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Gujarat Lions pacer Tye ruled out of remainder of IPL
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Australian pacer Andrew Tye has been ruled out of the remaining part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a left shoulder injury, dealing a big blow to Gujarat Lions, it was announced on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Hours before I-League final match, Aizawl FC complained about match officials
Aizawl/Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Hours before they scripted history by winning the I-League, Aizawl FC on Sunday had lodged a complaint with the All India Football Federation protesting against posting of all four match officials from West Bengal for their crucial game against Shillong Lajong Football Club.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Chelsea, Tottenham continue fight for EPL title
London, April 30 (IANS) Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur continued their fight for the English Premier League (EPL) football title, while Manchester City and Manchester United played respective draws here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas wins F1 Russian GP
Sochi, April 30 (IANS) Finland's Mercedes team driver Valtteri Bottas won on Sunday his first Formula One victory after he finished first at the Russian Grand Prix, the fourth race of the 2017 F1 season.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Motorsports
BJP sacks four Karnataka unit officials for dissidence
Bengaluru, April 30 (IANS) Cracking down on dissidence, the BJP's Karnataka unit on Sunday removed four of its office-bearers.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Nadal defeats Thiem, wins 10th Barcelona Open title
Barcelona, April 30 (IANS) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Austria's Dominic Thiem in the Barcelona Open final on Sunday, winning his 10th title at the clay-court event.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
50 years of Feluda highlights Ray's genius
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) An exhibition of over a hundred exhibits celebrating 50 years of Feluda, the iconic sleuth created by auteur Satyajit Ray, was inaugurated here on Sunday evening ahead of the legend's 96th birth anniversary on May 2.
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
AIFF congratulates Aizawl for I-League triumph
Shillong, April 30 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel congratulated Aizawl FC for creating history on Sunday by becoming the first club from the northeast to win the I-League.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Bike rally to protest felling of trees in north Bengal
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The public protest against the alleged illegal, large-scale felling of trees in north Bengal took a sharp turn on Sunday with at least a hundred participating in a 33 km bike rally from Siliguri to Lataguri, near the Gorumara National Park, sporting green capes.
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
'Baahubali 2' Indian cinema's pride: Rajinikanth
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday described S.S Rajamouli's "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", which has already been adjudged a blockbuster, as Indian cinema's pride. He even saluted the whole team for their efforts.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Aizawl win I-League to create history
Shillong, April 30 (IANS) Aizawl FC on Sunday earned a well-deserved 1-1 draw against Shillong Lajong FC to create history by becoming the first club from the north-east to win the I-League title.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Warner's 126 takes Hyderabad to 209/2 against Kolkata
Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) Opening batsman David Warner smashed a marauding 126 runs off 59 deliveries to power defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad to 209/3 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL
BJP leader makes obscene remarks about Mamata, draws flak
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) A BJP leader on Sunday drew flak from political opponents and civil society for making obscene comments about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Actor Vikram stable
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Actor Vikram Chatterjee, who sustained injuries in a car accident, was stable, but needs to remain in hospital for a few more days, sources said.
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
India Runway Week concludes in Delhi
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The three-day India Runway Week ended on Sunday after a few upcoming designers showcased the 'Summer Edition 2017' here.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Man, son killed in LPG cylinder leak fire
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A 50-year-old man and his son were killed in a fire that broke out due to a leaking LPG cylinder in their shanty in a south Delhi area, police said on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Specialised tests needed for diagnosis of motility, say experts
Hyderabad April 30 (IANS) Specialised tests are required for a definitive diagnosis of motility and functional bowel diseases, said gastroenterologists at a two-day national conference, which concluded here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rahul to address public meeting in Gujarat on Monday
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will address a public meeting in Gujarat's Narmada district on Monday to mark the beginning of his campaign ahead of the upcoming assembly elections, a party leader said.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lazio prevail 3-1 in Rome derby
Rome, April 30 (IANS) Roma stumbled on Sunday in week 34 of Serie A football action and suffered a 1-3 defeat against arch-rival Lazio in the Italian capital's "Derby Capitolino" at the Stadio Olimpico here.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Kinpin of arms supplier gang held with 40 pistols
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) An insterstate gang of illegal arms suppliers has been busted with the arrest of its kingpin and his associate and 40 semi-automatic pistols they came to supply to local criminals in Delhi and adjoining areas have been seized, police said on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SSB apprehends two Maoists in Bihar
Patna, April 30 (IANS) The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Sunday said it has caught two "hard core" Maoists from Bihar's Saraiya district for their involvement in an IED blast at a kiln in 2016 which left three workers injured.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Turkish President Erdogan arrives in India
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived here on Sunday evening on a state visit for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday on economic ties and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
I-League: Mohun Bagan beat Chennai to finish second
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) A 10-man Mohun Bagan rallied from one goal down to edge past Chennai City FC 2-1 in their final I-League encounter at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
FIIs pour in $3.5 bn into Indian capital markets in April
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) With market regulator Sebi raising the ceiling for foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in government debt, FII investment into Indian equities and bonds in April touched a massive $3.5 billion in April.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Aizawl win I-League to create history
Shillong, April 30 (IANS) Aizawl FC earned a well-deserved 1-1 draw against Shillong Lajong FC to create history by becoming the first club from the north-east to win the I-League title.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Aamir Khan has become a role model: Shatrughan Sinha
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Veteran actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha says superstar Aamir Khan has become a role model with the kind of films he has been working in.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
One killed in Srinagar grenade blast
Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) A civilian was killed and four others - two civilians and two policemen - were injured on Sunday evening in the blast after militants hurled at a grenade at a police station here, police said.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Man, 50, killed in Delhi blaze
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A 50-year-old man was killed in a blaze which gutted more than 30 shanties here on Sunday, a fire official said. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the family of the victim.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RERA to role out from May 1
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The long-awaited Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) will be implemented from May 1, with the government calling it the beginning of a "new era".
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
I-League: Minerva Punjab escape relegation with 4-4 draw vs Shivajians
Pune, April 30 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC scored four second-half goals, including one in stoppage time, as they held DSK Shivajians 4-4 to escape relegation from I-League football championship here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Aamir launches Asha Parekh's autobiography in capital
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Sunday launched yesteryear actress Asha Parekh's autobiography "Asha Parekh: The Hit Girl", co-written with film critic Khalid Mohamed.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Impeachment motion against Nepal's Chief Justice, Home Minister resigns
Kathmandu, April 30 (IANS) The Nepal government on Sunday registered an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, leading to the automatic suspension of the first woman to hold the top legal post.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Nepal,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kejriwal says no rift with Kumar Vishwas
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday denied any rift with senior leader Kumar Vishwas after an AAP MLA accused the latter of trying to break the party at the BJP's behest.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goyal to open state power ministers' meet on May 3
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal will inaugurate a two-day conference of state power ministers here on May 3, which will also be attended by senior officials from government as well as public sector undertakings (PSUs), an official said on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
IPL: Kolkata opt to bowl against Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to field against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IPL: Formidable Mumbai face bottom-placed Bangalore (Preview)
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) In-form Mumbai Indians (MI) are all set to take on bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Goan artist to present Portuguse PM with Pessoa painting
Panaji, April 30 (IANS) Popular but reclusive Goan artist Vamona Navelcar's painting of Portugal's most popular poet Fernando Pessoa, will be Goa's gift to Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa when he graces the 30th anniversary celebrations of Lisbon's Casa de Goa.
2017-04-30
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
IPL: Confident Pune face inconsistent Gujarat (Preview)
Pune, April 30 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant will aim to take two crucial points in their bid to push for the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs as they face an inconsistent Gujarat Lions at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IPL-10: Punjab-Delhi scoreboard
Mohali, April 30 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils here on Sunday:
2017-04-30
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Post-poll violence: 9 held for attack on Delhi teacher
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Delhi Police on Sunday apprehended nine persons, including three juveniles, for attacking a government school teacher who allegedly did not support their candidate in the recently-concluded civic polls in Delhi.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Punjab humiliate Delhi by 10 wickets
Mohali, April 30 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Speak to me, not media, Patnaik tells BJD leaders
Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) With senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders openly airing their voices against the party's functioning, Odisha Chief Minister and party chief Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said they should lodge their complaint with him instead of going to media.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
DRI seizes cache of arms, animal skins in Delhi, UP
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The DRI on Sunday claimed to have busted an international syndicate engaged in smuggling of high-end firearms and animal skins following raids conducted in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kumar Vishwas trying to break AAP at BJP's behest: MLA
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan on Sunday alleged that senior leader Kumar Vishwas was conspiring to break the party and had asked some legislators to join the BJP with an offer of Rs 30 crore each.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Julia Roberts backs LGBTQ rights
Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Actress Julia Roberts has shown support to students fighting for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) rights in the US.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chen Long takes first gold at Badminton Asia Championships
Wuhan (China), April 30 (IANS) Reigning world and Olympic champion Chen Long overcame legendary Lin Dan 21-23, 21-11, 21-10 to take his first gold medal at the Badminton Asia Championships here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
IPL: Punjab trounce Delhi by 10 wickets
Mohali, April 30 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IPL: Kings XI Punjab dismiss Delhi Daredevils for 67
Mohali, April 30 (IANS) Medium-pacer Sandeep Sharma picked up four wickets as Kings XI Punjab bundled Delhi Daredevils out for a mere 67 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Rs 2 lakh compensation for Delhi blaze victim kin: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the family of the victim of a blaze that gutted more than 30 shanties here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPI-M looking into 'attack' on former Bengal minister by Trinamool
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 30 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader and former West Bengal Minister Ashok Bhattacharya, who was hospitalised after Trinamool Congress councillors allegedly "attacked" him at a meeting of the Siliguri civic body, on Sunday said his party is looking into the incident.
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gopalakrishnan to be IIT Kharagpur distinguished professor
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Former Director at Tata Sons Ltd R Gopal Gopalakrishnan is set to join IIT Kharagpur as a distinguished professor, the institute's director said on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Education
Tourists cheer as rain brings down mercury in Himachal
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) Rains brought down mercury in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, bringing cheers to thousands of tourists who have thronged the hill stations to escape the heat wave in the northern plains. Higher reaches saw mild snow.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IPL: Punjab bundle out Delhi for 67
Mohali, April 30 (IANS) Medium-pacer Sandeep Sharma picked up four wickets as Kings XI Punjab bundled out Delhi Daredevils for a mere 67 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'Dynamic' daily fuel pricing in some cities from Monday
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) State-run oil marketers will roll out a dynamic fuel pricing pilot project from May 1 in five cities where the price of transport fuels would be changed daily so as to better cope with volatility in global crude oil prices.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India must take part in Champions Trophy, feels Ramachandra Guha
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Ramachandra Guha, part of the four-member Committee of Administrators (COA), appointed by the Supreme Court to supervise the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Sunday tweeted in his personal capacity that India must take part in the ICC Champions Trophy.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Amy Childs welcomes first child
London, April 30 (IANS) TV personality-model-fashion designer Amy Childs welcomed her first child, a girl, on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Two members of 'Ambulance' gang arrested, looted jewellery recovered
Ghaziabad, April 30 (IANS) Two members of a gang of robbers, who moved about in an ambulance to dodge the police, were arrested and gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 20 lakh stolen from a businessman's house here in February recovered, police said Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JNU teachers condemn JNUTA, Leftist students
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A group of JNU teachers on Sunday came in support of their peer who had found his car's windshield broken after he addressed a memorial meeting organised for the 25 CRPF soldiers killed by Maoists in Sukma of Chhattisgarh last Monday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Ex-East Bengal football captain Shanto Mitra dead
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Former Indian national team assistant coach and East Bengal captain Shanto Mitra died at a city hospital here on Sunday following prolonged illness, club sources said.
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Study Nanaji Deshmukh's life to understand BJP ideology: Amit Shah
Jammu, April 30 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that those who want to learn about the party's ideology and evolution must study the life and works of Nanaji Deskmukh.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Assam gets its first Shatabdi Express
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Assam on Sunday got its first Shatabdi Express with Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain flagging off the train from Dibrugarh. The new Shatabdi Express train (No. 12085/12086) will run between Dibrugarh and Guwahati.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shimla's Coffee House culture may lose steam, say veterans
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) The famed Indian Coffee House on The Mall here will start serving from Monday snacks other than south Indian delicacies as well. The old-timers are distinctly unhappy.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Mani targets Congressmen, says they misbehave with women
Munnar (Kerala), April 30 (IANS) Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani, who is facing the flak for his disparaging remarks on women plantation workers, on Sunday said the Congress has a bad track record of misbehaving with women not just in Kerala, but across India.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ghaziabad gets new SP City
Ghaziabad, April 30 (IANS) IPS officer Akash Tomar, appointed Ghaziabad's Superintendent of Police, City in the major administrative reshuffle by Uttar Pradesh's Yogi Aditynath government, has taken over charge.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
'Ricksharani' pays tribute to 'rickshaw-walas'
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Sasha Chettri, the face of Airtel 4G, is set to unveil an album titled "Ricksharani", which is an ode to rickshaw drivers.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Accounts sans FATCA certification to be blocked from Monday
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Accounts of those individuals and entities who have not provided self-certification by April 30 will be blcked by the Indian government from Monday, it has been announced.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
India record facile 3-0 win over New Zealand in Azlan Shah tie
Ipoh (Malaysia), April 30 (IANS) India recorded a facile 3-0 victory over New Zealand in their second match of the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
Mladenovic ends Sharapova's bid for title in tour return
Stuttgart (Germany), April 30 (IANS) Snuffing Russian Maria Sharapova's bid to win her first tournament after serving out a 15-month doping ban, France's Kristina Mladenovic rallied for a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory to reach the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix here.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Golfer Kapur wins second Asian Tour title
Miaoli (Chinese Taipei), April 30 (IANS) Shiv Kapur of India ended an 11-year and four months wait for a second Asian Tour title when he claimed a convincing victory at the inaugural Yeangder Heritage here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Miami,Sports,Golf
Salman's 'Tubelight' might not release on Eid in Pakistan
Lahore, April 30 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khans highly anticipated film "Tubelight" might not release in Pakistan around the Eid as a few local filmmakers and organisations have demanded the release of the film in the country be put on hold.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US, South Korea end annual military drills
Seoul, April 30 (IANS) South Korea and the US on Sunday ended their annual joint military exercise, the biggest ever drill of its kind, amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.
2017-04-30
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Naval Commanders' Conference to review security, way ahead
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Indian Navy chief and senior commanders will come together to discuss the navy's activities of the last six months at a Naval Commanders' Conference here during May 2-5, said an official release.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Le Pen proposes two-currency system as 'euro is dead'
Paris, April 30 (IANS) French far-right National Front leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Sunday proposed a dual currency system for France, a national currency for its home economy and another for international trade as, in her opinion, the "euro is dead".
2017-04-30
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Punjab win toss, opt to bowl vs Delhi
Mohali, April 30 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper Glenn Maxwell won the toss and opted to field against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Create moments that touch viewers' heart, Ray's advice to Aparna Sen
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) "Have you managed to create any moments or not," auteur Satyajit Ray had asked actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen in 1981 when she had just finished making her debut feature "36 Chowringhee Lane".
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajamouli thanks 'Baahubali' fans for support
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli has thanked the fans of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" for their support after the films release.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
43 militants killed in Afghan operation
Kabul, April 30 (IANS) At least 43 militants were killed in military operations in Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Lata Mangeshkar pays tribute to Dadasaheb Phalke
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar paid a tribute to filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke, fondly known as the father of Indian cinema, on the occasion of his 148th birth anniversary on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico win their La Liga matches
Madrid, April 30 (IANS) FC Barcelona and Real Madrid maintained their neck and neck race to the top of the Liga Santander with both sides claiming important wins, though in different style.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Trade, terror to be focus of Modi-Erdogan talks
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Economic ties and cooperation in the fight against terrorism are expected to dominate the bilateral talks Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have here on Monday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Protectionism could hit Indian exports, says Ficci survey
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The protectionist trends gaining strength in the developed world could have an adverse impact on India's export performance, industry lobby Ficci said on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rasika's wish to experiment with comedy comes true
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal always had a desire to experiment with comedy on screen, and is now happy to see her dreams come true.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Monaco beat Toulouse in Ligue 1
Paris, April 30 (IANS) Kylian Mbappe earned leaders Monaco a strong comeback in their 3-1 home win against Toulouse, moving a step further towards their first Ligue 1 title since 2000, while bottom-ranked Bastia bagged three points from their 1-0 victory over Rennes.
2017-04-30
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Bayern Munich seals record fifth straight Bundesliga title
Istanbul, April 30 (IANS) Bayern Munich sealed the Bundesliga title for the fifth consecutive season after thrashing Wolfsburg 6-0 at the Volkswagen Arena here.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Telangana assembly passes amendment to Land Acquisition Act
Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) The Telangana assembly on Sunday passed amendments to the Land Acquisition Act sent back by the Law Ministry, amid protests by the Congress demanding a discussion on farmers' problems.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Ex-East Bengal football captain Shanto Mitra dead
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Former Indian national team assistant coach and East Bengal captain Shanto Mitra died here on Sunday following a prolonged illness, club sources said.
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Dump VIP culture, embrace 'EPI', says Modi (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Calling for cleansing the Indian psyche of the "deeply entrenched" VIP culture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said 'VIP' must be replaced by 'EPI' -- Every Person is Important.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Science/Tech,Technology
Study suggests new approach to assess vulnerability of bridges
San Francisco, April 30 (IANS) Analysis considering a range of flood scenarios, as opposed to a single 100-year threshold, could be more robust and accurate about vulnerability of bridges, according to a study.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Harry Potter, mugwumps and man called Boris dominate Britain campaigning
London, April 30 (IANS) The first full week of campaigning ahead of snap general election in Britain has ended with headlines dominated by a quirky insult hurtled by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
In UP, it's saffron, saffron and more saffron
Lucknow, April 30 (IANS) In Uttar Pradesh, every change in government inevitably comes with a change in -- well, colour. And in "Yogi Raj" the colour is assertively saffron: From jackets, saris and turbans to upholstery, towels and even microphone wires wrapped in saffron cloth.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Nine Haqqani militants killed in Afghan air strikes
Kabul, April 30 (IANS) Nine Haqqani Network militants were killed in two airstrikes within the last 24 hours in Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bullies, victims want plastic surgery: Research
London, April 30 (IANS) School bullies and victims are more likely to want plastic surgery than other teenagers, a new research by the University of Warwick in the UK has found.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
11 die in Pakistan accident
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) At least 11 persons were killed on Sunday when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, police said.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese industries continue expanding at slower pace
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) Chinese industries maintained expansion in April, although at a slower pace than March, with 52.2 points on the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), 0.6 points less than March, authorities said on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
South Asia satellite a boon for the entire region: Modi
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the 'South Asia Satellite' to be launched by India on May 5, will go a long way in addressing the region's economic and developmental priorities.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Zayn Malik injures his foot
New York, April 30 (IANS) Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik had to be wheeled into his girlfriend and model Gigi Hadid's apartment here after he injuried his left foot.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
SRK meets his 'fav' Warren Beatty
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan met his favourite star -- Hollywood legend Warren Beatty.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Far from Maharashtra, Marathi flourishes Down Under (Societal Feature) (May 1 is Maharashtra Day)
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) A group of migrant Maharashtrians, separated by some 10,000 km of oceans and nations, have joined hands to keep Marathi language, culture and traditions alive in far away Australia.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diaspora,Education,Human Interest/Society
Miley Cyrus immortalises her pup with tattoo
Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Singer-actress Miley Cyrus has immortalised her Shetland sheepdog, Emu, by inking his face on her body.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
White House Correspondents' Dinner pokes fun at Trump in his absence
Washington, April 30 (IANS) The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner took place here with journalists and comedians poking fun at President Donald Trump for skipping the event.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Justin Bieber doing his own laundry in hotel
Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber is doing his own laundry while staying at a luxury hotel here.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Step out of your comfort zone this vacation: Modi
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Buy a general coach ticket and board any train, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' asked the youths on Sunday, urging them to step out of their comfort zone and try something new this vacation season.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Singer Ciara Wilson welcomes second child
Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Singer Ciara Wilson has welcomed her second child -- a daughter named Sienna Princess Wilson.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Kendall 'jealous' of Emily Ratajkowski's physique
Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Kendall Jenner is reportedly jealous of actress Emily Ratajkowskis physique. The model-reality TV star has been working out to get Ratajkowski's famous "ab crack".
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Now full priority to next two Telugu projects: Prabhas
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) Actor Prabhas, who is finally relieved of the "Baahubali" franchise after spending nearly five years of his career, says he will now shift his full focus to his upcoming two Telugu projects.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Working on 'Housefull 4', says Sajid Khan
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Sajid Khan's comedy film "Housefull" completed seven years of its release on Sunday, and the filmmaker says he is working on the fourth instalment of the franchise.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Yeidhavan' powered by realistic action: Kalaiarasan
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) Actor Kalaiarasan says his forthcoming Tamil thriller "Yeidhavan", which is slated for May 5 release, is fuelled by some risky yet realistic action scenes which were performed without body doubles or protective gear.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Snoop Dogg debuts autobiographical film
Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Rapper Snoop Dogg has debuted his autobiographical film "COOLAID: The Movie", which chronicles his life and the pivotal moments that led to the rise of his music empire.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Is there a positive side to worrying?
New York, April 30 (IANS) A new study by a psychology professor at the University of California - Riverside shows that there is a positive side to worrying.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Nature is changing its rules: Modi
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of climate change in his monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday and said this could also be a chance to be sensitive.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
'RSS government' will never recognise progressive writers: Nayantara Sahgal (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A member of the Nehru-Gandhi family and one of India's foremost writers with feminist concerns, Nayantara Sahgal returned her Sahitya Akademi award in 2015 to protest against rising intolerance in the country. Will she ever accept a recognition from the state again? Never!
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Baahubali' let Telugu cinema grow by leaps and bounds: Chiranjeevi
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) Megastar Chiranjeevi on Sunday said S.S. Rajamoulis "Baahubali" franchise has let Telugu cinema grow beyond ones imagination.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Material that changes properties according to environment developed
New York, April 30 (IANS) Inspired by the jelly-like jaw of a sea worm, researchers have developed a new material that becomes hard or flexible depending on the environment around it and can be used in soft robotics.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Indie cinema in India is still struggling: Vinay Pathak
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Actor Vinay Pathak, who has acted in critically acclaimed films like "Bheja Fry" and "Khosla Ka Ghosla", says no matter how much people talk about blurring lines between mainstream and indie cinema in India, the struggling phase of the latter continues.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man killed in Delhi blaze
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A 50-year-old man was killed in a blaze which gutted more than 30 shanties here on Sunday, a police official said.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress party polls should not end up in fracas, says Antony
Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Sunday asked his partymen to ensure that the upcoming organisational polls, if they take place, should not end up in fracas.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Time to replace VIP with EPI: Modi
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid stress on the need for weeding out the VIP culture that was deep imbedded in people's minds and called for giving importance to all Indians.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sexism cost Barbra Streisand multiple Oscar nominations
New York, April 30 (IANS) Singer-actress-filmmaker Barbra Streisand believes sexism cost her Oscar nominations for 1983 film "Yentl" and 1991 romantic drama "The Prince of Tides".
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Satyajit Ray was not apolitical, says Aparna Sen
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Auteur Satyajit Ray was not "apolitical" and portrayed it in his films, says actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen.
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
New President: Regional satraps keen non-Congress candidate (News Analysis)
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) With the countdown to the battle for Raisina Hill having already started, leaders of "secular" parties are making a beeline to 10, Janpath, to discuss ways to counter the Modi-Shah juggernaut through a consensus candidate for India's top constitutional post when President Pranab Mukherjee's term ends in July.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi wishes Gujarat, Maharashtra on their Foundation Day
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted Gujarat and Maharashtra on the eve of their Foundation Day on May 1.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
'Drugs replacing AK-47s as new weapon among Punjab's youth'
Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) Having undergone the blood-soaked and emotionally-scarring era of partition and the turbulent 15 years of terrorism -- during which over 25,000 lives were lost -- as well as other upheavals, Punjab is now grappling with a major problem: Drugs. An author who lived through the turbulent times in the 1980s has now warned that the state could be headed for another downward spiral if corrective measures are not immediately taken.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Global cues, Q4 results to chart course of equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Global cues, especially the upcoming US Federal Reserve's rate-setting meet, are likely to chart the course of major domestic equity indices during the week starting May 2, 2017.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RERA: Real estate sector poised for urban renaissance (Comment: Special to IANS)
Come May 1 and the much-awaited Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) is expected to usher in an urban renaissance in India. There is a certain palpable sense of excitement among all the stakeholders as 2016 ended on a dismal note for the real estate sector, thanks to demonetisation.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to White House
Washington, April 30 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has invited his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, an official statement announced.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Pope urges international mediation over N.Korea crisis
London, April 30 (IANS) Pope Francis has called for international mediation to ease escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear activity, the media reported on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Diplomacy
5-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan sea area
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) A 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the sea area off the coast of Taidong county in Taiwan on Sunday morning, according to the measurement of the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC).
2017-04-30
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Literary 'links': A round of golf through popular literature (Column: Bookends)
Involving traversing fairways bounded by roughs and hazards for the unwary, a progressive set of goals to achieve through varying levels of difficulty, and performers of varying calibre and skill, golf might be the sport most approximating our life. But strangely, golf's appearances in fiction have not been commensurate with the resemblance -- though it has not been entirely absent.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Opinion/Commentary,Sports
New eye test may detect early signs of glaucoma
London, April 30 (IANS) Researchers have developed a simple eye test that could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma, by detecting the onset of the disease at a very early stage.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Rohtang Pass reopened for motorists
Manali, April 30 (IANS) The majestic snow-marooned Rohtang Pass, located at an altitude of 13,050 feet in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, has been reopened for motorists after four months of closure, officials said here on Sunday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Partly cloudy Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Sunday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 24.3 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of season, the Met office said.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Suneet Varma displays couture extravaganza in Capital
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Ace designer Suneet Varma showcased his couture collection for the Capital city's fashionista that focused on western silhouettes and the traditional craftsmanship of couture.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Getting loans tough without lenders' protection under RERA
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Developers on Sunday expressed apprehensions that they may face difficulties to obtain credit for projects unless lenders' interest is protected under the Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA), 2016, which will come into full effect from Monday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Asean urges N.Korea to comply with international obligations
Manila, April 30 (IANS) Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have urged North Korea to seriously comply with international obligations and voiced concerns over Pyongyang's test-firing of mid-range ballistic missiles.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Diplomacy
3 killed in fire by phone charger in Morocco
Rabat, April 30 (IANS) Three people were killed and four others injured in a fire caused by a phone charger in the Moroccan city of Azilal, police said.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tokyo subway shut after failed N.Korean missile test
London, April 30 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe branded North Korea a "grave threat" during his visit to London, after a failed missile test resulted in the shut down of a Tokyo subway, the media reported.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security
Trump marks 100 days in office, slams media
Washington, April 30 (IANS) US President Donald Trump marked his 100th day in office in a rally in Pennsylvania, where he focused on his long-running antagonism with the news media and also touted his administration's "historic progress", a report said.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
Leonardo DiCaprio, Nina Agdal spotted kissing
New York, April 30 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted kissing model and his girlfriend Nina Agdal here.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
8 die as military plane crashes in Cuba
Havana, April 30 (IANS) A Cuban military plane crashed on Saturday morning in Artemisa province, killing eight members of the military on board, state media said.
2017-04-30
Category: International, Cuba,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pierce Brosnan was frustrated with his James Bond films
Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan says he was frustrated that his James Bond films wasn't "gritty and real".
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump skips media dinner to hold rally in Pennsylvania
Washington, April 30 (IANS) US President Donald Trump skipped the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night and instead held a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with the aim of reminding some of his most ardent supporters that he has kept his campaign promises.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
Elton John will be back touring in June
London, April 30 (IANS) Legendary singer Elton John, who was hospitalised for a bacterial infection, says he will return to hectic performing schedule soon.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
59% Americans uneasy about Trump's approach on Syria: Poll
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Nearly six in 10 Americans feel uneasy about US President Donald Trump's approach towards handling the situation in Syria, according to a new CBS News poll.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
Katie Price wants to judge ' Strictly Come Dancing'
Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) British TV personality and glamour model Katie Price has revealed that she wants to star as a judge on "Strictly Come Dancing"
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Thousands of pro-climate, anti-Trump protesters march in Washington
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Thousands of people from all over the US marched on Saturday in favour of protecting the environment while slamming the effects that President Donald Trump's policies will have on the climate and on the health of Americans.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Billy Ray Cyrus changes name
Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) American singer Billy Ray Cyrus is legally changing his name to Cyrus later this year.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Le Pen always wanted France to abandon EU: Hollande
Brussels, April 30 (IANS) The French President accused the French National Front leader and presidential candidate on Saturday of "camouflaging" her intention of pulling France out of the European Union (EU) because she is aware that is not the true wish of the people and that the idea "is frightening".
2017-04-30
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Katy Perry surprises fans with Cherry Pies
Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry gave her fans a taste of some cherry pie.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
First Lady mostly absent from White House during first 100 days
Washington, April 30 (IANS) The First Lady of United States arrived at the White House with President Donald Trump on Inauguration Day but has been mostly absent ever since and continues to live in New York with her only child.
2017-04-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
IPL: Gujarat vs Mumbai scoreboard
Rajkot, April 30 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard between Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IPL: Mumbai beat Gujarat in thrilling clash
Rajkot, April 30 (IANS) Excellent bowling buy Jasprit Bumrah in the Super Over saw Mumbai Indians edge out a brave Gujarat Lions in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Saturday evening.
2017-04-30
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Military staff at Rashtrapati Bhavan serve with professionalism: President
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday commended the military staff deployed at Rastrapati Bhavan for carrying out their duties with professionalism and swiftness.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
ED chief seeks independent power for agency
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Enforcement Directorate chief Karnal Singh on Saturday requested the government "empower" his agency to register and pursue cases independently even after courts quash any of them registered initially by other investigating authority.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Third Keralite IS activist killed in Afghanistan
Kasargode (Kerala), April 29 (IANS) A third youth from Kerala who ran away to join the Islamic State terror group in Afghanistan has been killed there, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Two villagers killed in Manipur crossfire
Imphal/Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Two villagers in Manipur's Churachandpur district were killed in cross-fire when militants ambushed security personnel near the international border on Saturday, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Digvijaya Singh removed as Goa, Karnataka in-charge
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday replaced General Secretary Digvijaya Singh as in-charge of poll-bound Karnataka as well as Goa, where it failed to form government despite emerging as the single-largest party.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Separatists using Kashmiri people as scapegoats, no talks with them: Ram Madhav
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said the separatists in the Kashmir Valley are using people as "scapegoats" and reiterated the government's stand of having no talks with them
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
EC to hold 'open challenge' on EVM tampering
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) With some opposition leaders alleging tampering and hacking of electronic voting machines (EVMs), the Election Commission on Saturday said it will soon throw an "open challenge" to prove if the machines could be tampered with.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Trinamool-BJP activists clash in Howrah, RAF deployed
Howrah (West Bengal) April 29 (IANS) A clash broke out between activists of the BJP and the ruling Trinamool Congress in front of a police station in West Bengal's Howrah on Saturday, and police had to carry out a baton charge to control the situation, a senior police officer said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru FC finish 4th in I-League
Bengaluru, April 29 (IANS) Bengaluru FC finished-off their I-League football campaign at the fourth spot as they defeated Churchill Brothers 3-0 in their last match.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Shaikh leads on Day 1 at JK Tyre Vroom Rush
Bengaluru, April 29 (IANS) Mumbai's Iqbal Shaikh proved to be the consummate drag racer on the opening day of the JK Tyre Vroom Quarter-Mile Rush here on Saturday, winning as many as three different categories and finishing third in another race on an action-packed day.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
All Kashmiri stone-pelters not anti-nationals: CPI
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Urging the Union government to open the doors for talks with all stakeholders, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Saturday said that all stone-pelters in Kashmir cannot be treated as anti-nationals.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Madhusudan Mistry made member of Congress election authority
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday appointed Madhusudan Mistry as member of the party's central election authority (CEA), which is headed by Mullapally Ramachandran.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: Gujarat register 153/9 against Mumbai
Rajkot, April 29 (IANS) Gujarat Lions recovered from a top-order batting collapse to post 153/9 in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Made mistakes, will introspect, says Kejriwal after poll drubbing, BJP terms it 'new drama'
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Chastened by his party's massive defeat in the civic polls, Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accepted that he has made "mistakes" and said the party will introspect and "course correct".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Muscular Dystrophy case treated with stem cell therapy
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A 20-year-old man suffering from Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) -- a condition which slowly weakens and degenerates all the muscles of the body leading to disability -- was treated using stem cell therapy at a city-based hospital here.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ruling party, opposition like two wheels of a chariot: Anand Sharma
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Rajya Sabha's Deputy Leader of Opposition Anand Sharma on Saturday said ruling and opposition parties are like two wheels of a chariot, necessary to run democracy, a statement said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Haryana Lokayukta marks probe into arms licence for 'underage' Soha Ali Khan
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) Haryana's Lokayukta has marked an investigation into the grant of an arms licence to actress Soha Ali Khan by the authorities in Gurugram (earlier Gurgaon) in 1996 when she was underage.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vettel takes pole position for Russian GP
Sochi, April 29 (IANS) Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel secured the pole position for the 2017 Formula 1 VTB Russian Grand Prix after leading the official qualifier laps here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Motorsports
EVM means 'Every Vote for Modi', says Yogi Adityanath
Gorakhpur, April 29 (IANS) Amid opposition accusations of tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) to favour the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday the Delhi civic polls had proved that the EVM stands for "Every Vote for Modi".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
I-League: East Bengal thrash Mumbai to end strongly
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) East Bengal ended their I-League campaign on a rousing note, thrashing a rather disjointed Mumbai FC 4-0 in their final game of the competition at the Cooperage Stadium here on Saturday evening.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Odisha clears nine investment proposals
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday approved nine projects with an investment of Rs 1,770.43 crore.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Striking teacher breaks 24-day old fast after Kejriwal promises campus
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A teacher of the G.B. Pant Engineering College teacher ended his 24-day hunger strike for better campus facilities on Saturday, after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured him land for campus and an inquiry against the corrupt officials.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Bhutan government planning to save BBIN bill from being scrapped
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) The Bhutan government is preparing to move a motion to withdraw the controversial Motor Vehicle Agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) during the joint sitting of the Parliament next month, in order to save it from being scrapped in Parliament, a media report said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Bhutan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Odisha launches action plan to reduce migration
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced a special action plan to reduce migration problem in the state and create livelihood opportunities.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Domestic manufacturing to be given preference: DIPP Secretary
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The government is considering a proposal to give preference to domestic manufacturing in public procurement, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Solution to triple talaq should come from within Muslim community: Modi
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Urged Muslims to not take the issue of triple talaq "into the realm of politics", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that given India's "great tradition", he is sure that solution to issues like it will come from within the Muslim community only.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Digvijaya Singh removed as Goa, Karnataka in-charge
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday replaced Digvijaya Singh as general secretary in-charge of poll-bound Karnataka as well as Goa, where the party failed to form government despite emerging as the largest single party.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tax on agro-income intended to finish farmers: Congress
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The proposal to tax agricultural income was a "plan to finish off the farmers" in the country, Congress' Maharashtra's leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New Ghaziabad DM, SSP take charge
Ghaziabad, April 29 (IANS) Ghaziabad's new District Magistrate Ministi S. and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) H.N. Singh took charge of their posts on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dawn leaks: Sharif sacks special adviser, army rejects move
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday approved the sacking of his Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi due to his alleged role in "Dawn leaks", but the countrys army rejected the directives as "incomplete".
2017-04-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Para legal volunteers doing 'super divine duty': CJI
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Chief Justice of India, Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar on Saturday expressed appreciation for the "super divine duty" of para legal volunteers towards many poor, helpless, and deprived people who are the "main clients of the Indian judicial system".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hindu temple desecrated in Sindh
Karachi, April 29 (IANS) Police have registered cases of blasphemy and terrorism against unidentified men for smashing idols at a Hindu temple in Sindh. The broken idols were found in a sewerage line on Saturday morning.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cloudy Saturday in Delhi, rain and dust storm likely on Sunday
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A dust storm on Saturday evening and cloudy skies most of the day on Saturday brought some respite to Delhi residents from the scorching sun while the maximum temperature settled at 39.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the average, the Met office said. Light rain or dust storm is also likely on Sunday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Amit Shah in Jammu, asks partymen to reach out to Valley
Jammu, April 29 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday advised party leaders and ministers in Jammu and Kashmir to reach out to people, especially in the Valley, in order to address issues in the wake of the prolonged unrest in the region.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Two villagers killed in Manipur cross-fire
Imphal, April 29 (IANS) Two villagers in Manipur's Churachandpur district were killed in cross-fire when militants ambushed security personnel near the international border on Saturday, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RCB not in race for IPL-10 play-offs, says Kohli
Pune, April 29 (IANS) Conceding that the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are virtually out of the race for the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs, courtesy another pathetic batting display, skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said the team can only learn from such experiences.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Assam DSP arrested for objectionable comment against woman BJP lawmaker
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) A Deputy Superintendent (DSP) of Assam Police was arrested on Saturday for making an objectionable comment on social media against a woman legislator of the ruling BJP, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US carrier Carl Vinson stages war drills with S. Korean Navy
Seoul, April 29 (IANS) The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier on Saturday started a joint naval drill with the South Korean Navy in the East Sea amid heightened tensions from North Korea's failed ballistic missile launch earlier in the morning, defence officials here said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BSE launches disaster recovery centre in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 29 (IANS) The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Saturday launched its Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC) here, a statement said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Bengal students write slang, love poems in exam, 10 suspended (Lead, correcting name in para two)
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) At least 10 students of a college in West Bengal were suspended for writing about love, Hindi and Bengali film songs and poems instead of answers to questions in their semester exams.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Electricity generation grows 4.7% in 2016-17
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The electricity generation from thermal, hydro, nuclear and import from Bhutan grew by 4.7 per cent to 1,159.83 billion units (BU) in 2016-17 as compared to 1,107.82 BU generated in the previous year, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
IPL-10: Pune-Bangalore scoreboard
Pune, April 29 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Undertrial shot dead in Rohini court
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) An undertrial in a murder case was shot dead outside a district court complex here in Rohini on Saturday while being brought for a hearing, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Gujarat opt to bat against Mumbai
Rajkot, April 29 (IANS) Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina won the toss and elected to bat against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday evening.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'More coal imports could end Goa's famous dolphin sighting tours'
Panaji, April 29 (IANS) Dredging of the sea bed near Goa's Mormugao Port Trust, to facilitate expansion of the port's privately operated coal-handling berths may sound the death-knell for Goa's dolphin-sighting tours, which are a hit with tourists, WWF has said.A
2017-04-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Aim to collect Rs 19-20 lakh cr in taxes in 2017-18: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government expects to collect Rs 19-20 lakh crore in direct and indirect taxes in 2017-18, which could further increase if greater compliance was ensured.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL-10: Comprehensive Pune dash RCB's hopes of play-offs
Pune, April 29 (IANS) Any hopes Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had of qualifying for the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs virtually ended after they lost by 61 runs to Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Katheria likely to be next UP BJP chief
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Former Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria, who has stirred controveries in the past with his remarks, is likely to be the Bharatiya Janata Party's next Uttar Pradesh chief, informed sources said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women go for luxury brands due to social circle: Study
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) When it comes to buying high-end bags, most of old school shoppers go for luxury products because of their social circle, a survey has revealed.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
God rejects fanaticism, says Pope at Cairo mass
Cairo, April 29 (IANS) Pope Francis warned against religious fanaticism and sent a message of tolerance and co-existence as he celebrated a mass at a stadium in Cairo on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Egypt,Religion
'Hum Paanch' to return to small screen
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Popular comedy show "Hum Paanch" will be back on the small screen but with a modern twist.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
I miss seeing pure dancing in Bollywood: Shiamak Davar
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) On World Dance Day, National Award-winning choreographer Shiamak Davar said choreography in Bollywood has become more structured, but feels "pure dancing" has been replaced by technology.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Five ragpickers drown in drain
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Five ragpickers, including three minors, were drowned in a drain in west Delhi on Saturday, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 lakh firms not filing tax returns being monitored: Revenue Secretary
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The government is closely monitoring around nine lakh registered companies that had stopped filing annual tax returns with the Corporate Affairs Ministry after their registration, Union Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man morphing woman's picture, making pornographic video arrested
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) A man was arrested on Saturday from West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district for allegedly making a morphed pornographic video using the picture of a local woman, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways to face Haryana in final of women's hockey championship
Rohtak (Haryana), April 29 (IANS) The Railway Sports Promotion Board and hosts Hockey Haryana entered the final of Hockey India's women 7th senior national championship 'A Division following wins over Hockey Madhya Pradesh and Association of Indian Universities here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Hockey
Dhingra Commission political vendetta: Congress
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday termed as "political vendetta" the Dhingra Commission set up by Haryana's BJP government to probe some land deals in the state including those of a company of party President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
24 killed in Kyrgyzstan landslide
Bishkek, April 29 (IANS) At least 24 persons were killed in a landslide that swept over a part of a village in southern Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, the Emergencies Ministry said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Le Pen to appoint ex-rival as PM if elected
Paris, April 29 (IANS) French Front National (FN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced on Saturday that she would appoint defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her Prime Minister if she is elected President.
2017-04-29
Category: International, France,Politics
Indian-American jailed for selling illegal pills, loses citizenship
Washington, April 29 (IANS) A 29-year-old Indian-American was stripped of his US citizenship after being sentenced for more than five years in jail for conspiring to illegally distribute male enhancement pills imported from China.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Jacqueline to decide look for hosting Bieber in India next week
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says she will be meeting Hollywood fashion stylist Paris Libby in London next week to discuss her look to host Grammy Award winner and global pop sensation Justin Bieber during his India tour.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I will always be proud of you: Deepika to Dinesh Vijan
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Actrss Deepika Padukone, who is the part of special song that she did for Dinesh Vijan for his directorial debut "Raabta", says that she feels proud of the filmmaker.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India, Britain draw in Azlan Shah tie
Ipoh (Malaysia), April 29 (IANS) India were held to a 2-2 draw by Britain in the opening match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
EU leaders adopt 'tough' Brexit guidelines at summit
London, April 29 (IANS) European Union leaders on Saturday unanimously agreed to "tough" negotiating guidelines for Brexit talks, suggesting that they will demand Britain agree on payments to the bloc before considering a new trade deal.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bengal students write slang, love poems in exam, 10 suspended
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) At least 10 students of a college in West Bengal were suspended for writing about love, Hindi and Bengali film songs and poems instead of answers to questions in their semester exams.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
INLD threatens to stop Punjab vehicles on July 10 over SYL
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) Haryana's opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Saturday announced that its activists will stop all vehicles entering the state from Punjab at the Shambhu barrier near Ambala on July 10 as part of its demonstrations to push for the SYL canal.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Interesting days ahead for world cricket (Column: Just Sport)
Listening to and reading what the head of the Committee of Administrators (COA) Vinod Rai has been saying on sharing of the revenues with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Indian board, it appears he is neither talking like an accountant nor as an administrator.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Seven held with demonetised notes of Rs 96.9 lakh in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 29 (IANS) Seven persons, including one from Kerala, were arrested here with demonetised notes of the face value of Rs 96.9 lakh, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Harikrishna shares spoils in Round 7 of Shamkir Chess
Shamkir (Azerbaijan), April 29 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna played out a hard-fought draw against World No. 20 Radoslaw Wojtaszek in his seventh round encounter at the Shamkir Chess 2017 tournament here.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Sports,Other Sports
India to provide Rs 350 mn to descendants of Bangladeshi freedom fighters
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) India will give Rs 350 million to descendants of freedom fighters in the next five years under the new 'Muktijodha scholarship scheme for Bangladesh, Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
I-League: Aizawl eye history as Bagan hope for miracle (Preview)
Kolkata/Shillong, April 29 (IANS) Surprise league leaders Aizawl FC will need at least a draw against Shillong Lajong to script history, while former champions Mohun Bagan face a must-win home tie against Chennai City FC on the final day of the I-League football season on Sunday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
India hands over Pakistani teen who inadvertently crossed border
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday handed over a Pakistani teen who had crossed into Indian territory inadvertently in the Abohar sector in Punjab, a BSF official said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
EC may call all-party meeting over EVM controversy
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) The Election Commission of India may soon call a meeting of all political parties in order to convince and assure them that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) cannot be hacked, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Jet pilots' union defers decision
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Jet Airways' pilots union has deferred its decision of not operating flights with foreign pilots from May 1, sources said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Walmart to open 50 new stores in India
Hyderabad, April 29 (IANS) Global retail giant Walmart will set up 50 new stores across India, including 10 in Telangana, over the next three to four years, a top company official said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
'Baahubali...' game changer for Indian movies, says Mahesh Bhatt (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" will redefine Indian cinema.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Child with craniovertebral junction cured through rare surgery
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A four and a half year old child with severe disability of craniovertebral junction (CVJ) -- where the skull and upper cervical spine are joined together -- has been cured through a rare surgery, doctors said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India, Britain draw in Azlan Shah tie
Ipoh (Malaysia), April 29 (IANS) India were held to a 2-2 draw by Britain in the opening match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
Over 1,600 detained in Turkey's security operation
Ankara, April 29 (IANS) A total of 1,628 people were detained during a massive security operation across Turkey, security forces said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Judo training centres to be opened in Guwahati, Aizawl
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Judo Federation of India (JFI) on Saturday announced that it will open training centres in Guwahati and Aizawl in the next few days for providing best training facilities to the budding players at the club level.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kerala women workers on fast against Mani forcefully removed by police
Munnar (Kerala), April 29 (IANS) Two women plantation workers on an indefinite fast demanding an apology and the resignation of State Power Minister M.M. Mani for his disparaging remarks against them were on Saturday forcefully taken by police to the hospital after their health deteriorated.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Truth shall prevail, says Robert Vadra
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Saturday said that "truth shall prevail" in the allegations against him over a 2008 land deal in Haryana.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL-10: Disciplined RCB restrict Pune to 157/3
Pune, April 29 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) rode on a disciplined bowling effort to restrict Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to 157/3 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Cheated by lover, teenaged girl commits suicide
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) A teenaged girl committed suicide in West Bengal's Nadia district after her lover allegedly cheated on her and was marrying someone else, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
State BJP executive to meet in Lucknow on May 1
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) The state executive of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet here on May 1, party secretary Salil Bishnoi said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ponting feels Dhoni still has plenty to offer to Indian cricket
Sydney, April 29 (IANS) Former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting on Saturday came to India's World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's defence, saying that the experienced wicketkeeper-batsman could have a significant role to play in Indias Champions Trophy campaign in June in England.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kodanad Estate murder: Two men under scanner meet with accident
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) In a curious twist, two men suspected of involvement in the killing of a security guard at late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's Kodanad Estate met with separate road accidents, killing one of them, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhingra Commission political vendetta: Congress
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday termed "political vendetta" the Dhingra Commission, set up by Haryana's BJP government to probe some particular land deals in the state including those of a company of party President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Equities scale new highs, global cues, rupee support rally (Market Review)
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) After two consecutive weeks of losses, the Indian equity markets embraced the bulls as positive global cues and an appreciating rupee gave a fillip to investors' sentiments during the week ended Friday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Some nations hide behind technicalities to avoid acting against terror: Ansari
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that some countries come up with legal technicalities as an excuse to try to avoid committing themselves in the fight against terror.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Innovation aims to make cab rides safer for women
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) To make cab rides safer for women, students and faculty of city-based Institute of Engineering and Management have designed a contraption that prevents undesired access to women passengers.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Education
Australia interested in hosting 2022 CWG stripped from S. Africa
Canberra, April 29 (IANS) Australia is one of four nations which is interested in taking over the responsibility to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after the South African city of Durban was stripped of the event.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
I have learnt to handle criticism gracefully, says Katrina Kaif
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif says getting criticised is disheartening, but she has learnt to not "overanalyse things" and move on.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Walmart to open 50 new stores in India soon
Hyderabad, April 29 (IANS) Global retail giant Walmart will set up 50 new stores across India over the next three to four years, a top company official said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Freida Pinto proud of Dev Patel
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) India-born US-based actress Freida Pinto says she is "proud" of all the recognition her "Slumdog Millionaire" co-star and former boyfriend Dev Patel received for his critically-acclaimed drama "Lion".
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Militants explode two bombs in Manipur
Imphal, April 29 (IANS) Security personnel, including those of the Border Security Force (BSF), escaped bomb attacks by militants in Manipur on Saturday morning. There were no casualties.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi urges Muslims not to politicise triple talaq
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged Muslims not to "politicise" the triple talaq issue and requested them to come forward and find a "solution".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
EVs to be introduced on mass scale within three years: Piyush Goyal
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that the central government plans to introduce electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale within the next three years.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mortal remains of Captain Ayush Yadav consigned to flames
Kanpur, April 29 (IANS) The mortal remains of army Captain Ayush Yadav, who was killed in a militant attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, were consigned to the flames with full military honours on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Chakmas urge Mizoram CM to stop discrimination
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Alleging racial discrimination against their community in higher education policies in Mizoram, the All India Chakma Social Forum (AICSF) urged Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday to address the issue on a priority basis.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
Bonobos more closely related to humans than chimpanzees
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Bonobos may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than chimpanzees, confirms a new study.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Beijing sees April's hottest day in 66 years
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Beijing on Saturday saw April's hottest day in 66 years with the temperature soaring up to 33.1 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Undertrial shot dead in Rohini court
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) An undertrial was shot dead outside a district court complex here in Rohini on Saturday while being brought for a hearing, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Onir excited about 'Shab' world premiere in New York
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir says he is looking forward to the world premiere of his film "Shab" in New York.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bialik, Rauch renew 'The Big Bang Theory' contracts
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Actresses Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are the last cast members to finalise deals for the remaining seasons of hit TV show "The Big Bang Theory".
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trinamool Congress' Tripura leader says not joining BJP
Agartala, April 29 (IANS) Days after Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee hinted that some Tripura party leaders went to New Delhi to meet central BJP leaders, a Trinamool MLA on Saturday declared that they would not join the saffron party but were instead keen to build an "anti-Left maha jot" or grand alliance to oust the ruling Left in Tripura.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Robert Downey Jr.'s Dolittle project moved to April 2019
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Production banner Universal Pictures has moved its untitled "Doctor Dolittle" movie with actor Robert Downey Jr. up six weeks from May 24, 2019, to April 12.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BSF hands over minor intruder from Pakistan
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Saturday handed over a 15-year-old boy to Pakistani authorities. The intruder had crossed over to Indian territory by mistake in Punjab's Abohar sector, an official said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wikipedia blocked in Turkey
Ankara, April 29 (IANS) Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked online free encyclopedia Wikipedia in the country, citing administrative measures.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Technology
Indian foundry industry expects to double its revenue in three years
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) The Indian foundry industry is expected to double its revenues over the next three years with the central government's major push in railway infrastructure and defence sectors, said the Indian Institute of Foundrymen (IIF) on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Smartphone-controlled cells can treat diabetes
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Researchers in China have developed a system than enables smartphones to control release of glucose-lowering hormones in mice by engineered cells, paving the way for the development of an automated way for monitoring blood glucose levels and delivering insulin in humans too.
2017-04-29
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Farmers' income doubled in 10 years: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said the income of farmers has grown two-fold in the last 10 years and the government would continue to work to keep up the momentum in the coming years.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Sharif sacks special adviser over Dawn leak
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday approved the sacking of his Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi due to his alleged role in "leaking" to Dawn newspaper vital information from a National Security meet alleging a confrontation between the civil and military leadership.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
IPL-10: Kohli opts to field against Smith's Pune
Pune, April 29 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to field against Rising Supergiant (RPS) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Rapper DMX checks into rehab
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) After cancelling three shows due to medical emergency, rapper DMX has checked himself into rehab.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kolkata model dies in car accident, actor Vikram injured
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) A model-turned-actress from the city died while her companion, actor Vikram Chatterjee, was seriously injured in a car accident in south Kolkata on Saturday, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Thought of dealing with nepotism with 'Sarkar 3': RGV
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film "Sarkar 3", says that he has tried to tackle the issue of nepotism through his film.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
First China-Britain freight train completes round trip
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) The first freight train linking Britain directly to China reached its destination in eastern China's Yiwu city on Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre trip.
2017-04-29
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pakistan Foreign Office mum over Jindal meeting Nawaz Sharif
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office has refused to comment on the hush-hush visit of Indian steel magnate Sajjan Jindal to Murree to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, amid speculation that it was a move to revive the stalled dialogue process between the two countries.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Make your skin, hair summer ready
Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services and R&D, Kaya Limited talks about how to keep your skin looking fresh, while TONI&GUY Global Hair Ambassador, Indira Schauwecker gives you tips and tricks on how to ace the minimalistic trend, debunks some common hair myths and recommends products so you can care for your mane better.
2017-04-29
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Salman's 'Tubelight' teaser to be out next week
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says the teaser of his upcoming historical war drama film "Tubelight", which has been directed by filmmaker Kabir Khan, will be out next week.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hekmatyar calls on Taliban to lay down arms
Kabul, April 29 (IANS) In his first public appearance after 20 years, former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Saturday called on the Taliban to lay down their arms and join the peace process.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IPL-10: Delhi face Punjab in must-win tie (Preview)
Mohali, April 29 (IANS) Back from four consecutive losses, Delhi Daredevils are in a do-or-die situation when they take on struggling Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Cyprus backs India-initiated anti-terrorism convention
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus has backed the India-initiated Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) in the UN, a joint statement issued on Saturday following Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades's visit to India said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Murray enters Barcelona Open semis
Barcelona, April 29 (IANS) Andy Murray of Scotland advanced to the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament after defeating Spaniard Albert Ramos-Viñolas in a tough three-set duel that kept both players on the court for three hours.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
New space in New York will offer bespoke services: Anita Dongre
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Ace designer Anita Dongre, who has some of the glamorous Bollywood divas as her clients including Kareena Kapoor Khan and Dia Mirza, has come up with two new stores in New York and she says they will have bespoke services in bridal couture
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Four school kids injured in Patna blast
Patna, April 29 (IANS) Four school children were injured here on Saturday when a low intensity bomb exploded in a government-run middle school, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Sudarsan wins gold at Moscow sand art championship
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Odisha won the gold medal at the 10th Moscow Sand Art Championship in Russia.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife
Bhutan unable to ratify sub-regional transport accord
Kathmandu/Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) Unable to ratify the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicles agreement, Bhutan has asked the three other members to go ahead without it, leaving them in a fix, the media reported.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
If India meets renewables target, no more coal power needed till 2027
As the prospects for coal-generated electricity recede globally, India is one of the last bastions of the world's oldest, dirtiest energy source -- although construction of new coal-fired power plants is faltering.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Spain,National,Business/Economy
Villarreal thump Gijon in La Liga tie
Villarreal (Spain), April 29 (IANS) A solid Villarreal CF beat Sporting Gijon 3-1 to sustain their hopes of finishing fifth in the Spanish football league and securing a spot in next season's Europa League.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Laura Dern in contention for Academy president?
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Two-time Oscar nominee Laura Dern is reportedly in contention for the position of President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hansal Mehta's son turns director with short film on water crisis
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Hansal Mehta's son Jai Mehta makes his directorial debut with a short fiction film "Paanipath". The film is presented by his father and talks about the disturbing reality of water crisis through the victims of a flawed and politicized water management system.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sampaoli only candidate for Argentina coaching job
Buenos Aires, April 29 (IANS) Jorge Sampaoli is the sole candidate to take over as coach of Argentina's national team, according to Argentine Football Association (AFA) chief Claudio Tapia.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Would not talking to separatists help improve Kashmir situation? (News Analysis)
Srinagar, April 29 (IANS) Would the central government's assertion that talks to improve the situation in Kashmir can only be held with mainstream political parties -- and not separatists -- have a positive impact in the Valley?
2017-04-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
India to be voluntary tax compliant society: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Indicating greater compliance measures from government agencies in the days ahead, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India will be moving towards becoming a voluntary tax compliant society.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Government school teacher attacked in Delhi
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A group of youths attacked a government school teacher in south Delhi, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
'Pact on Nepal-China rail project in final stage'
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) The much-talked about pact on the Kathmandu-Kerung rail project, a cross-border rail network between Nepal and China, is in the final stage of signature, said Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
SpaceX set to launch US spy satellite on Sunday
New York, April 29 (IANS) SpaceX is set to launch on Sunday a classified mission for the US National Reconnaissance Office NRO), the agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Brazilian defender Pedro on Udinese radar
Rio de Janeiro, April 29 (IANS) Udinese are eyeing a move for highly rated Brazilian full-back Joao Pedro, according to media reports.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Myanmar plans to set up satellite system
Nay Pyi Taw, April 29 (IANS) Myanmar is planning to set up a satellite system of its own and to form a steering committee for the purpose, officials said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Science/Tech
Barcelona beat Real Madrid in clash of former stars
Beirut, April 29 (IANS) A team comprising former star footballers of multiple European champions FC Barcelona beat ex-players of fellow Spanish giants Real Madrid 3-2 here in a game billed as the "Classico of Legends".
2017-04-29
Category: International, Lebanon,Sports,Football
Overwhelmed by love and support: Ramya Krishnan
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Actress Ramya Krishnan, who plays queen Sivagami in "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", on Saturday said she is overwhelmed by the love and support people are showering on the film.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Sonam Kapoor's maternal grandmother passes away
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor on Saturday took to Twitter to share with her fans and followers the news of the demise of her maternal grandmother.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Baahubali 2' crosses Rs. 100 crore on first day
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion netted over Rs. 100 crore at the ticket window in the country on release day. Trade sources say this is the best ever opening for an Indian film. Even filmmaker Karan Johar expressed his joy over the massive opening of the film.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Vijayan yet to reinstate Senkumar as Kerala police chief
Kochi, April 29 (IANS) Five days after the Supreme Court ordered the Kerala government to re-instate T.P. Senkumar as the state police chief, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has yet to take action in the matter and is learnt to have sought fresh legal advice from experts.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
'Smartphone shipments in India grew 15% in Q1 2017'
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Smartphone shipments in India registered a growth of 15 per cent annually in the first quarter of 2017, reaching 29 million units, a report said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Lyon beat Angers in Ligue 1 game
Angers (France), April 29 (IANS) Olympique Lyon climbed to the fourth position in the French football league with a 2-1 away victory over French Cup finalists Angers SCO at the Stade Raymond Kopa here.
2017-04-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Left-handed? You are more likely to have a slender face
New York, April 29 (IANS) People with a thin lower face are about 25 per cent more likely to be left-handed, new research has found.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Driver of Jayalalithaa's Kodanad estate dies in accident
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) A former driver Kanakaraj, employed in late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's Kodanad Estate, died in a road accident on Saturday morning in Salem district, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man shot dead in Rohini court
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A man was shot dead in the Rohini Courts complex on Saturday while being brought for court hearing, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former Minister Ashwani Kumar named for Japanese honour
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Japan has named former Union Minister Ashwani Kumar for its prestigious 'Order of the Rising Sun' award for his contribution to fostering Japan-India ties, an official statement said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Rhino poaching probe handed over to CID: Bengal Minister
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The West Bengal forest department has handed over the probe into the poaching of two one-horned rhinos in the Gorumara National Park to the state CID, a minister said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Get celebrity skincare secrets to beat the heat
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) With summer come a host of skin care problems. From acne to rashes, oily skin to breakouts, it is nothing short of a nightmare so it is very important to beat the heat by altering not only your wardrobe, but also your skin care routine, says experts.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Samsung regains top spot in Q1 smartphone market
Seoul, April 29 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung Electronics regained the top status in the global smartphone market in the first quarter of the year, even before the release of its flagship Galaxy S8, a report said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi urges Muslims not to politicise triple talaq
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people from the Muslim community not to "politicise" the triple talaq issue and requested them to come forward and find a "solution".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Schalke thrash Leverkusen in German Bundesliga
Leverkusen (Germany), April 29 (IANS) Guido Burgstaller's brace helped FC Schalke 04 upset Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 in their German football league match at the Bay Arena Stadium here.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Amazon's Alexa can now whisper, bleep
New York, April 29 (IANS) In a bid to provide more natural voice experience, Amazon has introduced new "Speech Synthesis Markup Language"(SSML) features to its voice assistant Alexa that allows it to whisper, bleep and even change its pitch.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Technology
Alka Yagnik, Amit Trivedi disagree with Armaan Malik's comment on singing stars
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) It started with a Twitter face-off between actress Sonakshi Sinha and singer Armaan Malik with the latter vehemently opposing the idea of actors singing for themselves on screen. But now the issue has acquired far-reaching ramifications.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IPL: Rampaging KKR hot favourites against Hyderabad (Preview)
Hyderabad, April 29 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be hot favourites to do the double on defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two sides lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL
UP STF busts petrol pump racket, arrests 23
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested 23 persons for using chips in petrol pumps to dupe people buying fuel, an official said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former soldier pens gripping tale of cross-border love
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A retired Indian Army Brigadier has penned a fascinating love story that traverse between India and Pakistan in the backdrop of the divisive politics that has plagued the sub-continent for decades.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Prasanna thrilled to don khaki in his next
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Actor Prasanna, who will don khaki in his next yet-untitled Tamil project, is looking forward to the experience.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Akhilesh Yadav again questions credibility of EVMs
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday again questioned the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs) after the state police found a chip-like device used in stealing petrol.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sisodia denies tweeting against Anna Hazare
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday denied endorsing tweets which called social activist Anna Hazare a "fraud" and said his twitter account was hacked.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Kejriwal a dangerous idea: No establishment will let him survive (Comment: Special to IANS)
The wag has a point. The 2017 Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, we are being persistently reminded, were won by the BJP handsomely because of a single factor: a Modi wave. Fair enough. But the BJP won the two previous Delhi municipal elections also. Who generated the waves then?
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Made mistakes, will introspect & correct: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Three days after the Aam Aadmi Party's defeat in the Delhi civic polls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accepted that he has made "mistakes" and said the party will introspect and "course correct".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ecuador forward Bolanos sidelined with injury
Rio de Janeiro, April 29 (IANS) Brazil football club Gremio will be without Ecuador international forward Miller Bolanos for at least three weeks due to an injury, the Porto Alegre club has said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Testosterone increases impulsive behaviour in men: Study
New York, April 29 (IANS) The male hormone testosterone is important for sexual and reproductive development but it can also make men less likely to question their impulses, suggests new research.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I fought hard not to get typecast in Hollywood: Dave Bautista
Tokyo, April 29 (IANS) Dave Bautista thinks he is a "misfit in life", but doesnt want to be a misfit in Hollywood. The wrestler-turned-actor says he is fighting hard not to get typecast as a musclehead, and show his range as an artiste.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
This exhibition is a pictorial tale of Chanderi silk
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The overwhelming story of Chanderi silk is symbolically represented in an ongoing exhibition here under the Neel Dongre Grants for Excellence in Photography.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Judge who bailed out UP's rape accused SP leader, suspended
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) The administrative committee of the Allahabad High Court has suspended Justice Om Prakash Mishra for granting bail to former Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prajapati, accused in a gang rape case.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Five books to look forward to in May 2017
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) On an average, at least 40-50 books from leading publishers hit the stands every month. Add to this the vast number of self-published books and you will get an absolutely staggering total. How many books are you going to read in a month?
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Being part of 'Baahubali' unforgettable: Madhan Karky
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Popular writer-lyricist Madhan Karky on Saturday thanked S.S Rajamouli for giving him an opportunity to be part of the "Baahubali" franchise which he described as an "unforgettable journey".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Don't want to work with Aamir on fiction TV: Sanjeeda Sheikh
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Actors Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Sheikh became a household name through their onscreen chemistry in popular 2007 show "Kya Dill Mein Hai". However, Sanjeeda says the real life couple has not been offered another fiction show together and even she is not ready to do another daily soap with her husband.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Asean leaders' summit opens in Manila
Manila, April 29 (IANS) Southeast Asia leaders gathered here on Saturday to exchange views on how to further strengthen and make the 50-year-old Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) relevant amid challenges confronting the world.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Diplomacy
Google CEO Pichai doubles his pay package
New York, April 29 (IANS) Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai received a stock award of $198.7 million in 2016, almost double his 2015 stock award of $99.8 million, a media report said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Technology,Diaspora
Apple stops paying royalties to Qualcomm
New York, April 29 (IANS) Apple has stopped paying royalties to contract manufacturers for phone patents owned by Qualcomm over an "unresolved issue" -- a move that will hit the US-chip maker's financial results.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Melania Trump helps open garden in children's hospital
Washington, April 29 (IANS) First lady Melania Trump visited the Children's National Health System in Washington to help the hospital mark the official opening of a healing garden dedicated to all the first ladies of the US, the media reported.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Press freedom declines in US: Report
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Press freedom in the US and across the world is at its lowest point in 13 years, according to a new report by the watchdog group Freedom House.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
Artificial pancreas found safe and effective for kids
New York, April 29 (IANS) An artificial pancreas that automates blood sugar control for people with Type-1 diabetes has been found to be safe and effective in a pilot study among young children.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Who will stop the BJP? No one in sight (Column: Political Circus)
After the resounding victories of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the UP assembly and Delhi municipal elections, the party increasingly appears to be politically invincible.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Chinese FM meets Tillerson, discuss bilateral ties
United Nations, April 29 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of a UN Security Council ministerial meeting on the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
EU to discuss Brexit without UK
Brussels, April 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) countries will meet in Brussels to discuss a joint strategy for negotiations with the UK over Brexit, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Trump era: 100 days of turns, TV & twitter! (Washington Diary)
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Donald Trump has been awfully busy since he did the impossible and became the President of the United States a hundred days ago.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Guilt-free commercial dialogue writing of Salim-Javed a rarity now'
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) "Realism" has taken the "cinema" out of dialogues, and the guilt-free commercial dialogue writing of the kind popularised by Salim-Javed, the celebrated scriptwriters of the 1970s and 1980s, is rare now, believes Siddharth Singh, who has written with Garima Wahal for hit films like "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela" and "Bajirao Mastani".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kim Jong-un disrespected China with new launch: Trump
Washington, April 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that with the new ballistic missile trial, the North Korean leader has disrespected China, the media reported.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
CEO Jack Dorsey buys $9.5 mn in Twitter stock
San Francisco, April 29 (IANS) After purchasing seven million dollars worth of Twitter stock in February, CEO Jack Dorsey said he has bought another $9.5 million of the company's stock.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Deportations slow under Trump
Washington, April 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has made cracking down on illegal immigration a centrepiece of his administration, but so far his administration has deported fewer people than his predecessor, according to the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Partly cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) It was a relatively pleasant and partly cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi as minimum temperature was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of season, the Met office said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal accepts mistake, says will introspect and correct
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Three days after the Aam Aadmi Party was defeated in the Delhi civic polls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accepted that he has made mistakes and said "will introspect and course correct".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Big B, Vinod Khanna starrer 'Amar Akbar Anthony' inspires Harvard book
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The evergreen blockbuster "Amar Akbar Anthony" starring Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor and directed by Manmohan Desai, is now an inspiration for the Harvard University press for a book on Bollywood, Brotherhood and the Nation.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Friendly fire may have killed US troops in Afghanistan
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Two US soldiers who died this week during an operation targeting Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan may have been killed by friendly fire, the Department of Defence said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US man sentenced to 100 years for assaulting elderly woman
Washington, April 29 (IANS) A young man from the US state of Illinois was sentenced to 100 years in prison after he was convicted of sexually assaulting and robbing an 85-year-old woman, officials said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7.1-magnitude quake jolts Philippines
Manila, April 29 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale the island of Mindanao in Philippines on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Canada changes entry rules for citizens of three nations
Ottawa, April 29 (IANS) Canada will allow Brazil, Bulgaria and Romania's citizens to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport, a ministry statement has said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Canada,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
After US warns N.Korea 'military action' on table, Pyongyang tests missile
United Nations, April 29 (IANS) Hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a grim warning on Friday that "military action" should be considered an option to deter North Korea's nuclear programme, Pyongyang responded by defiantly testing a ballistic missile.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
My son likes Spider-Man not Star-Lord: Chris Pratt
Tokyo, April 29 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt says his four-year-old son Jack likes Spider-Man over his superhero avatar as Star-Lord.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US averts government shutdown with stopgap funding bill
Washington, April 29 (IANS) US Congress on Friday approved a stopgap funding bill to keep the US federal government operating for another week while lawmakers pursue an agreement on funding for the balance of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
John Legend gets 'too loving' when he's drunk
New York, April 29 (IANS) Supermodel Chrissy Teigen says her husband and singer John Legend gets "way too loving" when he is drunk.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Salman, J.J. Valaya attend wedding of billionaire Binod Chaudhary's son
Udaipur, April 29 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, superstar Salman Khan, ace fashion designer J.J. Valaya, filmmaker Muzaffar Ali were among the prominent personalities who attended the wedding of Nepalese businessman and industrialist Binod Chaudhary's son Varun and jeweller Rajkumar Tongya's daughter Anushree.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Trump tells gun lobby it has a friend in the White House
Atlanta, April 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday told members of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the biggest lobby on behalf of gun ownership in the country, that they have a friend in the White House and promised never to act against the right to bear arms.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
North Korea's missile test fails: US official
Washington/Seoul, April 29 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday launched a ballistic missile that blew up over land, a spokesman for the US Pacific Command said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bieber splashes $15,000 on new mouthpiece
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning singer Justin Bieber, who will perform in India in May, spent whopping $15,000 on a new mouthpiece - a pink sapphire grill.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gwen Stefani ruptures her eardrum
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Singer Gwen Stefani has ruptured her eardrum and was forced to cancel a live performance here.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
North Korea test-fires ballistic missile
Washington/Seoul, April 29 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday on Saturday test-fired a ballistic missile, which exploded after lift-off, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Amazon evaded $141 million in taxes: Italy
Rome, April 29 (IANS) Italian authorities on Friday opened an investigation against US online retailing giant Amazon for allegedly evading 130 million euros ($141 million) in taxes between 2011-2015.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Beyonce, Jay Z can't find house in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Singer Beyoncé Knowles and husband and rapper Jay Z are struggling to find a house big enough for their expanding family, say sources.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Albania elects new President
Tirana, April 29 (IANS) The Albanian parliament elected on Friday Ilir Meta as the country's new President with 87 votes in favour and two against.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Albania,Politics
There's nothing but unconditional love: Cannon on Mariah Carey
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Rapper-actor Nick Cannon says that he and his former wife Mariah Carey are only best friends.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump signs executive order to expand offshore oil drilling
Washington, April 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at reversing Obama-era restrictions on offshore oil and gas drilling.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Government working on 'Digi Yatra' initiative: Jayant Sinha
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday said the central government is working on a new initiative to ease the security and boarding procedure -- 'Digi Yatra' -- which will use Aadhaar card or passport number and a digital mode to verify passengers.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maxwell blames fielders, bowlers for loss to Hyderabad (Lead, correcting headline)
Mohali, April 29 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab's skipper Glen Maxwell blammed bowlers and fielders for their loss in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 26 runs here on Friday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Banks need to raise private capital to deal with bad loans: RBI
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The mounting problem of bad loans of banks cannot be resolved by their simple recapitalisation and options like raising private capital for state-run banks need to be considered to deal with the issue, the RBI said on Friday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maxwell blames fielders, bowlers for loss to Punjab
Mohali, April 29 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab's skipper Glen Maxwell blammed bowlers and fielders for their loss in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 26 runs here on Friday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
New policy to provide ART irrespective of clinical stage: Nadda
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday announced a new Test and Treat Policy for HIV, under which as soon as a person is found to be positive, they will be provided with ART irrespective of their CD count or clinical stage.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Congress asks government not to backstab India's farmers
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Congress on Friday asked the government why it was trying to stab India's farmers by surreptitiously by introducing tax on agriculture.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Al Sisi lauds Pope's stance on peace, tolerance
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Friday praised Pope Francis for promoting the values of peace and tolerance, saying he was a spiritual leader for "people of various faiths".
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Diplomacy
IPL: Punjab vs Hyderabad scoreboard
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Hyderabad beat Punjab by 26 runs in IPL match
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs in an Indian Premier League match at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Congress alleges Dhingra report leaked, Khattar denies (Roundup)
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the central and the Haryana governments of "deliberately leaking" the Dhingra Commission report despite a court injunction against its publication. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar rubbished the allegation.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Islam does not condone terrorism: Al-Azhar chief
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) The Muslim faith is not a terrorist religion, Ahmad al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo's prestigious Al-Azhar mosque - the highest seat of Sunni learning - said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Religion
Pope Francis urges end to funding of violent groups
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis on Friday called for a stop to the financing of groups that promote violence and urged religious leaders to uphold the sanctity of human life.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BJP sets target of 400 seats in next Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The BJP has set an ambitious "Mission 400" target for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, a top party leader said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Second round of bidding for UDAN routes in next three months
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The central government on Friday said that the second round of bidding for air routes under the regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- is likely to conclude within the next three months.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maken, Chacko's resignation not accepted
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress leadership has not accepted the resignations of Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and state incharge P.C. Chacko, who put in their papers in wake of the party's debacle in the civic polls, party sources said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Had a very productive visit to Poland, says Ansari
Warsaw, April 28 (IANS) Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, who concluded his three-day state visit to Poland on Thursday, said it was "very productive" and signalled a new stage in bilateral ties.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Poland,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
SEBI asks MFs to reveal annual remuneration of top executives
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Securities markets regulator SEBI on Friday directed all mutual funds (MFs) and asset management companies (AMCs) to reveal the remuneration packages of their top executives.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Calcutta HC extends stay on arrest warrant against Babul Supriyo
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday extended its interim stay order on the execution of the arrest warrant issued against Union Minister Babul Supriyo following a complaint by a Trinamool Congress legislator that he has insulted her.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three escape death as truck falls off flyover
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Three people escaped death by sheer luck on Friday after a truck fell off from a flyover in Punjab's Jalandhar city and dropped on the road below, crushing an auto-rickshaw and a bicycle.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
JSW mulling steel plant at Posco site in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) Sajan Jindal-led JSW, which has expressed interest in investing Rs 50,000 crore to set up a 10 million tonne a year steel plant in Odisha, may set up the plant in the location earlier earmarked for the Posco plant.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Calcutta HC tells Trinamool MP to cooperate with CBI's Narada probe
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday allowed the CBI to carry on with its probe into the Narada sting video footage case and directed accused Aparupa Poddar - a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member - to extend all cooperation to the agency.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Two teenagers die as car hit throws them off flyover
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A 17-year-old teenager and a young woman riding pillion suffered a fatal, 40-foot fall from a flyover on Friday after their bike was hit by a speeding car in south Delhi, the city police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Murray advances to Barcelona Open semis
Barcelona, April 28 (IANS) Scotland tennis star Andy Murray advanced to the Barcelona Open semi-finals after defeating Spaniard Albert Ramos-Viñolas 2-6, 6 -4, 7-6 (4) in a tough game that kept both players on the court here for three hours on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
West Bengal to revamp jetties, plans to roll out 'Jaldhara' scheme
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Following the collapse of a temporary jetty over the Hooghly river, the West Bengal government plans to revamp jetties across districts, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Modi most hypocritical, double-faced PM: Congress
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday termed Narendra Modi as the "most hypocritical and double-faced" Prime Minister, slamming his government for rise in casualties in violence/terror attacks across India. The situation during the UPA rule was much better, it said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amit Shah a copycat, merely aping Congress leaders: Mannan
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) West Bengal's Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan on Friday called BJP President Amit Shah a "copycat", for merely imitating top Congress leaders when he had lunch and refreshments at homes of tribals, Dalits and poor people uduring his recent trip to the state.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India, Cyprus sign four agreements, call for enhanced cooperation (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Cyprus on Friday signed four agreements, including on air services and merchant shipping and expressed their willingness to cooperate in areas like climate change, tackling international terrorism and seeking reform of the United Nations.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Karnataka likely to issue order on capping cinema ticket rates soon
Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) The Karnataka government is likely to issue, within three days, an order capping multiplex tickets at Rs 200 within three days as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had proposed in the state Budget.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
To grow rapidly, India needs to embrace digitisation: NITI CEO
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Digitisation is the future of the manufacturing market and India needs to embrace this change if it wants to grow rapidly, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Ambuja Cements net profit jumps 357%
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Ambuja Cements Ltd, a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim, on Friday reported a 357 per cent increase in its standalone net profit to Rs 247 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 54 crore in the corresponding period of previous financial year.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
ED action a BJP conspiracy: Trinamool
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday termed as a "BJP conspiracy" the Enforcement Directorate's registration of a money laundering case against some of its leaders over their alleged involvement in the Narada sting.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nalanda varsity to collaborate with Japanese institute
Patna, April 28 (IANS) The Nalanda University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kanazawa University in Japan for academic collaboration, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
US economy grows at slower pace in Q1
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The US economy grew 0.7 per cent in the first quarter, sharply lower than the 2.1 per cent growth in the previous quarter, the advance estimate released by the Commerce Department said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
IPL: Warner, Dhawan star as Hyderabad post 207/3 vs Punjab
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Openers David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan helped Sunrisers Hyderabad post a challenging 207/3 against King XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Priyanka's clarification raises more questions: Minister
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said that a public clarification issued by Congress President's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra about her land deals raises more questions than it answers.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's first 'book village' coming up in Maharashtra's strawberry country
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The sleepy village of Bhilar, in the heart of Maharashtra's famed 'strawberry country' will soon get another identity as India's first "book village", Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Pakistan opposition questions Jindal-Sharif meeting
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistani opposition parties on Friday questioned the government's silence over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's meeting with Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India to take call on Champions Trophy at May 7 BCCI meet
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary on Friday hinted that the call on India's participation in the ICC Champions Trophy will be taken in the Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held on May 7 in New Delhi.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Pyongyang bids for support from developing countries
Pyongyang, April 28 (IANS) North Korea has stepped up diplomatic efforts to win support from developing countries amid tension with the US, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
China's Didi completes over $5.5 bn financing round
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China's leading on-demand mobility platform Didi on Friday said it has completed a new financing round of over $5.5 billion to support global strategy and continued investments in artificial intelligence (AI).
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
We are looking to win as many games as we can, says KKR's Jackson
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) wicket-keeper Sheldon Jackson did not want to put a figure to the number of points needed to make the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs but said the more the team wins the better.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Krishnakumar Coca Cola's new India president
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Beverages multinational Coca-Cola's Indian arm on Friday announced that T.K.K. Krishnakumar will take over as the President of the company's India and South West Asia business, with effect from May 1.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
14 passengers fly to Delhi after delay
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Fourteen SpiceJet passengers, who missed their connecting flight to Delhi due to a delay caused by technical reasons to the Chennai-Goa SpiceJet flight, were accommodated in another airline after considerable delay, officials said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Le Pen's party replacement steps down over Holocaust remarks
Paris, April 28 (IANS) Just days after taking over the position from Marine Le Pen, the interim leader of France's far-right National Front (FN) on Friday stepped down after facing criticism for comments he made apparently contesting the use of gas chambers during the Holocaust.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Politics
Delhi hawala operator held, over 50 quizzed in EC bribery case
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A hawala operator from old Delhi, Naresh Jain, was arrested here on Friday in connection with sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran's alleged offer of Rs 50 crore in bribes to the Election Commission officials, the Delhi Police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
13 killed in Andhra boat capsize
Vijayawada, April 28 (IANS) At least 13 members of a family were killed when a boat capsized in a lake in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district, police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi cancels public holidays on birth/death of eminent persons
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Taking a cue from its Uttar Pradesh counterpart, the Delhi government on Friday announced cancellation of public holidays marking the birth or death anniversaries of eminent personalities.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Malegaon blast accused Purohit moves SC for bail
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Former Army officer Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit on Friday moved the Supreme Court to challenge the Bombay High Court's rejection of his bail in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italy deports two suspected Islamic extremists
Rome, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities expelled two North Africans accused of supporting jihadist groups and proselytising radical Islam, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Italy,Terrorism
Jobless man kills mother in Delhi
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) An unemployed man, unable to fend for his elderly mother, strangled her at his residence in west Delhi, police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lavasa panel on central allowances submits report to Jaitley
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa on allowances to be paid to central government employees has submitted its report to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Around 100 injured in Macedonian parliament protest
Skopje, April 28 (IANS) Around 100 persons were hurt when protests at the Macedonian Parliament turned violent, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
29 civilians killed in militiamen clashes in DR Congo
Kinshasa, April 28 (IANS) At least 29 civilians were killed in clashes between Nyatura militia and National Council for Renewal and Democracy (CNRD) fighters in North Kivu province of DR Congo, the police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Welcome Delhi High Court's order on arbitral award: Tata Sons
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Tata Sons on Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court order which has allowed the company and NTT Docomo to implement the June 22, 2016, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) award.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress accuses Centre, Haryana of deliberately leaking Dhingra report
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the central and the Haryana governments of "delibrately leaking" the Dhingra Commission report, while noting that there was a court injunction against its publication.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delta passenger kicked off flight after bathroom emergency
Washington, April 28 (IANS) A man was removed from a Delta Airlines flight after he used the bathroom against crew instructions while the plane was preparing for takeoff.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
The missed catch of Uthappa cost us the match: Samson
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils opener Sanju Samson on Friday lamented the dropped catch of Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Robin Uthappa, saying the miss cost them the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Sauna-like Kolkata welcomes IPL, 'Baahubali 2'
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) It was virtually a sauna here on Friday with scorching heat and sweat dripping down one's back, courtesy high humidity, with the Met office ruling out any signs of rain which could bring relief.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Five firms work on Expressway; Modi to inaugurate it in August
Palwal (Haryana), April 28 (IANS) Five major infrastructure firms have been involved to complete within the targeted 400 days the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, which will be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August, the government said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
More MLAs join BJP in Manipur
Imphal, April 28 (IANS) The BJP's strength in the Manipur assembly rose to 28 on Friday after four more Congress MLAs and the Trinamool Congress' lone legislator joined the ruling party.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
France's first-quarter growth at 0.3%
Paris, April 28 (IANS) France recorded a slower than expected economic pace of 0.3 per cent GDP growth in first three months of the year due to sluggish household spending and falling exports, a report said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank aims Rs 2,500 cr deposits in 2017-18
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd, on Friday said it is targeting a deposit base of Rs 2,500 crore in 2017-18.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
IPL: Kolkata vs Delhi scoreboard
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard in the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils here on Friday:
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Discharged IPL spot fixing accused seeks to deposit old currency seized in 2013
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A discharged accused in the IPL spot-fixing scandal on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking to deposit Rs. 5.5 lakh in demonetised currency notes which were released by police on February 1 and were not being accepted by the Reserve Bank of India.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Centre can't, but states can tax farm income, says CEA
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Restoking the debate on the politically sensitive issue of taxing agriculture income, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian on Friday said that states have no constitutional restriction on taxing farm incomes.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No leakage of Dhingra Commission report by Haryana: Khattar
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday rubbished allegations that the state government had leaked the Dhingra Commission report, set up to probe controversial grant of licences for prime commercial properties in Gurugram including those to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
HC seeks response from UGC, JNU against M.Phil, Ph.D notification
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from the Central government, the UGC and JNU on a plea challenging the UGC notification that put a cap on number of M.Phil and Ph.D research scholars a professor can guide.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
BJD forms its own trade union
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday announced the formation of its trade union wing - Biju Shramik Samukhya (BSS).
2017-04-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Amrapali launches 'Baahubali' jewelry at Hyderabad store
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) Amrapali Jewels, the official jewellery designers for "Baahubali 2" on Friday launched the "Baahubali" collection at its store here.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
China hopes UNSC sends 'positive' signal on Korean n-issue
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China hopes the UN Security Council meeting on the Korean peninsula nuclear issue on Friday will send a positive and balanced message to the world.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bhatnagar takes charge as CRPF chief
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar on Friday took charge as the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), four days after the force lost 25 troopers in a deadly Maoist attack in Chhattisgah's Sukma district.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India, Pakistan must discuss Kashmir: President Erdogan
Ankara, April 28 (IANS) In what appears to be a departure from Turkey's traditional stand on Kashmir, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Pakistan and India must discuss their festering dispute.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Turkey,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Democratic means only way to solve world problems: Ansari
Warsaw, April 28 (IANS) India's visiting Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Friday said peaceful, democratic means are the only way to resolve global problems.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Poland,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Kotak Mahindra to buy out Old Mutual stake in Kotak Life
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Bank on Friday said it has entered into an agreement to purchase the entire 26 per cent equity held by Old Mutual plc, UK, in Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Ltd (Kotak Life) for Rs 1,292.7 crore.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Online demand for 8.97 lakh houses received in Haryana: Naidu
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Union Urban Development and Housing Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that online demand for 8.97 lakh houses had so far been received under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in Haryana.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Paris to host European Athletics Championships in 2020
Paris, April 28 (IANS) Paris will host the European Athletics Championships in 2020, shortly after the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympic Games, European Athletics confirmed on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
GM India ceases production at its Halol facility
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Automobile major General Motors India on Friday said that it has ceased production at its Halol facility located in Gujarat.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BookMyShow sold 12 tickets a second for 'Baahubali 2'
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) Online entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow said it has so far sold over 3.3 million tickets for "Baahubali 2", which was released across the country on Friday, or 12 tickets every second a day before the release of filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Business/Economy
Students go on rampage in UP's Allahabad University, torch vehicles
Allahabad, April 28 (IANS) Students indulged in violence and arson on the Allahabad University campus here on Friday evening after a student leader was arrested.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
IPL: Punjab opt to bowl against Hyderabad
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain Glenn Maxwell won the toss and opted to bowl against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League game at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Fresh trouble for Kerala Minister as HC speaks tough
Kochi, April 28 (IANS) Even while Kerala's ruling CPI-M has publicly censured State Power Minister M.M. Mani for his "loose tongue" and the Congress-led UDF have been demanding his resignation for his remarks on women plantation workers, the Kerala High Court on Friday spoke tough, noting it was a grave mistake on the part of Mani to use such words.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India aim to begin new season on a high at Sultan Azlan Shah Cup (Preview)
Ipoh (Malaysia), April 28 (IANS) India will hope to begin a new season on a strong note with a good performance at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup -- beginning on Saturday -- which is seen as a precursor to the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final to be held in June.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
IPL-10: KKR scripts facile seven-wicket win over Daredevils
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) There was no stopping the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) juggernaut as Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa tore apart Delhi Daredevils' bowling to script a seven-wicket win and inch closer to a play-off berth in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
UDAN scheme to create 100 airports over the next 2-3 years: Jayant Sinha
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday said that central government's regional air connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- which was launched on April 27 is slated to create additional 100 airports over the next 2-3 years.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Turkey urges coalition, US to clear IS out of Syria
Istanbul, April 28 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged coalition forces and the US to clear the Islamic State (IS) militants from Manbij and Raqqa towns in Syria.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism
2,000-year-old tombs excavated in China
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) More than 20 funeral artefacts were unearthed during the excavation of two 2,000-year-old tombs in Hunan province of China, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Akshaya Tritiya overcomes note-ban shadow, sees jump in gold sales
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Bengaluru/Chennai, April 28 (IANS) With cash flow almost normalising after demonetisation, customers on Friday thronged jewellery shops across the country to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Four stands named after army men unveiled at Eden
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Four Indian soldiers who laid down their lives for the motherland were honoured by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) by naming Eden Gardens stands after them ahead of an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
ANC could lose 2019 polls: Ousted Indian-origin Minister
Johannesburg, April 28 (IANS) Former South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said that if the current state of affairs continue, the African National Congress (ANC) will lose power in 2019.
2017-04-28
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Diaspora
SC dismisses Kerala's curative petition seeking death for rapist
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) A six member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar on Friday dismissed a curative petition filed by the Kerala government seeking death for a rapist, leading to dismay from her family.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru gears up for JK Tyre Vroom this weekend
Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) As many as 600 participants from every nook and corner of the country will flex their muscles and show off their mean machines in India's premier quarter mile championship, JK Tyre Vroom, here this weekend.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
FIFA pays tribute to Mohun Bagan's historic triumph
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) In a tribute to Mohun Bagan's historic victory in the final of the 1911 IFA Shield, world football's governing body FIFA has announced that tickets for this year's U-17 World Cup will go on sale on the evening of May 16 at the exact time of 19:11.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China plans to conduct several manned space flights between 2019 and 2022, during which a 60-tonne space station will be assembled and built, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
11 Haryana towns certified free of open defecation
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that 11 towns/cities of Haryana have been declared free of open defecation.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
'Raag Desh' gets people's patriotic side alive: Mohit
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Actor Mohit Marwah, who will be next seen in director Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Raag desh -- Birth of a Nation", says the film gets people's patriotic side alive.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HC seeks government response on plastic egg, vegetables from China
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response from Central government on a plea alleging that vegetables and eggs made of plastic were being imported from China and sold in Indian markets.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Asian championships
Wuhan (China), April 28 (IANS) Indian star P.V. Sindhu went down fighting to Bingjiao of China in the women's singles quarter-finals in the Badminton Asia Championships 2017 here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
India can lead globally by improving manufacture: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) At a time of protectionist trends in the developed world, India can become the leading proponent of globalisation if it improves on its manufacturing, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Three orphaned tiger cubs die
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Three days after the death of its two siblings, a third orphaned tiger cub has died in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh National Park, officials said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Baahubali 2': Drama supersedes action (Tamil film review)
Film: "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion"; Director: S.S. Rajamouli; Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia and Nassar; Rating: ***1/2
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
IDFC's Q4 net profit up 4%
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) IDFC on Friday reported a rise of 3.84 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016-17.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Amazon top site in India, will keep investing in tech and infra: Jeff Bezos
New Delhi/ Seattle, April 28 (IANS) Banking on the e-commerce proliferation in India, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos assured people that the company will keep investing in technology and infrastructure in the country.
2017-04-28
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology
India's Forex reserves surge by $1.25 bn
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves rose by $1.25 billion as on April 21, 2017, official data showed on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Capping stent prices to affect patients, slab pricing right way: Ramadoss
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The central government's move to cap the stent prices may backfire and affect Indian patients and also the medical tourism potential, former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Assam's two-child norm in draft policy 'unnecessary', 'anti-women'
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Assam's suggestion of implementing a two-child policy is not only "unnecessary" but is also "anti-women" and "anti-poor", says an expert.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Trump failed in his first 100 days: Indian-American Congresswoman
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has said that US President Donald Trump has failed to keep his poll promises since he took office in January.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
'Baahubali 2' shines in theatres pan India
New Delhi/Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has stormed its way into the theatres pan India and across the world with fans rejoicing the moment they have been waiting for since the last 21 months after the release of "Baahubali: The Beginning".
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Four gold biscuits seized by BSF on Bangladesh border
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Four gold biscuits weighing about 430 gm and worth Rs 12.49 lakh were seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Friday, an official said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Eleven tremors jolt Italy
Rome, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Eleven moderate tremors jolted mountainous regions of central Italy on Friday, the National Geophysics and Vulcanology Institute reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Developers raise concern on registering existing projects under RERA
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Welcoming the RERA (Real Estate Regulation and Development Act, 2016), which will come into full effect from May 1, developers on Friday, however, raised concerns over the registration of "existing projects" under the act.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Egyptian Muslim, Christian lawmakers welcome Pope
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Over 100 Egyptian MPs, including Muslims and Christians, greeted Pope Francis at Cairo's international airport on Friday at the start of his two-day visit.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion
NASA may face space suit crunch: Report
Washington, April 28 (IANS) NASA appears to be ill prepared to have a new space suit ready for future deep-space missions, media reported citing the space agency's auditor report.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Delhi residents get jail, Rs 30 lakh fine for power thefts
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Listing the heavy punishments handed out by special electricity courts in Delhi for power thefts, BSES, one of the capital's two distribution companies (discoms), on Friday said two offenders have been sent to jail and fines imposed totalling over Rs 30 lakh.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PIA suffers over Rs 340 bn in liabilities
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has incurred more than Rs 340 billion liabilities, a media report said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
800m champ Kenyan Rudisha eyes 1,000m race in Ostrava
Nairobi, April 28 (IANS) Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha of Kenya says he has his eyes set on defending his world title in London in August, but he will seek a new experience when he competes in the 1,000m race at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Ostrava, the Czech Republic, on June 28.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Bayern extend contract with Thiago Alcantara
Berlin, April 28 (IANS) Bayern Munich and Thiago Alcantara have agreed on a contract extension, the Bundesliga leaders confirmed in an official statement on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Indian-American man killed in firing at US motel
Washington, April 28 (IANS) A 56-year-old Indian-American man was killed after getting caught in firing at a motel in the US state of Tennessee.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Defence manufacturing policy coming soon: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Indian government will soon unveil a policy to encourage domestic defence manufacturing and reduce imports of military equipment, Union Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Asian championships
Wuhan (China), April 28 (IANS) Indian star P.V. Sindhu went down fighting to Bingjiao of China in the women's singles quarter-finals at the Badminton Asia Championships 2017 here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Maoists loot record 35 firearms this year
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The CRPF has lost 35 firearms in over 700 attacks by Maoists this year in the country -- the biggest loss of weapons in any year since 2012.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Terrorism, racism most discussed issues on Twitter
London, April 28 (IANS) Based on a study of 173 million tweets, terrorism and racism have emerged as the top two global issues discussed on Twitter.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Terrorism
Akshaya Tritiya overcomes note-ban shadow, sees jump in gold sales
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Bengaluru/Chennai, April 28 (IANS) With cash flow almost normalising after demonetisation, customers on Friday thronged jewellery shops across the country to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Centre to blame for killing of Army men: UP ex-CM
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday visited the family of Captain Aayush Yadav in Kanpur and blamed the Centre's "faulty defence policies" for the killings of Army men.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Grandmother's smoking linked to autism in grandchildren
London, April 28 (IANS) If a girl's maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 per cent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours, says a study.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Russia will be proud of its F1 racer Kvyat'
Sochi, April 28 (IANS) Russians will be proud of their Formula One driver Daniil Kvyat, who is a "highly skilled racer" and is concentrated currently on making a good comeback at home Grand Prix in Sochi over this weekend, Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost said.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Motorsports
Internet clamp-downs no key to stop criminal activities: IAMAI
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Objecting to the Jammu and Kashmir government order to clamp down on social media and instant messaging apps, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Friday said internet clamp-down is not the key solution to criminal activities.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nizam's kin unhappy over being ignored at OU centenary
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) The family of Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh and last Nizam of Hyderabad State, on Friday expressed their unhappiness over being ignored during the centenary celebrations of Osmania University.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Congress slams Centre over J&K terror, Maoist violence deaths
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Slamming the Modi government for rise in casualties in violence/terror attacks across India, the Congress on Friday said the situation during the earlier UPA rule was much better than under the present government since May 2014.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Coulter-Nile's 3/34 restricts Delhi to 160/6 against KKR
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up three wickets to blunt Sanju Samson's half century and restrict Delhi Daredevils to 160/6 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
India to launch GSAT-9 communication satellite on May 5
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) India will launch communication satellite GSAT-9 using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) on May 5, the ISRO said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Funds' outflows, weak global cues subdue equities, Sensex below 30k mark (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Huge outflow of foreign funds, coupled with weak global cues and heavy selling pressure in FMCG, IT and consumer durables stocks, subdued the Indian equity markets on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I will direct Hindi films: Nagraj Manjule
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Marathi film "Sairat" fame director Nagraj Manjule says that he will direct a Hindi film someday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cloud helps Microsoft log strong Q3 growth
New York, April 28 (IANS) Riding on its Cloud services, Microsoft has announced that its commercial Cloud annualised revenue run rate exceeded $15.2 billion in the third quarter of 2017.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
AAP open to take call on leadership change: Kumar Vishwas
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Friday said the party was open to take a call on change in the leadership because blaming the EVMs entirely for its poll defeats was wrong when "there is mistrust among people for us".
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arsenal bigger power despite Tottenham rise: Wenger
London, April 28 (IANS) Arsenal may finish below arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in this season's English Premier League (EPL) but manager Arsène Wenger is confident that his club is still the bigger power in north London.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Yoga may reduce symptoms of menstrual disorders
London, April 28 (IANS) Practicing yoga may enhance mood and reduce pain in women affected by menstrual distress associated with physical and psychological symptoms, says a study.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
DU ad-hoc teachers on hunger strike for permanent status
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) More than 200 Delhi University (DU) ad-hoc teachers observed a daylong hunger strike here on Friday to press their demand that they be absorbed as permanent faculty.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Starc keen to have Hazlewood, Pattinson & Cummins in same XI
Brisbane, April 28 (IANS) Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc, who resumed bowling on Friday after a foot injury that cut short his India Test tour, said he is excited at the prospect of playing alongside fellow pacers Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and James Pattinson in the same XI for the first time in international cricket.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket