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'Vaping-linked' lung illness reported in 100 people in US
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Health officials in the US are reportedly investigating nearly 100 cases of young adults with severe respiratory problems in 14 states.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP races ahead in preparing for UP by-elections
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for by-elections to 13 Assembly seats, the dates for which are likely to be announced next month.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ashes: Smith's 50 keeps England at bay at lunch on Day 4
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Steve Smith held Australia's batting together in the face of a collapse as they rode his unbeaten half century to post 155/5 and trail England by 103 runs, at lunch on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Dhoni plays cricket with kids in Leh, picture goes viral
Leh, Aug 17 (IANS) Former India captain M.S. Dhoni has completed his two-week stint with the Territorial Army in Jammu and Kashmir. A picture of him playing cricket with kids in a basketball court on a cemented pitch has been going viral on social media.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Openers put Sri Lanka in strong position in Galle Test
Galle, Aug 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka rode openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne's unbeaten half-centuries to reach 133 and are now 135 runs away from a victory against New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
With less than 45% rain, drought looms over Bihar
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) With Bihar receiving 45 per cent less than normal rain this year, several districts of the state are in the grip of a severe drought, even though flood has made lives miserable in the neighbouring states.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jaitley in critical state, several leaders visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been put on life support at the AIIMS hospital here, is in a critical condition, hospital sources said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goa capital braces for 48 hours without water
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Residents of Goa's capital and other outlying areas are bracing for more than 48 hours of water scarcity after a landslide washed away two key pipelines which supply water from the Opa reservoir in Ponda sub district to North Goa, including Panaji.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out on two floors of a building in the AIIMS hospital here, leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday. No casualties have been reported so far.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPI-M loses hold over Kannur local body in Vijayan bastion
Kannur, Aug 17 (IANS) The CPI-M and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan received a setback here on Saturday when the party lost control over the Kannur Corporation.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hackers target Denmark's Tivoli park, guests info stolen
Copenhagen, Aug 17 (IANS) The Copenhagen-based Tivoli, one of the oldest and most popular amusement parks in Europe, has now joined the unfortunate online "rogues gallery" of major Danish companies whose customer data has been hacked from their websites.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Denmark,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Politician among 5 killed in Pakistan firing
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A convoy of a political leader came under attack in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Saturday, leaving at least five people dead including the politician.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out at the first and the second floor of the PC building in the AIIMS hospital here leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 261 cr assets of alleged ponzi scheme runners attached
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 261 crore properties of Radheshyam and Bansilal of Future Maker Life Care Private Limited and their family in a ponzi scheme case.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai to host prestigious World Youth Chess C'ship
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Indias latest chess sensation and the worlds second youngest Grand Master Praggnanandhaa R. will be the star attraction at the prestigious World Youth Chess Championship to be held in Mumbai in October.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Houthis claim drone strikes on Saudi Aramco oil refinery
Sanaa, Aug 17 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they launched multiple bomb-laden drone attacks on Saturday on an oil refinery of Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian oil company, according to a media report.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Terrorism
Arms trafficker arrested, 110 live cartridges seized
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police arrested a 46-year-old inter-state arms and ammunition trafficker and recovered 110 cartridges of .315 and .32 bores on his information.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chakma tribals in India, Bangladesh observe 'Black Day'
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 17 (IANS) The Chakma tribals of northeast India and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of southeast Bangladesh on Saturday observed a "Black Day" to protest the non-inclusion of non-Muslim dominated CHT in India during the partition in 1947, a leader of the agitating tribe said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Excess water released from Bhakra Dam, more discharges likely
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) As the Bhakra Dam across the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh reached its capacity, excess water was released as a precaution, which could cause flood in villages located downstream, officials said
2019-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
You can't just stop being famous: Tabu
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Tabu believes in living with her fame, and says that one can't just detach from it because fame becomes a part of one's personality.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Give your best shot this World Photography Day
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Smartphones with top-of-the-line camera technologies and filters have made everyone a photographer and according to professional lensmen, you can achieve great shots with some training and perspective.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'M.O.M: Mission Over Mars' is an ode to ISRO scientists
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The new web series, "M.O.M: Mission Over Mars", is an ode to the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The show narrates an intriguing tale of four women scientists who, through their brilliance and dedication, chart the journey of the Indian space agency's Mangalyan mission.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Defender Eli Sabia extends Chennaiyin FC contract
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Chennaiyin FCs Brazilian defender Eli Sabia on Saturday penned a contract extension with the club, that will see the 30-year-old turn out for Head Coach John Gregorys side for the 2019-20 season.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
'The great gold bull market has begun'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Gold prices have hit a record high amid a rush for safe haven assets owing to the fears of a recession. Goehring & Rozencwajg, a research firm which focuses on investments in natural resources, says the great gold bull market has begun.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Moin Qureshi case: Court reserves order on aide's bail plea
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday reserved its order on the bail plea filed by a Hyderabad-based businessman Satish Sana Babu, in a money laundering case related to controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
PIL in SC challenging amendments to UAPA Act
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Act, 2019, notified by the Centre, to designate an individual as a terrorist.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Beloved dugong dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach
Bangkok, Aug 17 (IANS) An eight-month-old sick dugong named "Marium" whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand has died from an infection after pieces of plastic were found in her intestine.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Thailand,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan plans Kashmir cell, desk at embassies
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to set up a special cell on Kashmir at foreign office and a desk at all embassies in light of the Kashmir crisis.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
There are days I can't detach from my roles: Kaya Scodelario
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Kaya Scodelario says there are days when she cannot detach herself from her onscreen persona, which she thinks is not at all healthy.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lisa Haydon expecting second child
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Lisa Haydon is expecting her second child.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajasthan court annuls child marriage
Jodhpur, Aug 17 (IANS) A Rajasthan court has annulled the wedding of an 18-year-old girl who was married when she was just 10-month-old. Maina, daughter of a daily wage worker of Dhandhaniya Bhayla village, was married to a man in Udaysar village on December 26, 2001.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Govt notifies amended Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code law
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government has notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act, 2019, under which a deadline of 330 days has been set for completion of corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP), including litigation and other judicial processes.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
7 killed as ship catches fire in Indonesia
Jakarta, Aug 17 (IANS) Seven people including two children were killed and four others went missing as a ship caught fire in waters off central Indonesia's Sulawesi province on Saturday, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
11 lose sight after botched surgery in Indore
Bhopal, Aug 17 (IANS) Eleven persons lost their vision to different degrees following suspected infection after they were operated upon for cataract in Indore Eye Hospital, a health official said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rameshwar, MP's Bolt, to train at Bhopal SAI centre
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) After Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju assured to put 19-year-old Rameshwar Gurjar, also known as the Usain Bolt of Madhya Pradesh, in an athletics academy, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has asked Rameshwar to report at it's Bhopal centre.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Populism is spreading across the planet: Richard Gere
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Richard Gere says the movement of populism is spreading all around the world, and he hopes to touch upon the issue with his series "MotherFatherSon".
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
John Abraham, Nikkhil Advani discuss patriotism
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Their choices clearly show both actor John Abraham and filmmaker Nikkhil Advani have a keen interest in being a part of stories that revolve around national interest and real-life events. The duo's latest collaboration "Batla House" has again started a conversation along those lines among the common people, and they firmly state their brand of patriotism is different from the 'nationalist attitude.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Andhra village elder booked for thrashing minor Dalit girl
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) Police in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district on Saturday booked a village elder for thrashing a minor Dalit girl in public for eloping with a youth.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mary Kom recuses herself from sports awards meeting to avoid conflict
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Boxer M.C. Mary Kom on Saturday recused herself from the meeting wherein her personal coach Chhote Lal Yadav's name was discussed for the Dronacharya award. There was widespread criticism that she is a part of the 12-member committee which is nominating names for national awards for excellence in sports and her own coach is in the list of candidates proposed. But the boxer decided to stay away when her coach's name came up for discussion.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Dealing with Doval doctrine in 'Modi's Hindustan': Pak Minister
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A day after its failure to get anything from the closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday that Islamabad is dealing with Doval doctrine in "Modi's Hindustan" as against "Nehru's Hindustan".
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Suarez injured in Barcelona's opening La Liga game
Barcelona, Aug 17 (IANS) Uruguay forward Luis Suarez strained his right calf during Barcelonas 1-0 loss to Athletic Club in their opening match of the 2019-20 La Liga season, the Catalan club said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
11 people lose sight after botched eye surgeries in Indore
Indore, Aug 17 (IANS) At least 11 people have lost their vision after alleged botched eye surgeries here. They were operated upon for cataract in a hospital run by a trust.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
CBI court grants bail to one more in NPCC bribery case
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to one more accused in an alleged bribery case relating to the National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC).
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Three persons were injured, flight and train services disrupted as large parts of Kolkata and other south Bengal districts submerged in water on Saturday following heavy monsoon rains.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Chidiakhana' is for children, deserves 'U' rating: Director
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Chidiakhana" director Manish Tiwary is upset that he is caught up in battle with the censor board over the certification of his children's film.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gold may surge to Rs 40,000 per 10 gram by Diwali
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Amid global growth concerns and heightened trade tensions, gold prices might cross the Rs 40,000 mark by Diwali, analysts have said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
I-T Dept issues checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cash
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to seize illegal cash, the Income Tax Deparmtent has issued a 17-point checklist to tax commisioners across the country to track those who deposited unaccounted cash during demonetisation.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Company official arrested for swindling Rs 344 cr
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Saturday said it has arrested Awanish Kumar Mishra, Director of Allied Financial Services Pvt Ltd (AFSPL) for alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 345 crore.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka asks BJP leaders to clarify stand on Kuldeep Sengar
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday asked BJP leaders to clarify their stand on rape accused legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, after his photographs appeared in an Independence Day advertisement in a Hindi newspaper, along with pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath and Home Minister Amit Shah.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will continue to experiment as we look to build a legacy: Shastri
St. Johns (Antigua), Aug 17 (IANS) Ravi Shastri, who has been re-appointed as the head coach of Team India for a second consecutive term, has insisted that his endeavour would be to help the Men in Blue build a legacy which can be emulated by other teams in the time to come.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
One country, one law needed for entire nation: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor, whose web series "Haq Se" was set in Jammu and Kashmir, feels the Government's decision to scrap Article 370 in that state is welcome, because there should be a 'one country one law' policy for all of India.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
This sensor uses sweat to give real-time health updates
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have developed wearable skin sensors that use sweat to provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
US cuts Pakistan's aid by $440 million
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The US has cut its aid to cash-strapped Pakistan by $440 million, bringing its commitments to just $4.1 billion.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Hundreds attend Texas shooting victim's funeral
El Paso (Texas), Aug 17 (IANS) Antonio Basco, who extended an open invite for people to attend his wife who died in the El Paso mass shooting in Texas, was shocked when hundreds queuing to get in to the church for the service, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Best constable' caught taking bribe in Telangana
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Barely a day after he received an award on the Independence Day for being the best constable in his district, the police constable was caught red-handed while taking a bribe.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi reaches Bhutan on two-day state visit
Thimpu, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bhutan on Saturday on a two-day state visit during which he will hold talks with Bhutanese leaders to further deepen bilateral ties between the two countries.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Politics
Rebel AAP leader Kapil Mishra joins BJP
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kapil Mishra on Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with AAP's women wing chief Richa Pandey at the BJP headquarters here.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gerard Butler in awe of Morgan Freeman
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Gerard Butler says he was amazed to see the energy of 82-year-old Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman, while filming action scenes for their new film, "Angel Has Fallen".
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two killed, several villages affected in Andhra floods
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) Two persons were killed after floods in Krishna river affected about 90 villages and inundated several habitations in Krishna and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh, officials said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rishi Kapoor relives 'Bobby' magic in NY
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is currently undergoing medical treatment in the Big Apple, recently got a chance to relive memories of his superhit film "Bobby" in that distant land when he heard the film's popular song, "Main shayar toh nahin", at a salon.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I fly to other countries just to catch films: Anurag Kashyap
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says he has done stupid things for movies, and likes to fly all around the world just to catch a show of his favourite project.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Battle over, Shastri and Hesson exchange pleasantries
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) After Ravi Shastri retained his position as India's chief coach for the next two years, former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, who had also applied for the same job, congratulated him with a heart-warming tweet.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Voice of Kashmiri people heard at UN: Maleeha Lodhi
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) After the UN Security Council (UNSC) concluded its informal consultation on Kashmir, Pakistan's envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the voice of the Kashmiri people has been heard in the highest diplomatic forum in the world.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
No relief for Ratul Puri, court denies interim stay on NBW
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday refused to stay the non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against businessman Ratul Puri.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
High-level committee to review defence procurement policies
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A 12-member high-level committee has been formed by the Union government to revise and align the procedure of Defence procurement with the aim of strengthening the 'Make in India' initiative.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
New Year begins in Kerala with 'Chingam 1'
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) After being hit hard by heavy rains and floods, Kerala on Saturday marked the beginning of the Malayalam New Year -- 'Chingam 1' -- with prayers and celebrations. The month-long celebrations will end on September 16.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
17 phone exchanges restored, curbs lifted in 35 police stations in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Following the clampdown for 12 days in Jammu and Kashmir over the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories, the state government on Saturday said that 17 of the 96 exchanges were made functional while restrictions have been lifted from 35 police stations in North, South and Central Kashmir region.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Imran welcomes UNSC meeting on Kashmiris
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday welcomed the UN Security Council's informal consultation on the Kashmir issue and said that addressing the "suffering of Kashmiri people" was the responsibility of the world body.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Helmer dedicates Best Film 'Hellaro' to suppressed women
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Not many knew the name Abhishek Shah outside the Gujarati film industry till the day before the National Film Awards were announced last week. Shah, who was better known as a casting director even within Gujarati industry, is now a celebrated name in film circles, after his debut directorial feature, "Hellaro", won Best Feature Film at the 66th National Film Awards.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pehlu Khan case: BSP MLAs in Rajasthan differ with Mayawati
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) While BSP supremo Mayawati has slammed the acquittal of all six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, BSP MLAs in Rajasthan have come out in support of it.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Huawei to unveil its own mapping service 'Map Kit'
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to challenge Google Maps, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is planning to unveil its own mapping service known as Map Kit.
2019-08-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Russell Domingo appointed Bangladesh head coach
Dhaka, Aug 17 (IANS) Russell Domingo was on Saturday appointed as the head coach of Bangladesh for the next two years. He replaces Steve Rhodes whose tenure was not extended by the Bangladesh Cricket Board following the team's eighth-place finish at the recently concluded World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Mayawati visits AIIMS to enquire about Jaitley's health
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to meet former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been admitted here since last Friday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Steve Smith leaves fans in splits with unique technique
London, Aug 17 (IANS) If there's one person who has been making headlines on a consistent basis in the ongoing Ashes series, it has to be former Australia skipper Steve Smith.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak holds high-level meet on Kashmir post UNSC setback
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A meeting of Pakistan's top brass chaired by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was under way on Saturday to discuss the situation in Kashmir and to devise a future plan of action following the UN Security Council meet where it failed to censure India over its revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Trump asks Imran Khan to reduce tensions with India through dialogue
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has stressed upon the need for bilateral dialogue to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the White House said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
CEOs must prioritize water risks in boardroom meets: Report
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As the world stares at 40 per cent water supply gap by 2030, managing water must be a priority in the boardroom of every company in the world including in India -- to create and develop competitive advantages, while reducing financial losses and ensuring continuity of operations, a new report has suggested.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Business/Economy
Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airport
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A man was arrested for allegedly making a hoax call on August 8 saying his wife was planning to trigger a bomb at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi police arrests company official for swindling Rs 345 cr
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Saturday said it has arrested Awanish Kumar Mishra, said to be a top official of Allied Finance company for alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 345 crore.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People who said I don't deserve to be in films have retired: John
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor John Abraham says the worst criticism he has faced since the time he entered Bollywood is that he doesn't "deserve to be in this industry".
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Muslims decide not to offer namaz on road in Ranchi
Ranchi, Aug 17 (IANS) A Muslim cleric has convinced his community against offering namaz on roads in Ranchi henceforth.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National
Aditya Narayan to host 'Indian Idol 11'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer-anchor Aditya Narayan has been roped in to host the upcoming season of the popular singing-based reality TV show, "Indian Idol".
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KJo's wishlist for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' reboot: Ranveer, Alia, Janhvi
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Karan Johar has no immediate plans to work on a "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" reboot, but the filmmaker says Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Janhvi Kapoor would be on his wishlist if he decides to bring back the love story.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa should have more beach shacks: Association
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Goa's beach shack owners have demanded an increase in the number of shacks dotting Goa's beaches, while also urging the state government to create a separate policy for traditional shack owners, Cruz Cardozo, President of the Goa Shack Owners Welfare Society said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Eyes on CoA as CAC writes to them, want to pick India support staff
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, has asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to include the CAC in the process of appointment of the Indian team's support staff.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
17 of J&K's phone exchanges to be functional by Saturday
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) On the 13th day of the clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two union territories, the state government on Saturday said the restoration of telephone lines have started, with 17 exchanges to function from later in the day.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Soldier killed in J&K ceasefire violation
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was killed when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
We tend to put women on a pedestal: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Soap sultana and web content creator Ekta Kapoor says that the constant talk on feminism is putting women on a pedestal and setting unrealistic expectations. Her upcoming web series "Mission Over Mars" (M-O-M), which shows an incredible journey of four women, is an attempt to bend that norm, she adds.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Eyes on CoA as CAC writes to them, want to pick India support staff
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, has asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to include the CAC in the process of appointment of the Indian team's support staff.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
CAC writes to CoA, wants to pick India support staff
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, has asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to include the CAC in the process of appointment of the Indian team's support staff.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Qureshi slams India's statement on 'no first use' n-policy
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday termed Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singhs statement over a possible change in its "no first use" nuclear policy as a "damning reminder of India's unbridled thirst for violence".
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Computer outage causes delays at US airports
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Travellers faced delays at several major US airports due to a technical issue of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) computer system, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Mass wedding held in Kabul
Kabul, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 140 Afghan couples tied the knot at a mass wedding in Kabul, a local media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Human Interest/Society
Janhvi Kapoor, Vijay Varma to star in 'Ghost Stories'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actors Janhvi Kapoor and Vijay Varma will share screen space together in filmmaker Zoya Akhtar's short film for Netflix's upcoming anthology "Ghost Stories".
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza
Jerusalem, Aug 17 (IANS) Israel on Saturday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket attack on its territory, the military said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
General Electric engaged in 'bigger fraud than Enron': Whistleblower
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) A whistleblower has accused General Electric (GE) of hiding massive losses by engaging in a $38 billion accounting fraud, which is "bigger than Enron".
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google removes 85 adware apps from Play Store
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Google has removed 85 apps from its Play Store after security researchers at Trend Micro found a particularly annoying adware hiding inside.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Naidu served notice to vacate house in view of floods
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) Authorities in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday served a notice on former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to vacate the house on the banks of Krishna river here in view of the flood situation.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
I internalise every role that I do: Tahir
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Mardaani" actor Tahir Raj Bhasin had moved to the IIT-Bombay and stayed with students before the commencement of the shooting for "Chhichhore". He says he internalises every role that he takes up.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Won't be end of world if we lose in India: SA coach
Johannesburg, Aug 17 (IANS) Newly appointed South Africa Team Director Enoch Nkwe believes it will be a big challenge for his side in their upcoming India tour, adding that "it's not going to be the end of the world", if they fail to beat the Men in Blue.
2019-08-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Jagan calls for catalysing US-Andhra economic ties
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has urged the US-India Business Council (USIBC) to work with his government to identify '5 big ideas' to catalyse the US-Andhra Pradesh economic partnership.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New drug for pancreatic cancer shows promise in trial
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have found a new drug for treating pancreatic cancer which showed promising initial results during clinical trial testing.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Why Tarantino's portrayal of Bruce Lee shouldn't be taken seriously
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A martial arts legends family, friends and fans feel he has been insulted by an iconic filmmaker. The fallout has kept both these great artists in the news for a while now, although Quentin Tarantinos depiction of Bruce Lee in "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" - as a bigmouthed show-off who wasnt worth much as a fighter - has created a controversy movie buffs would rather avoid.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Man commits suicide at Delhi's Tagore Garden metro station
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A man committed suicide by jumping before a speeding train at Delhi's Tagore Garden Metro station, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor girl thrashed by village elder for elopement
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) In a horrific incident, a minor Dalit girl was mercilessly beaten up by a village elder in public for eloping with a youth in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No plans for streaming-only console: Xbox chief
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Microsofts head of Xbox and gaming, Phil Spencer, has confirmed the company is not working on a streaming-only console.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gurjit's brace helps Indian eves beat Japan in Olympic test event
Tokyo, Aug 17 (IANS) Penalty corner specialist Gurjit Kaur scored a brace as the Indian women's hockey team started their campaign at the Olympic test event with a resilient 2-1 victory over hosts Japan at the Oi Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Djokovic sets Medvedev showdown in Cincinnati Masters
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) World's number one Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters after defeating Frenchman Lucas Pouille in their last-eight match.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Apple Watch Series 5 to use OLED display
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Apple Watch Series 5 model is expected to use OLED screens supplied by Japan Display, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The US Justice Department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker, the Grace 1, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bravo, Campbell part of Windies 'A' squad for India tour game
St. John's (Antigua), Aug 17 (IANS) Darren Bravo and John Campbell have been included in a 14-member West Indies 'A' squad for the three-day tour game against India, starting Saturday at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
Himachal sees heavy rains, rivers in spate
Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) Hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers -- one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator -- when symptoms occur.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Teachers launch rally to back HK youth protesters
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday despite heavy rain in a show of solidarity with young protesters, as the city braces for an 11th weekend of demonstrations sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Archer can 'blow away' teams in Test cricket: Broad
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad has said that debutant Jofra Archer has the pace and bounce to blow away teams in Test cricket.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Amazon ambassadors flood Twitter with 'fake' messages: Report
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) There has been a surge in Amazon employees' accounts on Twitter who are praising the e-commerce giant, the workplace and its policies on the platform, creating suspicion among former workers whether this is actually the case.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-ED Director under CBI lens over CVC complaint
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing into a complaint of an alleged disproportionate case against former Enforcement Directorate Director Karnal Singh who retired last year, top official sources said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Calls to boycott 'Mulan' after star backs HK police
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Disney's live-action remake of the animated film "Mulan" is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong's police force, who anti-government protesters have accused of using excessive force.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Philippe Coutinho set to join Bayern Munich on loan
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona have reached the "principal of an agreement" to loan Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho to German giants Bayern Munich.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Doctors can help parents talk with their kids about sex
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Parents and teenagers often find it difficult to talk about sex and alcohol, but a new study suggests that doctors can help.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
England pacer Olly Stone ruled out of season with back injury
London, Aug 17 (IANS) England pacer Olly Stone will not be able to participate in the ongoing Ashes as he has been ruled out for the remaining of the season following a recurring back injury.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gold ETFs: Investors bet big on the safe haven asset
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) As the global economic scenario remains subdued and trade tensions remain volatile, investors have bet big on the safe haven of gold-backed exchange traded funds (ETF).
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
'The great gold bull market has begun'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Gold prices have hit a record high amid a rush for safe haven assets owing to the fears of a recession. Goehring & Rozencwajg, a research firm which focuses on investments in natural resources, says the great gold bull market has begun.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Gold may remain overvalued in relation to oil for long
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As gold prices have been soaring for some time now, experts feel the yellow metal will stay higher in comparison to the oil prices for a prolonged period.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitter to remove spam, abuse from your Direct Message inbox
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter is testing a new feature to filter spam and abusive messages from your Direct Message (DM) inbox.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
People with HIV at increased risk of COPD: Study
London, Aug 17 (IANS) People living with HIV have a significantly elevated risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and coughs, heart disease, pregnancy mortality and sepsis, anemia and bone fractures, according to a study.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
More than Rs 1 lakh crore in PMJDY accounts
Bhopal, Aug 17 (IANS) More than Rs 1 lakh crore have been deposited in over 36 crore bank accounts opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), reveals an RTI.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
The glorious days of Test cricket are back (Column: Close-in)
Before the stroke of midnight to mark India's 73rd Independence Day, Indian cricket came alive when they won the inaugural tournament for the differently-abled in the Physical Disability Cricket World Cup in England. It was a marvellous feat for a champion side that struggled to meet expenses and sponsorships. They must have been blessed from heaven by Ajit Wadekar, who had tirelessly spearheaded this cause and whose first death anniversary, so appropriately coincided with the wonderful victory.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Opinion/Commentary,Cricket
India isolates Pakistan at UN by winning the diplomatic war (IANS BEHIND THE NEWS)
The most important part is that the UN Security Council acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to Kashmir and wants all countries to follow suit. The piece de resistance came from Indias Permanent Representative to UN Syed Akbaruddin, who said: "We are gratified that the Security Council in its closed consultations appreciated these efforts, acknowledged them and indicated that this is the direction in which they would like the international community to move."
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Education and its economic outgrowths (Column: Active Voice)
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the issue of population explosion in the country and the need to address it. He added education as a means of both moderating the trend of rising population and making them productive as well. Development trends throughout history have shown that as literacy levels go up, fertility rate falls and economic growth is easier to achieve. The latter is due to the fact that with education, child progress takes place at a faster rate making the future generation of workforce more productive.
2019-08-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
N.Korea says it tested 'new weapon' under Kim's guidance
Seoul/Pyongyang, Aug 17 (IANS) North Korea said on Saturday that it has tested a "new weapon" under the guidance of its leader, Kim Jong-un, in the launch of two projectiles the previous day, the media reported.
2019-08-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Now for the roadmap for financing (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
As India celebrated its 73rd Independence Day, the roadmap for the next phase of growth is of prime importance and much interest across the spectrum. While the details are being debated upon, the three focus areas of greater details on the financing of new investments, efficient allocation of government funds and innovative steps around the privatisation of government assets deserve increased attention.
2019-08-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
FIFA bans former Nigeria coach over match fixing
Lagos, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Nigeria national team coach Samson Siasia has been banned by FIFA for life following a match-fixing probe.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Barty, Gasquet advance to Cincinnati Masters semis
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Australia's Ashleigh Barty and France's Richard Gasquet reached the semi-finals in their respective events after winning their quarterfinal clashes at the Cincinnati Masters.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Pak plunders natural resources, gifts Baltistan goldmines to allies (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Even as Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan expresses solidarity with the people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), the reality on ground zero is contrary to Khan's much-hyped claims on camera.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Top DPRK leader guides test-fire of new weapon again: KCNA
Pyongyang, Aug 17 (IANS) Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), guided the test-fire of a new weapon again on Friday morning, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.
2019-08-17
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
Trump addresses Taliban deal with senior advisors
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The president of the United States met his national security team to discuss peace negotiations with the Taliban, which could lead to the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Two IS militants killed in airstrike in Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 17 (IANS) Two Islamic State (IS) militants were killed by an airstrike and two of the extremist group's financiers were captured in the eastern Diyala province, a provincial security official said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Clash between Italian PM and Salvini heats up
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS) The feud between Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Matteo Salvini, the man who may be looking to replace Conte as Italy's head of government, heated up this week after Conte accused Salvini of "disloyalty" with an "obsession" of preventing migrants from entering Italy.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics
UNICEF calls for investment in education for Rohingya refugees
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) A new report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) calls for urgent investment in education and skills development opportunities for the Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Education,Politics
Manchester marks 200th anniversary of Peterloo Massacre
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Events from 200 years ago were relived in Manchester when the city remembered one of the most shameful atrocities in British history, the Peterloo Massacre.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
"Easy Rider" star Peter Fonda dies at 79
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US actor and filmmaker Peter Fonda, who became an international star in 1969 with "Easy Rider," died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 79.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Israeli minister resigns amidst corruption allegations
Jerusalem, Aug 17 (IANS) Israel's welfare minister resigned from the cabinet following attorney general's decision to charge him of corruption.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Coroner rules Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) The death of financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein inside a US federal detention facility here was a suicide, New York City's chief medical examiner said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
US envoy for DPRK to visit Japan, South Korea
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US Special Representative for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Stephen Biegun will visit Japan and South Korea next week, said the US State Department.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
US stocks close higher amid fading recession fears
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) US stocks closed higher, wrapping up the week in a positive note, as the market was mildly buoyed by easing US bond market and a batch of mixed economic data.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US dollar rises amid economic data
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) The US dollar rose in late trading on Friday as sentiment was lifted by robust data.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Gaza militants fire rocket at southern Israel: army
Jerusalem, Aug 17 (IANS) Militants from the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel, causing no injuries, the Israeli military said in a statement.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
US lawmaker desists from plans to visit Israel
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American member of the United States House of Representatives who had received permission from Israel to visit her 90-year-old grandmother in the occupied West Bank, on condition that she would not promote boycotts of the Jewish state during her trip, said she has desisted from her travel plans.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mexico detains US man suspected of ties to jihadists
Mexico City, Aug 17 (IANS) A US citizen described by the FBI as a supporter of Islamic extremism was found among a group of migrants at a temporary detention facility in the southern border state of Chiapas, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Mexico,Defence/Security
India's UN envoy turns table on Pakistani scribe, extending hand of friendship
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin dramatically extended the hand of friendship to the hostile neighbour through a Pakistani journalist who complained on Friday about lack of dialogue between the two countries.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Today's actors avoid multi-hero films: Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar finds it "sad" that actors these days are reluctant to sign films having two or more heroes, and instead opt only for films that offer them solo-hero subjects.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man asks Mahindra for SUV, gets definition of 'chutzpah'
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra responded to a man on Twitter, who had asked him for an SUV as a birthday gift, with the definition of the word 'chutzpah'.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Eunuchs rob pregnant woman's house in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) Three eunuchs robbed a pregnant woman in her house in upscale sector-46 area of Gurugram on Friday, fleeing with Rs 10,000.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UNSC accepts India's efforts in Kashmir, wants all to follow suit: Envoy
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The Security Council has acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to Kashmir and wants all countries to follow suit, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
A free ride along with food for this Hyderabadi youth
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Food apps have made things easy for people to order food from comforts of their homes and satiate their hunger, but here is a case where a Zomato user in Hyderabad used it to reach his destination.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,IANS Life
Ordnance Factory Board to be made 100% govt equity firm
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Defence Ministry on Friday clarified there is no proposal to privatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) whose employees had called for a 30 days' strike.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
PKL 7: Clinical Pink Panthers see off Gujarat Fortunegiants
Ahmedabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A clinical Jaipur Pink Panthers saw out Gujarat Fortunegiants in a low-scoring encounter in the final match of the Ahmedabad leg of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
K'taka businessman shoots parents, wife, son, self
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) In a horrifying incident, a 36-year-old Mysuru businessman allegedly shot dead his parents, wife and son before killing self near Bandipur in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district, police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana hospitals stop healthcare services
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Healthcare services under Telangana's Arogyasri scheme came to a halt on Friday as about 240 private hospitals in the state stopped providing services over non-payment of dues to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore by the state government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rahul condemns arrest of J&K Congress chief
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the arrest of the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir and another party leader saying the government has delivered another body blow to democracy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Quicker security check-in facility at Delhi airport's T2
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) To provide hassle-free check-in to domestic passengers, the GMR-led Delhi International Airport (DIAL), the company which operates New Delhi's IGI Airport, on Friday introduced an 'Express' security check-in facility at Terminal 2.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's forex reserves up $1.62 bn; reaches $430.57 bn
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves increased by $1.62 billion during the week ended August 9, official data showed on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UNSC accepts India's effort for normalcy in Kashmir: Envoy
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council in its informal consultation on Kashmir on Friday acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, said India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
SpiceJet to launch 12 new domestic flights from October
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it will launch 12 new domestic flights effective from the first week of October 2019.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab on high alert after heavy rain forecast
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid a forecast of heavy rainfall in the state in the next 48 to 72 hours, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday night ordered a high alert and directed all the Deputy Commissioners to monitor the situation closely.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryanvi model raped by photographer in UP
Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) A Haryanvi model was repeatedly raped by a photographer on the pretext of marriage in western Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, an official said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah, Adityanath meet to discuss UP Cabinet expansion
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here to discuss the state Cabinet expansion, party sources said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashes: England reduce Australia to 80/4 at lunch on Day 3 (Roundup)
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Not a single ball could be bowled after lunch as England made the most of the seam-friendly conditions to dent Australia's top-order and leave them stuttering at 80/4 before showers forced a break to be taken early on Day 3 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Woman stabbed by husband in Delhi succumbs to injuries
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries on Friday, a day after she was stabbed by her husband in an inebriated stated at Safdarjung Hospital, the police said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taking up Kashmir at UN 'diplomatic failure': Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Terming Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India, the Congress on Friday said that the internationalisation of the Kashmir issue at the United Nations was a major "diplomatic and strategic failure" for the Indian government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's envoy to UN: Issues relating to Article 370 an internal matter
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Matters relating to Article 370 on Kashmir are "entirely an internal matter of India and have no external ramifications", Syed Akbaruddin, India's permanent representative to the United Nations, said here on Friday after the UNSC held closed door consultations on Kashmir.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Post-UNSC meet, China asks India, Pak to settle disputes peacefully
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Zhang Jun, China's ambassador to the UN, on Friday urged India and Pakistan to settle disputes peacefully and "discard the zerosum game mentality".
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Sreeshankar's 8m leap highlight of Indian GP V
Patiala, Aug 16 (IANS) Long jumper M. Sreeshankar marked his return to competition on Indian soil after six months with a seasons best leap of 8 metre that gave the Indian track and field fans reason to cheer at the Indian Grand Prix V at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
New DVR rules of Cos Act enable promoters retain control
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has amended the provisions relating to issue of shares with Differential Voting Rights (DVRs) provisions under the Companies Act with the objective of enabling promoters of Indian companies to retain control of their companies while as they raise equity capital from global investors with DVR shares now making up 74 per cent of total voting rights instead of 26 per cent earlier.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PKL 7: U-Mumba beat Patna Pirates in nail-biter
Ahmedabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A last-minute super raid by Rohit Baliyan was the difference as Pro Kabaddi League heavyweights U Mumba beat Patna Pirates 34-30 in a crucial encounter in front of a jam-packed Eka Arena in Ahmedabad on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Two arrested for fraudulent IGST refund claims
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Revenue Department said on Friday it has arrested two persons in connection with fraudulent IGST refund claims amounting to about Rs 44 crore.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan in semis after ATK beat Md Sporting
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) ATK rode Hitesh Sharma's early goal to edge past Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 in a rain-interrupted 129th Durand Cup tie at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
DPS woman staffer found hanging in school; family alleges murder
Noida, Aug 16 (IANS) A 36-year-old woman working as a housekeeping staff in the Noida Sector-30 branch of Delhi Public School was found hanging from a tree inside the school campus, police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hazard's Real debut postponed due to leg injury
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) Belgian forward Eden Hazard, Real Madrids major signing for the upcoming season, is set to be sidelined during his clubs La Liga opener against Celta de Vigo on Saturday due to a leg injury, the Spanish club announced on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Russia hopes India, Pak settle Kashmir bilaterally
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia on Friday hoped that India and Pakistan would settle their differences bilaterally through political and diplomatic means, as the UNSC was set to meet to discuss the Kashmir issue.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Real coach Zidane counting on James, Bale
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday that he was counting on James Rodriguez of Colombia and Gareth Bale of Wales, in contrast to his previous plans.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Modi wants Naga talks to conclude in 3 months: Guv
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed the need to conclude the Naga peace process within three months.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Railways to refund tickets booked on cancelled Thar Express
Jodhpur, Aug 16 (IANS) As the Thar Link Express connecting Jodhpur to Karachi has been cancelled by the Railway Ministry till further orders, the railways will refund 45 tickets booked till now by passengers who wanted to travel to Pakistan on Saturday on the weekly train, officials said here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Need time to think about future as England captain: Morgan
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Eoin Morgan said on Friday that his future as England's limited overs captain is subject to how he recovers from a back injury he suffered during the World Cup, even indicating that he is considering stepping down from the skipper's post.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Imran dials Trump, other UNSC members on Kashmir
Islamabad/New York, Aug 16 (IANS) With Pakistan being kept out of the UN Security Council deliberations on Kashmir, its Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday dialled the US and was also trying to reach out to the other members of the Permanent Five (P-5), in order to present its case before the UNSC before it meets later in the day to discuss the Kashmir issue.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IAF Chief urges commanders to be in operational readiness
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Friday asked officers of the Eastern Air command (EAC) to be in operational readiness to take on any task to safeguard the skies of the Nation.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Ponzi scam: ED attaches Nowhera Sheikh's properties worth Rs 299 cr
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said it has attached properties to the tune of Rs 299 crore of Nowhera Sheikh of Heera Group including 96 immovable properties spread across several states in its probe into the ponzi scam.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Nationalism means no discrimination, progress of all: Naidu
Santiniketan (West Bengal), Aug 16 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the meaning of nationalism lay in ensuring the progress of all Indians sans any discrimination based on social background or gender.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Politics
India cancels Samjhauta Link Exp
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Five days after the Indian Railways cancelled Samjhauta Link Express running between Delhi and Atari, the Northern Railway on Friday said it has cancelled the train till further notice.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Maharashtra flood toll zooms to 54, Sangli worst-hit
Pune, Aug 16 (IANS) The death toll in the recent Maharashtra floods has shot up to 54 in the Pune division while another four people are still missing, Pune Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaiskar said here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Army emerges champion in Scout Masters contest
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday presented the champions trophy to the Indian Army team which won the 5th Army International Scout Masters Competition held at Jaisalmer Military Station from August 6 to 14 in which teams from Armenia, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sudan and Uzbekistan also participated.
2019-08-16
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security
EEF in Russia to be attended by Modi, leaders of Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) The 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), to be hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok from September 4 to 6 with an aim to attract investment for the countrys far eastern region, will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Business/Economy
Vajpayee never approved of Article 370: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said that former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee never approved of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PMO to meet FinMin officials on Saturday
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Intensifying its efforts to find ways out of pressing issues of tax surcharge on the rich and a slowdown in auto and housing sectors, the Prime Minister's Office will hold a meeting with top officials, including Finance Ministry's five secretaries, again on Saturday while Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government is still discussing steps of revival.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
One killed, 16 injured in lightning in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) One person was killed and sixteen others were injured in a lightning strike near Kolkata's Victoria Memorial as heavy rain lashed the city for around two hours on Friday, police said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Czech scientists find way to extract water from air
Prague, Aug 16 (IANS) A team of scientists from the Technical University in Prague have said they found a method of extracting water from air using an autonomous solar-powered system.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Czech Republic,Science/Tech
Rajasthan government to set up SIT in Pehlu Khan case
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Soon after Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday termed the verdict by the Alwar lower court in the Pehlu Khan lynching case as 'shocking', the Rajasthan government decided to form a SIT to reinvestigate the matter, official sources confirmed.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sanitation worker found dead inside Noida school
Noida, Aug 16 (IANS) The body of a 36-year-old woman working with the Delhi Public School in Sector 30 was found hanging from a tree inside the school premises on Thursday evening, the police said on Friday. Prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai fireman dies of heart attack during training
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) A Mumbai Fire Brigade fireman died of a suspected heart attack while he was receiving training on handling breathing apparatus here on Friday, a top official said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FM, PMO to meet FinMin officials on Saturday
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Intensifying its efforts to find ways out of pressing issues of tax surcharge on the rich and a slowdown in auto and housing sectors, the Prime Minister's Office will hold a meeting with top officials, including Finance Ministry's five secretaries, again on Saturday while Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government is still discussing steps of revival.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Medical college named after A.B. Vajpayee inaugurated
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) On the first death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday inaugurated the medical college named after the late Prime Minister at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajnath's 'No First Use' comments find political support
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's statement on Friday that India's commitment to a 'No First Use' nuclear policy is subject to future circumstances has found support from the Congress.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Imran, Trump discuss Kashmir issue on phone
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday spoke with US President Donald Trump on the telephone about the Kashmir situation.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
Pradeep Kabra to enter 'Tenali Rama'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Pradeep Kabra, who his known for his comic villain roles in films such as "Settai" and "Dilwale", has been roped in for the TV show "Tenali Rama".
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tribunal to decide on JKLF-Y ban on Aug 19, 21
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Months after the Union Home Ministry declared Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-Yasin Malik (JKLF-Y) as an unlawful association, the tribunal headed by Justice Chandar Shekhar of the Delhi High Court will hold the sittings on August 19 and 21 in Leh to adjudicate if there exits sufficient cause to ban the organisation.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Maj General dismissed sans pension for sexual harassment
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday confirmed court martial proceedings against a serving Major General accused of sexual harassment, whereby the latter has been dismissed without pension.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Floods destroy 182 houses, displace thousands in Nigeria
Abuja, Aug 16 (IANS) Floods caused by persistent rainfall have destroyed at least 182 houses and displaced thousands of people in Nigeria's town of Dapchi, officials said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Environment/Wildlife
John, Jackie's 'Mumbai Saga' to release in June 2020
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta's multi-starrer film "Mumbai Saga" will hit the big screen on June 19 next year. John Abraham, Jackie Shroff and Suniel Shetty will play key roles.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Merkel for resumption of Mediterranean refugee rescue ops
Berlin, Aug 16 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has favoured resuming state-organized sea rescue operations for refugees in the Mediterranean.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Jilted lover kills ex-girlfriend, sister; held
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) A jilted lover brutally murdered his ex-girlfriend and her sister in their rented accommodation in Chandigarh after she refused to marry him, police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran denies commitments in exchange for oil tanker release
Tehran, Aug 16 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday denied that the Islamic republic has made any commitments in exchange for the release of its oil tanker by the Gibraltar authorities.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
India suspends Thar Link Express connecting Jodhpur-Karachi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Days after Pakistan discontinued running the Thar Express connecting Jodhpur and Karachi, the Indian Railways on Friday said it has suspended the Jodhpur-Munabao Thar Link Express.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Strength of British military falls for ninth year
London, Aug 16 (IANS) The size of the British military has fallen for the ninth year in a row, figures from Britain's Ministry of Defence (MOD) revealed on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Politics
GoAir's Delhi-Bangkok flight makes mid-air turn back
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Budget carrier GoAir's Delhi-Bangkok flight made a mid-air turn back to the capital as the aircraft operating the service was not equipped with mandatory navigational charts, the airline said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Graft case filed against J&K Bank officials, businessman
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) The Anti Corruption Bureau on Friday registered a case in a loan fraud of over Rs 350 crore involving J&K Bank officials in its Srinagar headquarters and Bengaluru branch for conniving with a businessman from the Karnataka state capital in approving loans against very low mortgage, which the businessman never paid up.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
One bad day in the WC doesn't make this team bad: Shastri to CAC
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy made no bones about the fact that it was a close contest between Ravi Shastri and Mike Hesson for the head coach's role, but what seems to have helped Shastri clinch the deal is his urge to erase the bitter memory of losing in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup in England.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Haryana's Do Rosario topples Manav as 5 women seeds also lose
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) On a day which saw as many as five women seeds fall by the wayside, losing to lesser players, the biggest upset of the day happened to be in the men's section when top-seeded Manav Thakkar bowed out in the first round itself in the UTT National Ranking (South Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Other Sports
Ratul Puri moves court seeking relaxation in AgustaWestland probe
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Mnister Kamal Nath's nephew and industrialist Ratul Puri has knocked the doors of a Delhi court seeking the cancellation of a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against him in connection with a money laundering case related to the now scrapped Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal..
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cathay Pacific CEO resigns amid HK protest controversy
Hong Kong, Aug 16 (IANS) The Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Pacific resigned on Friday as the Hong Kong flag carrier reels from a series of controversies over the involvement of its employees in the city's simmering anti-government protests.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Akshay and John's I-Day Box-office battle gathers force
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Akshay Kumar and John Abraham's Independence Day war at the box-office has begun. Bollywood's poster boys of nationalism, Akshay and John, have released "Mission Mangal" and "Batla House" respectively on August 15 this year, and initial reports suggest both films have seen a good opening at the box-office on day one.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RPF head constable commits suicide in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A Railway Protection Force (RPF) Head Constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at the Anand Vihar Railway Station here on Friday, police said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dave's letter to CJI: Adani Group cases listed incorrectly
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave has written to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi alleging two cases involving Adani Group companies were listed and disposed of flouting the traditional practice and the procedure followed by the top court.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lara, Sarwan to work with WI batsmen ahead of India Tests
Antigua, Aug 16 (IANS) Two former West Indies captains, cricket legend Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan, will join the teams preparation ahead of the upcoming Test Series against India.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Blast hits mosque in Pakistan's Quetta, 4 killed
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 22 injured when a bomb exploded inside a mosque after Friday prayers in Pakistan's Quetta city, the police said.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,International
iPhone 11 to use same OLED display as Galaxy S10, Note 10
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Apple iPhone 11 will reportedly come with the same OLED displays used for Samsung's Galaxy S10 and Note 10.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Shastri's understanding of the team gave him the edge: CAC
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Ravi Shastri's familiarity with the players and understanding of the current Indian team gave him the edge over the others as he was re-appointed the head coach till November 24, 2021.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Centre to SC: Will decide on Justice Kureshi within a week
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Centre on Friday informed the Supreme Court it will take a call within a week on the court's Collegium recommendation of May 10 elevating the Justice Akil Kureshi as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India victim of 'global spread of terrorism,' admits China
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As China cozied up with Pakistan to take India to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A in Kashmir, a white paper prepared by Beijing has admitted that India is the victim of global spread and aggravation of terrorism and extremism.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Varun Dhawan calls dad David his 'No. 1 director'
Bangkok, Aug 16 (IANS) Filmmaker David Dhawan has turned a year older on Friday and his son Varun Dhawan has penned a birthday wish for papa dearest on social media.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Drones over Naidu's house spark row
Amaravati, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday vented his anger over the state government allegedly using drones to keep an eye over his house but the government clarified that the drones were deployed for aerial survey to monitor the flood situation in Krishna river.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Three killed in lightning in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Three persons including two women were killed in a lightning strike in West Bengal's Purulia district on Friday, police said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC clears Chardham highway project
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court has allowed various works in progress under Centre's Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna plan for connecting four holy places -- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kdarnath and Badrinath -- by an all-weather road.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ayodhya case: Hindus cite archaeology
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) On the seventh day of the Ayodhya hearing, the Hindu parties cited evidence based on an archaeological report to state that there was a massive structure at the Babri Masjid site dating back to the 2nd century BC which was public in nature and that the structure would be a temple or 'mandap' with pillars.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Coach Shastri ticks all the boxes, matches parameters
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy while re-appointing Ravi Shastri as the head coach of the Indian team till the 2021 World T20 said that he ticked all the boxes when it came to the parameters that the committee had kept for the candidates.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Indian university confers award to Latvian dignitary
Haridwar, Aug 16 (IANS) A university devoted to spiritual affairs and based here has conferred an award of excellence to an academic dignitary in Latvia.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Myanmar landslide toll rises to 69
Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) The death toll from a monsoon landslide in Myanmar's Mon state rose to 69 as more bodies were recovered on Friday, according to the country's Fire Services Department.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Environment/Wildlife
Deep discounts: Restaurants, online food aggregators battle it out
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) With hundreds of restaurants under the umbrella of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) coming out in the open to challenge the deep discounting practices of online food aggregators like Zomato Gold and Dineout, the war over who controls the palate of Indians has intensified.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Open for business, not for sale: Greenland tells Trump
Copenhagen, Aug 16 (IANS) Copenhagen,
2019-08-16
Category: International, Denmark,Politics
Tejasswi happy with western makeover in style
Sofia, Aug 16 (IANS) On her TV shows such as "Swaragini" and "Pehredaar Piya Ki", actress Tejasswi Prakash was mostly seen in Indian attire. Now, however, she is all set to experiment with her look in the upcoming season of "Khatron Ke Khiladi". In the reality game show, Tejasswi will don western outfits.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Bulgaria,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian Navy comes to aid of injured Japanese sailor
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian Navy on Friday rushed to the help of an injured sailor on board a Japanese warship in the Indian Ocean, an official said here.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Mika chants 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' at Attari-Wagah border
Chandiagrh, Aug 16 (IANS) After receiving backlash over his performance in Pakistan, singer Mika Singh uploaded a video on social media in which he is seen chanting "Bharat Mata ki Jai" at Attari-Wagah border, showcasing his love for the nation.
2019-08-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man held with stolen machine gun on I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 35 year-old man was arrested from Ghaziabad on Independence Day with a stolen carbine machine gun of a constable posted with Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), the police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'India needs $500-700 billion in renewable energy'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) India will require $500-700 billion in renewable energy and supporting grid investment over the coming decade in order to meet its renewable energy targets, the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Oppo Reno 2 series phones to launch in India on August 28
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has announced that it will launch Reno 2 smartphones in India on August 28.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
JD(U) MLA Sharfuddin 'insults' tricolour, photo goes viral
Sheohar (Bihar), Aug 16 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) MLA from Bihar's Sheohar, Sharfuddin, became the target of opposition leaders after his photo went viral showing the legislator not saluting the tricolour during an Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Ravi Shastri re-appointed India head coach till November 2021
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy on Friday re-appointed Ravi Shastri as the head coach of the Indian team till November 24, 2021. The three members marked each individual separately. While Shastri got the job, Mike Hesson came second and Tom Moody came third.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Google's enterprise Gmail suffers outage, later restored in India
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Google's enterprise Gmail for businesses suffered an outage on Friday but services were restored soon after.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Ashes: England reduce Australia to 80/4 at lunch on Day 3
London, Aug 16 (IANS) England made the most of the seam-friendly conditions to dent Australia's top-order and leave them stuttering at 80/4 at lunch on Day 3 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's on Thursday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Punjab CM rejects party MP's allegation on sacrilege
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday rejected his Congress party's MP Pratap Singh Bajwa's allegation that the Advocate General's office had misled the state and the assembly on the sensitive issue of withdrawal of the Bargari sacrilege cases from the CBI.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BSF seizes 218 cattle being smuggled to Bangladesh
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 218 cattle that were being smuggled to Bangladesh, during raids in West Bengal's border districts, an official said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Is government changing nuclear policy, asks Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said it stands behind the government on the issue of defence but asked it to make it clear if it was changing the decades-old nuclear policy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
French 'Spiderman' scales HK skyscraper with peace banner
Hong Kong, Aug 16 (IANS) Daredevil Alain Robert, dubbed as "French Spiderman" climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper on Friday and unfurled a banner urging peace in the city rocked by political unrest.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Akali Dal in talks with BJP for Haryana polls
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would contest the upcoming Haryana assembly polls with the BJP and negotiations for seat sharing are currently on, party leader Balwinder Singh Bhunder said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM hails Chief of Defence Staff announcement
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an ex-soldier in the Indian Army, on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of a Chief of Defence Staff as a vital step in strengthening and streamlining the command structure for the defence services.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Rebuild Ravidas temple at original site: CPI-M
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The CPI-M on Friday urged the central government to rebuild the Guru Ravidas temple at the very site in the national capital where it was demolished.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Criminal involved in over 65 cases arrested
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 31-year-old man involved in over 65 criminal cases including attempt to murder, robbery and intimidation has been arrested here, Delhi Police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Watling fifty helps New Zealand take 177-run lead on Day 3
Galle, Aug 16 (IANS) New Zealand stacked up a 177-run lead on Day 3 of their first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Sri Lanka were all out for 267 in the first session, thus leading by 18 runs and the Kiwis could cross that only at the cost of their opener Jeet Raval.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Playing a kathak dancer a big challenge: Upendra limaye
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) National award-winning actor Upendra Limaye is all set to make his Hindi television debut with the upcoming soap "Tara From Satara". The actor plays a kathak dance teacher and father of two daughters.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No killing in Kashmir, situation to be normal in few days (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) There has been no loss of life to any person in the Kashmir Valley during the past 12 days of lockdown, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said on Friday, and announced that the restrictions will be lifted and life "will become completely normal" as the situation improves over the next few days.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Ready-to-cook food start-up MFPL targets 1 lakh units per day
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Mangamma Foods Private Ltd (MFPL), a Hyderabad-based startup in the ready-to-cook segment, is aiming at rapid growth by the end of the current fiscal with a target of one lakh units per day.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
ALERT: Ratul Puri moves court seeking cancellation of NBW issued against him in AgustaWestland case
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2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Deep discounts: Restaurants, online food aggregators battle it out
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) With hundreds of restaurants under the umbrella of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) coming out in the open to challenge the deep discounting practices of online food aggregators like Zomato Gold and Dineout, the war over who controls the palate of Indians has intensified.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Manmarziyaan' singer unveils new single
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Singer Jazim Sharma, who shot to fame with his hits in films such as "Manmarziyaan" and "Dedh Ishqiya", has come up with a new single titled "Meri baaton ne".
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN bodies agree to monitor threats against environment defenders
Geneva, Aug 16 (IANS) As threats to individuals and communities defending their environmental and land rights intensify in many parts of the world, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Rights Office have prioritised efforts to promote and protect environmental and human rights with the signing of a new cooperation agreement on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife
Valencia can be competitive in Spain and Europe: Mijatovic
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Valencia striker Predrag Mijatovic said that he expects the club to be competitive in La Liga and in Europe. Valencia had an extraordinary season last year in which they went from being four points off relegation zone in January to confirming a Champions League spot on the final match day.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Kerala records first arrest in triple talaq case
Kozhikode (Kerala), Aug 16 (IANS) The police in Kerala on Friday arrested a man for giving triple talaq to his wife. The arrest was based on the Narendra Modi government's The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shekhar Kapur thanks PM Modi for highlighting water issues in I-Day speech
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Shekhar Kapur has been obsessed with completing his dream project "Paani" for years now, and the acclaimed filmmaker
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sensex ends in green amid weak global cues
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Buzz of a possible stimulus package by the Union government aided the Sensex and Nifty to finish in the green on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hope people remember 'Mission Mangal' for long: Sharman Joshi
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Sharman Joshi, who plays a pivotal role in "Mission Mangal", wants people to remember the film for a long time.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN to ban caste wrist bands in schools
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government has decided to take action against any kind of caste discrimination in schools, said Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Taking up Kashmir at UN a diplomatic failure: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that the internationalization of the abrogation of Article 370 at the United Nations was a major "diplomatic failure" for the Indian government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Zeenat Aman's son to make B'wood debut as composer
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Veteran actress Zeenat Aman's son Zahaan Khan is all set to make his Bollywood debut as a music composer with the film "Dunno Y: Love Is Love", directed by Kapil Sharma.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Israel to let US Congresswoman Tlaib visit West Bank
Jerusalem, Aug 16 (IANS) Israel on Friday granted permission to US Democrat Congress member Rashida Tlaib to enter the country on humanitarian grounds to visit her grandmother in West Bank, a day after blocking her and fellow lawmaker Ilhan Omar from the visit.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
After Kerala, Uttarakhand Police join TikTok
Dehradun, Aug 16 (IANS) In line with their ongoing mission to bring messages on safety and social relevance to their audience while connecting with the citizens of the state directly, the Uttarakhand Police joined TikTok on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology
Vishwajeet Pradhan's son debuts in fashion industry
Melbourne, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Vishwajeet Pradhan and fashion designer Sonalika Pradhan launched their son Ojasvi Pradhan in the world of fashion at an event here.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
No room for stress with Akshay on board: 'Mission Mangal' maker
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) "Mission Mangal" has opened to good numbers at the box-office, and the film's debutant director Jagan Shakti is garnering praise. The filmmaker says the skill and professionalism of his multistar-case, headed by superstar Akshay Kumar, is the reason he never felt stress on the set.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Demand slowdown 'overblown', buyers moving online: Centrum
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) As concerns on sudbued consumption demand and a likely slowdown in the economy grips India Inc and the government, a report by brokerage firm Centrum says that the narrative of demand slowdown is "overblown" and there is a behavioural shift among consumers as they are moving towards online purchases.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Government may receive first tranche of RBI surplus this calendar
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Finance Ministry is likely to receive the first tranche of the RBI's surplus money towards December after its central board discusses and approves the report finalised by the Bimal Jalan panel.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ATK signs Spanish midfielder Javi Hernandez
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Real Madrid academy graduate Javi Hernandez, an attacking Spanish midfielder, was on Friday roped in by ATK for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Jupiter still reeling from head-on collision 4.5bn years ago
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago, has left Jupiter's core less dense and more extended that expected, say researchers.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Solskjaer expects Sanchez to come good this season
Manchester, Aug 16 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed forward Alexis Sanchez and turned down talks of the Chilean training with the club's reserves.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Film on 'Gumnami Baba' gets legal notice from Netaji fan
kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A day after the teaser release of acclaimed Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji's latest venture 'Gumnaami', based on the recluse 'Gumnami Baba', who many believed was the freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in disguise, a Netaji fan from Kolkata on Friday sent a legal notice to the producer. The fan, Debabrata Roy, has urged Srijit to "drop the project" as the film would promote manipulation and misrepresentation of facts regarding the hero of India's freedom struggle.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP will form govt in Haryana with absolute majority: Shah
Jind (Haryana), Aug 16 (IANS) Setting the tone for Assembly elections in Haryana, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would repeat its term in the state, but this time with an absolute majority.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Watford FC's Pereyra grooves to SRK's "Baazigar" beats
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan and Kajols iconic dance number "Baazigar O Baazigar" has a new fan in Argentine footballer Roberto Pereyra. The 28-year-old sportsman was seen shaking a leg to the title track of the 1993 blockbuster "Baazigar" along with actress and TikTok star Radhika Bangia.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Oppo Reno 2 series phones to launch in India on Aug 28
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has announced that it will launch Reno 2 smartphones in India on August 28.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
TRAI seeks relook at caps on channel discounts
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a consultation paper to re-look at imposing restrictions on discounts offered by broadcasters on channel bouquets after the implementation of the new regulatory framework for cable and broadcasting services.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Google 'Password Checkup' to be built into Chrome
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) The leak detection feature of Password Checkup, which checks if a user's password is compromised and alerts the users by a drop-down menu box, would become a default feature of Google Chrome browser instead of remaining an optional extension.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BJP MP Roopa Ganguly's son arrested for rash driving
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician and BJP MP Roopa Ganguly's son has been arrested for crashing his car into a wall of city-based golf club here, police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zardari shifted to Adiala Jail on 3-day judicial remand
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) An accountability court here on Friday ordered to shift former President and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail on judicial remand till August 19 in a fake bank accounts case.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Nathan Lyon equals Dennis Lillee's Test record
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Nathan Lyon has equalled Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee's record of 355 Test wickets and in the process is now the country's third highest wicket-taker in the longest format of the game.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
TMC Secretary General, ex-Kolkata top cop questioned
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday questioned Trinamool Congress Secretary General Partha Chatterjee and former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Ponzi scam cases, an official said here.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mizoram to hold unity fests across the world
Aizawl, Aug 16 (IANS) The Mizoram government has decided to organise unity festivals across the world to ensure integration and brotherhood of all Mizos across the globe, a tourism department official said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Human Interest/Society
Rahul Gandhi's largesse for 18,000 families in Wayanad
Wayanad (Kerala), Aug 16 (IANS) The Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi, as promised, has started distributing kits to over 18,000 families affected by the floods.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Not ok with contract system of music labels: Aditya Narayan
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Singer and television host Aditya Narayan, who is mostly hosting TV shows than singing, says he is not okay with the contract system that music labels force upon singers. Adding that he wants to build his career as an independent musician, Aditya said doing television shows and acting help him take a step forward in that direction.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gold near record high on recession warnings
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Gold prices surged to near-record high levels yet again on Friday as renewed fears of a possible recession led investors to run for safe haven assets like gold.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Google Assistant to send reminders to family, friends
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google is adding a new feature to its Assistant that lets people send reminders to their friends and family on phones or Google Home devices.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
London Mayor slammed online over violent Kashmir protests
London, Aug 16 (IANS) London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been slammed online for inadequate security arrangements outside the Indian High Commission where Indians and people of Indian origin, gathered to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day of India, were abused and pelted with eggs and water bottles by Pakistan-sponsored protesters.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Southee equals Tendulkar's six-hitting record in Tests
Galle, Aug 16 (IANS) New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has equalled the tally of sixes hit by legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar in Test cricket.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Curbs in Kashmir to go, detentions to be reviewed
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir placed after the axing of Article 370 will be lifted in a phased manner from Friday night, Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam announced on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Rajendra Sethia: Acquitted after 34 years in a trumped up case (IANS Exclusive-II)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In many ways, Rajendra Singh Sethia, the world's biggest bankrupt in the 1980s, long before the insolvency and bankruptcy code emerged in India or the US saw its share of Chapter 11 bankruptcies, represents the archetype of a Greek tragic hero.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Are Siri, Alexa making us less polite to fellow humans?
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Contrary to popular perception, talking to digital assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant have not yet not made users ruder to other people, says a study.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Curbs in Kashmir to be lifted: Chief Secretary
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir will be lifted in a phased manner from Friday night, Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam announced on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
'Sacred Games 2' memes take over social media
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) As soon as the the popular Netflix series "Sacred Games 2" premiered, it led to divided reactions among netziens. Hilarious memes comparing both the seasons, especially, which flooded the internet.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tussle between Goa, IOA continues over delayed National Games
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The tussle between the Goa government and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) continues over the hosting of the 36th National Games in the coastal state, with the Chief Minister insisting that it is up to the Association to decide the dates for the already delayed event.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Sports
I respect each religion as my own: R. Madhavan
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan, whose faith was questioned by a social media troll, says he respects all religions as his own and that he had the good fortune to pray at every Darga, Gurudwara and Church when a temple was not around.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Reservoirs surplus, monsoon rainfall moves to normal: Kotak
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The monsoon rainfall moved to normal and the reservoir level of large river basins into significant surplus, a Kotak report said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
'No First Use' nuclear policy depends on future: Rajnath
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh declared on Friday that India's commitment so far to a 'No First Use' in nuclear policy will depend on circumstances in the future.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deepika obliges young male fan with a photo-op
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone made a young male fan's day by obliging him with a quick photo-op.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rohingya refugees in Jammu pray for safety post Article 370
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir will not change the status of the Rohingya refugees, the Bengali-dialect speaking Muslim minority from Myanmar who for the past few years have made Jammu their home.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Indian govt's 'fascist tactics' in Kashmir will fail: Imran
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the Indian government's "fascist tactics" in Kashmir will "fail miserably" to smother the Kashmiri freedom struggle.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kartik Aaryan feted with customised stamps
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan has been given a rare honour. He has been feted with a customised postal stamp by the Lucknow post office.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karnataka floods: Yediyurappa meets PM, seeks 10,000 cr fund
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured Karnataka Chief Minister of central aid to speed up relief works in its flood-hit districts, an official said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Saif turns 49, stuns fans with naga sadhu look in "Laal Kaptan"
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The teaser of Saif Ali Khan's upcoming film "Laal Kaptaan" was unveiled on the actor's 49th birthday on August 16.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SL may waive off visa fee for 48 countries indefinitely
Colombo, Aug 16 (IANS) Due to an increase in the number of tourists visiting Sri Lanka with arrivals expected to hit the 3-million mark by the end of the year, the government announced on Friday that might waive off the entry visa fee 48 countries, including India, indefinitely.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Sacred Games': Unnecessary, vile, venomous (Rating: **)
"Sacred Games 2" (Netflix); Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey; Direction: Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan; Rating: ** (two stars)
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kuldeep Sengar's I-Day ad leads to controversy
Unnao, Aug 16 (IANS) A photograph of Uttar Pradesh MLA and rape accused Kuldeep Sengar was seen in an Independence Day greetings published in a local newspaper.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
PM inspired stimulus package may come as early as this weekend (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) After revoking Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir in a seamless manner and the security dragnet in the erstwhile state not resulting in a single bullet being fired, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun to focus on the beleaguered economy haemorrhaging in an ugly manner.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
With stocks dipping, Kashmir families want restrictions eased
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Life has come to a standstill for Abdul Rahim and his family, living in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. It is over ten days since the lockdown began and the family is feeling the pressure of dipping cash and food reserves.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
IIT-Madras researchers working on power from estuaries
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) are working on 'Osmotic Power' or power from estuaries, an alternative source of power, it was announced on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Arvind Kejriwal turns 51, Modi greets him
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday and prayed for his good health and long life as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor turned 51 on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bajrang Punia to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Ace wrestler Bajrang Punia is set to be awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019 -- the country's highest sporting honour.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Indonesian President formally proposes relocating capital
Jakarta, Aug 16 (IANS) Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday formally proposed the relocation of the country's capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo, which is under the threat of sinking and has overpopulation problems.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Lack of freedom most frustrating about living in Pak: Flower
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower believes the lack of freedom and the security aspect is the "most frustrating" thing about living in the country. The former Zimbabwe batsman had been with the Pakistan team since 2014 before the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided last week to not renew his contract in a move to revamp the national coaching set-up.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Only Sanskrit daily newspaper struggles to survive
Mysuru, Aug 16 (IANS) As the country celebrates the World Sanskrit Week to popularise the "language of the gods," which previous External Affairs Minister, the late Sushma Swaraj, claimed was a modern language fit for computers, the only Sanskrit daily of India, Sudharma, published from here, is struggling for survival.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ishtiyak Khan to share screen with Sanjay Mishra, Rajpal Yadav
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Ishtiyak Khan, last seen in "Bharat", will feature in "Ammaa Ki Boli", which also stars Sanjay Mishra and Rajpal Yadav.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Winning at World C'ships has always been a dream: Ponnappa
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa has said it's always been her dream to perform and win at the World Championships and that's why she would try to give her best at the tournament beginning on Monday in Basel, Switzerland.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Andhra faces uphill task to foot the bill for freebies
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) With the series of sops announced during last two-and-half months needing a whopping Rs 50,000 crore, YSR Congress government in Andhra Pradesh faces an uphill task of raising the additional resources.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Jaishankar holds talks with US Deputy Secretary Sullivan
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and visiting US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan on Friday sat down for talks to take forward the "deep convergences" in the India-US strategic ties, with both sides focussing on a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific - amidst the backdrop of China's widening footprints in the region.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Gurinder Chadha's latest to close Indian Film Fest, Melbourne
The film, featuring Viveik Kalra and Hayley Atwell, is inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and his love for the music of Bruce Springsteen.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Dalits protest deaths in Alwar, accuse police of inaction
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) A large police contingent has been deployed at Tapukheda in Alwar district following protests by Dailts at a Community Health Centre on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Caught and Boult': A moment to remember from the Galle Test
Galle, Aug 16 (IANS) New Zealand pacer Trent Boult provided the fans with a memory which left them in splits during the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Maharashtra Congress leaders meet Sonia
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leaders from Maharashtra on Friday met the party interim chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence here.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Akshay and John's I-Day Box-office battle gathers force
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Akshay Kumar and John Abraham's Independence Day war at the box-office has begun. Bollywood's poster boys of nationalism, Akshay and John, have released "Mission Mangal" and "Batla House" respectively on August 15 this year, and initial reports suggest both films have seen a good opening at the box-office on day one.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hindus cite archaeology to show Ayodhya site was place of worship
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) On the seventh day of the Ayodhya hearing, the Hindu parties cited evidence based on an archaeological report to state there was a massive structure at the Babri Masjid site dating back to 2nd Century BC which was public in nature and that the structure would be a temple or 'mandap' with pillars.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Waheeda Rehman shoots for 'Desert Dolphin' in Udaipur
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman will soon be seen in Manjari Makijany's skateboarding film "Desert Dolphin", and she is excited to work with a female director for the first time in her career.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Instagram starts allowing users to flag misinformation
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Expanding its fact-checking programme, Facebook has started allowing Instagram users to flag false content on the photo-and video-sharing platform.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Google's enterprise Gmail suffers outage in India
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Google's enterprise Gmail for businesses suffered an outage on Friday as some users in India faced problems while refreshing, sending and receiving emails on the secure, private and ad-free email service.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Salman shoots for 'Dabangg 3' amidst heavy rain
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood's superstar Salman Khan is shooting for the third installment of his "Dabangg" franchise here in heavy rain.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PM assures central aid to flood-hit Karnataka
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured Karnataka of central aid to speed up relief works in the state's flood-hit districts, an official said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee statue to be unveiled in Lucknow on Dec 25
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced that a statue of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be unveiled here on December 25.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
2 UP police personnel commit suicide
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) In two separate incidents on Friday, two Uttar Pradesh police personnel committed suicide by shooting themselves, police sources said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Pak summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the LoC that led to killing of two civilians.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Massive decline in India in coal power project lending: Report
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A financial assessment on Friday revealed a massive 90 per cent decline in coal power investment in India in 2018 compared to the previous year.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Dominic Thiem returns to China Open
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) Two-time Grand Slam winner Dominic Thiem will take part in the upcoming China Open after a three-year absence, tournament officials announced here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
No extension of time for Athi Varadar 'darshan'
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking extension of the 'darshan' days for Athi Varadar in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Ethical toolkit, burnouts, small-town India (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Read about a new toolkit required to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals that go beyond the precepts of good business management and prevalent best practices in government and civil society organisations; then a handy guide that offers a framework to ensure that you continue to have a productive life without getting burned out; and finally, commune with your brethren in small-town India to get a feel of their reality.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Azam Khan's luxury resort wall demolished
Rampur, Aug 16 (IANS) The Rampur district administration on Friday demolished the boundary wall of Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan'd luxury resort 'Humsafar, after serving him a notice for grabbing the land.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National
India to build closer ties with Baltic nations with Naidu visit
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In keeping with the government's priority to boost ties with small nations, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will visit the three Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from August 17-21 in the first such high-level trip from India.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Myanmar ready for repatriation of over 3,600 Rohingya
Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) Myanmar said on Friday it was prepared for Bangladesh to repatriate more than 3,600 Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Rakhine state two years ago after a military-led crackdown against the Muslim minority.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Govt has limited scope to provide stimulus: Report
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid buzz of talks between the Finance Ministry and the Prime Minister's Office over a stimulus to revive growth, a report has said that the government has limited scope to provide a fiscal stimulus given the fiscal constraints.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
There will be no Tiananmen 2 in HK: Chinese media
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China's central government has not yet intervened in demonstrations in Hong Kong but, if it does so, it will not be a repeat of the Tiananmen crackdown 30 years ago, an editorial published in the state-run newspaper Global Times said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, China,Politics
Situation in J&K to improve in few days: Centre
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir will improve over the next few days.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Apple to unveil new iPhones on September 10: Report
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Apple has released the seventh beta of iOS 13 to registered developers and a Brazillian site iHelp BR has found that the iPhone 11 series would be released on September 10.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Latest Microsoft update slows some Surface devices to 400MHz
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Some Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 devices are throttling down to crippling low speeds of 400MHz, post the new firmware update that was rolled out on August 1.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Goa body seeks Shah's help to resume mining activity
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The Goa Mining Peoples Front (GMPF) -- a non-profit organisation representing the cause of lakhs of mining workers in the state -- has sought Home Minister Amit Shah's help for resumption of mining activities.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National
Five killed in Jharkhand road accident
Ranchi, Aug 16 (IANS) Five people were killed in a road accident in Jharkhand's Simdega district on Friday, police said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dual role of coach, chief selector on cards for Misbah
Lahore, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is likely to be appointed as the head coach and chief selector under a new model set to be introduced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Mamata recalls Vajpayee's vision on his death anniversary
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary and remembered his humanitarian philosophy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Deepika Padukone has all of Ranveer's heart
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Ranveer Singh has shared a love-filled video of his actress-wife Deepika Padukone who has all of the actor's heart.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ultimately India, Pakistan have to find solution: J&K Plebiscite Front leader
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) A leader of the Jammu and Kashmir Plebiscite Front (JKPF) has said that because of the indifference of the world powers to the Kashmir issue, it will ultimately be up to India and Pakistan to find a solution that gives the people of the region a voice.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pro-Khalistan Sikhs hold protest with Pakistanis outside UN on Kashmir
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Pro-Khalistan Sikhs joined by some Pakistanis held a protest outside the UN demanding the restoration of Kashmir's special status.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
21 prisoners in UP freed after businessman pays their fines
Agra , Aug 16 (IANS) Twenty-one prisoners who had completed their respective sentences but were serving extra time due to not being able to pay penalties in the Agra district jail, were released on Independence Day after a businessman paid fines worth Rs 1,73,000 on their behalf.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
SC pulls advocate for filing defective petition on Article 370
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday reprimanded advocate M.L. Sharma for filing a frivolous application opposing the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Federer exits, Djokovic advances in Cincinnati Masters
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Seven-time champion Roger Federer bowed out of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters after facing a shocking defeat to Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev in his Round of 16 match.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Have grown up being a cinephile: Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who has come up with a digital property called "Arjun Recommends", says he has grown up being a cinephile and a binge-watcher seeking good content to watch.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Noah, Lana start shooting for third 'To All the Boys...3'
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actors Noah Centineo and Lana Condor have announced that they are shooting for the third installment of "To All the Boys Ive Loved Before" and that the Netflix film's part two will premier on February 12.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Team India head coach will be handed contract till 2021 World T20
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, were on Friday interviewing the shortlisted candidates at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai and it has been learnt that the one selected will be at the helm till the 2021 World T20.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Salman celebrates Raksha Bandhan with Bina Kak
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan celebrated Raksha Bandhan with actress-turned-politician Bina Kak here.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google rolling out new features to Chrome OS in Aug
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google is rolling out a major Chrome OS update for the month of August, complete with new features like improved media playback, an updated camera app for the Pixelbook and more.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hero MotoCorp stops production for 4 days
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Hero MotoCorp, the country's largest two-wheeler manufacturer, on Friday said that their manufacturing facilities will be closed for four days (August 15 to 18) owing to "demand scenario".
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Complete integration of J&K best tribute to Vajpayee: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The 'complete integration' of Jammu and Kashmir into India is a fitting tribute for former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Modi to address 'Ganga Sammelan' in UP
Kanpur, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 'Ganga Sammelan' in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur that will focus on cleaning of the Ganga river from Gomukh in Uttarakhand to Ganga Sagar in West Bengal.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
President to visit Jaitley at AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will on Friday visit former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he has been undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU).
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tributes paid to Vajpayee on his first death anniversary
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and numerous other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Friday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan hit by diplomatic setback as UNSC declines request for open session on Kashmir
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) Despite intense lobbying, Pakistan has been dealt a diplomatic setback with the UN Security Council declining to hold a formal session on Kashmir with its participation, and instead scheduling a closed-door consultation on "India/Pakistan" at China's insistence on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sensex down 140 points amid poor global cues
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Sensex fell by 140 points during the early trade on Friday, dragged by finance and banking stocks.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cricket fraternity in shock over VB Chandrasekhar's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Condolences poured in on Friday for former India cricketer V.B. Chandrasekhar who committed suicide a day ago in Chennai.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Azam Khan's luxury resort in UP faces trouble
Rampur, Aug 16 (IANS) Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan's luxury resort 'Humsafar' in Rampur was now facing trouble following allegations of land grabbing.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
News portal files complaint against Meghalaya Police
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) Northeast Now, a Guwahati-based regional news portal, has filed a complaint against the Meghalaya Police's move to gag the media, its spokesperson said here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
Apple says responsible for 2.4mn jobs in US
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Apple has created 2.4 million jobs across all the 50 US states so far, four times the number of American jobs attributable to the company eight years ago.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter leads $100mn funding in vernacular chat app ShareChat
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In a bid to create a niche space in the growing regional social networking market in India, Twitter has led the $100 million funding round for ShareChat - the country's largest vernacular social media platform with nearly 60 million users.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Team India coach: A look at the candidates
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The big day is here as the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy will on Friday interview the shortlisted andidates at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai to decided on who will become the next Team India head coach.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
UP Police encourages use of seat belts
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police were now using new methods to encourage and popularise the use of seat belts and underline its need for one's safety.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Chidambaram hails Modi's vision
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision over population explosion, eliminating single use plastic and respecting wealth creators.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UP boy develops transparent concrete for buildings
Kanpur, Aug 16 (IANS) A boy in Uttar Pradesh has developed 'transparent concrete' with steel, iron and plastic fibre scraps which will allow the sun rays to filter in.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Lower court order in Pehlu Khan case surprising: Priyanka
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday described the lower court order in Pehlu Khan mob lynching case as "surprising" saying there should be no place for an inhuman act in our country and the Rajasthan government's decision to bring a law on mob lynching is a welcome decision.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pak launches crackdown on sale of Indian films
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The Pakistan government has launched a crackdown on the sale of Indian movies and banned airing of advertisements for India-made products on television channels in the wake of tensions after New Delhi revoked Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pak govt orders all employees to declare assets by Sep 1
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Pakistan has ordered all government employees to submit the declarations of assets held and acquired by their them during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, by September 1, the media reported on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Amid coaching-staff vacuum, Misbah to lead Pak training camp
Lahore, Aug 16 (IANS) Former skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has been appointed as "camp commandant" for the forthcoming 17-day conditioning camp for Pakistan cricketers.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Verdict on Rahul's 'chowkidar' goof-up pending
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) On May 10, the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi reserved order on the then Congress President Rahul Gandhi's plea to close criminal proceedings against him for wrongly attributing the "chowkidar chor hai" remark to the top court.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Now, Marvel Superheroes in a book format (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) You have read about them in comics -- that was the original genre. They then transformed to the stage, to the small screen, then to the big screen and soon the streaming platform. Now, read about your favourite Marvel Superhero in book format with the seven titles that have been released making waves worldwide and also in India, where they recently debuted.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Cricket umpire dies 1 month after being hit by ball
London, Aug 16 (IANS) A cricket umpire has died a month after he was hit on the head by a ball during an amateur match in the UK.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SC to decide if Rohingyas will get refugee status or be deported
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Will thousands of illegal Rohingya migrants get the status of refugees in India or will they be deported? This question is to be decided by the Supreme Court, expectedly before the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires on November 17.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Verdict on review in Sabarimala case pending
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, concluded in February the arguments and reserved the judgement on a bunch of petitions seeking review of the apex courts September 2018 verdict allowing the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Will Ayodhya judgement come before CJI Gogoi's retirement in November?
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The vexed seven-decade-old Ayodhya dispute is finally on the fast track in search of a judicial solution, thanks to the day-to-day hearing by a five-member Supreme Court Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Verdicts in some major cases expected before CJI retires in 3 months
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Three months from now, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will retire. Before that he is expected to deliver verdicts in some major cases like the Ayodhya land dispute, Sabarimala temple issue and contempt of court matter against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nick Kyrgios fined for Cincinnati Masters meltdown
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been fined $113,000 and will face suspension after his explosive meltdown at the ongoing ATP Cincinnati Masters.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
N.Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles
Pyongyang/Seoul, Aug 16 (IANS) North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the East Sea on Friday, South Korea's military said, the sixth such launch in about three weeks.
2019-08-16
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Rajendra Sethia: Acquitted after 34 years in a trumped up case (IANS Exclusive-II)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In many ways, Rajendra Singh Sethia -- the world's biggest bankrupt in the 1980s, long before the insolvency and bankruptcy code emerged in India, or the US saw its share of Chapter 11 bankruptcies -- represents the archetype of a Greek tragic hero. The Nigeria and Sudan experience meant that the wheel of fortune had taken a dive, a death spiral which plunged him to depths of despair.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
North Korea launches projectiles, rejects talks with South
Seoul, Aug 16 (IANS) North Korea launched two unidentified projectiles from its east coast, according to the South Korean Army, as it rejected any talks with Seoul.
2019-08-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Hashd Shaabi forces repel IS attack in eastern Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 16 (IANS) The paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces repelled an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, leaving a paramilitary fighter dead and three others wounded, a provincial security official said.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UN condemns attacks on medical facilities, workers in Tripoli
Tripoli, Aug 16 (IANS) UN Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame condemned attacks on medical workers and facilities in Tripoli, which is witnessing deadly armed conflict between the UN-backed government and the east-based army.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Opposition seek review report on PM's violation of ethics law
Ottawa, Aug 16 (IANS) Canadian opposition Conservative Party called for an emergency meeting of the Canadian House of Commons Ethics Committee to introduce a motion to get Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion to appear for his report on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's violation of the Conflict of Interest Act in SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Former Colorado governor exits presidential race
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper announced he is dropping out of the presidential race, ahead of the third round of Democratic primary debates next month.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Palestinian official condemns Israeli decision to bar US congresswomen
Ramallah, Aug 16 (IANS) A Palestinian official condemned Israel's decision to ban two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering Israel and the Palestinian territories.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
US lawmakers criticise Israel's decision to bar Congresswomen's entry
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US lawmakers blasted an Israeli move to block the visit of two American Democratic Congresswomen following President Donald Trump's tweet.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Three dead, seven injured in fire at Mexico City prison
Mexico City, Aug 16 (IANS) At least three people were killed and seven others injured in a fire at a men's prison in Mexico City, officials said.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel bars visit by US Muslim lawmakers
Jerusalem, Aug 16 (IANS) The Israeli government said that it will not allow two US Muslim lawmakers who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement to enter the country.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
'US attempt to stop release of seized tanker act of attempted piracy'
Tehran, Aug 16 (IANS) Iran said the United States' unsuccessful attempt to prevent Gibraltar's authorities from releasing a seized Iranian oil tanker was an act of attempted piracy.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Panama City celebrates 500th anniversary
Panama City, Aug 16 (IANS) Panama City, the first Spanish settlement on the Pacific coast of North America, celebrated its 500th anniversary with an enormous cake for 4,500 people reminiscent of the ruins of the city that Spaniard Pedro Arias Davila founded in 1519.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Venezuela Foreign Minister ready to resume talks
Caracas, Aug 16 (IANS) Venezuela's foreign minister said that Norway-mediated negotiations between the government and opposition will surely be resumed but will need to be held under a revised mechanism.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
US stocks close mixed amid various data
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed as Wall Street digested a batch of mixed data.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Qatari emir, Russian president discuss bilateral ties
Doha, Aug 16 (IANS) Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin over means to boost bilateral ties and the latest developments in the region, the royal court said.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker with 24 Indians aboard
London/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Gibraltar government on Thursday released the Iranian supertanker Grace 1, with 24 Indians on board, more than a month after it was seized on suspicion it was shipping 2.1 million barrels of crude oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Pak-sponsored protesters attack Indians celebrating I-Day in London
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Indians and people of Indian origin gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day of India were abused, and pelted with eggs and water bottles by Pakistan-sponsored protesters, who included separatist Sikhs.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Israel to set up first ground warfare plant
Jerusalem, Aug 16 (IANS) Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), a government-owned company, announced that it will set up the country's first ground warfare plant in the southern city of Beer Sheva.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
Russia, Venezuela agree to exchange warships visits
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Venezuelan counterpart Vladimir Padrino Lopez signed an agreement on visits of warships to the ports of both countries.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security
Ashes: Burns, Bairstow fifties help England post 258 on Day 2 (Roundup)
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Rory Burns and Jonny Bairstow hit half centuries as England were all out for 258 before Australia struggled to 30/1 at stumps on Day 2 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's on Thursday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
PM Modi greets nation on 'Sanskrit Day'
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people on the occasion of 'Sanskrit Day' on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Deep discount: Restaurants delist from online food platforms
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Challenging the deep discounting practices of online food delivery platforms like Zomato Gold and EasyDiner, over 300 restaurants in Gurugram under the umbrella of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) on Thursday observed a #Logout campaign.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Former India cricketer VB Chandrasekhar passes away
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Former India cricketer V.B. Chandrasekhar breathed his last following cardiac arrest at the age of 57 here on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Ashes: Burns, Bairstow score fifties as England bowled out for 258
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Rory Burns and Jonny Bairstow scored half centuries as England were all out for 258 on Day 2 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ONGC investing Rs 83,000 cr in 25 projects: CMD
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Diversified energy major ONGC is investing around Rs 83,000 crore in 25 major projects. "15 of these projects are under execution and will directly contribute to oil and gas production," said ONGC Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Shashi Shanker on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kite threads delay Delhi Metro service on Blue line
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) After excessive kite threads led to the tripping of overhead electrification, Delhi Metro service on Blue line was delayed on Thursday between Subhash Nagar and Rajouri Garden stations.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
SIT set up to probe Faridabad DCP suicide case, SHO held
Faridabad, Aug 15 (IANS) While a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was set up on Thursday to probe into suicide of Faridabad DCP Vikram Kapoor, the station house officer (SHO) who was detained for questioning on Wednesday has been arrested.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nagaland govt supports integration of Naga-inhabited areas
Kohima, Aug 15 (IANS) Reiterating his support for integration of all contiguous Naga-inhabited areas, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday appealed to the neighbouring states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur to recognise the democratic rights of the Naga people.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Pak failure: UNSC to hold only closed-door talks
United Nations, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan has failed to get an open meeting of the Security Council on Kashmir with its participation, as the body decided instead to hold a closed-door consultation on Friday at the request of China.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
K'taka boy feted for escorting ambulance across submerged bridge
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) A 12-year-old braveheart, Venkatesh, was felicitated on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day for risking his life and escorting an ambulance on a submerged bridge across an overflowing river in Karnataka's Raichur district recently, a police officer said on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Rail traffic disrupted on Jhansi-Bhopal line due to rains
Jhansi, Aug 15 (IANS) Heavy rains led to disruption in rail services on the Jhansi-Bhopal line for over two hours on Thursday as water flooded the tracks.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
PKL 7: Hooda stars as Panthers beat Paltan 33-25
Ahmedabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Puneri Paltan 33-25 at the packed Eka Arena here on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Ashes: Woakes, Bairstow help England to 201/6 at Tea
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow helped England post 201/6 at Tea on Day 2 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gurugram police arrest two, solve murder of old lady in DLF 1
Gurugram, Aug 15 (IANS) The Gurugram police here on Thursday claimed to have solved the case of murder of 72-year-old Indira Narula in upscale DLF phase 1 with the arrest of two accused.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka calls Rahul 'best brother' in the world
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday greeted former party chief Rahul Gandhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, calling him the "best brother in the world", and said that things haven't changed much since childhood.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM reviews economy with Sitharaman
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took stock of the prevailing economic situation of the country with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Gibraltar on Thursday released Grace 1, an Iranian oil tanker seized off the country's coast in July for breaching international sanctions on oil shipments, despite a last-minute plea by the US authorities to block it.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Messi, Ronaldo nominated for UEFA Player of the Year Award
Madrid, Aug 15 (IANS) Argentina forward Lionel Messi, Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk were nominated on Thursday for the UEFA Mens Player of the Year Award.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sharath's pullout opens door for hopefuls in TT tourney
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) The withdrawal of Achanta Sharath Kamal at the eleventh hour has left the door ajar for most players who aspire to win the men's singles title in the ongoing UTT National Ranking (South Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium here. The final of the event will be played on Sunday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Other Sports
Key committees in IL&FS did not meet for years: RBI
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) As the liquidity crunch in the non-banking finance company (NBFC) sector, which came to light with the IL&FS crisis, continues to drag the economy down, fresh revelations of blatant misgovernance by the erstwhile IL&FS mangement have been revealed by the RBI's investigation in the matter.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US military official visits Turkey for intervention in Syria
Istanbul, Aug 15 (IANS) The deputy commander of the US European Command was set to arrive in Turkey to plan coordination with regards to the Turkish intervention in northeastern Syria.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Kaspersky to open first transparency centre in Malaysia in 2020
Cyberjaya (Malaysia), Aug 15 (IANS) Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky on Thursday announced the opening of its first transparency centre in Malaysia in early 2020, in partnership with CyberSecurity Malaysia -- the national cyber security specialist agency.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Malaysia,Defence/Security,Technology
CISF returns bag with Rs 1 lakh to Delhi Metro passenger
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Setting an example, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on Wednesday returned a bag, containing Rs 1 lakh, that was left behind in the Delhi Metro to its owner.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Online petition initiated in HK for stopping violence
Hong Kong, Aug 15 (IANS) A joint statement signed by "a group of people born and raised in Hong Kong" was published on the front page of several Hong Kong newspapers on Thursday, initiating an online petition and calling for public support for putting an end to the ongoing violence and chaos in the territory.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Modi government policies reason for slowdown: Expert
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Macroeconomic policies of governments are typically formed with an aim to maximise growth and keeping unemployment in check but according to a noted Indian economist, the ruling NDA government's policies have caused a massive slowdown in the Indian economy and a four-decade-high unemployment.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP accuses police of stopping 'Bharat Mata Puja' in Howrah
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Tension soared in West Bengal's Howrah district on Thursday after the police stopped Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers from performing 'Bharat Mata Puja' on the occasion of Independence Day.
2019-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Man stabbed outside Britain's Home Office
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A man was stabbed outside Britain's Home Office in London on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police said.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Asit Tripathy appointed Odisha Chief Secretary
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday appointed 1986-batch IAS officer Asit Kumar Tripathy as Chief Secretary.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Pak says 3 of its soldiers killed
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Pakistan army on Thursday said three of its soldiers were killed on the LoC firing by Indian forces. But India denied Pakistan army's claim about five Indian soldiers getting killed in exchange of fire on August 15.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
B-Town has fond memories of Vidya Sinha
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express sorrow and shock at the demise of actress Vidya Sinha on August 15. She was 71 and had been hospitalised for a while owing to heart and lung ailments, and she passed away after respiratory failure. Sinha was known for her roles in seventies middle-of-the-road hits such as "Rajnigandha", Chhoti Si Baat", and "Pati Patni Aur Woh".
2019-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UNSC to hold closed door consultations on Kashmir
United Nations, Aug 15 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) is to hold closed-door consultations on the Kashmir developments on Friday at the request of China, a diplomat at the Security Council told IANS on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
PM reviews economy with Sitharaman, officials
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the state of economy and the likely steps to arrest the current slowdown with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and senior bureaucrats, sources said.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Two sisters found murdered in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Two sisters were found murdered in their rented accommodation in Sector 22 on Thursday, the police said, adding that sharp-edged weapons were used in the crime.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-Pakistan PM Abbasi's remand extended till Aug 29
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's remand has been extended till August 29 in a multi-billion-rupee corruption case, here on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
I understand Telugu well after working in the South: Avika Gor
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Popular television actress Avika Gor, who tasted success in Hindi soaps, says that working in Telugu films regularly now lets her understand the language, so much so that she does not need a translator to understand her scripts.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Galle Test: Patel's fifer jolts Lanka against Kiwis
Galle, Aug 15 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel (5/76) rattled the Sri Lankan batting line-up even as Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis chipped in with useful half-centuries to help the hosts reach 227/7 at the close of play on Day 2 of the first Test against New Zealand at the Galle International Stadium on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
6 killed in Bengal road accident
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Six people were killed and 11 others injured when a speeding truck rammed into an SUV in West Bengal's Malda district on Thursday, police said.
2019-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I've stopped reading social media comments: Kalki
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) National award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin, who is playing a pivotal role in "Sacred Games 2", says that though she is quite politically aware as an individual, global politics was not a dinner table discussion at home in her childhood.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Alia performs 'didi' duties for KJo's son
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) It's Raksha Bandhan, and actress Alia Bhatt took out time to tie a rakhi on the tiny wrist of filmmaker Karan Johar's son Yash.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
National Award for 'Badhaai Ho' is gratifying: Sanya Malhotra
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Whether it is her debut film in Bollywood, "Dangal", or "Badhaai Ho", actress Sanya Malhotra's choice of films reflects her intuitive nature towards good scripts. If "Dangal" went on to become Bollywood's biggest blockbuster ever, "Badhai Ho" has won the 2019 National Award National for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Sanya says such appreciation for films with good stores is truly gratifying.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Air India to get grounded aircraft airborne by October
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) As Air India plans to commence flight operations to Africa and Canada, the flag carrier is hopeful that all 19 of its grounded aircraft will rejoin the fleet by October.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hong Kong reduces economic growth forecasts
Hong Kong, Aug 15 (IANS) The Hong Kong government lowered its economic growth expectations on Thursday and estimated that the city's Gross Domestic Product will grow between zero to one per cent in 2019 due to "strong economic headwinds".
2019-08-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy,Politics
1 dead, thousands evacuated as typhoon hits Japan (2nd Lead)
Tokyo, Aug 15 (IANS) At least one person died and thousands others were evacuated from their homes in western Japan on Thursday as typhoon Krosa pounded the region with torrential rain and heavy winds.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Danfoss India targets Rs 500 cr exports in 2019
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian subsidiary of Danish company Danfoss A/S will ship out Rs 500 crore worth of products from here and is also mulling further expansion, said a top company official.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Lonza India aims at 15% annual growth
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Lonza India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Switzerland-based pharma and consumer healthcare integrated solutions provider Lonza, has said that the company aims to grow at 15 per cent per year and double its turnover in India by 2024.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Fans slam Pant for first-ball duck against Windies
Port of Spain, Aug 15 (IANS) Rookie wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant's poor show with the willow continued unabated as he got out for a golden duck in the third and final ODI against the West Indies, drawing the fans' ire for his lack of patience.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Divyanka celebrates I-Day at orphanage
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya has shared photographs and videos of her Independence Day celebration on Thursday with children at an orphanage.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man dies after taco-eating contest in US
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) A man died shortly after participating in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in the US state of California, authorities said.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Farah Khan's 'ironies of motherhood'
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) On Independence Day on Thursday, filmmaker Farah Khan realised motherhood has its ironies.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Batla House': Facts messed up by fiction (IANS Review; Rating: ** & 1/2)
"Batla House"; Cast: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishen; Direction: Nikkhil Advani; Rating: ** & 1/2 (two and half stars)
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Opinion/Commentary
2nd Ashes Test: England reach 76/2 at Lunch
London, Aug 15 (IANS) After the first day's play got washed out, England were 76/2 at Lunch on Day 2 of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Thursday, thanks to an unbroaken 50-run partnership between opener Rory Burns (34 not out) and Joe Denly (27 not out).
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Patriotic songs mark I-Day celebrations at Attari-Wagah border
Attari (Punjab), Aug 15 (IANS) Thousands of people converged at the Attari-Wagah joint check post between India and Pakistan on Thursday to be part of the celebrations for India's 73rd Independence Day.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National
Alibaba posts $16.7bn in revenue, consumer base hits 674mn
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Expanding its user base to 674 million annual active consumers, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Friday announced it posted $16.7 billion in revenue -- an increase of 42 per cent year-over-year -- with $2.7 billion in net income for the quarter that ended June 30.
2019-08-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
Imran Khan questions world's 'silence' on Kashmir
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday questioned the international community's "silence" on the Kashmir situation and warned that "if ethnic cleansing of Muslims takes place in the region, there would be severe repercussions".
2019-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Freedom rallies mark I-Day celebrations in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm across Assam on Thursday with thousands of youths and individuals taking out freedom rallies on motorcycles and cars on the streets across the state.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
2 minors in custody for raping 12-year-old girl in Telangana
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) The police took into custody two of the three minors who raped a 12-year-old girl on Wednesday in the Jogu Lamba Gadwal district of Telangana.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huawei Mate 30 series may come with 25W wireless charging
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei's next flagship series -- the Mate 30 -- is likely to come with 25W fast wireless charging support, which the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is also capable of.
2019-08-15
Category: International, China,Technology
US moves to block release of Iranian vessel in Gibraltar
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The US has applied to a court in Gibraltar to halt the release of an Iranian supertanker which was earlier detained for breaching international sanctions on oil shipments.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Aleem Dar joins Steve Bucknor as most capped Test umpire
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Aleem Dar on Thursday equalled Steve Bucknor's record of officiating in the highest number Test matches after taking the field for the 128th time during the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kerala floods: Kavalapara still searching for missing residents
Malappuram (Kerala), Aug 15 (IANS) A week later, the misery at Kavalapara - about 50 kms from here - continues as men and machines work overtime to recover 26 bodies lying deep in the huge pile of mud which till last Thursday was a hillock.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Sovan's joining will boost BJP in Bengal: Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh here on Thursday welcomed former Kolkata Mayor and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Sovan Chatterjee's decision to join the BJP, but refused to speculate reasons behind cinestar Debashree Roy's visit to the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
2019-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Alexis Sanchez likely to leave Manchester United
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez is likley to quit the club after a lacklustre outing since the time he switched from Arsenal. According to reports, the Chilean is unhappy with United and would like to move to Italy's Serie A.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Quizzed for over 600 hours by ED, CBI: Christian Michel
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) British national Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, has been interrogated for more than 600 hours to date by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), according to bail pleas filed by him.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab CM urges people to join hands against inimical forces
Jalandhar, Aug 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has warned inimical forces against any attempt to spoil the peace and harmony in the country and urged people to join hands in fighting such forces.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Vidya Sinha was Rajnigandha to fans after her first film'
I am at a loss of words to hear about Vidya Sinhas demise, simply shocked beyond words. Till only the other day, I was watching her on the television show, "Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala". I was felt happy watching her on the show because our association is a really long one. I know her from the days of her first film, "Rajnigandha" (1974). Now, on hearing about her death, I am extremely sad and dont know how to react.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Opinion/Commentary
Villagers to take governance to people's doorstep
Vijayawada, Aug 15 (IANS) On the occasion of Independence Day, the Andhra Pradesh government launched a village volunteers initiative for taking governance to the doorsteps of people by involving over 2.8 lakh village volunteers.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Mumbai's Shanmukhananda Sabha salutes war widows
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Marking the 73rd Independence Day, the Shanmukhananda Sabha in Mumbai felicitated seven war widows and parents of Sqd Leader Ninad Mandavgane, who was killed in a chopper crash in February, here on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tencent posts 21% revenue growth in Q2 2019
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) China's Internet giant Tencent has reported strong second-quarter earnings, with revenue reaching 88.8 billion Yuan (about $12.7 billion), up 21 per cent year-on-year (YoY).
2019-08-15
Category: International, China,Technology
Elderly TN couple, who fought robbers, get bravery awards
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday presented special bravery award to an elderly couple from Tirunelveli district, who recently fought armed robbers with plastic chairs and slippers.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
After Nigeria Open high, paddler Ghosh eyes India comeback
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) On a comeback trail after being embroiled in a case of domestic violence, former national table tennis champion Soumyajit Ghosh reached the semifinal of the ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open, his first international competition since March 2018, and is now eager to continue the good work in his bid to regain a spot in the national team.
2019-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Children, women tie 'rakhi' to PM Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Thursday, schoolchildren and women tied 'rakhis' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal, Maldives convey Independence Day greetings
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India's close neighbours Nepal and the Maldives on Thursday greeted India on its 73rd Independence Day.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
NIA officials 'sold vegetables' to trap terror suspect
Indore, Aug 15 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Zahirul Sheikh, key accused in the 2014 Burdwan bombing case, two days before the Independence Day from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. In order to trap Sheikh, some of the NIA officials even posed as vegetable sellers in the Kohinoor colony, the area where Sheikh used to live.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
55 injured as Russia jet crash-lands in cornfield
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) At least 55 people, including 17 children, were injured after a Russian passenger jet struck a flock of birds and then crash-landed in a cornfield outside a Moscow airport on Thursday, officials said.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi is 'humble, natural', says Bhutan PM
Thimphu, Aug 15 (IANS) Greeting India on its Independence Day, Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering praised his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi as someone who is "humble and natural" in their interactions.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Article 371H will continue for Arunachal Pradesh: Khandu
Itanagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has said provisions of Article 371H will continue to be in force in the state. "It has been categorically assured in Parliament," Khandu said after unfurling the national flag and taking the salute at a parade, here on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Hackers can detect what is being typed with a smartphone
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Using just a smartphone, hackers can listen to what is being typed with remarkable accuracy and access your personal information.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United States,Technology
Unwavering friendship between India and Bhutan: Modi
New Delhi/Thimphu, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday underlined the "unwavering friendship" between India and Bhutan ahead of his two-day trip to Thimpu from Saturday, with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering seeing "new chapters of friendship" between the two neighbours.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Karnataka to seek more central aid for flood relief works
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Terming the heavy monsoon rains and floods in two-thirds of Karnataka the worst in 45 years, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday said he would seek more central funds for speeding up relief works in the affected regions to mitigate the hardship of the people.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Barca Academy Pro trains Chinese youngsters
Haikou (China), Aug 15 (IANS) Barca Academy Pro Haikou Summer Camp ended at the Haikou Barca Academy Pro on Thursday. The summer camp lasted for five days and involved 134 young players from all over the country.
2019-08-15
Category: International, China,Sports,Football