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Congress fields Hooda father-son, Bhajan Lal kin in Haryana
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Raising the bar for itself for the Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, the Congress on Sunday announced the name of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the Sonipat seat and Bhavya Bishnoi, a grandson of former Haryana strongman Bhajan Lal, for the Hisar seat.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Election to Odisha's Patkura assembly seat adjourned
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Election to the Patkura Assembly constituency in Odisha's Kendrapara district has been adjourned following the death of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla, a poll official said on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
4 Indians among 207 killed in Sri Lanka mayhem (3rd Intro Night Lead)
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) At least 207 people were killed and 469 injured when eight suicide bombings, mainly in Colombo, ravaged Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in the island's bloodiest day since the civil war ended a decade ago. Four Indians, two of them women. were among the dead while some others had a narrow escape.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
7 dead in temple stampede at TN's Tiruchirappali
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) At least seven persons, including four women, died and 12 others were injured in a stampede in a private temple in Tiruchirappali district in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, an official statement said.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tamil actor Radikaa has narrow escape in Colombo
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Noted Indian Tamil actor Radikaa Sarathkumar on Sunday had a providential escape as the bomb in the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo exploded just after she had checked out.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sri Lanka terror attack 'affront' to universal freedoms: US
New York, April 21 (IANS) The United States denounced the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka as an affront to universal values and confirmed that many of its citizens were among the victims.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
3 Indians among 207 killed in Sri Lanka mayhem (2nd Intro Night Lead)
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) At least 207 people were killed and 469 injured when eight suicide bombings, mainly in Colombo, ravaged Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in the island's bloodiest day since the civil war ended a decade ago. Three Indians were among the dead while some others had a narrow escape.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Wife prime suspect in Rohit Shekhar's murder: Crime Branch
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Crime Branch of Delhi Police, which is probing the alleged murder of late Congress leader N.D. Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar, said on Sunday that Shekhar's wife, Apoorva Tiwari, and a domestic help who works as a driver are the prime suspects in the case.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Andhra orders probe into lapses in transport of Tirupati gold
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Sunday ordered an inquiry into alleged lapses in release and transportation of the gold belonging to Tirupati temple in the wake of seizure of 1,381 kg of gold by the Election Commission in Tamil Nadu four days ago.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
'Congress will restore National Security Advisory Board'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram said that if voted to power, his party will re-establish an empowered and fully equipped National Security Advisory Board.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After Jaitley debacle, BJP banks on Hardeep Puri in Amritsar
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) After witnessing the embarrassing defeat of its high-profile candidate Arun Jaitley in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced the name of Union Minister Hardeep Puri from the Amritsar seat for the May 19 parliamentary election.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pragya's statement on Karkare despicable: Former DGs
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Eight former Directors General of Police on Sunday condemned as "despicable and regrettable" BJP's Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's comment that it was her "curse" that led to the killing of police officer Hemant Karkare by terrorists.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Three Indians killed in Sri Lanka, narrow escape for others (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Three Indians are among those killed in the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. Many others, including a leading Tamil actress, had a narrow escape.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Parthiv's 53 propels Bangalore to a fighting total
Bangalore, April 21 (IANS) Opener Parthiv Patel's (53 off 37) half-century followed by Moeen Ali's quick 16-ball 26 propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to 161/7 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, here on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Leaders in Nagaland, Meghalaya condemn Lanka attacks
Shillong, April 21 (IANS) Political and church leaders in Meghalaya and Nagaland on Sunday strongly condemned the multiple blasts that rocked Sri Lanka on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
One surgical strike won't change Pakistan: Lt Gen Hooda
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indian Army's former Northern Command Chief D.S. Hooda, who directed the 2016 cross-LoC surgical strikes, on Sunday said one surgical strike or air strike won't make Pakistan change its behaviour.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Campaign ends for 3rd phase of LS polls in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) The high voltage campaign for the third phase of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha concluded on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Narrow escape for Andhra tourists in Sri Lanka blasts
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Five persons from Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district had a narrow escape in the serial bomb blasts that rocked Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing over 200 people.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Congress fields Bhupinder Singh Hooda from Sonipat
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday announced the name of five Lok Sabha candidates in Haryana including former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who will contest from Sonipat.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Campaign ends for remaining 14 Karnataka LS seats
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) The high-voltage campaign in Karnataka's remaining 14 Lok Sabha constituencies across the state's western and northern parts going to polls in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 23 concluded on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Skirmishes reported as campaign ends in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Campaign for the Lok Sabha elections came to a close across Kerala at 6 p.m. on Sunday amid reports of skirmishes between workers of the three rival political parties coming in from several parts of the state.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Indian actress has narrow escape in Colombo
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Noted Indian Tamil actress Radikaa Sarathkumar had a narrow escape when she left one of the three hotels in the Sri Lankan capital just before it was bombed on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Poll preparedness in Anantnag LS constituency reviewed
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) The District Electoral Officer of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency on Sunday reviewed the final preparedness for first phase of polling in the seat on April 23.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Defence/Security
3 Indians among 207 killed in Sri Lanka mayhem (Intro Night Lead)
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) At least 207 people were killed and 469 injured when eight suicide bombings, mainly in Colombo, ravaged Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in the island's bloodiest day since the civil war ended a decade ago. Three Indians were among the dead.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
India become global power over 50 years, not 5 : Ramesh
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that India has emerged as a major global power by efforts done over the last 50 years, not just in five years.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Manish Goel excited to play a cop (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Manish Goel, known for shows like "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", will be seen portraying a police officer for the first time on TV, and is happy about it.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
AI, IndiGo waive cancellation fees for Colombo tickets
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In wake of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday, Air India and IndiGo have announced a total waiver of cancellation and rescheduling charges for passengers flying to and from Colombo till April 24.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Guterres 'outraged' by Easter bombings in Sri Lanka
United Nations, April 21 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed outrage over the Easter bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka and called for "swift justice" to the perpetrators.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
BJP to defend 62 seats in phase 3, Congress 16 (IANS special)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The third phase of Lok Sabha elections scheduled for Tuesday will see the maximum number of seats going to the polls in a single phase -- 117 across 15 states and Union Territories.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three Indians killed in Sri Lanka
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Three Indians are among those killed in the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India's nuclear weapons not for 'Diwali', asserts Modi
Barmer, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India is no longer afraid of Pakistan's nuclear threats as today it is among the world powers with capability to carry out nuclear attacks across all three media - land, water, and air.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
National Football: Mizoram, Kerala register big wins
Kolhapur, April 21 (IANS) After a thrilling first day of action, the second day of the Junior Girls' National Football Championships, here on Sunday, featured five games as the first round of fixtures in the group stages came to a close.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
BJP fields Puri from Amritsar, repeats four Delhi MPs
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday announced seven more Lok Sabha candidates, repeating Union Minister Harsh Vardhan from Delhi's Chandni Chowk and fielding Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri from Amritsar.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Five Indian pugilists enter Asian Boxing quarters
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Shiva Thapa (60kg) is now one win away from securing a record fourth medal at the Asian Boxing Championships as five Indian boxers entered the quarter-finals on day three of this prestigious continental tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
One Indian among 207 killed in Sri Lanka bloodbath
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) At least 207 people were killed and 469 injured when eight suicide bombings, mainly in Colombo, ravaged Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in the island's bloodiest day since the civil war ended a decade ago. An Indian woman was among the dead.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Warner, Bairstow power SRH to huge win over KKR
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Valiant knocks by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) openers David Warner (67 off 38) and Jonny Bairstow's (80 unbeaten off 43) guided the team to a massive nine-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie, here on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Campaign ends in 5 LS seats of NE voting in phase III
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Campaigning came to an end on Sunday for the remaining four Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam and one of Tripura's two parliamentary seats which are going to polls as part of the third phase on Tuesday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Campaign ends for third phase of polls in Bihar
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Campaigning concluded on Sunday for 5 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar going to polls in the third phase on Tuesday. The constituencies going to vote in this phase are Madhepura, Supaul, Jhanjharpur, Khagaria and Araria in the flood-prone Seemanchal.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Chennai ask Bangalore to bat (Toss)
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper M.S. Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their return fixture at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Modi trying to run parallel government in Bengal: Mamata
Gayeshpur (West Bengal), April 21 (IANS) Attacking the special observers appointed by Election Commission in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused the Centre of trying to run a parallel government in the state by sending in "officers from Delhi".
2019-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'Panipat' is a magical experience: Kriti Sanon
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon, currently shooting for the film "Panipat", says she never thought she would be a part of such a "massive film".
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Average airfares stay 10-15% high, more on non-metro routes
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Airfares on domestic routes, especially those connecting non-metro cities, remain high with suspension of Jet Airways flights. The average ticket prices have gone up in the range of 10-15 per cent across various sectors even as airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo have mounted additional capacity.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengal Special Poll Observer stirs political storm
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Special Poll Observer Ajay Nayak's comments, comparing the current election scenario in West Bengal to that of Bihar over 10 to 15 years ago, has kicked up a political storm in the state with an angry Trinamool Congress seeking his recall and an elated opposition going hammer and tongs at the state's ruling party.
2019-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Manish Goel excited to play a cop (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Manish Goel, known for shows like "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", will be seen portraying a police officer, first time on TV, and is happy about it. "I'm playing a cop for the first time for the show 'Crime Patrol Dastak' special and the role of very powerful and strong," Manish said in a statement.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress condemns 'diabolical' terror act in Sri Lanka
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday condemned the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, terming it a "diabolical act of terrorism".
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Modi cites Sri Lanka blasts, says vote BJP to end terror
Chittorgarh (Rajasthan), April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, condemning the terror attacks on Sri Lanka on the holy occasion of Easter, asked people to vote for his BJP to eradicate terror.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Terrorism
Two Chinese nationals killed in Sri Lanka blasts
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Two Chinese nationals were confirmed killed in a series of explosions in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the Chinese Embassy said.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Death toll from Sri Lanka blasts jumps to 207
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Multiple blasts which shook Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday claimed 207 lives while more than 450 others were wounded, police said.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Naval Commanders to review operations, strategies
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The first edition of the three-day biannual Naval Commanders' conference, to begin in New Delhi on Tuesday, will review major operations undertaken during the past six months, according to a press statement here on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Wayanad: Congress claims Rahul wave, opposition differs
Wayanad (Kerala), April 21 (IANS) From the moment it was announced that Congress President Rahul Gandhi will contest the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat, for many his victory was a foregone conclusion. The opposition disagrees.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Lynn's 51 help KKR set 160-run target for SRH
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Three wickets from left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) restrict Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to 159/8 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, here on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
BJP, Congress upbeat on winning Goa polls
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress have expressed confidence of winning the two Lok Sabha polls and three Assembly by-elections, campaigning for which concluded at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The seats will go to polls on April 23.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jet Airways employees considered taking over airline: NAG
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Internal differences of opinion on employees taking over the management of Jet Airways did not permit pursuing the idea, but employees are ready to fully cooperate with any new investor for turning around the the financially crippled company, a senior official of the National Aviators Guild (NAG) said on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Indian warships arrive in China for naval parade
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Two Indian warships, including its biggest stealth destroyer, on Sunday arrived at China's eastern port city of Qingdao to participate in a Chinese naval parade which will be attended by the navies from about a dozen countries.
2019-04-21
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Filing of papers for Himachal polls begins Monday
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The filing of nominations for the four Lok Sabha seats in Himachal Pradesh, that go to polls on May 19, will start on Monday and continue till April 29, election officials said on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Campaign ends for Lok Sabha polls' third phase in Bengal
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The campaign for the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal ended on Sunday in five parliamentary constituencies scheduled to vote on April 23.
2019-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
International community condemns Easter Sunday blasts
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Leaders from India and other countries on Sunday condemned the series of attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka which have killed 190 people and injured more than 450 amid Easter celebrations in the country.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Singing for family best moment of life, says Adnan
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Popular singer Adnan Sami says of the 33 years appearing on television around the world, serenading wife Roya and daughter Medina has been the greatest moments.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Petrol, diesel prices unchanged across metros
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Domestic fuel prices stayed unchanged across the metro cities on Sunday, with petrol selling at Rs 73 per litre in the national capital for the second straight day.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Sri Lanka death toll touches 190
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Three police officers were killed in an eighth explosion in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, taking the total death toll to 190.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Campaigning ends for third phase of Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Campaigning came to an end on Sunday in 117 constituencies spread over 15 States and Union Territories, which will go to the polls on Tuesday in the third phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'PPP model of urban waste management needs $5 bn/year'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The implementation of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in Indian cities will require the investment of $5 billion (around Rs 34,695 crore) per year, a joint report by industry chamber Assocham and British advisory multinational Ernst & Young (EY) said on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Having a blast with Inaaya, films can wait: Soha
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan, last seen in the 2018 film "Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3", says movies take a lot of time and commitment.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress releases plan on national security
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress on Sunday released its plan on national security which emphasises on five key issues - assuming India's rightful place in global affairs, securing the neighbourhood, internal security, protecting people and strengthening capabilities.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Shimla biker retains 'King of Shivaliks' title
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) Shimlas intrepid biker David Kumar on Sunday scored his third win on the roll in the eighth edition of Hero MTB (mountain biking) Shimla and retained the 'King of Shivaliks title, event organisers said here.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Pakistan, India must change to normalize ties: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday said that if India wants to change Pakistan's behaviour towards it, it should examine and change some of its conduct towards the neighbouring country.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
TN leaders condemn mass killings in Colombo
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam as well as DMK President M.K. Stalin condemned the mass killings by suicide bombers in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Kerala woman killed in Colombo blast
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) A Kerala woman holidaying in Colombo was among those killed in suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, authorities here said.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Cricketers condemn Sri Lanka blasts, send condolences
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Indian cricket fraternity has strongly condemned the serial blasts at multiple locations in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, which killed 192 people and injured over 470 others.
2019-04-21
Category: International, India,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
AAP announces three candidates in Haryana
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday announced its Lok Sabha candidates for three seats in Haryana which it will contest in alliance with the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP).
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Islamists blamed for Sri Lanka blasts: Daily
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Islamist extremists carried out the first six major suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, The Daily Mirror reported.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Lt Gen Hooda laments Pragya's remark on Karkare
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Lt Gen (retired) D.S. Hooda on Sunday said he was hurt by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's remarks on police officer Hemant Karkare, killed in the 26/11 terror attack.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Dangal 2019,Politics
Goa CM asks police to beef up security of churches
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday asked Director General of Police Pranab Nanda to beef up security of churches to prevent a Sri Lanka-like attack.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Bypolls to 6 Bengal assembly constituencies on May 19
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Five West Bengal assembly seats - Islampur, Kandi, Habibpur (ST), Nowda and Bhatpara - will go for bypolls on May 19, according to the Election Commission.
2019-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
A tough poll battle on cards in picturesque Ladakh
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) The electoral battle in the Ladakh Lok Sabha seat of Jammu and Kashmir has become interesting for poll watchers, but tough for contestants.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
In UP's third phase, poll battle enters Yadav land
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) As the Lok Sabha election enters its third phase in Uttar Pradesh, the battle is now taking place in Yadav land with the prestige and stature of the Mulayam Singh Yadav clan on test.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jaypee Infra buyout race picks up with Adani, NBCC bids
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the May 6 deadline approaches to resolve the Jaypee Infratech Ltd (JIL) insolvency case, the battle to acquire the debt-laden company has become more intense with NBCC submitting a fresh bid on April 24 and the Adani Group also entering the fray.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sri Lanka mayhem on Easter Sunday kills 192 (6th Lead)
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka declared a nationwide curfew after suicide bombers carried out a string of well-planned deadly explosions, mostly in Colombo, on Easter Sunday leaving 192 dead and 470 injured in the island's bloodiest day since the civil war ended a decade ago.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Invigorate Foods set to invest Rs 60 cr in India
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Invigorate Foods on Sunday said it would invest Rs 60 crore in India in three years to manufacture soya milk products.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
iPhones to sport 3-camera setup, 12MP selfie shooter
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Apple is planning to upgrade camera resolution and setup in iPhones, to be unveiled this year.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Markets continue gains but cautious strategy advisable (IANS Insight - Market Watch)
Markets were on a roll last week and gained on two of the three trading days. The benchmark indices also hit new highs on Tuesday and Thursday and saw profit taking on Thursday before a long-extended weekend holiday set in. The undercurrent remains strong and the tussle between the bulls and bears is deeply set in. Nothing is going to end in a jiffy for sure.
2019-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Christians celebrate Easter across Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Christians on Sunday celebrated Easter in Kerala with most churches witnessing huge participation of devotees. The Easter mass got over in most churches around 6 a.m., with priests offering a piece of cake and, at some places, a spoon of wine to the devotees.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
World condemns multiple blasts in Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) The international community has strongly condemned the multiple blasts at different locations in Sri Lanka, mostly in Colombo, which left at least 185 people dead and over 400 injured on Easter Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Changed insolvency norms by April next to speed up process
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) is in the process of being changed to be effective from the next fiscal to accomodate the fast changing creditor-debtor scenario, according to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
9,300 troopers deployed for Tripura East polling
Agartala, April 21 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has made unprecedented security arrangements, including deployment of over 9,300 troopers, for the deferred voting to the Tripura East Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday, officials said here on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Defence/Security
No team favourite to win the World Cup: Shoaib Malik
Lahore, April 21 (IANS) Senior Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik believes no team is favourite to win the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
India's Foreign Secretary in China, set to raise Azhar's ban
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale arrived here on Sunday to hold talks with China's State Councillor and the country's top diplomat, Wang Yi, in which the vexed issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel is likely to figure.
2019-04-21
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Modi condemns attacks in Sri Lanka, assures all help
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the terror attacks on Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and said that India stands with the neighbouring nation at this hour of crisis.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Modi speaks to SL leaders, calls attacks 'cold-blooded'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and called the suicide bombings in the country as "cold-blooded and pre-planned barbaric acts".
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
SRH opt to field against KKR in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
I love to do all kinds of films: Darshan Kumaar
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Actor Darshan Kumaar says he loves to work in all genres of cinema.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ariana opens up about her fascination for Jim Carrey
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande has said the celebrity she still loves the most is Hollywood star actor Jim Carrey. Grande said she adored the "Dumb and Dumber" star even more because of his inspirational quotes about depression, reports mirror.co.uk.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big B cracks husband-wife jokes on social media
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Keeping up with the relaxed Sunday vibes, megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday treated his fans and followers with jokes on social media.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RJD contemplates action against Tej Pratap Yadav
Patna, April 21 (IANS) The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar is contemplating disciplinary action against party chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav for raising a banner of revolt and "anti-party activities", said party leaders on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Ex-IAS takes on former IPS in battle for Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) It's a fight between a former IAS official and an ex-IPS officer in the prestigious Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jacqueline Fernandez condemns Sri Lanka killings
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez described as "extremely sad" the killings of 186 people in a string of suicide bombings in her country on Easter Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Will contest from Varanasi if Rahul asks: Priyanka
Wayanad (Kerala), April 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday said she will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi if asked by her brother and party President Rahul Gandhi.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Modi says he is winning but no fun minus Gujarat's 26 seats
Patan (North Gujarat), April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday asserted that the country had made up its mind to bring him back to power but said the victory will have little meaning if Gujarat did not repeat the 26-out-of-26 performance of 2014.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
TMC faces Left legacy, BJP's ascent in Balurghat
Balurghat (West Bengal), April 21 (IANS) With a long pending railway project, lack of development, scarce job opportunities and rampant infiltration and smuggling in the region, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has its task cut out in retaining the Balurghat Lok Sabha constituency in the face of formidable challenge from the BJP and the traditionally strong Left outfit, RSP.
2019-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
India strongly condemns killings in Sri Lanka
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India strongly condemned the serial blasts on multiple locations in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday which killed 185 people, with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying New Delhi stood in solidarity with the island nation.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
When Paloma Faith threatened to kill neighbour's dog
London, April 21 (IANS) Singer-actress Paloma Faith, who stars in the "Batman" spin-off "Pennyworth", says playing villain Bet Sykes turned her into a real-life psycho as she threatened to kill her neighbour's dog.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
It's shameful: Bollywood condemns Sri Lanka mayhem
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) After a string of serial blasts rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday killing 185 people, Bollywood celebrities like Jacqueline Fernandez, Shekhar Kapur and Vivek Anand Oberoi condemned the bloodbath as an act of cowardice.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Congress upbeat on both Goa LS seats, 3 assembly bypolls
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) The Congress party is confident of winning the April 23 elections to the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa and the three assembly bypolls with a 5-0 scoreline, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress blames Centre for Balakot controversy
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday accused the Centre of stirring a row over the number of terrorists killed in the air strike by India on a JeM camp at Balakot in Pakistan.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
TN leaders condemn blasts in Sri Lanka
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam condemned the mass killings by suicide bombers in Sri Lanka on Sunday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
2nd EC notice to Pragya Thakur for Babri remarks
Bhopal, April 21 (IANS) The Election Commission on Sunday issued a show cause notice to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the BJP candidate from Bhopal, for her controversial remarks about the Babri Masjid demolition.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sri Lanka toll 185, curfew declared
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka declared a nationwide curfew after a string of eight explosions, mostly in Colombo, left at least 185 people dead and over 400 injured on Easter Sunday, authorities said.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Kejriwal condemns Sri Lanka bombings
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed grief over the mass killings by suicide bombers in Sri Lanka on Sunday and said that acts of terror should be condemned in strongest terms.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Gabbard outraises Harris among Indian-American donors
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu US Congresswoman and Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, has vastly outraised Senator Kamala Harris of Indian and Jamaican descent among Indian-American donors in the 2020 presidential fundraising derby so far.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Tesla slams critic with restraining order
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Electric vehicle (EV)-maker Tesla has slammed Randeep Hothi -- one of the short-sellers of the company and also its prominent Twitter critic -- with a restraining order on charges of stalking, harassing and endangering company employees.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Those who voted for Modi can also oust him: Mayawati
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of failing to keep his promises made to the people of Uttar Pradesh, BSP President Mayawati on Sunday said that those who voted him to power can also throw him out.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Seventh blast hits Sri Lanka, 2 dead
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Two persons were killed when a fresh explosion rocked the Sri Lankan capital on Easter Sunday, authorities said.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Easter Sunday suicide bombings kill 156 in Sri Lanka (Fifth Lead)
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) At least 156 people were killed and more than 400 injured when suicide bombers exploded themselves in three luxury hotels and three churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in the island's bloodiest day since the civil war ended a decade ago.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
72 Gurugram villages threaten to boycott LS polls
Gurugram, April 21 (IANS) Residents of 72 villages in Gurugram's IMT Maneser area may boycott the Lok Sabha elections after the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) served notices to take back Rs 35 lakh from a compensation amount given to the farmers for land acquisition.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Human Interest/Society,Poll Trivia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bollywood's soft power lends a push to India-China ties
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood's soft power is working its way in China like never before -- and the fan frenzy for superstar Shah Rukh Khan and the runaway success of an experimental film like "AndhaDhun", which has surpassed Rs 250 crore at the Chinese box office, stands as testimony.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
AI, social media regulation find prominence in poll manifestos
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Going by the poll manifestos published by major political parties, the use of digital technology is likely to get a boost under the new government that will come to power after the Lok Sabha election results on May 23.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Annu Kapoor teams up with Ayushmann for 'Dream Girl'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Annu Kapoor has teamed up with actor Ayushmann Khurrana for "Dream Girl", seven years after "Vicky Donor".
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ingram pulls off stunner to dismiss Gayle at Kotla
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The way Kings XI Punjab opener Chris Gayle was batting against the Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla here, it needed something magical from the hosts to dismiss the West Indian. And it was Colin Ingram's brilliance in the outfield that ended Gayle's blistering knock.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Indian President, PM condemn Sri Lanka bombings
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on condemned the mass killings by suicide bombers in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, saying India stood in solidarity with the island nation.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Bieber comments about wife Hailey on Kendall's image
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Pop singer Justin Bieber posted a racy comment about his wife and model Hailey Baldwin on model Kendall Jenner's photograph.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fake review factories fooling online Amazon shoppers
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Amazon's online shoppers are being fooled by fake review factories running on multiple Facebook groups.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIIs lap up bank equities in election season
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) With the general elections underway and with all its associated volatility in full play, foreign institution investors (FIIs) have lapped up the banking stocks to strengthen their position in the market and maximise trading gains in this election season.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mamata grieves Sri Lanka blasts
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday expressed grief and concern over the blasts in Sri Lanka in which at least 138 people were killed and more than 400 injured.
2019-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Congress-AAP 2014 vote share suggests tie-up only way out
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) With just 20 days to go for polling in the national capital, suspense continues over Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress on forming an alliance to take on the BJP.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Private carriers in India have come crashing down
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Aviation in India has attracted entrepreneurs like moths to a flame but only a few have managed to survive and thrive in a sector which has become the graveyard of all kinds of airline business models -- budget, full service and hybrid.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Alex Hales takes break for 'personal reasons'
London, April 21 (IANS) England batsman Alex Hales has gone on an indefinite break due to personal reasons, thus putting a question mark over his availability in the World Cup slated to begin from May 30.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Abhishek spends pool time with Aishwarya, Aaradhya
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who is celebrating his 12th wedding anniversary in the Maldives, has posted a photograph his "girls" -- wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya -- enjoying quality time in the pool.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Garmin bullish on Indian luxury wearable market
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bullish on the Indian luxury smart watches market, US-based wearable major Garmin is set to introduce its super premium 'MARQ' line-up of smartwatches in the third quarter of 2019.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Reinvented the actor in me in New York: Anupam
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who is back in the country after almost three months, says it has been a great learning experience being in New York and reinventing the actor in him there.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Ukrainians vote in 2nd round of presidential election
Kiev, April 21 (IANS) Ukrainians voted on Sunday in the second round of the country's presidential election, with incumbent leader Petro Poroshenko seeking re-election, while TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is making his foray into mainstream politics for the first time.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Steve Harvey's daughter, wife face ire over kiss
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) TV host Steve Harvey's daughter Lori and his wife Marjorie received flak on social media for sharing a photograph of them kissing on the lips.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'DRT on cards if Jet's stake sale process fails'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Even as Jet Airway's lenders are confident of selling their stake in the temporarily grounded airline, they have prepared a contingency plan which includes taking the company to Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), sources said.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sri Lanka suicide bombings on Easter kill 138 (Fourth Lead)
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) At least 138 people were killed and more than 400 injured when a string of suicide bombings rocked luxury hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in the island's bloodiest day since the end of the civil war, media reports said.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Tech companies know what you are doing right now
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Next time when Netflix or Amazon shows you what you should be watching or shopping next, do not just let that notification pass by.
2019-04-21
Category: International, India,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Maharashtra: Scions, stalwarts fight for 14 seats in phase 3
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Political stalwarts, scions of major political families and rebels are in fray for the 14 parliamentary constituencies in Maharashtra, which will go to polls in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 23.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sons of 2 ex-CMs battle for Shimoga in Karnataka
Shimoga (Karnataka), April 21 (IANS) In the battle for supremacy in Karnataka's Malnad region, sons of two former Chief Ministers will lock horns for the prestigious Shimoga Lok Sabha seat in the third phase of polling on April 23.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Shadab Khan ill, ruled out of England series
Lahore, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan wrist-spinner Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the upcoming limited-overs series against England due to illness.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
John Singleton hospitalised after suffering stroke
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Oscar-nominated director John Singleton has been hospitalised after suffering a stroke, his family members said.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Equity indices to gain as healthy Q4 results buoy sentiments: Experts (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The Indian equity market is expected to maintain its northward trajectory in the week ahead as healthy fourth quarter (Q4) earning numbers and anticipation of a stable Central government buoy investors' sentiments, analysts said.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Jency Anthony: Hit singer to school teacher (Where are they now)
(In the series 'Where are they now', IANS profiles singer Jency Anthony who once sang Ilaiyaraaja's mega hit compositions before quietly walking away from the Tamil film music industry)
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress workers protest outside Rahul's residence
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Supporters of Delhi Congress leader Raj Kumar Chauhan on Sunday staged a protest outside party President Rahul Gandhi's residence here over rumours that he was being denied a ticket by giving preference to an outsider.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Smith & Co aim to retain winning momentum against DC
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Having secured a much-needed victory against Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals will look to continue with the winning momentum against an in-form Delhi Capitals (DC) when the two teams meet at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Monday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Stressed power resolution comes to a standstill
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The resolution of 40,000 MW of stressed power projects has come to a standstill with lenders turning reluctant to engage with investors in the absence of fresh directions from the Reserve Bank of India and regulatory overreach that has made lowering of tariff mandatory from projects being sold at lower valuations.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
40 killed in Sri Lanka explosions (3rd Lead)
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed and more than 250 others injured on Sunday as explosions ripped through three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka, media reports said.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Barcelona move step closer to La Liga title
Barcelona, April 21 (IANS) A solid if not inspired performance was enough for Barcelona to prevail 2-1 over Real Sociedad and leave themselves needing just six points to clinch the La Liga title.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sajad Lone expresses concern over Yasin Malik's health
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Peoples Conference (PC) chief Sajad Lone on Sunday expressed concern over the health of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and hoped the national investigation agency (NIA) understood his position.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Swatch defeats Apple in legal war over catch-phrase
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Swiss watchmaker Swatch defeated Apple in a legal battle where the iPhone-maker claimed that the watch company used the phrase "One More Thing" -- which was regularly used by Steve Jobs in his key notes.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Proud of Babri Masjid demolition: Pragya Thakur
Bhopal, April 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Bhopal parliamentary consituency in Madhya Pradesh Sadhvi Pragya Thakur said on Sunday that she takes pride in the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Religion
Pregnant women feel pushed out of their jobs: Study
New York, April 21 (IANS) Many working women feel they are being pushed out of their jobs when they become pregnant while new fathers often get a boost in their careers, say researchers.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sri Lanka blasts: Sushma in touch with Indian High Commissioner
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that she was in touch with the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo as six explosions hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, killing at least 20 people.
2019-04-21
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
20 killed in Sri Lanka churches, hotels blasts (2nd Lead)
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and over 200 others injured in six explosions on Sunday that targeted churches and five-star hotels in Sri Lanka, media reports said.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
It's 'blind love' for BJP politician fathers in Himachal
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) It's 'blind love' for two BJP politician fathers when it comes to supporting their sons in the Lok Sabha elections in Himachal Pradesh.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Dhawan taunts Ashwin post yet another 'Mankad' attempt
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper R Ashwin was at the receiving end of Shikhar Dhawan's mocking when the off-spinner tried to 'Mankad' the Delhi Capitals (DC) batsman during the game in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) edition at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Giving human touch to Alexa or Siri can backfire
New York, April 21 (IANS) An Indian American researcher-led team has found that giving human touch to chat bots like Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa may actually disappoint users.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Technology
AFTER 11)(SUNDAY MORNING RELEASE) I cannot live without football: Colaco (Where are they now)
(In the continuing series 'Where are they now?', IANS tracks down former player and now coach Armando Colaco and asks him what he plans to do in the coming days)
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Selection Day' Season 2 powered by Samad & Tailang's performances
"Selection Day" Season 2 (Netflix); Starring: Mohammad Samad, Yash Dholye, Rajesh Tailang, Akshaye Oberoi, Mahesh Manjrekar; Rating: *** 1/2 (3 and a half stars)
2019-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
A bird's-eye view of Humayun's Tomb complex conservation
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Anyone who crosses Delhis Lodhi-Mathura road's roundabout would remember a colossal Mughal-era monument that stands on it -- the Subz Burj, hidden under scaffolding for heritage conservation. An example of resplendent Islamic architecture of India, it is the first introduction of a dense ensemble of garden tombs that dot the 170-acre area around the historic red-sandstone Humayuns Tomb built by emperor Akbar.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Adah Sharma in film on sex reassignment surgery
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Adah Sharma is thrilled about playing a man in a comedy film on sex reassignment surgery.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Box office: Fudging the figures (Column: B Town)
There was a famous saying in the film industry, which was a filmmakers answer to all criticism and that was: Let the figures speak. Not at all strange that both, the one who criticised a film as well as the one who defended it, used the same phrase! One of them got the satisfaction of being proved right albeit, at the others discomfort. Films of a maker like Manmohan Desai, for instance, were always panned by critics but the collection figures spoke for his films.
2019-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary,Bollywood
Sunny Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded three notches below the season's average at 20.6 degrees Celsius, the Met office said.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ashwin fined for slow over-rate against Delhi Capitals
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab captain R. Ashwin was fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their five-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Dark Web becomes huge market for weapons trade
New York, April 21 (IANS) As the debate over gun regulations rages globally, researchers now report that the Dark Web has become a big market for weapons trade.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Technology
Explosions in Sri Lanka churches, hotels
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Explosions were reported on Sunday at three churches in Sri Lanka as Christians celebrated Easter and also in two five-star hotels, the media reported.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
We need to catch momentum now: Ashwin
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) After succumbing to a five-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals on Saturday, Kings XI Punjab captain R. Ashwin said his team needs to catch momentum and come back on the winning track in the remaining games of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Dhawan's fearless cricket helping us: Shreyas Iyer
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) After securing a much-needed win against Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer heaped praise on Shikhar Dhawan, saying that the "fearless cricket" played by the senior batsman is helping the team in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Blasts reported at churches in Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Explosions were reported on Sunday at two churches in Sri Lanka as Christians celebrated Easter, the BBC reported.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Millions using '123456' as password: Security study
London, April 21 (IANS) Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, with "123456" being the most widely-used on breached accounts, suggests a security study.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security,Technology
Indian, US Navies hold anti-submarine warfare exercise
New York, April 21 (IANS) Indian and the US Navies have held a joint submarine-hunting exercise in the Indian Ocean, aiming to lay the groundwork for coordinating maritime patrol and reconnaissance, according to the US Navy.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Seven killed in UP truck-bus collision
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 30 others injured on Sunday when a Varanasi-bound passenger bus collided head-on with a truck in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri district, police said.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
In direct contest for PM, voters in AP, Punjab, Kerala, TN prefer Rahul over Modi: CVOTER-IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In a direct contest, most voters in Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Kerala and Tamil Nadu will vote for Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Minister but in the rest of the country Narendra Modi continues to be the preferred choice, according to CVOTER-IANS poll tracker.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tear gas used against Paris' 'yellow vest' protesters
Paris, April 21 (IANS) Riot police unleashed tear gas at the so-called "yellow vest" protesters who took the streets of the French capital against economic injustice for the 23rd consecutive weekend, the media reported.
2019-04-21
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft test runs into problems
Miami, April 21 (IANS) Thick plumes of smoke rose over a SpaceX facility in Florida during a test fire of a Crew Dragon spacecraft and the issue was serious, it could derail plans to fly astronauts aboard the capsule later this year, the media reported.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Employees say Boeing plant plagued by shoddy production: Report
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Former and current employees at a Boeing plant in South Carolina that produces the company's 787 Dreamliner jet have claimed that the factory has been plagued by shoddy production and weak oversight that have threatened to compromise safety, The New York Times said in a report.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The US has launched a multi-million dollar clean-up operation at an air base in Vietnam it used to store the notorious chemical Agent Orange.
2019-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Fognini upsets Nadal in Monte-Carlo semis
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 21 (IANS) Italy's Fabio Fognini has pulled off a big upset here, ending Rafa Nadal's bid for a record-extending 12th Monte Carlo title with a straight set win over the Spaniard in the semifinal.
2019-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
11 killed in bus accident in Kazakhstan
Nur-Sultan, April 21 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and 29 others injured on Saturday in a bus accident in Kazakhstan, the Interior Ministry said.
2019-04-21
Category: International, Poland,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhawan, Iyer lead show as DC beat KXIP by 5 wickets
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Opener Shikhar Dhawan (56) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (58*) led from the front as Delhi Capitals turned their poor home record with a convincing 5-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. They reached 166/5 with two balls to spare. With the win, DC now have 12 points from 10 games and have moved one step closer to qualifying for the play-offs.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Jyotiraditya Scindia owns palace, other properties
Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Congress' Guna candidate Jyotiraditya Scindia, who belongs to the erstwhile Gwalior princely dynasty, owns properties worth over Rs 2 billion, including a palace that he got as part of his inheritance.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Gurugram constable jumps after thief to foil escape
Gurugram, April 20 (IANS) An alert constable foiled the escape bid of a thief after he jumped off from the first floor of a police station here early on Saturday, police said.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EC serves notice on Sadhvi Pragya Thakur
Bhopal, April 20 (IANS) The Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday served a notice on BJP's Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur over her controversial remarks about Hemant Karkare, the senior police officer who was martyred in the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.
2019-04-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Jayant Sinha richest candidate so far in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, a BJP nominee from Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency, has declared assets of Rs 76.91 crore, making him the richest candidate among all those who have filed their nomination papers in Jharkhand so far.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
PM helped industrialists, ignored government firms: Sidhu
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that he has behaved like a "business development manager" and benefited industrialists while "sidelining" the government companies.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rajasthan names Smith skipper, BCCI surprised
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Placed seventh on the points table in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals have removed Ajinkya Rahane as the captain and handed the armband to former skipper Steve Smith. The team has managed to win just two games of the eight that they have played and the management believes that bringing him back at the helm might change their fortune.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Not in violation of US sanctions: Reliance Industries
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Reliance Industries on Saturday said that reports suggesting its involvement in an arrangement that leads to cash payment for Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA via third parties and hence violating US sanctions are false.
2019-04-20
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Politics
Samajwadi Party names candidates for Phulpur, Allahabad
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party on Saturday named Pandhari Yadav as its candidate from the Phulpur parliamentary constituency. Pandhari Yadav is a former district President of the Samajwadi Party (SP).
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
AgustaWestland: Court rejects Sushen Gupta's bail
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday rejected the bail plea of Sushen Mohan Gupta, an alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajasthan ask Mumbai to bat (Toss)
Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' skipper Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bowl against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Saturday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Bengal LS polls not letting didi sleep: Modi
Buniyadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday claimed that the trend of voting in the first two phases in the state has "put the breaks on the speed-breaker didi's sleep".
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Consumer confidence recovers in April: Study
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Consumer confidence has recovered in April owing to cooling inflation and easing tensions between India and Pakistan after a war-like situation had developed, said a recent report.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Want industry to open up to outsiders: Soundarya
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actress Soundarya Sharma, who made her Bollywood foray with "Ranchi Diaries", says it would be nice to see the industry open up more to "non-star" children.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
You're my heartbeat: Kajol on daughter's 16th birthday
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) As Kajol and Ajay Devgn's daughter Nysa turned sweet 16 on Saturday, the actress had a special wish to share for her "heartbeat".
2019-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bairstow to leave IPL for England World Cup camp
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) opener Johnny Bairstow on Saturday confirmed that he will leave the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after his team's game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 23 to join England's camp for the World Cup.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Ram's birth in Ayodhya: Memorable view from sanctum sanctorum (Comment)
There was a singular absence of frenzy last week in Ayodhya on the occasion of Ram Navmi. As the campaign for election 2019 rose to a crescendo, one would have expected the Hindutva Brigade to turn up in full force for several reasons. To obtain the Lords blessings for the do or die battle. And to focus on Ayodhya to keep the issue simmering during these crucial elections. True, the matter is in court but so is the Sadhvi Pragya Thakur matter. When were such niceties sacrosanct for the current lot? More likely, the Mandir-Masjid soufflé is not rising.
2019-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Religion
What if there is a hung parliament? (Column: Political Circus)
Conventional wisdom has it that the current polls will not produce a clear-cut result as in 2014.
2019-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Dangal 2019,Politics
Nadal advances to Monte Carlo semi-finals
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal managed to eke out a 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 win against Guido Pella of Argentina to secure a berth in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters, an event he has won 11 times.
2019-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Balanced approach essential on foreign currency debt (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Recent news about an increase in Indian corporates and state entities issuing dollar bonds is welcome news, especially since it clearly shows investor appetite for lending to credible Indian business models. However, relatively easy liquidity and high investor appetite for lending in the international markets must be tempered by the fact that borrowing in foreign currencies is beneficial for businesses with certain specific balance sheet structures.
2019-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
13 people shot dead at family party in Mexico
Mexico City, April 20 (IANS) Thirteen people, including a child, were shot dead at a family party in the Mexican state of Veracruz by unidentified armed assailants, authorities said.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 teens held over Northern Ireland journalist murder
Belfast, April 20 (IANS) Northern Ireland police have arrested two teenagers in the killing of 29-year-old investigative journalist Lyra McKee, authorities said on Saturday.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
2014 contest was tougher, says Shashi Tharoor
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Congress leader and party candidate from this parliamentary constituency in Kerala Shashi Tharoor, who is aiming for a hat-trick win in the Lok Sabha elections, on Saturday said that the 2014 fight was tougher.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Afghan Information Ministry under attack in Kabul
Kabul, April 20 (IANS) An explosion and gunfire was heard in the Afghan capital on Saturday as the Ministry of Information headquarters came under attack by gunmen, officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Egyptians vote in constitution reform referendum
Cairo, April 20 (IANS) Egyptians on Saturday voted in a three-day referendum on constitutional reforms that could allow incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to rule until 2030 and give the head of state and the army more power.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
4 of 11 Tesla board members to step down by 2020
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) In a move that is likely to weaken the powers of Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Founder Elon Musk and cut some of his strongest allies from the board of directors, the company has said that four of its 11-member board would step down by 2020, thus shrinking the board's size by more than a third.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Who is Acharya Pramod Krishnam? (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) With a long white flowing beard, white robes and a red 'tilak on the forehead, Acharya Pramod Krishnam looks more like a godman and less like a politician, who is set to take on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on May 6 in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
BJP candidate asks supporters to opt for fake voting
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Sanghmitra Maurya, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Badaun Lok Sabha seat, has landed in a controversy by asking her supporters to resort to fake voting if the actual voters were unable to cast their ballots.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Samajwadi Party names Phulpur, Allahabad candidates
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday announced its candidates for the Phulpur and Allahabad parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Smith to be handed captain's band by Rajasthan Royals
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Placed seventh in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals are toying with the idea of handing the captain's armband to former skipper Steve Smith as the team has managed to win just two games of the eight that they have played so far. The management believes that bringing him back at the helm might change their fortune.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Vijay Gokhale to meet Chinese FM in Beijing
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale will be on a two-day China visit from Sunday to meet Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi where he is likely to discuss the issue of blacklisting of Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at a UN panel.
2019-04-20
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
New Snapchat Lens to spread anti-bullying awareness
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat is working out ways to spread awareness about bullying on its platform by launching its first ever social impact-based Lens Challenge.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hudson shares first photo of her kids together
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson shared a photograph of all her children together for the first time to celebrate her 40th birthday.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I had erred in judging Mamata earlier: Modi
Buniyadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he had earlier erred in judging Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee as he used to consider her an embodiment of simplicity who wanted to free the people of West Bengal from the rule of the Leftists, but realised his mistake once he got to know of her misdeeds after ascending to the high office.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Of Windies carnage in IPL and WC dreams
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Which is the one thing that has been consistent in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL)? One might say it has been the explosive batting performance from tainted Australian batsman David Warner, who has made a remarkable comeback to the cash-rich league after missing out the last edition. It can also be the as-expected winning run of the M.S. Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, or one might argue for the awful run by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which boasts of being led by the best batsman in the world at the moment.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,IPL 2019,Cricket
US 'church' to offer 'miracle cure' amid warnings
Washington, April 20 (IANS) A US-based group calling itself Genesis II Church of Health and Healing has plans to convene on Saturday to promote a "miracle cure" that claims to cure 95 per cent of all diseases in the world by making adults and children, including infants, drink industrial bleach.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Afghan Information Ministry under attack in Kabul
Kabul, April 20 (IANS) An explosion and gunfire was heard in the Afghan capital on Saturday as the Ministry of Information headquarter came under attack by gunmen, officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Airbnb's growth driving down lodging prices: Study
New York, April 20 (IANS) Global hospitality services provider Airbnb is shaking up the hotel industry by driving down the lodging prices and revenues for traditional hotels, a new study suggests.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
de Villiers has a new nickname for Virat Kohli
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) It is well known that star Indian batsman Virat Kohli is fondly called 'chiku' by his teammates inside the national dressing room. Apart from this, Kohli has been given various other nicknames across the cricketing fraternity such as 'run machine', 'King Kohli', 'chase master', which people use while talking about his batting skills.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Pakistan to play day-night Test in Australia
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given its nod to its Australian counterpart to play a day-night Test in the upcoming 2019-20 season.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Vicky Kaushal injured during film shoot
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal is out of action after suffering an injury during an action sequence for a horror film.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian Foreign Secretary to visit China on Sunday
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale will visit China on Sunday to meet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
2019-04-20
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Tejashwi attacks Modi ahead of Bihar meeting
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Hours ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bihar to address a public meeting in the Araria parliamentary constituency, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday attacked him for the state's suffering.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian-origin physician charged with healthcare fraud
Washington, April 20 (IANS) An Indian-origin physician in the US has been charged with conspiracy to unlawfully dispense controlled substances and commit healthcare fraud.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Instagram testing to hide 'Like' counts on posts
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) To channelise user-focus on sharing better and sensible content on its platform, Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is planning on hiding the 'Like' counts for posts on its app.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kunal Parwani hopes to work with Sharman again
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Kunal Parwani hopes to work with the "most talented" actor and his "Baarish" co-star Sharman Joshi once again.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Audience awareness will change film business: Yami
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The current times are exciting to be in the film business as audiences have become more demanding, says actress Yami Gautam, who is confident this wave of audience awareness will bring about a positive change in the industry.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Academy responds to lawsuit from Roman Polanski
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to a lawsuit from director Roman Polanski that claimed he was unfairly expelled from the organisation behind the Oscars.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Dorsey admits Twitter makes it easy to abuse others
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Admitting that Twitter makes it "super easy to harass and abuse others", CEO of the micrblogging platform Jack Dorsey has said that addressing the issue in a systematic way is his biggest worry.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Adele separates from husband Simon Konecki
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer Adele has parted ways with her husband, Simon Konecki, according to a statement from her representative Benny Tarantini.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
MNM candidates back to usual work after LS polls
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) After days of hectic electioneering, it is business as usual for some contestants in the Lok Sabha elections belonging to Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Mamata must stop seeking proof of air strike: Modi
Buniadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to stop asking for evidence of the Balakot air strike by the Indian armed forces, instead look for "proofs" in the chit fund scams and infiltration that has taken place in West Bengal.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
WannaCry 'hero' pleads guilty to malware charges
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher who helped temporarily stop the WannaCry ransomware bug, has now pleaded guilty to federal charges of creating and distributing malware used to break into online bank accounts.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pranab's son faces 'tough' battle in Jangipur
Jangipur (Murshidabad), April 20 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee faces a tough battle in West Bengal's Jangipur as he seeks a hat-trick of wins from the constituency which had sent his father to Parliament twice.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi to hold road-show, rally in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a road-show on April 23 in Ranchi and an election rally in Jharkhand's Lohardagga district the following day, a state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) official said on Saturday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CJI rubbished sexual harassment charges, says independence of judiciary under threat (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Rubbishing allegations of sexual harassment against him, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday said the independence of the judiciary is under threat and there was a "larger conspiracy" to destabilise it.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Beyonce's Netflix deal worth a $60 million?
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Netflix has landed a three-project deal, reportedly worth a whopping $60 million, with singer Beyonce Knowles.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJD MLA Bed Prakash Agarwalla dies in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Bed Prakash Agarwalla, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Patkura Assembly constituency, died in a private hospital here on Saturday. He was 82.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
House Democrats subpoena full Mueller report
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena demanding that the Justice Department hand over an unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report and the evidence underlying it by May 1, and pledged "major hearings" on its findings.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Stringent punishment awaits Bengal BJP man's killer'
Buniyadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday averred that stringent punishment will be meted out to those who were responsible for the murder of a BJP activist in Purulia, as also in all other parts of the state.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sanders defends herself over Mueller report revelation
Washington, April 20 (IANS) After admitting to investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller that she delivered a false statement from the White House podium, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has defended herself saying she made the remark in "the heat of the moment".
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
People who smoke marijuana weigh less: Researchers
New York, April 20 (IANS) People who smoke marijuana or cannabis weigh less as compared to adults who don't, a new study suggests.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Multi-starrer movies: An evergreen money-making trend
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) "Kalank", starring actors like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sanjay Dutt, minted Rs 21.60 crore on its first day, making it the highest opener of 2019 so far.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
13 injured as train derails near Kanpur (2nd Lead)
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) At least 13 people were injured on Saturday after 12 coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur, railway officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan-US 2+2 welcomes growing ties with India
New York, April 20 (IANS) The US-Japan 2+2 ministerial meeting has welcomed the growing ties between their countries and India in the Indo-Pacific region that is of vital strategic interest to them.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BCCI ombudsman fines Pandya, Rahul for Koffee fiasco
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain has asked all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener K.L. Rahul to pay a sum of Rs 1 lakh each, to widows of 10 constables in paramilitary forces who have lost their lives on duty. They have also been asked to deposit Rs 10 lakh in the fund created for promotion of cricket for the blind as fine for their misconduct in chat show.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Independence of Judiciary under threat: CJI
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday claimed that the independence of the judiciary was under threat.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
WhatsApp testing official emojis for Status doodling
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) To further customise its app features, Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is testing its official emojis on the doodle-maker option available for its Status Stories.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Nothing decided on 'Hera Pheri 3': Priyadarshan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Director Priyadarshan says nothing has been decided regarding "Hera Pheri 3".
2019-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
'Vicky Donor' made outsider like me dream big: Ayushmann
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) On the seventh anniversary of the release of his maiden film "Vicky Donor" on Saturday, actor Ayushmann Khurrana says the success of the movie on sperm donation, allowed an "outsider" like him in the film industry to dream big.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CSK aim to oust RCB in Bengaluru (Preview)
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) After clinching a morale-boosting win against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to continue with the momentum and keep their slim chances of making it to the play-offs alive when they take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
SC hearing on matter of great public importance
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Saturday sat for an urgent hearing on a matter of great public importance touching upon the independence of judiciary.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Acid poured on teenager in Bihar for resisting rape
Patna, April 20 (IANS) In a horror of an incident a teenager in Bihar's Bhagalpur district was bathed with acid after she resisted an attempt to gang rape by a group of four youths, police said on Saturday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SRH look to continue winning run against KKR (Preview)
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad would look to heap more misery on Kolkata Knight Riders and continue their winning momentum when the two sides clash swords in an Indian Premier League return leg fixture here on Sunday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
End Speed-breaker Didi's rule: Modi to Bengal
Buniadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the voters in West Bengal to put brake on "Speed-breaker Didi" Mamata Banerjee's rule and end the "politics of threat, loot and corruption".
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
These iPhone features are coming on Apple laptops
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Ahead of its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) scheduled for June 3, Apple is working on bringing two of its operating systems (OS), macOS and iOS, closer together by introducing several useful iPhone features to its line of MacBooks.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jet pilot shoots tough questions at management
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) An old-timer and veteran Jet Airways pilot Sudhir Gaur has blamed the management for keeping 22,000 employees in the dark over the turn of events that led to complete suspension of the airline's operations leaving the staff in lurch.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Amidst poll din, Himachal Secretariat goes deserted
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) As polling for the four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh is almost a month away, the Ellerslie building -- housing the state secretariat -- wears a deserted look these days with none of the Ministers in the Jai Ram Thakur-led cabinet turning up.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
IS module case: Raids in Hyderabad, Maharashtra
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday carried out raids in Telangana's Hyderabad and Maharashtra's Wardha in connection with an Islamic State module case, officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
IPL confidence will help in WC preparation: Saini
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Navdeep Saini, who is one of the stand-bys for India's World Cup campaign, said the confidence he is getting from playing in the Indian Premier League will help him a great deal if he makes it to the squad eventually.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Moeen Ali took the game away from KKR: Karthik
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) After conceding a 10-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik admitted it was Moeen Ali who took the game away from the hosts at the Eden Gardens.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Facebook still hosting NZ shooting footage: Report
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Despite Facebook's claim that the livestreaming video of the March 15 Christchurch shooting that killed 50 people was removed from its platforms, sections of the raw footage are still available for users to watch, the media reported.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US warns 'India-based call centre scam industry'
New York, April 20 (IANS) The US government is taking aim at the "India-based call centre scam industry", Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski has warned while announcing the extradition of an Indian citizen from Singapore allegedly involved in a multi-million dollar racket.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
286% surge in Russian Twitter bots on Mueller report
Washington, April 20 (IANS) There was a massive surge in Russian-linked Twitter bots and trolls on the micro-blogging platform after the release of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Told AB I will hug him if we win: Kohli
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) AB de Villiers was disappointed not to make it to Friday's game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) which the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won by 10 runs at the Eden Gardens in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), said skipper Virat Kohli on Friday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
3 injured after train derails near Kanpur
Kanpur, April 20 (IANS) At least three people were injured on Saturday after 12 coaches of the Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur, railway officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I am disappointed, should have batted higher: Russell
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Terming the 10-run defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore "sweet and sour", a disappointed Andre Russell did not mince words to say he should bat higher up the order in situations like these for Kolkata Knight Riders.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Joint team to probe initial 737 Max certification
Washington, April 20 (IANS) A joint team comprising government officials from nine countries, as well as members of the three US federal agencies, will investigate how the Boeing 737 Max aircraft was initially certified, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) It was a cool but sunny Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded two notches below the season's average at 19.8 degrees Celsius, the Met office said.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Prosecutors want accused Russian spy to serve 18 months
Washington, April 20 (IANS) American prosecutors want Russian citizen Maria Butina, who pleaded has guilty to an espionage charge, to serve 18 months in prison, while accusing her of seeking to hurt the US in her work as a foreign agent.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
2 US soldiers questioned by Mexican troops at border
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Two US soldiers were questioned by Mexican troops earlier this month while conducting a surveillance operation on the American side of the border, defence officials told CNN.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
US couple sentenced to 25 years for torturing children
Washington, April 20 (IANS) An American couple have each been been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after they pleaded guilty to holding captive and torturing their children for years in their California home.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
US heiress pleads guilty to sex trafficking, racketeering
New York, April 20 (IANS) An American liquor heiress, who was a member of a cult-like organisation and also part of an alleged pyramid scheme that involved sex trafficking and racketeering, has pleaded guilty to related charges in a New York federal court.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
US Senator calls for impeachment trial against Trump
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has urged the House of Representatives to initiate an impeachment process against President Donald Trump for the "severity" of the revelations included in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pope leads Way of the Cross procession in Rome
Rome, April 20 (IANS) Pope Francis presided over a Way of the Cross procession here in honour of migrants and the victims of human trafficking and lamented that they often find closed doors at the countries they are trying to reach.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Italy,Religion
Three injured after train derails near Kanpur
Kanpur, April 20 (IANS) At least three people were injured on Saturday after 12 coaches of the Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur, railway officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump speaks to Libya insurgent General Haftar
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The White House said US President Donald Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US to continue negotiation with N.Korea: Pompeo
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US will continue to work to negotiate with North Korea to achieve the Korean Peninsula denuclearization.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
IPL: Seven spectators nabbed from Eden for betting
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Seven spectators have been arrested in connection with cricket betting from the Eden Gardens here during the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), police said on Saturday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,IPL 2019,Cricket
Ex-US marine arrested for 'N.Korea embassy raid'
Washington, April 20 (IANS) American authorities have arrested a former US Marine who is allegedly part of a group that raided North Korea's embassy in Madrid, reports say.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
He was not depressed: Missing poll officer's wife
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The wife of the nodal election officer, who went missing at Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district, has completely negated the 'depression' theory that has been doing rounds, according to her social media post.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Urban Bangalore gives cold response to LS polls
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Almost half of Bangalore's urban voters didn't vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, as voter turnout in India's tech hub continued to remain stagnant and the lowest in Karnataka.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'Presumption of innocence': Sadhvi still an accused
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case which killed six people and injured over 100, has entered the electoral fray on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Bhopal in perhaps first such case in which a national party has fielded an accused facing terror charges.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Urban Bangalore gives cold shoulder to LS polls
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Almost half of Bangalore's urban voters didn't vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, as voter turnout in India's tech hub continued to remain stagnant and the lowest in Karnataka.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
US dollar falls amid rising British pound
New York, April 20 (IANS) The US dollar decreased in late trading on Friday, amid a stronger British pound, which was lifted by upbeat British retail sales data in the first quarter, signalling robust economic growth for the country.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
BJP will get more seats than in 2014: Modi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the BJP will win the Lok Sabha elections with full majority, and with more votes and seats than in 2014.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
26/11 response would have averted Pulwama: Modi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Pulwama terror attack would not have happened if a strong reply was given after the terror attack in Mumbai in November 2008.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kohli ton helps RCB beat KKR despite Rana-Russell show
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virat Kohli struck a masterly hundred to put Nitish Rana and Andre Russell's magnificent fightback in a shade as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Reese Witherspoon prefers her 40s
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon does not mind ageing as she prefers her 40s over her 20s.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bengal situation akin to what Pandits faced in Kashmir: Modi
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, saying the state is witnessing violence as was seen in Kashmir in the eighties against Kashmiri Pandits and that the situation has to be taken seriously.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal CID grill cop-turned-BJP candidate Bharati Ghose
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) West Bengal CID on Friday interrogated former IPS officer and BJP Lok Sabha poll candidate Bharati Ghosh in an extortion case in West Midnapore district's Daspur, an officer said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Modi to address rally in Bengal's Buniyadpur on Saturday
Buniaydpur (West Bengal), April 19 (IANS) Continuing his campaign blitz in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in this town of northern West Bengal's South Dinajpur district on Saturday, in a bid to give a further fillip to the BJP's Lok Sabha polls prospects in the state.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Priyanka slams Modi government over OROP (3rd Lead)
Kanpur, April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of politicising the Armed Forces by calling the one rank one pension (OROP) a favour to them.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Sadhvi Pragya makes controversial Karkare remark, apologises after outrage (3rd Lead)
Bhopal/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Two days after joining the BJP and being fielded for Lok Sabha polls, Malegaon bomb blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday said then Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had died during the 26/11 terror attack because of her "curse", triggering a major outcry following which she apologized.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Fielding Pragya a reply to those who called Hindu civilisation terrorirst: PM
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that fielding of Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, as BJP candidate from Bhopal was a symbolic answer to all those who labeled the rich Hindu civilization as "terrorist" and asserted that "this symbol will prove costly for the Congress".
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Presumption of innocence': Sadhvi remains an accused
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case which killed six people and injured over 100, has entered the electoral fray on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from Bhopal in perhaps first such case in which a national party has fielded an accused facing terror charges.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No unanimity yet in Congress on AAP tie-up
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said it is yet to decide unanimously on a poll alliance with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Leaders quitting as Congress is sinking ship: Shahnawaz
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) BJP's national spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain on Friday mocked the Congress by calling it a 'sinking ship' after one of its spokespersons, Priyanka Chaturvedi, quit the grand old party and joined the Shiv Sena.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Hardik slapped at rally, slugfest between BJP, Congress (2nd Lead)
Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) Firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel was on Friday slapped at a public meeting in Gujarat's Surendranagar district by a man who alleged Patel was playing politics with the sentiments of the community.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Militant killed in gunfight in J&K's Baramulla
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) A militant was killed in a brief gunfight with security forces on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Urban Bangalore gives cold shoulder to LS polls
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Almost half of Bangalore's urban voters didn't vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, as voter turnout in India's tech hub continued to remain stagnant and the lowest in Karnataka.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Ton-up Kohli powers RCB to 213/4 against KKR
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Virat Kohli notched up his fifth century in the Indian Premier League while Moeen Ali too struck a belligerent fifty to help Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) post a mammoth 213/4 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Climate Change can affect food, water security: Expert
Mandi, April 19 (IANS) Climate change can affect the food, water and energy security of a region, Ministry of Earth Sciences Secretary M. Rajeevan said here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sadhvi Pragya makes controversial Karkare remark, apologises after outcry (2nd Lead)
Bhopal/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Two days after joining the BJP and being fielded for Lok Sabha polls, 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday said then Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had died during the 26/11 terror attack because of her "curse", triggering a major outcry following which she apologized.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Two elephants run over by train
Dehradun, April 19 (IANS) Two elephants were killed after they were hit by a train in Jwalapur area of Haridwar district early on Friday, a forest department official said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EC revises poll timings for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday revised the poll timings for Anantnag parliamentary constituency which is going to the polls in three phases from April 23.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kushwaha to remain RLSP chief till polls are over: EC
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha will continue to be the President of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and the symbol of "ceiling fan" will be reserved for the party till the conclusion of the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission (EC) ruled on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sadhvi Pragya apologises for Karkare curse remark after row
Bhopal/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, who sparked a controversy on Friday by saying that Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had died during the 26/11 terror attack due to "her curse", apologised for her remark and termed him a "martyr".
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
PM blames Congress for traders' negative image
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Congress had created a negative perception about traders by blaming them for the price rise.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rohit Tiwari murder: Police say probing property angle
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Three days after Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's mysterious death in his south Delhi residence, the autopsy report has suggested that he died an "unnatural death, indicating that he was killed", a police officer said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics
BJP will draw a blank in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Taking a jibe at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his comments that the Northeast, Bengal and Odisha would be the surprises in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in for a "surprise" as it will secure a "rosogolla" (zero) from her state.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Over 81% voting in 2nd phase in West Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) West Bengal's Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Raiganj parliamentary constituencies recorded 81.68 per cent voting in the second phase on Thursday, an official said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pragya aplologises for her remarks against Karkare
Bhopal, April 19 (IANS) BJPs Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday apologised for her remarks that Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had died because of her "curse" and described him a martyr.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Central forces to man 90% booths in Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) A total of 324 companies of central forces are being deployed to man 90 per cent of the polling stations in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal scheduled to be held on April 23, a top official said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sonakshi happy with fantastic response to 'Kalank'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha says essaying the role of Satya in "Kalank" has been a very fulfilling experience.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Paddlers Manush, Raegan combine to bag bronze
Brussels, April 19 (IANS) India's young paddlers Manush Shah and Raegan Albuquerque clinched the bronze at the Belgium Junior and Cadet Open, a part of the ITTF Junior Circuit Premium, here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Other Sports
INLD announces three more candidates in Haryana
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Friday named candidates for three more Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. The party had on Wednesday announced candidates for six seats.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Indian boxers dominate Asian Championship
Bangkok, April 19 (IANS) World Championships' silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) entered the Asian Boxing Championships quarter-finals asserting her dominance with a 5-0 win over Vietnam's Do Nha Uyan, while four other Indian boxers made a winning start on the opening day of the event here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Thailand,Sports
Manipur CM did not jump queue to vote: CM's office
Imphal, April 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh did not jump the queue to vote on Thursday during the polling for the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat, his office said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress seeks security for Hardik after attack
Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday urged the Election Commission to immediately provide security to Patidar leader Hardik Patel, hours after he was slapped by a man who alleged Patel was playing politics with the sentiments of the community.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Three held for cheating insurance companies
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of Haryana Police has busted a gang which fraudulently claimed insurance money in the name of deceased cancer patients by showing their deaths in road accidents.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala BJP candidates use party organ to list cases they face
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The BJP's Kerala Lok Sabha candidates are using the party's organ in the state to comply with the Supreme Court judgment that all those in the fray publicise criminal cases registered against them in a newspaper with wide circulation for three days.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Churches decorated as Bengal observes Good Friday
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Churches in West Bengal witnessed a flood of the devout on the occasion of Good Friday spreading a message of peace, tolerance and forgiveness.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Ears to the ground: UP bypolls a warning to BJP
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Kairana and Noorpur continue to haunt the Bhartiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh even as the party leadership insists that it is returning to power with a bigger majority.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
Two-day campaigning ban on Himachal BJP chief Satti
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Friday barred BJP's Himachal Pradesh chief Satpal Singh Satti from campaigning for two days starting Saturday over his "indecent and derogatory" comment against Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
UK warns its citizens against travel to Pakistan
London, April 19 (IANS) The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised its citizens against travel to Pakistan due to a "high threat of terrorism, kidnap and sectarian violence" throughout the country and said foreigners may be "directly targeted".
2019-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
After years, Sena gets a face to woo urban class
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) After nearly three decades, ex-Congresswoman Priyanka V. Chaturvedi's grand entry to the Shiv Sena will bring a much-needed 'glamour quotient' to the Mumbai headquartered party.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019
IndiGo to gain most from Jet Airways collapse
The country's largest carrier IndiGo is set to consolidate its position and rule the skies following the collapse of its rival Jet Airways.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sushma urges Indians in Tripoli to leave immediately
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called upon relatives of Indians residing in Tripoli to ask them to leave the Libyan capital immediately, saying the situation there is fast deteriorating.
2019-04-19
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Amarinder blasts Sadhvi Pragya over Karkare comment
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday lashed out at BJPs Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Sadhvi Pragya for insulting a decorated dead police officer and accused the hardline leader of dragging the current nationalism discourse to a new low.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics,Religion
Visa denial irks US scientist
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) A world-renowned US geophysicist is highly disappointed that India denied him a visa to attend a three-day international conference at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, that began on Thursday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Science/Tech
Ex-bureaucrats to fight it out in Odisha in phase 3
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) The third phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 23 will witness a battle between several political heavyweights as well as former bureaucrats in Odisha.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tej Pratap Yadav challenges RJD again
Patna, April 19 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on Friday again challenged the RJD by refusing to accept its candidate Syed Faisal Ali in the Sheohar Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
KKR win toss, ask RCB to bat first
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and asked Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to bat first in their crucial Indian Premier League game at Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
AMMK to be registered as party with EC, Dhinakaran elevated
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) The Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) party on Friday elevated its founder T.T.V. Dhinakaran as its General Secretary and said steps will be taken to register it as a political party with the Election Commission.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SpiceJet hires 500, most from grounded Jet
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has hired as many as 500 pilots, cabin crew, technical and other ground staff in recent weeks with most of them coming from now-grounded Jet Airways.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Poll memes, dubsmashes take social media by storm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With am aim to strike a chord with young voters, political parties, candidates and the public relations firms have gone into a frenzy, sharing memes and dubsmashes, including in regional languages, across social media platforms.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Five workers die while digging well in TN
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) In a tragic accident, five workers engaged in digging a new well in Tamil Nadu's Tiruvannamalai district were killed on Friday when a rope they had tied to their bodies for safety snapped, police said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scrapped 1,500 laws in 5 years: Modi to traders
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) In the middle of the ongoing general election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the NDA government scrapped over 1,500 laws in the last five years to ease business operations in the country.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Banks Board Bureau lists 75 bankers for PSB leadership roles
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has identified 75 senior officials of state-run banks for leadership roles across public sector banks (PSB).
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Swedish activist leads climate change strike in Rome
Rome, April 19 (IANS) Thousands of young Italians spent Friday with Sweden's teen climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, who warned them that her generation's struggle for a sustainable future will go on for years.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Italy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Egyptians abroad begin voting in charter referendum
Cairo, April 19 (IANS) Egyptians living abroad on Friday began casting their ballot in a referendum on constitutional reforms that could allow current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to rule until 2030.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Congress opened doors to infiltrators: Ram Madhav
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress alleging that it was the Congress government at the Centre in 1967 that opened the country's doors to infiltrators.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
35 trucks return after ban on cross-LoC trade
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) Authorities on Friday disallowed 35 trucks carrying goods to cross over to Pakistan-administered part of Jammu and Kashmir following India's decision to suspend the cross-LoC trade trade.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ratan Tata pays courtesy visit to RSS chief
Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) For the second time in over two years, renowned industrialist Ratan N. Tata called on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat at the RSS headquarters, sources said here.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Priyanka on Kanpur road show after Amethi meetings (2nd Lead)
Kanpur, April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday drew huge numbers of Congress supporters out on the streets as she kicked off her road show in this Uttar Pradesh industrial city on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
400 kg polythene bags seized in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 19 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Friday raided the Khandsa wholesale market in the city and seized 400 kilogram of polythene bags from various traders.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
227 candidates in fray for 20 LS seats in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) A record 227 candidates will fight it out for the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, which go to the polls in the third phase of polling on April 23.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Bonding session post first loss behind MI's resurgence
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Having lost their opening game of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League at home against Delhi Capitals, the Mumbai Indians players were dejected. But known to always look after the players like her own family, Nita Ambani invited the boys home for a bonding session at Antilia.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,IPL 2019
SpiceJet hires 500, mostly from now-grounded Jet
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has hired as many as 500 pilots, cabin crew, technical and other ground staff in recent weeks, most of them coming from the now grounded Jet Airways.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa by-elections may decide fate of coalition government
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Along with elections to Goa's two Lok Sabha seats on April 23, the state is also going to witness by-elections to three Assembly seats, the results of which may well decide the fate of the incumbent BJP-led coalition government.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Ricky Kej's project nominated for SDG Action Awards
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning Indian musician and environmentalist Ricky Kej's "My Earth Songs" has been nominated for The UN SDG Action Awards.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz
Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy denies exit
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy has denied reports that he is going to quit the e-commerce company and a formal announcement on a new CEO is likely in June during the Walmart shareholders' meeting.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Adhesive patch to reduce heart attack damage
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new adhesive patch that could reduce the stretching of cardiac muscle following a heart attack.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Putin, Kim to discuss ties, denuclearization: Kremlin
Moscow, April 19 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will discuss bilateral relations, denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and regional cooperation in their first meeting later this month, the Kremlin said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Aishwarya, Abhishek give vacay goals with Maldives trip
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Bollywood couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are setting vacation goals by sharing moments of their holiday in the Maldives with their daughter Aaradhya.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Nilekani-backed RailYatri booking app unlicensed: HC
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has ruled the operations of RailYatri, a mobile application for train-travel bookings, is unauthorized. The application is backed by Nandan Nelikani, Omidyar Network, Helion Ventures, and other well-known angel investors, and it uses deep-analytics technology to make prediction regarding train bookings.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Trump gets called out for GoT-inspired tweet
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) While the "Game of Thrones" frenzy continues to be a message-driving vehicle in the ongoing election season in India, television network HBO urged US President Donald Trump to stay away from using memes inspired by the hit fantasy series for political purposes.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
213 died in Libya clashes, says WHO
Tripoli, April 19 (IANS) A total of 213 people have been killed and 1,009 others injured in the fighting between the UN-backed Libyan government and the east-based Army in and around the capital Tripoli so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Politics
Saudi government raises India's Haj quota to 2 lakh: Sources
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian government has issued a formal order, notifying increase in Indias Haj quota to 2 lakh from 1.75 lakh, about two months after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the assurance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, official sources said here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Religion
BJP mocks Congress' poll slogan on Sadhvi Pragya posters
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Several posters of BJP's Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur captioned with the Congress' poll slogan of "Ab hoga NYAY" came up here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Outgoing French envoy: Trump 'whimsical, uninformed'
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Outgoing French Ambassador to the US Gerard Araud has compared the Donald Trump administration to the court of King Louis XIV, filled with courtiers trying to interpret the caprices of a "whimsical, unpredictable, uninformed" leader.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Priyanka meets party, BSP and JAP leaders in Amethi
Amethi, April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday held marathon meeting with party workers and the senior leaders of the BSP and the JAP in Gauriganj, the district headquarters of Amethi, on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
No action sought on scribes opposing Citizenship Bill: Centre
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Friday said that it had not asked the Assam government to take any action against editors and journalists who have expressed their opposition to the controversial Citizenship Bill.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Defence/Security
Apple expects cooperation with China on clean energy
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Apple is expecting more cooperation with China on clean energy as it released its 2019 Environment Report that outlines its climate change solutions ahead of Earth Day, which falls on April 22.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Modi suffering from personality disorder: Congress leader
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) A senior Congress leader in Telangana on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narender Modi is suffering from paranoid personality disorder.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Uber's self-driving unit gets $1 bn investment
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) The self driving unit of global ride-sharing major Uber has announced a $1 billion investment from Japanese conglomerate SoftBanks Vision Fund, car manufacturer Toyota and automotive component supplier Denso.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
JMM MLA warned after he backs NDA
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLA Jaiprakash Patel on Friday stunned his party by announcing his support to the BJP-led NDA on all 14 Lok Sabha seats of Jharkahnd.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Odisha records 72% polling in second phase
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) The just concluded second phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Odisha recorded a 72 per cent voter turnout, an official said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Airtel Payments, Bharti Axa tie up for 2-wheeler insurance
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Airtel Payments Bank on Friday announced a two-wheeler insurance policy in partnership with Bharti Axa General Insurance.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
AAP gives 'another chance' to Congress in Delhi
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Giving another chance to the Congress to forge an alliance in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday postponed till next week the filing of nomination of three of its Lok Sabha candidates.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal Congress rebel Janartha rejoins party
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Congress rebel Harish Janartha, who unsuccessfully contested the 2017 Assembly elections from Shimla as an Independent candidate, rejoined the party on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Shivraj asked for votes in name of Army: Congress
Bhopal, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) alleging that former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked for votes in the name of the Army during election campaign.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Runaway Saudi sisters 'treated like slaves', seek help
Tbilisi, April 19 (IANS) In the latest case of Saudi women fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom, two sisters are seeking international help and have urged the UN to help them get to a "safe" country.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Georgia,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish
Canberra, April 19 (IANS) Reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on them get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past, a new study suggests.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Kotla has been slow, will prepare accordingly: Hesson
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With Delhi Capitals making a mess of their chase against Mumbai Indians on their home ground, Kings XI Punjab walk into the game on Saturday with renewed confidence and coach Mike Hesson feels that the team has studied the wicket at the Kotla and will plan accordingly.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Rohit Shekhar Tiwari died unnatural death: Report
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Three days after Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's mysterious death in his south Delhi residence, the autopsy report has suggested that he died an "unnatural death", a police officer said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suspect held for rape of Karnataka girl who killed herself
Raichur (Karnataka), April 19 (IANS) A suspect was arrested in Karnataka's Raichur town for his alleged involvement in the rape of a girl and abetment of her suicide, police said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MP buys 15 lakh tonnes of wheat from 2 lakh farmers
Bhopal, April 19 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has procured 15 lakh metric tonnes of wheat from 2 lakh farmers in the state on a minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1,840 per quintal since March 25. This is 1.60 lakh metric tonnes more than the purchase made over the same period last year. At least 71 per cent of the purchased wheat has also been carefully stored.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Minor injured in post-poll violence in Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) A Class 7 student sustained a bullet injury during clashes between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress supporters and BJP activists at Chopra in North Dinajpur district on Friday, a day after Lok Sabha polls were held there, police said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics,Defence/Security
JD-U urges CEC to cancel RJD candidates' nominations
Patna, April 19 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United on Friday demanded that the Chief Election Commissioner cancel the nomination papers filed by the RJD candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, asking how jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad had distributed the party symbol with his signature, in apparent violation of the jail manual.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP insulting martyrs like Karkare, says Owaisi
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday alleged that the BJP is insulting martyrs like police officer Hemant Karkare who died fighting terrorists during the Mumbai 26/11 attack.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism
13 killed in South Africa church collapse
Johannesburg, April 19 (IANS) At least 13 people have died and many injured in South Africa after a wall collapsed at a Pentecostal church at the start of an Easter service, authorities said.
2019-04-19
Category: International, South Africa,Environment/Wildlife,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pragya's remarks on Karkare insulting: IPS Association
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Calling it an insult, the Indian Police Service (IPS) Association on Friday condemned BJP's Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's remarks on former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad Chief Hemant Karkare.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Karkare died because of my curse, says Sadhvi Pragya
Bhopal/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday sparked off a controversy by saying that Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare, who lost his life in the 26/11 attack, had died to "her curse".
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Jet staff forced to sell sports bike, take train
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Grounded Jet Airways employees' hardships and financial woes are growing by the day. If it is any measure of worsening finances of the staffers, a highly paid pilot is ready to sell off his expensive racing bike to meet the obligations.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam, calls him genuine OBC leader (Third Lead)
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 19 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati on Friday erased 24 years of bitter hostilities and shared the same platform in Mainpuri where the BSP President took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while the Samajwdi Party patriarch declared that this will be his last election.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ranveer trolls himself with toilet cleaner meme
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Ranveer Singh knows how to laugh at himself. The actor, who is popular for his wacky fashion choices, played along with social media trollers and shared a meme comparing his clothing to a toilet cleaner.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Russia dismisses US special counsel's report
Moscow, April 19 (IANS) Russia on Friday dismissed US special counsel Robert Mueller's report, saying it contains "no proven evidence" that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Dhawan and Pandya's bromance on display at Kotla
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) They might have lost the game to Mumbai Indians by 40 runs, but Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan had a fun time when MI all-rounder Hardik Pandya met him before the game at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Thursday night. The two were seen sharing a hug as the bromance was clearly on display.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Characters from Mahabharat abound UP voter list
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) The ongoing Lok Sabha elections may not be a Mahabharat in the true sense of the term, but characters from the epic abound the voter list in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Mental Hai Kya?' draws psychiatrists' ire
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The film industry must exercise caution and be more sensitive in its messaging, irate psychiatrists have said in reference to the title and posters of the upcoming Hindi film "Mental Hai Kya?", featuring popular actors Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Hardik Patel slapped by BJP worker at poll rally
Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) Firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel was on Friday slapped at a public meeting in Surendranagar district in Gujarat by a man who alleged Patel was playing politics with the sentiments of the community.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
'Air India takeover of Jet will ensure lucrative routes'
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Government-owned Air India can take over Jet Airways and get back the lucrative international/domestic routes if there are no white knight for the private airline, said a top All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) leader.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Moderate 62,91% voting in Maharashtra in phase 2
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) A moderate 62.91 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of elections for 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra on Thursday, officials said here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Will protect Sabarimala traditions: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's concern for the Sabarimala tradition "a bluff", and promised to bring in laws to protect the sanctity of the Lord Ayyappa shrine if voted to power.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Junior girls' national football starts Saturday
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) A month on from the announcement of India hosting the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020, the junior girls' National Football Championship is all set to kick-off here on Saturday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Dalit man chops off finger after accidently voting for BJP
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) A Dalit man, who accidentally cast his vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, has chopped off his index finger for the "mistake".
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Central Forces for over 90 per cent booths in Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) More than 90 per cent polling stations will be covered by the Central Forces in the third phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, said Ajay V. Nayak, Special Observer appointed by the Election Commission, here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Ponting, Ganguly working overtime to break Kotla code'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A loss against Mumbai Indians at the Feroze Shah Kotla has once again put the spotlight on Delhi Capitals' inability to adapt to conditions at home and the team management is aware of the same and looking to work on it before their game against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday. For now, Delhi's record stands at a dismal one win after four home games in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Mayawati and Mulayam come together, attack Modi
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 19 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday shared a stage for the first time in 25 years where they blasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Samajwadi Party founder declared that this will be his last electoral battle.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Biker dies as wire pierces chest at Delhi bridge
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A 25-year-old biker died Thursday midnight after a metal wire broke off from the Signature Bridge and pierced through his chest in north Delhi, police said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka polls: Both BJP, Cong-JD(S) say high voter turnout favours them (News Analysis)
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) The record voter turnout of 69 per cent in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of Karnataka on Thursday is being interpreted by both the BJP and Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) combine as being favourable to them respectively but the jury is still out.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tamil Nadu logs nearly 72% polling in LS polls
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) A total of 71.87 per cent of Tamil Nadu's 5.8 crore voters in 38 Lok Sabha constituencies voted in the general elections held on Thursday, a senior Election Commission (EC) official said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
570 candidates with criminal cases in 3rd phase polls
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A whopping 570 candidates out of a total 1,612, who are contesting in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, have declared criminal cases against them, according to Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) data published on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
As poll scene hots up, Amarinder cool about 'Mission-13'
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) At a time when the poll scene is hotting up for the May 19 Lok Sabha polls in Punjab and leaders of all parties have jumped head-long into campaigning, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is playing it cool regarding his 'Mission 13' campaign.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jharkhand Congressman wants to fight as Independent
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former MP Furkan Ansari has sought permission from the party to contest the Godda Lok sabha seat as an Independent candidate.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Moral decisions linked to brain activity: Study
Washington, April 19 (IANS) What makes our decisions morally just or objectionable? It is the brain activity that is responsible for the differences in our moral behaviour, reveals a new study.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Former Proteas star AB de Villiers eyes BBL stint
Melbourne, April 19 (IANS) Former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has shown his interest to play in the upcoming season of the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tripura State Rifles' deployment in Bengal postponed
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) After polls to the Tripura East Lok Sabha constituency were rescheduled, the deployment of 12 companies of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) in West Bengal has been postponed, officials said here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
Christians in Kerala observe Good Friday
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) Christians in Kerala on Friday were out in large numbers and local hurches were overflowing as they participated in the Good Friday mass.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Sonakshi Sinha should stop singing: Jassi Gill
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Jassi Gill says his "Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi" co-star Sonakshi Sinha should stop singing.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Meghan Markle's sari-clad image goes viral
London, April 19 (IANS) Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle sported a sari and embraced traditional Indian culture, it has emerged in a never-before-seen footage of a trip she made back in January 2017.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange dies at 38
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange passed away on Friday morning after a lengthy battle with brain tumour. He was 38.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lankan police seize heroin worth $195k
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) The Sri Lankan police on Friday seized heroin worth over $195,000 hidden in an abandoned garage in the country's Kurundugahahetekma area, in close proximity to the southern highway.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jammu-Srinagar highway opens for stranded vehicles
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar highway was on Friday opened to clear stranded vehicles after remaining closed for a day due to landslides, officials said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Policeman injured in grenade attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) A policeman was injured on Friday in a grenade attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Rahane seeks BCCI permission to play for Hampshire
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India's Test deputy Ajinkya Rahane has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to grant him permission to play county cricket for Hampshire in the months of May, June and mid-July. An application seeking permission has been sent by the batsman to the board and the same has been forwarded to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administration (CoA).
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Will contest next Assembly elections: Rajinikanth
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Actor-politician Rajinikanth on Friday said his party will surely contest the next Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Foreign cigarettes worth Rs 2 cr seized in Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) At least 20 lakh cigarettes of foreign origin, valued at approximately Rs 2 crore, were seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and two persons were arrested, an official said here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A birds eye view of India's WC team (Column: Close-in)
The BCCI's announcement of the 15-member India team for the forthcoming cricket World Cup in England and Wales has received a mixed reaction. The ones who gave it a thumbs-up were people who had already formed their opinion even before the selection. The common thread amongst them was that 90 per cent of the team had already established themselves and the question was to fill two insignificant spots, that too, if the need arose.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Rome's 'Holy Stairs' on display after 300 years
Rome, April 19 (IANS) For the first time in 300 years, the "Holy Stairs", which are believed to be the original stairs that Jesus Christ is said to have walked on while on his way up to be judged by Pontius Pilate before his crucifixion, will be on public display.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Italy,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Shiv Sena, slams Congress
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) In an election season jolt to the Congress, its spokesperson Priyanka V. Chaturvedi formally joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Party-hopper Jagmeet Brar joins SAD; Amarinder mocks him
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Having remained with the Congress and the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) earlier, former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar on Friday joined the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Election officer missing in Bengal's Nadia district
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) A nodal election officer in-charge of electronic voting machines (EVMs) at Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district has gone missing, police said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019
BJP MLA Ashok Chandel gets life imprisonment
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Ashok Chandel, the BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur district, was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty in a 22-year-old murder case.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam, berates Modi
Mainpuri, April 19 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday shared a stage for the first time in 25 years where the BSP chief praised the Samajwadi Party founder and dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "a fake backward".
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
1st meeting between Afghan leaders, Taliban cancelled
Kabul, April 19 (IANS) The first meeting between the Taliban and Afghan government representatives on ending the 18-year-old war in the war-torn country has been cancelled over a delegation dispute, officials said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Asian nations sitting on early tobacco epidemic
New York, April 19 (IANS) Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the US from past decades -- setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases, warn researchers.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Adding human avatar to chatbots not enough: Study
New York, April 19 (IANS) Giving chatbots a human name or adding human like features to it might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails to maintain a conversational back-and-forth with the person, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
8 killed as passenger bus overturns in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 44 others injured when a passenger bus overturned in Pakistan's Sindh province on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka, Smriti in Wayanad on Saturday (Lead, Correcting headline)
Wayanad (Kerala), April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani will on Saturday visit Wayanad in Kerala from where Congress President Rahul Gandhi is contesting the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
BJP demands repoll in 40 booths in Darjeeling
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Alleging that voters were not allowed to exercise their franchise freely and fairly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a repoll in 40 polling booths in the Darjeeling parliamentary constituency of West Bengal that went to the hustings on Thursday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rajesh Tailang's car stolen in Delhi
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) "Delhi Crime" actor Rajesh Tailang on Friday called the police after his five-month-old car that was parked near his house here got stolen.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Shiv Sena
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Former Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Priyanka Chaturvedi, Smriti in Wayanad on Saturday
Wayanad (Kerala), April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani will on Saturday visit Wayanad in Kerala from where Congress President Rahul Gandhi is contesting the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Do-or-die encounter for Royals against Mumbai (Preview)
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals will know anything short of a victory will virtually end their chances of making the play-offs, when they take on high-flying Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Saturday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress, to join Shiv Sena
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has quit the party in protest against the misbehaviour by some colleagues in Mathura and is set to join the Shiv Sena on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women cricketers Hayley Jensen, Nicola Hancock wed
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) New Zealand women cricketer Hayley Jensen has married her former Melbourne Stars teammate Nicola Hancock. The wedding ceremony took place last weekend.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BJP MLA Ashok Chandel gets life imprisonment
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Ashok Chandel, the BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur district, was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty in a 22-year-old murder case.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
HBO fires back at Trump for GoT inspired tweet
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Television network HBO has fired back at US President Donald Trump after he sent another "Game of Thrones" inspired tweet in response to the release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report on the Russia investigation.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Anne Hathaway reflects upon her no-alcohol rule
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway says she quit drinking because it was making her "unavailable" for her son.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Instagram testing co-watching feature on app
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is testing a new feature that would let users co-watch on-platform video content with friends, while being able to see their reactions on the video via the phone cameras.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
I like south Indian films: Diljit Dosanjh
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Diljit Dosanjh is proud of his roots in Punjab, but the singer-actor is ready to explore the south Indian film industry as well.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China: India's absence at BRI won't affect ties
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China on Friday said that India's absence at the second Belt and Road forum next week will not affect their engagement and both the countries are preparing for a Wuhan-like summit between their leaders this year.
2019-04-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pixel 3 user asks for refund, gets 10 phones instead
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Google sent a customer 10 Pixel handsets worth over $9,000 after he requested a refund for a defective Pixel 3 smartphone.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Taimur just a child, don't stalk him: Saif
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Protective father Saif Ali Khan, discernibly disturbed by the constant attention given to his 2-year-old son Taimur, says the child needs to left alone by the paparazzi.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Elton John biopic to release in India on May 31
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) "Rocketman", a biopic on the legendary singer Elton John, will release in India on May 31.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Priyanka Chaturvedi may join Shiv Sena
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, who has quit the party, may join the Shiv Sena.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress spokesperson Priyanka quits party
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has quit the party, slamming it for ignoring the conduct of party colleagues who misbehaved with her in Mathura.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bieber, Grande, Miley join hands for music video
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Rapper Lil Dicky has unveiled a star-studded music video featuring singers Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
YouTube Music now streaming free on smart speakers
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube is now offering its music streaming service for free on Google Home as well as other Assistant-powered smart speakers.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Nicki Minaj parts ways with long-time managers
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has parted ways with Gee Roberson and Cortez Bryant and Blueprint/Maverick Management. She had worked with the pair for the majority of her career.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dhoni liked my version of helicopter shot: Pandya
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been in great touch in the ongoing edition of the IPL. In the nine matches, he has scored 218 runs at 194.64 strike rate and has picked up eight wickets for the Mumbai Indians (MI).
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Was painting when I wasn't visible: Karan Singh Grover
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Actor Karan Singh Grover, who has been away from the silver screen since 2015, says painting kept him busy.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Challenging task to play in new category: Amit Panghal
Bangkok, April 19 (IANS) Asian Games gold-medallist Amit Panghal will make his competitive debut in the new weight class of 52 kg in the Asian Boxing Championship which begins here on Friday, and is eyeing the tournament as a platform to understand the strength and weaknesses of Asian boxers in the new category.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
Amazon launches ad-supported music streaming service
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Aiming to take on the likes of Spotify, Amazon has launched its new ad-supported music streaming service in the US which is available for use through the company's lineup of Echo speaker and other Alexa devices.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Documentary series on NXIVM sex cult in works
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Television network HBO is producing a documentary series on NXIVM, the purported self-help organisation that is facing charges of sex trafficking and racketeering.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Godzilla II...' gets India release date
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Following the global success of "Godzilla" and "Kong: Skull Island", the next chapter, "Godzilla II: King Of The Monsters", will release in India on May 31.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
We connected as people: Guru on teaming with Pitbull
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Indian singer Guru Randhawa, who has marked his maiden international collaboration with American rapper Pitbull with "Slowly slowly", says that eventually both the artistes felt connected at a human level.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung rapped for not passing GST benefits to consumers
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Directorate General of Anti-Profiteering (DGAP) has served a notice on technology major Samsung India for allegedly not passing on the benefits of GST reduction to its customers and in turn making undue profits, sources said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Journalist killed in Northern Ireland in terror incident
Belfast, April 19 (IANS) A female journalist was shot dead in Northern Ireland, in what the police are treating as a "terrorist incident", the media reported on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Couple refuse newborn girl, DNA tests call their bluff
Dehradun, April 19 (IANS) More than a month after a couple in Uttarakhand refused to accept a newborn girl as their own, insisting that a boy was born to them, DNA tests ended the suspense proving beyond doubt that the baby belongs to them only.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bayern Munich sporting director Salihamidzic fined by DFB
Berlin, April 19 (IANS) Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has been fined 8,000 euros ($9,000) by the German Football Federation (DFB) for unsporting behaviour towards a referee.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Trump to visit Japan in May, will meet new Emperor
Washington/ Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit Japan from May 25 to 28, making them the first state guests to meet the Asian country's new Emperor, the two governments have confirmed.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Fake notes of Rs 2.5 lakh face value seized in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of face value Rs 2,50,000 were seized here in the West Bengal capital and one person was arrested, police said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Terence Lewis to make feature debut with dance film
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Ace choreographer Terence Lewis will make his feature film debut with a dance movie.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National
Google employees worried of measles spread in HQ
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Executives at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters are discussing ways to protect themselves and their families from measles after one of them was found working at the office despite being infected by the highly contagious virus.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hardik's work ethics are second to none: Krunal
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya was out of the Indian cricket for almost six months, owing to a back injury and a suspension he got from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his comments on a chat show.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Youth arrested for asking Goa Minister about unemployment
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) A youth was arrested in North Goa's Valpoi constituency soon after he questioned Vishwajit Rane, an MLA and the coastal state's Health Minister, about unemployment.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nick Jonas wraps up 'Jumanji' sequel
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actor-singer Nick Jonas has wrapped up shooting for the "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" sequel.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big B, Aamir, Ranbir pay tribute to Pulwama victims
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Leading actors Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor have featured in a tribute song dedicated to the 40 slain CRPF troopers who died in a terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, in February.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Snow in Himachal dampens poll arrangements, but voters gung-ho
Manali, April 19 (IANS) Accumulation of snow and extreme cold climatic conditions in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh is affecting arrangements for the May 19 Lok Sabha poll. But the voters are gung-ho over the participation of the people in the electoral process.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Telangana media speculates KCR's role at Centre
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Confident of a clean sweep in Lok Sabha elections in Telangana, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) could be eyeing a key role in the post-poll scenario at the Centre.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Himachal voters rue poor amenities along China border
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) The simmering discontentment over the absence of basic amenities in the area along the China border is forcing 400-odd voters in Himachal Pradesh's remote Kunnu and Charang villages in Kinnaur district to boycott the parliamentary polls.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
'83' prep video shows cast having fun with cricket
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) From practicing how to spin balls to acing batting skills -- the cast of "'83" can be seen giving their best in the prep video of the upcoming Bollywood entertainer on India's historical 1983 Cricket World Cup win.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Love is tying shoelaces: Sonam, Anand show how
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor's businessman husband Anand S. Ahuja went down on one knee to tie his significant other's shoelaces at a store launch in the capital.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Jason Momoa bids goodbye to signature beard
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa has bid farewell to his signature beard after seven years of not shaving, and it's all for a good cause.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
'Aashiqui' album had all seasons of love: Mahesh Bhatt
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says the songs from his directorial "Aashiqui", which released in 1990, dealt with all the seasons of love.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Dabangg 3' a big responsibility: Arbaaz Khan
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Arbaaz Khan, who is busy producing "Dabangg 3", says his upcoming action-comedy drama film is a big responsibility for him as an actor and producer.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Major display-issues bugging Samsung 'Galaxy Fold'
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Ahead of its public release scheduled for April 26, US-based tech reviewers who were testing the $2,000 worth "Galaxy Fold" encountered and reported major display and screen-related issues within just two days of using the phone.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NASA airborne telescope spots universe's 1st molecule
Washington, April 19 (IANS) NASA's airborne observatory has detected the first type of molecule ever formed in the universe.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Lenders invoke IBC norms to keep stressed assets in NCLT
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Lenders will cite one day default clause under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to defend their action against erring promoters taken to insolvency under the now defunct February 12, 2018 circular of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
A weekend of unusual journeys (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) This weekend, journey into the innermost chambers of the diary and mind of renowned Indian poet-scholar A K Ramanujan; Hop onto a train - or eighty - that take you around the world; And finally, begin the 100-day sojourn to a healthier and well-exercised brain.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
India's absence at BRI should not hurt ties: Wang Yi
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China on Friday said India's likely absence at the second Belt and Road forum next week should not mar their ties and their differences should not turn into a dispute.
2019-04-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
KXIP start as favourites at Delhi's home (Preview)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The wicket at the Ferozeshah Kotla once again came back to haunt Delhi Capitals and stop their three-match winning momentum on Thursday. And Kings XI Punjab will look to feed off that very advantage when they come to the Kotla on Saturday with some quality spinners in a side led by none other than R. Ashwin.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
PM's approval slides but Rahul's not picking up: CVOTER-IANS Tracker
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The approval rating of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dropped around 17 points in over a month but there is still no good news for the Congress as satisfaction of voters with Rahul Gandhi has not shown any sign of improvements, according to the latest findings of CVOTER-IANS tracker.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian citizen sentenced in US for call centre-linked fraud
New York, April 19 (IANS) A federal judge in Florida has sentenced an Indian citizen to eight years and six months in prison for his involvement in an India-based call centre scam, according to the US Justice Department.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Priyanka Gandhi to hold party workers meeting in Amethi
Amethi, April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a party workers meeting in Gauriganj, the district headquarters of Amethi, on Friday ahead of her roadshow in Kanpur later in the day.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Arch-rival Mulayam-Mayawati's joint rally in Mainpuri
Mainpuri, April 19 (IANS) Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will share a stage at a joint rally of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri on Friday, putting aside historical grievances of their shared past.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US regulators mull holding FB CEO accountable: Report
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Worried over the mishandling of users' personal data on Facebook, the US federal regulators are now considering the possibility of holding its CEO Mark Zuckerberg accountable.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
Mumbai commuters to candidates: Catch me if you can!
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The biggest nightmare for candidates in the Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad Lok Sabha constituencies is how to "catch" the slippery commuters who are their main electoral bank.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
Apple paid $6bn to settle Qualcomm dispute: Report
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Apple may have paid chip-maker Qualcomm somewhere between $5 billion-$6 billion for an agreement to dismiss all ongoing litigations, including with Apple's contract manufacturers, between the two companies worldwide.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eastwood may direct 'The Ballad of Richard Jewell'
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Clint Eastwood might direct "The Ballad of Richard Jewell", a look at a security guard whose life gets turned upside down after media reports identified him as a possible suspect in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
High voter turnout in TN may throw up surprise
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Conflicting views are expressed by experts on the outcome of the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu given the final polling percentage of around 73 per cent.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Joel Edgerton joins Barry Jenkins' series
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actor Joel Edgerton has signed on for a role in the Barry Jenkins series "The Underground Railroad".
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 professional climbers presumed dead in Canada
Ottawa, April 19 (IANS) Three professional climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche hit the Canadian Rockies, authorities have said.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia probe gives Democrats ammunition for justice obstruction charge (News Analysis)
New York, April 19 (IANS) "This is the end of my Presidency," US President Donald Trump is reported to have exclaimed when he heard about setting up of the investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 elections, but when its report was released, he gleefully tweeted, "Game Over" for his opponents.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Marvel films might have superheroes in different sizes
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) Marvel Studios want their films to "reflect audiences all over the globe that are cheering" their work. Though they are going big on diversity, they are yet to have a plus-size superhero or someone who doesn't have an envious physique. But this might change "sooner than you think", says Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
2019-04-19
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
Rohit Sharma 3rd Indian to score 8K T20 runs
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Explosive opener Rohit Sharma has become the third Indian batsman to score 8,000 runs in T20 cricket. He achieved the feat while playing for Mumbai Indians against Delhi Capitals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
MI outplayed us in all departments: Shreyas Iyer
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Shreyas Iyer conceded that his side was outplayed in all the three departments by the Mumbai Indians (MI) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Microsoft acquires Express Logic to push IoT dream
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Microsoft has acquired San Diego-based software company Express Logic, that makes software for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, to accelerate IoT development for billions of devices at scale.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Rohit all praise for Chahar post Delhi win
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma has heaped praises on Rahul Chahar for playing a crucial part in his team's thumping 40-run win over the Delhi Capitals in the ongoing IPL, saying the young spinner has a good attitude and is always clear about his plans and executes them well.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Jet issues gag order, fearing impact on stake sale
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The grounded Jet Airways has issued a gag order to its employees advising them to refrain from speaking with external stakeholders.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Media