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Italian man ambushes wife, rams her car and stabs her
Vercelli (Italy), March 28 (IANS/AKI) A woman was hospitalised in a critical condition on Tuesday in northern Italy after her estranged husband ambushed her, rammed her car and stabbed her when she tried to escape.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two killed in Delhi road accident
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Two persons died while two others were critically injured after their speeding car hit a divider and overturned, police said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dozens injured in Italy highway accident
Bologna (Italy), March 28 (IANS/AKI) Forty people were injured, two of them seriously, when a coach and a truck collided on a highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Francis deplores 'ugly sin' of apathy
Vatican City, March 28 (IANS/AKI) Apathy is "an ugly sin" and "a horrible disease", Pope Francis said on Tuesday, urging Catholics to embrace life joyfully.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Human Interest/Society
JNU got best varsity award for good work, not hostage 'drama': Javadekar
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) got the best university award for its good work and not for the controversy last year during which the Vice Chancellor was taken "hostage".
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Lokpal law amendment may come in monsoon session, SC told
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Lokpal amendment bill, which recognises the leader of the single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha as the Leader of Opposition and will pave the way for operationalising the institution, may be taken up for consideration during the monsoon session of Parliament.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ED attaches Rs 263 cr assets of Deccan Chronicle group
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate Tuesday attached assets worth Rs 263.10 crore of Hyderabad-based Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL) in a bank loan fraud case.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Media,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys joins Open Invention Network
Durham (US), March 28 (IANS) Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community with well over 2,000 members, on Tuesday said Indian information technology (IT) giant Infosys has joined it as a community member.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
CBI seeks cancellation of Jaganmohan Reddy's bail
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday moved a petition in a special court here, seeking cancellation of bail of YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in illegal assets case for allegedly violating bail conditions.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress to move amendments to GST bills on Wednesday
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Congress party will move amendments to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bills on Wednesday, as it has concerns about some clauses in the bills and the manner of tabling those in Parliament, said a party leader on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Trump calls Modi to congratulate him on UP election results
Washington, March 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to congratulate him on the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in Uttar Pradesh and other states, according to the White House.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Congress rejects suggestion of Bhagwat as President
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said that there was no question of it backing the Shiv Sena's suggestion to consider RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for the post of President and said it will spell out its stance on a candidate at the right time.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Judiciary has over-reached on Aadhaar: Babul Supriyo
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Expressing disappointment over the Supreme Court order on linking the Aadhaar card with social welfare schemes, Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo on Tuesday said the judiciary has over-reached.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
127 infiltration attempts in J&K since 2015: Government
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) There have been 127 infiltration attempts in Jammu and Kashmir since 2015, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. As many as 101 terrorism incidents have taken place in the state since 2016.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Akbar to visit Cyprus from March 30 to April 1
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) With a view to boost bilateral relations with Cyprus, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar will pay an official visit to that country from March 30 to April 1, an official release said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
AIIMS director among doctors given Dr. B.C. Roy award
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Nine doctors from AIIMS, including its director Randeep Guleria, were among 49 doctors who were conferred the Dr. B.C. Roy National Award at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
77 congested corridors in Delhi identified for immediate action
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) As many as 77 corridors in Delhi have been identified as facing severe traffic congestion, with Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday ordering action to improve traffic flow on four to five such corridors on a pilot basis.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
South Asia can follow Indian model of governance: IT minister
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked the neighbouring countries to take a cue from the Indian model of improving governance and empowering the poor through digital initiatives.
2017-03-28
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Technology
'Indo-British official group discussing free trade agreement'
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) With Britain set to launch the formal process of its exit from the EU on Wednesday, a prominent British entrepreneur has said that a joint working group of officials from both countries is working on an India-UK free trade agreement to be signed once it exits the EU in two years time.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India football coach Constantine praises team's fighting spirit
Yangon, March 28 (IANS) India football team coach Stephen Constantine praised the fighting spirit of his team following a hard fought 1-0 win against Myanmar in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifying campaign here on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Myanmar,Sports,Football
White House on lockdown after suspicious package reported
Washington, March 28 (IANS) The White House is on lockdown after a suspicious package was found near its grounds, media reports said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bill to form commission for backward castes soon: Minister
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The government will bring in the Lok Sabha a bill for the formation of a commission for backward castes on the lines of the ones for scheduled castes and minorities in the next few days, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
India-Australia series will be remembered for fantastic cricket: Katich
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Former Australia opener and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Simon Katich on Tuesday said that regardless of what happened between India and Australia off the field in the just-concluded bilateral Test series, the cricket on display over four matches will be what the ties will be remembered for.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Paes, Bopanna dropped from Davis Cup squad
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indias non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Tuesday selected four singles players in the squad for the Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan, dropping veteran Leander Paes and his doubles partner Rohan Bopanna to the reserves.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
India condemns 'deplorable' attack on Nigerians, five arrested (Roundup)
Noida, March 28 (IANS) India on Tuesday condemned an alleged racial attack on Nigerian students who were brutally beaten up in Greater Noida by mobs targeting African nationals blaming them for drug running following the death of a teen due to suspected drug overdose.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Chhetri stars as India beat Myanmar in 2019 Asian Cup qualifier
Yangon, March 28 (IANS) Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri proved his worth again as his solitary goal in the 90th minute broke a 64-year jinx of beating Myanmar at home in the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifier round here on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Myanmar,Sports,Football
SC reserves order on plea for ban on registration of BS III emission norm vehicles
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a plea seeking ban on the registration of BS-III emission vehicles from April 1, 2017, even as automobile manufacturers opposed the plea saying they needed a window to exhaust their existing inventory of BS III vehicles.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Commentator Bhogle all but confirmed to return for IPL 10
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Harsha Bhogle is likely to make a comeback as a big-time cricket commentator after a one-year hiatus in the coming Indian Premier League (IPL) in the pre- and post-match shows, the host broadcaster said here on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
February economic activity in India saw small uptick: Report
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Economic activity in India in February registered a small improvement led by foreign trade and consumer indicators, an analyst report said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mamata calls for crackdown on child trafficking
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday directed the state police and the bureaucracy to monitor the issue of child trafficking and stop the traffickers at all costs.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Digvijaya's Twitter goof-up: Late leader in Rahul Gandhi Cabinet
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday goofed up with a Twitter post, wherein he said former External Affairs Minister, late Dinesh Singh, was a member of Rahul Gandhi's Cabinet.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Drug dealing suspect betrayed by Whatsapp
Rome, March 28 (IANS/AKI) Police on Tuesday arrested a suspected drug dealer who allegedly had Whatsapp chats on his smartphone containing orders from his clients and appointments for the delivery of narcotics.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held over fatal beating in nightclub
Rome, March 28 (IANS/AKI) Police on Tuesday arrested two half-brothers suspected of beating to death 20-year-old Emanuele Morganti after a row at a club in Altatri, south of Rome.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIT Hyderabad offers fellowship for healthcare entrepreneurs
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad's Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CHE) is offering a one-year, fully-paid fellowship training programme.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Ex-Finmeccanica to supply more choppers to Pakistan
Rome, March 28 (IANS/AKI) Pakistan has placed a new order for AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters, boosting the renewal of its chopper fleet, Italian aerospace and defence giant Leonardo-Finmeccanica said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Assam to have water taxis, revamped waterways soon: Minister
Guwahati, March 28 (IANS) Assam will soon start water taxis between Guwahati city and the airport near here, a state minister said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Protests, FIR against Oppo official who tore Indian flag
Noida, March 28 (IANS) Amid high drama outside the office of Chinese mobile phone company Oppo here, an FIR was lodged on Tuesday against a company official who allegedly tore the national flag and threw it into a dustbin.
2017-03-28
Category: International, India,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six taken ill after 'stale' dinner on Rajdhani, passengers protest
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Six passengers travelling on the New Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Express were taken ill after eating "stale food" served on the airconditioned train, leading to protests by passengers at two stations on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Beijing plans to meet air quality standard by 2030
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Beijing plans to meet the national air quality standard by 2030, according to a blueprint for the city's overall planning 2016-2030.
2017-03-28
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Grounded Sena MP takes train to Delhi
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Left with no options after Air India again cancelled his flight ticket, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Tuesday evening boarded the Rajdhani Express for Delhi, officials said.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Australians no longer friends, says Kohli
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who acknowledged Steve Smith's men as his friends before the start of the four-Test series, on Tuesday said the things have changed completely.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Hyderabad police arrest two Nigerians for duping movie artist
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) Two Nigerians, including a woman, have been arrested for duping a movie artist of Hyderabad, police said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran good neighbour, reliable partner: Putin
Moscow/Tehran, March 28 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in the Kremlin on Tuesday and described Iran as a "good neighbour and a reliable partner."
2017-03-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
BJD MP's newspaper write-up on party affairs creates ripples
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) A day after BJD's Lok Saha member Tathagata Satpathy created a furore by accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party of trying to spilt the ruling party, another BJD lawmaker, Baijayant Jay Panda, on Tuesday indirectly attacked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik saying he failed to stem party corruption.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
EESL rejects charges of irregularities in procuring LED bulbs
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A day after the Congress party alleged irregularities in procurement of 'Ujala' LED bulbs, the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) on Monday trashed the charges, saying they were "false, misleading and devoid of any facts".
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Government imposes 10% import duty on wheat, tur dal
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The government on Tuesday imposed 10 per cent import duty on wheat and tur dal (arhar) with immediate effect.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Army Chief visiting Nepal, Bangladesh
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Tuesday began a visit to Nepal and Bangladesh, the Indian Army said.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Wanted to lead from the front, says Australian skipper Smith
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) Australian skipper Steve Smith, who has shown his class in the Test series against India, on Tuesday said he wanted to lead from the front on the Indian tour.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Shuttlers Rasika, Shreyanshi, Uttejitha, Anura qualify for India Open
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indian women shuttlers Rasika Raje, Pardeshi Shreyanshi, Sai Uttejitha and Anura Prabhudesai qualified for the India Open Superseries, while the Indian mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and B. Sumeeth Reddy lost in the qualification round here on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
'Carlos the Jackal' gets life term for 1974 Paris attack
Paris, March 28 (IANS) A French court on Tuesday handed "Carlos the Jackal", once one of the worlds most wanted criminals, life imprisonment for a 1974 grenade attack on a Paris shop that killed two people.
2017-03-28
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police bust Nashik strip-tease party, nab kin of bigwigs
Nashik, March 28 (IANS) Police busted a strip-tease party in the hill station of Igatpuri, near here, and nabbed at least six persons who are kin of top civil and police officials, an official said here on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam, Meghalaya CMs to discuss interstate boundary dispute
Shillong, March 28 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma will meet Assam's Chie Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on April 3 in Guwahati to discuss the interstate boundary dispute, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Digital sports platform raises funds from Intex
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Rooter, the worlds first digital platform that connects, engages and helps sports audiences interact with each other on a real-time basis during sports events, has raised an undisclosed amount of funds from Intex, one of Indias fastest growing consumer electronic goods and accessories manufacturer.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Business/Economy
Minimum balance penalty by banks must be reasonable: Government
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The charges levied by banks in case minimum balance is not maintained in accounts must be reasonable, and should be a fixed percentage on the difference between the actual and required balance, the government said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RS disrupted over statutory panels' vacancies, adjourned
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed repeated disruptions as opposition members protested the delay in filling the vacancies in statutory commissions for different castes, tribes and minorities. The upper house was finally adjourned for the day around 3 p.m.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lokpal law amendment may come in monsoon session, SC told
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Lokpal and Lokayuktas and Other Related Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014, a stepping stone for operationalising the institution, may be taken up for consideration during the monsoon session of Parliament.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Attack on Nigerian nationals deplorable: India
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India on Tuesday condemned the violence against three Nigerian nationals in Uttar Pradesh as "deplorable" and assured that it is committed to ensuring the safety and security of foreigners in India.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Messi faces FIFA ban for alleged verbal abuse of assistant referee
Buenos Aires, March 28 (IANS) FIFA on Tuesday notified the Argentina Football Association (AFA) that it has opened an investigation into star forward Lionel Messi's attitude during the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Chile on Friday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
BJP, Congress misleading people on house tax: AAP
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The AAP on Tuesday said the BJP and the Congress are misleading people on the abolition of house tax by saying that it cannot be done.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
92% Indian business leaders advocate digital transformation: Study
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A whopping 92 per cent of business leaders in India believe that every organisation needs a digital transformation to grow their business, a study has revealed.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ineligible people queuing up at RBI to deposit old notes: Government
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Several "ineligible" people were queuing up at Reserve Bank of India (RBI) counters to deposit demonetised notes, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
South African anti-apartheid stalwart Kathrada dies
Cape Town, March 28 (IANS) South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, once jailed for defying a law that discriminated against Indian South Africans, died early on Tuesday. He was 87.
2017-03-28
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora
S. Korea's Park to appear in court to avoid arrest
Seoul, March 28 (IANS) Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday decided to appear in a court here to avoid arrest, which is being sought by prosecutors over a corruption scandal embroiling her.
2017-03-28
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress demands new law on data privacy
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda on Tuesday urged the government to bring a new legislation on data privacy, pointing out that people are facing the risk of data theft, especially with a system like Aadhaar in place.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Conference on Disarmament right forum to negotiate nuclear ban: India
United Nations, March 28 (IANS) Explaining New Delhi's decision to boycott the UN conference on negotiations for a total ban on nuclear weapons in New York, India said on Tuesday that the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD) is the "right" forum for the endeavour.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Technology,Diplomacy
Army rescues 71 tourists trapped in Ladakh mountain pass
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) The Army said on Tuesday that its timely rescue has saved 71 tourists in the Ladakh region, who were trapped in a mountain pass blocked by an avalanche.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Afghan national booked for smuggling heroin
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) An Afghanistan national has been booked on the charge of smuggling heroin into the country, Delhi Police said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2017-18 gross borrowing at Rs 5.80 lakh cr: Das
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Tuesday said that the gross borrowing for 2017-18 has been pegged at Rs 5.80 lakh crore.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India will now have to perform consistently overseas (Column: Just Sport)
Virat Kohli has a spoken a lot both on and off the field in Indias 2-1 series victory over Australia, even if his bat had not been as expressive.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
JNU got best varsity award for good work, not hostage 'drama': Javadekar
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) got the best university award for its good work and not for the controversy last year during which the Vice Chancellor was taken hostage.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Amazon launches innovation service centre in China
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) The cloud-computing arm of Amazon on Tuesday launched its first joint innovation service centre in China's Qingdao.
2017-03-28
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Attack on Nigerian nationals deplorable: India
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India on Tuesday condemned the violence against three Nigerian nationals in Uttar Pradesh as "deplorable" and assured that it is committed to ensuring the safety and security of foreigners in India.
2017-03-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
GIGABYTE launches Z270X-DESIGNARE motherboard
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Bringing the support for Nvidia Quadro graphics cards, Taiwanese computer cards manufacturer GIGABYTE on Tuesday announced that it has added the Z270X-DESIGNARE to GIGABYTEs 200 series motherboards.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Structure of key protein in Zika virus mapped
New York, March 28 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the full structure of a key protein in Zika virus (ZIKV) which may lead to a better understanding of how the deadly virus replicates itself as well as to potential treatments.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
4 die as boat capsizes in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) At least four persons were drowned and 14 went missing when a boat capsized in Panguchi river in Bangladesh on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coal India expects 2.5% production growth
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) After achieving a 9 per cent growth in coal production in the last financial year, Coal India expects to conclude this fiscal with a 2.5 per cent growth in production and 2 per cent increase in coal off-take, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Himachal spends Rs 26,000 per capita on health: Minister
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is spending Rs 26,000 per capita on health, the highest in the country, and its budget allocation is 1.43 per cent of the State Gross Domestic Product, State Health Minister Kaul Singh said in the assembly on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
China readies hangars, radars on South China Sea islands
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Dozens of aircraft hangars and high-end radar capabilities on China's man-made islands in the South China Sea are almost operational, according to new satellite imagery released by a US-based think tank.
2017-03-28
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
Red Corner notice for Lalit Modi premature: Interpol
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Graft-tainted former cricket czar Lalit Modi got a major reprieve after the Interpol declined a "premature" Indian request for a Red Corner Notice to seek his arrest and extradition as a probe against him in India hasn't concluded. Modi tweeted his happiness: "The sword that was hanging over my head has suddenly gone."
2017-03-28
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Faw-Volkswagen to recall over 572,000 Audi vehicles
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Faw-Volkswagen (FAW-VW) will recall more than 572,000 vehicles to address a potential problem caused by panoramic sunroofs, China's quality supervisor said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Jaitley hopes GST Bill will be passed through consensus
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Describing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill as "revolutionary", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hoped all the related bills would be passed with consensus in the current budget session of Parliament.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
(7 PM) I'm looking at 'Ittefaq' as new film: Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who has been roped in for a remake of the 1969 suspense thriller "Ittefaq", says she is looking at it as a fresh film.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bitcoin usage can attract anti-money laundering law
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Trading in virtual currencies (VCs), including bitcoins, is not authorised and its usage in illegal activities may attract provisions of the anti-money laundering law, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Around 100 to take part in Haldia car, bike rally
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Around 100 participants will take part in the four wheeler autocross and two-wheeler supercross dirt track motorsport event on Sunday in Haldia.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Motorsports
Modi government showing double standards over Lokpal: Congress
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi government of double standards on the Lokpal issue by saying that the ombudsman can't be appointed in the absence of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Clashes erupt in Paris after police kill Chinese man
Paris/Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Violence in Paris over the police killing of a Chinese man has left three police officers injured with more than 30 people detained.
2017-03-28
Category: International, France,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Staying independently lets you take better decisions: Akshara Haasan
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) Actress Akshara Haasan, who has started living on her own in Mumbai, believes that staying independently lets an individual take better decisions in life and prepares him or her to fend for themselves.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Lok Sabha Speaker's lunch for Parliament members, others
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday arranged lunch for members and staff of Parliament as well as media persons to mark the new year as per the Hindu lunar calendar.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PIPFPD concerned over arrests of 100 Indian fishermen by Pakistan
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) on Tuesday expressed "serious concern" over the arrests of around 100 Indian fisherfolk and seizure of 19 boats by Maritime Security Agency of Pakistan last week.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Jewels for summer weddings: Pearl strands, multi-layered strings
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Ditch chunky neck jewellery in the scorching heat. Go for pearl strings or delicate multi-layer pieces when you attend a summer wedding.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata calls for crack-down on child trafficking
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday directed the state police and the bureaucracy to responsibly monitor the issue of child trafficking and stop the traffickers at all costs.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
(6:30 pm) Jewels for summer weddings: Pearl strands, multi-layered stings
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Ditch chunky neck jewellery in the scorching heat. Go for pearl strings or delicate multi-layer pieces when you attend a summer wedding.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Power-starved Meghalaya eyeing renewable energy
Shillong, March 28 (IANS) Power-starved Meghalaya is now eyeing renewable energy to meet the growing demand for electricity in the state, Power Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar has said.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy
108-kg actress refuses to gain more weight for TV show
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Anjali Anand, who currently weighs 108 kg, has refused to put on more weight for her role of an oversized girl in the upcoming TV show "Dhhai Kilo Prem".
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Positive global cues, inflows of funds lift Indian equities (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Positive global cues, along with massive inflow of foreign funds and value buying lifted the Indian equity markets on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian-American Congressman calls Trump 'devil'
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna, a Democrat who represents the 17th Congressional District of California, known as the Silicon Valley, called US President Donald Trump a "devil" and his budget proposal "dumb".
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
Elon Musk launches start-up to connect brains with computer
New York, March 28 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has launched a start-up which aims to connect our brains to computers to help people keep up with machines, media reported.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
Have done well without any guidance, says Neha Sharma
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Actress Neha Sharma admits the work she has done in Bollywood may not be "path-breaking", but says she has picked the best from what she got. In that sense, she feels she has done well in her career without having any guidance.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nothing alarming about US H-1B visa reforms, says Nasscom
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Amid concerns over the US H-1B visa reforms, an official of IT industry association Nasscom on Tuesday said though there may be some challenges due to changes in the industry dynamics, there is nothing to be alarmed about.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Canadian citizen abducted from Chhattisgarh
Raipur, March 28 (IANS) A Canadian citizen has been abducted in Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Lok Sabha passes NIT amendment bill
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Rare leopard spotted in China
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Images of two leopards, one of the world's most endangered species, have been captured at a nature reserve in China's Qinghai province, the forest department said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
All merger approvals received except from RBI: Cairn-Vedanta
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Natural resources major Vedanta Ltd. said on Tuesday it has received all approvals for its merger with subsidiary energy firm Cairn India, except the RBI's permission for issuing redeemable preference shares to the non-resident shareholders of Cairn.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Back in national hockey camp, defender Rohidas looking to make the cut
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Defender Amit Rohidas is on a comeback trail after a formidable performance for 2017 Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) champions Kalinga Lancers. His performance under crunch situations for the Bhubaneswar-based outfit pulled him back in to the contention of the national team after a gap of more than two years.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
India beat Australia to win Test series (Roundup)
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Tuesday to clinch the four-match series 2-1 and regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Xiaomi CEO meets Modi, promises more jobs
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Chinese technology company Xiaomi's founder and CEO Lei Jun met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and said the company was committed to creating more jobs in India.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bickram Ghosh dedicates new album to late Ravi Shankar
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Music composer and percussionist Bickram Ghosh has dedicated his new album "Maya" to late sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Militant, three protesters killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) A militant was killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Tuesday while three local youth protesting the operation were also killed, officials said.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UDF to protest widespread encroachment in Munnar
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition is to organise a protest in the picturesque hill station of Munnar in Idukki district on April 4 against "widespread encroachment".
2017-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Meat traders on indefinite strike in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, March 28 (IANS) Meat traders in Ghaziabad went on an indefinite strike on Tuesday against the district administration's order to shut down meat shops.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Verdict in Chhota Rajan's fake passport case on April 12
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday reserved its order in a fake passport case against underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hot days ahead but augurs well for farmers, says weatherman
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The pre-monsoon rains will be negligible this season leading to excessive heat in April and May, but this augurs well for farmers, weather analysts have said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
NDA government trying to scuttle MGNREGA: Tripura CM
Agartala, March 28 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government is trying to close the rural job scheme MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act).
2017-03-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Alleged Dalit 'witch' burnt alive in Bihar
Patna, March 28 (IANS) An old Dalit woman was on Tuesday burnt alive for allegedly practising witchcraft in Bihar's Purnea district, police said.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hot days ahead but a good sign for farmers: Analysts
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The pre-monsoon rains will be negligible this season leading to excessive heat in April and May, but this is a good sign for farmers, weather analysts said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Rajya Sabha adjourned for day after repeated disruptions
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday adjourned repeatedly as opposition members protested delay in filling up of vacancies in the statutory commissions for minorities, SCs, STs and OBCs. The upper house was finally adjourned for the day.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dubai to introduce robots in government services
Dubai, March 28 (IANS) Dubai will soon be introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its government sectors, a media report said.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Science/Tech,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Congress seeks resignation of Kerala Education Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) The Congress-led Kerala Opposition has demanded the resignation of State Education Minister C. Raveendranath after serious lapses surfaced in the conduct of Class X, XI and XII examinations.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Education
Air India cancels Gaikwad's ticket again
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Air India on Tuesday again cancelled a ticket of Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who thrashed an airline official here last week.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ASUS unveils 13.3-inch clamshell laptop ZenBook UX330
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS on Tuesday launched ZenBook UX330 premium ultrabook with a full body aluminium design inspired by the Swiss watch and a Japanese Zen garden.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Commentator Bhogle all but confirmed to return on air for IPL 10
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Alluding to reports of noted cricket commentator Harsha Bhogles return to the studios for the 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), Sony Pictures Networks said the TV presenter might not be seen at the venues but should be available to speak his mind in "IPL Extra Innings", the pre- and post-match shows accompanying every game.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
N. Korea accuses US of activating Asian version of NATO
Pyongyang, March 28 (IANS) North Korea on Tuesday accused the US of trying to form an Asian version of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) through a US-Japan-South Korea military alliance.
2017-03-28
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
I console myself with a career that lasts: Twinkle Khanna
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) She started off as an actress, became an entrepreneur and she is now creating waves with her books and column. Twinkle Khanna, famous on social media as Mrs Funnybones, doesnt regret that she couldn't score a success story in films.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
FC Barcelona's Neymar says no to Manchester United move
Sao Paulo, March 28 (IANS) Brazilian football ace Neymar has put to rest all speculation about his move to Manchester United saying he would stay at FC Barcelona amid rumours in Spain that the mercurial forward might move to England.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Singapore convicts three men for smuggling overstayer
Singapore, March 28 (IANS) Singapore has convicted three men who attempted to smuggle a Bangladeshi man out of the country via Woodlands Checkpoint, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Singapore,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Here's how primates developed larger brains
New York, March 28 (IANS) A diet rich in fruits may have been responsible for larger brain size in primates, researchers say.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
BCCI congratulates team for Test series win, gives cash rewards
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday congratulated the Indian cricket team for retaining the No. 1 position in Test team rankings and registering unbeaten series wins in the home season 2016-17.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
1.03 lakh cases registered in Odisha last year
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday claimed that the law and order situation remained largely peaceful across the state even though 1.03 lakh cognizable cases were registered in 2016.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
NASA stopwatch to measure fraction of a billionth of second
Washington, March 28 (IANS) NASA engineers have built a stopwatch that can measure accurately fraction of a billionth of a second.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Iran to face China in 2018 World Cup qualifier
Tehran, March 28 (IANS) China will meet Iran on Tuesday night with the aim of keeping their hopes alive to qualify for the 2018 football World Cup in Russia. Iran, the Group A leaders in the Asian fixture, will move one step closer to the World Cup should they see off China at the Azadi Stadium here.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Bengaluru court remands IISc attack suspect in judicial custody
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) A Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court on Tuesday remanded the 2005 Indian Institute of Science (IISc) terror attack suspect Habib Mia in judicial custody for 14 days.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Home of the Brave' chronicles Rashtriya Rifles saga
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) "Home of the Brave", which traces the early history of the Rashtriya Rifles counter-insurgency force in Jammu and Kashmir has been released has been released here by the Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security
Food poisoning affects 6 on Rajdhani, passengers protest
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Six passengers fell ill after eating the food served on the New Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Express leading to protests by co-passengers at two stations on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Tech, used correctly, could transform learning in govt schools
Children can learn more with the help of technology, if the programme is well designed and implemented, and personalises content to the childs existing knowledge level, found a January 2017 study of an after-school intervention in Delhi.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Lok Sabha Speaker to hand out footballs to parliamentarians
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it was making all efforts to promote football in the country, and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will hand out footballs to all parliamentarians on Wednesday as part of the endeavour.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Coking coal price to stabilise at $140-150 per tonne: Official
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The price of coking coal will stabilise between $140-150 per tonne in the next 3-5 years, an official said here on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Mourinho has done well this season but has been luckless, feels Ferguson
Manchester, March 28 (IANS) Legendary former Manchester United head coach Alex Ferguson on Tuesday backed current boss Jose Mourinho saying he is "unlucky" not to see his side competing for the English Premier League title this season.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Not in Indian blood to take jokes on themselves: Krushna Abhishek
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Popular comedian and actor Krushna Abhishek, who has been entertaining fans by playing various characters and by mimicking Bollywood celebrities for over a decade now, says one has to be careful while cracking jokes as people tend to get offended.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Aussie billionaire declares war on food wastage
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Australian billionaire Anthony Pratt on Tuesday declared war on food wastage, a problem that costs the nation's economy $15 billon each year.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
South African anti-apartheid stalwart dies
Cape Town, March 28 (IANS) South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, once jailed for defying a law that discriminated against Indian South Africans, died early on Tuesday. He was 87.
2017-03-28
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Four held with banned notes of Rs 3.98 cr face value in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Four men were arrested here with demonetised notes of the face value of Rs 3.98 crore, the Bengaluru police said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Ivanka Trump spells the rules for success in upcoming book
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, is all set to share her rules for success in an upcoming business book.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Positive global cues lift Indian equities (Third Lead)
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Positive global cues and healthy buying in banking, automobile and consumer durables stocks lifted the Indian equity markets on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IIT Madras, Indian Army sign MoU
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) and the Indian Army have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to identify the critical technological areas that can be enhanced in the armed forces, the institute said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Defence/Security,Education
Coal India expects 2.5% production growth
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) After achieving a 9 per cent growth in coal production in the last financial year, Coal India expects to conclude this fiscal year with a 2.5 per cent growth in production and 2 per cent increase in coal off-take, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
UK daily's frontpage slammed as 'sexist, offensive'
London, March 28 (IANS) UK tabloid Daily Mail's frontpage showing a photograph of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and British premier Theresa May has been slammed as "sexist and offensive", the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Three die as ferry sinks in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) At least three women were killed and dozens went missing when a ferry capsized in Panguchi river in Bangladesh on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Williamson's ton puts Kiwis ahead on 4th day vs Proteas
Hamilton, March 28 (IANS) Skipper Kane Williamsons 176 and Colin de Grandhommes 57 put New Zealand in a commanding position before the home bowlers reduced South Africa to 80/5 by the end of the fourth day of the third cricket Test match at the Seldon Park here on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Panasonic launches flagship 'LUMIX GH5' camera in India
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Targetting professional photographers and videographers, Panasonic India on Tuesday launched its new flagship camera "LUMIX GH5" that can capture 6K photos.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Northern Motorsport joins hands with Amaury Sport
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Northern Motorsport, one of the pioneers of curating Desert Storm rally on Tuesday joined hands with Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the promoters of the legendary Dakar Rally, to elevate cross-country rallying to international stature.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Ex-Thai PM ordered to pay $512mn in taxes
Bangkok, March 28 (IANS) Thai authorities on Tuesday ordered former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, considered a fugitive, to pay 17.6 billion baht ($512 million) in unpaid taxes and accrued interest.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
German SMEs to invest euro 650 mn into India through MIIM
Berlin, March 28 (IANS) The Make in India Mittelstand (MIIM) investment facilitation programme launched by the Indian embassy here has so far mobilized investment of about euro 650 million and helping create 4,000 employment opportunities in India, an official statement said.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Sony launches 'world's fastest' SD card, super speed card reader
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Sony India on Tuesday launched its new "world's fastest" SF-G Series SD card that comes with enhanced features specially designed for professional photographers and videographers.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
India retain ICC Test championship mace
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) The Indian cricket team on Tuesday retained the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship mace and also won a cash award of $1 million for ensuring the top position in the Test Team rankings on the annual April 1 cut-off date.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Idris Elba wants to do action-packed films
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Actor Idris Elba wants to star in an action-led fighting films like "Rocky" after doing a year's training to become a professional K1 kickboxer for the documentary "Fighter".
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rupee bulls shouldn't expect USD/INR to appreciate below 64-65 levels (Column: Currency Corner)
With the positive market sentiment created by the sweeping BJP win in the UP state election and a global sell-off in the US dollar, rupee bulls have managed to take the USD/INR close to the 65 level. Many currency traders are expecting this trend to continue, although at a slower momentum, which may take the exchange rate further down to around 62-63 levels in the coming months. But being bullish on the rupee is not supported by fundamentals at current levels.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Westminster attacker's wife 'saddened, shocked'
London, March 28 (IANS) The wife of the Westminster attacker, Khalid Masood, has said she is "saddened and shocked" by the atrocity, and condemns his actions, a media report said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Human Interest/Society
Man held for sending obscene videos to women
Gurugram, March 28 (IANS) A man was arrested from Punjab by Gurugram police for sending vulgar videos to a saleswoman and a woman police officer who was investigating the case after a complaint was registered against him.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Earth-life planetary waves discovered around Sun
New York, March 28 (IANS) The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface may also exist on the Sun, new research has found.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Disclose Centre's letter on hydrocarbon project: Stalin
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to disclose the contents of the central government's letter on the hydrocarbon project in Pudukottai district.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
President watches Rahul Bose's 'Poorna'
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Actor Rahul Bose hosted a special screening of his upcoming film "Poorna" for President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan here ahead of its commercial release.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Gulaabi 2.0' in 'Noor' needed carefree attitude: Tulsi Kumar
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Singer Tulsi Kumar, who has crooned numbers like "Saiyaan superstar", "Mere humsafar" and "Soch na sake", says her new song "Gulaabi 2.0" in the forthcoming Sonakshi Sinha-starrer "Noor" required a carefree attitude.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Yash Tonk takes 'gurudakshina' from co-actors
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actor Yash Tonk, who will be seen in the TV show "Jaat Ki Jugni", has been taking fees from his co-stars for conducting Haryanvi language training sessions on set.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Akshay enjoys 'Naam Shabana' with policewomen
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar attended the screening of the forthcoming film "Naam Shabana" with women police officers here, and enjoyed the experience.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saudi Arabia intercepts four ballistic missiles from Yemen
Riyadh, March 28 (IANS) Saudi forces have destroyed four ballistic missiles launched from Yemen which targetted two border cities, media reported on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Terrorism
London Mayor wants EU nationals to remain in UK
Brussels, March 28 (IANS) Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on Tuesday stepped up calls for the British government to offer a "cast-iron guarantee" to European Union (EU) nationals on their right to remain in the UK after Brexit, a media report said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Gastric medications may up risk for bacterial infection
New York, March 28 (IANS) People using gastric acid suppression medications may be at a higher risk of bacterium infection that can cause diseases ranging from diarrhoea to life-threatening colon inflammation, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, warned.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
'Spider-Man' trailer to release in 10 languages in India
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The trailer of upcoming Hollywood superhero film "Spider-Man: Homecoming", featuring Tom Holland in the title role, will be released in 10 languages in India.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
12 new genes causing ovarian cancer identified
London, March 28 (IANS) A dozen new genetic variants that have the potential to increase the risk of women developing ovarian cancer have been identified by a team of international scientists, in a study of nearly 100,000 people.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Afghan troops destroy narcotics in restive province
Kabul, March 28 (IANS) Afghan troops waged an anti-drug operation and destroyed a large amount of narcotics along with a heroin factory in Helmand province, Afghan Special Forces said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Days of Israel-bashing over, Haley tells UN
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Reiterating her pro-Israel stance, Indian-American Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, has asserted that the United States will continue to support Israel.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
China will never own Pakistan's problems, says ex-envoy
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) China has its own vision, and given its issues with the US and India, Beijing would never own Islamabad's problems, a former envoy has said, adding that Pakistan needs to address its issues.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Sonia Gandhi greets people on Chaitra Navratri, New Year
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday greeted the people on the occassion of the New Year as per the Hindu lunar calendar and 'Chaitra Navratri'.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Zayn Malik worried about Styles's solo album
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik is worried that his former One Direction bandmate Harry Styles could "overshadow" him in the future with his debut album.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ashwin receives Garfield Sobers Trophy
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) Indias off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday received the Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016 as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2016 from former India captains and ICC Cricket Hall of Famers Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Scarlett Johansson finds Gordon Ramsay 'hottest guy'
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson has a soft corner for chefs and says she especially finds celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay as the "hottest guy".
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
YouTube sensation Lilly Singh visiting India on book tour
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) YouTube star Lilly Singh will be visiting India in April as part of her book tour after penning her debut work in which she covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Anil Ambani inducted on Atlantic Council advisory board
Washington/Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani has been inducted on the international advisory board of global think-tank Atlantic Council that has among its members former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew K. Brzezinski and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the company said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Marriage can wait for Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Singers Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are not rushing into a marriage yet as they are happy dating.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Conspiracy being hatched against backwards: Ram Gopal Yadav
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Tuesday alleged a "deep conspiracy" behind changing the name of the National Commission for Backward Classes and said the government was running away from discussion on the subject.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 Indian-Americans sentenced for credit card fraud
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Two Indian-American men were sentenced by a US court for a $200 million international credit card fraud, one of the largest-ever exposed by federal authorities, said officials.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Mariah Carey on tropical getaway with Bryan Tanaka for birthday
Mexico City, March 28 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey enjoyed a tropical getaway with her beau Bryan Tanaka to celebrate her 47th birthday here in Cabo San Lucas. Carey turned 47 on Monday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Mexico,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Salesgirl shot dead in Gurugram market
Gurugram, March 28 (IANS) An 18-year-old salesgirl was shot dead by a man in a busy market here, the city police said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India should not bar China in rail sector: Chinese daily
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) It is not in India's best interest to bar China from entering into partnership on high-speed train projects, a Chinese daily said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy
Sands of Saturn's moon Titan are electrically charged
New York, March 28 (IANS) The particles that cover the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, are "electrically charged", show results of an experiment.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Kim Jong-nam's body still in Malaysia, says minister
Kuala Lumpur, March 28 (IANS) Malaysian Health Minister S. Subramaniam on Tuesday confirmed that the body of Kim Jong-nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother who was assassinated here last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, the media reported.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jaitley hopes GST bill will be passed through consensus
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Describing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill as "revolutionary", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hoped all the political parties would pass the related bills through consensus in the current session of Parliament.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Players showed character, maturity in Test series, says Kohli
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who missed the fourth and final cricket Test match due to shoulder injury, heaped praises on the team, saying that the players showed much more character and maturity against Australia.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
African students attacked; CM assures impartial probe
Noida, March 28 (IANS) A day after an attack on African students in Greater Noida, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi had promised a "fair and impartial" probe.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Education
Kunal Kapoor should direct a film: 'Veeram' actress Divina
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Divina Thakur, who plays the leading lady in Kunal Kapoor starrer multilingual war drama "Veeram", says the actor has a great understanding of cinema and he has potential to become a film director.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Want to surrender myself to good work, people: Sunil Grover
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) After days of being silent following a much-publicised spat with comedian Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover says he is feeling a "little lost" and "nervous". But he says he is also looking forward to and surrendering himself to "good work and people".
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mamata concerned over 'recent happenings' in UP
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday expressed concern over the "recent happenings" in Uttar Pradesh, saying people are "scared" over caste and religious differences.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ivory Coast-Senegal friendly ends after pitch invasion
Paris, March 28 (IANS) A football friendly between Ivory Coast and Senegal had to be called off early as fans from both sides invaded onto the pitch in southern Paris.
2017-03-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Putin wants Russian National Guard for FIFA World Cup security
Moscow, March 28 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has called on the Russian National Guard to ensure security at the 2018 football World Cup in Russia.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Salman to release Asha Parekh's autobiography
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will formally release veteran actress Asha Parekhs autobiography, "The Hit Girl", here on April 10.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Apple iOS 10.3 update now available
New York, March 28 (IANS) Apple has officially released iOS 10.3 update that has major updates regarding its newly launched AirPods, WiFi calling and SiriKit.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Five to hang for killing photojournalist in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced five persons to death for killing award-winning photojournalist Aftab Ahmed in 2013, a media report said.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pappu Yadav's MP wife raises his arrest in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha MP Ranjeet Ranjan on Tuesday raised the issue of the arrest of her husband and MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav in Bihar and asked if protesting was a crime in a democracy like India.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal beef dealers to meet Mamata over UP crackdown
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Beef dealers in West Bengal wish to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to apprise her of the "harrowing situation" in the state due to the crackdown on slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, a representative said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Truecaller, Google tie up to improve video calling
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Leading communication app Truecaller has tied up with Google to integrate the tech giant's video calling app Duo within the Truecaller app.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Anil Ambani inducted to Atlantic Council advisory board
Washington/Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani has been inducted to the international advisory board of global think-tank Atlantic Council that has among its members former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew K. Brzezinski and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the company said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Federer cruises past Del Potro at Miami Open
Miami, March 28 (IANS) Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer topped Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4 to claim a spot in the fourth round of the Miami Open here on Monday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Airtel sells over 10% stake in subsidiary for Rs 6,100 cr
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced the sale of 10.3 per cent stake in subsidiary Bharti Infratel to a consortium of funds for over Rs 6,190 crore ($951 million).
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sena files privilege motion on barring MP from flying
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday said she was considering a privilege motion by the Shiv Sena on the ban by all airlines on party member Ravindra Gaikwad.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Holland didn't meet Maguire, Garfield over Spider-Man role
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Actor Tom Holland says he didnt reach out to actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to prepare for the role of Spider-Man in Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Banks looking for lower savings account interest rates
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Falling growth in loans is making banks to look at the possibility of lowering the interest rates on savings bank accounts so as to improve their pre-provision operating profits, investment banking firm Jefferies said.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
'Former PM Oli playing mischief in Nepal politics'
Dakhla (Morocco), March 28 (IANS) As Nepal continues to be in political ferment with the Madhes-based parties upset over their demand for amending the Constitution not being met, some prominent Nepali politicians feel the entire situation is due to the "mischief" of former Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli who is acting as a "stumbling block" and pushing the country towards unrest.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Egypt,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan not 'friends' with Haqqani Network, says envoy to US
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Pakistan is not "friends" with the Haqqani Network, the country's ambassador to the US, Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, has said.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian equities trade higher on positive global cues
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Positive global cues and healthy buying in banking, automobile and healthcare stocks lifted the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India beat Australia to win Test series 2-1
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Tuesday to clinched the four-matrch series 2-1 to regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Four soldiers killed in Afghan army base attack
Kabul, March 28 (IANS) At least four Afghan soldiers were killed and five injured in an overnight attack by Taliban militants on an army base in Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Taking instructions from women common for me: Manoj Bajpayee
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee, who plays a crucial role in "Naam Shabana" with Taapsee Pannu in the central role, says he has grown up seeing women in instrumental roles in his daily life, and so, taking instructions from a woman does not hurt his male ego.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
African students attacked; CM assures impartial probe
Noida, March 28 (IANS) A day after an attack on African students in Greater Noida, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi had promised a "fair and impartial" probe.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Share your Live Location privately with Messenger
New York, March 28 (IANS) Facebook Messenger has added a new feature Live Location that lets you share -- for an hour within a private direct or group message thread -- your real-time location on a map.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Youth killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) A youth was killed when he was hit by a bullet in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday where a gunfight is continuing between the security forces and militants.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rajya Sabha adjourned four times over vacancies in statutory commissions
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday adjourned four times amid protests from the opposition over delay in filling up of vacancies in the statutory commission for minorities, SCs, STs and OBCs.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Republican intel head urged to recuse from Russia probe
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Top US Democrats have urged Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes to recuse himself from a probe into alleged links between the President Donald Trump's associates and Russia, the media reported.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Unlocking of Babri Masjid was a 'balancing act' by then government: Arif Mohammed Khan
New delhi, March 28 (IANS) The unlocking of the Babri Masjid in 1986 that led to the "shilanyas" (groundbreaking) of the Ram Janambhoomi temple in Ayodhya and three decades of turmoil, were part of a deal between Muslim leaders and the Congress government, says Arif Mohammad Khan, a senior politician who was then in the thick of events. With the Supreme Court now calling for resolving the issue through dialogue, Khan feels that the government should take the initiative on this.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Indian equities trade higher on positive global cues
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Positive global cues, a strong rupee and healthy buying in banking, automobile and healthcare stocks lifted the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Spain's Muguruza taken ill, retires from Miami Open
Miami, March 28 (IANS) Spain' GarbiƱe Muguruza retired from her fourth-round Miami Open tennis match against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki due to a heat-related illness on Monday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Shiv Sena files privilege motion on barring its MP from flying
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday said a notice for privilege motion by the Shiv Sena on its MP Ravindra Gaikwad being barred from flying by airlines is under consideration.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Water is generating heat in Queen of Hills!
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Water is generating heat in the Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers, even before the onset of summer.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
High-fiber diet may check onset of diabetes
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) A diet rich in high-fiber foods -- such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains -- encourage the production of short-chain fatty acids that are beneficial for the immune system and may help protect against the onset of Type 1 diabetes, a study shows.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Interpol denies Red Notice against Lalit Modi
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Interpol has given a major reprieve to graft tainted former Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Lalit Modi denying a Red Notice against him.
2017-03-28
Category: International, India,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Fourth Test: India vs Australia scoreboard
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) Scoreboard of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia which concluded on the fourth day at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Tuesday:
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes spotted
London, March 28 (IANS) Astronomers have observed for the first time stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Maharashtra ushers in Hindu New Year on Gudi Padva
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Millions of Maharashtrians here welcomed the Hindu New Year on Tuesday by celebrating Gudi Padva with joy, gaiety, dancing, music, and making huge rangolis of flowers.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Was in shock when I joined Indian fashion market: International designer Hemant Sagar
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) After successfully making its name in the Paris fashion scene, French Haute Couture house Lecoanet Hemant took an important step forward with the opening of its headquarters in India in 2008. But designer Hemant Sagar says he was in shock when he joined the Indian fashion industry as people here hardly appreciated clothes and were only interested in price points.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
YouTube ad boycott may cost Google $750 mn
New York, March 28 (IANS) The boycott of video-hosting platform YouTube by advertisers could cost its parent company Google $750 million in revenue, a media report said.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
A desi gastro pub that offers authentic mix of East and West (Foodie Trail-Kolkata)
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Be it the original flavour of Bengal's sought-after fish cutlet or the popular north Indian shammi kebab, at Monkey Bar -- the Indian version of a gastro pub -- you will be reminded of your roots while letting your hair down.
2017-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Features
Facebook launches Town Hall tool to find nearby lawmakers
New York, March 28 (IANS) Facebook has launched a new tool that would make it easier for users to find and "follow" their elected representatives. The tool lists the officials based on users' location and provide a fast access to them.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
JDA/PwC survey: Technology to lead transition in retail planning
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The world will see a transition in retail planning -- from product-centric to customer-centric -- and retailers will leverage digital technologies to reach the modern shopper, a new survey says.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
New technique could lead to earlier diagnosis of liver cancer
New York, March 28 (IANS) Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether those cells have been exposed to a potent carcinogen, thereby paving the way for earlier diagnosis of the deadly disease.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Digital medium is even stronger than films: Baba Sehgal
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Singer-actor Baba Sehgal, who created a sensation with his rap songs in the 1990s, is back with the genre for a digital campaign and feels that the medium has a greater power than films for making someone a star.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump to sign climate-change order
Washington, March 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at unravelling climate-change policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, a media report said.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
GST rollout, tackling NPAs to dominate new fiscal (Column: Active Voice)
An eventful financial year nears its end on March 31. It was a year of tumultuous ups and downs that witnessed a couple of historic economic moments. The year began with a hopeful resolution of the Greek financial crisis followed by a shocking exit of Britain from the European Union (EU). Post-Brexit, the EU's future was put in doubt and the world braced for its aftershocks. However, the fears did not materialise in terms of any economic upsets and it was business as usual almost immediately.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
India beat Australia to win series
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Understanding the human condition from responses to rhetorics (Book Review)
Title: Answers to Rhetorical Questions; Author: Caroline Taggart; Publisher: Michael O'Mara/Hachette India; Pages: 160; Price: Rs 250
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones
Seoul, March 28 (IANS) Samsung Electronics announced on Tuesday it will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, after production was suspended last year due to battery issues that caused fires and explosions.
2017-03-28
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Lifting the historical amnesia on Jinnah's marriage (Book Review)
(Title: Mr and Mrs Jinnah - The Marriage That Shook India; Publisher: Penguin India; Price: Rs 699; Pages: 421)
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Indian Army Chief arrives in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, March 28 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday on a four-day official visit.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Devotees throng Himachal temples as Navratri begins
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday on the first day of the nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
New blood test identifies TB infections within hours
Washington, March 28 (IANS) US researchers said they have successfully developed a blood test that can rapidly diagnose and quantitate the severity of active tuberculosis (TB) cases, an important advance against the major global health threat, a media report said.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
No baby right now, says Bipasha Basu
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu has denied all rumours about being pregnant and says curiosity about it is a "tad annoying".
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi greets people on New Year
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of the New Year and wished that it brings prosperity and better health to all.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Trump's SC pick may fall short of confirmation votes
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Judge Neil Gorsuch, US President Donald Trumps Supreme Court nominee, may fall short of the votes needed for his Senate confirmation next week, a media report said.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Clear morning on Tuesday in Delhi
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) It was a mainly clear sky on Tuesday morning here in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 22.6 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian equities open on a higher note
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Indian equity markets opened on a higher note during the early morning trade session on Tuesday as broadly positive global cues and healthy buying in banking, automobile and healthcare stocks buoyed investors' sentiments.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cyclone Debbie makes landfall in Australia
Brisbane, March 28 (IANS) Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall on Tuesday across the coast of northeast Australia, packing strong winds with gusts.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Trump administration wants first $1bn for border wall
Washington, March 28 (IANS) President Donald Trump's administration wants the first $1 billion of border wall funding to cover 62 miles, including replacing some existing fencing along the US' southern border with Mexico, a media report said.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gunfight erupts in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) A gunfight erupted on Tuesday between militants and security forces in Kashmir's Budgam district, police said.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
N.Korea conducts another missile engine test: US
Washington, March 28 (IANS) North Korea has conducted another ballistic missile engine test, US defence officials told CNN.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
'Fearless Girl' statue to remain on Wall Street
New York, March 28 (IANS) The statue of the "Fearless Girl" that defies the fearsome Wall Street bull will remain in place for another year, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
UAE pledges $50mn to Interpol foundation
Abu Dhabi, March 28 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged a contribution of $54 million to the Interpol Foundation for a Safer World to support seven projects designed to combat global crime and terrorism ahead of a security forum here.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Togo,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kate Hudson kisses new beau for 10 minutes in public
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson confirmed her romance with guitarist Danny Fujikawa after they were spotted kissing each other here.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prince turned down Notorious B.I.G. collaboration
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Rapper P Diddy has revealed that late music icon Prince turned down a collaboration with him and late hip-hop star The Notorious B.I.G.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Israel will work with Trump on peace efforts: Netanyahu
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he is committed to working with US President Donald Trump to achieve peace with the Palestinians and all of the Jewish state's neighbours.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Michael Jackson's children get matching tattoos
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Late king of pop Michael Jacksons children Paris and Prince Jackson have got matching yin and yang (Chinese symbol) tattoos on their ankles to prove their close bond.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sanctuary cities may lose federal subsidies: US Attorney General
Washington, March 28 (IANS) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday urged the country's "sanctuary cities" to begin cooperating with federal authorities to detain and deport undocumented migrants and immigrants who have committed crimes or lose millions of dollars in grant money from the Justice Department.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kendall Jennner's Marilyn Monroe-inspired photoshoot
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner flaunted her body while posing in a Marilyn Monroe-inspired look for a photoshoot.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump to sign executive order to reverse Obama's climate policies
Washington, March 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday aimed at reversing his predecessor's efforts to address climate change, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Chelsee Healey shows off her baby scan
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Actress Chelsee Healey has shared the scan picture of her unborn baby and says that the kid has got lips like father.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rana, Nani flag off IIFA Utsavam 2017
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) South Indian stars Rana Daggubati, Nani and Raai Laxmi, among others, on Monday flagged off the second edition of IIFA Utsavam on Monday here.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Four militants killed in Bangladesh raid, death toll rises to 10
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) Security forces have killed at least four militants, including a woman, who were holed up in a residential building in Bangladesh's Sylhet city, a military spokesman said on Monday.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Brooklyn Beckham to peruse fashion photography
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Former football star David Beckham's son Brooklyn is heading to university to study photography as he wants to become a fashion photographer.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
London attacker had no links with ISIS or Al Qaeda: Police
London, March 28 (IANS) Police investigating the Westminster attack said on Monday that they have found no evidence that killer Khalid Masood had any links with radical Islamist groups such as ISIS or Al Qaeda.
2017-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Italian man bludgeons young children to death, commits suicide
Trento (Italy), March 28 (IANS/AKI) A former policeman allegedly killed his two-year-old and four-year-old children with a hammer at their home in this northern Italian city on Monday before hurling himself to his death, police said.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bishops laud Italian court's okay for school blessings
Rome, March 28 (IANS/AKI) Italy's bishops welcomed a ruling by the top administrative court on Monday that Catholic priests can bless the country's schools in the run-up to Easter.
2017-03-28
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Education
IOC to supply Nepal 1 mn tonnes fuel for 5 years
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) State-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Monday signed an agreement to supply over 1 million tonnes (MT) of petroleum products annually to Nepal for the next five years, Chairman B. Ashok said.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Python rescued from well by wildlife activists
Agra, March 27 (IANS) A nine-foot-long Indian Rock Python was rescued by a Wildlife SOS team from a 40-foot deep open well in village near here on Monday.
2017-03-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
African migrant reunited with daughter she saved from genital mutilation
Lampedusa (Italy), March 27 (IANS/AKI) A 32-year-old African was reunited with her four-year-old daughter on Monday after sending her to Europe aboard a migrant boat last year, allegedly to save her from female genital mutilation in her homeland.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Italy,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
21 mafia suspects arrested in Sicily, 10 mn euros seized
Palermo (Italy), March 27 (IANS/AKI) Italian anti-mafia police arrested 21 people in Messina on Monday and impounded 10 million euros of assets in an operation against the Mangialupi clan's lucrative gambling racket in the port city.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Xiaomi aims to create 20,000 jobs in India
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Chinese technology major Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun on Monday said India was one of the important markets for the company and it aims to create 20,000 jobs in the next three years.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Human life is sacred, underlines Pope Francis
Vatican City, March 27 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis on Monday upheld the sanctity of human life, saying that adherence to this principle best protects us from "every type of violence".
2017-03-27
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion
Prabhudheva, Tamannah Bhatia starrer gets international filmography
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Producers Vashu Bhagnani and Deepshika Deshmukh have roped in international filmographer Corey Geryak for their upcoming untitled venture stars veteran actor-choreographer Prabhudheva and actress Tamannaah Bhatia.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
India not participating in UN negotiations on banning nuclear weapons
United Nations, March 27 (IANS) India is not participating in the conference on negotiations for a total ban on nuclear weapons that began here Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Mental health bill decriminalising suicide passed by Parliament
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, that provides for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness, and also decriminalises suicide, secured parliamentary approval on Monday with the Lok Sabha's assent to the legislation.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Congress alleges Rs 20,000-crore scam in 'Ujala' bulb scheme
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Pointing a finger at the ruling NDA government at the Centre, the Congress party on Monday alleged that the process of procurement and distribution of 'Ujala' LED bulbs has given birth to a Rs 20,000-crore scam.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Telangana, Andhra sizzle at over 41 degrees
Hyderabad/Vijayawada, March 27 (IANS) Summer has just begun but the maximum temperatures at few places in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have already crossed 41 degrees Celsius.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Led by US, western powers boycotting nuclear ban negotiations: Haley
United Nations, March 27 (IANS) Western nuclear powers and 37 other countries led by Washington are boycotting the negotiations on banning nuclear weapons that began on Monday, US Permanent representative Nikki Haley announced.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bengal to form Scheduled Caste Advisory Council soon
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government will soon set up a Scheduled Caste Advisory Council, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Speaker calls for amicable solution to airlines' ban on Sena MP
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday called for an amicable solution to the Shiv Sena's demand for removal of the blanket ban imposed by airlines on its MP Ravindra Gaikwad after he allegedly assaulted an Air India Duty Manager last week.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cycling competition to start from April 8
Dehrahun, March 27 (IANS) The third edition of Uttarakhand Himalayan MTB championship will be held from April 8 to April 16, organisers said here on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Sports,Other Sports
SC asks Centre, J&K to decide on state's minorities
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central and the Jammu and Kashmir governments to sit together to decide the issue of identification of religious and linguistic minorities and whether Muslims could be treated as a minority in the state.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress MP supports Sena's Gaikwad
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, facing criticism over assault on an Air India staffer, on Monday got support from Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury who said different airlines should not ban him from flying on their planes.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 fashion students get direct entry to India Runway Week
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Three fashion students from the National Capital Region have won direct entries to the upcoming India Runway Week.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Education,Lifestyle/Fashion
Flydubai to set up Aviation Co-Innovation Lab at IIIT-Hyderabad (Lead, correcting para seven)
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Dubai-based airline Flydubai on Monday signed an agreement for setting up an Aviation Co-Innovation Lab at International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Education
India, Russia discuss disarmament, non-proliferation
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India and Russia discussed a wide range of issues during the annual round of bilateral consultations on disarmament and non-proliferation held here, the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Six-day-old girl found abandoned on Delhi road
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A six-day-old baby was hospitalised in a critical condition on Monday after she, wrapped in a thin cloth, was found abandoned on a road here to die, with police clueless about her parents.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Woman found murdered in south Delhi flat
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A 30-year-old married woman was found murdered in an upscale area of south Delhi on Monday, police said.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yogi to campaign for BJP in Gujarat elections
Gandhinagar, March 27 (IANS) The Gujarat state assembly elections will have one more star campaigner in newly-anointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi to canvass for the ruling BJP, which is seeking a sixth re-election to power in a row since 1995.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Indian pacers putting pressure on Australia a great sign: Ganguly
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday said that it was refreshing to see Indian pacers led by Umesh Yadav put pressure on Australia in the ongoing series, adding that Yadav has been bowling really well.
2017-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Petroleum products will come under GST: Pradhan
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday pitched for petroleum products to be included in the purview of the Goods and Services Tax as the GST Bills were tabled in Parliament.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BDL, L&T sign MoU for export of torpedoes
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL), a defence public sector undertaking, on Monday signed an MoU with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for export of torpedoes, a defence statement said.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Sena wants ban on MP lifted, government says airlines can refuse
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Shiv Sena MPs on Monday demanded lifting of the ban imposed by various airlines on party lawmaker Ravindra Gaikwad, but the government said airlines had the right to refuse a passenger if they found his "demeanour" to be incorrect.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can MP be banned from flying by airlines, asks SP MP
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agrawal on Monday sought to question any airlines' power to ban any Member of Parliament from flying but was disallowed by the presiding officer.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asked Wade to have lunch with me after they lose: Jadeja
Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja on Monday said he asked Australian wicketkeeper Mathew Wade to have dinner with him once the Aussies lose to India in the fourth Test at the HPCA stadium here.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Odisha signs agreement with SBI on banking services
Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday signed an agreement with the State Bank of India (SBI) to provide banking services through Self Help Groups (SHGs).
2017-03-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Congress gets time till December 31 to hold organisational polls
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Election Commission has extended, from June 30 to December 31, the deadline for the Congress to hold the organisational polls, said party leaders on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UBI to raise up to RS 827 cr via equity issues, debt instrument
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Public sector lender United Bank of India on Monday said it is planning raise up to Rs 827.49 crore of aggregated capital by issuing equity shares and through debt instruments.
2017-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Congress MP supports Shiv Sena's Ravindra Gaikwad
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury on Monday extended support to Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, saying other airlines should not have imposed a flying ban on him.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Prachanda meets Xi, calls meeting 'fruitful'
Kathmandu, March 27 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', who is on a six-day visit to China, held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Nepal,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Time for Parliament to revisit Constitution's Article 110: Yechury
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) It is time the Parliament revisited the Constitution's Article 110 in order to lift the veil of ambiguity from over the definition of a money bill, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mamata welcomes SC verdict on Aadhar for welfare schemes
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), March 27 (IANS) Welcoming the Supreme Court's order that Aadhar cannot be made mandatory for availing benefits under social welfare schemes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted the Centre has no right to impose its decision on people.
2017-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kyoto Protocol: India to ratify second commitment period
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The government has decided to ratify the "second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol" on containing the emission of green house gases, said Anil Madhav Dave, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Quota hike for Muslims not on basis of religion: Telangana CM
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Telangan Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Monday clarified that the proposal to hike quota for Muslims is not based on religion but on their socio-economic backwardness.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Below normal monsoon expected in major parts of India
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Unlike 2016, many regions of the country would receive below normal rainfall this monsoon season, says a weather analyst.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Jaitley introduces four GST bills in Lok Sabha (Roundup)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India moved a step closer to becoming a unified market in line with the federalist vision of the architects of its Constitution with the tabling in Parliament on Monday of the GST Bill, which extends pan-India except to Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Lok Sabha Speaker to host Gudi Padva lunch for MPs, staff
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will host lunch for parliamentarians and the staff at Parliament House on Tuesday to coincide with Indian New Year's festivals, including Gudi Padva, Chaitra Sukladi and Ugadi, sources said.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lawyers to observe countrywide strike on March 31
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Lawyers all over India will abstain from work on March 31 to protest against a proposed bill that bars advocates from going on strike, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC asks Centre to draw up action plan to check farmers' suicides
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the central government to prepare a "line of action" that the states should take for dealing with the "very serious issue" of suicides by farmers.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
'Understand history to resolve issues relating to the northeast'
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) History needs to to be understood well to find a resolution to the conflicts in the northeast, senior Manipuri journalist Pradip Phanjoubam said on Monday noting there had been little change in the manner in which governments had looked at the region post and pre-independence.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Xiaomi aims to create 20,000 jobs in India
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Chinese technology major Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun on Monday said India was one of the important markets for the company and it aims to create 20,000 jobs in the next three years.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nitish's dinner invite divides Bihar BJP
Patna, March 27 (IANS) A dinner invitation for Monday night sent out by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for members of both houses of the Bihar legislature seems to have divided the opposition state BJP -- one group ready to attend and another favouring giving it a go-by.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Aadhaar not mandatory for social schemes: SC (17:32)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear that the unique identification number - Aadhaar - can't be made mandatory for availing benefits under social welfare schemes.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
MRF stock touches fresh high of Rs 60,140 per share
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) The scrip of MRF, the country's largest tyre manufacturer, on Monday touched a fresh high of Rs 60,140 per share during the mid-afternoon trade session.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ban on bulk export of certain edible oils lifted
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Central government on Monday lifted the ban on the export of groundnut oil, soyabean oil, sesame oil and maize oil in bulk quantities, an official statement said.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Prachanda meets Xi, calls meeting 'fruitful'
Kathmandu, March 27 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', who is on a six-day visit to China, held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Air France launches flight between Paris and Marrakech
Rabat, March 27 (IANS/MAP) Air France has launched a new direct flight from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport to Morocco's Marrakech-Menara Airport.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy
Taapsee Pannu encourages women to learn self-defence
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, known for playing powerful characters in films like "Baby", "Pink" and in her forthcoming "Naam Shabana", says women should take responsibility for their own safety and learn the act of self-defence.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights
'I, Daniel Blake' to release in India
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) British-French-German drama film "I, Daniel Blake" is set to release in India after bagging the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.
2017-03-27
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz
Government says only illegal abattoirs banned, UP meat sellers shut shops (Roundup)
Lucknow/New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Thousands of meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh shut shops for an indefinite period from Monday against Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogis decision to close down illegal slaughterhouses, causing concerns over Rs 15,000-crore industry that employs 25 lakh people in the state.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
USIBC, FinMin to host symposium to promote digital payments
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC) in partnership with the Ministry of Finance will hold a symposium on 'Accelerating Digital Payments and Deepening Financial Inclusion' here on March 29, a statement said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gaikwad supporters protest, shut down Osmanabad
Osmanabad (Maharashtra), March 27 (IANS) Even as the Shiv Sena stood by its MP Ravindra Gaikwad, his supporters on Monday shut down Osmanabad district demanding action against Air India and other airlines for banning him from flying.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
HC asks Centre, Delhi Police to monitor helpline number 100
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Central government and Delhi Police to monitor and ensure that the emergency helpline number 100 becomes "more efficient and effective".
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
No central minister involved in private business: Government
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) No central minister is engaged in any private business and all of them are "committed" to their official work, the government told Parliament on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himalayan MTB cycling competition to start from April 8
Dehrahun, March 27 (IANS) The third edition of the Uttarakhand Himalayan MTB championship will be held from April 8 to 16, organisers said here on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Sports,Other Sports
8 killed as avalanche hits Japan's ski resort
Tokyo, March 27 (IANS) Seven school students and a teacher were killed when they were hit by an avalanche on a Japanese ski resort on Monday, local authorities said.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi AAP MLA resigns, joins BJP ahead of civic polls
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) AAP legislator Ved Prakash resigned from the party as well as assembly membership and joined the BJP on Monday, ahead of the April 23 elections to the three municipal corporations here.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amendment in the maternity bill may affect the hiring process: Survey
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The amendment in the law more than doubling maternity leave to 26 weeks from the present 12 may have been met with great enthusiasm but a recent survey reveals that the measure may affect the hiring process.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Mental health bill decriminalising suicide passed by Parliament
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, that provides for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness, and also decriminalises suicide, secured parliamentary approval on Monday with the Lok Sabha's assent to the legislation.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Sweden dangerous without Ibrahimovic too: Portugal's football coach
Lisbon, March 27 (IANS) Portugal national football team coach Fernando Santos on Monday warned of the threat posed by Sweden during Tuesday's friendly, despite the absence of key player Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who retired from international duty at the end of Euro 2016.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Russian opposition leader jailed over anti-graft protests
Moscow, March 27 (IANS) Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for his role in mass anti-corruption protests in Moscow.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
India take on Myanmar in Asian Cup opener (Preview)
Yangon, (Myanmar) March 27 (IANS) The Indian football team will look to starting their Asian Cup campaign on a high when they take on Myanmar in a Group A tie here on Tuesday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Myanmar,Sports,Football
SC reserves verdict in Delhi gang rape case
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its verdict on appeals by four accused in December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape case challenging the Delhi High Court verdict upholding their death sentence.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now unreserved tickets on smartphones in 15 more stations
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Northern Railway on Monday extended the facility to book unreserved tickets through smartphones to 15 more railway stations between New Delhi and Ghaziabad, an official statement said.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Consider alternatives to pellet guns in Kashmir: SC
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Telling the Modi government to consider alternatives to pellet guns, the Supreme Court on Monday suggested technology-based solutions to control mobs in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hizbul module tasked to disrupt polls in south Kashmir busted
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) A Hizbul Mujahideen module aiming to disrupt the forthcoming bypoll to the Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag parliamentary constituency was busted with seven militants arrested from Kulgam district on Monday, police said.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Laporte replaces injured Rami in France football squad
Paris, March 27 (IANS) Aymeric Laporte on Monday replaced Adil Rami in France's national football squad. Rami had injured his right calf during training.
2017-03-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Preparations underway for Namami Brahmaputra festival in Assam
Guwahati, March 27 (IANS) Preparations are underway on a war footing for Namami Brahmaputra, the biggest ever river festival in India to be held in Assam, officials here said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
It's demonisation that won, not demonetisation: Kapil Sibal
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Targeting the BJP government at the Centre, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said that it is "demonisation" and not demonetisation that succeeded (in the recent state assembly elections).
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump's son-in-law to be questioned over Russia ties
Washington, March 27 (IANS) US Senate investigators plan to question US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner as part of their broad inquiry into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials or others linked to the Kremlin, officials here said.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Goel felicitates Indian contingent of special athletes
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday felicitated special athletes, coaches and officials, who returned to the country after successful participation in the World Winter Games in Austria from March 14.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
The China Wall is already broken, says shuttler Sindhu
Gurugram, March 27 (IANS) The failure of Chinese players in the Rio Olympics has changed the dynamics in women's badminton and Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu on Monday said it is not only the Indians but also the Spanish, Korean and Malaysian players who have now started dictating terms with their performances.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Badminton
Coca-Cola to help train street food vendors on hygiene
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Coca-Cola joined hands on Monday to train over 50,000 small-time street food vendors in hygiene and health-related aspects of food selling, starting from April.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
'Mahathalli' Jahnavi, 'Viva' Harsha in new shows on Viu
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Telugu artists Jahnavi Dasetty of "Mahathalli" fame and Viva' Harsha will now be seen on video streaming service Viu in two new shows - "Munching with Mahathalli" and "Cinema Pichollo" respectively.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Cloudedz to build digital study kit for Telangana students
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Cloudedz Pvt Ltd, an application solutions provider for hand held devices, on Monday announced it has been awarded a contract to build Digital Study Kits (DiSK)by the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE).
2017-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Shuttlers Saina, Sindhu aim for title at Indian Open
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Indian badminton stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu will aim to clinch the title when the seventh edition of the Yonex Sunrise India Open World Superseries will start at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on March 28.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Parliament passes Mental Healthcare bill
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, which makes provision to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services, secured parliamentary approval on Monday with the Lok Sabha's assent to the legislation.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Central GST Bill to apply pan-India except J&K for now
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India moved a step closer to becoming a unified market in line with the federalist vision of the architects of its Constitution with the tabling in Parliament on Monday of the GST Bill, which extends pan-India except to Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP trying to split our party: BJD MP
Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Ahead of the BJP's National Executive meeting in Odisha, Biju Janata Dal MP Tathagata Satpathy on Monday claimed the BJP is trying to split the party ruling the state.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
American Center to host seminar on start-ups
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The American Center here on Tuesday will host a seminar on the challenges faced by the start-ups in the renewable energy sector, an official said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sooraj Pancholi to start shooting love story
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) After making a debut with "Hero", actor Sooraj Pancholi is now set to start shooting for a new film, which is a love story.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Saha and Jadeja were fantastic, says Ashwin
Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday heaped praises on Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha for their gritty knocks that helped the hosts to take a 32-run lead over Australia in the first innings.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Israeli President rejects ex-PM's pardon-plea
Tel Aviv, March 27 (IANS) Israel's President Reuven Rivlin on Monday rejected a request for pardon by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is in jail for corruption.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Israel,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
AAP complains to EC about alleged EVM tampering
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The AAP on Monday approached the Election Commission over alleged EVM tampering in Punjab and demanded that slips generated by VVPAT machines be matched with the election result.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UK urged to remain in single market after Brexit
London, March 27 (IANS) The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) on Monday urged the UK to remain within the European single market and customs union after its exit from the European Union (EU) in order to safeguard the rights of both British and EU workers.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
BCI announces country-wide lawyers' strike on March 31
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Lawyers all over India will abstain from work on March 31 to protest against a proposed bill that bars advocates from going on strike, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Number of Indian applicants at US varsities drops this year
Washington, March 27 (IANS) The universities in the US have registered a decline in applications from Indian students following rising hate crimes and concerns over potential changes in visa policies by the Trump administration, according to a survey.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Education
Flydubai to set up Aviation Co-Innovation Lab at IIIT-Hyderabad
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Dubai-based airline Flydubai on Monday signed an agreement for setting up an Aviation Co-Innovation Lab at International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Education
Bowlers hand advantage to India on third day of Test (Roundup)
Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) Indian bowlers put up a spirited show on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Monday to give the hosts an advantage that could well clinch them the four-match series.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Christina Ricci read extensively to play novelist Zelda Fitzgerald
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) American actress Christina Ricci, who features in the bio-series "Z: The Beginning of Everything" -- based on the life of novelist Zelda Fitzgerald and F. Scott Fitzgerald, says she went through extensive reading to understand her character as Zelda.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bill introduced in Lok Sabha on IIITDM - Kurnool
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to make Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) - Kurnool an Institute of National Importance.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Indian equities subdued on negative global cues (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure witnessed in metal, automobile, and healthcare stocks subdued the Indian equity markets on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Japan enacts record-high FY 2017 budget
Tokyo, March 27 (IANS) Japan's parliament on Monday enacted a record-high 97 trillion yen ($884 billion) budget for the fiscal 2017.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Girls should hit back if touched inappropriately, says Akshay Kumar
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who is trained in martial arts, says girls should not panic if touched inappropriately. They should instead hit back.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prabhu advocates complete digitalisation of railways
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Advocating major push for complete digitalisation of the Indian Railways, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday said the move could prove to be a game changer as it would result in saving billions of dollars.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IIT Kharagpur sets up plant biodiversity park
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur on Monday announced it has set up a plant biodiversity park to "conserve vulnerable, threatened and endangered local plant species" that are either of botanical value or medicinal and aromatic importance.
2017-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
EU to explore investment opportunities in Sri Lanka
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) A high-level delegation from the European Investment Bank (EIB) will make a three-day official visit to Sri Lanka aiming to explore investment opportunities in the country, the European Union (EU) office here said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Shiv Sena proposes RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for President
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Monday urged the Modi government to consider RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for the post of Indian President.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Melissa McCarthy bad at remembering dates
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Actress Melissa McCarthy, who is married to actor Ben Falcone, says she is bad at remembering dates and years -- even if it is to do with her marriage.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aadhaar not mandatory for social schemes: SC
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear that the unique identification number - Aadhaar - can't be made mandatory for availing benefits under social welfare schemes.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Impressed with Kritika's dedication to work: Chandan Anand
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor Chandan Anand, who plays Kroor Singh in fantasy fiction show "Prem ya Paheli Chandrakanta", says he is impressed with co-star Kritika Kamra's dedication to her work.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Indu Sarkar' in post-production, Bhandarkar reveals first look
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who on Monday revealed the first look of his new film "Indu Sarkar", says the project is currently in post-production.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Fourth Test: India vs Australia third day's scoreboard
Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard at the end of play on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Monday:
2017-03-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Jharkhand house panel recommends salary-hike for MLAs
Ranchi, March 27 (IANS) Jharkhand legislators may get a hike in salary and other facilities if the recommendation of an assembly committee is accepted by the government.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
18 die in Manipur road accidents
Imphal, March 27 (IANS) At least 18 persons were killed in two separate road accidents in Manipur on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel-Gaza border crossing opened partially
Gaza, March 27 (IANS) The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on Monday partially opened the only passageway between the Gaza Strip and Israel following a shut down over the assassination of one of the group's senior commanders.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Defence/Security
Bovine inspiration to our ancestors' diets: Study
New York, March 27 (IANS) Side-to-side movement of the teeth and jaw bones of mammals, especially cows, helped our earliest ancestors to grind food with their molars and eat a more diversified diet, researchers have found.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
JMM opposes Modi's visit before by-poll
Ranchi, March 27 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Monday wrote to the Election Commission opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jharkhand just before the Littipara assembly by-poll on April 9.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
India 87 runs short of Test series-win against Australia
Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) India scored 19/0 and needed another 87 runs to win the final Test and the four-match series against Australia at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here on Monday, the third day of the ongoing encounter.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Thomas Chandy set to join Kerala cabinet
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Thomas Chandy,69, is all set to become a minister in Kerala, following the resignation of his party colleague A.K. Saseendran.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
150 dinosaur tracks discovered in Australia
Brisbane, March 27 (IANS) A team of palaeontologists has identified 150 tracks from 21 dinosaur species in Australia, the University of Queensland announced on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
EU demands release of Russian anti-corruption protestors
Brussels, March 27 (IANS) The European Union's diplomatic service on Monday demanded the release of demonstrators who were arrested during an anti-corruption protest in Russia.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Defence/Security
No ministers involved in any private business: BJP
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) None of the ministers in the Narendra Modi government are engaged in any private business, and all are "committed" to government work, parliament was told on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India need 106 runs to win Test series against Australia
Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) India bowled out Australia for 137 in their second innings to set a 106-run target for clinching the final cricket Test match -- and the four-match series -- here on Monday, the third day of their ongoing encounter.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Delhi's AAP MLA resigns, joins BJP ahead of civic polls
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) AAP legislator Ved Prakash resigned from the party as well as assembly membership and joined the BJP on Monday, ahead of the April 23 elections to the three municipal corporations here.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China nominates Tai Chi for Unesco list
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) China has nominated Tai Chi, a form of ancient Chinese martial art, for inclusion in the Unesco List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, a media report said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
LEDs to cut CO2 by 80 mn tonnes a year, save Rs 40,000 cr power
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The government's promotion of light emitting diodes (LED) will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80 million tonnes per annum and save around Rs 40,000 crore in power bills annually, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
GJF in dialogue with government for solution in GST regime
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The All India Gem and Jewellery Trade Federation, which has proposed a 1.25 per cent tax rate on gems and jewellery products under the GST regime, is in dialogue with the government to resolve its concerns.
2017-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
New board for indirect taxes to become operational from June 1
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), which will replace the current CBEC, will become operational from June 1 in preparation for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, an official source said.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Teenage girl strangulated by lover
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) A teenage girl was allegedly strangulated to death by her lover in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Entertainment TV exposure leads to rise of populist politicians
London, March 27 (IANS) Is your child addicted to entertainment television? Beware, he or she is more likely to become socio-politically challenged as an adult, leading to voting for populist politicians like Donald Trump, researchers say.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Kolkata church hosts heritage walk for hearing-impaired
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Sunshine on their shoulders, 30 bright young minds, notwithstanding their hearing-impairment, ambled up to the late 18th-century St. John's Church here on Monday, soaking in the history of the structure through sign-language in a unique heritage walk.
2017-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Kochi serious concern as host ahead of U-17 World Cup, says Yarza
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The international football governing body FIFA on Monday admitted that the pollution problem in Delhi and Kochi's unpreparedness in terms of renovation work were cause for worry ahead of the U-17 football World Cup which is less than 200 days away.
2017-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Don't have qualms about playing chocolate boy: Himansh Kohli
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor Himansh Kohli, who featured in Divya Khosla Kumar's "Yaariyan", says he is keen to play lead roles and doesn't have any qualms about playing a chocolate boy on screen.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Be smart, holiday in Indian currency-rich places
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As India gears up for its new financial year, people can get deeply engrossed with financial planning, leaving little thought for the holiday season. But ensure making smart international travel plans, and opt for locations like Costa Rica and Zimbabwe where Indian currency holds a strong value.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Hindi film industry accepted me with open arms: Diljit Dosanjh
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh, a popular name from the Punjabi film industry, has penned an open letter after the success of his latest release "Phillauri" to thank the Hindi film industry for accepting him with open arms.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook removing blasphemous material, Pakistan court told
Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) Facebook is heeding to Pakistan's request over blasphemous content from the social networking site and almost 85 per cent of such material has been taken down, an official said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Technology,Business/Economy
French Neo-Nazi group goes on trial
Paris, March 27 (IANS) Eighteen right-wing activists were on Monday to stand trial in France over a series of offences by a neo-Nazi gang known as the White Wolves Klan, a media report said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian-Americans protest CNN documentary over 'Aghoris'
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A large contingent of Indian-Americans gathered outside the CNN office in Chicago after the channel aired a documentary that "tarnished" Hinduism, the media reported.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Media,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Zyxel launches indoor night vision camera
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Networking company Zyxel Communications on Monday launched Aurora, an indoor night vision camera that enables users to monitor their homes live in full HD and colour with real-time mobile notifications.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Biopics are here to stay, feels Rahul Bose
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Rahul Bose, whose next directorial "Poorna" is about the youngest girl in the world to scale Mount Everest, says biopics -- especially on inspirational sports icons -- will continue to be made.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian equities subdued on negative global cues
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure witnessed in metal, automobile, and healthcare stocks subdued the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Siddhartha Upadhyay appointed SAI governing body member
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Society for Transformation, Inclusion and Recognition through Sports (STAIRS) founder and Secretary General Siddhartha Upadhyay was on Monday appointed member of the governing body of the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kolkata to host U-17 World Cup final; semis in Guwahati, Navi Mumbai
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The international football governing body FIFA announced on Monday that the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata will host the final of the U-17 World Cup on October 28 while the two semi-finals will be held in Guwahati and Navi Mumbai.
2017-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Over 50% Turkish voters against constitutional reform: Poll
Ankara, March 27 (IANS) Over 50 per cent of Turkish voters are against the upcoming referendum that could hand wide-ranging executive powers to the President, a poll published on Monday revealed.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'No liquor vends on highways will decrease accidents'
Panaji, March 27 (IANS) The Goa Police on Monday said the Supreme Court ban on liquor vends on state and national highways will help cut down on drunken driving and consequently road accidents in the coastal state.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
GoT creators were embarrassed by melting ice stunt
London, March 27 (IANS) Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who stars as Jaime Lannister in the "Game of Thrones", says showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss thought that the season seven release date-reveal was embarrassing.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kabul's American University reopens after 7 months
Kabul, March 27 (IANS) The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul reopened on Monday, seven months after a terror attack at the centre killed 17 people.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Education
Australian mission expresses regret over attack on Indian
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Australian High Commission here on Monday expressed regret over an attack on an Indian national in the state of Tasmania this weekend.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Hug your baby for the lil one's good health
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Celebrity mother Mira Rajput would rather stay at home than be away from her baby, and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan took no time in getting back to the groove after her son was born. Mothers have different ways of bringing up a baby, but they shouldn't forget to hug their bundle of joy, say experts.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ola's connected car platform 'Ola Play' launched in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Ride-hailing platform Ola on Monday launched "Ola Play", its connected car platform for ride-sharing, in Hyderabad.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kolkata to host U-17 World Cup final; semifinals in Guwahati, Navi Mumbai
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The international football governing body FIFA announced on Monday that the Salt Lake Stadium here will host the final of the U-17 World Cup on October 28 while the two semi-finals will take place in Guwahati and Navi Mumbai.
2017-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bhubaneswar to host hockey World League Final 2017, World Cup 2018
Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Bhubaneswar will host the mens hockey World League Final 2017 and World Cup 2018, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the government of Odisha confirmed on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified
New York, March 27 (IANS) Researchers have identified more than 100 genes that can help them understand correlations between these genes and human brain activity during memory processing.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Feeling Trump effect here, says Indian attacked in Australia
Melbourne, March 27 (IANS) An Indian man, who was assaulted by a group of teenagers at a restaurant in Australia's Hobart city, has said the racial mood is changing in the country and assaults, ethinc slurs are becoming more common.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
China-made wearable robot to enter market
Shanghai, March 27 (IANS) A China-made wearable robot, which can help disabled people walk, is expected to enter the market in one to two years, the developer has said.
2017-03-27
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Australia struggle on Third Day vs India (Tea Report)
Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) Australia were struggling at 92/5 at tea, taking a 60-run lead in the second innings, on the third day of the fourth cricket Test match against India here on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Hong Kong protest leaders to be prosecuted
Hong Kong, March 27 (IANS) Some of the main leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy protest were informed on Monday that they will be prosecuted for participating in the historic protests against the Chinese government.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
UP should give slaughterhouses time for regularisation: Owaisi
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) AIMIM President and Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said the Uttar Pradesh government should give time to illegal abattoirs for regularisation instead of just recklessly sealing them.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
26 companies want to collaborate with India Post Payments Bank
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Monday said 26 banking and non-banking companies have shown interest to collaborate with India Post Payments Bank.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Friends, family pay tribute to Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) A group of friends, family and fans paid tribute to mother-daughter actresses Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at a memorial service here.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New Zealand take seven run lead vs South Africa on Day three
Hamilton, March 27 (IANS) New Zealand scored 321/4 at stumps, taking a seven run lead in their first innings on the third day of the third cricket Test match against South Africa at Seldon Park here on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Justin Bieber, Zayn Malik planning collaboration
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Singers Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik are reportedly planning to collaborate for a new single.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sena wants flying ban on MP lifted
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Shiv Sena MPs on Monday said the ban imposed by all airlines on fellow member Ravindra Gaikwad should be lifted but the government said airlines had the right to refuse a passenger.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kourtney slammed for 'materialistic' images of her kids
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian has been criticised by her fans for sharing "materialistic" photographs of her children over social media.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
itel launches 4G VoLTE-enabled Wish A41 smartphone
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) itel Mobile, part of Chinese mobile manufacturer Transsion Holdings, on Monday strengthened its 4G portfolio and launched 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone Wish A41 for Rs 5,840.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump's son-in-law to head new innovation office
Washington, March 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has picked his son-in-law Jared Kushner to head a new innovation office which will overhaul federal bureaucracy and fulfil key campaign promises, a media report said.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jaitley introduces four GST bills in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill, 2017, along with three other GST bills in the Lok Sabha.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Lenovo announces new data centre business leadership
New York, March 27 (IANS) In a bid to accelerate its global data centre business growth, Chinese technology giant Lenovo on Monday appointed Kim Stevenson as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its new Data Centre Infrastructure (DCI) business segment.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Patnaik orders probe into defamatory posts on girl students
Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday ordered a Crime Branch probe into a Facebook post that showed pictures of over 100 girl students with derogatory remarks.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslim ban represents US' darkest era: Indian-American philanthropist (Lead. fixing email id in last para)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As a teenager when Fakhrul Islam, now Frank F. Islam, crossed the Atlantic in 1970 to realise his American dream, the "shining city upon a hill" opened all its doors for him, helping him become one of the most-celebrated Indian-American businessmen in the US.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Diaspora,Business/Economy
'Phillauri' mints Rs 15.25 crore in opening weekend
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma starrer romantic comedy film "Phillauri" has minted Rs 15.25 crore in its opening weekend at the Indian box office, the makers have said.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Absorb ad-hoc teachers as permanent faculty: DUTA tells VC
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) on Monday urged the university's Vice-Chancellor to initiate the process of granting permanent status to hundreds of ad-hoc and temporary teachers.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Sydney professor stopped from leaving China
Sydney, March 27 (IANS) The Australian government has intervened in the case of a Sydney professor who has been prevented from boarding a flight home from China, a media report said.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights
Australia braces for cyclone, evacuation on
Brisbane, March 27 (IANS) Thousands of residents in Australia's Queensland state were ordered to evacuate on Monday as a severe tropical cyclone approaches land, bringing with it powerful winds and heavy rain.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Don't lose heart if your baby is premature, says Karan Johar
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, whose surrogate children Roohi and Yash were born almost 10 weeks before full term, says those who have premature babies must not get discouraged. He says with right kind of care, they can be nurtured towards normal growth.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
No discrimination against females in BHU: Javadekar
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday denied female students were discriminated at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) after reports said they were denied Wi-Fi access and faced other curbs.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Panasonic launches its first AI-based smartphones in India
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Aiming to give users a simplified and an enhanced user experience, Panasonic India on Monday launched two new smartphones that are equipped with "Arbo" -- the company's in-house developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based virtual assistant.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kerala orders judicial probe into minister's episode
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) The Kerala government on Monday decided to order a judicial probe into the circumstances leading to the resignation of a second minister from the cabinet, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to reporters here.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Only illegal slaughter houses shut in UP: Minister
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Only illegal slaughter houses are being shut in Uttar Pradesh and there cannot be a difference of opinion that they should be shut, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Perry, Phillippe 'flirt' during birthday party
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry and actor Ryan Phillippe were reportedly "flirting and giggling" at singer Elton Johns 70th birthday party.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pitt keen to fix bond with Jolie
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt reportedly wants to fix his relationship with actress Angelina Jolie for the sake of their six children.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jaitley introduces four GST bills in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced the Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017 and three other bills related to the Goods and Services Tax in the Lok Sabha.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Want to go worldwide with digital foray: Shilpa Shetty
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty says she is very excited about her digital foray as part of which she is promoting health and imparting cooking lessons. She says she wants to take the project forward worldwide.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Pakistani family pardons Indians for murder in UAE
Abu Dhabi, March 27 (IANS) The family of a Pakistani man, allegedly murdered by 10 Indians in Abu Dhabi in 2015, has pardoned the convicts facing death sentence.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Togo,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
RS stalled over discrimination against backward classes
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was on Monday disrupted and repeatedly adjourned, with opposition parties alleging that the central government was discriminating against backward classes.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WhatsApp's encryption helps terrorists communicate safely: UK
New York, March 27 (IANS) The British Home Secretary has targeted Facebook-owned WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption by saying that the feature offers terrorists a safe way to communicate before carrying attacks, the media reported.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I'm trying to have one more baby: Kim Kardashian
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West says she wants to have a third child with her husband and rapper Kanye West.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
A retrospective exhibition of Ebrahim Alkazi's theatre works
Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) An exhibition focused on the work of eminent Indian theatre exponent Ebrahim Alkazi takes a retrospective view of his journey over 50 years.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
President greets people on New Year
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday wished the people on the occasion of the New Year, according to an official statement.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
New Zealand, China to update free trade agreement
Wellington, March 27 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English on Monday said the country will start talks with China to update their free trade agreement (FTA) on April 25.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Video games may help combat depression
New York, March 27 (IANS) Feeling depressed? Beat the blues by playing video games, touted as viable and effective treatment for depression, researchers said. They help in brain training.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Peru hoping to rekindle World Cup hopes against Uruguay
Lima, March 27 (IANS) Striker Paolo Guerrero is hoping Peru's World Cup qualifier against Uruguay on Tuesday will revive the team's hopes of playing in football's showpiece tournament next year.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Spain's Arruabarrena advances at Miami Open
Miami, March 27 (IANS) Spain's Lara Arruabarrena defeated American tennis player Madison Keys 7-5, 7-5 to move into the fourth round of the Miami Open here.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Odisha's Sitaram Swain bags Rs 10 lakh cash prize, Scottish residency
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) At a star-studded evening here, meant to celebrate and reward extraordinary work by emerging artists, Odisha-based Sitaram Swain was awarded the sixth Glenfiddichs Emerging Artist of the Year 2017.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Rajasthan woman burnt alive for opposing tree felling
Jodhpur, March 27 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman has been burnt alive in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district because she opposed felling of trees on her farm, the police said.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Indian equities subdued on negative global cues
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Negative global cues subdued the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
86% of firms to upgrade to Windows 10 in 3-4 years
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Of 400 mobile technology firms in the US and four European countries surveyed, 86 per cent said they will upgrade their Windows PCs to Windows 10 within three to four years.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Muslim women stand with victims of Westminster attack
London, March 27 (IANS) A group of Muslim women stood on Westminster Bridge in a show of solidarity with victims of last week's terror attack outside the British Parliament that killed four people.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
12 killed in MP road accident
Jabalpur, March 27 (IANS) At least 12 persons were killed and 30 others injured when a truck veered off the road and fell into a gorge in Madhya Pradesh on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadal marks 1,000th match defeating Kohlschreiber in Miami Open
Miami, March 27 (IANS) Rafael Nadal, who has marked his 1,000th match since starting his ATP career, defeated German Philipp Kohlschreiber 0-6, 6-2 and 6-3 in the third round to advance in the Masters 1000 tournament here.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
India, S. Korea to discuss financial cooperation
Seoul, March 27 (IANS) Officials from New Delhi and Seoul will meet in New Delhi on Thursday to discuss ways to expand economic and financial cooperation, South Korean Finance Ministry said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kerala to probe minister's episode
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to probe the circumstances leading to the resignation of a second minister from the government.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Delhi AAP MLA joins BJP ahead of civic polls
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Legislator Ved Prakash of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) joined the BJP on Monday, dealing a blow to Delhi's ruling party ahead of the April 23 civic body polls.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arrest warrant sought for ousted South Korean President
Seoul, March 27 (IANS) South Korean prosecutors on Monday said they are seeking an arrest warrant for ousted President Park Geun-hye over a string of corruption allegations that led to her removal from office.
2017-03-27
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Pakistani intruder shot dead at Punjab border
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A Pakistani intruder was shot dead on Monday by security forces while trying to enter Indian Punjab through the Gurdaspur sector, an official said.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Australian pacer Tait quits international cricket
Melbourne, March 27 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait on Monday announced his retirement from international cricket due to a chronic elbow injury.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Farooq Abdullah says 'Tiger is back', but where are the stripes?
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) Farooq Abdullah has been an instant crowd-puller in the past. But the "Tiger is back" image he has been trying to generate has failed to ignite the magic he was once famous for.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
US condemns arrest of Russian anti-graft protesters
Washington/Moscow, March 27 (IANS) The US State Department has "strongly condemned" the detention of hundreds of protesters throughout Russia including the country's opposition leader, the media reported.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Want to coach at another World Cup, says Scolari
Rio de Janeiro, March 27 (IANS) Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed a desire to coach again at a football World Cup, but ruled out a return to Brazil's national team.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Terror attack in Bangladesh: BSF on high alert
Agartala, March 27 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has sounded a high alert all along the India-Bangladesh border in view of a terror attack in the neighbouring country, an officer said here on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
DiCaprio in Caribbean for Nina Agdal's birthday
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio to celebrate model and girlfriend Nina Agdals 25th birthday in the Caribbean region.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Irrfan Khan shoots in Georgia for 'Hindi Medium'
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan is shooting in Georgia for his upcoming film "Hindi Medium".
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA creates mixed reality space station to train astronauts
Washington, March 27 (IANS) NASA has partnered with real-time visualisation platform Epic Games' Unreal Engine to create a mixed reality International Space Station (ISS) that can provide an 'out of this world' environment for its astronauts and engineers, a media report said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Bangladesh raid enters fourth day, 8 dead
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) The Bangladesh Army on Monday continued for a fourth day a drive in Sylhet against militants holed up in an apartment building, the media reported. Eight persons have been killed so far.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Fancy words like spin-off don't pull in audiences: Neeraj Pandey
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) His forthcoming Bollywood production "Naam Shabana" has been promoted extensively as a "spin-off" of his engaging and gripping 2015 directorial "Baby". But filmmaker Neeraj Pandey firmly believes such "fancy words" don't translate to impressive footfalls if content lacks quality.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US reviewing airstrike that killed 200 Iraqis
Washington, March 27 (IANS) The US military has said that an airstrike in Iraq on March 17 corresponds to a site where 200 civilians died, but it is still assessing the validity of allegations of civilian casualties.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Apple wins iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus patent case in China
New York, March 27 (IANS) Apple has won a trial against a Chinese phone maker in Beijing as a court overturned a ruling against Apple Inc. over iPhone patents, a media report said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Germany keep perfect record, England down Lithuania in World Cup qualifiers
Paris, March 27 (IANS) Germany kept their perfect record with a 4-1 victory over Azerbaijan, while England eased past Lithuania 2-0 in the 2018 football World Cup qualifiers.
2017-03-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Karan lauds his lega, medical teams
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has thanked his legal and medical teams, saying they were his "spine and strength" and that his twins and he will be indebted to them forever.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Muslim ban represents US' darkest era: Indian-American philanthropist
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As a teenager when Fakhrul Islam, now Frank F. Islam, crossed the Atlantic in 1970 to realise his American dream, the "shining city upon a hill" opened all its doors for him, helping him become one of the most-celebrated Indian-American businessmen in the US.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diaspora
10 die in Manipur accident
Imphal, March 27 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed when a bus fell into a deep gorge in Senapati district of Manipur on Monday, police said.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aadhaar not mandatory for social schemes: SC
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said the unique identification number - Aadhaar card - cannot be made mandatory for availing benefits under social welfare schemes.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
India take 32-run lead vs Australia at lunch on Day Three
Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) India were bowled out for 332 at lunch, taking a crucial 32- run lead in their first innings on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Govt's big solar push could run into land hurdle
The Union cabinet decided last month to double India's solar power generation capacity, from 20 GW to 40 GW, by setting up 50 solar parks, which are solar projects with a capacity of 500 MW or more concentrated in one area. But this additional 20 GW would mean acquisition of at least 80,000 acres of land, thrice Jaipur's area, and possibly a problematic move in a land-starved country.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Cinema should not have the responsibility of changing society: Actor Richa Chadha
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Off screen, she is a vociferous campaigner against sexual abuse and gender discrimination. But when on screen, acclaimed performer Richa Chadha doesn't want the "burden" of imparting social messages, a responsibility she says belongs to political leaders.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Top Republican resigns after healthcare bill failure
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A top Texas Republican has resigned from the conservative House Freedom Caucus over its opposition to President Donald Trump's health care plan to replace Obamacare, the media reported.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Netherlands head coach Danny Blind fired
The Hague (Netherlands), March 27 (IANS) The Dutch football association, KNVB has fired head coach Danny Blind following a 0-2 defeat against Bulgaria in the World Cup qualifiers.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
White House 'Fence Jumper' jumps again
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A US woman under a court order to stay away from the White House area was arrested for the third time in a week after she scaled a fence at the nearby US Treasury, a media report said on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All conjecture on my next directorial venture untrue: KJo
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has debunked all rumours about his next directorial venture and said that all "conjectures" are untrue.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Armenia defeat Kazakhstan 2-0 in World Cup qualifier
Yerevan (Armenia), March 27 (IANS) Armenia defeated the 10-man Kazakhstan 2-0 at home in a 2018 football World Cup qualifier.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Armenia,Sports,Football
Philippines rescues 3 Malaysian kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf
Manila, March 27 (IANS) Philippine security forces have rescued three more Malaysian sailors kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf terror group, said Malaysian officials on Monday.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Shah Rukh has star charisma which I lack: Manoj Bajpayee
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee thinks Shah Rukh Khan possess a star charisma that he doesn't have.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tough to maintain balance between personal, professional life: Priyanka
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has been juggling work between the US and India, says it is easy to get lost in work, but she makes it a point to take out some time for her friends and family.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Football fan dies after falling from stand
Sao Paulo, March 27 (IANS) A football fan died after falling from the second tier of a grandstand during a match between Brazilian rivals Sao Paulo and Corinthians.
2017-03-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'Eat, Pray, Love' nature in Bekal, Madikeri (Lifestyle Feature)
Bekal (Kerala)/Madikeri (Karnataka), March 27 (IANS) Bottle up the deafening sound of honking cars in cities and throw it in the calm backwaters as you cross endless tall coconut trees in the untouched north Kerala town of Bekal. Wish to further surrender to nature? Drive down from the beach destination to the Madikeri hill station in Karnataka, and soak in the green of the low hills.
2017-03-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
A classic on meditation (Book Review)
Title: A Million Thoughts; Author: Om Swami; Publisher: Jaico; Pages: 334; Price: Rs 350.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Cloudy Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The national capital witnessed a cloudy morning on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 21.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average.
2017-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife