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Whose feet did Big B touch for blessings on KBC 11?
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Friday's episode of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" season 11 will see the game show's megastar host Amitabh Bachchan go for a role reversal. For a change, he will get up, leave his seat and touch the feet of a guest.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rupee close to 6-month low at nearly 72 a dollar
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Sell-off in the Indian equity markets and sustained outflow of foreign funds left the rupee weaker by 25 paise on Thursday. The Indian currency closed at Rs 71.81 to a US dollar, its lowest point this year.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Relief for 63moons: Bombay HC says NSEL not financial firm
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) In a major victory for fintech firm 63moons, the Bombay High Court on Thursday ruled that National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) is not a financial institution and attachment of the properties of 63moons (formerly Financial Technologies) under the MPID Act should be vacated.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
8-yr-old boy takes 140km/h joyride on motorway in Germany
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy in Germany stole his parents' car for a 140km/h (87mph) motorway joyride, the police have said.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Germany,IANS Life,IPL 2015,Commonwealth Games 2014
PKL 7: Confident Dabang Delhi gear up for home leg
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After a great start to their Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7 campaign, Dabang Delhi would aim to continue the good run in their home leg starting at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here from Saturday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
La Pegasus Polo renews partnership with Argentine Open
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Mumbai-based La Pegasus Polo, one of Indias premier upcoming polo establishments, on Thursday announced the renewal of its partnership with the Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo (Argentine Open Polo Championships 2019), widely considered the worlds greatest polo tournament.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi assembly tables resolution to build Ravidas temple
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Thursday tabled a resolution demanding that the Centre must bring an ordinance to allot land for the rebuilding of the demolished Saint Ravidas temple in the national capital.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Fuel supply to Air India stopped at 6 airports (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing firms on Thursday evening stopped fuel supply to national carrier Air India at six airports, following non-payment of dues.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Eminent Kashmiri Pandits hail revocation of Art 370
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Six hundred eminent Kashmiri Pandits, including actor Anupam Kher, scientist Subhash Kak and musician Bhajan Sopori, have hailed the historic decision of the Modi government to revoke Article 370 and reorganise Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh into two Union territories.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PKL 7: Dabang Delhi ropes in JK Super Cement as sponsor
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Ahead of their home leg starting here on Saturday, Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) outfit Dabang Delhi on Thursday announced JK Super Cement, India's grey cement brand, as their title sponsor for the ongoing seventh edition of the league. Under the new deal, Dabang Delhi players will endorse the brand and sport the JK Super Cement brand logo on their jerseys in all the matches.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Man who threatened Indian cricketers held from Assam
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra ATS has arrested and brought here from Assam a man who allegedly threatened to kill Indian cricketers, an official said on Thursday. A local court has sent him to police custody till August 26.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
Sachet-Parampara back with new version of 'Bekhayali'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The singer-composer duo of Sachet-Parampara is back with a new version of "Bekhayali" -- the superhit song they composed for the blockbuster "Kabir Singh".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zomato CEO taunts NRAI president, says enough is enough
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After couple of letters from Zomato failed to pacify Rahul Singh, President of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), to stop the #logout campaign, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal took to Twitter on Thursday in a bid to embarrass him for the "Gold" programme of The Beer Cafe.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Iran unveils domestically built missile defence system
Tehran, Aug 22 (IANS) Iran unveiled on Thursday what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defence system, the media reported.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
Ashes: Archer shines as rain curtails 1st session in 3rd Test
Leeds, Aug 22 (IANS) England gun-quick Jofra Archer threatened to wreak havoc once again as he snared a wicket before rain continued to disturb play on the opening day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley. At Lunch, Australia were 12/1 when the umpires were forced to call an early end to the opening session on Thursday. Only four overs of play was possible after a rain-induced delayed start.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Palak Siddhwani is new Sonu in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Palak Siddhwani will be seen essaying Sonu in the show "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aamir's daughter posts pic with boyfriend; draws concern of fans
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khans daughter Ira has posted a new happy photo of herself with boyfriend Mishaal Kirpalani, but fans are concerned about her because she used "intense hashtags" like #existentialcrisis in her caption.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SRFI, HCL launch multi-city PSA Challenger Tour
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A multi-city PSA Challenger tour was on Thursday launched to give Indian players an opportunity to compete against the world's best in their home turf.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
CBI seeks Chidambaram's 5 days custody, court reserves order
Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A special CBI court here on Thursday reserved its order after the hearing on the custodial remand of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram sought by the probe agency to question him in INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
4 held with 10,000 Yaba tablets, FICN in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Thursday seized 10,000 Yaba tablets along with Rs 1.96 lakh fake Indian currency notes (FICN) and arrested four drug traffickers in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal, a senior NCB official said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Qantas to run 19-hour flights to test passengers' limits
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Qantas will test three 19-hour ultra long-haul flights to determine whether passengers and crew can withstand the marathon journeys, the airline announced on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Kartarpur corridor will be opened Nov: Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal has said despite tension with India his country is committed to open the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from November.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
No stimulus needed, firms must learn to handle slowdown: CEA
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) K. Subramanian on Thursday nearly ruled out any fiscal stimulus for the economy saying the mindset of profit being "private", while losses are "public" is not good for the market economy.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: Rupee falls to near 6-month low, ends at Rs 71.81 against dollar
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2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ABVP slams NSUI for disrespecting Savarkar
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress, put a shoe garland around Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's statue and tarred its face, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Thursday slammed it for disrespecting the freedom fighter.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Punjab to canalise its rivers to prevent floods: Amarinder
Jalandhar, Aug 22 (IANS) Reviewing the ground situation in flood-hit villages, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced his government would canalise all the rivers with technical support from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Bengal woman, minor daughter injured in acid attack
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman and her minor daughter had acid hurled at them as they slept inside their house in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How fraudsters attempt to cheat OLX, Quikr users
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) If you are planning to sell your old refrigerator or air conditioner on OLX or Quikr, first make sure that you understand all the nitty-gritties of digital transactions as fraudsters often target users of these platforms to cheat them of money.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
20 Questions posed to Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who was arrested by the CBI late on Wednesday, has faced 20 key questions posed by the agency about his involvement in the money laundering and corruption related to the INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K's division encourages demand for small states
Agartala, Aug 22 (IANS) The leaders of the National Federation of New States (NFNS), which is spear-heading the movement for creation of small states, said here on Thursday that bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories - J&K and Ladakh - for better governance had encouraged them.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Fuel supply to Air India stopped at 6 airports
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing firms on Thursday evening stopped fuel supply to national carrier Air India over non-payment of dues at six airports.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dell expands Vostro, XPS, Inspiron portfolio ahead of IFA 2019
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) Expanding its consumer portfolio with new devices, Dell on Thursday also added new 10th Gen Intel Core processors to its current XPS and Inspiron portfolio ahead of IFA 2019.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Germany,Technology
5G network infrastructure revenue to hit $4.2 bn in 2020
Gartner forecasts that investments in 5G NR network infrastructure would account for 6 per cent of the total wireless infrastructure revenue of communications service providers (CSPs) in 2019, and that this figure will reach 12 per cent in 2020.
2019-08-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Technology
Bethenny Frankel to leave 'Real Housewives Of New York'
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Bethenny Frankel will reportedly exit American reality TV series "The Real Housewives of New York".
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Man Vs Wild' featuring Prime Minister Modi creates history
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The special edition of "Man Vs Wild" featuring Prime Minister Modi with survivalist and adventurer, Bear Grylls, created history by garnering highest slot viewership (on active channels) with 3.69 million impressions overtaking GEC leader Star Plus with 3.67 million impressions.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Crawl' is packed with suspense and tension (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Crawl"; Director: Alexandre Aja; Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson; Rating: ***1/2
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Book on the untold Flipkart story to launch in Oct
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) IIT graduates Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal founded out of an apartment in Bangalore (now Bengaluru) what would become Indias biggest e-commerce start-up. Recounting the astounding story of how the Bansals built Flipkart into a multi-billion-dollar powerhouse in a span of few years, journalist Mihir Dalal has penned a new book.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
BDJS chief arrested in UAE in cheque bounce case
Ajman (UAE), Aug 22 (IANS) Kerala politician Thushar Vellappally, head of Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), BJP's key ally in the state, was arrested in a cheque default case in the UAE on Wednesday and later released on bail.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Committee formed to advise govt on 'Fit India Movement'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) An advisory committee comprising members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations (NSFs), government officials, private bodies and celebrated fitness enthusiasts has been formed to advise the government on the "Fit India Movement" which will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 29.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Fuel supply to Air India stopped at 6 airports
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing firms on Thursday evening stopped fuel supply to national carrier Air India over non-payment of dues at six airports.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Himesh offers song to Internet sensation Ranu Mondal
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya feels that Ranu Mandol, who became an Internet sensation after her video of singing the evergreen Lata Mangeshkar hit, "Ek pyaar ka nagma hai", went viral, has a gods gift. He has offered her to sing in his upcoming movie "Happy Hardy and Heer".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Justice BP Das appointed OHRC chairperson
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Justice Bimal Prasad Das has been appointed the chairperson of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC), an official said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
This Hyderabad school produced leaders in all fields
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) What is common among Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, India's permanent representative at the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and well-known cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle. They are all products of the same Hyderabad Public School.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Nirav Modi set to appear before UK court
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi is set to appear before a UK court on Thursday regarding his extradition charges and will likely be informed of the dates of the hearings.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Porsche invests $2 mn in Israeli AI tech startup
Jerusalem, Aug 22 (IANS) German luxury auto manufacturer Porsche has invested $2 million in Israeli startup TriEye, which has developed visibility enhancement technology in harsh weather conditions, the two companies said.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Israel,Technology
ICC appoints Hall as General Counsel & Company Secretary
Dubai, Aug 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council has appointed Jonathan Hall as General Counsel & Company Secretary. Jonathan brings 27 years of legal experience across a range of sports, most recently in senior consultative roles for a number of international and UK sports organisations including UEFA and Laureus as per an ICC release.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Lava Z93 launched in India for Rs 7,999
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Lava International Limited on Thursday launched its new budget-centric smartphone Lava Z93 in India for Rs 7,999.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Trying not to cry: Jolie on dropping son to college
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) An emotional Angelina Jolie tried "not to cry" while dropping off son Maddox to college in South Korea.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Miley 'devastated' after Liam files for divorce
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Pop singer Miley Cyrus truly loved being married to actor Liam Hemsworth and is devastated that the marriage didn't work, says a source.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi to celebrate Janmashtami
Dubai, Aug 22 (IANS) The first-ever Hindu temple coming up in Abu Dhabi will mark the festival of Janmashtami on Friday, and devotees are hoping Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is paying a state visit to the UAE, will drop by to see the festivities.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Religion
US, North Korea talks will soon resume: Seoul
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS) Seoul on Thursday said negotiations between North Korea and the US may resume soon, following a US special envoy's visit to South Korea.
2019-08-22
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
Chidambaram spends night at CBI HQ which he inaugurated in 2011
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A live demonstration of fate taking a twist can be seen in the case of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, arrested by the CBI in the INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Prosecution seeks 5-day custody to grill Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The prosecution on Thursday sought five-day custody of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday night in connection with the INX media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rohingyas refuse to go back to Myanmar: Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 22 (IANS) A second attempt to repatriate Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh to Myanmar hit a snag on Thursday as the refugees remained reluctant to return to their homeland, officials here said.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Himachal Congress stages walkout over Chidambaram's arrest
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress MLAs staged a walkout in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly over former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Amit Shah chairs Western Zonal Council meet in Panaji
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) The Western Zonal Council of India chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and comprising of representatives of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and the Union Territories of Daman, Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli met here on Thursday and discussed issues related to security and successful implementation of welfare schemes, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No point talking to India, says Imran Khan
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Intensifying his criticism of India following the revocation of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he would no longer seek a dialogue with New Delhi and raised the threat of a military escalation between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sensex tanks 578 pts, as stimulus hopes fade
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty on Thursday came under heavy selling pressure over fading hopes of a stimulus to revive economic growth.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ED continues to question Raj Thackeray
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray is being grilled by a team of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Thursday, party office-bearers said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ashes: England opt to bowl in 3rd Test at Headingley (Toss)
Leeds, Aug 22 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to bowl in the third Ashes Test on Thursday. The start of the game was delayed due to rain.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Hesson almost beat Shastri to India coach job'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Moments after Ravi Shastri was re-appointed as the head coach of the Indian team till 2021, Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) chief Kapil Dev had said 'as all of you were expecting' Shastri is the number one candidate for the job. But it has now come to the fore that Kiwi Mike Hesson had almost toppled Shastri.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chinese hackers steal 68 lakh records from Indian healthcare site
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In a startling revelation, US-based cyber security firm FireEye said on Thursday that China-based hackers broke into a leading Indian healthcare website, stealing 68 lakh records containing key patient and doctor information and credentials.
2019-08-22
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology
'Modi's Bahrain visit extension of historical ties'
Manama, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bahrain cabinet has welcomed the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the kingdom, the first prime ministerial visit from India, saying it will provide a strong impetus to the long-standing friendly relations between the two countries.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Bahrain,Diplomacy
UAE's KIZAD inks deal with Indian plastic makers body
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UAE, Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) has signed a strategic agreement with the All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association (AIPMA) to support Indian polymer investors in expanding their geographic reach.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Ganguly wants Kohli to do a Sehwag with Rohit Sharma
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) He was instrumental in turning middle-order batsman Virender Sehwag into one of India's best Test openers and now former India skipper Sourav Ganguly wants current captain Virat Kohli to try the same trick with limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma. While Rohit opens in ODIs, he bats in the middle-order in the longer format of the game.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
CBI dodges media, takes Chidambaram out by rear gate
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram was whisked away from the CBI headquarters here on Thursday, hoodwinking a mob and the media gathered at the main entrance.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
AgustaWestland case: Ratul Puri wants to surrender
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Businessman Ratul Puri on Thursday moved an application in a special court here, seeking to surrender in the AgustaWestland case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Protest in Delhi Assembly over Ravidas temple demolition
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Thursday witnessed a ruckus after ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs went near the Speaker's podium shouting slogans against the BJP for demolition of Saint Ravidas temple.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
We are no more a democracy: Ghulam Nabi Azad
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday claimed that India was no more a democracy. Azad's remarks came while he was addressing an all party meet, called by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) at Jantar Mantar protesting against the house arrest of senior political leaders of Kashmir.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Spotify Premium free trial extended to 3 months
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Beginning Thursday, users can join Spotify's Premium tier for free for three months that would essentially let them stream music without advertisements, the Swedish music streaming app has announced.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Miley, Kaitlynn send Brody Jenner a cannabis birthday hamper
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Pop singer Miley Cyrus's friend Kaitlynn Carter sent her estranged husband Brody Jenner a weed bouquet for his birthday, along with a cannabis gift set.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Democracy is missing: Mamata after Chidambaram's arrest
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) After DMK's M.K. Stalin, support for P. Chidambaram came in from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who hit out at the Central government over the arrest of the senior Congress leader by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday night.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
30 more prisoners from J&K shifted to Agra
Agra, Aug 22 (IANS) Thirty more prisoners from Jammu and Kashmir have been shifted to the Agra jail on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Amazon launches largest delivery station in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon which has doubled its last mile delivery network in Tamil Nadu on Thursday announced the launch of its largest "delivery station" in the state.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
UAE will be first Middle East country to issue RuPay card
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS) The UAE will be the first country in the Middle East to witness the launch of the RuPay card, "an Indian indigenous equivalent of Mastercard or Visa", during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy
'Khiladi' Akshay gets 4th spot in highest paid actors list
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has made it to the fourth position on the "Forbes" magazine's Worlds Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019 list, beating Hollywood stars like Bradley Cooper, Adam Sandler and Will Smith.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bose adds Google Assistant to its smart speakers
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Google on Thursday announced an automatic software update that would bring the Google Assistant to all existing Bose smart speakers and soundbars.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Oberoi Realty shares drop after I-T search operations
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Oberoi Realty shares on Thursday tumbled nearly 6 per cent owing to the ongoing search and seizure operations by the Income Tax authorities at the company.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Body exhumed after 22 years, has not decomposed
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 22 (IANS) Recalling a page out of Ripley's "Believe It or Not!", a body has been taken out of the grave after 22 years in Attara road in the Baberu area of Banda district, and the corpse has not decomposed. Even the shroud remains spotless white.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Senior IAS officer Ajay Bhalla appointed Home Secretary
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Senior Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer Ajay Kumar Bhalla was on Thursday appointed Union Home Secretary succeeding incumbent Rajiv Gauba who was on Wednesday appointed the next Cabinet Secretary, an official order said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fires in Amazon rainforest rage at record rate
Brasilia, Aug 22 (IANS) The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is experiencing a record amount of fires this year -- more than 74,000 outbreaks so far -- which is an 84 per cent increase from the same period in 2018, according to data from the country's space agency.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Hardik Pandya turns showstopper at Lakme Fashion Week
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) India all-rounder Hardik Pandya walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2019. While the Indian cricket team is in West Indies, Hardik has been rested for the tour with an eye on managing his workload.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
UP dacoit eyes Assembly bypoll, kidnaps trader
Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 22 (IANS) Just when people thought that the guns had fallen silent in the Chambal region, a dreaded dacoit is flexing his muscles with an eye on the upcoming Assembly bye-election in Manikpur, a BJP seat.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Will start shooting of web series at the end of this year says Chitrangda Singh
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Chitrangda Singh is all set to make her digital debut as an actress and a producer, with a musical drama web series. The shoot of the series begins at the end of the year.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 elephants mowed down by speeding truck in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Three elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding truck on National Highway 20 in Odisha's Keonjhar district early on Thursday, a forest official said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amazon rainforest fires may be record setting: NASA
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) With fires in the Amazon rainforest filling the Brazilian sky with smoke, the number of fires in the region this year may have set a new record.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung's clamshell answer to foldable Moto RAZR 2019 leaks
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS) Samsung's clamshell answer to the foldable Moto RAZR 2019 edition has now leaked in a new patent with its 6.7-inch Galaxy Fold successor, the media reported.
2019-08-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Reyaansh is 'male Ishima' on set of 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi has been playing Ishima on "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein" for years now, but its her co-actor Reyaansh Vir Chadha, who is known as 'male Ishima' on the shows set.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chiranjeevi turns 64, birthday wishes pour in
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Megastar Chiranjeevi, who is eagerly looking forward to the release of upcoming Telugu magnum opus "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy", turned 64 on Wednesday, and birthday wishes poured in from fraternity members on social media.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akhtar wants 'match-winner' Rohit in the XI against WI
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has backed India's limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma to be a part of the playing XI for the opening Test against West Indies and feels that not picking the batsman will be 'wrong.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
DiCaprio questions lack of media interest in Amazon rainforest fire
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Hollywood superstar and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has raised a question over the lack of media coverage of the ongoing fire at the Amazon rainforest. The "The Revenant" actor took to Instagram to share his concern.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
When Mamata did a Modi
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often flaunted his humble roots with pride, when he used to sell tea during his childhood. Now, Mamata Banerjee seems to have taken up that role of preparing tea, albeit for a day.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pratik Pal appointed CEO of Tata Digital
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IAMS) Tata Sons on Thursday announced the appointment of Pratik Pal as the CEO of Tata Digital.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sushant Singh Rajput gives cricket tips to Tahir Raj Bhasin
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin heaped praise on his "Chhichhore" co-star Sushant Singh Rajput and also thanked him for sharing tips "to perfect my cricket prep" for the upcoming film, "83".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chidambaram to be produced before Delhi court shortly
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will shortly be produced before Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court after he was arrested by the CBI on Thursday in INX media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New Ransomware variants double in Q2: Kaspersky
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Researchers have detected 16,017 new ransomware modifications in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 -- including ones belonging to eight new malware families -- which is more than double the number of new samples detected in Q2 2018 (7,620), Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Varun, Alia Bhatt collaborate for a project
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) "Student of the Year" co-stars Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt have joined forces, this time for charity.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sarwan feels WI can give India a run for their money
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) While many would think that India will have a walk in the park in their Test series against West Indies, former WI skipper Ramnaresh Sarwan begs to differ. He feels that the boys can give the Indian team a run for their money if they join hands and perform as a unit.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Priyanka to star in Netflix superhero movie
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is set to star in Netflixs upcoming project, a superhero movie titled "We Can Be Heroes".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Economy doesn't need fiscal stimulus to tackle slowdown: CEA
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) K. Subramanian on Thursday said the Indian economy does not need a fiscal stimulus to tackle the ongoing economic slowdown.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Affordable Nokia 5G phone coming in 2020
Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) HMD Global, that makes and sells Nokia-branded phones, has confirmed that an affordable Nokia 5G phone that would cost around half of the existing ones would arrive next year in the US.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Finland,Technology
Pietersen has a fun take on tackling Archer's bouncers
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has found a hilarious way of playing tearaway pacer Jofra Archer as he took to Instagram to post a video which shows the batsman heading the bouncer to the slip fielder.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
PM Modi embarks on 3-nation visit
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left the national capital for France to attend bilateral and multilateral programmes there. From France, Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain before returning to France to attend the G7 Summit.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
CBI HQ turns into fortress as sleuths quiz Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The area around CBI headquarters building in New Delhi was virtually turned into a fortress on Thursday as top sleuths continued interrogating former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram inside its premises.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Charlie Puth's 'I warned myself' crosses 2 mn views
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-producer Charlie Puth has returned with a new song, "I warned myself", which crossed over two million views on YouTube within a few hours of its release.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Chidambaram to be produced before Delhi court shortly
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will shortly be produced before Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court after he was arrested by the CBI on Friday in INX media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kashmiri apple growers, bat makers face massive losses
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) Continuous lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir is having a big impact on apple farming in the Valley. With the harvesting season just round the corner, Kashmiri apple growers are a worried lot.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Air pollution linked to premature death risk
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to increased deaths due to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, warn researchers.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Facebook removes fake accounts linked to Myanmar military
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Facebook has removed dozens of fake accounts and pages linked to the Myanmar military ahead of the upcoming general elections in Myanmar next year.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
India, others must fight terrorists in Afghanistan: Trump
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that countries like India, Pakistan, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, lamenting that Washington was the "only one fighting against terrorism" in the war-torn nation.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Gurugram's unsold housing stock up 10% in 2 years: Anarock
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Unsold housing inventory in Gurugram rose over 10 per cent during the last two years, in contrast to a decline in stocks in other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), an Anarock report said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PM Modi embarks on 3-nation visit
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left the national capital for France to attend bilateral and multilateral programmes there. From France, Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain before returning to France to attend the G7 Summit.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
When Mamata did Modi
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often flaunted his humble roots with pride, when he used to sell tea during his childhood. Now, Mamata Banerjee seems to have taken up that role of preparing tea, albeit for a day.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gerard Butler accidentally flashed guests at a wedding
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Gerard Butler accidentally flashed 400 guests at his sister's wedding as he forgot he was not wearing an underwear underneath his kilt.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Never met Indrani: Karti contradicts ED claims
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Rubbishing claims of Enforcement Directorate (ED), Karti Chidambaram, who is also an accused in INX Media case along with his father P. Chidambaram, said he never met Peter or Indrani Mukherjea.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russia to beef up western, eastern borders amid tensions
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) Russia will strengthen defence in its western and eastern military districts due to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ramping up activities near its borders, the country's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has said.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Politics
Brazil-born Elkeson set to debut for China
Shanghai, Aug 22 (IANS) Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso will be the first player without Chinese ancestry to play for China's national football team, local media reported on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Yamuna below danger mark on Thursday
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After swelling for two days, water level in the Yamuna river here has started to fall and has come down below the danger mark. However, it is still above the warning mark as it was flowing at 204.78 metres at noon, officials said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
10 found guilty of honour killing in Kerala
Kottayam (Kerala) Aug 22 (IANS) The Principal Sessions court in Kottayam has found 10 persons guilty in the honour killing of 24-year-old Kevin Joseph and has reserved the sentencing order for Saturday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian dance group reaches semi-final of AGT
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Mumbai-based dance group V Unbeatable's flips and tricks helped it enter semi-final of "America's Got Talent", a popular reality competition series.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's Chandrayaan-2 evokes global interest: Sivan
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) India's first moon landing mission 'Chandrayaan-2' is being watched with keen interest globally, said K. Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisaton (ISRO).
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Exit accord possible say Merkel, Johnson on Brexit
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintained their respective stances on Brexit, but said that they believe an exit accord can be reached in the end.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Germany,Politics
'Centre to complement RBI's efforts to beat slowdown'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The government is expected to take policy measures to complement Reserve Bank of India's rate cut for reversing the slowdown in economy, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar told IANS.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bihar opposition slams Bhagwat over reservation remark
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark, that the question of reservation must be debated between those in favour and those against, has triggered widespread protest among the opposition parties in Bihar.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Dharmendra wishes Karan, Sahher luck for 'Pal Pal...'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Veteran actor Dharmendra has wished his grandson Karan Deol and Sahher Bamba for their maiden film "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas".
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple files several unreleased devices in Eurasian Database
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Just weeks away from its annual September event, Apple has filed several unreleased iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission, media has reported.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
I see same passion in you: Richards to Kohli
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) Virat Kohli had a fan boy moment ahead of the first Test as he got an opportunity to interview legendary cricketer Vivian Richards, whom the Indian skipper has always idol-worshipped.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
World Jr Swimming: Record breaking US win 4 golds
Budapest, Aug 22 (IANS) The United States dominated the podium on Day 2 of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships here, winning four gold medals and rewriting a junior world record in the mixed 4x100m medley relay.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Netflix-led OTT platforms threaten cable TV in India: Report
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Netflix and other over-the-top (OTT) platforms are slowly but steadily eating the cable TV business, a new KPMG report has said, adding that there was a decline of nearly 12-15 million active subscribers for the cable & satellite (C&S) universe in the fourth quarter (Q4) of the financial year 2019.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Big Mouth' season 3 to premiere in October
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Animated comedy show "Big Mouth" will return to Netflix with its third season on October 4.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Apple iPhone 11 to use USB-C charger: Report
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Apple iPhone 11 would come with a USB-C charger as well as a lightning to USB-C cable in the box.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
DLF tanks 20% on Supreme Court notice
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) DLF fell over 20 per cent on the BSE during the early trade on Thursday following reports that the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the company for suppressing key information regarding judicial proceedings against its largest chunk of land-bank in Haryana.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sensex down 170 points, Yes Bank sheds 5%
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) In the absence of any positive development and concerns over the damaging slowdown in the domestic economy, the markets continued to trade lower on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Chidambaram's arrest daylight murder of democracy'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A day after former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was arrested, the Congress party in a press conference held here on Thursday called it a 'broad daylight murder of democracy'.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pak plans demonstrations in NY during Modi's visit
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan has asked his party men to hold protests in New York during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit there in September.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Raj Thackeray keeps date with ED
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Amid a crackdown on his activists, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray left for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) responding to the summons in a case pertaining to the IL&FS, here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Quentin Tarantino is set to become a father
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Hollywood maverick Quentin Tarantino, 56, is expecting his first child with wife Daniella Pick.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
PM Modi's poll pitch of locking up corrupt gets going
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) "In the last five years, I have brought them to jail doors, give me another five, they will be inside," Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in April at an election rally in Gujarat's Junagarh.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
20 Questions CBI posed to Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After a dramatic sequence of events through the evening that catapulted into the arrest of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI, the senior Congress leader spent an almost sleepless night at the agency headquarters as he was quizzed on Thursday about his involvement in the money laundering and corruption related to the INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rishi Kapoor dines with 'chef supreme' Vikas Khanna
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna personally prepared a sumptuous meal for veteran actors Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Anupam Kher.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Liam Hemsworth has filed for a divorce from singer Miley Cyrus, citing "irreconcilable differences".
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump renews attack on Denmark over Greenland
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has again tore into Denmark for shunning him.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Walmart sues Tesla for faulty solar panels
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) In a big setback for Elon Musk, retail behemoth Walmart has sued Tesla's energy division for providing solar panels that caused multiple fires at its stores, asking the company to immediately remove the panels from more than 240 Walmart locations.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Landslide-stuck Kerala actress Warrier safely reaches Manali
Manali, Aug 22 (IANS) Top Kerala actress Manju Warrier and a 25-member crew of Malayalam film 'Kyttem', who were stuck in the high mountains of Himachal Pradesh following heavy rains and landslides, have reached a tourist resort in Manali safely, officials said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia will respond to new US missile threat: Putin
Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) After the US recently tested a missile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said America's latest move has raised new threats to the country and will warrant a response from Moscow.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Will decision-scrapping spree hurt Andhra economy?
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The scrapping of some tenders by Jagan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh and review of all decisions taken by the previous TDP government has put a pause on work on all major projects, raising fears of its impact on the state economy.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Porn bots flood Twitter's trending topics to lure users
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Not just Facebook-owned Instagram, porn bots have now flooded Twitter and unlike Instagram, these spam accounts include photos of women in bikinis along with words relevant to trending topics on the micro-blogging platform to lure users.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Punjab CM seeks Bharat Ratna for hockey legend
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking Bharat Ratna - the highest civilian award of the country - for ailing triple Olympic hockey gold medallist Balbir Singh Senior.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Hackers attack Indian healthcare website, steal 68 lakh records
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In a startling revelation, US-based cyber security firm FireEye said on Thursday that hackers broke into a leading India-based healthcare website, stealing 68 lakh records containing patient and doctor information.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flamengo, Boca win in Copa Libertadores
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 22 (IANS) Footballer Bruno Henrique scored twice to help Flamengo beat Brazilian rivals Internacional 2-0 in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores quarterfinal.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Akshay takes 4th spot in Forbes highest paid actors list
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has made it to the fourth position on the Forbes magazine's Worlds Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019 list.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Defence production target set at Rs 90K cr for 2019-20
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The department of defence production has set itself a target of producing equipment worth Rs 90,000 crore in the financial year 2019-20. Exports worth Rs 15,000 crore have been envisaged from the total quantity of equipment produced.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
N.Korea warns of new cold war on Korean Peninsula
Pyongyang, Aug 22 (IANS) North Korea has warned that "dangerous and unusual military moves" by South Korea and the US would trigger a new cold war on the Korean Peninsula.
2019-08-22
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Slight tremor felt in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) A low intensity quake was felt in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Thursday, an official here said. There was no loss of life.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IIT-Kanpur develops new horseshoe
Kanpur, Aug 22 (IANS) The IIT-Kanpur has developed a new type of horseshoe that will have a longer life and save the horses from the excruciating pain they have to undergo while changing them.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology
Microsoft contractors can listen to Xbox players' chats: Report
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Do you have a Microsoft video gaming console Xbox at home? It is possible that third-party contractors working for the tech giant are listening to your living room talks.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
6-yr-old raped, killed by minor brothers in UP
Lakhimpur, Aug 22 (IANS) A six-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered by two minor brothers in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district, police said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BDJS chief arrested in UAE in cheque bounce case
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) NDA ally Bharath Dharma Jana Sena's (BDJS) Kerala chief, Thushar Vellapally, who had contested Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad, has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in connection with a cheque bounce case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Stay away from transfer game: Yogi to new Ministers
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) In his first sermon to the newly-inducted Ministers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked them to stay away from the 'business of transfers and postings'.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sakshi Misra gets her marriage registered in Bareilly
Bareilly, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bareilly couple, whose elopement and marriage made headlines last month, has quietly returned to Bareilly.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Mansarovar Yatra halted in Uttarakhand due to rain
Dehradun, Aug 22 (IANS) The Mansarovar Yatra has been halted in Uttrakhand after heavy rain washed away a portion of the road connecting Tanakpur-Champawat. Many of the pilgrims were forced to return, an official said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PSG reject Barcelona offer for Neymar again: Reports
Paris, Aug 22 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have reportedly rejected a second offer from Barcelona for Brazilian star Neymar Jr, even as Juventus too, gear up to make a bid.
2019-08-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Canteens serving Rs 5-meal from TDP's time also shut
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The schemes scrapped by the Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh includes Anna Canteens that served a meal for Rs 5 and catered to a large poor and the middle class section.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Crackdown on MNS ahead of Thackeray's ED appearance
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Hours before Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray appears before the Enforcement Directorate, Mumbai Police launched a crackdown on key party functionaries to prevent them from creating any ruckus, here on Thursday morning.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bihar Police rifles fail during gun salute to deceased CM
Supaul (Bihar), Aug 22 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to the Nitish Kumar government, Bihar Police failed to complete the 21-gun salute tradition during the cremation of former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Holder looks forward to Virat-Ashwin challenge
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) Despite losing both the T20I and ODI series to India, West Indies skipper Jason Holder said his men are in positive frame of mind and he is equally excited on the start of World Test Championship.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Arms factories restructuring for profits, employment: Rajnath
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Centre has decided to go ahead with corporatisation of ordnance factories in order to reduce the import dependency of defence equipment, enhance combat efficiency of the Armed Forces and increase the profitability of the entities for greater employment generation.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
With Modi visit India cements strategic connect with Gulf nations
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) When he visits Bahrain this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have visited all the Gulf nations, and most importantly strengthened Indias close connect with the six-nation powerful Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Indias "extended neighbourhood" with which ties have blossomed beyond hydrocarbons.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Schemes named after NTR rechristened YSR
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) If almost all the schemes implemented by the previous Telugu Desam Party government were named after NTR, the new ones launched by YSRCP government carry YSRs name.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Jagan family & TDP have history of bitter rivalry
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The ruling YSRCP and main Opposition TDP, which are at loggerheads in Andhra Pradesh as the Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy government is scrapping most of the major decisions of the previous Chandrababu Naidu dispensation, have been bitter political rivals for quite some time.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Aayush Sharma training to be army officer for 'Kwatha'
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Aayush Sharma is preparing hard for his role of an Army officer in his next film "Kwatha". And to do justice to his role, he is taking Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Most Delhi hospitals without NOC: Delhi Fire Service
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Most major hospitals in the national capital, including Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital, lack valid no objection certificate (NOC), according to the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) sources.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mass scrapping of ex-govt's decisions in Andhra unprecedented
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) When a new government takes over, it is not unusual for it to review the decisions of the previous dispensation. But the developments Andhra Pradesh has seen recently are perhaps unprecedented.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
India, US to hold 2 meetings on strengthening strategic cooperation
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Defence and diplomatic officials from India and the US are to have two meetings this week aimed at strengthening strategic cooperation and building on the shared vision for the Indo-Pacific region, according to the State Department.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Nepal bans single-use plastics on Everest region
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) Nepal will make the Everest region a plastic-free zone by 2020 by banning single-use plastics, a move that will curb excessive pollution on the highest point of the Earths surface.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Trump likely to ending birthright citizenship
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration is seriously considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
US to halt family migration by extending child detentions
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The Donald Trump administration on Wednesday announced a new rule enabling US immigration authorities to hold migrant families indefinitely, thus ending the Flores Settlement Agreement that prevents detained children from being held more than 20 days.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Newbies, veterans owned Day 1 of LFW 2019 (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 on its Day 1 on Wednesday was owned by newbies as well as veterans. Many young designers debuted in the industry with this edition of LFW that completed 20 years, while other celebrated their years-long journey in the industry.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka preparing policy to regulate tech innovation
Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) The Karnataka government is drafting a policy to regulate innovation in technology and address the new age challenges with a sound legal framework, a top official said on Wednesday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
LFW 2019: Pandya, Haydon walk for Amit Aggarwal
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Designer Amit Aggarwal on Wednesday launched his luxury pret collection called 'Flux' at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 with cricketer Hardik Pandya and actress Lisa Haydon walking on the ramp as showstoppers.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
eBIZ MD, son arrested for Rs 5,000 crore MLM fraud
Noida, Aug 22 (IANS) The Managing Director of multilevel marketing company eBIZ and his son were arrested by the Hyderabad Police from company's Noida office on Tuesday for allegedly cheating thousands of people including students and unemployed youths to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore nationwide, a police officer said on Wednesday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ban on Mika lifted; he says won't sing in Pak again
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh has apologised to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) after the association banned him from working in India, following his recent live performance in Pakistan.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
What caused RBI to shift from convention on rate cut
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India had raised quite a few eyebrows when it announced an unconventional 35 basis points rate cut during its bi-monthly policy meet earlier this month.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Opposition to Kerala against VIP status to British Archbishop
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) A group of senior people attached to the Church of South India (CSI), including Valson Thampu, former principal of Delhi's prestigious St Stephen's College, have petitioned Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan against giving state guest status to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, when he arrives here later this month.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
South Korean Dy PM to attend EEF in Russia
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) Led by Deputy Prime Minister for Economy, over 200 representatives from South Korea, including officials of its federal government and business leaders, will attend the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) being hosted by Russia in Vladivostok from September 4 to 6.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
Over 50 Dalit protesters held in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Over 50 protesters, including the Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, were detained by the Delhi Police after a Dalit protest over demolition of Saint Ravidas temple turned violent in south Delhi's Tughlakabad area on Wednesday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
INX Media and other cases Chidambaram faces
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram was on Wednesday formally arrested by the CBI after his anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case was rejected by the Delhi High Court. Here's a list of the cases he has been embroiled in:
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Domestic defence output goal raised 12% for FY20
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The department of defence production has set itself a 12 per cent higher target of producing Rs 90,000 crore equipment in this financial year. Of this, Rs 15,000 crore equipment is envisaged to be exported.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
PC's plea in SC infructuous; will have to move trial court
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After the arrest of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, his application of anticipatory bail filed in the Supreme Court has become infructuous. After this, Chidambaram's lawyers would have to move a regular bail application before a trial court at Rouse Avenue, Delhi.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Police lob tear gas to disperse Dalit protesters
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi Police resorted to mild lathi-charge and fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of Dalits, protesting against demolition of Saint Ravidas temple in south Delhi's Tughlaqabad area, here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MCM to promote water conservation
Gurugram, Aug 21 (IANS) The Millennium City Marathon (MCM) will be partnering with the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to promote water conservation.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Environment/Wildlife
Chidambaram's arrest witch-hunt, voyeurism: Karti (2nd Lead)
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress MP Karti Chidambaram termed the arrest of his father and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI on Wednesday night a "politically motivated witch-hunt", alleging the entire drama was being done for "voyeurism" and to divert attention of the country from serious issues.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Problem of plenty a happy one for Team India: Kohli
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 21 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli feels the team management has a happy problem of plenty to deal with when it comes to selecting the first XI, ahead of India's World Test Championship campaign where they take on the West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
over 39 lakh beneficiaries covered under PMJAY
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday reviewed the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) scheme and appreciated the progress shown by the scheme in just a year.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tribunal stays withdrawal of Karnataka iron ore mine lease
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Mines Tribunal has stayed the Karanatka government's order to withdraw the extension of mining lease of Donimalai Iron Ore Mine. The order will prohibit the state government to take any further action regarding mining lease or initiate auction process of Donimalai mine.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Woman detained for killing son, concealing body
Greater Noida, Aug 21 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman has been detained for allegedly killing her 8-month-old son and concealing the body in the house in the Jewar area, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCLAT asks Jet CoC if it will work with Dutch administrator
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Wednesday asked the Committee of Creditors of Jet Airways to file an affidavit stating whether it is ready to cooperate with the Dutch bankruptcy administrator which is also pursuing insolvency proceedings against the airline.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No plan to make Hyderabad second capital: Minister
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said there is no proposal by the Centre to make Hyderabad the second capital of the country.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Aiming to reach out, Mamata brews tea at a stall in Digha
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in the state's coastal resort town Digha for an administrative meeting, brewed tea at a village stall on Wednesday while interacting with the locals.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan beat Real Kashmir, reach final
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Suhair V.P. scored twice in extra time as Mohun Bagan stormed into the final of the 129th Durand Cup, beating Real Kashmir FC 3-1 in the second semi-final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Twitter crashes across platforms in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter on Wednesday evening went down in several parts of the world, majorly in India, according to the website tracking portal DownDetector.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
CBI ready with arrest warrant as Chidambaram reached home
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Wednesday that former Union Minister P. Chidambaram was arrested on the warrant issued by the competent court.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Death for Tripura youth for minor's rape-murder
Agartala, Aug 21 (IANS) A fast-track special court in Tripura on Wednesday awarded death sentence to a 27-years-old youth accused of raping and murdering a minor girl last year, a government Public Prosecutor said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Renewables won't overtake coal soon in power sector: CIL
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Iterating that renewable energy sources were unlikely to overtake coal as the major source of power generation in India any time soon, state-owned Coal India Ltd on Wednesday said the energy migration would happen "differently" in the country as compared to many other countries switching to renewables.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
PKL 7: Puneri Paltan pulls off impressive win over Bengaluru
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Puneri Paltan pulled off an impressive victory in the first match of Pro Kabaddi League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday, beating defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 31-23.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Three major cases against Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram was on Wednesday formally arrested by the CBI after his anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case was rejected by the Delhi High Court. Here's a list of the cases he has been embroiled in:
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
DUSU elections to be held on Sept 12
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The elections to the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) will be held on September 12, according to an official statement, here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Loans from NBFCs to developers halved in FY19: Report
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The liquidity crisis in the NBFC sector was so grave that net loan disbursal by non-banking financial companies (NBFC) and housing financing companies (HFC) to realty developers declined by nearly 50 per cent in 2018-19 on a year-on-year (YoY) basis to an estimated amount of Rs 27,000 crore, a joint report by CII and JLL saud on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
My father's arrest political vendetta: Karti
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The dramatic arrest of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI on Wednesday evening is nothing but "a political vendetta", his son and MP Karti P. Chidambaram said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chidambaram arrested, says not hiding from law (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) High drama preceded the arrest of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as officials of the CBI scaled the walls of his Jor Bagh residence here, minutes after his press conference at the party headquarters where he said he was "not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man bludgeoned to death in Mandir Marg area
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A 62-year-old man died after bludgeoned with a brick following a drinking session in the Mandir Marg area of the national capital on Monday night.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chidambaram: The controversy's child
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The 73-year-old Congress leader and former Union minister Palaniappan Chidambaram is facing the toughest crisis of his career. The lawyer-turned-politician has been slapped with money laundering and corruption charges in the INX Media case and is in the CBI custody following the Delhi High Court's refusal to grant him anticipatory bail on Tuesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chidambaram arrested, taken to CBI HQ
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidamabram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a swift operation on Wednesday night, minutes after he reached his Jor Bagh home following a dramatic appearance at the press conference at the Congress headquarters.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chidambaram taken into custody, moved to CBI HQ
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidamabram was taken into custody by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a swift operation on Wednesday night, minutes after he reached his Jor Bagh home following a dramatic appearance at the press conference at the Congress headquarters.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI team scales wall to enter Chidambaram's house
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Dramatic scenes were witnessed on Wednesday night as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team scaled the wall of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's house in Jor Bagh, minutes after he arrived from the Congress headquarters after addressing a press conference.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Drama enacted for 'voyeuristic pleasure of some': Karti
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, the son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, on Wednesday thanked the Congress party for its support to his father and said the "drama and spectacle" being enacted by the probe agencies was for the "voyeuristic pleasure of some".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sindhu moves into third round of BWF World Championships
Basel, Aug 21 (IANS) Ace shuttler P V Sindhu got off to a winning start in her opening match in the women's second round of the BWF World Championships here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
CBI team enters Chidambaram's house, police blocks access
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Police personnel blocked the access to former Union Minister P. Chidambaram's house even as another team of CBI officials made their way into the building in the posh Jor Bagh area here through the back door.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pune woman rams parked car, creates ruckus
Pune, Aug 21 (IANS) A Pune woman, described as mentally ill and disturbed repeatedly rammed her vehicle into a parked Nano car, created a ruckus and threatened to disrobe herself outside a quiet residential complex here on Tuesday, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP protests at Goa CM's house over water shortage
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a protest with empty buckets outside Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's residence, here on Wednesday, demanding immediate restoration of water supply to Panaji and nearby areas.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bengal truckers withdraw strike after 3 days
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal's truck owners and operators withdrew their strike after three days on Wednesday after the state government sought time till September 8 to address the issues.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Zomato rejigs 'Gold' service, NRAI refuses to budge
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of offline restaurants to stop "unethical" deep discounting practices, online food aggregator Zomato on Wednesday announced to immediately reconstruct its 'Gold' service to help drive better margins for the restaurants.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajiv Gauba is new Cabinet Secretary
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer, was on Wednesday appointed as next Cabinet Secretary.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Row over Jagan's 'refusal' to light lamp at US event
Amaravati, Aug 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's alleged refusal to light a lamp at an event in the United States kicked up a row with BJP alleging that he insulted Hindus, but YSRCP rubbished the allegation.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Miley's club raunch with Kaitlynn may make reunion with Liam impossible
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Pop star Miley Cyrus may have made it amply clear that her split with ex-beau and actor Liam Hemsworth is final, but the families of both these hearththrobs are hoping they will work things out.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Subroto Cup: Defending champs Model Academy off to winning start
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Defending champions Unique Model Academy, Manipur, came out victorious with a score line of 4-0 against Ashokenagar Boys Secondary School (H.S.), West Bengal, in the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Wednesday. S. Annaroy scored a brace in the 37th and 44th minutes to help his team to a winning start.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Ajay Kumar named new defence secretary
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Ajay Kumar was on Wednesday appointed the new Defence Secretary. He will replace Sanjay Mitra whose term ends on August 23, according to the Prime Minister-headed Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India eves pip Japan 2-1 to win Olympic Test hockey meet
Tokyo (Japan), Aug 21 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team beat Japan 2-1 in the final to win the Olympic Test event here on Wednesday. Navjot Kaur and Lalremsiami led the scoring charts for India.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Crude, gas and refinery output slips
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Production of crude oil, natural gas and refinery products declined in July, 2019 against the monthly target with experts attributing it to the mix of economic slowdown and seasonal trend.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
CBI team scales wall to enter Chidambaram's house
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Dramatic scenes were witnessed on Wednesday night as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team scaled the wall of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's house in Jor Bagh, minutes after he arrived from the Congress headquarters after addressing a press conference.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gen Next designers mark their debut at LFW 2019
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 has a list of designers who are debuting at the fashion event that has completed 20 years. While Day 2 of the event on Wednesday saw newbies showcasing their collection, the week-long event will also see labels like Aavaran Luxury and Pink Peacock on the LFW ramp for the very first time.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Not hiding, hope agencies respect law: Chidambaram (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who surfaced dramatically at the party headquarters Wednesday evening, said he was "not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law" and hoped the investigating agencies "will respect the law".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assam to engage consultant to study tea industry problems
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) Assam industry minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Wednesday said that the government will engage an outside consultant to study the problems of the tea industry.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy
Sensex ends 267 points lower, Yes Bank shed 8%
Mumbai , Aug 21 (IANS) Sensex on Wednesday closed 267 points lower over growth concerns amid news of more and more job losses and slowdown effects in the economy. Investor sentiments saw no revival as an expected announcement of a stimulus package was not made.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Infosys, Google Cloud expand partnership for digital services
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Wednesday expanded its partnership with Google Cloud to help its clients accelerate their digital transformation.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Vietjet to connect Delhi with Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Vietnamese carrier Vietjet, popularly called 'bikini airline', would operate direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) and Hanoi to New Delhi starting from December 6 with thousands of "super-saving tickets".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Not hiding from law, not accused of any offence: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who surfaced dramatically at the AICC headquarters Wednesday evening, said he was "not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sebi fastracks FPI registration norms for ease of business
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) In a far reaching decision which will reform the long pending multi-layered registration process for foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), market regulator Sebi on Wednesday proposed new norms to simplify and rationalise the existing regulatory framework by easing operational constraints and compliance requirements.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DPS bus, dumper collide in Gurugram, children safe
Gurugram Aug 21 (IANS) Around 30 students of DPS, Sushant Lok, had a narrow escape when their school bus was hit by a dumper in the sector 72 area, here.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man held on suspicion of kidnapping minor
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl in Samaypur Badli area, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ALERT: CBI team reaches Chidambaram's Jor Bagh residence
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2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nobody can claim adverse possession on 'Ram Janmabhoomi': Ram Lalla counsel
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The counsel of Hindu parties on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that if there was a temple and people worshipped there as Lord Ram's birthplace, then nobody can claim ownership by adverse possession of "Ram Janmabhoomi" (the birthplace of Lord Ram).
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Zomato rejigs 'Gold' service to benefit restaurants: CEO
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of offline restaurants to stop "unethical" deep discounting practices, online food aggregator Zomato on Wednesday announced to immediately reconstruct its "Gold" service to help drive better margins for the restaurants.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Supermodel Gigi Hadid and beau dine with Serena Williams
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Supermodel Gigi Hadid and "The Bachelorette" runner-up Tyler Cameron Tyler have kept the gossipvine hyperactive lately. The couple had the media as well as fans on social media asking for more when they stepped out for dinner with close friend and tennis ace Serena Williams at New York City's posh La Esquina Restaurant.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Twitter crashes across platforms globally, users clueless
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The micro-blogging platform Twitter on Wednesday evening went down in most parts of the world including in India, according to the website tracking portal DownDetector.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Designer Payal Singhal celebrates 20 years in fashion
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Ace designer Payal Singhal celebrated 20 years in the fashion industry as she showcased her latest collection titled a#PS20' on Day 2 of the 2019 Winter/Festive edition of the Lakme Fashion Week on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Doval in Moscow; India, Russia stress territorial integrity
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, in Moscow to prepare for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Vladivostok next month, on Wednesday held talks with his Russian counterpart during which both sides reiterated their support for the "principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference of third parties".
2019-08-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
ALERT: Chidambaram returns to Jor Bagh residence
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2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Floods hit life in Punjab and Haryana, Delhi threat dips (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Large areas across Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday remained affected by the flood waters which have submerged crops and marooned villagers even though water levels in swollen rivers were receding, officials said. In Delhi, the Yamuna was still above the danger level, but not rising any more.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Not hiding from law, says Chidambaram at Congress HQ
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who surfaced dramatically at the party headquarters Wednesday evening, said he was "not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Situation under control at Bhakra dam: BBMB
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) here on Wednesday claimed to have successfully handled one of the worst floods in the region in 40 years.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Data usage revenue jumps to 54,671 crore in 2018: Trai
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Total revenue collected last year by telecom operators from wireless data usage at Rs 54,671.44 crore (excluding rental revenue) was up by Rs 15,789 crore as compared to Rs 38,882 crore in 2017, according to an analytics paper released by telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Chidambaram makes dramatic appearance at party HQ
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who has been eluding the CBI and ED, on Wednesday evening dramatically surfaced at the Congress headquarters.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Economy slowdown not to impact smartphones in India: Xiaomi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) With economic slowdown beginning to adversely affect several industries in India, Xiaomi India said on Wednesday that smartphone sales would remain insulated from the impact as the festive season inches closer.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Chidambaram surfaces at Congress HQ
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, who was "untraceable" since Tuesday evening after failing to obtain interim relief from the Supreme Court to the denial of his anticipatory bail plea, appeared at the Congress office here on Wednesday to address a press conference.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED to approach CBI to issue RCN against Zakir Naik
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will approach the CBI for requesting Interpol to issue a red corner notice, commonly known as RCN, against fugitive Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is currently residing in Malaysia, sources said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Fear of arrest hangs over PC; SC to hear plea on Friday
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Fear of arrest continues to hang over former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as his lawyers on Wednesday were unable to get urgent hearing in the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order dismissing his anticipatory bail in the alleged corruption and money laundering cases involving INX Media. Chidambaram's plea will now be heard on Friday in the top court.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
I am excited but nervous for 'Saaho': Shraddha Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor is gearing up for the release of the multilingual "Saaho". The actress says that she is interested in experimenting with her roles, and that box-office number can never stop her from following her heart.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sebi eases buyback norms for firms with NBFC, HFC subsidiaries
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) In a move to aid sectors facing the maximum brunt of the ongoing slowdown, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Wednesday announced easing of its norms for buyback of shares by listed companies, especially those having subsidiaries in housing finance firms (HFCs) and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
422 kids, 45 women rescued by WR in 6 months
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Western Railway (WR) has rescued 422 children and 45 women in the last six months and handed them over to their families or NGOs.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jio gains, Airtel & Voda-Idea lose users: CLSA
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Reliance Jio has added 44 million active subscribers over the past six months, while Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have lost 20 million and 68 million clients, respectively, most likely due to the introduction of minimum recharge plans, said a report from broking firm CLSA.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Two MoUs signed to push agri-entrepreneurship in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) State-owned Agricultural Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd (APICOL) on Wednesday signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) to promote agriculture entrepreneurship and enhance the income of farmers.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
After ED, CBI issues lookout circular against Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In another setback to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now issued a lookout circular against the senior Congress leader, alerting all airports and immigration departments to stop him if he tried to leave the country.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Arsalan story twist: Elder brother was driving, arrested
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) In a stunning u-turn, Kolkata Police on Wednesday arrested Raghib Parwez, elder brother of the original prime accused Arsalan Parwez, for allegedly being at the wheel of the Jaguar that was involved in a gruesome accident here last week that killed two Bangladeshi citizens and left three others injured.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yamuna continues to flow above danger mark in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark at 206.44 metres at 6 p.m. on Wednesday but with the water level not rising any more.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Actress Alyssa Milano reveals she had two abortions
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano has revealed that she underwent two abortions in 1993 because she was worried about her career.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Intel unveils 8 new 10th Gen mobile PC chips
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Intel on Wednesday unveiled eight additional 10th Gen Intel Core processors for modern laptop computing.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
17,500 entries received for Mumbai Half Marathon
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) A record number of 17,500 runners will line up for the fourth edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon, which will be flagged off by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Rajeev Khandelwal loves to cook
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says he loves to cook, but doesnt like to take help from cookery shows or online tips.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aadarsh claims 2nd title, Kavyashree her 1st in TT meet
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi's Aadarsh Om Chetri kept his date with destiny and earned his second Sub-Junior Boys title of the season beating UP's Divyansh Srivastava 4-3 in the UTT National Ranking (South Zone) Table Tennis Championships which concluded at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Other Sports
Singer Nakash Aziz believes in following composer's vision
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Nakash Aziz, who is known for crooning to songs like "Slow motion" and "Second hand jawani" , says he follows a composer's vision while singing.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I'm never conscious about my looks: Avinash Mishra
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) "Yeh Teri Galiyan" actor Avinash Mishra says he isn't conscious about the way he looks.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian players excited to have numbers on back of Test jerseys
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Indian team will be opening their ICC World Test Championship campaign when they take the field against the West Indies in Antigua on Thursday. The jerseys they will be wearing will be slightly different from those that they have worn for Test matches in the past as they will have numbers like the limited-overs jerseys.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Jimmy Sheirgill's 'challenging role' in 'Rangbaaz season 2'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Jimmy sheirgill says he will play a challenging role inspired from a true story in "Rangbaaz Season 2".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi Assembly session from August 22
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly will start its session from August 22 with the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) planning to raise the demand for a special discussion on the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'You never know who to trust, people can be fake': Britney Spears
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears' life has been full of ups and downs. In her latest social media post, she opened up to caution fans about fake people and how life can get lonely at times.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Proclaimed offender held in Delhi after 12 years
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a 40-year-old proclaimed offender from Jamia Nagar, who has been absconding for the last 12 years, the police said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown launches make-up line
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) After wooing audience with her acting sting in the Netflix show, "Stranger Things", actress Millie Bobby Brown, who is just 15, has now entered the beauty arena. She has launched her own make-up and skin care line called Florence by Mills.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pollard XI to face off against Bravo XI for The Selector Fans Cup
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Imagine the power to decide the playing XI and the captain. If that is not enough, you can also play a role in deciding who gets to bat at the fall of every wicket and bowl every over, all in real-time as a live match unfolds. It may sound unbelievable but that is what The Selector App will make possible!
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NZ Speaker cradles MP's baby in parliament
Wellington, Aug 21 (IANS) The Speaker of New Zealand's parliament, Trevor Mallard, cradled a lawmaker's baby while he presided over a debate in the House of Representatives.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Joel Reifman is new US Consul General in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Joel Reifman on Wednesday took charge as the new US Consul General in Hyderabad.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy
Akbaruddin grateful to alma mater Hyderabad Public School
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) India's permanent representative at the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin, who is currently in news for leading India's charge at the UN over Kashmir, is grateful to his alma mater, Hyderabad Public School.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Decks clear for limiting river flow to Pakistan: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The abrogation of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, has cleared the decks for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to stop the flow of excess river water into Pakistan.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Former J&K MLA Engineer Rashid sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A special NIA court on Wednesday sent former Jammu and Kashmir lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid alias Engineer Rashid to 14 days judicial custody in a terror funding case involving 26/11 mastermind and proscribed terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Arms factories restructuring for profits, employment: Def Min
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Centre has decided to go ahead with corporatisation of ordnance factories in order to reduce the import dependency of defence equipment, enhance combat efficiency of the Armed Forces and increase the profitability of the entities for greater employment generation.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Food firms sending ration to flood-hit Punjab: Harsimrat
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday said that food processing companies responded generously to provide dry rations for flood-hit Punjab.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Durand Cup: Gokulam Kerala stun East Bengal to seal final berth
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC stunned East Bengal to book their place in the final of the 129th Durand Cup as they won 3-2 on penalties after the first semi-final was tied 1-1 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Several designers mark their debut at LFW 2019
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 has a list of designers who are debuting at the fashion event that has completed 20 years. While Day 2 of the event on Wednesday saw newbies showcasing their collection, the week-long event will also see labels like Aavaran Luxury and Pink Peacock on the LFW ramp for the very first time.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab inks pact with UNDP to implement SDGs
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Punjab government on Wednesday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Maoist uniforms, weapons recovered in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a joint operation with the CRPF, Jharkhand police recovered weapons from a Maoist den in Palamau district on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mizoram CM urges Centre for Lengpui airport revamp
Aizawl, Aug 21 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has urged Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to revamp the state's Lengpui airport, once busiest in the northeast after Guwahati, Agartala and Imphal airports.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Amazon's biggest global campus launched in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday opened its largest campus building in the world in Hyderabad, reaffirming its long-term commitment to India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Kabul wedding hall blast toll rises to 80
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) The death toll in the Kabul wedding hall suicide bomb attack has risen to 80, according to authorities on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Jaishankar calls on Nepal PM, co-chairs 2-day meet
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar who arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day Nepal visit called on Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli ahead of the two-day 5th India-Nepal Joint Commission meeting. Jaishankar will call on President Bidya Bhandari on Thursday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Parks near home good for your mental health
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Living within 300 metres of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth and life satisfaction, says a new study.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Mumbai girl makes aviation history with solo Pacific flight
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Mumbai girl Aarohi Pandit, currently on a global flight in a small plane, on Wednesday created history by becoming the first woman pilot to cross both Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Risk burning monetary policy room by 35 bps cut: MPC member
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Voting for a conventional 25 basis points (bps) RBI rate cut in August, as opposed to the majority in the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), external MPC member Chetan Ghate had said that by agreeing to a 35 bps cut, the RBI could be burning through monetary policy space, the minutes of the last MPC meeting released on Wednesday showed.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ensure measures to check disease outbreak: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Punjab Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mohindra on Wednesday directed official to ensure measures to prevent any disease outbreak in state, especially in the low lying areas, in view of heavy rains over the past few days.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Priyanka flays Centre for economic slowdown
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi government for the poor shape of economy and the Yogi Adityanath government in UP for increasing the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kiren Rijiju, Bhaichung Bhutia dives for 'OP-Blue Freedom'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in Asia, eight armed forces veterans, including from the elite special forces of Para regiment and MARCO, have initiated a high-end adventure sports survival training and self-defence mission at a pan India level titled 'Op-Blue Freedom as a part of their parent project -- Special Forces Adventures (SFA).
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Putin confident EEF will lay ground for new projects
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) Ahead of the annual Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed confidence that the event would lay the ground for new and prospective projects, which will facilitate the development of mutually-beneficial collaboration and cooperation.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Business/Economy
Soil doctors to help double farmers' income: Jharkhand CM
Ranchi, Aug 21 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday distributed soil testing mini lab kits and identity cards to members of Self Help Groups (SHG) trained as soil doctors, who would help the farmers in increasing their income.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Allahabad High Court bans DJs for flouting noise rules
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday banned DJs all across Uttar Pradesh. If someone violates the order, he or she can be sentenced up to five years and may have to pay a hefty fine of Rs 1 lakh.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Don't understand why conflict of interest issue was created: Mary Kom
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Ace boxer Mary Kom said on Wednesday that she failed to understand why conflict of interest allegations were levelled against her in the issue of her coach Chotte Lal Yadav being in the running for the Dronacharya Award.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Pak plans grand celebrations on Guru Nanak birth anniversary
Lahore, Aug 21 (IANS) Information and Culture Secretary of Pakistan's Punjab province Raja Jahangir has asked its different cultural departments to give within a week an outline of the preparations for Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary celebrations in November, media reports said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pakistan divided over raising Kashmir at ICJ
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) After Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to raise the Kashmir issue at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Law Ministry is yet to frame its views on the move.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Working in a multistarrer is like playing team sport: Tushar Pandey
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Tushar Pandey is yet to play a solo hero in a Bollywood film, but he has no complaints about featuring in multistarrer movies. The "Pink" actor feels doing such projects is like playing a team sport.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
1984 anti-Sikh riot victims await free power in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Even as the Delhi government announced 200 units of free electricity for people in the national capital, it is yet to keep its promise of giving free power supply to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots here.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Youth dies after being hit by cluster bus, driver arrested
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A cluster bus driver allegedly mowed down a 20-year-old youth at Shahjahan Road here, police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmiri Pandit diaspora slams Lancet for bias on Kashmir
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) An organisation of physicians of the Kashmiri Pandit diaspora has written to British medical journal The Lancet, voicing "outrage and extreme disappointment over its one-sided version" in its editorial on Kashmir.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengaluru to host 3rd Neev litfest for children in Sep
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) It is that time of the year again when children, parents, and teachers come together to experience the magical world of books and share a common love for the written word as the Neev Literature Festival (NLF 2019) for children turns another page with its 3rd edition here next month.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
Former CM Babulal Gaur cremated
Bhopal, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur, who died here on Wednesday at 89, was cremated at Subhash Nagar Vishram Ghat in the afternoon with state honours. The government has announced three-day state mourning.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
CBI court refuses to cancel NBW against Ratul Puri
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday refused to cancel the non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Ratul Puri in the money laundering case relating to the AgustaWestland deal.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Assam BJP to only admit leaders from Bodoland areas now
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) The Assam BJP has closed its doors for leaders of other political parties, except those from Bodoland areas, state BJP President Ranjit Kumar Dass said on Wednesday. He added that the decision had been taken in view of the BJP's ongoing organisational elections.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Samsung Display cuts LCD production to focus on QD-OLED
Seoul, Aug 21 (IANS) Cutting down on the production of liquid crystal displays (LCD) by Samsung Display Co., in response to dropping profits, can also be seen as the company's move to shift its focus to a new type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel, industry officials said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
5 Bangladeshi infiltrators arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested here on Wednesday for entering the country through the Indo-Bangladesh porous border without proper documents, police said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Chidambaram behaves like Mallya, Nirav Modi: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday accused former Union Minister P. Chidambaram of behaving like fugitive businessmen Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi by not cooperating with the central agencies probing alleged corruption in the INX Media case.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sebi eases rules for FPIs, amends norms for rating agencies
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Market regulator Sebi on Wednesday eased the rules for foreign portfolio investors (FPI) doing away with the broad-based eligibility criteria for FPIs and announced that the registration for the multiple investment manager structure would be simplified.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Incentives to filmmakers part of I&B Ministry's J&K package
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry is planning several incentives for film and television production companies to take their projects to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Mobile location to CCTV: CBI, ED hunt for Chidambaram (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Since the Delhi High Court's rejection of the anticipatory bail plea of P. Chidambaram for alleged money laundering and corruption related to INX Media, the CBI and the ED are searching for the former Home and Finance Minister, trailing his last mobile phone location and using CCTV footage.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Quit smoking to cut heart disease risk
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Heavy cigarette smokers can reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by 39 per cent within five years if they quit, researchers said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Karti Chidambaram has tennis club in Spain, house in UK: ED
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram bought a tennis club in Spain and cottages in Britain, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) claims.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
New exhibition turns gaze to contemporary Indian art
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Focussing on contemporary Indian artists who use media and material in non-traditional ways, an exhibition here will showcase the art practice of three artists.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Squads, officials named for Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier
Dubai, Aug 21 (IANS) The ICC Womens T20 World Cup Qualifier will be held from August 31 to September 7 at the Forfarshire Cricket Club in Dundee and the Arbroath Cricket Club, both in Scotland, a statement said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Paytm, SHEROES join hands for women's only platform on app
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Paytm app will now have a special social community platform where women can engage with each other on topics like health, careers, relationships, and cooking as well as share their life stories and achievements.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Bengal woman gangraped, had asked for cut money refund
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) A woman was allegedly raped by a panchayat member and three others in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district after she asked for a refund of the cut money they had taken for getting her a house under a government scheme.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
YouTube to kill direct messaging feature in Sept
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) YouTube direct messaging service, not the most popular way to chat for a large number of users, is set to fade out soon.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pakistan to tour England for three Tests in 2020
London, Aug 21 (IANS) As part of the World Test Championship, Pakistan will tour England next year for three Tests, it was announced on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ALERT: SC to hear Chidambaram's plea on Friday
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2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rumblings in Karnataka BJP over cabinet expansion
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Trouble is brewing in the ruling BJP from a dozen legislators left out of Tuesday's cabinet expansion, as Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa could induct only 17 members, a party official said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Pak approaches Twitter over suspension of accounts
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan has raised concerns with Twitter after it blocked pro-Pakistan twitter accounts for tweeting in favour of Kashmiris and against India.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'Shah to visit Goa on Thursday, no discussion on mining'
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Home Minster Amit Shah will be in Goa on Thursday to chair the 24th meeting of the Western Zonal Council during which he will discuss various issues but the mining ban plaguing the coastal state is not on his agenda.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CBI books Prannoy Roy, his wife for criminal conduct
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy, co-founders of New Delhi Television (NDTV), and the company CEO and Director Vikramaditya Chandra for bringing to the listed broadcaster tainted money of unidentified public servants through a web of transactions via the foreign direct investment (FDI) route.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
India's growth may slow down further to 5.7% in Q1: Nomura
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) India's economic growth is likely to slow down further to 5.7 per cent in the April-June quarter of this year due to low consumption, weak investments and an under-performing service sector, said a Nomura report. The economy, however, is expected to see some recovery in the July-September quarter, the report added.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Stigma associated with rape should be abolished: Richa Chadha
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has raised concern over lack of strict laws for rape cases in India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pak violates ceasefire again in Rajouri
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday again resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, triggering an immediate response from India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
J&K govt grants MoS status to its mayors
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) In a significant development, the J&K government has decided to accord Minister of State status to its two mayors. Junaid Azim Mattu is currently mayor of Srinagar while Chander Mohan Gupta is mayor of Jammu.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sonam Kapoor spreads awareness on #WhyTheGap
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Sonam Kapoor has joined the Bollywood bandwagon spreading awareness on childrens rights, as part of #WhyTheGap campaign promoted by Save The Children India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yogi brings in 23 new ministers, eyes by-polls, 2022 polls
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) In what can be termed as a near-total revamp of the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh, 23 new ministers were sworn in on Wednesday at the Raj Bhawan by Governor Anandiben Patel.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vicky funnily trolls Taapsee on her childhood picture
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal's hilarious comment on Taapsee Pannu's childhood photograph currently has internet in splits.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IL&FS firm used 'circuitous, illegal route' to lend: ED
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Enforcement Directorate (ED)'s chargesheet in the money-laundering case involving top brass of now-infamous IL&FS group has revealed that its financing arm IFIN indulged in a "circuitous and patently illegal transactions" resulting in an unpaid loan of Rs 2,270 crore from 14 firms.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kim, Kylie mocked after suspected photoshop gaffe
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and her sister Kylie Jenner have been trolled on Instagram after another suspected photoshop gaffe.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BFI should do away with selection trials: Mary Kom
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Veteran boxer Mary Kom on Wednesday indicated that the system of boxers having to go through trials ahead of big tournaments needs to be relooked at.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Didi ke Bolo' opens Pandora's box for Mamata govt
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) 'Didi ke Bolo', a Helpline initiated by West Bengal's ruling TMC for people to reach out to the government with their grievances, is giving a tough time to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Karisma changed 30 costumes for 'Jhanjhariya'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Karisma Kapoor went down memory while shooting for a TV show. She says she had 30 outfit changes for the hit song "Jhanjhariya" in the 1996 film "Krishna".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
The Arsalan story: Its many twists
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) The Kolkata police have recovered the event data recorder (EDR) of a Jaguar Land Rover car that was involved in a gruesome accident last week in which two Bangladeshi citizens were killed and three others sustained injuries.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amazon unveils its largest campus in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Global e-commerce giant Amazon opened its largest and first campus outside the US, here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology
Vehicle pollutants up risk of common eye condition
Taipei, Aug 21 (IANS) Long term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of the common eye condition -- age-related macular degeneration or AMD, says researchers.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Sumit excited for 'Jijaji Chhat Per Hain'
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Sumit Arora has been roped in for TV show "Jijaji Chhat Per Hain". He will be seen in a comic avatar.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gaur was too gentle for changing times (Obituary)
Bhopal, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur, who passed away on Wednesday, belonged to a rare breed of BJP leaders who had accepted the RSS discipline without slipping into right-wing straitjacket.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Telangana inks pact with Google for 'Digital Telangana'
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing to build on its vision of 'Digital Telangana', Google India and the Telangana Government on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve and get more local language content online using Google's digital publishing tool, Navlekha.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Education
CBI books Prannoy Roy, his wife for criminal misconduct
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against senior journalist and co-founder of listed broadcaster New Delhi Television (NDTV) Prannoy Roy, his wife Radhika Roy and the compamy's CEO and Director Vikramaditya Chandra for bringing tainted money of unidentified public servants through a web of complex transactions via the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) route.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Economy slowdown not to impact smartphones in India: Xiaomi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) With economic slowdown beginning to adversely affect several industries in India, Xiaomi India said on Wednesday that smartphone sales would remain insulated from the impact as the festive season inches closer.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Money creation to pick up pace (Guest Column)
The focus of monetary policy is now conclusively on ensuring better transmission. Towards this, for the first time in recent history the RBI has consciously moved liquidity stance to positive. Indeed, the Governor has lately referred to the Rs 1-1.5 lakh crore positive system liquidity as a comfort factor and facilitator for banks.
2019-08-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Sara woos social media by happily posing with kids at airport
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Be it at airports or at event, actress Sara Ali Khan is normally seen greeting fans with a huge smile. Earlier this month, Sara won millions of hearts when she was spotted carrying her own luggage while leaving the airport. Now, the "Simmba" actress is once again garnering praise for her "down to earth" behaviour with fans.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I convey a lot with my eyes: Prabhas
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Telugu actor Prabhas became a global star after the blockbuster success of the "Baahubali" films, is back with his new film "Saaho", which promises to be an extravagant action thriller and is rumoured to be made at a budget of Rs 350 crore.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Poll Trivia,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Pak asks UNICEF to remove Priyanka as goodwill ambassador
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has written to the UNICEF demanding the removal of Priyanka Chopra as Goodwill Ambassador over the Kashmir issue, and also cited the Indian actress' "jingoism and support" for the Indian government's action in Kashmir.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
'Kerala banking sector enjoys good industrial relations'
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) The banking sector in Kerala has the best of industrial relations, according to top bankers in the state.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
3 Ambedkar idols vandalised in UP
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 21 (IANS) Three statues of Baba Saheb Ambedkar were vandalised by some miscreants at three different places in Deogaon area of Azamgarh district, police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Amid slowdown, Essar Ports registers robust growth
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Essar Ports on Wednesday said higher capacity utilisation at its recently commissioned terminals at Salaya and Vizag and an increase in third-party cargo volume are crucial factors to help the company achieve its target of handling 60 million tonnes of cargo by March 31, 2020.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
#ChiddiBhagModiAaya goes viral, Tweeple in splits
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) As the Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a lookout circular for former Union Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case after he apparently went missing, Twittrati on Wednesday went berserk over the development, creating funny hashtags like #ChiddiBhagModiAaya and ##BhagodaChiddu.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Vista teams up with Akshaya Patra for Mid-Day meals
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) US-based investment firm Vista Equity Partners on Wednesday announced its expansion of partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to support the latter's Mid-Day meal programme across India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Sehwag bats for Kumble to become selector in future
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag on Wednesday put his weight behind Anil Kumble to become a national selector in future.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No interim relief to Chidambaram in INX Media case
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a setback to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, his petition challenging the Delhi High Court rejection of anticipatory bail has not been listed before a Supreme Court bench.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tata Motors hits 52-week low after scrips fall over 10%
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Amid weakness in the auto sector, a sharp fall was seen in the Tata Motors stocks on Wednesday which slipped over 10 per cent, touching its 52-week low.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jaishankar in Kathmandu, Nepal hopes for progress on key issues
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) With External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar's arrival here on Wednesday to participate in the Fifth Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting, Nepali officials are hopeful of more extensive conversations between the two sides on some key issues.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Nepal,International
BCCI ropes in Paytm as title sponsor till 2023
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that One97 Communication Ltd, the company which runs the e-commerce payment system Paytm, has acquired the rights to sponsor India's international and domestic matches till 2023.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
CBI books Prannoy Roy, his wife for criminal misconduct
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against senior journalist and co-founder of listed broadcaster New Delhi Television (NDTV) Prannoy Roy, his wife Radhika Roy and the compamy's CEO and Director Vikramaditya Chandra under charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and criminal misconduct.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Budding singer Hriday Gattani teams up with top US composer
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Young Indian singer Hriday Gattani, mentored by legendary musician AR Rahman, has teamed up with American music composer-producer Arthur Pingrey, who has worked with popular artistes like Sia, Norah Jones and Sting.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's Q1 growth slows, but not a meltdown: Kotak report
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Contrary to the widespread concern being voiced about the ongoing economic slowdown, the first quarter (Q1) of the current fiscal actually saw very high divergence in performance and outlook across companies suggesting slowing growth but not a meltdown, brokerage firm Kotak Equities said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Netizens troll Kangana over wearing sari worth Rs 600
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut's love for saris is well known. Recently, she made a public appearance wearing a plain cotton sari that cost Rs 600 only.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump cancels Denmark trip over Greenland 'sale' row
Copenhagen, Aug 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation's Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen said Greenland was not for sale to the US. Trump's visit was scheduled on September 2, at the invitation of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Denmark,Politics
Legal expert Chidambaram will face charges legally: Stalin
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) DMK President M.K.Stalin on Wednesday said former Finance minister P.Chidambaram is a legal expert and he will face the charges against him legally.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Spider-Man no more a part of Marvel
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) The Marvel Cinematic Universe will reportedly no longer produce "Spider-Man" films, after negotiations fell through between Disney and Sony Pictures.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Off-field duties keeping Dhoni busy
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) After serving the Territorial Army in Jammu and Kashmir for two weeks, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is back to his off-field commitments and is currently in Mumbai for various ad shoots.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Modi government using CBI, ED to target Chidambaram: Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Modi government of using the CBI and ED and "sections of a spineless media" to character assassinate the Rajya Sabha member.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
De Niro's firm files $6mn suit against ex-employee for bingewatching at work
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Hollywood icon Robert De Niros company has filed a $6 million lawsuit against a former employee, who spent "astronomical amounts of time" watching Netflix during work hours.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Education,Hollywood
Maybe I can finish my career next year, says Ronaldo
Turin, Aug 21 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo has dropped hints that he could end his illustrious career as early as next year. The Portugal football superstar, who plies his trade for Italian Serie A champions Juventus, is 34 years old now.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
My father didn't believe I could be an actress: Raveena Tandon
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Raveena Tandon, who was a top star in Bollywood from the nineties to the 2000s, has said that her filmmaker father Ravi Tandon didnt believe she could be an actress, because she never had any formal training in acting or dance.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Onam celebrations in Kerala to be a low key affair
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Onam celebrations in Kerala will be a low key affair as the state is recovering from devastating floods, the state Cabinet decided at its weekly meeting here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
In a first, women to drive Kerala govt vehicles
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Gone are the days when the post of a driver in Kerala state government departments and state owned public sector undertakings could be filled only by a male.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
When Trinamool MP reminded request for temple to Modi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may see red over 'Jai Shri Ram chants, but one of her party MPs reminded Narendra Modi about the need for a temple in a housing complex here when the Prime Minister went to inaugurate the flats.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Slowdown woes: Parle may lay off 10,000 employees
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Popular Indian biscuit maker Parle Products may cut up to 10,000 jobs owing to the prevailing macro-economic situation, according to a company executive.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ex-MP CM Babulal Gaur passes away
Bhopal, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur passed away on Wednesday morning at a private hospital here after prolonged illness.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Microsoft opens centre focused on societal impact via SCAI
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Microsoft Research India or MSR India on Wednesday launched its new centre focused on societal impact through Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI).
2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
The men we see on screen have changed: Zoya Akhtar
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, who has helmed movies such as "Gully Boy" and "Dil Dhadakne Do", says she tries to make movies she can watch.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Unnao rape case: Accused police constable moves Delhi HC
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh Police constable, accused in the assault and murder of the Unnao rape survivor's father, on Wednesday approached the Delhi High Court challenging the charges filed against him.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters 2nd Lunar orbit
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The second Lunar orbit manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was successfully completed on Wednesday, said India Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Roy probably suited for middle order: England coach
Leeds, Aug 21 (IANS) England coach Trevor Bayliss has said that the team management will contemplate changes in their bid to level the ongoing Ashes series when they take on Australia in the third Test beginning Thursday at Headingley.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
STEM careers in India continue to experience gender gap
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) As the world faces a skilled workforce gap, the careers in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) continue to face a gender gap in India, a survey said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Technology
LeT terrorist, SPO die in first battle post 370 axing
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) A Special Police Officer (SPO) and a terrorist affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramullah district in the first gun battle since the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India aim to take white ball form into Windies Test (Preview)
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 21 (IANS) After dominating the limited overs leg, India will look to start their World Test Championship campaign on an emphatic note when they take on the West Indies in the first Test of the two-match series at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium beginning Thursday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Even nicotine-free vaping damages blood vessels: Study
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Smoking e-cigarettes, also called vaping, can be harmful to the blood vessels even when the vapour is entirely nicotine-free, a new study suggests.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,IANS Life,IPL 2015,Commonwealth Games 2014
MoviePass user records exposed on public server
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) American subscription-based movie ticketing service MoviePass, Inc. has exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers and personal credit cards because a critical server was not protected with a password.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kohli, team enjoy at a beach before Test series vs Windies
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli is thoroughly enjoying the two-day break between the practice match and the two-match Test series and was seen at a party with his team and the support staff at the Jolly Beach in Antigua, where the West Indies will host India for the first contest.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Dabangg 3' to release in four languages on December 20
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's upcoming film "Dabangg 3" will release in four languages -- Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, on December 20.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Opposition speaking in Pakistan's language on Kashmir: Minister
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said that the number of violent protests in Jammu and Kashmir has come down lately. He also slammed the opposition for speaking in the language of Pakistan.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Raj Thackeray gets support from cousin Uddhav
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray - who has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday for investigation - secured support from an unexpected quarter, his estranged cousin and ruling ally Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A3 smartphone now in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi on Wednesday launched its new Android One smartphone Mi A3 in India which comes with with 48MP triple rear camera and 32MP selfie camera.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
3 IAF personnel killed as truck falls into gorge in Barmer
Jaipur, Aug 21 (IANS) Three IAF personnel were killed and three severely injured on Wednesday when the truck carrying them fell into a gorge in Barmer district of Rajasthan, police said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
16 countries to compete in Red Bull Reign world finals
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Red Bull Reign, the ultimate 3-on-3 streetball tournament, will culminate in a world final with sixteen countries sending teams to Toronto on August 31.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Digital consulting firm Synechron expands India presence
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Global financial services consulting provider Synechron on Wednesday inaugurated state-of-the-art office at Bhartiya City IT Park here which will accommodate over 2,000 employees.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Bangladesh urged to halt returning Rohingyas
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) The Myanmar and Bangladesh governments should suspend plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees until returns are safe, voluntary and dignified, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
OnePlus TV to launch first in India in Sept: CEO
Beijing/Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Just a few days after confirming the name of its upcoming TV, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has said that the device would be launched first in Indian markets in September.
2019-08-21
Category: International, China,Technology
Bihar killings: Slain policeman's family demands CBI probe
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) A day after a sub-inspector and a constable of the Bihar Police were killed and a constable seriously injured by criminals during an encounter in Saran district, the slain sub-inspector's family has demanded a CBI probe into the incident.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oz rule out bouncer battle, aim for 2-0 in Leeds (Preview)
Leeds, Aug 21 (IANS) Australia would look to leave behind Steve Smith's absence and extend their lead to 2-0 in the ongoing Ashes series when they take on England in the third Test beginning Thursday at Headingley.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US ready to engage in working-level talks with North Korea
Seoul, Aug 21 (IANS) The US special representative for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) affairs, Stephen Biegun, said Wednesday that his country was ready to engage in working-level talks with Pyongyang for the Korean Peninsula's denuclearisation.
2019-08-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
22 Texas towns hit by ransomware attacks
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 22 government agencies in the US state of Texas have been hit ransomeware hackers in what appears to be a coordinated cyberattack.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Packaged food, drinks unhealthiest in India: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A global survey has found that when it comes to having the healthiest packaged food and drinks, India ranks the lowest among 12 countries.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser available in beta
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Microsoft has released a public beta of its new Chromium-based Edge browser which is available for Windows 7, Windows 10 and MacOS.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Dhaka backs India on Kashmir, says internal matter
Dhaka, Aug 21 (IANS) Bangladesh on Wednesday backed India on the Kashmir issue, saying that the abrogation of special status for Jammu and Kashmir is an internal issue of India.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Army HQ reorganization: 206 officers sent to field
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday approved the relocation of 206 Army officers from here to their original field units as part of reorganization of the Army headquarters.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Communication blockade fueling anger in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) It was an emotional reunion for Imran Ahmad with his family. The 32-year-old sells Kashmir handicrafts in Mumbai and returned home to Hawal here on Monday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Chidambaram says baseless to call him conspirator
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has said that the observation by the Delhi High Court defining him as the key conspirator in the INX media case was "baseless".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Munna Bhai-Circuit reunite for Flipkart campaign
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) In its latest campaign around 'SuperCoins -- the integrated rewards ecosystem -- Flipkart has reunited the iconic filmy duo Munna Bhai and Circuit from the "Munna Bhai" film franchise.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Wife refuses chewing gum, gets triple talaq
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) A man allegedly gave triple talaq to his wife inside the civil court premises in Lucknow in the presence of her advocate after she refused to accept a chewing gum from him.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
FPIs buy Rs 31,700 cr equities in Q1: Kotak
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) bought equities worth Rs 31,700 crore in the quarter ended June 2019, broking firm Kotak Securities estimated.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Terrorist, SPO killed in first encounter post 370 axing
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) A Special Police Officer (SPO) and a terrorist were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramullah district in the first gun battle since the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chidambaram a flight risk, ED issues lookout circular
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram cannot leave the country. All airports, immigration desks have been put on high alert, as the Enforcement Directorate has issued a Lookout Circular against him terming the Congress laeder a "flight risk".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Redmi Note 8 Pro with 64MP quad camera to launch on Aug 29
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Xiaomis sub-brand Redmi is all set to launch its new smartphone 'Note 8 Pro' with 64MP quad camera on August 29 in China, media reported on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, China,Technology
Kerala actress Warrier, crew safe in Himachal
Manali, Aug 21 (IANS) Top Kerala actress Manju Warrier and a 25-member crew of Malayalam film "Kyttem", who were stuck in high mountains of Himachal Pradesh following heavy rain and landslides, are safe and likely to be evacuated later in the day, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lata Mangeshkar, Aamir donate for Maha flood relief (Lead, superceding earlier copy)
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and superstar Aamir Khan have contributed Rs 11 lakh and Rs 25 lakh, respectively towards the Chief Minister Relief Fund following the Maharashtra floods. Devendra Fadnavis has thanked them for their gesture.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Varun Dhawan performs daring stunt on speed boat
Bangkok, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan performed a daredevil stunt on a moving speed boat on the sets of his next film "Coolie No. 1".
2019-08-21
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss return for 'Matrix 4'
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Actors Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are returning for the fourth installment of the "Matrix" franchise, which will be helmed by Lana Wachowski.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Leaders mourn death of former MP CM Babulal Gaur
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Leaders across the political spectrum mourned the death of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Babulal Gaur.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI notice to Chidambaram doesn't mention provision of law
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Responding to a CBI notice pasted outside the residence of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, one of the lawyers of the Congress leader told the agency on Wednesday that it has not mentioned the provision of law under which it was issued.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Salman, Sonakshi spend time with kids on 'Dabangg 3' set
Jaipur, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress-turned-politician Bina Kak on Wednesday shared a string of photographs of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, actress Sonakshi Sinha and the cast and crew of "Dabangg 3" spending some quality time with special children on the film's set.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lata Mangeshkar, Aamir donate for Maha flood relief
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and superstar Aamir Khan have contributed Rs 25 lakh and Rs 11 lakh, respectively towards the Chief Minister Relief Fund following the Maharashtra floods. Devendra Fadnavis has thanked them for their gesture.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Voda-Idea loss triggers Rs 21.5K cr m-cap loss in Birla firms
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The unabated losses at Vodafone-Idea are eroding the value of other Aditya Birla Group firms, whose combined m-cap declined by a whopping Rs 21,431 crore on August 20, days after the quarterly results of the telecom arm were announced on July 29.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Demi Lovato joins Will Ferrell in comedy 'Eurovision'
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato has been roped in for Netflix's upcoming comedy movie "Eurovision".
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Yamuna continues to flow over danger mark
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark with the water level at 206.60 metres.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India operations help Xiaomi post robust profits
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Riding on its India success story in the smartphone and TV businesses, Xiaomi has posted 71.7 per cent jump in net profit in the second quarter of 2019 and nearly 50 per cent increase in the first half (January-June period) this year.
2019-08-21
Category: International, India,International
India men thrash NZ 5-0 to win Olympic Test Event
Tokyo, Aug 21 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team avenged their round robin league-stage loss as they thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in the final to win the Olympic Test Event at the Oi Stadium on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
OnePlus TV to launch first in India in Sept: CEO
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Just a few days after confirming the name of its upcoming TV, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has confirmed that it would be launched first in Indian markets in September.
2019-08-21
Category: International, China,Technology
Yogi brings in 23 new ministers, many first timers
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) In what can be termed as a near-total revamp of the Yogi Adityanath government, 23 new ministers were sworn in on Wednesday at the Raj Bhawan by Governor Anandiben Patel.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
300 Punjab villages badly affected by floods
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) More than 300 villages, mainly in Punjab's Ropar, Jalandhar and Ferozepur districts, were badly affected in floods by the Satluj river, damaging crops in thousands of acres and forcing thousands of villagers to spend nights on rooftops.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana CM conducts aerial survey of flood-affected areas
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in the state.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parineeti shares bruised avatar from 'The Girl On The Train'
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra gave a sneak peek of her "intense" look from her upcoming film the Hindi remake of Hollywood thriller "The Girl On The Train".
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maoist killed in Telangana encounter
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) A Maoist was killed in an encounter with police in Telangana's Bhadradri Kothagudem district on Wednesday, police said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
MNS activist ends life after ED notice to Raj Thackeray
Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 21 (IANS) Agitated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray, a young party activist committed suicide by setting himself afire, here on Wednesday morning, police said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
I want to make Assam smile again: Halicharan Narzary
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Besides the determination of making a mark in the national football team after coming back from a long injury lay-off, Assam's own Halicharan Narzary -- the prolific 25-year-old midfielder has another yearning at the back of his mind.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
ED issues lookout circular against Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram cannot leave the country. All aiports, immigration desks have been put on high alert.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jay Bhanushali, Mahhi Vij welcome baby girl
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor-host Jay Bhanushali's wife and actress Mahhi Vij has delivered a baby girl.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No interim relief to Chidambaram in INX Media case
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice N. V. Ramana, on Wednesday refused to grant interim relief from arrest to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and referred his matter to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi for urgent hearing on his anticipatory bail plea in the INX media case.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Intel unveils its first AI-driven neural network chip
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Intel has unveiled its first high-performance Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven neural network chip "Nervana" to meet the growing high-speed computing and robotics demand.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
'Jal Satyagraha' in UP for bridge over Ganga
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 21 (IANS) At a time when the rivers are in spate, the residents of 25 villages in Bijnore district of Uttar Pradesh have started 'Jal Satyagrah' to demand a bridge and embankment along the Ganga in the district.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Munna Bhai, Circuit reunite for Flipkart latest
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) In its latest campaign around 'SuperCoins -- the integrated rewards ecosystem -- Flipkart has reunited the iconic filmy duo Munna Bhai and Circuit from the "Munna Bhai" film franchise.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
CBI, ED teams looking for Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) From the moment the Delhi High Court rejected the anticipatory bail plea of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case, the CBI and ED teams have visited his residence four times in the past 12 hours. However, there's no trace of him.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
ALERT: P. Chidambaram files special leave petition in SC
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2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sensex, Nifty flat, Yes Bank down 3%
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty on Wednesday traded on a flat note awaiting a stimulus package from the Union government.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kohli eyes Ponting's elite Test record against Windies
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 21 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli will eye one more record when he comes out to bat during the two-Test series against the West Indies starting Thursday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Ragging at UP college, 150 freshers made to tonsure
Sefai (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 21 (IANS) Over 150 new students of the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences in Sefai were made to tonsure their heads and parade on the campus in an alleged case of ragging.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chidambaram being hunted for exposing government: Priyanka
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday came out in support of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram saying he is being "shamefully" hunted down for exposing the failures of the central government.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Applaud Smith, not boo him: England Sports Minister
London, Aug 21 (IANS) England Sports Minister Nigel Adams has described the booing of Steve Smith by England fans as "distasteful" and has urged them to cheer and not jeer at the Australian batsman.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak's Hassan Ali weds Indian girl in Dubai
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan pacer Hassan Ali has started a new phase of life by tying the knot with Indian national Shamia Arzoo.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rohit Gandhi-Rahul Khanna return to Mumbai LFW
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) After their 15-year hiatus from Mumbai Lakme Fashion Week, couturiers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna are set to make a comeback to the winter/festive show of the mega fashion event.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
Lighter 'Google Go' search available for all Android users
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After a successful testing in India and other emerging markets, Google has made the lighter version of its Search engine -- Google Go -- available for Android users worldwide where patchy networks are common.
2019-08-21
Category: International, India,International
World Cup final overthrow should've been dead ball: Warne
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The debate over the overthrow in the last over of the final of the 2019 World Cup refuses to die down. While some believe England shouldnt have got the overthrow boundary, others feel it was a decision made keeping the rules in mind and New Zealand just have their luck to blame. While the MCC has promised to review the decision in their next meeting, the clubs World Cricket committee member Shane Warne believes it should have been a dead ball the moment the throw hit Ben Stokes' bat.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India complying with Iran sanctions, despite work on Chabahar port: US official
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) By continuing to work with Iran on the Chabahar Port, India does not violate US sanctions on Teheran, according to the Washington official dealing with Iran.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Apple's digital credit card now available to US customers
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) The iPhone maker has launched its first-ever virtual credit card for users in the US with no fees, no card number, CVV security code, expiration date or signature on the card -- thus providing more security than any other physical credit card.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
IFIN bought shares from group firms to bypass RBI's loan advisory
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Violating regulations and advisories seems to be a part of the 'standard operating procedure' of the crisis-ridden IL&FS and its group companies, during the erstwhile management's administration.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Financial institutions debit Rs 759 cr from IL&FS against NCLAT order
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The beleaguered group IL&FS has informed NCLT that in contravention of a NCLAT order, banks have debited about Rs 759 crore in the last eight months for repayment on their dues which amounts to coercive creditor action.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Facebook requires 'significant work' to stop political bias
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Facebook has released results of an independent internal audit conducted by a former Republican senator that found the social networking giant has been biased against conservatives and needs to do "significant work" to stop this.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
IL&FS did not disclose NPAs for 4 years: RBI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The IL&FS had not disclosed any NPAs for the last four years, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said in a report.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ex-MP CM Babulal Gaur passes away
Bhopal, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Babulal Gaur died early on Wednesday at a hospital here following prolonged illness. He was 89.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
3 reviews to determine Pak's place on FATF list
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) As Pakistan is trying hard to avoid being placed on the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), its performance and compliance report is being currently reviewed.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Corrupt IL&FS management flouted rules
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The rot at IL&FS started right from the top. Fresh revelations show how the Managing Director of IL&FS flouted rules and whose corrupt practices pretty much triggered the liquidity crises in India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Evergreening loans: IFIN lent to stressed companies despite warnings
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The liquidity crisis in the lending major IL&FS and its group companies such as IFIN is something the erstwhile management itself created and should have been aware of the dire consequences of their blatant financial mismanagement.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian eves to face Japan in Olympic Test Event final
Tokyo, Aug 21 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team will on Wednesday face hosts and World No. 14 Japan in the final of the Olympic Test Event at the Oi Hockey Stadium.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
IL&FS antics: Lending behemoth without 'investment policy'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Corporate governance seems to witness a new low every passing day with revelations of major lapses in the operations of crisis-ridden IL&FS by its previous management.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Slowdown slayer: PSBs to suggest steps to boost economy
Mumbai/New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a bid to shield India Inc from the headwinds emanating from the ongoing general economic slowdown, the Central government has asked Public Sector Banks (PSB) to recommend ways to prop up growth.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Yomeddine': Engaging and tugs at your heartstrings (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Yomeddine"; Director: A. B. Shawky; Cast: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz, Shoq Emara, Hany El-Tabei, Yasser El-Ayouti, Galal El Ashry, Mohamed Abdelazim; Rating: ***
2019-08-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ED lays bare IL&FS cabal modus operandi of Rs 7,400 cr loot and scoot (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate charge sheet against IL&FS and the cabal which ran it gives the full scope and extent of the malfeasance and all pervasive rot. Pertinently, it refers to the closed user group individually and by name and provides details on their conduct. The conclusion is that it was pretty much a circus with Ravi Parthasarthy as the ringmaster or even King as the rest of the crew played courtiers.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How Wow! Momo went from 1 table to 274-store chain in 11 yrs
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Eleven years ago, college students Sagar Daryani and Binod Homagai invested Rs 30,000 to start in Jadavpur a small venture -- selling an Indianised version of the Tibetan delight, momos.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
First encounter in J&K since abrogation of Art 370 (2nd lead)
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) An SPO of Jammu and Kashmir police was killed while another cop was injured in an encounter with terrorists in Baramulla district on Tuesday night.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Huawei to launch first commercial AI chip on Friday
Brussels, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei will launch its first commercial AI (artificial intelligence) chip and a new open-source AI computing framework on Friday, the company said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Belgium,Technology
US in contact with Venezuela's govt at highest level: Trump
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration is in contact with Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro government "at a very high level," after being asked by the media about dialogue between the White House and the man considered to be Venezuela's No. 2 official, Diosdado Cabello.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Dollar falls amid declining US Treasury yields
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) The dollar decreased on Tuesday, as long-term US Treasury yields retreated again, raising worries over potential economic slowdown.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Three dead in helicopter crash off Greek island of Poros
Athens, Aug 21 (IANS) Three persons lost their lives when a private helicopter crashed in the sea area off Poros island on Tuesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manish Malhotra opens Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Veteran designer Manish Malhotra on Tuesday opened the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 with the launch of his collection titled 'Maahrumysha'.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Will meet Modi in France, do best on Kashmir: Trump
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) After speaking with the leaders of India and Pakistan and urging them to reduce tensions over Kashmir, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the weekend at the G7 in France, and he would do his best to mediate in the issue.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy
Qureshi speaks to French counterpart on Kashmir
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing with its diplomatic overdrive against India over the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday held a telephonic talk with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian and urged France as a UN Security Council permanent member to play its role to ensure peace in the region.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Modi speaks to British PM, raises vandalism of Indian HC
New Delhi/London, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a telephone conversation on Tuesday with his British counterpart Boris Johnson, drew his attention to vandalism of the Indian High Commission by a violent Pakistan-led mob on August 15. The British PM regretted the incident and assured that all necessary steps would be taken to ensure safety and security of the mission, its personnel and visitors.
2019-08-21
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Chidambaram missing, CBI pastes notice on his gate
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) With senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram continuing to remain missing after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him protection from arrest in the INX Media case, the CBI late on Tuesday night pasted a notice on his gate asking him to appear before the investigation officer "within two hours".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Chidambaram missing, CBI pastes notice on his gate
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) With senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram continuing to remain missing after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him protection from arrest in the INX Media case, the CBI late on Tuesday night pasted a notice on his gate asking him to appear before the investigation officer "within two hours".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Huge explosion hits ammunition depot in Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 21 (IANS) A huge explosion at an ammunition depot occurred on Tuesday at a paramilitary Hashd Shaabi camp near an air base in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a security source said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mediterranean migrants in Himalayas: Roopkund bones study
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) A study by an international team of scientists has revealed that ancient DNA from mysterious skeletons found in and around Roopkund Lake show there were Mediterranean migrants in Himalayas.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech,Technology
Eastern Economic Forum in Russia to feature 70 events
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) With an aim of expanding international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region and developing the economy in Russias Far East, over 70 business events, including panel discussions, will be held as part of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vlodivostok from September 4 to 6.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy
Two women held for buying people's data
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi police have arrested two women for allegedly duping more than 350 people on pretext of providing them health insurance at a low premium, the police said on Tuesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yediyurappa asks ministers to help the flood-hit
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa directed all the 17 new ministers to reach out to the distressed people in the flood-hit districts across the southern state, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal shouldn't differ with Centre on welfare: Athawale
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Citing various Central government welfare schemes, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday said that the West Bengal government shouldn't allow political differences to hinder state's progress.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
How ED arrested Ratul Puri after questioning him for hours
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate, which has got custody of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's nephew Ratul Puri for six days, arrested him on Monday night after questioning him for several hours in a Rs 354-crore bank fraud case, official sources said.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Speeches banned in Malaysia, Zakir questioned again
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 20 (IANS) Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, living in Malaysia for the past three years after fleeing India, has been barred from delivering public talks in every state in Malaysia, even as he faced a second round of questioning by police for his provocative remarks.
2019-08-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
PC in soup: It's political vendetta, says Congress
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday described CBI and ED action against former Finance Minister and senior party leader P. Chidambaram as "political vendetta" and accused the government of targeting opposition leaders.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Open varsities urged to raise quality, get accredited
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The open universities has been urged to enhance and promote the quality of open and distance learning programmes to attract young learners.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
RSS opposes national flag, anthem: Rajasthan minister
Jaipur, Aug 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Minister Shanti Dhariwal on Tuesday alleged that RSS has been a strong opponent of both the national flag as well as the national anthem.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Modi speaks to British PM, raises vandalism of Indian HC
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a telephone conversation on Tuesday with his British counterpart Boris Johnson, drew his attention to vandalism of the Indian High Commission by a Pakistan-led mob on August 15. The British PM regretted the incident and assured that all necessary steps would be taken to ensure safety and security of the mission, its personnel and visitors.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Lingayats get lion's share of K'taka cabinet posts
Bengaluru, Aug 20 (IANS) Karnataka's dominant caste Lingayats got a lion's share of the cabinet posts in the state's BJP government, with 8 of the 18 legislators belonging to the powerful community in the southern state, a party official said on Tuesday.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BWF World C'ships: Prannoy, Praneeth in round 3 (Roundup)
Basel, Aug 20 (IANS) H.S. Prannoy stunned five-time world champion China's Lin Dan to advance to the third round of the BWF World Championships here on Tuesday, and following his footsteps, B. Sai Praneeth also defeated ace Korean shuttler Lee Dong Keun in the second round to advance to the next stage.
2019-08-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
England part ways with women's team head coach
London, Aug 20 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday announced that Mark Robinson will no longer remain the head coach of the their women's team after four years in the role.
2019-08-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket