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Former Miss India Universe chased and attacked in Kolkata, 7 held
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Seven persons were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly attacking former Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta here and vandalising the cab she was travelling in, a senior Kolkata Police officer said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TRS to continue issue-based support to NDA
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will extend issue-based support to the BJP-led NDA government as it did during the latter's previous term, party President and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Uttarakhand HC allows Guptas' wedding in Auli
Dehradun, June 18 (IANS) Amid environmental concerns over the Auli wedding extravaganza of the controversial NRI Gupta brothers' two sons, the Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday allowed the event on condition of a Rs 1.5 crore security deposit for compensating any damage at the pristine ski resort.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Haj Pilgrimage: SC asks Centre to respond to Haj tour operators' plea
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Federation of Haj Private Tour Operators (PTOs) of India moved the Supreme Court challenging the validity of a condition imposed on Haj Group Organisers (HGOs) to charge the additional quota of 10,000 seats, for the pilgrims to Mecca and Medina, on the rates of Haj Committee of India.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Big B feels Resul Pookutty gives him too much credit
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says Oscar-winning sound artiste Resul Pookutty gives him more credit than he deserves.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Atul Rai may lose his LS membership if he fails to take oath
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP from Ghosi Atul Rai, an accused in a rape case, may lose his membership if he fails to take oath within 60 sittings of the Lok Sabha.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parched Chennai will get drinking water, assures CM (2nd Lead)
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) With reservoirs supplying water to Chennai drying up and ground water levels plummeting in absence of rain, water has become scarce but the government is taking necessary steps to supply drinking water to people, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
PIL in SC seeks steps to check outbreak of AES
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking direction to the Centre to dispatch a team of medical professionals to review and assist in preventing the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TMC MLA, 12 councillors join BJP
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In another blow to Mamata Banerjees Trinamool Congress, an MLA from her party joined the BJP on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Union Minister Prahlad Patel's son arrested for assaulting duo
Narsinghpur (MP), June 18 (IANS) Union Minister Prahlad Patel's son was arrested along with six others on Tuesday for assault and opening fire during a fight.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England, Morgan break records to flatten Afghanistan
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) England and their captain Eoin Morgan re-wrote record books in a scintillating batting display to flatten Afghanistan by 150 runs in a World Cup clash here on Tuesday and to zoom to the top of the points table.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
SC agrees to hear plea on forest fires in Uttarakhand
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would hear, next week, a plea seeking urgent steps to protect forests and wildlife in Uttarakhand from wild fires.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Depressed man commits suicide in front of Metro
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A young man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in before a moving Delhi Metro train at the Civil Lines station, the police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt restores 'ration in kind' to defence officers in peace areas
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The government on Tuesday restored the proposal of 'ration in kind' to defence officers posted in peace areas.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Kenyan woman found dead in South Delhi
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A Kenyan national was allegedly killed by unidentified persons in South Delhi's Chattarpur Extension area, the police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISIC to participate in Indian Wheelchair Cricket Premiere League
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) on Tuesday said it will participate in the 2019 Indian Wheelchair Cricket Premiere League with its franchise of Delhi Superstar wheelchair cricket team.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Police-tempo driver clash in Delhi: Probe team questions 18 people
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Probing an attack on policemen by a tempo driver carrying a sword and his subsequent thrashing by police personnel in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar area on Sunday, a fact-finding team headed by Joint Commissioner Manish Kumar Aggarwal on Tuesday recorded statements of 15 people and questioned 18 others. The Crime Branch, too, is investigating the case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Cyclone Vayu crosses Gujarat coast, causes heavy rains
Ahmedabad, June 18 (IANS) After playing truant for a week, Cyclone Vayu went past the Kutch coast in Gujarat on Tuesday in a considerably weakened state, leaving moderate to heavy showers at several places with the mercury plummeting dramatically.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Environment/Wildlife
Colombia, Qatar eye moving closer to Copa America QF
Sao Paulo, June 18 (IANS) Colombia and Qatar national teams are set to square off here on Wednesday with an aim to move a step closer to qualifying for the 2019 Copa America quarters.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Won't allow thieves to stay in party, says Mamata amid defections
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A day after 12 Trinamool Congress councillors and an MLA switched over to the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed she does not want to keep "thieves" in her party, and asked those who are planning to leave to do so immediately so that fresh faces can take their places.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Real Madrid present young Brazilian Rodrygo to fans
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Real Madrid on Tuesday presented 18-year-old Brazilian forward Rodrygo Goes to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The youngster, actually signed a year ago, spent the last season on loan in Brazil to continue gaining experience, reports Xinhua news agency.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Industry concerns on e-commerce policy to be addressed: Goyal
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has assured Indian e-commerce players that their concerns regarding the draft e-commerce policy will be addressed and also asked them to send their concerns to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in the next 10 days.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ahead of Union Budget, PM meets key Secretaries
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met the Finance Ministry Secretaries along with Secretaries of few other ministries and Niti Aayog CEO on suggestions and roadmap for the economy and the upcoming Union Budget 2019-2020.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
SAT stays SEBI's order barring NDTV promoters from key posts
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Securities Appellate Tribunal on Tuesday stayed the SEBI's order barring news channel NDTV's promoters - Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy - from holding any key managerial positions in the board or the management of NDTV.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Media
All steps underway for drinking water supply to Chennai: CM
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) With reservoirs supplying water to Chennai drying up and ground water levels plummeting in absence of rain, water has become scarce but the government is taking necessary steps to supply drinking water to people, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury: From street fighter to Congress leader in LS (Profile)
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Maverick, aggressive, and controversial, five-time MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has for long been considered the strongman of West Bengal's Murshidabad district, where he kept the Congress flag flying for decades, and won against all odds from Baharampur in the recent Lok Sabha polls.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Opposition accuses Maharashtra govt of leaking Budget
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Opposition parties staged a walkout and boycotted the presentation of the state Budget, accusing Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar of "leaking" it on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Maharashtra's please-all budget with deficit of Rs 20,293 cr
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) With an eye on the upcoming assembly elections, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Tuesday presented an additional please-all state budget with a revenue deficit of Rs 20,293 crore, which is considerably higher than last' year's shortfall of Rs 14,960 crore.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Goyal holds high-level review meeting with railway officials
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting with senior railway officials and asked them to work as a team to achieve ambitious targets set by the Railway Board and to turn the national transporter into one of the best railways in the world.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Bike Bot' scam: Suspects involve more high-profile people, say police
Greater Noida, June 18 (IANS) The Gautam Buddh Nagar police suspects involvement of high-profile persons in the alleged 'Bike Bot' ponzi scheme run by arrested BSP leader Sanjay Bhati and will seek his custody again for further questioning, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
French aviation, defence industries have chosen India: Envoy
Paris, June 18 (IANS) Describing itself as a "true partner", France on Tuesday said its aviation and defence industries have chosen India for investment and strengthening the strategic partnership which has "full political support".
2019-06-18
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Environment issues not justifiable: Rawat on Auli wedding
Dehradun, June 18 (IANS) Amidst environmental concerns over the impending wedding extravaganza of the controversial Gupta brothers' two sons in Auli, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday strongly defended the high profile marriage and said such issues were not justifiable.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SEBI allows exchanges to introduce futures on commodity indices
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Tuesday permitted stock exchanges with commodity derivative segment to introduce futures on commodity indices.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tamil Nadu CM assures on drinking water supply
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) With the water level in reservoirs across Tamil Nadu declining rapidly, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami here on Tuesday assured that necessary steps were being taken to ensure drinking water supply to people.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
'India's foreign trade needs tax sops, support for R&D'
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman prepares to present her first Union Budget on July 5, trade associations involved in import and export want the government to take several steps to boost India's cross border trade.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Argentina, Paraguay to meet in Copa America battle
Belo Horizonte (Brazil), June 18 (IANS) Argentina and Paraguay, who got off to rough starts at the 2019 Copa America, will square off later this week at Mireirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
ED attaches properties worth Rs 1,609 cr of Sidhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd in money laundering case
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has attached moveable properties worth Rs 1,609 crore belonging to the Sidhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd (SVLL) in its investigation into a bank fraud case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA questions jail inmates in Chennai
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday questioned inmates of Central Jail here in an effort to probe their links with the Easter Day serial bombings in Sri Lanka, officials said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Olialia Sky brings luxury air-charter services for corporate honchos in India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Business travel will soon be a luxurious experience for corporate honchos with an upmarket uber air-charter service landing into Indian airspace to service those who wish to travel in style.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
LS day-2: Owaisi counter BJP MPs slogan-by-slogan
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The second day of the 17th Lok Sabha was brought into sharp focus by slogans raised during the oath-taking ceremony of the new lawmakers.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha orders litchi test after encephalitis deaths in Bihar
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) In view of the rising encephalitis deaths in Bihar, Odisha government on Tuesday directed officials to collect samples of litchi being sold in the market and test it for any toxins affecting human health.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
India ready to host athletes from all countries: Government
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) After issues with hosting a few international sporting events in recent times, Union Sports Secretary Radhey Shyam Julaniya has written to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Narinder Batra, saying that they are looking forward to co-operating with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on hosting future international sporting events. The letter was also marked to IOC chief Thomas Bach.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Diplomacy
Sonia chairs meet of UPA leaders, allies on session strategy
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of leaders of constituent parties and other allies to discuss their floor plan during the Budget Session.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Heatwave kills 90 people in last 72 hours in Bihar
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Severe heatwave killed 12 more people in Bihar in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll over the past three days to 90, official said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Xi's North Korea visit has nothing to do with US: China
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) China on Tuesday dismissed the view that President Xi Jinping's North Korea visit this week was a signal to the US that Beijing could use its sway over Pyongyang as "leverage" in dealing with the US amid their escalating trade war.
2019-06-18
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
Four months after crash, Mirage pilot's family awaits probe findings
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) It has been four months since a Mirage 2000 fighter crashed in Bengaluru but the family of one of the two pilots killed in the incident still awaits closure as the Indian Air Force (IAF) is yet to share findings of the court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of accident.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Trump signals ease in trade tensions with China, global markets to gain
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Indian markets may gain on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump signalled easing of US-China trade tensions.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
2 killed, 5 injured in J&K river rafting accident
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Two people were killed and five others injured on Tuesday in a rafting accident in Lidder river in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam hill station.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anticipatory bail of Jharkhand legislator rejected in sexual harassment case
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) A court in Jharkhand rejected anticipatory bail of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator Pradeep Yadav in a sexual harassment case on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Jet shares ends 40% lower, 2 independent directors resign
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Jet Airways saw one of the worst days of its trading history on Tuesday as investors distanced themselves from the grounded airline after its lenders decided to initiate bankruptcy proceedings to recover dues.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Former Andhra MP Kothapalli Geetha joins BJP
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Kothapalli Geetha, the former YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) MP from Araku in Andhra Pradesh, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal BJP activist murdered, party blames Trinamool
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A BJP youth wing activist was on Tuesday killed in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district as post-poll violence continue to rock the state.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Supporters of BJP MP Birla celebrate his nomination as Lok Sabha Speaker
Jaipur, June 18 (IANS) Supporters of the BJP MP from Kota Om Birla gathered outside his house on Tuesday to celebrate his nomination as the Lok Sabha Speaker.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Sanjay Dutt dedicates 'Baba' to his late father
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt, who is venturing into Marathi cinema as a producer with "Baba", has dedicated the film to his late father and veteran actor Sunil Dutt.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sugar mills, distilleries under police scanner for links with 'hooch syndicates' (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As more than a hundred people died in 'poisonous hooch' tragedies in Uttar Pradesh during the past one year, a few sugar mills and distilleries have come under the scanner of the Special Task Force of the UP police. Working round the clock to bust 'killer syndicates' supplying cheap industrial alcohol to bootleggers and gangs involved in manufacturing of illicit liquor, STF has seized more than 10,000 litres of rectified spirit in raids across the state in the past one month.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mobile storytelling exciting, economical: Kiran Rao
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who has directed two 10-second short films for Facebook India, says shooting a film by a mobile camera and in a vertical frame makes storytelling exciting and inexpensive, especially for youngsters.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
10 injured in grenade attack in J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured in a grenade blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama town on Tuesday, police said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Quess hires Krish Seshadri to lead Monster operations
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Leading software services provider Quess Corporation on Tuesday said it had hired Krish Seshadri as Chief Executive of Monster, which it acquired in January 2018.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Yogi welcomes life term for 4 Ayodhya terror attack accused
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday welcomed the life imprisonment awarded to four accused in the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Film celebs back in action after beating illness
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Once Rishi Kapoor is back home after months of being in New York for treatment, he is likely to bounce back to action soon with a film co-starring Juhi Chawla. And he is not the only actor who has fought a serious illness like a warrior and set an inspirational example for fans to follow.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Two children killed in explosion in UP toilet
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) Two children were killed and one seriously injured in an explosion in a toilet here on Tuesday, police said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barkha Bisht excited about her first historical show
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Barkha Bisht Sengupta, who has been roped in to play Tarini in the ongoing TV show "Chandragupta Maurya", says she is excited to experience the historical genre for the first time.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
HC directs clinic to continue stem cell treatment
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In an interim relief, the Delhi High Court has directed a private clinic to continue with the stem cell treatment being provided to the patients till its further orders.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra Assembly passes resolution on SCS
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the Centre to accord Special Category Status (SCS) to the state without any further delay.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Two injured in rafting accident in J&K's Lidder river
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Two persons were injured on Tuesday during a rafting competition in Lidder river in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam hill station.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre compulsorily retires 15 senior CBIC officials for misconduct
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Days after a dozen senior Income Tax officials were shown the door for alleged misconduct, the axe has now fallen on 15 senior revenue officials dealing with indirect taxes on charges ranging from demanding bribe and criminal conspiracy to financial impropriety, sources said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Morgan slams 4th fastest WC ton, hits most sixes in an ODI
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan on Tuesday created a new world record for maximum sixes in an ODI innings as he hit 17 sixes en route to his breathtaking 148 off just 71 balls against Afghanistan in their World Cup tie at Old Trafford. The previous record (16 sixes) was held jointly by Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Captain Morgan leads carnage as England post record 397/6
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) Afghanistan bowlers were smashed to all corners of Old Trafford as England captain Eoin Morgan's whirlwind innings of 148 helped his side post a mammoth 397/6 in their World Cup clash on Tuesday. Morgan's knock came off just 71 deliveries as he hit four fours and a record 17 sixes. The 32-year-old's century came off just 57 balls, thus making it the fourth fastest World Cup ton of all time and the fastest in this edition of the tournament.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
5 startups get Rs 35 lakh each in WhatsApp India contest
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Invest India on Tuesday picked 5 Indian startups who would receive nearly Rs 35 lakh ($50,000) each to further develop country-first products to solve real-life problems being faced by millions in the country.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HK chief's apology rejected, protest to continue
Hong Kong, June 18 (IANS) A civil rights organisation, coordinating demonstrations against a contentious extradition bill, on Tuesday rejected a public apology by Hong Kong's leader and announced that the protests would continue.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Two planets that could support life discovered
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Two exoplanets that have been discovered, which are warm similar to Earth and may have water, could be good candidates to support life, according to a study on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Science/Tech
2005 Ayodhya terror attack: Sequence of events
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday convicted four people in the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack on charges of criminal conspiracy and attempted murder and sentenced them to life imprisonment. One accused was, however, acquitted.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Terrorism
Its Kerala leader's son accused of rape, CPI-M says won't interfere
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) The CPI-M national leadership has washed its hands off Binoy Kodiyeri, son of its Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, against whom a rape case was filed last week.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Social media comments may hinder credibility of health professionals
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) For health professionals, posting a single negative comment on their Facebook profiles may hinder their credibility with current or potential clients, according to a study.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
China earthquake kills 13, injures 199
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) As many as 13 people were killed and 199 others injured in a 6-magnitude earthquake that hit China's Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Tuesday. The earthquake hit the Changning county at 10.55 p.m. on Monday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury named Congress leader in LS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was on Tuesday named as leader of Congress in Lok Sabha by UPA Chairperson and Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sexagenarian woman beaten to death with iron rod by son-in-law
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A 60-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her son-in-law with an iron rod in Rohini area of Delhi following a heated argument, police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi court extends NIA custody of terror funding accused by 7 days
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to quiz Mohammad Arif Ghulambashir Dharampuria for seven days in connection with the Pakistan-based Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) terror funding case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Two unidentified bodies recovered off Mumbai beaches
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Two bodies were retrieved from the Arabian Sea in two separate incidents off the Juhu and Versova beaches in the city's western suburbs on Tuesday, an official said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lukaku has to leave Manchester United, feels Martinez
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) For his own good, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku "has to leave" the Premier League giants, feels Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Rumours rife on Lampard's imminent move to Chelsea
London, June 18 (IANS) Rumours of Chelsea's desire to replace Maurizio Sarri with club legend Frank Lampard as head coach has been gaining steam since the end of the previous season. Lampard, who is Chelsea's all-time highest goal-scorer, nearly led Derby County to promotion to the Premier League in his very first season as manager before losing to Aston Villa in the playoff final.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Bollywood push for Hollywood franchises in India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bollywoods 'King Khan Shah Rukh Khan will be bringing the life of King Mufasa alive with his voice in the Hindi version of Jon Favreaus re-imagination of Disneys classic "The Lion King". It shows how Hollywood franchises are adding a Bollywood twist to get it going in India.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LG CNS, Microsoft to develop Cloud-based enterprise solutions
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) LG CNS Co. -- LG's IT service subsidiary -- has said that it has agreed with US tech behemoth Microsoft Corp. to collaborate on the development of Cloud-based enterprise solutions.
2019-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Sensex, Nifty end marginally higher, Jet ends 40% down
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Snapping a four-day losing streak, the benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty closed marginally higher on Tuesday after a choppy day of trade.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HMD Global moving all user data to Finland for security
Helsinki, June 18 (IANS) HMD Global, which makes and markets Nokia-branded phones, on Tuesday announced partnership with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud to move and store phone activation and performance data at the Google Cloud Region in Hamina, Finland for better protection.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Finland,Technology
Mamata to skip all-party meet, demands white paper on 'One Country, One Election'
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Indicating that she would skip the meeting of presidents of all political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to the Centre saying it should not go about "hurriedly" on a "sensitive and serious subject" like 'One Country, One Election'.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Samsung Display leads smartphone screen market in Q1
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) Samsung Display Co. maintained its dominant position in the global smartphone display market in the first quarter as more handset makers adopted OLED panels for their premium products, a market researcher has said.
2019-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary named Congress leader in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary was on Tuesday named as leader of Congress in Lok Sabha by UPA chairperson and Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi, party sources said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
12 missing as jeep plunges into river in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) At least 12 people are missing after a passenger jeep skidded off a mountain road and plunged into a river in Nepal's Humla district on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four Ayodhya terror attack conspirators get life sentences (2nd Lead)
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) Fourteen years after a terror attack on Ayodhya by Jaish-e-Mohammad operatives, a special court here on Tuesday convicted four of the accused in the conspiracy behind the attack and sentenced them to life imprisonment.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism
Afellay returns to PSV after eight-year hiatus
The Hague, June 18 (IANS) Ibrahim Afellay signed a one-year contract at Philips Sport Vereniging (PSV) on Tuesday, marking his return to the Dutch football club after eight years abroad.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Viewing sex offensive than violence baffles Abhay
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol, who has made his digital debut with "Chopsticks", feels censorship on the over-the-top (OTT) platforms would be a "futile exercise". He finds it baffling how sexuality is considered more offensive than violence as far as the OTT content is concerned.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP's Om Birla surprise pick as LS Speaker (4th Lead)
New Delhi/Jaipur, June 18 (IANS) Om Birla, BJPs two-time MP from Rajasthan, is the NDAs nominee for the post of Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha and is set to be elected on Wednesday, with at least 10 parties, including outside the BJP-led coalition, committing their support to his candidature.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab seeks Centre's help in foodgrain storage
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for permission to construct covered godowns for scientific storage of foodgrains to address the acute shortage of covered storage space in the state.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: Behrampur MP Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary nominated as leader of Congress in LS
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2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI books Lawyers Collective, Anand Grover for FCRA violations
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday said it had registered a case against Mumbai-based NGO 'Lawyers Collective' and its President Anand Grover for alleged violation of the FCRA rules.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Avoid indecent representation of kids on TV: Ministry
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has advised private satellite television channels to represent children appropriately in dance-based reality shows.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi to meet party leaders on simultaneous polls
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding an all-party meeting on Wednesday to discuss "one nation, one election" among other key issues.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Owaisi takes oath amid 'Jai Shri Ram','Vande Mataram' chants
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Chants of "Jai Shri Ram" and "Vande Mataram" greeted All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday as he took oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha, and he responded with "Allahu Akbar".
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Centre asks Mizoram to deport back Myanmar refugees
Aizawl, June 18 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has asked the Mizoram government to immediately deport 220 Myanmarese nationals back to Myanmar, officials said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indo-Pak clash becomes most tweeted ODI match
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India maintained their dominance over arch-rivals Pakistan in World Cup history when the Virat Kohli-led team thrashed Pakistan by 89 runs at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday. It was for the seventh consecutive time in the history of the showpiece event when the Green Brigade failed to put up a show against the Men in Blue.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Four get life terms for Ayodhya terror attack conspiracy
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) Fourteen years after a terror attack on Ayodhya by Jaish-e-Mohammad operatives, a special court here on Tuesday convicted four of the accused in the conspiracy behind the attack and sentenced them to life imprisonment.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism
Jabra Evolve 65e: Decent but not worth your money
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Wirefree listening has its own perks and that's why the wireless earphones an earbuds are now in demand more than ever in India.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Dalrymple's book on East India Company launches in Sept
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bestselling historian and author William Dalrymple's latest book "The Anarchy", based on the rise of the East India Company, will release on September 10, publisher Bloomsbury announced on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
World's first 'Green concrete' trial begins in Sydney
Sydney, June 18 (IANS) In a world's first, 'green' concrete" which is made using industrial waste from coal-fired power stations and steel manufacturing is being used in a road trial in Sydney.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Replies in Goa Assembly delayed wilfully: Kavlekar
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Leader of the Opposition in the Goa Assembly Chandrakant Kavlekar, here on Tuesday, alleged that some departments wilfully delay replies to critical questions raised in the Assembly, depriving the Opposition opportunity to take on the treasury benches.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Chennaiyin play Minerva in AFC Cup group stage tie
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The 2019 AFC Cup group stage approaches its business end as table-toppers Chennaiyin FC (CFC) take on compatriots Minerva Punjab in the penultimate Group E game at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
32 Filipino crew of targeted tankers in Gulf of Oman 'safe'
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) The 32 Filipino crew members of the two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 who are now in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were safe and unharmed, the Philippine envoy said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
4 get life term in 2005 Ayodhya terror attack
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) A special court in Prayagraj on Tuesday convicted four accused in the conspiracy behind the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case that had caused death of two civilians, and sentenced them to life imprisonment.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism
In Birla Modi-Shah surprise again, forego seniority
Birla is a two-time Lok Sabha member from Kota in Rajasthan. His choice as the Speaker came as a surprise as the post is generally given to a leader who has substantial exposure of multiple terms in the lower house.
2019-06-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Camera traps to study snow leopards in Himachal's national park
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) In a first scientific study of its kind, the state Wildlife Department, in partnership with the Nature Conservation Foundation, is laying camera traps to study the elusive and highly endangered snow leopard in the alpine and high-altitude regions of the Great Himalayan National Park -- a Unesco World Heritage site.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook's digital currency 'Libra' coming in 2020
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) As the chorus grows to break up Facebook and regulators scramble to fix it over privacy violations, the social networking giant on Tuesday announced a digital wallet subsidiary called 'Calibra' that would launch Blockchain-powered cryptocurrency 'Libra' next year to help nearly one billion people globally who don't have a bank account but do have a mobile phone.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Himachal Pradesh makes GPS device must for trekkers
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday make it mandatory for trekkers to carry a GPS device to tackle any exigency.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Rajnath pays tribute to Army officer
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday paid tributes to Major Ketan Sharma, who died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district a day earlier.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
When Ranveer Singh hugged, consoled a Pakistan fan
London, June 18 (IANS) Ranveer Singh's on-field hug of Indian skipper Virat Kohli is not the only moment that created a social media frenzy. The Bollywood star also embraced a Pakistan fan and told him not be upset after his country's team lost to India in a ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match in Manchester.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Tennis ball cricket league ITCL from October 19
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The cricketing world is all set to witness a revolution in popular cricket as the first league of its kind -- Indian Tennis Cricket League (ITCL) -- which will be played with a tennis ball, gets underway at the D.Y. Patil stadium here from the October 19.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Mamata to skip meeting of presidents of political parties
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Indicating that she would skip the meeting of presidents of all political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to the Centre saying it should not go about "hurriedly" on a "sensitive and serious subject" like "one country and one election".
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Hypertension drug may slow down Alzheimer's in patients
London, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that a drug, called nilvadipine that is consumed as a pill to control hypertension, could also help patients combat Alzheimer's disease without affecting other parts of the brain.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Truecaller gets free Internet voice call feature
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) To facilitate high quality Internet calls, communication app Truecaller on Tuesday launched a new feature called "Truecaller Voice" for its 140 million daily active users globally, the company said in a statement.
2019-06-18
Category: International, India,National,Technology
29K Maha villages drought-hit: Water misuse on sportsfields must end, says activist
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) In the backdrop of a severe drought across large parts of Maharashtra with a delayed monsoon this year, a Bharatiya Janata Party activist on Tuesday raised concerns on the alleged huge misuse of water on various sportsfields, especially for cricket pitch maintenance.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
FIH Women's Series Finals: India hammer Fiji 11-0
Hiroshima, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Womens Hockey team qualified for the semi-final of the FIH Womens Series Finals as they hammered Fiji 11-0 in their third and last Pool A match here at the Hiroshima Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Kamal Nath may order probe into snooping by Shivraj government
Bhopal, June 18 (IANS) The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh appears set to order an investigation into the alleged snooping of politicians, bureaucrats and other officials during the erstwhile Shivraj Singh Chauhan government.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Himachal doctors protest against assault on female doctor
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) Government doctors across Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district on Tuesday observed a 'pen down' strike for two hours over the failure to arrest an accused involved in assaulting and abusing a female doctor posted in Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur's home constituency.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
17 killed in Indonesia boat capsize
Jakarta, June 18 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed after a passenger boat capsized off the waters of Indonesia's Java island, officials said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIT Madras developing new techniques for methane extraction
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) on Tuesday said its researcheers are developing new techniques for extracting methane from natural gas hydrates.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Iran will not go to war with any nation: Rouhani
Tehran, June 18 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday reaffirmed that his country does not seek war with any nation, but stressed that Tehran will come out as the ultimate winner of any warfare against it.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Sonia takes oath in Lok Sabha amid BJP barbs
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Congress leader and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday took oath as a Lok Sabha member as BJP backbenchers shouted slogans of "Jai Shri Ram" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai".
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
College students fall from bus roof in Chennai
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) A group of college students sitting on the roof of a city bus here in Tamil Nadu fell on to the road when the driver applied the brakes suddenly to avoid hitting a two-wheeler.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre compulsorily retires 15 senior CBIC officials for misconduct
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Within days of showing the door to a dozen senior Income Tax officials for alleged charges of misconduct, the axe has now fallen on 15 senior revenue officials dealing with indirect taxes on charges ranging from demanding bribe, criminal conspiracy to financial impropriety.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vidal, Tite support Neymar's return to Barcelona
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona's Chile international midfielder Arturo Vidal has lent his support to Brazilian international striker Neymar returning to play at the Camp Nou two years after leaving Barca to join Paris Saint Germain.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Khaleda gets six-month bail in defamation cases
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Tuesday granted a six-month bail to former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in two defamation cases filed against her.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BJP picks Om Birla for Lok Sabha Speaker, BJD backs (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday sprang a surprise by picking two-time Rajasthan member Om Birla as the NDA candidate for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post, and got the immediate backing of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I'm learning how to adjust to fame: Ali Wong (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) "Always Be My Maybe" star Ali Wong is appreciative about her rise to fame in showbiz, but feels it has been too fast. The American actress says it took her some time to adjust, and it is only now that she feels a bit settled.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LFW looks out for Circular Changemakers
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) will this year introduce 'Circular Changemakers', a programme to empower sustainability enterprises.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Apple will realease two iPhones with 5G: Report
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) One of the most truted source of Apple rumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the company would unveil 5G iPhones in 2020, while Qualcomm is still expected to be its primary supplier of 5G modems.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kerala UDF attempts peace in ally Kerala Congress (Mani)
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Top United Democratic Front (UDF) leaders on Tuesday met Kerala Congress (Mani) leader P.J.Joseph, who was side-stepped by Jose K.Mani to become the Chairman of the party on Sunday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Facebook says its digital currency 'Libra' coming in 2020
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Amid intense calls to break it down as the company has grown too big, Facebook on Tuesday announced its own digital wallet subsidiary called "Calibra" for its global cryptocurrency "Libra" which would be powered by Blockchain technology.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
OPPO becomes 3rd most trusted smartphone brand in India
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone player OPPO on Tuesday announced that the brand has secured third spot in the most trusted smartphone brand in India, according to a report by Mumbai-based analytics firm Trust Research Advisory (TRA).
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Indian jewels in focus at Christie's heritage auction
New York, June 18 (IANS) Ever since its announcement, Christie's upcoming auction -- "Maharajas and Mughal Magnificence" -- of Indian jewels, gemstones and decorative objects that span over 500 years, has been the talk of the art world and is expected to set some new records on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,National,Art/Culture/Books
Friend circle more predictive of your health than Fitbit
New York, June 18 (IANS) To get a better reading on your overall health and wellness, you should be better off looking at the strength and structure of your circle of friends, says a study.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nearly 50% of Japan's singles have no dating prospects: Survey
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) Nearly 50 per cent of singles in Japan who wish to get married are unable to find a suitable partner, with 61.4 per cent of the group stating they are not doing anything to change the situation, a government survey revealed on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
SA aim to keep semis hopes alive against Kiwis (Preview)
Birmingham, June 18 (IANS) After registering their first win of the ongoing World Cup against Afghanistan, South Africa will look to keep their hopes of qualifying for the semis alive when they face unbeaten New Zealand in their sixth fixture at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Arjun Tendulkar's pace too hot for Surrey 2nd XI opener
London, June 18 (IANS) Currently playing in the Second Eleven Championship for MCC Young Cricketers, 19-year-old Arjun Tendulkar impressed all as he took two wickets in their match against Surrey second XI on Monday. In fact, his delivery that dismissed Surrey second XI's opener Nathan Tilley has made cricket fans sit up and take note.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan, World Bank sign $918 million agreements
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan and the World Bank on Tuesday signed three loan agreements worth $918 million to help support revenue mobilisation and higher education development in the country.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Try some tech yoga this summer to stay fit
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As the International Yoga Day approaches on June 21, there are several apps and online platforms to help yoga enthusiasts boost their health in the absence of a trained guide.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Networking wins over individual talent in work life
New York, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that balanced professional networks are more important than individual talent when it comes to high-risk decision making.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ailing Mulayam takes oath as Lok Sabha member
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Ailing and wheel-chair bound Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday took oath as a member of the Lok Sabha while seated in the opposition benches.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Shaadi Ke Patasey' a good family entertainer: Asrani
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Asrani, who will next be seen in "Shaadi Ke Patasey", says the comedy drama film is a good family entertainer which is a rarity in today's time.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brutal murder enrages mob to attack UP police post
Mathura, June 18 (IANS) Enraged over brutal murder and dismembering of the body of an elderly man here in Mathura district a mob has vandalised a police check-post and pelted stones forcing policemen to flee.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJD to support Om Birla for Lok Sabha Speaker's post
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will support Om Birla, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate nominated for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Prepared to handle any situation after working so hard: Shakib
Taunton, June 18 (IANS) Shakib Al Hasan was the star of the show as Bangladesh chased down West Indies' total of 321/8 with 51 balls to spare. After picking two wickets with the ball, he hit an unbeaten 124 off 99 balls as Bangladesh romped home with 7 wickets in the bag.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Avalanche kills mountaineer, injures 6 in Pakistan
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) A Pakistani montaineer was killed while six others, including foreigners, were injured when an avalanche hit an expedition team while they were scaling a 5,300-metre high peak in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC to hear on Wednesday Congress plea on Rajya Sabha bypolls
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by the Gujarat Congress seeking direction to the Election Commission (EC) to hold simultaneous polls for two Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat. The court has listed the matter for a hearing on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Orissa HC lawyers continue protest over judges' appointment
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Lawyers of the Orissa High Court on Tuesday continued to boycott the court of the Chief Justice and two other judges, expressing their dissatisfaction over the recommendations made by the Collegium for judges appointments.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Investors abandon Jet Airways, shares crash 52%
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Jet Airways shares lost over half of its value on Tuesday following its lenders' decision to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against the grounded airline.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HK chief issues 'most sincere' apology over extradition bill
Hong Kong, June 18 (IANS) Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday offered her "most sincere" apology over the handling of the now-suspended extradition bill, after thousands of people voiced their dissatisfaction over her and her administration's handling of the controversial legislation.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
The 'Game of Thrones' connection in an Indian show
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) It has been almost a month since "Game of Thrones" aired its final episode but it seems fans are still gripped by the show's fever.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Lakshya' clocks 15 years, Hrithik gets nostalgic
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) As "Lakshya" clocked 15 years of its release on Tuesday, its lead actor Hrithik Roshan said the film resonated with his phase of self discovery as an actor.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Mental...' is sensitive towards mental illness: Ekta
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Ekta Kapoor, producer of "Mental Hai Kya", says the film's title doesnt intend to offend or disregard anyones sentiments.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mohammed Amir requests fans not to cross line on social media
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In a game that was completely dominated by India, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir was the only bright spot as he returned figures of 3/47 from his 10 overs. And the loss has not gone down well with the Pakistan fans as they took to social media to express their displeasure. But Amir has requested them to not use bad words even though they are free to criticise the players.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Sawant laments delayed liberation of Goa from Portugal
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Goa, which was liberated from Portuguese colonial yoke in 1961, would have progressed more, if it had been liberated 15 years earlier along with the Indian mainland in 1947, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Sachin replies to ICC after Rohit's six is compared to his
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India vice-captain Rohit Sharma slashing Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali for a six over backward point in their clash at Old Trafford on Sunday had fans revisit the upper-cut played by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar off Shoaib Akhtar in Centurion in 2003. While there have been constant comparison between the two shots and who played it better, Tendulkar shared his take on the same.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Workers wasting too much time to figure out tasks at hand
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Employees worldwide spend more than 25 per cent of their time searching for the information they need to perform their jobs, and managers more than half of their time executing routine tasks, a new report said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Rain and one-sided contests have killed excitement of WC
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) When the International Cricket Council (ICC) had announced that the 2019 edition of the 50-over World Cup will be played in a round-robin format consisting of only the top 10 teams, a lot of questions were raised. After all, restricting an event like the World Cup to just 10 teams meant depriving some of the associate nations an opportunity to showcase their skills on the biggest platform.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Farmer gulps poison before minister for power connection
Buldhana (Maharashtra), June 18 (IANS) Upset over being denied an agricultural power connection in his fields since 1980, a farmer recently attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison in the presence of the Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
8 killed, 24 injured in road accident in UP
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) Eight persons were killed and more than 24 injured when a milk tanker hit a tractor trolley here.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nitish visits AES-hit Muzaffarpur, faces protests
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Hundreds of angry protesters staged a demonstration on Tuesday against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's visit to Muzaffarpur district, where 107 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
ATK sign Fiji striker Roy Krishna
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League champions ATK on Tuesday announced the signing of Fiji striker Roy Krishna for the upcoming football season.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ALERT: Jet Airways shares fell by 46% on BSE
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2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy
Civilian's body found near gunfight site in Anantnag
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) A civilian's body was found on Tuesday some distance away from Monday's gunfight site in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rajnath, Army chief to pay tribute to Army officer
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army chief General Bipin Rawat will on Tuesday pay their tributes to Major Ketan Sharma, who died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district a day earlier.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Top officials told to travel on trains frequently
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In a bid to get first-hand information from railway passengers, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav has asked all General Managers and other senior officials to travel by trains frequently.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Shah Faesal, Engineer Rashid announce pre-poll alliance
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Former IAS officer Shah Faesal and former MLA Engineer Rashid on Tuesday announced a pre-poll alliance to contest the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
US mulls rejoining UN tourism body to create more jobs
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US is exploring the possibility of rejoining the UN tourism body to create jobs for Americans and help promote tourist destinations in the country, the State Department said.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
'When They See Us': A series worth watching
Film: "When They See Us" on Netflix; Director: Ava DuVernay; Rating: *****(5 stars)
2019-06-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump threatens to begin deporting undocumented immigrants
Washington, June 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that immigration enforcement authorities would begin deporting millions of undocumented migrants from the country in the coming week.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Chile begin Copa title defence by trouncing Japan 4-0
Sao Paulo (Brazil) June 18 (IANS) Chile beat Japan 4-0 in their Group C opening match for the Copa America in Brazil, an excessive punishment for a Japanese team who showed flashes of good soccer and at times managed to dominate the tournament's reigning champion.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
SC declines urgent hearing of PIL on doctors' safety, security
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an urgent hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought safety and security of doctors, observing that the medicos have already called off their strike in West Bengal and other states.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Australia still searching for its best XI in WC
Nottingham, June 18 (IANS) Australia assistant coach Brad Haddin has conceded that they are still looking for their best combination of playing XI in the ongoing World Cup.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
My battle with obesity has been tough: Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor has opened up about his struggles with obesity and says it has been a tough journey for him.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India intimidates Pakistan: Waqar Younis
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former skipper Waqar Younis is of the view that the current Pakistan team get intimidated whenever they face arch-rivals India.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Poland's archival posters to be displayed in Delhi
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) An exhibition of archival posters from Poland's Poster Museum will open here for public on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Thousands to participate in Indian mission-led Yoga Day events in UAE
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) Thousands of residents will participate in events commemorating the fifth International Day of Yoga led by the Indian missions across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Salman takes his security team through 'highs, lows'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan takes his fitness seriously. He made sure his security team helps him do that too.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Virat has changed the face of Indian cricket: Ranveer
London, June 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has praised star skipper Virat Kohli, saying he has changed the face of Indian cricket forever.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Have to bring our A-game against Australia: Shakib
Taunton (England), June 18 (IANS) Star Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan, who played a brilliant knock to guide his team to a record win against West Indies, has called on his teammates not to get complacent and bring out their A-game in their next World Cup fixture against Australia.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
36% firms can enforce data loss prevention in Cloud: Report
Santa Clara, June 18 (IANS) Only 36 per cent organisations said they could enforce data loss prevention in the Cloud and 33 per cent said they could control the collaboration settings that determine how their data is shared, a report by global cyber security firm McAfee said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Technology
4 soldiers lost in one day, as key Pulwama attack man killed (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Army on Tuesday killed yet another militant linked to the Pulwama attack that took away the lives of 40 CRPF troopers earlier this year. Despite losing four soldiers in past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army was successful in killing the Jaish man whose car was used in the February 14 attack.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Poor oral health escalates liver cancer risk
London, June 18 (IANS) Poor oral health is associated with a 75 per cent increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, a study suggests.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Om Birla to be NDA nominee for LS Speaker
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Om Birla of the the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), an MP from Rajasthan, will be the NDA nominee for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post, informed sources said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Imran Khan takes notice of journalist-Minister altercation
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the altercation between a journalist and Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry, his office has announced.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Ranchi gears up for International Yoga Day with PM Modi
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) Preparations are in full swing for International Yoga Day as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be joining the programme to be held here in Jharkhand on Friday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
JeM militant whose car was used in Pulwama attack, killed
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) The Jaish-e-Muhammad (LeT) militant whose car was used in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, was killed in a gunfight on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India's public Cloud services revenue to grow 24% in 2019
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Public Cloud services revenue in India is projected to a total $2.4 billion in 2019 -- an increase of 24.3 per cent from 2018, a new report by Gartner said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
Bharti AXA General premium income surges 29% to Rs 2,285 cr in FY19
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bharti AXA General Insurance on Tuesday said the company registered an increase of 29 per cent in its Gross Written Premium (GWP) to Rs 2,285 crore in the financial year 2018-19 from Rs 1,772 crore in 2017-18.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Microsoft's GitHub acquires collaboration tool firm
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) To review codes, Microsoft-owned GitHub has acquired a US-based start-up called Pull Panda that makes collaboration tools for software teams at an undisclosed amount.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Big B starts shooting for 'Gulabo Sitabo' in Lucknow
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for his upcoming film "Gulabo Sitabo", directed by Shoojit Sircar, here.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will avenge Sarfaraz' loss on July 12: Boxer Amir Khan
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) After Pakistan's humiliating loss to India in their World Cup fixture, boxer Amir Khan has said that he would love to advice Sarfaraz Ahmed's team and even promised to avenge the defeat in his next bout against India's pro-boxer Neeraj Goyat.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'Sooryavanshi' will be life changing for Sikandar: Anupam
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher visited his son Sikandar on the sets of "Sooryavanshi", and said that the film will be life changing for him.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas' gets new release date
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol's son Karan's debut film "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas" will now hit the screens on September 20 instead of its initial release date of July 19.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Arizona wildfire spreads to over 37,000 acres
Washington, June 18 (IANS) A massive wildfire in the US state of Arizona has spread to 37,765 acres in 10 days with only 6 per cent containment so far, authorities said.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Om Birla to be NDA's nominee for LS Speaker post: Sources
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Om Birla, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Rajasthan, will be the NDA's nominee for Lok Sabha Speaker's post, sources said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US city to deploy 'RoboCop' to monitor public area
Washington, June 18 (IANS) A small US city near Los Angeles has announced that it will introduce a 'RoboCop' or a robot police to monitor public areas.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security,Technology
US stops aid to 3 Central American nations over immigrants
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US has stopped providing new funds to the three Central American nations of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, also known as the Northern Triangle governments, accusing their failure in managing the immigration issue, the State Department said.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Huawei laptops re-appear on Microsoft Store
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) After a month of disappearing from the Microsoft Store, laptops from Chinese technology player Huawei have made a comeback on the software giant's online store.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
PM must preach his MPs before guiding Opposition: Congress
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advice to the Opposition, saying his words were most of the time not implemented by his own party leaders.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Om Birla to be NDA's nominee for LS Speaker post: Sources
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Om Birla, the Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Rajasthan, will be the NDA's nominee for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post, sources said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress leaders held for trying to install Ambedkar bust in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Two senior Congress leaders and former MPs and their followers were arrested here on Tuesday when they tried to install a statue of B.R. Ambedkar.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cool Tuesday morning in Delhi, AQI improves
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) It was a cool and breezy Tuesday morning in the national capital following light rain in the past 24 hours, making the weather pleasant after a long spell of intense heat.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nitish visits AES hit Muzaffarpur, toll rises to 107
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited Muzaffarpur district, where 107 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) so far.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Apple's beta tvOS 13 gets Picture-in-Picture mode
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Apple has added the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode on the developer beta of Apple TV's operating system tvOS 13.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Auctioneer Sotheby's announces its acquistion for $3.7 bn
New York, June 18 (IANS) International auction house Sotheby's has made a formal announcement of its acquisition by French-Israeli telecommunications mogul Patrick Drahi for $3.7 billion.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Art/Culture/Books
Diversifying crops will mitigate climate impact in India: Study
New York, June 18 (IANS) Diversifying the crops in India can be an effective way to adapt its food-production systems to the growing influence of extreme climate change, said US researchers including Indian-origin.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Sarfaraz warns teammates of backlash at home
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, who is at the centre of a storm following an embarrassing defeat at India's hands, has warned his teammates of possible backlash back home if they fail to improve in the remaining matches in the ongoing World Cup.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Moon's crust hides early history of Sun: NASA scientists
Washington, June 18 (IANS) A team of astrophysicists, including one of Indian origin, has found that the Moon, where NASA will be sending astronauts by 2024, contains clues to the ancient mysteries of the Sun, which are crucial to understanding the development of life.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Mayawati slams Yogi for proposed power hike
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati has slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for proposing a hike in power tariff.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Few takers for Sanskrit as a subject in UP
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Even as the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is trying to promote Sanskrit in a big way by issuing press statements in this language, the number of students who wish to study it is falling alarmingly.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Sania Mirza, Veena Malik get into nasty Twitter spat after Pak loss
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Pakistans humiliating loss to India in their World Cup encounter at Old Trafford on Sunday hasnt gone down well with the fans and more than the result, the supporters have complained about the lack of intent. In fact, some fans also released photos of players like Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim and Wahab Riaz partying till late night on the eve of the game with Maliks wife Sania Mirza giving them company. This has seen a war of words between Pakistan actress Veena Malik and Mirza.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
WhatsApp maintains its stand on India's message traceability call
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday said it has nothing fresh to add to the Indian government's demand to trace the origin of messages on its platform as it "undermined the privacy of the people".
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Sensex, Nifty flat ahead of Fed policy meet
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Sensex on Tuesday opened marginally higher ahead of the US Federal Reserve policy meet.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Building collapses in Delhi, no casualties
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A three-storey building collapsed here on Tuesday, an official said, adding that there were reports of any casualties.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Agartala airport to be 3rd international airport in northeast
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) After Guwahati and Imphal, the Agartala airport is set to become the third international airport in the northeastern region by the end of this year or by early 2020, a Minister said here.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
CPI-M Kerala secretary's son accused of rape
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Fresh trouble has broken out for the ruling CPI-M in Kerala, after the Mumbai Police registered an FIR against state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's eldest son Binoy Kodiyeri.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Congress meets at Sonia's house to decide parliament strategy
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Congress leaders P. Chidambaram, K. Suresh, Anand Sharma, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jairam Ramesh and Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary met at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's residence on Tuesday to discuss the party's strategy in Parliament during the Budget Session.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Qureshi, Pompeo discuss bilateral ties, regional security
London, June 18 (IANS) Visiting Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a telephonic call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed bilateral relations and regional peace and security, according to a statement by the Pakistan High Commission here.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Sad, 20 yrs to Pak cricket and still clarify personal life: Shoaib
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Experienced batsman Shoaib Malik, who is drawing flak after Pakistan's embarrassing defeat to India, has lashed out at the country's media for claiming that he and other players were out partying and smoking sheesha hours before the crucial encounter in Manchester.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Man sentenced to jail for sharing Christchurch attack video
Wellington, June 18 (IANS) A new Zealand court on Tuesday sentenced a man to 21 months in prison for sharing the livestream video of the March 15 attacks at the two Christchurch mosques in which 51 people were killed.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
WhatsApp texts may help find missing tourist in Australia
Canberra, June 18 (IANS) Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is working with Australian authorities to help locate a missing Belgian backpacker who disappeared in May, officials said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Trump launching re-election campaign defiantly facing odds (News Analysis)
New York, June 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will formally launch his re-election campaign on Tuesday, defiantly facing the threats of impeachment but hoping to float to office again on his steadfast voter base, a good economy and an opposition that has yet to coalesce around a challenger.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Soldier, 2 militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier and two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police sources said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Holder blames batsmen for defeat against Bangladesh
Taunton (England), June 18 (IANS) West Indies captain Jason Holder admitted that his side didn't put enough runs and were probably 40-50 runs short against Bangladesh in the match which they lost by seven wickets on a batting-friendly wicket in Taunton.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
12 killed in China earthquake
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 125 others injured after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit China's Sichuan province, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
US to deploy 1,000 additional troops to Middle East
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US government will deploy about 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid the ongoing tensions with Iran, Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has announced.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
Ngidi declared fit for New Zealand clash
Birmingham, June 18 (IANS) Right-arm pacer Lungi Ngidi has confirmed that he is "100 per cent" fit for South Africa's next World Cup game against New Zealand to be played at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
FIH Women' Series Finals: India to take on Fiji
Hiroshima (Japan), June 18 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team, which started their campaign at the FIH Women's Series Finals with two impressive victories against Uruguay and Poland in their opening two matches of the tournament, will now be playing Fiji in their last Pool A encounter on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
India's population explosion: To surpass China's, be 10 times US' by 2050
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) The Earth will be home to some 9.7 billion people in 2050 and by 2100 the number will increase to 11 billion. India's population will surpass China's by 2027, and despite being one-third the size of the US will hold a population 10 times higher than America, the UN has announced.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Paris air show opens with Airbus advantage over Boeing
Paris (France) June 18 (IANS) The International Paris Air Show, the largest event of its kind in the world, opened at Le Bourget, north of the French capital, on Monday with an advantage for European aircraft manufacturer Airbus over US rival Boeing, which is going through a difficult stretch amid the crisis surrounding its premier jet, the 737 MAX.
2019-06-18
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Senior police officer breaks down carrying son of martyred inspector
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) A heart rending picture of a senior police officer breaking down while carrying the son of martyred inspector, Arshad Khan went viral on the social media in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Gunfight starts in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) A gunfight started on Tuesday between holed up militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
EU grants FAO 15m euro for farmers in northern Iraq
Rome, June 18 (IANS/AKI) A 15 million euro European Union grant to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation will aid farmers in northern Iraq's Nineveh province - once the country's 'breadbasket' - recover from the damage to their livelihoods caused by devastating conflict and displacement, FAO said in a statement on Monday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy
Italy's next budget could be 'Trumpian' Salvini claims
Washington, 18 June (IANS/AKI) Italy's 2020 spending plans could be "Trumpian", Deputy Premier Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday during a visit to Washington, referring to US President Donald Trump.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
6 killed, 75 injured in China earthquake
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Six people were killed and another 75 were injured after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rattled China's Sichuan Province at 10:55 p.m. Monday (local time), according to local authorities.
2019-06-18
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Egypt's ousted President dies during trial
Cairo, June 18 (IANS) Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Italy 'biggest' European interlocutor for US-Salvini
Washington, June 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy is the "biggest" European country that the US could want dialogue with, far-right interior minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini told reporters during a visit to Washington on Monday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
SPO commits suicide after killing wife
Jammu, June 18 (IANS) A special police officer (SPO) committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle after killing his wife in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, the police said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa's three M's are priority of government: Sawant
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said the crucial three 'M's -- Mining, Mopa and Mhadei -- will remain priority issues for the state government.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Six ministers of Kamal Nath cabinet to be removed
Indore, June 18 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's Public Works Minister Sajjan Singh Verma on Monday confirmed the removal of six ministers from Chief Minister Kamal Nath-led state government.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
New police commissioner for Bengaluru in IPS officers' shake-up
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) In a major shake-up of IPS officers in Karnataka, the state government appointed Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar as the new Bengaluru Police Commissioner, an official notification said on Monday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
BJD backs Modi's pitch for simultaneous polls
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pitch for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections has been strongly backed by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), while some other opposition parties termed the suggestion as "impractical".
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Resolve issues with state, SC tells Kashi-Vishwanath corridor shop-owners
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday advised six shop-owners whose establishments fell on Varanasi's proposed Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, an ambitious project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and were to be demolished, to engage with the Uttar Pradesh government for adequate compensation.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
First-time MPs look to raise issues on big platform
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) First-time MPs, who were in Parliament on Monday on the first day of Budget session, looked happy with the opportunity to raise their issues on a platform that has wide political resonance.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hundreds of protesters surround Mukherjee Nagar police station, paramilitary deployed
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The paramilitary has been deployed in the Mukherjee Nagar police station and nearby areas as hundreds of protesters gathered around the police station demanding suspension of policemen allegedly involved in brutally beating up a Sikh driver and his son.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suspected explosive device found in Navi Mumbai
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) A suspected explosive device was found near a school in Kalamboli suburb in Navi Mumbai on Monday evening, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Bengal's week-long health services logjam over as doctors end strike (Roundup)
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal was withdrawn on Monday shortly after a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics from various medical colleges.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
World Food India to be held from Nov 1-4
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, said on Monday that the World Food India (WFI) 2019 will be held from November 1-4.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Shakib, Liton star as Bangladesh chase down 321 against Windies
Taunton, June 17 (IANS) Shakib Al Hasan underlined his class with a magnificent unbeaten hundred, his second on the bounce, as Bangladesh beat West Indies by seven wickets to register their second victory in the World Cup here on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Amarnath Yatra 2019 to be event-packed pilgrimage: Officials
Jammu, June 17 (IANS) There is a packed calendar for pilgrims in this year's Amarnath Yatra, the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department announced on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Nigerian arrested after trying to buy 450 kgs of 'ghee' with cloned debit card
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A Nigerian national was arrested by the Delhi Police on Monday after he tried to use a cloned debit card to purchase 450 kgs of 'ghee' worth Rs 2.25 lakh.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 labourers killed after falling from 10th floor of Delhi building
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Two labourers who were engaged in cleaning work at the high-rise Videocon Tower here died after falling from the 10th floor, police said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat RS seats: Congress moves SC against separate bypolls
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Gujarat Congress on Monday moved the Supreme Court against the Election Commission's (EC) decision to conduct separate bypolls for two Rajya Sabha seats in the state.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP, casino lobby trying to oust Goa Congress president: Official
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) The BJP along with the casino lobby in Goa is trying to oust state Congress chief Girish Chodankar in order to destabilise the opposition, a Goa Congress spokesperson said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Cloudy day, rains cool down Delhi, showers likely on Tuesday too
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) There was a huge relief for the people in Delhi and surrounding areas as mercury fell by several notches on Monday and the sky remained cloudy throughout the day while some places saw rain. Tuesday could also see rain.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
IAS/IPS cadre allocation case: SC seeks Centre's reply
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The dispute over the online form for the IAS and IPS cadre allocation policy has reached the Supreme Court again.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Set up President's third retreat in Shillong: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said he had suggested to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to add Shillong as the President of India's "third retreat location".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Sobha ranked India's top realty brand: Report
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Bengaluru-based Sobha Limited was ranked first in the Track2Realty brand ranking for the year 2018-19, followed by Embassy Group in the second position.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NRS breaks into celebrations as Mamata accepts demands
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Loud cheers, whistles, and claps greeted the announcement of withdrawal of the junior doctors' strike, as the protesting young medicos at NRS Hospital rejoiced at their victory after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accepted all their demands on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India to overtake China as world's most populous nation by 2027: UN
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India is projected to overtake China as the world's most populous country around 2027, a UN report said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
No amicable solution to vacant medical PG seats issue, SC told
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Monday informed the Supreme Court on Monday of its inability to "amicably" resolve the "stray vacancies" issue in connection with postgraduate medical courses in private medical colleges across the country. Nearly 450 seats are yet to be filled.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Junior doctors call off strike in Bengal
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal was called off on Monday following a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the representatives of the agitating medics.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rahul makes a shaky start in 17th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday had a shaky start in the 17th Lok Sabha as his absence in the first session of the new Lok Sabha was noticed and he also forgot to sign the Parliament register after taking his oath.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rains lash Uttarakhand, offer respite from heat
Dehradun, June 17 (IANS) Rains on Monday evening lashed Dehradun, Mussoorie and other areas of Uttarakhand, giving a much-needed respite from the summers.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
HC seeks Centre, NAT's response on plea challenging NEET 2019
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA) to file their response on a plea challenging the 2019 National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Days after Pakistan alert, 9 soldiers injured in J&K IED attack (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Nine Indian Army troops suffered minor injuries after militants attacked their truck with an car-borne improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, officials said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian paddlers win two bronze at China J&C Open
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Indian paddlers gave another account of their abilities by winning two bronze medals in the China Junior & Cadet Open played at Taicang, China, late on Sunday night.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Low-profile Nadda rose from ABVP ranks (Profile)
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) Jagat Prakash Nadda (58), who has his roots in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliates, was on Monday appointed BJP's Working President, while Union Home Minister Amit Shah would continue to be the party President.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
AIIMS resident doctor manhandled, 2 detained
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A resident doctor of the AIIMS Trauma Centre working at the emergency ward was allegedly manhandled by attendants of a patient, resulting in his colleagues going on a strike till Tuesday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Railways, Railtel sign MoU to upgrade signalling system
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a bid to modernise its signalling system, the Indian Railways on Monday signed an MoU to upgrade it on four sections, an official release said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Lok Sabha members take oath in different languages
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Linguistic diversity was witnessed in the Lok Sabha as newly-elected MPs took their oaths in English as well as different Indian languages, including Sanskrit.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahul forgets to sign Parliament register after taking oath as MP
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday took the oath for his fourth consecutive term as a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha but forgot to sign the Parliament register.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Siddharth Roy Kapur happy to represent India at Shanghai film fest
Shanghai, June 17 (IANS) Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur is elated that he got a chance to represent India at the ongoing Shanghai International Film Festival.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Tera ban jaunga' has a strong melody: Tulsi Kumar
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Singer Tulsi Kumar says her new song "Tera ban jaunga" from the forthcoming film "Kabir Singh", has a strong melody.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
'India's outbound capital in commercial realty rises 92%'
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a sign of increasing attraction of the global market in comparison to India, outflow of capital from the country into commercial real estate market globally has surged significantly in the past one year, according to a recent report.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chennai hotels in a soup due to water crisis
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Facing severe water shortage and high vegetable prices, restaurants/hotels serving South Indian meals are mulling ways to tackle the situation, including stopping lunch meals, said an official of a hotel association.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Business/Economy
PCB denies rumours of players violating curfew
Lahore, June 17 (IANS) Pakistan cricketers did not violate curfew the day before the high-profile World Cup fixture against India, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Monday rubbishing rumours.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Waiting on pavement, eating leftovers ends as Bengal doctors call off strike
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Chirashri Bhattacharya's ordeal of having to constantly boost the morale of her ailing mother, with whom she spent six days on the pavement outise the NRS hospital waiting for treatment, ended on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Amit Shah to remain BJP chief, J.P. Nadda made Working President
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The BJP on Monday announced Jagat Prakash Nadda as its Working President, while Home Minister Amit Shah will continue to be the party President.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Junior doctors call off strike in West Bengal
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal was called off on Monday following a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India vows to shun 'blood diamonds'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) India on Monday assured the global community that it would reject 'blood diamonds' stained by even a single conflict, and would actively help in the evolution and transformation of the Kimberley Process (KP), transiting from 'conflict diamonds' to 'peace diamonds'.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Illegal arms supplier with 30 pistols held in Delhi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police claimed to have arrested an inter-state gun smuggler with 30 pistols, including 17 country-made ones, 10 magazines and 25 live ammunition, which were to be supplied to local criminals and gang members.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar minister on a sticky wicket for asking about cricket score at press meet
Patna, June 17 (IANS) Opposition leaders demanded the resignation of Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey on Monday for allegedly asking about the score during the World Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan, while he was at a press conference of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in Muzaffarpur district where nearly 100 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
1st round of applications for Tokyo Olympics torch relay opens
Tokyo, June 17 (IANS) Recruitment of torch relay runners for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opened on Monday for people of all genders and nationalities.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Asian qualifiers draw for 2022 FIFA World Cup next month
Kuala Lumpur, June 17 (IANS) Asia's top football teams will soon start their quest for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar as they would know their opponents in the Asian Qualifiers Round 2 when the schedules will be announced here next month.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Don't compare 'strikes' and match: Pakistan military spokesman
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Pakistan armed forces' media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Asif Ghafoor on Monday asked Indian Home Minister Amit Shah to not draw comparisons between Pakistan's cricket defeat to India and the two neighbours' border skirmishes.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
Thanks for support, but fight not over: IMA
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday thanked people for extending support to the doctors' strike in the country even as it asserted the fight was not over.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Penguin's Peppa Pig campaign encourages reading in kids
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Eight bookstores across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru are housing books on Peppa Pig, an animated character loved by children, throughout the month of June.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Major, militant killed, three soldiers injured in J&K gunfight (3rd Lead)
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) An Indian army major and a militant were killed and three soldiers including another major injured in a gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kohli wins hearts in Pakistan with sportsmanship
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) The much-hyped World Cup clash between India and Pakistan turned out to be a damp squib on Sunday with India romping home to a facile 89-run win (D/L method).
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
J.P.Nadda to be BJP working President: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The BJP on Monday announced Jagat Prakash Nadda as its Working President.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Auto fares in Delhi hiked by 18%
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Commuters in Delhi will have to pay more for their auto rides as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to hike auto fares in the national capital.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
CBI lookout notice in Amity student death case
Noida, June 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has issued a lookout circular against Sayan Roy, one of the accused in the mysterious death of Amity University student Justin John Xavier in 2009, said a senior official on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New entry system at Taj Mahal welcomed
Agra, June 17 (IANS) The tourism industry and conservationists have generally welcomed the new entry system with turnstile gates to regulate crowds at the Taj Mahal here which attracts more than seven million visitors annually.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
6-year-old Indian boy laid to rest in Dubai
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) Mohamed Farhan Faisal, 6, who died after being left behind alone in a bus for several hours in Dubai on Saturday, was laid to rest here.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ALERT: J.P. Nadda to be working president of BJP
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2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Nine soldiers injured in IED attack on army patrol in J&K
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Nine soldiers suffered minor injuries after militants attacked an army vehicle with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, officials said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UN human rights rapporteur for N Korea to visit Seoul
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN special rapporteur on the human rights in North Korea, on Monday began his sixth South Korea visit, aimed at meeting government representatives, defectors and activists.
2019-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Impasse to end as Mamata, doctors term meeting 'positive'
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal seemed headed for a resolution on Monday after a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics from various medical colleges, which was broadcast live on television.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Xi to begin two-day North Korea visit on Thursday
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea this week, becoming the country's first top leader in 14 years to make an official trip to its ally and reclusive country.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Goans should stop eating fish, it's formalin-laced: Ex-CM
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Adding to the raging controversy over formalin-laced fish being sold in Goa, Nationalist Congress Party MLA and former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao on Monday urged Goans to boycott eating fish during the monsoon months, claiming the fish imported into the state from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh were laced with formalin.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Prohibitory orders in Bihar's Gaya due to heat wave
Patna, June 17 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, authorities in Bihar's Gaya district on Monday imposed prohibitory orders as a preventive measure in view of the severe heat wave that claimed 31 lives so far, officials said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Yogi government to issue press releases in Sanskrit
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will now issue press releases in Sanskrit too, with the first such document issued on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: Auto fares in Delhi to go up from Tuesday
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2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Janhvi Kapoor shows off her belly dance moves
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor is setting the world of social media on fire with her belly dance moves.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NHRC notice to Centre, Bihar on child deaths by encephalitis
Patna, June 17 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued a notice to the Bihar government and the Union Health Ministry calling for a detailed report on the growing number child deaths caused by the encephalitis virus in the state's Muzaffarpur district.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Opposition uproar over Pragya Thakur's oath in LS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Opposition parties on Monday created ruckus in the Lok Sabha objecting to the prefix "Sadhvi" that Pragya Singh Thakur used with her name while taking oath as the newly elected member of the lower House.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra Opposition questions cabinet posts to non-MLAs
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Opposition parties in Maharashtra on Monday questioned the need for giving ministerial berths to senior leaders Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and Jaydutt Kshirsagar, who are not members of either house of the legislature.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
30 killed in Nigeria triple suicide attack
Abuja, June 17 (IANS) At least 30 people died and 42 were injured in a triple suicide attack in a restive area of northeastern Nigeria, officials said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Nigeria,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India makes commitment to shun 'blood diamonds'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) India on Monday assured the global community that it would reject "blood diamonds" stained by even a single conflict, and would actively help in the evolution and transformation of the Kimberley Process transiting from "conflict diamonds" to "peace diamonds".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
After Commissioner's assurance, agitators call off protest in Mukherjee Nagar
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) After Delhi Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik promised on Monday to register cases against the policemen who allegedly thrashed a mini taxi driver and his son in the capital's Mukherjee Nagar area on Sunday, agitators at the Mukherjee Nagar police station decided to call off their protest.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Windies ride Hope show to post 321/8 against Bangaldesh
Taunton, June 17 (IANS) Shai Hope missed out on a hundred as West Indies failed to capitalise further on their good start to post 321/8 in 50 overs against Bangladesh in their World Cup clash on Monday. Hope scored 96 off 121 balls with the help of four fours and one six as he anchored the Windies' batting. But the highly-rated 25-year old holed out to Liton Das at deep backward square off Mustafizur Rahman who returned best figures of 3/59 in nine overs.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Odisha to get three more cyber police stations
Bhubaneswar, June 17 (IANS) Three more cyber police stations would be set up in Odisha to deal with the rising number of cyber crimes in the state, said an official here on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Technology
Vistara, GoAir launch summer offer
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Local carriers Vistara and GoAir on Monday launched sale of tickets offering an attractive deal for flyers. Many popular destinations such as Goa, Kolkata and Bengaluru are covered under the pre-monsoon sale.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Militants attack army convoy with IED in Pulwama
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Militants on Monday attacked an army convoy with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, barely four months after a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy killed 40 troopers in the same district.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India's trade outlook fragile due to tension with US: Report
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India's near-term trade outlook is fragile as its retaliatory tariffs on US products come amid a global slowdown, a report said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bandhan Bank slashes microloan interest rate by 70 bps
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Bandhan Bank on Monday said it would reduce its microloan interest rate by 70 basis points (bps) to 17.95 per cent, which would be applicable to new disbursements from June 18.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
RBI won't hesitate on steps for financial stability: Governor (Lead, correcting para 1)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Assuring the crisis-hit NBFC sector will be monitored, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday said the central bank will not hesitate to take any required measure to maintain the financial stability of the economy.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi Police file FIR against cops for attack on driver
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Minutes after Delhi Police Commissioner promised to file a case against the policemen who had allegedly thrashed a mini taxi driver and his son in Mukherjee Nagar, the Delhi Police on Monday filed cases against the accused police officers as well as the driver and his son.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jose Mani's election as Kerala Congress-Mani chief stayed
Idukki (Kerala), June 17 (IANS) A court near here on Monday stayed the election of Jose K. Mani as the new Chairman of the Kerala Congress-Mani, the third-biggest constituent of the Congress-led United Democratic Front in the state.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
12 killed, 43 injured in Indonesia road accident
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) Twelve people died and 43 others were injured in a traffic accident on the island of Java on Monday, officials said.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imposter posing as BSES official arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A gang of imposters posing as discom officials has been busted in the national capital and its leader arrested, Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
RBI won't hesitate on steps for financial stability: Governor
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Assuring the crisis-hit NBFC sector will be monitored, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said the central bank will not hesitate to take any required measure to maintain the financial stability of the economy.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Man killed in brawl over 'golgappas' in Jharkhand
Ranchi, June 17 (IANS) A man in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district was killed in a brawl over serving of 'golgappas' at a wedding reception.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
China rallies behind Hong Kong's embattled chief
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China on Monday rallied behind Hong Kong's beleaguered chief executive, facing a growing clamour for her resignation over the controversial extradition bill.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IndiGo prefers CFM over Pratt & Whitney for $20 bn engine order
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India's largest carrier IndiGo on Monday said it had placed an order worth $20 billion with CFM International for LEAP-1A engines to power 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fitch pegs India's growth at 6.6% in 2019-20
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Fitch Ratings on Monday saw India's growth for FY 2019-20 at 6.6 per cent and 7.1 per cent in 2021-22.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Narender, Priyanka Bhatt win 24-hour Stadium Run
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The gruelling fourth edition of the 24-hour Stadium Run, organised by NEB Sports, came to an exhilarating finish here with New Delhis Narender Ram winning in the mens category for the second consecutive year after covering a distance of 165.6 km.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata terms meeting with doctors 'positive', asks them to end impasse
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday termed the meeting with the striking junior doctors as "positive and productive" while the doctors said they were looking forward to withdraw the ongoing agitation following discussions with their colleagues at the hospitals.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
LS official calls out Dharmendra Pradhan to take oath, says 'sorry' later
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Lok Sabha Secretary General Snehlata Shrivastava made a faux pas on Monday by calling out the name of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to take oath as a member of the Lower House -- when he is a Rajya Sabha member.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indians catching up with best paddlers in the world: Sharath Kamal
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In August 2018, the Indian men's table tennis contingent won bronze at the Asian Games in Jakarta, thus ending a 60-year wait for a medal in the sport. India went on to win another bronze in the mixed doubles event when Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra beat Hong Kong's Ho Kwan Kit and Lee ho Chang.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Lenders to take Jet Airways to NCLT, revival hope gets bleaker
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The future of the grounded Jet Airways just got a shade bleaker on Monday with the lenders, led by State Bank of India (SBI), deciding to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against the airline after all attempts to rope in a buyer failed.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India fast-growing destination for squash: British coach
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A diminishing talent pool is possibly the biggest obstacle that a sport which is not among the most popular ones in a country can face. However, in case of squash in India, there is no dearth of talent or technically gifted players at the age-group levels, according to British coach Chris Ryder.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Purple, pink, orange: Adah flaunts three hair colours
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Adah Sharma, who is set to make her debut in the web space with a series titled "The Holiday", has got her hair coloured in three layers -- purple, pink and orange.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
ALERT: Mamata announces appointment of nodal officers in medical colleges to monitor security
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2019-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Woman doctor assaulted in Himachal, colleagues threaten stir
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) A woman doctor was allegedly assaulted in Himachal Pradesh and doctors here and other parts of the state, protesting the attack on medicos in Kolkata by wearing black badges on duty on Monday, threatened to go on strike if action was not taken against the guilty.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
India to lead fight against desertification: Javadekar
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that India will lead by example the fight against increasing land desertification.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
In England, you see the pitch and plan your innings: Rohit
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) It was opener Rohit Sharma's majestic 140 against arch-rivals Pakistan which put India on course for a convincing 89-run win in the World Cup encounter at Old Trafford on Sunday. It was for the seventh time in the showpiece event that India got the better off the Green Brigade.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Ghaziabad doctors observe strike in solidarity with Bengal docs
Ghaziabad, June 17 (IANS) Doctors in Ghaziabad observed a 24-hour strike in solidarity with the agitating doctors in West Bengal on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
SRK glad about dubbing 'The Lion King' with son
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan is stoked about dubbing for "The Lion King" with his "own Simba" Aryan, and this makes it even more special for the superstar.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TikTok launches new feature for users' safety in India
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The short video-making platform TikTok on Monday launched a 'Device Management' feature that would enable users in India to have complete control of their account.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Six killed in Uttarakhand road accident
Dehradun, June 17 (IANS) Six people were killed on Monday after their car fell into a gorge here in Uttarakhand, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rohit agrees to help Pakistan batsmen after becoming coach
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) In good spirits after a superlative century that helped India put it across arch-rivals Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L method) in their World Cup tie on Sunday, vice-captain Rohit Sharma was tongue-in-cheek when a Pakistan journalist asked him what would his advice be to the flagging team.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Cops arrest woman who accused actor Karan Oberoi of rape
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) In a sudden turn of events, the Mumbai Police on Monday arrested a woman who had lodged a false case of rape against television actor-singer Karan Oberoi, an official said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
CBI court to try Kerala CPI-M leaders in murder case
Kochi, June 17 (IANS) In a setback to the state's ruling CPI-M, the Kerala High Court on Monday directed that a murder case in which two top party leaders are accused be shifted from Kannur to the CBI court here.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hyderabad bar dancer stripped, thrashed for refusing sex
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) A woman dancer at a bar here was allegedly stripped and thrashed by five colleagues, including four women, for refusing to have sex with customers, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP Punjab slams assault of Sikh driver by Delhi Police
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Punjab unit on Monday condemned Delhi Police's act of beating Sikh auto driver Sarabjit Singh and his son in Delhi, terming it an "act of sacrilege".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Trump
Tel Aviv, June 17 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has unveiled a new settlement -- Trump Heights -- in the occupied Golan Heights, named after the US President.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics
Global CRM software grew 15.6% in 2018: Gartner
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Global spending on customer experience and relationship management (CRM) software grew 15.6 per cent to touch $48.2 billion in 2018, a new report from Gartner said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Pune firm develops solar-powered irrigation system
Pune, June 17 (IANS) To solve water crisis for farmers throughout the varied climate conditions in India, Pune-based company Khethworks has developed solar-powered irrigation system.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Windows 10 gets smart keyboards for 10 Indian languages
Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a bid to further allow users personalise their Windows 10 experience, software giant Microsoft on Monday launched smart phonetic keyboards for 10 Indian languages as part of its May 2019 update.
2019-06-17
Category: International, India,Technology
Pakistan fan sings Indian national anthem, wins hearts (Lead, change in headline)
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Keeping the age-old rivalry aside, a Pakistan supporter was seen singing the Indian national anthem before the two teams crossed swords for their marquee World Cup clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
My life story not worth filming, says Shekhar Kapur
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur believes his life is not exciting enough to be turned into an interesting movie.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Instagram testing new way of recovering hacked accounts
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) To offer more assurance in recovering hacked accounts, Facebook-owned messaging app Instagram is testing a new in-app account recovery process.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iran to breach enriched uranium cap in 10 days: AEOI
Tehran, June 17 (IANS) Iran's atomic energy agency said here on Monday the country would breach on June 27 the limit, imposed under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, on its stockpile of enriched uranium.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Pakistan fan sing Indian national anthem, wins hearts
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Keeping the age-old rivalry aside, a Pakistan supporter was seen singing the Indian national anthem before the two teams crossed swords for their marquee World Cup clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'MIB...' mints over Rs 10 crore in India
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson's "Men in Black: International" has registered business of over Rs 10 crore in its opening weekend in India.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TN doctors protest in support of Kolkata colleagues
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Doctors in government and private hospitals in Tamil Nadu staged protests on Monday in support of the striking doctors in Kolkata and for safety of medical practitioners.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
It was a lovely gesture from Virat Kohli: Steve Smith
London, June 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli had stopped Indian fans from booing former Australia skipper Steve Smith during their World Cup encounter in London on June 9. Pointing towards the fans, Kohli had asked them to show respect to Smith and the Australian has said that it was a lovely gesture from the Indian captain.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
South Korea U-20 football team receives hero's welcome
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) The South Korea U-20 male football team was on Monday accorded a hero's welcome on its return from Poland where it finished runner-up in the U-20 FIFA World Cup, the country's best ever result in the men's section in any category at the world stage.
2019-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
E-vehicle sector for priority-lending, R&D incentives in Budget
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) With government committed to bringing the electric vehicle (EV) revolution to India in the next few years, the industry expectations from the Union Budget 2019-20 run high.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress MPs from Kerala told to be present in Parliament
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The group of 14 Congress MPs from Kerala, including Rahul Gandhi, which is the biggest block of legislators from the party nationwide, on Monday were asked by state party chief Mullapally Ramachandran to ensure their presence in Parliament on all days.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ranveer's WC antics has social media in ruptures
London, June 17 (IANS) Ranveer Singh's stint as a commentator grabbed attention during the India-Pakistan match at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, but what really got the social media world talking was his unique outfit and a hug that actor shared with India skipper Virat Kohli after the team won.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Canadian couple wearing Ind-Pak jersey win hearts
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) While both Indian and Pakistani fans cheered their respective teams during the high-voltage clash between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday, an image of a Canadian couple wearing custom-made Ind-Pak jerseys has gone viral on social media.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Captain, two militants killed in J&K gunfight (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) An Indian army captain and two militants were killed and three other soldiers including a major injured in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistani activist known for criticism of Army killed
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) A 22-year-old social media activist and blogger known for his criticism of the country's military and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency has been killed by unidentified assailants in the capital, the police said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Winless Afghanistan to face confident England (Preview)
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Hosts England will aim to carry on its winning streak with a hat-trick when they meet minnows Afghanistan in World Cup 2019 group affair at the Old Trafford here on Tuesday. It will also be for the first time when the two teams face-off in the 50-over format.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
3 cops suspended for attacking driver, protests rage
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Demonstrations continued on Monday outside a Delhi police station where the driver of a mini taxi and his son were assaulted a day earlier, leading to a political storm and the suspension of three policemen.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 workers killed in Bengaluru sewage water tank collapse
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Three workers were killed when a huge water tank under construction for a sewage treatment plant collapsed in the northern suburb of Bengaluru in Karnataka on Monday, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman held torturing boys with chilli powder in UP
Aligarh, June 17 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly torturing four minor boys by putting chilli powder in their private parts.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India-US trade tension grips markets, Sensex tanks by 490 pts
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The Sensex lost nearly 500 points on Monday as investors feared a tit-for-tat trade battle between the US and India after the latter raised tariffs on 28 US items in retaliation to US tariffs.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Airtel Africa sets IPO price range at 80-100 pence
London, June 17 (IANS) Bharti Airtel's arm Airtel Africa has set a price range of 80-100 pence per share for its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Jason Roy to miss next two games with hamstring tear
London, June 17 (IANS) England will miss the services of Jason Roy in the next two matches as the opener has suffered a hamstring tear.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Neena, Soni redefine friendship goals with images
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Neena Gupta, Soni Razdan and producer Anu Ranjan have redefined friendship goals in a "then and now" photograph.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Heatwave kills 29 more in Bihar, death toll up to 78
Patna, June 17 (IANS) Severe heatwave killed 29 more people in Bihar in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll over the past two days to 78, official said on Monday. However unofficially, the heatwave has claimed more than 150 lives in across a dozen districts.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kolkata magician feared drowned after Houdini act fails
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A Kolkata-based magician, who attempted an underwater escape trick like legendary magician Harry Houdini, is feared to have drowned in the Ganga as his body could not be found till Monday afternoon, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jodhpur Court acquits Salman Khan in fake affidavit case
Jodhpur, June 17 (IANS) A Jodhpur court on Monday acquitted actor Salman Khan in a case related to submitting a false affidavit in court.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
US ban will cost Huawei $30bn in two years: Founder
Shenzhen, June 17 (IANS) Hit by the US trade ban, Huawei is looking at a massive $30 billion loss in revenue over the next two years, said the Chinese smartphone giant's Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei on Monday, adding that the US President Donald Trump administration's attack on Huawei can't stop it from moving forward.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
NSD's rural children theatre program begins with Odisha
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a move to promote children's theatre in rural India, the National School of Drama (NSD) will showcase the results of its first such effort with Odisha's tribal children in the form of two plays produced in a Children's Theatre Workshop in the state.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Art/Culture/Books
Lok Sabha members take oath in different languages
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Linguistic diversity was witnessed in the Lok Sabha as newly elected members took oath in English as well as different Indian languages, including Sanskrit.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengaluru FC sign midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Bengaluru FC have completed the signing of former player Eugeneson Lyngdoh on a one-year deal, the club announced on Monday. The 32-year-old midfielder once again joins the Indian Super League champions after a two-year stint with Kolkata-side ATK, who had signed the Shillong-born playmaker during the ISL draft in 2017.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Protesting doctors win, Mamata agrees to live media coverage
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A delegation of 30 doctors will be at Nobanno to meet the West Bengal Chief Minister after protesting medicos stuck to their demand and agreed to meet Mamata Banerjee on Monday only after the official confirmation of live media coverage of the discussion.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Big B launches eye care campaign to fight blindness
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has launched a 'See Now' campaign, centred in UP, to help end avoidable blindness.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Japanese man arrested for stabbing, stealing gun of police officer
Tokyo, June 17 (IANS) A man was arrested in Japanese city of Osaka on Monday after allegedly stabbing a police officer, stealing his loaded handgun and remaining on the run for about 24 hours, authorities said.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why Chris Hemsworth opened up about his anxiety woes
Bali, June 17 (IANS) Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth says he feels more comfortable about showing his real self to the world now, and that is what propelled him to open up about his anxiety woes.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
After PM, Goa CM urges all MLAs to promote tree-plantation
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Taking cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal letters to sarpanchas across the country urging their participation in water harvesting efforts, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has urged all state ministers and MLAs to undertake tree plantation to increase Goa's green cover.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
KCR meets Andhra CM, invites him for project inauguration
Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Monday met his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy here and invited him for the inauguration of the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project on June 21.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Jilted lover posts 'terror' threats to harass ex-flame
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The Thane Police have arrested a man from Mumbai who posted alleged 'terror threats' in a prominent shopping mall here to harass his ex-girlfriend, an official said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa doctors stage march against attack on doctors
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Over hundred doctors of the Goa Indian Medical Association (IMA) staged a protest march wearing black bands to express solidarity with doctors on strike against attack on a medical practitioner in West Bengal.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Joshna Chinappa wins record 17th national squash title
Pune, June 17 (IANS) Joshna Chinappa won a record 17th national squash title after outplaying Tamil Nadu's Sunayna Kuruvilla in the final. The top seeded Chinappa won the match 11-5, 11-4, 7-11, 11-5 and thus broke a 27-year-old record set by Bhuvneshwari Kumari, who had won 16 titles.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Indians take a chill pill with lassi, cold coffee
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Lassi, cold coffee and watermelon juice are among the preferred beverages that are helping people across India beat the searing heat.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Iran to surpass uranium enrichment limits in days: Official
Tehran, June 17 (IANS) Iran's atomic energy agency said on Monday that the country will breach on June 27 the limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium that was capped under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Salman Khan pulls off a stunt to wish nephew
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan pulled off a stunt to wish his nephew Yohan, the son of his brother Sohail Khan.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cloud firm Infor announces new India Business Unit
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Aiming to tap newer growth opportunities, business Cloud software firm Infor on Monday announced a new India Business Unit (IBU) as a separate region that comprises India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Musk refusing to credit web artist outrages Twitterati
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who is famous for his quirky sense of using Twitter, has once again made the headlines for refusing to credit a web artist's work he shared, which has outraged Twitterati.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rahul, Priyanka meet Kuldeep Bishnoi in Delhi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met his sister and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Haryana leader Kuldeep Bishnoi at his residence here.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amit Shah to visit Amarnath on June 30
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah will arrive on a daylong visit to the Kashmir Valley on June 30, informed sources here said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion
Want to test nerves, trek to Great Himalayan National Park
Kullu, June 17 (IANS) If you are an intrepid trekker and want to test your nerves in the highly inhospitable terrain and tough climatic conditions of Himachal Pradesh's Tirthan and Parvati valleys, then a 1,171 sq km Great Himalayan National Park (GNHP) is your calling.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Retired cop found living with daughter's corpse in UP
Mirzapur, June 17 (IANS) A retired Inspector and his wife were found to be living with their daughters month-old decomposed body in Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Greenpeace seeks more ambitious measures on plastic waste
Tokyo, June 17 (IANS) Greenpeace on Monday asked the G20 group for more ambitious measures to ease the effects of climate change and to curb marine pollution ahead of the group's summit in Osaka, western Japan, next week.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Tripura doctors cease work in state-hospital OPDs
Agartala, June 17 (IANS) Doctors in all government hospitals in Tripura on Monday ceased work in the OPDs (Outpatient Patient Departments) in solidarity with the striking medicos of Kolkata.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Bangladesh elect to field against Windies (Toss)
Taunton, June 17 (IANS) Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to bowl against the West Indies in their World Cup tie at the Cooper Association County Ground on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Unrealistically real: Reality shows' magic potion for survival
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Fans who have grown up watching shows like "Roadies", "Bigg Boss" and "Indian Idol" are still hooked on to them as they cross over a decade-long run on the small screen. The journey from plasma TV sets to LED screens has been bumpy but a couple of such reality shows have not only survived the test of time but in fact flourished in these years thanks to their main ingredients -- reality and relatability.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Nihari to IMF loan, Pakistani users poke fun at players on Twitter
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) As various social media platforms went berserk after India's historic win over arch rival Pakistan in the World Cup, the unanimous winner was twitterati from the other side of the border that created jokes, memes, GIFs and one-liners on the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led team.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Technology
S. Korea, US top diplomats discuss Trump's planned visit
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) The top diplomats of South Korea and the US held phone over American President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul later this month and the situation on the Korean Peninsula, officials here said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
Harsh Vardhan named in Bihar children deaths case
Patna, June 17 (IANS) A case was filed on Monday against Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey in a court in Muzaffarpur district on charges of negligence leading to the deaths of 82 children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the past fortnight.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Messi hits the gym after loss to Colombia in Copa opener
Salvador (Brazil), June 17 (IANS) Argentine superstar Lionel Messi worked out at the gym alongside the rest of the players who started in their 2-0 loss to Colombia during their 2019 Copa America opener.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Total ban on liquor, non-vegetarian food around Varanasi temples
Varanasi, June 17 (IANS) A total ban has been imposed on sale and consumption of liquor and non-vegetarian food within a 250 metre radius of all temples and heritage sites in Varanasi.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
Sundeep Kishan, Naga Shaurya, Sharwanand suffer injuries
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Telugu film actors Sundeep Kishan, Naga Shaurya and Sharwanand suffered injuries while shooting for their respective projects, and fortunately, none of them were serious.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Mani Ratnam visits hospital for 'routine checkup'
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam on Monday visited a hospital here for a routine health check-up, his spokesperson said after reports appeared that he was hospitalised after a cardiac arrest.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Indian DJ Greff works on unapologetic anthem with Klein
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Indian artiste Yugesh Madhwani aka DJ Greff is happy to collaborate with Dutch DJ Dante Klein for a track titled "Dont know shit".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kohli & boys to enjoy two-day break after Pakistan win
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) After a brilliant performance against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday, the Indian players have been given a two-day break to switch off, relax and come back stronger before their next game against Afghanistan in Southampton on Saturday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Melbourne City FC signs former EPL star Craig Noone
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) Former Championship title winner and English Premier League (EPL) star Craig Noone will join the Australian A-League next season, on a two-year deal with Melbourne City FC.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Personal care products life-threatening for kids
New York, June 17 (IANS) Parents, take a note. Researchers have found that personal care products such as shampoo, lotion and nail polish in the hands of young children
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
What Aparshakti loves about Shahid
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actor Aparshakti Khurana says if he had to be in a same sex relationship with someone, it would be with "Kabir Singh" star Shahid Kapoor.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Musk refusing to credit web artist outrages Twitterties
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who is famous for his quirky sense of using Twitter, has once again made the headlines for refusing to credit a web artist's work he shared, which has outraged Twitteraties.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Exhibition by Indonesian artists explores 'food politics'
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Works of art by promising Indonesian artists, depicting the global-local politics of food practices in South Asian countries, are the focus of an ongoing exhibition here.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Gary Woodland wins US Open, his first major title
Pebble Beach (California), June 17 (IANS) Gary Woodland of the United States won the 2019 US Open at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. Sunday's win marks Woodland's first title in a major after starting the final day as leader, reports Efe news.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Pebble Beach,Sports,Golf
Striking doctors to meet Mamata Banerjee at 3 p.m.
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government sent a formal letter of invitation to the striking junior doctors to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday at 3 p.m.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indians won't mind ads during Netflix if given good deal
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) One in three Indians won't mind seeing ads as they watch over-the-top (OTT) content streaming platforms like Netflix or Amazon Prime if they get a good deal from the vendors, video Cloud services provider Brightcove Inc said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Pogba wants to move from Manchester United
Tokyo, June 17 (IANS) Manchester United star midfielder Paul Pogba has hinted he wants to move away from Premier League and is looking for 'new challenge'. But reports suggest that the club wants him to remain with them until next season.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Aamir's daughter credits him for 'great skin gene'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan has thanked her father for the "great-skin-gene" and called the actor "ridiculously over protective".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Doctors' strike hit services in Telangana, Andhra
Hyderabad/Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) The nationwide strike called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to protest the attack on doctors in West Bengal affected medical services in government and private hospitals in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fans rip into Pakistan players, question lack of intent
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Winning and losing is a part of sport and cricket is no different. But the manner in which Pakistan lost to India at Old Trafford on Sunday has left the fans dejected. Those supporting Sarfaraz Ahmed and boys feel that there was no intent from the players and while some fans have taken to Twitter to post photos of the likes of Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz partying till late into the night on the eve of the game, others have criticised the captain.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Kiku Sharda, Gaurav Gera team up for 'Dr Pran Lele'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actors Kiku Sharda and Gaurav Gera have joined hands for a short sketch comedy "Dr Pran Lele".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Don't expect extraordinary things from average Pakistan players'
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar is utterly disappointed and dejected after Pakistan's crushing defeat to India in the ongoing World Cup, and has asked fans not to expect "extraordinary things from average Pakistan players".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist released from jail
Hong Kong, June 17 (IANS) Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, an iconic 2014 Umbrella Revolution leader, walked free from a Hong Kong prison on Monday after serving a two-month sentence and urged the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down amid days of massive protests against a controversial extradition bill that would allow suspects to be sent to China for trial.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sachet-Parampara realise importance of originality
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood music director duo Sachet-Parampara, whose latest songs are a part of "Kabir Singh", have their focus set on original music. But they say they wouldn't mind recreating some old Hindi songs for the industry without tampering with its original form.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha doctors join nationwide strike
Bhubaneswar, June 17 (IANS) Healthcare services were affected in Odisha on Monday as doctors resorted to 24-hour cease-work, joining the nationwide protest against the recent assault on their counterparts in West Bengal.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Three policemen suspended for attack on driver
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Three policemen have been suspended in Delhi for unprofessional conduct after they were accused of thrashing the driver of a mini taxi and his son, the police announced on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Kaafir' derives power from its political undertones (Review)
Web series: "Kaafir" (ZEE5, 8 episodes); Cast: Dia Mirza, Mohit Raina; Director: Sonam Nair, Rating: *** (3 stars)
2019-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China backs HK chief, slams 'local, external forces'
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China on Monday voiced its support for Hong Kongs Chief Executive following massive protests against the contentious extradition bill, which the state media termed as "violent clashes" stemming from "malicious stratagem by local and external forces".
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Samsung to spur innovation as biz challenges rise
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong has called for senior executives to spur efforts to develop innovative technologies to tackle rising business challenges and foster new growth drivers, the company has said.
2019-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Film celebs hail India's win over Pakistan at WC
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana and many others congratulated the Indian team for its victory against Pakistan at the ongoing ICC World Cup in England.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Congress MP from Kerala takes oath in Hindi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A Congress MP from Kerala, Kodikunnil Suresh, surprised everyone on Monday by taking oath in Hindi as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Afridi credits IPL for India's rise in world cricket
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi was full of praise for Team India after their thumping win over Pakistan in the World Cup fixture at the Old Trafford.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Huawei Mate 30 Pro may feature 90Hz display
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei's next flagship -- the Mate 30 Pro -- is likely to come with display with a refresh rate of 90Hz, like that of OnePlus 7 Pro, according to early renders of the smartphone.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Dream delivery got Babar out: Kuldeep
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav admits that the delivery he bowled to get rid off Pakistan batter Babar Azam during their World Cup fixture was a "dream" one.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Young Indian expat drowns in UAE
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian expat drowned off a beach in the UAE city of Umm Al Quwain as he went for a "regular swim" with his friends, the media reported.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC agrees to hear PIL on doctors' security at government hospitals
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking deployment of security in government hospitals in view of frequent assaults faced by doctors.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Two militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Two militants were killed and three soldiers, including an Army officer, injured on Monday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
4 Indian-American family members found dead inside house
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Four members of an Indian-American family were dead with gunshot wounds inside a house in the US state of Iowa, authorities said.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Six Maoists surrender in Jharkhand
Ranchi, June 17 (IANS) Six Maoists, including two women commanders each carrying a bounty of Rs 5 lakh, surrendered before the police in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism
Zeenat Aman joins 'Panipat' cast
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Zeenat Aman has joined the cast of Ashutosh Gowarikers magnum opus "Panipat" for a cameo.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bulk of money is invested in mediocre films: Konkona
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress-director Konkona Sen Sharma says though a set of niche audience members and filmmakers are encouraging a new wave of Indian cinema which breaks stereotype, in the larger picture, the investment still happens for formula films as opposed to alternative narratives.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka thanks in-laws for taking her as daughter
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has thanked her in-laws Kevin and Denise Jonas for loving her like their own daughter.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengal striking doctors want open door meeting with Mamata
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The striking junior doctors in West Bengal on Monday reiterated their demand to hold an open door meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in presence of "live media" and said they have not received any official invitation from the state government regarding any meeting.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Leave cricket, go wrestle: Dejected Pakistan fan
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Pakistan's crushing defeat to India in their crucial World Cup fixture has left many Pakistani fans disappointed, with questions being raised about the fitness level of the players and demands for them to give up cricket.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Electricity restored in Argentina after historic blackout
Buenos Aires, June 17 (IANS) Electricity was restored across Argentina after a massive power outage due to an electrical grid failure led to a historic blackout in the country.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Politics
Apna Dal to consolidate Kurmi base with Shahuji anniversary
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) The Apna Dal is all set to consolidate its Kurmi vote bank in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi, MP's take oath in 17th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other MPs on Monday took oath in the 17th Lok Sabha which will see the passing of the Union Budget and some key legislations including the Triple Talaq Bill being on top of the government's agenda.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two militants killed in Anantnag gunfight
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Monday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Don't bother about numbers, participate actively: PM to Opposition
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) On the first day of the 17th Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the Opposition not to bother about their numbers, telling them to "speak actively and participate" in House proceedings.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google accused of unlawfully copying song lyrics
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) Genius Media, a US-based digital media company that specialises in song lyrics, has accused Google of copying their work to display in its Search results for years without permission and has asked the search-engine giant to address the situation.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump to roll out new healthcare plan in few months
Washington, June 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced that he will roll out a new healthcare plan in the next few months.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
ALERT: PM Modi takes oath in 17th Lok Sabha
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2019-06-17
Category: International, Spain,National,Politics
Marquez takes dominating home victory in Barcelona
Barcelona, June 17 (IANS) Marc Marquez celebrated a dominating home victory at the Catalan GP while an apologetic Jorge Lorenzo had his strongest start to a race this season before falling.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Punjab CM congratulates Indian hockey team
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday congratulated Indian hockey team for thrashing South Africa 5-1 in the summit clash to win the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Dalit man in UP charred to death post India-Pak match
Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh), June 17 (IANS) A young man was charred to death when his hut with a thatched roof went up in flames early on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
A 'power' shock for electricity consumers in UP
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) Power consumers in Uttar Pradesh are in for a major post-poll shock with the UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) proposing a 25 per cent hike for domestic power consumers.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
With no monsoon rains, drought-like situation grips Andhra
Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh is witnessing unrelenting heat, depleting ground water, fall in reservoir levels as the delayed and sluggish monsoon has left the fields parched and farmers worried.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Celebrating India's win over Pak as our own: Baloch activist
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Mehran Marri, one of the prominent Baloch human rights activists, has congratulated Team India for their comprehensive win over Pakistan in the World Cup and said the people of Balochistan are celebrating the victory as their own.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Saif, Alaia start shooting for 'Jawaani Jaaneman'
London, June 17 (IANS) Actress Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia F and actor Saif Ali Khan have started shooting for "Jawaani Jaaneman" here.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amarinder seeks Shah's intervention after Punjabi driver thrashed by Delhi Police
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday condemned an incident in which a Sikh tempo driver was beaten up by the Delhi Police and sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah's intervention in the matter.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SRK pairs up with son Aryan for 'The Lion King'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan will be lending their voice for King Mufasa and his son Simba respectively in the Hindi version of Disney's upcoming live-action film "The Lion King".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Virendra Kumar takes oath as Pro tem Speaker
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister and seven-time MP Virendra Kumar on Monday took oath as the Pro tem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tech firms can't dodge responsibility for chaos they create: Cook
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) Taking a dig at tech giants like Facebook over privacy violations and the unabated spread of fake news, Apple CEO Tim Cook has asked fellow technologists to start taking responsibility for their actions.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Researchers build AI system to connect vision, touch
New York, June 17 (IANS) A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a predictive Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can learn to see by touching and to feel by seeing.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Karnataka doctors on day-long strike, OPDs shut
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) About 40,000 doctors, paramedics and nurses began a day-long strike on Monday in state-run and private hospitals across Karnataka in support of their West Bengal colleagues, seeking safety, security and protection at work, an official said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Netanyahu names Golan Heights establishment after Trump
Tel Aviv, June 17 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the establishment of 'Ramat Trump', a new Golan Heights community named after the US President, the media reported.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Sensex in red, Reliance Industries down 1.57%
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Indian equities traded in red during the morning trade session on Monday after opening slightly higher. Index heavyweight Reliance Industries was down 1.56 per cent on the BSE.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Blaze guts houseboats on Srinagar lake
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Two houseboats afloat in the Nigeen Lake here in Jammu and Kashmir caught fire early on Monday and were completely destroyed, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NZ unveils plan to protect endangered dolphin
Wellington, June 17 (IANS) The New Zealand government on Monday unveiled a plan to expand and strengthen the protection for the endangered Maui and Hector's dolphins.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Soldier injured in ceasefire violation in Poonch
Jammu, June 17 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was injured on Monday as Pakistan violated ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Over 90 kinds of birds settle in Shanghai Disney Resort
Shanghai, June 17 (IANS) More than 90 kinds of birds have settled in a wetland park at the Shanghai Disney Resort, authorities said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan lacked out of the box thinking: Tendulkar
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar feels Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was confused and didn't have a set game plan against arch-rivals India resulting in the crushing 89-run defeat (DLS method) in the crucial World Cup fixture at the Old Trafford.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
ANZ New Zealand CEO steps down amid probe
Wellington, June 17 (IANS) ANZ New Zealand's CEO, David Hisco, is stepping down from his post amid an internal investigation of personal expenses, the bank announced on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Windies, Bangladesh aim to return to winning ways (Preview)
Taunton (England), June 17 (IANS) After suffering two defeats in their last three fixtures, both West Indies and Bangladesh will aim to return back to winning ways when they face each other in their crucial World Cup tie at the Cooper Associates County Ground, here on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Lucknow doctors go on 24-hour strike
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) Health care services in the Uttar Pradesh capital were largely crippled on Monday as over 10,000 doctors proceeded on strike in support of their counterparts in West Bengal.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
'SL attacks hint at new type of terrorism threat in South Asia'
Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has said that the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide attacks in Sri Lanka had sent a clear and strong message that a new type of terrorism threat has arrived in South Asia.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
It's getting tougher and tougher, admits Sarfaraz
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) After facing a crushing 89-run defeat against arch-rivals India that was also their third loss in five games, Pakistan's proposition of making it to the semifinals of the ongoing World Cup has become tougher, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed admits.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
US expected to discuss sending more troops to M-E
Washington, June 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration is expected to discuss whether to send additional troops to the Middle East after two oil tankers came under attack in the Gulf of Oman last week.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bhuvneshwar out for next 2-3 games, confirms Kohli
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who suffered a hamstring injury against Pakistan, will be sidelined for a maximum of three games in the ongoing World Cup, skipper Virat Kohli has confirmed.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Doctors on strike in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) Doctors in Kerala from both private and state-run hospitals went on a token strike on Monday in the wake of the recent assault on their counterparts in West Bengal.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ready for Mallorca Open after shoulder surgery: Sharapova
Palma (Spain), June 17 (IANS) Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova is hoping to live up to fan expectations at the 2019 Mallorca Open, following right-shoulder surgery she underwent in February.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Copa America: Qatar notch unexpected draw against Paraguay
Rio de Janeiro, June 17 (IANS) The Qatari national soccer team, headed by Spain's Felix Sanchez, secured an unexpected 2-2 draw against Paraguay, fighting back from a two-goal deficit and notching their first ranking point ever in Copa America action in Rio de Janeiro.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
PM's top priority: Solve UP water crisis before 2022 polls (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) By 2021, a year before Uttar Pradesh goes to the polls, India's largest state would have enough water to quench the thirst of its over 20 crore people. After writing personal letters to UP's village pradhans to conserve water, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now instructed Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to solve UP's "water crisis" within next two years.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'US waging war against Palestinians'
Ramallah, June 17 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ishtaye has accused the US administration of waging a financial and political war against the Palestinian Authority.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
US considering military response: Pompeo on Iran
Washington, June 17 (IANS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the US considers "a full range of options" to respond to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Trump launches attack against 'dishonest' newspapers
Washington, June 17 (IANS) U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at The New York Times and The Washington Post, as tensions between the White House and some of the nation's mainstream media continue to grow.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
No meeting of opposition parties so far on floor strategy
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Even as the government called an all-party meeting ahead of the Parliament session on Sunday and the BJP parliamentary party executive met, no meeting of opposition parties has been held so far to decide the floor strategy.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gulf tanker attacks: Iran says UK's stance 'unacceptable'
Tehran, June 17 (IANS) The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned British Ambassador to Tehran Robert Macaire over the accusations by London against Tehran concerning the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Tehran Times daily reported.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
NDA will seek to fulfil 130 cr Indians' dreams: Modi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that BJP will be at the forefront of pro-people governance in the spirit of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas" and the NDA will look forward to fulfil the dreams of 130 crore Indians who have reposed their faith in it.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics