay tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, there were a few who believed that the former Prime Minister's distinctive character lay not in political conquests, but in his being "charmingly apolitical."
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
RBI's efforts to stabilise rupee hit country's forex reserves: Experts
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) A strong US dollar and subsequent interventions by the country's central bank to stabilise the rupee drained over $1.80 billion from India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves, analysts said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India likely to play with six batsmen in 3rd Test
Nottingham, Aug 17 (IANS) With Indian batsmen struggling against the England bowlers in the first two Tests of the five-match series, skipper Virat Kohli hinted that the visitors may employ an extra batsman in the crucial third Test which starts here on Saturday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Muslim cleric remembers how Vajapayee helped settle mosque dispute
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral procession wound its way through Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, a man wearing a skull cap and sporting a flowing beard, led a group of madrassa students chanting in praise of the departed leader as a mark of gratitude for the former Prime Minister who once helped him settle a dispute over a mosque.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Air Deccan to commence Nashik-Ahmedabad flight from September
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Passenger carrier Air Deccan on Friday said that it will commence a new flight service between Nashik and Ahmedabad under the regional air connectivity UDAN scheme from next month.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Canada condoles passing away of Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Canada on Friday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee whose last rites were performed earlier in the day.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Vajpayee was genuine friend, says Israel
Jerusalem, Aug 17 (IANS) Condoling the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Israel on Friday said that it will always remember him as a genuine friend.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Schalke sign Morocco defender Mendyl
Berlin, Aug 17 (IANS) Schalke have completed the transfer of defender Hamza Mendyl from Ligue 1 outfit Lille OSC, the German football club said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Hoffenheim forward Kramaric pens contract extension
Berlin, Aug 17 (IANS) TSG Hoffenheim and Croatian forward Andrej Kramaric have agreed on a contract extension ahead of schedule, the German football club announced on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Arsenal's Joel Campbell joins Serie A club
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell joined Serie A Frosinone Calcio on a transfer from English Premier League Arsenal, both teams announced on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Vedanta lauds SC asking NGT to decide on Sterlite plant
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Mining major Vedanta on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision not to entertain the Tamil Nadu government's plea against the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order allowing the company access to the administrative unit inside its subsidiary Sterlite Copper's closed plant at Tuticorin.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Keep court proceedings on sensitive cases be excluded from live-streaming, suggests AG
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Attorney General has recommended that matters of national security, protection of confidential or sensitive information, or those which may provoke sentiments, arouse passions and provoke enmity among the communities should be excluded from the proposed live-streaming of the top court proceedings
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Couldn't be happier with Pogba: Man United coach Mourinho
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS) Contrary to midfielder Paul Pogba's statements recently, Manchester United chief coach Jose Mourinho on Friday said he "couldn't be happier" with the French World Cup winner.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Stranded pregnant woman in Kerala airlifted, gives birth
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) A pregnant woman stranded in one of the worst flood-hit areas of Kerala had developed complications with a ruptured amniotic sac. The two lives remained in danger till help came out of the blue - literally.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the country's National Assembly on Friday, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics

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