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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
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
Footwear to reinvent your little black dress for Christmas
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) With Christmas fast approaching, you'll be digging deep into your wardrobe for your trusted little black dress (LBD) to see you through. However make sure to jazz up this outfit with statement-making footwear that compliments your dress and your style.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
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
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
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
Facebook adds new updates in Messenger Lite
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Facebook's Messenger Lite has got richer with more features such as animated GIFs and most customization features that were available in the full-sized Messenger app.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Over 40% Indian firms to adopt Hybrid Cloud in next 2 years
Bengaluru, Dec 6 (IANS) Nearly 43 per cent of Indian enterprises will adopt Hybrid Cloud by 2020 -- from 13 per cent as of today -- and the country will lead the world in Hybrid Cloud usage and adoption over the next two years, a global report said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
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
Bollywood vanity van owners to go on strike over high state tax
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities are in for a different kind of makeover. The vanity van body -- All Camper Van Owners Association -- has decided to go in for an indefinite "non-cooperation movement" from December 10 against what its members called were "exorbitant taxes".
2018-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
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
Eros Now to invest $70 mn in original content
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Indian OTT service Eros Now will invest $70 million in original content and roll out 100 new Originals.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
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
Attivo Networks expands operations into India
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Deception technology company Attivo Networks has expanded its worldwide operations to support growing demand for the technology in India.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
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
Sensex down 300 points, rupee above 71
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Uncertainty over the outcome of Assembly elections and a weak rupee sent the Sensex plunging over 350 points during the afternoon session of the trade on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Xiaomi leads India wearables market in Q3 2018: IDC
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Riding on the success of its Mi Band 3 fitness tracker, Xiaomi has maintained its leadership in the country's wearables market with a 41 per cent market share in the third quarter of this year, the International Data Corp (IDC) said on Thursday.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
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
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
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
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
News about my retirement is fake: Lata Mangeshkar
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) On Monday, Asia's Nightingale woke up to a barrage of messages and calls expressing grief over her decision to retire from active singing.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'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
RBI to implement an Ombudsman scheme for digital transactions
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said that it will implement an 'Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions covering services provided by entities falling under Reserve Banks regulatory jurisdiction.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RBI policy stance required rethink: Government
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Wednesday said the 'calibrated tightening' stance of RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) probably needed a rethink even as he welcomed the decision on policy rate.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Illicit financial flows discussed at WCO
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The Ministry of Finance on Wednesday said that the menace of illicit financial flows, including trade-based money laundering and ways to control them were the issues discussed during the 80th Session of World Customs Organisation (WCO).
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
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
India's first hybrid solar-wind auction yields tariff under Rs 2.70/unit
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In the country's first solar-wind hybrid auction conducted by the state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has yielded the lowest highly competitive tariff of less than Rs 2.70 per unit, the government said on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
PKL: Haryana clinch thriller against Bengal
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Star raider Monu Goyat produced a match-winning performance to help Haryana Steelers secure a narrow 35-33 victory over Bengal Warriors in a nail-biting encounter of inter-zonal challenge contest of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Wednesay.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
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
Industry disappointed as RBI keeps repo rate, stance unchanged (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Upside risks to inflation led the RBI on Wednesday to keep its repo, or short-term lending rate for commercial banks, unchanged at 6.5 per cent for the second time in succession, even as India Inc. expressed disappointment over the decision.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
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
ISL: Brilliant Chencho preserves Bengaluru's unbeaten run
Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) Bengaluru FCs unbeaten start to the Indian Super League (ISL) remained intact after a dramatic 1-1 draw against NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
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

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