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Rajnath holds meet on Amritsar attack
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a meeting here to review the national security situation in the aftermath of Sunday's grenade attack in Amritsar that killed three persons.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Leaders pay tributes to Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi were among those who paid tributes to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth anniversary on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
President speaks to TN CM over cyclone
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to take stock of the situation after the state was hit by cyclone Gaja killing 45 people.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
19 strategic roads, 29 buildings to come up on Chinese front in Arunachal, Sikkim
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India will go ahead with the construction of much-required strategic roads and permanent integrated buildings along the Indo-China border in Arunanchal Pradesh and Sikkim as part of a critical infrastructure project worth Rs 25,000 crore.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
California wildfires toll hit 80, over 990 missing
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) The death toll from the destructive wildfires have reached 80, with 993 people still unaccounted for, authorities said.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Hong Kong democracy protesters plead not guilty
Hong Kong, Nov 19 (IANS) Three of Hong Kongs most high-profile democracy activists on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of public nuisance for their involvement in the 2014 street protests.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
AIIMS launches research project on air pollution's impact on health
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) As the National Capital Region (NCR) battles poor air quality during winter, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has started a research project to study the effects of air pollution on public health.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
72 Sabarimala pilgrims arrested
Sabarimala, Nov 19 (IANS) Over 70 pilgrims have been arrested since late last night from Sabarimala temple after they failed to comply to prohibitory orders leading to protests here and across Kerala, police said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP fields Yunus Khan from Tonk against Pilot
Jaipur, Nov 19 (IANS) The BJP on Monday, in its final list for the Rajasthan Assembly polls, changed its candidate from Tonk and fielded PWD Minister Yunus Khan against Congress state unit chief Sachin Pilot.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
India and Australia: Need to re-craft an old relationship (Comment)
India-Australia relations are a classic example of unrealised potential and a tragic tale of consistently missing opportunities, despite multiple areas of strategic convergence and shared interests. It is almost as if apathy holds back both countries from trying to break new ground in a significant manner. This has been frustrating and disappointing.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
Lady Gaga still not back home after California wildfire
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga, who had to evacuate during the raging wildfire in California, says she still hasnt been able to return to her home.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sara is a born star: Kareena Kapoor Khan
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was last seen in "Veere Di Wedding", says that her step-daughter Sara Ali Khan is a born star.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul hopes RBI Governor will show Modi 'his place'
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the Centre with destroying institutions and hoped Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel will show Prime Minister Narendra Modi "his place". He charged Modi with attempting to "destroy the RBI" through his "puppets" and "cronies".
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Finding right combination of good script, good people a rarity: Arshad Warsi
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi's performances in "Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.", "Golmaal: Fun Unlimited", "Dhamaal" and "Ishqiya" have been loved by audiences and critics alike. He says less visibility does not bother him as an actor as his parameters of choosing a project combines not only good script but also collaborating with good people.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Nafisa Ali suffering from peritoneal, ovarian cancer
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran actress Nafisa Ali is suffering from peritoneal, ovarian cancer and says her children are the reason for her to get better through her struggle to overcome the disease.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big B concludes 'KBC' season 10 finale shoot
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has finished shooting for the tenth season of the quiz based reality show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" ("KBC").
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian businesses fast adopting Oracle's 'self-driving' database
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Big and small enterprises the world over are looking for Cloud-based solutions that simplify and organise their data in a way it can be easily accessed, managed and updated. For this to happen, the companies need databases that are agile, scalable, secure and cost-friendly.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Amritsar attack: CM announces Rs 50 lakh for information
Chandigarh/Amritsar, Nov 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh to anyone giving information regarding the two youths who carried out Sunday's grenade attack on a prayer meeting at the Nirankari Satsang Bhawan of Amritsar district.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple may delete 'WhatsApp Stickers' from App Store
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Apple may delete all "WhatsApp Stickers" from the App Store as these apps have found to be violating the company's guidelines for developers, according to WABetaInfo -- a fan website that tracks upcoming WhatsApp features.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
I experience identity crisis to a massive extent: Actor Ezra Miller (IANS Interview)
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Ezra Miller feels it is easy to lose the essence of one's own identity in showbiz. The "Fantastic Beasts" star admits he experiences an identity crisis, and says that being in the industry highlights the problem like a "terrifying pimple".
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Legendary title designer Pablo Ferro dead
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Pablo Ferro, who designed the title sequences for classic films like "Dr. Strangelove", "Bullitt", "Men In Black" and "A Clockwork Orange" is dead. He was 83.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Get fit, or miss out: Yogi to cops
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed police chiefs to ensure that fat and unfit policemen were not put in charge of police stations.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't want to take myself too seriously: Alia Bhatt
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who was last seen in "Raazi", says that she doesnt want to take herself too seriously while acting in films.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google News may shut down in EU over 'link tax'
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Google may shut down its Google News service in the European Union (EU) if a proposed "link tax" for using news stories comes into force in member countries, The Guardian reported.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
IFFI 2018: Potpourri of diverse, inclusive global cinema (Curtain Raiser)
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) The romanticism of cinema will engulf tourist paradise Goa as the annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI) rolls out the red carpet for its 49th edition here on Tuesday. The organisers have welcomed movie aficionados to witness a line-up of over 200 films from 68 countries, reflecting inclusivity and diversity.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Child-friendly learning centres bring hope to kids in Kolkata's red-light areas (November 20 is Universal Children's Day)
Walking through the bylanes of a red-light area can be quite unnerving. It took a while to get to the place as the cab driver checked not once but thrice with me if I had the correct address. He later told me in Bengali: "Madam, this is a red-light area, please be careful." I politely explained that I was aware, and was visiting a Child-Friendly Learning and Recreation Centre (CFLRC) run by an NGO, World Vision India, located there.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Features,Human Interest/Society
14 killed in Vietnam floods
Hanoi, Nov 19 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed in floods and landslides caused by typhoon Toraji over the weekend in Vietnam, authorities said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Experimenting a lot with my looks for my next films: Sidharth Malhotra
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who was last seen in "Aiyaary", says he is experimenting a lot with his looks for his forthcoming films.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Scientists send electrons through vacuum
Canberra, Nov 19 (IANS) Revolutionising transistor technology by sending electrons through a vacuum, a team led by an Indian-origin scientist in Australia has unveiled a device that eliminates the use of semiconductors, making it faster and less prone to heating up.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Australia,Technology
The mysterious 13th hostage (Book Review)
Book: Hostage; Author: Greta Rana; Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing; Price: Rs 350; Pages: 223
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
'Big Mouth' renewed for season 3
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Animated comedy series "Big Mouth" has been renewed for a third season on streaming giant Netflix.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shraddha back on shoot after fighting dengue
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor has recommenced shooting after a "debilitating" spell of dengue. She has thanked the film teams she is currently associated with for "understanding and being patient".
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sara is star on 'Koffee With Karan'
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Sara Ali Khan's debut film "Kedarnath" is around the corner. But to me her debut on Karan Johar's talkshow on Sunday night proved she's already a star.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Fire at Varanasi airport
Varanasi, Nov 19 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday at the Air India ticket selling counter creating panic, police said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Political row at Chinese Oscars
Taipei, Nov 19 (IANS) Controversy has broken out at China's Golden Horse Awards after a winner expressed hope for Taiwan's independence one day causing a row over the island states political status.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Partial cloud cover over J&K to remain
Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) A partial cloud cover over Jammu and Kashmir that helped improve the minimum temperatures across the state on Monday, will continue along with the dry weather, the Met said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Misty morning in Delhi, air quality 'very poor'
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The national capital on Monday witnessed a misty morning with the air quality remaining in the 'very poor' category for the third straight day.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump threatens democracy when he attacks media: Architect of Osama raid
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, said that President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media represent "the greatest threat to democracy".
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sensex, Nifty open in green
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Ahead of key RBI board meeting the key Indian equity indices opened on Monday in the positive territory taking cues from its Asian peers.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Europe must prevent political chaos: Macron
Berlin, Nov 19 (IANS) France's President Emmanuel Macron has called for closer ties between Paris and Germany, saying Europe "has the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos".
2018-11-19
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Google best Search engine, we keep Safari safe: Tim Cook
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Google Search engine that was the default platform for iOS users is the best, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said, adding that they put in controls in their Safari web browser to safeguard users' data.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump plans to visit US troops in war zones
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he plans to visit American troops in war zones.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Kerala protests as 68 Sabarimala pilgrims arrested
Sabarimala, Nov 19 (IANS) Over 60 pilgrims have been arrested from Sabarimala after they failed to comply to prohibitory orders in place at the temple leading to protests here and across Kerala, police said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Anti-migrant protest in Mexico border city
Mexico City, Nov 19 (IANS) At least 150 people took to the streets of the Mexican border city of Tijuana to protest the Central American migrant caravan and called for law and order.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Mexico,Immigration/Law/Rights
Australia PM slammed for 'smutty' comment
Canberra, Nov 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced criticism following his "smutty" remarks about actress Pamela Anderson, after she asked him to help Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy,Cinema/Showbiz
Peru ex-President seeks asylum in Uruguay
Lima, Nov 19 (IANS) Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia, who is under probe for graft, has sought political asylum in Uruguay, Peru's Foreign Ministry has said.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Sweden,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Demi Lovato hits back at fan
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato slammed her fan who accused her team of being 'rotten' and 'pretend friends'.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
14-year-old shot accidentally at religious event in UP
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) A minor boy was shot dead in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh round midnight during a religious congregation, police said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jordan, Munteanu fight scenes were musical: 'Creed II' director
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Director Steven Caple Jr. says fight scenes between Michael B. Jordan and Florian Munteanu while shooting "Creed II" seemed musical.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China launches twin BeiDou navigation satellites
Xichang, Nov 19 (IANS) China on Monday sent two new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province.
2018-11-19
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Technology
Jade Thirlwall upset over pregnancy rumours
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Jade Thirlwall, a member of British band Little Mix, is upset over her pregnancy rumours -- something which has inspired her to prepare her new song "Strip".
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Houthi rebels announce halt of missile attacks on Saudi, UAE
Sanaa, Nov 19 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebels on Sunday night announced halt of ballistic missile attack against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), media reported.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Yemen,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
93 African children freed from human trafficking networks
Algiers, Nov 19 (IANS) Algerian authorities on Sunday said that 93 children of different African nationalities were freed from human trafficking networks, media reported.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Algeria,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
I didn't know interim AG had criticised Russia probe: Trump
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he did not know about the criticism that recently-appointed interim Attorney General Matt Whitaker made in the past about the Russia probe, in which investigators are examining possible interference by the Kremlin in the 2016 presidential election.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Chris Maloney recovering from depression
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Singer Chris Maloney has revealed his depression is "in remission" following brain shock therapy.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stolen Picasso painting discovered in Romania six years later
Bucharest, Nov 19 (IANS) A Picasso signed painting, which might be one of the artworks stolen in 2012 from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, was found in Romanian eastern county of Tulcea, the country's anti-organized crime authorities announced on Sunday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Romania,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
British Foreign Secretary to visit Iran
Tehran, Nov 19 (IANS) British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt will visit Iran on Monday for talks on key issues of mutual interest, official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Israeli PM takes over defence ministry
Jerusalem, Nov 19 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced that he will serve as defence minister amidst efforts to prevent the collapse of his government.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Jessie J vows to be a mom one day
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Singer Jessie J, who has been told by doctors that she would not be able to have children, is convinced she will be a mother in future.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump refuses to hear tape of Khashoggi's killing
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that while Turkey has shared with US an audio purported to be of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he has no plans to listen to the recording.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal BJP accuses Trinamool of attacking party president's convoy
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The West Bengal BJP on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress of organising an attack on the convoy of the party's state President Dilip Ghosh, a charge denied by the ruling party.
2018-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kathak dance-drama of Awadh-era performed in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) An Indian classical music and dance drama, "Indra Sabha", first scripted and performed in 1850s in the court of Awadh's last nawaab Wajid Ali Shah was performed here on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Russia says it does not plan to transfer disputed islands to Japan
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS) The return to the 1956 Joint Declaration in the Russia-Japan peace treaty talks in no way implies an automatic transfer of Russian territories to Japan, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Karnataka farmers protest government apathy over support price for sugarcane
Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 18 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers, including the womenfolk, on Sunday staged a protests here against the state government's alleged indifference over ensuring minimum support price for sugarcane and in getting their arrears released from the mill owners.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Over 50,000 children die every year in India due to antibiotic resistance
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Antibiotic-resistant infections are spreading wings in India, killing over 58,000 children every year, while uncontrolled dumping of untreated urban waste into water bodies is affecting aquatic life and environment.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Goa RTI Forum supports member's fast unto death demanding CM's resignation
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) The Goa RTI Forum on Sunday extended its support to its member Rajan Ghate, who is on a fast till death demanding the resignation of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
PKL: Pawan guides Bengaluru to victory vs Jaipur
Ahmedabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pawan Sehrawat produced a terrific raiding performance as he led Bengaluru Bulls to 45-32 win over Jaipur Pink Panthers in Inter Zone Challenge Week of Pro Kabaddi League here on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Fuel prices continue to slide as global crude rates ease
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) State-run oil-marketing companies continued to cut the prices of key transport fuels -- petrol and diesel -- well into the fifth week on Sunday on lower global crude oil prices.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China urges US to stop wagging finger at others
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) China on Sunday urged the United States to stop wagging fingers at others, asking it instead to make real contributions to developing countries.
2018-11-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi to see Indo-Mexican wall mural by Mexican street artist
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Mexican street artist and illustrator Edgar Flores, better known as Saner, is combining Indian and Mexican motifs for a wall mural in the national capital's open air public art district, Lodhi Colony.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Delhi's air quality worsens again, no imminent improvement seen
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Air quality in Delhi and the adjoining areas worsened to the 'very poor' category on Sunday, after a 3-day respite, and pollution is expected to increase over the next few days due to unfavourable weather conditions.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Re-imagine, reconstruct higher education system: Naidu
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said there was need to re-imagine and reconstruct the higher education system in tune with the requirements of the 21st century and sought participation of government as well as the private sector for quality education.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Uganda Cranes travel to Nigeria for international friendly
Kampala, Nov 18 (IANS) Uganda's national football team, Cranes, on Sunday travelled to Nigeria for an international football friendly against the hosts slated for November 20.
2018-11-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
Youth abducted by militants in J&K released
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A youth abducted by the militants earlier on Sunday from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district has been released, officials said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golfer Molinari is Race to Dubai champion
Dubai, Nov 18 (IANS) Francesco Molinari on Sunday crowned his best-ever season as he became the first Italian golfer to be the Race to Dubai champion.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Golf
CRPF trooper killed in militant attack in Pulwama
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed on Sunday when militants opened fire at a CRPF camp in Pulwama district.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Amid tiff with Centre, RBI board likely to debate liquidity crisis
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) The RBI's crucial board meeting on Monday is expected to take up the liquidity crisis that initially triggered a tiff between the government and the central bank, according to sources.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Serbian former jewel-thief pens memoirs
Zagreb (Croatia), Nov 18 (IANS) A former professional Serbian basketball player turned international criminal on Sunday launched her book "Pink Panther," which recounts her experience as part of a criminal organization that Interpol claims stole over $500 million worth of precious gems in 35 countries.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Croatia,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesian wins men's doubles gold at Hong Kong Open
Jakarta, Nov 18 (IANS) Indonesian men's doubles players Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo on Sunday won the final match of Hong Kong Open thrashing their Japanese rivals Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Haiti best Nicaragua 2-0 in Concacaf Nations League
Managua, Nov 18 (IANS) Haiti defeated Nicaragua 2-0 here to stay perfect in the opening stage of the inaugural Concacaf Nations League tournament.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Nicaragua,Sports,Football
Mary Kom in quarters, Sarita out of women's boxing Worlds
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran boxer M.C. Mary Kom entered the quarter-finals while Sarita Devi lost her bout to crash out of the World Women's Boxing Championship here on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
May to continue negotiations on UK's EU exit
London, Nov 18 (IANS) The United Kingdom's Prime Minister on Sunday confirmed she will travel to Brussels later in the week to continue Brexit negotiations following a tough week in which she published a provisional deal on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Germany remembers victims of war
Berlin, Nov 18 (IANS) Germany's Chancellor was joined by the French President and several senior German political figures on Sunday for a ceremony to mark the country's national day of mourning, which solemnly pays homage to all victims of war and tyranny.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Britain to introduce 2-year university courses
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Two-year accelerated degree courses are to be introduced at British universities, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah announced on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education
Hundreds wounded in violence against higher fuel tax in France
Paris, Nov 18 (IANS) French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Sunday said more than 400 protestors had been injured countrywide as people gridlocked motorways and tunnel entrances across French cities to oppose an increase on fuel tax.
2018-11-18
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy
Minorities Front quits Rajasthan polls, supports Congress
Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) The All India Minorities Front (AIMF) on Sunday decided to withdraw the nominations of its candidates in the upcoming Assembly polls in Rajasthan to help the "secular forces" defeat "communal elements" led by the Bharatiya Janata Party.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Chennai's Karthik, Raghul claim Euro, LGB-4 titles
Greater Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) On a day of dramatic twists and turns, the Chennai duo of Karthik Tharani and Raghul Rangasamy clinched the coveted Euro JK 2018 and LGB Formula 4 titles respectively in the 21st JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship at the BIC here on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Father-in-law of IAS officer shot dead
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) The police have launched an investigation after the father-in-law of a senior IAS officer was shot dead by unidentified persons near Punjab's Rajpura town, around 45 km from here, police said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Five injured in 65th Macao Grand Prix
Macao, Nov 18 (IANS) Five people were injured in a crash on the last day of the 65th Macao Grand Prix on Sunday, the organisers confirmed.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Motorsports
Cow vigilantes attack two in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Two persons were attacked by alleged cow vigilantes when they were transporting cattle near Ahmedabad early on Sunday, leaving one of them with a stab wound, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha CM stops tree felling for beer-bottling plant
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday directed the administration to put a stop to the cutting of trees at the proposed beer-bottling plant near Balarampur in the Dhenkanal district after protests by the villagers.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Ancer becomes 1st Mexican golfer to win Australian Open
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Abraham Ancer on Sunday became the first Mexican golfer to win the Australian Open tournament here, guaranteeing him a spot in next summer's British Open.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Golf
Drugs worth Rs 11 lakh seized in Goa, Nigerian arrested
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) A cocktail of drugs worth Rs 11.05 lakh were seized from a Nigerian national during a raid in Calangute in Goa, known for its nightlife, police said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP releases fifth list of 19 candidates for Telangana
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday released its fifth list of 19 candidates for the ensuing Assembly election in Telangana on December 7.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi mocks Congress' pledge to protect cows in MP
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the congress for their pledge to protect cows in Madhya Pradesh, reminding the party that its workers in Kerala last year slaughtered a calf in the open.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
New inflammation inhibitor could treat sepsis
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule that could lead to better treatments for diseases such as sepsis and potentially other autoimmune diseases.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
EC's inspection of deleted voters' names a farce: AAP
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday slammed the Election Commission for its conduct towards checking deleted names from electoral rolls by calling the inspection a "farce and a complete joke to the people of Delhi".
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Once a Miss World, always a Miss World: Manushi Chhillar
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Miss World 2018 Manushi Chhillar, who has clocked a year since she brought back the coveted crown to India after a long jinx, has mixed emotions as she is ready to head to China to hand over her title. She says it has been a life-changing experience, which has made the learning process faster for her.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amritsar grenade attack kills three; DGP admits terror act (Third Lead)
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) In a major terrorist incident, three people were killed and 20 others injured when two motorcycle-borne masked youths threw a grenade at a Nirankari congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district on Sunday, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Campaigning for Chhattisgarh 2nd phase of polls concludes
Raipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Campaigning for the second and final phase of the Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh concluded on Sunday, with political bigwigs including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Raman Singh and Congress President Rahul Gandhi raising the heat in the state where the BJP has been in power since 2003.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
TN cyclone toll rises to 45, opposition alleges poor relief work
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The death toll due to the severe cyclone Gaja that devastated several districts in Tamil Nadu two days ago has risen to 45 and damaged 117,624 houses, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said in Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
PM to dedicate 2 projects in Haryana
Gurugram, Nov 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday dedicate two projects in Haryana including opening of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi blessed with baby girl
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia and her husband Angad Bedi were blessed with a baby girl on Sunday, and their close friends from the film fraternity extended blessings and congratulations.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN cyclone toll rises to 45, opposition alleges poor relief work
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The death toll due to the severe cyclone Gaja that devastated several districts in Tamil Nadu two days ago has risen to 45 and damaged 117,624 houses, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said in Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Injured Hardik will be missed, says Shastri
Brisbane, Nov 18 (IANS) India's head coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday said all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be missed during the tough Australian tour starting from Wednesday as he provides proper balance to the side.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
How parents can help curb youth dating violence
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Children whose parents talk to them about non-violent ways of resolving conflict are less likely to physically or psychologically abuse their dating partners later, says a study.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP seeks Reang refugees' vote in Mizoram assembly polls
Agartala/Aizawl, Nov 18 (IANS) The BJP, which is determined to oust the Congress in Mizoram after forming governments on its own or in alliance in the seven northeastern states, on Sunday urged the Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura to vote for the saffron party in the November 28 assembly polls.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
DJ Snake, Alan Walker to headline Sunburn 2018
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Big names like DJ Snake, Armin Van Buuren and Alan Walker will be performing at the upcoming 12th edition of Sunburn Festival.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Goa government non-functional, Parrikar being self-centred: Subhash Velingkar
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) The Goa government has virtually become non-functional and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is being self-centred in not letting go of the top post despite suffering from pancreatic cancer, former state RSS chief Subhash Velingkar said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Google halts project to build glucose-sensing contact lens
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Google's parent company Alphabet has put on hold a project to build glucose-sensing contact lens for people living with diabetes due to unsatisfactory results from clinical work.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Dan Fogler likes sad clown characters
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Dan Fogler says he likes sad clown characters.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fanboy in me for Big B, SRK will never die: Sidharth Malhotra
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra says he can never stop being a fanboy when it comes to Bollywood icons Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan because of the "brilliant" and "inspiring" portfolio of work they have done.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siemens 2017-18 revenue up 15%, announces dividend of Rs 7/share
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) German conglomerate Siemens' India arm on Sunday reported a 14.6 per cent increase in revenue for the financial year ending in September as per the accounting standard adopted, at Rs 12,293 crore, as compared to the revenue of Rs 10,727 crore earned during the previous fiscal.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hundreds clean river to save Agra's heritage monuments
Agra, Nov 18 (IANS) Hundreds of river activists and volunteers of NGOs on Sunday joined a massive cleanliness drive opposite the Etmauddaula tomb to lift garbage and idols immersed in the Yamuna.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hockey: Ticket sales for World Cup opening ceremony announced
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) Hockey India on Sunday announced ticket sales for the opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup to be held on November 27 and World Cup Celebrations event on November 28 at Barabati Stadium.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Modi says Congress looted India, asks Chhattisgarh to vote for BJP
Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh), Nov 18 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of hindering Chhattisgarh's development and defrauding India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the people to vote the BJP to power for a fourth straight term in the state.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics
Amritsar attack: Rajnath assures strong action
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, assuring "strong action" against those responsible for a grenade attack at a religious gathering on Nirankaris in Amritsar which killed three people.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress troubleshooters meet dissidents in Telangana
Hyderabad, Nov 18 (IANS) A three-member committee deputed by the central leadership of the Congress party on Sunday held talks with the party's Telangana leaders who are unhappy over being denied the ticket for next month's elections to the state Assembly.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Facebook seeks to patent software to analyse who lives with you
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Despite facing flak for leakage of personal data of millions of its users in recent times, Facebook is seeking to patent a software that could help it build profile of an user's household - the number of people in the household, the interests that they share, nature of their relationships or even the devices that they use.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kabir 'vaani' resounds in Varanasi through music, walks, literature
Varanasi, Nov 18 (IANS) Iconic 15th century Bhakti poet-saint Kabir's couplets, bhajans and compositions, rendered by noted musicians, reverberated in Varanasi's spiritual air for two days as part of the three-day Mahindra Kabira Festival (MKF) here.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Serbia defeat Montenegro in pursuit of UEFA Nations League promotion
Belgrade, Nov 18 (IANS) Serbia remain atop Group 4 in the League C of the UEFA Nations League after beating group runners-up Montenegro 2-1 here.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Football
Oil spill at TN port
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) An oil spill was reported in Tamil Nadu's Kamarajar Port on Sunday while an oil tanker was discharging fuel, said a top port official.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air quality 'very-poor'
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The national capital suffered from 'very-poor' air quality on Sunday afternoon despite good winds and favourable weather.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal CM participates in Renuka Fair
Nahan (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday participated in six-day International Renuka Fair being organised in Sirmaur district.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Himachal promotes bee keeping
Shimla, Nov 18 (IANS) Bee keeping in Himachal Pradesh is not only important for the growth of honey production but also for the biological and economic role played by the bees.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Increasing digital platforms, intelligent casting a boon for actors'
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Imagining the fun-loving Liquid from "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" holding a gun or the beautiful Safia Manto of "Manto" entering a mind game and a gunfight in a world predominantly ruled by men, is not a common practice in the world of Bollywood. But the possibility has opened up thanks to the emergence and popularity of digital platforms, say actors of web series "Mirzapur".
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Over 14 lakh ghost anganwadi beneficiaries found in UP
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) More than 14 lakh ghost beneficiaries under the anganwadi scheme have been found in Uttar Pradesh, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Taj Mahal in trouble over Hindu prayers and namaaz
Agra, Nov 18 (IANS) The continuing tug-of-war between Hindutva and Muslim groups over conducting 'puja-arti' and offering 'namaz' inside the Taj Mahal premises is causing concern to tourism circles in Agra.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Grenade attack kills three near Amritsar; terror angle not ruled out
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) Three people were killed and at least 15 others injured when two motorcycle-borne masked youths threw a grenade at a religious congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district on Sunday, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mickey Mouse turns 90, birthday bash all around the world
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Iconic cartoon character Mickey Mouse turned 90 on Sunday, and his birthday is being celebrated around the world, including in India.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Milan's Romagnoli to be sidelined due to calf injury
Rome, Nov 18 (IANS) Milan's centre-back, Italian international Alessio Romagnoli, is to be sidelined due to a calf injury, according to an official statement from the Italian Serie A club.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Juventus midfielder Khedira suffers ankle injury
Rome, Nov 18 (IANS) Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has sprained his left ankle during training, the Serie A side said.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Boca Juniors move into top 6 of Superliga Argentina
Buenos Aires, Nov 18 (IANS) A superb late goal from forward Christian Espinosa handed Boca Juniors a 1-0 home victory over Patronato in the Superliga Argentina.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
K.J. Alphons to visit Sabarimala
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) Union Minister of IT K.J. Alphons will on Monday visit the temple town of Sabarimala to study the facilities meant for the pilgrims.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Congress calls BJP misogynist over Khattar's rape remarks
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Accusing the BJP leadership of being "misogynist", the Congress on Sunday demanded an apology from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for reportedly claiming that most rape cases were "fake" and took place amongst people who knew each other well.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corinthians ease relegation fears
Rio de Jaeiro, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending champions Corinthians ended a three-game winless streak with a 1-0 victory over relegation-threatened Vasco da Gama in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Gold worth Rs 3 cr seized in Bengal, 1 arrested
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Over nine kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 3 crore was seized in West Bengal's Siliguri area and one person was arrested, an official said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tableeghi Jamaat head Haji Abdul Wahab dead
Lahore, Nov 18 (IANS) The Amir of the Tableeghi Jamaat, Haji Abdul Wahab, died here on Sunday at age 95 after a battle with dengue, the Pakistani media reported.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Zverev beats Federer, 1st German to reach ATP Finals title match since 1996
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Alexander Zverev became the first German tennis player since 1996 to make it to the title match of the season-ending ATP Finals, after stunning Swiss star Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) in the semifinal.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Imran Khan begins UAE visit
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday embarked on a day-long visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the invitation of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Djokovic routs Anderson to reach ATP Finals championship match
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Serbian World No. 1 Novak Djokovic brushed aside Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2 here to reach the championship match of the ATP Finals, giving himself the chance to play for a record-tying sixth title at tennis' elite season-ending event.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Fiji's ruling party wins general elections
Suva, Nov 18 (IANS) Fiji's ruling FijiFirst party led by incumbent Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, has won this year's general elections.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Colombia draws with Spain; Canada in U17 Women's World Cup quarters
Montevideo, Nov 18 (IANS) Colombia and Spain drew 1-1 in their second Group D match, while Canada beat South Korea 2-0 and thus qualified for the quarterfinals of the U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Portugal keeps Italy off scoreboard to move into Nations League finals
Rome, Nov 18 (IANS) The Portugal football squad tied Italy 0-0 at San Siro Stadium and so added the point it was lacking to move on to the finals of the UEFA Nations League, to be contested in June 2019.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Lejarraga defeats Gavin, heads to World Championship
Baracaldo (Spain), Nov 18 (IANS) Spanish boxer Kerman Lejarraga retained his European welterweight title with a fourth round KO of Frankie Gavin at the Bizkaia Arena.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Google to allow users to comment on search results
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Google is planning to launch a new feature that will enable users to leave in search results comments that could be seen by others.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Tamil dubbing union membership of singer Chinmayi terminated
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer and dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripaada, who had last month come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against veteran lyricist Vairamuthu as part of the #MeToo movement, has revealed that the South Indian Cine, Television Artistes and Dubbing Artistes Union has terminated her membership.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Montreal Protocol on ozone protection survives a hiccup (Comment)
If you Google "Edmund Hillary" you will get seven million references to his summitting Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay in 1952. But when you Google "George Mallory", who made a gallant effort 30 years before that but who disappeared on the treacherous slopes, you get nearly 17 million references. It is still a mystery if George Mallory died on the way to summit or while descending after scaling it.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan: Congress releases third candidates list
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday released its third list of candidates for 13 constituencies, leaving five seats to its allies in the December 7 Rajasthan Assembly polls.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mickey Mouse turns 90, birthday bash all around the world
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Iconic cartoon character Mickey Mouse turned 90 on Sunday, and his birthday is being celebrated around the world, including in India.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bengal determined to curb road accidents: Mamata
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the state government is committed to minimising the number of road accidents and its initiatives have already reduced such cases significantly.
2018-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Divine, Raftaar proud of 'blowing up' hip-hop scene in India
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Rappers Divine and Raftaar are very kicked about the emergence of new sounds from different parts of India in the rap and hip-hop music scenario.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Lucas Hedges instantly connected with 'Boy Erased'
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Author Garrard Conley says actor Lucas Hedges connected well to his role in "Boy Erased".
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft stores start selling Amazon's Echo devices
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Following its partnership with Amazon to integrate their two Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistants Alexa with Cortana, Microsoft has now started selling Amazon's Echo devices in its retail stores.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Three dead in grenade attack on religious meet in Amritsar
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 10 others injured when two motorcycle-borne masked youths threw a grenade at a religious congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district on Sunday, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
President departs for Vietnam, Australia
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday embarked on a week-long visit to Vietnam and Australia, saying he was looking forward to a "busy and business-like" events.
2018-11-18
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Lessons for other cites in Bengaluru's new framework for urban transport (Comment)
The Karnataka government has again announced the creation of a Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) for Bengaluru. A UMTA could radically transform the way urban transport is planned and implemented in the city. However, we also need to consider the fact that this is not the first time a UMTA is being planned for Bengaluru. Such an attempt was also made earlier, but the project failed to garner much success.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
California wildfires toll reaches 78
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) The death toll from the devastating wildfires in California has increased to 78 with 1,276 people still unaccounted for, authorities said.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi says Congress looted India, asks Chhattisgarh to vote for BJP
Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh), Nov 18 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of hindering Chhattisgarhs development and defrauding India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to vote the the BJP to power for a fourth straight term in the state.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics
Mel B attempted suicide in 2014
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Mel B has revealed that she tried to take her own life with nearly 200 painkillers in 2014 to escape her marriage to producer Stephen Belafonte.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Extramarks IIT-JEE app now lets students take mock online tests
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) With the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main going online from 2019, leading digital learning solutions provider Extramarks Education has introduced in its "IIT-JEETest Prep App" exhaustive practice papers designed to simulate the actual exam climate for the students.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Rosamund Pike fought for her role in 'A Private War'
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Rosamund Pike says she had to fight to get the role of Marie Colvin in "A Private War".
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 killed in grenade attack in Punjab
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 10 others injured on Sunday when a grenade exploded after it was flung at a religious gathering in Punjab's Amritsar district, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sara shares Saif's happiness mantra
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Debutante Sara Ali Khan says her father and actor Saif Ali Khan doesn't look for happiness from box office success.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Mortal Engines' to reach India before US
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Peter Jacksons "Mortal Engines" will release in India on December 7, a week before its US release.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't blame Facebook alone for Russian trolls: Ex-security chief
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Without absolving Facebook's "mistakes" in the way it handled Russian trolls ahead of the 2016 US presidential election, a former security chief of the social network has said that others -- US spy agencies, lawmakers and the media -- also made mistakes.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Newlyweds Ranveer, Deepika welcomed in Mumbai by sea of fans
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) A sea of fans, camera flashes and loud cheers welcomed Bollywood's newlywed couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to Mumbai on Sunday morning after their dreamy wedding at the picturesque Lake Como in Italy. The much-in-love duo, smiling ear-to-ear, waved out at the fans and paparazzi, expressing gratitude with folded hands.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Britney Spears, Robbie Williams to perform together
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears will perform with "Angels" fame singer Robbie Williams in Las Vegas.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Revised railway flexi-fares to kick-off from March 15, 2019
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The revised flexi-fares for premier trains will be applicable from March 15, 2019 -- and advance bookings have commenced as the changes required in the software have been executed.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Phool Waalon Ki Sair: An offering of communal unity at altar of secular India (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) When Syed Fariddudin Qutbi, the "khadim" (attendant) of the shrine of 13th century sufi saint Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki in Meharauli, stepped out after offering a floral "chhatra" (a flower-embellished umberella) at the ancient Yogmaya temple located at a stone's throw from the dargah, all he had to say was that in the small temple sanctum sanctorum suffused with a strong incense and jasmine fragrance, he felt the same tranquility and a "magnificent, invisible power" he feels at the dargah.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Special Series,Features,Human Interest/Society
Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi blessed with baby girl
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia and her husband Angad Bedi were blessed with a baby girl on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gunmen abduct youth in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen abducted a youth on Sunday from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Congress sits pretty as AAP, Akali Dal grapple with infighting (News Analysis)
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) Infighting in Punjab's main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the politically-active Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is giving the ruling Congress in the state a happy-hours' feeling.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Australian swimmer dies after rare stingray attack
Canberra, Nov 18 (IANS) An Australian man died after it was attacked by a stingray off a beach in Tasmania, the first known fatality of its kind in the area, authorities said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Sunny weather raises mercury in Himachal
Shimla, Nov 18 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday saw a slight rise in the temperature due to prevailing dry weather with the Met Office forecasting dry weather to continue in the coming week.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
New shoe insole could treat diabetic foot ulcers
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for people who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM is justifying rape: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday slammed his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar for "justifying rape" after the latter claimed that most of the rape cases filed were "fake".
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The power of the Moderate (Exclusive Book Extract)
The Gateway of India, at first instance, appears to be an odd frame for the type of conversations that follow. It was, after all, built to commemorate a state visit of a foreign invader.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Samsung sets up 2019 innovation war with foldable smartphone (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) D.J. Koh, President and CEO at the IT and Mobile Communications Division of Samsung Electronics, knows what boredom can eventually do to technology -- especially to smartphones that are lately witnessing incremental enhancements amid sales slowing down globally.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SpaceX scraps plan to upgrade Falcon 9 for more 'reusability'
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) SpaceX has dropped plans to make its Falcon 9 rockets even more reusable than they are now, company CEO Elon Musk has said.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
No solution to Kashmir issue, India-Pak relations accident prone: Natwar Singh (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) India-Pakistan relations are "chronically accident-prone", says former External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh, who feels that the future lies in the past as the two countries carry too much baggage. He says Pakistans one-point programme is Kashmir but there is "Kashmir fatigue" in the world.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Oil prices, foreign fund flows to set course of equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Fluctuation in crude oil prices coupled with the direction of foreign fund flows are likely to chart the course of major domestic equity indices next week.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I wanted to visit India after watching 'Salaam Bombay': Australian filmmaker Benjamin Gilmour
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) A man who wanted to visit India after watching Mira Nair's "Salaam Bombay", Australian director Benjamin Gilmour was here to screen his film "Jirga", which has been nominated for the prestigious Academy Awards this year. He said he wants to "make a life here" in India.
2018-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Misty Sunday morning in Delhi, air quality 'very poor'
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday witnessed a misty morning with air quality remaining in the 'very poor' category for two days straight.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Government shutdown if no funds for border wall: Trump
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump told the media at the White House here that this would be a "good time" for a government shutdown if he doesn't get funding from Congress for his border wall.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kargil coldest in Kashmir Valley at minus 9 degrees
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Kargil town was the coldest in the Kashmir Valley at minus 9 degrees Celsius on Sunday while the minimum temperatures across the region around the freezing point, the weather office said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala BJP protests following senior leader's remand
Pathanamthitta (Kerala) Nov 18 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the BJP observed a protest on Sunday by blocking highways across the state following the arrest and the subsequent remand of senior party leader K. Surendran.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Taliban not losing in Afghanistan: US military officer
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) A top US military officer said that the Taliban "are not losing" in Afghanistan, and much more needs to be done to bring peace to the war-torn country.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Missing Argentine submarine found a year after it vanished
Buenos Aires, Nov 18 (IANS) A missing Argentine naval submarine has been found, a year and a day after it vanished in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members on board, authorities said.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society
2 militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gunfight erupts in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A gunfight erupted on Sunday between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Emma Bunton to release new single soon
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Emma Bunton has signed a solo record deal and confirmed that she will release new album amid her highly-anticipated reunion with the Spice Girls
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Democrat Gillum concedes defeat in Florida's gubernatorial race
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in southeastern US state Florida, on Saturday officially conceded to his Republican rival Ron DeSantis after a vote recounting showed a margin Gillum was unlikely to close.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kristin Scott Thomas needed 'nerves of steel' to direct
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Kristin Scott Thomas had to deal with her fair share of frustrations when she directed her first feature film "The Sea Change".
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump tours area devastated by wildfire with California governor
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Saturday visited the area devastated by a wildfire that has been spreading in northern California since last week, together with California Governor Jerry Brown, whose government he accused days before of bad forest management.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Hugh Grant says fatherhood is chaos
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Hollywood actor Hugh Grant, who has children Tabitha, seven, and Felix, five, with former girlfriend Tinglan Hong and three other children with his wife Anna Eberstein, says he now looks forward to going away to work because it gives him some rare peace and quiet.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump administration denies reaching final conclusion on Khashoggi's death
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The US State Department here on Saturday said that the country has not made a final conclusion on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Defence/Security
'18 Syrian troops killed in attack by militants'
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS) At least 18 Syrian servicemen were killed in an attack by militants in the Syrian province of Latakia, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said on Saturday.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Motherhood has changed Cheryl Tweedy
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Tweedy is a "different" person since becoming a mother to her 20-month son Bear, whose father is Cheryl's former beau and singer Liam Payne.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Argentine govt admits it lacks means to refloat sunken submarine
Buenos Aires, Nov 18 (IANS) Argentine Defence Minister Oscar Aguad on Saturday admitted that the government lacks the means to refloat the ARA San Juan submarine, which was found this morning in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean a year after it disappeared, and said the next steps will be to gather all the information possible and consider what to do.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Good time for govt shutdown if no money for border wall: Trump
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that he would welcome a government shutdown if Congress does not approve funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, media reported.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
We are all beautiful: Jessie J champions female empowerment
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Jessie J champions female empowerment as she responds to comparisons between herself and rumoured beau Channing Tatum's ex Jenna Dewan
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jordan beat India in international friendly
Amman (Jordan), Nov 18 (IANS) Jordan defeated a depleted Indian side 2-1 in a hard fought encounter which was the first ever international friendly football match between the two countries.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Diplomacy
Sans research and innovation, ademographic divided will be demographic danger: Pranab
Ahmedabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee here on Saturday raised a warning bell over shrinking atmosphere of research and innovation in higher education, stating that this would prevent the country from effectively capitalising the demographic dividend.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Iran, India discuss trade cooperation under US sanctions
Tehran, Nov 18 (IANS) Outgoing Indian ambassador to Tehran and the head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture have discussed ways of continuing Iran-India trade under reimposed US sanctions, Eghtesad Online news website reported on Saturday.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Women's World T20: India continue winning run, beat Australia
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 17 (IANS) India continued their winning momentum as they outclassed Australia by 48 runs in Group B match of the ICC Women's World T20 here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
'The Third Wife' wins Best Film award at Kolkata fest
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) In an august gathering, the 24th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival wrapped up, with Vietnamese film "The Third Wife" winning the Best Film award and a whooping amount of Rs 51 lakh here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Sumanta Chaudhuri appointed Coal Secretary, Upma Chawdhry as Youth Affairs's Secretary
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In high-level appointments by Central Government on Saturday, Sumanta Chaudhuri was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Coal, while Upma Chawdhry was appointed as Youth Affairs Department's Secretary and Yogendra Tripathi as Secretary, Ministry of Tourism.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi CS Anshu Prakash transferred
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who had accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders of assaulting him in February, has been transferred to the Department of Telecommunications by the Centre on Saturday, as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal stopped from reaching Karnal as BJP protesters block way
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday stopped by authorities from entering Haryana's Karnal district after protesters from the state's ruling BJP blocked a road that he was to take.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pune police arrest Varavara Rao again
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pune police on Saturday arrested Maoist ideologue Varavara Rao here for his alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two rival unions in Hyundai Motor India to join hands for talks
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) In a sudden turn of events, two workers unions in Indias second largest car maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) are exploring the possibility of putting a united front before the management for settlement of wage agreement, said the union officials.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
PKL 6: Bengal Warriors registers narrow 26-22 win vs Puneri Paltan
Ahmedabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Bengal Warriors clinched a narrow 26-22 win over Puneri Paltan in an inter-zonal clash of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Prajnesh wins Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Fourth seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran brushed aside wild card entrant Saketh Myneni in straight sets to win the $ 150,000 Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Good looks was never in the forefront for me, says Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, last seen onscreen in 'Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi', says looking good was never a priority in her life.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Women's WT20: India hand 168-run challenge to Australia
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 17 (IANS) Opener Smriti Mandhana and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur's knock helped India women post 167/8 before suffering a batting collapse against Australia in a league game of the Women's World T20 here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Ajay Bhushan Pandey to replace Hasmukh Adhia as Revenue Secretary
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey will be the new Finance Secretary, replacing Hasmukh Adhia -- the Gujarat-cadre IAS officer who is set to retire on November 30.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan presented lifetime achievement award in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) One of India's greatest sarod masters, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, on Saturday was presented the 'Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement' at the Kamani Auditorium, for his "immense contribution to the enrichment and promotion of the Indian classical music".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Telangana man shot dead by 16-year-old in US
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) A man from Telangana was shot dead by a 16-year-old boy in the United States in a carjacking incident, according to information received by his relatives on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Court frames corruption charges against Dhinakaran
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a setback to sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran, a Delhi court on Saturday framed charges, including attempts to bribe Election Commission officials, in the "Two Leaves" symbol bribery case after rejecting his plea for discharge.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
16 students, driver of school bus hurt in Noida accident
Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) One of the 16 students who was injured after their school bus hit a pillar at the busy Rajnigandha Chowk underpass in Noida on Saturday morning, continues to be under observation at a private hospital, officials said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trade unions oppose government idea to incentivise employers
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and other trade unions on Saturday opposed the idea of the Central government to reimburse employers who grant maternity benefits to their female employees.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress summons Telangana leader miffed over ticket denial
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party's central leadership on Saturday summoned senior leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy to New Delhi hours after he expressed resentment over being denied ticket to contest next month's elections to Telangana Assembly.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NCW seeks review of workplace sexual harassment Act
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Lack of proper mechanism in monitoring of probe and implementation of the Act in cases of sexual harassment at workplace was one of the key issues discussed by the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Saturday here during a review meet held to fix flaws in the workplace sexual harassment Act.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Himachal Police register case in scholarship scam
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Police on Saturday registered a case here in a multi-crore scholarship scam in the state Education Department during the previous Congress government led by Virbhadra Singh.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Rajasthan Congress leader suspended
New Delhi/Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan Congress on Saturday suspended party leader Spardha Chaudhary after she accused state party chief Sachin Pilot of taking money for ticket distribution.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oram announces Rs 720 crore Ekalavya schools in 36 blocks of Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Saturday announced Rs 720 crore for setting up of Ekalavya model residential schools in 36 blocks of Meghalaya.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Education
UGC to come up with new regulation to deal with students' complaints
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Faced with complaints from institutes, the University Grants Commission has revamped its grievance regulations with "improvements" and will soon be putting a new version to public for feedback, which will include revised norms for appointment of an ombudsman, a top UGC official has said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Bengal housewife killed in dowry dispute
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) A housewife was allegedly killed by her husband and in-laws eight months after her marriage in a dispute over dowry in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defence Minister reviews Coast Guard's operational preparedness
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday reviewed the operational preparedness and coastal security mechanism of the Indian Coast Guard to tackle maritime emergencies and stressed its modernization by 2022 through the ministry's Definitive Action Program which envisages acquisition of 43 ships, 20 aircraft and other facilities.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Senior Kerala BJP leader Surendran detained
Nilackal (Kerala) Nov 17 (IANS) Senior Kerala BJP leader K. Surendran, who arrived along with seven party leaders and tried to break the police cordon in a bid to go to the Sabarimala temple, was taken into custody by the police on Saturday night at Nilackal.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics,Religion
AAP MLA gets anticipatory bail in Signature Bridge scuffle case
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday granted anticipatory bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan in a case related to a scuffle at the inauguration of the Signature Bridge here.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hundreds gather for Krishna's concert in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Hundreds of Delhiites, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and CPI (M) head Sitaram Yechury, gathered at the Garden of Five Senses on Saturday as a performance by Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna brought together the two ends of music and politics together after an earlier cancellation of a scheduled event.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
India, Maldives break ice, agree on Indian Ocean stability
Male, Nov 17 (IANS) Seen as a fresh revival of ties between India and the Maldives, the two countries agreed to work on peace and stability in the Indian Ocean region following a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Another CBI officer moves SC, challenges repatration to IB
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A senior Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer Ashwini Kumar Gupta on Saturday moved the Supreme Court alleging that his repatriation to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) was done with malafide intention.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress seeks CISF cover for Sidhu
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Citing escalation of threat to life of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Saturday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cover for the cricketer-turned-politician.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M stages protest in Tripura against alleged violence by BJP
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) The opposition CPI-M on Saturday held a massive protest rally here, and threatened to launch an agitation if the workers of the ruling BJP continued to physically attack the Left cadre.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Creating awareness on code of conduct on film sets a must: Kalki
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin, known for being vocal about gender equality, says that in a fluid work environment like a film set, it is important to create awareness on behaviour and code of conduct through workshops for a safer and gender-neutral professional space.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thirsty Gujarat to have ambitious sea water desalination plant
Gandhinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Saturday that Gujarat was now on the threshold of ending its perennial water scarcity with the launch of a major desalination project to treat as much 10 crore litres of sea water a day in the drought-prone Saurashtra region.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Meghalaya Governor promises action in attack on woman activist
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Saturday promised action in the recent murderous attack on Agnes Kharshiing, a frontline women's rights activist, and her aide campaigning against alleged illegal mining and transportation of coal in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Voting ends peacefully for first phase of Panchayat polls in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Voting ended peacefully for the first phase of Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as voters turned out in large numbers to participate in the democratic process.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sonia, Pinki enter pre-quarters of Boxing Worlds
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian boxers Sonia and Pinki Ranimade made their way into the pre-quarterfinals of the 10th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Banks not funding infra projects, RBI adding to complications: Gadkari
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday lashed out at banks saying they are not making financial closures for infrastructure projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore despite a "golden opportunity" and blamed the Reserve Bank for creating "more complications".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha Assembly excuses Abhijit Iyer Mitra
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Saturday accepted the recommendations of a House committee for considering an apology from journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra, who had made derogatory remarks against the legislators in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Women's World T20: India to bat against Australia
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 17 (IANS) India won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in a Group B match of the ICC Women's World T20 here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Coalition of rivals certain recipe for disaster: Jaitley
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Attacking the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday warned the country of the dangers in electing a "coalition of rivals" which will be a "certain recipe for disaster".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Amid show of strength, INLD splits; Ajay Chautala to float new party
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Amid a show of strength by two warring Chautala brothers, elder brother Ajay Singh Chautala on Saturday announced he and his sons will float a new political party next month. With this, the split in the INLD's first family is official.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Central team visits drought-hit districts in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) A 10-member inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) began visiting 17 drought-hit districts across Karnataka for spot assessment of the losses incurred by farmers and the people, an official said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
GSAT-29 satellite pushed higher into orbit: ISRO
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) India's latest communication satellite GSat-29 was successfully pushed up to its intended orbit during its third orbit raising activity, said a top official of ISRO on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Pacer Shami to bowl only 15-17 overs in Ranji match
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) India pacer Mohammed Shami will play for Bengal in their next fixture against Kerala in the Ranji Trophy but the BCCI has allowed him to bowl only 15-17 overs per innings.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Xi, Moon meet on bilateral ties, Korean peninsula situation
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping met his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in here on Saturday, calling for deepening the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries and strengthening communication on the Korean peninsula issue.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Fire in Kolkata's tallest tower, none injured
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) A fire broke out in Kolkata's tallest residential tower "The 42" on Saturday afternoon during construction work but no one has been reported injured, a fire official said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will Indians correct all that went wrong in England? (Column: Just Sport)
Whether the countrys cricket authorities have anything to do with the public dealings of skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri or it's the effect of the team's performance in the South Africa and England, the two are a lot mellowed now.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Goa Minister slams Parrikar-led finance ministry's functioning
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Goa Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte on Saturday joined the chorus of the Opposition and other cabinet colleagues, claiming that the state administration had come to a standstill in the absence of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Kerala inks MoU with Airbus group to boost start-ups
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) Kerala's start-up ecosystem got a major fillip as the state government on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus BizLab, a global aerospace accelerator which is part of the Airbus group.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Friendly with Bosnia-Herzegovina a chance for Spain to get things right (Preview)
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Spain coach Luis Enrique will make changes to his side when they play Bosnia-Herzegovina in Las Palmas on Sunday as he looks to find a way back to winning ways.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
NIA probing cross-border link in smuggling of fake currency
Ernakulam (Kerala), Nov 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has launched an investigating to find cross-border links in the smuggling of fake currency notes, the central agency said while filing a chargesheet in a counterfeit currency case here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jaitley flays Andhra, Bengal on CBI move
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday flayed the Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments for withdrawing "general consent" to the CBI for raids and investigations in their states, saying scams cannot be wiped off by such a decision and that it was against the countrys federal structure.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala shutdown called by Hindu groups largely peaceful
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) The dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown called by a few Hindu groups on Saturday was peaceful, barring a few clashes, police sources said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched to ISS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo spacecraft was successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, NASA said.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ready to fight terrorism on Pakistan soil: Iran
Tehran, Nov 17 (IANS) The Iranian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that the country's security forces are ready for anti-terror operations on Pakistani territory.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Karthik, Nayan star on Day 1 of JKRNC Grand Finale
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Chennais Karthik Tharani and Mumbais Nayan Chatterjee won a race apiece on Day 1 of the Grand Finale of the 21st JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Modi attends swearing-in ceremony of new Maldives President
Male, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attended the swearing-in ceremony of new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih here.
2018-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
US, China spar over trade, political influence at APEC summit
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) Trade disputes and the competition for geopolitical influence in the Pacific between China and the US took centre stage at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, where 21 member nations were gathered with the aim of drawing up a common trade area by 2020.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Vikrant is very talented: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) TV Czarina Ekta Kapoor has praised actor Vikrant Massey and says that he is very talented and that he will make it big in the industry.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barcelona midfielder Rakitic has strained hamstring muscle
Barcelona, Nov 17 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has suffered a right thigh muscle injury, the Catalan club announced on Saturday, but confirmed the player's hamstring was strained, not torn.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi Court frames corruption charges against Dhinakaran
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a setback to AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran, a Delhi court on Saturday framed charges including attempts to bribe Election Commission officials in the "Two Leaves" symbol bribery case after rejecting his plea for discharge.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Low crude oil prices, fund flows fuel equity market's rise (Market Review)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A slide in global crude oil prices, along with a healthy influx of foreign funds and a strengthened rupee buoyed the Indian equity market indices during the just-concluded week.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
One abducted civilian killed, two released in Shopian
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) One of the three abducted civilians by gunmen in Shopian district was killed on Saturday while the other two were released, sources said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NIA files fresh chargesheet in fake currency case
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed a fresh chargesheet against two people for smuggling high-quality fake Indian currency notes (FICN) in 2015.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SpaceX gets nod to launch 12,000 broadband satellites: Report
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) Elon Musks SpaceX has received approvals from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit that would foster cheap wireless Internet access by the 2020s.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Mardal maestro Banamali Maharana passes away
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Eminent percussionist Banamali Maharana passed away at a private hospital on Saturday. He was 77. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital due to age-related ailments, said family sources.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Chris Pratt in talks for 'The Saint' reboot
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Paramount Pictures is in early negotiations with Hollywood actor Chris Pratt to star in a movie reboot of "The Saint", two decades after actor Val Kilmers thriller and 50 years after actor Roger Moores TV series.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Musk's Boring Company 'on track' to launch first test tunnel
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Billionaire Elon Musk's infrastructure and tunnel construction firm Boring Company has achieved a breakthrough and is on track for the completion of its first test tunnel in the US city of Los Angeles.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Congress names Ponnala Lakshmaiah in 3rd list for Telangana polls
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday released its 3rd list of 13 candidates for the December 7 Telangana Assembly polls, fielding party veteran and former Andhra Pradesh Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kenyan Zakayo faces Uganda challenge in Spain's cross country
Nairobi, Nov 17 (IANS) World junior 5,000 metre champion Edward Zakayo of Kenya is hopeful of launching his cross country career on a winning note in Soria in Spain on Sunday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Haryana government stopped me from visiting dispensary: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana of preventing him from visiting a dispensary in Assandh assembly constituency of the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In Chhattisgarh, Rahul dares Modi to speak up on Rafale, promises farm loan waiver
Koriya/Jashpur/Darima (Chhattisgarh), Nov 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the Rafale "scam" and assured poll-bound Chhattisgarh of completely waiving off farm loans if his party comes to power in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Alyque Padamsee was a creator of superbrands and superconsumers - and a theatre personality (Obituary)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Alyque J. Padamsee, lent glamour to common products and brought luxury products within the reach of the common masses with his catchy and memorable advertising campaigns.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Champions Cheyech, Chepchirchir lead Kenya quest in Shanghai Marathon
Nairobi, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Tokyo Marathon champion Sarah Chepchirchir and Flomena Cheyech will lead Kenya's charge at the Shanghai International Marathon on Sunday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
'70 per cent of India's population looks to private sector for healthcare needs'
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Despite 70 years of investment in the country's healthcare sector, nearly 70 per cent of India's population has to look to the private sector, Indu Bhushan, chief executive officer of the Ayushman Bharat, said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Sonia enters pre-quarters of world boxing championship
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian boxer Sonia made her way into the pre-quarterfinals of the 10th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
I-League: Second spot beckons as champions Minerva face Gokulam (Preview)
Kozhikode, Nov 17 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC take on reigning champions Minerva Punjab FC at the EMS Corporation stadium here on Sunday in what promises to be an enthralling encounter, with a win guaranteeing second place in the I-League standings.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
'Ajeeb dastaan..' recreated to mark beginning of Anurag-Prerna's love: Parth Samthaan
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Parth Samthaan, who essays the role of Anurag in the reboot of love saga "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", says the iconic number "Ajeeb dastaan hai yeh" has been recreated to mark the beginning of Anurag and Prerna's love story in the show.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rs 1.5-crore gold seized at Lucknow airport
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IANS) The customs department on Friday seized gold worth Rs 1.52 crore from a passenger at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow, police said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress to take up Parrikar's health, constitutional crisis in Goa in Parliament
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress will raise the issue of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's continuance in power and the impending "constitutional crisis" in BJP-ruled Goa in Parliament, party's national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BJP 'rath-yatra' in Bengal rescheduled
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) One of the three BJP-sponsored 'rath-yatras' due in West Bengal next month has been rescheduled as party president Amit Shah, who is supposed to kick off the rallies, will be busy in the Telengana poll campaign, a state BJP leader said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Spanish police seize 650 kg cocaine, arrest 11
Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Nov 17 (IANS) The Spanish police arrested 11 people and seized 650 kg cocaine in an operation against an international drug trafficking network, authorities said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
President to open 'CII Agro-Tech 2018' on December 1
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the mega international agricultural fair, "CII AgroTech 2018", here on December 1.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Technology,Business/Economy
DU expels Baisoya
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi University top officials are tight-lipped, but Delhi Police have confirmed receiving communication from the university saying that it has expelled Ankiv Baisoya after he was found guilty of faking his educational certificates.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Army chief visits Central Command HQ at Lucknow
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IAN) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited the headquarters of the Central Command and the 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre at Lucknow, an official spokesman said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Parrikar knows a lot about Rafale deal: Surjewala
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Defence Minister and current Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from pancreatic cancer, knows a "whole lot of things" about the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Three killed in Ayodhya road accident
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IANS) Three persons were killed in Ayodhya district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday when the driver of their vehicle lost control and it turned turtle, police said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenyan Kipruto to make half marathon debut in France
Nairobi, Nov 17 (IANS) Beijing 2008 Olympic steeplechase champion Brimin Kipruto of Kenya will launch his career in the road race in France at Sunday's Boulogne-Billancourt Half-Marathon.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 in friendly
Cordoba, Nov 17 (IANS) Ramiro Funes Mori scored the second goal of his international career as Argentina defeated Mexico 2-0 in their international friendly here.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kenya's Kiprop, Ethiopia's Tedla win China-ASEAN International Marathon
Nanning, Nov 17 (IANS) Koech Ezekiel Kiprop of Kenya and Kidist Fiseha Tedla of Ethiopia won their men's and women's titles respectively at the 2018 China-ASEAN International Marathon on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Netherlands beat France to stay alive in Nations League
Rotterdam, Nov 17 (IANS) The Netherlands defeated France 2-0 to stay in the battle for berths in the final stage of the UEFA Nations League.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Denmark register win vs Wales in Nations League
Cardiff, Nov 17 (IANS) Denmark defeated Wales 2-1 to punch their ticket for the final stage of the UEFA Nations League.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ghana, New Zealand in U-17 Women's WC quarters
Montevideo, Nov 17 (IANS) Ghana and New Zealand imposed their authority, defeating Finland and Uruguay, respectively, and advanced to the quarter-finals of the U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Waston, Matarrita guide Costa Rica to victory vs Chile
Santiago de Chile, Nov 17 (IANS) Costa Rica ruined Chile's evening, winning 3-2 away in a friendly match as preparation for next year's Copa America, at the El Teniente stadium here.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Petrucci fastest in Valencia MotoGP's 3rd free practice
Valencia, Nov 17 (IANS) Danilo Petrucci of Italy (Alma Pramac) on Saturday set the fastest time in the third free practice for the Valencia Moto Grand Prix, beating third-placed Marc Marquez of Spain (Honda), who has already secured the 2018 title.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Ethical Artificial Intelligence a pressing need: UN expert
United Nations, Nov 17 (IANS) While digital solutions like Artificial Intelligence (AI) are transforming lives, these also raises concerns, ranging from security to human rights abuses, says an expert.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Kathua District Magistrate duped of Rs 50,000
Jammu, Nov 17 (IANS) Kathua's District Magistrate Rohit Khajuria has been duped of Rs 50,000 after a fraudulent phone call, police said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There will never be another: Celebs mourn Alyque Padamsee's death
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) As the news of Alyque Padamsee's death broke, a slew of celebrated names from the Hindi film fraternity like Nimrat Kaur, Farhan Akhtar, Manisha Koirala and Boman Irani took to social media to pay heartfelt tributes to the 90-year-old veteran actor and ad guru.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Death toll in Tamil Nadu due to cyclone Gaja rises to 33
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) The death toll due to cyclone Gaja, which hit Tamil Nadu's coastal districts on Friday, has increased to 33, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Jaitley flays Andhra, Bengal on CBI move
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday flayed the Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments for withdrawing "general consent" to the CBI for raids and investigations in their states saying scams cannot be wiped off by such a decision.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Will waive off loans of all farmers in Chhattisgarh: Rahul
Koriya/Jashpur (Chhattisgarh), Nov 17 (IANS) Charging the ruling BJP with creating two Chhattisgarhs, one of the rich and the other of the poor and the exploited, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday pledged to waive off all farm loans within 10 days of his party coming to power in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Neil starts second schedule of 'Bypass Road'
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has started shooting for the second schedule of "Bypass Road".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Audio books might be my next obsession: Rasika Dugal
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal, who is all set to lend her voice to audio platform Audible.in, says audio books might be her next obsession.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sabarimala protests: Detained religious leaders granted bail
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) Religious leaders who were taken into preventive detention from the Sabarimala temple premises on Friday night were granted bail on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Opinion/Commentary,Religion
Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia to retire on Nov 30
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Hasmukh Adhia, the Gujarat cadre IAS officer who had an eventful stint as Finance Secretary during the days of demonetisation and the ushering in of the GST regime, is set to retire on November 30, the government announced on Saturday - putting to rest all speculation about his getting an extension.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Weightlifting better than walking and cycling for heart: Study
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) While it is well known that physical activities promote heart health, a new study suggests that weightlifting, rather than walking and cycling, can better help keep heart diseases at bay.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
BJP pledges Rs 265 bonus for MP farmers with up to 5 acres land
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday said it would give a bonus of Rs 265 to farmers with up to 5 acres of land in Madhya Pradesh, and also pledged to announce a new salary framework for state government employees.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
RLSP ultimatum to BJP over seat-sharing in Bihar
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Saturday gave an ultimatum to the BJP to ensure by November 30 "respectful" seat-sharing in Bihar for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Zverev tops Isner, becomes first German since 2003 to reach ATP Finals last 4
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Alexander Zverev defeated John Isner 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 and became the first German player to reach the last four of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Finals since 2003.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Twitter confirms third-party involvement in crypto hackings
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has confirmed that a third party software provider is responsible for the series of cryptocurrency-related hackings on its platform.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Trending jewellery styles to hit this wedding season
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) With the wedding season in full swing, more and more would be brides are breaking away from conventional norms and choosing to dress up their bridal selves as an extension of their own personality. However, selecting the jewellery for the big day can be a daunting task.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Brazil top Uruguay 1-0 in spirited friendly
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Brazil defeated Uruguay 1-0 in a friendly match decided by a debatable penalty converted by Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Slow reading speed linked to dry eyes: Study
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) People suffering from chronic dry eye disease are likely to have a slow reading rate, according to researchers.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Why animals with high-risk strategies are likely to be extinct
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Strategies that animals like lions, tigers and penguins use to find food can put their own lives in danger, a study says.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Secrecy around illnesses of Sonia Gandhi, Parrikar not comparable: Surjewala
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) The cloak of secrecy surrounding the illnesses of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and former Congress President Sonia Gandhi are not comparable, Congress National Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Battle of Longewala' hero, Brigadier Chandpuri, passes away
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Decorated war veteran and famous hero of the 'Battle of Longewala', Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, died in a private hospital in Mohali near here on Saturday, family sources said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Russia's cargo craft blasts off to ISS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Russia's Progress 71 cargo craft has successfully launched a Soyuz-FG rocket to the International Space Station (ISS), a first since the failure of the last manned mission on October 11, NASA said.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ecuador coach sounds note of caution after win over Peru
Guayaquil (Ecuador), Nov 17 (IANS) Supporters of the Ecuador national football team should guard against high expectations after the side upset Peru in a friendly, coach Hernan "Bolillo" Gomez has said.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
1 dead as car drives through protest in France
Paris, Nov 17 (IANS) A 50-year-old man taking part in nationwide protests against rising fuel prices in France died on Saturday after he was hit by a car that accelerated through a human roadblock in the country's southeast, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said.
2018-11-17
Category: International, France,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE draw 0-0 with Bolivia in friendly
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Emirati national football team played Bolivia to a scoreless draw in a friendly match Friday at Maktoum bin Rashid Stadium in Dubai.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Brig. Kuldip Singh Chandpuri: the valiant 'Border' hero who defied Pakistani tanks (Obituary) (Lead, Incorporating additional information)
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Famously known for the heroics and volour that he and his men displayed on the night of December 5, 1971 during the battle of Longewala (Laungewala) to stop the onslaught by tanks of a determined Pakistani Army, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was always a fighter - be it for Chandigarh's civic issues or his last battle against cancer.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Djokovic battles past Cilic, goes undefeated in ATP Finals round-robin play
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic defeated Marin Cilic 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 in his final group stage match at the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Finals and heads into the weekend as the clear favourite to win a record-tying sixth title.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Palmeiras looking to strengthen grip on first place in Brazilian league
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 17 (IANS) Palmeiras will be looking to tighten their stranglehold on the first place in the Brazilian football league when they take on Parana in a late-season clash on Sunday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Will waive-off all Chhattisgarh farmers loans: Rahul
Koriya (Chhattisgarh) Nov 17 (IANS) Charging the ruling BJP with creating two Chhattisgarhs, one of the rich and the other of the poor and exploited, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday assured that farmers' loans would be completely waived-off within 10 days if his party came to power after the assembly elections in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Hailey Baldwin changes last name to Bieber
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Model Hailey Baldwin subtly confirmed her marriage to pop singer Justin Bieber on social media by changing her last name to Bieber.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Deverekonda in 'Taxiwaala' is huge fun (Movie Review)
Film: "Taxiwaala"; Director: Rahul Sankrityan; Cast: Vijay Deverakonda, Priyanka Jawalkar, Malavika Nair,; Rating: *** ½ (3 and a half stars)
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I never had a career: Shekhar Kapur
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says he never had a career and that life, for him, has always been an adventure.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US, Japan, Australia to invest more to develop Indo-Pacific
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) The US, Japan and Australia will boost infrastructure investment in the developing nations of the Indo-Pacific to counter China's growing influence in the region, the countries announced in a joint statement on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Long term exposure to honking traffic can make you obese
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Are you obese or overweight? Blame long term exposure to blaring horns and other noise from road traffic, said researchers.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Microsoft turns off ads in Windows 10 email app
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) After introducing personalised advertisements in the Windows 10 default email app, Microsoft has made a U-turn and turned these ads off.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Chris Hemsworth claims India shoot of 'Dhaka' wrapped up
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth on Saturday said the India portion of the shoot for "Dhaka" has been wrapped up, but according to sources the Netflix film's team is still to finish the portions in the country.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bret Michaels discharged from hospital after kidney stone surgery
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Rocker Bret Michaels has been released from hospital after undergoing surgery for kidney stones.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress pits Jaswant's son against Raje in Rajasthan (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday released its second list of candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly polls, pitting Manvendra Singh, the son of BJP veteran and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in her traditional Jhalrapatan seat.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We need to tell children to share if something is not right, says Revathi
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Revathi, who has featured in a short film titled "Udne Do", says parents need to make their children realise that they can share every detail of their life with them.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia to retire on Nov 30
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia will retire on November 30, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IITF 2018: Exhibitors rue lack of space, facilities
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Space constraints and lack of basic facilities have left traders and exhibitors at the annual India International Trade Fair (IITF) disappointed as the venue undergoes a makeover but some customers are happy they don't have to walk around much.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Police attach absconding Bihar Minister's properties
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) Police in Bihar on Saturday started attaching properties of absconding former Minister Manju Verma after a court order in an arms case connected to the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress pits Jaswant's son against Raje in Rajasthan
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday released its second list of candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly polls, pitting Manvendra Singh, the son of late BJP veteran and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in her traditional Jhalrapatan seat.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
7 killed as quakes, landslides hit Indonesia
Jakarta, Nov 17 (IANS) Seven people were killed and more than 8,000 others fled their homes as landslides and quakes struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province, officials said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Brig Kuldip Singh Chandpuri: the heroic 'Border' man who defied Pakistani tanks (Obituary)
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Famously known for the heroics and volour that he and his men displayed on the night of December 5, 1971 during the battle of Longewala (Laungewala) to stop the onslaught by tanks of a determined Pakistani Army, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was always a fighter - be it for Chandigarh's civic issues or his last battle against cancer.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
US-China trade war will have no winners: Xi
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) Taking a veiled swipe at the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Saturday that countries which embrace protectionism are "doomed to failure" and a trade war will have no winners.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
One day US President will be of Indian-origin: Diplomat
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) The US might one day have an Indian-origin President, a former Ambassador, Surendra Kumar, has said here.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Manu Punjabi to host YouTube show (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) "Bigg Boss" fame contestant Manu Punjabi will host a YouTube show titled "No filter Batein".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Raghavendra Rathore's design school pays ode to Stan Lee
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Ace designer Raghavendra Rathores Gurukul School of Design (GSD) hosted a workshop celebrating comic book legend Stan Lee and puppetry with young design students.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
No insecurity about my career: Vijay Deverakonda
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) "Taxiwala" is actor Vijay Deverakonda's third release this year and is probably the most "fun film he has done so far. He says there's no insecurity about his career as far as the pace of his work is concerned.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Veteran actor, ad guru Alyque Padamsee dead
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Veteran actor, theatre personality and advertising guru Alyque Padamsee died here on Saturday morning, family sources said. He was 90.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
All's not well in Bihar NDA: BJP-ally RLSP
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) The Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said on Saturday that all was not well in the NDA in Bihar and that it would not tolerate insults anymore.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Chidambaram responds to Modi's challenge, lists non-Gandhi Congress Presidents
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi challenged the Congress to appoint a non-Gandhi as party president for five years, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday listed out the names of Congress presidents from outside the Gandhi family.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar should hand over charge, administration paralysed: BJP ally
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar should hand over charge since the state administration under his leadership has been paralysed for eight months, a BJP ally said here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
New Microsoft app evaluates facial expressions against emojis
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Microsoft has launched a new app called "Emoji8" that allows users to compare their own facial expressions to emojis and get evaluated with scores.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Bob Mackie designs for Cher, Carol Burnett to be auctioned
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Renowned designer Bob Mackie's outfits for singer Cher and actress Carol Burnett are being auctioned.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Was it necessary to kill Avni? (Comment)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS/Monggabay) In November 2012, a tigress and her two cubs began a journey from their home in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh. She had somewhat uncharacteristically left the forest. Over the next two years, this tigress is recorded to have travelled 260 km -- from the Amariya region in Pilibhit, along the Devha river, criss-crossing through the densely-populated village areas of Gularia Bithra, Khali Nawada, Bishanpur, Surajpur, Bhadsara, Dhaki, all the way up to Kanpur, where she was finally sighted in February 2014. A close-knit team comprising officials of the state's Forest Department and tiger conservators of WWF-India were on the trail of this feline family.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
YouTube comedian 'MostlySane' fights hate online but 'likes' trolls
United Nations, Nov 17 (IANS) How does one react to the torrent of hate engulfing the social media?
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Facebook testing feature to let you co-watch videos with friends
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Facebook is testing a feature called "Watch Videos Together" on Messenger that would enable simultaneous co-viewing of videos over a group chat on different devices.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kanye donates money to family of security guard killed by police
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West was deeply moved by a story of the killing of a Chicago security guard and donated $150,000 to his family.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Renaming spree: Erasing Muslim heritage (Column: Political Circus)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has lived up to his reputation as a Hindutva hawk. There has been no mellowing of his attitude as is common in the cases of other hardliners ascending to the seat of power. Instead, he has taken the opportunity of the authority provided by political power to tell the province and the country that Hindu symbols and signs are of overriding importance.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Movies great medium to create good awareness, says Revathi
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Revathi, who features in the short film "Udne do", says cinema is a great medium to create awareness about several social issues.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Human Interest/Society
3 civilians abducted in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen on Saturday abducted three civilians from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NTR's grand-daughter receives family support for Telangana Assembly bid
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) TDP founder N.T. Rama Rao's grand-daughter N. Suhasini, who is contesting the next month's elections to Telangana Assembly, on Saturday received support from her brothers and popular Telugu actors Junior NTR and Kalyan Ram and uncle and veteran actor N. Balakrishna.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mahershala Ali did 'Green Book' for challenge it posed
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Mahershala Ali says he was attracted towards "Green Book" by the challenge of playing an enigmatic character.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
What attracts Bollywood guys to older women? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have company. Older women in love with younger guys seems to be a trend taking hold of the entertainment industry. There is a lot in common between the two newly "outed" couples in the entertainment industry, Arjun Kapoor-Malaika Arora amd Harshvardhan Rane-Kim Sharma.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
12 students injured in Noida schoolbus accident
Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 12 students were injured on Saturday in Noida when the schoolbus they were travelling hit a pillar in an underpass, police said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Veteran actor, adman Alyque Padamsee dead
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Veteran actor, theatre personality and advertising guru Alyque Padamsee died here on Saturday morning, family sources said. He was 90.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
An 'epic' on Indian soldiers in WWI (Book Review)
Book: The Indian Empire At War; Author: George Morton-Jack; Publisher: Little, Brown; Pages: 582; Price Rs 699
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security,IANS Life
Shooting for Punjabi remake of 'Singham' begins
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The shooting for the Punjabi remake of the hit 2011 Hindi film "Singham" has commenced.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Decorated war veteran Brigadier Chandpuri dead
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Decorated war veteran Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri died in a private hospital in Mohali near here on Saturday, family sources said. He was 78.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Are air purifiers helpful inside your home?
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Installing air purifiers in your homes and offices may, to some extent, help combat the impact of deadly air on your respiratory and circulatory systems; but the question remains: How effective they can be over time in mitigating the ill-effects of Delhi's toxic air.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Jon Cryer Set as Lex Luthor in 'Supergirl'
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Jon Cryer has been cast as Lex Luthor in the "Supergirl" series.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Varun shoots 'toughest scene' of his career for 'Kalank'
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan will be shooting for one of the "toughest" scenes of his "entire career" for his upcoming film "Kalank".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't only think of survival of new-borns, but also their sight (November 17 is World Prematurity Day)
The World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World Prematurity Day every year on November 17, to put the spotlight on premature babies.
2018-11-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
John, Ileana unusual, vibrant pairing for 'Pagalpanti': Anees Bazmee
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who will be heading to London for the recce of his next movie "Pagalpanti", says the casting is fresh and he is confident that their chemistry will work wonders.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Misty morning in Delhi, air quality 'very poor'
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The national capital on Saturday witnessed a misty morning with deteriorated air quality which was recorded in the 'very poor' category, after being 'poor' since Thursday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal reels under severe cold after snow
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) Majority of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold on Saturday, with the minimum temperature staying below freezing point owing to this week's snow and rainfall, weather officials said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Separatist shutdown in Kashmir Valley against panchayat polls
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Saturday due to a separatist shutdown called against the ongoing panchayat polls in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Facebook investors want Mark Zuckerberg to resign: Report
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Facebook investors have increased pressure on Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down after a New York Times investigation suggested that the social network hired a Republican-owned political consulting and PR firm that "dug up dirt on its competitors".
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
David Harbour joins Chris Hemsworth in 'Dhaka'
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) "Stranger Things" actor David Harbour will star opposite actor Chris Hemsworth in "Dhaka", an action thriller for streaming giant Netflix.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Planet-hunting Kepler telescope put to rest with final commands
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) NASA's Kepler space telescope, that discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system and revealed that our galaxy contains more planets than stars, has received its final set of commands to disconnect communications with Earth
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Hindu group calls for shutdown in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) A Hindu group on Saturday called for a shutdown in Kerala following the "detention" of few religious leaders the previous night from the Sabarimala temple premises.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Minimum temperatures drop across J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) The minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir dropped on Saturday due to a clear night sky, the Met Department said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Oracle executive Thomas Kurian to lead Google Cloud
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian-American Thomas Kurian, former Oracle President of product development and a respected technologist, is going to head Google Cloud from early next year, the tech giant has announced.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Voting begins in first phase of J&K panchayat polls
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Polling began on Saturday for the first phase of the Jammu and Kashmir panchayat elections under tight security arrangements.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Trade war will have no winners: Xi
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) China's President Xi Jinping said here on Saturday that the world needs common rules of global governance that do not respond to "selfish agendas" and warned that a trade war will have no winners.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Business/Economy
74 killed in California wildfires, over 1,000 missing
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) The destructive California wildfires have so far killed at least 74 people with over 1,000 reported missing, authorities said.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Saudi Crown Prince ordered Khashoggi's killing: CIA
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government's denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a senior US official.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We've created another stereotype to break women's image in cinema: Rasika
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal says while it is a good sign how the image of Indian women is changing on-screen, she feels there's an attempt to try to create a new stereotype to break the earlier.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump hints at not imposing new round of tariffs on China
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has spoke about the possibility of not levying another round of tariffs on China -- this time on $267 billion worth of imported Chinese goods -- as the next step in the trade war he is waging against the Asian giant.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Vanessa Marcil claims son Kassius hasn't met his father
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Just days after actress Vanessa Marcil first claimed that her only child -- 16-year-old Kassius Lijah -- from a previous relationship with actor Brian Austin Green -- was cut out of Green and his wife Megan Fox's life years ago, Marcil is now bringing forward even more revelations about their relationship.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Painting of Indian trumpeters at risk of export from Britain
London, Nov 17 (IANS) British Culture Minister Michael Ellis on Friday placed an export bar on a unique watercolour painting depicting a traditional musical performance in mid-18th century Northern India.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Hamas chief warns Israel not to wage offensive on Gaza
Gaza, Nov 17 (IANS) Chief of Islamic Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, Yehia Sinwar on Friday warned Israel not to wage any future military offensive on the enclave that his movement has been ruling since 2007, media reported.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump says he wrote answers to Mueller's questions
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has told reporters that he has completed written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller probing into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections, but has not actually turned them in.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Iran remains confident it can sidestep sanctions: Deputy FM
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Iran's deputy foreign minister for political affairs has expressed confidence that the Persian nation can find a way around the US' sanctions regime and thereby prevent the nuclear deal from collapsing.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Defence/Security
Russia successfully launches cargo ship toward ISS
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) Russia has successfully launched Progress MS-10 cargo ship toward the International Space Station (ISS), Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said on Friday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech,Technology
Ashley Graham dated 'terrible guys'
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Model Ashley Graham thinks "having sex too soon" led her to dating a string of "terrible guys", so she decided to stop having physical relationships until she married her husband Justin Ervin in 2010.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US appreciates DPRK's release of American citizen: Pompeo
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said that the US appreciates the release of an American citizen by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Qatari leader in Rome visit next week
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and a delegation of his ministers will arrive in the Italian capital on Monday for a two-day visit to clinch a series of bilateral deals in the areas of health, food and agriculture, sport and research.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
Ariana Grande chops off signature ponytail
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande has had her famous high ponytail chopped off, and now sports a shorter hairdo.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I can now die happily after working with Big B: Mouni Roy
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Mouni Roy, who made her Hindi film debut with "Gold", has said that she can now die happily after working with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in her forthcoming film "Brahmastra".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
May names Steve Barclay as new Brexit Secretary
London, Nov 17 (IANS) UK's Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday chose a replacement Brexit secretary a day after the previous incumbent quit over the Conservative Party leader's provisional deal on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Tata Investment Corp's board approves shares buyback
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Tata Investment Corporation on Friday said that its Board of Directors has approved a proposal to buyback 8.17 per cent of the total paid-up equity share capital of the company.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman dies at 87
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) The Oscar-winning screenwriter and best-selling author William Goldman, known for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All The President's Men", died on Friday. He was 87.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Infosys building $35 mn education centre in US (Lead, correcting headline)
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Infosys began constructing its US Education Centre at Indianapolis in mid-west Indiana state for its employees at a cost of $35 million (Rs 252 crore), said the global software major on Friday night.
2018-11-17
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
White House agrees to temporarily return Acosta's press pass
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The US White House has said it will "temporarily reinstate" CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass in response to Federal Judge Timothy Kelly's order, while insisting that "there must be decorum at the White House."
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Promotions, marketing nothing comes first, it is all about a good story: Shoojit Sircar
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Prioritising the importance of the content, critically acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shoojit Sircar on Friday said the money spent on extensive marketing should rather be used for something else.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Infosys building $25-million education centre in US
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Infosys began constructing its US Education Centre at Indianapolis in mid-west Indiana state for its employees at a cost of $35 million (Rs 252 crore), said the global software major on Friday night.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Britain share assessment of global terror threats
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, India and Britain on Friday shared their assessment of terror threats across the world, including cross-border terrorism in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region during the 12th Meeting of India-UK Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism here.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy
You must give it back to the society or a country says Twinkle Khanna
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress-writer-producer Twnikle Khanna has said that every individual must give it back to the society or their country "otherwise they would be just an animal roaming around."
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
JNU has cut library budget to one-fourth, claims students union
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) on Friday alleged that the university has slashed its library budget from Rs 8 crore to less than Rs 2 crore and doesn't have funds to renew the subscription of e-journals, a crucial tool for research.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Railway minister Piyush Goel heckled in Lucknow
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was heckled at an event in the state capital on Friday evening after he made some remarks on a senior functionary of the Northern Railways Men's Union.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahindra to increase price of 'Marazzo' from January
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Mahindra & Mahindra on Friday announced that from January 1, 2019, it will increase the price of its multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) "Marazzo" by Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chaos, brawls in Sri Lankan parliament over divisive no-confidence vote
Colombo, Nov 16 (IANS) Brewing tensions in Sri Lanka's Parliament over a no-confidence motion against the country's newly appointed prime minister boiled over to an all-out brawl between lawmakers on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cyclone Gaja: Modi assures all possible help to TN
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and assured all possible help from the Central government to the state that has been battered by Cyclone Gaja.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Venezuela stymies Japan's winning streak
Oita (Japan), Nov 16 (IANS) A late equaliser scored by midfielder Tomas Rincon secured a 1-1 tie for Venezuela against host Japan in a friendly football match on Friday, which ended the Asian team's winning streak.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Petrucci fastest in Valencia MotoGP's 2nd free practice
Valencia (Spain), Nov 16 (IANS) Danilo Petrucci of Italy (Alma Pramac Racing) on Friday set the pace in the second free practice for the Valencia Moto Grand Prix, however the Spaniard Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) is still the fastest in the overall standings after the two sessions.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Modi government squandered national interest in Rafale deal: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday questioned the Modi government's "silence" on the "fresh evidence" in the Rafale "scam" and said it is a precursor "of the storm which they are about to face."
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PKL-6: Gujarat open home leg with handsome win over Bengal
Ahmedabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Gujarat Fortunegiants got off to a flying start to their home leg as they crushed Bengal Warriors 35-23 in an inter-zonal clash of the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 at The Arena by Transtadia here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Maternity benefit: Labour Ministry says no 'welfare cess' exists
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after the Women and Child Development ministry said the government will fund 50 per cent salary of 14 weeks to women on maternity leave from the 'labour welfare cess', the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Friday said no such cess exists under them.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
WCD nominates three members of NCW
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Friday said it has nominated three persons as members of the National Commission for Women (NCW).
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Disparity between content-driven, commercial Bollywood films decreasing: Shoojit Sircar
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) National award winning director Shootij Sircar on Friday said the disparity between content-driven festival circuit films and commercial Bollywood is decreasing.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
'102 Not Out' heads for China
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor's "102 Not Out" will release in China on November 30, marking Sony Pictures Entertainment India's foray into the China market.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Insurance firms told to settle claims on crop loss soon
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) Chairman Subhash Chandra Khuntia on Friday urged the state-run insurance companies to settle claims of farmers on crop loss at the earliest.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
BJP MP targets Naidu for barring CBI
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) BJP's Rajya Sabha MP GVL Narsimha Rao on Friday hit out at Andhra Pradesh government for barring the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from conducting raids in the state, calling it a "mala fide exercise to protect the corrupt".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FIIs to stage a strong comeback, says Assocham
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) on Friday said it expects foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to "stage a strong comeback" owing to the strengthening rupee, low inflation along with weakening oil prices.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Innovation needed to cut agricultural wastage: Suresh Prabhu
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said that India requires innovation in agriculture in order to minimize wastage of argicultural produce which amounts to almost 30 per cent of the total output.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Centre changing functioning of institutions, alleges Mamata
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking a dig at the BJP for changing names of the cities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Narendra Modi-led NDA government of trying to change the functioning of autonomous institutions like the RBI and the CBI.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Odisha discoms to disconnect power during elephant movement
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) The Odisha government has asked the power distribution companies (discoms) to disconnect power supply in elephant corridors during the movement of pachyderms, said an official on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's Forex reserves decline $121.2 mn
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves declined by $121.2 million during the week ended November 9, official data showed on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fake degree in BJP's DNA, shortcut to ministry: Rahul
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking pot-shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Smriti Irani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said "fake degrees" are a shortcut to ministerial births.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
N-E development must not be piecemeal: Arunachal Governor
Itanagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier (Retired) B.D. Mishra said the development of the eight northeastern states must not be piecemeal but with an integrated approach.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Office space leasing at 36.4 mn sq.ft during Jan-Sep: Report
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Total area of office space leased out across major cities in the country during the January-September period in 2018 stood at 36.4 million square feet, 26 per cent higher on a year-on-year basis, a Colliers International report said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, China put trust on youth to boost bilateral ties
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India and China on Friday said that youth of the two countries will play a pivotal role in deepening future bilateral relations and enhancing people-to-people ties.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Education
ADB to lend $300 mn to boost infra funding by IIFCL
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday signed a $300-million loan agreement to support state-run India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) that provides long-term finance to infrastructure projects.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Satyarthi meets Pope seeking law against online child sexual abuse
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi met Pope Francis at Vatican seeking support for a new legally binding International law against 'online child sexual abuse', a statement said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Omar flays lawyer's remark on Kathua rape victim's parents
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday took exception to the remark by lawyer Deepika Rajawat on the Kathua rape and murder victim's parents.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Moroccan King, French President inaugurate Africa's first high-speed train
Rabat, Nov 16 (IANS) "Al Boraq", Africa's first high-speed railway linking the two major economic centres of Tangier and Casablanca, was jointly inaugurated by Morocco's King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron, the Moroccan embassy has said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy
Post-tigress killing fracas, BJP minister keeps off alliance efforts with Sena
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Peeved over the massive fallout of the killing of tigress Avni (T1), Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Friday said he has decided to withdraw from the reconciliation efforts for an alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Frost, Defourny share honours on Day 1 of MRF Challenge
Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) Danial Frost from Singapore and Belgian Max Defourny scored a race and a podium apiece to open their accounts in the first round of MRF Challenge at the Dubai Autodrome, here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Motorsports
Prefer opposition than alliance with Congress or BJP: Mayawati
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Asserting that her alliance with Ajit Jogi's party will get a majority in Chhattisgarh, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati on Friday said she will prefer sitting in the opposition to supporting the Congress or BJP in an adverse situation.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women's boxing worlds: Debutant Manisha stuns title contender
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Manisha Moun punched way above her weight to outshine Christina Cruz of the United States in a unanimous 5:0 decision to move into the 54 kg pre-quarterfinals at the 10th AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SC to begin hearing on RBI's circular on insolvency proceedings
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme court on Friday said it would commence from November 28 hearing on a batch of petitions contesting February 12, 2018, Reserve Bank of India 's circular spelling revised framework for initiation of insolvency proceedings against defaulting companies without any delay.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Cultural festival Jashn-e-Adab to kick off from Nov 23
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) One of the biggest language and poetry festivals in the Urdu and Hindi genre, Jashn-e-Adab, will kick off its seventh edition in the national capital from November 23.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
SC seeks Karnataka local body's response over stray dog killings
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of Karnataka's Sakleshpur municipality to a contempt petition alleging the killing of about 350 stray dogs in violation of the top court's 2015 order.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath promises better roads, infrastructure in Mizoram
Aizawl, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the condition of roads in the northeastern states has worsened under the Congress rule and promised development of Mizoram if BJP comes to power in the state in the November 28 polls.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Infosys joint venture with Temasek gets going in Singapore
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Infosys had completed forming a joint venture (JV) with the Singapore-based global investment firm Temasek to service its clients across South East Asia in the digital space, said the software major on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
NGT allows construction of Noida hospital, but orders planting 1,500 trees for lost green cover
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Refusing to interfere with the construction of Kailash Hospital in Noida, the NGT in an order released on Friday said it did not find any "illegality in environmental laws", but ordered water harvesting and planting 1,500 trees for "loss of green cover".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
212 films from 68 countries to be screened at IFFI 2018
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) The upcoming International Film Festival of India, scheduled to be held in Goa, will be screening 212 films from 68 countries, an organiser said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian health-fitness app start-up forays into Malaysia
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) As part of its overseas geographic expansion into southeast Asia, Indian health and fitness app, HealthifyMe, has forayed into Malaysia to offer its services including diet and fitness plans, said a top official on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology,Health/Medicine
Shirdi temple head booked for alleged molestation, absconds
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 16 (IANS) The Shirdi Police have booked the head of the Saibaba Temple run by Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) for alleged molestation on a complaint filed by a devotee, an official said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
T.M. Krishna to perform in Delhi on Saturday
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A concert featuring Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna, which was postponed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) reportedly following vicious trolling on social media by rightwing elements, will now be held here on Saturday under the aegis of the Delhi government.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Paddler Manav assures U-21 singles bronze in Belarus Open
Minsk, Nov 16 (IANS) Indias prodigious young paddler Manav Vikash Thakkar scored an easy 3-0 victory over Russias Lev Katsman in the quarter-finals to assure himself a place in the last four and at least a bronze medal in the U-21 men's singles category of the ITTF Challenge Belgosstrakh Belarus Open here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Belarus,Sports,Other Sports
Israel to hold early elections
Jerusalem, Nov 16 (IANS) Israel will hold early elections, it was announced here on Friday after a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Not possible to impose Emergency-like press censorship today: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Rejecting the criticism that the government was curtailing free speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that it was not possible to impose Emergency-like restrictions on press freedom thanks to modern technology that provides multiple platforms to citizens to express their views.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Funeral prayer held for Khashoggi in Istanbul
Istanbul, Nov 16 (IANS) A funeral prayer was held here on Friday for the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund situated on government land, HC told
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The government on Friday told the Delhi High Court that Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund (JNMF) is situated on the government land since its inception in 1964.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Human Interest/Society
BIC all set to host JKNRC finale this weekend (Preview)
Greater Noida, Nov 16 (IANS) All roads for racing aficionados in Delhi-NCR will lead to the Buddh International Circuit over the weekend as the curtain goes up on the grand finale of the 21st JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Marquez sets pace in rain-hit 1st free practice for Valencia MotoGP
Valencia, Nov 16 (IANS) Spanish rider Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) on Friday posted the fastest lap in the first free practice for the Valencia Moto Grand Prix, which was halted for a few minutes due to heavy rain.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Woman-son killed, faces burnt with acid in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Nov 16 (IANS) Unidentified criminals killed a 27-year-old woman and her six-year-old son and burnt their faces with acid in Jharkhand's Lohardagga district on Friday, police said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Myanmar detains Rohingyas fleeing to Malaysia by boat
Kyauktan (Myanmar), Nov 16 (IANS) Dozens of Rohingyas were detained by the Myanmar police on Friday after they came ashore in the country's Kyauktan region.
2018-11-16
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
India developing systems against ballistic missiles of more capability: Nambiar
Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) Noting that that Russian-made S-400 Triumf missile system is one of the most advanced air defence systems, Eastern Air Command Chief, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on Friday said India is also developing systems to defend itself against ballistic missiles of more capability.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Global cues, fund influx buoy equity indices; telecom stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Broadly positive global markets, influx of foreign funds and healthy macro-economic trade data lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
My daughter is an incredible life lesson for me: Soha Ali Khan
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan says being a mother has made her stronger, and that her daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu has given her an incredible life lesson.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No applications for EDM festival in Goa this Dec: Minister
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) Not a single application has been received for hosting an electronic dance music (EDM) festival in Goa this year-end, state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Chennai athletes dominated RFYS with 23 golds
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Chennai athletes completed their dominance in the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Athletics Championship, winning six gold, five silver and four bronze medals on the last day, taking their overall tally to an impressive 23 gold, 23 silver and 14 bronze.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
No proposal made for Jet, only preliminary talks: Tata Sons
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group firms, on Friday said discussions on acquiring a stake in the financially troubled Jet Airways have been at a preliminary stage and that no such proposal has been made so far.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Air quality dips despite winds and favourable weather
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Despite good winds and almost favourable weather, the air quality of the national capital and areas around it deteriorated on Friday to 'very-poor' level against 'moderate' a day before.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trupti Desai decides to return but 'will be back before Sabarimala season ends' (Roundup)
Kochi, Nov 16 (IANS) Gender activist Trupti Desai and six other women, who flew into Kochi on Friday to pray at the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala but were forced to remain at the airport for 13 hours, said late evening that she is returning, but vowed to be back before January 20, when the temple doors close.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
A taste of Belgian fashion in Mumbai
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Belgian fashion designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard and Shuting Qiu, a graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, showcased their creations at an event, where music, fashion and food brought an essence of Belgium to Mumbai.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Government approves three new projects under Nirbhaya Fund
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The government on Friday approved three new proposals - fast-track special courts, procurement of forensic kits in sexual assault cases and setting up video surveillance system at 50 railway stations under the Nirbhaya Fund.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
May fights for survival, urges unity amid Brexit turbulence
London, Nov 16 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday appealed to her Cabinet to stick together as she battled to cling onto her job, a day after a wave of resignations thrust her terms for a departure from the EU into jeopardy.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kejriwal backs Naidu on barring CBI officials; also advises IT ban
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Backing the Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh on barring the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from conducting raids in the state, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his counterpart should not allow even the Income Tax Department in the state.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Digital media a challenge to print media: Himachal CM
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said the digital media has posed a big challenge to the print media.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Media,Politics
NSUI demands fresh DUSU election
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Friday demanded that the Delhi University Vice Chancellor order fresh elections for the Students' Union.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Ali Fazal's personal connection with 'Mirzapur' (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who will soon be seen in "Mirzapur", has a personal connection with the web series.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistani government official goes missing
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) A Pakistani government official of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been missing from the capital, officials said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army Commander applauds goodwill schools in J&K
Jammu, Nov 16 (IANS) Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer commanding in chief (GoC-in-C), Northern Command on Friday applauded Army Goodwill Schools in Jammu and Kashmir for the excellent work these institutions have been doing.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Education
China backs second Trump-Kim summit
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) China on Friday said it supports the proposed second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next year.
2018-11-16
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Court agrees to hear criminal defamation complaint against Tharoor
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday agreed to hear criminal defamation complaint against Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor for his comment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "a scorpion seated on a Shiv-ling".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cyclone Gaja kills 13, leaves trail of destruction in TN (Roundup)
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) A severe cyclonic storm Gaja battered the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, leaving at least 13 people and several livestock dead and a trail of destruction in several districts.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
US court filing cites charges against Assange
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) A pair of references to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a major target of the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US election, in an unrelated court filing reveals the US government efforts to charge him, the media reported on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Badminton: Srikanth, Sameer crash out of Hong Kong Open
Kowloon (Hong Kong), Nov 16 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma lost their respective men's singles quarter-final matches to bow out of the Hong Kong Open here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
India's first elephant hospital opens in Mathura
Mathura/Agra Nov 16 (IANS) India's first specialized hospital for elephants was on Friday formally opened by Agra Divisional Commissioner Anil Kumar at Farah block's Churmura village.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Spain's injured captain Ramos leaves team, to undergo medical review
Zagreb, Nov 16 (IANS) Spanish national football team captain and defender Sergio Ramos, who flew back to Madrid following international duty, is set to undergo medical scans for an apparent groin injury Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
Former Himachal official shoots self
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Chairperson Chandra Mohan Sharma allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence here, police said on Friday. He was 67.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two-month-long Sabarimala festival begins amid tight security
Sabarimala , Nov 16 (IANS) The two-month-long festival season at the famed Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple in Kerala kicked off on Friday with the opening of the temple doors at 5 p.m amidst unprecedented security and new guidelines from the police for the pilgrims.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
How Twitter contributes to 'social jet lag'
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) People's social media usage, which largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars, is causing a huge amount of "social jet lag" and disrupting their biological clocks, reveals a study that analysed patterns of activity on the social media platform Twitter.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
No proposal made for Jet; talks at preliminary stage: Tata Sons
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group firms, on Friday said discussions on acquiring a stake in the financially troubled Jet Airways have been at a preliminary stage and that no such proposal has been made so far.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sri Lanka MPs hurl chilli powder, chairs in Parliament commotion
Colombo, Nov 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Parliament was disrupted for the second day on Friday with MPs allied to disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa throwing chilli powder at opposing MPs and hurling chairs at police officers even as the Assembly passed another no-confidence motion dismissing his government for the second time this week.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
CBI chief Verma told to respond to CVC report on him
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday told CBI Director Alok Verma to respond to the Central Vigilance Commission's (CVC) inquiry report on allegations of corruption brought against him.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Skin care rules for men this winter
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Men nowadays have become equally conscious and cognisant of their skin. However, it is important to take steps wisely.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vibrant Gujarat 2019 to focus on trade, exports from Gujarat
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat summit would focus more on trade and commerce, along with investments, Manoj Kumar Das, Principal Secretary to the Gujarat Chief Minister, said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DTC's student passes now valid in AC buses also
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on Friday allowed the students to use their concessional pass in air-conditioned buses as part of its efforts to decongest the roads by encouraging them to travel by public transport.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Johnny Depp was very gentle with me: Alison Sudol
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Alison Sudol was nervous about shooting with Johnny Depp, but her nervousness went out of the window when she met him on the sets of the "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". The actress says he immediately put her at ease.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Badal questioned by SIT on sacrilege, firing incidents
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was on Friday questioned by a Special Investigation Team of Punjab Police which is investigating incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and the subsequent firing on protesters in 2015.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Gaja cyclone: Rajnath promises all help to Tamil Nadu
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Friday took stock of the situation in Tamil Nadu where severe cyclonic storm Gaja has battered coastal areas leaving 11 dead so far, and assured Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami of all possible Central assistance.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress crying over demonetisation as it has lost money: Modi
Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the Congress and the Gandhi family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Gandhis are crying even two years after demonetisation as they have "lost" ill-gotten money.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics

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