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India's UN envoy meeting Security Council, General Assembly heads on ICJ election
United Nations, Nov 20 (IANS) India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin on Monday morning met presidents of the Security Council, Sebastiano Cardi, and the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajcak, ahead of the deadlocked world court election scheduled for later in the day, Lajcak's Spokesperson Brenden Varma said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Congress second list of 13 nominees for Gujarat polls has four replacements
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress on Monday released a second list of 13 candidates for the first phase of Gujarat elections scheduled on December 9, including four new contestants in place of candidates announced earlier.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nilekanis donate half of wealth to philanthropy
Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) Infosys co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini Nilekani have pledged to donate half of their wealth to philanthropy.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
India has put 'Dharma' at centre of governance: Naidu
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) "Dharma" is for the stability of society, maintenance of social order and the general well-being and progress of human kind, and India has put Dharma at the centre of governance," Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bhuvi, Dhawan released from India's squad
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opener Shikhar Dhawan were on Monday released from Indian Test team playing Sri Lanka in three Tests.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'Padmavati' not to be released in Rajasthan without changes: CM
Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday said that 'Padmavati' will not be released in Rajasthan till necessary changes as per the suggestions given to the Centre were incorporated in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Overweight women advised to undergo mammography more often
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Overweight women should undergo mammography screen tests more frequently than women with lower BMI, suggests a new study.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Young, early-stage entrepreneurs to attend GES in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The entrepreneurs attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) here this month are mostly young and who just started their businesses, an official said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Suggestions invited for changes to food safety law
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has invited suggestions and objections for amendments to the Food and Safety Standards (Contaminants, Toxins, Residues) Regulations, 2011, said an official statement on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Security cover of Manipur Congress MLAs slashed
Imphal, Nov 20 (IANS) The security cover of 16 Congress legislators in Manipur has been slashed to seven personnel each, from the earlier count of 15, with effect from Monday, a police officer said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Create awareness on Blue Whale game's dangers: SC
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that awareness needs to be created among students about the dangers of online games like the Blue Whale Challenge Game and that parents and teachers shoulder responsibility to ensure that youngsters don't get trapped.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
I-League: East Bengal face 'walkover' threat in first home game
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) City soccer giants East Bengal may have to forfeit three points in their first I-League home game against reigning champions Aizawl FC after issues regarding playing at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan surfaced.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Shia Waqf Board nod for Ram temple, wants mosque in Lucknow
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) Shia Central Waqf Board on Monday issued a draft on the resolution of the Ayodhya dispute, in which it argued for construction of Ram Mandir at the contested property, while writing to the state government for a mosque in Lucknow.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Connectivity, climate change, terrorism to impact businesses: Jaishankar
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Connectivity, climate and terrorism are three key issues that will impact businesses in a changing world, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Nabaneeta Dev Sen presented Big Little Book Award
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Sahitya Akademi awardee Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has been declared winner of the Big Little Book Award this year in the "Author in Bengali Language" category for her contribution to the children's literature.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Wipro arm to provide smart lighting with Cisco in India
Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) Wipro Lighting, a part of Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting Group, on Monday said it will provide smart lighting solutions to modern buildings across the country in partnership with global networking product major Cisco.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Dera chief's aide arrested by Haryana Police
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) After being on the run for nearly three months, Pawan Insan, a close aide of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, has been arrested by the special investigation team (SIT) of the Haryana Police, police sources said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan considering 'Padmavati' ban, seeking legal opinion
Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan government is considering a ban on 'Padmavati' movie within the legal framework and seeking legal advice on the issue, Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There can't be any compromise on women's safety: IWPC to Delhi Police chief
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Indian Women's Press Corps on Monday wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to highlight the issue of safety of working women in the capital, in the wake of the molestation of two women, including a journalist, on November 13 at the ITO Metro station.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistani flotilla visits Iran to deepen naval exchanges
Tehran, Nov 20 (IANS) Two vessels of the Pakistani Navy berthed at Iran's southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Monday for a friendly visit, Tasnim news agency reported.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Centre working to meet critical shortage in armed forces: Bhamre
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The government is working tirelessly to tackle critical shortages in the armed forces and designing policies in a manner to make procurements fast and transparent, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Gadkari to meet London Mayor, to adopt city's transport system
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Minister for Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said he will meet the Mayor of London to boost the government's efforts to adopt the London transport system, including electric double-decker buses.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Pulis sacked as West Bromwich head coach
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Tony Pulis has been sacked as West Bromwich Albion head coach only two days after suffering a 0-4 home defeat to Chelsea.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Coal tar put on 'Biswa Bangla' logo, Trinammol accuses BJP
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Amid controversy about the ownership of Biswa Bangla logo, some miscreants allegedly put coal tar on it and also on photographs of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, printed on banners along both sides of the VIP road in the northeastern outskirts of the city.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian logistics sector granted infrastructure status
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Indian logistics sector has been granted infrastructure status to help it access loans on easier terms as well as encourage manufacturing and job creation in the country, the government said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Railway commissions new EI system of 800 routes at Kharagpur
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In a bid to increase speed and ensure punctuality of trains, Railways on Monday said that it has commissioned India's largest state-of-the-art Electronic Interlocking (EI) system of 800 routes at Kharagpur station in West Bengal by replacing the century old Route Relay Interlocking system with 423 routes.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India, World Bank ink $100mn loan agreement for solar parks
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) India and the World Bank on Monday signed a $100-million loan and grant agreement to help the country increase its solar power generation capacity, an official statement said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Sonia, Manmohan among star campaigners for Gujarat polls
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi are among the 40 star campaigners for the party for the Gujarat Assembly elections scheduled on December 9 and 14.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farmers hold protest march, 'table two Bills' at mock Parliament session in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Thousands of farmers from across the country held a protest march here on Monday and also began a two-day 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' or a mock Parliament session where "two Bills" were tabled, on crop loans waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce, to highlight government apathy towards the farming community.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Iran, Qatar, Turkey keen to step up trade
Tehran, Nov 20 (IANS) The economy ministers of Iran, Qatar and Turkey will hold a meeting soon to discuss the expansion of trilateral trade, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Qatar says dialogue is only way to resolve Gulf dispute
Doha, Nov 20 (IANS) Qatar believes that the only way to resolve the Gulf crisis is through open dialogue, Qatar TV quoted Qatari Deputy Prime Minister as saying on Sunday night.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Diplomacy
Nine workers killed as crane crashes on tunnel in Maharashtra
Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 20 (IANS) At least nine workers were killed when a crane crashed on a tunnel on the Neera-Bhima rivers linking project here on Monday evening.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smriti Irani draws attention to 'tolerant' government
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said that a minister who can a take a joke on herself is an example that the current government is tolerant.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
DDA allots land for bus terminal in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Monday handed over 12 acres of land to the Transport Department for building a bus terminal.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
TN Governor justifies review meet, says will repeat it
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday said that his recent review meeting with officials of Coimbatore district was within the framework of the Constitution and he would continue to hold such meetings.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Aircraft built on Mumbai building terrace, ready to soar
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) In an unparalleled achievement, a commercial pilot who made a full-fledged aircraft on the terrace of his residence has been awarded a registration by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, a top official said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP says Rahul's elevation timed just before impending Gujarat defeat
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The BJP on Monday criticised the "dynastic" Congress over the expected elevation of its party Vice President Rahul Gandhi as Congress President, and said the timing of the CWC announcement was "curious", coming before "yet another impending defeat in Gujarat".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief
Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the party said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ivanka's schedule under tight wraps due to high threat perception
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The threat perception to US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, who is visiting India this month, is very high and the US government has requested the authorities not to disclose even the slightest piece of information about her schedule, a senior official said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Gates 3 & 4 of Feroz Shah Kotla to be named after Anjum Chopra
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A month after the Gate No.2 was dedicated to former India opener Virender Sehwag, the Ferozshah Kotla Ground in the national capital will have another couple of gates named after ex-Indian women's team captain Anjum Chopra.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SC allows Karti Chidambaram to go abroad
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday permitted Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to visit the United Kingdom for the admission of his daughter to Cambridge University.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Mamata in north Bengal for all-party meet on Darjeeling hills
Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached north Bengal on Monday where she is scheduled to hold an all-party meeting on November 21 to discuss the situation in Darjeeling hills, a state minister said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
The last 10-15 overs put us under pressure: Chandimal
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) After staving off defeat by a whisker, Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal on Monday said the last 10-15 overs put his side under lot of pressure on day five of the first Test against India at the Eden Gardens here.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Former I&B Minister P.R. Dasmunsi dead; PM, Sonia, AIFF condole (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who suffered a stroke in 2008 and slipped into coma, passed away at Apollo Hospital here on Monday. He was 72.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian-descent dad shot protecting son from robbers in NY
New York, Nov 20 (IANS) An Indian-descent father was shot and injured while trying to protect his son from robbers who tried to force their way into his home here, according to media reports.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Sky is the limit for Virat: coach Shastri
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India coach Ravi Shastri on Monday said "sky is the limit" for skipper Virat Kohli after his match-winning 104 against Sri Lanka in the first Test here.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
SC rejects plea to block 'Padmavati' release
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking to block the release of controversial film "Padmavati", saying that it is "premature" as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has yet to decide and any interference at this stage would amount to "pre-judging the matter".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Court allows police to quiz man in 9-year-old case
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A court here on Monday allowed Delhi Police to quiz a man in a nine-year-old tax fraud case and allowed remanding of the accused to police custody till November 22.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US rescue team joins search for missing Argentine submarine
Buenos Aires, Nov 20 (IANS) A US Navy rescue crew has joined the international search effort for an Argentine submarine and its 44 crew members missing for several days beneath the stormy southern Atlantic Ocean.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Assam's Barak valley can be hub for international trade: Kovind
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that the geographical location of the Barak Valley here gives it the potential to become a hub for inter-state and international trade.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Centre must resolve Rajputs' reservations on 'Padmavati': Congress
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress on Monday said that if the Rajputs had reseravtions on the "Padmavati" film, it was the Narendrra Modi government's responsibility to consult with the community to resolve their grievances.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
'Padmavati' row: Thackeray speaks to Bhansali
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) In a new twist to the 'Padmavati' row, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray has spoken to Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on his upcoming film, a top party official said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Sleeping on back can up stillbirth risk
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Expecting mothers should check their sleeping positions twice as new study warns that women who go to sleep in the supine position, or lying straight on their back, have more risk of stillbirth.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Notorious cult leader Charles Manson dead at 83
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Charles Manson, the fiery-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorised Los Angeles and shocked the US, has died at 83. He had been behind bars for 48 years.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italian football federation president resigns
Rome, Nov 20 (IANS) Carlo Tavecchio has quit as president of the Italian football federation a week after the national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
IOC's final technical visit to PyeongChang Tuesday-Wednesday
Seoul, Nov 20 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will undertake a final technical visit to PyeongChang, the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday-Wednesday.
2017-11-20
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
Don't criticise just for sake of criticism, Punjab CM tells rivals
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) With political opponents questioning his style of functioning and Punjab government's performance, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said while it welcomed healthy criticism, the opposition should refrain from criticism just for the sake of criticism.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sugar output so far this season at 14 lakh tonnes, up 79%: ISMA
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Indian sugar production touched 13.73 lakh tonnes (LT) till November 15 of the ongoing 2017-18 season beginning October, which was 79 per cent higher than the 7.67 LT produced in the same from the same period a year ago, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
After 500 films, Malayalam cinema's cult actor Venu to be honoured
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Nedumudi Venu has had a long and eventful association with the Malayalam film industry, that saw him acting in 500 films over 40 years. To honour the 69-year-old "gentleman" film actor, a cultural night will be hosted here on November 26.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Manchester United announce Melitta as Club's first official coffee partner
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Manchester United and coffee brand Melitta have announced a multi-year partnership which will see the brand become the club's first official coffee partner, the English Premier League side announced on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Arrogant' Modi government has cast dark shadow on Parliamentary democracy: Sonia
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on "flimsy grounds", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the government in its "arrogance" has cast a dark shadow on the country's Parliamentary democracy.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief
Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the GJM said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Two back-to-back series against India will be Lanka's making: Pothas
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Playing India home and away in the space of three months is going to make this new Sri Lankan side, coach Nic Pothas said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Guest teacher shot dead in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A guest teacher was on Monday shot dead by four to five unidentified assailants in north Delhi, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Punjab CM welcomes move for Rahul's elevation as Congress chief
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday welcomed the proposed elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress President, describing it as a "step in the right direction to revive the party's fortunes ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sevilla and Real Madrid prepare for decisive Champions League ties
Madrid, Nov 20 (IANS) Sevilla and Real Madrid are in Champions League football action on Tuesday night with vital games in the penultimate round of group matches.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Mugabe ignores deadline to quit, ruling party calls meeting
Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has summoned its MPs to plan a course of action after the deadline set for the country's President Robert Mugabe to resign passed on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security
Amid 'Padmavati' row, Deepika pulls out of GES
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who is at the centre of a row over "Padmavati", has pulled out of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), that will have US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the inauguration on November 28.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Stand-up comedy toughest genre: Debina Bonnerjee (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee, who was last seen on screen in TV show "Comedy Dangal", says doing stand-up comedy is the most difficult job for her.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Meghalaya Governor seeks EC's views on disqualification of 17 MLAs
Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has sought the Election Commission's views on the disqualification of 17 state legislators who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries after an adverse High Court verdict, official sources said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3 killed in factory building collapse after fire in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, Nov 20 (IANS) Three persons were killed and a several others were feared trapped when a plastic factory's building collapsed after a major fire on Monday, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi air 'very poor' again 'possibly' due to stubble burning
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The air quality of Delhi and National Capital Region saw a sudden deterioration from "poor" to "very poor" on Monday, with officials speculating an increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states as a "possible" reason.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cinema is all about love: SRK at IFFI inaugural
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Amid the raging "Padmavati" controversy as well as the row over exclusion of two films from a section of the 48th IFFI, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, through a mixture of symbolism and subtlety, spoke of cinema as a balm of love for dissent and a catalyst for unity, at the inauguration of the movie jamboree here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I miss watching Kapil Sharma's show on TV: Ishita Dutta
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Ishita Dutta, who features in Kapil Sharma-starrer "Firangi", says she used to love watching the comedian's television show.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hackers can kill millions if cars are compromised: Expert
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Car hacking should be considered a national security issue, as hackers can "kill millions" of people using hijacked cars, warned an expert.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology
It is not a long journey yet: Kohli after his 50th international ton
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Fifty international hundreds in 10 years of top flight cricket have not in any way diminished India skipper Virat Kohlis hunger for runs, and he feels it is not a "long journey yet".
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
CPI-M condemns 'communalisation' of young minds in Rajasthan
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday condemned the "communalsiation" of education in Rajasthan and urged the Central government to stop states from fairs such as the "Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair" being held in Jaipur.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Education
Major train accident averted as Sampark Kranti hits vehicle near Bhopal
Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) A major train accident was averted when the driver of the Madurai-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Express applied brakes in the nick of time on seeing an overturned vehicle on the railway track near Bhopal, officials said. No one was injured.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Over 5,000 delegates to attend IT World Congress in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Over 5,000 delegates from around the world, including the Who's Who of the Information Technology industry, are expected to participate in the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) here next February.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
CMs Shivraj, Amarinder jump on anti-'Padmavati' wagon, Mamata says attack on freedom of expression (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Even as the release of "Padmavati" has been deferred, three Chief Ministers on Monday jumped into the controversy with Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan announcing a ban on the film in his state, while his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh backed the Rajput community in its protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama that is mired in controversy.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Exposure of personal data in name of Aadhaar 'dangerous': Mamata
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said exposure of personal data "in the name of Aadhaar linking" is "very dangerous" for the freedom of expression of the country.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Technology
Nokia to digitally empower 500 weavers of Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Nokia on Monday announced the launch of a cluster development programme which will digitally empower the weaver community and connect them to technology and the marketplace in the villages of Tamil Nadu.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Protesting Rajput groups demand ban on 'Padmavati'
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Over 200 big and small Rajput organisations staged protests and demanded a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film "Padmavati" here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Don't want to compare Sachin with Virat: Ganguly
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday did not want to compare Virat Kohli with batting great Sachin Tendulkar, saying the current team captain will score many more hundreds like the one at Eden Gardens against Sri Lanka on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
My hard work on fitness paying off: Bhuvneshwar
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Upbeat after his eight wicket haul in the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here, India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Monday said his hard work on fitness is now paying off.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Trade unions to intensify protest against closing of PSUs
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Protesting against centre's attempts to close down and privatise a number of central public sector organisations in the country, the central trade unions in West Bengal organised a joint convention here on Monday to charter a four point demand.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Paes' former coach Hyman to train IIT Kharagpur team
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India tennis ace Leander Paes' former coach T.J. Hyman will train enthusiasts at IIT Kharagpur, a statement said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Shashi, Shamonova shine on Day 2 of women's Youth Boxing Worlds
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) India started the second day of the AIBA Women's Youth World Championships on a grand note when Shashi Chopra, who recently picked a silver at the Ahmet Cormet boxing tournament in Istanbul, came out strongly in her feather weight preliminary round at the Nabin Chandra Bardoloi Indoor stadium here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Bengal politicians pay tributes to Dasmunsi
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, politicians in West Bengal on Monday paid glowing tributes to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who passed away earlier in the day in New Delhi.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
We were five-six overs short of victory: Rahul (Lead, correcting headline)
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul rued the fact that India did not have five-six overs more, saying that would have helped them win the opening Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
COMIO India unveils three affordable smartphones
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) COMIO India, part of Chinese firm Topwise Communication, on Monday launched three handsets in the Rs 6,000-Rs 10,000 price segment in India.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Myanmar begin joint military exercise in Meghalaya
Umroi (Meghalaya), Nov 20 (IANS) Indian and Myanmar armies began their maiden joint exercise in the northeastern state of Meghalaya on Monday, an army official said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Four electrocuted in Bihar
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) Four persons were electrocuted and three others seriously injured in Bihar's Gopalganj district on Monday when a high voltage wire fell on a tractor they were riding, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two policemen killed while defusing bomb in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Nov 20 (IANS) Two policemen were killed and three others injured while defusing a bomb that went off inside a police station in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Monday, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranji Trophy: Victories for Gujarat, Kerala, Vidharba
Surat, Nov 20 (IANS) In the sixth round, Gujarat spinner Siddharth Desai bagged a five-wicket haul to bowl out Rajasthan for 341 runs, helping the defending champions clinch victory by an innings and 107 runs on the final day in the Group B contest of the Ranji Trophy at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Stand by Rs 10-crore offer for beheading Bhansali, says BJP leader
Gurugram, Nov 20 (IANS) Kunwar Surajpal Singh Ammu, a ruling BJP leader in Haryana, on Monday said he firmly stands by his announcement of Rs 10-crore reward for beheading Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and film actress Deepika Padukone over their movie "Padmavati".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
First Test: India vs Sri Lanka final scoreboard
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Final scoreboard of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
West Bromwich sacks coach Tony Pulis
London, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bromwich Albion on Monday announced that the club had parted ways with head coach Tony Pulis after a miserable losing streak which has seen the club slump to 17th in the Premier League.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
In a first, three giants of Malayalam films unite
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) In a first for the Malayalam film industry, three superstars in their own area of work are coming together for a film -- superstar Mohanlal, blockbuster director Shaji Kailas and hugely popular writer Renji Panicker.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Shawn Mendes keen to collaborate with John Mayer
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Musician Shawn Mendes says he would love to work with singer John Mayer again.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Padmavati' distorts history, will not release in MP: Chouhan
Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) In yet another blow to the makers of historical period drama "Padmavati", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said that a film that "distorts history" and was "against the respect of the country's mother Padmavatiji" would not be allowed to be screened in the state.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Equities close marginally higher; Dr. Reddy's, ICICI Bank top BSE lags (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) After remaining rangebound for most of the day, key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- closed on a flat-to-positive note on Monday, with healthy buying witnessed in metals, oil and gas, and auto stocks.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BSES' app for consumers to verify ID of visiting staff
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) To check the menace of imposters extorting money posing as electricity distribution company (discom) officials, BSES on Monday announced the launch of an app to verify the identity of its inspection staff.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan's anti-narcotics force foils drug smuggling attempt
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) of Pakistan has foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs from Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Disappointed at not being able to convert fifties: Rahul
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul, who has been guilty of not converting his fifties into hundreds of late in Test cricket, on Monday said he is disappointed and the team needs him to do that as an opening batsman.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bhuvneshwar vital part of plan, especially overseas: Kohli
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday showered profuse praise on pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar saying he would be a vital part of the teams plans, especially on overseas tours.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
NRIs should be included in Aadhaar network: Goa Congress
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Non-resident Indians, temporarily living abroad, should be brought into the ambit of Aadhaar card cover, state Congress President Shantaram Naik said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Diaspora
Style is about the way you feel: Alia Bhatt
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, known for making fashion statements at red carpet galas and for setting style trends through her movies, says it makes a difference to have a stylist, but a person's look depends on how he or she feels.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hackers now masquerading as 'compromised' employees: Forcepoint
Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) Hackers are no longer going for traditional security breaches but are attacking individual machines via spam emails -- thus masquerading as "compromised" employees to enter the organisation and hold the whole system to ransom, a top executive from global cybersecurity firm Forcepoint has emphasised.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
We were fix-six overs short of victory: Rahul
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul on Monday rued the fact that India did not have five-six overs more, saying that would have helped them win the opening Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Two youths arrested for threatening Odisha BJP president
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) Two persons were arrested on Monday for allegedly threatening Odisha's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Basant Panda by brandishing "guns" at him at the party office here.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I choose to be optimistic: Shahid on 'Padmavati'
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, one of the three lead actors of "Padmavati", on Monday said he is confident that the historical drama will release and will be as loved and celebrated as his "Udta Punjab".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
School principal removed for sexual harassment
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) The Principal of a government-run meritorious school has been removed from the post after being indicted for sexual harassment, a state government spokesperson said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Alcohol ban on US troops in Japan after car crash
Tokyo, Nov 20 (IANS) The US military has banned all its personnel deployed in Japan from drinking or buying alcohol after one of its servicemen was involved in a deadly crash on Okinawa island linked to drunken driving.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India, China have no option but to live peacefully: Dalai Lama
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday said India and China have no option except to live peacefully and help each other.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Diplomacy
NIA takes over Kanpur principal's murder case
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the murder of Kanpur-based retired junior high school principal Ramesh Babu Shukla, who was killed by unidentified persons last year, an official said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two dailies booked for militant picture goof-up in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday booked two newspapers for publishing a fake picture and captioning it as a slain nephew of Pakistan based LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
UGC asks learning centres to observe Armed Forces Flag Day
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday asked all institutions of higher learning to observe the Armed Forces Flag Day on December 7 to commemorate the "supreme sacrifices" made by the armed forces personnel during conflicts.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Education
Virat, Bhuvi shine as India narrowly miss splendid win vs Sri Lanka (Roundup)
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Riding skipper Virat Kohli's superlative 50th international hundred, India came tantalisingly close to a victory but lack of time forced them to finish three wickets short and share the spoils with Sri Lanka on an eventful final day of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bengal politicians pay tributes to Dasmunsi
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, politicians in West Bengal on Monday paid glowing tributes to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who passed away earlier in the day in New Delhi.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Does CBFC hold no values, asks 'Muzaffarnagar...' director
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The director of "Muzaffarnagar: The Burning Love", a film facing trouble over its release in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday questioned the authorities as to why his movie was being stopped even when it has a pan-India release permit from the censor board.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Seven Indian doctors win BMJ Awards South Asia 2017
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Seven Indian doctors have secured prizes from across 10 categories in the fourth edition of BMJ Awards South Asia 2017 that seeks to reward individuals and teams working tirelessly to improve the quality of healthcare across the region.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Militant killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) A local militant was killed on Monday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Blood test may prevent liver damage due to paracetamol overdose
London, Nov 20 (IANS) A blood test may help people who overdose on paracetamol as it shows quickly if they are at risk of suffering liver damage, says a study.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings
Madrid, Nov 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 10,645 points, while Switzerland's Roger Federer came in second.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
A.R Rahman in hunt for singers to share stage with him
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman is on a hunt for singers from Tamil Nadu who can sing with him on stage. He feels that there is huge talent in the state who never got a platform.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Simona Halep leads WTA rankings
Madrid, Nov 20 (IANS) Romanian tennis player Simona Halep continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday, while Spain's Garbiņe Muguruza remained in second place.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
NC MLA urges CM to ban 'Padmavati' in J&K
Jammu, Nov 20 (IANS) Senior National Conference (NC) leader and MLA Devender Rana on Monday urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to ban the release of 'Padmavati' in Jammu and Kashmir, whenever it gets the go-ahead from the CBFC.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Giggs to oversee Vietnamese youth football training
Hanoi (Vietnam), Nov 20 (IANS) Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs on Monday attended the inaugural ceremony of Vietnam's youth football training centre under the promotion fund of the Vietnamese Football Talents (PVF) as the organization's new technical director.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Winter session will be held, delays happened earlier too: Jaitley
Gandhinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Countering opposition criticism, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the Winter Session of Parliament would "certainly" be held, adding that Parliament sessions have been delayed in the past as well.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Technology helps children become smarter: Sachin Tendulkar
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has said technology has helped the current generation to grow smarter and more confident in comparison to the previous generation
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Technology
Need to double number of operational satellites: ISRO chief
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) To meet the sky-rocketing domestic technology and knowledge-based demands, India's space agency needs to at least double the number of operational satellites in the coming days, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
India's digital ad spend may hit Rs 13k crore by 2018: Survey
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Riding on growing demand for smartphones and falling data prices, digital advertising spend in the country is likely to rise to Rs 13,000 crore ($2 billion) by December 2018 at annual growth rate of 35 per cent, a survey said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Farmers hold protest march, mock Parliament session in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Thousands of farmers from across the country held a protest march here on Monday and organised a 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' or mock Parliament session to present two bills on crop loans waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Court respite for former Goa CM in illegal mining case
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) A Panaji special anti-corruption court on Monday granted interim relief to former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Digambar Kamat, who is embroiled in an illegal mining case.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonia remembers Dasmunsi as 'devout political activist'
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday condoled the death of former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi and remembered him as a "devout political activist and one of the tallest leaders of West Bengal in recent times".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
M&M looking to launch e-rickshaw
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Amid the buzz about vehicular pollution and a regulatory push by the government, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is looking to launch an electric rickshaw in at least 7-8 cities for passenger movement, in addition to Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata where it has already launched.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Arab League condemns Iran's occupation of UAE islands
Cairo, Nov 20 (IANS/WAM) The Arab Foreign Ministers have condemned the continuation of the Iranian occupation of the three UAE islands -- Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa -- in a resolution at the end of an emergency meeting here to discuss Tehran's intervention in the Arab countries' affairs.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Alcis Sports name Shikar Dhawan as brand ambassador
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Alcis Sports, an Indian brand, on Monday named cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as its brand ambassador.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Use alternative dispute resolution mechanism: Prabhu to legal community
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Emphasising on the growing importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that the legal community should make use of this mechanism for enhancing ease of doing business.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Nibble on cinnamon cookies, foxnuts for warmth
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) As the mercury levels drop and winter approaches, the bodys metabolism slows down to conserve energy and heat. Therefore, to stay healthy and active during the colder months of the year, ditch deep-fried snacks to satisfy your hunger pangs, and pack some healthy snacks like fox nuts, cinnamon cookies, oranges and carrots, experts suggest.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Honor 7X: Balancing classy look with strong internals (First Impression)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the winter settling in, India's mid-range smartphone market is set to heat up more as Honor brings its next offering "7X" for the Indian consumers at an "unbeatable price" in December.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SC rejects plea to block 'Padmavati' release
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking to restrain the release of controversial film "Padmavati", saying that that it is premature and would amount to pre-judging the matter.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trying to resolve 'Padmavati' issue through dialogue: Prasoon
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi on Monday said the Board was trying to follow a process of dialogue vis-a-vis the stalemate surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmavati", whose release has been delayed because of opposition from conservative groups.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Shiva Keshavan qualifies for 2018 Winter Olympics
Innsbruck (Austria), Nov 20 (IANS) Indian luger Shiva Keshavan qualified for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 after earning the necessary five points at the ongoing Viessmann Luge World Cup 2017-18 here.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Bolt gives tips to Aussies on improving running between wickets
Sydney, Nov 20 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming five-match Ashes rubber, a group of Australia batsmen have turned to Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt to improve their running between the wickets.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Paraguay national caught with Rs 4 crore cocaine
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The CISF has caught a Paraguay national from Cochin airport in Kerala for illegally carrying 3.69 kg cocaine worth Rs 4 crore in the international market, an official said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Linkin Park dedicate AMAs win to Chester Bennington
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Members of the rock band Linkin Park dedicated their Favourite Artist - Alternative Rock win at the American Music Awards (AMAs) to late frontman Chester Bennington.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India narrowly miss win in Eden Test vs Sri Lanka
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Virat Kohli authored a captains knock of 104 not out while Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned spectacular figures of 11-8-8-4 as India narrowly missed a spectacular win when the first Test match against Sri Lanka ended in a draw at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Indian-origin female officer jailed for maid abuse in Singapore
Singapore, Nov 20 (IANS) An Indian-origin former army Warrant Officer was sentenced to four months and three weeks in jail on Monday for abusing and beating her Indian maid.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
AIFF chief Praful Patel leads condolence messages for Dasmunsi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel led the football fraternity in condoling the demise of his predecessor and veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who passed away at the Apollo Hospital here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
P.R. Dasmunsi: Brilliant organiser who rose during golden hour of student politics (Obituary)
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Articulate and multifaceted, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a master in political manoeuvring and the topmost leader of the youth brigade that took West Bengal by storm in the late 1960s, to sideline the Communists and bring back the Congress to power in 1972.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Sports
Kenya SC confirms President's election victory
Nairobi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday upheld the results of a presidential re-run held in October declaring President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner, paving the way for his swearing-in next week.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Kenya,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Virat shines with 50th international ton vs Sri Lanka
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) His status as the finest batsman in the world once again underlined, India skipper Virat Kohli smashed his 50th international century, which steered his side to safety in the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'Simmons, Ratner teamed up to sexually assault women'
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Entrepreneur Russell Simmons and film producer Brett Ratner have been accused of teaming up to allegedly sexually harass and assault women, according to news reports.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Manipur dailies protest BJYM's action with blank editorials
Imphal, Nov 20 (IANS) Local newspapers in Manipur hit the stands on Monday with their editorial columns blank -- in protest against the burning of some copies of the "Poknapham", a Manipuri language newspaper, by BJP youth activists on Saturday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Politics
Payal Singhal collaborates with TheLabelLife.com
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Payal Singhal has associated with online platform TheLabelLife.com that has on board names like Malaika Arora Khan, Bipasha Basu and Suzzane Roshan. The designer is going to make a collection of "10 fuss free" occasion wear outfits that will appeal to all the young masses.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NSE's IISL launches SME Emerge index
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) NSE group company India Index Services and Products (IISL) on Monday said it has launched the "Nifty SME Emerge Index" to reflect the performance of a portfolio of eligible small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are listed on NSE's Emerge platform.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US regulator audits Biocon drug facility in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) Indian biotech major Biocon Ltd on Monday said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had audited its aseptic drug product facility here and issued an establishment inspection report on its current good manufacturing practice.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Film with SRK would be quite cool: Ed Sheeran
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Young and accomplished British singer-musician Ed Sheeran, who swept his fans off his feet here with his concert, feels a "welcoming" and "warm" vibe in India, where he thinks a collaboration with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be "quite cool".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Give your skin right detox post wedding season
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Wedding always brings a smile on your face and why not? After all, it also gives you a chance to shop till you drop. But have you ever realised that long hours of makeup, excessive consumption of oily food and sweets and lack of sleep can result in dull, parched skin that is easily acne prone and pigmented. So, this wedding season, be a little smart, say experts.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
After 'Padmavati' row, Deepika Padukone pulls out of GES Summit
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who is at the centre of a row over "Padmavati", has pulled out of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), that will have US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the inauguration on November 28.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Congress declares roadmap for Rahul's elevation to President
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee on Monday approved the road map for what looks like an unopposed elevation of its Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, as party President, barring an unexpected contest, enabling the passing of the mantle from his mother, who was at the helm for 19 years.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Equities close marginally in the green; IT, banks cap gains
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices provisionally closed flat-to-positive on Monday, with healthy buying in metals, oil and gas, and auto stocks.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sri Lankan PM questioned over controversial bond sales
Colombo, Nov 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday appeared before a special commission which is probing a treasury bond scam at the country's central bank after the present government was elected in January 2015.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Rahul Rawail replaces Sujoy Ghosh at IFFI
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Rahul Rawail has replaced Sujoy Ghosh as the the chief of the jury for the Indian Panorama section at the 48th International Film Festival Of India (IFFI), which kickstarted in Goa on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Seqrite partners Jetico for advanced encryption solution
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Seqrite, the enterprise security solutions brand of Quick Heal Technologies, on Monday entered into a technology collaboration with Finnish company Jetico to develop advanced encryption solutions and expand its enterprise security portfolio.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Peace bus service leaves with Muzaffarabad-bound passengers
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) The weekly Karvan-e-Aman peace bus service left Srinagar on Monday carrying Muzaffarabad-bound passengers.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
SC allows Karti Chidambaram to go abroad
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday permitted Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to go to Britain for the admission of his daughter to Cambridge University.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Gadkari to meet London Mayor, to adopt London Transport System
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Minister for Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that he will meet the Mayor of London to boost the government's efforts to adopt the London Transport System, including electric double-decker buses.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Trump to announce decision on big-game trophies next week
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that his administration will soon announce its decision on whether to allow trophies of African elephants to be imported into Washington.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Will act against Kamal Haasan: TN Minister
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Monday said the government would take legal action against actor Kamal Haasan if he continues his "baseless" corruption charges.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
Chouhan says 'Padmavati' not to release in MP, Amarinder backs Rajputs' objections
Chandigarh/Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) In more trouble for "Padmavati", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said the film will not be released in his state even if it clears the Censor Board, while his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh backed the Rajput community for objecting to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama that is mired in controversy.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP red-faced as Maharashtra Minister pees in open
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here was left red faced on Monday after a video of a senior Minister peeing in public went viral, with many raising questions on the government's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Former Wimbledon champ Jana Novotna passes away
Prague, Nov 20 (IANS) Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna passed away at her home in the Czech Republic on Monday following a long battle with cancer. She was 49.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
PM offers condolences to Dasmunsi's family
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his condolences to the family of veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who succumbed to his prolonged illness here this afternoon. He was 72.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Not upset with Tharoor's tongue-in-cheek remark: Manushi Chhillar
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar on Monday said she is not upset that Congress leader Shashi Tharoor referred to her as "chillar", which means small change.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata mourns Congress leader Dasmunsi's death
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condoled the death of Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Padmavati' deferred: Filmmakers question freedom of expression
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) As the makers of "Padmavati" have announced to defer the release of the film from its December 1 date, a string of filmmakers have asked where's the freedom of speech and expression, and have raised a question on a "culture of censorship on art".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Create awareness about dangers of Blue Whale game: SC
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that awareness needs to be created among students about the dangers of online games like Blue Whale with parents and teachers shouldering key responsibility to ensure that young impressionable minds don't get trapped into it.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Human Interest/Society
Music has a universal language: Farhan Akhtar
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor, filmmaker and singer Farhan Aktar says music has a universal language that can bring people together.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salman Khan to attend IFFI 2017 closing ceremony
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017, to be inaugurated by superstar Shah Rukh Khan here on Monday, will have Salman Khan as the guest at the closing ceremony on November 28.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tea report: Sri Lanka reduced to 8/2 in chase of 231
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka were reeling at 8/2 chasing 231 for victory at tea on the final day of the opening Test against India at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'Padmavati' controversy 'super emergency': Mamata
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condemned the ongoing controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama "Padmavati", labelling it as "unfortunate" and a "calculated plan" to destroy freedom of expression.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Selena Gomez accused of lip syncing at AMAs
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez has been slammed for allegedly lip-syncing at her gig at the American Music Awards (AMA) 2017. This was her first performance since undergoing a life-saving kidney transplant.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
One-fifth of cancer survivors suffer from PTSD: Study
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Nearly one-fifth of patients with cancer experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), finds a study highlighting the need for early identification, careful monitoring and treatment of PTSD in cancer survivors.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Food truck fest in Delhi gets new dates
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The second edition of the Delhi Food Truck Festival (DFTF), which was pushed due to air pollution engulfing the national capital, will now take place from November 25-26.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Ashes: Hazlewood is the best pacer in the world, claims Lyon
Brisbane, Nov 20 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has rated his teammate Josh Hazlewood as the best fast bowler in Test cricket today as he expects the Kangaroos to crack the Englishmen up in the upcoming five-match Ashes Test rubber, starting November 23.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
AIFF vice-president, Bhutia mourn Dasmunsi's death
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) senior vice-president Subrata Dutta and former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia mourned the demise of ex-president Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi on Monday, saying he changed the face of Indian football during his time at the helm.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Will Smith to visit India next month
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith, along with co-stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and director David Ayer, will be flying to Mumbai next month as part of a world tour to promote his latest Netflix film "Bright".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iraqi court annuls Kurdish independence referendum
Baghdad, Nov 20 (IANS) The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and the disputed areas.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Iraq,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kenya SC confirms President's election victory
Nairobi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday upheld the results of a presidential re-run held in October, which incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta won and which the opposition boycotted.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Sampdoria stun Juventus 3-2 in Serie A action
Genoa (Italy), Nov 20 (IANS) Sampdoria shocked Serie A defending champions Juventus 3-2 in the 13th round of the Italian First Division football action here.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dead
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at Apollo Hospital here, doctors said. He was 72.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Man touches air hostess' feet to apologise for misbehaviour
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) A man had to touch the feet of an air hostess at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here to apologise for misbehaving with her, authorities said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Valencia defeat Espanyol 2-0 in La Liga action
Barcelona, Nov 20 (IANS) Valencia rose to the second spot in the Spanish La Liga football league after beating Espanyol 2-0 in the 12th round of action here.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline
Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) Zimbabwe's embattled President Robert Mugabe, who was stripped of the ruling party's leadership a day earlier, is facing a deadline to resign after a surprise speech in which he refused to quit.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Bremen reap first win, Schalke move to second spot in German Bundesliga
Berlin, Nov 20 (IANS) Werder Bremen reaped their first victory of the German football season as Max Kruse provided a hat-trick to beat Hannover 4-0 while Schalke extended their unbeaten run to six games after beating Hamburg 2-0 at the close of the 12th round in the Bundesliga.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Dimitrov wins first Masters tourney for Bulgaria
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov won the most important tennis tourney of his career after defeating Belgium's David Goffin 7-5, 4-6 and 6-3 to win the Nitto ATP Final at London's O2 Arena.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
'Padmavati' won't release in MP, says CM
Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama "Padmavati", which is mired in controversy, will not be released in Madhya Pradesh for "distorting facts", Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
J&K youth gives up weapons, returns home
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that another youth who had joined the militant ranks, gave up weapons and has returned to his family.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
20 killed in Pakistan road accident
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Twenty persons were killed and two injured on Monday in a road accident in Pakistan's Sindh province, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India set 231-run target for Sri Lanka
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with an unbeaten 104 as India set a target of 231 for Sri Lanka to win the opening Test on the final day at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Australia cancels final parliamentary sitting week
Canberra, Nov 20 (IANS) The Australian government on Monday cancelled the penultimate parliamentary sitting week of 2017 that was scheduled for November 27, officials said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Development should remain focus in Gujarat, BJP will try to digress: Rahul
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked party workers to remain focused on development for the Gujarat elections, and warned that the BJP would try to divert attention from the issue.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cash-for-jobs scam accused Assam officer surrenders
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) An Assam Civil Service (ACS) officer who was allegedly involved in a cash-for-jobs scam, surrendered to the police on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 natural ways to treat cracked heels
In today's fast-paced lifestyle, most of us are on our feet all day, making them prone to skin problems. Direct exposure to dirt and the absence of oil glands make the skin in the foot area much drier than any other part of our body. Dropping temperature in winter adds to the problem, causing flaking of skin. It can also lead to cracked heels that cause pain and discomfort.
2017-11-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Narrow escape for PSV at PEC Zwolle in Dutch league
The Hague, Nov 20 (IANS) Dutch football league leaders PSV booked a late 1-0 win at PEC Zwolle to keep their comfortable lead after twelve rounds of the season.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Sonia hits out at Modi over delay in Winter Session, making 'false promises'
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on "flimsy grounds", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday warned the NDA regime that it can not escape constitutional accountability by "locking the temple of democracy".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flamengo rout Corinthians to boost Libertadores hopes
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 20 (IANS) Flamengo boosted their hopes of qualifying for next year's Copa Libertadores by romping to a 3-0 home victory over newly crowned champions Corinthians in Brazil's Serie A.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Trends for groomsmen, bridesmaids this wedding season
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the wedding season around the corner, it's that time of the year when bridesmaid and best man play dress-up to add to the style quotient on the wedding stage. Experts suggest styling tips for them to ensure their style game is on point and in sync with the bride and groom.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'SOTY 2': Tiger, KJo release first look of 'coolest school ever'
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Tiger Shroff on Monday released the first look of their upcoming film "Student of the Year 2".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AbRam thinks Big B is SRK's 'papa'
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says his 4-year-old son AbRam believes that megastar Amitabh Bachchan is his grandfather.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
(HOLD) Dangerous web of 'I accept': Where all does your data really end up? (Comment: Special to IANS)
The biggest fallacy in many people's understanding of online data gathering is the widely-held belief that the only real downside to what they willingly offer up online is them seeing a few more harmless ads. Nothing, sadly, could be further from the truth.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Charles Manson, leader of murderous '60s cult, dead
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorised Los Angeles and shocked the US, has died of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Raja Krishna Menon keen to work with Ranbir, but hasn't signed him
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Film director Raja Krishna Menon finds Ranbir Kapoor to be an "interesting actor", but says he hasn't signed him or anyone yet for his next thriller drama.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi dead
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at Apollo Hospital here, doctors said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former AIFF President Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Former All India Football Federation (AIFF) President and leader of the Congress party Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Vivo V7 with 24MP selfie camera in India at Rs 18,990
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) After a successful run of its selfie-focused flagship smartphone V7+ in India, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Monday launched V7 with 24MP selfie and 16MP rear camera for Rs 18,990.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Miniatures, traditional character makeups used once more in movies'
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) "Lord of the Rings" and "Avatar" associated physical/special effects wizard Gareth McGhie said the move towards computer graphics and full digital shots has been the "biggest challenge" facing the physical effects industry but there seems to be a turnaround now.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Protest rally in Washington in support of Puerto Rico
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. in show of support to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Equity indices trade with marginal losses; IT, banks down
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Selling pressure in IT, banking and tech stocks, coupled with broadly negative global cues, led the key Indian equity indices to trade on a flat-to-negative note during the mid-afternoon session on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Angad Bedi's father 'proud' of his film choices
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Angad Bedi, who is a part of hockey player Sandeep Singh's biopic, says his father and former Indian cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi is proud as he is playing characters which are close to reality.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Prateik Babbar to play with DJ Kygo
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar will make his debut as a DJ along with Norwegian DJ and music producer Kygo during his gig here this month.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Playing video games may help rehabilitate stroke patients
London, Nov 20 (IANS) A novel video game that will enable patients recovering from stroke to engage and play as a form of rehabilitation has been developed.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sao Paulo's Cueva faces fine for late return from Peru duty
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 20 (IANS) Peru international midfielder Christian Cueva could be fined by his football club Sao Paulo for failing to report back on time after the country qualified for its first World Cup in 36 years.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Rheson is not just a celebrity label: Sonam Kapoor
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor says that Rheson, a fashion label that she owns along with her producer sister Rhea, is not just a celebrity label but a high-street fashion brand by two sisters who happen to be in the Indian movie business.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
PAAS convener Bambhania says threatened with kidnap of son
Gandhinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor and Hardik Patel's aide Dinesh Bambhania on Monday said an unknown caller had threatened to kidnap his son from school.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP announces third list of candidates for Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday came out with its third list of 28 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
New Congress President to be elected on Dec 16
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress party on Monday announced elections to choose the next party president on December 16 "if necessary", and a new Congress President will be announced on December 19.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Notorious cult leader Charles Manson dead
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, has died of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Leh records lowest temperature in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Ladakh's Leh town recorded the lowest minimum temperature in Jammu and Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, the weather office said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pujara achieves rare feat in opening Test vs Sri Lanka
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India's Test ace Cheteshwar Pujara achieved a rare feat on Monday when he came out to bat with Lokesh Rahul on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Chicken poop could replace coal in electricity generation
New York, Nov 20 (IANS) Treated excrement from chickens, turkeys and other poultry, when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace coal as a renewable energy source, says a study.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Three S.Korean soldiers rescued injured N.Korean defector
Seoul, Nov 20 (IANS) Three South Korean soldiers rescued a North Korean soldier who defected to Seoul after being shot by his fellow troops, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
HC seeks Centre, West Bengal response on Mukul Roy's plea against phone tapping
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and West Bengal government on a plea by former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy against the Mamata Banerjee government alleging his phone was being tapped.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
HP introduces new lineup of OMEN gaming notebooks in India
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) At a time when online gaming is gaining a foothold in the country, HP on Monday introduced a new line-up of its fastest growing OMEN gaming notebooks.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Scientists predict bigger earthquakes in 2018 (Lead, correcting headline)
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) The world could see an increase in the number of strong earthquakes in 2018 and the next few years due to periodic slowing of the Earth's rotation, scientists have warned.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can Haryana's women achievers help wash off 'girl killer' tag? (News Analysis)
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Success as in the movies, international sporting medals, scaling Mt. Everest and now bagging the coveted Miss World title. Women achievers from Haryana -- which has lived with the tag of being a "girl killer" with the worst sex-ratio among Indian states -- are re-writing the script of the state's infamy.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
First Test: India's lead crosses 125 (Lunch report)
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal (3/50) took three wickets to blunt India's surge but skipper Virat Kohli helped the hosts post 251/5 at lunch and keep them on course for a draw on the fifth day of the first Test here at the Eden Gardens on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Centre should waive agricultural loans in all states: Yogendra Yadav
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday demanded that the central government should waive loans of all farmers across states, addressing a farmers' rally in the national capital.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Icy winds chill Lucknow
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) Icy winds brought down the mercury in the Uttar Pradesh state capital and nearby areas on Monday, according to the weather office.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Accenture acquires minority stake in US-based Paxata
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) To help enterprises provide end users with data control across multiple sources, Accenture Ventures, the venture capital arm of global professional services company Accenture, has acquired a minority stake in California-based software firm Paxata for an undisclosed sum.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Bruno Mars, Keith Urban win big at American Music Awards
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Singer-musician Bruno Mars walked away with seven awards, and Keith Urban scored a hat- trick with three honours at the American Music Awards (AMA) ceremony, which saw over a dozen performances by artistes including Diana Ross.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Wonder' to release in India on December 1
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Family drama "Wonder", based on R.J. Palacios 2012 eponymous bestseller, will make its way to the big screen in India on December 1 through PVR Pictures.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CWC starts meet for Rahul's elevation as party president
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday began a meeting here to chart out a schedule for the election of the Congress President which will see the elevation of Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the party's top post.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Be at peace in the lap of Oman's luxury resorts (Travelogue)
Muscat, Nov 20 (IANS) Bored of the humdrum of life? Desire to visit a peaceful holiday destination? The pictorial landscapes, exotic beaches and superlative hospitality of the luxury resorts in Oman can be a perfect "check-in".
2017-11-20
Category: International, Oman,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
NCP to contest Gujarat polls solo
Gandhinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which was earlier in talks with the Congress to form an alliance to contest the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections, on Monday decided to contest alone for all the 182 constituencies in the state.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Unutilised forest wealth generates huge revenue for Rajasthan's tribals (Environment Feature)
Udaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Farming has rarely been a viable proposition in Rajasthan's dry and hilly Udaipur region. A new way has now been found to provide sustainable sustenance for the area's tribals by enabling them to sell -- for a staggering Rs 189 crore ($29 million) in the last two years -- minor forest produce (MFP) that is abundant in the area and has remained unutilised for almost nine decades.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
China violates citizens' privacy: Rights group
Beijing, Nov 20 (IANS) A rights group on Monday asked the Chinese government to stop building big data policing platforms to store personal information of its population, calling it a violation of privacy rights.
2017-11-20
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology
CBFC behaving in a strange way: Shyam Benegal On 'Padmavati' row
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) As the "Padmavati" crisis escalates, veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal shows concern on the behaviour of The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NCP to contest Gujarat polls solo
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday decided to contest the Gujarat Assembly elections on its own and expressed confidence it would bag the maximum number of seats in the "solo fight".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Toshiba stocks plummet after capital increase announcement
Tokyo, Nov 20 (IANS) Japanese electronics giant Toshiba's stocks plummeted on Monday during the first half of the trading session following the company's announcement of a multi-billion dollar capital increase to seek liquidity at a time of financial difficulties.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Japan,Technology,Business/Economy
Body of RSS worker found in Meerut
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) The body of a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Singh (RSS) worker was found in a sack in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city, police said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pujara achieves rare feat
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India's Test ace Cheteshwar Pujara achieved a rare feat on Monday when he came out to bat with Lokesh Rahul on the fifth day of the first rubber against Sri Lanka.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Misty Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) It was a misty Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 9.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, Met Office said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Apple served with search warrant over Texas church shooting
San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) Luxury US tech-giant Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, the media reported.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
51 countries to participate in Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 20 (IANS) A total of 51 countries will participate in the 13th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting, opening on Monday in Myanmar's capital city of Nay Pyi Taw.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Myanmar,Diplomacy
London buses to be powered by coffee
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Waste coffee grounds will be used to help power some of London's buses from Monday, according to transport authorities.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Key Indian equity indices open in red
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Monday opened in the red on the back of broadly negative Asian cues and selling pressure in IT, banking and metal stocks.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
N.Korean Foreign Minister to visit Cuba
Havana, Nov 20 (IANS) North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will visit Cuba on Monday to discuss bilateral cooperation and other important topics, government officials confirmed here.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Cuba,Politics,Diplomacy
German coalition talks collapse following FDP withdrawal
Berlin, Nov 20 (IANS) Three-party exploratory talks to form Germanys next coalition government collapsed after the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of marathon negotiations, the media reported on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Mix, match, create different looks
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Different looks for men can be created by fusion of the garments and accessories in their existing wardrobe. Coordination between patterns like checks, paisley and solids is required, suggest experts.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Secret Service nabs attempted White House fence jumper
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) The US Secret Service nabbed an individual who had attempted to jump a security barrier on the north side of the White House, a media report said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Search on for missing Argentine submarine
Buenos Aires, Nov 20 (IANS) The Argentine Navy continues to coordinate with international allies in the search for its submarine, a media report said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security
FDP breaks off coalition talks with Merkel, Greens
Berlin, Nov 20 (IANS) Germany's Liberal Party (FDP) has decided to break off talks about forming a new government coalition with the conservative bloc of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Greens, a media report said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Australia urged to sue tobacco industry for smoking-related illnesses
Sydney, Nov 20 (IANS) Leading Australian experts have called on the country's governments to hold tobacco companies accountable for damage done to people's health by taking them to court, a media report said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Should have left US basketball players in Chinese jail: Trump
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Lashing out at the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players freed earlier this month after being arrested in China for theft, US President Donald Trump said that he should have left them in jail.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Sports
Andre bans his kids from using social media
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre banned his children from using social media after being bullied as a child left him scarred.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prasoon Joshi criticises Bhansali for screening "Padmavati" without certificate
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Disappointed that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" was screened to selected individuals, CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi has said this "sets an opportunistic precedent" and attempts "to subvert the existing norm of film certification".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Turkish capital bans all LGBT-related cultural events
Ankara, Nov 20 (IANS) The Turkish capital has announced a ban on cultural events related to LGBT issues over "public sensitivities", the Ankara Governor's office said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Pinera takes lead in Chile presidential election
Santiago, Nov 20 (IANS) Former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is leading the presidential election, with 22.78 per cent of votes counted, Chile's Electoral Service said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Kylie Jenner hides baby bump?
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner hid her "baby bump" in new images related to a cosmetics line.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
US scientists predict more big earthquakes in 2018
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) If a prediction by two US scientists were true then the world could see an increase in the number of strong earthquakes in 2018 and the next few years, a media report said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Efforts underway to repatriate Maza's body: Envoy
Buenos Aires, Nov 20 (IANS) Spain's Ambassador to Argentina, Javier Sandomingo, has confirmed that efforts are underway to repatriate Spanish Attorney General Jose Manuel Maza's body to Madrid early this week on a regular commercial flight.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Russia, Iran, Turkey prepare for Syrian national dialogue congress
Moscow, Nov 20 (IANS) The Foreign Ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey met in the Turkish city of Antalya to discuss the preparations for a Syrian national dialogue congress, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security
Will chair ruling party congress in December: Mugabe
Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has told his countrymen on live television that he will chair the ruling party's congress in December to resolve problems afflicting the ZANU-PF, a media report said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Matt Damon's 'surreal' Thor cameo
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige feels actor Matt Damon's cameo in "Thor: Ragnarok" was very surreal and "amazing".
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NATO drill incident: Norway hopes Turkey will accept apology
Oslo, Nov 20 (IANS) Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg hoped that Turkey will accept her country's apology after Turkish leaders appeared on an "enemy chart" at a NATO military exercise in the Nordic country, a media report said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Norway,Politics,Defence/Security
BRICS scientists plan nanotheranostics for simultaneous cancer diagnosis, treatment
Moscow, Nov 20 (IANS) Cancer therapy a la paintball? Three teams from BRICS countries, including Russia and India, plan to embark on a project that uses the benefits of nanotechnology to simultaneously bundle both diagnostics and therapy into one package for treating cancer just like paintball activity.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
China proposes three-phase solution to Rakhine issue
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 20 (IANS) China proposed a three-phase solution to help settle the issue in Myanmar's Rakhine state, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
'Perfect' Sheeran wins the hearts of Mumbaikars
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Dressed in blue kurta and jeans, hanging the guitar with the logo of his latest album "Divide" painted over it, the blue-eyed English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran touched all the right cord to make thousands of Mumbaikars to sing their lung out on a cold Sunday evening on the occasion of his much-awaited India Tour of the year.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Get your skin glowing in winter
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the onset of winter wedding season, a number of unconventional treatments and methods have come up to achieve the perfect glowing skin. Try 'bhasm (a calcined preparation in which the gem or metal is converted into ash) of the birthstones and Vitamin C serums, suggest experts.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gujarat polls: Gohil, Modhwadia in Congress' first list
Gandinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leaders Shaktisinh Gohil and Arjun Modhwadia figure in the party's first list of 77 candidates for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections on December 9.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Netanyahu praises 'historic' visit of Egypt's Sadat to Israel
Jerusalem,, Nov 20 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed late Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat's historic visit to Israel in 1977 which led to the establishment of diplomatic ties between both nations after decades of hostilities.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics
15 killed in stampede amid food aid distribution in Morocco
Rabat, Nov 20 (IANS) At least 15 people died and five others injured in a stampede during distribution of food aid in Morocco's southern province of Essaouira, a media report said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Human Interest/Society
58 Army men ride motorbike in Bengaluru for world record
Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) In a spectacular display of daredevilry, 58 men of the Indian Army set a world record on Sunday by riding a single motorcycle at the IAF base in the city's northern outskirts, official sources said.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Congress releases first list of 77 candidates for Gujarat polls
Gandinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday released its first list of 77 candidates, which included one PAAS leader, for the first phase of Gujarat assembly elections on December 9.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Bengaluru beat Mumbai on ISL debut
Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) Bengaluru FC made an emphatic debut in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), defeating Mumbai City FC 2-0 at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football,ISL
Indian audiences will love 'Beyond The Clouds': Neelima
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Neelima Azeem, who will be attending the Indian premiere of her son Ishaan Khatter's debut film "Beyond The Clouds" on Monday at the 48th International Film Festival of India, is confident that the audience will love it.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan police seized heroin meant for smuggling to India
Lahore, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan Police on Sunday seized two and a half kg heroin while it was being smuggled into India, a media report said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mugabe to step down as Zimbabwean President
Harare, Nov 19 (IANS) Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down as Zimbabwean President following a military takeover earlier this week.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Four Kerala women apply to perform Haj sans 'mehram'
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Four Muslim women from Kerala have applied to go on Haj without 'mehram or male guardian, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
India all-rounder Deepti Sharma to play for Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) India all-rounder Deepti Sharma, who played a vital role in the women's teams runners-up finish at the ICC World Cup this year, will be playing for Bengal in the coming domestic season.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Hindi plays a big role in unifying India: Vice President
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Hindi has played a historic role in the development of India's unity, integrity and linguistic goodwill and for the unification of the nation there is no element more powerful than the language spoken by most Indians, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books,Politics
CPI-M office stoned in Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's district office here was stoned on Sunday evening, a day after City Mayor V.K. Prasanth suffered injuries in a scuffle between CPI-M and BJP councillors.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man arrested for creating fake website, conning thousands
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fake website resembling a government one and cheating several thousand persons of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of providing them jobs, police said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India takes up with South Africa robbery in envoy's home (Lead, correcting name in fourth para)
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The government on Sunday said that it has taken up with authorities in South Africa the case of armed robbery at the Indian Consul General's residence in the city of Durban.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Bengali actress Rita Koiral dead
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Bengali film and television actress Rita Koiral died on Sunday after a three-month battle with liver cancer at a private city hospital, her family said. She was 58.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Afghanistan win U-19 Asia Cup cricket title
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 19 (IANS) Afghanistan thrashed Pakistan by 185 runs to clinch their maiden Under-19 Asia Cup cricket title at the Kinrara Academy Oval here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Cricket
India takes up with South Africa robbery in envoy's home
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The government on Sunday said that it has taken up with the authorities in South Africa the case of the armed robbery at the Indian Consul General's residence in the city of Durban.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
ISL: Second-half goals a lesson for us, says FC Goa coach
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) FC Goa chief coach Sergio Lobera felt that having a three-goal cushion before winning 3-2 against Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) contest here on Sunday was a way of learning for them.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
Coleman named Sunderland AFC coach
Sunderland (England), Nov 19 (IANS) Sunderland AFC on Sunday named Chris Coleman as the club's new coach.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chennaiyin FC began with wrong formation: Coach Gregory
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC chief coach John Gregory admitted that he began with a wrong formation and shape of his team in the first half which saw them concede three goals during their close loss against FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL) contest here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
Punjab, Haryana procure 240 lakh tonnes paddy
Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Agrarian states Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 240 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Achievers win Indian Masters Polo 2017
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Achievers defeated Delhiites Polo to clinch the YES BANK Indian Masters 2017 title at the Jaipur Polo Ground here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Penguin Random House bags 'Publisher of the Year' award at Tata Lit Live
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Leading publisher Penguin Random House India has bagged the prestigious "Publisher of the Year" award that recognises the efforts of India's publishers in discovering and nurturing writers at Tata Literature Live here.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sri Lanka PM orders tight security in areas affected by violence
Colombo, Nov 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the police chief to maintain tight security in the areas of the southern Galle district affected by clashes involving Buddhist and Muslim groups, a statement from his office said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics,Defence/Security
Delhi's air quality improves, but stubble burning in Punjab up
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Even as the air quality in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, recorded an improvement, increased stubble burning in the western Punjab districts despite the National Green Tribunal directions continues to pose a threat.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Bhuvneshwar key against South Africa: Doull
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull on Sunday said Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the key when India tour South Africa adding that he is as good as any in the world at the moment.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Maharashtra minister inaugurates 100-bed hospital in Thane
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Maharashtra's PWD Minister Eknathji Shinde on Sunday inaugurated a 100-bed tertiary care hospital in Thane with some advanced facilities, including cath labs for cardiac procedures.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Government issues safety checklist for Delhi schools
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has asked all city schools to form a "School Safety Committee" and also issued a 117-point "check list for school safety" on matters including entry of visitors, school toilets and CCTV cameras.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Education
Hope Arunachal becomes driver of India's relations with Asean countries: Kovind
Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said he hoped Arunachal Pradesh will become a driver of India's trade and economic relations with the Asean countries under the 'Act East Policy' of the central government.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
ISL: FC Goa pip Chennaiyin FC in 5-goal thriller
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) FC Goa saw off a stirring fightback from Chennaiyin FC as they won 3-2 in their opening match of the fourth Indian Super League (ISL) here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
Tesla launches powerbank at $45
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Electric car maker Tesla has released a powerbank that can charge Android phone or iPhone on the go.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Lokesh Rahul has a bright future ahead: Herath
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Lokesh Rahul, who hit his ninth half-century in 11 Test matches, on Sunday came in for praise from veteran Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath, who stated the opener has matured a lot in these few years and has a bright future ahead of him.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Tharoor draws flak for calling Miss World 'chillar'
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday drew flak after he referred to Manushi Chhillar, who was crowned Miss World on Saturday, as "chillar" (meaning small change).
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Foreign investors put $2 bn in Indian equities in November
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have invested a staggering over $2 billion in the Indian equity markets this month till the week ending Friday, according to domestic depository data.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Arunachal development scenario changed from 2001: Kovind
Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said the development scenario of Arunachal Pradesh has changed since 2001.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian audiences will love 'Beyond The Clouds': Neelima
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Neelima Azeem, who will be attending the Indian premiere of her son Ishaan Khatter's debut film "Beyond The Clouds" on Monday at the 48th International Film Festival of India, is confident that the audience will love it.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tributes paid to Garud commando killed in J&K gunfight
Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Air Warriors paid floral tributes on Sunday to Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala, a commando of the Garud Special Forces of the Indian Air Force who was killed in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in a gunfight with militants.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Big victories for Bengal, Services in Ranji Trophy
Amritsar, Nov 19 (IANS) Punjab lost to Bengal by an innings and 19 runs while Services outplayed Chhattisgarh by an innings and nine runs on Day 3 of a sixth round match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Zimbabwe's ruling party sacks Mugabe, names Mnangagwa new leader
Harare, Nov 19 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF on Sunday sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader and appointed his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the new leader, the BBC reported.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security
Ex-FIFA official Shaji Prabhakaran elected DSA president
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Former FIFA South Central Asia Development Officer Shaji Prabhakaran was elected the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) president for a term of four years at the Annual General Body (AGM) meeting here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Want ban on 'Padmavati', says Karni Sena
Jaipur, Nov 19 (IANS) The Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Sunday that it wanted a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" and claimed underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's money was invested in the film.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Cinema/Showbiz
Odisha, Chhattisgarh should resolve Mahanadi issue amicably: Prasad
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said both Odisha and Chhattisgarh should resolve the Mahanadi water dispute amicably and try to reach a consensus through discussions.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Arunachal government to set up Skill University
Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced the setting up of a Skill University to provide employment opportunities outside the government space.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Court decision can't weaken my relationship with people: Sharif
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Kicking off his ruling partys mass contact campaign, disqualified Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday that no decision of the court can weaken his relationship with the masses.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Minor killed in firing during Punjab wedding
Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Sunday registered a case against a man who fired from his weapon at a wedding, leading to the death of a seven-year-old child and injuries to another.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Egypt asks Palestine to maintain relations with US
Cairo, Nov 19 (IANS) Egypt has asked Palestine not to cut off communications with the US in response to the State Department's threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington, an Egyptian official said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Diplomacy
Punjab Police deny British national was tortured
Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Rejecting allegations of torture of British national Jagtar Singh Johal, arrested in the cases of targeted killings of Hindu leaders, the Punjab Police said on Sunday that due process of law was followed at every stage and the accused was allowed access to his counsel, family members and British consular officers.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diaspora
NGO unveils world's biggest toilet pot model
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) Sulabh International on Sunday launched the "world's biggest" toilet pot model in Haryana's Marora village -- popularly known as 'Trump village' -- on the occasion of World Toilet Day.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Real Madrid confirm Ramos broken nose
Madrid, Nov 19 (IANS) Real Madrid confirmed on Sunday that central defender Sergio Ramos broke his nose during the Madrid derby away to local rivals Atletico Madrid.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Agra civic polls: Yogi promises development
Agra, Nov 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday promised to implement urban renewal strategies to accelerate the pace of development in Agra.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Starting time of first two ODIs between India, Sri Lanka changed
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The first two One-Day International (ODI) matches between India and Sri Lanka will start two hours ahead of the scheduled time, the BCCI announced on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Journalist Manik Banerjee, Lt Col Jamwal receive mountaineering awards
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran mountaineer and journalist Manik Banerjee has been awarded the lifetime achievement award by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) in recognition of his contribution to mountaineering over four decades, an IMF release said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
India tried hard to get Sri Lanka all-out: Bhuvneshwar
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Sunday said the bowlers could have been patient while trying to get rid of the Sri Lankan lower order and that they tried too hard resulting in the tourists taking a 122-run lead in the first Test here.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Royal Enfield unveils Interceptor, Continental GT 650 in India
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) The Royal Enfield on Sunday unveiled its much awaited Interceptor GT 650 and Continental GT 650 in front of hundreds of bike enthusiasts at its annual rider mania here.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Technology
No offence meant to Manushi Chhillar: Tharoor
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday asked people to "chill" after his "light-hearted tweet" on India's Manushi Chhillar, who won the Miss World 2017 title.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress leaders in Kerala pay tributes to Indira Gandhi
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress leaders in Kerala on Sunday paid glowing tributes to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Racers Anindith, Chittesh emerge champions in JK Tyre Nationals
Greater Noida, Nov 19 (IANS) Hyderabads Anindith Reddy and Kolhapurs Chittesh Mandody were crowned Euro JK 2017 and LGB 4 champions in the final of the 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Kenyan breaks Valencia Marathon men's record
Valencia (Spain), Nov 19 (IANS) Kenyan long-distance runner Sammy Kirop Kitwara won the Valencia Marathon on Sunday, breaking the race's record.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety
New York, Nov 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that boosting activity in the brain's areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Indira showed commitment to people can't be killed: Pranab
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In her death, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi left a message that "a commitment to the people can never be killed by any power, however strong it may be", former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Elizabeth Reaser hopes for 'Ouija..' sequel
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Reaser says she would like to see the story of horror film "Ouija: Origin of Evil" going forward.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Researchers develop novel motion sensors
New York, Nov 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed new motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Lost dogs at risk of being given away due to 'spam posts'
London, Nov 19 (IANS) UK-based lost and found dog service provider DogLost UK has expressed concern as lost dogs are at risk of being given away because Facebook is labelling posts searching for their owners as spam, the media reported.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Comeback was special: Ibrahimovic
Manchester, Nov 19 (IANS) Manchester United key striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who made a return from his injury to play against Newcastle United in the English Premier League (EPL) tie said his comeback was special.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hansal Mehta upset over 'Padmavati' getting pushed
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is upset about Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama "Padmavati" getting postponed, and says he is disappointed with the government's stance.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Motherhood makes Gadot feel like superhero
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot, who has two daughters, says motherhood makes her feel like a superhero.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Will speak up if I face sexual harassment, says Gauahar
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Gauahar Khan, known for speaking her mind without fear, says if she ever faces sexual harassment she will be vocal about it.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sri Lanka's Herath denies Perera DRS controversy
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Experienced Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath denied the allegations that off-spinner Dilruwan Perera was looking at the dressing room while asking for a Decision Review System (DRS) in the 57th over of their first innings.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Iran's Zarif heads to Turkey for peace talks on Syria
Tehran, Nov 19 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif headed to Turkey for peace talks on Syria, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Zimbabwe's ruling party sacks Mugabe as leader
Harare, Nov 19 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF on Sunday sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
'Coco' a visually complex film: Indian camera artist
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Arjun Rihan, who has lent his creative touch to "Coco", says the forthcoming animated film is visually "very complex" but it adds to the movie's beauty.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iranian referee Faghani to officiate at 2018 FIFA World Cup
Tehran, Nov 19 (IANS) Iranian referee Alireza Faghani will officiate at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15 next year, Press TV reported on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Dortmund coach in danger of being sacked
Berlin, Nov 19 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund's Dutch coach Peter Bosz has to fight for his job in two crucial games this week.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
First Test: India vs Sri Lanka Day 4 scoreboard
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard on Day 4 of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Modi may call Lok Sabha polls next year: Lalu
Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi may go for Lok Sabha elections next year, a year ahead of schedule, RJD leader Lalu Prasad said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Bangladesh seeks China's support for repatriation of Rohingyas
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Bangladesh announced on Sunday that it was seeking China's support in urging Myanmar to allow the more than 600,000 Rohingyas who fled sectarian violence in western Rakhine state to return.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
India openers make merry against Sri Lanka bowlers to take 49-run lead (Roundup)
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul made mincemeat of the Sri Lankan bowling attack to help India take a 49 run-lead and end the fourth day at 171/1 at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Global cues to influence equity indices' movements (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Major global cues -- crude oil price fluctuations, tensions in the Middle East and a likely US interest rate hike -- are expected to influence the movement of key Indian equity indices in the upcoming week.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Parents' lifestyle can affect your health even in adulthood
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Are you in the habit of smoking and drinking in front of your kids? Beware of it, as your kids may be passed on the same habits when they grow older.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
UP CM enquires about N.D. Tiwari's health
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday visited a hospital here to enquire about the health of Narayan Datt Tiwari, a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Zeenat Aman turns 66, speaks of lessons learnt in life
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran actress Zeenat Aman turned 66 on Sunday and spoke about a ritual that remains unchanged.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How to avoid germs in public washroom
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) After using a public toilet, there are chances of getting infections. On the occasion of World Toilet Day on Sunday, experts suggest carrying toilet seat sprays, hand sanitizers and wipes while travelling.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
IOC opens India's first electric charging station in Nagpur
Nagpur, Nov 19 (IANS) In a major step in spreading the use of green energy, Indias first electric vehicle (EV) charging station was started here on Sunday by Indian Oil Corp (IOC), according to the state-run oil marketing company.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India, China have great potential: Dalai Lama
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said India and China have "great potential" and they could work together at a "practical level".
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Royal Enfield unveils Interceptor, Continental GT 650 in India
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) The Royal Enfield on Sunday unveiled its much awaited Interceptor GT 650 and Continental GT 650 in front of hundreds of bike enthusiasts at its annual rider mania here.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Technology
Kovind stops in Assam en route to Arunachal
Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Assam's Lakhimpur district on Sunday before departing for Arunachal Pradesh.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Pooja Hegde catwalks for a cause
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Pooja Hegde made time to do the catwalk at a fashion event with a cause.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bihar criminal arrested in Haryana
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) A criminal wanted in Bihar for murder and attempt to murder was arrested by Haryana Police here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
From 'Miss Campus Princess' to 'Miss World': Manushi Chillar's ascent within a year
Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) It has been a title bagging year for a doctor-in-the-making. Manushi Chillar, the Miss World 2017, has been bagging beauty titles in the past one year even while pursuing her course in medicine in an all-girls medical college in Haryana's Sonepat district.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
NSCN-K 'Finance Secretary' arrested in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 19 (IANS) Inovi Avika Assumi, the "Finance Secretary" of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), has been arrested here, an official said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Terrorism
Want your picture on Rs 5 stamp? Visit Sabarimala
Sabarimala (Kerala), Nov 19 (IANS) Those desiring their picture on a Rs 5 postage stamp only need to visit the post office close to the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Batsmen should be given leeway during DRS: Sanjay Manjrekar
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Former India opener Sanjay Manjrekar on Sunday said batsmen should be allowed to take cues from the dressing room when in doubt over a Decision Review System (DRS) call.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'India can become second largest market for robotic surgery'
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) With the aim of installing 200 more robots and reach over 20,000 robotic-assisted surgeries per year by 2020, US-based Vattikuti Foundation is set to make India the second largest market for robotic surgery in the world after the US, said the non-profit's top executive here.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Technology,Business/Economy
India condoles death of ex-Nepal PM's son
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India on Sunday condoled the death of Prakash Dahal, the son of former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who died of a cardiac arrest in Kathmandu earlier in the day.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Padmavati' release deferred, say makers
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama "Padmavati" has been "voluntarily" deferred from its scheduled date of December 1, a spokesperson for the film's producer and distributor Viacom18 Motion Pictures said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Tripura makes using tribal language on signboards mandatory
Agartala, Nov 19 (IANS) The Tripura government has made it mandatory to display the tribal name and language on signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all government buildings, an official said here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Now people fear cow, thanks to Modi: Lalu
Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday taunted Prime Minister Narender Modi by saying that earlier people used to fear the lion but now they fear the cow thanks to cow vigilantism across the country.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Nepal PM's son dies of cardiac arrest
Kathmandu, Nov 19 (IANS) Former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's son Prakash Dahal died of a cardiac arrest here on Sunday. He was 36.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
LeT top leadership in Kashmir Valley wiped out
Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) The Army said on Sunday that the top leadership of the Pakistan-backed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the Kashmir Valley has been wiped out with the killing of six militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Barca the 'winners' as Real, Atletico register draw
Madrid, Nov 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona will probably consider themselves the winners of the Madrid derby after Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid drew 0-0 in the Wanda Metropolitan stadium.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Helly Shah on her cooking skills (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Helly Shah, who will appear in an episode of the cooking-based show "Rasoi Ki Jung Mummyon Ke Sung", says she doesn't cook much now but there was a time when she used to enjoy it.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Suarez returns to form with Barcelona's Leganes win
Madrid, Nov 19 (IANS) Barcelona striker Luis Suarez returned to form after he scored two goals beating Leganes 3-0 to remain top of La Liga.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
First Test: India off to a good start against Sri Lanka at Tea
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) India trail Sri Lanka by 52 runs after posting 70/0 at tea in their second innings on Day 4 of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'Padmavati' release deferred, say makers
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" has been "voluntarily" deferred, a company spokesperson of the film's producer and distributor Viacom18 Motion Pictures said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chinese report highest racial harassment in UK
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Chinese people in Britain report the highest levels of racial harassment than any other ethnic group, according to a new study.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huawei, Edinburgh University ink pact on artificial intelligence
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei and the University of Edinburgh, UK, have signed a research cooperation agreement to investigate the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) robotics systems to operate over next generation 5G wireless networks.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Parana, Ceara return to Brazil's top flight football
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 19 (IANS) Parana and Ceara secured their return to Brazil's top football division in the penultimate round of the Serie B season.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Norway, Japan top Day 2 of World Cup Speed Skating
Oslo, Nov 19 (IANS) Norwegians Sverre Lunde Pedersen and Sindre Henriksen took gold and bronze respectively in the Men's 1,500m as Japanese Nao Kodaira and Miho Takagi dominated in Ladies' speed skating, winning the 500m and the 1,500m respectively in the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Stavanger.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Norway,Sports,Other Sports
Indira Gandhi opposed those dividing India over religion: Sonia
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Indira Gandhi "fought for secularism, against all those forces seeking to divide the Indian people on lines of religion and caste", Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Train kills two elephants in Assam
Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) Two elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding train near here on Sunday, a railway official said.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unicef expresses concern over Afghan children
Kabul, Nov 19 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has expressed concerns over the status of children, poor access to school and malnutrition in Afghanistan.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Corporate hiring to be slow till fiscal-end: Assocham
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Despite Moody's sovereign rating upgrade, hiring by the private sector is expected to stay muted till the end of the current fiscal as corporate India is busy trimming balance sheets and rationalising costs, according to industry chamber Assocham.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
My path belongs to me, says Kush Sinha
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha's son Kush Sinha, who is making a name for himself by directing short films, is not intimidated by the success of his father and sister Sonakshi. He says they have their own paths and he won't let that affect him.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Julie 2' based on real life actress' life
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The story of the protagonist in "Julie 2" is based on the life of a well-known glamorous actress of the 1990s and 2000s.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Cassidy diagnosed with organ failure
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor-singer David Cassidy, 67, has been hospitalised in Florida due to organ failure.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Xiaomi becomes 5th largest smartphone brand in Russia
Moscow, Nov 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone player Xiaomi has become the fifth largest smartphone brand in Russia during Q3 2017, according to the latest research from Counterpoint's Market Monitor service.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Sri Lanka gain 122-run lead in opening Test
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka gained a vital 122-run lead before being bowled out for 294 in their first innings in the opening Test against India at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Ease of business? GM research firms look abroad as tighter norms threaten at home
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) While India has climbed 30 rungs in the World Bank's ease-of-doing-business ladder and Moody's has raised the country's credit rating because of its reform push, for the agri-biotechnology industry the degree of difficulty has increased to such an extent that even home-bred companies are either relocating or expanding their research presence abroad.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
'...The Last Jedi' longest 'Star Wars' film
Paris, Nov 19 (IANS) "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will be the longest film in the "Star Wars" franchise.
2017-11-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Margot Robbie proud to be woman
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Margot Robbie says she is proud to be a woman after getting a "supportive" response in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vishesh Bhatt to get back to directing in 2018
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Mukesh Bhatts son Vishesh made his directorial debut with "Murder 3" in 2013 but then focussed more on production. He says his father has brought back the passion in him to direct a film and he will get back on the directors chair next year.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Indian short film to play in Lahore
Lahore, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian short film "The School Bag", based in Peshawar in Pakistan, will be screened at the ninth edition of Lahore Children's International Film Festival to be held from November 20-25.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'It is not impossible to clean the Ganga, but it's very difficult'
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) About five years ago, when Financial Times journalist and author Victor Mallet began living in Delhi, he was shocked to discover that the Yamuna -- "this beautiful river of Indian legend and art" -- was chocked with untreated sewage and industrial waste after it had passed through the city on its way to Mathura, Agra and on to join the Ganga at Allahabad. He wondered "how a river so sacred to so many Indians could also be so polluted and neglected" and then set out to record the plight of the Ganga.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife,Features
Transwomen turn teachers for Dalit children in Bengal (Social Feature)
Malda/Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Motherhood transcends gender. Unconditional love knows no caste barriers.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Features
Learning how to deal with history -- from three women writers (Column: Bookends)
The human propensity to go full tilt at windmills, a la Don Quixote, is not limited by gender -- as anyone seeing Indian news channels focusing on a forthcoming film can attest. Among other grievances, a section of women protesters deemed "Padmavati" an attack on royalty (in republican India, no less), underlining how many of us can do much with history -- except learn from it. Even when there are some worthwhile woman guides.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Hijab is no hurdle: Dream of bakery worker's daughter takes wings (IANS Special Series)
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) "I want to become a pilot." When she instinctively answered a question at an event over a decade ago, the dream of a humble bakery worker's daughter had started growing wings. Hijab-wearing Syeda Salva Fatima is now all set to join an airline and is one of the four Muslim women in India who hold a Commercial Pilot's Licence (CPL).
2017-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,IANS Special Series,Features
Auditions don't mean to question skills: Manav Kaul
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Acclaimed theatre and film actor Manav Kaul landed a role in his latest film "Tumhari Sulu" only after he auditioned for it. He says he has no ego about it because it's a process that lets a director gauge if an actor fits a character.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gujarat regressed in last 22 years: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday attacked the BJP on Gujarat's development model, saying that as a result of a distorted concept of development, many sections of the people were left behind and the state has regressed in the last 22 years.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Perera's DRS moment creates controversy
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Bringing back memories of Australia skipper Steve Smith's "brain fade" incident earlier this year, Sri Lanka off-spinner Dilruwan Perera on Sunday asked for a Decision Review System (DRS) after apparently looking towards the dressing room.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Partnership model with creative producers fruitful for Reliance Entertainment
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) For Anil Dhirubai Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment, a partnership model with creative producers like Neeraj Pandey, Rohit Shetty and Phantom Films, has turned out to be a fruitful affair, an official has said.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ed Sheeran parties with Bollywood brigade in Mumbai
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) On the night before his much-awaited concert here on Sunday, "Shape of you" hitmaker Ed Sheeran partied away with Bollywood's who's who, including Shah Rukh Khan, Farah Khan and Shahid Kapoor.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
First Test: Sri Lanka lead India by 91 runs at lunch on Day 4
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka off-spinner Dilwuran Perera's controversial Decision Review System (DRS) call after apparently looking towards the dressing room was the centre of focus as Sri Lanka took a 91-run lead to post 263/8 at lunch on day four of the first Test here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
China approves projects worth $10 bn in October
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) China's top economic planner approved 16 fixed-asset investment projects in the energy, transportation and high tech industries with total investment of about $10 billion in October, officials said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Entrepreneurship is a lonely path for women (Nov 19 is Women's Entrepreneurship Day)
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Being a woman entrepreneur may be aspirational for many, but is it easy being one? As people celebrate women entrepreneurship day on Sunday, many of them say entrepreneurship is not for the faint-hearted and it's important to have self-belief in a path strewn with bureaucratic and gender obstacles.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Time to fight against destructive elements in society: Amjad Ali Khan (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran sarod player Amjad Ali Khan feels that it's high time everyone stood up against "disturbing elements that are trying to take away peace from the world" -- and artists should show the way.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Gut bacteria linked to multiple sclerosis
New York, Nov 19 (IANS) The composition of gut bacteria -- the presence of microbiota in the digestive tracks -- at a young age may contribute to the onset and further progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease, a new study found.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
India is proud of you: Modi, Big B wish Manushi Chhillar
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and celebrities who have roots in Haryana, have congratulated India's Manushi Chhillar for making the country proud by clinching the Miss World 2017 title.
2017-11-19
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,Politics
Kovind, Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on birth centenary
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
This protein can reduce spreading of cancer
New York, Nov 19 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new protein that could reduce the spread of cancer by binding the cancer cells together and allowing them to invade tissues.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ethiopians sweep Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 races
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Ethiopia's Berhanu Legese and reigning Olympic 10,000 metre champion Almaz Ayana clinched the respective elite men's and women's races at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kovind congratulates Chhillar for winning Miss World title
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday congratulated Manushi Chhillar for winning the coveted "Miss World 2017" title.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
NASA map shows how Earth changed in 20 years
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) A new NASA map resulting from 20 years of observing "life" on our home planet has discovered long-term changes across continents and ocean basins.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Committed to improve sanitation facilities: Modi
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) On World Toilet Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed his government's commitment towards improving sanitation facilities across the nation.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Leh freezes, Gulmarg coldest in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Night temperatures in Ladakh dropped to below freezing point at minus 7.9 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg was the coldest place in the Kashmir Valley with a minus 4.6 degrees Celsius, a Met department official said on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ethiopians clinch Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 races
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Ethiopia's Berhanu Legese and reigning Olympic 10,000 metre champion Almaz Ayana clinched the respective elite men's and women's races at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) here on Sunday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Misty Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) It was a misty Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 12 degrees Celsius.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rathore mum on wrestler Sushil's mysterious 'golden' comeback
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Sunday kept mum when probed about two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar's mysterious gold medal-winning comeback at the national championships in Indore last week.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Seven missed calls detected from missing Argentine submarine
Buenos Aires, Nov 19 (IANS) The Argentinian Navy has detected seven satellite calls made to different bases from a missing submarine which disappeared on November 15 in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members on board, officials said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No problems if cricketers dope tested by WADA: Rathore
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Sunday said the government had no problem with the International Cricket Council (ICC) getting the players tested by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) as it was registered with the global watchdog.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Lloyd wants to join 'Dancing on Ice'
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Model Danielle Lloyd wants to be a part of the popular dance-based TV show "Dancing on Ice".
2017-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Zuma pledges to protect central bank's independence
Cape Town, Nov 19 (IANS) Amid growing calls to nationalise the central bank, President Jacob Zuma has pledged to protect the independence of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).
2017-11-19
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Business/Economy
'Conspirators' will gain nothing but defeat: Maryam Nawaz
Lahore, Nov 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz has warned that those "conspiring against the PML-N will gain nothing except defeat".
2017-11-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Total' cannot drop major gas deal under US pressure: Iran
Tehran, Nov 19 (IANS) French energy giant "Total" cannot leave a major gas deal with the Islamic republic under the pretext of the US political pressures, Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy
Jaden Smith flaunts gold grills in music video
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor-singer Jaden Smith has released the music video for his new track "Icon" in which he can be seen wearing golden grills.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump's commercial policy could undermine trade with Latin America
Lima, Nov 19 (IANS) The US trade policy has taken such a drastic turn that it may well affect trade with Latin America, said Sebastian Herreros, the representative for economic affairs of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
2017-11-19
Category: International, Sweden,Politics,Business/Economy
Ireland's Sinn Fein leader to step down in 2018
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Gerry Adams has announced he is stepping down as President of Sinn Fein, once the political arm of the now inactive Irish Republican Army (IRA), after 34 years in charge of the party, a media report said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Ishaq Dar may leave Finance Ministry soon
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) The decision to replace embattled Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been made at the highest levels of government, said a senior official.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mexico City reconstruction to take seven years: Mayor
Mexico City, Nov 19 (IANS) The reconstruction of the damage in Mexico City caused by the September 19 earthquake will take seven years, Mayor Migual Angel Mancera said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
90 per cent of attacks on journalists in Mexico go unpunished
Mexico City, Nov 19 (IANS) Ninety per cent of the murders and attacks on journalists in Mexico go unpunished, the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Mexico,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
A$AP Rocky cosies up to Kunakey
New York, Nov 19 (IANS) Model Kendall Jenners former boyfriend and rapper A$AP Rocky was spotted cosying up to model Tina Kunakey as they were strolling around here.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Two US energy companies merge to increase production
Houston, Nov 19 (IANS) Houston-based Star Energy International Corporation (SEIC) announced an acquisition of Glori Energy Technology Inc (GETI) aiming at increasing production and recovery from mature oil fields, a media report said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Ukrainian official banned from entering Poland
Warsaw, Nov 19 (IANS) Ukrainian official Svyatoslav Sheremeta was banned from entering the country, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Poland,Politics
Kim Kardashian parts ways from assistant
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her longtime assistant Stephanie Shepherd "are no longer working together".
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Spain's Attorney General dies in Buenos Aires
Madrid, Nov 19 (IANS) Spain's Attorney General Jose Manuel Maza Martin died at a clinic in Buenos Aires where he was being treated for a kidney infection, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Libyan Army carries out combing operations on IS sites
Tripoli, Nov 19 (IANS) Libyan Army units carried out extensive sweeps in the region known as the "oil crescent" in north Libya to monitor movements of IS members, said an official.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security
National elections to be held as scheduled: Iraqi PM
Baghdad, Nov 19 (IANS) The national elections in Iraq will be held as scheduled on May 15, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said urging the people to participate in the polls to support his anti-corruption plan in the coming years.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Mass grave found in Libya's Sirte
Tripoli, Nov 19 (IANS) Libyan security services and a Red Crescent team have found a mass grave in the city of Sirte, some 450 km east of Tripoli, according to a local official.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Egypt opens Rafah border crossing for three days
Gaza, Nov 19 (IANS) Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing, the only corridor between the Gaza Strip and Egyptian territory, allowing passage in both directions for three days, the Palestinian Authority said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Defence/Security
Pamela Anderson slams 'empty sex'
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Pamela Anderson says people should not get physical with some who they dont love otherwise it becomes "raunchy, bad, empty sex".
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Resolution possible in Zimbabwe crisis: Zuma
Johannesburg, Nov 19 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has said that he was cautiously optimistic about an amicable solution to the ongoing political crisis in Zimbabwe.
2017-11-19
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Defence/Security
Russia's radar-equipped aircraft conducts debut flight
Moscow, Nov 19 (IANS) Russia's newest A-100 aircraft with the most advanced airborne early warning and control (AWACS) system made its maiden flight on Saturday, a media report said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
Hasina meets Chinese FM on pragmatic cooperation, Rohingya issue
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi here, with both sides emphasizing their willingness to further deepen pragmatic cooperation, a media report said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Oscar Isaac misses his late mother
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Oscar Isaac says he finds life painful without his late mother Eugenie.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mugabe to meet Army Chief for second time
Harare, Nov 19 (IANS) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is due to meet the country's Defense Forces chief Constantine Chiwenga on Sunday, a media report said.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security
'Crooked' Hillary worst loser of all time: Trump
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has slammed Hillary Clinton -- his Democratic rival in the 2016 elections -- as the worst loser of all time after she accused him of failing to accept responsibility for sexual assault allegations.
2017-11-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Nile water share 'matter of life or death': Egyptian President
Cairo, Nov 19 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said that Egypt's share of Nile water is "a matter of life or death" for his nation.
2017-11-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Gujarat wants to see outcome of 23-year rule, not 23-year-old's CD: Hardik
Gandhinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Hardik Patel, the leader of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), on Saturday said the people of Gujarat want to see what the BJP has done in 23 years rather than the video of a 23-year-old youth.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
FIR against Delhi SHO for producing fake caste certificate
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) An FIR has been registered against a Station House Officer in the national capital for presenting a fake Scheduled Caste (SC) certificate to get the job, a senior police officer said on Saturday.
2017-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gouge out opposition workers' eyes: TMC leader tells party cadres
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Three days after he was caught on camera threatening to thrash and break limbs of opposition leaders, controversial Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal on Saturday was back in the news with his order to party workers to gouge out the eyes of opposition activists and replace those with artificial eyes.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gujarat children getting expired polio vaccine: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP government in Gujarat of administering expired and unusable polio vaccine to the children in state and said it is a criminal act of negligence, and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiate an "inquiry" into it.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
India's Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World crown
Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) India's Manushi Chhillar on Saturday won the coveted "Miss World 2017" title at a glittering event here, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international pageant.
2017-11-18
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
Raje wants 'necessary changes' made to 'Padmavati'
Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst growing protest over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie "Padmavati", Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday wrote to the Centre seeking "necessary changes" in the movie before its release, so that "sentiments of any community are not hurt".
2017-11-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
87 Bengal kids taken to hospital as dead lizard is found in meal
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Eighty-seven students were rushed to hospital for a check-up after a dead lizard was found in one of the student's mid-day meal plate at a state-run primary school in West Bengal's Bankura district, an official said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
NorthEast, Jamshedpur FC register goalless draw
Guwahati, Nov 18 (IANS) NorthEast United FC can count themselves unlucky for not getting anything more than a point in their goalless 0-0 draw against debutants Jamshedpur FC in the opening round of the Indian Super League (ISL) season four clash at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
Boy ends life as father refuses to buy him motorbike
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) A Class IX student, whose body was found hanging in his room, apparently committed suicide after his father refused to buy him a motorbike, family sources said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fake currency of Rs 6 lakh face value seized in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The West Bengal Police has seized fake Indian currency notes of close to Rs 6 lakh face value from Ranibagan area of Baharampur in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Haryana CM congratulates 'Miss World 2017' Manushi Chillar
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday congratulated Manushi Chillar for winning the coveted "Miss World 2017" pageant at Sanya in China.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Young biker dead, 2 friends injured in accident
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A 25-year-old biker died and his two friends had a narrow escape after their bike was allegedly hit by a vehicle in the national capital, police said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha seeks crop damage report due to rain
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday asked all the district collectors to submit by November 25 reports on crop damage suffered due to untimely rain.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Manmohan to get Indira Gandhi peace prize
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2017, for his leadership of the country from 2004 to 2014, according to an Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust statement.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Computer graduate, accomplice held in Delhi with 1,310 cartridges
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A Bachelor in Computer Application and his accomplice, who used to smuggle illegal ammunition to criminals and various gangs in Delhi and the National Capital Region, have been arrested with 1,310 live cartridges, police said here on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sharad questions EC decision on JD-U symbol, says justice not done
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Questioning the Election Commission's decision to grant the "arrow" symbol to the Nitish Kumar-led faction of Janata Dal-United, senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday said "justice was not done" and vowed to continue the fight both legally and democratically.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shabana Azmi calls for IFFI boycott after anti-Padmavati protests
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Never one to mince words, Shabana Azmi is vocal about her distaste for the baseless anti-Padmavati protests.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Gujarat poll panel chief orders probe against controversial video
Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat has ordered the cyber crime cell of Ahmedabad to probe a complaint filed by a rights activist about a video that's viral on social media, alleging it was made with an intention to cause communal divide in the context of the Gujarat Assembly elections.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air quality deteriorates, becomes 'very poor'
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Hours after slight improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR, the national capital again started inhaling toxins as the quality of air deteriorated from "poor" in the morning to "very poor" in the evening on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Don't foresee immediate changes to GST rates: Adhia
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Saturday said the recent reduction in GST rates on mass consumer goods items has resolved nearly 90 per cent of problems and discontentment related to the indirect tax regime.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa illegal mining scam: Kamat's plea for relief turned down
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) A Special Court in Panaji, hearing an anticipatory bail petition filed by former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, on Saturday refused to grant him interim relief, even as an SIT of Goa Police raided his residence in Margao.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Karnataka inks 10 technology deals at Bengaluru summit
Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Karnataka has signed 10 agreements with stakeholders at the three-day Bengaluru Technology Summit to leverage emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Analytics and Big Data, said a minister on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK (Roundup)
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa
2017-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Amidst US shadow, nearly 200 nations pledge climate action
Bonn, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst the shadow of the US decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, nearly 200 nations on Saturday pledged to launch a process next year to start reviewing existing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Assam CM Sonowal inaugurates Namami Barak festival
Guwahati/Silchar, Nov 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated the Namami Barak festival at Silchar, Karimganj and Hailakandi in the state's Barak Valley region.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Indian batsmen found wanting in 'English' conditions (Column: Just Sport)
By the time the sun pierced through the clouds on the third morning of the first cricket Test of the return series between India and Sri Lanka, at the Eden Gardens, the green top and the moving ball in seaming conditions occupied the mind space.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Arsenal stun Tottenham in EPL
London, Nov 18 (IANS) With two goals in the first half, Arsenal on Saturday beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0, gaining three points in the English Premier League's 12th round.
2017-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Amid controversy 48th IFFI gets underway on Monday (Curtain Raiser)
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) Even as the controversy surrounding the dropping of two films "Nude" and "S. Durga" from the screening schedule of the 48th IFFI continues, India's largest film event gets underway on Monday, with over 195 films from 82 countries scheduled for screening over 10 days.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Farooq Abdullah reiterates his stand on autonomy
Jammu, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending his assertion for internal autonomy to both parts of divided Kashmir without obliterating the Line of Control (LoC), National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said if India wants to get Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK), let it move towards the LoC with guns.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Man's body with slit marks found in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A 30-year-old man's body bearing slit marks was found lying under a stationary truck laden with cement bags in the national capital, police said on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man held for sexually exploiting woman journalist
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A 30-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly sexually exploiting a woman journalist on the pretext of marriage for over three years, police said.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Neha, Anupama enter semis at Youth boxing Worlds
Guwahati, Nov 18 (IANS) Hosts India received an early shot in the arm when two of their boxers, Neha Yadav (+81kg) and Anupama in the 81 kg category drew a bye in the pick of lots getting a direct entry into the semi-finals of the fourth edition of the AIBA World Women's Youth and Junior Championships that start at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Russian bombers strike IS targets in Syria
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS) Russian long-range military bombers launched an airstrike on Islamic State facilities in eastern Syria on Saturday, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
2017-11-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP announces second list of 36 candidates for Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Nov 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday evening announced its second list of 36 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Protests continue over 'Padmavati' in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie "Padmavati" continued to rock Rajasthan as protesters blocked entry to the Kumbhalgarh fort in Rajsamand on Saturday while protests were witnessed in some other towns and cities.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Media,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Odisha receives Rs 3,548 cr under DMF trust fund
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Odisha government has received Rs 3,548 crore under District Mineral Foundation (DMF) trust fund to carry out development works in mineral bearing areas, said an official on Saturday.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hundreds of students join organic rice harvesting in Bihar
Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) It was a celebration with a difference on Saturday when hundreds of students and teachers from 22 schools began harvesting of organic rice at Tarumitra (friends of trees) farm in the capital of Bihar.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Don't foresee more changes to GST rates in next few months: Adhia
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Saturday said the recent reduction in GST rates on mass consumer goods items has resolved nearly 90 per cent of problems and discontentment related to the indirect tax regime.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dyal Singh College (Evening) is named Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya, triggers controversy
Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Controversy erupted on Saturday after Delhi University's Dyal Singh College (Evening), which since the past few months has been functioning as a day college, decided to change its name to Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya. The Congress' student wing NSUI criticised the move, saying the governing board should have focused on improving the college infrastructure rather than name change.
2017-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
British rider Daniel Hegarty dies after crash at Macau GP
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) British rider Daniel Hegarty was on Saturday killed in a crash at the Macau GP, held in Macau, one of China's Special Administrative Regions.
2017-11-18
Category: International, China,Sports,Motorsports