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India condemns Nairobi hotel attack
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India on Thursday condemned the terror attack at a luxury hotel complex in Kenya's capital Nairobi that claimed the lives of at least 21 people.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Most millennials unhappy with Trump: Survey
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Over 60 per cent of millennials in the US are unhappy with President Donald Trump, and only 37 per cent view him favourably, a new survey has revealed.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Technology
TVS rider Aravind completes Stage 9 of Dakar Rally
Pisco (Peru), Jan 17 (IANS) Seasoned Indian rider Aravind KP successfully overcame issues with his bike before completing the penultimate Stage 9 of the ongoing Dakar Rally at overall 39th position even as the Sherco TVS Rally team celebrated their top rider Michael Metge's triumph in the stage.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Peru,Sports,Motorsports
Businessman killed in MP
Indore, Jan 17 (IANS) Unidentified assailants killed a businessman in Madhya Pradesh's financial capital Indore, police said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dy CM goes missing from 'Vibrant Gujarat' posters
Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates on Thursday a host of high-profile events as part of the three-day Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, pictures of Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel went missing from all posters and banners across the state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Volcano erupts in Japan, residents unharmed
Tokyo, Jan 17 (IANS) A volcano erupted on Thursday in Japan's Kuchinoerabu island, but residents near the mountain remained unharmed, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala creates history by entering Ranji semis
Wayanad (Kerala), Jan 17 (IANS) The Kerala Ranji cricket team scripted history by entering the semi-finals for the first time in its cricketing history, after hammering Gujarat by 113 runs here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Ronaldo leads Juventus to Italian super cup title
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Jan 17 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo scored the lone goal in Juventus' 1-0 victory over AC Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana, a win that gives the Portuguese superstar his first title with the Bianconeri.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Football
Osaka beats Zidansek to move into round 3 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Japan's Naomi Osaka downed Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sevilla reach Copa del Rey quarters despite loss
Seville (Spain), Jan 17 (IANS) Sevilla lost 0-1 to Athletic Club in the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie, but advanced 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a dominating performance last week in Bilbao.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
This New Year, make the right skin care choices for you and your baby (Health Notes)
It is the beginning of another year and the time when most of us make a resolution that we would like to achieve for both physical and emotional well-being. As a mother, it is natural to want the best for your little one. There is nothing more important than ensuring overall wellness for both you and your little one. This New Year, celebrate motherhood with a few simple tips thatll help you adopt a safe and gentle skin care regimen.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,National
Leganes score moral victory, Real Madrid get berth in Copa quarters
Leganes (Spain), Jan 17 (IANS) Leganes supporters rose to their feet after a 1-0 win against Spanish football giants Real Madrid in the second leg of a Copa del Rey round-of-16 tie, even though it will be the Blancos who advance in the tournament 3-1 on aggregate.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sri Lankan President signs 3 loan agreements with ADB
Manila, Jan 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena signed on Thursday three loan agreements totalling $455 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund projects in higher education, transport as well as a technical assistance loan in the urban sector.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Philippines,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BJP ally to contest Goa by-polls 'on its own'
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) A key ally of the BJP-led coalition government in Goa announced on Thursday that it will contest the coastal state's yet to be scheduled by-polls "on its own".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BJP leaders visit Amit Shah at AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including party media coordinator Anil Balooni and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwani Choubey, on Thursday visited AIIMS here where party President Amit Shah has been admitted after contracting swine flu.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nishikori beats veteran Croatian Karlovic at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori defeated 39-year-old veteran Croatian Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 7-6(6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6(7) in round two of the men's singles at the Australian Open on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
3 policemen injured in Srinagar grenade explosion
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Three policemen were injured in a grenade explosion here on Thursday, authorities said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Wild coffee species endangered by habitat loss
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Wild coffee species are under threat, with 60 per cent of them facing possible extinction due to climate change and the loss of natural habitat, as well as by the spread of diseases and pests, scientists have said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Tejashwi launches 'chaupal on Twitter'
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday launched "chaupal on Twitter" for easy conversation with people through this digital platform.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Technology
Svitolina, Giorgi, Wang advance to Australian Open Round 3
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (6), Italian Camila Giorgi (27) and Chinese Qiang Wang each beat their opponents in two sets in the second round at the Australian Open on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
India aim to end Australia tour on unbeaten note (Preview)
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) With the three-match ODI rubber tantalisingly poised at 1-1, the task is cut out for both India and Australia to pull up their socks in the series decider at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Keys beats Potapova, sets up 3rd round clash with Mertens
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Madison Keys of the United States on Thursday beat Russia's Anastasia Potapova 6-3, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Girona eliminate Atletico Madrid from Copa del Rey
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS) Atletico Madrid and Girona drew 3-3 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie and 4-4 on aggregate, but the visitors are headed to the quarter-finals on the strength of their three away goals.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
British national gets bail in terror funding case
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) A Punjab court on Thursday granted bail to a British national in a terror funding case.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sevastova beats Andreescu, moves into round 3
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia defeated Bianca Andreescu of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Thursday to move into round three of the Australian Open.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Iconic Moto Razr to make comeback in US
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) The iconic Moto Razr phone is set to make a comeback as Lenovo Group Inc. has collaborated with American telecommunications giant Verizon Communications Inc. to begin selling the new Razr devices in the US, The Wall Street Journal has reported.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
New IS module: NIA searches 7 places in UP, Punjab; detains 4
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The NIA on Thursday raided five places in Uttar Pradesh and two in Punjab in its probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam and detained four men, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Carreno Busta beats Ivashka, moves to Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta on Thursday beat Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(7) in a second-round match of the Australian Open.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
US airport to be renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The US city of Louisville in Kentucky state is set to rename its airport after hometown hero and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died in 2016.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Sports
Pliskova beats Brengle to advance into round 3 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Former World No.1 Karolina Pliskova advanced into the third round of the Australian Open after beating unseeded American Madison Brengle, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 in a rain-delayed match on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Mumbai bar dancers hail SC verdict
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bar dancers, who were abruptly rendered jobless after the Maharashtra government shut down dance bars on August 15, 2005, hailed the Supreme Court verdict permitting conditional re-opening of these joints, here on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC to hear plea for police protection for 2 women who entered Sabarimala temple
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a plea for round-the-clock police protection for two women who had entered the Sabarimala temple, as they have been getting threats.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security
Heart-health behaviour helps reduce diabetes risk
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) If you are suffering from diabetes, then following some lifestyle and health factors may prove to be good for your heart and can help prevent disorders, says a new study.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mertens beats Gasparyan, advances to Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Belgium's Elise Mertens on Thursday beat Russian Margarita Gasparyan 6-1, 7-5 to move to the third round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Croatia's Coric downs Hungary's Fucsovics in Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Croatian Borna Coric on Thursday sealed his spot in the third round of the Australian Open after defeating Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
EC team arrives in Bihar to review preparations for LS polls
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team arrived in Bihar's capital Patna on Thursday on a two-day visit to review preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, an official said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
January Jones to star in skating drama series
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) "Mad Men" star January Jones is set to play a lead opposite Kaya Scodelario in "Spinning Out", an upcoming drama series set in the world of competitive figure skating.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
4 dead in UP road mishap
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Four persons were killed and four others injured after a truck collided with two other vehicles due to fog in Uttar Pradesh's Shajahanpur district early on Thursday, police said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arctic Monkeys drummer files for divorce
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has filed for divorce from wife Breana Helders.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LG to launch phone with second screen add-on: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) South Korean electronics major LG Electronics is set to launch a smartphone with an option for a second screen attachment.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Indonesian woman mauled to death by crocodile
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a crocodile in Sulawesi after she fell into its enclosure, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
My personality closest to my 'Koi Jaan Na' role: Amyra Dastur
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Amyra Dastur says her own personality is closest to the zestful character she essays in "Koi Jaan Na", in which she will be seen opposite Kunal Kapoor.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No marriage plans for now: Sidharth Malhotra
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who has turned 34, says he has no plans to get married in the near future.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Edutech firm Byju's buys US-based Osmo for $120 mn
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Online tutoring platform Byju's on Thursday said it has acquired US-based learning platform Osmo for $120 million (Rs 850 crore).
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Business/Economy
Sensex turns red, banking stocks fall out of favour
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Reversing early gains, major indices traded lower during Thursday afternoon's trade session. The benchmark Sensex declined over 60 points while the Nifty slipped below the 10,900-mark.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Julia Roberts won't return for 'Homecoming' season 2
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Julia Roberts wont be appearing in season two of thriller TV series "Homecoming".
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Ben 10 - Alien Run' mobile game launched
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Anil D. Ambani-led Reliance Entertainments gaming destination Zapak, in association with Cartoon Network India, has launched mobile game "Ben 10 - Alien Run".
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ravi Shankar Prasad discharged from AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) authorities said on Thursday that Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was discharged from the hospital earlier in the day, where he was admitted in the Pulmonary Medicine Department.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Komparify acquires Ireff to broaden its mobile app capabilities
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Chennai-based online aggregation platform Komparify on Thursday announced the acquisition of app-based mobile plans platform Ireff for an undisclosed amount, aiming to expand its presence in prepaid plans application space and broaden its mobile app capabilities.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US shutdown delays space missions but NASA not grounded: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) The partial shutdown of the US federal government has had a serious impact on the country's space agency NASA and development work on most future space missions has been slowed or suspended.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
First session of Telangana Assembly begins
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) The first session of the newly-elected Telangana Assembly began on Thursday with the legislators taking oath.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Falsehoods being manufactured to attack Modi government: Jaitley
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hit out at the opposition parties specially the Congress and the Left saying a new class of "compulsive contrarians" has emerged in the political system who "manufacture" falsehoods to attack the Narendra Modi government.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
People make mistakes: Sourav Ganguly defends Pandya, Rahul
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricket team skipper Sourav Ganguly has defended cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul over their "Koffee With Karan" episode controversy. saying people make mistakes but everyone should move on and ensure it doesn't happen again.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Maharashtra can't ban dance bars in name of regulation: SC
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Maharashtra cannot ban dance bars by taking recourse to regulating them, noting that since 2005 no licence has been issued.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Singapore's Scoot airline to expand service in India
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Low-cost airline Scoot, a part of the Singapore Airlines Group, on Thursday announced the addition of three new south Indian cities -- Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam -- to its global route map.
2019-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
HAL's light combat copter completes weapon trials
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) developed by state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has completed weapon trials and is ready for operational induction, the defence behemoth said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
NGT tells Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 cr by Friday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed German auto major Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore by Friday in accordance with its November 2018 order or face punitive action.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
May pushes for cross-party consensus after surviving no-confidence vote
London, Jan 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday called on MPs to "put self-interest aside" and "work constructively together" to find a way forward for Brexit, following her slim victory in a no-confidence vote.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'India has potential for marine transport, infra a big deterrent'
Phuket, Jan 17 (IANS) With over 7,000 km of coastline, India has a big potential for marine transport, but the lack of infrastructure is a major obstacle, a British businessman of Indian origin who has a major stake in the sector, has said.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israeli student killed in Australia while video chatting with sister
Canberra, Jan 17 (IANS) A 21-year-old Israeli student was killed in Australia's Melbourne city while she was on a video call with her sister, police said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jammu-Delhi Duronto passengers robbed
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Five unidentified armed men forced entry into two Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express coaches early on Thursday, pointed knives at passengers and fled with their cash and gold within 15 minutes when security was absent, a passenger said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft tests separating Search from Cortana in Windows 10
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Microsoft is separating Search and voice assistant Cortana in Windows 10, giving them their own distinct locations on the taskbar.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Engage with urban population to save tigers in Asia: Study
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The future of tigers in Asia can only be safe if conservation authorities engage with people in the cities as the big cats' population is linked to the path of demographic transition among humans, says a new international study.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kartik Aaryan urges people to free nation from violence against women
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan is lending support to a campaign which urges people to free the country from violence against women.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zendaya's fashion line inspired by her grandfather
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Zendaya, who has teamed up with American clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for the Paris Fashion Week 2019, says her collection is inspired by her grandfather.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Miley Cyrus is not pregnant
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus has denied rumours that she is pregnant.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Everything boils down to the script itself: Deepika Padukone
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who was last seen onscreen in "Padmaavat", says that everything boils down to the script itself for a film to work at the box office.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TT star Kamal fancies Olympic medal in 2020 (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Having formed a mixed doubles combination with Manika Batra, veteran table tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal is eyeing a medal at the Tokyo Olympics next year.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IANS Life,Other Sports
New IS module: NIA raids 7 places in Punjab, UP
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The NIA on Thursday raided seven places in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in connection with its ongoing probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Speaker Pelosi blocks Trump's symbolic State of Union speech
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Raising the stakes in the US government shutdown standoff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked President Donald Trump from delivering the highly symbolic annual State of the Union address to the joint session of Congress even as a group of centrist Democrat and Republican lawmakers met him to find a way out of the impasse.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
A propaganda film will work if the story works: Filmmaker Prakash Jha
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) "The Accidental Prime Minister" and "Uri - The Surgical Strike", which have begun Bollywood's 2019 calendar, have been branded "propaganda films" by a cross-section of people. Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who has dabbled in politics himself, says propaganda films can work only if the story strikes a chord with the audience.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Politics
Robbery in Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) At least five unidentified assailants barged into the Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express on Thursday when it stopped due to a signal problem, a passenger said, with the Railways saying they have some lead in the case.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Here's how to feed 10 bn people a healthy, sustainable diet by 2050
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists claim to have found a solution to one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: Feeding 10 billion people a healthy diet in a sustainable manner by 2050.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Amazon's Echo Input now available in India
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Amazon on Thursday announced the availability of its new device -- Echo Input -- that would enable users to add Alexa support to their existing speakers via an audio cable or Bluetooth, for Rs 2,999 in India.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nairobi hotel attack death toll reaches 21
Nairobi, Jan 17 (IANS) The death toll in Tuesday's attack on a luxury hotel complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi has increased to 21, police have confirmed.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Kenya,Terrorism
I don't regret anything: Jacqueline Fernandez
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Jacqueline Fernandez credits her success and failure for keeping her balanced and calm. The actress says she doesn't regret any of her decisions.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
New IS module: NIA searches 7 places in Punjab, UP
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches at seven places in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh in connection with its ongoing probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam, officials said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Intense cold wave freezes Himachal
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) An intense cold wave saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering on Thursday, with Kalpa and Keylong towns seeing more snowfall.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Navy divers detect body in Meghalaya mine
Shillong, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian Naval divers have captured pictures of a body inside a 370-feet flooded coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, where 15 miners have remained trapped since December, an official said on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Insight Venture Partners invests $500 mn in Veeam
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Insight Venture Partners has invested $500 million in the IT company Veeam Software to accelerate the next phase of growth as the provider of data management solutions for the Public and Private Cloud.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Youngest US Congresswoman to give colleagues Twitter lessons
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to serve in the US Congress, is set to give her Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives lessons on how to use Twitter in a more effective way.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
India to launch imaging satellite Microsat-R on Jan 24
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch an imaging satellite Microsat-R along with a student payload 'Kalamsat' from its spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on January 24, it announced on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech
Government shutdown puts US at significant hacking risk
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The partial US government shutdown has put sensitive departments at a significant hacking risk, cyber security experts have warned.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Severe cold wave continues in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) A severe cold wave continued in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday despite an improve in weather conditions after snowfall the previous day, the weather office said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cold, foggy Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The national capital on Thursday woke up to a cold, foggy morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the weather office said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Security heightened in Haryana, Punjab ahead of Ram Rahim's sentencing
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Security was heightened in parts of Haryana and Punjab ahead of the sentencing of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his three close aides by a special CBI court on Thursday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC
Jammu, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, defence sources said.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Key Indian equity market indices open in green
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'The Lift Boy': Simple yet heart-warming (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "The Lift Boy"; Director: Jonathan Augustin; Cast: Moin Khan, Nyla Masood, Saagar Kale, Aneesha Shah, Damian D'souza, Neha Bam, Nil Mani, Kaustubh Narain, Shilpa Iyer; Rating: **1/2
2019-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
N.Korean negotiator headed to Washington
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Kim Yong-chol, North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, is expected to arrive in Washington on Thursday, according to informed sources.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Trump to unveil missile defence review
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will visit the Pentagon on Thursday to unveil his administration's long-awaited missile defence review, officials told CNN.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
354 migrants prevented from leaving Honduras with US-bound caravan
Tegucigalpa, Jan 17 (IANS) The Honduran government has announced that they have detained 354 migrants who wanted to leave the country and travel to the US in a caravan.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Honduras,Immigration/Law/Rights
Spanish chef provides food to US federal workers amid government shutdown
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A renowned Spanish chef's humanitarian assistance organisation has distributed soup and sandwiches here to dozens of US federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Man plotting to attack White House taken into custody
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A young man from the southern US state of Georgia was arrested on charges of plotting to attack the White House and several other federal buildings in Washington DC, a US attorney said on Wednesday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Spencer Matthews has 'soft spot' for Piers Morgan
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Television personality Spencer Matthews says he has a "man crush" on journalist Piers Morgan and jokes baby son Theodore was named after him because it means "God's gift".
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tsipras wins confidence of the Greek Parliament with 151 votes
Athens, Jan 17 (IANS) The Greek Parliament late on Wednesday renewed its support for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, a leftist, after he asked for a vote of confidence when his coalition with the nationalists broke up on January 13 following a spat over the agreement reached with neighbouring Macedonia to rename that country.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Greece,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Musk quotes $1 bn to build tunnel under Australian mountain range
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has quoted $1 billion to build a commuter tunnel under Australia's Blue Mountains, which divide Sydney from the countrys vast western interior.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Technology
US partisan divide on govt shutdown over border wall more sharply: Poll
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) With the partial shutdown of the federal government entering its 26th day, Americans' view on whether to expand the US-Mexico border wall has been more sharply divided along partisan lines, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
'Bombairiya': Serious message lost in this screwball farce (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Bombairiya"; Director: Pia Sukanya; Cast: Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi, Adil Hussain, Siddhanth Kapoor, Ravi Kishen, Shilpa Shukla, Ajinkya Deo, Rating **1/2
2019-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
At least 3 US troops killed in Syria blast
Beirut, Jan 17 (IANS) The Islamic State terror organisation on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in a Syrian city under US-backed Kurdish control that killed at least three American troops, according to US officials quoted in a report from the Dow Jones Newswires supplied to EFE.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Lebanon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Indra Nooyi under Trump administration consideration to head World Bank
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian-American business leader Indra Nooyi, who headed the multinational PepsiCo, is under consideration for heading the World Bank, according to multiple media reports.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
UK govt survives no-confidence vote by tiny margin
London, Jan 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday, averting any immediate risk of an early general election.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Elephants killed, tusk missing in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jan 17 (IANS) An elephant was shot dead by the suspected poacher and took away the tusk in Jharkhand's Palamau district.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK's May survives no-confidence motion
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The Conservative government of Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of no-confidence on Wednesday in the lower house of the UK Parliament.
2019-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
IGIA's operator to charge X-ray baggage levy from February
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The government has allowed IGI airport's operator to charge X-ray baggage levy from February.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Two nursing students arrested for killing puppies get bail
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Two nursing students, arrested after being allegedly seen in a video mercilessly beating puppies to death in a state-run medical college and hospital, were granted bail on Wednesday by a local court.
2019-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Factory owner, his friend held for gangrape
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi Police arrested a factory owner and his friend for allegedly gangraping a woman inside the factory premises after promising her a job, a police officer said on Wednesday.
2019-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fortis Healthcare acquires Indian assets of RHT
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Wednesday said that it has completed the acquisition of the entire portfolio of RHT Health Trust's Indian assets worth approximately Rs 4,666 crore.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RBI slaps Rs 1-cr penalty on Bank of Maharashtra
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 1 crore on Bank of Maharashtra for deficiencies in regulatory compliance.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nuns who protested against bishop transferred; won't go, they say
Kottayam (Kerala), Jan 16 (IANS) Four nuns -- who went on a public protest last year demanding arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who then headed the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar in Punjab -- were on Wednesday handed transfer orders asking them to shift to different places but they declined to oblige.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
National Youth Party announces CM face for Delhi Assembly polls
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With an eye on Delhi elections slated for next year, the National Youth Party on Wednesday announced its chief ministerial candidate along with an 'Action Plan 2020'.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indie and English music in India need to be helped, nurtured says A.R. Rahman
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran music composer A.R. Rahman has said that Indie and English music have always been like an underdog in India but it needs to be helped and nurtured in coming years.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP should apologise for fake cases against elected MLAs: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday asked the BJP to apologise to the people of Delhi for filing fake cases against the elected members of the city which hindered the work done for development.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vaccination not forced on children: Delhi health authorities
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The measles and rubella (MR) vaccination programme, which was deferred following an intervention by the Delhi High Court, does not override the consent of students, said state's health authorities for the campaign.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amul issues legal notice to Google on misuse of its platform
Anand, Jan 16 (IANS) The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF), which owns Amul brand, has sent a legal notice to Google India on fraudulent practices it claims to have found being carried out by individuals and organisations using the latter's platform.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Rafale procurement necessary to reinforce India's combat aircraft strength: Ex-IAF Chief
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Pointing out that the combat aircraft strength of Indian Air Force has gone down in recent years due to obsolescence, former IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Arup Raha on Wednesday said the political parties in the country should sort out the ongoing disputes over the Rafale fighter jet deal so that the procurement process is not delayed any further.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Issue of climate change already covered, says NGT
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Climate change is certainly a matter already covered in the environmental impact assessment, the NGT said on Wednesday as it disposed of a 9-year-old girl's petition alleging inaction by the Centre to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
NGT orders audit of all state pollution control boards
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Expressing concern over its functioning, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to conduct within six months a performance audit of all the state pollution control boards and committees.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Proposed new UK immigration system to benefit Indians: British officials
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Britain's post-Brexit proposed new skills-based immigration system that will remove the cap on skilled worker visas will benefit Indians, a team of British government officials emphasised during discussions with officials of the Indian government on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Benami' flats booked for Re 1 per sq.ft in Amrapali projects, SC told
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A court-appointed auditors informed the Supreme Court that posh flats which were part of Amrapali Group were booked on sums as low as Re 1, Rs 5 and Rs 11 per sq.ft in the name of over 500 people.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Neighbor held for killing woman and injuring her husband and son in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A woman was killed while her son and husband suffered critical stab wounds in a fight allegedly involving their neighbour on Wednesday, a police officer said, adding the accused was arrested.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WCD shortlists 26 children for national award this year
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry on Wednesday said that it has shortlisted 26 children for the national award this year for their exceptional achievement in the fields of innovation, sports, arts, social service, or any other area deserving recognition.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Prime Minister to inaugurate three-day Vibrant Gujarat summit
Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives here on Thursday on a three-day visit to his home state to thrown open his pet biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit besides other events in the capital and Ahmedabad.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
PWL: Haryana Hammers pip UP Dangal 5-2
Panchkula (Haryana), Jan 16 (IANS) Hosts Haryana Hammers edged past UP Dangal 5-2 in a Pro Wrestling League Season 4 tie at the Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Congress not a challenge for AAP: Sanjay Singh
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Calling the Congress an "anti-Sikh" party, Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh on Wednesday said the Congress is not a challenge for his party in Delhi, irrespective of who its chief is.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
South Korea beat China 2-0 to finish top of Group C at Asian Cup
Abu Dhabi, Jan 16 (IANS) South Korea finished top of Group C of 2019 Asian Cup by defeating China 2-0 to make it three victories from three and leave China in second place here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
Real Madrid's Vallejo suffers muscle injury
Madrid, Jan 16 (IANS) Real Madrid announced on Wednesday that their defender Jesus Vallejo has suffered a second grade muscle injury to his left leg.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Australian Open: Federer, Wozniacki blitz competition on Day 3 (Roundup)
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Defending Australian Open title holders Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki looked to stamp their authority on the competition in their second round match-ups on Wednesday, sending a warning to the rest of the field by blitzing their opponents in straight sets.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Government confers Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015-2018
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday announced winners of the Gandhi Peace Prize for four years beginning 2015 to 2018.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WADA prolongs Moscow's laboratory inspection, denies obstacles to its work
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) reported on Wednesday that it had decided to extend its inspection visit to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)'s laboratory but denied that Russia had imposed new obstacles to its work.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Marin battles through to 2nd round of Malaysia Masters badminton tourney
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 16 (IANS) Spanish badminton great Carolina Marin struggled in her first-round match at the Malaysia Masters but managed to pull out a 21-19, 25-23 victory here on Wednesday over Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
South Korea earns Asian Cup Group C top spot, China 2nd, Kyrgyzstan 3rd
Abu Dhabi, Jan 16 (IANS) South Korea became the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group C winner, topping China 2-0 in their last group-stage contest, while Kyrgyzstan snatched the third spot by defeating the Philippines 3-1.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
Minister defends allocation of microwave spectrum, calls allegations baseless
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of wrongdoing and mismanagement in allocating microwave spectrum in 2015, Union Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said that the DoT (Department of Telecom) had allocated the spectrum to Reliance Jio and Sistema on an administrative basis after the Supreme Courts order of 2012.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odisha seeks projects under Central Road Fund Scheme
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for early sanction of projects under the Central Road Fund Scheme.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Arata Zero Chemicals raises seed funding worth Rs 3.5 cr
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Personal care brand Arata Zero Chemicals has raised a Rs 3.5 crore seed funding.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tobacco vendors eye schools for sale: Study
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Tobacco companies in India are targeting schoolchildren as young as eight years for sale of their products and placing advertisements, finds a new study.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amit Shah infected with Swine Flu, admitted to AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday got admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) owing to swine flu infection, the authorities said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Jaitley diagnosed with rare cancer
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who left for the US for medical treatment, has been diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer and may not be able to present this years Interim Budget on February 1, sources said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Trapped coal miners: Meghalaya rescue ops continue
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) The Meghalaya Cabinet on Wednesday discussed the ongoing rescue operations to trace the 15 miners, who are trapped inside an illegal flooded coal mine for more than a month now.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves MoU between India, Australia on the safety in mines
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Labour and Employment and Department of Natural Resource Mines and Energy, Queensland Government, Australia through the Safety in Mines, Testing and Research Station (SIMTARS).
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Bengal to develop deep sea port at Tajpur on its own: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the state would develop the proposed deep sea port on its own at Tajpur of East Midnapore district.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IAF flypast to include bio-fuel-driven aircraft on Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) flypast ceremony this Republic Day will include aircraft flying on bio-fuel extracted from jatropha plant seeds, the IAF said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
5,802 registration for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Sushma Swaraj
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the number of registration for the 2019 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas has gone up with the tally at 5,802 registrations, attributing it to shifting the dates to January 21, instead of January 9.
2019-01-16
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
AIMIM MLA sworn in as Pro-tem Speaker of Telangana Assembly
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Mumtaz Ahmed Khan of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Wednesday took oath as the Pro-tem Speaker of the Telangana State Legislative Assembly.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India summons Pakistan mission official, protests civilian's killing in J&K
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday summoned an official of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest over the killing of a civilian in Sundarbani sector in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this month in unprovoked firing by Pakistani forces from across the border.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jet's resolution plan under active consideration, scrip falls over 7%
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Financially stressed Jet Airways on Wednesday said that a resolution plan to infuse capital and reduce debt of the company is under active consideration.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Traders warn government against delay in enforcing new FDI norms
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Traders' body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Wednesday urged the government not to accept the demand by e-commerce majors to delay implementing the new foreign direct investment (FDI) rules in e-Commerce, while acceeding to such a delay would result in the government losing the votes of small traders in the coming general elections.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Sitharaman approves proposal to provide legal support to war widows
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday approved the proposal to provide legal advice and support to veterans and war widows in a meeting attended by the top hierarchy of Defence Ministry and the Chairman Armed Forces Tribunal.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
NGO comes forward to help Hyderabad's 80-year-old hospital
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Helping Hand Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has come forward to support the Government Nizamia General Hospital, which was built by the last Nizam of Hyderabad, to promote Unani medicine.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka government would fall due to its internal contradictions: BJP
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday said that it was "watching" the developments in Karnataka and asserted that people of the state would heave a sigh of relief if the JD-S-led alliance government falls due to its "internal contradictions".
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Justice Khanna and Justice Maheshwari appointed to Supreme Court
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday appointed Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari as judges of the top court amid a raging controversy over the supersession of senior judges by Justice Khanna.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
RBI relaxes external commercial borrowing norms
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday announced a new framework for external commercial borrowings (ECBs) and rupee-denominated bonds in a bid to improve ease of doing business.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kenya ensures safety for U20 athletics worlds as terror attack rocks Nairobi
Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kenyan sports officials have reassured visiting International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) officials of athletes' safety during the 2020 World U20 Championships in the wake of terrorist attack that rocked Nairobi on Tuesday.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
SBI to sell Rs 15,431-cr loan exposure in Essar Steel
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) In a surprise move, State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday put its entire loan exposure of Rs 15,431.44 crore in bankrupt Essar Steel on sale even though the prolonged insolvency case had neared resolution last October.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nadal books a spot in Australian Open Round 3 against De Minaur
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) World No.2 Rafael Nadal breezed past Australian Matthew Ebden, the World No.48, in straight sets in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Saina 'coaches' Kashyap to next round of Malaysia Masters
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 16 (IANS) After sailing into the season-opening Malaysia Masters women's singles pre-quarters, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Wednesday turned coach for her shuttler husband Parupalli Kashyap, who also advanced to the next round along with Kidambi Srikanth in the men's singles categories.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Verdasco says he is not anxious about upcoming clash with Cilic
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Spain's Fernando Verdasco, the World No.28, said on Wednesday he was focusing on playing well in his upcoming third round clash with Croatia's Marin Cilic, the World No.7.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Will Justice Sikri represent CJI in PM-headed panel to appoint CBI chief?
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) After the ouster of CBI Director Alok Verma by a high-powered selection committee that included CJI-nominated Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri, rumours are doing the rounds whether he would again be part of the panel which is to meet on January 24 to decide the fate of three or four Director General-level IPS officers for the agency's top post.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Morocco to be partner country in Vibrant Gujarat Summit
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With over 50 delegates cutting across different sectors, Morocco will participate in "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019" as a partner country, the Moroccan Embassy said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Kovind has discontinued inviting Delhi MLAs for Republic Day reception: AAP (Lead, with correction)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday complained that its MLAs have not been invited for the at-home hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind since he took over in 2017.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HC seeks Delhi government, DTC response to plea complaining behaviour of conductors
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the state government and Delhi Transport Corporation to respond to a plea seeking guidelines for issuing tickets in public transport, complaining women, physical disabled and senior citizens are facing problem while buying tickets due to conductors' behaviour.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet nod for regularising non-board executives' pay in power CPSEs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved regularisation of pay-scales of below board-level executives of the central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) in the power sector that will benefit 5,254 executives.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Need to expedite devolution of funds, functions to panchayat bodies: 15th Finance Commission
Agartala, Jan 16 (IANS) Disappointed with devolution of functions to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Tripura, the 15th Finance Commission, which is on a visit to the state, said there was a "serious need" to speed up devolution of funds and functions to them to meet the constitutional stipulations.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy,Politics
Despite ban, Assam district witnesses Buffalo fights as part of Bihu celebrations
Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Despite a Supreme Court ban on animal fights and race across the country, people of Morigaon district organized the traditional buffalo fight at Bidyabori and Ahatguri area of the district on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
karnataka political drama continues (Roundup)
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The political drama over alleged "Operation Lotus" to destabilise the Karnataka government continued on Wednesday with the Congress preparing for an apparent show of strength by calling a meeting of its legislators on January 18 while the BJP kept up suspense with its shepherded MLAs remaining locked up in a luxury resort in Gurugram near the national capital.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Rajnath wants online FIR facility for railway passengers
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday urged the railways to explore the possibility of registering FIRs online to expedite the process of investigation.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Cabinet go-ahead for facilitation of visa arrangements with Maldives
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the agreement on the facilitation of visa arrangements signed between India and the Maldives signed last month.
2019-01-16
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
At 35, Siddhanta is world's youngest mountaineer to climb 7 volcanic peaks
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Well-known mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta, 35, on Wednesday conquered Antarctica's highest point, Mount Sidley, to become the youngest man in the world to have climbed the seven highest volcanic peaks, besides other summits.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Over 9-lakh bogus voters registered in Mumbai, claims Congress
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Mumbai Congress on Wednesday made a sensational claim that around 9 lakh bogus voters may have sneaked into the city's electoral rolls as preparations peak for the 2019 general elections.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kovind has discontinued inviting Delhi MLAs for Republic Day reception: AAP
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday complained that its MLAs have not been invited for the at-home hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind since he took over in 2017.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Concerned BJP top brass counsels Gadkari to be restrained
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Concerned by the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's recent tongue-in-cheek comments, which were seen as criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP President Amit Shah, the top brass of the saffron party is understood to have counselled him to observe restraint in making public comments.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Market to rise as Nifty in 'Diamond' formation
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The classic diamond formation was formed on the Nifty in July, 2018. The breakout from this took the Nifty to a new lifetime high - gaining about 1,100 points. A similar formation has again been witnessed and a breakout is in the process of being triggered in January, 2019.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi launches round-the-clock animal healthcare service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday inaugurated a round-the-clock Animal Health Care Services in a Government Veterinary Hospital in Tis Hajari here and also a helpline number for animal health care assistance.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Record increase in gender ratio in Tripura electoral rolls
Agartala, Jan 16 (IANS) The final electoral rolls of Tripura published on Wednesday showed a record increase of the gender ratio in the state to 972 females to 1,000 males, Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti said here.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Parliament to meet from January 31, interim budget on Feb 1
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Parliament will meet from January 31 to February 13 for the Budget session with interim budget to be presented on February 1, it was officially announced on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No talks with Pakistan for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Sushma Swaraj
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Citing terror and border firing, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday ruled out possibility of inviting people from Pakistan for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 due in Varanasi between January 21 and 23.
2019-01-16
Category: International, India,National,Politics
BJP amassed over Rs 430 crore in donations, 12 times more than all national parties
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has got over 93 per cent of donations of above Rs 20,000 received by national political parties, during 2017-18, pocketing Rs 437.04 crore of the total Rs 469.89 crore donated by corporates and individuals.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi air turns 'very poor' as wind slows down
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The air quality of Delhi and adjoining areas on Wednesday again slipped into "very poor" zone and the experts say it will continue to remain so for at least next three days.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Golfer Priyanshu extends lead in Round 3 of PGTI's Final Qualifying Stage
Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Gurugram's Priyanshu Singh extended his lead to four shots in Round 3 of the PGTI's Final Qualifying Stage for the 2019 season at the Kensville Golf and Country Club here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Anil Kapoor meets PM Modi in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said he was left inspired by their conversation.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Pandya refuses to step out of home, says father
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) All-rounder Hardik Pandya's father said on Wednesday that his son has become a social recluse and has refused to step out of his home or attend phone calls ever since he was forced return from the Australia tour due to his controversial comments on a television talk show.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
US tax, safety workers called into work without pay as shutdown continues
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has called in tens of thousands of tax and aviation safety employees back to work without immediate payment as the longest partial government shutdown entered its 25th day with him and the Democratic Party leaders obstinately refusing to negotiate on his demand for funding for a wall along the Mexico border in the budget.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Two HC judges elevated to Supreme Court amidst controversy
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday elevated Karnataka High Court Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna of the Delhi High Court to the Supreme Court even as a controversy raged over their recommendation by the apex court's collegium.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Himachal approves annual Plan of Rs 7,100 crore
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) An annual Plan size of Rs 7,100 crore for the next fiscal was approved at a meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Planning Board presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Don't believe in the term 'character actor': Raghubir Yadav
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Raghubir Yadav, gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film "Blackboard vs Whiteboard", says he does not believe in the term called 'character actor in films.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CCI slaps Rs 32,724 fine on Baroda chemists' association
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 32,724 on the Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda (CDAB) for indulging in restrictive trade practices.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa minister gives ultimatum to government over Navy NOC
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) A Goa minister has given his own government a seven-day ultimatum to revoke an administrative circular, which makes it mandatory to obtain a 'no objection certificate' from the Indian Navy for any construction activity carried out within 20 km radius of the Dobolim International Airport located in South Goa district.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Omung Kumar B goes back to Modi's roots for biopic
Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Omung Kumar B, who is making a movie on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visited places in Gujarat where the political leader spent his childhood days.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Indie and English music in India needs to be nurtured: A.R. Rahman
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran music composer A.R. Rahman says independent and English music have always been the underdogs in India, and that they need to be helped and nurtured in the coming years.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Three Telangana MLCs disqualified for defection
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Telangana Legislative Council Chairman on Wednesday disqualified three Members of Legislative Council (MLCs), who had defected to the Congress on the eve of recent elections to the state Assembly.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Court discharges AAP MLA Amantullah Khan in 2016 case
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a relief to Aam Aadmi Party legislator Amanatullah Khan, a Delhi court discharged him in an attempt to commit culpable homicide case involving a woman in 2016, observing the the complainant has given different versions while recording her statements.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
I consider my books my ladies: Novoneel Chakraborty
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Author Novoneel Chakraborty says he considers his books his ladies and so, he is "extra possessive" about them.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
'Aye Khuda' hitmaker unveils new single
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Kshitij Tarey, known for singing Bollywood songs like "Tose naina lage" and "Aye Khuda", has come out with a new single based on unrequeted love.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi-led selection committee to meet on Jan 24 to decide new CBI chief
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The high-level selection Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will meet on January 24 to choose a new CBI Director to replace the ousted Alok Verma.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ackles has given up 'trying to predict' end of 'Supernatural'
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Jensen Ackles has been fighting demons and all things supernatural as Dean Winchester on the show "Supernatural", which is now in its 14th season. He says he has given up trying to predict how it is going to end.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Karnataka to chalk new plan for IT, biotech sectors
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The tech-savvy Karnataka government would soon draw a new plan to consolidate the state's leadership in the IT, biotech and science sectors, Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Honoured to bring story of Maharaja Chhatrasal on screen: Actor Jitin Gulati
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Jitin Gulati says he is honoured to portray medieval Indian warrior Maharaja Chhatrasal in a show titled "Chhatrasal", the maiden production venture of Abhuday Grover.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US, UK hold rare joint drills in the South China Sea
Hong Kong, Jan 16 (IANS) The US and the UK on Wednesday finished a joint six-day drill in the South China Sea, a move that is likely to stoke anger in China as it claims a large area of the contested sea as its territory, the media reported.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
30 civilians killed, wounded in Syria blast
Damascus, Jan 16 (IANS) At least 30 civilians were either killed or wounded by a blast that rocked Kurdish-controlled Syrian city of Manbij during a US patrol on Wednesday, the media reported.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Thai PM hints polls could be delayed again
Bangkok, Jan 16 (IANS) Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday said the general election scheduled for February 24 could possibly be delayed again.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Huge potential to employ women in non-traditional livelihood options: Experts
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) There is a huge potential to employ women in non-traditional livelihood options, including construction workers, electricians, and motor mechanics, experts suggested on Wednesday during an International Conference on 'Making Non-Traditional Livelihoods Work for the Marginalised'.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
China defends Canadian's death sentence
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) China on Wednesday defended a court ruling to impose death penalty against a Canadian who has been convicted of smuggling drugs.
2019-01-16
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
IIT-Delhi gets Rs 50-cr grant for School of Public Policy
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi and Tata Trusts signed a pact on Wednesday, under which the trust will give a grant of Rs 50 crore to the institution over a period of five years for the School of Public Policy.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology,Business/Economy
Global cues subdue equity indices, rupee continues to slide (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues, especially owing to the political uncertainty in the UK on Brexit, along with a sustained weakness in the Indian currency, subdued the Indian equity market on Wednesday with both major indices -- Sensex and Nifty50 -- ending flat.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBI registers FIRs against two more shelter homes in Bihar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered two cases in connection with alleged abuse of children in two shelter homes in Bihar's Bhagalpur and Gaya disricts, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
NABARD pegs Meghalaya's credit potential at Rs. 1936.37 crore for 2019-20
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has estimated a credit potential of Rs 1,936.37 crore for Meghalaya under priority sector lending for the year 2019-20, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy
Government forms GoM on GST issues in lottery trade
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday set up an eight-member ministerial panel headed by Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to look into GST-related issues of lottery business.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BEST employees call off record 9-day-long strike
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Following a sharp rap by the Bombay High Court, the BrihanMumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) employees on Wednesday evening called off their record 9-day-long strike after its demands were partially conceded.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man's best friend helped early humans in hunting
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Human beings began living alongside dogs as early as 11,500 years ago and they may also have started getting help in hunting, a study of animal bones from northeast Jordan has showed.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
PCBL to select site for south India plant by March, net profit up 92 pc in Q3
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group's Phillips Carbon Black Ltd (PCBL) will freeze the location of its proposed Rs 600-crore Greenfield project in south India by March, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
User data now locally hosted in India: Truecaller
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Aiming to provide secure services to the users, Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday said all its Indian user data is now hosted in the country.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Amit Shah to hold five rallies in Bengal this month, Modi may arrive in February: State BJP Chief
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah will hold five public rallies in three days in West Bengal starting on January 20, a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mega-opposition rally in Kolkata, party's state President Dilip Ghosh said here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
No winter chill for Karnataka BJP MLAs, it's games and relaxation in luxury resort (IANS Special)
Manesar, Jan 16 (IANS) Gurugram's winter chill hasnt got to the 104 BJP MLAs from Karnataka who have been shepherded here and sequestered by the party bosses even as rumblings of a coup reverberate in Bengaluru.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Ram Rahim, 3 others to be sentenced via video-conferencing
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) A special CBI court on Wednesday allowed authorities in Haryana to produce convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others before it through video-conferencing for their sentencing in the murder case of a journalist.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
JU professor barred from campus, teaching duties for sexist remarks, summoned by WBCW
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Jadavpur University on Wednesday barred from its campus International Relations' Professor Kanak Sarkar, who has drawn all-round condemnation for his series of sexist and inappropriate comments on virginity, and ordered him not to take classes or be involved with the examination processes pending inquiry by women's bodies and the university.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Life expectancy goes up in China as pollution level drops
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) The life expectancy of a Chinese citizen has gone up by half a year due to a significant drop in the air pollution level in the country, a study has claimed.
2019-01-16
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Cabinet okays Rs 22,594 cr for tripling Numaligarh Refinery capacity
New Delhi/Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved tripling the capacity of Numaligarh Refinery in Assam and setting up of oil and product pipelines at a cost of Rs 22,594 crore, so as to meet the demands for petroleum products in the Northeast.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bautista Agut beats Millman, moves to Australian Open Round 3
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut on Wednesday won a marathon five-set duel against home-favourite John Millman 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4 to reach the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne Park.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Federer says Zverev could win a Grand Slam this year
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) World number three Roger Federer on Wednesday said that Germany's Alexander Zverev, the winner of the ATP Finals in London, could win one of the four Grand Slam titles of this season.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Silence prevails in Manali hamlets to appease gods
Manali, Jan 16 (IANS) The sounds of silence in tiny picturesque hamlets currently marooned in a thick blanket of snow overlooking this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort can be heard loud and clear.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
BJP's bid to topple Karnataka government fails, says Congress Minister
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's bid to topple Karnataka's coalition government by poaching Congress legislators has failed, Congress leader G. Parameshwara said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
C.P. Joshi elected as Rajasthan Assembly speaker unanimously
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader C.P. Joshi, an MLA from Nathdwara, was on Wednesday elected unanimously as Rajasthan Assembly Speaker.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
May's government braces for no-trust vote after Commons defeat (Third Lead)
London, Jan 16 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party government braced for a vote of no confidence on Wednesday, a day after she suffered a historic defeat in Parliament where lawmakers roundly rejected her Brexit plan.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Haryana students to get 'Shaurya Award' in the name of police martyrs
Gurugram Jan 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesady announced 'Shaurya Award' to students in the name of 71 personnel of the state police force who laid down their lives while protecting society and maintaining law and order in the state.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Insider attack kills 4 policemen in Afghanistan
Kandahar, Jan 16 (IANS) At least four policemen were killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Wednesday, the police said.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Cabinet okays Rs 22,594 cr for tripling Numaligarh Refinery capacity
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved tripling the capacity of Numaligarh Refinery in Assam and setting up of oil and product pipelines at a cost of Rs 22,594 crore, so as to meet the demands for petroleum products in the Northeast.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Meghalaya Congress women workers demand scrapping of Citizenship Bill
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress women workers in Meghalaya on Wednesday took out a protest march demanding the scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in the Lok Sabha.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Manipur opposes citizenship Bill unless it protects indigenous people: CM
Imphal, Jan 16 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren said on Wednesday that his BJP-led coalition government will oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2018 until there was a clause to protect the indigenous communities of Manipur and other northeastern states.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Microsoft's venture fund to invest in Indian startups
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its corporate venture fund M12 will invest in Indian startups with a funding size of $2 million to $10 million.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
National Clean Air Programme should set higher targets (Comment)
There is a striking similarity between Paris Climate Agreement and Indias National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) launched recently. The Paris Agreement is an agreement by the countries to map a global action to keep global warming two degrees centigrade below pre-industrial level.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Cabinet okays revised cost to construct 13 central varsities
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for Revised Cost of Estimate (RCE) for the construction of 13 new central universities, to facilitate completion of the project within 36 months.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
75% Kerala school students don't have computer at home: Survey
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) A survey conducted among schoolchildren in Kerala revealed that 75 per cent of them do not have a computer at home.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Technology
KCR, Jagan to hold further talks on proposed front
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday held preliminary talks with YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on the proposed Federal Front and they agreed to hold further talks, sources in the two parties said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
4 killed in Maharashtra road accident, angry crowd burns vehicles
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Jan 16 (IANS) At least four persons, including school students, were killed and 10 others seriously injured on Wednesday when a state transport bus and a truck collided near Gurupalli village in Etappally region of the district, police officials said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nods integrated e-filing project for faster ITR processing
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs 4,241.97 crore to set up an integrated e-filing and processing centre which aims to cut down the processing time for income tax returns from 63 days to one day.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tom Alter used to read books in free time: 'Kitaab' director
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tom Alter used to read books whenever he used to get free time on set, says Kamlesh Mishra, the director of the forthcoming film "Kitaab", which stars the late actor.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AAP irrelevant, we want to win all 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi: Sheila Dikshit (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Inducted as Delhi Congress President ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections, Sheila Dikshit says her target is to win all the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India rising: Investment opportunities with higher incomes (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
As per capita incomes in India move higher and as we converge towards $2,000 per capita, it would be interesting to look at the potential investment opportunities as the next phase of income growth begins.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
India saw world's lax cyber security protocols: WEF report
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Malicious cyber-attacks and lax cyber security protocols again led to massive breaches worldwide of personal information in 2018 and the largest was in India.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Won't betray Assamese on citizen bill, says Sonowal
Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Amid the growing chaos over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday reiterated that he is not going to betray the Assamese people.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Golfer Diksha takes sole lead on pro debut in Hero women's Tour opener
Pune, Jan 16 (IANS) Golfer Diksha Dagar opened her professional career in style with a one-under 70 that put her right on top of the leaderboard in the first leg of the Hero womens Pro Tour 2019 at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
Our government stable, why BJP hiding its MLAs, asks Kharge
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led Karnataka dispensation is stable and claimed that the persistent efforts of the BJP to destabilise it have failed, leading to the saffron party indulging in spreading rumours of cracks in the government.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India women's football team to play friendlies against Hong Kong, Indonesia
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers Round 2, the Indian women's football team will be playing two matches each against the senior national teams of Hong Kong and Indonesia.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
B-group vitamins beneficial for psychotic patients: Study
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Intake of B-group vitamin supplements may be beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis -- a precursor to developing schizophrenia, finds a study.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
How fasting can improve your overall health
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Fasting may not be just a religious or political practice. It may actually protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, researchers say.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
PCBL to select site for south India plant by March, net profit up 92% in Q3
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group's Phillips Carbon Black Ltd (PCBL) will freeze the location of its proposed Rs 600-crore Greenfield project in south India by March, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Congress legislator suspended from party
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Punjab Congress legislator Kulbir Singh Zira was on Wednesday suspended from the party's membership on charges of indiscipline, Punjab Congress President and Member of Parliament Sunil Kumar Jakhar said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
TVS rider Aravind breaks into top-40 in 2019 Dakar Rally
San Juan de Marcona (Peru), Jan 16 (IANS) Seasoned Indian rider Aravind KP battled low visibility before successfully completing Stage 8 of the ongoing Dakar Rally at overall 39th position even as his remaining two Sherco TVS Rally teammates also improved their positions.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Peru,Sports,Motorsports
Being bald is so liberating, says Tahira Kashyap Khurrana
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Writer-director and actor Ayushmann Khurrana's wife Tahira Kashyap, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and is going through preventive mastectomy, has gone bald. She says it is liberating and feels good.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Scientists decode different ways human face conveys happiness
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) While disgust needs just one facial expression to get its point across throughout the world, happiness has 17 -- a testament to the many varied forms of cheer, delight and contentedness, finds a study.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kohli wants India to be superpower in Test cricket
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap after becoming the first ever India skipper to win a Test series on Australian soil. However, the 30-year-old wants to take Indian cricket to much greater heights.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kenyan hotel siege ends, claims 14 lives
Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said a deadly attack by terrorists on an upscale hotel and office complex in the capital that left at least 14 civilians dead was over and all the attackers had been "eliminated".
2019-01-16
Category: International, Kenya,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rare for an actress my age to be given glamorous roles: Simran Bagga
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) After working successfully in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films, Simran Bagga is back and plays Rajinikanths love interest in his new blockbuster "Petta". The 42-year-old actress, who has two children, looks stunning and says it is rare getting a glamorous role at her age.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
OPPO could showcase 10x zoom lens for smartphones in Feb
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Chinese handset maker OPPO has confirmed that it is working on a 10x zoom lens smartphone camera system with optical image stabilisation, the media reported.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Microsoft's venture fund M12 to invest in Indian startups
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its corporate venture fund M12 will now invest in Indian startups, helping entrepreneurs innovate and grow.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Man bedridden after selling kidney to buy iPhone, iPad
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) A Chinese man who sold his kidney as a teenager to buy the latest Apple iPad and iPhone in 2011 is now bedridden with organ failure, the media reported.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Technology
No threat to coalition government in Karnataka: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Amid reports of poaching of its MLAs by the BJP, the Congress on Wednesday said there was no threat to the coalition government in Karnataka and that the BJP's attempts to destabilize a "stable coalition" will not succeed.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN CM condemns Sri Lankan Navy chasing away Indian fishermen
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday condemned the Sri Lankan Navy chasing away two Indian fishing boats, resulting in the death of one person.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government proposes new Emigration Bill
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government has proposed to introduce a new Emigration Bill to replace the existing Emigration Act 1983 in view of a paradigm shift in the nature, pattern, directions and volume of migration over the last 35 years.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian equities end flat on May's Brexit defeat
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues, especially owing to the political uncertainty in the UK, subdued the Indian equity market on Wednesday. Both major indices -- Sensex and Nifty50 -- ended flat.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Railways links locomotives via ISRO satellites to automatically feed train status
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Good news for train passengers: the Indian Railways has linked its locomotives via ISRO satellites, making it easy to track trains and automatically feed the control charts about the trains arrival and departure, officials said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Cabinet approves Rs 6,000 recap of EXIM Bank
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved capital infusion of Rs 6,000 crore in Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) through recapitalisation bonds to boost the bank's capacity in export financing.
2019-01-16
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Karnataka Congress MLA says he is very much with party
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress MLA Bheema Naik, who is said to be among the sulking party legislators in Karnataka, on Wednesday said he was very much in the Congress and no one from the BJP has contacted him with any offers in the context of allegations that the Kumaraswamy government was under threat.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hirani among 'most decent' people in Javed Akhtar's book
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Rajkumar Hirani is among the most decent people in the Hindi film industry, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has said in support of the filmmaker, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a woman.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Music composer Naresh Sharma returns to films with 'I Am Banni'
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Music composer Naresh Sharma, who did the music arrangement for the 1990 film "Aashiqui", has joined hands with singer Sukhwinder Singh to create a number called "Hanji hunji" for the movie "I Am Banni".
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump summons thousands back to work without pay
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has called tens of thousands of federal employees back to work without pay to get the government running amid a partial shutdown well into its third week.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
SC junks plea by six states to appoint head of the police force
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a setback to Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Haryana, the Supreme Court on Wednesday declined their plea seeking they be allowed to appoint Director General of state police through their own selection process instead of approaching the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kinnar Akhara debuts at Kumbh, call for more public acceptance
Prayagraj, Jan 16 (IANS) The inclusion of the Kinnar Akhara led by transgender activist Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi is drawing huge crowds at the ongoing Kumbh Mela, the spiritual congregation here.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Odisha Congress Working President quits party to join BJD
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major setback for the Congress ahead of elections in Odisha, state Working President Naba Kisore Das on Wednesday resigned from the party to join the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
2019-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Kumbh Mela: Crowd settles on Day 2, enthusiasm remains high
Prayagraj, Jan 16 (IANS) After a spectacular opening on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, the ongoing Kumbh Mela here is slowly settling down as thousands of devotees who had gathered here for the first of the 'Shahi Snan' are making their way back to their homes.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
33,000 lamps lit at Kumbh daily for construction of grand Ram temple
Prayagraj, Jan 16 (IANS) A group of seers are lighting 33,000 diyas everyday at the ongoing Kumbh Mela for the early construction of a grand Ram temple at the disputed Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
CPJ writes to J&K Governor seeking release of Kashmiri journalist
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) The Committee for Protection of Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik seeking release of a Kashmiri journalist who was arrested in August last year.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Federer overpowers Evans in round 2 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Two-time defending champion Roger Federer overpowered British qualifier Dan Evans in a hard fought game on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Delhi HC defers AJL plea to Jan 28
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred hearing of a plea by the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of the National Herald newspaper, challenging a single-judge bench order to vacate the Herald House.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress' candidate list for Kerala Lok Sabha polls to be finalized by Feb 20
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) A list of 16 Congress candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will be ready by February 20, said a top party leader on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Swach Kumbh falls flat as thousands of toilets rendered non-functional on Day 1 (IANS Special)
Prayagraj, Jan 16 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh and the Centre have publicised the construction of over 1,20,000 toilets here on a large scale but their "Swach Kumbh" (clean Kumbh) -- claims have seemingly fallen flat as thousands of these were rendered non-functional on the very first day of the mega spiritual, cultural and religious congregation.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Schwartzman pulls off tough win against Kudla in round 2 of Australia Open
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Argentina's Diego Schwartzman picked up a hard-fought 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4 win against Denis Kudla of the United States to advance to the third round of the Australian Open here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Bengaluru IT firm Sasken opens centre in US (Lead, correcting intro)
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Digital transformation provider Sasken Technologies on Wednesday said it has opened a centre for technologies in the automotive field at Detroit in Michigan state of the US.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Drake signs $25 mn Las Vegas residency deal
Las Vegas, Jan 16 (IANS) Rapper Drake has signed a residency deal here worth $25 million.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cement art by Scottish residency artist a satire on urbanisation
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) For multi-disciplinary artist and winner of the 2017 Glenfiddich 'Emerging Artist of the Year' Sitaram Swain, grey defines uncertainty, anxiety and impermanence, but on closer look, one finds his 'grey' cement-based works a satire on increasing urban areas.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Sheila Dikshit takes charge as Delhi Congress chief in presence of Tytler
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday took charge as the Delhi Congress chief. The event was marked by the presence of former minister Jagdish Tytler among other leaders that caused a flutter.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Calendars, books distributed at Kumbh brags of BJP government's feat
Prayagraj, Jan 16 (IANS) Thousands of posters, books, leaflets and calendars, counting the achievements of programmes introduced and promoted by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre, and bearing photographs of him and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, are being distributed to the devotees thronging the ongoing Kumbh Mela here in this historic city that was recently renamed by the BJP government.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Part-time working mothers more likely to work longer without pay
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Working mothers who think of doing part-time jobs with flexible schedules are likely to end up working an increased amount of unpaid overtime, new research has found.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Putin ready for 'serious conversation' with US on INF Treaty
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he is ready for a "serious conversation" with the US on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty issue despite Washington's declared intention to withdraw from the pact.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
US Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to run for President
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from the state of New York, has announced running for President in 2020 and said that her campaign would lean heavily on gender issues and imagery.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test cancelled after paper leaked
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) was cancelled and a probe ordered after its question paper was leaked on the social media on Wednesday, even as the first sitting of the examination was underway.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
RBI Governor to meet associations of industry, commerce
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Continuing his series of consultations with various stakeholders of the economy, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday said he would meet the representatives from the industry and commerce on Thursday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RTI query on development projects yields condoms: Recipients
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) They wanted answers under RTI but what they got were sealed packets of used contraceptives.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
India should strengthen cyber warfare capabilities: Narayanan
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Underscoring that India was on the threshold of a digital age, former National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan on Wednesday said the country needed to further strengthen its defensive and offensive capabilities to deal with the new wave of cyber warfare.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Technology
New jolt to AAP: Punjab MLA quits party
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) In a fresh jolt to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab, yet another MLA, this time Baldev Singh, resigned from the party's primary membership on Wednesday, citing "autocratic functioning", "double standards" and disregard for its basic ideology and principles.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Grand Alliance: JMM calls opposition parties meet
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has called a meeting of the opposition parties on Thursday to discuss the formation of a Grand Alliance against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Everyone said it's too risky: 'PM Narendra Modi' producer
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Whether it is the National Award-winning biopic "Mary Kom", a film like "Sarbjit" or the upcoming biopic "PM Narendra Modi", producer Sandip Ssingh has always shown interest in stories of an individual's journey. He says he was told it was a risk to do a film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but he was convinced it would motivate people to "dream big".
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Politics
Congress protest outside hotel where Karnataka BJP MLAs are put up
Gurugram, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress workers on Wednesday protested outside the hotel where about 90 BJP MLAs from Karnataka have been put up amidst political developments back home where the Congress-JD(S) government was jolted by two Independent MLAs withdrawing support to it.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
BJP targeting over 50% vote share in UP: Nadda
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) The SP, BSP coming together in Uttar Pradesh is a reflection of BJP's strength and the party is striving to win over 50 per cent votes in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls to meet the combined challenge, BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge for the general elections, J.P. Nadda, said on Wednesday
2019-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Paper leaked, Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test cancelled
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) cancelled the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) and ordered a probe after its question paper leaked on social media on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Kenyan President says hotel siege over, 14 killed
Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said a siege by terrorists in the capital that left at least 14 people dead was over and all the attackers had been "eliminated".
2019-01-16
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bengaluru IT firm Sasken opens centre in US
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Digital transformation provider Sasken Technologies said it has opened a centre for technologies in the automotive field at Detroit in Michigan state of the US.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Microsoft to set up 10 AI labs, train 5 lakh youth in India
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft India on Wednesday announced to set up Artificial Intelligence (AI) labs in 10 universities and train five lakh youth across the country in disrupting technologies.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Tiafoe upsets Anderson in Australian Open 2nd round
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) American Frances Tiafoe recorded a surprise victory over fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
NASA to use Blockchain technology for air traffic management
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) US space agency NASA is planning to advance its technology by adding Blockchain to secure air traffic services and support, the media reported.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Favourites Bertens, Kontaveit stumble in second round of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Dutch Kiki Bertens and Estonia's Anett Kontaveit stumbled in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, losing to Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich respectively.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Ultimate Ears 'BOOM 3' Bluetooth speaker launched for Rs 15,995
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Expanding its line-up of portable and waterproof speakers, Switzerland-based Logitech International on Wednesday launched the Ultimate Ears "BOOM 3" Bluetooth speakers in India for Rs 15,995.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Olympic champion Zhou Yang to become ISU Athletes Commission member
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Two-time Chinese short track speed skating Olympic champion Zhou Yang will be elected as the International Skating Union (ISU) Athletes Commission member, the ISU announced on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
YouTube testing new video recommendation format: Report
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube is testing a new video recommendation format that displays blue bubbles on the screen with relevant keywords and related topic suggestions, facilitating easier browsing, media reported.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Verdasco first Spaniard in Oz Open third round
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Spain's Fernando Verdasco defeated Radu Albot of Moldova 6-1, 7-6(2), 6-2 to become the first Spaniard in the third round of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wozniacki beats Larsson at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki defeated Sweden's Johanna Larsson in straight sets to notch up her ninth straight win at this venue.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
My focus has always been on TV: Sambhabana Mohanty
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Sambhabana Mohanty has made her small screen debut with the new show "Rajaa Betaa". The Odia actress, who looks up to popular TV actress Divyanka Tripathi, says she didn't shift to Mumbai five months ago to try her hand at Bollywood as her focus has always been on doing TV shows.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bruce Willis is most chilled dude: James McAvoy
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor James McAvoy has praised his "Glass" co-star Bruce Willis, saying he is the "most chilled dude".
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sensex up 100 points led by banking stocks
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Amid mixed global cues, the benchmark Sensex advanced over 100 points during Wednesday's afternoon trade session following lower trade deficit and cooling of inflation.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Snow halts flights at Srinagar airport
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Flight operations at the Srinagar international airport were halted on Wednesday following poor visibility and continued snowfall in the valley, an airport official said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Pope doesn't fancy his chances for England's World Cup squad
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) The newest 'boy' in English cricket, 21-year-old Ollie Pope is more or less clear that he does not see himself in the scheme of things when the England team is selected for the upcoming World Cup to be played shortly in his home country.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Tamil actor Vishal on marriage: Next biggest transition in life
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Popular Tamil actor-producer Vishal Krishna on Wednesday revealed that he is all set to enter wedlock and he described it as the next big transition in life.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Why not a corridor through cinema for India and Pakistan, asks Onir
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Onir hopes the exchange of cinema talent between India and Pakistan resumes soon.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bieber's mother raves over son's new wife Hailey Baldwin
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber's mother raved over her son's new wife Hailey Baldwin in an adorable selfie.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ed Sheeran quits smoking weed
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran has quit smoking marijuana because he prefers to be "alert".
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I&B Ministry to lend support to Jharkhand International Film Festival
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will provide financial support of Rs 500,000 to the Jharkhand International Film Festival (JIFF), 2019, apart from a package of Indian Panorama films.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
TRS leaders meet Jagan to discuss proposed Federal Front
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President K.T. Rama Rao met YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy here on Wednesday to discuss the proposed Federal Front.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Paris Jackson checks into treatment facility
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Paris Jackson, model and daughter of late pop legend Michael Jackson, is seeking treatment to improve her "emotional health".
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Being stagnant is not in our DNA: Designer Gautam Gupta
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Designer Gautam Gupta says being stagnant is not in his DNA as he believes in improvising on things he is doing.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
YouTube revises guidelines to address dangerous pranks, challenges
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Aiming to let its users know that dangerous viral pranks such as the Bird Box challenge or the Tide Pod stunt have no place on the platform, video-sharing giant YouTube has updated its community guidelines.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Gregg Leakes apologises to wife amid cancer battle
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) TV personality Gregg Leakes penned a heartfelt apology to his spouse NeNe after the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star said she had been mistreated while caring for him during his cancer battle on an episode of the "Bravo" series.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No threat to coalition government: Karnataka CM
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Amidst allegations of poaching by BJP, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said there was no threat to his government.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Victoria Beckham uses moisturiser made from her blood
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Fashion designer Victoria Beckham has spent 1,200 pounds on a new moisturiser made from her own blood.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
India leading digital transformation race: Microsoft's Anant Maheshwari
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) In a renewed push for Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge use cases in the country, Microsoft India on Wednesday said there is highest penetration of AI skills among the workforce that will fuel digital transformation in the country sooner than thought.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Sardar statue unveiling: Government splurged Rs 2.64 cr in ads
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Centre splurged more than Rs 2.64 crore on advertising in the media for the inaugural of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue, known as the Statue of Unity, a RTI reply revealed here on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Plea against acting CBI chief's appointment to be heard on Monday
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Monday a plea by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of M. Nageswara Rao as the acting Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the ouster of Alok Verma.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bio-adsorbents: Cost-effective option for ridding industrial wastewater of heavy metals (Comment)
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has reported that India is on the verge of becoming a highly water-stressed country. At this stage, reducing wastewater generation and water recycling should be given due importance. Reuse of industrial wastewater has been in practice for a long time in India, and this water is mainly used for agriculture purposes in nearby areas. However, this has led to high levels of heavy metal concentration in vegetables grown with industrial wastewater.
2019-01-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Charlotte Rampling bags 'Dune' reboot
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Oscar-nominated actress Charlotte Rampling will feature in the remake of the 1984 fantasy film "Dune".
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
DJ Khaled joins 'Bad Boys' sequel
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Music producer DJ Khaled will be joining Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in "Bad Boys for Life", a sequel to the 1995 film "Bad Boys".
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Swwapnil to raise awareness about lymphatic filariasis
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Swwapnil Joshi has been roped in as the brand ambassador for elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Maharashtra by the state government's Public Health department.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Politics
Newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet may harbour alien life
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential to harbour primitive life, says a study.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Farhan to play boxer in Rakeysh Mehra's 'Toofan'
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Farhan Akhtar has joined hands with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra after six years for the upcoming film "Toofan" and will be seen playing a boxer.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rihanna sues her father
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Rihanna has sued her own father Ronald Fenty for using her brand name Fenty to launch a business for himself.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anuja Sathe joins 'Khoob Ladi Mardaani Jhansi Ki Rani' show
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Anuja Sathe has joined the ensemble cast of the upcoming TV show titled "Khoob Ladi Mardaani Jhansi Ki Rani".
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jason Reitman to direct new 'Ghostbusters' movie
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Jason Reitman has been roped in to direct the next instalment of the "Ghostbusters" franchise.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Maoists kill 2 in Bihar
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Maoists have shot dead two men in their stronghold Jamui district in Bihar suspecting them to be police informers, police said on Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India set to lead digital transformation race: Microsoft India President
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) In a renewed push for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use cases in India, Microsoft India on Wednesday said there is highest penetration of AI skills among the workforce that will fuel digital transformation in the country sooner than thought.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Twitter rolls out reverse-chronological timeline option for Android
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter has rolled out the reverse-chronological timeline for Android smartphone users that would enable them to switch to the timeline view of their choice.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Thousands of lightning strikes spark wildfires in Australia
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Around 2,500 lightning strikes have ignited dozens of fires across Australia's island state of Tasmania, adding to a number of dangerous blazes, authorities said.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Snapchat's CFO resigns after 8 months of appointment
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of photo-messaging app Snapchat, Tim Stone, has called it quits after just eight months of being appointed at the post.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
YouTube bans dangerous, harmful pranks
California, Jan 16 (IANS) YouTube videos that depict dangerous or emotionally distressing "pranks" have been banned from the platform.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Colombia,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Defence/Security,Technology
Icy winds envelop Himachal, chances of snow
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh with the higher reaches recording sub-zero temperatures. There are chances of mild rain and snow at a few places in the state till Wednesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Meghalaya CM to meet Modi on Saturday
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday to discuss the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, and the coal issue.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Ex-VHP chief Vishnu Hari Dalmia dead
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) President Vishnu Hari Dalmia, one of the three major exponents of the Ram Janmabhoomi agitation, died on Wednesday at his residence here, a statement said. He was 91.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Hit song from '80s to play in Namibian desert 'for eternity'
Windhoek, Jan 16 (IANS) Toto's "Africa" will play in loop in a Namibian desert -- for eternity after German-Namibian artist Max Siedentopf set up a sound installation, called "Toto Forever" in an undisclosed location in the 1,200 mile-long Namib Desert.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Namibia,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
El Chapo 'paid $100m bribe to ex-Mexican President Nieto'
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto accepted a $100 million bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a witness has testified.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
American killed in Nairobi attack: US confirms
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The US State Department has confirmed that one American was killed in a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Tuesday.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Terrorism
Intense cold winds lash Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Biting cold winds from the northwest lashed the national capital on Wednesday as the minimum temperature here dropped to 4.5 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab AAP legislator quits from party's primary membership
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Another Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Punjab, Baldev Singh, on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the party, citing "autocratic functioning", "double standards" and giving up the party's basic ideology and principles.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
#MeToo at UN: 1 in 3 staff reports sexual harassment
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) The global organisation's own #MeToo survey has found that one in three employees responding to it have said that they have suffered sexual harassment in the last two years.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Heavy snowfall to hit Kashmir
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Met on Wednesday forecast heavy snowfall for at least five days starting Saturday that is likely to disrupt air and surface traffic to and from the Kashmir Valley.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heat wave in Australia as mercury touches 50
Canberra, Jan 16 (IANS) Temperatures touching 50 degrees Celsius have been recorded in some parts of Australia as a heat wave scorches the country leading authorities to issue an Ozone alert on Wednesday in Sydney.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Markets open on high note
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bhumi isolated herself for 'Son Chiriya' preparation
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) For her role as a woman from 1970s' Chambal, living and surviving the badlands amidst bloody-thirsty dacoits, actress Bhumi Pednekar says she cut off from the world at large.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Walgreens joins Microsoft to transform health care delivery
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft has signed a seven-year deal with Walgreens where it will provide its Azure Cloud services to help the second-biggest pharmacy chain in the US develop new health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Technology
May's Brexit fail: No confidence tabled after crushing Commons defeat
London, Jan 16 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes -- the largest margin for a sitting government in history, triggering the tabling of a no confidence motion against it.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
'Glass': Contrived and lacklustre (IANS Review, Rating: *1/2)
Film: "Glass"; Director: M. Night Shyamalan; Cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlaye Woodard; Rating: *1/2
2019-01-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Facebook commits $300 mn to support local news
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Facebook has announced to invest over $300 million over the next three years to support local news organisations.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Media,Technology
Nokia to cut jobs, says slow 5G progress not cause for layoffs
Helsinki, Jan 16 (IANS) Finnish telecommunication giant Nokia on Tuesday announced its plans to cut jobs, media reported.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy,Technology
Never thought of having successful acting career: Shalini Arora
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Shalini Arora says she had never thought of having such a successful acting career.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Philip Kotler congratulates PM Modi for Presidential award
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Philip Kotler, an American marketing author, consultant, and professor on Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Congress President Rahul Gandhi mocked him for being awarded the Philip Kotler Presidential award.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
British pound rebounds after Brexit deal voted down
London, Jan 16 (IANS) The British pound stopped its decline and rebounded as an immediate response to the British parliament's overwhelming rejection of the Brexit deal on Tuesday evening.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trump's AG nominee asserts independence, defends Russia probe
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's nominee forUS attorney general, William Barr, on Tuesday emphasised his independence in the face of hypothetical "political interference" while stressing the "vital importance" of allowing the Russia probe to be completed.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
EU asks UK to clarify intentions on Brexit following deal rejection
Brussels, Jan 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) asked Britain to clarify its intentions on Brexit shortly after the deal negotiated between British Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU was rejected by a large margin at the Parliament.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Acting is like investigative work: Radhika Apte
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte has said that acting is like an investigative work as it helps to explore different things in life.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Two nursing students arrested for killing puppies
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Two nursing students, allegedly seen in a video mercilessly beating puppies to death in a state-run medical college and hospital, were arrested on Tuesday after a marathon interrogation, police said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK parliament rejects Brexit deal, creating mounting uncertainty ahead
London, Jan 16 (IANS) The UK parliament on Tuesday rejected overwhelmingly the Brexit deal, further complicating the country's historic exit from the European Union (EU).
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Politics
I'm ageing well: Kathleen Turner
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Kathleen Turner has shunned botox and plastic surgery because she does not want to end up like singer-actress Cher.
2019-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Shame' is short film with long legs (Film Review)
Film: "Shame"(Short Film); Director: Anusha Bose; Cast: Swara Bhaskar, Ranveer Shorey, Sayani Gupta, Cyrus Sahukar; Rating: *** ½ (3 and a half stars)
2019-01-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Six killed in terror attack at Nairobi hotel complex
Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kenya's government on Tuesday said the situation was under control after six people were killed and some 30 others wounded in a terrorist attack at an upscale hotel and office complex in this capital.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Kenya,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Who's Who of India Inc to be present at Vibrant Gujarat meet
Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) A veritable Who's Who of India Inc, including Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani and Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, are expected to attend the ninth edition of the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS).
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Narayanan questions methodology of CBI chief's selection
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Former NSA M.K. Narayanan on Tuesday expressed concern over the "internal dissension at the highest level of an institution like CBI" and questioned the way the agency chief was being selected now.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote
London, Jan 16 (IANS) The UK parliament on Tuesday voted to overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal, further complicating the country's historic exit from the European Union (EU).
2019-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Politics
Deve Gowda, Kejriwal, Pawar, Akhilesh at Mamata's Jan 19 rally
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister H D Devegowda, Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Karnataka counterpart H D Kumaraswamy, political heavyweights like Sharad Pawar and Akhilesh Yadav would address the January 19 opposition rally here, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Brexit vote 'warning signal': German vice chancellor
Berlin, Jan 16 (IANS) German Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Tuesday said that the Brexit vote is not an "accident" but a "warning signal."
2019-01-16
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Politics
Drone corridor proposed to expand UAS services in India
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) To address various challenges for safety and expansion of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in India, a task-force constituted by the Union government has proposed creation of "Drone Corridor" and "Droneports" in the country.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Arunachal CM anguish over land compensation rates for airport
Laayang (Arunachal Pradesh), Jan 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday voiced anguish over the objections raised by few sections of the society over land compensation rates when the central government has cleared all decks for construction of the first full-fledged airport of the state at Hollongi.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tihar Jail Dy Superintendent sacked, given compulsory retirement
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev has approved the removal of Tihar Jail's Deputy Superintendent for allegedly releasing a prisoner without a proper release order, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India wants 'mazboot' not 'majboor' government: BJP Vice President
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President, Avinash Rai Khanna, on Tuesday said the party would fight 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's performance during the last four and a half years.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Naidu hits out at Jagan, Sharmila for having no faith in Andhra Police
Vijayawada, Jan 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday asked YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and his sister Y.S. Sharmila as to how can they contest elections in the State when they have no faith in the state police.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
2 gangsters arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Delhi Police has arrested two gangsters of a notorious criminal gang who were going to commit a robbery in the national capital, a police officer said on Tuesday.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KCR son to hold talks with Jagan on Wednesday
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President K.T. Rama Rao will meet YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy here on Wednesday to invite the party to join the proposed Federal Front.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
50% Class V students can't read Class 2 text: Report
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) About 50 per cent students from Class V and 25 per cent from Class VIII from government schools across the country cannot read a simple text --letter, words, simple paragraph -- or a "story" with difficulty of Class II level, the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) - 2018 report published on Tuesday said.
2019-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Woman alleges gang rape in car in Delhi, 1 held
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by her friend and his two accomplices in a stationary car here after making her drink juice containing sedatives near a mall, a police officer said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana resort housing Karnataka BJP MLAs turns into fort
Manesar, Jan 15 (IANS) The five star ITC Grand Bharat resort in Haryana, where over 100 BJP MLAs are housed to guard against their poaching, resembles an impregnable fort with armed security men guarding the entire compound in the scenic background of the Aravali Hills.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Current generation of filmmakers making really good films: Gulzar
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Veteran writer-filmmaker Gulzar, who has made some critically-acclaimed movies during his tenure as a filmmaker, has praised the current generation of filmmakers, saying they are making really good films.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How can you contest polls in Andhra? Chandrababu asks Jagan
Vijayawada, Jan 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday asked how YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and his sister Y.S. Sharmila can contest elections in the state when they have no trust in the state police.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Kumbh's first day drew record 2.25 cr devotees: UP CM
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the first "Shahi Snan" (royal bathing) on the first day of Kumbh at Prayagraj drew a record crowd of 2.25 devotees.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
Khelo India: Nataraj shines as Maharashtra extend lead in medals tally
Pune, Jan 15 (IANS) Srihari Nataraj emerged as the most prolific gold medal winner, as he added two more on Tuesday, to reach a total of seven at the Khelo India Youth Games.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Volkswagen fined Rs 171 cr by NGT panel
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A four-member committee formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday penalised German auto giant Volkswagen Rs 171.34 crore for causing air pollution in Delhi due to excess nitrogen oxide emissions.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Atletico coach seeks solutions to get past Girona in Copa del Rey
Madrid, Jan 15 (IANS) Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone Tuesday said he was working on a game-plan to defeat Atletico's rival Girona so that his side will advance to the Copa del Rey's quarterfinals.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BJP denies 'game' in Karnataka, says problem within Congress
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday rejected Congress' allegation that it is trying to topple seven-month-old Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka and hit back at opposition parties calling the current crisis their "internal problems".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIFF thanks outgoing coach Constantine
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel thanked outgoing coach Stephen Constantine for his contribution to the national team.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Mukesh Ambani features in Foreign Policy's 2019 list of top '100 Global Thinkers'
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has featured in Foreign Policy magazine's 2019 annual list of the top '100 Global Thinkers'.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Solari hopes Benzema will play in La Liga clash vs Sevilla
Madrid, Jan 15 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari said Tuesday that French striker Karim Benzema will not undergo surgery for a fracture in the phalanx of his fifth finger on his right hand.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pooja leads debutant MP Yodha to first PWL win
Panchkula, Jan 15 (IANS) MP Yodha captain Pooja Dhanda lived up to her favourite tag as she overcame a strong challenge from Romanian Katherina Zhydachivska of Delhi Sultans 6-0 and paved the way for her teams first win in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) season 4 currently underway at the Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Baba Ramdev may head vedic university
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The government has given in-principle approval to a vedic university to be established at the central level, which will be run by the consumer goods giant Patanjali -- the brainchild of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, IANS has learnt.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
SC bans coal transportation in Meghalaya
New Delhi/Shillong, Jan 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned transportation of coal in Meghalaya and pulled up the state government for failing to curb its illegal mining.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Rs 6,084 crore more for MGNREGA for 2018-19
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday allocated an additional Rs 6,084 crore to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA), the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation announced on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
TVS rider Aravind picks momentum in Stage 7 of 2019 Dakar Rally
San Juan De Marcona (Peru), Jan 15 (IANS) Seasoned Indian rider Aravind K.P. successfully navigated his way through the dust left behind by the preceding riders to finish the Stage 7 at the 46th position even as his two remaining Sherco TVS Rally Factory teammates also completed the stage.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Peru,Sports,Motorsports
Atletico coach not focused on possible team transfers
Madrid, Jan 15 (IANS) Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone said on Tuesday he was not thinking about the current transfer window as decisions on who will be traded and kept on Atletico are not completely up to him.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Halting Rath Yatra won't halt BJP's rise in Bengal: Rahul Sinha
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) In the wake of the Supreme Court order imposing conditional ban on the BJP's proposed Rath Yatra in Bengal, the party on Tuesday said it will not be cowed down by the tactics of the Mamata Banerjee government and continue its political programmes within the limits of the apex court's directive.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Langer hails Kohli, compares him with Tendulkar
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) Comparing Virat Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar, Australia coach Justin Langer said the Indian captain's balance while shot-making in all formats of the game is "unbelievable".
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
I have been given the role of a finisher: Karthik
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) Dinesh Karthik on Tuesday said the Indian team management has asked him to play the role of a finisher after his cameo helped the side win over Australia in the second ODI here.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
2nd ODI: Dhoni, Kohli power India to series levelling win (Intro Roundup)
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni silenced his critics with a brisk unbeaten half-century while skipper Virat Kohli scored a century as India clinched a series levelling six-wicket win in the second ODI against Australia here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Polluted Yamuna fouls Makar Sankranti mood
Agra, Jan 15 (IANS) The stinking and highly polluted water in the river Yamuna proved quite a 'put off' for devotees who wanted to take a holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Delhi LG constitutes Minimum Wage Advisory Board
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) To advise the Delhi government over fixing and revising minimum wages for different categories of workers, Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal has constituted the Minimum Wage Advisory Board, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Golfers Diksha, Sifat to debut at Hero WPT season opener
Pune, Jan 15 (IANS) As many as six of the seven golfers who have recently turn professional will figure in the first leg of the Hero women's Pro Golf Tour that starts at the Poona Club Golf course here from Wednesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
Delhi ups Urdu Certificate Course Centres from 8 to 50
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday decided to increase the number of Urdu Certificate Course Centres from eight to 50, to promote the language.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Gujarat co may invest to support Reid & Taylor staff union
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) A Gujarat-based company has been proposed as a new investor to support the employees' association of the beleaguered Reid and Taylor after a Hong Kong group failed to honour its commitment for depositing its promised earnest deposit money before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Assam Accord signatory Biraj Sarma dead
Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) Senior AGP leader and one of the signatories of the Assam Accord, Biraj Kumar Sarma, passed away in a hospital here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Narayanan questions methodology of CBI chief's selection
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Former NSA M.K. Narayanan on Tuesday expressed concern over the "internal dissension at the highest level of an institution like CBI" and questioned the way the agency chief was being selected now.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Airtel launches 4G services in A&N Islands
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced the launch of 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar islands, becoming the first company to provide high speed network in the archipelago.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Talcher coalfields shutdown affecting Odisha investment climate: Goyal
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has written to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik requesting speedy resolution of the issues that have caused an indefinite strike in the Talcher coalfields of state-run Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) that has disrupted production.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi returns after praying at Padmanabha Swamy temple
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his brief trip to Kerala on Tuesday after praying at the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple here.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Gunners' Cech to retire from football at end of season
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech on Tuesday decided to call it a day from football at the end of the season.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Goa Congress gears up by for Assembly by-polls, Rahul visit
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Tuesday resolved to finalize booth and ward level committees ahead of Assembly by-polls and the visit of party President Rahul Gandhi to the state expected later this month, a party spokesperson said.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Former Arunachal CM Apang quits BJP
Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Gegong Apang on Tuesday resigned from the party, saying it was no longer following the principles of the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Satyarthi foundation pledges support in tracking missing children at Kumbh
Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IANS) Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation, a leading child rights group, has mobilised hundreds of its volunteers for providing support to the authorities in Kumbh Mela 2019 to track the cases of missing children.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Emirati business tycoon wants to buy Leela Hotels
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Emirati business tycoon Rashid Al-Habtoor has evinced interest in acquiring the Leela Group of Hotels in India with an equity infusion of about USD 600 million (about Rs. 4,200 crore) and has made an offer in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the hotel.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Home Ministry discusses Kartarpur Corridor modalities
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday held discussions on issues relating to Kartarpur Corridor that included land acquisition on the Indian side for the project.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Gunfire and explosions rock Nairobi hotel
Nairobi, Jan 15 (IANS) Explosions and heavy gunfire rocked an upscale hotel complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday in a terrorist attack that sent people fleeing into the streets and left body parts on the ground, the media reported.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Kenya,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NCW seeks police action against Jadavpur University don
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday took suo motu cognisance of objectionable remarks made by a Jadavpur University professor and sought police action against him.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kohli terms Dhoni's knock as 'classic'
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) Calling it an "MS classic", India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday firmly put his weight behind the under-fire former skipper, saying he will definitely be part of the team going ahead.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Shuttler Kashyap qualifies for Malaysia Masters
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 15 (IANS) India's Parupalli Kashyap qualified for the Malaysia Masters 2019 after defeating Vladimir Malkov 21-12, 21-17 in straight games in the men's singles qualification round at the Axiata Arena here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
KALIA emerged as pioneering scheme across country: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) has emerged as the pioneering scheme across the country.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
India's December merchandise exports up marginally, trade deficit lower
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A marginal rise in India's merchandise exports, combined with lower imports, resulted in a lower trade deficit for the country in December 2018 as compared to the same month of 2017, an official data showed on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rahul, Sonia to skip Mamata's opposition rally
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) With the West Bengal unit and Trinamool Congress not on good terms, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will give a miss to Saturdays grand opposition rally in Kolkata organised by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress President Mamata Banerjee.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP destroying Varanasi's history in name of development: AAP
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Attacking the Uttar Pradesh government for "demolishing 36 temples" for the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi, AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said the BJP is destroying the history of the ancient city in the name of development.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Government forms GoM for GST issues in real estate
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday constituted a seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into Goods and Services Tax (GST)-related issues of the real estate sector.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
President urged to act against elevation of two judges to SC
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Former Delhi High Court judge Kailash Gambhir has approached President Ram Nath Kovind against the elevation of Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna to the Supreme Court.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Citizenship Bill: 4 injured in Manipur Police crackdown
Imphal, Jan 15 (IANS) Four persons, including two women, were injured here on Tuesday during a police crackdown on protestors demanding scrapping of the Citizens (Amendment) Bill.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka heading for political showdown?
Bengaluru/Gurugram, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka that could lead to a political showdown, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, withdrew their support even as the whereabouts of three Congress MLAs were not known while opposition BJP MLAs were lodged in a luxury hotel in Gurugram.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Muscle discovery decodes evolution of human feet
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Researchers have found that a muscle in human feet long believed to be behind the ability to walk upright, also plays a key part in how humans run.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Centre, CBI told to file response on plea over phone tapping
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government and the CBI to reply to a plea seeking direction to constitute a SIT to look into the abuse of power by some officials of the investigating agency by illegally tapping phone calls.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Djokovic follows Federer, Nadal into round 2 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) World No 1 Novak Djokovic downed Mitchell Krueger of the US 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Australian Open here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Uber launches cab services in Patna
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Global ride-sharing major Uber on Tuesday launched its UberGO services, allowing people to book cab rides using the Uber app.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy
36 swine flu deaths reported in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 15 (IANS) A total of 36 swine flu deaths have been reported in the first 15 days of this month in Rajasthan, health officials said.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
China's lunar probe sees first cotton-seed sprout
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) A cotton seed carried to the Moon by China's recent Chang'e-4 probe has sprouted, the first for any biological matter to grow on the Moon, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
Jaden Smith to perform in India in February
Pune, Jan 15 (IANS) American rapper-actor Jaden Smith is set to perform songs from his debut album "Syre" during his maiden gig in India in February.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sam Smith undergoes surgery
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith on Tuesday underwent a surgery to remove a stye from his left eye.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Randeep Rai shoots despite injury
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Randeep Rai says he realised that his role, Sameer, had become a part of him when he got injured and still continued to shoot for "Yeh Un Dino Ki Baat Hai".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
10% quota in higher education from coming session: Javadekar
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The upper caste quota law will be applicable to all higher education institutions -- private and government -- from the upcoming academic session, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Iran fails to launch homemade satellite into orbit
Tehran, Jan 15 (IANS) Iran launched a domestically-built satellite on Tuesday that failed to reach orbit, after the US warned against the move earlier this month.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Goa minister utters derogatory slur against migrant workers, clarifies
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) In what could be regarded as a derogatory slur against non-Goans, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Tuesday said Goans would be given first preference in an upcoming beach cleaning work contract and "ghatis" and outsiders would be not be preferred for this.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Jordan to host UN talks on Yemen prisoner swap
Amman, Jan 15 (IANS) Jordan agreed on Tuesday to host a meeting between the representatives of the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels upon the request of the UN special envoy to Yemen over the issue of the exchange of prisoners, the media reported.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Jordan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Jadavpur University students protest against professor
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) A section of Jadavpur University students on Tuesday boycotted classes and began an agitation demanding expulsion of International Relations' Professor Kanak Sarkar for his comments on virginity.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
IIT KGP, University of Alberta collaborate for joint doctoral degree programme
Kharagpur, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and University of Alberta (UoA), one of Canada's top ranking university, have inked a pact to explore opportunities for a joint doctoral degree programme.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
2 TV channels launched to drive scientific temperament in India
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In a bid to popularise science, Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday launched two TV channels -- DD Science and India Science -- with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Doordarshan (DD), Prasar Bharati.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Left, Congress have double standards: Modi
Kollam (Kerala), Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the two main political fronts in Kerala over their stand on Sabarimala, triple talaq and providing 10 per cent reservation.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Next goal is 2,650 rating: Gukesh, World's 2nd youngest GM
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) It is business as usual for Chennai boy D.Gukesh despite becoming the World's second and India's youngest chess Grand Master (GM) on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Army chief warns Pakistan, says ready if war is forced
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Attacking Pakistan but not by name, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said "our western neighbour" was ceaselessly supporting terrorists and warned that India will achieve "decisive success" if a war is forced on it.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Rate cut hopes buoy equity market; IT stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Expectations of an interest rate cut in the monetary policy over cooling inflation combined with a rebound in Asian markets gave a push to the Indian equity market on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Serenity' asks a lot from audience: Anne Hathaway
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway says the complexities of her upcoming film "Serenity" asks a lot from the audience.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Who should be India's PM, decisive or maverick leader, asks Jaitley
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Highlighting the achievements of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said Indians need a "decisive leadership" to help economic growth and not "an unworkable alliance with maverick leadership".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Himachal to increase forest cover by 35%
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh aims to increase forest cover from 26 to 35 per cent, Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Over 2 crore take holy dip as Kumbh Mela opens (Roundup)
Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IANS) In one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, more than two crore pilgrims and holy men took a dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mythical Saraswati, as the Kumbh Mela opened on Tuesday, officials said here. The figures were contested by many.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Emirati business tycoon wants to buy Leela Hotel Group
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Emirati business tycoon Rashid Al-Habtoor has evinced interest in acquiring the Leela Group of Hotels in India with an equity infusion of about USD 600 million (about Rs. 4,200 crore) and has made an offer in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the hotel.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mumbai Metro saviour for commuters amid 8-day BEST strike
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) With the eight-day-long BEST bus strike creating chaos, the Reliance Infrastructure-promoted Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd. (MMOPL) proved to be a saviour for commuters with a huge surge in ridership, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
ICC acquits ex-Ivorian President of crimes against humanity
The Hague, Jan 15 (IANS) The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday absolved former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and an ex-minister of crimes against humanity charges and ordered their immediate release.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab CM seeks waiver of passport condition for Kartarpur visit
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought waiver of the passport condition for pilgrims to pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan on the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Netanyahu urges Iran to 'get out of Syria fast'
Jerusalem, Jan 15 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday urged Iran to "get out of Syria fast".
2019-01-15
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
'Son Rise' depicts men as heroes: Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) "Daughters of Mother India" director Vibha Bakshi says her latest documentary film "Son Rise", set in Haryana, depicts men as heroes.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Constantine thanks players, AIFF after resignation
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Monday took to social media to thank the federation and players for their support during his four-year stint.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Ease of living is my government's commitment: Modi
Kollam (Kerala), Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday declared that the priority of his government was to provide ease of living to citizens.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Politics
December inflow in equity mutual fund schemes down 23%: Report
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Net inflows into equity mutual fund schemes were down 23 per cent on a month-on-month (MoM) basis in December 2018 at Rs 67 billion (6,700 crore), a JM Financial research report said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sachin, Sehwag hail India's series-levelling win
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar led the congratulatory wishes for skipper Virat Kohli and his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who starred in India's 6-wicket series-levelling win in the second One-day International at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Leverage technology, AI to boost flying ecosystem: Suresh Prabhu
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Stressing the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu stressed here on Tuesday the need to leverage these modern technologies to improve the global flying ecosystem.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Emraan Hashmi is a talented actor: Elena Fernandes
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Elena Fernandes, who has worked with actor Emraan Hashmi in the forthcoming film "Why Cheat India", says he is talented and helped her learn a lot.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Former world number 1 Azarenka bows out of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Germany's Laura Siegemund ousted former world number one and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Australian Open.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
SP-BSP alliance 'selfish', people will reject: Dushyant Gautam
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Terming the alliance between the SP and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh as "selfish", BJP national Vice President Dushyant Kumar Gautam on Tuesday said the parties are doing injustice to their activists by bringing two ideologically different forces together.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
2 criminals nabbed in Haryana
Gurugram, Jan 15 (IANS) The Crime Branch of Haryana Police has arrested a notorious criminal carrying a bounty of Rs 2 lakh on his head along with his accomplice, an officer said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Indian Idol 10' winner, contestants record song for 'Vighnaharta Ganesh'
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) "Indian Idol 10" winner Salman Ali, along with the reality TV show's top contestants, recorded a special track for "Vighnaharta Ganesh".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
80 per cent claims in book on Manmohan are false: Narayanan
Kolkata, Jan 15 ( IANS) Amid the row on the screening of 'The Accidental Prime Minister', former National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan on Tuesday said that 80 per cent of the claims in the book were false.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
ED may soon attach properties of Muzaffarpur horror key accused
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) may soon attach the properties of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case key accused Brajesh Thakur, who is currently lodged in a high security jail in Punjab, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2nd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni power India to series-levelling win vs Australia (Roundup)
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) India rode skipper Virat Kohli's magnificent century followed by stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's unbeaten half-century as India defeated Australia by six wickets to level the three-match rubber 1-1 at the Adelaide Oval here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Government must come out with ordinance on Ram temple in Budget Session: VHP chief
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Unfazed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that the government will wait for the Supreme Court ruling on a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the VHP on Tuesday said the government should come out with an ordinance in the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
New UN envoy embarks on 1st visit to Syria
Damascus, Jan 15 (IANS) The newly-appointed UN special envoy to Syria made his first visit to the war-torn country on Tuesday since he assumed the post.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
2 MLAs withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two legislators -- a member of a regional outfit and an Independent -- on Tuesday said they are withdrawing their support.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Over 3 lakh drug addicts treated in Punjab in 2018: Police
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Over three lakh drug addicts were treated in Punjab in 2018 and more than 63,000 people are currently being treated, out of which 25,000 are heroin addicts, a top police official said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Government open to review GST in education sector: Shiv Pratap Shukla
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Tuesday said the government is open to reconsider the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on certain components in the education sector.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education,Politics
Rajasthan Assembly session begins: MLAs arrive barefoot, on tractors
Jaipur, Jan 15 (IANS) The first session of the 15th Rajasthan Assembly began on Tuesday amid clamour for the oath-taking in the Rajasthani language after the newly elected members arrived barefoot or on tractors.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Food, relief supplies extended for tribal refugees in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 15 (IANS) Foodgrain and other relief supplies for the Reang tribals sheltered in Tripura for over 21 years, have been extended for another two-and-a-half-months, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
689 endangered soft-shell turtles recovered in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) The West Bengal CID on Tuesday recovered at least 689 endangered Indian soft-shell river turtles and arrested four persons in this connection, an official said.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Some tourists think any girl on Goa beach is 'available': BJP MLA
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Some Indian tourists who visit the Goa beaches think every girl on the beach is "available" and the influx of such tourists has led to a decline in the coastal state's tourism fortunes, Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
B-Town salutes Indian soldiers on 71st Army Day
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) On the occasion of the 71st Army Day on Tuesday, members of the film fraternity paid tribute to the Indian soldiers for their bravery.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Bollywood
Music is my motivation: A.R. Rahman
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman says music is his motivation and pushes him to give his best.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rutpanna Aishwarya ventures into digital space
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) "Naagin" actress Rutpanna Aishwarya will make her digital debut with ALTBalaji's "Virgin Bhaskar".
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jasmin likes to juggle between fiction, non-fiction shows
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Jasmin Bhasin says she tried her hand at a non-fiction show last year as she believes that it's important to balance between real and reel personalities.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi HC tells Centre, CBI to file response on plea to probe phone tapping
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government and the CBI to file reply to a plea seeking a direction to constitute a SIT to look into the abuse of power by some officials of the probe agency by illegally tapping phone calls.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two nursing students identified for killing puppies
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) The two women seen in a video beating puppies to death near the hostel building of a medical college in Kolkata have been identified as nursing students, the head of the probe committee said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Banks expected to report higher credit growth, market share: Report
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Given the upturn in non-food and industrial credit as reported by the RBI, banks are expected to report higher credit growth and market share at the cost of non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and housing finance firms, a financial services firm said on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC sets conditions for BJP's Bengal rath yatra
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In a setback to the BJP, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the party cannot hold its proposed "rath yatra" in West Bengal unless it can address the Mamata Banerjee-led state government's apprehensions on law and order issues.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
2nd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni power India to series-levelling win
Adelaide, Jan 15 (IANS) India rode on skipper Virat Kohli's century and stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's controlled fifty to beat Australia by six wickets in the second ODI and level the three-match ODI rubber 1-1 here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Modi arrives in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Tuesday evening on a brief four-hour visit of Kerala.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
China plans another Moon mission in 2019, targets Mars in 2020: Report
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) Riding on its success of landing a rover on the far side of the Moon earlier in January, China's space agency is planning to launch another mission to the Moon by the end of 2019 and a mission to Mars as early as 2020, the media reported.
2019-01-15
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Five drown in Narmada boat tragedy
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) At least five persons were drowned and 34 rescued after a boat capsized in the Narmada river near Bhushangaon village in Maharashtra's Nandurbar district on Tuesday, police said.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Young cricketer dies during practice
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) A 21-year-old cricketer collapsed on the field during a warm up session and died due to a possible cardiac arrest here on Tuesday, officials said.
2019-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports
Manu Sawhney unveiled as new ICC CEO
Dubai, Jan 15 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Manu Sawhney as its new Chief Executive Officer.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Delhi rolls out red carpet for film fest
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The capital city has rolled out the red carpet for the first edition of the Diorama Film Festival, which has the aim of providing an impetus to filmmaking in Delhi and promote appreciation of cinematic art.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood

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