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Trump's new directive to reform commercial space regulation
Washington, May 25 (IANS) After directing NASA to return humans to the Moon, US President Donald Trump has now signed a new policy directive aimed at reforming America's commercial space regulatory framework.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Summer decor ideas that are light on your pocket
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Lets welcome the warm weather and infuse some tropical vibes with simple tricks to transform homes into luxurious retreats.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Exercise your legs for healthy brain
London, May 25 (IANS) Exercising your legs is necessary for a healthy brain and nervous system, said a new study that showed that neurological health depends on signals sent by leg muscles to the brain and vice versa.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Modi underlines Centre's commitment towards education
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asserted the Central government's commitment towards revitalising the educational infrastructure and boost an innovative mindset among students.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Education
WFP lauds Security Council resolution on hunger
Rome, May 25 (IANS/AKI) UN World Food Programme (WFP) chief David Beasley has hailed the UN Security Council for its leadership in adopting a resolution that for the first time paves the way to address conflict-induced hunger around the world.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy
Car bomb kills 6 in Libya's Benghazi
Tripoli, May 25 (IANS) A car bomb explosion killed six people and injured more than 20 in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a local official said.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Scindia asks MP government to allot him Bhopal residence
Bhopal, May 25 (IANS) Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has written to the Madhya Pradesh government to allot him a residence in the state capital to help him in his canvassing for the upcoming Assembly polls.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Nuclear tests were India's most defining moment: John Abraham (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) "Vicky Donor" was on sperm donation, "Madras Cafe" was around the Sri Lankan civil war and "Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran" is on India's 1998 nuclear tests. The subjects may seem fit for documentaries, but actor John Abraham -- the common factor as the producer of the films -- says his motive is to make commercially entertaining, engaging and non-formulaic cinema.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Committee to look into CLAT-2018 complaints
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Grievance Redressal Committee set-up by the National University for Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) will look into the grievances of the candidates, on a case to case basis, who appeared in CLAT-2018.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Canada blast: Sushma in touch with Indian diplomats
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said she is in touch with Indian diplomats in Canada following a blast in an Indian restaurant in that country that reportedly left 15 people injured.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Wear right gear for comfortable workouts
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Want to become fit for that trek your friends are planning or to attain a summer body for the beach parties? Invest in the right kind of gear for a more comfortable workout session and keep yourself hydrated, suggest experts.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Will prosecute those responsible for downing MH17: Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, May 25 (IANS) Malaysia said on Friday that it was determined to "prosecute those responsible" for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and has "resolved to seek justice for the victims".
2018-05-25
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brad Pitt threatened to kill Weinstein for Gwyneth
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow revisited her own experiences with Harvey Weinstein in the 1990s, revealing that actor Brad Pitt had threatened to kill the producer when she told him of the alleged sexual harassment she faced at Weinstein's hands.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Striker Muriel happy to be part of Colombia World Cup squad
Bogota, May 25 (IANS) Luis Fernando Muriel said he was grateful for the opportunity to be part of the group of 23 players that Colombia is sending to next month's FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
My focus is on my new venture: Aashka
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Actress Aashka Goradia says she is focussed on her latest venture, Renee by Aashka, but the "Naagin" actress is also keen on doing an action-packed role in a TV show.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rail services suspended after protests in Anantnag
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) Rail services between Baramulla and Bannihal towns in Jammu and Kashmir were suspended on Friday after protests erupted in Anantnag district over the arrests of young men by security forces.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Bolivar fail to advance to Libertadores quarters
La Paz, May 25 (IANS) Club Bolivar were eliminated from the Copa Libertadores group B, despite defeating Ecuador's Delfin S.C. 2-1.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
No thoughts of retiring, says Portugal's Alves
Lisbon, May 25 (IANS) Bruno Alves has said he has no thoughts of retiring and he will play with the Portuguese national side next month in the 2018 Russia World Cup.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
French court approves Roland Garros stadium expansion
Paris, May 25 (IANS) A French court once again backed a project to expand the Roland Garros stadium and facilities, the venue of the French Open.
2018-05-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Karnataka shadow on Modi's 4th anniversary (Column: Political Circus)
If Narendra Modi expected Karnataka to be the icing on the cake on the eve of the completion of his four years in office, he must be disappointed.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Long-term antidepressant use may up obesity risk
London, May 25 (IANS) Prolonged use of antidepressant may lead to increased risk of weight gain associated with high risk of many diseases including diabetes, heart disease and even cancers, say researchers.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
OnePlus 6: Holistic flagship experience at half the price (Tech Review)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Since the release of OnePlus 3, Smartphone maker OnePlus has embraced the strategy of launching two smartphones each year sans fancy gimmicks, focusing on building strong hardware backed by top-notch chipsets.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Monkey armies cause havoc in Agra, Vrindavan; officials helpless
Agra/Mathura/Vrindavan, May 25 (IANS) The exploding simian population in Agra and neighbouring religious shrines of Braj Mandal has caused widespread alarm as a large number of unsuspecting pilgrims have fallen victims to the aggressive monkeys out on a rampage.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Five accused in Bodh Gaya blasts case convicted
Patna, May 25 (IANS) A Bihar court on Friday convicted all the five accused in the 2013 serial blasts that rocked Bodh Gaya's Mahabodhi temple.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress' Ramesh Kumar elected Karnataka Speaker
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Congress legislator K.R. Ramesh Kumar was on Friday elected unopposed as the Karnataka Assembly Speaker, pro tem Speaker K.G. Bopaiah announced.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Voting underway in Irish abortion referendum
Dublin, May 25 (IANS) Voting was underway on Friday in a historic referendum on Ireland's abortion laws.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Ireland,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
Stormy Daniels seeks to reactivate 'hush money' suit
New York, May 25 (IANS) Lawyers for porn star Stormy Daniels are seeking to lift a judge's 90-day hold on her lawsuit over a $130,000 deal she struck to keep silent about a sexual encounter she says she had with President Donald Trump.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Documentary to expose R. Kelly's sexual harassment cases
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer-songwriter R. Kellys alleged sexual abuse of women and girls is the focus of a new documentary feature film being developed for Hulu.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi urges Visva-Bharati University to develop 100 villages
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 25 (IANS) Lauding the Visva-Bharati University for its rural construction programme in the neighbouring areas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the institution to bring 100 villages into its ambit by 2021 -- its centenary year.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Politics,Education
Khalid Siddiqui, Rukhsar Rehman turn Urdu teachers
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actors Khalid Siddiqui and Rukhsar Rehman gave Urdu lessons to their co-stars Priyanka Kandwal and Sheena Bajaj for their show "Mariam Khan - Reporting Live".
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Lyon win record 5th Women's Champions League title
Kiev, May 25 (IANS) Lyon defeated Wolfsburg 4-1 here to win a third consecutive UEFA Women's Champions League title and their fifth overall, a new record for the competition.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Football
Lack of drinking water in Shantiniketan, Modi apologises
Santiniketan, May 25 (IANS) Following unruly scenes over lack of drinking water here at the Visva Bharati premises here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sought apologies from its students during the 49th convocation which he attended as its Chancellor.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Politics,Education
Congress' Ramesh Kumar is Karnataka Assembly Speaker
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Congress legislator K.R. Ramesh Kumar has been elected unopposed as the Karnataka Assembly Speaker on Friday, pro tem Speaker K.G. Bopaiah announced.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Facebook accused of spying on users' data
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Already under fire for misuse of users' data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, a new filing in a California lawsuit now alleges that Facebook collected information on users and their friends through its apps.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Argentine tennis player Kicker found guilty of match fixing
Buenos Aires, May 25 (IANS) Argentine tennis player Nicolas Kicker faces a lengthy ban after being found guilty of match-fixing, the sport's anti-corruption body said.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Tennis
Real Madrid arrives in Kiev ahead of Champions League final
Kiev, May 25 (IANS) Real Madrid arrived at the Opera Hotel here amid great commotion with some 600 fans chanting the name of striker Cristiano Ronaldo, the first to get off the bus that carried the players from the airport.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Football
Santos draws with Garcilaso, finishes first in group stage
Sao Paulo, May 25 (IANS) Brazil's Santos, which had already qualified for the round-of-16, finished with a 0-0 draw against Peru's Real Garcilaso on the final match day of Group F of the Copa Libertadores.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Estudiantes beats Nacional, advances to round-of-16
Buenos Aires, May 25 (IANS) Argentina's Club Estudiantes de La Plata beat Uruguay's Nacional 3-1 on the last match day of Group F and advanced to the round-of-16 of the Copa Libertadores.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Independiente enters Copa quarter-finals
Buenos Aires, May 25 (IANS) Argentina's Atlético de Independiente defeated Venezuela's Deportivo Lara 2-0 and qualified for the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores as second in Group G behind Brazil's Corinthians.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Equity indices trade higher on supportive auto, oil, gas stocks
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded in the positive territory on Friday afternoon supported by heavy buying activity in auto, oil and gas and IT stocks.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Andrew Garfield's first kiss was with 30 girls
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actor Andrew Garfield says that his first kiss was with 30 girls at a house party.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ASUS' '4K HDR' monitor to be available soon: Report
Taipei, May 25 (IANS) Taiwan-based technology giant ASUS is reportedly rolling out its "4K high dynamic range (HDR)" monitor "PG27UQ" priced at $1,999.99 very soon.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology,Business/Economy
Harvey Weinstein to surrender in NY on rape charge
New York, May 25 (IANS) Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to the police in Manhattan on Friday on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him, according to law enforcement officials.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Queer Eye' season two gets premiere date
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) "Queer Eye" season two will launch globally in June.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Apple may make Siri give smart response to unanswered calls
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) An Apple patent application has surfaced that shows the company is exploring ways to make declining a call on an iPhone a more "pleasant experience" in the future.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Feminism is about opportunities being evenly distributed: Actor Oliver Stark (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Oliver Stark calls himself a "feminist" and stands firmly behind the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. The British actor says feminism is all about giving everyone a fair chance to grow and get ahead in life.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
US House passes $717 bn defence authorisation bill
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The US House passed its $717 billion defence policy bill authorising a pay raise for active duty troops, more warships and fighter jets, and a military parade in Washington.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
I can do that: Danny Dengzongpa on leading life sans acting
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) At 70, Danny Dengzongpa has featured in hundreds of films in a career spanning almost five decades. The Bollywood baddie has no immediate plans to retire from acting, but he says it's something that he can live without.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Twitter introduces new political ad rules
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Twitter has announced new guidelines for political advertisements on its platform, asking advertisers who wish to target the US with political campaigning ads to file for certification and adhere to fresh rules.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Gadkari advocates bringing fuel under GST
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With petrol and diesel rates skyrocketing on a daily basis, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday advocated bringing fuel under the GST to curb the price hike.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Telugu actor Ram Charan wants to work with Rajkumar Hirani
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Telugu actor-producer Ram Charan says he is ready to explore Bollywood and wishes to work with Rajkumar Hirani.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Novelist Anuradha Roy, a brief introduction (With: Indian novel at its best, reflection and not protest)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A writer who seldom makes public appearances, Anuradha Roy rides against the tides of our times and is known for three previous outstanding novels -- "An Atlas of Impossible Longing"; "The Folded Earth" and "Sleeping on Jupiter".
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Jacqueline Fernandez to endorse wrist watches
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has been announced as the brand ambassador for Casio's womens range of wrist watches -- Sheen, Baby-G and Enticer.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
15 injured in Canada Indian restaurant IED blast
Ottawa, May 25 (IANS) At least 15 people were injured following an improvised explosive device (IED) blast at an Indian restaurant in Canada's Mississauga city, police said.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Canada,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment, SAG reviewing honour
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Legendary actor Morgan Freeman, who has been accused of sexual harassment by eight women, has apologised by saying he never "intended to make anyone uncomfortable". Following the allegations, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is in the process of determining if any action will be necessary regarding its lifetime achievement award recipient.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Solo: A Star Wars Story': Sluggish, unnecessary 'Star Wars' film
Film: "Solo: A Star Wars Story"; Director: Ron Howard; Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and Donald Grover; Rating: **
2018-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sridevi's contribution to south cinema must not be underestimated: Nagarjuna
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The death of the legendary Sridevi came as a blow to all her friends, fans and co-stars. Nagarjuna, who worked with her in Telugu and Hindi films, says Sridevis death served up a lesson to him and he feels her contribution to the southern film industry must not be underestimated.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Big B records for 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' introduction
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will start recording the introduction and initiation for the tenth season of the reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" ('KBC') .
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian novel at its best, reflection and not protest (Book Review)
Book: All The Lives We Never Lived; Author: Anuradha Roy; Publisher: Hachette; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 335
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,IANS Life
GDPR: Tough EU data protection law comes into effect
London, May 25 (IANS) The General Data Protection Regulation -- better known as GDPR -- that gives citizens of the European Union (EU) more rights to control their personal information comes into effect from Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Opposition called shutdown evokes mixed response in TN
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) A shutdown called by the DMK-led opposition condemning the police firing that killed 13-anti-Sterlite copper plant protestors in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi, met with mixed response on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fake baba, a mysterious murder, love and heartbreak (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In the times of stories about fake ashrams, flick through an interesting book about a so-called guru and his blinded followers, among whom is one who eventually discovers the truth about criminal charges against him; read a mysterious tale that revolves around a woman who searches for evidence to know the truth about her sister's death; wade through a story of heartbreak and things left unsaid; and get an access to mouth-watering recipes of traditional dishes from the subcontinent that make for a delightful read.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident,IANS Life
In Asia, anything furry can be sold as a 'puppy' (The Funny Side)
This columnist's daughter brought home a strange fuzzy creature that she said was a dog she was looking after to earn pocket money, but I've seen Gremlins, Ghoulies, Critters, Troll, Chucky et al. It's always the small, innocent-looking things that rise up and kill you in the night.
2018-05-25
Category: International, India,Features
US Senate passes bill to revamp sexual harassment policies
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The US Senate has passed a legislation to overhaul the way Congress deals with sexual harassment in its ranks, a response to the #MeToo movement, the media reported.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Heatwave conditions in Delhi
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) It was clear sky on Friday here in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, said the Met as it forecast heatwave conditions at some areas in the city.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Explosion in Canada Indian restaurant injures 15
Ottawa, May 25 (IANS) At least 15 people were injured following a blast in an Indian restaurant in Canada's Mississauga city, the media reported.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arjun Vajpayi conquers Kangchenjunga, youngest to scale 6 peaks above 8,000m
Tseram (Nepal), May 25 (IANS) The thunder of helicopter breaks early morning silence as mountaineer Arjun Vajpai lands in this eastern Nepal village after scaling Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak.
2018-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Sports,Human Interest/Society
Samsung must pay Apple $539mn in patent lawsuit: US court
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) A US court has finally asked Samsung to pay $539 million to Apple for copying patented iPhone designs, after the two giants got entangled in a legal battle in 2011.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Cuba retrieves second black box of crashed plane
Havana, May 25 (IANS) Cuban authorities have retrieved the second black box containing flight data of the Boeing 737-200 plane that crashed near the Havana international airport on May 18.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prince William to visit Israel, Palestinian territories
London, May 25 (IANS) Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is set to visit Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan next month, the media reported on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Key Indian equity indices open in green
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Friday.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Low intensity quake in Himachal
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt in Himachal Pradesh early on Friday, an official said here. There was no loss of life.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
5 killed in Jammu accident
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) Five persons were killed and eight injured on Friday in a road accident on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assange's refuge in Ecuadorian embassy 'in jeopardy'
Washington, May 25 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's nearly six-year refuge inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London is "in jeopardy" as he faces possible arrest by British authorities and subsequent extradition to the US, a media report said.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook to now label political ads
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) In a fresh bid to prevent foreign interference into elections, Facebook has begun labelling all political and issue ads in the US -- including a "Paid for by" disclosure from the advertiser at the top of the advertisement.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
N.Korea still open to talks with US: Minister
Pyongyang, May 25 (IANS) A North Korean minister said on Friday that Pyongyang was still willing to talk with Washington, in response to US President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to pull out of his planned summit with Kim Jong-un.
2018-05-25
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
'Book Club': Light-hearted naughty entertainer (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Book Club"; Director: Bill Holderman; Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Alicia Silverstone, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, Ed Begley Jr., Richard Dreyfuss; Rating: **1/2
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Solo: A Star Wars Story': Alden Ehrenreich holds his stead as Han Solo (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Solo: A Star Wars Story"; Director: Ron Howard; Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Joonas Suotamo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe-Waller Bridge, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Linda Hunt; Rating: ***
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amazon's Alexa 'heard and sent private chat'
New York, May 25 (IANS) A private conversation between a couple in the US was recorded by Alexa and then sent to a random person in their contact list. Tech giant Amazon has offered "a rather convoluted explanation", said the media.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
'Parmanu': Sincerely mounted patriotic tale (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran"; Director: Abhishek Sharma; Cast: John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani, Anuja Sathe, Aditya Hitkari, Mark Bennington, Yogendra Tikku, Vikas Kumar, Ajay Shankar, Darshan Pandya; Rating: ***
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Militants murder civilian in J&K
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) A civilian has been murdered by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four injured in Jammu grenade attack
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) Four people, including three policemen and a civilian, have been injured after militants hurled a grenade at a police vehicle here in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
I want to be SRK's heroine: Megha Chakraborty
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Megha Chakraborty looks upto Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, and hopes to work with him some day.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ready to sit down for talks with US anytime: N.Korea
Pyongyang, May 25 (IANS) North Korea said on Friday that it is ready to sit down for talks with Washington anytime to solve problems between them, after the US side cancelled a planned summit with Pyongyang.
2018-05-25
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Jane Fonda in awe of Candice Bergen's beauty
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actress Jane Fonda says she "sort of passed out" when she met actress Candice Bergen because she was so beautiful, smart and funny.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Elton John biopic to release in May, 2019
London, May 25 (IANS) "Rocketman", a biopic on living legendary musician Elton John, will release on May 17, 2019.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Robbie McIntosh signs first record deal at 60
London, May 25 (IANS) Veteran British guitarist Robbie McIntosh has signed his first record deal as a solo artiste at the age of 60.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
What to eat to stay full during Ramzan
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) For those observing fasts during the holy month of Ramzan, it will help to start a day with a heavy and nutritious meal so that the body feels satiated for the remaining day, suggest experts.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Iraq to probe alleged fraud in Parliamentary election
Baghdad, May 25 (IANS) The Iraqi government held a meeting on Thursday to discuss allegations of fraud and irregularities in the Parliamentary election held on May 12.
2018-05-25
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Trump pardons late Jack Johnson
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday pardoned former world boxing champion Jack Johnson, who was convicted in 1913 of engaging in a relationship with a white woman and saw his career destroyed.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Sports
I try to break stereotypes with each film: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who is promoting her upcoming film 'Veere Di Wedding', has said that she tries to break stereotypes with each of her films.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barrymore thinks dark circles make her look like 'ghoul'
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore feels dark circles under her eyes make her look like a "ghoul you came from the graveyard".
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump signs law easing post-crisis regulation of banks
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed into law on Thursday a bill that partially repeals the 2010 Dodd-Frank act, which imposed tighter financial regulations in response to the global financial meltdown of 2008.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Emilia Clarke plans GoT tattoo
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actress Emilia Clarke is planning to commemorate the end of "Game of Thrones" with a tattoo of a dragon on her wrist.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Manipal-TPG extends validity of its 'modified new offer' for Fortis
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare (FHL) has said that a consortium of Manipal-TPG has extended the validity of its "modified" new offer to invest in the company.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Veere Di Wedding' a progressive film: Kareena Kapoor Khan
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has said that her upcoming 'Veere Di Wedding', which she is promoting these days, is a progressive film.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by 8 women
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Legendary actor Morgan Freeman, 80, has been accused of sexual harassment by eight women. He has denied it saying he has never intended to make anyone uncomfortable.
2018-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nushrat Bharucha to work with Atif Aslam
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Nushrat Bharucha is excited to work with Pakistani singing sensation Atif Aslam on a music video.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
15 injured in LPG cylinder blast in Delhi
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) At least 15 persons were injured after an LPG cylinder exploded in Gandhi Nagar area here on Thursday night.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wheat prices rise on import duty hike
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Wheat prices rose across the country on Thursday after the government raised duty on its import from 20 per cent to 30 per cent a day ago.
2018-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Childhood memories influence one's personality: Actress Geetanjali Thapa
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Geetanjali Thapa, who plays the female protagonist Minnie in the forthcoming film "Bioscopewala", says a person's childhood memories influence and impact his or her personality as an adult in a huge way.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Women can play important role in peace talks: Journalist
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Women can play a crucial role in peace talks and governments should co-opt them in peace bodies to cash in on their intrinsic qualities, said journalist and author Rashmi Saksena on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Car catches fire, none injured
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A car was gutted in a fire on Thursday in central Delhi, though none was injured, a fire official said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SEBI eases access for foreign investors in IFSC
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Thursday eased the market access for foreign investors in IFSC (International Financial Service Centre).
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Higher education institutions to award degrees for online courses
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) can now offer certificate, diploma and degree programmes in full-fledged online mode, along with, as has been the norm, those offered in the regular mode, sunject to certain conditions, the government announced on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Heat wave continues in Haryana, Punjab
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Haryana and Punjab continued to reel under severe heatwave conditions on Thursday with temperatures recorded in the 42-46 degrees Celsius mark at several places.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Man dies in drink driving accident
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A man was killed on the spot when he crashed his car into railings on a road divider in an inebriated condition in northeast Delhi, police said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stringent security at Santiniketan for Modi, Hasina visit
Santiniketan, May 24 (IANS) Stringent security arrangements are in place for the 49th convocation of the Visva-Bharati University here, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina slated to attend the event on Friday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Education
Zidane calls entire squad for Champions League final vs Liverpool
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Thursday summoned all of his 24 players to compete against Liverpool in the upcoming final of the UEFA Champions League in Kiev.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mamata to have 'courtesy meeting' with Hasina
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 24 (IANS) Iterating that she shares a "great rapport" with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the two will have a meeting in Kolkata on Saturday, but ruled out any discussions on the contentious Teesta river issue.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Resolve people's problems due to fuel price hike, Mamata tells Centre
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday demanded that the Centre address the problems faced by the common man due to rising fuel prices in the country.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Kolkata,Business/Economy,Politics
Indian rupee recovers from 18-month low, strengthens by 8 paise
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Global cues and a rise in the country's equity indices strengthened the Indian rupee on Thursday to Rs 68.35 per greenback.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Punjab CM warns Damdami Taksal over threats to Sikh preacher
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday warned Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal over alleged threats issued to Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi won't confer awards at Vishwa Bharti varsity convocation, Mamata 'shocked'
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not confer Visva Bharati University's highest award Deshikottam during its convocation on Friday, the university announced on Thursday, triggering an angry reaction from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who said she was "shocked and very unhappy".
2018-05-24
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Trump cancels N. Korea talks; set back for personal diplomacy (Roundup)
New York, May 24 (IANS) United States President Donald Trump's cancellation of his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a set back to his personal diplomacy and to the denuclearisation process in East Asia, even as Pyongyang showed it was destroying its nuclear test site.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Modi accepting fitness challenge invokes attack by rivals
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The fitness challenge by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore in Twitter turned political after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the gauntlet thrown by cricketer Virat Kohli, with the opposition parties daring him to reduce the spiralling prices.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Five held for assaulting Army official, kin
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on charge of abusing and assaulting an Army Captain deployed with a commando unit and his family members in west Delhi's Dwarka, police said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Evra, Collins leave West Ham United
London, May 24 (IANS) French veteran full back Patrice Evra is set to leave West Ham United only three months after joining the English Premier League (EPL) club, the Hammers announced on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Red Bull's Ricciardo sets pace in 2nd free practice of Monaco GP
Monaco, May 24 (IANS) Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) on Thursday had the fastest time in the second free practice of the Monaco Grand Prix.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Motorsports
CBI officer probing PNB fraud repatriated to parent cadre
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) CBI Joint Director Rajiv Singh, who was heading investigation into over Rs 13,400 crore banking fraud, allegedly committed by diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi during 2011-2017, has been prematurely repatriated to his parent cadre in Tripura.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thoothukudi plant not operating since March 27: Vedanta
Thoothukudi/Chennai, May 24 (IANS) London-listed Vedanta Resources on Thursday said that its Sterlite copper smelter plant at Thoothukkudi district, whose closure has been accompanied by two days of rioting, arson and police firing, has not been operating since March 27, 2018.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Northeast to be connected with gas pipeline: Board member
Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) member S. Rath on Thursday said that the plans are afoot to connect the northeastern states with a gas pipeline.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Karnataka CM braces for trust vote on Friday, says confident of win
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) An upbeat Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday expressed confidence about winning the trust vote on Friday and proving that his JD-S-Congress coalition government has the majority in the new Assembly.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
43 degrees was Delhi's respite, heat wave to return from Friday
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After two days of a persistent heat wave, the National Capital and surrounding regions on Thursday saw "very slight" respite, as average maximum temperature stood at 43 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajnath directs constant vigil, security on borders
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Amid firing and ceasefire violations by Pakistan across the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday directed constant vigil and security on Indian borders.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Haryana sanitation workers end 16-day strike
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) With their salary hiked, several allowances raised and most other demands conceded, both unions of the agitating safai and sewer karamcharis in Haryana have decided to call off their 16-day old strike.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
HC crticises Delhi government for free water scheme
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday criticised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government policy of providing 20 kilo litres of free water across the board for domestic use and said "nothing should be given free" unless the poor need it.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL-Playoffs: We need two-three good overs to change course of game: Saha
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Despite coming into the Qualifier 2 on the back of four straight losses, Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha feels "two-three overs" can change their fortunes in the big-ticket game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here on Friday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
FIFA announces 2018 World Cup national slogans
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) The worlds governing football body, FIFA, published on Thursday a list of official logos for each of 32 participating teams in the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup and the logo of hosts Russia is "Play With an Open Heart."
2018-05-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
S. Korean legend tells football to stay confident at World Cup
Jeonju (South Korea), May 24 (IANS) South Korean football legend Hong Myung-bo said on Thursday that the national team players need to stay confident even though they will face difficult opponents at next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Jeonju,Sports,Football
Mekunu cyclone: Swimming banned off Goa for 72 hours
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) In view of the cyclonic storm Mekunu brewing in the southwest Arabian Sea, a private lifeguard agency appointed by the state government on Thursday issued an advisory banning swimming at the Goa's popular beaches for the next 72 hours.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IOC's Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline to be commissioned by 2020
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) The Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline being laid at a cost of Rs 2,321 crore would be commissioned by 2020, a top officials of Indian Oil Corporation Limited said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
15 kg gold worth crores seized in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized around 15 kg of foreign origin gold valued at Rs 4.72 Crore in Kolkata's North 24 Pargans district, the agency said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
PNB fraud: ED charge-sheet names Nirav, 23 others
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi and 23 others, including his father, sister and brother-in-law, in the over Rs 13,400 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beas pollution: Punjab imposes Rs 5 crore penalty on erring mill
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Facing opposition flak over discharge of molasses in the Beas river that led to the death of a large number of marine life, the Punjab government on Thursday imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on the erring Chadha Sugar Mill.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
After desecration, Goa church body questions police claim
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) In the wake of the desecration of a holy cross in a South Goa village, a Goa Church body on Thursday questioned police claims of solving cases of earlier desecrations reported from the coastal state.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DU to translate, publish world classics in Hindi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi University on Thursday announced that it will translate 'world classics' in Hindi language to bolster cultural ties with foreign nations and educate Indians about other cultures.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Fire at waste disposal barn near Delhi hospital (Third Lead)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A massive blaze broke out near a hospital here on Thursday morning but there were no injuries, the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Andhra CM foresees drastic changes after 2019 polls
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that the country's political scene will witness drastic changes after the 2019 general elections.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Dow slumps 250 points after Trump cancels N. Korea summit
Washington, May 24 (IANS) US stocks fell sharply on Thursday after President Donald Trump cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un scheduled to be held in June.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Three dreaded Maoists surrender in Maharashtra
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), May 24 (IANS) A month after the country's biggest security operations that saw 40 Maoists killed, three dreaded rebels, including a woman, with a collective reward of Rs 800,000 on their head, surrendered before the Maharashtra Police here on Thursday, an official said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Tarini' women now eye solo sailing
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After successfully spending 194 days at sea and becoming the first all-women naval crew to have circumnavigated the globe, the six-member crew of the Indian Navy's sailing vessel "Tarini" are now looking forward to solo sails.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
India fighting atrocities on women, religious fundamentalism: Venkaiah
Aizawl, May 24 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said India is fighting the problems of poverty, illiteracy, atrocities on women and weaker sections, and religious fundamentalism, despite massive growth.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
13 killed as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 24 (IANS) Three more deaths have taken the toll due to heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka to 13 and the number of people evacuated to over 50,000, according to the latest official figures released on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Karnataka CM to meet public daily at home office
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will meet public daily at his home office in the city to hear their grievances, said an official statement on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Jharkhand's bank fraud gang busted in Delhi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A Jharkhand-based gang that cheated many persons across the country by obtaining their ATM card details and one-time passwords has been busted in Delhi with the arrest of four men, police said on Friday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India obvious candidate for UNSC seat: Dutch PM
New Delhi,, May 24 (IANS) Declaring India to be an "obvious candidate" for a seat in the UN Security Council (UNSC), the Netherlands on Thursday said it would do its utmost towards finalising an EU-India free trade agreement (FTA) with Holland providing the perfect pivot for India to expand its trade relationship with Europe.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Plea filed in SC for CBI probe into Thoothukudi violence
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking a court monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the killings of protesters during the anti-Sterlite rally in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jet's stocks crash as auditors' doubt resurrection plan
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways' auditors red-flagged its future plans on cost reduction and fund mobilisation to avert "uncertainties" created by a sudden announcement of a net loss, the company's stocks crashed by over 7 per cent.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Army chief reviews security in Valley
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat reviewed security situation in the Valley on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
As government ponders on fuel prices, petrol hits Rs 85 in Mumbai
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Even as the central government discusses measures to curb the persistent rise in domestic transport fuel prices, the petrol cost in Mumbai breached the Rs 85 a litre mark on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Petrol prices fuel protests by Congress, NCP in Maharashtra
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday took to the streets in Mumbai and other places in Maharashtra to protest against record prices of petrol and diesel.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Modi to visit Indonesia, Singapore
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go on state visits to Indonesia and Singapore from May 29 to June 2 during the course of which he will engage with the leadership of the two southeast Asian nations, it was announced here on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Congress to observe Modi government anniversary as 'Vishwasghat Divas'
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The Congress across the country would observe as "Vishwasghat Divas" the 4th anniversary of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government on Saturday to highlight the failure of pre-poll promises and miss-governance, a party leader said here on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Zambia national football team's coach resigns
Lusaka (Zambia), May 24 (IANS) Zambian national team head coach Wedson Nyirenda has resigned from his position, the country's football governing body said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
North Korea demolishes nuclear test site
Punggye-ri, May 24 (IANS) North Korea destroyed its only known nuclear test site with a series of explosions over several hours on Thursday, taking an initial step towards denuclearization, according to journalists visiting the area.
2018-05-24
Category: International, India,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Centre working on long-term solution to fuel prices: Pradhan
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said the government is working on a long-term solution to contain rise in prices of petroleum products in the country.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Manipur new source of cross-border child trafficking
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Manipur has emerged as the new source of cross-border human trafficking in India where 174 children go missing every day and half of them remain untraced.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now, get class 10, 12 exam results when offline
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Google on Thursday announced that users can get their Class 10 and 12 results delivered directly to Android smartphones even if they are not connected to the Internet on that day.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Trump cancels Singapore summit with Kim Jong-un
Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the summit scheduled with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore has been cancelled.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Six held, street children used for crime rescued
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Police on Thursday said they had busted a gang here that employed children living on the streets to pick pockets and snatch mobile phones -- after giving them proper training.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN CM blames parties, anti-socials for Thoothukudi violence
Thoothukudi/Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Thoothukudi remained tense for the third day as the death toll in police firing climbed to 13 while Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswamy on Thursday accused political parties and anti-social elements of "deliberately instigating and misleading" innocent people leading to violence and loss of lives.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump cancels US-North Korea summit
Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the summit scheduled with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for June 12 in Singapore has been cancelled.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Neuer trains with German team ahead of Russia World Cup
Eppan (Italy), May 24 (IANS) Defending FIFA World Cup champions Germany stretched their legs Thursday in a training exercise in the north of Italy, with just over three weeks until they embark on a campaign to defend their title when Russia hosts the competition next month.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Government launches integrated school education scheme
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Thursday launched an integrated scheme for school education from pre-school till Class 12 and promised to increase the budget for the entire school education next year by 20 per cent.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Modi accepting fitness challenge invokes attack by rivals on poll promises
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The fitness challenge by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore on Twitter turned political after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the gauntlet thrown by cricketer Virat Kohli, with the opposition parties daring him to reduce the spiralling prices.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre to invite objections from public on Delhi Master Plan: SC
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday denied the Centre's plea seeking modification of its earlier order in which the government was asked to invite suggestions for 15 days from the public before amending the Master Plan of Delhi-2021, saying authorities must appreciate that the "people of Delhi come first".
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
2nd Division League: Hindustan FC leave it late against TRAU
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) SHindustan FC edged past TRAU FC 1-0 to begin their campaign in the 2nd Division League final round at the FSV Arena here on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Nipah kills one more in Kerala; public meetings banned, exams put off
Kozhikode/Malappuram (Kerala) With the death of one more patient on Thursday morning, the Nipah virus has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now, while a fresh case of a nursing student in Kozhikode testing positive has surfaced, officials said.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Spain,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Atletico Madrid sign Hernandez from Villarreal
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) Atletico Madrid have signed a five-year contract with Villarreal's Spanish midfielder Rodrigo Hernandez, both La Liga sides said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
After carcass meat, now rotten fish seized in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) After the exposure of a racket in the sale of carcass meat collected from dumpyards, the civic authorities on Thursday seized around 70 kg of rotten fish during a surprise check on the city's southern outskirts.
2018-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
India, Netherlands agree to boost trade, cooperate across multiple sectors (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India and The Netherlands on Thursday agreed to boost bilateral trade and investment and strengthen cooperation across multiple sectors, including agriculture and food processing, water management and science and technology, following a bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
River Plate win in Copa Libertadores
Buenos Aires, May 24 (IANS) Argentine club River Plate took the lead in Group D in the Copa Libertadores football tournament with 12 points after a scoreless draw against Brazilian outfit Flamengo.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Klopp names Liverpool's 24-man squad for Champions League final
London, May 24 (IANS) Liverpool's head coach Jürgen Klopp on Thursday named the 24-man team traveling to the Ukrainian capital Kiev to take on Spanish giant Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kajol gets wax statue at Madame Tussauds Singapore
Singapore, May 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol walked on the red carpet with her daughter Nysa for the first time to unveil her wax statue at Madame Tussauds attraction here.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Diaspora
Trump: Comey firing a very good thing
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US President on Thursday said that his firing of former FBI Director James Comey will go down as a "very good thing" for the country after the latter attacked Donald Trump over his treatment of the agency's agents.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kondogbia to play in Valencia until 2022
Valencia (Spain), May 24 (IANS) French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is to play in Valencia until 2022, after the football club on Thursday executed the option of buying the player who was on loan from Inter Milan.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BJP, Shiv Sena bag two seats each in Maharashtra LC polls
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Ruling allies Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena have bagged two seats each in the biennial elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from the Local Authority category, an official said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Value buying, global cues lift equity indices; banking, IT stocks surge (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Broadly positive global markets, along with attractive stock valuations and a strengthened rupee, lifted the key equity indices on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lawyer moves HC for NHRC intervention in Thoothukudi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A lawyer on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court to seek the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) intervention or a probe by an independent agency into the death of 13 persons in police firing in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CRPF trooper killed, another injured in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, May 24 (IANS) A CRPF trooper was killed and another injured when Maoists triggered a powerful blast targeted at security personnel in a forested area of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, officials said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Finance Commission forms panel on health sector
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission on Thursday constituted a high level group headed by AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria to explore and give recommendations for a balanced expansion of the health sector.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
PUBG game crosses 10 mn daily active users
Shenzhen, May 24 (IANS) China-based Tencent, the owner of WeChat and PUBG Corp on Thursday jointly announced the mobile version of the latter's immensely-popular "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" (PUBG) game has surpassed 10 million daily active users (DAUs) globally.
2018-05-24
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
'Raazi' made me realise it's important to be in successful films: Arif Zakaria
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) From playing the college lecturer in the 1989 campus serial "Chunauti" to the aging suspicious loyal Pakistani house-help in Meghna Gulzar's hit "Raazi", actor Arif Zakaria has come a long way. He says the Alia Bhatt-starrer has taught him the importance of being a part of a successful film.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thandie Newton vows to protect her daughter in Hollywood
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actress Thandie Newton says she will protect her actress and daughter Nico Parker like a lioness in Hollywood.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reliance JioPhone tops global feature phone market in Q1: Report
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With a share of 15 per cent, Reliance JioPhone grabbed the top spot in the global feature phone market in the first quarter of 2018 followed by Nokia HMD, iTel, Samsung and Tecno, a new report said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Prasidh Krishna one of those talents IPL has unearthed: Streak
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Heaping praise on pacer M. Prasidh Krishna, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach and former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak on Thursday said he is one of those talents unearthed by the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is making a name for himself.
2018-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Real Madrid completes last practice before heading to Kiev
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) Real Madrid on Thursday completed a light practice that lasted less than 50 minutes in Ciudad Real Madrid, Los Blancos' training facility in Madrid's Valdebebas suburb.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
US auto tariffs would breach WTO rules: EU
Brussels, May 24 (IANS) The EU said any unilateral US auto tariffs based on national security would be against World Trade Organization rules after President Donald Trump launched a probe into American vehicle imports, raising the stakes for the bloc as it bids for waivers from White House levies on steel and aluminum.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Hera Pheri 3' will be as successful as first two films: Firoz Nadiadwala
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Producer Firoz Nadiadwala is heaving a sigh of relief as "Hera Pheri 3" is set to get made with Akshay Kumar as the actor and Indra Kumar as director. He is confident it will turn as successful as the other two films in the franchise.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Himachal reels under heat wave
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Heat wave conditions occurred in some parts of Himachal Pradesh with Una recording a maximum temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius and the state capital Shimla a high of 27.8 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Refresh your home décor with marble trays, pastel walls
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Bored with your current home decor? Add in some pastel paint, floral accents, fresh patterns and silver home decor products, suggest experts.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Uber Cup: China beat Chinese Taipei to enter semis
Bangkok, May 24 (IANS) The Chinese men's badminton team advanced to semi-finals of the Uber Cup after beating Chinese Taipei 3-0 here on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
'Assault' on Delhi CS: Sisodia to be questioned on Friday
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will be questioned on Friday in connection with an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, police said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minorities secure, their rights safe in India: Centre
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that the rights of minorities are more safe and secure in India compared with the rest of the world, and that "secularism, social and communal harmony and tolerance" are in the country's DNA.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two more states, five UTs to roll out intra-state e-way bill
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that two more states -- Maharashtra and Manipur -- along with five Union Territories will roll out the intra-state e-way bills from Friday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indians opt for fruit-based, natural drinks
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With a focus on health and wellness, the search for fruit-based, natural, healthy and fat-free drinks has gone up by 50 per cent in India, new data reveals.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
MHA official suspended in bribe-for-visa case
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has suspended an official who was arrested last week for his involvement in illegalities in granting Indian citizenship or extending Long Term Visa (LTV) to Pakistani immigrants.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Committed to an Assam free of illegal foreigners: Sonowal
Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that his government is committed to free Assam of all "illegal foreigners".
2018-05-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Himachal launches self-employment scheme
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to draft notification of the Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana to promote self-employment opportunities for the youth by encouraging entrepreneurship.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Watch TV only if you are physically fit, says research
London, May 24 (IANS) Want to spend more time watching television? If so, increase your fitness level and grip strength, else the screen time can double the risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer, warned a study.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Over 70 illegal immigrants nabbed in Manipur
Imphal, May 24 (IANS) The Manipur Police on Thursday said it nabbed over 70 undocumented persons suspected to be illegal immigrants. The arrests came a few hours after a stern warning by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh over illegal migrants entering the state after passing through various police booths.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Savdhaan India' co-producer's daughter turns producer
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Natasha, daughter of producer Nannditaa Kothari, who backed the popular show "Savdhaan India", will make her debut as a producer in the film industry.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ankle injury forces Chung to withdraw from French Open
Paris, May 24 (IANS) South Korea's promising tennis star Chung Hyeon was forced to withdraw from the French Open due to an ankle injury that has dogged him throughout the clay season.
2018-05-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Sunanda Pushkar case transferred to fast-track court
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The 2014 Sunanda Pushkar suicide case, in which Congress Lok Sabha member and her husband Shashi Tharoor has been charge-sheeted for abetment to suicide, has been transferred to a special fast-track court.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Skipper Henderson confident of Liverpool's chances
Liverpool, May 24 (IANS) Admitting that Real Madrid are the overwhelming favourites for this season's Champions League final, Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson asserted that his teammates may upset the defending champions if they play to their full potential.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Congress to observe Modi government anniversary as 'Vishwasghat Divas'
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The Congress across the country would observe as "Vishwasghat Divas" the 4th anniversary of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government on Saturday to highlight the failure of pre-poll promises and miss-governance, a party leader said here on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Two cows, calf die in Ghaziabad fire
Ghaziabad, May 24 (IANS) Two cows and a calf were killed in a fire in the Uttar Pradesh Power Corp Ltd colony here.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RIL partners with PROLINE to co-brand sports apparels
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday said that it has entered in a partnership with 'PROLINE' to co-brand a range of sports apparel manufactured using its 'R|Elan' fabrics.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pritam's studio composes track for men's grooming company
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Composer Pritam Chakrabortys brainchild Jam8 studio has composed a quirky track titled "Bombay beard beat" for mens grooming company, Bombay Shaving Company.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
I miss home and Kashmir a lot: Iqbal Khan
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Iqbal Khan says he misses his hometown in Kashmir.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jolie upset as she can't take children out of country
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie is reportedly furious that she is not allowed to take her children out of the US while her custody battle with estranged husband Brad Pitt is still ongoing.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
N. Korea threatens to reconsider US summit, calls Pence 'dummy'
Pyongyang, May 24 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday threatened to reconsider Kim Jong Un's participation in a summit with US President Donald Trump in June, saying it is up to Washington to decide whether it wants to "meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown".
2018-05-24
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Airtel Payments Bank appoints Anubrata Biswas as MD, CEO
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Airtel Payments Bank on Thursday announced he appointment of Anubrata Biswas as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tripura University teacher suspended for violating protocol
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The Tripura University on Thursday suspended an Assistant Professor on charges of violating the protocol a day earlier during its convocation where Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu was the chief guest.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Education
Russian military missile brought down MH17, say investigators
The Hague, May 24 (IANS) The missile that brought down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board, belonged to the Russian military, Dutch investigators said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
'Six Billion Dollar Man' to release in 2020
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) The Mark Wahlberg-starrer "Six Billion Dollar Man" release date pushed from May 31, 2019 to June 5, 2020.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mamata wishes Vijayan on birthday
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) After avoiding each other in Bengaluru on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday greeted her Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan on his 74th birthday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Suspected ISI operative arrested from Uttarakhand
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) A suspected ISI operative, working as a cook with a senior army officer has been arrested in a joint-operation by police and army, officials said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Taapsee's next Telugu film titled 'Neevevaroo'
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu's upcoming Telugu film has been titled "Neevevaroo".
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Odisha seeks inclusion of 34.44 lakh more NFSA beneficiaries
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's help to enhance by 34.44 lakh the number of beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Deutsche Bank to cut over 7,000 jobs
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Germany's Deutsche Bank (DB) on Thursday announced plans to reduce its number of full-time staff members from over 97,000 to "well below 90,000" to overhaul parts of its investment banking business and bring down costs.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Delhi to re-launch app on DTC buses
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Thursday said the government will relaunch its mobile app 'PoochhO' in two weeks to help the commuters get information related to DTC and cluster buses.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Worried about high cholesterol levels? Avoid foods full of trans fats
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Fat is an important part of any balanced diet but the type of fat you eat matters the most particularly when it comes to cholesterol level so make sure you are avoiding the ones that is causing health problems.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan join Vin Diesel in 'Bloodshot'
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) "Baby Driver" star Eiza Gonzalez, actor Michael Sheen, and "Outlander" star Sam Heughan are reportedly in talks to join Vin Diesel in "Bloodshot".
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Colours are important element for homes, says Twinkle Khanna
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Producer and interior designer Twinkle Khanna says it is important to include colours at home as it plays a major role in how things are perceived.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Online tickets sale for Hero Intercontinental Cup starts
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The sale of online tickets for the forthcoming Hero Intercontinental Cup which kicks-off at the Mumbai Football Arena from June 1 has started, All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
TN toll rises to 13, Thoothukudi tense
Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi remained tense for the third day on Thursday as one more person injured in police firing in protests against the Sterlite factory died, taking the toll to 13.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Neck injury shelves Kohli's county stint
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Virat Kohli's much-hyped stint for English county side Surrey has been shelved after the India skipper suffered a neck injury and will subsequently undergo a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru on June 15.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
North Korea demolishes nuclear test site
Seoul, May 24 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.
2018-05-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jet's stocks crash on net loss, auditors' doubts
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) A day after the airline major Jet Airways' auditors red-flagged its future plans on cost reduction and fund mobilisation to avert "uncertainties" created by a net loss and negative net worth, the company's stocks crashed by over 7 per cent on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Most of us want India-Pakistan peace: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who has sung a rendition of Lata Mangeshkar's "Allah Tero Naam", says he prays for peace between India and Pakistan.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Value buying lifts equity indices; banking, IT stocks surge
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Value buying lifted the key equity indices on Thursday, after they slumped around one per cent in the previous session.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Weight loss surgery can reduce risk of skin cancer: Study
London, May 24 (IANS) Bariatric surgery, a weight loss operation, is associated with a 61 per cent decrease in the risk of developing malignant skin cancer, according to a study.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Iniesta signs for J-League's Vissel Kobe
Tokyo, May 24 (IANS) Spanish international Andres Iniesta on Thursday signed a contract with Japanese football club Vissel Kobe here.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
US city police apologises for NBA player's arrest
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The police in US city of Milwaukee have apologized to NBA player Sterling Brown for his January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include use of a stun gun, saying some members of the force had been disciplined.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woody Allen's son claims Mia Farrow was abusive
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Moses Farrow, the son of veteran filmmaker Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, published a blog post defending his father against claims that Allen sexually assaulted his sister, Dylan Farrow.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zachary Levi joins 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' cast
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) "Chuck" star Zachary Levi has been cast in a recurring role in the second season of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't be fooled on matrimonial sites, be wary
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Looking for a life partner on an online matrimony platform? Be vigilant about the safety and security measures you take to avoid being fooled.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Israel plans to build 2,500 houses in West Bank settlements
Jerusalem, May 24 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday that he would request approval from a planning committee for the construction of 2,500 new housing units in settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Xiaomi rolls out 'Mi Credit' for instant loans in India
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Thursday launched "Mi Credit" -- its new service that acts as a platform for users to initiate instant financial lending in India.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
New tool to rapidly, noninvasively detect Zika virus in mosquitoes
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed a cheap and effective tool that could rapidly as well as noninvasively save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitoes infected with Zika virus.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
New Twitter tool to mark real candidates in US midterm poll
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) In line with its efforts to help users identify original sources and authentic information on Twitter, the microblogging site plans to add new labels to the campaign accounts of political candidates, starting with those running in the 2018 US midterm general election.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Australian woman sentenced to death for drug smuggling
Kuala Lumpur, May 24 (IANS) A 54-year-old Australian woman has been sentenced to death by hanging after a Malaysian court unanimously overturned a 2017 acquittal of drug smuggling charges.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Instagram's new feature to allow users to 'mute' other accounts
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has rolled out a new feature that allows users to mute some accounts so that they can continue following them without having to stumble upon their posts repeatedly.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rahul challenges Modi to cut fuel prices
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Taking a cue from the fitness challenge gone viral on Twitter, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring down petrol and diesel prices or face country-wide agitation.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Gram Swaraj Abhiyan great example of doorstep delivery of services: Modi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said 'Gram Swaraj Abhiyan' is a great example of effective delivery of services at the doorsteps of the poor and claimed the initiative had ensured total coverage of seven leading flagship welfare schemes.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
SC seeks solution to redress complaints of law course aspirants
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) to come up with a solution to redress the complaints of candidates who appeared in the Common Law Admission Test 2018 (CLAT) and directed High Courts not to proceed with similar cases pending before them.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
BBC is official radio broadcaster for ICC World Cup
Dubai, May 24 (IANS) BBC Test Match Special has secured rights to broadcast ball-by-ball coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, to be held in England and Wales next year.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
China, Pakistan extend currency swap deal
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) The People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, on Thursday extended a currency swap agreement with the State Bank of Pakistan.
2018-05-24
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Martin Luther King's daughter debunks claim about Trump
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King has debunked a claim that her father would have been "proud of" US President Donald Trump.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
After 1,460 days of Modi rule, 'achhe din' yet to come, feel experts (4th anniversary of BJP-led government)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) There's only one year more to go for the BJP-led regime before another test at the hustings. But is the country any nearer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promised 'acche din' (good days)?
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Tamil Nadu taking steps to close Sterlite factory: CM
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Thursday that his government was taking all steps to close the Sterlite factory at Thoothukudi after 13 people were killed in protests against it.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Army forces militants to retreat to Pakistan
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) The Army on Thursday opened fire at a group of militants on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, forcing them to retreat to Pakistan, police said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Sanju' trailer to release on May 30
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The trailer of Rajkumar Hirani's much-awaited film "Sanju", featuring Ranbir Kapoor in the shoes of actor Sanjay Dutt, will release on May 30.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Won't support BJP if mining crisis not resolved: Goa party
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) Goa Forward, an alliance partner in the BJP-led coalition government, on Thursday warned of rethinking its decision to support the state government if it does not resolve the mining imbroglio at the earliest.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Big B accepts Rathore's fitness challenge
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has accepted Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's fitness challenge titled #HumFitTohIndiaFit. He says his mantra his to be continuously mobile.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Rajnath condoles Thoothukudi deaths, MHA seeks report on violence
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said his Ministry had taken congnisance of killing of 12 protesters in police firing in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu and sought a report from the state on the incident and the prevailing situation.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Key candidate withdraws in Kairana, opposition upbeat
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) In a major boost to opposition unity, the Lok Dal candidate who was contesting against his sister-in-law and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) nominee Tabassum Hasan in the Kairana Lok Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh withdrew from the contest on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
How 3-year olds can understand concept of ownership
Toronto, May 24 (IANS) Does your three-year-old child gets grumpy when someone else plays with his or her toys? It is because children's judgements are more in line with adults, and can instinctively understand the ownership, say researchers.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion
Argentina recommends vaccination before going to Russia
Buenos Aires, May 24 (IANS) Argentina's Ministry of Health recommended that those traveling to Russia for the World Cup get vaccinated against measles before departing, according to a statement from the Football Association of Argentina (AFA).
2018-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
UP reels under heat wave
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) A major portion of Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under an intense heat wave on Thursday, weather officials said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
India, Netherlands discuss cooperation across various sectors
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India and The Netherlands on Thursday explored cooperation across multiple sectors at a CEOs Round Table attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Seafood-rich diet may up sexual intimacy, pregnancy chances
New York, May 24 (IANS) If you are planning to have a baby then try including seafood to your diet as couples who eat seafood tend to be more sexually active and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, a new study suggests.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Petrol price over Rs 85 in Mumbai, crosses Rs 80 in Kolkata
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Petrol price in Mumbai breached the Rs 85 a litre mark on Thursday and sold at Rs 85.29 per litre.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Santa Fe hammers Emelec 3-0, qualifies for Copa Sudamericana
Guayaquil (Ecuador), May 24 (IANS) Colombia's Santa Fe qualified for the Copa Sudamericana tournament after beating Ecuador's Emelec 3-0.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
Opposition calls for Tamil Nadu 'bandh' over police killings
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Opposition parties on Thursday called for a 'Tamil Nadu bandh' on Friday and sought the resignation of the "BJP's puppet government" in the state over the death of 13 people in police firing in protests against the Sterlite company in Thoothukudi.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Awareness on sanitary napkins still low in rural areas: India's real Pad Man (IANS Interview) (May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Some thought he was possessed, some thought he was just being a pervert when he started questioning young women about sanitary pads.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Army Captain killed in Jammu accident
Jammu, May 24 (IANS) An Army Captain was killed and another officer injured on Thursday when their vehicle hit an electric pole in Jammu district.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Indo-Bangladesh border will be sealed by December: Sonowal
Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday announced that the India-Bangladesh border in the state will be completely sealed by December.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
TN CM blames parties, anti-social elements for Thoothukudi violence
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Under attack over police firing that claimed 12 lives in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi K. Palaniswamy on Thursday accused some political parties and anti-social elements of "deliberately instigating and misleading" sinnocent people leading to violence and loss of lives.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Paraguay to bid farewell to keeper Villar
Asuncion, May 24 (IANS) Paraguay's June 12 friendly against Japan will be veteran goalkeeper Justo Villar's final appearance for the national side, coach Gustavo Morinigo has said.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Jordan Peele wanted 'Get Out' to be universal
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actor-director-writer Jordan Peele says he wanted to be "racially specific and universal" with his film "Get Out".
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nipah virus kills one more in Kerala, public meetings banned
Kozhikode (Kerala), May 24 (IANS) With the death of one more patient who tested positive for Nipah virus (NiP) on Thursday morning, the disease has claimed 12 lives in Kerala, officials said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Have been observing employee racketeers since long: 'Racket' director
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Rahul Ranjan, director of "Racket" -- a film which is releasing on Friday -- says he was noticing employee racketeers from a very long time and the movie deals with this "hard-hitting reality".
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will Smith to sing FIFA World Cup song
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) Actor-rapper Will Smith along with singers Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi, are set to make the "world dance" to their official FIFA World Cup song titled "Live it up".
2018-05-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Sports
Smoking could be injurious to your leg muscles
oNew York, May 24 (IANS) If you believe that smoking affects only the lungs, then you may be wrong as a new study showed that components in cigarette smoke may directly damage the muscles in your leg as well.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Have a happy life: Bollywood celebs wish AB de Villiers on retirement
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Arjun Kapoor and Rahul Bose have wished luck and happiness to South African batsman AB de Villiers, who has announced his retirement from international cricket.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Priyanka Chopra marvels at dichotomy of life at refugee camps
Dhaka, May 24 (IANS) Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra, who is on a field visit here, has been meeting women and children at the Rohingya refugee camps. Their stories remind her of the dichotomy of life, and she pondered upon how women find their 'house of peace' in the harsh conditions.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Qualcomm's 'Snapdragon 710' to improve mid-range Android phone performance
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) With its newest "Snapdragon 710" mobile processor, US-based chipmaker Qualcomm is planning to improve the Artificial Intelligence (AI)-performance of mid-range Android phones along with refined voice-based user interfaces, photography and biometrics features.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
2 killed as train derails in Italy
Rome, May 24 (IANS) Two people were killed and 18 others were injured when a passenger train derailed near Turin in northern Italy, the Italian media reported on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Strenuous exercise in teenage may prevent height loss post menopause
New York, May 24 (IANS) Girls please take note, strenuous exercise regularly at least thrice a week may ward off marked height loss of more than one inch post menopause, according to researchers.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
IPL: Buoyant KKR pose tough challenge for heavyweights Hyderabad (Preview)
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Despite their dominance throughout the league stages, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will have to bring their best to the table when they take on buoyant Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 here on Friday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
CRPF trooper killed, another injured in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, May 24 (IANS) A CRPF trooper was killed and another injured when Maoists triggered a powerful blast when they targeted security personnel in a forested part of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, officials said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China fines Japanese retailer for listing Taiwan as country
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) China has fined Japanese retail chain Muji 200,000 yuan ($31,300) for listing Taiwan as a "country of origin" on some of its packaging, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi meets Dutch PM
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday received his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte here ahead of bilateral talks.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Ban on smartphones during guard duty in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) A blanket ban was announced on Thursday on the use of smartphones by police guards during duty hours in Jammu and Kashmir following a rising number of incidents of weapon snatching by militants.
2018-05-24
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Technology
Goa Congress leader drives tonga to protest fuel fare hike
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar on Thursday rode a horse-driven tonga to the North Goa Collectorate to protest against the rising fuel prices.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Xi asked Pakistan to shunt out Hafiz? Baseless, says China
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) China on Thursday rejected as "baseless" a report that it had asked Pakistan to shunt out Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed to some West Asian country.
2018-05-24
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Fujifilm's new 'GFX50s' mirrorless camera launched in India
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Imaging technology major Fujifilm has launched its medium format "GFX50s" mirrorless camera in India for Rs 511,999.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Amyra Dastur starts shooting for 'Mental Hai Kya'
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Amyra Dastur has started shooting for the upcoming film "Mental Hai Kya".
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Equity indices gain on value buying; Tata Motors scrips slump
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Value buying lifted the key equity indices on Thursday afternoon, after they slumped around one per cent in the previous session.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Many leaders in queue to join BJP: Fadnavis
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday claimed that many leaders from various parties in Maharashtra are ready to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Use of smartphones blamed for weapon snatching in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Use of smartphones and casual approach to work were on Thursday blamed for the increasing number of incidents of weapon snatching in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nitesh Tiwari's next release in August 2019
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari's next film, on today's generation, will release on August 30, 2019. It's a story he is excited to tell.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Well-prepared to fend off Chinese competition in India: Samsung official
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Stressing that there has not been any significant loss of its market share owing to the rise of Chinese smartphone brands in India, a top Samsung executive has said the company is well prepared to fend off challenges from its competitors.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Decoding dementia: It's not a demon (Health Tips) (May 21-27 is Dementia Action [Awareness] Week)
Dementia affects the memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. While it is true that most cases of dementia cannot be treated, early diagnosis can greatly help in managing the symptoms in most cases.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Civilian injured in Pakistan shelling on LoC
Jammu, May 24 (IANS) A civilian was critically injured in overnight Pakistani shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Indonesia warns airlines over active volcano
Jakarta, May 24 (IANS) The Indonesian Transport Ministry has issued a warning to airliners alerting them about volcanic ash from the country's most active Merapi volcano in Java island, ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Gal Gadot to producing Fidel Castro's journalism drama
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot is on board to produce and possibly star in a movie based on Peter Kornbluhs article "'My Dearest Fidel: An ABC Journalists Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro."
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NASA's Curiosity rover tests new drilling method on Mars
Washington, May 24 (IANS) After a mechanical problem took NASA Mars rover Curiosity's drill offline in December 2016, it has now successfully tested a new drilling method on the Red Planet, making a 50-millimetre deep hole in a target called "Duluth", NASA has said.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Will post my fitness video soon: Modi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accepted a fitness challenge by cricketer Virat Kohli saying that he will soon post a personal fitness video.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Cinema/Showbiz
Grasping at straws: Pathetic state of biofuels in India (Comment)
For the past several winters, Delhi has drawn global attention for its life-threatening smog levels. This is attributed, in part, to the open burning of biomass residues like paddy straw and stubble in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
13 transgenders will contest 2018 Pakistan general elections
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) At least 13 transgenders will contest the Pakistan general elections this year. Two of them will contest for the National Assembly and the rest for the provincial assemblies.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
The secretive whistleblower: Why FBI's No 2 became Watergate's Deep Throat (Book Review)
Title: Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House; Author: Mark Felt (with John O'Connor); Publisher: Ebury Press; Pages: 368; Price: Rs 499
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Get global tastes at Cafe Out Of The Box (Foodie Trail-Delhi)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Looking to experiment with international cuisines at an affordable price? Try an eye-shaped Turkish pizza or the pretty-looking Nasi Goreng Indonesian dish at an international food festival at Cafe Out Of The Box.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Change can be implemented only once we initiate discussions: Akshay Kumar
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar, who will participate in a Menstrual Awareness Conclave here to mark Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, says the society can only implement change if there are discussions.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Facebook unveils three-pronged strategy to fight fake news
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context on the posts they see.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
IPL-Playoffs: Hyderabad will find Eden wicket difficult, Kuldeep
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Hot on the heels of making the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 after posting a 25-run win over Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav said their next opponents Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will not find it easy to adjust to the Eden Gardens strip.
2018-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Trump to consider possible import duties on automobiles
Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump ordered the Commerce Department to start a study into determining the need to impose import duties on autos and parts.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Two CRPF troopers injured in Sukma Maoist attack
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 24 (IANS) Two CRPF troopers were injured when Maoist rebels triggered an IED (improvised explosive device) on Thursday in Chattisgarh's Sukma district.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Good cinema is medium for social change: Anupam Kher
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher says "good cinema" is not only about entertainment, but it is also a medium for change.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Partly cloudy sky in Delhi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning on Thursday in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, the season's average.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Premium high street brands making way in overcrowded Indian Luxury market'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India is one of the world's most energetic, diverse and testing markets for brands who want to set sights in the country. However there is a minimalist revolution trend where consumers are moving towards simpler products, says Greece born Eliana Koulas. She also says that because of overcrowded Indian luxury market, premium high street brands were making way.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
HP aims at partnering with Indian government to push 3D printing dream
Barcelona, May 24 (IANS) Global printing and PC major HP is seriously looking at partnering with the Indian government to push its 3D printing solutions in the domestic manufacturing and prototyping market that has the potential to grow exponentially in the coming years.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Technology,Business/Economy
IPL-Playoffs: Needed someone to bat through the chase, Rahane
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Stressing that they needed one of the top four batsmen to stay at the crease till the end, skipper Ajinkya Rahane said with so many wickets in hand, Rajasthan Royals should have won against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator here.
2018-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Sudhir Mishra on board for Indian adaptation of 'Hostages'
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra will be directing the Indian adaptation of acclaimed Israeli crime-thriller "Hostages", which will feature Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Parvin Dabas and Dalip Tahil.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vaishno Devi yatra remains suspended due to forest fire
Jammu, May 24 (IANS) The annual pilgrimage to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine remained suspended for a second consecutive day on Thursday following a forest fire, police said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Global cues, value buying lift equity indices
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Broadly positive Asian markets, along with value buying lifted the key Indian equity indices during the morning trade session on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
China 'disinvited' from major US military exercise
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US has withdrawn an invitation to China to participate in what has been described as the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise, the Pentagon has announced.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Free heart surgeries for children at AMU medical college
Aligarh, May 24 (IANS) Free heart surgeries will be available for children with congenital defects at the Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) after the varsity signed a deal with a British charity.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Education,Human Interest/Society
US expels two Venezuelan diplomats in retaliatory move
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US has expelled two Venezuelan diplomats, ordering them to leave the country within 48 hours, in a retaliatory move against Caracas's decision to remove two American diplomats, the media reported.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
N.Korea threatens to walk away from US summit
Pyongyang, May 24 (IANS) North Korea will reconsider the planned summit with the US if Washington sticks to "unlawful and outrageous acts," Pyongyang's Vice Foreign Minister said on Thursday.
2018-05-24
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
I was a minority, a lone ranger: Aamir Khan
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) From winning awards without attending award shows to bringing a new wave in the business of Indian cinema, actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan not only broke all the rules to establish his stardom over the last 30 years but also remains a watchdog of the film industry.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fire breaks out near Delhi hospital
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A massive blaze broke out near a hospital here on Thursday morning, a fire department official said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Democrats back Cuomo for New York Governor re-election
New York, May 24 (IANS) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has received the clear backing of the Democrats for re-election for a third term over his party rival, actress Cynthia Nixon.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sahil Khattar on Paleo diet for 'The Expedition'
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) TV actor and host Sahil Khattar, mostly known for his vox pops on YouTube channel 'Being Indian', has been following a strict Paleo diet to get in shape for his travel show "The Expedition".
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Summit's future depends on Washington: N.Korea
Pyongyang, May 24 (IANS) North Korea said on Thursday that the future of the summit with the US is "entirely dependent" upon Washington, after both countries threatened to cancel or delay the historic encounter scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.
2018-05-24
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Fire breaks out in Delhi hospital
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Major fire broke out in a hospital in east Delhi early on Thursday morning, an official of Fire Services said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Personalised bags, clutches: Bag styles in vogue
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Fashion accessories have emerged to be a promising part of one's personality. Flaunt a personalised one or get your hands on a clutch that complements not just your attire but attitude, say experts.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump's son-in-law gets back top secret security clearance
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of US President Donald Trump and one of his closest advisers, received a permanent security clearance on Wednesday, dispelling doubts about his possible recent loss of clout in US relations with Mexico, China and Israel.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
1 dead in fireworks blast in Spain
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) One person was killed and 27 others were injured on Wednesday in an explosion of fireworks materials at a home in northern Spain, the Vice President of the Galicia region said.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire breaks out in Delhi hospital
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Major fire broke out in a hospital in east delhi early on Thursday morning, a Delhi fire official said.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
When Lupita Nyong'o made a stand for make-up
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) "Black Panther" star Lupita Nyong'o petitioned for girls to be allowed to wear make-up at her school.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US will be defeated in fresh anti-Iran move: Khamenei
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the US is "not trustable" and will be defeated in its fresh anti-Iran move, media reports said.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Israel determined to roll back Iran's aggression: Netanyahu
Tel Aviv, May 24 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel is determined to roll back Iran's aggression at the Tel-Nof Air Base during the second day of the international convention for air force commanders.
2018-05-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Anne Hathaway felt safe on 'Ocean's 8' set
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway says working with an all-female cast on "Ocean's 8" created a "safe" working environment which gave everyone a platform to do their best work.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Will know next week if summit with Kim takes place: Trump
Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that "next week" it will become known whether the anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place on June 12 in Singapore, as scheduled, or will be postponed.
2018-05-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tata Motors' narrows Q4 standalone net loss
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors on Wednesday said that it has reduced its net loss to Rs 499.94 crore during the fourth quarter of 2017-18.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Former ISI chief denied VISA to attend his book launch
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Former Director General of Pakistan's ISI Asad Durrani was denied VISA to attend the launch of a book that charts a series of dialogues between him and former RAW chief A.S. Dulat.
2018-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Bombay HC extends stay on SGX's launch of new contracts
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Bombay High Court has extended the period of injunction it had granted on May 21 against the launch of new India-based derivative contracts by Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX).
2018-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Rs 2.04 lakh cr projects sanctioned for smart cities: Centre
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Projects worth over Rs 2.04 lakh crore have been sanctioned by the Central government for the Smart Cities Mission since the inception of the project four years ago, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Over 70% of Italians back anti-establishment parties: EU survey
Brussels, May 23 (IANS/AKI) A total 71 percent of Italians think populist parties can bring about much-needed change and 65 percent believe they are more able than traditional parties to solve their country's problems, the latest Eurobarometer survey found on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
PM calls up Kumaraswamy, assures all help
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called up Karnataka's newly swron-in Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and assured him of having good relationship with him on the state's development issues, an official statement said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Populist pick Conte invited to form Italian government
Rome, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella has asked the nascent populist government candidate premier Giuseppe Conte to try form a government, a role that Conte has accepted, presidential aide Ugo Zampetti said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics
We were under pressure in this game: Karthik
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik said they were under pressure in the Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals but eventually came up trumps to win by 25 runs and make Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Bolivar to face Delfin in critical Copa Libertadores tie
La Paz, May 23 (IANS) Bolivar, the two-time defending Bolivian league champion, and Ecuador's Delfin are preparing to square off this week in La Paz, with a spot in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club soccer competition, on the line.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
IPL Playoffs: All-round KKR see off Royals to make Qualifiers 2
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Skipper Dinesh Karthik (52) led from the front as Andre Russell (49 not out), Piyush Chawla (2/24) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/18) starred with bat and ball to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) see off Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 25 runs and reach Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Two Russian pimps arrested, three women rescued in Goa
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Three Russians women were rescued from a prostitution centre on Wednesday in North Goa, while two pimps -- also Russian nationals -- were arrested, a police official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jet Airways' standalone Q4 net loss at Rs 1,036 cr
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways on Wednesday reported a standalaone net loss of Rs 1,036 crore for the fourth quarter of 2017-18.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China to develop 200km/h maglev train by 2021
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China will develop a prototype middle-to-low-speed magnetic-levitation train with a speed of 200km/hour by 2021, its developers said Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Sports academies to coach students in 85 Delhi school grounds
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Eighty-five Delhi government school playgrounds have been allotted for free to private sports academies, clubs and individuals, to hold free sports training sessions for the students of government schools, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
South Korea may use new tactics at World Cup
Paju (South Korea), May 23 (IANS) South Korean national football team head coach Shin Tae-yong said on Wednesday that his side may use new tactics at next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Estonia,Sports,Football
French PM cancels visit to Israel for 'domestic reasons'
Paris, May 23 (IANS) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has cancelled a planned trip to Israel for domestic reasons, the government's spokesperson Benjamin Grivaux said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Carille leaves Brazil's Corinthians to coach Saudi club
Sao Paulo, May 23 (IANS) Brazilian league club Corinthians said coach Fabio Carille was leaving to be the coach of Saudi Arabia's Al-Wehda.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Raveena Tandon's wildlife photography to be exhibited
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon will showcase her wildlife photographs alongside the works of 75 wildlife photographers for a cause.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife,Art/Culture/Books
Haryana sets up ministerial committee as sanitation strike continues
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) With the strike by Safai karamcharis (municipal sanitation staff) in the state going into the 15th day and heaps of garbage piled up across towns and cities, the Haryana government on Wednesday set up a committee to hold meetings with leaders of the protestors and work out on agreement on their demands.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
NYT scribe recounts being trolled with hatred for slaughter house story
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A senior New York Times journalist on Wednesday said he had to face anger and hatred and was called "Hinduphobic" and "racist" after he did a story on how closure of slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh may have been the reason for dogs attacks humans in the state.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Groundbreaking ceremonies of Rs 54,000-cr projects in UP soon
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Groundbreaking ceremonies of projects entailing expenditure of Rs 54,000 crore, regarding which MoUs were signed during "UP Investors Summit 2018" in February, will take place soon, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
How Salman Khan turned lyricist for 'Selfish' in 'Race 3'
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Salman Khan has sung songs before, but his upcoming film "Race 3" marks his first time as a lyricist. The superstar says he had only penned a few thoughts, which the team loved and were eventually used as lyrics for the song "Selfish".
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CBI files FIR in SSC paper leak, raids 12 locations
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Three months after leak of a paper of recruitment examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the CBI registered an FIR and conducted raids on Wednesday at multiple locations across the country, an official said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
SpiceJet to commence 10 new flights across south India
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said it will launch 10 new flight services across south India region from May 25 to June 16.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan supports SCO's anti-terrorism efforts: Tehmina Janjua
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan fully supports anti-terrorism efforts by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and will be working with regional countries under the SCO framework to effectively eliminate this menace from the region, a top Pakistani diplomat said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Fund outflows, oil prices weaken rupee to 68.43 against USD
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) High crude oil prices along with a persistent outflow of foreign funds from the country's equity and debt markets and formation of a non-BJP government in Karnataka weakened the Indian rupee to 68.43 per US dollar.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trinamool to protest across Bengal against fuel price hike
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal ruling's Trinamool Congress on Wednesday said it would organise protests in the city on Friday against sharp hike in fuel prices across the countryy.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rahul drags RSS into Thoothukudi incident, BJP hits back
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that 12 people were murdered in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu because they refused to bow to the philosophy of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Muguruza, Serena begin training for French Open
Paris, May 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis pro Garbine Muguruza and United States great Serena Williams began their training on Wednesday leading up to Roland Garros, due to kick off on May 27.
2018-05-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Karnataka CM to take floor test on Friday
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Karnataka's new Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will take the floor test in the Assembly on Friday to prove that the Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government enjoys a majority in the house.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Saudi Arabia to introduce Riyal coins from Thursday
Riyadh, May 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) will introduce Riyal coins starting from Thursday to gradually replace the Riyal notes, the media reported on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy
SPO decamps with policeman's weapon in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) A special police officer (SPO) on Wednesday decamped with the service rifle of a police constable in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian firm develops email service in Korean script
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) An Indian IT firm has developed an e-mail service that would enable Korean people to get email IDs in their own linguistic script.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Tito Rabat hospitalized after accident during test run
Barcelona (Spain), May 23 (IANS) Spanish MotoGP racer Tito Rabat was on Wednesday hospitalized after he crashed his motorcycle during a tire test run at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya but doctors did not believe him to be injured much.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Congress in Goa energetic due to unfair Karnataka triumph: BJP
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Goa's ruling BJP in Goa on Wednesday said the Congress rejuvenation in the coastal state was due to its assumption of power in Karnataka by "unfair" means.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Punjab CM breaks silence, warns against river water pollution
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) After remaining silent for one week on pollution of Beas waters and resultant death of marine life, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday warned against laxity in dumping of molasses into the river or any leniency.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Burman calls ED's seizure of assets 'unmerited, unlawful'
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Burman Family Office on Wednesday described the ED's action of seizing assets worth Rs 20.87 crore belonging to Dabur India Director Pradip Burman under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) as "unmerited and unlawful".
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nipah deaths: Centre keeps close watch on Kerala
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said the central expert team is closely monitoring the situation in Kerala and is working towards containment of Nipah virus that has claimed 11 lives so far.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Electoral tactics alone cannot defeat BJP: CPI-M
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) It will be wrong to underestimate the pan-India strength of the BJP and to think that electoral tactics alone will be enough to defeat it, the CPI-M has said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Betrayal', says Congress on BJP government's four years
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Congress along with other opposition parties will observe May 26 as the day of "betrayal" and launch country-wide protests on the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in four years ago, party leader Ashok Gehlot said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Direct tax collections grow 18% to Rs 10.03 lakh cr
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) India's direct tax collections for the last financial year crossed the Rs 10 lakh crore mark, registering an increase of 18 per cent over the previous fiscal, the government said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
IPL Playoffs: Russell, Karthik help KKR to 169/7 after early collapse
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode skipper Dinesh Karthik's well-paced fifty coupled with Andre Russell's unbeaten 25-ball 49 blitz to recover from an early collapse and post 169/7 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Government partners with private firms to give mudra loans
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it had joined hands with several private companies, including Amul, Amazon, Flipkart, Ola, Uber and Oyo, to provide "mudra loans" to small businesses.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nipah outbreak contained, says Kerala, cyber police file fake news case
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Wednesday said that the outbreak of Nipah virus (NiP), which has claimed 10 lives, has been contained and there was no need to panic.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Civic body has no money for salaries, but gives land to builder for free: AAP
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday accused a BJP-led civic body of giving away 95 acre of land in north Delhi worth over Rs 15,000 crore for free to a builder even while the local body doesn't have money to pay salaries.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha developing app for early warning on lightning
Bhubaneswar, May 23 (IANS) The Odisha government is planning to develop a smartphone application in order to disseminate early warnings regarding possible lightning strikes in specific areas, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Technology
Two gunrunners held with 21 pistols
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Two persons who supplied illegal firearms to gangs and criminals in NCR-Delhi area were arrested in north Delhi and 21 sophisticated pistols seized from them, police said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
James arrives in Colombia, set to join national squad in Bogota
Bogota, May 23 (IANS) Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez has arrived in Colombia and is set to join his national-squad teammates shortly for FIFA World Cup preparations.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Asean lawmakers seek release of 15 Thai activists
Jakarta, May 23 (IANS) Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) on Wednesday urged Thai authorities to release 15 activists, who were arrested in Bangkok for participating in pro-democracy protests.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Varanasi: Sons hide woman's body to keep pension flowing
Varanasi, May 23 (IANS) In a shocking incident, five children of a woman were keeping her dead body in their house here for the past five months, so that the pension coming in her name did not stop despite her passing away, police said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
GST, demonetisation PM's revolutionary steps: Venkaiah
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the GST and demonetisation were "revolutionary steps" taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that many international institutions were highly appreciative of India's growth.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Delhi government orders 575 schools to refund excess fees
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday directed 575 private schools in the city to refund to parents the excess fees charged by them with nine per cent interest.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Rajasthan orders steps to check Nipah virus
Jaipur, May 23 (IANS) Following deaths due to the Nipah virus reported from Kerala, the Rajasthan government on Wednesday directed health officials and other to take steps to check the spread of the virus in the desert state.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
A quarter of people worldwide will be obese by 2045: Study
London, May 23 (IANS) Owing to current lifestyle trends, almost a quarter (22 per cent) of the people in the world will be obese by 2045, up from 14 per cent in 2017, researchers say.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
TMC supporters clash in Kolkata, damage three police vehicles
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) At least three police vehicles were vandalised during a clash between two groups of Trinamool Congress activists in North 24 Pargana district's north Dumdum municipality area on Wednesday, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gurugram water supply to be hit on Thursday
Gurugram, May 23 (IANS) Amid day temperatures touching 45 degrees in Gurugram, the water supply in parts of the city will remain disrupted on Thursday following shutdown of master water supply from main water treatment plant, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Amnesty condemns TN firing deaths
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Amnesty International India on Wednesday condemned the Tamil Nadu Police for its handling of anti-Sterlite protest in which at least 11 people were shot dead and several more injured over two days, terming it a "damning indictment"of the state government.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
No respite for Delhi as heat wave to last till May 29
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The national capital saw another scorching day on Wednesday with maximum temperature reaching 43 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average, and is, along with north, central and east India, set to face a heat waves all this week.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Iniesta signs with Japan's Vissel Kobe after leaving Barcelona
Tokyo, May 23 (IANS) Spanish international midfielder Andres Iniesta has signed a deal with Japanese football club Vissel Kobe, Japan's state news agency NHK reported on Wednesday, confirming growing speculation about the player's move to the J-League after ending his 22-year-long career at FC Barcelona.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Rains batter Sri Lanka, 10 killed
Colombo, May 23 (IANS) The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 10 while 27,621 people have been evacuated, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India summons Pakistani diplomat, lodges protest over truce violations
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) India on Wednesday summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner to India Syed Haider Shah and lodged a "strong protest" at the loss of life of a seven-month-old infant in unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Bhimber sector across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Sharif: Being punished for treason case against Musharraf
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the references against him by the country's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), are "byproducts" of him filing a high treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Village headman hacked to death in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 23 (IANS) A village head was hacked to death by a group of co-villagers on Wednesday in Jharkhand's Khuti district, following which two persons were arrested, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
33 passengers of Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express fall ill after breakfast
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) At least 33 passengers in the Kolkata-bound 12278 Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express were taken ill allegedly after consuming the breakfast served on board on Wednesday morning, a senior railway official said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
NITI Aayog, ABB India to collaborate on AI, digitisation
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The NITI Aayog on Wednesday entered into a partnership with technology company ABB India to work together towards realizing the government's ambitious vision of 'Make in India' through advanced manufacturing technologies that incorporate the latest developments in robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mobiistar debuts in India with budget smartphones (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Vietnam-based smartphone maker Mobiistar on Wednesday debuted in the Indian smartphone market with "XQ Dual" and "CQ" priced at Rs 7,999 and Rs 4,999 respectively.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Authorities in Srinagar ban begging
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) The District Magistrate of Srinagar on Wednesday issued an order to ban begging around religious and other public places in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kumaraswamy takes oath as non-BJP opposition puts up unity show (Intro Roundup)
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka at the head of a JD-S-Congress coalition government here in a ceremony that brought together leaders of anti-BJP parties on a single platform exactly a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Shareholders vote Brian Tempest out of Fortis' board
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Wednesday said that its shareholders have voted Director Brian W. Tempest out from the company's Board.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Five Maharashtra legislators escape unhurt in J&K grenade attack
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Five Maharashtra legislators, who were on a study tour to Jammu & Kashmir, escaped a grenade attack by terrorists in Anantnag district on Wednesday afternoon, party officials said here.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
ED searches in Delhi, Haryana in case against NGO, owner
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday conducted nearly a dozen searches in Delhi and Haryana as part of its FCRA and money laundering probe against Delhi-based NGO Advantage India and its owner Deepak Talwar, and four others.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cricket fraternity salutes AB de Villiers on retirement
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Former India stars Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman and Virender Sehwag led the salutations after star South African batsman AB de Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
One more killed in TN, death toll is 12
Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23 (IANS) One more person was killed in fresh police firing here on Wednesday as the killing of 11 people protesting against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant a day earlier sparked calls for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's resignation.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maharashtra NCP legislator quits, to join BJP
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) received a jolt on Wednesday when its Maharashtra legislator Niranjan Davkhare quit the party and his legislative council seat.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Golf: First camp of Usha Junior Training Programme ends
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The first camp of the Usha Junior Training Programme (JTP) for Golf concluded at Delhi Golf Club here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Pakistan again raises Kashmir at UN Security Council
United Nations, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue yet again at the UN Security Council, trying to twin it with the Palestinian problem.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Modi congratulates Kumaraswamy
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Janata Dal-Secular leader H. D. Kumaraswamy and Congress leader G. Parameshwara on taking charge of Karnataka as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Altering civil service rules unconstitutional, compromise anonymity: Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Terming it unconstitutional, Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said the government's proposal of allocating cadres and services to candidates selected under civil service examinations only after completion of foundation course will compromise the anonymity and objectivity associated with the exam.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet approves ordinance amending Bankruptcy Code
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to an ordinance making amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) which now awaits the President's approval, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced here.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Berri elected Lebanese Speaker for 6th time
Beirut, May 23 (IANS) Lebanon Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri was on Wednesday re-elected to the post, which he is holding for the sixth time, during the first session of the new assembly.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Haryana in 'mission mode' to revive Saraswati river
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) The Haryana government is working in a mission mode for the revival and rejuvenation of Saraswati river, Haryana Art and Cultural Affairs Minister Kavita Jain said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Unemployed man commits suicide
Gurugram, May 23 (IANS) A 22-year-old unemployed man committed suicide on Wednesday by hanging himself from a tree here, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves MoU with Turkey on import of poppy seeds
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of an MoU between India and Turkey to ensure "quick and transparent" processing for import of poppy seeds.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Equity indices slump around 1% on weak global cues, depreciating rupee (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Persistent outflow of foreign funds along with weak global cues and a depreciation in the rupee led to the key Indian equity indices plunging on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBI registers FIR in SSC paper leak, raids 12 locations
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Three months after the alleged paper leak of an examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the CBI has registered an FIR and conducted raids at multiple locations across the country, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
End sought to martial law in Philippines city
Manila, May 23 (IANS) Dozens of people in Manila on Wednesday asked Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to end martial law in Marawi that was besieged last year by militants affiliated with the Islamic State terror group.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Terrorism
Heat wave continues in Haryana, Punjab
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Haryana and Punjab continued to reel under severe heatwave conditions on Wednesday with temperatures recorded in the 42-45 degrees Celsius mark at several places.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajnath congratulates Kumaraswamy
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh became the first BJP leader to congratulate JD-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy and Congress's G. Parameshwar, who were on Wednesday sworn-in as Karnataka's Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China warns countries against criticizing Tibetan activist's sentencing
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China on Wednesday cautioned countries against criticizing the five-year prison sentence handed down to Tibetan language activist Tashi Wangchuk, urging them not to interfere in its domestic affairs and avoid jeopardizing bilateral relations.
2018-05-23
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
IPL-Playoffs: Rajasthan to field vs Kolkata
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Emery confirmed as new Arsenal manager
London, May 23 (IANS) Unai Emery of Spain has been named as the new manager of English Premier League side Arsenal, replacing Frenchman Arsene Wenger who parted company with the north London club two weeks ago.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Manipur on alert to check illegal immigrants
Imphal, May 23 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Wednesday that all police stations along the national highways have been alerted to check the entry of illegal immigrants entering Manipur.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi to lay foundation stones for AIIMS, power plant in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday lay the foundation stones for several projects, including an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and a 4,000mw super thermal power plant, among others, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Telephone subscribers increased by 2.24% in March
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The number of telephone subscribers in India rose from 1,179.83 million at the end of February to 1,206.22 million at the end of March, a monthly growth rate of 2.24 per cent, data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Leverkusen sign Finland goalkeeper Hradecky
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen have signed Lukas Hradecky from league rivals and German Cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt, both Bundesliga clubs confirmed on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Nigeria satisfied despite friendly loss to Atletico Madrid
Uyo (Nigeria), May 23 (IANS) The international friendly match between Atletico Madrid and Nigeria here will prepare the country to excel at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia next month, officials said here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Nigeria,Sports,Football
Facebook wants users to give nude photos to stop revenge porn
San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) It may sound audacious to some but Facebook thinks that sharing with a trained employee of the company the intimate images that you fear might go viral in the social networking platforms can help it stop their spread, thereby protecting your privacy.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Indonesia to play U-23 friendlies against Thailand
Jakarta, May 23 (IANS) The Indonesian U-23 squad is scheduled to meet Thailand in two tryout matches at the end of this month and early next month in Indonesia, the country's football association said here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Football
AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC face Altyn Asyr FK in Inter-Zone semifinal
Kuala Lumpur, May 23 (IANS) South Zone champions Bengaluru FC will face Turkmenistan side Altyn Asyr FK in the 2018 AFC Cup Inter-Zone semifinals as per the AFC club competitions draw held here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Pakistan bids farewell to teen killed in US shooting
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in the US high school shooting last week, was laid to rest in Karachi on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Kumaraswamy takes oath as non-BJP opposition puts up unity show (Roundup)
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) JD-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka here in a ceremony that brought together leaders of anti-BJP parties on a single platform exactly a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Western genre is unexplored in Indian cinema: Team 'Phamous'
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Karan Lalit Bhutani, whose debut directorial "Phamous" will release on Friday, says it is an attempt to experiment with the western genre, which he feels has been unexplored so far in Indian cinema.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi to inaugurate KGP expressway on May 27
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway (Eastern Peripheral Expressway) project, intended to relieve Delhi from traffic congestion, on May 27, a Haryana government spokesman said here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SC refuses relief to DU student who missed classes due to pregnancy
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim relief to a Delhi University law student who was detained in Semester IV for lecture shortage owing to her pregnancy.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Link between TB, Parkinson's identified
London, May 23 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered a potential cause of Parkinson's disease which may also help combat drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB).
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Tata Motors' narrows Q4 standalone net loss
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors on Wednesday said that it has reduced its net loss to Rs 499.94 crore during the fourth quarter of 2017-18.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Visakhapatnam Port Trust gets penal interest waiver
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the waiving of penal interest on government loans to Visakhapatnam Port Trust amounting to Rs 250.89 crore.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SIT formed to probe extortion calls to UP BJP legislators
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday constituted a three member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe alleged threat calls and extortion demands received by 14 ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Small African nations seek Indian technical support through solar alliance
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Small African nations, which have or are yet to ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA), are looking up to Indian support to build up solar capacity, their Ambassadors said at an expo here.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Tired' de Villiers retires from international cricket
Pretoria, May 23 (IANS) Former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers sprang a surprise on Wednesday by announcing his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect.
2018-05-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Maharashtra NCP legislator quits, may join BJP
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) received a jolt on Wednesday when its Maharashtra legislator Niranjan Davkhare quit the party and his legislative council seat.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
FB user issues death threat to Collector in MP
Baitul, May 23 (IANS) A Madhya Pradesh Collector has been threatened with death by a tribal youth, seeking probe into the caste certificate of Baitul MP Jyoti Dhurve of the BJP.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hailey Baldwin, Winnie Harlow to endorse Tommy Hilfiger
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Model Hailey Baldwin and model-activist Winnie Harlow have been announced as the global brand ambassadors of Tommy Hilfiger's womens collection.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Need long-term view to resolve fuel price rise issue: Prasad
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Transport fuel prices going north is a matter of both increasing concern and discussion and the government trying to find a long-term solution to the problems issuing from global price volatility, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Kolkata building catches fire, fireman injured
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) A fire broke out in a four-storey building here on Wednesday, officials said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi HC directs regularisation of Kashmiri migrant teachers
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city government to regularise Kashmiri migrant teachers working in municipal and government schools on contractual basis for decades.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
App launched for DU aspirants
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A mobile app was launched on Wednesday to help Delhi University (DU) aspirants with admissions in the varsity.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Education
Restaurant owner fires after customers dispute bill
Ghaziabad, May 23 (IANS) One man was in critical condition on Wednesday after a restaurant owner opened fire at four customers who objected to an inflated dinner bill, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of a Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government in Karnataka.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
18 companies bid for Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway project
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) As many as 18 construction majors including Reliance Infrastructure and L&T are in the race for the proposed Rs 46,000-crore Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway project, official sources said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
British mother convicted of forcing daughter to marry
London, May 23 (IANS) A British court has convicted a mother of forcing her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age in Pakistan, in a first successful prosecution of its type in England.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Temperature sizzles across Himachal hills
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday continued to experience warm weather with the state's Una town recording a high of 43 degrees Celsius, a Met official said here.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
I wanted to do Sanjay Dutt's role in 'Sanju', says Aamir
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan says he was offered to play the role of late Sunil Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's "Sanju", the upcoming biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, but he refused it only because he wanted to essay the title character.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Rajinikanth condemns TN government's 'careless attitude'
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Wednesday condemned the Tamil Nadu's government's "careless attitude" and "unlawful police firing" at the anti-Sterlite copper smelter plant protesters in Tuticorin.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tender coconut, mango: Ice creams Indians are gorging over
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) In the summer months, Indians are going in for ice creams -- mostly tender coconut and mango -- over juices to beat the heat, a new analysis reveals.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Arvind to head KPMG Management Consulting practice
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Professional services firm KPMG in India on Wednesday said Arvind Gupta has been appointed its Partner and Head of Management Consulting effective from April 2018.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fund outflows, rupee depreciation dent equity indices
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Persistent outflow of foreign funds along with weak global cues and a depreciation in the rupee plunged the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Police to question Sisodia in CS assault case
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi Police on Wednesday asked Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to join the investigation into an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nod for 4,072 towers in LWE areas for Rs 7,330 crore
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) To empower security personnel and people staying in the country's Left Wing Extremist (LWE) areas, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of an additional 4,072 mobile towers at an investment of Rs 7,330 crore, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Japan thrash India in Uber Cup tie
Bangkok, May 23 (IANS) India suffered a humiliating 0-5 defeat to Japan in their third and final Group A tie at the Uber Cup badminton tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
86 ancient tombs discovered in China
Changsha (China), May 23 (IANS) A total of 86 ancient tombs have been unearthed in central China's Hunan province, the provincial archaeological research institute said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Ordinance okayed for India's first sports varsity in Manipur
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved an ordinance to set up the country's first National Sports University in Manipur.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Education
Ex-S.Korean President denies charges in corruption trial
Seoul, May 23 (IANS) Former President Lee Myung-bak insisted on his innocence at the first hearing in his corruption trial on Wednesday, claiming that he has been wrongly accused for political reasons.
2018-05-23
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key Taliban commander among 6 militants killed
Kunduz (Afghanistan), May 23 (IANS) Six Taliban militants including a key commander were killed after the Afghan security forces' aircraft struck the terror group's hideout in Kunduz province on Wednesday, officials said.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
TN CM should resign over firing: Ramadoss
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Wednesday demanded Chief Minister K. Palaniswami's resignation in the wake of the death of 11 persons in police firing in Thoothukudi during protests over a Sterlite Copper smelter plant.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kumaraswamy, a king crowned by arch rivals (Profile)
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Luck favours H.D. Kumaraswamy, who has again been crowned king by his archrival Congress now, like the BJP over 12 years ago, when his Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) did not get the people's mandate to make him the Karnataka's Chief Minister.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Madras HC stops construction at Sterilite's second plant
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the construction work at Vedanta Ltd's second copper smelter plant at Thoothukudi, around 650 km from here.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of a Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government in Karnataka.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Thackeray greets new Karnataka CM
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday offered his best wishes to new Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy but expressed his inability to attend his swearing-in ceremony in Bengaluru, party leaders said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular leader H.D. Kuamaraswamy on Wednesday took oath as Karnataka's 25th Chief Minister, heading a coalition government with the Congress.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
All departments in the Delhi government have staff shortage, says minister
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi government's Department for Welfare of Dalits, Tribals, and Minorities has been working with a vacancy of about 60 per cent and the central government is to be blamed for the staff crunch which is inhibiting the government's ability to deliver on its promises, says Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Polish writer wins Man Booker International Prize (Roundup)
London, May 23 (IANS) Olga Tokarczuk, a 56-year-old bestselling author from Poland, has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for her novel "Flights," which deals with travels in the 21st century and human anatomy.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Can drinking too much water harm you?
Toronto, May 23 (IANS) Do you drink too much water? Beware, overhydration -- excess fluid accumulation -- can lead to dangerously low sodium levels or in the blood or result in brain swelling, researchers say.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Army officer detained with woman in Srinagar hotel
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday detained an Army officer from a hotel here with a woman after which they were taken to a police station where he was handed over to his unit.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
SC to hear pleas to quash CLAT exam on Thursday
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will hear on May 24 pleas filed by candidates who appeared for Common Law Admission Test 2018 (CLAT) and are seeking direction to quash the examination and to hold it afresh.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Sidharth Malhotra urges Modi to strengthen animal protection laws
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, requesting stronger penalties for people who commit acts of cruelty against animals.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Ekta Kapoor plans personal screening for film after eight years
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor says it has been eight years since she kept a personal screening for her films. She is making an exception for "Veere Di Wedding", which she feels will be remembered for being a film that tells the audience to "just be".
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wolfsburg appoint Schmadtke as sporting director
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) VFL Wolfsburg have filled the vacant position of sporting director by signing Joerg Schmadtke, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Babies not on Ravi Dubey's mind (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actor Ravi Dubey, who is married to actress Sargun Mehta, says he is not planning to start a family anytime soon.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
China beat Indonesia to enter Uber Cup knockouts
Bangkok, May 23 (IANS) Chinese women advanced to the knockout stage of the Uber Cup badminton tournament, as the top team in Group D, beating Indonesia 3-2 in their last group match here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Augsburg sign Berlin striker Schieber
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) FC Augsburg have completed their first summer transfer after signing striker Julian Schieber from Hertha Berlin on a free transfer, both Bundesliga clubs have announced.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Act against those who ordered police firing: CPI-M
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday demanded "immediate legal proceedings" against those who ordered firing on protesters in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nod for 4,072 towers in LWE areas for Rs 7,330 crore
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) To empower the people staying in the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) areas of the country, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of 4,072 mobile towers at an investment of Rs 7,330 crore, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Eat more plant-based diet to avoid obesity in later life
London, May 23 (IANS) If you want to stay away from obesity in later life, then start eating more plant-based foods as researchers say consumption of even mild vegetarian diet may reduce the risk of obesity in long term.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Kamal Haasan visits Thoothukudi firing victims
Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met people injured in police firing on protestors marching against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant here and demanded to know who ordered the firing.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Our mission is to strengthen regional parties grouping: Mamata, Naidu
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Andhra Pradeshn counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said their participation in the swearing-in ceremony of H.D. Kumaraswamy was meant strengthen the coming together of regional parties and they would not allow obstacles in this effort.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China Satellite Navigation Conference opens in Harbin
Harbin, May 23 (IANS) The ninth China Satellite Navigation Conference opened in Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang Province on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
UAE expats to sponsor education of Kerala nurse's kids
Abu Dhabi, May 23 (IANS) Two Abu Dhabi-based entrepreneurs have pledged to support the two children of a Kerala nurse who died after attending to Nipah virus patients in the Indian state.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Togo,Health/Medicine,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Delhi Police opposes suspected IM operative's bail plea
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Wednesday opposed before the Supreme Court a bail plea filed by suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) member Fasih Mahmood, who was deported from Saudi Arabia in 2012.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mobiistar debutes in India with budget smartphones
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Vietnam-based smartphone maker Mobiistar on Wednesday debuted in the Indian smartphone market with "XQ Dual" and "CQ" priced at Rs 7,999 and Rs 4,999, respectively.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
One more killed in TN police firing
Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23 (IANS) One person was killed and four others were injured on Wednesday when police fired at protesters opposed to the Sterlite Copper smelter plant here in Tamil Nadu, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Demand for 'healthy food' increases organic product exports from India
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Exports of organic products from India have risen over 20 per cent in the fiscal just ended owing to the "growing global appetite for healthy food" that is free from chemicals and pesticides residues. This is also a leg-up for the government's plans to expand the area under eco-friendly and sustainable farming, stakeholders say.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine

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