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Samsung says it has sold 1 million Galaxy Folds
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) Samsung Electronics' President Young Sohn at TechCrunch's Disrupt Berlin event revealed that the company has sold 1 million Galaxy Fold smartphones globally.
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
SC says Sabarimala tradition age-old, declines women's plea
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday declined to pass an order on a plea by two women -- Bindu and Fathima -- to allow them entry into the Sabarimala temple.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Overnight rains fail to lower Delhi pollution levels
New Delhi, 13 Dec (IANS) The pollution level did not lower in Delhi and NCR despite heavy rains throughout Thursday evening. Air quality levels remained in the 'severe' category at 9 a.m. on Friday as AQI levels touched the 407 mark as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Smriti lashes out at Rahul for 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out on Friday at Rahul Gandhi for his remark 'Rape in India' and called it deplorable that he should not play politics on rape, and asked his mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi to advise and guide him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bangladesh Home Minister cancels India visit amid protests
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) After Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, now Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has also cancelled his India trip amid protests in the country against a citizenship bill.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
1 in 3 biometric data computers face hacking attempts
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) One in three computers (37 per cent) engaged in collecting biometric data globally faced hacking attempts in the third quarter of this year, a new report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Obama addresses young leaders in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama on Friday addressed young leaders at a plenary session here organized by his foundation.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Rahul does not have moral right to be MP: Rajnath
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his "Rape in India" remark, saying he does not have the "moral right" to be an MP and sought his apology in Parliament.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian bowlers need to come good against WI in ODIs: Kumble
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Former leg-spinner Anil Kumble believes Indian bowlers need to come up with a good performance in the three-match ODI series against West Indies as the visitors have a lot of power hitters who can demolish any bowling unit.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Worshipping Sachin, Yashasvi made it from tents to India dressing room
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Seventeen-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal has been making the headlines ever since he became the youngest batsman to score a double-hundred in List A cricket.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Malaika Arora bats for the pear fruit
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANSlife) The Pear Bureau Northwest has roped in Bollywood actor Malaika Arora as the brand ambassador for USA Pears in India.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
Bravo reverses retirement, announces int'l comeback
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has reversed his international retirement by making himself available for T20 selection.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cong urges PM to convene all-party meet on Assam situation
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Stating that the situation in the Northeast states was disturbing and Army action was not the answer, the Congress Party has asked the government to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the issue.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Row in LS over Rahul's 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Angry scenes were witnessed inside the Lok Sabha on Friday as the winter session drew to a close with fierce attack of the treasury bench all aimed at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his insensitive "Rape in India" remark. BJP members condemned the statement and sought an apology.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
No place for traditional gender roles: 72% OKCupid users
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANSlife) Seventy-two per cent users on the online dating platform OkCupid have said that traditional gender roles, such as men being default heads of households and not househusbands, or women taking care of chores and children or changing their names, have no place in their lives now.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Abe's visit to India to be postponed
Tokyo, Dec 13 (IANS) The Japanese government has planned to postpone Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming visit to India, amid "intensifying violence in parts of the country" he was due to visit, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
After Bangladesh FM, Shinzo Abe cancels India trip?
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A day after Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen cancelled his India trip, media reports quoting Japan's Jiji Press suggests Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now considering cancelling his trip to India. The trip was scheduled to begin on Sunday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Winter essentials to keep you warm
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANSlife) It's that time of the year again when your calendar is going to be full of never ending Christmas and New Year parties. Stay warm yet stylish whether you're staying home with a mug of hot cocoa or spending the night partying away.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Johnny Galecki turns producer
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Johnny Galecki is returning to the "National Lampoon's Vacation" franchise by developing a new comedy series based on the film family he was once part of.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eastern Cape: Hometown of 2019 Miss Universe
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANSlife) South Africa held its head high as Zozibini Tunzi bought home the Miss Universe 2019 crown. Zozibini, who won the pageant with her belief that leadership is the most powerful thing we could teach young women today, comes from a region that is as beautiful as her -- the Eastern Cape in South Africa.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UK's Liberal Democrat leader quits after losing own seat
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Jo Swinson, the leader of the UK's Liberal Democrats, stepped down on Friday after she was ousted from her own seat in Scotland in the general election held a day ago.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Fikayo Tomori pens new 5-yr-deal with Chelsea
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Defender Fikayo Tomori has signed a new five-year deal with Chelsea.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Smriti lashes out at Rahul for 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out on Friday at Rahul Gandhi for his remark 'Rape in India' on Friday and called it deplorable that he should play politics on rape, and asked his mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi to advise and guide him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 not enough, Yeddy may ask for 2 more Deputy CMs next week
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, who has now postponed his Delhi trip to next week, is likely to seek the okay from BJP chief Amit Shah to induct two more Deputy Chief ministers along with eleven rebels who have won as his cabinet colleagues.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US military tests previously banned ballistic missile
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The Pentagon said that the US military has tested a ground-launched, intermediate-range ballistic missile, which was previously banned by the INF Treaty that Washington exited.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Heavy snowfall in Kashmir blocks highways
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley woke up to a white carpet of snow on Friday as it received the third snowfall this season, causing blockade of highways and affecting commuting for the locals.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Abhishek Kapoor to helm film on 2019 Balakot airstrike
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) "Rock On!!" director Abhishek Kapoor has joined hands with producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor for a film based on the 2019 Balakot airstrike.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Bollywood
PUBG Mobile, Peace Elite's global revenue exceeds $1.5bn
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) China's Internet powerhouse Tencent's PUBG Mobile and its new version Game For Peace, have earned global revenues crossing $1.5 billion.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Infosys says not aware of any fresh lawsuit
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) A day after a US-based law firm announced filing of a class action lawsuit against Infosys, the IT services major on Friday said it was not aware of any additional complaints, except for the one filed in October.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: SC issues notices to EC, Centre on PIL about actual & accurate data on votes to be considered before declaration of results
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2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,
Trump impeachment: US House judiciary panel to vote
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) A US House of Representatives panel is expected to approve impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Friday in a historic day at the Capitol.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ayushmann: It has been an eye-opening year for me
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The year 2019 has been special for actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who delivered back to back hits like "Article 15","Dream Girl" and "Bala". He says it has been an eye opening year for him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump 'signs off' on deal to pause US-China trade war
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has reportedly signed off on the terms to strike a trade deal with China in an attempt to avert a new round of tariffs, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Shun sugary treats to avoid winter depression this X'mas
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) Like any holiday season, you are once again surrounded by sugar plum pudding, chocolate cakes and sweet treats, but skipping those this time will help you ward off depressive illness especially if you are prone to depression, suggest researchers.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Traditional Thai massage added to Unesco heritage list
Bangkok, Dec 13 (IANS) The back-cracking traditional Thai massage has been added to a prestigious Unesco heritage list, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Thailand,Human Interest/Society
Onus of saving India's soul on 16 non-BJP CMs: Prashant Kishore
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Janata Dal-United Vice President and election strategist Prashant Kishore on Friday said that the onus of saving the soul of India lies with the 16 non-BJP Chief Ministers who have to operationalize the newly enacted Citizenship Amendment Act.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Frantic search for panther as panic spreads in Jaipur
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) A panther, which entered the posh area in the Jaipur city on Thursday remained untraceable till Friday morning, even after the intensive 16-hour search operation by the wildlife officials and police teams.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
UK's ruling Conservatives win overall majority in general election (2nd Ld)
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The UK's ruling Conservative Party on Friday won an overall majority in the general election as Prime Minister Boris Johnsons gambit to bolster his parliamentary support appeared to have paid off, while the opposition Labour Party earned its worst results since 1935.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'World ignores Pakistan's anti-India propaganda'
United Nations, Dec 13 (IANS) The international community has ignored the anti-India propaganda by Pakistan, the source of "virulent terror", an Indian diplomat has said.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Over Rs 90 cr spike in Forex from satellite launch in FY19
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) The financial year 2018-19 saw a handsome Rs 91.63 crore spike in India's foreign exchange earnings from launching of foreign satellites.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Science/Tech
Curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh, flag march continues in Guwahati
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) An indefinite curfew which was imposed in Assam's Dibrugarh municipal area, was relaxed for five hours on Friday, while the Army and security forces have continued flag marches in Guwahati city, a day after two persons were killed during the violent anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 protests.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
List of business in RS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha is expected to be adjourned sine die at the conclusion of its winter session on Friday. On the last working day in this session, the House will see the tabling of papers by 17 ministers, CAG report on Defence and Customs, reports by some parliamentary standing committees and six private members' business resolutions.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Yoga as good as aerobic exercise for super brain health
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) If you do not like or cannot perform aerobic exercise for some reason, try yoga to improve brain health as scientists led by Indian-origin Neha Gothe have found evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Activist Annu Dubey detained in Lucknow
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Social activist Annu Dubey was detained here after she reached Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence to seek justice for rape victims.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2020 5G iPhone won't get a major price increase
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple may launch four 5G-enabled iPhones next year and while 5G-related components could raise the production costs of the devices, he believes that the iPhone maker will not significantly increase the price of 5G iPhones.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google adds spam protection in Messages app for Android users
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Google has introduced a spam protection feature in its Messages app for Android users who will now get a warning about spam texts.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex jumps 300 pts, Nifty tops 12k in early trade
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Sensex advanced over 300 points during the early trade on Friday while the Nifty surpassed the 12,000 mark.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP leader Vinay Katiyar receives death threat over phone
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Former BJP MP Vinay Katiyar has registered a police complaint alleging he received a death threat over his phone from an unknown caller on Wednesday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US envoy defends sanctions on Iran amid doubts
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Brian Hook, the US Special Representative for Iran, has defended the American sanctions policy on Tehran when experts raised doubts about its effectiveness.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mexico ratifies modified free trade deal with US, Canada
Mexico City, Dec 13 (IANS) The Mexican Senate has ratified the modified the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) after protracted negotiations for more than two years.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Apple buys UK-based startup to enhance iPhone photography
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) In a bid to further improve iPhone photography, Apple has acquired a UK-based startup Spectral Edge for an undisclosed sum.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Injury cuts short Ferguson's bowling stint on Test debut
Perth, Dec 13 (IANS) Right-arm debutant New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson won't be able to bowl again in the ongoing first Test against Australia because of an injury.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Media freedom will not be hindered: SL President
Colombo, Dec 13 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has assured that media freedom would not be hindered in any form during his tenure and said that opportunity was available for any reasonable criticism.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
UN monitoring outcome of India's citizenship law: Spokesperson
United Nations, Dec 13 (IANS) The UN is closely monitoring the implications of India's Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the passing of which has led to widespread violent protests in the country's northeast region, according to a spokesperson.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi questions PM's 'silence' over economy
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday questioned the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its economic policies and thus keepings it's pressure on economy even in the face of a discourse dominated by the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US trade body seeks preliminary injunction against Facebook
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US Federal Trade Commission is seeking a preliminary injunction against Facebook over its anti-competitive market practices.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Technology
Activist Annu Duney detained in Lucknow
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Social activist Annu Dubey was detained here after she reached Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence to seek justice for rape victims.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bumrah to test back against Kohli, Rohit in Vizag
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Team India is set to have a special guest at the nets when they head to Visakhapatnam for the second ODI of the series against West Indies. In what will undoubtedly be sweet music for the ears of cricket fans across the country, pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah will be at the nets to train with the Men in Blue as the team management checks his recovery after undergoing rehabilitation for the stress fracture he suffered on his back.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Twitter 'Election Labels' to identify 2020 US candidates
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Twitter has announced to bring back its "Election Labels" feature for the 2020 US presidential election that received overwhelmingly positive feedback from voters and candidates and played a prominent role in election conversation in the 2018 US midterm election.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Modi to cruise on Ganga in Kanpur, 5 CMs invited
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will cruise through the Ganga River in Kanpur on Saturday to review the 'Namami Gange' project and get a first hand experience of the impact of the programme on the holy river.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
STF to probe Lucknow University exam leak
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) A Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police has been asked to probe the Lucknow University's (LU) L.L.B third semester paper leak case.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Elderly couple found dead in Lucknow
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) An elderly couple was found dead in their residence here with their throats slit, police said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Girl ends life after stalker assaults her father
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl committed suicide by consuming poison after her stalker thrashed her father for objecting to his behaviour.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajiv Gandhi's name to be removed from BHU campus
Varanasi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) court has recommended to remove former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's name from the university's south campus.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SP leader Richa Singh accused of threatening contractor
Prayagraj, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Allahabad University Students Union (AUSU) president and now Samajwadi Party spokesperson, Richa Singh, has been accused of threatening the contractor and stopping the work going on in the women's hostel in the university premises.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UK's Conservatives on course to win majority: Exit polls
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The UK's Conservatives have taken a string of former Labour strongholds, with the ruling party forecast to win the general election, deemed as one of the country's most crucial and decisive, with a comfortable majority, exit polls revealed on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Naib threatens to expose 'mafia circle' in Afghan cricket
Kabul, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib, who led the team in the 2019 World Cup, has alleged that corruption is rampant in the team and has threatened that he would expose the 'mafia circle' involved in Afghanistan cricket which is responsible for 'betrayal of the nation and its people'.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Israel,Sports,Cricket
More rain, hailstorm likely in Delhi-NCR on Friday
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Rains and hailstorms in Delhi have caused the maximum temperature to drop leading to winter chill conditions.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Possibility of finding Chile plane crash survivors ruled out
Santiago, Dec 13 (IANS) The Chilean Air Force said that authorities have ruled out the possibility of finding any survivors from the crash of an Antarctica-bound military plane with 38 people onboard.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Europa League: Sevilla lose; Arsenal thwart Standard's hopes
Nicosia (Cyprus), Dec 13 (IANS) Sevilla suffered their first loss of this season's Europa League campaign, falling 0-1 to Cypriot club APOEL in a Group A match between teams that had already booked their place in the tournament's knockout phase.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Cyprus,Sports,Football
U19 World Cup: Australia name squad, Fraser-McGurk to lead
Melbourne, Dec 13 (IANS) Victoria's Jake Fraser-McGurk will lead Australia in the Under-19 World Cup slated to be held from January 17, 2020 in South Africa. The squad will be coached by Chris Rogers and Ryan Harris will be his assistant.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
FBI probes Jersey City shooting as possible terrorism
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The FBI is investigating the possibility that this week's deadly shooting in Jersey City, that claimed the lives of six people, was an act of domestic terrorism, the state's Attorney General said.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Senate passes resolution recognizing Armenian genocide
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution that formally recognizes the Ottoman Empire's mass killings against the Armenian people as "genocide", a move that might further strain relations between Washington and Ankara.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Australia, NZ join forces for 2023 FIFA Women's WC bid
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) Australia and New Zealand launched a bid to co-host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup on Friday, with both nations promising to amplify women's football across Asia and Oceania.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
250 lawyers booked over Lahore hospital attack
Lahore, Dec 13 (IANS) The police has registered two cases against 250 lawyers under various criminal charges for allegedly attacking the Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and ransacking the property in Lahore.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
List of business in LS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is expected to adjourn the House sine die at the conclusion of its winter session on Friday during which over a dozen Bills passed, including the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Zardari released from custody a day after bail approval
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Former President Asif Ali Zardari was released from custody at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), a day after he was granted bail by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Park Lane and fake accounts cases on medical grounds.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Imran's upcoming Saudi visit to reassure bilateral ties
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia on Saturday to reassure the Kingdoms leadership that ties between the two nations remain firm despite Islamabads engagement with other Muslim countries, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'Jumanji: The Next Level' is fun on the run (IANS Review; Rating: ***)
"Jumanji: The Next Level"; Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Awkwafina; Nick Jonas; Direction: Jake Kasdan; Rating: *** (three stars)
2019-12-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Conservatives set to win massive majority in UK election
London, Dec 13 (IANS) An exit poll published after voting closed in the British election suggested the Conservatives are on course to win a massive Parliamentary majority.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
President nod for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, turned Act
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a late Thursday night order, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, letting it become an Act allowing Indian citizenship to six non-Muslim minority migrants facing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bodies of six New Zealand volcano victims recovered
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) A New Zealand military team on Friday recovered six of the eight bodies that had lain on uninhabited Whakaari Island - also known as White Island - since earlier this week when the island's volcano erupted.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lucas Till: 'X-Men' films taught me work ethic
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Lucas Till says working on projects like "Hannah Montana: The Movie" and "X-Men" films taught him work ethics.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Joaquin Phoenix shooting for Mike Mills' film in extreme cold
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) "Joker" fame Joaquin Phoenix was spotted shooting Mike Mills directorial project in New York City's Central Park.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India-US 2+2 foreign affairs, defence ministerial next week
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) The India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue of the top foreign affairs and defence leaders will be held on Wednesday, the State Department has announced.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Republicans fail to eliminate abuse of power charge against Trump
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The Republican minority on the House Judiciary Committee has tried - but failed - to eliminate the "abuse of power" accusation against President Donald Trump in the debate before the vote on the articles of impeachment against him for exerting improper pressure on Ukraine.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
When SRK's son AbRam asked the paps to make way
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan's younger son AbRam Khan seems to have already acquired the airs of a superstar. His antics in a viral video at Rani Mukerji's daughter Adira's birthday party would suggest as much, and netizens are simply loving it.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salman Khan opens up on leaving 'Bigg Boss 13'
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has opened up for the first time about reports that he is leaving season 13 of the popular reality show "Bigg Boss".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
German FM rejects planned US sanctions over Nord Stream 2
Berlin, Dec 13 (IANS) German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has rejected the planned sanctions by the United States against companies working on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that runs from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Karnataka CM wishes speedy recovery of Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Setting aside their political rivalry, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa called on senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah and wished him speedy recovery from illness, an official said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
GST compensation due for all states, not just for some: FM
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Not only opposition-ruled states but other states also have not been paid GST compensation for the last four months since August this year.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rising inflation, falling growth point to stagflation (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India's economy, it seems, has entered the stagflation phase with the key macro-economic data showing dwindling manufacturing activity as the subdued demand conditions contracted the October factory output by 3.8 per cent.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mixed reactions in Bengal a day after CAB passage
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Celebrations, protests, rallies and counter rallies were organised on the streets of Kolkata and also several other parts of West Bengal, a day after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IFIN: NFRA says Deloitte didn't comply with auditing standards
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) In a major blow to audit major Deloitte Haskins and Sells LLP, the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) said on Thursday that the company did not comply with the standards of auditing in the crisis-ridden IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN).
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Centre to give citizenship to refugees if Mamata govt doesn't'
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Virtually throwing a challenge to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP General Secretary in-charge of the state Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Thursday the Central government would grant citizenship to the refugees from three neighbouring nations if the state government fails to do so.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mercury dips as rain lashes Delhi-NCR, AQI expected to improve
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Heavy rain and thunderstorm in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) brought down temperatures to 17 degree Celsius on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Inclement weather: 26 flights diverted from IGI Airport
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Over 25 flights were diverted from the national capital's IGI Airport due to inclement weather, which hampered operations on late Thursday evening.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IBL: Rhinos escape with vital victory against Odisha
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) NE Rhinos beat Odisha Warriors 4-3 in the ninth match of the Big Bout Indian Boxing League (IBL) at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium Complex here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bharat Bond ETF anchor investor quota subscribed 1.7 times
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) For Bharat Bond exchange-traded fund, India's first corporate bond ETF, anchor investor quota was subscribed 1.7 times on Thursday, said the Department of Investment and public Asset Management (DIPAM).
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajasthan BJP condemns Gehlot for targeting Amit Shah
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) BJP state president Satish Poonia on Thursday criticised the statement made by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who claimed that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is lying.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
SOLV partners with Monetago to digitise invoice financing
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) SOLV, a B2B commerce marketplace, has announced its partnership with MonetaGo to digitise invoice financing. The partnership will help SOLV leverage MonetaGo's growing anti-fraud network and mitigate potential risks of double invoice financing.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Wabtec Bengaluru to hire 400 engineers in 2020
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Freight and transit rail equipment and solutions provider Wabtec Corporation will hire 400 engineers in its new technology centre in the city in 2020, the company said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
BPCL privatisation roadshows to begin overseas from Friday
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The privatisation process of state-run BPCL will start this week with roadshows for its strategic stake sale scheduled from Friday in London, the US and Dubai led by DIPAM and oil ministry officials.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Bigg Boss 13': Sidharth Shukla is in hospital
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Shukla, who is one of the strongest contestants of the ongoing reality TV show "Bigg Boss 13", is seeking treatment for typhoid at a hospital here.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian data centre sector to reach $3.2 bn by FY24: JLL
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The data centre industry in the country is set to register a three-fold growth in revenue to $3.2 billion by 2023-24, according to a JLL report, here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rummy body introduces seal for regulation, security
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) To regulate the Indian online rummy industry, The Rummy Federation (TRF) has come up with a seal to ensure players' security and fair play, and responsibility of operators or rummy platforms.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Sports
CAB: Two die in police firing as Assam on boil (2nd LEAD)
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Amidst reports of two protestors dying in police firing, thousands of people defied curfew to hit the streets as the raging agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Bill saw the house of an MLA and a circle office being set ablaze, while the government removed two key police officers on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
India's GDP to rise sharply in FY 2021 to 7.1%: Bloomberg Economics
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India's gross domestic product (GDP) growth is projected to rise sharply in fiscal 2021 to 7.1 per cent from an estimated 5.7 per cent in fiscal 2020, according to Bloomberg Economics.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bar Council hails Delhi govt for Rs 50 cr welfare fund
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Bar Council of Delhi has welcomed the Delhi government's decision to allocate Rs 50 crore for welfare of lawyers under the Chief Minister Advocate Welfare Scheme.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Article 370 case may be referred to 7-judge Bench
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it might examine referring the challenges to the revocation of provisions of Article 370 from the five-judge Bench to a seven-judge Bench after looking into the preliminary submissions of all the petitioners.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights
Centre to import 12,660 tons of more onions
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Centre has contracted an additional 12,660 tons of onions for imports which will begin arriving in the country from December 27.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mercury dips with rainfall and hailstorm
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) Hailstorm and rainfall in different parts of Rajasthan brought the mercury down in many cities of the state. Hailstorm in Nokha tehsil in Bikaner district formed a thick white layer.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
DSRV retain SFA 2019 title, Don Bosco ends as runners-up
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Defending Champions Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya (Borivali) retained their Sports For All crown edging past Don Bosco in a nail-biting finish at the University of Mumbai Sports Complex, Kalina, here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
RS paves way for unified regulator for financial services
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Paving the way for setting up an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market in the international financial services centres (IFSCs), the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
CAB has no connection to minorities in Assam: Home Ministry
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday issued a statement in a bid to make the provisions of Citizenship Amendment Bill clearer for the people of North-East. The Bill has passed the legislative test in Parliament.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
100 home buyers needed for insolvency plea against builders
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The much hailed accreditation as financial creditors to home buyers now comes with riders. Home buyers, willing to take the developer to an insolvency court, will now have to ensure that a minimum of 100 home buyers or 10 per cent of the total home buyers file for bankruptcy against the developer.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odisha announces package for development of Lingaraj Temple
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday announced a special package for the beautification and development of the 11th century Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Women leaders tie 'Rakhi' to Jagan for new anti-rape law
Amaravati, Dec 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's women ministers and leaders of ruling YSR Congress Party on Thursday tied 'Rakhi' to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to thank him for the proposed new legislation to punish in 21 days the guilty in rape cases.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
It's bouquets as well as brickbats for RBI Governor Das
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The one year of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has been quite action-oriented with new approach and policies. That's the broadly held view. However, it comes with some riders, particulalry about his decisions.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Situation in Assam extremely disturbing: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday described the situation in Assam as "extremely disturbing" and accused the BJP-led Central government of provoking the sentiments of the people of the state by passing the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Low growth, high inflation, India perilously close to stagflation
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) After a consistent fall in GDP growth, more bad news seems to be heading India's way with the economy perilously close to stagflation, a potentially worrying scenario of simultaneously soaring inflation and lower growth.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Priyanka Gandhi takes swipe at government over PMEGP
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday hit out at the government over its failure to generate employment and accused it of indulging in divide and rule politics to divert the attention of the people from its failures.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
JNU admin meets JNUSU presidential candidates
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The JNU administration on Thursday held a meeting with the presidential candidates who had contested the 2019 student elections, to discuss the proposed fees hike issue. The Vice-Chancellor of the varsity, Jagadesh Kumar Mamidala also appealed for calling off the strike in the interest of thousands of students.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Shimla, Manali get season's first snowfall
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Picturesque tourist spots Shimla and Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday experienced season's first snowfall. Nearby spots of Shimla too were wrapped in a blanket of snow, bringing cheer to tourists.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tripura delegation meets Shah on CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Amid unrest in some north-eastern states following the passage of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday met a delegation of Tripura and assured them that their concerns would be addressed.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Central Sanskrit Universities Bill 2019 passed in LS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A Bill to convert three Sanskrit deemed universities into Central Sanskrit Universities was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday with a voice vote.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mamata calls meeting to discuss NRC, CAB strategy
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has convened a meeting of senior party leaders on December 20 to draw up the party's strategy in view of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) getting the nod from both Houses in the Parliament.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Will not implement CAB in Punjab, says Capt Amarinder
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Terming the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) as a direct assault on India's secular character, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said his government would not allow the legislation to be implemented in the state.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India's industrial output contracts by 3.8% in Oct (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dwindling manufacturing activity on the back of subdued demand conditions contracted India's October factory output by (-)3.8 per cent.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
72-year-old Kashmir gurdwara makes way for National Highway
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) In a welcome gesture from the Sikh community, Gurdwara Damdama Sahib, established in 1947 and located along the Srinagar-Baramulla road, is going to be shifted to facilitate the construction of National Highway following an understanding on Thursday between the gurdwara management and the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Rising food prices lift Nov retail inflation to 5.54% (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A massive rise in food prices lifted India's November retail inflation to 5.54 per cent from 4.62 per cent in October, official data showed on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Like IPL, ISL brings the best of Indian talent: Rohit
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Star India opener Rohit Sharma on Thursday praised the Indian Super League's (ISL) contribution towards Indian football over the last five years while speaking at a La Liga event here where he was announced as the India brand ambassador for the Spanish League.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Football
Time-saving tips on making bed gets Twitterati in fun mode
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A Twitter user's unusual time-saving tips on making bed has gone viral, with users posting funny comments.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Hyper-panicky' Virgin Group chief Branson meets Thackeray
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Apparently panicking after the new Maharashtra government announced a review of all mega infrastructure projects, British business magnate Sir Richard Branson came to meet Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to give a boost to his proposed Mumbai-Pune 'Hyperloop' transportation project, here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India U-17 eves take on Sweden in Dennerby's debut game
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The U-17 women's football tournament will kick-off at the Mumbai Football Arena on Friday as India take on Sweden. The match will mark India U-17 head coach Thomas Dennerby's debut on the touchline since his appointment in November.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
BWF Tour Finals: Sindhu loses to Chen Yu Fei
Guangzhou (China), Dec 12 (IANS) Ace India shuttler P.V. Sindhu suffered her second consecutive defeat in her second Group 'A' match at the BWF Tour Finals here on Thursday. After losing to world No. 2 Chen Yu Fei, Sindhu is now all but out of contention in the tournament.
2019-12-12
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Audible Suno brings Big B's audio show to your smartphone
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Amazon subsidiary Audible, a leading seller and producer of audio entertainment and audiobooks, on Thursday introduced a new service called "Audible Suno" created exclusively for the listeners in India.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Panther enters Jaipur locality, drone search on
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) A panther on Thursday entered a posh locality here in the afternoon and a search for it was on with drones till the time of filing this report.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bangla Minister's visit cancellation, CAB not linked: MEA
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) As Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen cancelled his visit to India, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday that linking the cancellation of the visit to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is "unwarranted".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
RBI Governor calls on Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik discussed several issues on Thursday, including financial inclusion programmes.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Rajya Sabha passes Bill to extend SCs/STs quota
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Paving the way for extending reservations in the legislatures to the SCs and the STs for another 10 years, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ankur, Kapil take joint lead in round one of golf meet
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Gurugrams Ankur Chadha and Delhis Kapil Kumar shot scores of four-under-68 to take the joint lead in round one of the inaugural ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship being held at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
Delhi fire highlights child labour, trafficking
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Anaj Mandi Fire which took place last Sunday has again highlighted rampant illegal child labour in the national capital.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
IUML moves SC against CAB, says amendment is communal (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) claiming that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) 2019, passed by Parliament on Wednesday, violates Article 14 of the Constitution.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Meet past promises on climate talks: India to developed nations
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Responding to the demand that big emitters increase their climate actions, which currently are considered inadequate to prevent worst impacts of climate change, India on Thursday said it was more important to focus on actions and unmet promises rather than make fresh commitments.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,National
Maha IPS officer denies 'opportunism' by quitting force
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) A day after he quit his service in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, senior IPS officer Abdur Rahman on Thursday dismissed allegations that he was attempting to 'exploit' the current situation since he had already resigned and sought VRS five months ago.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Barkha Singh: It was fun to work with Sushmita Sen
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) "House Arrest" star Barkha Singh loved working with Sushmita Sen, and says she bonded with the actress over chocolates.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ajay Devgn wraps up Kolkata schedule of 'Maidaan'
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn has wrapped up the third schedule of Amit Ravindernath Sharma's "Maidaan" in Kolkata.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mobile-Net ban extend in Tripura, no fresh incidents
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) Suspension of mobile internet services had been extended for another 24-hours in Tripura after the 48-hour blockade ended on Thursday afternoon, officials said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tripura,National
Leonard and Birke eager to leave mark on TSK 25K
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) The strong field of top international athletes led by Leonard Barsoton and Birke Debele in the men and womens category are eager to leave their mark in the sixth edition of TSK 25K, the only Silver Label accredited IAAF unique run at this distance, here on Sunday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
CBI books Mumbai jeweller for duping banks of Rs 568 cr
Mumbai/New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided a leading Mumbai jeweller, P&S Jewellery Ltd. and its directors for allegedly defrauding several banks to the tune of Rs 568 crore, official sources said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not official yet, but Bangladesh unease with CAB is apparent
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Bangladesh is maintaining officially that the cancellation of the visit by Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen is due to domestic engagements, but the displeasure with New Delhi on the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is barely concealed.
2019-12-12
Category: International, India,National
Twitter hails SC dismissing Ayodhya review pleas
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) As the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the review petitions that challenged its November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute case, #Ayodhyaverdict trended on Twitter with users by and large supporting the development.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
BFI urges coaches to tackle doping, step up vigil at camps
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Thursday asked their High Performance Directors and coaches to up the vigil so that dope cheats are taken out from national camps.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
2nd Indo-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Washington on Dec 18
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The second edition of 2+2 ministerial dialogue between India and the US will be held in Washington D.C. on December 18, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
ISL: Kerala look to end winless run, Jamshedpur eye top spot
Kochi, Dec 12 (IANS) Kerala Blasters will be after that elusive second win of the Indian Super League (ISL) season when they take on Jamshedpur FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Friday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Tourist season, cheap fares boost Nov air passenger traffic
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Onset of the tourist season along with cheaper air fares on the back of extra capacity raised India's domestic air passenger traffic 11.18 per cent in November.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sudha Murty enthrals at Penguin Annual Lecture 2019
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Award-winning author and noted philanthropist Sudha Murty enthralled a jam-packed audience with her insights on writing for children, engaging in a conversation with fellow writer Shashi Tharoor and answering searching questions, many of them from tweens, at the Penguin Annual Lecture here on Wednesday evening.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Poor diet increases risk of vision loss in later life
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) If you want to protect your vision in old age, make sure you eat healthy food. Researchers have found that people eating a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy products may be three times more likely to develop an eye condition that damages the retina and affects a person's central vision.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Pakistani migrants in Delhi rejoice passage of CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A day after Parliament passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), over 120 Hindu refugee families from Pakistan, who took refuge in India in 2011 and are staying in the Majnu ka Tila area since then, here on Thursday, got a reason to celebrate.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Under 10% of Americans are purchasing $1,000 smartphones: Report
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A dismal under 10 per cent of American smartphone users are spending over $1,000 on their smartphones and since these users will be the target audience for 5G devices, which typically hit the market around the $1,200 price tag, this brings into question how quickly they will upgrade to 5G, says a new report.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
NCLT to hear Omaxe Hyderabad property case on Jan 9
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Jaipur Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) that ordered status quo on the Hyderabad property of realty firm Omaxe Group will hear the case on January 9.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
ISL helped Indian football take giant leap: Rohit Sharma
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma, who on Thursday joined hands with Spanish LaLiga as its brand ambassador in India, feels that Indian football has taken a giant leap in recent years thanks to the Indian Super League (ISL).
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
RIL acquires SaaS start-up NowFloats for Rs 141.63 crore
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Thursday acquired a Hyderabad-headquartered Software as a service (SaaS) start-up named NowFloats Technologies for a cash consideration of Rs 141.63 crore.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amid protests, civic body defers naming road after Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) Amid controversy, the municipal council of South Goa town Margao on Thursday deferred its decision to name a two km road after former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar, Goa Forward Party President Vijai Sardesai, a prominent member of the ruling panel in the civic body, said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Good samaritan deed for UK pensioner wows Twitterati
London, Dec 12 (IANS) A good samaritan act by a TV host for a septuagenarian pensioner won the hearts of Twitterati, who praised the kind act when Christmas is around the corner.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
JNU, hostel presidents discuss fees hike; meet 'inconclusive'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The JNU administration on Thursday held a meeting with the presidents of 18 university hostels to discuss the issue of the proposed fee hike and hostel draft manual.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Nirbhaya convicts still have legal remedies: Counsel
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) One of the Nirbhaya's convicts, Pawan Kumar Gupta, lodged in Mandoli jail here, was shifted to Tihar Jail recently, giving rise to the speculation that the convicts would be hanged on December 16. However, the convicts' counsel said that untill all the legal remedies are exhausted, the hanging cannot take place.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
5th Kerala lit fest by Arabian Sea from Jan 16
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With more than 2.75 lakh attendees and five stands on the sands of Calicut, the 5th edition of Kerala Literature Festival by the Arabian Sea from January 16-19, 2020, promises to be the biggest bilingual event of its kind in India.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
English activist Katie Piper praises Deepika's 'Chhapaak'
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) English Presenter Katie Piper, who is an acid attack survivor, has loved the trailer of Deepika Padukone's upcoming film "Chhapaak".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JNU students boycott exams as agitation continues
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Staying true to their word, agitating Jawaharlal Nehru University students on Thursday boycotted their exams as most of the exams halls saw empty desks.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CAB won't see the light of day in Kerala: CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said, "Come what may, it's not going to see the light of day in Kerala".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Rahul slams Modi over unemployment, rapes at J'khand rally
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed Narendra Modi over the unemployment rate touching a 45-year high, holding the Prime Minister responsible for the economic slowdown besides targeting him over the incidents of rape.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Thackeray gives Home to Sena, Finance to NCP, Revenue to Congress
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) In what was described as a "balancing exercise" in political circles, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray allocated the Home department to Shiv Sena, Finance to Nationalist Congress Party and Revenue to Congress, on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Delhi pulls a draw from jaws of defeat (Ranji RoundUp)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) After a dismal show in their first innings where they were bundled out for just 142 in reply to Kerala's 525/9(d), the Delhi batsmen showed grit and determination as they avoided a defeat against the hosts in their Ranji Trophy opener at Thiruvananthapuram here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India's industrial output contracts by 3.8% in Oct
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dwindling manufacturing activity on the back of subdued demand conditions, contracted India's October factory output by (-) 3.8 per cent.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nestle fined Rs 90 cr for not passing on GST rate cut
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The national anti-profiteering agency has slapped a Rs 90 crore penalty on FMCG giant Nestle India for not passing on the benefit of the goods and services tax (GST) reduction to consumers. It also asked Nestle to deposit the amount within 3 months.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Jharkhand: Around 62% voting in 3rd phase of polling (Evening Lead)
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Jharkhand recorded around 62 per cent voting for 17 seats which went to the polls in the third phase of Assembly elections on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
CAB against Sikkim sentiments: Bhaichung Bhutia
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Ace footballer and Hamro Sikkim Party founder and president Bhaichung Bhutia said he is disappointed with the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imran Khan spews venom against India over CAB
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Condemning the passing of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Indian Parliament, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been moving systematically with a "Hindu supremacist agenda".
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Is Santa Claus real: Here is what 1.1mn kids learn from Google
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) A recent report on Internet found that 1.1 million children learn online that Saint Nick is a fictitious character, as the first article in the search says 'as adults we know Santa Claus is not real.'
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rising food prices lift Nov retail inflation to 5.54%
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A massive rise in food prices lifted India's November's retail inflation to 5.54 per cent from 4.62 per cent in October, official data showed on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Labuschagne hits ton, Wagner takes 2 as Aus reach 248/4
Perth, Dec 12 (IANS) Marnus Labuschagne slammed his third Test hundred but New Zealand left-arm quick Neil Wagner kept Australia in check by taking two wickets which included a breathtaking catch off his own bowling, as the hosts reached 248/4 at stumps on Day 1 of the first Test here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rapper Kaam Bhaari features in documentary 'Hoop Nation'
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Rapper Kunal Pandagale aka Kaam Bhaari has been featured in the final episode of a lyrical documentary "Hoop Nation".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No waiver or lowering of interest on AGR dues: Centre
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Thursday ruled out any waiver or lowering of interest, penalty or interest on penalty on unpaid statutory dues of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea based on Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR).
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
KPL betting: No cricketer in custody, except bookie Sayyam
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) No cricketer is in Bengaluru police custody pertaining to the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) betting scandal, following the release of C.M. Gautham and Abrar Kazi on Wednesday, a police officer said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
Financial infidelity as harmful as sexual infidelity in married life
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) Do you know why your spouse never tells you about the money she spends or saves in her bank account? Beware as this habit of financial infidelity can be more as dangerous as sexual infidelity and may lead to divorce faster than you ever thought.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Imran Khan brutally trolled over CAB tweet
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was brutally trolled after he tweeted on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that has since been passed by both the houses of Parliament.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Sawant will succeed me, ailing Parrikar whispered in my ear'
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) In a claim that is likely to raise eyebrows, Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Thursday said that an ailing former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar had whispered the name of Pramod Sawant as his successor to him.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Farm Minister blames onion price hike on low output
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Facing flak over skyrocketing onion prices, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar blamed the rate hike on shortage created by low production this season. Tomar was speaking during a discussion on "Crop loss and its impact on farmers" in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
CAB: Assam burns, MLA's house torched, top cops removed
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Assam continued to be in flames on Thursday as anti-Citizenship Amendment Bill protesters set ablaze the house of an MLA, torched vehicles and burnt down a circle office as the state government removed two key police officers including the Guwahati Police Commissioner.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Virender Sehwag gives cricket tips to Tanuj Virwani
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Tanuj Virwani, who is currently wooing the audiences with his performance in cricket drama "Inside Edge 2", shared how former India opener Virender Sehwag helped him in improving his cricket skills.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Genes alone won't determine Alzheimer's risk
Toronto, Dec 12 (IANS) The colour of our eyes or the straightness of our hair is linked to our DNA, but the development of Alzheimer's disease isn't exclusively linked to genetics, suggest new research.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
DSC Prize 2019 winner to be announced at Nepal lit fest on Dec 16
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With six shortlisted authors from diverse backgrounds in contention, the winner of the peripatetic $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature will be announced on the concluding day of the IME Nepal Literature Festival at Pokhara on December 16. This is in keeping with its tradition of announcing the winner in a different South Asian country every year.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
India Football Forum agrees that unified league is the way forward
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)-FIFA roadmap that will see the emergence of a single league that unifies the best elements of the I-League and the Indian Super League (ISL) will propel Indian football forward and lead to the development of a vibrant football ecosystem in the county.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Muslim Prof at BHU wants to focus on Sanskrit
Varanasi, Dec 12 (IANS) He has been in the eye of the storm for over a month, but his calm exterior does not reveal any signs of turmoil that he may have experienced within. After he was accorded a warm welcome in the department of Sanskrit that he has joined after resigning from his position in the faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan (SVDV), Dr Feroz Khan said, "I am very happy here at BHU. I want to focus on teaching and academic activities in the department now. I want to teach and I want to study."
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
CRPF troops moved to Northeast from Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) In order to maintain law and order in Northeast, 12 additional companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were moved to Kashmir on Thursday, sources told IANS.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Information technology can save cops from dying in line of duty
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) The use of information technology by law enforcement agencies can significantly cut the number of police personnel killed or injured in the line of duty, reducing violence as much as 50 per cent, says new research.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
India's industrial output down; contracts by 3.8% in Oct
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dwindling manufacturing activity on the back of subdued demand conditions, contracted India's October factory output by 3.8 per cent.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Traders protest 'govt collusion with Amazon, Flipkart'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Angry at the reported move of the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) to join hands with Amazon and Flipkart for on boarding of traders on their e-commerce portals, a large number of traders on Thursday staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar here.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govts using new tactics to confuse social media dissidents
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Governments the world over are learning new tactics to quash dissent on various social media platforms, responding with tweets designed to distract and confuse like longer hashtags, according to a team of political scientists.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Technology,Politics
Thackeray ends suspense, gives Home to Sena, NCP Finance
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Ending a fortnight long suspense, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday allocated the portfolios to his cabinet ministers, days ahead of the upcoming winter Session of Maharashtra Legislature next week.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ex PayPal COO to become new Google Commerce chief: Report
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Google has turned to departing PayPal executive Bill Ready to fill up the position of the new president of commerce at the company.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rising food prices lift India's Nov retail inflation to 5.54%
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A massive rise in food prices lifted India's November's retail inflation to 5.54 per cent from 4.62 per cent in October, official data showed on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: India's Nov retail inflation spikes to 5.54%
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2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,
Ashleigh Barty named WTA Player of the Year
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The WTA has announced world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty as its Player of the Year. The 23-year-old won four titles from six finals in 2019, including the WTA Finals in Shenzhen and her maiden Grand Slam singles trophy at the French Open.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Khelo India Youth Games brilliant initiative: Manu Bhaker
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) India's shooting prodigy Manu Bhaker, who won gold at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) last year, has lauded the Khelo India Youth Games initiative by the Indian sports ministry.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
SC dismisses review petitions challenging Ayodhya verdict
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed review petitions challenging the November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Why no more nominations for Anglo-Indians: TMC leader
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With the Modi government hinting at the end of the Constitutional provisions for nominating Anglo-Indians to the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies, Trinamool Congress MP and also a member of the community Derek O'Brien made a blistering attack on the government.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Netflix to create a series on Spotify
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Netflix has announced an untitled scripted series about Spotify, a Swedish startup that shook the entire music industry and evolved into becoming one of the worlds leading music services.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CPI-M batted for CAB in 2012, but opposes it in 2019
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday strongly opposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha before voting against it. On Sunday party chief Sitaram Yechury held a press conference in Delhi to articulate why the Bill was against the "secular fabric" of India. But a few years back, the party's stance was different.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'desh FM cancels India trip; MEA says not related to CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's Foreign Minister on Thursday postponed his trip to India after the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, however, the Ministry of External Affairs here said the two developments are not related.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Las Vegas pigeons in cowboy hats evoke Twitter mirth
Las Vegas, Dec 12 (IANS) A video clipping of several pigeons wearing tiny cowboy hats in a Las Vegas parking lot has been amusing Twitterati. The clipping posted by a media house has received 308.9K views, with 1K retweets and 2.8K likes.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Honduras,Human Interest/Society
Pankaja Munde flexes muscles, dares BJP to dump her
Beed (Maharashtra), Dec 12 (IANS) Categorically stating that she would not quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior leader and former minister Pankaja Munde-Palwe on Thursday launched a veiled attacked on the party leadership and even challenged it openly to sack her.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Post-Balakot, US reprimanded Pak for misusing F-16: Report
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) A top American diplomat had sent a written reprimand to the chiefs of the Pakistani Air Force in August accusing them of misusing the US-supplied F-16 fighter jets and jeopardising their shared security, a media report said citing official documents as saying.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tech Mahindra bags Rs 500cr smart city project in Pune
Pune, Dec 12 (IANS) IT major Tech Mahindra on Thursday said it has won a Rs 500 crore smart city project from Pune's Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Surge in international offers for IIT Hyderabad students
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, has witnessed a surge in students getting placed abroad as they secured 38 international offers during the first phase of placements for the 2019-20 academic year.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Technology
Dibrugarh police seek reinforcements to handle protests
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The agitators protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 are primarily targeting government offices and facilities such as railway stations but the situation is under control, Dibrugarh SP Gautam Borah told IANS on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi Fire: HC Notice on plea seeking children's protection
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought response from the Centre, Delhi government and police over a petition seeking police protection for children injured in Anaj Mandi fire.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sensex ends 169 points higher, Infosys falls 2.6%
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty ended higher on Thursday over firm global cues metals and banking scrips outperformed while IT index slid due to strong rupee. Yes Bank jumped 6 per cent on the BSE after heavy selling in last 5 sessions.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dhananjaya helps Lanka reach 263/6 on Day 2 against Pak
Rawalpindi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dhananjaya de Silva remained unbeaten on 72 as Sri Lanka reached 263/6 at stumps on Day 2 in the first innings of the rain-affected historic Test match against Pakistan at the Rawalpindi Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
CAB: MLA's house burnt, key police officer removed in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Assam continued to be in flames on Thursday as anti Citzenship Amendment Bill protesters set ablaze the house of an MLA, torched vehicles and burnt down the circle office as the government removed two key police officers including the Guwahati police commissioner.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Raj teacher sent to judicial custody for molesting students (Lead correcting headline)
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) The school teacher of an eminent Sainik School in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district, who was arrested for sodomising 12 students, was produced in court on Thursday and sent to a 15-day judicial custody.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Senegalese migrant rescues disabled man from fire in Spain
Denia (Spain), Dec 12 (IANS) A Senegalese migrant living in Spain has become an unlikely hero after rescuing a disabled person from a burning building here on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Human Interest/Society
Delhi Cong recalls Dikshit's policies as air turns 'severe'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) As the national capital's air quality on Thursday turned to the 'severe' category, the Delhi Congress recalled late Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her policies and blamed the Arvind Kejriwal government of diverting the issues.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Woman raped following triple talaq; husband, tantrik held
Bhopal, Dec 12 (IANS) A 21-year-old Muslim woman fell victim to a trickster's sleazy designs after a brief renunciation by her husband under the banned triple talaq provision, police said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Line Of Descent' serves no purpose (Review; Rating: * *)
"Line Of Descent" (Zee5 feature film); Cast: Brendan Fraser, Abhay Deol, Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, Ali Haji, Prem Chopra; Direction: Rohit Karn Batra; Rating: ** (two stars)
2019-12-12
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pankaja Munde flexes muscles, dares BJP to sack her
Beed (Maharashtra), Dec 12 (IANS) Categorically stating that she would not quit the Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra leader and former minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday dared the BJP leadership to sack her.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Carbon footprint in India can be reduced by 20%'
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) The carbon footprint of the use and production of cars in G7, China or India would decline by 20 per cent if one in four journeys in these countries is a shared ride, the leading global scientific panel working on the sustainable management of natural resources said in its first comprehensive scientific analysis.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Ruckus by green activists at UN climate talks
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Environmentalists and observers have been barred from the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid after protests inside the conference venue, it was reported.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Centre assures trains for Delhi's free pilgrimage scheme
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A day after the Delhi government announced temporary suspension of the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and said the Centre has assured that trains will be made available for the free pilgrimage scheme.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TikTok owner ByteDance starts testing music app Resso in India
Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) Chinese short video making app TikTok's owner ByteDance Technology Co Ltd has begun testing its new music-streaming service 'Resso' in India and Indonesia, aiming to take on the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Gaana, among others.
2019-12-12
Category: International, China,Technology
Two-headed snake found in Bengal village
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A rare two-headed snake was found in a village under Belda forest range in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, a forest official said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Papon calls off Delhi gig amid tension in Assam
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Singer Papon has called off his Delhi concert this weekend because his home state "Assam is burning, crying and under curfew".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Warner fan Arslan wants to take Ranji Trophy by storm
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A swashbuckling 233 not out on his Ranji Trophy debut, young Chandigarh opener Arslan Khan has now set his sights on finishing as the top-scorer at the end of the season to ensure his maiden double ton is not considered a flash in the pan.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
ALERT: Persecution on migrant minorities in B'desh took place before current regime came to power: MEA
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2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,
Kris Jenner gives family, friends botox gift cards for Christmas
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Reality TV star Kris Jenner has opted for an unusual gift to send to her friends and family this Christmas -- Botox vouchers.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Confidence in local weather forecasts lower in India than US'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) People in India are nearly twice as likely than those in the US to state that they are not confident about their local weather forecast, an IBM study said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung aims to become top AC player in India by 2022
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Electronics major Samsung India is renewing its focus on the air conditioner (AC) business in India and aims to become the top player in the country by 2022, a senior company executive said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Carbon-neutral world can create 65 mn jobs: Guterres
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said the world was losing the climate race and shifting to a low-carbon economy offered opportunities that could create 65 million new jobs by 2030.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
J'khand poll: Voting for 12 seats ends, 57.96% votes cast (4th Lead)
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Voting ended for 12 of the 17 assembly seats at 3 p.m. in the third phase of the polls with 57.96 per cent votes being cast on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
HP launches Spectre x360 with 22-hour battery for Rs 99,990
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) PC and printer major HP Inc on Thursday launched world's smallest convertible Spectre x360 13 for tech-savvy users in India that comes with quad-core 10th Gen Intel chip, up to 22-hour-long battery life and 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, for Rs 99,990.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Philips 3.1, 2.1 channel soundbars with Dolby Digital in India
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dutch electronics company Philips on Thursday launched two new soundbars -- HTL3320 HTL3310 with Dolby Digital in India for Rs 20,990 and Rs 18,990, respectively.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Hotel officials booked for serving liquor without permit
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi Excise Intelligence Bureau (EIB) said the Director and the General Manager of a private hotel in Chhattarpur were arrested for selling and serving liquor without a proper license.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul Jain sings 'Beyhadh 2' title track
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The title track of Jennifer Winget's ongoing TV show "Beyhadh 2" is out. It is sung by Rahul Jain, who had also crooned the title song of Jennifer's previous show "Bepannah".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sordid tales of sodomy by 12 kids abused by teacher
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) The school teacher of an eminent Sainik School in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district, who was arrested for sodomising 12 students, was produced in court on Thursday and sent to a 15-day judicial custody.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian envoy Kudashev meets Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev on Thursday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here, days after the Delhi government organised the "Days of Moscow in Delhi" event.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas to create a sangeet dance show
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas will create a series inspired by their own sangeet.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Two Nigerian players expelled to an unknown country at gunpoint
Velika Kladusa (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Dec 12 (IANS) Two Nigerian students, who were in Croatia for a university level international table tennis tournament, were allegedly robbed by the police and expelled to a country which was completely unknown to them.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Bosnia And Herzegovina,Sports
Stephen King's 'The Dark Half' to get film adaptation
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Stephen Kings horror novel "The Dark Half" is all set to get a movie treatment with Alex Ross Perry on board to direct the project.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vidya Balan's 'Shakuntala Devi' to release on May 8, 2020
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan on Thursday took to Instagram and announced the release date of her upcoming film "Shakuntala Devi" in a quirky way.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British polls pique Twitterati interest
London, Dec 12 (IANS) As Britain went to the polls on Thursday, #UKElection trended on Twitter as users posted both in favour of and against the Conservatives.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Shalmali Kholgade: There was a time I'd compare myself to other singers
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Singer Shalmali Kholgade loves the singing skills of colleagues like Jonita Gandhi, Arijit Singh and Neeti Mohan.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centurions Rohilla, Chauhan feel 'Lahli' threat more a mind game
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The fear of the bowler-friendly conditions in Lahli is something that has remained etched in the minds of domestic batsmen over the years. Even as bowlers have grinned at the prospect of making full use of conditions, batsmen have had nightmares just at the thought of taking guard at one of India's most lively wickets. But the duo of Shubham Rohilla and Shivam Chauhan wish to change just that. Having smashed hundreds in the opening game of Haryana's Ranji Trophy campaign against Maharashtra at Rohtak, they have started well for sure.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
It is a courageous step: RSS on CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, terming it as "courageous step".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Now in India, world's cheapest Michelin-star meal
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANSlife) His culinary journey began during his daily preparation for the family's meals, and today, Liao Fan Hawker Chan is the proud chef behind The World First Hawker Michelin-starred Meal, a humble two-dollar street food dish made from soya sauce, chicken, rice and noodles.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Govt rules out BSNL, MTNL disinvestment
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Thursday ruled out any plans to sell stake or disinvestment of ailing telecom PSUs -- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) in the Parliament while fixing a target of Rs 200 crore and Rs 300 crore for them from their asset monetisation in current fiscal.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Human remains found where Chilean military plane went missing
Santiago, Dec 12 (IANS) Human remains have been found near the area where an Antarctica-bound Chilean military plane with 38 people onboard disappeared this week, an official said.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Amul amuses Twitterati, this time over Russia's WADA ban
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With Russia banned for four years from all major international sporting events by WADA, Amul has come up with yet another creative advertisement on a topical issue, amusing the Twitter users.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rohit becomes LaLiga's first-ever brand ambassador in India
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Star India opener Rohit Sharma on Thursday joined hands with LaLiga -- Spains top division football league -- as its brand ambassador in India.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Football
Gurugram PCR vans drop stranded women to their home
Gurugram, Dec 12 (IANS) The Police Control Room (PCR) vans in Gurugram have switched to round-the-clock 'active duty' to address distress calls and help stranded women commuters at night following rape-murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maoists warn villagers against mobile phone use in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) Panic has gripped the Swabhiman area of Odisha's Malkangiri district after Maoists threatened the locals not to use mobile phones.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Photoshop on iPad opens up new avenues for Indian millennials
Gurgaon, Dec 12 (IANS) Thirty years and still going strong, Adobe Photoshop remains the most loved design tool for creators and professional designers. Now, iPad lovers in India are thrilled to try their hands on the software tool and let their imaginations fly.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Bengal BJP leaders to meet EC on Thursday evening
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Alleging large scale malpractices and violence in West Bengal by-elections, a delegation of BJP leaders of the state will meet the Election Commission on Thursday to lodge a complaint, a party leader said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Except for some stray incidents, Tripura largely normal
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) Except for some stray incidents in three of its eight districts during the past 24 hours in Tripura, the situation was largely normal on Thursday after the agitation since Monday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, officials said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tripura,National
Khaleda Zia's bail plea in corruption case rejected
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Thursday rejected former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail petition in a corruption case.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
DJ Snake: Every song was a lesson
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) DJ Snake has given numerous hits including "Let me love you" and "Taki taki", and he is proud of his work. He says every song has been a lesson for him.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AgustaWestland case: ED seeks cancellation of Puri's bail
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday approached the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted to businessman Ratul Puri in a money laundering case connected to the AgustaWestland helicopter deal.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK votes in historic, decisive general election (2nd Ld)
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Voters across the UK on Thursday voted in one of the country's most historic and decisive general election which will determine the nation's future course of action in light of its exit from the European Union (EU).
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Salman Khan's 'Radhe' to feature Govind Namdev as a cop
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Govind Namdev, who is mostly known for his villainous roles in films like "Bandit Queen", "Satya", "Prem Granth" and "Virasat", has bagged a pivotal role in the upcoming "Radhe", starring superstar Salman Khan.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UberEats launches in Cuttack
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) UberEats on Thursday launched its operations in Cuttack, its second city in Orissa and will partner with a number of local restaurants such as Mirchi, Biryani Box, DFC Dada's Biryani, Burger Adda Factory.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,Technology
Twitterati post b'day wishes to Sharad Pawar
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Twitterati on Thursday posted congratulatory messages on Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar's 80th birthday, with #SharadPawar trending with 6,449 tweets.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Infosys faces class action lawsuit in US for false financial statements
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) The Schall Law Firm, a shareholder rights litigation firm based in Los Angeles has announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against Infosys Limited.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thackeray prays at family deity and Shivneri Fort
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) A fortnight into office, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray went to the family deity, Ekvira Devi Temple and later the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, in Pune district, here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
German Ambassador summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) German Ambassador to Russia Geza Andreas von Geyr was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday for the announcement of tit-for-tat measures in response to the expulsion of the Russian diplomats.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
7% drop in telecom revenues in 2018-19: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The revenue from the telecom sector to the government has seen a seven per cent drop in fiscal 2019, Rajya Sabha was told on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonowal appeals for peace amid tension in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday appealed to the people of the state to maintain peace and calm as violent protests continued to break out in most parts of the state over several days against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Assam,National
Kohli, Rahul move upwards in T20I rankings; Rohit slips down
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and K.L. Rahul, who starred with the bat in the just-concluded T20I series against West Indies which the hosts won 2-1, have moved upwards in the ICC Rankings for batsmen.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ganguly impressed with India's 'fearless batting' at Wankhede
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has lauded India's fearless batting in the final T20I against the West Indies which they won by 67 runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Trust your sevak, interest of NE will be protected: Modi
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to the people of the northeast, particularly of Assam to maintain peace and assured them that their interests will be protected at all costs.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
ISL revolutionises how India perceives football, says study
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) has helped spark immense interest in football in India, ever since its inception in 2014 says an independent study conducted by YouGov SportsIndex.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
UK general election: Johnson first party leader to vote
London, Dec 12 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday became the first leader of a major political party in Britain as he cast his ballot in one of the country's most crucial and decisive general election.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Govt introduces Bill boost investment in financially distressed sectors
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha with provisions seeking removal of bottlenecks and streamline the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) aimed at protection of last mile funding to boost investment in financially distressed sectors, a move faced sharp objection of the opposition requesting to sent it to the Standing Committee.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Telecom sector outlook negative on AGR dues: ICRA
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Rating agency ICRA has maintained a negative outlook for the Indian telecom industry, which is grappling with AGR dues, notwithstanding the green-shoots of recovery.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dressing room feels empty without you: Rahul to Hardik
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) India opener K.L. Rahul, who played a scintillating knock in the final T20I against West Indies to help India clinch the three-match T20I series on Wednesday, has revealed that he misses all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the dressing room. Hardik last played for India during the T20I series against South Africa at home in September and underwent a back surgery in October.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
BBL: Renegades sign Gleeson as Shinwari, Faheem pull out
Melbourne, Dec 12 (IANS) Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Melbourne Renegades have added uncapped English quick Richard Gleeson to their roster following the withdrawal of recent Pakistan recruits Usman Shinwari and Faheem Ashraf.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
86 fashion companies pledge climate actions
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANSlife) Eighty-six fashion companies have asked political leaders around the world to partner with them to deliver effective and ambitious climate action, as part of an event celebrating one year of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,National,IANS Life
Salman: Feel strong parallel existence of Chulbul Pandey
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says he feels a strong parallel existence of his onscreen avatar Chulbul Pandey.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yogi clicks his first ever selfie
Kanpur, Dec 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday clicked his first ever selfie during a programme in Kanpur.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Evacuation at HK station after 'rioters' hurl petrol bombs
Hong Kong, Dec 12 (IANS) Police were hunting for six suspects after petrol bombs were hurled at a Hong Kong metro station on Thursday, forcing the rail operator to immediately evacuate the area and close the site.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Aaron on backlash for imitating Chinese accent: I'm not racist
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Rapper Aaron Carter has come under fire from fans for imitating a Chinese accent while ordering a takeaway in an online clip.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress takes potshots on PM's Assam Tweet
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress counter to the Prime Minister's Twitter reassurances, on Citizenship (Amendment Bill), to the Assamese people on Thursday is giving twitterati the chuckles.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sehwag brings out his witty best to wish Yuvraj on b'day
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh turned 38 on Thursday and wished poured in from the cricket fraternity for the southpaw as Virender Sehwag led the way with his unique tweet.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Brain circuit linked to food impulsivity identified
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) Researchers have identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters food impulsivity, creating the possibility scientists can someday develop treatment to address the problem of overeating.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Channing Tatum teaches daughter to box for self defence
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Hollywood actor Channing Tatum is encouraging his daughter Everly to box so she can always feel "safe".
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Young' Reese was asked to dress sexy to meet studio head
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon says she cannot believe the things she did to get roles when she was younger, insisting young stars today would rebuke any manager who told them to "dress sexy" for an audition.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two suspended after law paper leak in Lucknow varsity
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Two Lucknow University law teachers were suspended after six audio clips went viral in which two male voices can be heard leaking questions of the LL.B semester III examination.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Govt replicates Kashmir phenomena in NE: Congress on CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) In the backdrop of rising tide of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in northeastern states, the Congress on Thursday accused the Centre of replicating Kashmir "phenomena" in the region by deploying Army and banning mobile internet.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Samsung Experience Store set to open near Apple HQ
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Samsung is set to open its first Bay Area Samsung Experience Store in the heart of Silicon Valley and interestingly, it is not located very far from its major rival Apple's headquarters in Cupertino.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cong accuses Kerala CM of shielding IAS officer
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala on Thursday alleged that the office of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was shielding a top IAS officer against whom two young women IAS officers had raised a complaint of sending messages on their mobile phones in the middle of the night.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
UP rape accused get brazen, put up poster to scare victim
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday arrested a person from Baghpat district for allegedly putting up posters of a rape victim to pressurize her not to give her statement in a Delhi court on Friday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muzaffarpur Shelter Home: Judgment deferred till Jan 14
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Thursday deferred judgment in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home rape case till January 14.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
CAB may put Goan Portuguese passport holders in peril: Cong
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) The Goa Congress on Thursday criticised the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 saying the legislation would put the fate of thousands of Goans who have obtained Portuguese passports, under a special law enacted by Portugal, in peril.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Alibaba Cloud partners India-based ZNet to boost sales
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Alibaba Cloud on Thursday announced a distribution partnership with ZNet Technologies Private Limited, India's leading cloud distributor offering cloud infrastructure and managed services.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pak-SL Tests: Yasir Shah released to work with Mushtaq Ahmed
Rawalpindi, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistan wrist spinner Yasir Shah has been released from the national squad currently involved in the historic Test series against Sri Lanka at the Rawalpindi Stadium.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
South Indian mosques help citizens prepare for NRC
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Several mosques in Karnataka and South India are helping the citizens correct official records through rectification exercise for all people, to root out errors and attain uniformity ahead of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise, said an Imam here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Over 9 hours' of sleep may raise stroke risk by 23%
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) People who sleep nine or more hours per night are 23 per cent more likely to later have a stroke than people who sleep seven to less than eight hours per night, warns a new study.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Environmentalists barred from UN climate talks after protest
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Environmentalists and observers have been barred from the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid after a protest inside the conference, it was reported on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Musk's mother shares a 1995 photo of him fixing car window
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk's mother, Maye Musk took to Twitter to share a photo of a 23- or 24-year-old Elon working on the broken window of a 1978 BMW back in 1995.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cong-sponsored Tripura shutdown evokes partial response
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) The 24-hour shutdown, called by Youth Congress to protest against the police lathicharge on their activists agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) here on Wednesday, evoked partial response on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tripura,National
Rashtrapati Bhavan to host varsity heads' conference
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Heads of 46 universities and institutions of higher education will come together at Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 14 to deliberate on topics ranging from promotion of research to the time-bound completion of infrastructure projects.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
NZ to import skin to treat volcanic eruption survivors
Wellington, Dec 12 (IANS) New Zealand will import 118 sq.ft of skin from the US to treat the severely burnt survivors of the Whakaari/White Island volcano eruption which is believed to have claimed 16 lives, a government official said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Hyd'bad encounter: SC forms probe panel headed by ex-judge
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted an inquiry commission headed by former Supreme Court judge V.S. Sirpurkar, former Bombay High Court judge Rekha Baldota and former CBI director D.R. Karthikeyan, to conduct an inquiry into the 'encounter' killing of the four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ceasefire violation by Pak in Poonch
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistani army resorted to ceasefire violation on Thursday in Shahpur, Kirni and Qasba sectors along the LoC in district Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
14-year-old child actor found dead
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Jack Burns, the child actor who became popular with TV shows "In Plain Sight" and "Retribution" is no more. Burns, 14, died at his home in Scotland and the authorities said, without revealing the cause of death.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Assam violence: Flights, trains cancelled, terminated
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Several trains and flights were cancelled on Thursday and all long-distance trains were being terminated at Guwahati, as Assam witnessed widespread violence over the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
UK goes to polls in historic general election
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Voters across the UK headed to the polls on Thursday to vote in one of the country's most "historic" general election, which has been deemed crucial for the nation's future in the European Union (EU) if the ruling Conservatives are elected to power again.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Spike in crime against women in Bihar, several girls burnt alive
Patna, Dec 12 (IANS) Bihar is fast turning into a graveyard for girls with many of them being killed allegedly by their own family members or their lovers.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Volcano tourism in the spotlight after NZ eruption
London, Dec 12 (IANS) The deadly eruption of a New Zealand volcano, which has killed 16 people so far, has drawn a spotlight on how active volcanoes draw crowds of tourists each year, a report said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
8 columns of Army deployed in Assam, Tripura (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) To control the deteriorating law and order situation over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, eight columns of the Indian Army was on Thursday deployed to Assam and Tripura as per the requests made by the governments of the two states,Army Spokesperson Aman Anand said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Verizon to lay off 1,500 more Yahoo, AOL employees: Report
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) The US carrier Verizon is mulling to lay off 150 people from the Verizon Media division, including Yahoo and AOL in the US, following another decline in revenue.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hyd'bad encounter: SC forms probe panel headed by ex-judge
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted an inquiry commission headed by former Supreme Court judge V.S. Sirpurkar, former Bombay High Court judge Rekha Baldota and former CBI director D.R. Karthikeyan, to conduct an inquiry into the 'encounter' killing of the four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Army deployed in Assam, CRPF-BSF in Tripura
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) To control the deteriorating law and order situation over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, eight columns of the Indian Army was on Thursday deployed to Assam, as CRPF-BSF personnel Tripura as per the requests made by the governments of the two states.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
PM, Thackeray greet Sharad Pawar on 80th birthday
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray greeted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar who steps into the 80th year of his life on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Manali gets season's first snowfall
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Picturesque tourist spot Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday experienced season's first snow. Nearby spots of Shimla too were wrapped in a blanket of snow cover, bringing cheer to tourists.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Arjun aims to bring change towards gender parity with startup
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who turned co-investor for a home food delivery company Foodcloud.in, says his startup is aiming to bring about a positive social change towards gender parity in our society.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kochi to host 5th edition of ALIIFF
Kochi, Dec 12 (IANS) Kochi will play host to the fifth edition of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) to be held from February 8 to 12, said its organisers.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ranji Trophy: Vinay Kumar joins elite 400-wickets club
Patna, Dec 12 (IANS) Veteran medium-pacer Vinay Kumar has joined an elite club of bowlers taking 400 wickets in Ranji Trophy competition. He achieved the feat during Puducherry's 10-wicket win over Bihar at the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Russian gas pipeline project to face US sanctions
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has approved a bill which will direct President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions against a Russian gas pipeline project beneath the Baltic Sea.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
ALERT: SC says inquiry commission headed by former SC judge, ex-judge of Bombay HC, ex-CBI director to probe Hyderabad encounter
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2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,
US House of Representatives passes Space Force bill
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020, allocating $738 billion for a new space force.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
ALERT: Telangana govt tells SC police took accused to crime scene to recover power bank of victim in Hyderabad rape-murder case
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2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,
Joe Biden denies one-term pledge
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden has denied ever discussing with his campaign whether he would only serve one term if elected in the 2020 US election, it was reported on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pierce Brosnan to play king in Camila Cabello's 'Cinderella'
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan will play the king, opposite singer Camila Cabello in writer-director Kay Cannon's new telling of "Cinderella" for Sony Pictures.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
71 soldiers killed in Niger militant attack
Niamey, Dec 12 (IANS) At least 71 soldiers were killed when armed militants attacked an amry camp in Niger, the West African country's Defence Minister said.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Niger,Politics
9th Delhi Comic Con set to open next weekend
New Delhi, December 12 Dec 12 (IANSlife) Comic Con India, Indias greatest pop culture experience, is all set to bring to the capital a weekend filled with all things geek and pop culture.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Catch up on some fitness inspiration
New Delhi Dec 12 (IANSlife) Being fitter is on almost everyones new years resolutions list, and with 2020 around the corner, it is a matter of time before you motivate yourself to get started.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
29.44% polling in Jharkhand (2nd Lead, 11 a.m.)
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Jharkhand recorded 29.44 per cent voting till 11 a.m. in the third phase of polls on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Apple releases iOS, iPadOS 13.3 with multiple bug fixes
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Apple has released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 updates to all its compatible iPhones and iPads, respectively, with a host of bug fixes and improvements.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sourabh Raaj Jain returns to youth genre
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Sourabh Raaj Jain has become a popular name in the mythological genre. The "Remix" actor says he wanted to be a part of a new-age love story and he got the opportunity through "Patiala Babes" show.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rani hits the streets to meet traffic police
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Mardaani 2", took to the streets of Mumbai to meet traffic police officers, saw them in action and discussed with them how they tirelessly keep us safe.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajini's upcoming film gets special poster on superstar's B'day
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) The makers of Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil film "Darbar" on Thursday released a special poster to mark the superstars 70th birthday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Energy efficient broad gauge Vande Bharat train weighs less
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) India's own semi-high speed train Vande Bharat or Train 18 is highly energy efficient and also weighs less contrary to some reports, said sources in the Indian Railways.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
ISL match in Guwahati postponed amid CAB protest
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) football match between NorthEast United FC and Chennaiyin FC scheduled to be played on Thursday night at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati has been postponed as the state has been placed under an indefinite curfew following protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Rahul Gandhi to hold rallies in Jharkhand
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address public rallies in Jharkhand on Thursday for the ongoing assembly elections in the state.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cisco unveils 'Silicon One' chip for 5G era
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) In a bid to create 'Internet for the 5G era', global networking giant Cisco has unveiled Silicon One -- a first-ever single, unified silicon architecture that can serve anywhere in the network and be used in any form factor.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ALERT: Hyd rape: There must be unbiased inquiry of the encounter of 4 accused: SC
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2019-12-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,
Sri Lanka to fight dengue virus with bacteria
Colombo, Dec 12 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government is set to begin trialling a special bacteria as part of a programme to eradicate the dengue virus, a Health Ministry official said here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IUML files writ petition in SC against CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday by Indian Union Muslim League claiming that the Citizenship (Ammendment) Bill 2019, passed by the Parliament on Wednesday, violates Article 14 of the Constitution.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Iran foiled very big organized cyber attack: Minister
Tehran, Dec 12 (IANS) Iran had recently foiled a major "organized" cyber attack against the countrys e-government infrastructure, a Minister said here.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Govt asks TV channels to not show content inciting violence
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has directed all private TV channels to be cautious in airing content which is likely to encourage or incite violence.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
US imposes new sanctions on Iranian airline, shipping industry
Washington/Tehran, Dec 12 (IANS) The US has imposed fresh sanctions on Iran, including an airline and the country's shipping industry, the media reported.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ranji Trophy games 'not yet' suspended in Assam, Tripura: Saba Karim
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) BCCI GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim on Thursday said that they are monitoring the situation in Assam and Tripura, adding that the Ranji Trophy games being played in the two states have not yet been suspended.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
I'm Santa Claus, hacker taunts terrified girl via room camera
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) In yet another bone-chilling incident, parents of an eight-year-old girl in the US were left stunned when a hacker accessed a camera installed in their daughter's room and taunted her. To their greatest worry, the hacker was watching her all the time.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
People of Assam need not worry over CAB, says Modi
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday assured the people of Assam that they there was no need to worry about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 and that he and his government were committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aleem Dar breaks record for most Tests as umpire
Perth, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistan's Aleem Dar on Thursday surpassed Steve Bucknor's record for officiating in most number of Test matches as an umpire during the first Test of the three-match series between Australia and New Zealand at the Perth Stadium.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Samsung Galaxy S11 series may launch on Feb 18
Seoul, Dec 12 (IANS) Famed leakster Ice Universe had claimed that the Samsung's next-gen 'Galaxy S11' smartphone may launch on February 18 at an event in San Francisco.
2019-12-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
'Russian FM's talks with Trump, Pompeo constructive'
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's talks with US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Washington this week were pragmatic and constructive, a government official said here.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
'Low-cost housing, office spaces: Green shoots in subdued 2019'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian economy has been through a severe and a prolonged slowdown in 2019 and real estate remained a key element in it. However, according to an Anarock report affordable housing and commercial office spaces remained in demand compared to the other realty segments during the year.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bhim Army to formally join politics
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) The Bhim Army has finally announced that it would enter the political arena.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
WhatsApp to sue businesses engaged in abusing bulk messaging
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) WhatsApp will take legal action against businesses engaged in or assisting others in abusing automated or bulk messaging on its platform.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Modi, Shah urge Jharkhand to vote in large numbers
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday urged the people of Jharkhand to vote in maximum number, as 17 constituencies went for voting under the third phase of the Assembly elections.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
List of business in RS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Thursday List of Business in Rajya Sabha includes a motion for reference of a Bill to Joint Committee and Bills for passing and return, besides the tabling of papers by several union ministers and parliamentary committees.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bayern too strong for Spurs in Champions League
Berlin, Dec 12 (IANS) Bayern Munich completed the UEFA Champions League group stage with a perfect record, beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 to clinch their sixth win in as many games and finish at the top of Group B.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Bezos' Blue Origin successfully launches New Shepard spacecrafT
Austin (Texas), Dec 12 (IANS) In a step closer to soon take human tourists into space, Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin has successfully launched a reusable New Shepard spacecraft on a sub-orbital test flight, a record sixth flight of the re-used booster.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
Tihar seeks hangman from UP for Nirbhaya killers
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) With December 16 drawing close, the day when one of the most brutal rapes rocked the country's conscience, an air of finality has descended on the Nirbhaya convicts. The Tihar jail officials have sought the services of two hangmen from Uttar Pradesh.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air quality 'severe', AQI crosses 400-mark
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The national capital's air quality on Thursday turned to the 'severe' category, with the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi recorded at 407.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
New Zealand name squad for U19 World Cup
Wellington, Dec 12 (IANS) New Zealand have announced their 15-member squad for the U19 World Cup slated to be held in South Africa from January 17 to February 9 next year. Left-arm spin-bowling all-rounder Jesse Tashkoff will lead the team coached by Paul Wiseman.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sensex up 173 pts ahead of IIP, CPI
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty opened higher on Thursday ahead of the release of key macro figures -- CPI and IIP -- later in the day.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
8 columns of Indian Army deployed in Assam, Tripura
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) To control the deteriorating law and order situation over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, eight columns of the Indian Army was on Thursday deployed to Assam and Tripura as per the requests made by the governments of the two states.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unnao victim's family on Dharna, more trouble for accused
Kanpur, Dec 12 (IANS) In a fresh twist to the Unnao rape and murder case, the family of the victim has now threatened to exhume her body and carry it to Lucknow if the government fails to keep its promise of ensuring capital punishment to the accused.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
13.05% voting till 9 a.m. in Jharkhand third phase polls
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Jharkahnd recorded 13.05 per cent voting till 9 a.m. in the third phase of polling on Thursday. The voting for 17 Assembly seats commenced at 7 a.m., amidst tight security.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Israel calls for another general election on March 2, 2020
Jerusalem, Dec 12 (IANS) Israelis will return to the ballot box for the third consecutive national election in 11 months on March 2, 2020 after the country's top leaders have again failed to build a governing coalition.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Israel,Politics
SP leader booked for sexually exploiting woman
Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 12 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party leader has been booked for sexually exploiting a woman and blackmailing her.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Shahjahanpur rape victim released on bail
Shahjahanpur, Dec 12 (IANS) The 23-year-old law student, who had leveled sexual harassment charges against former Union Minister Chinmayanand, has been released on bail from Shahjahanpur district jail.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump urged to reach 'phase one' trade deal with China
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) An American trade coalition has urged President Donald Trump to reach a "phase one" deal with China in an effort to resolve the ongoing trade war between the US and China.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Twitter plans open, decentralized standard for social media
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that his company was funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media that would help better control abusive and misleading information on its platform.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve has decided to leave interest rates unchanged at between 1.5-1.75 per cent after undertaking consecutive rate reductions at each of its three earlier meetings this year, emphasizing what it called the good health of the American economy.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
New Zealand volcano toll reaches 16
Wellington, Dec 12 (IANS) The death toll due to the eruption of New Zealand's Whakaari or White Island volcano has increased to 16 after two more people succumbed to their burn injuries, authorities said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Deportations of migrants in US rose by 4.3% this fiscal
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Deportations of undocumented immigrants from the US rose by 4.3 per cent in the fiscal year 2019 (between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019) compared to the same period in 2018.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Goa debates renaming road after Manohar Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) What's in a name? Ask the angry residents of South Goa's Margao town, who have innovatively resisted the christening of an approximately two km long refurbished road, after former Chief Minister later Manohar Parrikar.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
UK to vote in general election on Thursday
London, Dec 12 (IANS) The UK is set to vote on Thursday for the country's third general election in less than five years, a poll deemed crucial for the nation's future in the European Union (EU) if the ruling Conservatives are elected to power again.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Virat, Rohit end 2019 as joint highest run-getters in T20Is
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Virat Kohli and Rohit, two of India's batting mainstays, have ended 2019 as the joint highest run-getters in T20 internationals.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Pak FM in Riyadh to defuse Saudi-Iran tensions
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held talks with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh in what appears to be a visit linked to Islamabad's efforts to seek de-escalation in rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Man City rout Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 in Champions League
Zagreb (Croatia), Dec 12 (IANS) Manchester City have wrapped up round-robin play in this season's Champions League by routing Dinamo Zagreb 4-1, rallying from an early deficit thanks to a Gabriel Jesus hat-trick.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
100 Indian pilgrims to visit Pak temple this week
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) After a break of one year, some 100 Hindu pilgrims from India were due to arrive at the Katas Raj temple in Pakistan's Punjab province on Saturday, the media reported.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
China's Deng sets new world record at Weightlifting WC
Tianjin, Dec 12 (IANS) China's Deng Wei has set a new world record at the ongoing 2019 IWF World Cup. In the women's 64kg category, Deng on Wednesday posted a lift of 117kg, taking the lead and breaking the previous world record lift of 116kg.
2019-12-12
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
List of business in LS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Thursday List of Legislative Business in the Lok Sabha includes three Bills which will be introduced for consideration and passing.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
The curious case of Bengal's refugees
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Sabita Das, who earns her living by working as cook in some households, has never had hesitation in telling people that she came to Kolkata (then Calcutta) from Barishal in Bangladesh in the early 1990s, as her parents could not provide two square meals to their seven daughters.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National
The board inside the master's mind
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) He says that there can sometimes be a complete sense of vacancy even after a major win. And many a times, when something has happened it can pass by very quickly - this happens especially with a victory.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Indian techies contribute as Cisco unveils pathbreaking 'internet of the future'
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) In what seems to be a technology breakthrough, impacting the lives of billions of people, Cisco, an American technology giant, has unveiled a new innovative chip and router, saying that it will power the "internet of the future".
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
3 patients die as protest outside Lahore hospital turns violent
Lahore, Dec 12 (IANS) Three patients died after doctors failed to provide them timely treatment due to a violent protest staged by lawyers outside Lahore's Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Third phase of polling begins for 17 Jharkhand Assy seats
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) The third phase of polling began on Thursday morning on 17 constituencies in Jharkhand, which votes in five phases to elect 81 members of the legislative assembly.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Chile finds wreckage of plane that crashed en route to Antarctica
Santiago, Dec 12 (IANS) The Chilean air force has said that parts of a plane that crashed en route to Antarctica with 38 people aboard were found in the water near the last known position of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Robbie Williams: My daughter a more talented singer than me
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Rock star Robbie Williams says his seven-year-old daughter is a better singer than him.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two dead in Taliban bombing near US airbase in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 12 (IANS) A car bombing near a military base in Afghanistan killed two civilians, wounded over 70, including some soldiers, and badly damaged an under-construction hospital near the largest United States defense base in Bagram of the war-torn country, officials said.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rani Mukerji: More women should join the police force
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji, who plays a cop in "Mardaani 2", has urged women of the country to join the police force in large numbers.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Death toll rises to eight in New Zealand volcanic eruption
Wellington, Dec 12 (IANS) Two more people died overnight in hospital following the volcanic eruption on White Island, New Zealand, bringing the death toll to eight, local police said in a statement Thursday morning.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UN tribunal heads blast SA for inaction over genocide fugitive
United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) Both the president and the prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals blasted South Africa for its failure to arrest a fugitive wanted by the mechanism, which deals with cases left over by the UN tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
Suspects in New Jersey shootout targeted Jewish grocery
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) The two suspects who died in a shootout after allegedly killing a police detective and three civilians in Jersey City, New Jersey, specifically targeted the Jewish supermarket where a long-running gun battle occurred, city authorities have said.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bengal BJP workers celebrate after RS passes Citizenship Bill
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Ecstatic BJP workers burnt crackers, danced and raised slogans eulogising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in various parts of West Bengal after the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) on Wednesday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
73 nations to submit enhanced climate action plans
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Seventy-three nations on Wednesday signalled their intention to submit an enhanced climate action plan with UN climate change negotiation President and Chile Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Rani, Saurabh win top honours at FICCI Sports Awards
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal and ace pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary won the Sports Person of the Year awards at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2019 on Wednesday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
K'taka Congress leader Siddaramaiah undergoes angioplasty
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Senior Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah underwent angioplasty at a city hospital on Wednesday night.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
We are a work in progress: WI skipper Pollard
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard conceded that the team is a work in progress and the three-match T20 series against India was a learning curve for them leading up to the World T20 in Australia next year.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Happy we did well batting first in a T20 game: Rahul
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) A scintillating display batting first will help the Indian team gain a lot of confidence leading up to the World T20 next year, feels in-form India opener K.L. Rahul.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
'Special' knock a gift for Anushka on 2nd anniversary: Kohli
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday dedicated his blitzkrieg unbeaten knock of 70 off 29 balls to wife Anushka Sharma on their second marriage anniversary, saying that it felt special to script an innings like that on this day as India thrashed West Indies by 67 runs in the series-deciding third T20 International to win the rubber 2-1, here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Left, Cong trade unions' march ends with big Kolkata rally
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) A 12-day march of trade unions affiliated to the Left parties and the Congress concluded with a huge gathering at the city hub on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Assam flares up, curfew imposed, mobile internet suspended (3rd Lead)
Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) Assam was rocked by violence against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), which was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, as protesters hit the streets in thousands, burning tyres and wooden logs, prompting the administration to impose curfew in Guwahati and suspend mobile internet services in 10 districts of the state. The army undertook a flag march in Dibrugarh.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Mamata offers 'business with a smile' to investors
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) Offering "business with a smile" and "without tension", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Wednesday wooed investors claiming the state didn't discriminate against anybody and its economic fundamentals were better than the national average.
2019-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
107th Science Congress scheduled in Bengaluru from Jan 3-7
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) The 107th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC) will be held at the University of Agricultural Sciences here from January 3 to 7, 2020.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Science/Tech
Maha BJP welcomes CAB passage in RS, Congress protests
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra welcomed the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) by the Rajya Sabha late on Wednesday evening.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Court likely to pronounce judgment on Thursday
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A POCSO court is likely to pronounce its verdict in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case on Thursday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nagpur-Mumbai expressway to be named after Bal Thackeray
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government here on Wednesday decided to name the upcoming Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway (NMSCE) after the Shiv Sena founder-patriarch late Balasaheb Thackeray, officials said.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Ind vs WI: Rohit, Rahul & Kohli blitz seals T20 series
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) K.L. Rahul and Rohit Sharma shared a hundred-run opening stand before skipper Virat Kohli bludgeoned an unbeaten 70 off just 29 balls as India batted the West Indies out of the series-deciding third T20 International to win it by 67 runs and grab the series 2-1, at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Maha IGP Abdur Rahman quits service to protest CAB
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) In what could be a jolt to the government, senior IPS officer Abdur Rahman on Wednesday quit his service, ostensibly in protest against the Citizens (Amendment) Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the post two days.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Maruti Suzuki ties up with Federal Bank for dealer loans
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Wednesday tied up with Federal Bank to provide dealer finance and customised auto retail financing solutions to its customers.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kashmir case: 'Governor not competent to concur edict'
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The petitioners challenging the Centre's decision to withdraw special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir submitted in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the Governor had limited powers, which couldn't be used in a situation that required concurring to a constitutional change.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa govt commissions Parrikar's political biography
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) The Goa cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to commission a book on the "political journey" of former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Dreams of crores of deprived come true with passage of CAB: Shah
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Wednesday said with the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha "dreams of crores of deprived and victimised" people had come true and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his resolve to ensure dignity and safety to the affected people.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CAB facing multi-faceted erroneous allegations
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) brought in by the Modi government is being targeted for fear mongering and causing disruptions in several places, partly due to the myths and misconceptions associated with it.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Odisha pip Hyderabad, inch closer to top half
Pune, Dec 11 (IANS) Ten-man Odisha FC picked up their second win of the season as they overcame Hyderabad FC 3-2 in the Indian Super League at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in BWF World Tour opener
Guanghzou (China), Dec 11 (IANS) Defending champion P.V. Sindhu lost her first match of Group A to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi 21-18, 18-21, 8-21 at the BWF World Tour Finals here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Happy that Sena didn't vote for CAB: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday appreciated the party's alliance partner in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, for not participating in the voting on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Important to continue momentum once we got that start: Rohit
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Rohit Sharma started the carnage that ensued at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday as India posted a mammoth 240/3 in the third T20I against the West Indies.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Senior Maharashtra IPS officer quits to protest CAB
Mumbai, Dec. Dec 11 (IANS) In what could be a jolt to the government, an IPS officer, Abdur Rahman, on Wednesday quit from his service, ostensibly in protest against the Citizens (Amendment) Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in the post two days.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Change in IGST panel triggers speculation on Cabinet reshuffle
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) After the winter session of Parliament gets over, the government will have two issues at hand to focus on: emerging law and order situation in the North-East due to opposition of Citizenship Amendment Bill and reviving the Indian economy. While much of North-East's law and order will be handled by the respective states, the clouds over the economy could be the reason for a Cabinet reshuffle.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I&B Ministry issues show cause notice to Horizon TV
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has issued a show cause notice to Horizon TV for transferring the channel licence illegally.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Bill, Sena abstains
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) on Wednesday with 125 members voting for and 105 against the Bill. Earlier the demand for referring the Bill to the Select Committee was negated.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Officials to paddle to office once in week in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) The city administration in the capital city of Odisha on Wednesday asked all employees to come to office on cycle or by walking once in a week to promote a better city environment, healthy lifestyle and sustainable urban habitat.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
CAB a respite for persecuted minorities in Pak: DUSU
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) on Wednesday weighed in for the Citizenship Amendment Bill, saying the persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh oppressed for decades deserve the Citizenship of a religiously tolerant nation on humanitarian grounds.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Bill with 125-105 votes
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) on Wednesday with 125 members voting for and 105 against the Bill. Earlier the demand for referring the Bill to the Select Committee was negated.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet clears amendments to IBC
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved changes in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), including protection of buyers from criminal proceedings against previous promoters of the bankrupt firm.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Youngone to set up Rs 900 cr facility in Telangana
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Korean textile and apparel major Youngone Corporation will invest more than Rs 900 crore in the Kakatiya Mega Textile Park (KMTP) coming up in Telangana's Warangal district.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Injured WI opener Lewis unlikely to take part in third T20I
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) West Indies opener Evin Lewis is unlikely to take part in the remaining part of third and final T20I against India after he damaged a soft tissue in his right knee while fielding, here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Rohit becomes 1st Indian to hit 400 sixes in int'l cricket
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Rohit Sharma has become the first Indian and the third player overall to hit 400 sixes in international cricket. Rohit did so during his blistering 34-ball 71 in the third T20I against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
CAB passage marks victory of bigoted forces: Sonia Gandhi (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Soon after the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesdday, Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi described it as a "dark day" in the constitutional history of the country and said passage of the Bill marks the victory of "narrow minded and bigoted forces" over India's pluralism.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Landmark day for India: Modi on RS clearing CAB
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime MInister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha as a landmark day for India and said that the Bill will alleviate the suffering of many who faced persecution for years.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sainik School teacher held for molesting students
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) A Sainik School teacher in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan has been arrested for allegedly molesting a dozen students of the school over the past six months, police said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam on the boil, curfew imposed, mobile internet suspended (2nd Lead)
Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) Assam was rocked by violence against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), which was passed by the Rajya Sabha by 125-105 votes on Wednesday, as protesters hit the streets in thousands, burning tyres and wooden logs, prompting the administration to impose curfew in Guwahati and suspend mobile internet services in 10 districts of the state.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
SC asks TN to use 2011 census data for local polls
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu government and the state poll panel to consider the 2011 census instead of 1991 to conduct upcoming local elections.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Conglomerate body calls off stir against CAB in Tripura
Agartala, Dec 11 (IANS) The Joint Movement Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (JMACAB), a conglomeration of many tribal parties, led by Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), on Wednesday night after meeting with Tripura Chief Minister, announced to withdraw their agitations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
2019-12-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
CAB passage marks victory of bigoted forces: Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Soon after the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesdday, Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi described it as a "dark day" in the constitutional history of the country and said passage of the Bill marks the victory of "narrow minded and bigoted forces" over India's pluralism.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt busy with divisive policies: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Accusing the government of being "busy with divisive policies", the Congress here on Wednesday accused the central government of not being interested in solving the problems of citizens.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NCLT seeks clarity on Jet Airways' slots from Centre, DGCA
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Mumbai Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Wednesday sought clarity from the government and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) regarding the slots of now insolvent Jet Airways.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
3rd T20I: Kohli, Rahul, Rohit decimate Windies to post 240/3
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) K.L. Rahul and Rohit Sharma shared a hundred-run opening stand before skipper Virat Kohli bludgeoned an unbeaten 70 off just 29 balls as India put on a batting masterclass to amass 240/3 in 20 overs in the series-deciding third T20I against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
UN global climate action award for Infosys
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) Software major Infosys became the first Indian firm to receive the UN global climate action award in carbon neutral category at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) being held in Spain's Madrid, the company said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Time names climate activist Thunberg, Twitter applauds
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Swedish climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg trended on social media on Wednesday after Time magazine announced her name as 'Person of the Year'. The magazine tweeted: @GretaThunberg is TIME's 2019 Person of the Year; #TIMEPOY", which got 30.5K retweets and 87.2K likes.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,National
The end of growth? (IANS Exclusive)
Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo, who received the Nobel Prize in economics -- the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel -- at a ceremony in Stockholm on Tuesday, wrote 'Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems', focusing on jobs, immigrants, growth, climate change and trade. Here are exclusive excerpts from the book, published with permission from the publishers, Juggernaut.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cabinet allows NHAI to set up InvIT
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Union Cabinet here on Wednesday approved the proposal of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways authorising the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to set up Infrastructure Investment Trust(s) (InvIT).
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Mohun Bagan overwhelm TRAU FC for first win of season
Kalyani (West Bengal), Dec 11 (IANS) Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan registered their first victory of the 13th I-League season, overwhelming league debutants Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC of Manipur 4-0, at the Kalyani Municipality Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
New route introduced for the sixth edition of TSK25K
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) A new route was introduced for the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K and 10K runs on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Smith appointed CSA's interim director of cricket
Johannesburg, Dec 11 (IANS) Former South African captain Graeme Smith has been appointed Cricket South Africa's director of cricket on an interim basis. CSA acting CEO Jacques Faul said on Wednesday that Smith will remain in the role till the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year.
2019-12-11
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
CAB: Agitator killed in Tripura, curfew imposed in Guwahati
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 11 (IANS) A protester was killed in Tripura and curfew was imposed in Guwahati as the stirs in northeast India against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill further intensified for the third consecutive day on Wednesday with various parties and NGOs including the influential North East Students' Organisation (NESO) urged the central government to "respect the sentiments of the people of the region".
2019-12-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Youth Congress calls 24-hour shutdown in Tripura on Dec 12
Agartala, Dec 11 (IANS) The Youth Congress has given a call for 24-hour statewide shutdown on Thursday in protest against the police lathicharge on the activists agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
SC to begin in-chamber review of Ayodhya verdict on Thursday (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will consider in-chamber review petitions challenging the November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute on Thursday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Andhra clears Bill to punish rapists in 21 days
Amaravati, Dec 11 (IANS) Two weeks after the nation was rocked by horrific gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday decided to table a Bill in the Assembly to punish perpetrators of heinous crimes against women and children within 21 days.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mahindra bowled over by old woman's gym moves
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A video clipping of a 72-year-old retired teacher, Lauren Bruzzone, doing some awe-inspiring exercises in a gym has won awe and admiration from Twitter users.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Dwayne Bravo gifts autographed T-shirt to Kamal Haasan
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) West Indies cricket superstar Dwayne Bravo, who has also wowed the IPL circuit as a Chennai Super Kings player, caught up with Tamil cinema doyen Kamal Haasan in the city on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
USCIRF remark against HM an attack on country's sovereignty: MP
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Condemning the US Commission for International Religious Freedom's (USCIRF) remark against Home Minister Amit Shah over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, (CAB), BJP MP in Lok Sabha Nishikant Dubey on Wednesday urged the House to pass a resolution to send a strong message to the country.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pfizer denies report on sex run by Irish sheep after drinking Viagra
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Drug manufacturer Pfizer on Wednesday denied a report which claimed that hundreds of sheep in Southern Ireland went on a week-long uncontrollable sex drive after they drank water from Ringaskiddy harbour where Pfizer had "accidentally spilled tonnes of Viagra."
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Twitterati hail Rohit, Rahul's explosive batting
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and K.L. Rahul's explosive batting during the third and final T20 International between India and the West Indies won them admiration from their fans on Twitter. The #IndvWI trended with 12.6K tweets.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Automakers focus on exports to prop up sales, reduce inventory
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Even as Indian automobile industry's domestic sales performance continues to decline, increased shipments of BS-IV vehicles at attractive prices along with low base effect lifted auto exports to over 17 per cent in November, the third straight month of rise in overseas shipments on a year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Lessons Learned' papers show Pak tricked US in Afghanistan
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) In what is bound to be sweet news to Indian mandarins, US government documents on the Afghanistan war show that the Americans are regretting taking Pakistan's friendship at face value, in their war against terror.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Multi-millionaire lotto winner buys second-hand car
London, Dec 11 (IANS) A builder, who along with his wife became multi-millionaires after a lotto win, has treated himself to a second-hand car, a media report said.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
US firm does Santa act, gives 200 staff 8m pounds X'mas bonus
Maryland (US), Dec 11 (IANS) It was a perfect shock-and-awe tactic, but not on some battlefield but at a company event. The owner of a Maryland-based company left his 200 employees shocked and overwhelmed by announcing eight million pounds Christmas bonus, a media report said.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Curfew in Guwahati after violent protest against CAB
Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) Curfew was imposed in Assam's main city of Guwahati on Wednesday evening following the unprecedented protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), officials said here.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Finally, Nanavati report clears air on Gujarat riot 'perpetrators'
New Delhi, 11 Dec(IANS) With the tabling of the second and final instalment of the Justice Nanavati?Mehta Commission report in the Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday, a crucial chapter in the long saga of the Gujarat riots of 2002 came to an end.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deepika Padukone: Rahul Dravid my all-time favourite cricketer
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone confesses being a huge fan of former Indian international cricketer Rahul Dravid.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big B, Sachin tweet greetings as UNICEF India turns 70
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) UNICEF in India is celebrating 70 years of service for children in the country and Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has shared that he is proud to be a part of the ogranisation, in a note he tweeted to greet the organisation. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar also sent his wishes on the occasion of UNICEF India's 70th birthday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Onion price eases by Rs 50 in Bengaluru market
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) Though onions prices have eased by around Rs 50 per kg, expensive prices in Karnataka are set to last for a few more days until the inventory bought at high cost gets extinguished, said an official on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
LS passes International Financial Services Bill
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill for setting up of an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market at the International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in India amid various objections raised by the opposition.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
SBI Caps, IDBI, PwC vie for advisor mandate for CPSEs' equity recast
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The department of disinvestment will appoint general advisors from the shortlisted companies -- SBI Caps, IDBI Cap, AWR Lloyd, PricewaterhouseCoopers and LSI Financial Services -- for making a detailed analysis for restructuring selected central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) in low priority sectors where the government wants to sell its equity with transfer of management control.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt has no stat on religious persecution: LoP in RS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Questioning the rationale behind choosing only three countries for giving citizenship to minorities facing persecution there, Leader of Opposition (LoP) and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad asked the government why it was selective in countries and religion in the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi fight back after following-on vs Kerala (Ranji Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) After a lacklustre show in the first innings against Kerala in their Ranji Trophy opener, Delhi made a solid start to their second essay to end Day 3 at 142/1 after being asked to follow on, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Lalu's son Tej Pratap's new profile pic amuses Twitterati
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav posted a new profile picture of himself dressed like Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor in 'Rockstar', leaving Twitter users amused.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tamil veterans Chinni Jayanth, Manobala, Ambika to co-star in comedy
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Veteran actors of the Tamil industry, including Bhagyaraj, Chinni Jayanth, Ambika, Manobala, Pandayarajan, Kavithalaya Krishnan, Amjad, Amruta Srinivasan, and Jaya Chandra will feature together in a comedy film.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ricky Kej highlights children's rights in new song
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Grammy-Award winning musician Ricky Kej has come out with a song, "Wake up! For every child", and says it is about hope for a happy future for children.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cabinet approves Indo-Japan pact in steel sector
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between Government of India and Government of Japan to constitute the 'India-Japan Steel Dialogue' to strengthen cooperation in steel sector.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme for NBFCs gets cabinet nod
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Union Cabinet here on Wednesday approved the 'Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme' for purchase of high-rated pooled assets from financially-sound non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs) by public sector banks (PSBs).
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Govt tables International Financial Services Bill in LS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The International Financial Services Centre Authority Bill is aimed at brushing shoulders with the UK and Singapore in terms of global financial hub and make it possible for Indian firms to access the international market through the centre.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC to begin in-chamber review on Ayodhya
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will begin in-chamber review on petitions challenging the November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute on Thursday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Automakers focus on exports to prop up sales, reduce inventory
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Even as Indian automobile industry's domestic sales performance continues to decline, increased shipments of BS-IV vehicles at attractive prices along with low base effect lifted auto exports to over 17 per cent in November, the third straight month of rise in overseas shipments on a year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP still hopes to win Shiv Sena's 'Hindutva' heart
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Hours after the Shiv Sena dismissed former Chief Minister and ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi's musings that the party may reunite with Bharatiya Janata Party, the latter (BJP) also expressed similar optimism, here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Karan Tacker: Wastage of food a big issue in India
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Karan Tacker says wastage of food is a big issue all over the world, adding that people are still callous about how they treat food.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iulia Vantur says her Bollywood debut film hasn't been scrapped
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Romanian actor-singer Iulia Vantur has confirmed that her delayed Bollywood debut, "Radha Kyun Gori Main Kyun Kaala", is very much on, adding that shooting of the film will begin after director Prem Soni wraps up an ongoing project.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centre to introduce Aircraft (Amendment) Bill
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Centre will introduce an Amendment Bill in Parliament which will enhance the maximum fine limit on regulatory and other lapses found in aircraft operations.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mobile industry seeks GST rate cut for phones up to Rs 1,200
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Mobile phone manufacturers' body India Cellular and Electronics Association of India (ICEA) has sought "rationalisation" of goods and services tax (GST) rate to five per cent from existing 12 per cent for entry level mobile handsets costing up to Rs 1,200.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Food labels should tell exercise needed to burn calories'
London, Dec 11 (IANS) A new study has emphasised the need for new food labels to inform people about the amount of exercise needed to burn calories, instead of just informing them about the calories present in a particular product, which could be more effective in weight loss.
2019-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Assistance provided to displaced families: Union Min
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, said on Wednesday that assistance has been provided to the displaced families living in migrant camps in different parts of the country.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Facebook slips off Glassdoor's 'best places to work' list
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) Mired in several controversies amid break-up calls from the US lawmakers, Facebook has once again slipped off Glassdoor's "Best Places to Work" list for a second year in a row.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Missing sisters from Nithyananda ashram say they will depose from US
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The two sisters who have gone missing from the ashram of absconding godman Nithyananda in Ahmedabad told the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday that they are ready to depose before the court through video conference from the Indian High Commission in either West Indies or USA.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Don't politicise CAB: BJP's Bhupender Yadav
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Urging the opposition to stop creating an environment to divide the country, BJP leader Bhupender Yadav on Wednesday alleged when the Congress was in power for 10 years it did nothing for the persecuted people.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt lists out benefits for martyred J&K personnel
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, that 3 security force personnel including an SPO have lost their lives between August 5 and December 5 this year. He gave the details of benefits given to the next of kin of those CAPFs personnel, Army personnel and Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel killed in line of duty.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Fatal accidents in hazardous industries decreasing in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) Odisha has recorded a substantial decrease in fatal chemical accidents in hazardous industries during the last 10 years, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India-Japan to cooperate on clean energy tech
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India and Japan have agreed to cooperate for efficiency and environmental improvement for sustainable, stable and low-carbon supply of electricity.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Jaipur Metro alerted of a possible cyber attack
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) The Centre has issued an alert of a possible cyber attack on Jaipur Metro by Pakistani hackers and has directed it to update its cyber security arrangements to foil any such attempt.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Mercedes-Benz India to revise prices by up to 3%
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India will hike prices across the broad model range from January 2020.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
YouTube wants FTC to clarify kids' privacy law
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube wants the US government to clarify how much its video service is subject to child privacy law.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
3rd T20I: Windies win toss, elect to field against India
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and decided to field first against India in the third and final T20 international here on Wednesday.
2019-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket