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Equity indices pare losses, trade flat; sentiments weak over low rupee
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices pared major losses made during the morning session to trade flat on Thursday afternoon.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kareena to be showstopper at Monisha Jaising's LFW finale
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan will take to the ramp at the finale of the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2018 edition as the showstopper in a creation by designer Monisha Jaising.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Apple car may become reality in 2023
Hong Kong, Aug 16 (IANS) As industry watchers think that Apple car is dead, the iPhone maker could launch it anytime between 2023 and 2025, a top Apple analyst with Hong Kong-based TF International Securities has claimed.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology,Business/Economy
New Alibaba Cloud initiative to push retail growth in Asia Pacific
Singapore, Aug 16 (IANS) In a bid to push retail growth in the Asia-Pacific region, Alibaba Cloud has launched a dedicated partner programme across Asean countries to drive new opportunities in the regional Cloud ecosystem.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Singapore,Technology,Business/Economy
It's hurtful: Vijay Deverakonda on 'Geetha Govindam' leak online
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Telugu film star Vijay Deverakonda, who has faced the reality of illegal piracy with his new film "Geetha Govindam" getting leaked online, says it plays havoc with the movie industry.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
MP waterfall accident: 45 rescued, 6 missing
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) After around 50 people were stranded at the Sultangarh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, police on Thursday said around 45 people have been rescued while six are still missing.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Cambodia's ruling CPP wins all seats in general elections
Phnom Penh, Aug 16 (IANS) The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) has won all 125 seats in the general elections, the poll body has said. The opposition was declared illegal and banned from participating in the July 29 exercise.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian tourists think Goa beaches unsafe at night, but foreigners differ
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) Domestic tourists find a walk on Goa's beaches unsafe at night, but foreign tourists do not share the same concern, a study has claimed.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I've made mistakes but not purposely: Rajpal Yadav (Lead, correcting Intro)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Rajpal Yadav, who was sentenced to six months in jail for failing to repay a loan of Rs 5 crore taken by his company to make a movie in April this year, says that he really felt bad whenever he visited the court with his wife and also admits that he has made mistakes in the past but unintentionally.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Manto comes to vivid life in Nandita Das' film trailer
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Lets not beat around the bush. 2018 is the year of biopics in Bollywood. Barely have we gotten out of the two back-to-back hockey sagas "Soorma" and "Gold", when its time to relinquish the sportive spirit for a spot of sunshine in the literary world.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Southwest monsoon remains dormant in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) The southwest monsoon remained subdued on Thursday in Himachal Pradesh with most of the areas not experiencing any rains for the past two days, the Met Office said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
I've made mistakes but not purposely: Rajpal Yadav
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Rajpal Yadav, who was sentenced to six months in jail for failing to repay a loan of Rs 5 crore taken by his company to make a movie in April this year, says that he really felt bad whenever he visited the court with his wife and also admits that he has made mistakes in the past but intentionally.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vajpayee critical, remains on life support
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee remained "critical and on life support" at the AIIMS here on Thursday, a hospital statement said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Facebook birthday fundraisers raise $300 mn in 1st year
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Facebook birthday fundraisers, a feature that allows users to raise funds for the causes they care about and donate it to nonprofit organisations, raked in more than $300 million in the first year, the company has said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Depreciating rupee will kill small businesses: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the devalued rupee will lead to increase of oil import bills and small businesses will be killed further post the demonetisation.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Apple faces antitrust action in Japan: Report
Tokyo, Aug 16 (IANS) Apple allegedly pressured Yahoo Japan to quash a game platform that offered competition to the App Store, prompting regulators in Japan to initiate an investigation, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Japan,Technology,Business/Economy
Simon Cowell to be feted with Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Reality TV show judge-producer Simon Cowell is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 22.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sunny Leone is 'okay' doing films in different languages
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone, who is all set to make her Tamil debut, says she is okay with starring in films in different languages.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Keri Russell to join Adam Driver in 'Burn This' on Broadway
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Award-winning actress Keri Russell is joining actor Adam Driver in the first Broadway revival of Lanford Wilsons "Burn This."
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arms, ammunition found near LoC in J&K
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) A huge cache of arms and ammunition was found on Thursday during a search operation by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, an official said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Terry Crews sued by ex-social media manager
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) A former friend of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews sued the actor, claiming he was not paid for work managing and promoting Crews' social media accounts.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India's first Humboldt Penguin born in Mumbai Zoo
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Nature lovers were thrilled as India's first Humboldt Penguin chick was hatched at the Mumbai Zoo, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officially announced here on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Trade deficit, global cues reduce rupee to record low; slight recovery
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) A wider trade deficit, along with outflow of foreign funds and global cues weakened the Indian rupee to a fresh record low during the morning session on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Akshay credits Balki with 'effective' road safety campaign
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has given full credit to filmmaker R. Balki for making the Road Safety Awareness Campaign "effective" in an "entertaining manner".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
John Abraham 'extremely disturbed' by Kerala floods
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor John Abraham says he is extremely disturbed by what is happening in Kerala, where heavy rains have led to flooding of several districts.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Army finds arms cache near LoC search operation
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Army personnel on Thursday discovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition during a massive search operation launched near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, defence sources said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
'Shooter' cancelled after three seasons
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Drama series "Shooter" has been cancelled on the USA Network.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rupee devalues to record low near 70.20
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Wider trade deficit, along with recent outflow of foreign funds, weakened the Indian rupee to a fresh record low during the early morning trade session on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) It was a warm morning in the national capital on Thursday with minimum temperature recorded at 27 degrees Celsius, season's average.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala flood toll touches 79, rains continue
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) With rains still pouring down heavily leading to flooding across Kerala, 12 fresh deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the toll to 79, since August 8. More rains were forecast till Saturday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Indian start-up SigTuple selected for Google Demo Day Asia final
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Bengaluru-based health technology start-up SigTuple has been selected among the top 10 finalists to participate in Google's Demo Day Asia, scheduled to take place in Shanghai in September.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Alexa, Cortana integration now available for public preview
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Taking on Apple Siri and Google Assistant, Microsoft has started rolling out public preview of an integration between its virtual assistant Cortana and Amazon Alexa.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Vajpayee continues to be 'critical', leaders visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition continues to be critical on Thursday as a bulletin is expected shortly from the AIIMS where he has been admitted for the last nine weeks.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Kerala flood toll touches 79, rains continue
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) With rains still pouring down heavilty leading to flooding of dams and rivers across Kerala, 12 fresh deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the toll to 79, since August 8.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Rupee devalues to record low beyond 70.20
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The rupee devalued further on Thursday falling to new record low beyond Rs 70.20 against the dollar.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
'Too slow' in preventing hate speech in Myanmar: Facebook
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) The ethnic violence in Myanmar is horrific and we have been "too slow" to prevent the spread of misinformation and hate speech on our platform, Facebook acknowledged on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key Indian equity market indices open in red
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Taking a cue from muted global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened lower.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US expands visa restrictions on Cambodia
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The US State Department has expanded its visa restrictions on Cambodia after the official results of the country's election on July 29 were confirmed.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Mass overdose at US park, one arrested
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 40 individuals had overdosed in a Connecticut park in US on a drug suspected of being laced with an opioid. A suspect has been taken into custody, police said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump ends critical ex-CIA chief's security access
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan, denying his critic any access to sensitive information, the White House has said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tool to predict building collapse, landslides 2 weeks in advance
Canberra, Aug 16 (IANS) Australian researchers on Thursday said they have developed a software tool to predict when a building will crack or its foundation will move, even when a dam could break or a mudslide occur.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vajpayee continues to be 'critical'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition continues to be critical on Thursday as a bulletin is expected shortly from the AIIMS where he has been admitted for the last nine weeks.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Yatra resumes, 548 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) The Amarnath Yatra resumed after remaining suspended for three days as a batch of 548 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
TV is now taking lot of risks: Swank
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Hilary Swank says risky content is being created for the small screen in the US.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia probe prosecutors maintain charges against Manafort
Alexandria, Virginia, Aug 16 (IANS) Lawyers working with the Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading the Russia probe, on Wednesday maintained the charges filed initially against Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for now-President Donald Trump, which could mean that he spends the rest of his life in prison if he is convicted on the 18 counts against him.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US not to lift tariffs on Turkey even Brunson released: WH
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The White House said on Wednesday that the US will not lift sanctions on Turkish steel and aluminum products even if detained American pastor Andrew Brunson is released.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Google takes new measures to increase transparency on political ads
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google took a new move Wednesday to increase transparency on political ads on its platform by releasing an online library of US political ads and a report on details of ad-expenditure ahead of the mid-term US elections in November this year.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
Kylie has stash of designer bags for daughter
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner is keeping her handbags for her daughter Stormi.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Oil prices decline on rising US stockpiles
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Oil prices went down on Wednesday as official data showed that U.S. crude inventories rose unexpectedly last week.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Abbas reaffirms rejection of US peace plan for Mideast
Ramallah, Aug 16 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reaffirmed on Wednesday that the Palestinians reject the new peace plan proposed by the United States, known as "Deal of the Century".
2018-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Cardi B's feet are 'shrinking'
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B thinks her feet have shrunk since she gave birth to her daughter Kulture four weeks ago.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Toll soars to 48 in Kabul education centre blast
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 48 students were killed and 67 others injured in a suicide bomb blast targeting a private educational centre in Dasht-e-Barchi locality of Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, the Public Health Ministry said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Education
Perrie Edwards's learning to love her freckles
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Singer Perrie Edwards says she has learned to "embrace" her freckles.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
22 students killed as boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan
Khartoum, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 22 students drowned on Wednesday morning when a boat sank on the Nile River in Sudan, state news agency SUNA reported.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Sudan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal to join BIMSTEC military exercise in India next month
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) Nepal will join the first ever military exercise of the countries in the BIMSTEC, or Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, to be hosted by India next month, a spokesman of the Nepali Army Headquarters said here on Wednesday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Go for Gold (Movie Review **** )
Gold: Starring, Akshay Kumar, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Mouni Roy, Vineet Kumar Singh; Directed by Reema Kagti: Rating: **** (4 and a half stars)
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
How about some 'Royal Rajasthani' dishes? (Foodie Trail - Kolkata)
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) It is time for some authentic Rajasthani food! Here is a food festival, "The Royal Kitchens of Rajasthan", celebrating the vibrant and regal Rajasthani culture to make you familiar with the dishes that the royalties savoured.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
9.26 cr saplings planted in UP on Independence Day
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh surpassed its own target of planting 9 crore saplings in a single day when by end of Wednesday, 9.26 crore saplings were planted, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Former India captain Wadekar passes away
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar passed away here on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 77.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Nehru's statue found painted saffron in Bengal, later restored
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) A statue of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in West Bengal's West Burdwan district was said to have been painted saffron on Wednesday but the original colour was restored later.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul rejigs Odisha state Congress body
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday reconstituted the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) including Vice Presidents, Treasurer, General Secretaries, Executive Committee members, Special Invitees, Secretaries, Disciplinary Committee, Election Committee and Campaign Committee.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress moves SC on duplicate votes: Party MP
Jaipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Congress MP Vivek Tankha on Wednesday said that the party had moved the Supreme Court to seek a probe into duplication of names of lakhs of voters on the voter lists in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala issues red alert, flood death toll rises to 67 (Third Lead)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) An incessant downpour battered Kerala again on Wednesday, resulting in 28 more deaths and more destruction and forcing authorities to issue a red alert across the southern state.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vajpayee 'critical', on life support system: AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition has worsened over the last 24 hours and is on life support system, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Farmers given Rs 76 cr in 15 years, says Chhattisgarh CM
Raipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday said farmers in the state have been provided a total of Rs 76 crore over the last 15 years.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Two killed in separate accidents in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) A cyclist was fatally run over by a truck and another person was killed in a collision between two motorcycles in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, police said.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World's top 10 to compete in WTA Wuhan Open
Wuhan, Aug 15 (IANS) All the top 10 singles players of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings will compete at the Wuhan Open, which runs from September 21 till 29, the organisers of the WTA Premier 5 event announced here on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Herrera eyes new Manchester United contract
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera says he wants to sign a new contact with the football club despite rumours of him leaving.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Millie, Khushi share lead in 11th leg of women's golf tour
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Millie Saroha got off to a fine start with one-over 73 that gave her a share of the lead with Khushi Khanijau in the first round of the 11th leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour here on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Zaha pens contract extension with Crystal Palace
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has signed a contract extension that is set to tie him to the football club until 2023, the English Premier League side announced on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Centre intervenes, eases tension between Kerala, TN over Mullaperiyar Dam
Thiruvananthapuram/Idukki, Aug 15 (IANS) Following timely intervention by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday, the mounting tension between Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the rising water level in Mullaperiyar Dam and its outflow has been resolved, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mayawati trashes PM's I-Day speech as 'uninspiring'
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday termed the Independence Day speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi as "lacklustre and uninspiring" that failed to instil enthusiasm among the people of the country.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Protests, arson as two seers found murdered in UP
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Two seers were found murdered and another seriously injured in a temple in Auraiyya district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, triggering protests, arson and tension in the area.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oyarzabal confident about Real Sociedad contract, mum on Athletic Bilbao
San Sebastian (Spain), Aug 15 (IANS) A day after signing a contract renewal until 2024 with Real Sociedad, left winger Mikel Oyarzabal said on Wednesday he was confident about continuing his football career with the club and declined to comment on Athletic Bilbao's interest in him.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
PM visits AIIMS to enquire about Vajpayee's health
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday visited the All India Institute of Medial Sciences (AIIMS) to enquire about the health condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Kumaraswamy hails Kannadigas' spirit for a united Karnataka
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said the JD-S-Congress coalition government was committed to the development of the entire state, asserting that he has allocated more funds for all the regions than previous governments had done.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Navy rescues over 80 people in flood-battered Kerala
Kochi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Navy on Wednesday rescued more than 80 persons as the flood situation worsened in Kerala again, leaving a fresh trail of death and destruction.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rain pounds Karnataka, flood alert in affected districts
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) With the coastal and other districts of Karnataka receiving heavy rain a flood alert has been sounded in the southern state, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Given up on 'achche din', people now await 'sachche din': Congress
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modis customary Independence Day speech, the Congress on Wednesday said all the Prime Minister said was "meaningless" for the common people who have given up on "achche din" (good days) promised by Modi in 2014 and are now waiting for "sachche din" (truthful days).
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asiad flame enters Jakarta, to be paraded in city
Jakarta, Aug 15 (IANS) The Asian Games flame arrived in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Wednesday with a torch relay run planned to circle around the city before being handed over to President Joko Widodo on Independence Day on August 17.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Two spells of downpour brings Taj city to halt
Agra, Aug 15 (IANS) Two spells of downpour lasting over four hours on Wednesday virtually paralysed the city as roads were cut off, and posh colonies and low-lying areas flooded. Tourists were stranded in the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort waiting for the rains to stop.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Honduran league's Olimpia adds Argentine defender Esteban Espindola
Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Aug 15 (IANS) Argentine defender Esteban Espindola has signed with Olimpia, the Tegucigalpa-based Honduran league club said.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Honduras,Sports,Football
Olympic swimming champ Sun Yang gears up for Asiad
Jakarta, Aug 15 (IANS) China's Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang says he is ready for his third Asian Games after he arrived here on Wednesday for his first training appearance.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Croatia goalkeeper Subasic retires from national team
Belgrade (Serbia), Aug 15 (IANS) Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic announced on Wednesday his retirement from the national team.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Football
Serena falls short against Kvitova in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Aug 15 (IANS) American great Serena Williams showed further signs of rediscovering her championship level, but came up short in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss to Petra Kvitova at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Indian woman skydives with Tricolour in Finland to celebrate I-Day
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Fulfilling a long-cherished dream, Indian adventurist Shital Rane-Mahajan on Wednesday dived from over 5,000 feet in Finland with a Tricolour to mark India's 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Sports,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Indian embassy in Nepal felicitates families of martyred personnel
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Nepal on Wednesday felicitated the families of the martyred personnel of the Indian armed forces on the 72nd Independence day, with Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri hoisting the national flag and reading out the message of President Ram Nath Kovind.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Indonesia raises Lombok island earthquake toll to 460
Jakarta, Aug 15 (IANS) Indonesian authorities on Wednesday raised the death toll in a devastating 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Lombok Island to 460, as search and rescue efforts continued.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi promises all help to Kerala CM
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narednra Modi on Wednesday spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on phone and took stock of the flood situation in the state, besides assuring him of providing "any assistance needed".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK police name suspect in Parliament crash
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car crashed outside the UK Houses of Parliament was named as Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, the media reported.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Santiago to host 2019 Copa Libertadores final
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Chilean capital Santiago has been chosen as the host city for next year's Copa Libertadores final, South American football's governing body CONMEBOL has said.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Democrats nominate first transgender candidate for governor
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Former energy executive Christine Hallquist has won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Vermont, moving a step closer to becoming the first ever transgender governor of a US state.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Don't destroy, weaken the system but transform it: CJI
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday said it was easy to criticise, attack and destroy a system but instead an endeavour should be made to transform and reform it by transcending personal ambitions or grievances.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian community celebrates Independence Day in Poland
Warsaw, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian community-based in the Polish capital celebrated the 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday with great patriotic fervour.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Poland,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Kerala issues red alert, flood death toll rises to 58
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) An incessant downpour battered Kerala again on Wednesday resulting in 19 more deaths and further destruction, forcing the authorities to issue a red alert across the southern state.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
25 killed in attack on Afghanistan education academy
Kabul, Aug 15 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed in a suicide bombing inside an education academy here on Wednesday, officials said.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Education
Don't destroy, weaken the system but transform it: CJI
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday said it was easy to criticise, attack and destroy a system but instead an endeavour should be made to transform and reform it by transcending personal ambitions or grievances.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Gold': The glitter is missing (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Gold"; Director: Reema Kagti; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Farhan Akhtar, Abdul Quadir Amin, Mouni Roy, Vinit Kumar Singh, Amit Sadh; Rating: **1/2
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PTI's Asad Qaiser sworn in as Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Qaiser was elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly or the lower house of the country's Parliament on Wednesday, beating PPP stalwart Khursheed Shah, who was fielded by an alliance of the opposition parties.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indian human space mission to create 15,000 jobs: ISRO chief
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) The plan to put an Indian into space, on its own, for the first time by 2022 will create as many as 15,000 jobs, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Babies in prams 60% more exposed to pollution
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Do you regularly take your baby out in strollers or prams? Beware, it can expose them up to 60 per cent more pollution, causing potential damage to cognitive abilities and brain development, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Arunachal CM stresses state's hydropower potential
Itanagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Recalling years of economic struggle post-statehood in 1987, with lingering memories of war with China in 1962, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday stressed the state's hydropower potential to transform it into a progressive state of the country.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Australian Senate appoints first Muslim woman member amid race row
Canberra, Aug 15 (IANS) The Australian Senate on Wednesday appointed its first female Muslim member, Mehreen Faruqi, even as the country was caught up in a bitter row over racism.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Religion
Brain's immune cells influence sexual behaviour development: Study
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Immune cells in the brain, that are usually ignored by neuroscientists, play a powerful role in influencing an animal's sexual behaviour towards male or female, according to a research.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Teenager, who climbed tower to hoist tricolour, dies in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) A teenager, who had climbed a mobile tower to hoist the national flag for Independence Day celebrations in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, fell from it and died, police said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabbage, broccoli could help prevent colon cancer: Study
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Eating green leafy vegetables such as kale, cabbage as well as broccoli could help maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, says a new study.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nagaland CM urges Centre to expedite Naga peace talks
Kohima, Aug 15 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday appealed to the Centre and Naga groups involved in the ongoing parleys to expedite the peace process and arrive at a political solution to the insurgency problem at the earliest.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Terrorism
Can't handle tricolour, let alone nation: Congress on Shah
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday took a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, saying those who cannot handle the national flag cannot be expected to handle the nation.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Left parties form human chains in Bengal to celebrate Independence Day
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Pledging to make every sacrifice in the struggle to protect the rights of the citizens, Left parties in West Bengal on Wednesday formed human chains across the state on the country's 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Badnore announces housing scheme for Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore on Wednesday flagged off a rally to generate awareness against drugs and announced a new housing scheme for Chandigarh.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Common Wifi can detect weapons, bombs in bags: Study
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) US engineers have developed a system that uses ordinary WiFi to easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags with nearly 100 per cent accuracy, demonstrating low-cost technology for security screening.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Technology
Aussie researchers test kangaroo tendons to help injured athletes
Sydney, Aug 15 (IANS) Tendons from Australia's iconic kangaroos are being tested for use in human knee, ankle and shoulder ligament replacement surgery, with some of the country's injury-prone athletes seen as the first few major beneficiaries of the novel treatment, according to the latest research.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Haryana to observe mourning over Tandon's demise
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday decided to observe a day's mourning throughout the state on August 16 as a mark of respect to Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, who died at Raipur a day earlier.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Heavy rain alert in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha for the next two days.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya's Kamworor eyes defence of New York Marathon
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) The prospect of running a personal best time is what drives Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor as he puts his title on the line at the New York Marathon on November 4.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Tinder co-founders sue parent companies for $2 bn
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Dating app Tinder's co-founders and former employees are suing parent companies Match Group and IAC for $2 billion in damages for allegedly manipulating financial information in order to reduce the platform's valuation and taking away employees' stock options.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Tension brews between Kerala, TN on overflowing Mullaperiyar Dam
Idukki (Kerala) Aug 15 (IANS) The contentious Mullaperiyar Dam issue between Kerala and Tamil Nadu, which is now before the Supreme Court following heavy rains over the past week, is likely to trigger fresh tension between the two states.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maldives' presidential poll to go ahead as scheduled
Male, Aug 15 (IANS) The Maldives government on Wednesday said that the presidential election will go ahead as scheduled on September 23 and poll campaigning was progressing smoothly in a peaceful environment.
2018-08-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Chelsea loans defender Kenneth Omeruo to Leganes
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has signed a season-long loan deal with Leganes, the Premier League side announced on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Italy government demands resignations after bridge collapse kills 39
Rome, Aug 15 (IANS) The Italian government on Wednesday demanded the resignation of the heads of the company that manages the country's highways, after the death toll in Genoa city's bridge collapse rose to 39, with rescuers continuing their search for possible survivors.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Roma sign Sevilla midfielder Nzonzi
Rome, Aug 15 (IANS) AS Roma have strengthened their midfield ahead of the 2018-19 football season with the signing of France midfielder Steven Nzonzi from Sevilla, who will receive an initial transfer fee of 26.65 million euros ($30 million).
2018-08-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Neelima replaces Garima in 'Nimki Mukhiya'
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Bhojpuri actress Neelima Singh will now play actress Garima Singhs character -- Anaro Devi, in the TV show "Nimki Mukhiya".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian Army, China's PLA meet at Nathu La, Ladakh
New Delhi/Jammu, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and China's People Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held two special meetings of border personnel at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector and Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir to boost mutual trust and promote peace.
2018-08-15
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
16 Afghan security forces members killed in Taliban attack
Kabul, Aug 15 (IANS) At least 16 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed and another 19 reported missing after the Taliban attacked a police checkpost in the country's Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
4 per cent interim relief for Himachal employees, pensioners
Indora, Aug 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday announced four per cent interim relief to the employees and pensioners from July 1.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Bangladesh's 'National Mourning Day' observed in Agartala
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) The Bangladesh Assistant High Commission here on Wednesday observed the country's "National Mourning Day", to mark the 43rd death anniversary of the first Bangladesh President "Bangabandhu" Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Murder of seers sparks tension in UP town, two policemen suspended
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Killing of two Hindu seers in Auraiyya of Uttar Pradesh has triggered protests and tension in the district, and two policemen have been put under suspension for dereliction of duty, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
CM emphasises Nagaland's huge tourism potential
Kohima, Aug 15 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday said that the state held immense potential in the tourism sector, which will not only boost economic activity but also help create jobs for youths.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Abha Parmar part of 'Sui Dhaaga'
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Abha Parmar will share screen space with actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma in Yash Raj Films' upcoming movie "Sui Dhaaga - Made in India".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Milind Soman spreads message of fitness on I-Day
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor-fitness enthusiast Milind Soman says it is important to promote the message of exercising for every one's freedom to live in a healthy way.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Bayern's Mueller in danger of being omitted from Germany squad
Berlin, Aug 15 (IANS) Bayern Munich star forward Thomas Mueller could be a surprise omission when Germany's head coach Joachim Loew announces his squad for the upcoming internationals.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Satyameva Jayate': Fascinating message but lacks the superhero punch (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Satyameva Jayate"; Director: Milap Zaveri; Cast: John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Aisha Sharma and Amruta Khanvilkar; Rating: **1/2
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Nepal Foreign Minister calls for revitalizing Saarc
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Wednesday stressed on the need for revitalizing the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) to advance prosperity in the region.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Temper behaviour in South China Sea, Duterte tells China
Manila, Aug 15 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has urged China to temper its behaviour in the disputed areas of South China Sea.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
NPCI blames Cosmos Bank for malware attacks
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The National Payments Corp of India (NPCI) on Wednesday held the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd's "own IT environment" responsible for the unprecedented cyber loot which left the Pune-based bank poorer by Rs 94.42 crore.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stalin demands CBI probe into TANGEDCO coal imports
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into a Rs 6,000 crore scam in coal imports by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO).
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India, China resolved border disputes in large parts: Ram Madhav
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) The border talks between India and China are going well and both countries have resolved disputes in large parts of their contentious frontiers, BJP leader Ram Madhav said here on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nagaland CM calls for lasting peace to bolster state's economy
Kohima, Aug 15 (IANS) Thousands of people across Nagaland on Wednesday celebrated the nation's 72nd Independence Day amidst tight security, as Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio called for lasting peace to bolster the state's economy.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Punjab CM announces drives against drugs by involving students
Ludhiana, Aug 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced special drives against the drug menace in the state by involving students, besides launching the second phase of a loan waiver scheme for farmers.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ashutosh quits AAP, Kejriwal refuses to accept resignation
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Senior leader Ashutosh jolted the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday by quitting it citing personal reasons, but AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal refused to let him go.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Remain 'independent', cherish India envisaged by freedom fighters: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the people of the country and its institutions must strive to remain "independent" in the true sense of the word.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Soldier injured in infiltration bid on LoC
Jammu, Aug 15 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was injured on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district where an infiltration bid was foiled.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Lakhs of jobs created in Jharkhand: CM
Ranchi, Aug 15 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday said his government's development plans in the last three-and-a-half years have led to the creation of more than 31 lakh jobs, and that more than one lakh people have been given government jobs.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Coach Spalletti extends contract with Inter until 2021
Milan, Aug 15 (IANS) Inter Milan chief coach Luciano Spalletti has extended his contract for two more years to be in charge of the Italian football giants until June 2021.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
In retaliation, Turkey raises tariffs on US imports
Ankara, Aug 15 (IANS) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree to raise tariffs on certain US imports including cars, alcohol and tobacco, an official report said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Messi to miss Argentina friendlies: Reports
Buenos Aires, Aug 15 (IANS) Star forward Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia next month as he takes a break from international football, according to Argentine press reports.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Artificial placenta created in lab using 3D printing
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Using a high-resolution 3D printing process, Austrian researchers have succeeded in creating an artificial placental barrier on a chip, a development that can be used to investigate important aspects of nutrient transport from the mother to the foetus.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Those dividing nation on religious terms are not its well-wishers: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged people to love and respect fellow Indians for the nation's development, saying those dividing the country on religious grounds are not its well-wishers.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Education
Messenger for Kids now lets children add friends
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Facebook has added a new feature to its under-13 chat application Messenger Kids, which makes it easier for the children to add their friends on the platform.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Benfica, Dynamo Kiev, Ajax reach final round of Champions League qualifiers
Istanbul/ Moscow/Amsterdam, Aug 15 (IANS) Benfica, Dynamo Kiev and Ajax Amsterdam advanced to the final round of qualifiers for the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League, while Fenerbahce and Celtic were among the football clubs eliminated.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Festival to present Indian folk melodies with contemporary twist
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The 10th edition of Lok Sangeet Sammelan, with its theme of finding the contemporary in folk music, is all set to begin at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) here from Saturday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Indian Army, China's PLA meet at Nathu La
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and China's People Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held a special meeting of border personnel at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector to boost mutual trust and promote peace, the Defence Ministry said.
2018-08-15
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Forex reserves comfortable to counter rupee fall: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A day after the rupee fell to its record low, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that India holds sufficient foreign exchange reserves to mitigate any undue volatility in the foreign exchange market.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi projects himself as impatient agent of change ahead of 2019 (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Setting the stage for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday projected himself as an impatient agent of change, castigated the Congress-led UPA for its "governance failure" and promised housing, power, water, sanitation and healthcare for all in his mission to take the country to new heights.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Aayushman Bharat to benefit 6 crore people in UP: CM
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday that six crore people from the state will be linked to the 'Aayushman Bharat' medicare scheme of the country.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Strive to remain independent: Mamata on I-Day
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said people of the country and its institutions must strive to remain "independent" in the true sense of the word.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Israel reopens key Gaza crossing
Jerusalem, Aug 15 (IANS) Israel on Wednesday reopened the key Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza, which had remained closed to commercial imports and exports for over a month.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Israel,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Karunanidhi responsible for CMs unfurling tricolour
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Late DMK President M. Karunanidhi was responsible for state Chief Ministers unfurling the national flag on the occasion of Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pakistani, Chinese officials open art exhibition in Islamabad
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistani and Chinese officials have jointly inaugurated an art exhibition at the National Art Gallery in Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA).
2018-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Australian Senator urges drastic cut in student visas
Canberra, Aug 15 (IANS) Senator Fraser Anning has sought a drastic cut in the number of student visas in Australia, where India is the second largest source of international students after China.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
UAE congratulates India on I-Day
Abu Dhabi, Aug 15 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a message of congratulations on Wednesday to his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Togo,Politics,Diplomacy
Nacional beats Sol de America 1-0, qualifies for round 16
Montevideo (Uruguay), Aug 15 (IANS) Uruguayan football club Nacional has secured its place in the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana after defeating Paraguayan club Sol de America 1-0.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
17 suspected Bangladeshi pirates arrested in Sunderbans
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) As many as 17 suspected Bangladeshi pirates were arrested after a boat chase at Sunderbans in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday late night and the trawler was seized, police said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khattar rolls out Ayushman Bharat health scheme
Hisar, Aug 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced a slew of schemes, including the Ayushman Bharat-Haryana Health Protection Scheme, 24-hour power supply to 507 more villages and government jobs for dependents of martyrs.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Raje announces round-the-week milk plan for school students
Jaipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Announcing a series of welfare measures on the 72nd Independence Day, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday said September will be celebrated as nutrition month in Rajasthan.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Understand India' programme to be launched in China
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) India plans to launch an "Understanding India" programme in China to "demystify" the country and create a better understanding of it.
2018-08-15
Category: International, China,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
New app can extend your smartphone's battery life
Toronto, Aug 15 (IANS) Amid growing demand for good battery life, researchers, including an Indian-origin, have developed an app that reduces the energy consumption of smartphone devices without impacting performance.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Diaspora
Will continue relentless fight for state's rights: AP CM
Amaravati, Aug 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said his government will continue the relentless fight for the state's rights, especially the special category status promised by the Centre at the time of bifurcation of united Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Cincinnati Masters: Federer beats Gojowczyk, qualifies for round of 16
Cincinnati (USA), Aug 15 (IANS) Switzerland's Roger Federer defeated Peter Gojowczyk from Germany and qualified for the round of 16 of the Cincinnati Masters.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
All set to make Manipur corruption free: CM
Imphal, Aug 15 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Wednesday that his BJP-led coalition government was all set to make the state corruption free.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
How marital spats can affect your health
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Couples, please take note. Fighting with your spouse may deteriorate your health, a new study has found.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Modi reaches out to honest tax payer in I-Day address
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reached out to honest taxpayers saying it is their taxes that fund the government programmes for the poor and "these good deeds will earn them 'punya'".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Alcohol with energy drinks may worsen violence, risky behaviour
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Do you consume alcohol with energy drinks just to counteract its sedative nature? If so, it can exacerbate the negative effects of binge drinking such as increasing violence and risky behaviour, finds a study.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
NASA's Opportunity Rover still missing in Martian dust storm
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) NASA's Opportunity Rover, which has been roaming Mars for nearly 15 years, is missing for two months after getting caught in a massive dust storm, the media reported.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Microsoft 'Your Phone' Android app available to Windows 10 users
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Microsoft's "Your Phone" application, which provides a seamless experience between users' smartphones and their PCs, is now available for mainstream Windows 10 users, at least the 1803 "Spring Creators Update" built in the US, the media reported.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
KCR seeks fresh mandate for 'golden Telangana'
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Amid talk of early polls, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday appealed to people to continue their support in his pursuit to transform the state into a 'golden Telangana'.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala floods toll is 47, Cochin airport shut
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Unceasing heavy rains battered Kerala on Wednesday killing eight more people and taking the death toll to 47 since August 8, forcing Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to seek generous public contributions to battle the worst floods in nearly a century.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India in talks with Fiji for broader security support
Suva, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal said on Wednesday that the Indian government is holding talks with the Fiji Navy on the possibility of providing broader security support to the island country.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Fiji,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Modi says women officers to get permanent commission in defence forces
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said women officers in India's defence forces would now have the option to take up permanent commission through the Short Service Commission.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 37
Rome, Aug 15 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of a bridge in the Italian city of Genoa rose to 37 even as rescuers continue to search for possible survivors, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Infrastructure user charges: A salient point of discussion (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Correct pricing of infrastructure services is vital. Infrastructure assets, by their very nature, provide critical services ranging from roads to water. The "price" for access to the asset is an important factor for two fundamental reasons.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Mitron' is important and really close to my heart: Jackky Bhagnani
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Jackky Bhagnani, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film "Mitron", says that the film is important for him to create his credibility as an actor.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kejriwal refuses to accept Ashutosh's resignation
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday refused to accept senior leader Ashutosh's resignation from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australian Senator compares Muslims with 'poisonous jelly beans'
Sydney, Aug 15 (IANS) Australian Senator Fraser Anning on Wednesday compared Muslims with "poisonous jelly beans", following his "racist" maiden speech in the Senate seeking immigration restrictions based on race.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Liev Schreiber denies hitting photographer
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Liev Schreiber has denied allegations that he attacked a local photographer while he was shooting for his show "Ray Donovan" here.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't destroy, weaken the system but transform it: CJI
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday said that it was easy to criticise, attack and destroy a system but instead an endeavour should be made to transform and reform it.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Teenager eyes climbing tallest mountain in Antarctica
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Thirteen-year-old Aaryan Balaji -- one of the youngest mountaineers to hold many records including crossing three passes and scaling three peaks in Nepal last year -- is all set to scale Antarctica's tallest Mt. Vinson and Mt Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America, in December this year.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Defence/Security
Uttarakhand has taken tough stand against corruption: CM
Dehradun, Aug 15 (IANS) The BJP government in Uttarakhand has taken a tough stand against corruption to ensure a transformation in the state's culture, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Satyameva Jayate' hammers in its anti-corruption message (Movie Review)
Film: "Satyameva Jayate"; Director: Milap Milan Jhaveri; Starring: John Abraham, Manoj Bajpai, Manish Choudhary, Aisha Sharma; Rating: ****(4 stars)
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India taking its rightful place as leading global power: US
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Greeting India on its 72nd Independence Day, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Wednesday said a "fellow democracy and a friend" was taking its rightful place as a leading global power with its democratic values and inclusiveness.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Anthony Mackie might star in 'The Woman in the Window'
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to join Amy Adams and Julianne Moore in "The Woman in the Window".
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
How elephants are protected from cancer?
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Researchers have identified a "zombie" gene that protects elephants from cancer, a finding that may also pave way for a new treatment for humans.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Sara Ali Khan makes her Instagram debut
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Sara Ali Khan, who will soon make her acting debut in Bollywood, joined the photo-sharing website Instagram on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I don't choose to do fewer feature films: Aahana
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) "Lipstick Under My Burkha" actress Aahana Kumra, who also keeps herself busy by doing short films and TV and web series, says she doesn't choose to take up fewer feature films.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Patriotic fervour marks I-Day fete in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Patriotic fervour, gaiety and the spirit of freedom marked the 72nd Independence Day celebrations across Karnataka on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Mizoram one of highest growing state economies: CM
Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) Mizoram is one of the highest growing economies among the Indian states, along with Gujarat, Jharkhand and Tripura, that recorded above 8 per cent growth rate during the last four years, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said here on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
'Geetha Govindam': Deverakonda does delightful somersault from 'Arjun Reddy'
Film: "Geetha Govindam"; Language: Telugu; Director: Parasuram; Cast: Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna; Rating: ****(4 stars)
2018-08-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
India will put man in space for seven days: ISRO Chairman
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) For the first time, India's space agency is planning to put an Indian astronaut for seven days in space at a cost less than Rs 10,000 crore as part of its manned mission by 2022, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
DU students move court against nixing of admissions; principal alleges irregularities
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Sixteen students are fighting a legal battle to salvage their future after their admissions were cancelled following allegations of irregularities in admitting them under the sports quota to Delhi University's Daulat Ram College.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday appeared before an accountability court here as it resumed hearings of two remaining corruption references against him and his family.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mishandling Kashmir: Learning little from history (Comment)
Independent India and I are both septuagenarians, but since I am a trifle older, I take the liberty of indulging in some reminiscences on the nation's 71st birthday. My recollections are focused on Kashmir where I was born, in a town called Anantnag.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Defence/Security
We've brought northeast India closer to Delhi: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said efforts made by his government have brought the people of northeast India closer to Delhi and the region was witnessing multi-faceted development.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Celebrate Independence Day by helping flood-hit: Pinarayi
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday urged people to contribute generously in the wake of the state's worst flood disaster in 94 years even as he took the Independence Day salute here in pouring rain.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Feel lucky to be working with Salman Khan: Nora Fatehi
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi feels lucky to be working with superstar Salman Khan in "Bharat".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Torrential rains disrupt normal life in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Torrential rains measured at 35 cm lashed Karnataka's coastal and south interior districts, forcing suspension of train and bus services and disrupting normal life, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Making Tripura 'drug free' is main goal: CM
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday said that his government's main goal was to make the state "drug free" and ensure efficient and transparent governance.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
The Age of Awakening (Comment)
It took just over seven decades after the British left India, but recent growth trends make it clear that this year the latter will overtake its erstwhile coloniser to become the fifth-largest economy in the world.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Putin invites Kim for urgent summit: Report
Seoul, Aug 15 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a summit to discuss urgent issues, the media reported.
2018-08-15
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
NPCI blames Cosmos Bank for Malware attacks
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The National Payments Council of India (NPCI) on Wednesday blamed the Cosmos Bank's "own IT environment" for the unprecedented cyber loot which left the Pune-based bank poorer by Rs 94.42 crore.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Connecting constantly with your employees may crush creativity
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Do you constantly share ideas, knowledge and answers with your employees on email and various social media platforms? It may not be effective in solving problems and instead would crush their creativity, a new study has found.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Himachal on fast-track to inclusive growth: CM
Indora (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday said the state was on the fast-track to ensure inclusive growth.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Comedy my forte but love to explore my acting abilities: Maniesh Paul
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Maniesh Paul, who is currently seen as a host of singing reality show "Indian Idol" and will also be doing a short film "Black Briefcase", says that comedy has always been his forte, however he would love to explore his acting abilities like the way he did with his film "Banjar".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple building team to develop own health chips
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Apple is building a team and also working on a dedicated custom health chip that would help it process biometric data from its suite of devices, the company's recent job listings have revealed.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Maharashtra celebrates 72nd I-Day
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday led the state's 72nd Independence Day celebrations by hoisting the Tricolour at his official residence here and later at the state government headquarters.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sonowal reiterates commitment to make Assam corruption, terror free
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to making the state free of corruption, terrorism and illegal immigrants.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
'At Home' ceremonies cancelled in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) The Governors of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday cancelled the "At Home" ceremonies in the wake of the death of their Chhattisgarh counterpart Balramji Dass Tandon in Raipur a day earlier.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Telangana celebrates I-Day with two major schemes
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated in Telangana on Wednesday with the launch of two major schemes - free eye screening for all citizens and life insurance for farmers.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
GoT final season will be exciting, heartbreaking: Nathalie Emmanuel (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Nathalie Emmanuel feels the final season of "Game of Thrones" is worth waiting for as it will blow everyone's mind. The actress says it will bring closure to all the stories in an exciting, but heartbreaking way.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Aamir sends good wishes to Sanya Malhotra for 'Pataakha'
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan has wished his "Dangal" co-star Sanya Malhotra good luck for her upcoming movie "Pataakha".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
It's great time to be part of Bollywood, says Tanishaa Mukerji
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Tanishaa Mukerji is impressed with the roles being written for women, and says it is an exciting time to be part of the Indian film industry.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ethan Peck to star as Spock in 'Star Trek: Discovery'
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Ethan Peck has been roped in to play the iconic role of Spock in "Star Trek: Discovery".
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ISRO to send Indian into space by 2022
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) State-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will fly an Indian astronaut into space for the first time by 2022, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Poor will not remain helpless anymore: MP CM
Bhopal, Aug 15 (IANS) The poor and under-privileged will no longer remain helpless, said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister on Wednesday highlighting housing, electricity and other financial schemes during the Independence Day celebrations here.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
J&K Governor hopes Pakistan's new leadership will end terror agenda
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra said on Wednesday that he hoped that the new government in Pakistan will realize the futility of continuing the agenda of terrorism in the state.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Sharif celebrated I-Day with jail inmates
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif celebrated the nation's Independence Day in the Rawalpindi Central Jail on Tuesday with other inmates, the media reported on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Awareness against drugs at Punjab's I-Day celebrations
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore on Wednesday flagged off a rally to generate awareness against drugs and paid homage to the martyrs as he launched the Independence Day celebrations in the state here.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Build progressive, inclusive society for all: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday urged the people of the state to build a progressive and inclusive society for all.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Odisha launches government health scheme on I-Day
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a universal health scheme in the state that will benefit 70 lakh families.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Sports,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Ahead of 2019, Modi projects himself as impatient agent of change
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) In a virtual election speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday projected himself as an impatient agent of change against the backdrop of "docile and inefficient" governance during the Congress-led UPA rule and promised housing, power, water, sanitation and healthcare for all in his mission to take the country to new heights.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Honor Play: Gaming phone that doesn't burn hole in your pocket (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) We have seen Huawei's sub-brand Honor bringing out some dependable smartphones such as Honor View 10. And now, the company is betting big on its gaming phone Honor Play to make its mark in the sub-Rs 25,000 segment in India.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Tips for restarting your career after a long sabbatical
Sabbaticals are still viewed with scepticism and fear, though their purpose is to either take some time off to rest and relax or have a chance to step back from work and focus on personal enrichment and professional development. Whether the sabbatical is for a few weeks or a year, employees aim to return to work with more focus and energy.
2018-08-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy,IANS Life,Opinion/Commentary,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab CM announces special drives against drug menace
Ludhiana, Aug 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced special drives against the drug menace in the state and opening of more rehabilitation centres.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Honoured to be part of 'The President's Bodyguard': Big B
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is honoured to be a part of "The President's Bodyguard", a documentary on one of the oldest regiments of the Indian Army.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
US state sues Trump Tower over alleged water pollution
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The US state of Illinois has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Tower in Chicago, alleging that it was releasing millions of gallons of water into the Chicago River without assessing its impact on pollution.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Stop putting virginity on a pedestal: Karan Johar
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says one should not start a relationship with "ridiculous expectations".
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cochin Airport shut till Saturday
Kochi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Cochin International Airport was on Wednesday closed till Saturday afternoon after water released from the Idukki dam flooded the area.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Modi ignores security protocol to meet school children
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Ignoring security protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stepped out of his car to meet school children after delivering his Independence Day address to the nation from the Red Fort here.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Ashutosh quits AAP
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Senior leader Ashutosh on Wednesday quit the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), citing personal reasons.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'3-in-1' hypertension pill offers better success: Study
Canberra, Aug 15 (IANS) With over a billion people struggling to control their high blood pressure globally, an Australian study suggests a "three-in-one" pill for better results.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Twitter temporarily bans radio show host Alex Jones' account
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) After facing protests on its platform, Twitter has temporarily banned the account of US conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi showcases economic achievements in I-Day address
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday avoided major economic announcements in his last Independence Day address before the next Lok Sabha elections and instead highlighted his government's achievements, citing GST as the centrepiece and the commendations from multilateral agencies on the reform measures.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Tamil Nadu leads in attracting investments: Palaniswami
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday said the state leads in attracting industrial investments.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Impatient to take India to new heights: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the country was on a new trajectory of growth due to initiatives in the last four years of his government and asserted that he was impatient to take the country ahead of many others in the world.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bollywood celebrities swarm social media on I-Day
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) As the nation celebrates its 72nd Independence Day, Bollywood celebrities too shared their wishes to mark the occasion. From Amitabh Bachchan to Ranveer Singh, from Nimrat Kaur to Madhur Bhandarkar -- all took to social media to express their pride in being an Indian, and wished their friends and fans a Happy Independence Day on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa to announce employment policy soon: Parrikar
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) The Goa government will soon announce an employment policy aimed at ensuring job for every youth in the coastal state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
UP bans plastic, thermocol items
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday imposed a blanket ban on the manufacture, stocking, sale and transport of all plastic and thermocol items, an official said.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife
Every house in Bihar has power: Nitish
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Every house has been provided electricity in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Wednesday after hoisting the national flag to mark India's Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Pentagon spokeswoman under probe for retaliating against staff members
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Dana White, the Pentagon's chief spokeswoman, is currently under probe for allegedly retaliating against staff members who complained against her for asking them to do her personal work.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Karnataka CM unfurls tricolour in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday unfurled the tricolour here to mark the 72nd Independence Day celebrations.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Exhibition unveils events in Delhi during partition
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A four-day exhibition that unveils the events in Delhi during the partition in 1947 is open at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) here.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Modi's major healthcare scheme from Sep 25
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said a major healthcare initiative to give medical insurance cover to 50 crore Indians will roll out from September 25 -- the 102nd birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Deendayal Upadhyay.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Modi slams opposition on Triple Talaq Bill
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the Congress and other opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there were some people who did not allow the passage of the Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament during the just concluded monsoon session.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Sex crimes, rapes have to end: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Breaking his silence over the brutal cases of rapes in various parts of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the narrow mentality towards women has to end and justice must prevail.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heavy rains hit Kerala, Cochin airport shut
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Heavy rains again hit Kerala on Wednesday killing four more people and taking the death toll to 43 since August 8.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
300 priests accused of abusing thousands of children in US
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in the US state of Pennsylvania showed that over 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing thousands of children, according to a grand jury report.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmir problem can't be resolved with bullets: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Repeating the words used last year on Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Kashmirs problems can be resolved only by embracing its people, not with bullets or abuses.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi promises housing, power, water for all
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he wanted to provide quality life for all Indians, which includes housing, electricity, water and other amenities.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I have tried my best to essay role of Rani Laxmibai: Kangana
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut is honoured to tell the story of Rani Laxmibai through her forthcoming period drama "Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi", and calls it an iconic role.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
UP to free 72 poor prisoners on 72nd Independence Day
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the release of 72 prisoners from different jails to mark the country's 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We've brought northeast India closer to Delhi: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said efforts made by his government have brought the people of northeast India closer to Delhi.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mobile phone services suspended in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Authorities temporarily suspended mobile phone services in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Technology,Terrorism
3 killed in Pakistan I-Day celebrations
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) At least three people were killed and over 45 injured in different incidents of aerial firing and firework displays during Independence Day celebrations in Pakistan on Tuesday, the media reported on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
US not to intervene in Canada-Saudi Arabia row
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The US said that it will not intervene in the ongoing diplomatic row between Canada and Saudi Arabia.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Religion does not teach animosity: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday reminded people on the occasion of Independence Day that no religion teaches animosity.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
India on new trajectory after government's bold decisions: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his government had the courage to take "bold decisions", like MSP for farmers and GST, putting India on a new trajectory unlike the previous regime which he alleged suffered from indecisiveness.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi praises nation's 'daughters' for crossing 7 seas
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday praised a group of six women officers of the Navy for circumnavigating the globe, saying that the nation's daughters have crossed the seven seas and painted the world in tricolour.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India to send manned space mission by 2022: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a manned mission to space by 2022.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Modi pays tribute to freedom fighters, armed forces
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to freedom fighters and the armed forces for protecting the national flag.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Google celebrates I-Day with 'truck art' doodle
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Google on Wednesday celebrated India's 72nd Independence Day with a colourful truck art doodle, featuring images of some of the country's most iconic plants and animals.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
'The Lord of the Rings' cast reunites
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Stars of one of the popular Hollywood franchises "The Lord of the Rings" reunited, and made it memorable for the fans by filling social media platforms with their reunion pictures.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India now world's sixth largest economy: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India is celebrating its 72nd Independence Day amid positivity and confidence stemming from its robust economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kejriwal, Sisodia greet people on I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Wednesday greeted the people on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day of the country.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will host 'grand' Kumbh in 2019: Yogi
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is committed to host "a great and grand" Prayag Kumbh in 2019, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday, while greeting the people on the occasion of India's Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Modi unfurls national flag at Red Fort
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unfurled the national flag at the Red Fort here on the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cycle expedition to focus attention on polluted Yamuna
Agra, Aug 15 (IANS) Pramod Kumar Katara began his 'cycle yatra' early on Wednesday from the iconic Taj Mahal to India Gate in New Delhi to focus attention on the polluted Yamuna river.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Sports,Human Interest/Society
Modi greets nation on Independence Day
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people on the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Intel confirms three security flaws in its chips
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Top US chipmaker Intel Corp. on Tuesday confirmed that three more severe security flaws were found in some of its microprocessors that could pose potential risks of illegal data access from computer memory.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bryan Adams to bring 'The Ultimate Tour' to India in October
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will be coming to India in October for a multi-city tour, and says he is excited about performing in the "beautiful country" again.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
White House refuses to guarantee Trump didn't use N-word
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday that she could not "guarantee" that US President Donald Trump had never used the word "nigger" to refer to blacks, after the accusation of an African American former adviser who said that she has tapes proving that he said it.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Manafort trial enters final stretch
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The trial of Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, on Tuesday entered its final stretch after both the prosecution and the defence finished calling witnesses but without the defendant actually being called to testify.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Niyati got uncomfortable filming romantic scene
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Niyati Fatnani says she feels shy and awkward when it comes to shooting romantic scenes.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump urges toughness against terrorist guilty of London attack
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump urged that tough action be taken against the person responsible for the alleged terrorist attack on Tuesday morning in front of the UK Parliament in London.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism
Real guns used for '...Jack Ryan'
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Real guns loaded with blanks were used on the sets of "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan".
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US, S.Korea discuss Peninsula denuclearization
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US State Department said on Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with South Korea's Foreign Minister over phone to discuss the denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, and they vowed to keep close coordination on the issue.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
22 killed in bus crash in Ecuador
Quito, Aug 15 (IANS) Twenty-two people were killed and 18 others injured on Tuesday when a bus overturned on a mountain road near Quito, officials said.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I've always been health conscious: Sneha Wagh
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Sneha Wagh says she has always been health conscious and has picked up a new healthy habit.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Iran bans export of 5 commercial items
Tehran, Aug 15 (IANS) The Iranian Ministry of Industry banned the export of five types of commercial items, media reports said on Tuesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy
Over 300 priests accused of child sex abuse in US
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) More than 300 "predator priests" from six Catholic dioceses across US state of Pennsylvania have been accused of sexually abusing over 1,000 child victims, according to a new grand jury report released on Tuesday.
2018-08-15
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 killed in nursing home fire in Chile
Santiago, Aug 15 (IANS) At least 10 elderly women died early on Tuesday in a fire at a nursing home in the Chilean town of Chiguayante, officials said.
2018-08-15
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul to address academics on August 18
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) After meeting Muslim intellectuals and journalists, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will meet eminent academics as part of his outreach programme ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jet chief meets top aviation official amid airline's financial woes
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Financially-challenged Jet Airways on Tuesday said its Chairman Naresh Goyal met Civil Aviation Secretary R.N. Choubey to discuss matters concerning the sector and the airline.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
3 held for assaulting policemen, damaging barricades in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested here for assaulting policemen and damaging barricades during checking of vehicles ahead of the Independence Day, Delhi Police said on Tuesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tight security, extra vigil for I-Day celebrations in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Security has been stepped and vigil heightened in Bengaluru in view of celebration of the country's 72nd Independence Day, police said on Tuesday.
2018-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Evacuation of 5,000 persons begins as Kerala dams' level rises
Idukki (Kerala), Aug 14 (IANS) With increased water flow into the Idamalayar and Idukki dams in Kerala late Tuesday night due to incessant rains, authorities began to evacuate about 5,000 persons living in and around the two reservoirs, a police official said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi's interest led to record investment in rail infrastructure: Minister
Mau (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's special interest led to a record investment in basic rail infrastructure in the country in the last four years, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha claimed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India, Moldova review bilateral ties
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) With the East European nation of Moldova deciding to open an embassy in India next year, the two countries reviewed bilateral cooperation across various sectors during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Tudor Ullanovschi here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
EC asks CEOs of poll-bound states to ensure voter slip distribution
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday directed the Chief Electoral Officers (CEO) of the four poll-bound states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Rajasthan to streamline the distribution of photo voter slips by Booth Level Officers (BLOs) so that each voter gets them.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress to Modi: Why silent on lynchings, atrocities against Dalits?
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) On the eve of 72nd Independence Day, the Congress on Tuesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his silence on mob lynchings and rising atrocities against the Dalits and minorities.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HC seeks Centre's response on plea seeking hiring of women in IAF
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government to file response on a plea seeking recruitment of women as "Airmen" in the Indian Air Force (IAF).
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Special Cell takes over Umar Khalid attack case
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Delhi Police Special cell on Tuesday took over the case of attack on JNU scholar Umar Khalid by an unknown assailant here and scanned the CCTV footage, which shows a man running away from the place of crime, said a police official.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IDBI Bank's Q1 net loss widens to Rs 2,410 cr
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) State-run IDBI Bank's standalone net loss has widened to Rs 2,409.89 crore for the first quarter of 2018-19 on the back of a rise in the provision for non-performing assets (NPAs).
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Afforestation fund act to come into force next month: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act will be enforced from September 30 after framing of rules and consultations with the stakeholders, Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Israel discovers 19th-century soap factory in Jaffa
Jerusalem, Aug 14 (IANS) A soap factory dating back to the 19th century has been unearthed, along with large underground chambers, in the old city of Jaffa, said a report published on Tuesday by Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA).
2018-08-14
Category: International, Israel,Art/Culture/Books
Mamata slams BJP on 'One Nation, One Election' issue
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Slamming the BJP for supporting the 'One Nation, One Election' system, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday questioned its viability in case of political instability at the Centre in the future.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Alonso to retire at season end
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Formula One star Fernando Alonso has announced that he will retire from the sport at the end of this season.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Karnataka's move after studying Mahadayi Tribunal award: CM (Lead, Correcting para 9)
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka would study the final award of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal, which on Tuesday recommended 13.42 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) of the river water to the state before deciding on its next move, said an official statement here.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Make stand clear on firecrackers, curbing pollution: SC to Centre
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to make its stand clear on steps to curb pollution and about the ill-effects of firecrackers on public health, saying that there was a need to strike a balance between the right to health and the right to carry on a trade or profession.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
MP Governor Anandiben gets additional charge of Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday gave Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel additional charge of Chhattisgarh following the demise of Balramji Dass Tandon, according to an official release.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All-rounder Stokes added to England's squad for 3rd Test
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday decided to include star all-rounder Ben Stokes in England's squad for the third Test against India after he was found not guilty of affray.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons left out of draft NRC: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Upping the ante on her opposition to the draft NRC in Assam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that 38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons -- both Hindus and Muslims -- were left out of the list.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Army marks Independence Day with oral hygiene camp
Jammu, Aug 14 (IANS) On the eve of Independence Day, Indian Army's Tiger Division held an oral hygiene camp at the Tiger Asha School, Satwari Cantt, here, roping in nine doctors, who checked up 62 students in all.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Karnataka's move after studying Mahadayi Tribunal award: CM
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka would study the final award of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal, which on Tuesday recommended 13.42 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) of the river water to the state before deciding on its next move, said an official statement here.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Defence Minister greets jawans, remembers martyrs on I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday greeted the defence forces personnel and remembered the martyrs.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
This stretchable 3D smart bandage can help monitor heart signals
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Scientists have developed a stretchable 3D "smart bandage" that can help wirelessly monitor signals, from respiration, to eye movement, to heart and brain activity, as well as a robotic arm.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Fortis posts Q1 loss of over Rs 70 crore
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Hospital operator Fortis Healthcare Ltd on Tuesday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 70.74 crore for the quarter ended June 30.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Judge held for raping advocate in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The Hyderabad Police on Tuesday arrested a judge on the charge of raping a tribal woman advocate.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC posts for February hearing on 2006 law on illegal constructions
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted for hearing in February 2019 the pleas relating to the validity of the Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2006, and subsequent legislation protecting unauthorised construction in Delhi from sealing.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
UTI AMC appoints Imtaiyazur Rahman as Acting CEO
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) UTI AMC on Tuesday said that its Board has appointed Imtaiyazur Rahman as the company's Acting CEO.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Valencia to sign Villarreal winger Cheryshev on loan
Valencia, Aug 14 (IANS) Valencia CF on Tuesday reached an agreement to sign Russian winger Denis Cheryshev from fellow Spanish football club Villarreal on a season-long deal.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BIOD Energy to commission 100-tonne bio-diesel plant in Haryana
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Private firm BIOD Energy on Tuesday announced that it will commission a 100-tonne bio-diesel manufacturing facility in Bawal in Haryana.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
SC to hear PIL against siphoning off of SC/ST scholarships money
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear next week a plea against siphoning off of thousands of crores of scholarships money meant for Scheduled Castes and Tribes students in various states.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Yamuna again crosses danger mark in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Almost two weeks after the water level in the Yamuna here receded, the river again started swelling up on Tuesday and has breached the danger mark to touch 205.30 meters.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Dropout rate at upper primary level higher in boys in West Bengal: Unicef
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The dropout rate of boys at upper primary level is double that of girls in West Bengal, and the challenge is to find out the disparities, said country representative of Unicef Yasmin Ali Haque on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Rajasthan CM offers tributes to soldiers
Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) On the eve of Independence Day, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday participated in the state-sponsored 700-km-long human chain in Jaisalmer under 'Shahadat Ko Naman' programme.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Education
Bengal CID files chargesheet in Kolkata carcass meat case
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday produced a chargesheet against 12 accused persons in the carcass meat racket case, close to four months after their arrest, a senior CID officer said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Feel like baby again, says junior-most SC Judge K.M. Joseph
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Newly appointed Supreme Court Judge K.M. Joseph on Tuesday said that he "feels like a baby again" since he is the junior-most Judge of the apex court.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian, Pakistani doctors save infant's life
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A three-year-old baby Hadia Nesari from Afghanistan has been given a new lease of life by a team of Indian and Pakistani doctors here. The baby suffered from chronic liver disease.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Portuguese striker Andre Silva excited to join Sevilla
Seville, Aug 14 (IANS) Portugal striker Andre Silva said on Tuesday during his presentation as a new Sevilla footballer that he was excited to join the La Liga club.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Falling rupee: Congress demands PM's statement
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) As the Indian rupee fell to Rs 69.98 against the US dollar, Congress on Tuesday said 'Modinomics' has wreaked havoc for Indias economy and that a falling rupee is the symbol of the failures and economic mismanagement of the Modi government.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Defender Sidnei hopes to develop his skills at Real Betis
Seville, Aug 14 (IANS) Brazilian defender Sidnei Rechel da Silva, known commonly as Sidnei, on Tuesday said during his presentation as a new footballer of Real Betis that he hopes to improve his skills at the La Liga side.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rupee devalues to record low of 70 to a USD; recovers (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Geo-political pressures, along with outflows of foreign funds and high crude oil prices dragged the Indian rupee to its lowest ever intra-day level of over 70 against a US dollar on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Brazil's Ronaldo discharged from hospital after pneumonia treatment
Ibiza (Spain), Aug 14 (IANS) Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario de Lima was released on Tuesday from a hospital located in the Spanish island of Ibiza, four days after being admitted and diagnosed with pneumonia.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Twitter unveils 3 emojis for Asiad
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Tech giants Twitter on Tuesday unveiled three special emojis for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, starting on Sunday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports,Technology
Chelsea agree to loan midfielder Bakayoko to AC Milan
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Chelsea FC agreed on Tuesday to loan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan for one football season, with the Italian football club having an option to buy the young French international in the summer of 2019.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Q1 GDP to grow 7.1%, Re to remain under pressure in FY19: Study
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's GDP in the quarter-ended June is likely to record a 7.1 per cent growth on a year-on-year basis, a survey by industry body Ficci showed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NRC: Centre submits SOP to SC for claims, objections
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday submitted to the Supreme Court the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for deciding claims and objections of around 40 lakh people who have not been included in the final draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tribunal awards 13.42 tmcft Mahadayi water to Karnataka
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) The Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal on Tuesday awarded 13.42 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of the river water to Karnataka as against its demand for 36.66 tmcft, said an official statement.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Sea conquering navy women officers get gallantry awards
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The six Indian Navy women officers who circumnavigated the globe earlier this year were on Tuesday awarded Nao Sena medals - a gallantry award for courage and devotion to duty in the naval force.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
HC's show-cause notice to Telangana Speaker, others in contempt case
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to Telangana Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudana Chary and others in a contempt of court case filed by two Congress legislators.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons left out of draft NRC: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Upping the ante on her opposition to the draft NRC in Assam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that 38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons -- both Hindus and Muslims -- were left out of the list.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
India's YoY exports up 14% in July; trade deficit at $18 bn
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's exports during July rose by 14.32 per cent to $25.77 billion, from $22.54 billion during the corresponding month of last year, but with imports rising at more than double the pace, the trade deficit for the month widened to over $18 billion, official data showed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rahul's remark disrespectful to majority community: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his remark that he does not believe in any variety of Hindutva, saying it was "humiliation" of the majority community and disrespectful" to Hindu philosophy.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bankers face 'culpable homicide' charge over farmers' suicides, warns panel
Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Taking serious note of massive deficits in crop loan targets, a Maharashtra farm panel on Tuesday warned banks that if any farmer commits suicide, the concerned officer shall be charged with 'culpable homicide'.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
HC seeks Delhi Police, government response on illegal sex trade
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi Police and the state government on a plea seeking action against the illegal sex rackets in the national capital in the garb of massage parlours.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Boxers given warm send-off for Asiad
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The 10-member boxing squad along with its support staff were given a warm send-off by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
5 killed in Pakistan tribal court firing
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) At least five people were killed and three others injured on Tuesday in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district in firing at a Jirga - a tribal court - convened over a motorbike accident.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Litigants can now file cases in SC online through e-filing app
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday launched a number of applications including e-filing that will help litigants and lawyers file cases and submit documents online in the apex court, thus doing away with the need for physical presence.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Tvesa starts favourite in 11th leg of Hero WPG Tour
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Golfer Tvesa Malik, the current leader on the Hero women's Pro Tour, will have a great chance to extend her lead at the top at the 11th leg of the tournament that begins at the scenic Boulder Hills Golf and Country Club here on Wednesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Lower food prices cool India's July wholesale inflation to 5.09% (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Lower prices of food items and primary goods decelerated rise in India's annual inflation rate based on wholesale prices to 5.09 per cent in July from 5.77 per cent in June, official data showed on Tuesday, a day after retail inflation for July too softened to 4.17 per cent.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nepal looking to new industries to alleviate poverty: Oli
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Tuesday that his government is weighing setting up new industries to alleviate poverty, end under-development and generate employment.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Taliban offensive in Afghan's Ghazni kills 466
Kabul, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 466 people, including 40 civilians, have been killed in ongoing clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in Ghazni city, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Four teenaged kanwariyas among 9 held for vandalizing car in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A week after a car was vandalized allegedly by a group of kanwariyas, Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested nine kanwariyas, including four teenagers.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CEC virtually rules out LS polls with 11 Assemblies, BJP says no such move
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The BJP's push for "One Nation, One Poll" fuelled a major debate on Tuesday with the Election Commission appearing to rule out simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and 11 assemblies in the near future and the BJP dismissing such a possibility while the Congress said the BJP was planning to delay the elections fearing defeat.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Water has new molecular properties: Scientists
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) US scientists have predicted a fundamental asymmetry in the mechanism of water, which had previously gone unnoticed.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
New genes that may contribute to Alzheimer's understanding identified
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Researchers working on Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) have identified new genes that will further the understanding of the genetic risk factors that predispose people to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Khan Academy launches new programme to motivate students
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Khan Academy, an educational mobile app developer, on Tuesday launched LearnStorm India -- a free, six-week online learning challenge -- that will help students to master core academic subjects, motivate classrooms and build confidence.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Goa to raise statues of Maradona, Ronaldo
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Brass statues of football legends Diego Maradona and Cristiano Ronalado will be erected in the popular beach village of Candolim in North Goa to inspire youngsters to take up the game, Goa Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Sports
Centre proposes fixed-yield model to attract global airport operators
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In a bid to attract global airport operators, the government on Tuesday proposed shifting from the revenue-sharing to the fixed aeronautical yield model based on the number of passenger footfalls at greenfield airports.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
CS 'assault': Court seeks Delhi Police response on AAP plea
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday asked Delhi Police to file response on a plea by AAP legislators, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, seeking to restrain the force from leaking information in the case related to the alleged assault of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE busts 60,000 fake products worth $1.68 mn
Dubai, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday confiscated more than 60,000 fake products "with well-known brand names" in the emirate of Ajman.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMK leaders pledge support to Stalin (Roundup)
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Top DMK leaders on Tuesday asked their Working President M.K. Stalin to take over as the party President following M. Karunanidhi's death, dismissing any challenge from his brother M.K. Alagiri who revolted on Monday claiming that party cadres were with him.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Gogoi slams Modi for silence over rape case against Minister
Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his silence over the rape case against Union Minister Rajen Gohain.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mhadei verdict: BJP claims 'victory', Congress dubs ruling "unfortunate"
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) The Goa government on Tuesday claimed to have achieved a "major victory" after the Mhadei Inter-state Water Disputes Tribunal in its ruling on Tuesday, allotted 13.42 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) from the Mhadei river basin to Karnataka, as against 36.55 TMC demanded by the southern state.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Army officer whose unit was named for civilian deaths gets gallantry award
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Major Aditya Kumar, at the centre of a controversy following the death of three Kashmiri civilians in Army firing in January, and Rifleman Aurangzeb, gunned down by militants while he was on his way to celebrate Eid with his family, were on Tuesday named for the third highest peacetime gallantry award.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Don't be distracted by contentious issues: President to citizens
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Asserting that India was at the cusp of achieving many of its long-awaited goals, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said "contentious issues and extraneous debates" should not distract the people.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha restricts participation of children in I-Day parade
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday directed all districts not to allow participation of children during Independence Day parades with met department predicting heavy rainfall in several parts of the state in the next two days.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Education
Ajman ruler pardons 90 prisoners ahead of Eid
Ajman, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, the UAE's Supreme Council Member and Ruler of the Emirate of Ajman, has ordered the release of 90 prisoners days ahead of Eid ul-Adha.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Religion
Liverpool FC report forward Salah for driving while using mobile phone
Liverpool, Aug 14 (IANS) Liverpool FC's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah could face charges for using his mobile phone while driving, after his club passed a video of the incident to the police.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
22 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy
Rome, Aug 14 (IANS) A section of a highway bridge collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa during heavy rain on Tuesday, plummeting vehicles up to 90 metres to the ground and killing at least 22 people, officials said.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Virtual loot of Rs 94 crore from Pune bank via ATMs in 28 countries
Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) India's banking sector was rudely shaken up after an international gang of hackers siphoned off Rs 94.42 crore from the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd, through multiple ATM swipes in 28 countries worldwide, top officials said here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FC Goa sign Spanish left winger Palanca
Panjim, Aug 14 (IANS) FC Goa have strengthened their attack ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) football season with the signing of Spanish left winger Miguel Palanca on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,ISL
Wheel-chair bound Kashmiri receives NCPEDP award in Delhi
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Javed Ahmad Tak, a Kashmiri who received the award of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) on the eve of Independence Day in New Delhi on Tuesday, has proved how determination can convert adversity into an advantage.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
PM condoles death of Chhattisgarh Governor
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his condolences over the death of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, saying "the widely respected figure will always be remembered".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sri Lanka to ink agreement with China's Alibaba
Colombo, Aug 14 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) will ink an agreement with Alibaba's travel arm Fliggy to bring 1,000 travellers weekly to the country in order to expand its growing tourism sector, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Vienna tops EIU's Liveability list, Delhi top in South Asia
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Austrian capital of Vienna is ranked first in the Economist Intelligence Units' (EIU) latest Global Liveability Survey released on Tuesday which found 68 cities to have improved their rankings over the last year with declines in just nine cities.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Easing wholesale inflation firms up investor sentiment, lifts equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) After two consecutive days of decline in the Indian equity market, investor sentiments strengthened on Tuesday with the wholesale inflation easing in the month of July.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
President watches documentary on President's Bodyguard
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday watched a special screening of a documentary on one of the oldest regiments of the Indian Army, The President's Bodyguard, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Yamuna again crosses danger mark in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Almost two weeks after the water level in the Yamuna here receded, the river again started swelling up on Tuesday and has breached the danger mark to touch 205.15 meters.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies
Jammu, Aug 14 (IANS) A Mata Vaishno Devi temple pilgrim died on Tuesday apparently due to cardiac failure in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, police said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
India names new envoy to Russia
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India on Tuesday named D. Bala Venkatesh Varma, an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1988 batch, as its new Ambassador to Russia.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Edelweiss Tokio Life signs up Fincare Small Finance Bank as bancassurance partner
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Private life insurer Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance on Tuesday announced the inking of bancassurance partnership with Fincare Small Finance Bank.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
SpiceJet incurs Q1 standalone net loss of 38.06 cr
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday reported a standalone net loss of 38.06 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Singer Kavita Seth gets patriotic before I-Day
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) "Iktara" hitmaker Kavita Seth says everyone owes this independence to the valiant freedom fighters who laid down their lives to make the country free.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Redesigning' is new name for corruption, says Rahul
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Continuing his attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that they were resorting to corruption in the name of 'redesigning'.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
A message on elephant conservation through Gond mythological art
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Gond artists have only their cultural stories to fall back on, renowned Gond painter Venkat Raman Singh Shyam says while pointing to his artworks on nature and elephants at the Gaj Mahotsav at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) here.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi L-G greets people on Independence Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday greeted the people on the country's 72nd Independence Day that would be celebrated on August 15.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-Portugal defender Jorge Costa named Mumbai City coach
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Portugal central defender Jorge Costa was named head coach of Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City FC on Tuesday, signing a one-year contract.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
After 8 years, Australia set to resume adoption from India
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Australian government has decided to recommence the Adoption Programme with India, as per the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption, said the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora
BJP dismisses reports of simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha, 11 Assemblies
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday dismissed reports that the government was planning to hold simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and 11 state Assemblies early next year.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dissolve Lok Sabha to hold simultaneous polls with states, Congress tells Modi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said the Lok Sabha should be dissolved and Assembly elections advanced in some other states if simultaneous polls are to be held.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
File ATRs on abuse of children in shelter homes, SC tells Centre, states
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Centre and state governments to file action taken reports (ATRs) on the abuse of 1,575 children living in shelter homes across the country.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's YoY exports up 14% in July; imports rise 29%
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's exports during July rose by 14.32 per cent to $25.77 billion from $22.54 billion during the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian dies in Nepal while taking selfie
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) An Indian national, on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar, died in Nepal's Humla district on Tuesday after he was hit by an aircraft's rotor wing during an attempt to take a selfie.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Bengal government removes income ceiling for 'Kanyashree' scheme
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday lifted the ceiling on annual family income for the beneficiaries of her government's flagship women welfare scheme 'Kanyashree' that aims to ensure girls stay in school and delay their marriages till at least the age of 18.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Turkey to boycott US electronic goods over sanctions
Ankara, Aug 14 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned that his country would boycott electronic goods from the US, after Washington imposed punitive sanctions on Ankara over the latter's refusal to extradite a jailed American pastor.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rains hit hard Kerala yet again
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) For a second successive day, heavy rains lashed Kerala's Kozhikode, Malappuram and Wayanad districts on Tuesday, triggering fresh landslides and adding to the woes of a state battling the worst flooding in 94 years.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
SC to hear TN plea against NGT order on Tuticorin plant
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on August 17 the Tamil Nadu government's plea against an NGT order to permit mining major Vedanta to access the company's administrative office inside its Sterlite copper smelting plant at Tuticorin.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
BJD hijacking central schemes in Odisha: Javadekar
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha is appropriating all central schemes and presenting them as state schemes.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Rains subside in Himachal, road traffic restored
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) With rains subsiding in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, authorities managed to restore traffic on almost all major roads, including Chandigarh-Shimla, Chamba-Pathankot and Chandigarh-Manali National Highways, an official said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Akshay Kumar urges people to follow traffic rules
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has urged people to maintain road safety and follow traffic rules.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Hasan Minhaj had a blast working with Susanna Fogel
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Indian American Hasan Minhaj had fun working with director Susanna Fogel on "The Spy Who Dumped Me". He says she understands the nuances of comedy and that adds more value to the project.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rajasthan Congress leaders complain to CEC about bogus votes
Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) A delegation of Rajasthan Congress on Tuesday complained to the the Election Commission against what they called 40-45 lakh bogus votes on the electoral lists in the desert state.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian languages
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Amazon on Tuesday launched a new category of Alexa skills that would enable customers in India help Alexa learn Hindi and other Indian languages.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
SC to hear plea against AFSPA dilution on August 20
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on August 20 a plea by a group of serving Army officers against the dilution of AFSPA that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Labour pain relieving drug may cut need for epidural: Lancet
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Prescribing women a new drug called remifentanil to help manage their labour pain may halve the need for an epidural than the traditional pethidine, claims a study.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
JioPhone 2 debuts at Rs 2,999 on jio.com's flash sale on Thursday
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Reliance Jio's new phone "JioPhone 2" would be available for online purchase at a price of Rs 2,999 in a flash sale on jio.com on Thursday, August 16, sources said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian banks inadequately prepared for cyber attacks: Experts
New Delhi/Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Cyber security experts on Tuesday questioned the preparedness of the Indian banks in case of a massive security breach involving funds, stressing that state-of-the-art security systems are the need of the hour.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brazil's Ronaldo discharged from hospital after pneumonia treatment
Ibiza (Spain), Aug 14 (IANS) Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario de Lima was released on Tuesday from a hospital located in the Spanish island of Ibiza, four days after being admitted and diagnosed with pneumonia.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Takht' is a big one for me, says Bhumi
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar says Karan Johar's newly announced magnum opus "Takht" is a big project in her acting career.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Instant Family' to release earlier than scheduled
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Director Sean Anders' upcoming comedy film "Instant Family", which was scheduled to release on February 15, 2019, will now release on November 16 this year.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No hero without a wound, says injured Amala Paul
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Amala Paul, who suffered an injury while shooting for her upcoming film "Adho Andha Paravai Pola", is undergoing treatment with a positive frame of mind.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
PDP Youth President survives bid on life
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth President Waheed Parra survived an assassination attempt in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, party sources said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Railways' new time-table: 1 Antyodaya, 2 each of Tejas, Uday Express in next 12 months
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Tuesday in its new time-table announced that it is all set to introduce more of its niche trains such as Antyodaya Express, Uday Express and Tejas Express in the next 12 months.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Collaborative short film made in India, Pakistan
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) "Matched!", a digital short film collaboration between India and Pakistan, celebrates the Independence Day of both the nations.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Poll panel virtually rules out simultaneous elections
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In the midst of the BJP's push for "One Nation, One Poll", the Election Commission on Tuesday appeared to rule out simultaneous polls to assemblies and the Lok Sabha given the present logistics and constitutional provisions.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
European Supercup: Early chance to assess both Real and Atletico Madrid (Preview)
Tallin, Aug 14 (IANS) Champions League winners Real Madrid and Europa League champions Atletico Madrid go head to head for the European Supercup in the Estonian capital of Tallin here on Wednesday night.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Cycling can reduce your loneliness, boost mental health
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Feeling lonely? Riding your bicycles may not only improve your general and mental health, but also increase social interaction, says a study.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
11 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy
Rome, Aug 14 (IANS) A section of a highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa collapsed during heavy rain on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and injuring five, officials said.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
HC defers 2G money laundering case hearing to October 25
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday deferred hearing in the 2G spectrum money laundering case against former Telecom Minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others to October 25.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi Minister inspects shelter homes
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) After cases of sexual abuse at shelter homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were reported, Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Tuesday inspected shelter homes here to check the security provided to the women.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
942 Police Medals to be given on I-Day, CRPF tops
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) constable Sharief-ud-Din Ganaie and Head Constable Mohammad Tafail, who lost their lives in 2017 while fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir, have been posthumously selected for the President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) -- the highest police medal.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Three contract killers arrested in Bengal, arms seized
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal's Criminal Investigation Department arrested three contract killers from the state's Durgapur town, who had gathered to kidnap and murder a local businessman, and seized arms and ammunition from them, said police on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hackers siphon Rs 94 crore from Pune's Cosmos Bank via ATMs in 28 countries
Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) The banking sector was rattled again when hackers siphoned off a whopping Rs 94.42 crore from the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd - the second oldest and second biggest cooperative bank in India - to foreign and domestic bank accounts, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dia Mirza, Saiyami Kher dole out hair care secrets
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Stars Dia Mirza and Saiyami Kher say it is essential to have a proper haircare regime, which includes regular oiling and hair spa.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' tops Billboard 200 Chart
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Rapper Travis Scott's "Astroworld" has topped the Billboard 200 Chart.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
PDP Youth President survives bid on life
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party's Youth President survived a bid on his life by unidentified assailants, party sources said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
DMK leaders pledge support to Stalin
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Top DMK leaders on Tuesday made it clear that they and the party were solidly behind its Working President M.K. Stalin, whose father and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi died a week ago.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
WADA head Reedie not to seek re-election
Glasgow, Aug 14 (IANS) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Craig Reedie on Tuesday confirmed that he would leave his post in 2019 November.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Chahal insists on using the brain more in red-ball cricket
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Rising leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal says "using the brain more" is important while playing red-ball cricket as batsmen tend to attack the bowlers less in the longer format of the game.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
WADA made two suggestions to Russia on reinstating Rusada, says president
Glasgow, Aug 14 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sent two suggestions to Russia for reinstating the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) in mid-June, but no response has been received so far, WADA President Craig Reedie said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics,Other Sports
Leading musicians come together for Krishnarao Pandit festival
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) In an attempt to celebrate quality and excellence across art forms, Taj Mahal Tea has partnered with Khayal Trust to host the esteemed Krishna Rao Festival this year. The festival will echo performances by renowned classical singers including Neela Bhagwat, Manjusha Patil and Kedia Brothers.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Simi Garewal pays tribute to Shashi Kapoor at IFFM
Melbourne, Aug 14 (IANS) Veteran actress Simi Garewal gave a touching tribute to the late "perfect co-star" Shashi Kapoor, with whom she featured in "Siddhartha", which was screened for cinephiles here at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM).
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Car crashes into people near UK Parliament, man arrested
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed into a number of cyclists and pedestrians before hitting security barriers outside the UK Parliament on Tuesday, the police said.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India's tea production down 4% in June
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) India's estimated tea production fell by around 4 per cent to 142.7 million kg in June from 148.4 million kg produced in the year-ago month, data from the Tea Board India showed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Backstreet Boys to be presenters at VMAs
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Backstreet Boys is among the list of celebrities who will be presenters at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Google storing location data has strong potential for abuse: Experts
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A day after reports surfaced that certain Google apps track your whereabouts even when you turn off location data, experts on Tuesday expressed concerns about the practice, stressing that location and identity data can be used for both good and bad.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Riteish Deshmukh remembers father on death anniversary
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) On the death anniversary of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, his son and actor Riteish Deshmukh got nostalgic and penned an emotional post.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Powar appointed India women's cricket coach till World T20
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar was on Tuesday officially appointed head coach of the women's national team until the ICC World T20 scheduled for November 2018.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Only 12 breeding pairs of Australian rare bird left
Canberra, Aug 14 (IANS) The last 12 breeding pairs of the beach stone-curlew bird indigenous to the Australasia region are under threat from feral foxes in New South Wales (NSW).
2018-08-14
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Indian hockey teams leave for Asian Games
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) With their vision set on securing qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, confident Indian men and womens gockey teams on Tuesday left for the 18th Asian Games to be held in Jakarta.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Samsung Galaxy S10 won't be company's first 5G device
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) Putting rumours to rest, Samsung Electronics has confirmed its upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone will not be the company's first 5G device.
2018-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Congress, BJP in video war over Rafale deal
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The war of words between the Congress and the BJP over the Rafale deal does not seem to be ending. They have now entered a video war.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Flipkart shuts eBay India operations; to launch new site
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Leading e-tailer Flipkart on Tuesday shut its eBay India operations, three months after US retail giant Walmart bought a 77 per cent stake in it for $16 billion.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
942 Police Medals to be given on I-Day, CRPF tops
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) constable Sharief-ud-Din Ganaie and Head Constable Mohammad Tafail, who lost their lives in 2017 while fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir, have been posthumously selected for the President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) -- the highest Police Medal.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
I don't believe in soft or hardcore Hindutva: Rahul
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi made it clear on Tuesday that he was not wedded to Hindutva - "soft or hardcore".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Equity indices end in green as wholesale inflation eases
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Easing wholesale inflation lifted the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday with the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex rising over 200 points.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mala fide intention behind I-T reassessment notice: Sonia Gandhi tells HC
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that the Income Tax department had mala fide intention in sending the reassessment notice to the Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YI).
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian rupee has given no-confidence to Modi: Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) With the rupee plunging to its lowest-ever level of 70.08 against the US dollar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the national currency has given a "no-confidence to the Supreme leader".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New concession model for greenfield airports proposed
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In a bid to make the airport sector more attractive to investors, the government on Tuesday proposed shifting from the current revenue sharing model to a fixed aeronautical yield model based on the number of passengers for greenfield airports.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Northeast Frontier Railway tightens security ahead of I-Day
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has tightened security across the northeastern region and some parts of West Bengal and Bihar ahead of Independence Day, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
TDP chief's daughter-in-law attends Rahul's meeting with CEOs
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's daughter-in-law N. Brahmani was among the industrialists who attended a meeting of CEOs addressed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Uttar Pradesh's huge plantation drives: But where is the space?
Agra Aug 14 (IANS) Huge plantation drives ordered by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his predecessor Akhilesh Yadav have prompted green activists to remark that these are "paper trees to be found only in government files."
2018-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi government announces jobs for 7,000 graduates
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday announced over 7,000 jobs of field surveyors for graduates for collecting household data in Delhi with a remuneration of up to Rs 1,500 per day.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mansi to play Zebby's on-screen mother
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Mansi Salvi will play actor Zebby Singh's on-screen mother in the upcoming romantic comedy show "Papa by Chance".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Exploring the female body through K. G. Subramanyan's drawings
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) An exhibition of chronologically-arranged drawings of noted painter and muralist K. G. Subramanyan, displaying over 300 drawings and murals made by the late painter on the female form, opened here at the Art Heritage Gallery on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
As long as you aren't entering my bathroom, I'm okay: Alia on rumours
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, whose personal life is garnering a lot of interest in the midst of a buzz about her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor, says she does not react to rumours and won't as long as someone is not entering her bathroom.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man arrested for trying to hoist Tricolour in Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) A man was arrested on Tuesday while trying to hoist the national flag here in order to avoid a commotion, police said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China protests against signing of US defence act
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China on Tuesday expressed strong dissatisfaction with the US government as it passed and signed a new defence legislation that was seen as targeted at Beijing.
2018-08-14
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Textiles, agriculture, pharma, IT: Moldova beckons India (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The East European nation of Moldova is wooing Indian investors in the areas of textiles, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and IT among others as it is set to open an embassy in this country in 2019, 28 years after attaining independence following the dissolution of the USSR.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
I don't believe in soft Hindutva, says Rahul
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi made it clear on Tuesday that he was not wedded to Hindutva - "soft or hardcore".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
I have more freedom in films: Sobhita Dhulipala
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Sobhita Dhulipala, who paved her way into Bollywood with "Raman Raghav 2.0" and features in Telugu film "Goodachari" which is doing well at the box office, feels she has more freedom in the field of acting than in the world of modelling.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chhattisgarh Governor dead
Raipur, Aug 14 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon died here on Tuesday, Chief Minister Raman Singh said. He was 91.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
VR technology helps amputees feel prosthetics as part of body
London, Aug 14 (IANS) In a breakthrough approach that combined virtual reality and artificial tactile sensations, amputees felt as though their prosthetic hand was part of their own body.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Technology
MP court gives death sentence for sodomy-murder of minor
Bhopal, Aug 14 (IANS) A Madhya Pradesh court has awarded death sentence to a man for abducting, sodomising and murdering a 10-year-old boy in Datia district.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beyonce, Jay-Z dedicate concert to Aretha Franklin
Detroit, Aug 14 (IANS) Singers Beyonce and Jay-Z paid tribute to legendary singer Aretha Franklin who is medically critical.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rajinikanth politically immature: Jayakumar
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Tuesday said actor Rajinikanth did not know the state's political history and was politically immature after he converted a condolence meeting for DMK President M. Karunanidhi to launch himself as a full-time politician.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India defers levy of safeguard duty on solar cells
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian government will not insist on payment of safeguard duty on import of solar cells for the time being in deference to an interim order passed by the Orissa High Court, a Finance Ministry official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Firefighter dies in largest California wildfire
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) A firefighter died while fighting to contain the largest wildfire in California's history, authorities said.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Sterling K. Brown wonders about merit of Oscars' changes
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) "Black Panther" actor Sterling K. Brown is torn about the Academy Awards new popular film category.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Queer Eye' star Karamo Brown to launch line of bomber jackets
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) "Queer Eye" star Karamo Brown plans to bring his signature look to the masses by designing his own line of bomber jackets.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Zuber to play warrior in 'Vikram Aur Betaal'
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) "Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki" actor Zuber K. Khan will be seen playing the role of a warrior in the upcoming fantasy show "Vikram Aur Betaal".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jharkhand to cancel licence of 7 children's homes run by Missionaries of Charity
Ranchi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Jharkhand government will cancel the licence of seven children's homes run by Missionaries of Charity in Ranchi, said an official on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Prateik Babbar joins Nitesh Tiwari's next
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar is excited to join Shraddha Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput in Nitesh Tiwaris next yet-untitled project.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Governor in S. Korea acquitted of sexual assault
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) A former governor of a South Korean province and one-time presidential contender was acquitted of sexual assault by coercion in one of the high profile cases to emerge from the MeToo movement in the country.
2018-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I love talent shows: Rithvik Dhanjani
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Rithvik Dhanjani, who will soon host the show "India's Got Talent", says he loves talent shows.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tottenham to hold ceremony for club's World Cup footballers at Wembley
London, Aug 14 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) side Tottenham Hotspur will hold a special ceremony to welcome their footballers who played at the FIFA World Cup at the season's first home game at the Wembley Stadium this Saturday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sales Tax official arrested for taking bribe
Ranchi, Aug 14 (IANS) An anti-corruption team on Tuesday arrested a sales tax officer in Jharkhand's Palamu district while taking a bribe of Rs 7,000.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I never consciously try to be shocking, different: Kalki Koechlin
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) She made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap's "Dev.D" and went on to do some unconventional roles in films like "That Girl in Yellow Boots", "Margarita with a Straw" and "Waiting". National Award winning actress Kalki Koechlin says she never tries to be "shocking and different" and always expresses what she feels like -- just how instinctively she got her hair chopped recently.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Unwrap your desi style this Independence Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) While you showcase your love for the nation this Independence day, ensure that you keep your style quotient on point with uber-chic styles.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Liu Yifei makes first appearance as Mulan
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Disney has released the first look at Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei in costume as the title character in its much-anticipated live-action film "Mulan".
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Benicio Del Toro joins 'White Lies'
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Benicio Del Toro is set to star in Oliver Stones drama "White Lies".
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers
London, Aug 14 (IANS) With vaping becoming a style statement globally including in India, a small yet significant study has found that vaporisers may potentially disable key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation if used for long.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Odisha CM puts state on flood alert
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed all the district collectors to remain prepared for a possible flood situation as the Met Office has predicted heavy rains in the next two days.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Nora learns Spanish for 'Bharat'
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi has started taking basic Spanish lessons for her upcoming film "Bharat", starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala cancels Onam celebrations over floods
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) In view of the worst devastation in nearly a century suffered by Kerala due to rains and floods, the government on Tuesday cancelled this year's Onam celebrations, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Taliban militants overrun Afghan Army base, 17 soldiers killed
Maimana (Afghanistan), Aug 14 (IANS) At least 17 Afghan soldiers were killed after Taliban militants overran an Army base in the northern part of the country following a three-day intense fighting, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Isner, Schwartzman eliminated from Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati (US), Aug 14 (IANS) Ninth seed John Isner from the United States and 12th seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, both favourites to win the men's singles title at the 2018 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tennis tournament here, were eliminated in the first round.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
US state to carry out first execution using lethal injection
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Nebraska is scheduled to carry out its first execution in 21 years on Tuesday using lethal injection in the US state's history.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Azarenka beats Suarez at Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati (US), Aug 14 (IANS) Victoria Azarenka of Belarus eliminated Spain's Carla Suarez to advance to the second round of the women's singles category at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament, hoping to take the title again after five years.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Hong Kong independence talk held amid protests
Hong Kong, Aug 14 (IANS) A pro-independence activist delivered his highly anticipated speech here on Tuesday amid government pressure and protests by pro-China groups.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Government officer shot dead in Patna
Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) Unidentified assailants on Tuesday forced their way into a senior government officer's residence here and shot him dead, police said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madras HC orders CBI probe into Tuticorin police firing
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the police firing in Tuticorin in which 13 people were killed on May 22. The victims were taking part in a protest against the Sterlite copper smelter plant.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 killed in Pakistan court firing
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) At least five people were killed and three injured in a firing inside a tribal court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rupee hits record low against US dollar; recovers a bit
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Fears over a rise in global protectionist measures, along with a strong US economy, dragged the Indian rupee to a fresh intra-day low of over 70 against the US dollar on Tuesday before recovering by a fraction at Rs 69.98.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I pleaded for burial space at Marina: Stalin
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Opening up on the subject publicly for the first time, DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Tuesday said he had pleaded with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to allot space at the Marina beach to bury party President and his father M. Karunanidhi.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Hackers transfer Rs 94 crore from Pune's Cosmos Bank
Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Suspected hackers siphoned off Rs 94.42 crore from the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd -- the second oldest and second biggest cooperative bank in India -- to various foreign and domestic bank accounts, police said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vasco da Gama sack coach Jorginho
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Bayern Munich and Brazil international full-back Jorginho has been sacked as coach of Vasco da Gama after just 10 games in charge.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
S.Korea suspends operation of uninspected BMW vehicles
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) The South Korean government on Tuesday ordered suspension of the operation of uninspected BMW vehicles after dozens of cars caught fire this year.
2018-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy
Sao Paulo eyeing bid for Paraguay defender Moreira
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) Sao Paulo could make a bid to sign Paraguay international defender Jorge Moreira from River Plate, the Brazilian football club's coach has announced.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Al Qaeda seeking 'opportunistic attacks', but capability 'low' in India: UN
United Nations, Aug 14 (IANS) The Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) is looking to carry out opportunistic attacks, but has low operational capability in India, according to a UN report.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy

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