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For weavers of Varanasi, there is sorrow in warp and weft
Power thrills... and it also kills.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Opposition still feels NDA will fall short, says alternative needs to be ready
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Even as the exit polls predicted a majority for the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha elections, the Opposition camp is convinced that the BJP-led coalition will fall short of numbers, due to which they are making an effort to cobble up an alternative.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Several injured in West Bengal post-poll violence
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Several persons were injured in post-poll clashes between political parties in two districts of West Bengal, police said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Chandrababu Naidu reaches Kolkata to meet Mamata
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu reached here on Monday to hold a meeting with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Naidu 'cent per cent' sure of TDP retaining power in Andhra
Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) Unfazed by the exit polls which predicted that the YSR Congress Party will storm to power in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said he was "cent per cent" sure of his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) retaining power.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019
Style is an extension of one's personality: Dhoni
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni says his personal style has evolved over the years, but his love for minimalism has prevailed.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Akbar denies meeting Ramani at Oberoi hotel
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Monday denied meeting journalist Priya Ramani for a job interview at The Oberoi hotel in Mumbai in December 1993 and asking her personal, rather than professional questions.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All eyes on Gayatri Gopichand in junior badminton meet
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) All eyes will be on the under-19 girls singles top seed Pullela Gayatri Gopichand, daughter of India coach Pullela Gopichand, at the Sunrise All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament, starting here on Tuesday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Sexual harassment charge filed against Tripura MLA
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) Tripura Police have launched a probe after a tribal girl filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a legislator belonging to the ruling alliance partner IPFT, an official said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Sadak 2' to arrive in July 2020
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) "Sadak 2", which will see Mahesh Bhatt back in the director's chair after almost 20 years, will release on July 10, 2020 instead of March next year.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Economist Piketty to study Kerala model of growth
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said a nodal officer would be appointed to help eminent economist Thomas Piketty to study the state's model of growth.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP delegation meets EC top brass, demands re-poll in Bengal
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A BJP delegation on Monday met top Election Commission officials and demanded re-polling where violence had taken place during all phases of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal and requested deployment of central forces till the model code of conduct is in force.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chandrababu Naidu to continue efforts for non-BJP coalition
Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said he would continue his efforts to forge a non-BJP coalition till May 23, the day of counting of votes.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Powerful liquor lobby influencing CM Adityanath, alleges sacked UP Minister
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Infuriated over his sacking, controversial Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Monday alleged that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath succumbed to the powerful liquor lobby and did not implement prohibition in the state.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sony acquires broadcasting rights to 2019 FIFA events
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for marquee FIFA events in 2019 including the FIFA Womens World Cup France 2019, the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019, the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019. All the prestigious tournaments will be broadcast on television and digitally within the Indian subcontinent on the sports channels of Sony Pictures Networks and its premium video on demand (VOD) service, SonyLIV.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Beyond the Cannes red carpet: Where are Indian films?
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) As many as 1,854 feature films were submitted to be part of the 2019 Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival from across the world this year. As many as 39 nations are represented as production or co-production countries. India is missing.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Air Asia India eyes corporate clients, foreign flights
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Seeking long-term travel commitment, Tata Group joint venture Air Asia India plans to tie up with about 200 companies in the next few months, offering them a slew of benefits, including flexibility in last-minute flight change and onboard meals.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Art of commuting: Delhi metro stations double up as art galleries (Art Feature)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Most Indians may still need a push to visit art galleries and museums, but when the national capital's favourite commuting mode Metro Rail doubles up as a contemporary art gallery itself, it is not uncommon to see Delhiwallahs stop, look and even click an occasional selfie.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Bhuvan Bam takes on exam dread in new video
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Digital star Bhuvan Bam's latest YouTube video "The Brighter Side" sends out a strong message regarding examination fear amongst students.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Zomato offers discounts if you predict next PM
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Online food delivering platform Zomato has rolled out a new offer wherein customers need to predict the country's next prime minister ahead of the final counting on May 23 and win caskbacks on food orders.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Market gives thumbs-up to exit polls, ends 1,422 pts up (3rd Lead)
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Along expected lines the benchmark Sensex advanced by a massive 1,422 points on Monday to finish at 39,352.67, marginally short of its lifetime high.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
With poll control ending, petrol/diesel prices start their journey northwards
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Just a day after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls came to an end, state-owned oil marketing companies (OMC) on Monday have raised the retail price of petrol and diesel signalling that election induced price moderation for petroleum products has come to an end.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre moves Supreme Court on retrospective effect of Black Money law
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Centre on Monday moved the Supreme Court on the applicability of the Black Money law after the Delhi High Court had stayed proceedings against advocate Gautam Khaitan over questions on the retrospective effect of the 2016 legislation.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
2 arrested for livestreaming voting on Facebook Live
Mohali, May 20 (IANS) You must have read about people livestreaming suicides, shootings and other crimes on Facebook Live but police here have arrested two local leaders for uploading videos of casting their votes on the platform.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
ALERT: Kamal Haasan gets anticipatory bail in 'Godse extremist' remark case
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ex-Kolkata top cop moves SC seeking protection from arrest
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking protection from arrest by the CBI in the Saradha scam chit fund case.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
ALERT: Ex-Kolkata Police chief moves SC seeking protection from arrest
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Om Prakash Rahbhar dismissed from Yogi government
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Governor Ram Naik on Monday dismissed Uttar Pradesh Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar from his ministerial position on the recommendation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kohli, Smith make the game look so easy, am a fan: Stokes (Lead, correction in Para-1)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The 2019 edition of the World Cup goes back home to where it all started in 1975 and the Englishmen will be hoping to finally add the coveted trophy to their cabinet as they host the top ten teams in world cricket. Interestingly, England go into the tournament as favourites and while many would think it is an added pressure, all-rounder Ben Stokes has his own take on the matter.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
May 23: A day to celebrate India's democracy (Comment)
On May 23, the seven-week long Indian election process will come to an end. The votes will be counted and a winner will be declared. No matter who wins, the real winner will be Indias democracy. I say this as an Indian American who has had the privilege of living in the two largest - and, I would add, greatest - democracies in the world. I have watched in awe as this years election in India has unfolded. It brought back memories of Indias national election of 2014. The scope and size of that election was unrivalled in the history of the world.
2019-05-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Sensex up 980 pts, VIX drops by 17%
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Indian equity indices opened on a firm note on Monday after most exit polls showed a BJP-led NDA getting a comfortable majority in the now concluded general elections.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sushma to visit Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday for meet
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Kyrghyztan on Tuesday where she will represent India at the two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)here.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Tried copying Smriti Mandhana, didn't work: Riyan Parag
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) Seventeen-year-old batsman Riyan Parag, who rose to fame after he helped Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in one of their fixtures in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted he admires leading woman batter Smriti Mandhana and tries to copy her style of batting.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Delays in acquiring land posed problems for Delhi Metro phase-III project
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delays in acquiring land, getting No-Objection Certificates besides other unanticipated hurdles plagued the third phase of Delhi Metro project, leading to time overrun in expansion of the national capital's modern transport system.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: UP Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar likely to be dismissed
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ethiopian Belihu, Kenyan Tirop win TCS 10K marathon
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Ethiopian Andamlak Belihu and Kenya's Agnes Tirop won the men's and women's titles in the TCS World 10K marathon run in this tech hub on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Business/Economy
NDA leaders likely to meet on May 21
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) With most of the exit polls on Sunday predicting return of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, the leaders of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) are likely to meet on May 21, ahead of the counting of votes on May 23.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In Kerala, BJP is predicted to open its account
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) The exit polls by various agencies predict that for the first time the BJP will open its account in Kerala, seeing a setback for the ruling CPI-M-led Left and gains for the Congress-led UDF.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Kerala,National
Bollywood's pro-BJP celebs hail exit poll predictions
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Vocal BJP supporters Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher were among some Bollywood celebrities who hailed the exit polls which on Sunday predicted victory for the NDA.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
EC to re-examine PMO, NITI Aayog for violation of MCC
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Election Commission has decided to re-examine the clearance it had given to Prime Minister's Office and NITI Aayog for alleged violations of the Model Code of Conduct during the Lok Sabha elections, said sources.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA to get 290-310 seats: India TV-CNX exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance may get a clear majority in the Lok Sabha, winning from 290 to 310 seats, an exit poll by India TV-CNX predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls confirmed our prediction, says YSRCP
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party on Sunday said the exit polls which predicted its victory in Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections had only confirmed what it had been claiming for last several months.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
NDA seems on way to form next government: Exit polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to keep its bastion in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat and Delhi and make major inroads in West Bengal, according to the exit poll by Republic TV.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP can touch double figures in WB: Exit polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could touch the double figure mark in West Bengal in this Lok Sabha election, up from its 2014 tally of two seats, major exit polls, including the IANS-CVOTER poll, predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Violence continues in final phase of LS polls in Bengal
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Violence was again reported in several constituencies as voting was held in nine parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal in the seventh and last phase of the 2019 General Elections, along with bypolls in five state Assembly seats.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Exit polls failed to catch people's pulse: TDP chief Naidu
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said time and again exit polls have failed to catch the pulse of the people.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Modi returning with a bang: News18-IPSOS exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to return to power at the Centre for a second consecutive term with a clear majority, according to the News18-IPSOS exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 criminals shot dead in gang war in Dwarka
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Two criminals were gunned down in West Delhi's Dwarka area on Sunday afternoon in a case of inter-gang rivalry.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exit polls predict advantage to BJP in Karnataka
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The efforts of Congress and JD-S alliance in Karnataka seem to be failing as multiple exit polls showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party will secure a maximum of 18 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
There is an upsurge for BJP: Bengal party chief
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The BJP seemed gung-ho while the Trinamool Congress, the Congress and the CPI-M were dismissive about the exit polls predictions for West Bengal on Sunday, one of which suggested that the saffron outfit could win 16 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics