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Ex PayPal COO to become new Google Commerce chief: Report
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Google has turned to departing PayPal executive Bill Ready to fill up the position of the new president of commerce at the company.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rising food prices lift India's Nov retail inflation to 5.54%
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A massive rise in food prices lifted India's November's retail inflation to 5.54 per cent from 4.62 per cent in October, official data showed on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: India's Nov retail inflation spikes to 5.54%
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2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,
Ashleigh Barty named WTA Player of the Year
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The WTA has announced world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty as its Player of the Year. The 23-year-old won four titles from six finals in 2019, including the WTA Finals in Shenzhen and her maiden Grand Slam singles trophy at the French Open.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Khelo India Youth Games brilliant initiative: Manu Bhaker
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) India's shooting prodigy Manu Bhaker, who won gold at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) last year, has lauded the Khelo India Youth Games initiative by the Indian sports ministry.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
SC dismisses review petitions challenging Ayodhya verdict
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed review petitions challenging the November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Why no more nominations for Anglo-Indians: TMC leader
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With the Modi government hinting at the end of the Constitutional provisions for nominating Anglo-Indians to the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies, Trinamool Congress MP and also a member of the community Derek O'Brien made a blistering attack on the government.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Netflix to create a series on Spotify
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Netflix has announced an untitled scripted series about Spotify, a Swedish startup that shook the entire music industry and evolved into becoming one of the worlds leading music services.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CPI-M batted for CAB in 2012, but opposes it in 2019
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday strongly opposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha before voting against it. On Sunday party chief Sitaram Yechury held a press conference in Delhi to articulate why the Bill was against the "secular fabric" of India. But a few years back, the party's stance was different.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'desh FM cancels India trip; MEA says not related to CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's Foreign Minister on Thursday postponed his trip to India after the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, however, the Ministry of External Affairs here said the two developments are not related.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Las Vegas pigeons in cowboy hats evoke Twitter mirth
Las Vegas, Dec 12 (IANS) A video clipping of several pigeons wearing tiny cowboy hats in a Las Vegas parking lot has been amusing Twitterati. The clipping posted by a media house has received 308.9K views, with 1K retweets and 2.8K likes.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Honduras,Human Interest/Society
Pankaja Munde flexes muscles, dares BJP to dump her
Beed (Maharashtra), Dec 12 (IANS) Categorically stating that she would not quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior leader and former minister Pankaja Munde-Palwe on Thursday launched a veiled attacked on the party leadership and even challenged it openly to sack her.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Post-Balakot, US reprimanded Pak for misusing F-16: Report
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) A top American diplomat had sent a written reprimand to the chiefs of the Pakistani Air Force in August accusing them of misusing the US-supplied F-16 fighter jets and jeopardising their shared security, a media report said citing official documents as saying.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tech Mahindra bags Rs 500cr smart city project in Pune
Pune, Dec 12 (IANS) IT major Tech Mahindra on Thursday said it has won a Rs 500 crore smart city project from Pune's Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Surge in international offers for IIT Hyderabad students
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, has witnessed a surge in students getting placed abroad as they secured 38 international offers during the first phase of placements for the 2019-20 academic year.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Technology
Dibrugarh police seek reinforcements to handle protests
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The agitators protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 are primarily targeting government offices and facilities such as railway stations but the situation is under control, Dibrugarh SP Gautam Borah told IANS on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi Fire: HC Notice on plea seeking children's protection
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought response from the Centre, Delhi government and police over a petition seeking police protection for children injured in Anaj Mandi fire.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sensex ends 169 points higher, Infosys falls 2.6%
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty ended higher on Thursday over firm global cues metals and banking scrips outperformed while IT index slid due to strong rupee. Yes Bank jumped 6 per cent on the BSE after heavy selling in last 5 sessions.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dhananjaya helps Lanka reach 263/6 on Day 2 against Pak
Rawalpindi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dhananjaya de Silva remained unbeaten on 72 as Sri Lanka reached 263/6 at stumps on Day 2 in the first innings of the rain-affected historic Test match against Pakistan at the Rawalpindi Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
CAB: MLA's house burnt, key police officer removed in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Assam continued to be in flames on Thursday as anti Citzenship Amendment Bill protesters set ablaze the house of an MLA, torched vehicles and burnt down the circle office as the government removed two key police officers including the Guwahati police commissioner.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Raj teacher sent to judicial custody for molesting students (Lead correcting headline)
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) The school teacher of an eminent Sainik School in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district, who was arrested for sodomising 12 students, was produced in court on Thursday and sent to a 15-day judicial custody.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Senegalese migrant rescues disabled man from fire in Spain
Denia (Spain), Dec 12 (IANS) A Senegalese migrant living in Spain has become an unlikely hero after rescuing a disabled person from a burning building here on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Human Interest/Society
Delhi Cong recalls Dikshit's policies as air turns 'severe'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) As the national capital's air quality on Thursday turned to the 'severe' category, the Delhi Congress recalled late Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her policies and blamed the Arvind Kejriwal government of diverting the issues.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Woman raped following triple talaq; husband, tantrik held
Bhopal, Dec 12 (IANS) A 21-year-old Muslim woman fell victim to a trickster's sleazy designs after a brief renunciation by her husband under the banned triple talaq provision, police said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Line Of Descent' serves no purpose (Review; Rating: * *)
"Line Of Descent" (Zee5 feature film); Cast: Brendan Fraser, Abhay Deol, Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, Ali Haji, Prem Chopra; Direction: Rohit Karn Batra; Rating: ** (two stars)
2019-12-12
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pankaja Munde flexes muscles, dares BJP to sack her
Beed (Maharashtra), Dec 12 (IANS) Categorically stating that she would not quit the Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra leader and former minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday dared the BJP leadership to sack her.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Carbon footprint in India can be reduced by 20%'
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) The carbon footprint of the use and production of cars in G7, China or India would decline by 20 per cent if one in four journeys in these countries is a shared ride, the leading global scientific panel working on the sustainable management of natural resources said in its first comprehensive scientific analysis.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Ruckus by green activists at UN climate talks
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Environmentalists and observers have been barred from the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid after protests inside the conference venue, it was reported.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Centre assures trains for Delhi's free pilgrimage scheme
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A day after the Delhi government announced temporary suspension of the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and said the Centre has assured that trains will be made available for the free pilgrimage scheme.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TikTok owner ByteDance starts testing music app Resso in India
Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) Chinese short video making app TikTok's owner ByteDance Technology Co Ltd has begun testing its new music-streaming service 'Resso' in India and Indonesia, aiming to take on the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Gaana, among others.
2019-12-12
Category: International, China,Technology
Two-headed snake found in Bengal village
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A rare two-headed snake was found in a village under Belda forest range in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, a forest official said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Papon calls off Delhi gig amid tension in Assam
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Singer Papon has called off his Delhi concert this weekend because his home state "Assam is burning, crying and under curfew".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Warner fan Arslan wants to take Ranji Trophy by storm
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A swashbuckling 233 not out on his Ranji Trophy debut, young Chandigarh opener Arslan Khan has now set his sights on finishing as the top-scorer at the end of the season to ensure his maiden double ton is not considered a flash in the pan.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
ALERT: Persecution on migrant minorities in B'desh took place before current regime came to power: MEA
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2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,
Kris Jenner gives family, friends botox gift cards for Christmas
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Reality TV star Kris Jenner has opted for an unusual gift to send to her friends and family this Christmas -- Botox vouchers.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Confidence in local weather forecasts lower in India than US'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) People in India are nearly twice as likely than those in the US to state that they are not confident about their local weather forecast, an IBM study said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung aims to become top AC player in India by 2022
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Electronics major Samsung India is renewing its focus on the air conditioner (AC) business in India and aims to become the top player in the country by 2022, a senior company executive said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Carbon-neutral world can create 65 mn jobs: Guterres
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said the world was losing the climate race and shifting to a low-carbon economy offered opportunities that could create 65 million new jobs by 2030.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
J'khand poll: Voting for 12 seats ends, 57.96% votes cast (4th Lead)
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Voting ended for 12 of the 17 assembly seats at 3 p.m. in the third phase of the polls with 57.96 per cent votes being cast on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
HP launches Spectre x360 with 22-hour battery for Rs 99,990
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) PC and printer major HP Inc on Thursday launched world's smallest convertible Spectre x360 13 for tech-savvy users in India that comes with quad-core 10th Gen Intel chip, up to 22-hour-long battery life and 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, for Rs 99,990.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Philips 3.1, 2.1 channel soundbars with Dolby Digital in India
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dutch electronics company Philips on Thursday launched two new soundbars -- HTL3320 HTL3310 with Dolby Digital in India for Rs 20,990 and Rs 18,990, respectively.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Hotel officials booked for serving liquor without permit
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi Excise Intelligence Bureau (EIB) said the Director and the General Manager of a private hotel in Chhattarpur were arrested for selling and serving liquor without a proper license.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul Jain sings 'Beyhadh 2' title track
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The title track of Jennifer Winget's ongoing TV show "Beyhadh 2" is out. It is sung by Rahul Jain, who had also crooned the title song of Jennifer's previous show "Bepannah".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sordid tales of sodomy by 12 kids abused by teacher
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) The school teacher of an eminent Sainik School in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district, who was arrested for sodomising 12 students, was produced in court on Thursday and sent to a 15-day judicial custody.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian envoy Kudashev meets Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev on Thursday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here, days after the Delhi government organised the "Days of Moscow in Delhi" event.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas to create a sangeet dance show
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas will create a series inspired by their own sangeet.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Two Nigerian players expelled to an unknown country at gunpoint
Velika Kladusa (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Dec 12 (IANS) Two Nigerian students, who were in Croatia for a university level international table tennis tournament, were allegedly robbed by the police and expelled to a country which was completely unknown to them.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Bosnia And Herzegovina,Sports
Stephen King's 'The Dark Half' to get film adaptation
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Stephen Kings horror novel "The Dark Half" is all set to get a movie treatment with Alex Ross Perry on board to direct the project.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vidya Balan's 'Shakuntala Devi' to release on May 8, 2020
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan on Thursday took to Instagram and announced the release date of her upcoming film "Shakuntala Devi" in a quirky way.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British polls pique Twitterati interest
London, Dec 12 (IANS) As Britain went to the polls on Thursday, #UKElection trended on Twitter as users posted both in favour of and against the Conservatives.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Shalmali Kholgade: There was a time I'd compare myself to other singers
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Singer Shalmali Kholgade loves the singing skills of colleagues like Jonita Gandhi, Arijit Singh and Neeti Mohan.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centurions Rohilla, Chauhan feel 'Lahli' threat more a mind game
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The fear of the bowler-friendly conditions in Lahli is something that has remained etched in the minds of domestic batsmen over the years. Even as bowlers have grinned at the prospect of making full use of conditions, batsmen have had nightmares just at the thought of taking guard at one of India's most lively wickets. But the duo of Shubham Rohilla and Shivam Chauhan wish to change just that. Having smashed hundreds in the opening game of Haryana's Ranji Trophy campaign against Maharashtra at Rohtak, they have started well for sure.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
It is a courageous step: RSS on CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, terming it as "courageous step".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Now in India, world's cheapest Michelin-star meal
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANSlife) His culinary journey began during his daily preparation for the family's meals, and today, Liao Fan Hawker Chan is the proud chef behind The World First Hawker Michelin-starred Meal, a humble two-dollar street food dish made from soya sauce, chicken, rice and noodles.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Govt rules out BSNL, MTNL disinvestment
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Thursday ruled out any plans to sell stake or disinvestment of ailing telecom PSUs -- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) in the Parliament while fixing a target of Rs 200 crore and Rs 300 crore for them from their asset monetisation in current fiscal.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Human remains found where Chilean military plane went missing
Santiago, Dec 12 (IANS) Human remains have been found near the area where an Antarctica-bound Chilean military plane with 38 people onboard disappeared this week, an official said.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Amul amuses Twitterati, this time over Russia's WADA ban
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With Russia banned for four years from all major international sporting events by WADA, Amul has come up with yet another creative advertisement on a topical issue, amusing the Twitter users.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rohit becomes LaLiga's first-ever brand ambassador in India
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Star India opener Rohit Sharma on Thursday joined hands with LaLiga -- Spains top division football league -- as its brand ambassador in India.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Football
Gurugram PCR vans drop stranded women to their home
Gurugram, Dec 12 (IANS) The Police Control Room (PCR) vans in Gurugram have switched to round-the-clock 'active duty' to address distress calls and help stranded women commuters at night following rape-murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maoists warn villagers against mobile phone use in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) Panic has gripped the Swabhiman area of Odisha's Malkangiri district after Maoists threatened the locals not to use mobile phones.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Photoshop on iPad opens up new avenues for Indian millennials
Gurgaon, Dec 12 (IANS) Thirty years and still going strong, Adobe Photoshop remains the most loved design tool for creators and professional designers. Now, iPad lovers in India are thrilled to try their hands on the software tool and let their imaginations fly.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Bengal BJP leaders to meet EC on Thursday evening
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Alleging large scale malpractices and violence in West Bengal by-elections, a delegation of BJP leaders of the state will meet the Election Commission on Thursday to lodge a complaint, a party leader said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Except for some stray incidents, Tripura largely normal
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) Except for some stray incidents in three of its eight districts during the past 24 hours in Tripura, the situation was largely normal on Thursday after the agitation since Monday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, officials said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tripura,National
Khaleda Zia's bail plea in corruption case rejected
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Thursday rejected former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail petition in a corruption case.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
DJ Snake: Every song was a lesson
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) DJ Snake has given numerous hits including "Let me love you" and "Taki taki", and he is proud of his work. He says every song has been a lesson for him.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AgustaWestland case: ED seeks cancellation of Puri's bail
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday approached the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted to businessman Ratul Puri in a money laundering case connected to the AgustaWestland helicopter deal.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK votes in historic, decisive general election (2nd Ld)
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Voters across the UK on Thursday voted in one of the country's most historic and decisive general election which will determine the nation's future course of action in light of its exit from the European Union (EU).
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Salman Khan's 'Radhe' to feature Govind Namdev as a cop
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Govind Namdev, who is mostly known for his villainous roles in films like "Bandit Queen", "Satya", "Prem Granth" and "Virasat", has bagged a pivotal role in the upcoming "Radhe", starring superstar Salman Khan.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UberEats launches in Cuttack
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) UberEats on Thursday launched its operations in Cuttack, its second city in Orissa and will partner with a number of local restaurants such as Mirchi, Biryani Box, DFC Dada's Biryani, Burger Adda Factory.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,Technology
Twitterati post b'day wishes to Sharad Pawar
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Twitterati on Thursday posted congratulatory messages on Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar's 80th birthday, with #SharadPawar trending with 6,449 tweets.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Infosys faces class action lawsuit in US for false financial statements
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) The Schall Law Firm, a shareholder rights litigation firm based in Los Angeles has announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against Infosys Limited.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thackeray prays at family deity and Shivneri Fort
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) A fortnight into office, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray went to the family deity, Ekvira Devi Temple and later the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, in Pune district, here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
German Ambassador summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) German Ambassador to Russia Geza Andreas von Geyr was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday for the announcement of tit-for-tat measures in response to the expulsion of the Russian diplomats.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
7% drop in telecom revenues in 2018-19: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The revenue from the telecom sector to the government has seen a seven per cent drop in fiscal 2019, Rajya Sabha was told on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonowal appeals for peace amid tension in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday appealed to the people of the state to maintain peace and calm as violent protests continued to break out in most parts of the state over several days against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Assam,National
Kohli, Rahul move upwards in T20I rankings; Rohit slips down
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and K.L. Rahul, who starred with the bat in the just-concluded T20I series against West Indies which the hosts won 2-1, have moved upwards in the ICC Rankings for batsmen.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ganguly impressed with India's 'fearless batting' at Wankhede
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has lauded India's fearless batting in the final T20I against the West Indies which they won by 67 runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Trust your sevak, interest of NE will be protected: Modi
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to the people of the northeast, particularly of Assam to maintain peace and assured them that their interests will be protected at all costs.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
ISL revolutionises how India perceives football, says study
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) has helped spark immense interest in football in India, ever since its inception in 2014 says an independent study conducted by YouGov SportsIndex.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
UK general election: Johnson first party leader to vote
London, Dec 12 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday became the first leader of a major political party in Britain as he cast his ballot in one of the country's most crucial and decisive general election.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Govt introduces Bill boost investment in financially distressed sectors
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha with provisions seeking removal of bottlenecks and streamline the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) aimed at protection of last mile funding to boost investment in financially distressed sectors, a move faced sharp objection of the opposition requesting to sent it to the Standing Committee.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Telecom sector outlook negative on AGR dues: ICRA
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Rating agency ICRA has maintained a negative outlook for the Indian telecom industry, which is grappling with AGR dues, notwithstanding the green-shoots of recovery.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dressing room feels empty without you: Rahul to Hardik
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) India opener K.L. Rahul, who played a scintillating knock in the final T20I against West Indies to help India clinch the three-match T20I series on Wednesday, has revealed that he misses all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the dressing room. Hardik last played for India during the T20I series against South Africa at home in September and underwent a back surgery in October.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
BBL: Renegades sign Gleeson as Shinwari, Faheem pull out
Melbourne, Dec 12 (IANS) Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Melbourne Renegades have added uncapped English quick Richard Gleeson to their roster following the withdrawal of recent Pakistan recruits Usman Shinwari and Faheem Ashraf.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
86 fashion companies pledge climate actions
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANSlife) Eighty-six fashion companies have asked political leaders around the world to partner with them to deliver effective and ambitious climate action, as part of an event celebrating one year of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,National,IANS Life
Salman: Feel strong parallel existence of Chulbul Pandey
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says he feels a strong parallel existence of his onscreen avatar Chulbul Pandey.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yogi clicks his first ever selfie
Kanpur, Dec 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday clicked his first ever selfie during a programme in Kanpur.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Evacuation at HK station after 'rioters' hurl petrol bombs
Hong Kong, Dec 12 (IANS) Police were hunting for six suspects after petrol bombs were hurled at a Hong Kong metro station on Thursday, forcing the rail operator to immediately evacuate the area and close the site.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Aaron on backlash for imitating Chinese accent: I'm not racist
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Rapper Aaron Carter has come under fire from fans for imitating a Chinese accent while ordering a takeaway in an online clip.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress takes potshots on PM's Assam Tweet
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress counter to the Prime Minister's Twitter reassurances, on Citizenship (Amendment Bill), to the Assamese people on Thursday is giving twitterati the chuckles.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sehwag brings out his witty best to wish Yuvraj on b'day
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh turned 38 on Thursday and wished poured in from the cricket fraternity for the southpaw as Virender Sehwag led the way with his unique tweet.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Brain circuit linked to food impulsivity identified
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) Researchers have identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters food impulsivity, creating the possibility scientists can someday develop treatment to address the problem of overeating.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Channing Tatum teaches daughter to box for self defence
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Hollywood actor Channing Tatum is encouraging his daughter Everly to box so she can always feel "safe".
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Young' Reese was asked to dress sexy to meet studio head
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon says she cannot believe the things she did to get roles when she was younger, insisting young stars today would rebuke any manager who told them to "dress sexy" for an audition.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two suspended after law paper leak in Lucknow varsity
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Two Lucknow University law teachers were suspended after six audio clips went viral in which two male voices can be heard leaking questions of the LL.B semester III examination.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Govt replicates Kashmir phenomena in NE: Congress on CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) In the backdrop of rising tide of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in northeastern states, the Congress on Thursday accused the Centre of replicating Kashmir "phenomena" in the region by deploying Army and banning mobile internet.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Samsung Experience Store set to open near Apple HQ
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Samsung is set to open its first Bay Area Samsung Experience Store in the heart of Silicon Valley and interestingly, it is not located very far from its major rival Apple's headquarters in Cupertino.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cong accuses Kerala CM of shielding IAS officer
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala on Thursday alleged that the office of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was shielding a top IAS officer against whom two young women IAS officers had raised a complaint of sending messages on their mobile phones in the middle of the night.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
UP rape accused get brazen, put up poster to scare victim
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday arrested a person from Baghpat district for allegedly putting up posters of a rape victim to pressurize her not to give her statement in a Delhi court on Friday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muzaffarpur Shelter Home: Judgment deferred till Jan 14
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Thursday deferred judgment in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home rape case till January 14.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
CAB may put Goan Portuguese passport holders in peril: Cong
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) The Goa Congress on Thursday criticised the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 saying the legislation would put the fate of thousands of Goans who have obtained Portuguese passports, under a special law enacted by Portugal, in peril.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Alibaba Cloud partners India-based ZNet to boost sales
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Alibaba Cloud on Thursday announced a distribution partnership with ZNet Technologies Private Limited, India's leading cloud distributor offering cloud infrastructure and managed services.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pak-SL Tests: Yasir Shah released to work with Mushtaq Ahmed
Rawalpindi, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistan wrist spinner Yasir Shah has been released from the national squad currently involved in the historic Test series against Sri Lanka at the Rawalpindi Stadium.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
South Indian mosques help citizens prepare for NRC
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Several mosques in Karnataka and South India are helping the citizens correct official records through rectification exercise for all people, to root out errors and attain uniformity ahead of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise, said an Imam here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Over 9 hours' of sleep may raise stroke risk by 23%
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) People who sleep nine or more hours per night are 23 per cent more likely to later have a stroke than people who sleep seven to less than eight hours per night, warns a new study.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Environmentalists barred from UN climate talks after protest
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Environmentalists and observers have been barred from the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid after a protest inside the conference, it was reported on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Musk's mother shares a 1995 photo of him fixing car window
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk's mother, Maye Musk took to Twitter to share a photo of a 23- or 24-year-old Elon working on the broken window of a 1978 BMW back in 1995.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cong-sponsored Tripura shutdown evokes partial response
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) The 24-hour shutdown, called by Youth Congress to protest against the police lathicharge on their activists agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) here on Wednesday, evoked partial response on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tripura,National
Rashtrapati Bhavan to host varsity heads' conference
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Heads of 46 universities and institutions of higher education will come together at Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 14 to deliberate on topics ranging from promotion of research to the time-bound completion of infrastructure projects.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
NZ to import skin to treat volcanic eruption survivors
Wellington, Dec 12 (IANS) New Zealand will import 118 sq.ft of skin from the US to treat the severely burnt survivors of the Whakaari/White Island volcano eruption which is believed to have claimed 16 lives, a government official said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Hyd'bad encounter: SC forms probe panel headed by ex-judge
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted an inquiry commission headed by former Supreme Court judge V.S. Sirpurkar, former Bombay High Court judge Rekha Baldota and former CBI director D.R. Karthikeyan, to conduct an inquiry into the 'encounter' killing of the four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ceasefire violation by Pak in Poonch
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistani army resorted to ceasefire violation on Thursday in Shahpur, Kirni and Qasba sectors along the LoC in district Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
14-year-old child actor found dead
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Jack Burns, the child actor who became popular with TV shows "In Plain Sight" and "Retribution" is no more. Burns, 14, died at his home in Scotland and the authorities said, without revealing the cause of death.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Assam violence: Flights, trains cancelled, terminated
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Several trains and flights were cancelled on Thursday and all long-distance trains were being terminated at Guwahati, as Assam witnessed widespread violence over the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
UK goes to polls in historic general election
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Voters across the UK headed to the polls on Thursday to vote in one of the country's most "historic" general election, which has been deemed crucial for the nation's future in the European Union (EU) if the ruling Conservatives are elected to power again.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Spike in crime against women in Bihar, several girls burnt alive
Patna, Dec 12 (IANS) Bihar is fast turning into a graveyard for girls with many of them being killed allegedly by their own family members or their lovers.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Volcano tourism in the spotlight after NZ eruption
London, Dec 12 (IANS) The deadly eruption of a New Zealand volcano, which has killed 16 people so far, has drawn a spotlight on how active volcanoes draw crowds of tourists each year, a report said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
8 columns of Army deployed in Assam, Tripura (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) To control the deteriorating law and order situation over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, eight columns of the Indian Army was on Thursday deployed to Assam and Tripura as per the requests made by the governments of the two states,Army Spokesperson Aman Anand said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Verizon to lay off 1,500 more Yahoo, AOL employees: Report
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) The US carrier Verizon is mulling to lay off 150 people from the Verizon Media division, including Yahoo and AOL in the US, following another decline in revenue.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hyd'bad encounter: SC forms probe panel headed by ex-judge
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted an inquiry commission headed by former Supreme Court judge V.S. Sirpurkar, former Bombay High Court judge Rekha Baldota and former CBI director D.R. Karthikeyan, to conduct an inquiry into the 'encounter' killing of the four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Army deployed in Assam, CRPF-BSF in Tripura
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) To control the deteriorating law and order situation over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, eight columns of the Indian Army was on Thursday deployed to Assam, as CRPF-BSF personnel Tripura as per the requests made by the governments of the two states.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
PM, Thackeray greet Sharad Pawar on 80th birthday
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray greeted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar who steps into the 80th year of his life on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Manali gets season's first snowfall
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Picturesque tourist spot Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday experienced season's first snow. Nearby spots of Shimla too were wrapped in a blanket of snow cover, bringing cheer to tourists.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Arjun aims to bring change towards gender parity with startup
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who turned co-investor for a home food delivery company Foodcloud.in, says his startup is aiming to bring about a positive social change towards gender parity in our society.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kochi to host 5th edition of ALIIFF
Kochi, Dec 12 (IANS) Kochi will play host to the fifth edition of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) to be held from February 8 to 12, said its organisers.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ranji Trophy: Vinay Kumar joins elite 400-wickets club
Patna, Dec 12 (IANS) Veteran medium-pacer Vinay Kumar has joined an elite club of bowlers taking 400 wickets in Ranji Trophy competition. He achieved the feat during Puducherry's 10-wicket win over Bihar at the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Russian gas pipeline project to face US sanctions
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has approved a bill which will direct President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions against a Russian gas pipeline project beneath the Baltic Sea.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
ALERT: SC says inquiry commission headed by former SC judge, ex-judge of Bombay HC, ex-CBI director to probe Hyderabad encounter
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2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,
US House of Representatives passes Space Force bill
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020, allocating $738 billion for a new space force.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
ALERT: Telangana govt tells SC police took accused to crime scene to recover power bank of victim in Hyderabad rape-murder case
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2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,
Joe Biden denies one-term pledge
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden has denied ever discussing with his campaign whether he would only serve one term if elected in the 2020 US election, it was reported on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pierce Brosnan to play king in Camila Cabello's 'Cinderella'
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan will play the king, opposite singer Camila Cabello in writer-director Kay Cannon's new telling of "Cinderella" for Sony Pictures.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
71 soldiers killed in Niger militant attack
Niamey, Dec 12 (IANS) At least 71 soldiers were killed when armed militants attacked an amry camp in Niger, the West African country's Defence Minister said.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Niger,Politics
9th Delhi Comic Con set to open next weekend
New Delhi, December 12 Dec 12 (IANSlife) Comic Con India, Indias greatest pop culture experience, is all set to bring to the capital a weekend filled with all things geek and pop culture.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Catch up on some fitness inspiration
New Delhi Dec 12 (IANSlife) Being fitter is on almost everyones new years resolutions list, and with 2020 around the corner, it is a matter of time before you motivate yourself to get started.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
29.44% polling in Jharkhand (2nd Lead, 11 a.m.)
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Jharkhand recorded 29.44 per cent voting till 11 a.m. in the third phase of polls on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Apple releases iOS, iPadOS 13.3 with multiple bug fixes
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Apple has released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 updates to all its compatible iPhones and iPads, respectively, with a host of bug fixes and improvements.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sourabh Raaj Jain returns to youth genre
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Sourabh Raaj Jain has become a popular name in the mythological genre. The "Remix" actor says he wanted to be a part of a new-age love story and he got the opportunity through "Patiala Babes" show.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rani hits the streets to meet traffic police
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Mardaani 2", took to the streets of Mumbai to meet traffic police officers, saw them in action and discussed with them how they tirelessly keep us safe.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajini's upcoming film gets special poster on superstar's B'day
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) The makers of Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil film "Darbar" on Thursday released a special poster to mark the superstars 70th birthday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Energy efficient broad gauge Vande Bharat train weighs less
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) India's own semi-high speed train Vande Bharat or Train 18 is highly energy efficient and also weighs less contrary to some reports, said sources in the Indian Railways.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
ISL match in Guwahati postponed amid CAB protest
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) football match between NorthEast United FC and Chennaiyin FC scheduled to be played on Thursday night at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati has been postponed as the state has been placed under an indefinite curfew following protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Rahul Gandhi to hold rallies in Jharkhand
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address public rallies in Jharkhand on Thursday for the ongoing assembly elections in the state.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cisco unveils 'Silicon One' chip for 5G era
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) In a bid to create 'Internet for the 5G era', global networking giant Cisco has unveiled Silicon One -- a first-ever single, unified silicon architecture that can serve anywhere in the network and be used in any form factor.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ALERT: Hyd rape: There must be unbiased inquiry of the encounter of 4 accused: SC
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2019-12-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,
Sri Lanka to fight dengue virus with bacteria
Colombo, Dec 12 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government is set to begin trialling a special bacteria as part of a programme to eradicate the dengue virus, a Health Ministry official said here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IUML files writ petition in SC against CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday by Indian Union Muslim League claiming that the Citizenship (Ammendment) Bill 2019, passed by the Parliament on Wednesday, violates Article 14 of the Constitution.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Iran foiled very big organized cyber attack: Minister
Tehran, Dec 12 (IANS) Iran had recently foiled a major "organized" cyber attack against the countrys e-government infrastructure, a Minister said here.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Govt asks TV channels to not show content inciting violence
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has directed all private TV channels to be cautious in airing content which is likely to encourage or incite violence.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
US imposes new sanctions on Iranian airline, shipping industry
Washington/Tehran, Dec 12 (IANS) The US has imposed fresh sanctions on Iran, including an airline and the country's shipping industry, the media reported.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ranji Trophy games 'not yet' suspended in Assam, Tripura: Saba Karim
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) BCCI GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim on Thursday said that they are monitoring the situation in Assam and Tripura, adding that the Ranji Trophy games being played in the two states have not yet been suspended.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
I'm Santa Claus, hacker taunts terrified girl via room camera
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) In yet another bone-chilling incident, parents of an eight-year-old girl in the US were left stunned when a hacker accessed a camera installed in their daughter's room and taunted her. To their greatest worry, the hacker was watching her all the time.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
People of Assam need not worry over CAB, says Modi
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday assured the people of Assam that they there was no need to worry about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 and that he and his government were committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aleem Dar breaks record for most Tests as umpire
Perth, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistan's Aleem Dar on Thursday surpassed Steve Bucknor's record for officiating in most number of Test matches as an umpire during the first Test of the three-match series between Australia and New Zealand at the Perth Stadium.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Samsung Galaxy S11 series may launch on Feb 18
Seoul, Dec 12 (IANS) Famed leakster Ice Universe had claimed that the Samsung's next-gen 'Galaxy S11' smartphone may launch on February 18 at an event in San Francisco.
2019-12-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
'Russian FM's talks with Trump, Pompeo constructive'
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's talks with US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Washington this week were pragmatic and constructive, a government official said here.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
'Low-cost housing, office spaces: Green shoots in subdued 2019'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian economy has been through a severe and a prolonged slowdown in 2019 and real estate remained a key element in it. However, according to an Anarock report affordable housing and commercial office spaces remained in demand compared to the other realty segments during the year.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bhim Army to formally join politics
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) The Bhim Army has finally announced that it would enter the political arena.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
WhatsApp to sue businesses engaged in abusing bulk messaging
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) WhatsApp will take legal action against businesses engaged in or assisting others in abusing automated or bulk messaging on its platform.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Modi, Shah urge Jharkhand to vote in large numbers
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday urged the people of Jharkhand to vote in maximum number, as 17 constituencies went for voting under the third phase of the Assembly elections.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
List of business in RS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Thursday List of Business in Rajya Sabha includes a motion for reference of a Bill to Joint Committee and Bills for passing and return, besides the tabling of papers by several union ministers and parliamentary committees.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bayern too strong for Spurs in Champions League
Berlin, Dec 12 (IANS) Bayern Munich completed the UEFA Champions League group stage with a perfect record, beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 to clinch their sixth win in as many games and finish at the top of Group B.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Bezos' Blue Origin successfully launches New Shepard spacecrafT
Austin (Texas), Dec 12 (IANS) In a step closer to soon take human tourists into space, Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin has successfully launched a reusable New Shepard spacecraft on a sub-orbital test flight, a record sixth flight of the re-used booster.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
Tihar seeks hangman from UP for Nirbhaya killers
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) With December 16 drawing close, the day when one of the most brutal rapes rocked the country's conscience, an air of finality has descended on the Nirbhaya convicts. The Tihar jail officials have sought the services of two hangmen from Uttar Pradesh.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air quality 'severe', AQI crosses 400-mark
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The national capital's air quality on Thursday turned to the 'severe' category, with the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi recorded at 407.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
New Zealand name squad for U19 World Cup
Wellington, Dec 12 (IANS) New Zealand have announced their 15-member squad for the U19 World Cup slated to be held in South Africa from January 17 to February 9 next year. Left-arm spin-bowling all-rounder Jesse Tashkoff will lead the team coached by Paul Wiseman.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sensex up 173 pts ahead of IIP, CPI
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty opened higher on Thursday ahead of the release of key macro figures -- CPI and IIP -- later in the day.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
8 columns of Indian Army deployed in Assam, Tripura
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) To control the deteriorating law and order situation over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, eight columns of the Indian Army was on Thursday deployed to Assam and Tripura as per the requests made by the governments of the two states.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unnao victim's family on Dharna, more trouble for accused
Kanpur, Dec 12 (IANS) In a fresh twist to the Unnao rape and murder case, the family of the victim has now threatened to exhume her body and carry it to Lucknow if the government fails to keep its promise of ensuring capital punishment to the accused.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
13.05% voting till 9 a.m. in Jharkhand third phase polls
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Jharkahnd recorded 13.05 per cent voting till 9 a.m. in the third phase of polling on Thursday. The voting for 17 Assembly seats commenced at 7 a.m., amidst tight security.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Israel calls for another general election on March 2, 2020
Jerusalem, Dec 12 (IANS) Israelis will return to the ballot box for the third consecutive national election in 11 months on March 2, 2020 after the country's top leaders have again failed to build a governing coalition.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Israel,Politics
SP leader booked for sexually exploiting woman
Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 12 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party leader has been booked for sexually exploiting a woman and blackmailing her.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Shahjahanpur rape victim released on bail
Shahjahanpur, Dec 12 (IANS) The 23-year-old law student, who had leveled sexual harassment charges against former Union Minister Chinmayanand, has been released on bail from Shahjahanpur district jail.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump urged to reach 'phase one' trade deal with China
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) An American trade coalition has urged President Donald Trump to reach a "phase one" deal with China in an effort to resolve the ongoing trade war between the US and China.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Twitter plans open, decentralized standard for social media
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that his company was funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media that would help better control abusive and misleading information on its platform.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve has decided to leave interest rates unchanged at between 1.5-1.75 per cent after undertaking consecutive rate reductions at each of its three earlier meetings this year, emphasizing what it called the good health of the American economy.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
New Zealand volcano toll reaches 16
Wellington, Dec 12 (IANS) The death toll due to the eruption of New Zealand's Whakaari or White Island volcano has increased to 16 after two more people succumbed to their burn injuries, authorities said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Deportations of migrants in US rose by 4.3% this fiscal
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Deportations of undocumented immigrants from the US rose by 4.3 per cent in the fiscal year 2019 (between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019) compared to the same period in 2018.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Goa debates renaming road after Manohar Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) What's in a name? Ask the angry residents of South Goa's Margao town, who have innovatively resisted the christening of an approximately two km long refurbished road, after former Chief Minister later Manohar Parrikar.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
UK to vote in general election on Thursday
London, Dec 12 (IANS) The UK is set to vote on Thursday for the country's third general election in less than five years, a poll deemed crucial for the nation's future in the European Union (EU) if the ruling Conservatives are elected to power again.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Virat, Rohit end 2019 as joint highest run-getters in T20Is
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Virat Kohli and Rohit, two of India's batting mainstays, have ended 2019 as the joint highest run-getters in T20 internationals.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Pak FM in Riyadh to defuse Saudi-Iran tensions
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held talks with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh in what appears to be a visit linked to Islamabad's efforts to seek de-escalation in rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Man City rout Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 in Champions League
Zagreb (Croatia), Dec 12 (IANS) Manchester City have wrapped up round-robin play in this season's Champions League by routing Dinamo Zagreb 4-1, rallying from an early deficit thanks to a Gabriel Jesus hat-trick.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
100 Indian pilgrims to visit Pak temple this week
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) After a break of one year, some 100 Hindu pilgrims from India were due to arrive at the Katas Raj temple in Pakistan's Punjab province on Saturday, the media reported.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
China's Deng sets new world record at Weightlifting WC
Tianjin, Dec 12 (IANS) China's Deng Wei has set a new world record at the ongoing 2019 IWF World Cup. In the women's 64kg category, Deng on Wednesday posted a lift of 117kg, taking the lead and breaking the previous world record lift of 116kg.
2019-12-12
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
List of business in LS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Thursday List of Legislative Business in the Lok Sabha includes three Bills which will be introduced for consideration and passing.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
The curious case of Bengal's refugees
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Sabita Das, who earns her living by working as cook in some households, has never had hesitation in telling people that she came to Kolkata (then Calcutta) from Barishal in Bangladesh in the early 1990s, as her parents could not provide two square meals to their seven daughters.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National
The board inside the master's mind
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) He says that there can sometimes be a complete sense of vacancy even after a major win. And many a times, when something has happened it can pass by very quickly - this happens especially with a victory.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Indian techies contribute as Cisco unveils pathbreaking 'internet of the future'
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) In what seems to be a technology breakthrough, impacting the lives of billions of people, Cisco, an American technology giant, has unveiled a new innovative chip and router, saying that it will power the "internet of the future".
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
3 patients die as protest outside Lahore hospital turns violent
Lahore, Dec 12 (IANS) Three patients died after doctors failed to provide them timely treatment due to a violent protest staged by lawyers outside Lahore's Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Third phase of polling begins for 17 Jharkhand Assy seats
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) The third phase of polling began on Thursday morning on 17 constituencies in Jharkhand, which votes in five phases to elect 81 members of the legislative assembly.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Chile finds wreckage of plane that crashed en route to Antarctica
Santiago, Dec 12 (IANS) The Chilean air force has said that parts of a plane that crashed en route to Antarctica with 38 people aboard were found in the water near the last known position of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Robbie Williams: My daughter a more talented singer than me
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Rock star Robbie Williams says his seven-year-old daughter is a better singer than him.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two dead in Taliban bombing near US airbase in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 12 (IANS) A car bombing near a military base in Afghanistan killed two civilians, wounded over 70, including some soldiers, and badly damaged an under-construction hospital near the largest United States defense base in Bagram of the war-torn country, officials said.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rani Mukerji: More women should join the police force
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji, who plays a cop in "Mardaani 2", has urged women of the country to join the police force in large numbers.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Death toll rises to eight in New Zealand volcanic eruption
Wellington, Dec 12 (IANS) Two more people died overnight in hospital following the volcanic eruption on White Island, New Zealand, bringing the death toll to eight, local police said in a statement Thursday morning.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UN tribunal heads blast SA for inaction over genocide fugitive
United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) Both the president and the prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals blasted South Africa for its failure to arrest a fugitive wanted by the mechanism, which deals with cases left over by the UN tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
Suspects in New Jersey shootout targeted Jewish grocery
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) The two suspects who died in a shootout after allegedly killing a police detective and three civilians in Jersey City, New Jersey, specifically targeted the Jewish supermarket where a long-running gun battle occurred, city authorities have said.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bengal BJP workers celebrate after RS passes Citizenship Bill
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Ecstatic BJP workers burnt crackers, danced and raised slogans eulogising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in various parts of West Bengal after the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) on Wednesday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
73 nations to submit enhanced climate action plans
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Seventy-three nations on Wednesday signalled their intention to submit an enhanced climate action plan with UN climate change negotiation President and Chile Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Rani, Saurabh win top honours at FICCI Sports Awards
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal and ace pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary won the Sports Person of the Year awards at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2019 on Wednesday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
K'taka Congress leader Siddaramaiah undergoes angioplasty
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Senior Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah underwent angioplasty at a city hospital on Wednesday night.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
We are a work in progress: WI skipper Pollard
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard conceded that the team is a work in progress and the three-match T20 series against India was a learning curve for them leading up to the World T20 in Australia next year.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Happy we did well batting first in a T20 game: Rahul
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) A scintillating display batting first will help the Indian team gain a lot of confidence leading up to the World T20 next year, feels in-form India opener K.L. Rahul.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
'Special' knock a gift for Anushka on 2nd anniversary: Kohli
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday dedicated his blitzkrieg unbeaten knock of 70 off 29 balls to wife Anushka Sharma on their second marriage anniversary, saying that it felt special to script an innings like that on this day as India thrashed West Indies by 67 runs in the series-deciding third T20 International to win the rubber 2-1, here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Left, Cong trade unions' march ends with big Kolkata rally
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) A 12-day march of trade unions affiliated to the Left parties and the Congress concluded with a huge gathering at the city hub on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Assam flares up, curfew imposed, mobile internet suspended (3rd Lead)
Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) Assam was rocked by violence against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), which was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, as protesters hit the streets in thousands, burning tyres and wooden logs, prompting the administration to impose curfew in Guwahati and suspend mobile internet services in 10 districts of the state. The army undertook a flag march in Dibrugarh.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Mamata offers 'business with a smile' to investors
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) Offering "business with a smile" and "without tension", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Wednesday wooed investors claiming the state didn't discriminate against anybody and its economic fundamentals were better than the national average.
2019-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
107th Science Congress scheduled in Bengaluru from Jan 3-7
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) The 107th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC) will be held at the University of Agricultural Sciences here from January 3 to 7, 2020.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Science/Tech
Maha BJP welcomes CAB passage in RS, Congress protests
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra welcomed the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) by the Rajya Sabha late on Wednesday evening.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Court likely to pronounce judgment on Thursday
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A POCSO court is likely to pronounce its verdict in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case on Thursday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nagpur-Mumbai expressway to be named after Bal Thackeray
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government here on Wednesday decided to name the upcoming Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway (NMSCE) after the Shiv Sena founder-patriarch late Balasaheb Thackeray, officials said.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Ind vs WI: Rohit, Rahul & Kohli blitz seals T20 series
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) K.L. Rahul and Rohit Sharma shared a hundred-run opening stand before skipper Virat Kohli bludgeoned an unbeaten 70 off just 29 balls as India batted the West Indies out of the series-deciding third T20 International to win it by 67 runs and grab the series 2-1, at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Maha IGP Abdur Rahman quits service to protest CAB
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) In what could be a jolt to the government, senior IPS officer Abdur Rahman on Wednesday quit his service, ostensibly in protest against the Citizens (Amendment) Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the post two days.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Maruti Suzuki ties up with Federal Bank for dealer loans
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Wednesday tied up with Federal Bank to provide dealer finance and customised auto retail financing solutions to its customers.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kashmir case: 'Governor not competent to concur edict'
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The petitioners challenging the Centre's decision to withdraw special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir submitted in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the Governor had limited powers, which couldn't be used in a situation that required concurring to a constitutional change.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa govt commissions Parrikar's political biography
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) The Goa cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to commission a book on the "political journey" of former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Dreams of crores of deprived come true with passage of CAB: Shah
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Wednesday said with the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha "dreams of crores of deprived and victimised" people had come true and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his resolve to ensure dignity and safety to the affected people.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CAB facing multi-faceted erroneous allegations
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) brought in by the Modi government is being targeted for fear mongering and causing disruptions in several places, partly due to the myths and misconceptions associated with it.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Odisha pip Hyderabad, inch closer to top half
Pune, Dec 11 (IANS) Ten-man Odisha FC picked up their second win of the season as they overcame Hyderabad FC 3-2 in the Indian Super League at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in BWF World Tour opener
Guanghzou (China), Dec 11 (IANS) Defending champion P.V. Sindhu lost her first match of Group A to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi 21-18, 18-21, 8-21 at the BWF World Tour Finals here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Happy that Sena didn't vote for CAB: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday appreciated the party's alliance partner in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, for not participating in the voting on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Important to continue momentum once we got that start: Rohit
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Rohit Sharma started the carnage that ensued at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday as India posted a mammoth 240/3 in the third T20I against the West Indies.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Senior Maharashtra IPS officer quits to protest CAB
Mumbai, Dec. Dec 11 (IANS) In what could be a jolt to the government, an IPS officer, Abdur Rahman, on Wednesday quit from his service, ostensibly in protest against the Citizens (Amendment) Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in the post two days.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Change in IGST panel triggers speculation on Cabinet reshuffle
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) After the winter session of Parliament gets over, the government will have two issues at hand to focus on: emerging law and order situation in the North-East due to opposition of Citizenship Amendment Bill and reviving the Indian economy. While much of North-East's law and order will be handled by the respective states, the clouds over the economy could be the reason for a Cabinet reshuffle.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I&B Ministry issues show cause notice to Horizon TV
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has issued a show cause notice to Horizon TV for transferring the channel licence illegally.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Bill, Sena abstains
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) on Wednesday with 125 members voting for and 105 against the Bill. Earlier the demand for referring the Bill to the Select Committee was negated.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Officials to paddle to office once in week in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) The city administration in the capital city of Odisha on Wednesday asked all employees to come to office on cycle or by walking once in a week to promote a better city environment, healthy lifestyle and sustainable urban habitat.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
CAB a respite for persecuted minorities in Pak: DUSU
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) on Wednesday weighed in for the Citizenship Amendment Bill, saying the persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh oppressed for decades deserve the Citizenship of a religiously tolerant nation on humanitarian grounds.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Bill with 125-105 votes
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) on Wednesday with 125 members voting for and 105 against the Bill. Earlier the demand for referring the Bill to the Select Committee was negated.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet clears amendments to IBC
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved changes in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), including protection of buyers from criminal proceedings against previous promoters of the bankrupt firm.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Youngone to set up Rs 900 cr facility in Telangana
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Korean textile and apparel major Youngone Corporation will invest more than Rs 900 crore in the Kakatiya Mega Textile Park (KMTP) coming up in Telangana's Warangal district.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Injured WI opener Lewis unlikely to take part in third T20I
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) West Indies opener Evin Lewis is unlikely to take part in the remaining part of third and final T20I against India after he damaged a soft tissue in his right knee while fielding, here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Rohit becomes 1st Indian to hit 400 sixes in int'l cricket
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Rohit Sharma has become the first Indian and the third player overall to hit 400 sixes in international cricket. Rohit did so during his blistering 34-ball 71 in the third T20I against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
CAB passage marks victory of bigoted forces: Sonia Gandhi (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Soon after the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesdday, Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi described it as a "dark day" in the constitutional history of the country and said passage of the Bill marks the victory of "narrow minded and bigoted forces" over India's pluralism.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Landmark day for India: Modi on RS clearing CAB
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime MInister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha as a landmark day for India and said that the Bill will alleviate the suffering of many who faced persecution for years.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sainik School teacher held for molesting students
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) A Sainik School teacher in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan has been arrested for allegedly molesting a dozen students of the school over the past six months, police said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam on the boil, curfew imposed, mobile internet suspended (2nd Lead)
Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) Assam was rocked by violence against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), which was passed by the Rajya Sabha by 125-105 votes on Wednesday, as protesters hit the streets in thousands, burning tyres and wooden logs, prompting the administration to impose curfew in Guwahati and suspend mobile internet services in 10 districts of the state.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
SC asks TN to use 2011 census data for local polls
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu government and the state poll panel to consider the 2011 census instead of 1991 to conduct upcoming local elections.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Conglomerate body calls off stir against CAB in Tripura
Agartala, Dec 11 (IANS) The Joint Movement Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (JMACAB), a conglomeration of many tribal parties, led by Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), on Wednesday night after meeting with Tripura Chief Minister, announced to withdraw their agitations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
2019-12-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
CAB passage marks victory of bigoted forces: Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Soon after the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesdday, Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi described it as a "dark day" in the constitutional history of the country and said passage of the Bill marks the victory of "narrow minded and bigoted forces" over India's pluralism.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt busy with divisive policies: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Accusing the government of being "busy with divisive policies", the Congress here on Wednesday accused the central government of not being interested in solving the problems of citizens.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NCLT seeks clarity on Jet Airways' slots from Centre, DGCA
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Mumbai Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Wednesday sought clarity from the government and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) regarding the slots of now insolvent Jet Airways.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
3rd T20I: Kohli, Rahul, Rohit decimate Windies to post 240/3
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) K.L. Rahul and Rohit Sharma shared a hundred-run opening stand before skipper Virat Kohli bludgeoned an unbeaten 70 off just 29 balls as India put on a batting masterclass to amass 240/3 in 20 overs in the series-deciding third T20I against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
UN global climate action award for Infosys
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) Software major Infosys became the first Indian firm to receive the UN global climate action award in carbon neutral category at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) being held in Spain's Madrid, the company said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Time names climate activist Thunberg, Twitter applauds
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Swedish climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg trended on social media on Wednesday after Time magazine announced her name as 'Person of the Year'. The magazine tweeted: @GretaThunberg is TIME's 2019 Person of the Year; #TIMEPOY", which got 30.5K retweets and 87.2K likes.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,National
The end of growth? (IANS Exclusive)
Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo, who received the Nobel Prize in economics -- the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel -- at a ceremony in Stockholm on Tuesday, wrote 'Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems', focusing on jobs, immigrants, growth, climate change and trade. Here are exclusive excerpts from the book, published with permission from the publishers, Juggernaut.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cabinet allows NHAI to set up InvIT
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Union Cabinet here on Wednesday approved the proposal of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways authorising the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to set up Infrastructure Investment Trust(s) (InvIT).
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Mohun Bagan overwhelm TRAU FC for first win of season
Kalyani (West Bengal), Dec 11 (IANS) Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan registered their first victory of the 13th I-League season, overwhelming league debutants Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC of Manipur 4-0, at the Kalyani Municipality Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
New route introduced for the sixth edition of TSK25K
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) A new route was introduced for the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K and 10K runs on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Smith appointed CSA's interim director of cricket
Johannesburg, Dec 11 (IANS) Former South African captain Graeme Smith has been appointed Cricket South Africa's director of cricket on an interim basis. CSA acting CEO Jacques Faul said on Wednesday that Smith will remain in the role till the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year.
2019-12-11
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
CAB: Agitator killed in Tripura, curfew imposed in Guwahati
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 11 (IANS) A protester was killed in Tripura and curfew was imposed in Guwahati as the stirs in northeast India against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill further intensified for the third consecutive day on Wednesday with various parties and NGOs including the influential North East Students' Organisation (NESO) urged the central government to "respect the sentiments of the people of the region".
2019-12-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Youth Congress calls 24-hour shutdown in Tripura on Dec 12
Agartala, Dec 11 (IANS) The Youth Congress has given a call for 24-hour statewide shutdown on Thursday in protest against the police lathicharge on the activists agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
SC to begin in-chamber review of Ayodhya verdict on Thursday (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will consider in-chamber review petitions challenging the November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute on Thursday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Andhra clears Bill to punish rapists in 21 days
Amaravati, Dec 11 (IANS) Two weeks after the nation was rocked by horrific gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday decided to table a Bill in the Assembly to punish perpetrators of heinous crimes against women and children within 21 days.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mahindra bowled over by old woman's gym moves
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A video clipping of a 72-year-old retired teacher, Lauren Bruzzone, doing some awe-inspiring exercises in a gym has won awe and admiration from Twitter users.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Dwayne Bravo gifts autographed T-shirt to Kamal Haasan
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) West Indies cricket superstar Dwayne Bravo, who has also wowed the IPL circuit as a Chennai Super Kings player, caught up with Tamil cinema doyen Kamal Haasan in the city on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
USCIRF remark against HM an attack on country's sovereignty: MP
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Condemning the US Commission for International Religious Freedom's (USCIRF) remark against Home Minister Amit Shah over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, (CAB), BJP MP in Lok Sabha Nishikant Dubey on Wednesday urged the House to pass a resolution to send a strong message to the country.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pfizer denies report on sex run by Irish sheep after drinking Viagra
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Drug manufacturer Pfizer on Wednesday denied a report which claimed that hundreds of sheep in Southern Ireland went on a week-long uncontrollable sex drive after they drank water from Ringaskiddy harbour where Pfizer had "accidentally spilled tonnes of Viagra."
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Twitterati hail Rohit, Rahul's explosive batting
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and K.L. Rahul's explosive batting during the third and final T20 International between India and the West Indies won them admiration from their fans on Twitter. The #IndvWI trended with 12.6K tweets.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Automakers focus on exports to prop up sales, reduce inventory
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Even as Indian automobile industry's domestic sales performance continues to decline, increased shipments of BS-IV vehicles at attractive prices along with low base effect lifted auto exports to over 17 per cent in November, the third straight month of rise in overseas shipments on a year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Lessons Learned' papers show Pak tricked US in Afghanistan
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) In what is bound to be sweet news to Indian mandarins, US government documents on the Afghanistan war show that the Americans are regretting taking Pakistan's friendship at face value, in their war against terror.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Multi-millionaire lotto winner buys second-hand car
London, Dec 11 (IANS) A builder, who along with his wife became multi-millionaires after a lotto win, has treated himself to a second-hand car, a media report said.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
US firm does Santa act, gives 200 staff 8m pounds X'mas bonus
Maryland (US), Dec 11 (IANS) It was a perfect shock-and-awe tactic, but not on some battlefield but at a company event. The owner of a Maryland-based company left his 200 employees shocked and overwhelmed by announcing eight million pounds Christmas bonus, a media report said.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Curfew in Guwahati after violent protest against CAB
Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) Curfew was imposed in Assam's main city of Guwahati on Wednesday evening following the unprecedented protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), officials said here.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Finally, Nanavati report clears air on Gujarat riot 'perpetrators'
New Delhi, 11 Dec(IANS) With the tabling of the second and final instalment of the Justice Nanavati?Mehta Commission report in the Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday, a crucial chapter in the long saga of the Gujarat riots of 2002 came to an end.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deepika Padukone: Rahul Dravid my all-time favourite cricketer
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone confesses being a huge fan of former Indian international cricketer Rahul Dravid.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big B, Sachin tweet greetings as UNICEF India turns 70
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) UNICEF in India is celebrating 70 years of service for children in the country and Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has shared that he is proud to be a part of the ogranisation, in a note he tweeted to greet the organisation. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar also sent his wishes on the occasion of UNICEF India's 70th birthday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Onion price eases by Rs 50 in Bengaluru market
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) Though onions prices have eased by around Rs 50 per kg, expensive prices in Karnataka are set to last for a few more days until the inventory bought at high cost gets extinguished, said an official on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
LS passes International Financial Services Bill
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill for setting up of an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market at the International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in India amid various objections raised by the opposition.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
SBI Caps, IDBI, PwC vie for advisor mandate for CPSEs' equity recast
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The department of disinvestment will appoint general advisors from the shortlisted companies -- SBI Caps, IDBI Cap, AWR Lloyd, PricewaterhouseCoopers and LSI Financial Services -- for making a detailed analysis for restructuring selected central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) in low priority sectors where the government wants to sell its equity with transfer of management control.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt has no stat on religious persecution: LoP in RS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Questioning the rationale behind choosing only three countries for giving citizenship to minorities facing persecution there, Leader of Opposition (LoP) and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad asked the government why it was selective in countries and religion in the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi fight back after following-on vs Kerala (Ranji Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) After a lacklustre show in the first innings against Kerala in their Ranji Trophy opener, Delhi made a solid start to their second essay to end Day 3 at 142/1 after being asked to follow on, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Lalu's son Tej Pratap's new profile pic amuses Twitterati
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav posted a new profile picture of himself dressed like Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor in 'Rockstar', leaving Twitter users amused.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tamil veterans Chinni Jayanth, Manobala, Ambika to co-star in comedy
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Veteran actors of the Tamil industry, including Bhagyaraj, Chinni Jayanth, Ambika, Manobala, Pandayarajan, Kavithalaya Krishnan, Amjad, Amruta Srinivasan, and Jaya Chandra will feature together in a comedy film.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ricky Kej highlights children's rights in new song
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Grammy-Award winning musician Ricky Kej has come out with a song, "Wake up! For every child", and says it is about hope for a happy future for children.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cabinet approves Indo-Japan pact in steel sector
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between Government of India and Government of Japan to constitute the 'India-Japan Steel Dialogue' to strengthen cooperation in steel sector.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme for NBFCs gets cabinet nod
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Union Cabinet here on Wednesday approved the 'Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme' for purchase of high-rated pooled assets from financially-sound non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs) by public sector banks (PSBs).
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Govt tables International Financial Services Bill in LS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The International Financial Services Centre Authority Bill is aimed at brushing shoulders with the UK and Singapore in terms of global financial hub and make it possible for Indian firms to access the international market through the centre.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC to begin in-chamber review on Ayodhya
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will begin in-chamber review on petitions challenging the November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute on Thursday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Automakers focus on exports to prop up sales, reduce inventory
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Even as Indian automobile industry's domestic sales performance continues to decline, increased shipments of BS-IV vehicles at attractive prices along with low base effect lifted auto exports to over 17 per cent in November, the third straight month of rise in overseas shipments on a year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP still hopes to win Shiv Sena's 'Hindutva' heart
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Hours after the Shiv Sena dismissed former Chief Minister and ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi's musings that the party may reunite with Bharatiya Janata Party, the latter (BJP) also expressed similar optimism, here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Karan Tacker: Wastage of food a big issue in India
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Karan Tacker says wastage of food is a big issue all over the world, adding that people are still callous about how they treat food.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iulia Vantur says her Bollywood debut film hasn't been scrapped
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Romanian actor-singer Iulia Vantur has confirmed that her delayed Bollywood debut, "Radha Kyun Gori Main Kyun Kaala", is very much on, adding that shooting of the film will begin after director Prem Soni wraps up an ongoing project.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centre to introduce Aircraft (Amendment) Bill
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Centre will introduce an Amendment Bill in Parliament which will enhance the maximum fine limit on regulatory and other lapses found in aircraft operations.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mobile industry seeks GST rate cut for phones up to Rs 1,200
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Mobile phone manufacturers' body India Cellular and Electronics Association of India (ICEA) has sought "rationalisation" of goods and services tax (GST) rate to five per cent from existing 12 per cent for entry level mobile handsets costing up to Rs 1,200.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Food labels should tell exercise needed to burn calories'
London, Dec 11 (IANS) A new study has emphasised the need for new food labels to inform people about the amount of exercise needed to burn calories, instead of just informing them about the calories present in a particular product, which could be more effective in weight loss.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Assistance provided to displaced families: Union Min
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, said on Wednesday that assistance has been provided to the displaced families living in migrant camps in different parts of the country.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Facebook slips off Glassdoor's 'best places to work' list
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) Mired in several controversies amid break-up calls from the US lawmakers, Facebook has once again slipped off Glassdoor's "Best Places to Work" list for a second year in a row.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Missing sisters from Nithyananda ashram say they will depose from US
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The two sisters who have gone missing from the ashram of absconding godman Nithyananda in Ahmedabad told the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday that they are ready to depose before the court through video conference from the Indian High Commission in either West Indies or USA.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Don't politicise CAB: BJP's Bhupender Yadav
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Urging the opposition to stop creating an environment to divide the country, BJP leader Bhupender Yadav on Wednesday alleged when the Congress was in power for 10 years it did nothing for the persecuted people.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt lists out benefits for martyred J&K personnel
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, that 3 security force personnel including an SPO have lost their lives between August 5 and December 5 this year. He gave the details of benefits given to the next of kin of those CAPFs personnel, Army personnel and Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel killed in line of duty.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Fatal accidents in hazardous industries decreasing in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) Odisha has recorded a substantial decrease in fatal chemical accidents in hazardous industries during the last 10 years, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India-Japan to cooperate on clean energy tech
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India and Japan have agreed to cooperate for efficiency and environmental improvement for sustainable, stable and low-carbon supply of electricity.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Jaipur Metro alerted of a possible cyber attack
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) The Centre has issued an alert of a possible cyber attack on Jaipur Metro by Pakistani hackers and has directed it to update its cyber security arrangements to foil any such attempt.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Mercedes-Benz India to revise prices by up to 3%
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India will hike prices across the broad model range from January 2020.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
YouTube wants FTC to clarify kids' privacy law
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube wants the US government to clarify how much its video service is subject to child privacy law.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
3rd T20I: Windies win toss, elect to field against India
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and decided to field first against India in the third and final T20 international here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Global airline industry likely to make profit of $29.3 bn in 2020: IATA
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association on Wednesday predicted that the global airline industry will generate a net profit of $29.3 billion in 2020.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Users get more time to download Yahoo Groups data before it shuts
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) Yahoo has extended its deadline for another couple of weeks to give its users, who had posted content on Yahoo Groups, more time to download their data.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitterati hails new launches by ISRO
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) earned praise of Twitterati over the launch of RISAT-2BR1 and nine customer satellites through PSLV-C48 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Post festive boost: Nov vehicle registration up 2 per cent
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) As a sign of post festive season demand, vehicle registration in November rose by two per cent on year-on-year basis, the data released by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) showed on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telangana sets up special court to try rape-murder case
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) For delivering speedy justice in a case of gang-rape and murder of a woman in the Komaram Bheem Asifabad district last month, the Telangana government on Wednesday set up a special court.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
SC to begin in-chamber review hearing on Ayodhya
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will begin in-chamber hearing on review petitions challenging the November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute on Thursday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Malayalam actor Shane Nigam apologises for curt remarks
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 11 (IANS) Young Malayalam actor Shane Nigam (23) has tendered an apology for his controversial statement on a social media platform where he termed film producers as "mad caps".
2019-12-11
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz
Nagpur-Mumbai E-way to be renamed after Bal Thackeray
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) The Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway (NMSCE) will be re-named after Shiv Sena's founder-patriarch, the late Balasaheb Thackeray, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Pak, Afghan migrants granted citizenship in 3 years: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that 391 Afghans and 1595 Pakistan migrants have been granted Indian Citizenship during last three years.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Golden Globe nod makes Russell Crowe feel young
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Russell Crowe says getting a Golden Globe nomination for "The Loudest Voice" made him feel young, and has thanked his co-stars for making his complex job easy.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Centre aiding displaced Kashmiri, Bru families
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry is providing assistance to around 5,000 displaced families each in Jammu and Tripura, respectively.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Janhvi Kapoor: Films become monotonous after a certain point
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) One-film-old Janhvi Kapoor says working in films can become monotonous after a certain point of time.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two experimental Alzheimer's drugs show anti-ageing effects
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Researchers have found that two experimental Alzheimer's drugs, known as CMS121 and J147, improve memory and slow the degeneration of brain cells.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Swamy digs old records to put heat on Congress over CAB
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Pulling out past records to turn the heat on opposition Congress, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that the grand old party had passed a resolution in 1947 for giving citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Janadhar cards to replace Bhamashah cards in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) Bhamashah cards, aimed at making women in Rajasthan as the head their family and for their financial and non-financial benefits introduced by the previous BJP government, will be scrapped from March 31 next year and will be replaced by Janadhar cards from April 1, according to state minister Raghu Sharma.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Xiaomi leads India smart TV market with 33% share in Q3
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) With a 33 per cent market share in India, Chinese handset and TV maker Xiaomi on Wednesday announced its leadership in the smart TV segment in the third quarter of 2019, quoting International Data Corporation's (IDC) latest report.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
What India's Privacy Bill requires from social media firms
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) While the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019, introduced in Parliament on Wednesday has toned down the data localisation requirements, it has several implications for social media companies including a provision for users for voluntary verification of their accounts, say experts.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ponting joins social media, shares photos and video with son
Melbourne, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Wednesday announced his arrival on social media with pictures of him playing with his son.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Father's X chromosome holds clues to autoimmune disease in women
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) In a significant find why autoimmune diseases are more prevalent in women than in men, scientists from University of California Los Angeles have discovered that Father's X chromosome holds the clue.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mirchi deals: ED attaches properties worth Rs 600 cr
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Cracking the whip on the terror funding, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached seven properties worth Rs 600 crore, acquired by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's close aide late Iqbal Mirchi and his family members.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reduce helplessness for a stable society: Sudha Murthy
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The conversation starts with Jean Paul Sartre and ends with Ayushmann Khurrana. And she seems happy about that.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitter users concerned over Sydney air quality
Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) Twitter was abuzz with concern over deteriorated air quality in Sydney in the wake of Australian bushfires.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Australia,National
Delhi govt's free pilgrimage scheme suspended temporarily
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday suspended temporarily the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana, a scheme that offers free travel packages to senior citizens from the national capital, claiming the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) had cancelled the trains for December 10 onward trips.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amul's onion ad campaign amuses Twitterati
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Amul's advertisement campaigns are known for its relevance and creativity. This time too it has come up with a campaign on onion prices and the Twitter is clearly amused.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
ALERT: SC to begin in-chamber hearing on review petitions challenging Nov 9 judgement in Ayodhya title dispute on Thursday
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2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,
Find a meaning in life to stay healthy, live long
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) If you see some people around you who are always happier and healthier than others despite not being wealthy, they must have found a meaning in their lives.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Clean new Pro Display XDR only with special cloth: Apple
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) The Apple Pro Display XDR with optional nano texture glass on the top of the line display from the iPhone maker, which costs an additional $1,000, has to be cleaned only with a "dry polishing cloth" that comes with the display and nothing else.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-Pakistan prez Zardari gets bail on health grounds
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday granted bail to former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari in fake accounts case on health grounds, the media reported.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,International
CAB protests: Assam CM stuck at Guwahati airport
Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was stuck at the airport here for hours as thousands of protesters hit the streets protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Aleem Dar all set to break record for umpiring in most Tests
Perth, Dec 11 (IANS) Pakistan's Aleem Dar will surpass Steve Bucknors record for officiating in most Test matches as an umpire when the first Test match between Australia and New Zealand commences here from Thursday.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Salman to quit 'Bigg Boss 13', Farah Khan to take over
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Filmmaker-show host Farah Khan might take over hosting duties of "Bigg Boss 13" once Bollywood superstar Salman Khan quits the controversial reality.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
People prefer onion over free trip to Goa!
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Three kg onions trumping a free trip to Goa, sounds incredible but is true.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Raut takes dig at PM, fires salvos on Shah in RS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that our muscular and powerful government should finish Pakistan if they do not like their language.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nagaland MP Kenye supports CAB
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Naga Peoples Front (NPF) MP KG Kenye has supported the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill saying the issue had been taken off the context completely.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
With eye in sky, India's foreign satellite launch count touches 319 (3rd Ld)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 11 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its latest radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from four countries using its PSLV rocket.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
Shiv Sena in Catch-22 over CAB
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Amid a flip-flop, the new alliance partner of the Congress, the Shiv Sena has lambasted the BJP over the Hindutva politics.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Need to revive 'Hindi-Chini bhai bhai' sentiment: Dalai Lama
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) The Sino-Indian economic relationship is very important for both countries and there is need for the revival of the 'Hindi-Chini bhai bhai' sentiment, the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion
CAB has legal colour of two nation theory: Sibal
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, on Wednesday, during the debate on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, said that his party opposes the legislation, citing that it has a legal colour of the two-nation theory. He said that he opposes the Bill as religion cannot be the basis for the acquisition of citizenship.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of 'creative PR'
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has called upon world leaders to stop using "clever accounting and creative PR" to avoid real action on climate change.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Sensex adds 172 pts, Nifty tops 11,900, Yes Banks tanks 14%
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Sensex on Wednesday added 172 points while the 50-scrip Nifty index managed to close above 11,900. Yes Bank plunged 13 per cent ending as the top laggard for the second straight day.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kerala court rejects Dileeps's plea for copy of case records
Kochi, Dec 11 (IANS) After the Supreme Court last month ruled that Malayalam actor Dileep would not get a copy of the memory card containing footage of an alleged sexual assault, a case in which he has been charged, a trial court, here on Wednesday, refused the actor's demand for a copy of the records.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ranji Trophy: Shaw makes statement with destructive double ton
Vadodara, Dec 11 (IANS) Prithvi Shaw made a statement on Wednesday as he slammed a destructive double hundred in Mumbai's Ranji Trophy Elite Group B game against Baroda here.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
KJo, Gauri Khan recreate 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' at '90s theme party
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar channeled his inner Rahul from "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" and superstar Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri dressed up as Tina from the film for a nineties Bollywood theme party.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
With coffers empty, Thackeray seeks GST dues from Centre
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Staring at the state's empty coffers, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has demanded that the Centre plough back its total outstandings on account of GST-IGST of over Rs 15,500 crores, an official said here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Dissent within Congress brewing against Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) A simmering dissent is brewing between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his legislators over their party's government in Punjab.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Would love to play against East Bengal, Mohun Bagan: Chhetri
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) They have upheld the flag of club football in India high over the years, but the recent performances of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan haven't been anything to write home about in recent times. Spells of trophy-less years, unhappy fans and sponsor problems have put the legacy clubs in a spot of bother. Even as critics have questioned if it is time to look at the new clubs coming in, India skipper Sunil Chhetri believes that their contribution to the game cannot be forgotten overnight.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
CAB will not pass judicial scrutiny: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Claiming that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is "blatantly unconstitutional", Congress leader P. Chidambaram said in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the government is introducing a new category called citizenship by arbitrary executive feat and this law will be struck down in the court.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
ICC Cricket World Cup tops Google Search in India in 2019
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) ICC Cricket World Cup was the top trending query on Google Search in 2019 in India, the company announced on Wednesday while announcing its "Year in Search" results, which highlight stand-out moments in Search across news, sporting events, personalities, movies, and songs.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Yediyurappa remains BJP's lucky mascot in south India
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) The resounding victory of the ruling BJP in Karnataka's Assembly by-elections has made Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa remain as its lucky mascot in south India, a party official said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National
With RISAT-2BR1 in orbit, India also touches 319 foreign satellite launch mark (2nd Ld)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 11 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its latest radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from four countries using its PSLV rocket.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
With coffers empty, Thackeray demands GST dues from Centre
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) With the state coffers empty, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has demanded the centre plough back its total outstandings on account of GST-IGST of over Rs 15,500 crore, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Trent Boult doubtful for first Aus-NZ Test
Perth, Dec 11 (IANS) Despite Trent Boult struggling to regain full fitness ahead of the first Test against Australia here due to a side injury, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is willing to give the pace spearhead every chance to get back to the mix before the match begins on Thursday.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Asghar Afghan reappointed Afghanistan captain across all formats
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Wednesday reappointed senior player Asghar Afghan as the national team's captain across all the three formats of the game.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Israel,Sports,Cricket
Narcissism begins to fade away as you land your first job
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Parents, there is no need to worry much if your teenage kid is throwing tantrums, and just wait for him or her to land first job. Narcissism -- being full of yourself, sensitive to criticism and imposing your opinion on others -- declines over time and with age especially with the first job, new research has revealed.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Stronger every day, says Hardik in social media post
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Plotting a return to international cricket during the tour of New Zealand which begins in the last week of January, India allrounder Hardik Pandya on Wednesday posted a workout video of his on social media, saying he is getting "stronger every day".
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
I welcome Test cricket back to Pakistan: Shoaib Akhtar
Rawalpindi, Dec 11 (IANS) The two-Test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka which began here on Wednesday has marked the return of the longest format of the game to Pakistan after 10 years. Sri Lanka were the last team to play Tests there, in 2009, when their tour was cut short by an attack on the team bus.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
La Liga's OTT platform building a new global following
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) In the next ten years, more than 50 per cent of audiovisual revenue will arrive through over-the-top (OTT) streaming services, that's the opinion of Jose Carlos Franco, managing director of La Liga's business intelligence and analytics department.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Smith, Cummins could lead Australia in Tests after Paine: Gilchrist
Perth, Dec 11 (IANS) Legendary Adam Gilchrist feels Pat Cummins or Steve Smith should lead the Australian Test team after current skipper Tim Paine hinted that he might relinquish captaincy and this summer could be his last in the Test team.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The world is watching: UN Chief at climate talks
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday in a stern warning called on the nations advocating for fossil fuels and creating roadblocks in carbon neutral transition asking them to end those activities soon.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
First 3D neural tissue model developed in lab
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) A team of US researchers has successfully used stem cells to engineer living biohybrid nerve tissue to develop 3D models of neural networks.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Reminded of India: Usman Khawaja on Sydney smog
Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) Cricketers playing a domestic match in Australia in smog-hit Sydney struggled with visibility issues and breathing difficulties. The Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Queensland was played under a cover of thick smog that covered Sydney due to smoke coming from a raging bushfire in New South Wales.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Suu Kyi rejects Rohingya genocide charge in UN court
The Hague, Dec 11 (IANS) Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday rejected the genocide allegations against Myanmar's military amid accusations of mass killings, rape, and expulsion of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Priyanka reiterates anti-nuclear war stance
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra has once again reacted against accusations that she is "encouraging nuclear war", saying she will never be pro-war.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
RISAT-2BR1 goes into orbit, India's foreign satellite launch touches 319
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 11 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its latest radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from four countries using its PSLV rocket.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
Bill to amend welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act in LS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The government on Wednesday introduced a Bill to amend a 12-year-old existing law providing the welfare of senior citizens and parents and expand some existing definitions such as maintenance, welfare, children and parents.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Doval lauds Yogi govt for handling Ayodhya verdict
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) National Security advisor Ajit Doval has sent a letter of appreciation to Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R.K. Tiwari for his "commendable effort in handling the situation in Uttar Pradesh, following the Ayodhya verdict".
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Twitterati voice displeasure over fuel prices
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) As petrol prices continued to hover at Rs 75 per litre and above in the four metro cities, Twitterati on Wednesday tweeted their displeasure, apart from posting memes and funny comments.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Social Security Code Bill introduced in LS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The government on Wednesday introduced the Code on Social Security, 2019 in the Lok Sabha to reduce the number of legislations on employees' welfare and social security from 44 to just four.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pakistan propose D/N Test in Karachi against Bangladesh
Lahore, Dec 11 (IANS) Pakistan have invited Bangladesh to play a day-night Test during the latter's tour of the country next month. Bangladesh will tour Pakistan for two Tests and three T20Is in January. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), however, is still awaiting a security report and government directive before making a final call on the tour itself.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Govt is setting right what was wrong in history: BJP MP
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Stating that the government is setting right what was wrong in the history, BJP Rajya Sabha member KJ Alphons said that the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill gives persecuted minorities in the neighbouring countries the right to live.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
DMK strongly opposes CAB, terms it against Constitution
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Strongly opposing the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Tiruchi Siva asked the government as to why only one religion has been excluded for according citizenship to illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Russia keen to boost investment in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Russian investors are keen to explore business opportunities in Pakistan and want to further strengthen trade and investment cooperation with Pakistani counterparts, said Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry Commission for Pakistan Head Stanislav L Korolev.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Northeast on the boil for the third day over CAB
Agartala/Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) Agitations in northeast India against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill continued for the third consecutive day on Wednesday with various parties and NGOs including the North East Students' Organisation (NESO) urged the central government to "respect the sentiments of the people of the region".
2019-12-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Twitterati congratulates 'Virushka' on 2nd marriage anniversary
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) As Team India skipper Virat Kohli and his wife, actress Anushka Sharma, on Wednesday celebrated their second marriage anniversary, #Virushka trended on Twitter.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
PSLV rocket lifts off with surveillance satellite, 9 foreign satellites
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 11 (IANS) India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-QL (PSLV-QL) rocket carrying the countrya┬┐s advanced radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites lifted off from the first launch pad of the rocket port here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
Data can't be taken without individual's consent: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Bringing the Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Parliament with new provisions, the Centre on Wednesday announced that the draft legislation will "safeguard" the rights of Indians and data will not be taken without their consent.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mahesh Bhatt: Longevity of films matter to me, not debut grosses
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says he is more interested in the longevity of his films than by their debut grosses.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RBI's flexible inflation targeting regime set for review
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The RBI's Flexible inflation targeting framework will be reviewed only after March 2021, its Executive Director Micheal Patra has told analysts.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Millions more to fall below poverty line in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) At the end of two years of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, 18 million more people may slip into abject poverty due to low economic growth and double-digit food inflation, claimed the countrys renowned economist.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,International
HC asks police to provide security to JNU VC, Registrar
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed Delhi Police to provide enough security to JNU Vice Chancellor, Registrar and other officials for ensuring proper functioning of the varsity from tomorrow.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
CPI(M) not to support CAB in Rajya Sabha
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (Marxist) claims that they are not supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. CPI(M) member T.K. Rangarajan pointed out that their party will never support this kind of Bill.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Uday Shankar: OTT and TV will come closer in future
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Digital OTT platforms are becoming more engaging and interactive with the content they serve to consumers, and question arises if TV is losing relevance in the bargain.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yogi calls for uniform education system
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday called for a uniform education system in the whole country.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Save runs, put pressure on opposition: Gavaskar to Kohli & Co
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels Virat Kohli's men need to work on their fielding if they are to win the World T20 slated to be held in Australia next year.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Jharkhand polls: BJP bigwigs in fray in 3rd phase
Ranchi, Dec 11 (IANS) The third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections on Thursday in 17 constituencies would be crucial for the ruling BJP in the state as three heavyweight candidates are in the fray.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Walmart, Flipkart jointly invest in Ninjacart startup
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) Walmart and its Indian arm Flipkart on Wednesday jointly invested in fresh produce supply chain startup Ninjacart, to modernise fresh produce market to benefit consumers, retailers and farmers.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP ally JD-U supports Citizenship Amendment Bill in RS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) BJP ally JD(U) supported the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
CAB not communicated properly to NE: Kiren Rijiju
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that protests in the northeastern region against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 are happening as "the issue has not been communicated properly".
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andre Russell prefers BPL over BBL
Dhaka, Dec 11 (IANS) Newly appointed Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Rajshahi Royals' skipper Andre Russell has prefered the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) over Australia's Big Bash League (BBL). Significantly, both the two domestic T20 tournaments are held during the same time in the global cricket calendar, which forces cricketers to choose one of the two.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
David Schumacher to race in MRF Challenge Round 2
Sakhir (Bahrain), Dec 11 (IANS) David Schumacher is the latest addition to India's only FIA-approved international series, the MRF Challenge which moves to the Bahrain International Circuit here with a total of four races spread over two days -- December 13 and 14.
2019-12-11
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
IIT-Guwahati gets Samsung Innovation Lab
Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) To create a talent pool in emerging technologies, Samsung India on Wednesday inaugurated an innovation lab at IIT-Guwahati which will train students in Internet of Things (IoT), embedded systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), helping them learn industry-relevant skills.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Technology
Priyanka writes to yogi, demands better price for sugarcane
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Amid protests from sugarcane farmers in western parts of Uttar Pradesh, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday wrote to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and demanded better price for the sugarcane.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Multi-religious India is an example for conflict torn Syria: Dalai Lama
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) India should play a more active role in promotion of religious harmony to serve as an example to countries with other religious traditions and conflicts, like Syria and Afghanistan, said His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Wednesday, even as heated political debate over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill continued in the Rajya Sabha.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
TV watching most strongly linked to obesity in kids: Study
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Among the lifestyle habits that influence the risk of overweight and obesity in children, watching television is the worst, suggests new research.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Machine Gun Kelly writes song for daughter in case he dies young
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Rapper and actor Machine Gun Kelly has penned a song for his daughter to avoid "any regrets" if he meets an untimely end.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 moved in Upper House
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Moving the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in the Upper House on Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Bill is a ray of hope for minorities living in a very critical situation in India's three neighbouring countries - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh - along with those who came to India due to religious persecution but have not been given citizenship.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Infosys projected as top employer in APAC region
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) Software major Infosys has been projected as a top employer in Australia, Japan and Singapore across the Asia-Pacific region in 2020, by the Top Employer Institute in recognition of its excellence in hiring practices.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Panel to address concerns of Assamese people: Shah
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Amid parts of Assam on the boil over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said in the Rajya Sabha that a panel under Clause 6 of the Assam Accord would address all the concerns of the local people related to their linguistic, cultural and social identity.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra proud of husband Nick Jonas
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is proud of her husband-actor Nick Jonas, and has congratulated him for his forthcoming film 'Jumanji: The Next Level'.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
US returns 4 military bases to S.Korea
Seoul, Dec 11 (IANS) The US on Wednesday returned to South Korea four of its military bases here, agreeing to launch consultation for the return of a garrison in central Seoul, South Korea's foreign ministry said.
2019-12-11
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
MP power pangs: As video goes viral, Cong says BJP lying
Bhopal, Dec 11 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Congress has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of spreading lies in the state over electricity bills of consumers.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
10 killed as Somali forces end hotel siege in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, Dec 11 (IANS) The death toll from Tuesday evening's attack on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has risen to 10 while 11 others were injured, police confirmed on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Somalia,Terrorism
Jharkhand polls: BJP bigwigs in fray in 3rd phase
Ranchi, Dec 11 (IANS) The third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections on Thursday in 17 constituencies would be crucial for the ruling BJP in the state as three heavyweight candidates are in the fray.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
HAL settles wage hike demand by staff unions
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) The Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has settled the wage revision demand of its employees' unions nearly two months after they went on strike since October 14 but resumed work a week later in compliance with the Karnataka High Court directive, the state-run defence behemoth said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Sunil Gavaskar buys stake in Binca Games
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has bought a stake in Binca Games, a Board Games company.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
177 companies pledge for climate actions
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) A group of 177 companies on Wednesday pledged to set highly ambitious emissions reduction targets to help limit the effects of climate change -- more than doubling in size since the first group of early movers was announced at the UN Climate Action Summit in September.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Kashmir internet shutdown spurs joblessness
Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Plummeting mobile phone sales due to internet blockade in Kashmir has pushed hundreds of people on the verge of losing their jobs.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Stepfather kills girl in UP for asking for balloon
Prayagraj, Dec 11 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a four-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her stepfather after she asked for a balloon.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asif Ali Zardari gets bail on medical grounds
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday granted bail to former president Asif Ali Zardari on medical grounds in two corruption references pertaining to money laundering through fake bank accounts.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Should we give citizenship to Muslims coming from Pak: Shah
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday asked the opposition if citizenship should also be granted to the Muslims coming from Pakistan.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ILP provisions extended to Manipur, other parts of NE
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has extended the provisions of Inner Line Permit (ILP) to Manipur and other parts of the northeast, according to a notification on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pak using social platform to harm India: US terror expert
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Noted American expert on terror and internal security Peter Chalk on Wednesday warned of use of social platforms by Pakistan to attack Indian economy. He blamed his country for playing double role on Islamabad.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
26/11 mastermind Saeed indicted by Pak court
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in which more than 160 died in 2008, was indicted on Wednesday by an anti-terrorism court in Lahore.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Everyone is asking why we couldn't save more people: DFS Chief
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) For someone who was leading a team of bravehearts who in a heroic effort rescued more than two dozen people from a building that was taking a life almost every minute, the best reward could be appreciation, which the Delhi Fire Chief Atul Garg has been receiving ever since Sunday. However, these appreciations come with a question that Garg feels must be answered to everyone.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC proposes retired judge to probe Hyderabad encounter
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it proposes to appoint a retired Supreme Court judge to conduct an inquiry into the Hyderabad 'encounter' involving four persons allegedly accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Farmers stage protest in Lucknow, demand higher MSP
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Farmers staged a massive protest in the state capital on Wednesday to protest against the Uttar Pradesh government's decision not to raise the minimum support price (MSP) or state advised price (SAP) of sugarcane.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
A Nobel ceremony: Abhijit, wife Esther woo netizens in ethnic wear (Ld)
Stockholm, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian-American economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, and his French-American wife Esther Duflo were conferred the Nobel Prize for Economics in Sweden here, alongside their American colleague Michael Kremer.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Sweden,National
Data Protection Bill introduced in LS amid protests
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, empowering the government to ask companies including Facebook, Google and others for anonymised personal data and non-personal data.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Three held for honour killing of a minor girl in UP
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 11 (IANS) Three members of a family have been arrested in connection with alleged honour killing of a 16-year-old girl, the police said.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mayank replaces Dhawan in India's ODI squad for WI series
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) The Indian selectors led by M.S.K. Prasad have named Mayank Agarwal as replacement for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in India's squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against West Indies.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
SC proposes retired judge to probe Hyderabad encounter
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it proposes to appoint a retired Supreme Court judge to conduct an inquiry into the Hyderabad 'encounter' involving four persons allegedly accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
UP govt indifferent towards government schools: Priyanka
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for its "indifference" towards the government schools and its students.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nanavati report gives clean chit to Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Nanavati Commission report tabled in the Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday, has cleared the then Narendra Modi government in the state of complicity in the riots that rocked Gujarat in the wake of the Godhra incident in 2002.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goa CM urges Javdekar to withdraw sanction to Mhadei project
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said he had contacted Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar and once again urged him to withdraw or keep in abeyance his ministry's green nod to Karnataka's Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project, which the Goa government has repeatedly opposed.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress terms Citizenship bill divisive, discriminatory
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Terming the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 as divisive and discriminatory, the Congress party on Wednesday vehemently opposed it in Rajya Sabha. The main Opposition party in the Upper House said the bill hurts the soul of India.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Doval sends letter of appreciation to UP Chief Secy
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) National Security advisor Ajit Doval has sent a letter of appreciation to Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R.K. Tiwari for his "commendable effort in handling the situation in Uttar Pradesh, following the Ayodhya verdict".
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Ace Ventura 3' planned with possible return of Jim Carrey
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Jim Carrey's hit movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" is reportedly set for a new sequel, more than two decades after its last instalment.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Adam Driver: Kylo's character graph in 'Star Wars' interesting
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Adam Driver says essaying role of Kylo Ren in "Star Wars" opened his imagination as an actor.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Karan Johar: I'm going through a mid-life crisis
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says he is going through a mid-life crisis, and that's why he has added colour and bling to his personal wardrobe.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Western Sydney Wanderers coach in hot water with officials
Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) Australia's football governing body has issued Western Sydney Wanderers head coach Markus Babbel with a 'show cause notice' on Wednesday for breaching its National Code of Conduct.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Russo in line for Boca Juniors return
Buenos Aires, Dec 11 (IANS) Veteran manager Miguel Angel Russo could return to his former club Boca Juniors as a replacement for departing head coach Gustavo Alfaro, according to Argentinian press reports.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Samuel L. Jackson: Jake Gyllenhaal very studied
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Samuel L. Jackson says actor Jake Gyllenhaal is very studied and works well on what he wants to do and how he wants to do.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Greenland ice melt puts 400mn people at risk of flooding by 2100
London, Dec 11 (IANS) About 400 million are likely to be affected by coastal flooding by the end of the century if Greenland ice melt continues at its current rate, scientists have warned.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
ALERT: SC appoints former judge to inquire into Hyderabad encounter
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2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,
UK elections: Parties make last pitches on final campaign day
London, Dec 11 (IANS) The party leaders were set for a frantic day of campaigning as they criss-cross the country to promote key messages ahead of Thursday's general election.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Amazon, Onida bring Fire TV edition Smart TVs to India
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) Amazon has partnered with Onida to launch its Fire TV edition Smart TVs in India at a starting price of Rs 12,999.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Stress, smoking cause early greying of hair: Experts
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANSlife) With your first grey strand comes ageing, but it could also be a sign of too much stress, say experts.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Cheer on young classical performers in this festival
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANSlife) A six-day festival of young artistes who practice traditional Indian art forms like dance, music and instruments, will take place in the national capital here from December 13-18.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Retro decor makes a comeback
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANSlife) From vintage chairs to shag rugs, there's a host of home decor ideas that are making a major comeback.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Creator of the Grand Trunk Road
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANSlife) For travellers in India, moving from North to South or East to West, would have been almost impossible if the magnificent Grand Trunk Road did not exist. We must thank Sher Shah Suri, the founder of the Suri Empire for creating this amazing road connecting the major cities of India. Whenever there are discussions about this splendid road, Sher Shah Suri's name is always mentioned with awe. But the Grand Trunk Road is just one of his major creations. Few know what an extraordinary personality he was and how much we owe him. In his seven-year rule he added a vast number of improvements that we continue to see today.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Celebrating innovation in dance
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANSlife) Bringing on one stage acclaimed dance artistes like Malavika Sarukkai, Lata Pada, Shama Bhate, Kalamandalam Piyal and Nirupama-Rajendra, an upcoming three-day festival is all set to engage Mumbai's audiences.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
Shiv Sena dismisses Manohar Joshi's musings
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) A day after former Chief Minister and ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi predicted that the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party may reunite in the near future, the party (Sena) rejected it outright as "his personal views", here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
1 civilian killed in explosions outside US military airbase in Afghanistan (2nd Lead)
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) Several militants and one Afghan civilian were feared killed and over 50 civilians wounded after assailants launched bomb attacks outside the main US and NATO military base in Afghanistan's Bagram district on Wednesday morning, a local official said.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
PM Modi, others greet Pranab Mukherjee on his birthday
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished former President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of his 84th birthday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
India's FY20 growth forecast cut to 5.1% by ADB
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) In another sharp downgrade for the Indian economy's outlook, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised the estimate for India's growth rate in the financial year 2019-2020 downwards to 5.1 per cent from the previous forecast of 6.5 per cent.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Clarifications needed before supporting CAB: Shiv Sena
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former BJP ally Shiv Sena's members in Rajya Sabha have not yet decided whether to support or oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thanos creator unhappy with Trump campaign's 'Avengers' ad
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Comic book writer and Thanos creator Jim Starlin is unhappy and feels violated after watching US President Donald Trump replace the villain of the Marvel Universe in one of his latest re-election campaign ads.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
'Alice' child star Philip McKeon passes away
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Philip McKeon, known for playing the son of Linda Lavin's titular character in the classic "Alice", is no more. He was 55.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SFIO initiates probe into affairs of CG Power
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Fraud-hit CG Power on Wednesday said that the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has initiated investigation into the affairs of the company and its group entities.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Google Chrome 79 to warn users if passwords get stolen: Report
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) In a bid to offer users better password protection, Google is introducing Chrome version 79 and which comprises a number of improvements, including warning users when their password has been stolen as part of a data leak.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cong speaking Pak's lingo on CAB: Modi
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at the Congress and some opposition parties, saying they are speaking the same language on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (CAB) as Pakistan.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maha BJP rebels may face expulsion
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) The BJP state core committee meeting is likely to 'expel' those who are found guilty of working against the party's interests in any manner, a top party leader said here.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Send Data Privacy Bill to standing panel: CUTS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Policy advisory body CUTS International has demanded that the Personal Data Protection Bill must be sent to the Standing Committee on IT and released for public comments and adequate checks and balances. It added that judicial oversight is also required to ensure that exceptions do not become a rule.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Startup India funds to be disbursed before 2024-25'
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) The government's Startup India fund would be disbursed much before 2024-25 as the number of startups is growing, a senior official said.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Chidambaram back as legal eagle
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, who walked out of Tihar Jail last week, resumed his legal practice on Wednesday, as he appeared in the Supreme Court in a domestic violence case.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC allows felling of 452 trees for Delhi-Agra rail line
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the felling of 452 trees for the construction of an additional track for the railway line connecting Delhi to Agra via Mathura, provided the mandatory compensatory afforestation is also undertaken.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
There's only love & nothing else: Kohli on 2nd wedding anniversary
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Team India skipper Virat Kohli, who on Wednesday is celebrating his second marriage anniversary Anushka Sharma, expressed gratitude for his actor wife.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bougainville votes for independence from PNG
Bangkok, Dec 11 (IANS) The people of Bougainville, an island group in Papua New Guinea (PNG), have overwhelmingly voted for independence. The referendum was approved by the Papua New Guinea government, but the result is not binding.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Harvey Weinstein to undergo back surgery
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will have back surgery this week, after he was injured in a car crash in August.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
RS adjourned till noon over delays in GST dues
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) members along with other opposition MPs protested the delay in payment of GST dues to the states in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, resulting in the adjournment of the upper House till noon.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Crazy sex run by Irish sheep after drinking Viagra
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Mercifully, it did not happen with the water we drink. In a bizarre incident, hundreds of sheep in Southern Ireland went on a week-long uncontrollable sex drive after they drank water from Ringaskiddy harbour where drug manufacturer Pfizer had accidentally spilled tonnes of Viagra.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Mahesh Bhatt set to make digital debut with web-series
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is venturing into the digital space with a "dramatic web-series" based on the relationship of a struggling filmmaker and a top actress of the 70's era.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australia to field unchanged XI for Perth Test against NZ
Perth, Dec 11 (IANS) For the third Test in a row, Australia will field the same XI against New Zealand in the first game of the three-match series beginning Thursday at the Perth Stadium
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Trump warns Russia against election meddling
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Russia should not interfere in the US 2020 elections, the White House said, while Moscow has insisted that it never did so in the 2016 elections, despite the US intelligence services' conclusion to the contrary.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Politics
Agriculture budget doubled by Modi govt: MoS Agriculture
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) With an aim to double the farmers' income, the Narendra Modi government has doubled the agriculture budget in its first tenure, said Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary in the Parliament.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sitharaman opts out of GoM on IGST, Sushil Modi made chairman
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Centre has changed the composition of the group of ministers (GoM) on integrated goods and service tax (IGST) after finance minister decided to opt out of the ministerial panel headed by her. Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Modi has now been made chairperson of the GoM that is expected to deliberate and suggest measures for increasing the GST revenue.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
A Nobel ceremony: Abhijit, wife Esther woo netizens in ethnic wear
Stockholm, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian-American economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, and his French-American wife Esther Duflo were conferred the Nobel Prize for Economics in Sweden here, alongside their American colleague Michael Kremer.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Sweden,National
Klusener focusing on improvement in T20s for Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) Afghanistan head coach Lance Klusener believes T20 cricket is Afghanistan's strength and wants them to improve their game to perform better in next year's World T20 slated to be held in Australia.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Israel,Sports,Cricket
Jackky Bhagnani, Darshan Raval unveil audio of 'Aa jana'
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) After making people dance to their tune with "Kamariya", actor Jackky Bhagnani and singer Darshan Raval have come together again, this time for a track titled "Aa jana".
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Airport in South Australia evacuated due to security incident
Canberra, Dec 11 (IANS) The main terminal of Adelaide Airport in South Australia was evacuated on Wednesday due to security fault.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security
Car bomb blast, firing outside US base in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) Militants detonated a massive car bomb and seized a building outside a main US and NATO military base in Afghanistan's Bagram on Wednesday morning, pushing security forces to respond, officials and witnesses said.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
CAB aims at 'ethnic cleansing' of NE, says Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 "an attempt by the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah government to "ethnically cleanse the Northeast", calling it a "criminal attack" on the people.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
More anti-Romeo squads, voice loggers in UP after Unnao case
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) After facing criticism on the increasing number of crimes against women in the state, the Uttar Pradesh police is taking up steps to overhaul its policing.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Facebook Portal will now work with just WhatsApp login
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) Facebook's video calling device Portal will now work with just a WhatsApp account, allowing users to make video calls to friends and family and access features like "Story Time" even if they don't have a Facebook account.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Buy top-end Apple Mac Pro, or a brand new BMW X5
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) If you aim to own the top-end version of Apple Mac Pro desktop computer available now, go try the new BMW X5 as it may cost you even less.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex up 129 pts, Yes Bank tanks 7%
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Sensex advanced 129 points during the early trade on Wednesday while the Nifty traded slightly below the 11,900 mark.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Countdown for India's spy satellite launch progressing smoothly
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) The Indian space agency is all gearing up for the Wednesday evening launch of the country's own advanced spy satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Facebook tells US govt it won't remove encryption
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) Facebook has clearly told US Attorney General William Barr that the social networking giant will neither remove encryption from its messaging apps nor will provide law enforcement agencies access to its encrypted services.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Clash over singing devotional songs, 12 injured
Bhadohi (UP), Dec 11 (IANS) Twelve people were injured in a clash between two groups of the same community, following a dispute over children singing devotional songs.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Onion prices increased by 400% after March
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Onion prices have increased by 400 per cent after March as the average retail price of onion on December 3, 2019 was recorded to be Rs 81.9 per kg as compared to Rs 15.87 per kg in March 2019, said Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday in Lok Sabha.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
SBSP, four others form new Morcha in UP
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) The Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) has joined hands with four other parties to form the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha that will contest the next assembly elections in 2022 against the policies of the BJP.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ED raids at 12 locations in Chhattisgarh, MP in IL&FS case
Bhopal/Raipur, Dec 11 (IANS) Tightening its noose in the IL&FS (Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services) case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at over 12 locations in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Liverpool preserve bid to defend Champions League title
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) Holders Liverpool defeated Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 to clinch a berth in the 2019-2020 Champions League knockout stage along with Valencia, Napoli, Lyon and Borussia Dortmund.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
UP cop booked for sodomizing Dalit boy
Kasganj (Uttar Pradesh) Dec 11 (IANS) A head constable, posted in Kasganj, has been booked for sodomizing a 13-year-old Dalit boy here over the weekend.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Magh Mela 2020, in Prayagraj, to be eco-friendly
Prayagraj, Dec 11 (IANS) The annual Magh Mela in Prayagraj that begins on January 10, 2020 will now be a plastic-free event.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Car bomb blast, firing outside main US base in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) An explosion occurred in Afghanistan's Bagram district on Wednesday morning close to the US airbase, reported Xinhua news agency .
2019-12-11
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
CAB: UN chief wants laws to be non-discriminatory
United Nations, Dec 11 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants laws to be non-discriminatory, but will not comment on India's Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) while the legislative process is still underway, according to his spokesperson.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Special train service planned for U2 India gig
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Ahead of Irish rock band U2's first ever concert in India, BookMyShow has collaborated with the Indian Railways to launch a special chartered suburban train service in Mumbai on December 15.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
WhatsApp won't work on millions of devices from next year
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) WhatsApp will stop working on millions of older mobile devices globally as the company has withdrawn support for such phones.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Leopard attacks on the rise in West UP
Bijnore, Dec 11 (IANS) There have been six instances of leopard attacks in the past one month in Bijnore district.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India maintain SAG supremacy with record medal tally
Kathmandu, Dec 11 (IANS) India maintained its supremacy at the South Asian Games as they ended their campaign with a record medal tally of 312 medals at the 13th edition of the games held in Nepal.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Other Sports
'Indian Idol' contestant Sunny sings in Emraan's 'The Body'
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Sunny Hindustani, who is currently participating in "Indian Idol 11", was roped in to sing a song in Emraan Hashmi's forthcoming film "The Body".
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Unnao rape: Charge sheet filed after victim's death
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Three days after the demise of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze by the accused, the charge sheet in the case was field.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NZ volcano: New volcanic activity hampers recovery efforts
Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) Increased activity at New Zealand's Whakaari volcano, which erupted earlier this week leaving 14 people dead, blocked access of rescue teams Wednesday in their efforts to recover eight remaining bodies believed be covered in ashes.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian businessman extradited to US admits to drug-smuggling charges
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) An Indian businessman extradited to the US from the Czech Republic has admitted in a federal court that he illegally imported to the US pharmaceutical drugs with a tendency to create addiction problems, according to officials.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Better the coaches, better the players: Gutta
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Ace doubles player Jwala Gutta has insisted that India needs to build an environment in which there are multiple indigenous badminton coaches. The 36-year-old Arjuna Awardee believes that the lack of Indian coaches is one of the several factors that are contributing to a flawed system for the sport in the country, particularly in the field of doubles badminton.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Abe's visit and importance of Act East Forum
India-Japan relations have grown into a close strategic partnership in the past decade. Regular annual summits between their leaders have helped nurture the relations and made them among the fast-growing ties for each country. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India from December 15 to 17 will be his sixth bilateral summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to further consolidate the bilateral relationship.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
List of business in RS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will move the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Bill, which is an amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955 and was passed by the Lok Sabha, will come up for consideration and passing.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Dortmund beat Slavia 2-1, enter Champions League knockouts
Berlin, Dec 11 (IANS) A goal and an assist from Jadon Sancho helped Borussia Dortmund to a 2-1 victory over Slavia Prague in the crucial Group F match in the ongoing UEFA Champions League.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
New Jersey gunbattle leaves six dead
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Six people - four of them civilians - died in a gunfight between police and suspects in Jersey City, New Jersey, authorities said.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Argentina's Alberto Fernandez sworn in as new President
Buenos Aires, Dec 11 (IANS) Alberto Fernandez, of the Everyone's Front coalition, was sworn in as President of Argentina on Tuesday at a ceremony in the National Congress.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Emma Watson happy with popularity of her 'self-partnered' comment
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson says she is happy that people feel empowered by her "self-partnered" label.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood