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SC sets aside HC order in ITC excise refund case
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has upheld the order passed by Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal and set aside the orders passed by the High Courts of Delhi and Madras in a case pertaining to appeal on excise duty refunds by ITC Limited.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Left, Congress slam Mamata for not raising NRC with PM
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left parties and the Congress have lashed out against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her comments that the issue of National Register of Citizens was not discussed during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Death toll in Andhra boat tragedy rises to 34
Rajahmundry, Sep 18 (IANS) Bodies of six more tourists were pulled out from Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Wednesday, taking the toll in Sunday's boat tragedy to 34, officials said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Help me change state name to 'Bangla': Mamata to Modi
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, after a spell of 15 months, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday amid speculation about the agenda for the meeting.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Snapchat introduces 3D Camera Mode
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat has announced a new 3D Camera Mode that will let users make and share images with diorama-like depth effects.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mahant accused of wrongful confinement of two youth
Visakhapatnam, Sep 18 (IANS) A resident of Visakhapatnam has alleged that his two nephews are under wrongful confinement of Mahant Sunder Das in Rajasthan.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Dhankhar seeks response from Assembly Secy on bill irregularities
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday sought response of the state assembly secretary to the contention of opposition parties that a bill on prevention of lynching circulated in the House was "not in consonance" with the one he had recommended for introduction in the assembly.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Guterres rules out UN involvement in Kashmir
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ruled out any direct involvement in resolving the Kashmir issue unless both India and Pakistan agreed to it.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Jaishankar to visit Finland as part of Europe outreach
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay an official three-day visit to Finland, which holds the current presidency of the European Parliament, as part of India's outreach to Europe.
2019-09-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
SC issues NBW against GB Nagar jail superintendent
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the Gautam Buddh Nagar district jail superintendent for releasing an accused whose bail had been cancelled.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Murder charges slapped again on Ansari's killers in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Jharkahnd Police here on Wednesday again slapped the murder charges on 11 accused arrested for thrashing and subsequent death of Tabrez Ansari.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Netanyahu set to lose majority in Israel polls
Jerusalem, Sep 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is projected to have failed to muster a majority in a tough election that saw a virtual tie between Netanyahu's right-wing bloc and a centre-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Ayodhya case: Historians hard pressed to wrap up in 6 weeks
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) "We were given only six weeks' time for the entire study. Pressure was being repeatedly exerted, so, we submitted our report without going through the excavation work done by B.B. Lal," said Suraj Bhan in his examination as an expert witness for Sunni Waqf Board before the Allahabad High Court.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Jamiat hails SC move to finish Ayodhya case hearing by Oct 18
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, a prominent Muslim organisation, has welcomed the Supreme Court decision to complete arguments in the Ayodhya case by October 18.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ballot papers are history now: CEC Arora
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Rejecting Maharashtra opposition parties' demand against use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the upcoming Assembly polls, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Sunil Arora said here on Wednesday, "ballot papers are history now."
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kerala cops look to beat the stress
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) With Kerala Police coming under attack from several quarters for their behaviour, state police chief Loknath Behra has come up with ways to beat the stress that the police officials are facing.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Delhi Police launches new 'Tatpar' app
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police has launched a new app called 'Tatpar' which provides a range of integrated services with a single touch.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
AIIMS-Delhi donates Rs 93.89 lakh to Odisha
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi on Wednesday donated Rs 93.89 lakh to the Odisha Chief Minister's Relief Fund as assistance for cyclone Fani.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Riyadh claims Iran behind oil attacks as Trump tightens curbs
Riyadh/Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said the raid that damaged two of its oil facilities was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran", and showed what it claimed were the wreckage of drones and cruise missiles involved in the attack, even as US President Donald Trump ordered a major increase in sanctions on Tehran over Saturday's attack that has led to a spiral in global oil prices and sharply escalated tensions in the Persian Gulf.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Congressmen urge Trump to restore India as GSP beneficiary
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A group of 44 influential US Congressmen has urged the Donald Trump administration to reinstate India as a beneficiary nation under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade programme.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
10 injured as militants attack govt office in Afghanistan
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack targeting a government office complex in Jalalabad city of Afghanistans Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Lawmakers take up safety of Hindus in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The security of Hindus and anti-HIndu riots in Ghotki and Umerkot districts of Sindh echoed in Pakistan's National Assembly during which some of the members expressed deep concern over the safety of minorities.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
TV players hail import duty scraping, to pass benefit to consumers
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The TV manufacturers and trade bodies on Wednesday welcomed the scraping of import duty on open cell LED TV panel, saying it would not only boost sales of TVs in the festive season but also allow brands to push sales for bigger TV sets. The TV players also announced to pass the benefits to the consumers.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Jaguar case: Raghib Parwez chargesheeted
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Kolkata police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the gruesome Jaguar accident case, charging prime accused Raghib Parwez, scion of the famous biryani maker Arsalan chain of restaurants, on various counts, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah flags off Jan Ashirvad Yatra in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah flagged off the Jan Ashirvad Yatra to seek peoples' mandate in the Assembly polls, scheduled in November-December, in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
52 officers shifted in major J&K shake-up
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the government of Jammu and Kashmir transferred 52 officials across various departments on Wednesday. The transferred officials include two Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers while the rest belong to various cadre of the state's provincial services.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Memes on #WeMetOnTwitter set social media abuzz
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A new hashtag #WeMetOnTwitter is trending now with hilarious memes, jokes, and GIFs on social media platforms.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Steve Smith best since Don Bradman: Coach
Brisbane, Sep 18 (IANS) Steve Smiths formative coach Trent Woodhill feels that if the star Australian was playing for India, his technique would not be the focus of discussion as much as it is in Australia.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Doctors hail e-cigarettes ban, traders in shock
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With the Union Cabinet directing a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country with complete suspension of their manufacturing, import, export, distribution and storage, physicians welcomed the step while e-cigarette traders expressed shock and anger over the decision.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
On birth anniversary, Mahatma to 'return to life' at UNESCO
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi is 'set to return to life' in the form of a hologram at UNESCO Paris to mark the International Day of Non Violence 2019. The life size 3D hologram will "address audience" to explain the Mahatma's philosophy in a life-like audio visual medium.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Vijaynagar ALG in Arunachal opened for military aircraft
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The resurfaced runway at the Vijaynagar Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh was opened for operations on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Himachal aims 100 pc transition to e-vehicles by 2030
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is aiming to achieve 100 per cent transition to electric vehicles by 2030 in alignment with the United Nation's sustainable development goals, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
CITU continues strike against Muthoot Finance
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) The third round of conciliatory talks to end the over month-long strike called by a small section of employees of Muthoot Finance, a leading non-banking financial company, failed to break the deadlock on Wednesday as the rival parties stood their ground.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Amit Shah to address NRC convention in Kolkata on Oct 1
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address a citizens convention here on October 1 in his first trip to West Bengal after joining the union cabinet, a senior party leader said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
HP Inc unveils ultra-light 'Elite Dragonfly' business laptop
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) To push work and life boundaries for mobile business professionals, HP Inc. on Tuesday introduced the "HP Elite Dragonfly", an ultra-light premium convertible notebook weighing under one-kilogram, along with premium displays and accessories for home and office.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Missing jumbo Laxmi found near Delhi Police HQ
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police with a reputation of finding a needle in a haystack, has been given a hard time by an elephant. The police team took two months to find Laxmi after she went missing from the Yamuna Bank area since July and was finally traced on Tuesday night barely three kilometres away from the police headquarter.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Minister seeks direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Dubai
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday requested the Centre for a direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Dubai.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Protests in MP, cheers in Gujarat marked Modi's b'day
Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) Can one man's ego be greater than the lives of millions? The answer to the question seems to be in the affirmative for some 32,000 families in the Malwa and Nimar regions of Madhya Pradesh, whose fate ironically has got linked to the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday celebrations.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
England Cricket chief backs Stokes in family story row
London, Sep 18 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has been made to revive the past horrors and traumatic events about his family after an English daily published ran a story, has found support from the country's cricket board.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Army takes down Pak intruder near LoC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) An infiltration bid by Pakistan across the Line of Control (LoC) was foiled by the Indian soldiers on the intervening night of September 12 and 13, when they also killed an intruder suspected to be a BAT commando, defence sources said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Mother held for killing 2-yr-old out of frustration
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) In a shocking case of filicide, a middle-aged woman was arrested for allegedly smothering her two-year-old daughter to death, a Goa police spokesperson said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
What makes Indian mothers happy? (Guest column)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Less than 50 per cent of Indian mothers are happy with their current state of life, reveal findings of Momspresso's "Moms Happiness Index 2019".
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
SC okay with Ayodhya settlement through mediation too
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the parties involved in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case were free to settle the matter, through mediation as well, if they so desired. They can place the dispute settlement report before it.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Sponsored events abroad don't bring investors: Priyanka
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday indirectly hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diaspora outreach event 'Howdy, Modi!' in Houston, Texas on Sunday, saying that the ongoing slowdown was a speed breaker in his government's claims of working towards making India a $5 trillion economy.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook removed 26mn terror-related content in 2 years
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Facebook removed more than 26 million pieces of content related to global terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda in the last two years, 99 per cent of which were proactively identified and removed before anyone reported it to the company.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Oracle, Microsoft expand Cloud ties to boost office productivity
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) In a bid to boost workplace productivity, Oracle and Microsoft have expanded Cloud partnership in which the integration of Oracle Digital Assistant with Microsoft Teams will give Microsoft 365 customers access to Oracle Cloud Applications through conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI).
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Chrissy Teigen savours 'Big B vada pav' in LA
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen savoured a vada pav themed on noneotherthan Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan when she visited an Indian restaurant here.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Federer to play exhibition duels in Colombia, Argentina
Bogota (Columbia), Sep 18 (IANS) Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer will play exhibition matches in Argentina and Colombia in November.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Tennis
Facebook's own 'Supreme Court' to review controversial posts
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) As Facebook faces mounting scrutiny over its privacy and content moderation practices, the company has decided to construct a new independent "Oversight Board" like an internal "Supreme Court" that will review appeals from both Facebook and its users over controversial posts.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UP cop under fire for posting Tik-Tok videos in uniform
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) A police constable is under fire for having posted Tik-Tok videos of himself in uniform.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology