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Man electrocuted at Goa's biggest waste dump
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) A survey worker was injured on Thursday, after he was electrocuted, while conducting a survey of the Sonsodo garbage dump in South Goa, which incidentally also caught fire following the sparks emanating from the incident. While the survey worker has been hospitalised is out of danger, ten fire tenders have been rushed to the site to bring the fire at the garbage dump under control.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sweeper administers injection in Odisha hospital, disengaged
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) The authority of Dhenkanal district headquarters hospital in Odisha on Thursday disengaged a contractual sweeper for administering injection to a patient, the video of which has gone viral.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
46-year-old man jumps to death from Kerala HC building
Kochi, Dec 5 (IANS) A 46-year-old man jumped from the sixth floor of the Kerala High Court building, here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter advises google-check as WSJ misspells Pichai
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Even as Indian American business honcho Sundar Pichai makes waves across the world over his appointment as the new CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, a newspaper misspelt his name, sending Twitterati into an overdrive.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
TN BJP Vice President Arasakumar switches loyalty to DMK
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) At a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to gain a foothold in Tamil Nadu, its state unit Vice President B.T. Arasakumar jumped ship to the DMK on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India to launch spy satellite on Dec 11
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Thursday said it would launch another of its sharp-eyed surveillance satellite RISAT-2BRI with synthetic aperture radar on Dec 11 evening.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Bengal Guv finds gate locked, 'deathly silence' in Assembly (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) Angered over a "deathly silence" greeting him during a pre-announced visit to the state Assembly where he could not enter through the gate earmarked for him as it was locked, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday described the chain of events as "threat to democracy" and a "shame".
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trivandrum Press Club secy arrested for 'moral policing'
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) The Kerala police on Thursday arrested the Trivandrum Press Club secretary M. Radhakrishnan after his woman colleague complained of moral policing by him.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SP seeks central rule in UP, Cong says it has woken up late
New Delhi/Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) After the Samajwadi Party (SP) demanded the President rule and dismissal of the Yogi Adityanath-led government in UP over the law and order situation, the Congress said the SP had woken up late.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bankers surprised at RBI's unanticipated holding of rates
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Bankers and industry were surprised and disappointed on Thursday at the RBI maintaining its key interest rates unchanged, when they had been expecting the repo, or the central bank's short-term lending rate, to fall below the current 5.15 per cent even as the second quarter GDP growth has fallen to 4.5 per cent.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DTC buses to get CCTVs, panic buttons: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet has approved to install three CCTV cameras, 10 panic buttons and an automatic vehicle location system in each of the existing 5,500 DTC and cluster buses, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Twitterati hail Bhuvan Bam's video 'My Duty' on rape culture
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) With outrage over the barbaric gang rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad reaching a boiling point, YouTube sensation Bhuvan Bam has come up with a video "My Duty", emphasising on what is needed more than just expressing anger.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Loans given to Tom, Dick, Harry, Jija, Bhatija during UPA-II: FM
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Commercial banks gave loans to every Tom, Dick, Harry, 'Jija' (brother-in-law) and 'Bhatija' (nephew) during the UPA-II regime, leaving a huge burden on the next government, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Bob Willis was a terror to face: Kapil Dev
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian cricket great Kapil Dev on Thursday said that England's fast bowling legend Bob Willis was a 'terror to face'. Kapil also said that Willis, who has died aged 70, was the only one to ever hit him with the ball.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan, TN, Karnataka to declare 'no new coal' policy
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka could follow in the footsteps of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh to declare a 'no new coal' policy, a new analysis said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rs 14,000 cr plan to remove 'black spots' from roads: Gadkari
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday told Parliament that the government had been working on a Rs 14,000 crore scheme with the assistance of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank to remove "black spots" - which are vulnerable to accidents - from the country's roads.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress to talk to Uddhav Thackeray on CAB
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The three-party alliance in Maharashtra is likely to face the first political test next week when the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) comes up for discussion in Parliament,
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Hotel Mumbai' makers salute real-life heroes
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Zee Studios, who released the film "Hotel Mumbai" in India, have brought together real-life heroes across walks of life for their campaign Bharat Salaam.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Telangana BJP leader to fast for prohibition
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Alleging that indiscriminate sale of liquor in Telangana is the main reason for growing crime against women, a woman leader of opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced she will undertake two-day fast demanding prohibition in the state.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
PM heralds 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020' on tweet mode
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) It's once again 'Pariksha Pe Charcha (PPC)' time and a possible interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2020 for students of classes IX to XII.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
RBI acknowledges transmission of repo rate cuts in money, bond markets
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday noted that in the credit market, the 1-year median marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) has declined by 49 basis points and the weighted average lending rate (WALR) on fresh rupee loans sanctioned by banks declined by 44 basis points as against the cumulative reduction in the policy repo rate by 135 bps during February-October 2019.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitterati vents anger over Unnao rape survivor's burning
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Twitter users on Thursday vent their anger over the burning of a rape survivor in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, blaming the Yogi Adityanath-led state government for the gory crime.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
RBI's surprise rate cut pause dampens equity market (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The surprise decision by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to take a "temporary pause" in reducing key lending rates and its revising the country's projected GDP growth rate to a seven-year-low of 5 per cent caught the Indian equity markets off-guard on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Indian chess body anti-player, proxy for Pakistan: Short
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Britsh Grandmaster and Vice President of FIDE, the global chess governing body, Nigel Short on Thursday alleged that the Indian chess federation was functioning in a manner that went against the players' interests.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Kolkata boy Sandeep clinches JK Tyre Hornbill Motor Rally title
Kohima, Dec 5 (IANS) Kolkata's Sandeep Mukherjee, one of the top rated TSD rallyists of the country, lived upto his reputation, successfully claiming the 10th JK Tyre Hornbill Motor Rally title that culminated in Kohima on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Nagaland,Sports,Motorsports
'Ransomware attacks to morph into 2-stage extortion campaigns'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Ransomware attacks are set to morph into two-stage extortion campaigns and criminals will exploit their extortion victims even more in 2020, cyber security company McAfee said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Armaan Malik: Was bullied a lot in school days
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik says he went through a lot of bullying during his school days.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India a sleeping giant in football: Igor Stimac
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) While cricket dominates the sporting arena in India, football national coach Igor Stimac feels pride in training the Blue Tigers and feels the nation has the potential to produce some great talents in the game.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Telecom tariff hike may add to inflation: Shaktikanta Das
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Raising concerns of higher inflation in the near term, Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday observed that recent announcements by the telecom operators to raise tariffs will add to the inflation rate in the country.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
If we are chasing well, need to do same when batting first: Ganguly
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) The World T20 will be played in Australia next year and while the teams are playing with an eye on preparations for the showpiece event, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has revealed that he has some ideas which he will be sharing with the team management.
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Himesh Reshammiya's film gets a new release date
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer-composer-actor Himesh Reshammiya's film "Happy Hardy and Heer", which was supposed to release on January 3, 2020, will now hit the screens on January 31 next year.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Back to the book: RBI Policy Dec 2019 (Opinion/Reissuing)
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) shocked expectations by keeping rates on hold. While not acting on Thursday, the MPC has nevertheless acknowledged monetary policy space for future action. It also reiterated continuation "with the accommodative stance as long as it is necessary to revive growth, while ensuring that inflation remains within the target".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Opinion/Commentary
Core catcher set up for Kudankulam's 3rd nuclear power unit
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Russia's entity Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation on Thursday said the molten core catcher was installed in the design position under the reactor pit of the upcoming 1,000 MW Unit 3 at Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
Twitter gives thumbs-up to Modi's post on stress-free exams
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted to stress the need to ensure stress-free examinations.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
National Finals of Red Bull Shuttle on December 8
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) After an overwhelming response last year, the second edition of Red Bull Shuttle Up -- Indias first ever exclusive Womens Doubles tournament -- will bring the curtains down with the National Finals which will be held at RCC Indoor Stadium in Secunderabad on December 8. The tournament aims to give wings to the next generation of Womens Doubles badminton players while encouraging them to take up the sport professionally.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Land acquisition cost in Kerala unbearable for NHAI:Gadkari
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that the land acquisition cost in Kerala is "very high" and the Centre is not able to "bear" it for National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) projects.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Janhvi Kapoor: I like men's perfume a lot
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor says she likes mens perfume a lot. She added that she often wears a mix of mens and womens perfumes when she goes out at night.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Back to the book: RBI Policy Dec 2019 (Opnion)
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) shocked expectations by keeping rates on hold. While not acting on Thursday, the MPC has nevertheless acknowledged monetary policy space for future action. It also reiterated continuation "with the accommodative stance as long as it is necessary to revive growth, while ensuring that inflation remains within the target".
2019-12-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
RBI policy statement evokes mixed reactions from Tweeple
Mumbai/New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) As the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday released its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2019-20, Tweeple offered mixed responses to the development.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
15 athletes, hockey teams included in TOPS by SAI
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Sports Authority of Indias (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) has included the mens and womens hockey teams that have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). Fifteen athletes in five sports, namely Shooting, Archery, Para-Athletics, Para-Archery and Para-Badminton have also been included in TOPS.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
GS Lakshmi to become first woman referee to oversee men's ODI
Dubai, Dec 5 (IANS) India's G.S. Lakshmi will create history as the first female match referee to oversee a men's One-Day International in the opening match of the third series of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 in the United Arab Emirates.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Brian Lara to visit Delhi Golf Club in mid-December
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Usha International, the manufacturer of sewing machines and electric fans, Premium Lighting (TISVA), and Small Domestic Appliances, on Thursday announced a partnership with former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara, widely acknowledged as one of the world's greatest batsmen ever.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Amarinder promises safe environment to industry
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 5 (IANS) Asserting his government's commitment to providing industry with a safe and stable environment for growth and investment, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday sent out a stern warning to Pakistan, as well as to anti-social elements within the state, against any attempt to destabilise Punjab.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics
Samsung led 5G devices grabbed 5% of premium market in Q3
Hong Kong, Dec 5 (IANS) 5G smartphones captured 5 per cent of the global premium market in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019 led by Samsung with 74 per cent share followed by LG with 11 per cent and Vivo with 5 per cent share, a new report by Counterpoint Research has said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy,Technology
Focus mode comes to Android to limit distractions
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Google has introduced a new feature 'Focus Mode' for Android devices designed to prevent its users from being consistently distracted by their smartphone.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
New iPhone may have Qualcomm ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planing to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology in one iPhone model, set to be released in 2020.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Class XII girl steals the show at Rahul's event in Wayanad
Malappuram (Kerala), Dec 5 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who represents Wayanad in the Lok Sabha, always attracts the limelight, but here on Thursday a Class XII girl student stole the show.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Politics
ICC confirms tv umpire will call front foot no-ball in Ind-WI series
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The ICC has confirmed that the forthcoming T20I and ODI series between India and West Indies will be contested trialing technology to call front foot no-balls.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India loves to order-in, says new report
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) More Indian food lovers are preferring to order-in food in the comfort of their homes, rather than eating out, says a new report by a food delivery platform.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Delhi government nod to extension of Ashram flyover
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal for extending the existing Ashram flyover towards the DND flyway and Sarai Kale Khan to decongest the area, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hrithik is sexiest man of 2019, decade
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan has been named the Sexiest Asian Man in the world for 2019, and also of the last decade, a media report said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jharkhand polls: Campaigning ends for second phase
Ranchi, Dec 5 (IANS) The campaigning for the second of the five-phase Jharkhand assembly elections scheduled to be held on Saturday ended on Thursday, officials said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Priyanka to discuss UP law and order with party
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) After the incident of a rape survivor being set ablaze in Unnao, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be discussing the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh with the strategy committee and chalk out a plan for mass agitation in the state.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal media scared to ask questions to CM: Guv
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) Claiming that the media was "scared" to ask questions to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday urged journalists to show courage, shed their fears and pose queries where they needed to.
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
18 seats lying vacant at IIT-Roorkee: RTI query
Bhopal, Dec 5 (IANS) Despite high demand, 18 seats at the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee) have remained vacant for this academic year, an RTI query revealed. The HRD ministry in August this year had claimed that all seats in various IITs have been filled.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Education
Ex-BPSL CMD Singal denied bail, remanded to 14-day custody
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed former Bhushan Power and Steel (BPSL) CMD Sanjay Singal's bail plea in a money laundering case and remanded him to 14-day judicial custody.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Parliament canteen subsidy to be out from next session
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) From the next session, MPs may have to pay more for the food they are provided in Parliament canteen after they unanimously gave an in-principle approval to a proposal on Thursday to withdraw the subsidy they get on eatables.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ranibennur minority voters boycott bypolls in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A group of minority voters in Karnataka's Ranibennur constituency boycotted the by-elections on Thursday, saying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has cheated them.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Brisk to moderate voting in K'taka bypolls (4th Ld, till 3 pm)
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Voting in Karnataka's 15 Assembly by-elections on Thursday gathered momentum and polling was brisk to moderate in many segments since afternoon, an official said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Richa Chadha: 'Inside Edge' has been a huge pet project for me
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha considers the "Inside Edge" show as her "huge pet project".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RBI to introduce new prepaid payment instrument
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will introduce a new type of prepaid payment instrument (PPI) which could be used only for purchase of goods and services up to a limit of Rs 10,000.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bhuvi & Bumrah experienced, Shami will be useful in Aus: Kohli
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli had said during the Test series against Bangladesh that this team has one of the best bowling attacks in the world and going into the West Indies T20I series, the captain once again reiterated the same and said that there was just one spot that was up for grabs with an eye on the World T20 in 2020.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Sahasrabuddhe demands white paper on Delhi's economy
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Public Policy Research Centre (PPRC), a think tank, has accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government of "misleading" the people over its claim that fiscal deficit of Delhi has improved to a surplus of Rs 113 crore in 2017-18, terming it a "blatant misrepresentation of facts".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Musk tells jury his net worth $20bn but is short on cash
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk in the second day of his courtroom appearance as a defendant in a defamation case filed by Vernon Unsworth, a British man, over "pedo guy" tweet, disclosed that his net worth was $20 billion (roughly Rs 1,43,000 crore) but was short on cash.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
JNU students union to boycott examinations
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In the wake of protests against hike in tuition and hostel fees, the Jawahar Lal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) has resolved to boycott all academic activities, including examinations.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Vivek Oberoi: Censorship is an outdated concept
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi, who will next be seen in second season of web series titled "Inside Edge", has said that censorship is an outdated concept. He added that viewers should have freedom to watch films or shows of their choice.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SRB for development of secondary market for corporate loans: RBI
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) To develop secondary market for corporate loans, the Reserve Bank of India will facilitate the setting up of a self-regulatory body (SRB) for such transactions.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Poor turnout in Bengaluru Assembly seats till 3 pm
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) By-elections in Bengaluru city on Thursday received lukewarm response from voters by the end of the third round of polling.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Chidambaram targets PM Modi over his silence on economy
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday trained his guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on economic slowdown and termed the government an "incompetent manager of the economy". He also described the disinvestment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) as a "scandal".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Big B: Manali shoot most rewarding experience
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan, who has been shooting in Himachal Pradesh for his upcoming movie "Brahmastra", calls it the "most rewarding experience".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Kabir Singh' actor bags Indo-Mexican project
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Kunal Thakkur of "Kabir Singh" fame and actress Ananditaa have teamed up for an Indo-Mexican short film titled "Grim Reaper Inc.".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ponting praises Kiwi skipper Williamson
Canberra, Dec 5 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is undoubtedly one of the great batsmen in modern day cricket as he adapts to any situation beside being a great leader.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Hyderabad replay in UP , rape victim set ablaze by accused (2nd Lead)
Unnao, Dec 5 (IANS) Days after the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad that led to national outrage, a girl was set ablaze, allegedly by the same accused who had raped her earlier, in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Global IoT enterprise drone shipments to grow 50% in 2020
Egham (UK), Dec 5 (IANS) In 2020, worldwide shipments of Internet of Things (IoT) enterprise drones (defined as flying drones) will total 526,000 units, an increase of 50 per cent from 2019, Gartner Inc. said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Ashmita, Gayatri in badminton finals at SAG
Pokhara (Nepal), Dec 5 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Ashmita Chaliha and Gayatri Gopichand registered convincing victories in their respective semi-finals on Thursday to set up an all-Indian summit clash in the womens singles category at the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) here.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Badminton
Weight of school bags monitored regularly: HRD Minister
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) regularly review and suggest schools, teachers and parents to reduce and monitor the weight of school bags carried by the students, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Unnao victim to be taken to Delhi for treatment
Unnao, Dec 5 (IANS) The Unnao rape victim, who was set ablaze on Thursday morning by those who had raped her, is being airlifted to Delhi for advanced treatment.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahira should play independently: Her mom on 'Bigg Boss'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Mahira Sharma's mother Sania Sharma says Paras Chhabra and her daughter have formed a strong bond but she needs to play independently in the "Bigg Boss" show now.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Bigg Boss 13': Sidharth Shukla down with typhoid
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Shukla, who has been wooing the audience with his strong game in the ongoing season of "Bigg Boss", is not well. He has been diagnosed with typhoid.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung brings 'The Wall' display to India, starts at Rs 3.5cr
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) If you love to watch movies or sports on big screens, think of bigger ones now as South Korean technology giant Samsung on Thursday introduced its modular MicroLED display "The Wall" that can stretch your imagination with its 146-inch, 219-inch, 292-inch screen sizes, costing you anywhere between Rs 3.5 crore to Rs 12 crore, excluding taxes.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No CAB in 3 N-E states, partially in other 3
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The redrafted Citizenship Amendment Bill is likely to exclude 3 states in the North-East out of its ambit besides the tribal areas in as many as three other N-E states.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBI status quo on repo leaves analysts searching for reasons
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) As RBI maintained status quo on the repo rate in the last monetary policy of the current calender on rising inflation fears, most rating agencies, broking houses and industry bodies were jolted on Thursday at the belying of their predictions of a rate cut.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Ragini MMS Returns' actress Sneha to feature in song 'Jogi'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Sneha Namanandi, who is known for her role in "Ragini MMS Returns", will be seen in the video of a new song "Jogi".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Start times for Tokyo triathlons, mixed team relay rescheduled
Tokyo, Dec 5 (IANS) Start times for two 2020 Olympic events, the individual triathlons and mixed team relay, have been brought forward by an hour because of the sweltering Tokyo summer heat, the organizers said here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
J&K residents to get domicile rights for land, govt jobs
Jammu, Dec 5 (IANS) After abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory residents are likely to get exclusive domicile status to protect employment and land ownership rights, official sources said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sitharaman's onion remark draws amusing comments
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A day after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's remark in Parliament that she doesn't consume much onions and garlic, Twitter users posted memes and funny comments on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Political solution needed in Afghanistan: NATO
London/Kabul, Dec 5 (IANS) NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said he believed that a "political negotiated solution" was needed in Afghanistan, while reaffirming the bloc's support for Afghan security forces with training, assist and advising.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Shilpa Shetty's fitness app wins in 2019 Google Play Awards
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty is super happy as her fitness and wellness application "ShilpaShettyApp" was awarded Google Play's Best Apps of 2019 in the 'Personal Growth' category.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Unnao case: NCW seeks report from UP DGP
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) took suo motu cognizance of the setting ablaze of a rape survivor in Unnao by her rape accused on Thursday. The victim has suffered 90 per cent burns and doctors say her survival would be a 'miracle'.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian eves thrash Sri Lanka 6-0 at SAG
Pokhara (Nepal), Dec 5 (IANS) The Indian womens football team completed yet another dominant display at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG) 2019, as they trounced Sri Lanka by a massive margin of 6-0 at the Pokhara Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Dangerous chemicals found in HK park, sparks probe
Hong Kong, Dec 5 (IANS) Dozens of bottles containing dangerous chemicals, including highly corrosive acids, were discovered on Thursday at a park here, prompting Hong Kong police to investigate if the substances had been stored there by anti-government protesters.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Self defence training for girls in govt schools: HRD Minister
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Concerned over the security of school girls, the Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Thursday that the girl students in government schools were being imparted self defence training under the 'Samagra Shiksha' programme.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC reserves order on TN local body polls
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission told the Supreme Court on Thursday that elections will be held for all panchayats, intermediate and district level, except in nine reconstituted districts.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Chidambaram violated bail condition on Day 1: Javadekar
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Soon after senior Congress leader P. Chidmbaram on Thursday held his first press conference after spending 106 days in jail, the Centre hit out at the former Union Minister, claiming that he violated court orders on the very first day after getting bail.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
M'rashtra Gandhi varsity astir over non-veg food ban
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Dec 5 (IANS) The famed central university, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (MGAHV), Wardha, has abruptly banned all non-vegetarian food items on its campus, with many students resenting the move.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Galaxy S11 may scan up to two fingerprints simultaneously
Seoul, Dec 5 (IANS) Samsung's next-gen 'Galaxy S11' smartphone will reportedly feature Qualcomms latest new 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor that can support up to two fingerprint scans at once.
2019-12-05
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
T20 rankings can't be considered, haven't fielded strongest XI: Kohli
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday defended the team's number five position in the T20I rankings, saying that the Men in Blue haven't fielded their strongest XI in the recent times and therefore their low position in the ICC table cannot be considered.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Modi, Shah live in their own imaginary world: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Commenting on the current dismal economic scenario in the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are living in an imaginary world of their own without any contact with the outside world.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Huawei gets back at FCC with legal challenge
Shenzhen, Dec 5 (IANS) Hitting back at the regulators and critics, Chinese telecom and smartphone giant Huawei on Thursday sued the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), seeking the court to overturn an order passed on November 22 which bans carriers in rural America from tapping the Universal Service Fund (USF) to purchase Huawei equipment.
2019-12-05
Category: International, China,Technology
Controlling inflation RBI's primary job: Shaktikanta Das
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) As the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in a surprise move kept the repo rate unchanged on Thursday, causing the markets to go jittery, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das defended the decision by recalling the "primary objective" of the central bank, which is inflation targeting and price control.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Despite MHRD assurance on talks, DU teachers continue protest
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Despite assurance by Ministry of Human Resource Development to hold talks, the agitating professors and teachers of Delhi University remained stationed outside the Vice-Chancellor's office, while security at the protest site was also beefed up on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Overseas defeats in SA, Eng Prasad's biggest regrets
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly announced after the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Sunday that the tenure of the national selectors -- led by M.S.K. Prasad -- is over and a fresh selection panel will be picked for the future. And Prasad has said that not winning the Test series in South Africa and England are his biggest regrets as chairman of the committee.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Leading companies exhibit products at Punjab investors' summit
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 5 (IANS) Top domestic and global industries are showcasing their products at the exhibition inaugurated by Punjab Industries Minister Sham Sunder Arora on Thursday to kickstart the two-day Progressive Punjab Investors Summit here near Chandigarh.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hero Group to set up school of innovation with UK university
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 5 (IANS) The Lala Bahadur Chand Munjal Foundation on Thursday announced Hero Group and the Birmingham City University are collaborating to establish the Munjal BCU School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MBSI) to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Punjab.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
RBI survey finds consumers cutting non-essential spends
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In apparent pessimism following declining GDP and job uncertainty, a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) survey has found Indian consumers cutting down on their discretionary spends. Not only consumers, even manufacturers remain anxious about the future.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Akhilesh seeks Yogi's resignation over Unnao incident
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party has demanded the resignation of the Yogi Adityanath government, taking moral responsibility for the Unnao incident in which a gang rape survivor was set ablaze by those accused of her rape.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
As Rohit said, Pant needs to be left alone: Virat Kohli
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli has lent his support to underfire Rishabh Pant, saying the team has belief in the young wicketkeeper's ability and therefore he will be given all the support by the management to perform.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Report on citizens' surveillance is baseless: IT minister
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Minister of Communications and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that the report by UK-based research firm Comparitech, highlighting that India ranks behind only Russia and China when it comes to surveilling citizens, appear to be flimsy and questionable.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
India are the No.1 team, not focused on individuals: Pollard
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Newly appointed West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has urged the board to back youngsters joining the squad and also make sure they are protected from the "vultures" who are always trying to bring them down.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Heritage-design festival to open in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) Celebrating the inherited craft heritage of India, an upcoming two-day festival will present traditional craft and contemporary design under one roof.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Indian chess body AICF is anti-player: GM Nigel Short
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Britsh chess Grand Master and Vice President of the global chess governing body FIDE, Nigel Short, on Thursday described the Indian chess federation as functioning in a manner that goes against the players' interests.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Sports
Jharkhand: Candidates grew older by 1-13 yrs between 2014-19
Ranchi, Dec 5 (IANS) The age of the candidates trying their electoral luck in the ongoing five-phase Assembly polls in Jharkhand has "increased unusually by 1 to 13 years" in the last five years.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
KXIP owners felt I haven't delivered, says Ashwin on DC move
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) He might not be in the scheme of things when it comes to white-ball cricket, but off-spinner R. Ashwin hasn't given up hope of playing for India in the World T20 in Australia next year. Ashwin went on to add how Yuvraj has inspired him and if the all-rounder could make a comeback for the 2014 WT20 and the 2017 Champions Trophy, he also can do the same.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Javadekar hits out at Manmohan for comment on '84 riots
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday lashed out at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his comment on 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tribals' road, rail blockade in Tripura against CAB
Agartala, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands of tribals on Thursday blockade Tripura's main National Highway and lone railway line to protest the Citizenship Amendment Bill cutting off the northeastern state from the remaining part of the country.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tripura,National
Lady Gaga wants to 'have babies' in the next decade
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga has opened up about wanting to have babies in the future.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Overseas defeats in SA, England Prasad's biggest regrets
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly announced after the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Sunday that the tenure of the national selectors - led by M.S.K. Prasad - is over and a fresh selection panel will be picked for the future. And Prasad has said that not winning the Test series in South Africa and England are his biggest regrets as chairman of the committee.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Post offices in J&K are fully functional: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The total number of post offices in Kashmir is 698 and all are currently functional, the Minister of Communications and electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
RBI sees inflation rising in the near-term
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Upsurge in food prices is expected to keep retail inflation rate rising in the near-term, the Reserve Bank of India's Monetary Policy Committee said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Since 2014, MoD inked around 180 deals with local industry
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Ministry of Defence has signed more than 180 contracts worth Rs 1,96,000 crore with the Indian industry since 2014 while a few are in the pipeline to be signed in the near future, the ministry said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
New book examines caste interplay in Mumbai dance bar ban
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The ban on women dancing in bars in Mumbai is an example of the 'caste governance' of our times and the Maharashtra government may be considered as working toward maintaining the proper caste order in the upheaval caused by globalisation, a scholarly work on the subject says.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Felicity Jones pregnant with her first child: Report
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Felicity Jones is reportedly expecting her first child with husband Charles Guard.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan were abysmal, this is probably worst of the lot: Chappell
Adelaide, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan had a terrible tour of Australia as they failed to win a single game in the T20I and Test series. And former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes that this team is probably the worst of the lot.
2019-12-05
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom postpone their wedding
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Star couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who got engaged in February this year, have now postponed their wedding.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vaping leaves e-cigarette user with rare lung scarring: Study
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) An e-cigarette user has been diagnosed with a rare form of lung scarring typically found in metal workers, says a new study.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
No congregational prayers on Sheikh Abdullah's birth anniversary
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) For the first time, no congregational prayers were held on the birth anniversary of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the founder of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
NZ airline trials edible coffee cups to reduce waste
Wellington, Dec 5 (IANS) Air New Zealand has begun serving coffee in vanilla-flavoured edible cups in an attempt to eliminate waste generated by the eight million disposable cups the flag carrier uses each year.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Govt 'incompetent' manager of economy: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday hit out at the Modi government over the economic slowdown and said it is an "incompetent" manager of the economy and described the disinvestment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) as a "scandal".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka bypolls: 31.02 % voter turnout (4th Ld, 1 p.m.)
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A voter turnout of 31.02 per cent was recorded till 1 p.m. in the 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka in the third round of polling, the Election Commission said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Asia has at least 10 ancestral lineages, shows genome mapping
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Asia has at least 10 ancestral lineages, whereas northern Europe has just one, says a study of global genetic comparison including genome sequence from 598 individuals belonging to 55 ethnic groups from India.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Concerns remain over investment, jobs as factories fire less
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Capacity utilisation at factories has further slipped raising fresh concerns over private investment and worries for the Modi government which has been facing opposition heat on economic issues.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Retrieve bodies of 18 Indians killed in Sudan blast: Baalu
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) DMK leader T.R. Baalu on Thursday requested the Centre to retrieve the bodies of the 18 Indians, including six from Tamil Nadu, who were killed in a blast in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and also provide compensation to their kin.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Polio cases in Pakistan rise to 94 this year
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The total number of polio virus cases detected in Pakistan has increased to 94, with three new ones reported from Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, a health official said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Verdict in Musharraf treason case on Dec 17
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A special court here on Thursday said it would announce the verdict in the high treason case against former Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf on December 17 after hearing the arguments of the government's new prosecution team.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Cong says Kerala govt, Adani colluding to delay Vizhinjam Port
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) At a time when Kerala's dream port project - Vizhinjam - should have been in operation, the state Congress-led opposition on Thursday alleged that the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government was hand in glove with Adani group chief Gautam Adani, which could result in the project getting delayed indefinitely.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Politics
Huawei Watch GT2 with Bluetooth calling launched in India
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Huawei Consumer Business Group India on Thursday launched its much-anticipated Huawei Watch GT2 with two weeks of battery life, Bluetooth calling and in-device music in the country in 42mm variant (with 1.2 inch AMOLED display) and 46mm variant (with 1.39 inch AMOLED display).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Maha team in Rajasthan to study crop loan waiver scheme
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) A six-member delegation of Maharashtra officials reached Rajasthan on a one-day trip on Thursday to study the state's crop loan waiver scheme, said an official.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Bengal Guv greeted with 'locked' Assembly gate, lunch skipped by Speaker
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) A peeved West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday described as "most undemocratic" and called it a "shame" when he drove to the state Assembly for a pre-announced visit, but found the gate meant for his entry locked.
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Timberlake addresses Alisha Wainwright hand-holding incident
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer-actor Justin Timberlake has issued a public apology to his wife Jessica Biel after he was spotted holding hands with his co-star Alisha Wainwright.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Yemeni forces confirm seizing Iranian ship carrying weapons
Aden, Dec 5 (IANS) Yemen's pro-government forces on Thursday confirmed that they have seized an Iranian ship carrying missile components in the Arabian Sea near the country's coasts.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Aussie PM announces biggest public service changes in 32 yrs
Canberra, Dec 5 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced the biggest overhaul of the nation's public service in 32 years.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Select Dugout back for India-West Indies T20I series
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Kevin Pietersen, Brian Lara, Dean Jones and Scott Styris will be joined by Anil Kumble, V.V.S Laxman, Gautam Gambhir and Parthiv Patel on Star Sports' Select Dugout show for the three-match T20I series between India and West Indies starting Friday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
LS: Congress raises fratricidal killing of ITBP personnel
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Raising the killing of five ITBP personnel by a jawan who later shot himself in Chhattisgarh, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday asked the Centre about the reason for such tension in paramilitary personnel, suggesting the government take advice from the Indian Navy and Air Force where "no such incidents happen".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Christmas arrives in NYC with lighting of Rockefeller Center tree
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Christmas arrived in New York with the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree, the Norway Spruce at the Rockefeller Center, an event attended by thousands of people who defied an intensely cold winter day.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Economic slowdown structural; Centre has no solution: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Congress leader attacked the Central government for the economic slowdown in the country saying they are unable to diagnose the issue and the government has no solutions that would address the structural problems.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India aim to continue T20I dominance over WI (Preview)
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India would be looking to put the rare blemishes in T20Is behind them when they take on the West Indies in the three-match series beginning Friday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Nirav Modi proclaimed 'fugitive economic offender'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) In a big boost for Indian investigating agencies, a special PMLA court has proclaimed absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank scam of 2017, as a 'fugitive economic offender' here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Emma Stone, boyfriend Dave McCarry are engaged
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Wedding bells are ringing for Emma Stone and her director boyfriend Dave McCarry.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Priyanka: Serving as Goodwill Ambassador privilege of my life
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas was honoured with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
One-third of lung cancer patients have depression: Study
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sanjay Gadhvi makes digital debut with 'Operation Parindey'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Director Sanjay Gadhvi is all set to make his digital debut with an upcoming original film "Operation Parindey" on the OTT platform ZEE5.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nirav Modi proclaimed 'fugitive economic offender'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) In a boost for Indian investigating agencies, a special PMLA court here proclaimed absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank scam of 2017, as a 'fugitive economic offender' here on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
India aim to continue T20I dominance over WI (Preview)
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India would be looking to put the rare blemishes in T20Is behind them when they take on the West Indies in the three-match series beginning Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Criss Angel plans cancer charity event after son's relapse
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Famous American magician Criss Angel has vowed to raise $5 million for cancer research after his five-year-old son's leukemia returned.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anna Faris opens up about staying with cheating ex
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Anna Faris is getting candid about a previous relationship where she was cheated on.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rajasthan BJP, Congress state chiefs to share stage in UK
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot will share the dais with BJP state president Satish Poonia on Thursday in a special programme in the UK on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
NASA's 1st solar probe results unravel Sun's mysteries
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Revealing the findings from its historic probe to "touch" the Sun for the first time, NASA has said that the results will help scientists rewrite the models they use to understand and predict the space weather around our planet, and understand the process by which stars are created and evolve.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Khaleda's lawyer arrested over adultery
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) Jailed former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's lawyer Kaiser Kamal has been arrested over an alleged extramarital affair with the wife of a junior advocate at his law firm, a media report said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Satwik-Chirag nominated for 'Most Improved Player of the Year' award
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The star Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have been nominated for the 'Most Improved Player of the Year' Award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
9 including 4 women die in MP bus accident
Rewa, Dec 5 (IANS) Nine persons, including four women, died and 23 others were injured after a speeding bus rammed into a parked truck on Thursday morning in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district. The accident took place at around 6 a.m.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka Chopra tops IMDB 2019 list of Indian stars
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been named as the top star of Indian cinema and television series in 2019 in a list released by IMDb, in which Bollywood superstar Salman Khan secured sixth position.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ICC extends partnership with OPPO till September 2023
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Global smartphone brand OPPO on Thursday announced the extension of its partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC) for another four years, up-till September 2023.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Jenna Dewan moves in with Steve Kazee on 39th birthday
Los Anegeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Jenna Dewan celebrated her 39th birthday by moving into a new house with her beau Steve Kazee.
2019-12-05
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sr. SC judge apologises to lawyer over contempt warning
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A senior Supreme Court judge on Thursday expressed his willingness to apologize in an open courtroom for his conduct during a hearing where he had issued contempt threat to a senior advocate.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
RBI cuts GDP forecast to 5% in FY20; sees early revival signs
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) With the second quarter GDP slipping to a six-year low of 4.5 per cent and expected to remain muted, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday cut GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 5 per cent.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
ALERT: Nirav Modi, billionaire jeweller, declared fugitive economic offender by special PMLA court in Mumbai
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2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,
Khaleda's bail hearing in corruption case deferred
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Thursday deferred former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail hearing in a corruption case after authorities sought more time to submit a report on her health.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Yohan Blake learns Bolly dancing from Jacqueline
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, who landed in India earlier this week, spent some time meeting Bollywood hottie Jacqueline Fernandez on her set on Wednesday evening. The duo was joined by none other than Salman Khan!
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US denies considering adding 14,000 troops to Middle East
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The US Department of Defense has rejected a report alleging that Washington was considering adding 14,000 troops to the Middle East to confront Iran.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Inflationary Pangs: RBI holds key lending rates, remains accommodative (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday took a 'temporary pause' in reducing key lending rates to keep the retail inflation in check.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Rape survivor set ablaze in UP
Unnao, Dec 5 (IANS) A gang rape victim was set ablaze in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district on Thursday allegedly by the same group of accused, who had attacked her in nine months back.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MHRD officials to meet agitating DU teachers
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Following a day-long massive protest against non-payment of salaries for several months to hundreds of Delhi University teachers, Ministry of Human Resource Development officials will now meet the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) on Thursday evening to resolve the issue.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
France braces for biggest national strike in years
Paris, Dec 5 (IANS) France is bracing for severe disruption as millions of workers were scheduled to go on strike, deemed the country's biggest in years, on Thursday in protest at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions.
2019-12-05
Category: International, France,Politics
Karnataka bypoll: Contesting defectors get flak on social media
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Even as the voting in the Karnataka bye-elections was underway, several voters took to the social media in assailing the defected candidates.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
iPhone 11 Pro shared location even when told not to
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Apple's iPhone 11 Pro has been found to continuously collecting and transmitting its users location data even when the user has blocked it from doing so.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CAB will usher radicalised militancy in NE: GSU
Tura (Meghalaya), Dec 5 (IANS) The Garo Student's Union (GSU) on Thursday appealed to the Central government not to introduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Parliament in order to thwart a more "radicalised militancy in the northeastern states".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
RS adjourned over Unnao rape victim being set ablaze
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Thursday during Zero Hour after the Congress wanted discussions on the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze earlier in the day by the accused.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Flipkart launches first Nokia-branded smart TV in India
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Flipkart on Thursday launched the Nokia Smart TV in India as part of their strategic partnership. Priced at Rs 41,999, the Nokia-branded smart TV is currently available in a 55-inch variant and features "Sound by JBL".
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kids born of diabetic mothers at heart risk: Study
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early onset cardiovascular disease or CVD (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) from childhood up to the age of 40, the researchers have warned.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Key portfolios of Maha ministers to be announced soon
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Portfolios of Maharashtra ministers in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government will be distributed soon, said a top source.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka bypolls: 17.60 % voter turnout (3rd Ld, 11 a.m.)
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A voter turnout of 17.60 per cent was recorded till 11 a.m. in the 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka in the second round of polling, the Election Commission said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
The timeless beauty look book
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) With the onset of the holiday season, a lot of us are painstakingly looking for inspiration. What works well at a party, is it fresh-faced on glamorous, makeup tips for the beach and on the ski slopes. Try these five looks inspired by Bollywood divas for several occasions your looking forward to.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sensex turns red as RBI keeps rates unchanged
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Indian equity market witnessed a shock on Thursday afternoon as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept the repo rate unchanged, and both the BSE Sensex and the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange slumped to the negative territory as soon as the announcement came.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
All eyes on Vijayan as changes in cabinet & party expected
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) The state secretariat meeting of the CPI-M, scheduled for Friday, is going to be crucial as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will discuss the possible changes to be made in the party and state cabinet.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sri Lanka to launch green projects to protect ecosystem
Colombo, Dec 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's new interim government will launch green projects in the island country as part of a mega beautification programme to maintain the ecosystem, parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Numbers dwindle at lunchtime Hong Kong rallies
Hong Kong, Dec 5 (IANS) Owing to the cold weather and rain, an increasingly small number of Hong Kong demonstrators continued their daily lunchtime rallies on Thursday, but protesters have vowed to hold a major anti-government march on Sunday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Inflationary Pangs: RBI holds key lending rates, remains accommodative
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) To keep retail inflation in check, the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday kept key lending rates unchanged.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Sony launches Alpha 9 II camera in India for Rs 3,99,990
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Sony India Pvt. Ltd. on Thursday announced Alpha 9 II a full-frame interchangeable lens camera for Rs 3,99,990 in India.
2019-12-05
Category: India, New Delhi,Technology
'India growth for FY20 at 5.8%, pace up structural reforms'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) International agency OECD on Thursday reported that India's FY19-20 GDP growth would be 5.8 per cent.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Inflationary Pangs: RBI holds key lending rates, remains accommodative
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) To maintain a balance between growth-boosting measures and inflationary pressure, the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday kept key lending rates unchanged.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Johnson pledges tax cut to millions of workers
London, Dec 5 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to give millions of workers a 100 pound ($131) tax cut within weeks if he wins a majority in the December 12 general election, it was reported on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Match officials appointed for Pak-Sri Lanka Test series
Lahore, Dec 5 (IANS) The International Cricket Council has announced the appointment of match officials, including umpires and match referee, for the two-Test series set to be played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka between December 11-23.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pant looks to surpass Dhoni's record in T20Is against WI
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will have a chance to surpass M.S. Dhoni's record of most dismissals in T20Is between India and West Indies when the two teams meet in the first match of the three-game series beginning Sunday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Chidambaram worried, says voices being 'suppressed'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, the Rajya Sabha member reached Parliament and expressed his concern that voices are being "suppressed" by the government.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Bob Willis was one of cricket's biggest heroes of his time'
Dubai, Dec 5 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday expressed grief at the passing of former England captain Bob Willis and termed him as one of the biggest heroes of the sport. Willis, who spearheaded the England bowling attack for more than a decade, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 70 after prolonged illness.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Virat 'consistent' but not in same class as Sachin: Razzaq
Lahore, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq believes current India skipper Virat Kohli is a consistent batsman but he doesn't have the same class as that of Sachin Tendulkar.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Sense of fear in UP after 2 rapes: Ramgopal Yadav demands Prez rule
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Reports of two gruesome rapes and one of which ended in an attempted murder in two districts of Uttar Pradesh have spread a sense of fear through out the state, Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav told IANS on Thursday and demanded President's Rule in the state.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air 'very poor', AQI crosses 300 mark
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital remained 'very poor' for the second consecutive day on Thursday and is likely to further deteriorate to 'severe' category in some parts of the city on Friday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
How BHU turned into a hotbed of politics, unrest
Varanasi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Banaras Hindu University (BHU), once known for its academic excellence, has now turned into a hotbed of politics and anarchy.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
RBI just a rate cut away from post Lehman lending rate
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) When the RBI governor announces the decision of Monetary Policy Committee today all eyes would be on the quantum of policy rate cut. India's central bank is just 40 basis points away from bringing down the key lending rates near its historic low of 4.75 per cent (current repo rate at 5.15 per cent) reached in 2009 soon after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the ensuing global financial crisis.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Not just rate cut, enhanced public spending to prop-up growth: Experts
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Enhanced public spending for infrastructure creation and further dose of economic stimulus by the government would hold the key to accelerate India's GDP growth with further reduction in lending rates and better transmission adding to prop up the general mood and improve overall investment climate in the economy, economy watchers opined.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Economists, experts expect another RBI booster dose to prop up slowing economy
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India is expected to administer another booster dose of lending rate cut to break the slowdown induced downward growth spiral rather than change its stance to inflation targeting to control rising food prices, economists opined.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Chile approves lower-range pension hike amid protests
La Paz, Dec 5 (IANS) The Chilean Senate has unanimously passed a bill to gradually increase the lowest pensions in the country by up to 50 per cent amid anti-government protests.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Paraguay,Politics
Black room, spotlight, photo exhibition in Goa's hippie mecca
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Known in the 1960s as the original abode of the hippies in Goa, the beach village of Anjuna is no Casablanca.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Karnataka bypolls hold key to BJP survival in south
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Today's bypolls to 15 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka are important on more than one count for the BJP and Congress alike. It is the only major state down south where the two national parties are in primary candidates for power.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal Guv finds assembly gate meant for his entry locked
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday expressed his annoyance when he drove to the state assembly for a pre-announced visit, but found the gate meant for his entry locked.
2019-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
HSPDP urges Meghalaya, Centre not to ignore HNLC's offer
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) The Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP), an ally in the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government, on Thursday urged the state and Central government not to ignore the peace talk offer made by the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Anti-depredation squads to tackle man-elephant conflict in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) The Assam government is launching anti-depredation squads across 15 major man-elephant conflict districts in order to mitigate the problem and to ensure safety.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
ALERT: SC agrees to hear plea seeking live streaming of hearing of petitions challenging abrogation of Art. 370
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2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,
UK broadcaster calls Greta Thunberg 'mad, dangerous'
London, Dec 5 (IANS) British broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson has called 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg "mad, dangerous", adding that she should "go back to school and shut up", a media report said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
An art gala at Delhi's Triveni Kala Sangam
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) New Delhi-based cultural hub, Triveni Kala Sangam, known for its round-the-clock vibrant cultural scene, has quite some art inspiration to offer in the month of December.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Honeymoon destination worth considering
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) One can pick from a wide array of idyllic locales such as Greece, Switzerland, South Africa, and Italy. But how do you choose whether you want to snuggle up in front of a fire and relax to the sound of the tides on a hammock? Heres is a list of this seasons handpicked hotels for the discerning traveller. Couples seeking the ultimate romantic holiday can choose from a range of experiences and settings such as - hidden getaways, wellness retreats, culinary sojourns and adventure in the wilderness.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
H&M is set to rent out its clothes for the first time
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) The first H&M store where fashion fans have the opportunity to rent some stunning garments, including bridal dresses has just opened in Stockholm. The H&Ms Sergels Torg store has been closed to customers for some major refurbishment, and new customers will be met by an entirely new H&M experience.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Breakfast with a twist
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) It's always fun to experiment with breakfast especially if you're cooking for the family. But If you are tired of tradtional breakfast favoruties, then you can always mix things up by throwing in a few non-desi ingredients. Chef Vijesh Modi, Sr. Sous Chef, The Deltin, Daman shares lip-smacking recipes for tthe morning.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mistakes that kill your plants in winter
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) As winter approaches, humans go into power-saving mode and do all that it takes to make the cold season as cosy as possible. Considering that plants cant do so by themselves, we need to take care of them during these few months.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rainbow literature festival sets out to be queer, inclusive
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) Rainbow Literature Festival, an upcoming first-of-its-kind literary event focussing on the terms queer and inclusive, will take place here from December 7-8.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Engage and Speak up
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) Revolving on the theme of #openingdoors, the third edition of 'We The Women - a one-day participatory, created and curated by Barkha Dutt for Facebook & UN Women took place in Mumbai on 1st December 2019.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Top five attractions in South Korea's Incheon
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) If you are headed to the Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea, chances are you will land in the Incheon International Airport, which is a short drive away from the mega city of Seoul. If you have some time to spare in Incheon, consider seeing these attractions.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Just tied the knot and don't fancy a pregnancy
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) Contraceptive or birth control pill are fraught with numerous myths and deep concerns about their side effects, especially regarding the possibilities of conceiving in the future or the development of cancer.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Iran hasn't shut door on negotiations: Rouhani
Tehran, Dec 5 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country was still open to negotiations amidst ongoing tensions, a media report said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Travel', 'woke' most used words on Tinder India (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) As users between 18 and 25 come to dominate the Tinder community, the dating platform on Thursday said that terms like 'woke', 'travel', 'wanderlust', and 'lit' made it as the top words being used in personal bios on the app.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Karnataka bypolls: 6.33 % voter turnout (2nd Ld, 9 a.m.)
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A voter turnout of 6.33 per cent was recorded till 9 a.m. in the 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka in the first round of polling, the Election Commission said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Instagram now asks new users to provide their birthdate
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram will now ask new users for their date of birth when an account is created.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pak inflation surges to nine-year high
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Inflation in Pakistan rose to 12.7 per cent year-on-year, the highest level in nine years mainly driven by an increase in prices of food items, it was reported.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,International
TNPL: Co-owners of Tuti Patriots expelled; no franchise suspended, says report
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has expelled two co-owners of a franchise acting on the recommendations made by its internal inquiry committee probing the allegations of corrupt practices in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Rape survivor set ablaze in UP
Unnao, Dec 5 (IANS) A gang rape victim was set ablaze allegedly by her accused in Unnao on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sailor kills 2 at Pearl Harbor, commits suicide
Honolulu, Dec 5 (IANS) A sailor fatally shot two civilian employees at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and injured a third, before committing suicide, authorities said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pankaj Kapur joins Shahid Kapoor in 'Jersey'
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Shahid Kapoor's upcoming film "Jersey" has got a new cast member and it is none other than his father Pankaj Kapur.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tottenham fall to Man United; Liverpool rout Everton
Manchester, Dec 5 (IANS) Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho was unable to exact revenge a year after his unceremonious exit from Old Trafford, with Manchester United recording a 2-1 win and earning payback for last season's humiliating home loss to the Spurs.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
List of business in RS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Thursday List of Business in the Rajya Sabha will see Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman move the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 for consideration and return. Also, papers will be tabled by several ministers and reports by Standing Committees will also be submitted.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Huge political interference in Microsoft's Pentagon win: AWS CEO
Las Vegas, Dec 5 (IANS) In yet another strong public rebuke of Microsoft who has won the prestigious $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project, Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy said the US government's decision to award the project to the Satya Nadella-run company was done under significant political interference.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Honduras,Technology
Disha Patani reveals a bedroom secret
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Bollywood actress Disha Patani, who is the face of the Portico New York collections 'Just Us' and 'Mix Don't Match', has revealed a bedroom secret.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Necrophile's chilling confession of rape, murder
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) The alacrity with which he narrates how he raped a woman and her 10-year-old daughter and then murdered them, is shocking and disturbing.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
UAE-based Indian kid's robot to be showcased at Dubai Expo
Dubai, Dec 5 (IANS) A small robot built by a nine-year-old United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian child which segregates waste, will be showcased at the Expo 2020 Visitor Centre in Dubai, it was reported.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Women in night shift: UP Police get tough on employers
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) Two days after a Superintendent of Police in Hardoi pulled up a hotel official for allowing a woman employee to return home unaccompanied after a late night duty, the Uttar Pradesh Police have woken up to the need for ensuring safety of working women.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Madras Atomic Power Station's Unit-1 yet to restart
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) The 220 MW nuclear power Unit-I at the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), slated to restart on December 1, was still under shutdown, as per Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Bob Willis no more: Cricket has lost a dear friend
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Condolences poured in from all quarters of the cricket fraternity after the demise of former England captain Bob Willis. Willis, who spearheaded the England bowling attack for more than a decade, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 70 after prolonged illness.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Equity indices open higher ahead of monetary policy announcement
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Ahead of the key monetary policy announcement by the Reserve Bank of India, the Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
This Meerut hangman may execute Nirbhaya's rapists
Meerut, Dec 5 (IANS) Pawan has not been officially informed but he is preparing to go to Delhi later this month as soon as the "black warrant" is issued and decks are cleared for the hanging of the four Nirbhaya convicts.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Melania Trump slams scholar for mentioning son in impeachment hearing
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump slammed a law professor for mentioning her son Barron Trump during an impeachment hearing against husband President Donald Trump.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gang rape victim seeks permission to end her life
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) A gang rape victim from Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli has sought permission to end her life because of police inaction.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khalilzad will rejoin talks with Taliban: US
Washington/Kabul, Dec 5 (IANS) The US State Department has said that Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad "will rejoin the talks with the Taliban in Doha to discuss steps that could lead to intra-Afghan negotiations and a peaceful settlement to the ongoing conflict in the country".
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
After boot-call, Shamsi comes up with magical wicket celebrations
Paarl (South Africa), Dec 5 (IANS) South Africa leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has taken the post wicket-taking celebrations to a whole new level in the ongoing edition of the Mzansi Super League.
2019-12-05
Category: India, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Voting underway in Karnataka's 15 Assembly seats
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Voting is underway in Karnataka's 15 Assembly constituencies where bye-elections are being held to fill the vacancies caused by the resignation and disqualification of the 14 Congress and three JD-S rebels in July, an official said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sailor shoots 3 at Pearl Harbor, turns gun on himself
Honolulu, Dec 5 (IANS) A sailor shot three civilian employees at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in the US state of Hawaii, before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Too late to play for Real Madrid, says Lewandowski
Warsaw, Dec 5 (IANS) Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has ruled out playing for Real Madrid in the future. The Pole has been connected to Los Blancos for years. It was believed that in July 2018 he hired Pini Zahavi as his agent to make a transfer to Real.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Football
Tokyo 2020: Sapporo venue for marathon, race walk approved
Lausanne(Switzerland), Dec 5 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) have announced the dates and details of the routes to be used for the Tokyo Olympic marathon and race walk events.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Precious govt assets to be sold out: Imran
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that precious government properties would be sold for better utilisation of funds on public welfare projects.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,International
AWS ready to help Indian govt with safeguarding sensitive data
Las Vegas, Dec 5 (IANS) As Amazon Web Services (AWS) doubles down on reaching out to the Indian government with its Public Sector Cloud offerings, the key is to bring the message home that AWS is the only player which can isolate sensitive data from the routine open data with even a single "instance" (a virtual server in the AWS Cloud) on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and keep it safe within the boundaries of the country.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Honduras,Technology
US Embassy in Pak introduces optional visa delivery service
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The US Embassy in Pakistan has announced the introduction of a new optional visa delivery service.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,International
List of business in LS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Thursday List of Business in the Lok Sabha includes the introduction of the International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kim Jong-un rides to sacred mountain on white horse
Seoul, Dec 5 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rode a white horse to Mount Paekdu, considered the birthplace of his late father and the sacred highest peak on the Korean Peninsula, amid speculation that the trip may suggest a major policy change could be forthcoming.
2019-12-05
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
PMO focuses on 'construction sector', creating jobs
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In a bid to boost economy and revive the construction sector in the country, the Narendra Modi government has directed all ministries and departments to expedite pending payments to contractors and construction companies. The objective is to infuse liquidity in the market and create more job opportunities.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US urges countries to suspend digital taxes
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged countries to "suspend" their individual digital services taxes and to wait for an international taxation agreement on the matter to be negotiated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Technology
Brazilian prez denies US accusation of devaluing currency
Rio De Janerio, Dec 5 (IANS) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro denied his administration has purposely devalued the currency to boost exports, as his US counterpart Donald Trump has alleged.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Giuliani contacts Ukraine ex-prosecutor on trip to Europe
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Rudolph Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, met in Budapest this week with a former Ukrainian prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, who has emerged as a key figure in the impeachment investigation of the US president, media reports said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Voting begins in Karnataka's 15 Assembly segments
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Voting began in 15 Assembly segments in Karnataka where by-elections are being held to fill the vacancies caused by the resignation and disqualification of the 14 Congress and 3 JD-S rebels in July, an official said.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
HK announces $421-million stimulus to fight economic crisis
Hong Kong, Dec 5 (IANS) Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday announced a fresh round of economic measures worth HK$3.3 billion ($421.5 million) to help boost the economy, hit by repeated protests and the ongoing trade war between China and the United States.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Russia, Serbia pledge to boost energy cooperation
Moscow, Dec 5 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic agreed to develop cooperation in various spheres, primarily in the energy sector.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Iran says has no plan to leave nuke deal
Tehran, Dec 5 (IANS) Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that his country has no plan to leave the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal despite reducing its commitments under the accord, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
US, Sudan to exchange ambassadors after 23 years
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The United States and Sudan will begin the process of exchanging ambassadors after a 23-year gap, the US State Department said.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jimmy Carter discharged from hospital after treatment
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Former US President Jimmy Carter was discharged from hospital Wednesday afternoon after being treated for a urinary tract infection.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
US stocks close higher amid data
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) US stocks closed higher as investors digested the latest economic data.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
When Amy Schumer threatened her workout trainer
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Comedian Amy Schumer has shared a funny anecdote of the time she threatened her trainer for indulging her in intense workout sessions.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chinese envoy denounces Pompeo's "witch hunt" against Huawei
Brussels, Dec 5 (IANS) The head of the Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU), Zhang Ming, denounced US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's disinformation campaign against China and Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it a "witch hunt".
2019-12-05
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Jordan, Qatar sign deals to support Syrian refugees
Amman, Dec 5 (IANS) Jordan and Qatar signed three agreements to launch projects and initiatives to help Syrian refugees and host communities, the Jordan state-run Petra news agency reported.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Spanish police detain 4 suspected jihadis
Madrid, Dec 5 (IANS) In a joint operation, the Spanish National Police, the Spanish National Intelligence Centre (CNI) and Moroccan authorities have arrested four suspected members of the Islamic State (IS), Spanish television RTVE reported.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Man stalks ex-Splitsvilla contestant; gets arrested
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) A 29-year-old man was arrested by the Churchgate Government Railway Police (GRP) for stalking and assaulting a TV artist and her friend at Charni Road railway station in the city. The arrested man, identified as Shahrukh Shaikh, is a resident of Worli. He said he works at a south Mumbai nightclub.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Goa Minister apologises for scathing comment on OCIs
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Wednesday apologised for his comments expat Goans, accusing them of poisoning the minds of local residents, but also urged them against instigating people against development projects in the coastal state.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Trump leaves NATO early after spat with Canada's Trudeau
Watford, Dec 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said he would be leaving the United Kingdom earlier than expected and would not be attending the customary press conference to mark the end of the NATO summit.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Flier's post on snoozing crew gets crisp reply
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A flier's post on Twitter about a flight crew member taking a nap at an airport lounge got a polite reprimand from the private airline.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
DU teachers protest, demand absorption of ad-hoc teachers
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In protest against non-payment of salaries for several months, hundreds of Delhi University teachers here on Wednesday gathered outside the Vice-Chancellor's office, broke its gates, painted graffiti on walls, and demanded appointment, absorption and promotions of ad hoc teachers along with payment of arrears.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Hopefully concerns raised on CAB are addressed: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said that he is hoping that the central government has addressed the issues and concerns raised by several political parties and civil society groups on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
North East has great potential on food: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) Food entrepreneurs from across India have descended in state capital of Meghalaya showcasing their agro-food products at the North East Food Show, which is billed as the biggest congregation of global investors and business leaders of major food companies.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
EOW files FIR Ratlam BJP MP for corruption
Ujjain, Dec 5 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has filed an FIR against former Public Health Engineering department Engineer-in-Chief Guman Singh Damor, who is now the BJP member of Lok Sabha from Ratlam for manipulating prices of water tanks purchased for Simhastha 2016. Three other officers of the PHE department have also been named in the FIR.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
'Design conclave in Kerala to tap state's huge talent pool'
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) To tap into the huge talent pool available in Kerala, the country's largest design conclave will be held at Kochi over three days starting from December 12, a top state government official said on Wednesday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Technology
Dhankhar finds Calcutta University VC away, office locked
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday made a pre-announced visit to the Calcutta University but found Vice Chancellor Sonali Chakravarty Bondhopadhyay not available, her room locked and other senior functionaries missing.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Hindu Jagran Manch march stopped in Kolkata, BJP fumes
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) Police carried out a batoncharge, and rounded up around 178 Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) activists amid a scuffle as the organisation tried to bring out a procession on Wednesday protesting against the firing at a Rashtriya Sawamsevak Sangh (RSS) member in the city recently.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gujarat Giants lay the gauntlet down with commanding win
Greater Noida, Dec 4 (IANS) Gujarat Giants made their intentions clear in no uncertain terms, posting a commanding 5-2 victory over Odisha Warriors in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League at the Gautam Buddha University Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday night. They made light of Duryodhan Singh Negi's reverse in the opening bout and paraded their might.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Arunachal CM concerned at decrease of state's wetland areas
Itanagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Voicing concern over the reported decrease in the area of wetlands in Arunachal Pradesh in the last ten years, Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday stressed on the need for conservation and management through a proper policy.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cash-strapped Rajasthan govt to buy Rs 200 crore plane
Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) The cash-strapped Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan is planning to buy a Rs 200 crore jet, which can carry around 30-40 people.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Chidambaram to break his silence on Thursday noon (2nd LEAD)
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram after his release on Wednesday evening (8 p.m.) from the Tihar jail after 106 days of "pre-trail incarceration", following the grant of bail by the Supreme Court, will address the media at the Congress headquarters, here, after the noon on Thursday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Amended CAB will disenfranchise millions of Indians'
Agartala, Dec 4 (IANS) The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) on Wednesday said the re-drafted Citizenship Amendment Bill, which was approved by the Union Cabinet, will be an instrument to disefranchise and torture millions of documentless Indians and fool the people of northeast India.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bengal ATM fraud: Police checking Romanian visitors' records
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) West Bengal Police have received photos of two more Romanian suspects in the sensational fraudulent ATM withdrawals from bank accounts of Kolkata customers, and are checking the records of all nationals from the East European nation who entered India recently, an officer said here on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Juanan fires Bengaluru FC to the top
Pune, Dec 4 (IANS) Bengaluru FC extended their unbeaten start in the ongoing Hero Indian Super League to seven games with a narrow 1-0 win against Odisha FC at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Round 2 of Trump impeachment launched in Judicial Committee
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) US House of Representatives Judicial Committee Chair Jerry Nadler launched Round 2 of the impeachment process against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, accusing him of seeking foreign interference in US elections and being willing to compromise the nation's security.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
18 Indians among 23 killed in Sudan factory blast
New Delhi/Khartoum, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 Indian workers were among 23 people killed, while many others were seriously wounded in an LPG tanker blast at a ceramic factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. India has set up an emergency hotline, while an Embassy representative has rushed to the site.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam Rifles seize drugs valued at Rs 150 cr in Manipur
Imphal, Dec 4 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, a joint team of Assam Rifles and police recovered a large quantity of drugs valued at Rs 150 crores in Manipur, a defence release said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
India's cybersecurity market to hit $3bn by 2022: Report
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The cybersecurity market in India is expected to grow from $1.97 billion in 2019 to $3.05 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 15.6 per cent -- almost one and a half times the global rate, said a PwC India and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) report on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
It's a violence-free season in J&K, first in 20-30 years: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The central government here on Wednesday said it was a "violence-free" and "most peaceful" season in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir since August 5, the day when Article 370 that gave it special status was abrogated.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala HC declines to ban dismissed nun's autobiography
Kochi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday declined to ban the dismissed nun, Sister Lucy Kalapurakkal's autobiography titled "Karthavinte Namethil (In the name of Christ)".
2019-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
DCW chief seeks women MPs' support for changes to rape laws
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Wednesday penned a letter to all women Members of Parliament about her proposed fast unto death at Raj Ghat on her demand for amending the laws on rape, and sought their support.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hinduja Group offers to lift paddy stubble from Punjab
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) The Hinduja Group on Wednesday offered to help Punjab in addressing the stubble burning problem by lifting all the paddy straw from the fields for use in ethanol plants.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Govt taking steps to control onion prices: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that the government has taken a host of measures, including imports, to deal with the rising prices of onions and there are several structural issues related to their storage which the government is trying to address.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal farmer dies in queue for crop loss compensation
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) A 62-year-old farmer died in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district after over five hour waiting in a queue to receive the compensation for the crop loss he suffered due to severe cyclone Bulbul that hit the state last month, a family member said.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Former England captain Bob Willis dies
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Former England captain Bob Willis has died, his family announced on Wednesday. He was 70.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ananya Panday to raise funds for acid attack victims
New Delhi, Dec 4 Dec 4 (IANSlife) Actor Ananya Panday, who will soon raise funds for women and children who survived acid attacks, says that the trauma that acid attack survivors go through is unimaginable.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Quentin Blake's illustrations to go on auction
New Delhi, Dec 4 Dec 4 (IANSlife) Unseen drawings from the studio of one of the worlds best-loved illustrators, Sir Quentin Blake, who is best known for illustrating books written by Roald Dahl, will be auctioned online.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bukhara, Dum Pukht and Avartana amongst the best restaurants in the world
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANSlife) ITC Hotels culinary brands continue to dominate the 'must dine list in India and the world. Bukhara, Dum Pukht in the Capital and Avartana located at The Grand Chola in Chennai feature in the 50 Best Discovery List.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Internet in J&K to be restored soon
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) After four months, the authorities on Wednesday decided to restore internet facility on the fixed landline connections in Kashmir, top sources told IANS.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
JSW Group enters the Jaypee Infra insolvency scene
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The much-talked about Jaypee Infratech (JIL) insolvency has another player in the game with JSW Infrastructure partnering with Suraksha Realty to support the latter in building and completing the stalled projects of the bankrupt firm.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PMO focuses on 'construction sector', creating jobs
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) In a bid to boost economy and revive the construction sector in the country, the Narendra Modi government has directed all ministries and departments to expedite pending payments to contractors and construction companies. The objective is to infuse liquidity in the market and create more job opportunities.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Market awaits monetary policy decision, rate cut expected
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) With a slowing economy and low economic sentiments, investors in the Indian equity market are eagerly awaiting the RBI Monetary Policy Committee's (MPC) decision on lending rates, which is scheduled to be announced on Thursday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
World leaders 'joke' about Trump at NATO summit
London/New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) US President Donald Trump apparently became the butt of jokes during a light conversation between certain NATO leaders in London.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Piyush Goyal earns praise from Twitterati
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal's photograph of rushing to Parliament to field questions from members went viral on Twitter, with users praising him.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Karnataka bypolls: Rs 21 lakh seized in 24 hours
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday said it seized Rs 21.4 lakh in cash in the legislative assembly by-elections bound Karnataka.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
LS passes Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2019-20
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday gave its clearance to additional government expenditure of Rs 21,246.16 crore in the current fiscal by approving the first batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2019-20.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 more held for objectionable posts on Hyderabad rape case
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad and Cyberabad on Wednesday arrested two more persons for posting abusive and derogatory comments on social media in the wake of gruesome gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian here.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Helmets optional in intra-city riding in Gujarat
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Even as two-wheeler drivers across the country have been forced to wear helmets due to sharp increase in fine for this traffic rule violation, Gujarat has made it optional albeit with a catch.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'No Time To Die' trailer out; Daniel Craig rocks one final time
London, Dec 4 (IANS) The official trailer of the upcoming James Bond adventure "No Time To Die" launched on Wednesday, and by the look of it Daniel Craig is all set to give hardcore fans a vintage action feast in his final outing as Agent 007.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Harris' repartee to Trump leaves Twitter fans amused
Washington/New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A Twitter war between US President Donald Trump and Democrat Senator Kamala Harris went viral on Wednesday, with Twitter users posting memes and funny comments on her repartee.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,National
18 Indian crew men kidnapped in high seas off West Africa
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) West Africa is infamous for piracy and now the situation has worsened further with the kidnapping of 19 crewmen, nearly all Indians, onboard a very large crude carrier (VLCC). The attack on the Anglo-Eastern-managed Nave Constellation took place 66 nautical miles south of Nigeria's Bonny Offshore Terminal.
2019-12-04
Category: International, India,Diaspora,Terrorism
Did Raghav Bahl buy Horizon to avoid security clearance?
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Media entrepreneur Raghav Bahl had earlier applied for a news channel licence but when asked by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for information on security clearance, Bahl withdrew his application and opted to buy a company, Horizon, with existing licences instead.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
Narayana Murthy's son Rohan gets married in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Software major Infosys' co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy's prodigal son Rohan Murty has married Aparna Krishnan, a Palaghat Iyer, at a simple ceremony in this tech hub, attended by their family members and close relatives, a source said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Skipper Kohli and boys take fitness drills to next level
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Known to keep fitness on top of their agenda under skipper Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team on Wednesday added a new running drill to their practice curriculum.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Not a single charge framed against me in 106 days: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, released from the Tihar jail, here on Wednesday, after granted bail by the Supreme Court, said there was not a "single charge framed against me" in the last 106 days.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Internet likely to be restored across J&K in phased manner
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Four months after the internet were suspended in the Kashmir Valley following abrogation of Article 370, Lt. Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Wednesday said restoration is being reviewed constantly and as and when situation improves, the internet services will be gradually restored in a phased manner.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Shimla man wants to hang Nirbhaya case convicts in Delhi jail
Shimla, Dec 4 (IANS) Dalit activist Ravi Kumar belonging to this Himachal Pradesh capital has written to President Ram Nath Kovind to appoint him as temporary executioner in Tihar Jail to hang the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape case.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED Director S.K. Mishra promoted to Secretary rank
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra, who is currently posted as Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) was on Wednesday promoted to the level of Secretary to the Union government, an official order said here.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Explore Palace on Wheels option for Taj Mahal's visitors: SC
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that increase in air traffic posses a direct threat to the environment and heritage monuments, and luxury train "Palace on Wheels" could be considered as an alternative to ferry tourists to Agra.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
4 nabbed at Delhi airport with Rs 39.14 lakh cash
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Four passengers were nabbed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Tuesday for allegedly carrying unaccounted cash worth Rs 39.14 lakhs, sources said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exams on track, 'strict action' if prevented: JNU admin
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) In a long and stern letter to JNU's agitating students, the Registrar has said that the exam schedule remains unchanged and the University administration will take "strict action" against those who will prevent the examination from taking place.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Salman Khan is down to earth: Dabangg 3 choreographer Shabina Khan
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Choreographer Shabina Khan, who choreographed songs for Salman Khan's upcoming movie "Dabangg 3" is all praises for the superstar. Shabina says Salman is a down to earth person with a golden heart.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NIA, EU share best practices on combating ISIS networks
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) As part of enhanced bilateral efforts to counter terrorism and radicalisation, the European Union and India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) held a two-day counter-terrorism workshop that ended Wednesday on investigating ISIS networks, during which they shared their experiences and best practices.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Congress' Adhir Ranjan apologises for calling FM 'Nirbala'
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Two days after facing criticism of BJP members for calling Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as "Nirbala" (weak), Congress leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Wednesday tendered an apology, saying "I express my regret if she is hurt by my words".
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Anand helped me to take on Karpov in 1993: Nigel Short
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) British Chess Grandmaster (GM) and FIDE Vice President Nigel Short on Wednesday disclosed that Indian GM Vishwanathan Anand had worked with him before his World Candidates match against Russian GM Anatoly Karpov.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
India's best comic talents to unite for UN's green initiative
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi will perform stand-up comedy for the first time in his life at "Comics For Change", a mega comedy event that brings together notable comics and entertainers from all over India on December 10, on the occasion of Human Rights Day. The gala, to be hosted by Cyrus Broacha and Raageshwari Loomba, aims to encourage the youth to embrace United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SA cricketers' association mulls strike ahead of England tour
Cape Town, Dec 4 (IANS) Ahead of their England tour, the South African Cricketers Association (SACA) is mulling the possibility of taking industrial or protest action against Cricket South Africa.
2019-12-04
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
JGU secures 2nd position in campus cleanliness ranking
Sonepat/New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The O.P. Jindal Global University in Sonipat in Haryana has secured 2nd rank in 'Swachh Campus Ranking' 2019 in the Residential Universities category.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education
India gifts patrol vessel to Maldives, launches RuPay card
New Delhi/Male, Dec 4 (IANS) Taking forward its 'Neighbourhood First' policy, India on Wednesday handed over a patrol vessel to the Maldives and launched the RuPay card, during a video conference between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Defence Ministry aims to mobilise 50 lakh people for plogging
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) As part of the activities of cleanliness day (Swachhta Diwas) on December 7, the Defence Ministry aims to mobilise 50 lakh people from its own ranks and the local communities to participate in plogging throughout the country, the ministry said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jio releases new plans, starting at Rs 199 for 28 days
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Wednesday announced its new 'all-in-one' tariff plans, starting at Rs 199 for 28 days.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Skipper Kohli and boys take fitness drills to next level
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Known to keep fitness on top of their agenda under skipper Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team on Wednesday added a new running drill to their practice curriculum.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Chidambaram walks out of Tihar jail after 106 days
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, who was lodged in Tihar jail in connection with the INX Media case, was on Wednesday released after 106 days in prison after granted bail by the Supreme Court.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Abhay Deol, Brendan Fraser star in "Line Of Descent"
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Abhay Deol and Brendan Fraser will come together in a crossover film titled "Line Of Descent". Earlier known as "The Field", the film is a crime drama that marks the debut of writer-director Rohit Karn Batra and also features Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, Prem Chopra, and Ali Haji.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lenovo expands smart devices portfolio in India
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Lenovo on Wednesday introduced smarter technology for a more connected home experience with an expanded range of smart devices powered by Google Assistant.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Telangana sets up special court for Hyderabad rape case
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday set up a special court for the trial in the case of the gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Onion prices shoot up to Rs 140 in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) Onion prices soared to Rs 140 a kilo on Wednesday in various markets in West Bengal, but the state government was unable to give any assurance of the rates coming down in the immediate future citing inadequate production of the staple vegetable.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
14 arrestedd for running fake call center in Gurugram
Gurugram, Dec 4 (IANS) The cyber crime cell of Gurugram police have busted a call center where its proprietor and employees used a fake website and payment gateway to dupe youths in the name of providing jobs, police said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TikTok prevented disabled users' videos from going viral
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok has acknowledged that content produced by disabled users was deliberately suppressed by the firm's moderators in a bid to prevent these users from becoming victims of bullying, the media reported.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh is Navy's new Chief of Personnel
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh has taken over as Chief of Personnel from Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar on December 2, the Indian Navy announced on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
SC to hear plea challenging Electoral Bond scheme in Jan
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear in January a plea by an NGO seeking a stay on the Electoral Bond Scheme notified by the Centre on January 2, 2018.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab to regulate groundwater
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) The Council of Ministers on Wednesday approved the creation of the Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority, which will be empowered to issue directions on water extraction but will not be authorised to impose any restrictions or tariff on extraction of water for drinking, domestic and agriculture purposes.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Fugitive godman Nityananda to seek UN help for 'Kailaasa'
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Reports are doing the rounds about absconding godman Swami Nithyananda's legal team is hard at work on the draft of a petition to the UN seeking recognition for his "sovereign nation of Kailaasa". It is being speculated that his petition is based on alleged threats to his life in India as he aims to practice and propagate Hinduism.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Assam students protest against CAB
Dibrugarh (Assam), Dec 4 (IANS) The Dibrugarh University, alma mater of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, here on Wednesday, witnessed a protest against the Union Cabinet's nod to the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
2019-12-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Vidya Balan: 'Paa' awakened maternal instinct in me
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan could not believe that her film "Paa" has completed 10 years since release.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vice President Naidu launches nutrition anthem
New Delhi Dec 4 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday launched 'Poshan Anthem' aimed at giving an impetus to the nutrition movement in India.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
I-League: East Bengal hold Real Kashmir to 1-1 draw
Kalyani (West Bengal), Dec 4 (IANS) Marcos De La Espada's second half strike helped East Bengal hold Real Kashmir to a 1-1 draw as the two sides started their I-League campaign by sharing the spoils here on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Never distanced myself from BJP: Pawan Kalyan
Tirupati, Dec 4 (IANS) Hinting at a possible re-alignment in Andhra Pradesh, actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Wednesday said he had never distanced himself from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Twitter posts funny comments on Nithyananda's 'nation'
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Twitter users on Wednesday posted funny comments and memes regarding fugitive godman Nithyananda, who is said to have founded his own independent nation 'Kailaasa' near Ecuador in Latin America.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
IL&FS records over Rs 22,000 cr loss in FY19
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Crisis-ridden IL&FS on Wednesday reported a net standalone loss of Rs 22,527 crore for the financial year 2018-19, compared to a net profit of Rs 333 crore during the previous year.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pankaja Munde, Rohini defeated by party, says BJP leader
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) In yet more major rumbling within the Bharatiya Janata Party's Maharashtra unit, a senior state leader on Wednesday openly accused the party of ensuring the defeat of former minister Pankaja Munde-Palwe and another candidate, Rohini Khadse, among others.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Jio announces new 'All In One Plans'
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Jio, the world's largest mobile data operator, on Wednesday announced the 'New-All-In?One-Plans' which will provide up to 300% more benefits to the Jio consumers, upholding the Jio promise of providing the best-quality service at the lowest price globally.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC advocates group urges judge to be patient with lawyers
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) Wednesday expressed deep concern over the alleged threat of contempt proceedings and conviction by a senior Supreme Court judge to a senior advocate during the course of a hearing.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Here's how Aamir Khan wished Ashutosh Gowariker luck for 'Panipat'
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Ahead of the release of Ashutosh Gowariker's "Panipat" on Friday, superstar Aamir Khan has conveyed his best wishes to the director and the film's cast including Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Heinous crimes fall 7.7% in Delhi: Union Minister
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) At a time when there is a nationwide anger against crimes against women and Delhi Women's Commission chief Swati Maliwal continues to be on a hunger strike demanding stricter laws to deal with rape cases, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy told Parliament there had been a 7.7 per cent decline in heinous crimes in the national capital.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Huawei finds non-US part suppliers after May ban
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) The US suppliers don't seem to be a must anymore for Huawei as the Chinese telecommunication giant's latest smartphone Mate 30 Pro, unveiled in September, doesn't contain American components.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
IAF chief participates in Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has participated in the Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2019 at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii in the US, an IAF statement said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Shoojit Sircar to B'wood: Check your ethics before lecturing
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar has suggested the Bollywood fraternity needs to correct its streak of duality and check its filmi ethics before delivering lectures on morality to the rest of the world.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goldman Sachs raises target price for RIL share to Rs 1,850
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Goldman Sachs Equity Research has increased the 12-month target price of the shares of Reliance Industries to Rs 1,850 per share. The equity research firm also raised the earnings estimate for financial year 2021-22.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No detention camps in Nagaland for those not in NRC: Centre
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) No detention camps have been constructed in Nagaland for those unable to prove their citizenship in the NRC, Parliament was told on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sensitive personal data 'can be processed overseas with explicit consent'
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Data Protection Bill, which has been cleared by the Cabinet on Wednesday, envisages "sensitive" personal data to be stored in India but it can be processed outside the country with the explicit consent of the individual concerned.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Google co-founders step down, Pichai new Alphabet CEO
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Twenty one years after founding Google in a Menlo Park garage, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the CEO and President, respectively of parent company Alphabet, have decided to leave these roles, paving the way for India-born Sundar Pichai to become the CEO of both Google and Alphabet.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
'Hurriyat linked groups behind stone pelting in Kashmir'
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Organisations and activists which are part of the Hurriyat are behind stone-pelting incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, the government said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Dhoni seen humming tune of old Hindi song
Ranchi, Dec 4 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a sabbatical after Indias campaign in the 2019 Cricket World Cup and talk about his retirement or coming back on the field has been making headlines in recent times. Dhoni was seen practising at the nets at the JSCA Stadium here last November and on his comeback he recently said that questions regarding his cricketing future would be answered in January.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
RS MP wants full name of Shivaji for all institutions
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati, 13th descendent of the great Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, on Wednesday demanded that the state government "correct" names of all public institutions bearing the name of his illustrious predecessor.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India not a country for women: Anoushka Shankar
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar has reacted to the barbaric gangrape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad saying India is "no country for women".
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ED takes over possession of ex-Haryana CM Chautala's assets
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers on Wednesday arrived in Haryana's Sirsa and Panchkula to take physical possession of the properties of former Haryana Chief Minister O.P. Chautala in connection with a disproportionate assets case.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Parliament passes bill to legalise 1,731 colonies in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Seeking to legalise over 1,700 unauthorised colonies and grant property rights to nearly 40 lakh residents of Delhi, the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill 2019 by voice vote.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Australia keen to strengthen ties with India in hi-tech area
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Ahead of Australian PM Scott Morrison's visit to India early next year and with Canberra keen to lessen its reliance on China in hi-tech sectors, a top Australian official said that India and Australia would be looking to further their cooperation in areas including cyber and critical technologies.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Hyundai's Strategy 2025 aims to electrify India models by 2035
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) South Korean automotive giant Hyundai Motor Company on Wednesday announced it aims to electrify most of its new models in emerging markets like India by 2035.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bombay HC rejects Mehul Choksi's plea challenging ED case
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) In a setback to absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected his plea to stay the Special PMLA Court's proceedings seeking to declare him as "fugitive economic offender".
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SAG 2019: India bag two golds in kho kho
Pokhara (Nepal), Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian men and womens kho kho players reigned supreme as they finished champions for the second consecutive time at the 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Other Sports
SC to set up Bench to hear 2G spectrum case pleas
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court will set up a Bench in January to deal with the pleas connected with the 2G spectrum allocation case, where the trial court in 2017 acquitted all, including former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mumbai Games enters week 2 with elite championship
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Mumbai Games, the world's first multi-sport, multi-age, franchise-based sports extravaganza, entered its second week of the 2-month long season. The first week was welcomed with upward of 1500 entries.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
SAG 2019: Indians sweep TT doubles gold and silver medals
Pokhara (Nepal), Dec 4 (IANS) Indian paddlers, after winning the team gold medals on Tuesday in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games at Kathmandu, also grabbed the gold and silver medals in all the three doubles events on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Other Sports
'Bigg Boss 13': Madhurima Tuli is a lazy mumma's girl
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Madhurima Tuli, who recently entered the "Bigg Boss 13" house as a wild card entry, is a lazy, mama's girl.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dhankhar finds Calcutta University VC away, office locked
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday made a pre-announced visit to the Calcutta University but found Vice Chancellor Sonali Chakravarty Bondhopadhyay not available, her room locked and other senior functionaries missing.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Indian shuttlers assure eight medals at 13th SAG
Pokhara (Nepal), Dec 4 (IANS) India shuttlers continued their dominating show at the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) after four individuals and as many doubles pairs entered the semi-finals here on Wednesday. With the entry into the last-4 stage, the shuttlers will at least win bronze at the competition.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Badminton
ITBP jawan shoots five colleagues, self
Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh), Dec 4 (IANS) Six ITBP jawans posted in Naxal-affected Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh were killed and two seriously injured when one of them started firing at colleagues in anger before shooting himself to death.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Samvadi' sixth edition to be held in Lucknow Dec 13-15
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The sixth edition of Dainik Jagran Samvadi, a three-
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
KPL betting scam: Police arrest ex-Ranji player Shinde
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) The Bengaluru Police here on Wednesday arrested Sudhendra Shinde, former Ranji Trophy player and the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) management committee member, for aiding and abetting Karnataka Premiere League (KPL) betting scam, an official said.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa to step down in April
Helsinki, Dec 4 (IANS) Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa, who served as the company's interim CEO from 2013 to 2014, is set to step down in April 2020 and is likely to be replaced by Sari Baldauf.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy,Technology
Alia Bhatt on 'Brahmastra' delay: Good things take time
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has come up with a witty quip responding to the delay in release of her ambitious upcoming film, "Brahmastra". She said good things take time.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Our bowlers can't be scared of Kohli: Simmons
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) West Indies coach Phil Simmons feels his bowlers cannot become scared of Virat Kohli when they take on India in a limited-overs series starting here on Friday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
I have got a job for my country, not looking to replace Hardik: Dube
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) All-rounder Shivam Dube is ready to make the most of the opportunities he gets, but is not thinking about replacing Hardik Pandya in the Indian squad.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
With backs to the wall, Mumbai and Kerala fight for a win
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Mumbai City FC and Kerala Blasters FC will be desperate to pick up their second win of the season when they meet at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Bharat Bond ETF likely to be launched this month
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the launch of India's first bond ETF in a bid to deepen the bond market and bring in retail participation in this space besides providing an additional source of funding for Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and state-owned financial institutions.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NESO flays Union cabinet's decision on Citizenship Act
Shillong, Dec 4 (IANS) The North East Student's Organisation (NESO), here on Wednesday, hit out at the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government over the cabinet decision on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, saying the government had imposed the Bill on the indigenous communities.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Airtel board approves raising $3 bn via debt, equity
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The board of telecom major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday approved a plan to raise $3 billion via Qualified Institution Placements (QIPs), stake sale, as well as by debt, to pay its adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues worth Rs 43,000 crore to the government by January 24.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Muslim parties' stand over Dhavan yet to coalesce
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) It's still not clear whether senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan will lead the Muslim parties, as he did during the 40-day hearing, in their review petition against the November 9 Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Twitterati praise Navy personnel for their valour
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Twitter users on Wednesday posted congratulatory messages on the occasion of Indian Navy Day, recalling the valour of the seamen in defending the country's coastline.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rajinikanth meets differently-abled artist
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth recently met a Kerala-based differently-abled artist named Pranav in Chennai.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Police stop Hindu Jagran Manch procession in Kolkata
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) Police carried out a mild cane charge, and detained around 70 Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) activists amid a scuffle as the organisation tried to bring out a procession on Wednesday protesting against the firing at a Rashtriya Sawamsevak Sangh (RSS) member in the city recently.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Shekhar Kapur returns as director
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) At 73, Shekhar Kapur is all set to return as the director of a new project. The filmmaker will reunite with "Elizabeth" writer Michael Hirst for a new series titled "Ibis Trilogy", based on novelist Amitav Ghosh's historical fiction trilogy of the same name.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Alka Rehani Bhardwaj nominated as CAG nominee in BCCI Apex Council
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India Audit and Accounts Service officer Alka Rehani Bhardwaj will be the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) representative in the Apex Council of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as per the recommendation of the Lodha Panel.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 to cost no more than $1,000: Report
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is expected to launch its another foldable smartphone 'Galaxy Fold 2' at the MWC in Barcelona by the end of February and may cost around $1,000.
2019-12-04
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Apple to release four iPhones in 2020 with 5G connectivity
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) J.P. Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee believes Apple will release a 5.4-inch iPhone, two 6.1-inch iPhones, and one 6.7-inch iPhone with 5G connectivity in 2020.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UP cop scolds hotel manager over women employees' safety
Hardoi, Dec 4 (IANS) Superintendent of Police Alok Priyadarshi was on a night patrol in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district when he saw a woman walking alone on the road.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Gehlot calls for campaign against women's 'parda' custom
Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) There is no need for women to wear the 'parda' (veil) or burqa in a modern world which is reaching the Moon and Mars, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Wednesday giving a call to launch a "Ghoonghat Hatao Abhiyan" (No to the veil campaign).
2019-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Avengers: Endgame top film in 2019 Google Play list
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Google India on Wednesday announced its annual listing of the most popular apps, games, movies and books in India on Google Play.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Shah met N-E reps 12 hours before CAB was passed (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Less than 12 hours before the Union cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met to pass the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill that led to widespread protests in the entire North-East in run-up to the 2019 general election, there was a hush-hush meeting In New Delhi's Assam Bhawan.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
18 Indians killed in LPG tanker blast in Sudan
New Delhi/Khartoum, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 Indian workers were killed, while many have been seriously wounded in a major blast at a ceramic factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. India has set up an emergency hotline, while an Embassy representative has rushed to the site.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google sued for allegedly copying song lyrics: Report
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Lyrics website Genius has filed a lawsuit against Google alleging that the latter copied lyrics from its song-annotation platform. Genius alleged that Googles practices are anti-competitive, and its lawsuit asks for $50 million in damages from the tech giant and a partner.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Four IS suspects arrested in Morocco, Spain
Rabat, Dec 4 (IANS) The Moroccan security services on Wednesday dismantled in coordination with the Spanish police a terrorist cell linked to the Islamic State (IS) militant group, and arrested four suspects.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Stalin demands restoration of states' rights
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M.K. Stalin here on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore the rights of states by amending the Constitution and also listed several other issues needing Centre's intervention.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Second phase of vote to decide fate of Jharkhand big guns
Ranchi, Dec 4 (IANS) The second phase of Jharkhand Assembly vote in 20 seats on December 7 will decide fate of many political heavyweights.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
NCP seeks review of Koregaon-Bhima cases against activists
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party on Wednesday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to drop charges against human rights activists and civil rights defenders arrested last year in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima cases.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
I would have easily dominated Bumrah: Razzaq
Lahore, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq feels he would have gotten the better of highly rated India pacer Jasprit Bumrah had he still been playing the game.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Kerala's financial condition very bad: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 (IANS) A Kerala Minister on Wednesday made no bones about the fact that the state's finances are in bad shape, echoing the fears that have been raised over and over by the Congress-led Opposition.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Am not a rubber stamp or a post office: Bengal Governor
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) Firing a fresh salvo at the West Bengal government over the adjournment of the state Assembly session, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday said he was "neither a rubber stamp nor a post office", and was obligated to scrutinise bills in the light of the Constitution.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
DU teachers protest demanding absorption of ad-hoc teachers
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Scores of professors and ad-hoc teachers of Delhi University on Wednesday registered their protest against the Vice-Chancellor, demanding the appointment, absorption and promotion of ad-hoc teachers.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Congress holds protests in UP over onion price rise
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) Congress leaders, on Wednesday, held demonstrations across Uttar Pradesh in protest against the hike in prices of onions.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress, BJP's Tiwari trolled over Navy Day pics
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari was trolled on Wednesday for congratulating the Indian Navy on the occasion of Navy Day and using the picture of a ship that's carrying a US national flag. However, the Congress went a step further by using only a US Navy's freedom-class littoral combat ship to wish the Indian Navy.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Law student who accused Chinmayanand of rape gets bail
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) The 23-year-old law student, who accused former Union Minister Chinmayanand of rape, has been granted bail by the Allahabad High Court, two months after she was arrested on charges of extortion.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ghaziabad bizman shows dead kids to friend before suicide
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) In a macabre twist to the recent incident of a Ghaziabad businessman and his family, details have emerged that Gulshan Vasudeva showed his dead kids to his friend on a video call before jumping to his death.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
'7th pay panel recommendations affected Railways' health'
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said Indian Railways has been spending an additional Rs 22,000 crore on salaries and pensions of its employees following implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, which has hit its financial health.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Court rules in S. Korea FTC's favour over Qualcomm fine
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) A Seoul court ruled in favour of South Korea's antitrust regulator, saying that the watchdog's 2016 decision to impose a record fine on US chipmaker Qualcomm for unfair business practices was justifiable.
2019-12-04
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Over 5,000 taken into preventive custody in J&K since Aug 4
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Over 5,000 people were taken into preventive custody since the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, the Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Social media use linked to eating disorder in children
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) Parents, take a note. Researchers have found that excessive use of social media, particularly platforms with a strong focus on image posting and viewing such as Snapchat and Instagram, is associated with eating disorder in young adolescents.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
See you in Italy soon: Ibrahimovic targeting Serie A return
Rome, Dec 4 (IANS) Sweden football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he will be joining an Italian club that "must get back to winning." This comes amidst speculation that Ibrahimovic has agreed to a deal to return to AC Milan, with whom he had previously played two seasons, one of which was on loan from Barcelona.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Alemao threatens to quit over NCP-Sena tieup in Goa
Panaji, Dec 4 (IANS) Goa's lone Nationalist Congress Party legislator Churchill Alemao, here on Wednesday, threatened to quit the NCP if it aligned with the Shiv Sena and the Goa Forward, a regional outfit.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
India saw 28% reduction in malaria cases last year: WHO
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Of the 11 countries with the worlds highest malaria burdens, India was one of only two countries to reduce malaria cases between 2017 and 2018, achieving a 28 per cent reduction in such cases, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Himesh Reshammiya signs 'Indian Idol' contestant Sunny for a song
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Singer Himesh Reshammiya, who replaced Anu Malik as a judge on the ongoing season of "Indian Idol", has signed contestant Sunny Hindustani for a song in Rajkumar Santoshis upcoming film.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Udayan Mane, Shamim Khan to take part in golf meet
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) along with the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) and the TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) on Wednesday jointly launched the ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship.
2019-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
Arjun Kapoor: Working with Ashutosh Gowarikar has been a dream
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who is all geared up for the release of his upcoming historical "Panipat", says working with director Ashutosh Gowariker in the film was always a dream and described the filmmaker as a "humble, hard working and disciplined".
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonakshi: Would feel odd romancing a 22-yr-old if I was 50
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is gearing up for "Dabangg 3", says she would feel odd romancing a 22-year-old if she was 50, unlike her co-star Salman Khan, who will be seen romancing 21-year-old Saiee Manjrekar in the upcoming film.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rani to celebrate real-life women achievers
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji, who is gearing up for the release of "Mardaani 2", will be saluting some independent, self-made women during the course of the her film's campaign.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Citizenship Bill fundamentally unconstitutional: Tharoor
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, calling it "fundamentally unconstitutional" and contending that it violates the basic idea of India.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
India 5th worst country for biometric data collection: Report
London, Dec 4 (IANS) India is the fifth worst country after China, Malaysia, Pakistan and the US in terms of extensive and invasive use of biometric data, according to a new report from Britain-based tech research firm Comparitech on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Why Asha Parekh never got married
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Legendary actress Asha Parekh has shared a personal detail about her life. She has revealed why she chose to remain single all her life.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India ranked fifth vulnerable to climate change
Madrid, Dec 4 (IANS) The escalating consequences of climate change are now hitting both rich and poor countries, a report published on Wednesday said. India was ranked fifth vulnerable globally.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Ayushmann: Never thought there'd be an 'Ayushmann Khurrana Genre'
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who has created a niche for himself in Bollywood with his unique choice of films, says he never thought that people would one day talk of "The Ayushmann Khurrana Genre", adding that he is glad about the title.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rohit one hit away from becoming first Indian to reach 400 sixes
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Rohit Sharma is just one six away from becoming the first Indian to reach 400 sixes in international cricket. He will also become just the third player overall to cross the milestone after former Pakistan and West Indies captains Shahid Afridi (476 sixes) and Chris Gayle (534 sixes).
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
50K toilets built in J&K under Swachh Bharat Mission: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Central government has built 45,932 individual and 3,069 community toilets in Jammu and Kashmir under various schemes, said the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry on Wednesday stressing that 1.17 lakh new sewer connections were also constructed.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Newly-married woman techie found dead in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) A newly-married woman techie was found dead under suspicious circumstances here, police said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ind vs WI: Thiruvananthapuram pitch expected to be a batting paradise
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 (IANS) With 81 per cent of the tickets for the second T20I between India and West Indies already sold, cricket buffs can expect the Sunday evening game to turn out to be a run-fest.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Congress puts up 4 demands in Mainpuri girl's death case
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) The Congress has put up four demands before the Yogi Adityanath government in the Mainpuri case in which a girl student was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Pak hoping to get another extension from FATF
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Under pressure to crack down on terrorist financing and money laundering, Pakistan has submitted the final compliance report to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and is hoping for an extension of the relaxation period till June 2020.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Chile proposes aid for poor households as protests continue
Santiago, Dec 4 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has said that he had submitted a proposal to offer aid to poor households, which comes amid ongoing anti-government protests.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Scholarships for Hindustani music
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) With a view to encourage young talent in Hindustani Music, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA)and Citi India have jointly announced a Scholarship Programme in certain categories.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Free WiFi in Delhi comes in for praise
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Many Twitter users on Wednesday hailed the announcement by the Kejriwal government for providing free WiFi in Delhi.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitterati hail Pichai's elevation as Alphabet CEO
California/New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Twitter users on Wednesday hailed the news about Sundar Pichai henceforth helming Alphabet, the parent company of Google, as well and posted congratulatory messages.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Colombia,National
WhatsApp beta update introduces 3 new options for dark mode
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Dark Mode for WhatsApp has been in the news for long and now a new beta update with the build number 2.19.353 has revealed some hidden features which will offer three options for activating the dark mode.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Smriti's old onion tweet causes mirth
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Even as high onion prices continued to make consumers teary-eyed, Twitter users on Wednesday had fun over an old tweet by BJP leader Smriti Irani.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mission Suvidya to improve services in Odisha's ST-SC hostels
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched Mission Suvidya to ensure quality norms in basic facilities in ST-SC Development Department hostels.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Rahul seeks Centre's support for a rail project in Wayanad
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday urged the Centre in the Lok Sabha to support Kerala government for completing Nanjangud-Wayanad-Nilambur railway line project, citing new opportunities for people in his parliamentary constituency.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
PC gets bail, SC says sealed cover prejudices accused (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court said the submission of material in a sealed cover by investigating agency may potentially prejudice the accused's pre-trial, while granting bail to senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in a money laundering case lodged by Enforcement Directorate in the INX Media scam.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab CM to showcase MSME opportunities
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to have interactive session with corporate who's who at the two-day Punjab Progressive Investors Summit, starting on Thursday with focus on putting the state's MSME sector on the centrestage of the global value chain.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Look forward to winning Club World Cup with Liverpool: van Dijk
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is looking forward to winning the FIFA Club World Cup for his side and feels the experience will be something new for him and his teammates.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Army Southern Command conducts exercises in Rajasthan desert
Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian Army's Sudarshan Chakra Corps conducted the Sindhu Sudarshan exercise in the deserts of Rajasthan from last November 28 to December 4 said Defence Rajasthan PRO Colonel Sombit Ghosh said here on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Melbourne Renegades sign Pak duo for upcoming BBL league
Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) Melbourne Renegades has roped in Pakistan all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and left-arm pacer Usman Shinwari for the upcoming season of the Big Bash League (BBL), starting December 17 in Brisbane.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
AIIMS Resident Doctors Association warns against fee hike
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Wednesday warned the institute's administration against hiking the tuition fee and raising user charges for patients.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Decks cleared for fast-track court in Hyderabad rape case
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Telangana High Court on Wednesday gave its approval to a proposal by the state government to set up a fast-track court for trial in the case relating to gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress to welcome PC, Rahul says incarceration vengeful
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram's 106-day incarceration was vengeful and vindictive, said Rahul Gandhi hours after the Supreme Court granted bail to Chidambaram in the INX Media case on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
KTR slams Centre for overlooking Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Telangana's Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday slammed the Centre for overlooking Hyderabad and Bengaluru to set up a defence industrial production corridor due to "petty political and geo-political considerations".
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Gulf Cup: Qatar semi-final clash of 2 big teams, says Saudi coach
Doha, Dec 4 (IANS) Head coach Herve Renard is relishing Saudi Arabia's Gulf Cup football tournament encounter against Qatar on Thursday, describing it as a meeting between "two big teams."
2019-12-04
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Trupti Desai detained outside Telangana CM's house
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Women rights activist Trupti Desai was detained by Hyderabad police on Wednesday as she tried to stage a protest outside the official residence of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, demanding capital punishment for those involved in the gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian here.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Intel eyes AI on 'edge computing'
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) US chipmaker Intel Corp. has said that it will focus on "edge computing" that could hold the key to the success of artificial intelligence (AI) in the future.
2019-12-04
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Cabinet approves five-star hotel at Pragati Maidan
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A five star hotel will soon come up at Pragati Maidan at a cost of Rs 611 crore, as the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved monetisation of 3.7 acres of land there for building the hotel.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Popular Israeli show 'The Missing' to get Indian remake
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Popular Israeli series "The Missing" ("Ne'elamim") is all set for Indian adaptation.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Mohammed Shami breaks into top-10 of Test rankings
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) After a stunning show against South Africa and Bangladesh in the two Test series played at home, India pacer Mohammed Shami has gained a spot to enter into the top 10 player rankings for bowlers, issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
4 soldiers killed in Kashmir avalanches
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Four army men were killed in two separate incidents of avalanches near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir, confirmed the Army.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zambia hails Chinese firm for modern houses construction
Chingola, Dec 4 (IANS) Lawmakers in Zambia's Chingola district on the Copperbelt Province on Wednesday hailed the construction of modern housing units for police officers by a Chinese construction company, Avic International, saying there have improved living standards among the security personnel.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Zambia,Politics
Congress gears up for mega show with December 14 protest rally
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Congress party is leaving no stone unturned to put up a mega show for its December 14 protest rally against economic slowdown, unemployment and soaring prices.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ranji Trophy: Dhruv Shorey named Delhi captain, Nitish Rana deputy
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Experienced right-handed batsman Dhruv Shorey will be leading Delhi while Nitish Rana will serve as deputy in their upcoming Ranji Trophy campaign beginning next week. Dhruv led Delhi in Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy as well.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
759 cysts removed from woman's abdomen in Chennai hospital
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) In a rare surgery, surgeons at Saveetha Medical College and Hospitals have removed a whopping 759 cysts from the abdomen of a 29-year-old female patient who was suffering from peritoneal hydatid disease, a senior doctor said.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Filmmaker's warped tip: Women should carry condom, cooperate in rape
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A smalltime filmmaker named Daniel Shravan's warped advice to rape victims has shocked social media.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Pawar didn't bend before BJP: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The ruling Shiv Sena on Wednesday lauded ally Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar for not "bending" before the Bharatiya Janata Party conspiring to prevent a Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government from coming to power in Maharashtra.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
DMK submits memorandum to PM on 16 Tamil Nadu issues
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam (DMK) on Wednesday handed over Prime Minister Narendra Modi a memorandum on 16 issues calling it "crucial" for Tamil Nadu, and demanded immediate action.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MHA refuses to share timeline of release of J&K detainees
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has refused to share any timeline for the release of political detainees in Jammu & Kashmir.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Bankrupt Katie Price sells £230K diamond rings
London/New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Katie Price, declared bankrupt by a London court a few days ago, is said to have been forced to sell her 230,000-pound (Rs 2.15 crore) diamond engagement rings ex-husband Peter Andre gave her, a media report said.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Cinema/Showbiz
New tests show no asbestos in baby powder: Johnson & Johnson
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday reaffirmed that its baby powder is safe and free of asbestos after a comprehensive investigation into the United States Food and Drug Administration's (USFDA) earlier finding of sub-trace levels of asbestos in samples from a single bottle of Johnson's baby powder.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Skullcandy Method ANC earbuds launched in India
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Expanding its immersive audio equipment category in the country, US-based audio equipment major Skullcandy Inc. on Wednesday launched its Method ANC earbuds with active noise cancelling (ANC) technology in India for Rs 7,999.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Congress to accord grand welcome to PC on his release
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Congress has asked its state unit to accord a grand welcome to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram who has been granted bail by the apex court. The party is preparing for his release and he will be attending the proceedings of Parliament on Thursday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Japanese aid agency head among six killed in Afghan attack
Kabul, Dec 4 (IANS) The head of a Japanese aid agency and five others, including his bodyguards, were killed on Wednesday after a group of gunmen opened fire on their vehicles in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
Why fake news spreads like wildfire on social media
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that people who repeatedly encounter a fake news item may feel less unethical about sharing it on social media, even when they don't believe the information, according to a new study.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Big B, Abhishek get nostalgic as 'Paa' turns 10
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan turned super nostalgic and emotional as their film "Paa" completed 10 years on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi to get 11,000 WiFi hotspots in 6 months: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Delhi government has started installation of WiFi hotspots across the national capital and 11,000 such hotspots will be installed in six months, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
New-look Motera likely to stage Asia XI vs World XI match
Ahmedabad, Dec 4 (IANS) A new-look Sardar Patel cricket stadium in Motera in the Gujarat city could see a Asia XI and World XI exhibition match being played next year to mark the refurbishment of the stadium which is set to be one of the largest in the world with a capacity of around 1,10,000.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
End of road for GST rate cuts? Council to mull tax revamp
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A major revamp of goods and services tax structure is on cards when the GST Council meets during second fortnight of December to review the existing tax structure and compensation cess rates as part of a larger exercise to shore up revenue.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IPL: Delhi & Punjab battle it out to make Lucknow second home
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The mini auction of the next edition of the Indian Premier League is set to take place on December 19 in Kolkata, but looks like the battle between franchises have already started and this time it is between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals as both franchises want to make the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow their second home.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Priyanka Chopra a full-on Desi Girl: Rajkummar Rao
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao describes Priyanka Chopra Jonas, his co-star in the upcoming film "The White Tiger", as a full-on Desi Girl.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Pak asks UK to return Nawaz after treatment is over
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Pakistan has written to the British government seeking the return of ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after his medical treatment in the UK is over.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Twitterati back, flay citizenship law amend. Bill
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) As the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Twitter users came out in support or opposition to the proposed law.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip is here, sans integrated 5G
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) World's biggest chipset maker Qualcomm officially unveiled its flagship Snapdragon 865 chip for 2020's line up of smartphones but it will need a separate 5G modem to enable 5G instead of an integrated 5G modem built right into the processor.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UP girl kidnapped, gangraped in car with police logo
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 4 (IANS) Four persons, including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan and the son of a retired jailor, have been arrested for allegedly abducting a class 10 student and then gang-raping her at a deserted place.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA launching a 'robot hotel' to space station
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) NASA is attaching a "robot hotel" to the outside of the International Space Station with the upcoming launch of the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS), a protective storage unit for critical robotic tools.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'China border incursions due to perceptional differences'
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday accepted in the Lok Sabha that transgressions occur from both sides on the India-China border on many occasions but clarified that it happens only because of "perceptional differences" between the two countries on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Wrote to states, UTs on changes in IPC, CrPC: Shah
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Not meant specifically for mob violence (lynching), but the Centre has written to the States and Union Territories (UTs) for suggestions on possible amendments to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), Home Minister Amit Shah informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
UN chief appoints new commander of UN mission in DRC
United Nations, Dec 4 (IANS) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Lieutenant General Ricardo Augusto Ferreira Costa Neves from Brazil as the new force commander of the UN peace keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), known as MONUSCO.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Punjab partners with WEF for e-mobility
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) To combat the growing problem of environmental pollution, the Punjab government has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to design a public-private pilot project on shared, clean and electric mobility, it was announced on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Akshay's 'Gold' to release in China on Dec 13
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar-starrer sports drama "Gold" is slated to release in China on December 13.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cabinet clears 6 bills including Citizenship Amend. Bill
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved six bills including the Citizenship Amendment Bill and extended reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies for another 10 years.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kohli displaces Smith to become No.1 Test batsman
Dubai, Dec 4 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli is back at the top of the batsmen's list in the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen as Australia's Steve Smith slipped behind him in the latest update released on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Mainpuri case: Forensic lab finds semen on girl's innerwear
Mainpuri, Dec 4 (IANS) In a new twist to the mysterious death of a 16-year-old girl student in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri, the Agra Forensic Laboratory has confirmed that semen traces have been found on the girl's innerwear.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Differently-abled in Meghalaya want job reservation implemented
Shillong, Dec 4 (IANS) While the world on Tuesday celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, persons with disabilities in Meghalaya found nothing to cheer about and too the streets instead, demanding implementation of the 4 per cent job reservation for the differently abled in various state government departments.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet clears Personal Data Protection Bill
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the much-anticipated Personal Data Protection Bill and the government will now introduce the bill in Parliament in the ongoing winter session.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian financial services sector key growth area for us: Druva
Las Vegas, Dec 4 (IANS) Cloud data protection and management company Druva has doubled down on its efforts on winning new clients across the financial services sector in India and is bullish on research and development (R&D) at its Pune facilities to develop next-gen products and solutions for the world, Milind Borate, Co-Founder and CTO, Druva said here on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Honduras,Technology
Bengaluru police ask women to use safety app Suraksha
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao on Tuesday made a public appeal, especially to women, for using the Suraksha app for security, safety and assistance from the police.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security