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Archbishop Jala laid to rest in Shillong
Shillong, Oct 23 (IANS) Hundreds of people from across Meghalaya bade a tearful adieu to Archbishop Dominic Jala here on Wednesday, recalling his dedication and service to the church and the society as a whole.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Religion
Military Games: Aneesh, Virender add to India's tally
Wuhan (China), Oct 23 (IANS) Para-athletes Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai and Virender added two more gold medals to India's tally at the ongoing World Military Games here on Wednesday, taking India's gold haul to four.
2019-10-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Saina Nehwal through to second round in Paris
Paris, Oct 23 (IANS) Saina Nehwal beat Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 23-21, 21-17 in 42 minutes to advance to the second round of the French Open here on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
PCB revokes NOCs issued to players for T10 league
Lahore, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board has revoked no objection certificates (NOCs) given to its players to feature in the Abu Dhabi T10 league. The league is due to start from November 15 and is set to clash with a a fitness and medical assessment camp at the National Cricket Academy in Pakistan alongwith several rounds of the domestic Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Goa CM takes on MoEF over Kalasa-Banduri project
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) In a late development Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant took on the Union Ministry for Environment and Forests over the granting of environment clearance to the Karnataka's controversial Kalasa-Banduri project across the Mhadei river, saying his government was in the dark about the issue and would challenge the EC in the National Green Tribunal.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Delhi colonies legalisation: AAP, BJP rush to claim credit
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) As the Union Cabinet gave its to regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the national capital, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rushed in to take credit for it.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress shows faith in tested name for Delhi chief
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) With Assembly elections just a few months away, Congress on Wednesday showed faith in senior leader Subhash Chopra, whose name was approved by interim party President Sonia Gandhi as the new chief of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC).
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Expert committee's report to decide Amaravati's fate
Amaravati, Oct 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh will decide, after receipt of the expert committee's report, whether to go ahead with the development of Amaravati as the state capital or look for another location, Municipal Administration Minister Botsa Satyanarayana said on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Centre approves changes in Cantonment Act
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) From changing building bye-laws to increasing floor area ratio (FAR) near and in cantonment areas, the Centre has agreed to make changes in the existing rules and regulations on Indian Army lands for "modernisation and democratisation", sources said on Wednesday. The Army, however, has expressed displeasure over the government approving the changes, sources said.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
BSNL-MTNL merger a ploy to sell it cheap: Rahul
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi here on Wednesday took a swipe over proposed merger of loss-making BSNL and MTNL saying it was a government ploy to first merge and then sell it cheaply to the crony capitalist.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mirchi probe: ED summons ex-promoter of Bhushan Steel
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate's (ED) probe into property deals related to Iqbal Mirchi, fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's close aide, has started revealing corporate connections with the agency summoning former promoter of Bhushan Steel over Rs 19 crore transaction.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
ISL: FC Goa bein in style, thrash Chennaiyin 3-0
Margao (Goa), Oct 23 (IANS) FC Goa struck the right chords on the field to ease past Chennaiyin FC 3-0 in their first game of the Indian Super League 2019-20 season at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Shivakumar released from Tihar jail after HC grants bail
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar was released from Tihar jail on Wednesday night after the Delhi High Court granted him bail in a money laundering case.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Help to finalise global convention on terror, India urges NAM
Baku (Azerbaijan), Oct 23 (IANS) Describing terrorism is the single biggest threat to international peace, security and development, India on Wednesday urged Non Aligned Member partners to renew the commitment to finalise the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) and mobilise the international community towards achieving the goal.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Google declares 'quantum supremacy' with chip of the future
San Francisco, Oct 23 (IANS) Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday announced the team at Google AI has achieved sort of "quantum supremacy" with developing a chip that performed the target computation in 200 seconds, which would otherwise take the world's fastest supercomputer 10,000 years.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BSNL tender for 50K 4G sites likely in Nov
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), which received a fresh lease of life on Wednesday as the Cabinet approved its revival plan, will float a tender in November for 4G expansion at up to 50,000 sites.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi Cong leaders issued notice for anti-Chacko remarks
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Congress has issued a show cause notice to five leaders of its Delhi unit for issuing a public statement demanding the removal of the party's Delhi in-charge P.C. Chacko.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amit Shah joins Instagram
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah has joined Instagram, a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Venkaiah Naidu to represent India at NAM summit
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Nadu will represent India at the 18th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Baku (Azerbaijan) on October 25-26.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Merger demand not dropped, say TSRTC employees
Hyderabad, Oct 23 (IANS) The striking employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) on Wednesday said they have not dropped the demand for its merger with the government. Their statement came a day after Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao announced that barring the merger, the remaining demands will be examined.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Tejpal trial: Victim's cross-examination adjourned
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) Additional district and sessions judge Kshama Joshi on Wednesday adjourned the cross-examination of the victim in the rape case involving former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal to November 11.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Huawei ships 20 cr smartphones in 2019 in record time
Shenzhen, Oct 23 (IANS) Riding on the back of cutting-edge technology and design, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) on Wednesday announced it has shipped 20 crore smartphones in 2019 (handsets shipped till date), in a record time despite the US trade ban.
2019-10-23
Category: International, China,Technology
After Cabinet OK on illegal colonies, Gambhir taunts AAP
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Soon after the Union Cabinet's decision to give ownership rights to a slew of unauthorised colonies in Delhi, politics took over on the issue on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI books ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) In more troubles for Congress, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday registered a case against former Uttarkhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat for allegedly buying support of rebel MLAs in 2016.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cong asks Raj govt to amend contentious rule on Mayor election
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Congress has asked the Rajasthan government to amend the contentious rule which allows virtually anyone to fight mayoral elections. The issue was the latest flashpoint between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who had questioned his own government's decision on election to the posts of urban local bodies.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP, BJP up the ante to woo Purvanchali voters
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are trying to woo the Purvanchalis in the national capital as they gear up for the Assembly polls.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iran welcomes Turkey-Russia deal on Syria
Tehran, Oct 23 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday welcomed a recent deal between Turkey and Russia aimed at keeping Kurdish forces away from Syria's border with Turkey.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Men with breast cancer face high mortality rates: Study
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Men with breast cancer are more likely to have lower overall survival rates than their female counterparts, a study said.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cabinet grants ownership rights to 40 lakh people in Delhi's unauthorised colonies
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to give ownership rights to 40 lakh people living in unauthorised colonies across the national capital.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Spanish federation decides date for postponed El Clasico
Madrid, Oct 23 (IANS) The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Wednesday decided that the first 'El Clasico' of the season between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid should be played on December 18.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
JLF releases first list of authors for 2020 extravaganza
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Described as the "greatest literary show on Earth", the 2020 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will take place from January 23-27 at the historic Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Cook talks climate change at sustainability non-profit event
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook presented the keynote speech on climate change at the Ceres 30th Anniversary Gala in New York.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Technology
Kerala to produce fruit-based wine,low alcohol liquor
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (IANS) The Kerala government on Wednesday accepted a report submitted by the Kerala Agricultural University to make wine and low alcohol content liquor from fruits.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
IAF Chief R K S Bhadauria to visit Oman
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria will visit Oman to witness the ongoing joint air exercise between India and Oman, defence ministry officials said here on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Abhijit Banerjee to relive Presidency days in January
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) It would be Yesterday Once More for Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee in January when he returns to his alma mater Presidency University (Presidency College when he was a student there) to receive the distinguished alumnus award as also for an informal get together with his then teachers and contemporaries.
2019-10-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Education
Chidambaram moves HC seeking bail in INX Media money laundering case
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Finance minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking bail in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Snow leopard counting to begin, plan to double numbers
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday that a protocol has been decided among the member countries to be the roadmap for enumeration of snow leopards.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Musk tweets using SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet
San Francisco, Oct 23 (IANS) SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has successfully used an internet connection provided by companys Starlink constellation of broadband satellites to post two tweets for his nearly 29 million followers.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tripura police to arrest ex-chief secy from Delhi in PWD scam
Agartala, Oct 23 (IANS) The Tripura police on Wednesday said it was taking steps to arrest former state chief secretary Y.P. Singh in connection with the multi-crore PWD scam in which former PWD minister Badal Choudhury and former PWD Chief Engineer Sunil Bhowmik have already been arrested.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's snatcher gang wanted in 90 cases busted
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) A gang of notorious snatchers were nabbed from the heart of the national capital as the Delhi Police carried out an early morning encounter in the Connaught Place area. One of the gang members is still at large.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RSS chief's 5-day workshop for saffron outfits in Haridwar from Oct 30
Dehradun, Oct 23 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat will conduct a five-day workshop of organisation heads of all saffron outfits at Haridwar's Premnagar Ashram from October 30.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Abdelkarim Hassan handed 5-month suspension for misconduct
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) Abdelkarim Hassan, Asia's reigning player of the year, has been handed a five-month suspension after he confronted a referee in the Asian Champions League semifinals.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Mbappe youngest to score 15 Champions League goals
Bruges (Belgium) Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Kylian Mbappe has become the youngest player to score 15 goals in Champions League, surpassing Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Justice Mishra to stay on bench hearing Land Acquisition Act case
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea seeking recusal of Justice Arun Mishra from its five-judge Constitution bench hearing pleas linked to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act case.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Apple premieres 'See', coming to Apple TV+ on Nov 1
San Francisco, Oct 23 (IANS) Apple premiered its upcoming futuristic thriller "See" at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California and from November 1 its first three episodes will be available on Apple TV+.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
After reptiles, Pak singer threatens Modi with suicide attack
Lahore, Oct 23 (IANS) After threatening to unleash reptiles on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir, Pakistani pop singer Rabi Pirzada is now warning him with a suicide attack.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
US assures India of 'partnership', as Congress members criticise Kashmir restrictions
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) While US President Donald Trump's Administration gave a reassurance that relations with India was a partnership and that it does not take a position on the revocation of Kashmir's special constitutional status, India's restrictions on communications and movement there have been criticised harshly by several members of US Congress.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Apple Watch detects hard fall, saves man's life in US
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) In yet another example why you should wear an Apple Watch while travelling, a man in the US has credited the device for saving his life after he fell over a steep cliff and the Watch called 911 after detecting a hard fall.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Technology
Sonia Gandhi visits Tihar Jail to meet D.K. Shivakumar
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday morning visited party leader D.K. Shivakumar at the Tihar Jail here. She was accompanied by party General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka K.C. Venugopal.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nawaz Sharif serious, son alleges poisoning in jail
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's condition continues to be serious and his son has alleged that his father is being poisoned in jail, Dawn newspaper reported.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International