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'Mortal Engines': Action packed and engrossing drama (IANS Review, Rating: ****)
Film: "Mortal Engines"; Director: Christian Rivers; Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang,Frankie Adams, Colin Salmon, Caren Pistorius and Kee Chan; Rating: ****
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
India, China's coal consumption rise, global emissions may hit record high
Katowice (Poland), Dec 6 (IANS) Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will rise in 2018 with a new record from fossil fuels and industry for the second consecutive year, a leading scientific study released in this Polish city on Wednesday said, naming India and China among the top 10 emitters for the rise in coal consumption.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Poland,Environment/Wildlife
Comedian Bhadana most subscribed YouTuber from India
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) With 11.8 million subscribers, comedian Amit Bhadana has topped the list of top YouTube creators in 2018, the Google-owned video sharing platform said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology,Business/Economy
Stage set for polling in Telangana, 2.8 crore can vote
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Over 2.8 crore people are eligible to vote in Telangana which will elect a new Assembly on Friday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi girl kills self, blames 'tormentor' teacher
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Relentless humiliation and rebuke from her science teacher over the last few months forced a Class 7 student here to commit suicide by hanging herself, police said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Yemen peace talks set to begin in Sweden
Stockholm, Dec 6 (IANS) Peace talks between the Yemeni government delegation and Houthi rebels will begin on Thursday in Sweden aiming to end nearly four years of civil war in the Middle-Eastern country.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Sweden,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
EU extends aid to those affected by cyclone Gaja
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) on Thursday announced emergency assistance of 105,000 euros to the communities most affected by cyclone Gaja that hit Tamil Nadu in November.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways create history by converting diesel locomotive to electric traction
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Keeping with the Railways' mission of 100 per cent electrification and de-carbonisation, Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi, has converted a diesel locomotive to run on electric traction at almost twice the power, an official said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
DU refuses to share VC's attendance record, says it's 'personal'
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Delhi University has refused to share the attendance details of its administrative officials, including the Vice Chancellor, saying the information was not in "public interest" and would amount to "invasion of privacy".
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Afghan poll watchdog invalidates votes cast in Kabul constituency
Kabul, Dec 6 (IANS) Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has invalidated all votes cast during the October 20 parliamentary elections in Kabul constituency, officials said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Police blame wife, in-laws for lawyer's murder
Patna, Dec 6 (IANS) A day after a lawyer with the Patna High Court was shot dead by motorcycle-borne criminals here, police on Thursday said his wife and in-laws were behind the killing.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Uttarakhand HC refuses stay on 'Kedarnath' release
Dehradun, Dec 6 (IANS) The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of forthcoming Bollywood film "Kedarnath", starring debutante Sara Ali Khan along with Sushant Singh Rajput.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Indian novel 'Timirpanthi' to be adapted as a film
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Indian novel "Timirpanthi", whose English version is "Pilgrims in the Dark", is all set to turn into a feature film.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
1st Test: Poor batting leaves India struggling on opening day (Roundup)
Adelaide, Dec 6 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara fought his way to a gritty century even as familiar batting woes on foreign soil left India struggling at 250/9 on the opening day of the first cricket Test against Australia here on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Nation pays homage to Ambedkar
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Led by President Ram Nath Kovind, the nation on Thursday paid tribute to the architect of the Indian Constitution, Bharat Ratna Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar, on his 63rd death anniversary.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ryan Reynolds to produce horror story
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds will produce horror story "The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine".
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SpaceX with 6,000 pound of re-supply mission launched to ISS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying nearly 6,000 pound of research equipment, cargo and supplies has successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Upcoming auction to extend assistance to victims of terror
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) The Whos Who of Mumbai will gather at a Black Tie Charity Ball on December 15 for a live auction to extend assistance to victims of terror, natural disasters, members of the armed forces and other services who demonstrate bravery in their line of work.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sheridan Smith to take break from limelight
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Sheridan Smith will be taking a break from the spotlight to avoid another mental breakdown.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg to host 76th Golden Globe awards
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Actors Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg have been announced as hosts of the 2019 Golden Globes.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I've been in therapy for years: Jennifer Aniston
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston says she feels fortunate to have survived her level of fame without any "emotional scarring".
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US military planes crash off Japan, 6 missing
Tokyo, Dec 6 (IANS) Six members of the US Navy are missing after two military aircraft collided off the west coast of Japan, the US Armed Forces deployed in the Asian country reported on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India is incomplete without all communities, religions: Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said India is incomplete without all communities, religions, castes, creeds and gender and urged everyone to uphold the "secular fabric of India".
2018-12-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Shimla sees coldest night of season
Shimla, Dec 6 (IANS) The capital of Himachal Pradesh experienced the coldest night of the season so far at 3.8 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological department said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy security in Ayodhya on Babri demotion's 26th anniversary
Ayodhya, Dec 6 (IANS) Heavy security deployment has been made in this temple town in Uttar Pradesh on the 26th anniversary of the razing of the 16th century Babri Masjid by a Hindu mob.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
1st Test: Poor batting leave India struggling on opening day (Close)
Adelaide, Dec 6 (IANS) India were at 250/9 at stumps on day one of the opening Test match against Australia here on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Infosys opens innovation hub at Hartford in US
Bengaluru, Dec 6 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Thursday said it had opened a technology-cum-innovation hub at Hartford in Connecticut state in the US to work for its clients in the region.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Slain UP Police officer's family meets CM
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) The family of slain Uttar Pradesh Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed allegedly by cow vigilantes in Bulandshahr, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Thursday and was promised all help for his sons to pursue their education.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nokia unveils 8.1 with 'PureDisplay' screen technology
Dubai, Dec 6 (IANS) HMD Global that makes and sells Nokia phones has launched Nokia 8.1 in its value flagship smartphone line-up with "PureDisplay" screen technology at an event here.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Deer in Thar Desert fall prey to domestic dogs
Jaipur, Dec 6 (IANS) In Rajasthan's Thar desert, nearly 75 per cent of chinkaras (Indian gazelle) fall prey to domestic dogs, according to G.S. Bhardwaj, Chief Conservator of Forests and Field Director of the Sariska Tiger Reserve.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi girl kills self, names her teacher 'tormentor'
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Relentless humiliation and rebuke from her science teacher over the last couple of months forced a Class 7 student here to commit suicide by hanging herself, police said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Narcos: Mexico' renewed for season 2
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Drug trade drama "Narcos: Mexico" has been renewed for a second season by streaming site Netflix.
2018-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Having a kid opened my eyes to a whole new world: Lisa Haydon
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Actress-model Lisa Haydon, who became a mother in May 2017, says having a child opened her eyes to a whole new world and way of life. She also says that now is the time when women don't need to have career apprehensions with regard to starting a family.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
OnePlus planning to release first 5G smartphone in first half of 2019
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Joining the top players hoping to launch a 5G smartphone in 2019, Chinese handset maker OnePlus has said that its first such commercial device, which could release in the first of next year, would be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset.
2018-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Karnataka cabinet expansion on December 22: Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) The much-awaited cabinet expansion of the six-month-old JD-S-Congress coalition government in Karnataka will take place on December 22, said former Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Government may convene all-party meet on Dec 10
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The government is likely to convene an all-party meeting on December 10 to discuss the agenda for the winter session of Parliament beginning December 11, sources said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Palghar arms haul case: ATS chargesheet reveals role of Hindu groups in terror plot
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATSS) on Wednesday made shocking revelations of the alleged role of various Hindu organisations in the Palghar arms haul case of August this year and the subsequent unveiling of a terror plot targeting several cities and rationalists in the state.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Come on, kill me': Owaisi's retort to BJP leader
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) "Come on, kill me. I go around without security" is how AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday reacted to a challenge by a BJP leader to leave his security and fight with him for 15 minutes.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'K.G.F' has no clash with 'Zero,' Says Ritesh Sidhwani
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) 'K.G.F Chapter-1' is releasing in five languages and will hit the marquee on December 21. Shah Rukh Khan's 'Zero' is also scheduled for release the same day, but the makers of film are undeterred, says producer Ritesh Sidhwani.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
TN leaders greet Ramakrishnan for Sahitya Akademi Award
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday congratulated writer S. Ramakrishan for being chosen for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for 2018.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Barriers in Indian film industry are honing down, says Farhan Akhtar
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Film producer Farhan Akhtar, who is gearing up for the release of 'K.G.F: Chapter 1', as a presenter, has said that barriers in Indian films are honing down every day.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Try a press conference, it's fun: Rahul to Modi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked him to hold a press conference.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Base year for GDP calculation revised 5-6 times since independence: FM
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) There has been a revision of the base year for calculating GDP for 5-6 times in the country since independence, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday in the backdrop of the controversy surrounding the back-series data.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Yogi's Telangana campaign shows his callousness: Owaisi
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath showed his callousness by campaigning in Telangana instead of consoling the family of the police officer shot dead by 'gau-rakshaks' in his state.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Doctor claims world's first in-human telerobotic coronary surgery in Ahmedabad (Lead with corrections)
Gandhinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Dr Tejas Patel, an internationally renowned cardiologist, performed the world's first cardiovascular stent surgery in a female patient, operating from a remote area, claiming to make history in cardiovascular surgery in the world.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech,Technology
Doctor claims world's first in-human telerobotic coronary surgery in Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Dr Tejas Patel, an internationally renowned cardiologist, performed the world's first cardiovascular stent surgery in a female patient, operating from a remote area, claiming to make history in cardiovascular surgery in the world.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech,Technology
With SC nod, country gets witness protection scheme
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) To stall the criminal cases collapsing with witnesses turning hostile under duress, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put in place a long-awaited witness protection scheme for the safety of witnesses faced with threat to life and harassments to them or their families in criminal cases' trial.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Dreaded gangster held in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi Police has arrested a dreaded gangster involved in over 25 criminal cases in Delhi and adjoining states, an officer said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Start-up researcher dies in IISc lab blast
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A start-up research scholar died and three others were injured in a hydrogen cylinder blast at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on Wednesday, police said.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World leaders arrive to attend George H.W. Bush's funeral
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) World leaders and dignitaries were arriving in the US to pay their respects at the state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics

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